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Emerald Harmony

Emerald Harmony Review and Specifications

Specifications of Emerald Harmony

Year built2019 new ship
BuilderVARD (Vaung 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

Current itinerary of Emerald Harmony

Emerald Harmony current cruise is 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon. The itinerary starts on 16 Nov, 2019 and ends on 24 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
16 Nov    Prek Kdam Bridge, Cambodia
17 Nov    Departing from Phnom Penh, Cambodia hotels
18 Nov    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
19 Nov    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
20 Nov    Hong Ngu, Vietnam
21 Nov    My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
22 Nov    Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
23 Nov    Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
24 Nov    Arriving in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam hotels

Review of Emerald Harmony

Launched in 2019, RV Emerald Harmony cruise ship is the newest (8th) "Star-Ship" in the Emerald Waterways fleet. This is also the company's first Star-Ship class riverboat built for Southeast Asia's Mekong River cruise 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). 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 / 42m2) 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.

Emerald Harmony Itineraries

The below listed Emerald Harmony cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Emerald Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Oct 26 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2019 Nov 02 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2019 Nov 09 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2019 Nov 16 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2019 Nov 23 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2019 Nov 30 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2019 Dec 07 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2019 Dec 14 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2019 Dec 21 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2019 Dec 28 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Jan 04 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Jan 11 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Jan 18 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Jan 25 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Feb 01 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Feb 08 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Feb 15 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Feb 22 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Feb 29 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Mar 07 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Mar 14 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Mar 21 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Mar 28 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Apr 04 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Apr 11 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Apr 18 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Apr 25 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Jul 25 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Aug 01 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Aug 07 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2020 Aug 08 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Aug 15 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Aug 22 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Aug 29 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Sep 04 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2020 Sep 05 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Sep 12 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Sep 19 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Sep 26 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Oct 02 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2020 Oct 03 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Oct 10 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Oct 17 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Oct 17 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Oct 24 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Oct 30 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2020 Oct 31 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Nov 07 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Nov 14 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Nov 21 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Nov 27 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2020 Nov 28 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Dec 05 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Dec 12 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Dec 12 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2020 Dec 19 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2020 Dec 25 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap
2020 Dec 26 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 Jan 09 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 Feb 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 Mar 06 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 Mar 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 Mar 27 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho
2021 Apr 03 8 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 May 01 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Prek Kdam Bridge
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 Prek Kdam Bridge
2021 May 22 8 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho

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