Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong River Cruising

A hypnotic blend of natural spectacles, ritualistic cultures and welcoming locals, the beauty of Southeast Asia is yours to discover

Book early and save with our brand-new 2022 & 2023 Southeast Asia collection

A treasure trove of natural spectacles, ritualistic cultures, and warm locals navigate Southeast Asia with us, as we introduce you to Vietnam, Cambodia and the majestic Mekong River, lifting the veil on over three millennia of proud history.

Across our three insightful itineraries we’ve combined seven nights cruising on board our stylish Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, along the Mekong, with land touring days in some of the region’s most spectacular destinations, staying in handpicked deluxe hotels, selected for their central location and wealth of amenities. Experience exceptional EmeraldVALUE throughout, from our excellent service on board, to our generous inclusions and collection of immersive excursions and experiences.


To celebrate the launch of our 2022 & 2023 collection we have an exclusive offer to share with you. It pays to book early with our Earlybird and Super Earlybird savings. In addition to securing your preferred cabin on your preferred travel date you could save with these great offers. Enjoy Earlybird Savings of up to £500 per person, save an extra £450 per person on selected departures and raise a glass and toast to you holiday with drinks all day long courtesy of a FREE Premium Drinks Package.

What’s more save an extra 10% with our Super Earlybird Offer when you book and pay in full 12 months prior to departure.

 

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Our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship

Emerald Harmony ship exterior

There is no finer way to experience the majesty of the Mekong than on board our spectacular Emerald Harmony Star-Ship. Custom-built to sail this wonderful waterway, Emerald Harmony combines style, and comfort for an unforgettable river cruising experience through Southeast Asia. Discover the benefits of a small ship experience with just 84 guests and 40 crew members for an excellent staff-to-guest ratio, and unlike other similar-sized ships, Emerald Harmony has been custom-built to sail through the centre of Ho Chi Minh allowing us to dock right in the heart of this fascinating city.

Sun & Pool Decks

Emerald Harmony Pool
Admire the beauty of the Mekong from our tranquil spaces, designed with your total relaxation in mind. On warm days, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, before partaking in a selection of cocktails from the bar. Take in the views of the ever-changing horizon from the walking track, or simply unwind in one of the comfortable chairs or sun loungers, as the river breezes washes over you.

Wellness Area

Wellness Area

Any stresses will simply melt away when you visit our beautiful on board spa and Wellness Area. Peruse our extensive menu of rejuvenating Asian-influenced therapies, and treat yourself to a soothing massage or facial to make you feel your absolute best. Visit the hairdressers for a wash, blow dry or a completely new look, and stay active in the weights and cardio stations of our well-equipped gym.  

Flavours of Asia

Horizon Bar Lounge
Authentic dining on board...

A journey through Southeast Asia is a sensory experience, with scents, as vibrant as the surrounding architecture, filling the streets. In Vietnam, strong influences remain from the country's former Chinese and French colonists, while Cambodian cuisine offers up its own unique characteristics. 

We believe food plays an important role in your travel experience, that's why we source most of our produce locally, ensuring that every dish we serve is as fresh and authentic as possible. And, of course, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner.

Reflections Restaurant

Reflections Restaurant
Pair spectacular views with a wonderful array of Asian-inspired dishes as you watch the world go by at our chic open plan restaurant. Perfect for socialising with fellow guests, it’s a delightful way to conclude a day of exploration, or prepare for a day of discovery on your excursions. And, of course, we will always provide a selection of home favourites for you to enjoy, perfect for when you crave something more familiar.

Horizon Bar & Lounge

Horizon Bar Lounge
No matter what you’re in the mood for, our talented bartenders are experts when it comes to creating delicious cocktails. We’ve sourced the best local and international wines and beers, while our extensive mocktail and cocktail menu combines flavours that will awaken the taste of Asia. Infusing local ingredients like lemongrass and tamarind, they will create special drinks to match the stunning views.

Lotus Lounge - NEW to Emerald Harmony

Lotus Lounge

On our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, we have introduced the Lotus Lounge, where dark wooden tones and muted colours relax you as you sail towards your next destination. Located at the front of the Vista Deck, nibbles and snacks will be available here throughout the day, as well as teas and coffees. Watch the endless horizons unfold as you sip your favourite drink and nibble something delicious. 

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The Mekong - Vietnam & Cambodia

At over 2,700 miles long, the mighty Mekong river is most definitely king, and its people have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony with this beautiful landscape. Journey with us through the wonderful maze of waterways of the Mekong Delta, where life is simple and traditional yet fascinating and captivating. Travel in complete comfort and style on board our specifically designed Emerald Harmony Star-Ship. 

