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Mekong Explorer travel42 Professional Ship Review

The teak and mahogany Lao-registered Mekong Explorer is the only high-end passenger ship that plies both upstream and downstream on the Mekong River between Nong Khai (across the river from Vientiane, Laos) and Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

The ship was designed by the German owner who often shows up onboard for a few days to oversee the operation. Although the crew is Laotian, those who interface with the passengers have a command of English and the cruise director and guides are multilingual...

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