In January 2012, Uniworld is launching a new and very exciting 14-night itinerary – Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong. The NEW River Saigon cruise ship has a limited capacity of just 60 guests, ensuring each will receive an intimate and personalised experience in pure luxury.
The comprehensive itinerary starts at Ho Chi Minh City where guests will stay for three days exploring the city and visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. From there guests sail down the narrow canals of the Mekong River stopping off for excursions at small towns and visit floating markets and homes. From there the cruise continues down to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, where guests learn about the Khmer Rouge violent regime, as well as a visit to the National museum. Guests continue then on their cruise up the Mekong towards Siem Reap, stopping off at small towns along the way. At Siem Reap, two days are dedicated to exploring the UNESCO heritage site of Angkor Wat. A short flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi where guests will stay in the luxury of the Inter Continental Hotel before departing for home.
UK prices for this package are still to be confirmed but are being finalised shortly. The package will include:
7 night Mekong River Cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the beautiful NEW River Saigon, 7 nights in centrally located deluxe hotels featuring luxurious accommodations, buffet breakfast, and all services charges, taxes and porterage, Captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides made up of more than 20 people. Highlights include: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap – getaway to the Khmer Empire, and the Angkor Wat Temple Complex.
14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 11 dinners, complimentary wine with dinner onboard, and complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer and local spirits are available onboard throughout the day. Domestic flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi or Hanoi to Siem Reap. All transfers on arrival and departure days.