Our three immersive itineraries all allow you to explore this magnificent region. From cruising through floating markets where you can shop for fruit, clothes and souvenirs from the side of your boat, to watching children riding on the backs of water buffalo, you will be immersed into this rural lifestyle and learn why this region is called the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. Being one of the most important and successful agricultural regions in the world, it holds a myriad of exquisite foods to sample.
 

Spotlight on the river

Ho Chi Minh City

Feel the energy of this high-octane city, with its 21st century skyscrapers and ancient temples, a nod to the past. 

  • Emerald Harmony is specially designed to sail into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. 
  • War Remnants Museum: Powerful displays on the effects of war, highlighted across various exhibits. 
  • Giac Lam Pagoda: Visit the peaceful surrounds of the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City. 
  • Reunification Palace: A spectacle, promising fascinating architecture. 

Phnom Penh

Cambodia's capital, sited at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers.

  • Silver Pagoda: Known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the floor is covered in silver. 
  • Killing Fields: Now a place of peace, pay respects to victims of the historic horror. 
  • Royal Palace: Its Khmer roofs and ornate gilding dominates the skyline. 

Your guide to Southeast Asia

A View of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia from Mekong River

Photographs of the Mekong

10 photographs that will make you want to explore the Mekong. 

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a bowl filled with different types of food

Five recipes of the Mekong

The timeless dishes of the Mekong River can reveal much about the countries and regions the river flows through

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The latest Star-Ship

Say hello to the future of luxury river cruising in Southeast Asia: Emerald Harmony. 


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Ho Chi Minh City Guide

caodai temple

On the surface a bustling metropolis like so many in South East Asia, Ho Chi Minh City conceals a raft of heritage and tradition, making it one of the most unique, diverse destinations on the winding course of the great Mekong River.

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Included hotels

Indochine Palace, Hue, Vietnam

More than just a place to rest your head

Our handpicked collection of included hotels bring you closer to each destination you visit, having been carefully chosen for their outstanding quality, perfect location and impeccable service.

  • Hanoi – Anatole Hotel
    Your comfortable Deluxe City View room is the perfect base from which to explore Hanoi. Located within the Old Quarter neighbourhood, the Anatole Hotel Hanoi blends modern conveniences with classic charm, and don’t forget to take advantage of the rooftop infinity pool.
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Grand Hotel Saigon
    Located in the heart of Saigon, this sensational Colonial-style 1930s hotel is situated next to the Saigon River. Boasting city or pool views, as well as a rooftop café with panoramic views of the city, it's a truly luxurious base from which to explore.
  • Hoi An - Silk Marina Resort
    A short walk from Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, this stunning 4-star hotel is home to a spa and wellness centre. Enjoy delicious food in the Marine Restaurant, boasting beautiful views of the river, and visit the stunning white sands of nearby Ang Bang Beach.
  • Hue - Indochine Palace
    Wonderfully located close to the Perfume Rivers and Hue Royal Palace, this opulent hotel sets new standards in excellence. Designed with elegant Colonial interiors, no expense has been spared with its luxurious rooms and suites, pool area, spa and several intimate lounge bars.
  • Siem Reap – Shinta Mani
    This upscale boutique-style resort is centrally located within the city’s leafy French Quarter. Its Khmer-inspired design complements its close proximity to Angkor Wat and it’s just a short walk from the Old Market and the famous Pub Street. A stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical garden make it a tranquil place in which to reside during your visit, as does the onsite spa and rooftop bar and café.

Extend your stay

Singapore
Make the most of your trip to Southeast Asia and extend your adventure with either a 4-day Luang Prabang tour or a 5-day Sapa tour. You can take in even more of Asia with one of our great city stopovers in Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai or Hong Kong. 

4-days Luang Prabang Tour from £1,000 per person

Explore the ancient capital’s glistening temples and discover why it has been awarded UNESCO status. Peruse museums and hidden laneways, experience a traditional Baci ceremony and catch the sunset from Mt. Phousi. Observe Monks collecting alms, take in Kuang Si Falls and immerse yourself in life on the river.

5-days Sapa Tour from £750 per person

Gaze in awe at the breath-taking scenery and cultural diversity of this spectacular part of Vietnam. Visit the Hmong and Red Zao people of the traditional hill tribes and learn all about their fascinating lives. Pay a visit to bustling Sapa market and the nearby villages of Sa Seng and Sau Chua, surrounded by beautiful mountains where ancient ways of life remain.
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Terms and Conditions: Southeast Asia -  4-days Luang Prabang Tour - Please note, this pre / post tour is only available on itineraries starting or ending in Siem Reap. 5-days Sapa Tour - Please note, this pre / post tour is only available on itineraries starting or ending in Hanoi.

Our offers are not combinable and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Supplements apply for single travellers. Our itineraries, hotels, dates and inclusions are subject to change. E&OE.