Scenic Aura

Scenic’s Irrawaddy River cruises take place aboard Scenic Aura, a 213-foot vessel that was launched in 2016 and can accommodate 44 passengers in 22 one-bedroom balcony suites, as well as 43 crew members. The Scenic Aura, which offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema, among other amenities.

  • Size boutique
  • Style Luxury
  • Type river
  • Year of launch 2016
  • Gross tonnage 1785t
  • Length 65.0m
  • Decks 4
  • Language English
  • Currency Chinese Yuan (¥)
  • No. of passengers 44
  • No. of crew 43
  • No. of cabins 22
  • -wheelchair access 0

Forget about tipping, Scenic take care of all gratuities, so you don’t have to.

Children not advised
Designated areas only
Not available

Introducing the first 'all-balcony suite' ship on the Mekong river. 100% of the Deluxe Suites include a separate bedroom, living room, en-suite bathroom, and balcony so you can enjoy the sights and unwind on your own terms. The superior queen-size Scenic ‘Slumber Beds’ with fresh, crisp Egyptian cotton linen are a dream, while individual climate control and a pillow menu offer absolute comfort. Your suite or stateroom includes a flat-screen HDTV and Mac mini system, plus complimentary mini-bar and WiFi internet access. There’s also a personal safe for your valuables and a nightly turndown service.


Southeast Asia is renowned for its fresh and flavoursome cuisines, and the Scenic Spirit gastronomic experience is designed to give you a taste of what this exciting region has to offer. 

They have a selection of complimentary on-board dining venues, including the Crystal Dining Room which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Early risers can enjoy an alternative breakfast in the River Café, which also serves Asian-inspired fare and snacks throughout the day. For something different, the Teppanyaki Bar opens on select evenings for al-fresco dining. All of the ingredients used on-board are sourced from local suppliers, so you'll enjoy fresh seasonal produce and the finest regional specialties, created by an expert team of culinary craftsmen.


With championed contemporary comfort onboard, the spirit of Southeast Asia is engrained in every design decision, even within the ships lounge and bar, making the Scenic Spirit unrivalled on the Mekong river...

Health and fitness

The Scenic Aura is akin to a 5-star floating hotel, offering unrivalled health and fitness amenities featuring an Onboard Swimming Pool, Gym, Beauty Salon, Steam Sauna and Wellness Centre.

Kids and Teens

Please note: the the ship does not have any facilities onboard to accommodate Kids/Teens.


Cruising the Mekong will lead you to the heart of South East Asia’s vibrant communities, rich culture and timeless history. The region offers an incredible array of sights and experiences and the exclusive Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich activities allow you to personalise your tour to your liking. Visit a local market in Siem Reap and take part in an authentic Khmer cooking class or take a journey through the countryside to the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh.

As the sun sets partake in the tradition of ‘oil lamp lighting’ around Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon or witness the sunrise over the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex. Take a trek in the areas surrounding Inle Lake and visit a hill tribe village or discover the art of Vietnamese art of water puppetry. With a wonderful variety of relaxed, moderate and active paced options, you can soak up the serene beauty and discover the remarkable stories of this region.

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