Go back to the e-newsletter >To celebrate the first anniversary of Aqua Mekong cruises along the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia, Aqua Expeditions have launched new land adventures for passengers.The contemporary Aqua Mekong is the only vessel on the Mekong River to operate private tenders – with the fleet of four aluminium launch boats – and bikes taking guests to fascinating local settings not accessible to other cruise companies. All excursions are limited to 10 guests per guide.The adventures transport guests by boat, foot and bike, past pastoral Khmer scenes of sugar palm fronds, emerald rice fields, floating markets and families travelling by ox cart while they enjoy ‘meet and greet’ encounters with local villagers, artisans and learned Buddhist monks.To bring Aqua Mekong passengers deeper than ever into this tropical landscape, guests can now take part in excursions by bicycle, tuk tuks or kayak.A unique way to observe the exotic rituals of daily life along the mighty Mekong is on two wheels. Guests can hop on the bikes to explore the picturesque riverbanks of the Mekong River and stay fit cycling the flat paved and dirt trails while discovering, at their leisure, local village life.Aqua Mekong passengers have the option of 8 to 15 kilometre biking routes. These all-terrain touring bikes are available for both adults and children and guests can also take advantage of eight double-kayaks throughout various locations in Cambodia.Aqua Mekong cruises per person twin share in First Deck Suite commence from USD3315 for a 3-night Discovery Cruise, USD4420 for a 4-night Explorer Cruise and USD7735 for a 7-night Expedition Cruise, inclusive of all on-board meals and scheduled shore activities.Go back to the e-newsletter >
CD Projekt RED still isn’t ready for press and gamers to try out Cyberpunk 2077, but their massive sci-fi opus will still be at Gamescom. Today CDPR revealed its plans for Gamescom 2019, which includes live on-floor demos of Cyberpunk 2077 in action. Sadly gamers and attendees can’t actually try the game out. The demos aren’t hands-on and instead are played by the dev team. Similar to E3 2019, press will get access to a more one-on-one gameplay demo behind closed doors, likely conducted on insane PC hardware powered by an NVIDIA RTX Titan GPU. “Entertainment area pass holders will be able to watch Cyberpunk 2077 being played live by members of the development team at the game’s booth located in Hall 6, Stand C049. These presentations will take place Wednesday, August 21st through Saturday, August 24th. “The studio’s business booth in Hall 4.1, Stand C041/D050 will host behind-closed-doors gameplay showings for media and trade visitors from Tuesday, August 20th. These will continue up to and including Thursday, August 22nd.” Ultimately we shouldn’t be worried about the game. Sure it’d be great to go hands-on and see just how the game plays and feels but the studio has plenty of time to evolve and optimize the game on all platforms. CD Projekt RED still has roughly nine months before Cyberpunk 2077 ships. The studio has made tremendous progress in their huge story-driven FPS RPG; from the living, breathing world and real-time AI to the hugely dynamic opportunities that’re all based around choice, Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be this generation’s big blockbuster. The E3 2019 trailer showcased incredible next-gen CGI while exposing an exotic high-tech city of crime, grit, and wanton mayhem. And of course it also confirmed Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand, a co-protagonist that’ll be a huge part of the game. CDPR plans to release the closed-doors gameplay demo at PAX West, which is conveniently right after Gamescom. Gamescom will be held from Tue, Aug 20, 2019 – Sat, Aug 24, 2019 in Cologne, Germany.