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Viking has announced an expansion to its fleet in Southeast Asia with the new Viking Tonle. Currently under construction, the Viking Tonle will host 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms and will sail Viking’s 15-day Magnificent Mekong itinerary when it joins the fleet in 2025.

Viking Tonle will join its identical sister ship, the Viking Saigon, which debuted in 2022, sailing between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam.

The ship is scheduled to debut in October 2025. To meet strong demand for Mekong River voyages, Viking has added sailing dates in 2025 and has now opened the entire 2026 season for booking.

“The rich history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia have always made the Mekong River a fascinating destination for our guests,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press release statement. “With the addition of an identical sister ship in 2025, we look forward to introducing even more curious travelers to the treasures of this fantastic region in the years to come.”

Built specifically to navigate the Mekong River, the Viking Tonle will feature the clean Scandinavian design for which Viking is known, all staterooms will have hotel-style beds and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a Veranda or French Balcony. Guests on the 3-deck Viking Tonle also enjoy a spa and fitness center, pool and open-air Sky Bar on the upper deck.

Sailing the Mekong

During this 15-day journey, guests will explore the cultural treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia with 16 guided tours. Hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracket an 8-day Mekong River voyage on this itinerary, during which guests can enjoy exploring the Old Quarter of Hanoi and attending a performance by Apsara dancers; tasting the distinctive fresh ingredients from bustling markets and local restaurants; wandering the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site; visiting Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins; and seeing the sights of Phnom Penh by cyclo rickshaw. On the river voyage portion of the itinerary, guests can discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets.

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