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Bassac cruise

Cruise company: Trans Mekong

Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 12 cabins

Destinations: Vietnam - Vietnam

The Bassac take you into the greener areas of the Mekong Delta, overnight on the river and into the middle of the life about the river. They are entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta and according to the local marine traditions, and adapted for discovery cruises, open to outside and offering an immediate contact with the green surrounding of the ship.

All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require. Bassac I, which actually is a rice barge, is bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and although Bassac II and III are entirely new hull designs, more adapted to their present purpose, they were built with the same craftsmanship and according to the same tradition.



The cabins feature soundproofed partitions and double glazing to protect the passengers' sleep from the noises of the river. These partitions are also heat insulated and meant to slow fire in case of an emergency. The access to outside is immediate. We have air-conditioning in all the cabins, with split systems to allow for a quiet night --indeed the boat's equipment themselves are quiet even though some must run all night long.

Deluxe cabin size: 8.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds or Double bed


Cabin Amenities (all cabin types)

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe


Services & Facilities


  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing



  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant


Dining Room & Bar

The 500 square feet at the stern of the main deck accommodate the restaurant and the bar can be completely opened to outside for you to enjoy the evening. Upper deck 1500 square feet mostly shaded. The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches; the bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.


Onboard Activities

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
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Cancellation by Customer:

  • More than 30 days: 20% of total rate
  • From 30 to 8 days prior to departure :50% total rate
  • From 7 days prior to departure : 100%


Children Price & Extra Bed:

  • Child under 2 years sharing fully paid cabin with parents: No additional charge, limited to one child per cabin.
  • Child under 12 sharing fully paid cabin with parents: Charge 75%, limited to one child per cabin


Shuttle Bus:


  • Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to port.




  • at noon




  • at noon




  • English speaking guide on board


Bassac I

Bassac II

Bassac III

Operated since






32 m

33 m


5.5 m

7.8 m

7.8 m






0.9 m

1.3 m at half load

1.2 m at full load

Dining Room




Bar/ Sundeck




Massage cabin





Maximum 12 passengers

Maximum 24 passengers

Maximum 24 passengers


4 Twin, with private access and en suite bathroom. 2 Double, slightly smaller, with private access and en suite bathroom

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

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

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