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INTRODUCTION BASSAC CRUISE

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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.
    
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The Bassac (I, II, III)
Owing to its large new engine and revised hydraulics, the Bassac I can pull up to 10 knots and face the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents. As the Bassac I has a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of the tide.
About The Bassac
The Bassac I 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 galley, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck. The Bassac I can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey. She also is so powerful and has such a shallow draft as to be able to cruise upstream the Mekong or bring you to your destination regardless of the season, the tide or the current. The Bassac II & III is entirely built of wood in a hull of gỗ sao, the now rare essence of wood used traditionally used for building quality ships. She can accommodate up to 24 passengers in twelve nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.
Cruise's Features
- 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
Cabin
- Bassac I: 6 cabins in the front of the main deck: 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.
- Bassac II: 12 nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.
- Bassac III: 12 nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.
- The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac I 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.
Restaurant & 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.
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 I 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.
Kayaking
Exploring the Mekong Delta with kayak along the small canal and arrayos.
Utilities
Energy
Overall power production capacity: 2x35 kVA, and according to Vietnam's power standard 220V, 50Hz.
A large isobaric water heater.All electrical services are available at any time, as well as hot water.
Water
10 metric tons of fresh water on board
on board water treatment plant for river water use
on-board septic tanks for environment-friendlinessThe Bassac II features a fresh water autonomy of about a week, with a large store and the capability to produce its own water.
Safety
Smoke detectors in all cabins, redundant fire fighting pumps, three monitors with fire hoses;
Fire extinguishers: CO2 and powder;
emergency lighting and alarm on a separate source of power
Safety jackets for all the board, safety buoys, rafts, longboat
Itinerary with The Bassac
1. Cai Be - Can Tho with Bassac Cruise 2 Days
2. Can Tho - Cai Be with Bassac Cruise 2 Days
3. Cai Be - Can Tho - Chau Doc with Bassac Cruise 3 Days
4. Chau Doc - Cai Be - Can Tho with Bassac Cruise 3 Days
5. Cai Be – Tra On - Can Tho with Bassac Cruise 3 Days

 



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