Brief information about Bassac Cruise


The Bassac is entirely built of wood, from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge.

She can accommodate up to 12 passengers in six nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 100 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.

The Bassac can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey.

Main technical characteristics:

Flag: Vietnam

Class: VR-SI, river cruiser

Displacement: 107 metric tons

Length: 80' / 24.40m

Beam: 18' / 5.50m

Draft: 4'10" / 1.50m half-loaded

Propulsion: Caterpillar 14,6 liters, 400 BHP, built to run 5000 hours per year

Navigation: Can operate by night and in bad weather

Autonomy: 7 days cruise

Owing to its large new engine and revised hydraulics, the Bassac can pull up to 10 knots and face the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents.

As the Bassac has a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of the tide.

6 cabins in the front of the main deck:
4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.

Heat and sound insulation in each cabin.
Air conditioning, private access.
En suite bathroom with shower and toilet

The comfortable cabins are set in

the front of the Bassac and well insulated so as to provide the passengers with a good night's sleep even if under way.

They are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped as rooms in a good hotel.

Owing to a large heat exchanger on the main engine, the Bassac produces enough hot water for many showers a day.

Public areas

Upper deck:

700 square feet, partly shaded.

The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;

The small bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.

Nearly all of the Bassac is accessible to the public, including the galley, which is the right venue for Vietnamese cuisine workshops

to take place.

Each passenger can opt to join with the group in one of the common rooms, or look for a place to stay by oneself.

Restaurant and bar:

The 250 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.