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RV Mekong Jewel

RV Mekong Jewel cruise ship

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RV Mekong Jewel Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Mekong Jewel

Year built2020 new ship
ClassMekong river cruiser
OwnerThe Travel Corporation (TTC)
OperatorUniworld River Cruises Asia, Rainforest Cruises, Lotus Cruises
Passengers34 - 68
Decks with cabins3

Review of RV Mekong Jewel

Uniworld Mekong Jewel ship cruises on Mekong River, with regularly scheduled itinerary program visiting ports in Vietnam and Cambodia. The shipowner Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company and subsidiary of The Travel Corporation (TTC). The new riverboat is also operated under charter by the brand Rainforest Cruises. This luxury travel company specializes in cruise tours on the Amazon River ((Peru, Brazil and Ecuador), Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers (Southeast Asia), as well as Galapagos Islands (South America).

RV Mekong Jewel cruise ship

Among the newest riverboats on Mekong River, Mekong Jewel ship is scheduled for launch in 2020 and specifically designed as an eco-friendly vessel featuring a special hull painting (that creates less drag), energy-efficient air-conditioning and LED lighting (throughout), latest-technology propulsion system with new-generation propellers (that generate minimum noise and vibrations).

UNIWORLD Mekong River cruise itineraries

The inaugural cruise is scheduled for January 3, 2020. The ship operates a 13-day cruise tour itinerary between Saigon and Siem Reap (northbound and southbound), with ports (sequence on the northbound route) in Vietnam's Mekong Delta (My Tho, Cai Be, Vinh Long, Sa Dec, Cu Lao Gieng Island, Tan Chau), Phnom Penh (Cambodia's capital), Angkor Ban, Kampong Cham, Wat Hanchey Temple.

Mekong Jewel Uniworld Mekong River cruise itinerary map

Next is listed riverboat's day-2-day schedule as officially announced by UNIWORLD:

  • DAY 1: Saigon - arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, optional group transfer or private transfer, Uniworld representative greet-and-meet, bus transfer to a luxury hotel, private check-in with welcome drinks
  • DAY 2: Saigon excursions (Ho Chi Minh City, Dinner Cruise on Saigon Princess)
  • DAY 3: Saigon, bus transfer to My Tho (cruise ship embarkation), cruising to Cai Be, excursion (Cu Chi Tunnels)
  • DAY 4: Cai Be, Vinh Long
  • DAY 5: Sa Dec, Gieng Island, Hong Ngu, Mekong cruising
  • DAY 6: Hong Ngu, Mekong cruising, Phnom Penh
  • DAY 7: Phnom Penh
  • DAY 8: Phnom Penh, Mekong cruising
  • DAY 9: Angkor Ban, Wat Hanchey
  • DAY 10: Kampong Cham (cruise ship debarkation in the morning), bus transfer to Siem Reap
  • DAY 11: Siem Reap - excursions (Angkor Wat Temples, Khmer Noodle House / Preah Dak Village)
  • DAY 12: Siem Reap - excursions (Angkor Thom ruins, Bayon, Ta Prohm), shipboard Apsara dance show and gala dinner
  • DAY 13: Siem Reap - hotel check-out, transfer to Siem Reap-Angkor Airport for home flight.


The Mekong Jewel ship features gorgeous designs together with an authentic approach to expedition cruising and luxury ambience. RV Mekong Jewel has 34 suites (of which 2 Royal and 2 Grand Suites) with private French balconies, man-made furniture, and contemporary facilities. She creates unforgettable experiences for passengers as the finest luxurious 5-star floating hotel.

Shipboard facilities

The riverboat boasts with its deluxe Dining Hall, alfresco Restaurant on the upper deck, two spacious Lounges (indoor and outdoor), and comfortable Sundeck. Modern navigation technologies, highest cruise standards, and experienced crew ensure safety on the water and smooth travel.

Breakfast and lunch are served set menu or buffet-style, while for dinner guests have the option of either buffet or set menu. The cuisine features a wonderful combination of Western and Asian dishes. Vegetarian offers are also included. Meals consist of mostly locally purchased products like organic vegetables, exotic fruit, fish and prawns. Breakfasts may also be served on the balcony in case passengers fill-up their menu form the day before.

The Internet is available in all ship's public areas, free-of-charge. The library offers computers and the Internet. The Spa pampers with a range of spa treatments from professional spa staff. Suite passengers enjoy a complimentary one-hour spa service of their choice during the cruise. RV Mekong Jewel is equipped with modern fitness facilities. Guests may enjoy the panoramic views while in the Fitness Center. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool (aft on Sun Deck), hair salon, nail bar, gift shop, Lobby Reception, elevator, sauna, steam room, laundry room.

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Mekong Jewel is due to replace Uniworld's Asian riverboat Mekong Navigator. Also in 2020, Uniworld introduces two more newbuild riverboats - the fleet mates SS Sao Gabriel (on Douro River in Portugal) and SS Sphinx (on Nile River in Egypt).

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