Our indoor Mekong Lounge has been inspired by the longest River in Asia, where the Queen Nam Phuong was born in the Mekong Delta. Known as the queen of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam, Queen Nam Phuong (1914-63), was famed for her unrivalled beauty and was born Marie-Thérèse Nguyen Huu Thi Lan in Go Cong, a Mekong Delta town.
With the timeless beauty of an East Asian woman, Queen Nam Phuong was honored as one of the 5 most beautiful queens at that time. She and Emperor Bao Dai had 5 children, and they spent 12 hapy years in Vietnam until they were forced into exile in France for the following 16 years.
The Melong Lounge stairs are built in Indochina style in the centre in the upper floor containing Bao Dai Library, Mekong Bar, a Spa and Sauna Rooms, Kid’s Club and Mekong Lounge – along with the fully stocked Saigon Saigon Bar.
As the whole boat is named after the most favorites places of Emperor Bao Dai who have many of his own villas and palaces in his empire. Mekong Lounge reminds you that you are in the fertile Mekong Region which is rich in nature, culture, history, and is known as the rice basket of Vietnam. The indoor lounge and bar is located on the upper floor where you can relax or enjoy a cold drink at the bar while taking in the breathtaking views, read books or enjoy ginger tea while waiting for the spa and sauna services.
Guests gravitate to the lounge in the mornings for cà phê ðá – Vietnamese coffee poured over ice with sweet condensed milk, between excursions to swap travel tales and for daily information briefings. Learn about topics relevant to upcoming excursions or discover the life of Nam Phuong through various books, old photos or in the Emperor’s Secrets Book at the nearby Bao Dai Library. Converse with friends over a cup of coffee or enjoy the art of being served Royal tea or coffee in the fashion on the period.
Enjoy your privacy and the luxury, and order a fresh tropical fruit cocktail from the fully stocked Saigon Saigon Bar nearby, or choose local beers or fine European wine. During the cruise you can choose from a selection of complimentary wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits, as well as teas and coffee, all complimentary.
Capture every special moment and come home refreshed and relaxed and ready to plan your next adventure! Relax, recover, renew, reflect, regain, relive. As Queen Nam Phuong once said, “le temps passe, le souvenir reste.” “Time flies, memories remain“.