INDOCHINE Ship Review
Constructed in 2008, the intimate Indochine operates voyages along the Mekong for CroisiEurope, sailing between Cambodia’s Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – formerly known as Saigon.
In a nod to the diverse region in which she sails, much of the interior décor aboard Indochine is made from lush wood and evokes the Colonial styling that is often associated with both Vietnam and Cambodia.
With a crew of 29 and space for up to 48 guests, this 164-foot long vessel is an intimate way to experience the wonders of the Mekong up-close and personal. Like many cruise lines operating in Cambodia and Vietnam, CroisiEurope does not actually own the Indochine, but rather works in conjunction with Compagnie Fluviale du Mekong (CFM).
Indochine’s 24 guest staterooms are divided between two decks, with 10 located on Upper Deck and 14 located on Lower Deck. All are approximately 180 square feet and are decorated with Cambodian tropical hardwoods, palm wood and straw that has been woven into a decorative finish.
All staterooms feature large panoramic windows with outside river views, and all are accessed from the exterior wraparound promenade deck that lines both Upper and Lower decks. Each stateroom features beds that can be arranged as twins or doubles, with premium duvets and two different types of pillows.
Private bathroom facilities include robes, makeup mirrors and all the expected amenities.
INDOCHINE Public Areas
An important feature in this area of the world, Indochine features both an enclosed, air conditioned Lounge as well as an open sun deck that is perfect for taking in the sights and sounds of the mighty Mekong no matter what the weather condition.
An intimate Restaurant is featured all the way aft on Upper Deck and features locally inspired meals during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is capable of seating all guests at a single time in a relaxed, open-seating environment.
River Cruisers Should Know!
- Electrical outlets onboard use 230V connections. North American travelers may require an adapter and/or converter to use electronics.
- Staterooms do not have private television sets, though a flat-panel TV and DVD player are available in the main lounge.
- Stateroom access is from the outside of the ship only; there are no interior passenger corridors.
- There is no passenger elevator available aboard Indochine.
- Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity is not available.