Viking launches new cruise ship for the Mekong River

   November 15, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Viking has revealed plans for the expansion of its river fleet in Southeast Asia with the introduction of the new vessel, Viking Tonle.

Crafted for the Mekong River, this 80-guest ship will join the sistership Viking Saigon, in navigating the route between Kampong Cham Cambodia, and My Tho Vietnam. Both boats will operate Viking's popular 15-day "Magnificent Mekong" itinerary.

Set to debut on October 13, 2025, Viking Tonle aims to meet the rising demand for Mekong voyages. All 2026 sailing dates are now available for booking.

Tailored specifically for Mekong River voyages, RV Viking Tonle will accommodate 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms. Embodying Viking's hallmark Scandinavian design, the staterooms feature hotel-style beds and sliding glass doors leading to either a Veranda or French Balcony. The 3-deck vessel also offers amenities such as a Spa & Fitness Center, Pool, and an open-air Sky Bar on the Upper Deck.

Over the 15-day itinerary, travelers embark on a cultural odyssey through Vietnam and Cambodia, engaging in 16 guided tours. The cruisetour includes hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, bookending an 8-day Mekong River sailing. Highlights range from exploring Hanoi's Old Quarter and witnessing Apsara dancers to savoring local flavors at bustling markets, exploring the Angkor Wat temple complex, visiting Ta Prohm's ancient ruins embraced by jungle vines, and discovering silk towns, fishing villages, and floating markets during the river voyage.