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Going upriver in style

More travellers are eschewing big ocean voyages for the intimacy of a sojourn along the river.

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Travellers on the Mekong Princess get to take in the sights and sounds of the mighty waterway as the ship wends its way through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Well-appointed suites onboard the Sanctuary Ananda (above), which plies the Irrawaddy, and the Ganges Voyager, which sails along India's most sacred river.

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Well-appointed suites onboard the Sanctuary Ananda, which plies the Irrawaddy, and the Ganges Voyager (above), which sails along India's most sacred river. PHOTO: ABERCROMBIE & KENT

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Observe life on the Mekong from the Avalon Siem Reap's Observation Lounge (above) and luxuriate in the bathroom of the AmaPura as it cruises along the Irrawaddy.

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Observe life on the Mekong from the Avalon Siem Reap's Observation Lounge and luxuriate in the bathroom (above) of the AmaPura as it cruises along the Irrawaddy.

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Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda (above) in Yangon and Moscow's St Basil's Cathedral during a cruise on the Irrawaddy and the Volga.

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Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and Moscow's St Basil's Cathedral (above) during a cruise on the Irrawaddy and the Volga.

LUXURY river cruises are big news these days as more cruise operators head to more exotic waterways and put their money on smaller, specialised ships that can sail into places larger ships cannot access.

The proof is in the sailing: Research from the Cruise Lines Industry Association, for

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