Cruising needn’t mean multi-storey ships with thousands of passengers. We pick low-key boat trips where companions are few but the sights are magnificent
Cruising the Croatian coast in style
The first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil Cambodian side in 2003, the RV Mekong Pandaw is still doing the trip today. The 24 teak-and-brass cabins have panoramic windows, and complimentary ice-cream is served from dawn to dusk on the sundeck.
• Pandaw’s four-night Saigon-Phnom Penh trip costs from £630 full-board, including entrance fees and guiding