Anouvong

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A pioneering Mekong marvel

As imposing as the upper Mekong River in Laos, Anouvong enchants as a small boutique luxury ship that seamlessly blends traditional Laotian ambiance and artwork with French-Colonial finesse. Passengers aboard this exclusive vessel discover the most beautiful, remote areas of Laos along the meandering river in utmost luxury.

The large staterooms and lavish suites welcome guests with an inventive room layout while emphasizing laid-back coziness The intimate restaurant, the tucked-away spa, the cozy and light-flooded Café-Bar & Lounge with its adjacent wooden terrace deck have all its stake in the singular savoir-vivre lifestyle aboard Heritage Line's latest marvel Anouvong. The ship sails the river on different itineraries between the Thai-Lao border, Luang Prabang and Vientiane (vice versa).

The Tale

The Courageous Monarch

When he was a little boy, Prince Chao Anouvong and his two brothers, Nanthasen and Inthavong, were taken from the court of their father, King Siribounyasan, to keep them safe from the king’s enemies. They were brought to a small hidden village on the Mekong riverbank close to the capital of Vientiane, living simply and playing with the other children in the village.

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When he was a little boy, Prince Chao Anouvong and his two brothers, Nanthasen and Inthavong, were taken from the court of their father, King Siribounyasan, to keep them safe from the king’s enemies. They were brought to a small hidden village on the Mekong riverbank close to the capital of Vientiane, living simply and playing with the other children in the village. But Chao Anouvong dreamed of the day he could defend his father and his country.
He grew up to be a valiant soldier with a deep love for beauty, and he often returned to the village to see his old friends, especially Keopersuth, the village elder who loved Chao Anouvong like a son. The wise old man taught him the ancient history of Laos and one day told the dashing prince: “Great kings build great monuments as their heritage for future generations.” Chao Anouvong, with his resolute character never forgot those words, and once he became king, gathered the most skilled craftsmen to erect one of the nation’s most famous temples, Wat Si Saket, in Vientiane.
Although his country has been plundered many times, this temple, which has a cloister with 6,800 statues and images of Buddha, can still be admired in all its original beauty. Not far from his masterpiece, on the banks of the Mekong River, stands a statue of King Anouvong, the brave warrior and last monarch of the Kingdom of Vientiane, his arm outstretched in an elegant gesture of greeting the old man he had so greatly admired as a treasured father figure.

AT A GLANCE

Anouvong’s delightful & enjoyable amenities – welcoming at all times

Café-Bar & Lounge

Not only chic and cosy, this light-flooded lounge opening onto the terrace deck hosts a bar and also functions as a laid back Café.

Café-Bar & Lounge

The Lounge is also a public venue offering a small library, sofas and chairs to unwind with a good read.

Terrace Deck

“The” outdoor place to be aboard Anouvong, with comfortable sun loungers and al-fresco dining.

Bodhi Spa

The spa at the stern of the upper deck offers scenic river views whilst enjoying relaxing reflexology massage.

Bodhi Spa

The spa area also has two single spa rooms which can be combined for couple treatments.

De Lagrée Restaurant

Anouvong’s restaurant, framed by full-size windows, evokes the beauty of an ancient Laotian temple blended with timeless French-colonial elegance.

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ACCOMMODATION

Anouvong has just ten wonderful staterooms and suites

Deluxe

20 sqm/ 215 sqft

The tastefully decorated Deluxe Staterooms on the main deck feature a bedroom and seating area with large, vitreous sliding doors which open to a French balcony.

A coffee table with chairs invites to kick back while gazing at the river scenery. A separate bathroom completes the room.
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Deluxe Executive

20 sqm/ 215 sqft

Identical to the Deluxe, the equally cosy Deluxe Executive Staterooms are also designed with a pleasant blend of classic, wooden Laotian décor and French-Colonial accents.

Each is located on the upper deck and has a French balcony and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower.
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Signature Suites

30 sqm/ 323 sqft

Set prominently at the bow, the large Signature Suites are gracefully and individually adorned with local artwork and brass handiwork.

They have a table set up for in-room dining, huge bathroom inclusive of Jacuzzi and their very own private balcony.
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LIFE ON BOARD

Enjoy your stay aboard Anouvong to the fullest

Better to see something once
than hear about it a thousand times.
– Asian Proverb

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Available Itineraries

Discover the treasures of the Upper Mekong river with our exceptional cruise itineraries

3 nights

Huay Xai – Luang Prabang or vice versa

A slow voyage along the timeless upper Mekong offering captivating landscapes, remote native communities and unique cultural insights coupled with interesting lectures and wonderful alfresco-dining experiences.

7 or 9 nights

Huay Xai – Vientiane or vice versa

This longer cruise (7-Nights downstream, 9-Nights upstream) offers a blissful journey through beautiful Laos at a leisurely pace. Perfect to experience the unhurried riverine life with naturally stunning backdrops, paired with mesmerizing excursions and charming local rendezvous.

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