Packed with natural spectacles, warm locals and ritualistic cultures, those seeking their next dream getaway, should look towards southeast Asia’s Indochinese peninsula with small ship experts, Emerald Cruises.
With 2022/23 dates now bookable, Emerald Cruises’ Vietnam, Cambodia and Mekong river cruises offer a contemporary luxury cruising experience through the quintessential heart of southeast Asia.
Guests booking before 30th September 2021 will save up to £500 per person, with selected departures also benefiting from an additional £450 per person saving. Guests will also receive a complimentary Premium Drinks Package, providing guests with access to a selection of drinks all day long whilst on board Emerald Harmony. Additionally, for those choosing to pay the holiday balance in full 12 months before departure, guests can also save an extra 10 per cent, available exclusively on selected balcony suites, thanks to Emerald Cruises’ Super Earlybird Offer.
Setting off from Cambodia’s second largest city and epicentre of traditional culture, become immersed in Siem Reap’s overgrown temples and ancient ruins. Visit the impressive Angkor Wat and witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus perform before a visit to the former fortified city of Angkor Thom.
As you journey along the majestic Mekong River, highlights include a scarf-weaving workshop on Long Khanh Island and a visit to a family-owned silk-producing factory at Koh Oknha Tei. Explore the bustling streets and city lights in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh on an included tuk-tuk drive, before cruising on to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Wander the labyrinth of streets, bountiful food markets, and marvel at centuries-old architecture in this thriving metropolis where contemporary sights and ancient traditions live harmoniously.
With access to bustling cities, local villages and ancient sights, Emerald Cruises’ 15-Day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong river cruise starts from £3,545 per person departing 24 August 2022. Alternatively, take the opportunity to extend your exploration with a visit to Hanoi to uncover its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife and historic temples.
Cruise across the ethereal waters and untouched areas of Halong Bay, lose yourself in a traditional Lion Dance performance and delve into the world of guerrilla warfare at Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi Tunnels before embarking on your Mekong river cruise adventure to the cultural hub of Siem Reap. Prices for the once-in-a-lifetime 19-day Treasures and Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia start from £4,395 per person departing 12 August 2022.
For those wanting to spend more time exploring the region, the 23-day alternative offers additional stops in the homeland of Vietnam’s largest coconut farms, Ben Tre, and the peaceful colonial town of Sa Dec. With extra time on your hands, immerse yourself even further into the local culture as you enjoy a traditional water puppet show, sample regional delicacies at local markets and journey to Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat.
Guests will also be delighted by a cultural performance from the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation, a new highlight for departures in 2022 and 2023. Prices for Emerald Cruises’ 23-day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia start from £4,795 per person departing 2 August 2022. For peace of mind, all new bookings include a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, valued at £100 per person, as well as the reassurance of a Flexible Booking Policy.
All prices include return UK flights, transfers, the cruise as stated, tipping and gratuities, on board meals, as well as included excursions and experiences with knowledgeable local guides.