For those with aspirations beyond cruising the Danube and Rhine luxury river cruise operator AMAWATERWAYS’ has a new seven night cruise along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia. The sailing embarks alternately from Saigon and Siam Rep, cruising along one of the most important rivers in South East Asia, through Vietnam and Cambodia on board the luxurious, newly launched 92-passenger MS La Marguerite, the most deluxe vessel on the Mekong.
Highlights include visiting rural villages, dazzling temples, colourful floating markets and silk workshops while cruising on the brand new ship, whose traditional design combines colonial elegance with contemporary touches.
The cruise can also be booked as a 14 night land-cruise holiday, inclusive of hotels, transfers, internal flights and excursions, visiting Hanoi; Angkor Wat, one of the largest archaeological parks in the world and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Siem Reap; Saigon; and Vietnam’s hauntingly beautiful Ha Long Bay, with a night spent on a luxury junk.
Prices start from £857 for the seven night cruise (excluding flights), including all meals on board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner), unlimited local beer and house brand spirits with meals, bottled water in cabins, a daily sightseeing programme and on board folklore and musical performances. The 14 night land cruise holiday costs from £1825 per person, excluding flights, which can also be booked through AMAWATERWAYS, tel. 0800 389 9811 and www.amawaterways.co.uk