Emerald Harmony

Specifications of Emerald Harmony

Year built2019  /  Age: 1
BuilderVARD Vietnam Shipyard (Vung Tau, Vietnam)
ClassMekong river cruiser
OwnerScenic Tours (Australia)
OperatorEmerald Waterways (Asia), Evergreen Tours (Australia)
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)73 m / 240 ft
Passengers84
Crew40
Decks5
Cabins42
Decks with cabins4
Christened bytba
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Emerald Harmony Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jan 02 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Jan 09 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Jan 09 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Jan 16 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Jan 22 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2021 Jan 23 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Jan 30 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Feb 06 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Feb 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Feb 13 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Feb 19 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2021 Feb 20 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Feb 27 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Mar 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Mar 06 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Mar 13 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Mar 19 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2021 Mar 20 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Mar 27 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Apr 03 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Apr 10 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Apr 16 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2021 Apr 17 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Apr 24 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 May 01 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 May 08 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 May 14 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2021 May 15 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 May 22 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2021 Dec 18 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2021 Dec 25 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Jan 01 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Jan 08 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Jan 22 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Feb 05 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Feb 12 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Feb 19 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Feb 26 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Mar 05 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Mar 12 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Apr 02 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 May 07 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 May 14 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 May 21 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Nov 26 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Nov 26 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho
2022 Dec 24 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Dec 24 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh
2022 Dec 31 7 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho

Emerald Harmony Review

Review of Emerald Harmony

Launched in 2019, RV Emerald Harmony cruise ship is a newbuild riverboat and the 8th vessel in the Emerald Waterways fleet. This is also the company's first Star-Ship class boat built for Southeast Asia's inland cruising market. Emerald Harmony cruises on Mekong River, with cruisetour itineraries in Vietnam and Cambodia and leaving, respectively, from homeports Saigon and Siem Reap.

RV Emerald Harmony cruise ship (Emerald Waterways, Mekong River)

Emerald Waterways is a new river cruise shipping company (established 2014) and brand owned by Scenic Tours (shipowner). Like the new longships of Viking River Cruises, the innovations implemented on Emerald Waterways ships make these vessels an alternative to the ocean "small-ship cruising". Emerald Waterways adds more cruise tour itinerary choices and sailing dates for the aficionados of the all-inclusive European luxury riverboat travel vacations.

RV Emerald Harmony cruise ship (Emerald Waterways, Mekong River)

Itineraries

Emerald Harmony ship offers 3 Mekong River cruise itineraries:

  • 13-day "Majestic Mekong River Cruise"
  • 17-day "Treasures and Temples of Vietnam and Cambodia:
  • 21-day "Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia"

The inaugural cruisetour ("Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia) departs on August 20, 2019. itinerary's call ports include Halong Bay, Hue (Da Nang) and Hoi An. The itinerary ends with 3 nights in Siem Reap where passengers can attend Phare Cambodian Circus and visit Angkor Wat. This top-luxury passenger vessel was specifically designed to be able to navigate and dock right into downtown Saigon (Vietnam's capital Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon). After debarkation, cruisers can book a 2-night Saigon hotel (as package extension) before the flight home.

RV Emerald Harmony cruise ship (Emerald Waterways, Mekong River)

Next tables sho riverboat's 8-day itineraries between Cambodia and Vietnam - homeports Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, My Tho, and Saigon. Emerald Waterways ' 19-day "Treasures & Temples of Vietnam and Cambodia" cruise prices start from GBP 5200 (~EUR 5730) per person (double occupancy cabin rates). Tourists start their cruise vacation in Hanoi, then travel to Halong Bay, cruise on Mekong River (embarkation in My Tho, debarkation in Siem Reap) then is the return flight.

from My Tho to Siem Reap (northbound route)

Date / TimePort
04 JanDeparting from My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam hotels
05 JanSa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
06 JanHong Ngu, Vietnam
07 JanLong Khanh Island, Vietnam
08-09 Jan (overnight)Phnom Penh, Cambodia
10 JanPrek Kdam Bridge
12 JanArriving in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

from Phnom Penh to Saigon (southbound route)

Date / TimePort
12-13-14 Jan (overnight)Departing from Phnom Penh, Cambodia
15 JanHong Ngu, Vietnam
16 JanMy Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
17-18-19 Jan (overnight)Arriving in Saigon, Vietnam

