Emerald Cruises opens bookings for 2024-2025 Mekong River season

   August 24, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Emerald Cruises has unveiled their 2024-2025 Mekong River season aboard the intimate Star-Ship Emerald Harmony, navigating in Cambodia and Vietnam. This river voyage offers travelers a unique perspective on the region's small villages, historic capitals, and local culture.

The upcoming season includes a new 10-day "Meandering Majestic Mekong" itinerary, sailing from Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon to Phnom Penh exclusively in the "green season" (August through October). An extended stay in Cambodia and an additional stop in Angkor Ban enhance the journey, with more daytime sailing for immersive experiences.

The new itinerary starts in Saigon (Day 1/embarkation) and continues toward Cho Gao Canal (Day 2), Ben Tre City (Day 3), Sa Dec/My An Hung (Day 4), Cu Lao Gieng Island/An Long (Day 5), Tan Chau (Day 6/Vietnam-Cambodia border crossing), Phnom Penh (Day 7-8), Angkor Ban (Day 8-9), Peam Chi Korng (Day 9), Phnom Penh (Day 10).

For travelers from North America, comprehensive cruise-and-land packages are available, such as the 13- or 15-day "Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong" itinerary, which explores Siem Reap's ancient temples and offers cultural experiences. Longer itineraries like the 17- or 19-day "Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia" and the 21- or 23-day "Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia" provide in-depth explorations of Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue (Da Nang), Hoi An, and more.

Every itinerary encompasses Saigon, with reminders of the Vietnam War like the Cu Chi Tunnels and War Remnants Museum. The Mekong Delta features a silk factory visit and My An Hung village. In Phnom Penh, guests witness the Royal Palace and the somber Killing Fields. An exciting night tour of the city on traditional tuk-tuks offers a unique perspective. Regardless of the chosen itinerary, Emerald Cruises aims to provide an unforgettable journey through the heart of Southeast Asia.