Emerald Waterways river cruise line has announced they are taking bookings for the 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise season. Mekong River sailings through Cambodia and Vietnam take place aboard the line’s newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony. Launched in 2019, this intimate ship carries just 84 guests and boasts a clever design which—unlike most similar-sized Mekong river ships—can sail all the way through to historic Ho Chi Minh City.
Guests booking any 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise and tour itinerary of 13 days or longer will receive their choice of $2,000 savings per couple or free, round trip air to Asia, while those booking the 8-day river cruise will receive $1,500 savings per couple or round trip air for just $295. Offer is good on bookings made by Dec. 31, 2020. Additionally, guests paying in full within 14 days of booking will receive an early payment savings of $400 pp. Early payment discount expires Sept. 30, 2020. All bookings include a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, allowing guests to book with confidence in the event plans change.
Emerald Waterways offers four unique itineraries on the Emerald Harmony, each designed to allow guests to discover a new and fascinating way of life, sample exotic cuisine and learn about a culture rooted in agriculture and a warm community spirit. The 8-day Majestic Mekong Cruise sails between Prek’kdam and Ho Chi Minh City, while 13-day Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise sails between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap with time on land to explore Angkor Wat; the 17-day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour adds stops in Hanoi and Halong Bay in the north, and the 21-day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour includes stops at Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap.
No matter which itinerary guests opt for, they will pay a visit to the busy metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, a city that continues to modernize while maintaining traditional roots. The Emerald Harmony’s clever design allows it to sail to the center of Ho Chi Minh City, meaning guests will disembark in the center of the action rather than needing to be coached in from outside the city like with many similarly sized ships.
With only 84 guests in 42 staterooms and suites, Emerald Harmony offers an intimate and upscale sailing experience on the Mekong. Built to the highest European safety, fire, hygiene and emission standards, the ship features spacious cabins, including 32 Panorama Balcony Suites with drop-down windows measuring 273-sq. ft.; four 398-sq.-ft. Grand Balcony Suites; and two 450-sq.-ft. Owner’s Suites boasting wrap-around terraces with private hot tubs. The ship also features a pool located on the ship’s aft, an Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge, and an impressive 2:1 guest to crew ratio. The menu in the main dining venue, Reflections Restaurant, will serve a locally-inspired menu showcasing native cuisine from the region. Featuring dark wooden tones and muted colors, the beautiful Lotus Lounge, situated at the front of the Vista Deck, is a new and quiet spot for guests to relax and watch the horizon unfold as the ship sails.
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