La Marguerite, a 46 room French colonial style vessel that recalls the elegance of the Art Nouveau period in Paris, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta. She offers an unparalleled cruise experience between Saigon and Siem Reap. The dining experiences add sparks to a personalized river adventure while the carefully researched excursions to cultural destinations allows for passion revival.
Sophisticated & Intimate
River cruising through the Mekong Delta on RV La Marguerite is a sophisticated and intimate journey filled with sightseeing, excursions and learnings along the inland waterways.
Life in the Slow Lane
River cruising along the Mekong at a gentle pace and soaking up the scenery enriches one's life experience. An antidote to the pressures of modern day living. Perfect for all gourmet lovers and culture seekers.
Marguerite Duras, born Marguerite Donnadieu on 4 April 1914, focused on the lives of her characters in the novels. We design our cruise program to evoke the same emotion and passions.
Culture Tourism Seekers
A heroic & holistic journey through time, RV La Marguerite, the first in South East Asia, will revive our mental well being and reconnect passion with daily lives.
Ying & Yang
The concept of ying & yang describes how seemingly opposing forces are bound together, intertwined and interdependent in the natural world. We experience the Ying of the Mekong as the moonlight casts a soft shadow onto the tranquil river; and experience the Yang of the Mekong as the flowing river explodes into a charged stream filled with a myriad of activities.
RV La Marguerite operates in such a way as to harmonize with the natural environment by building and constructing composting wastewater treatment facilities.
A holistic and creative cruise. Perfect for connoisseurs, family vacation, friendship bond building, RV La Marguerite also stimulates the mind and enriches your physical well being. Its unique concept sets it apart from the rest. This 8 days 7 nights cruise offers a distinctive way of experiencing the Mekong through the passion of Marguerite Duras. The guided tours to historic and cultural sites, local attractions, museums and galleries are developed to enrich personal experience, enriching lives passion and inspiration.
The Interior Design by TTT Architects incorporate colonial French details and ornaments, local artifacts and Mekong styled furniture to replicate a true colonial feel set in premier and luxurious comforts.
Emergency & Food Safety
Smoke detectors are placed in all cabins and public places. Emergency lighting and generator, fire hydrants and fire hoses, fire extinguishers and life jackets are carefully selected for your comfort and safety.
RV La Marguerite follows strict control of food handling related to the receipt, storage, processing, display, packaging & transportation are strictly adhered to for your total enjoyment and safety.
All crew members of the RV La Marguerite are trained in both emergency and non-emergency First Aid.
Overview &Technical Data
Main length: 65.6m
Free Board: 1.5m
Air Draft: 9.65m
Engines: 2 x 700 h/p (Yanmar)
Generator: 2 x 320 Kva Cat (USA)
Crew: 38 (International)
Passenger cabins: 46
Passenger berths: 92
Registry: VIRES S1
Home port: Saigon
Build in Vietnam: July 2009
Ship Design: Colonial
Interior Design: Boutique
Amenities: Onboard laundry, Bakery, Fully equipped galley and refrigeration storages, Air-conditioning in all inside areas, restaurant, bar, library, gym and spa
Safety: Smoke Detector in all cabin and Public places, Emergency lighting and generator, fire pump, hydrants and hoses, fire extinguisher, life jacket for all on board and life raft.
Water: Treatment plants for desalination, de-sedimentation and purification using UV and osmosis.
Sewage: Micro biotic treatment plants
Mekong Deck (Lower Deck):
8 Staterooms each measuring 21m2 (226ft2) & Business Center.
Tonle Deck (Main Deck):
16 Staterooms each measuring 21m2 (226ft2) with fixed window and balcony, Mekong Restaurant measuring 196m2 (2110 ft2), Reception Area.
Saigon Deck (Upper Deck):
14 Staterooms each measuring 21m2 (226 ft2) with fixed window and balcony, Saigon Lounge & Panoramic Lounge measuring 230m2 (2476 ft2).
Sadec Deck (Sun Deck):
6 Sadec Suites each measuring 27m2 (284ft2), 2 Indochina Suites each measuring 42m2 (443ft2), Sundeck Bar & Whirlpool measuring 275m2 (2960ft2), Gift Shop, Treatment Spa, Gym.
Stateroom: Twin beds form into double bed placings. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, writing desk, sofa, mini-bar, safe box, in-house telephone, bathroom & shower, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 21m2 (226ft2).
Sadec Suite: King size bed, long sofa, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, writing desk, sofa, mini-bar, safe box, in-house telephone, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 27m2 (290ft2).
Indochina Suite: King size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower and private balcony. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, writing desk, sofa, mini-bar, safe box, in-house telephone, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 42m2 (452ft2).
Wine & Dine
Mekong Restaurant: Paired legendary European cuisine, traditional and Vietnamese-Cambodia fusion highlights Marguerite Duras' passion for exploring multi sensory dining. A culinary celebrations of aromatic taste and texture adds pleasure to the palate, senses, memory and emotions. All meals are served at this restaurant.
Saigon Lounge: Indulge in a splendid afternoons and evenings with a variety of soothing and relaxing chill out music. The Saigon Lounge gently sets the mood for sophisticated tastes and discerning palates.
Panoramic Lounge: The Panoramic Lounge is set right in front of the vessel and one could see the panoramic views of the Mekong River thus allowing the travelers to revel in the beauty of the countryside. The Panoramic Lounge allows one to quieten the mind, and opens all the five senses necessary for the reviving the passion for everyday living.
Sun Deck Bar & Pool: Head to the Sun Deck and enjoy the sun by the dipping pool where you'll find refreshing and invigorating concoctions and snacks that are created and served using the freshest ingredients. You can sip to your heart's content with relaxing views of the Mekong Delta.
The spa onboard RV La Marguerite is a sanctuary - a refuge from the hurried pace of modern life with its pristine and exquisitely colonial and Zen vibe, an ideal environment in which to explore the remarkable restorative powers of quiet repose, personal attention and total indulgence on the mind, on the body, and on the soul.
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