The Mekong River

Discover why the Mekong is the heart and soul of Southeast Asia

Sail the Mekong on our chic, Asia-inspired Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony

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Discover the Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia on one of three unique Mekong river cruise itineraries. Southeast Asia is an exotic land with diversity and colour known for bringing your senses to life. With rich sights, sounds, tastes and smells, you are guaranteed an unforgettable journey on the magnificent Mekong!

Discover Hanoi, a romantic city located in the North and combines modern and traditional Asian culture. In Halong Bay emerald colored waters engulf hundreds of sheer limestone pillars that tower from the water covered lush green vegetation. In the South you will find significant historic sites, bustling cities and epic scenery. Journey through Ho Chi Minh City, a busy and thriving metropolis, or explore Cu Chi Tunnels – absolutely fascinating and built by the communist guerillas. In Cambodia, spend some time in the capital Phnom Penh with an inspiring story of tragedy and triumph.

The Mekong Delta, known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam is essential to Southeast Asia and the lifeblood of the regions, where traditional life and Vietnamese agriculture thrive. Cruise through floating markets and villages, see children riding on the backs of water buffalo, verdant rice paddies filled with workers in conical hats and a range of vessels plying the narrow waterways. Traveling on the river allows you the opportunity to experience remote markets and villages, untouched by modern ways.

Cruise in style and comfort from on board our newest, luxury Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony. Built and decorated to compliment the rich culture and beauty of the region, Emerald Harmony will exceed all your expectations. 

Explore the Highlights along the Mekong River

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Siem Reap

The gateway to the iconic Angkor Wat temples, Siem Reap is a constantly evolving city in the ever-changing image of modern Cambodia. Resting on the banks of the Tonlé Sap lake, the city is an exciting mix of delicious cuisine, unforgettable nightlife and temples at every turn. Feel the buzz of the Old Market, take a tuk-tuk through the bustling streets, and admire the stunning views of the Kulen Mountains.

Ho Chi Minh City Skyline

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s answer to the city that never sleeps, Ho Chi Minh City is a high-octane expanse where you can’t help but hop along for the ride. Traditional and contemporary worlds collide as glistening skyscrapers stand alongside ancient temples, exuding a unique energy only the former Saigon could possess. Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of an energetic city that has such a fascinating story to tell.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Shaped by the Khmer Empire, the Cambodian capital sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap. A kaleidoscope of sights and scents, its lively markets are a treasure trove of delightful local delicacies. Its temples of Wat Phnom and Wat Botum are a haven of tranquility and spirituality, and, while a peaceful place now, The Killing Fields are a poignant reminder of the city’s past.

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Halong Bay

Known locally as the ‘Bay of Descending Dragons’, Halong Bay is a mystical setting where limestone and forested towers emerge from the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Made up of thousands of islets, it’s a serene network of emerald lakes, illuminating caves and immense natural beauty, crafted by tropical downpours for over 500 million years. With such splendour, it’s no wonder it's a recognized by UNESCO.