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RV Bassac Cruise Mekong Vietnam

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Activities

Food & Dinning

Cabins

3 days 2 nights

2 days 1 night

Overview

amese cuisine at noon, delta specialties in the evening anda well-appointed western meal for breakfast.

We offer meals cooked and baked afresh including breakfast'sbread and pastry. As the Bassac have their own galley, they are very reactiveto meet the needs and tastes of your passengers, even in case a surprise cakeis de rigueur.

Rice specialities: nem rế: from rice flour to dish

BBC chef Rick Stein made the Bassac one of the first stopsof his culinary series Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey, broadcast in 2009.

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 Typical menus

Be it in our restaurants, Sao Hôm and Nam Bộ in Cần Thơ, on the Mystic sampans or on board the Bassac, cuisine is one of our better assets, as we offer meals cooked and baked afresh including the bread and pastry for breakfast. As the Bassac have their own galley, they are very reactive to meet the needs and tastes of your passengers, even in case a surprise cake would be de rigueur.

Rice specialities: nem rế: from rice flour to dish

BBC chef Rick Stein made the Bassac one of the first stops of his culinary series Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey, broadcast in 2009.

 Read more

The Bassac boats

The Bassac CRUISE

The Bassac are three elegant rides sharing the samestandards and mostly differing in size.

Traditional ship construction

All three Bassac are built of wood according to thetradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safetystandards require.

Bassac I actually once was a rice barge, which we bought andoverhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and although Bassac II andIII are entirely new hull designs, more adapted to their present purpose, theywere built with the same craftsmanship and according to the same tradition.

Cabins

The cabins feature soundproofed partitions and doubleglazing to protect the passengers' sleep from the noises of the river. Thesepartitions are also heat insulated and meant to slow fire in case of anemergency. The access to outside is immediate.

The cabins are scented by Laurent Séverac, perfumer inHanoi.

We have air-conditioning in all the cabins, with splitsystems to allow for a quiet night --indeed the boat's equipment themselves arequiet even though some must run all night long.

Utilities and services on board

The Bassac all offer 24-hour power and air-conditioning incabins fitted with fire detection and fire fighting. A bathroom en suite withevery cabin offers hot and cold water all the time.

The galley is suitable to serve refined meals and uphold thebest sanitary standards, even for groups of up to twice the bedding capacity ofthe ship.

Layout principles

The passengers can enjoy privacy on board, as the layoutallows the crew to be discreet and offers several living areas so thatdifferent groups may make the journey their own.

Wide access to outside while still retaining the capabilityto serve even in bad weather guarantee a good experience of the Mekong delta.

Their layout and structure make the Bassac quiet enough toallow the passengers to sleep while the ship is under way.

Safety

Safety comes first in the design and operation of the ships.Floatation devices are available for all on board and more, redundant alarm andfire detection as well as redundant fire fighting means are present on all theBassac.

The handrails all around the ship are sturdy and a mesh ofrope prevents any kids from falling.

Upon boarding, the passengers are informed of the areas thatare open or off-limits to them, and instructed about emergency situations, howto give the alarm and where to meet.

Bassac ONE

The original Bassac, built in the hull of a ricetransporting barge, is a cozy ship sized right for a family excursion or agroup of friends, who will love to appropriate it for the duration of theirjourney.

Bassac I is a green ship. It treats its waste water andrecycles the waste heat from the engine. It is qualified as a first-class rivervessel VR-SI.

Maximum 12 passengers

 4 Twin, with privateaccess and en suite bathroom 2 Double, slightly smaller, with private accessand en suite bathroom

24m long, all wood, two passenger decks

 Dining room and baron the main deck

 Sundeck at the frontupper deck

 Dining area at therear upper deck

Bassac TWO

The Bassac II was designed in-house to meet the demands ofriver discovery cruises. It harbors redundant propulsion and power generator;river water and waste water treatment, and a professional galley. The Bassac IIis registered to navigate into Cambodia.

With a large covered upper deck, a lounge and wide gangways,it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of two ships. Accesson board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers aresafe.

Maximum 24 passengers

 6 Twin, main deck,with private access and en suite bathroom

 2 Double, main deck,with private access and en suite bathroom

 2 Double, upper deck,with en suite bathroom

Bassac II also has 2 marine cabins: on the working deck,half again as large as the other cabins, with a double bed and en suitebathroom

32m long, all wood, three passenger decks

 Dining room and baron the main deck

 Lounge cum diningroom on the upper deck

 Shaded dining area onthe rear upper deck

 Sundeck on the frontupper deck

 detailed specs

Bassac THREE

The Bassac III was designed in-house and built very similarto the Bassac II, with its lot of small improvements, of which a bar in therear upper deck.

With a large covered upper deck, a panoramic lounge and widegangways, it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of twoships. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabledpassengers are safe.

Maximum 24 passengers

 6 Twin, main deck,with private access and en suite bathroom

 2 Double, main deck,with private access and en suite bathroom

 4 Double, upper deck,with en suite bathroom

32.6m long, all wood, two passenger decks

 Dining room and baron the main deck

 Lounge cum diningroom on the upper deck

 bar on the upper deck

 Shaded dining area onthe rear upper deck

 Sundeck on the frontupper deck

 

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