Bassac Cruise

Bassac Cruise

Code: FAD1
Location: Cai Be
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 actually once was a rice barge, which TransMékong 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.

Information

Utilities and services on board
The Bassac all offer 24-hour power and air-conditioning in cabins fitted with fire detection and fire fighting. A bathroom en suite with every cabin offers hot and cold water all the time.
The galley is suitable to serve refined meals and uphold the best sanitary standards, even for groups of up to twice the bedding capacity of the ship.

Layout principles
The passengers can enjoy privacy on board, as the layout allows the crew to be discreet and offers several living areas so that different groups may make the journey their own.
Wide access to outside while still retaining the capability to serve even in bad weather guarantee a good experience of the Mekong delta.
Their layout and structure make the Bassac quiet enough to allow 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 and fire detection as well as redundant fire fighting means are present on all the Bassac.
The handrails all around the ship are sturdy and a mesh of rope prevents any kids from falling.
Upon boarding, the passengers are informed of the areas that are open or off-limits to them, and instructed about emergency situations, how to give the alarm and where to meet.

Bassac I
The original Bassac, built in the hull of a rice transporting barge, is a snug ship sized right for a family excursion or a group of friends, who will love to appropriate it for the duration of their journey.
Bassac I is a green ship. It treats its waste water and recycles the waste heat from the engine. It is qualified as a first-class river vessel VR-SI.
Maximum : 12 passengers
4 Twin, with private access and en suite bathroom 2 Double, slightly smaller, with private access and en suite bathroom
24m long, all wood, two passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck
Sundeck at the front upper deck
Dining area at the rear upper deck

Bassac II

The Bassac II was designed in-house by TransMékong to meet the demands of river discovery cruises. It harbors redundant propulsion and power generator; river water and waste water treatment, and a professional galley. The Bassac II is 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. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers are safe.
Maximum 20 passengers
4 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
4 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom

32m long, all wood, two passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck
Lounge cum dining room on the upper deck
Shaded dining area on the rear upper deck
Sundeck on the front upper deck

The Bassac III
The Bassac III was designed in-house by TransMékong and built very similar to the Bassac II, with its lot of small improvements, of which a bar in the rear upper deck.
With a large covered upper deck, a panoramic lounge and wide gangways, it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of two ships. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers 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 bar on the main deck
Lounge cum dining room on the upper deck
bar on the upper deck
Shaded dining area on the rear upper deck
Sundeck on the front upper deck

Cabins

4 room types: 12 Superior cabins, 08 Deluxe cabins, 04 Signature Suite & 02 Indian Suites Cabins

Cabin type Max adults
Bassac Double Cabin

Bassac Double Cabin

  • Size: 8sqm
  • Double
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Bassac Twin Cabin

Bassac Twin Cabin

  • Size: 8sqm
  • Twin
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Itineraries

Cruise policy

  •     Transportation on board;
  •     Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded;
  •     Three meals;
  •     Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water;
  •     Two visits on shore or on a small skiff;
  •     Access to all services on board;
  •     Access to and from the board on a longboat;
  •     Road, speedboat transfer, except if specifically mentioned in the booking confirmation;
  •     Bar services;
  •     Personal travel insurance;
  •     Tips and gratuities.

Single cabin suppl :  +50%     per single occupancy; typ. for an odd number of passengers
Kids rebate            : -50%     for kids under 12 years old
Infants                    : -100%     Free of charge for kids under 2 years old
Late Booking rebate :     -20%     for departure within 48 hours of booking 4 5
We can arrange road and speedboat transfers through third parties at the prices current at the time of booking.

Cruise brief

  • Bassac I,II,II
  • Cabin : 28 total
  • Passengers : 60
  • Cabin types : Double/Twin/Triple
  • Navigation     Can operate by night and in bad weather
  • Autonomy     7 days cruise
  • Power :
  • Power production     2 x 40kVA
  • Standard     220V, 50Hz
  • Availability     24 hours a day
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  • Water :      
  • Availability     24 hours a day
  • Stored water     12 metric tons
  • Source :      City water

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