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Cruising the Mekong River

aboard Mekong Princess

Description

Indochina. The Mekong River. Angkor Wat. These names evoke appealing images of exotic cultures, magnificent Buddhist and Hindu temples, and lush tropical landscapes punctuated by a patchwork of rice paddies.

We invite you to join us on a fascinating journey through Cambodia and Vietnam, including a 7-night Mekong River cruise aboard the all-suite Mekong Princess, a ship that embodies the gracious heritage and beauty of Southeast Asia, combined with a romantic French colonial style and all the modern comforts. Her small size—just 12 suites—and ultra-shallow draft allow us to experience this mighty river from an intimate and authentic perspective, stepping into local homes to see how people live and work, and gliding through floating markets in the early-morning hours as they come to life.

Our program begins with a stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Still known by many as Saigon, it is a busy and dynamic metropolis, exuding energy and abuzz with activity. We conclude our journey with two full days to explore the remarkable Khmer temples and monuments of legendary Angkor, one of Asia’s most exquisite archaeological gems. Henri Mouhot, the Frenchman who rediscovered it in 1860, deemed it “grander than anything of Greece or Rome.” In between, the Mekong River takes us into the fascinating world of one of Asia's great waterways.