Arrivals & Departures Save on Mekong River cruises hosted by renowned chef David Thompson

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The acclaimed Australian chef, known for his masterful take on Thai cuisine, will host special market tours and cooking classes on the Aqua Expeditions voyages. 

Get a deal and a foodie treat with Aqua Expeditions' Mekong cruises hosted by David Thompson, one of Australia's most esteemed chefs and known for Thai restaurants including Nahm in Bangkok and Long Chim in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore.

The Mekong voyages from June 22-26 and August 3-7 will include activities hosted by Thompson, including customised market tours, a cooking class and a question-and-answer session.

On board, passengers will dine on dishes created by Thompson, who has been the consulting chef for Aqua Expeditions' river ship Aqua Mekong since 2014.

The two departures are available at a saving of 30 per cent compared with Aqua Mekong's normal cruise prices, with rates from $US3780 ($4748).

The four-night cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia begin with transfers from Ho Chi Minh City to board the 40-guest Aqua Mekong before travelling along the Mekong to Phnom Penh. 

The ship has 20 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, along with a gym, screening room, outdoor cinema, observation deck and upper-deck pool. 

It also offers a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and twice-daily shore excursions.

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