Cabins

Emerald Harmony has a total of 42 staterooms in 4 categories:

  • 2x Owner’s Suites (size 450 ft2 / 42 m2) are the only cabins with step-out balcony (terrace sized 325 ft2 / 30 m2) and are fitted with outdoor Jacuzzi whirlpool. As bonus perks are offered complimentary laundry (4 items per day), in-cabin dining service (pre-dinner canapes) and VIP dining at Captain’s Table.
  • 4x Grand Balcony Suites (size 400 ft2 / 37 m2) are with separate bedroom/lounge area and offer as bonus perks in-cabin dining service (pre-dinner canapes, after-dinner sweets).
  • 32x Panorama Balcony Suites - size 275 ft2 / 25 m2
  • 4x Emerald Staterooms - porthole window cabins sized 275 ft2 / 25 m2
  • All staterooms have a max capacity of 2 passengers per cabin.
  • Most staterooms are French Balcony cabins with floor-ceiling windows (drop-down) that transform the seating area into a comfortable "indoor balcony" space.

Passenger cabins feature contemporary Southeast Asian design, twin beds (convertible to double / Queen-size), wardrobe, mirrored dressing table with chair, en-suite bathroom (with WC, shower, single-sink vanity, hairdryer, premium toiletries, bathrobes, slippers), flat HDTV (infotainment system / Internet, movies-on-demand), free Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, phone, alarm clock, electronic safe box.

Shipboard facilities

The riverboat features some of Emerald Waterways trademarked design details, such as sleek furnishing, interesting lighting elements and indoor swimming pool - covered with a sliding roof and transforming into a night cinema.

Like most of the newest luxury river cruise ships, Emerald Harmony has 4 passenger decks, indoor swimming pool, Fitness (small Gym Room), Spa (massage room), 1 elevator and passenger-use bikes. The Poolside Bar serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The Sun Deck has shaded seating area (with 4-seat tables), sunbathing area (with premium loungers), deck games area and walking track.

 

The ship has 2 restaurants. The Reflections Restaurant is the main dining room with open seating and table service. There is also a buffet station (at dinner) and omelet station (at breakfast). The Terrace is the al-fresco dining area - informal venue serving breakfast and lunch. Horizon Lounge has floor-ceiling windows and doubles as a casual lunch-only restaurant. Weather permitting, lunch and dinner buffets are held at various times on the open-air Sun Deck. Onboard dining feature Cambodian cuisine specialties and also International food prepared with freshest ingredients (locally sourced produce). Free drinks (International and domestic wine, beer, sodas) are offered with lunch and dinner.

The most innovative feature of Emerald Waterways Harmony ship is the dual-purpose area, which transforms from a heated indoor pool (with a retractable roof) during the day, to a movie theater at night.

Emerald Harmony is also the first ship in the fleet with Lotus Lounge. Situated at the bow on Vista Deck, it serves Afternoon Tea, specialty coffees and snacks throughout the day.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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Emerald Harmony is Emerald Waterways’s 8th riverboat in the Star-Ship series, and the first deployed outside Europe. This modern ship was custom-designed to be able to navigate right into the heart of Vietnam's capital Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. The 15-day "Majestic Mekong" cruisetour itinerary starts with a 3-night hotel stay in Siem Reap prior to joining the cruise ship in Prek Kdam (Tonle Sap). The voyage continues through Cambodia to Kampong Tralach and Phnom Penh and then crosses into Vietnam to visit Long Khanh Island and My Tho (Mekong Delta). After debarkation, tourists can stay for 2-nights in a Saigon hotel before theis flights home. General booking prices started from ~GBP 3,000 per person (double occupancy rates on the December 10, 2019 departure).

Emerald Harmony cruise ship construction

Next time-lapse video shows vessel's construction from scratch.

 

For the ship's Inaugural cruise season (2019), bookings made by August 31, 2018, received as bonus free roundtrip airfare (international flights to Asia) plus USD 100 pp in onboard credit. As an alternative to this early booking promo was offered a discount of USD 3000 per couple. Bookings after August 31 and through October 31 (2018) were offered either free flights or USD 3000 per couple; Full paying customers saved an additional USD 600 per couple on all itineraries.

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