After the success of his small luxury cruises on the Amazon, Francesco Galli Zugaro, the globetrotting CEO of Aqua Expeditions, has turned his attention to Southeast Asia. His third vessel, Aqua Mekong, has 20 suites decorated with local fabrics; floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the river views, while a spa, library, screening room and observation deck with swimming pool and bar ensure guests are always entertained. Designed by local architects Noor, Aqua Mekong travels from Siem Riep to My Tho, near Saigon, stopping in Phnom Penh along the way and vice versa. The cruise also offers daily excursions to bamboo stilt villages and remote Buddhist monasteries.