The Authentic Asia brand started in 2010 on the Mekong, then in 2013 spread to the Irrawaddy. We use the word ‘Authentic’ to describe our intent to provide an experience which genuinely samples the culture of the societies we visit. We seek to create an equal relationship with the locals. We do not peer into their lives; instead we interact and aim to equally learn from each other and share sincere relationships.
All of our staff and guides aboard Cruiseco Adventurer are Cambodian and Vietnamese and aboard Cruiseco Explorer are Burmese and they are very open to offering a glimpse into their own lives.