Haimark Travel has inked a five-year lease deal to exclusively sell a new luxury ship on the Mekong River, the 68-passenger Mekong Navigator.
The ship is being built by Vietnamese shipbuilding company Binh An.
Haimark Travel, a Breckenridge, Colo.-based company that was founded last year and sells river cruises in Myanmar, India, Vietnam and Cambodia, will begin leasing the 34-cabin vessel when it launches on Southeast Asia’s Mekong River in September 2014.
The 230-foot-long Mekong Navigator will feature two 545-square-foot Grande Suites; two 297-square-foot Prestige Suites; 16 Signature Suites at 269 square feet each; 10 Vista Suites at 255 square feet each; and four Superior Suites on the lower deck at 258 square feet each.
Suites on the upper two decks feature balconies. There will be butler service for guests staying in the Grande and Prestige suites.
It will also feature Le Salon, a bar and lounge, as well as Le Marche, an onboard dining venue (which will serve a buffet breakfast and lunch, and a single-seating dinner with complimentary wine). A spa and fitness center, library, boutique and sun deck are also in the plans.
The Mekong Navigator will sail an eight-day itinerary from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Cruise prices start at $1,999 per person, based on double occupancy. Follow Michelle Baran on Twitter @mbtravelweekly.