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8-Day Majestic Mekong Cruise on Emerald Harmony

From Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sat, Jan 04, 2025
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Departure
Jan 04, 2025
Arrival
Jan 11, 2025

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2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons.

Pay-in-full: Up to $3,000 additional savings per suite when paid in full. For S, RA and SA categories recieve $1500pp savings ($3000 per suite) when you pay in full within 30 days of booking for sailings 6 or more months from departure, or within 2 weeks of booking for departures within 6 months, or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest; whichever is soonest. Other cabin categories recieve $1000pp savings ($2000 per suite) when paid in full within 30 days of booking for sailings 6 or more months from departure, or within 2 weeks of booking for departures within 6 months, or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Pay in full Air offers available in lieu of pay-in-full savings with same payment terms; Free premium economy air available on the S, RA and SA categories with a max value $2500pp. Free Premium economy air is available on the S and SA categories for South East Asia with a max value of $3000pp. Free economy air is available on other cabin categories with a max value $1500pp. Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruises' choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Single Supplement: Free single supplement is available on select departures. Full payment required. Single supplement is appled to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare. Free single supplement is not combinable with any other offers. Other dates may have a 45% single supplement; can be converted to a 25% supplement when paid in full within 30 days of booking for sailings 6 or more months from departure, or within 2 weeks of booking for departures within 6 months, or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Single supplement offers not applicable on S, RA or SA categories. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up?to?date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit emeraldcruises.com.

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Reduced Single Supplement offer is available for new bookings only made after Go Live date for the sailing in question. Pay in full required 12 months from departure; if within 12 months, full payment is due 72 hours from booking. Savings are based on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, taxes, any pre- or post land touring, hotel stays and other additional items. These offers are combinable with trade vouchers and future travel credits only; not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups.

Offer is available globally on selected dates and cabin categories. All Top Suites are excluded from the Offer. Offer is inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor.

Single Supplement: 45% single supplement offer is available. Single supplement is applied to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare plus 45% of the 2nd guest fare. 45% single supplement is combinable with pay in full roundtrip air offer. If guest chooses to waive free air, the single supplement can be reduced to 25% when paid in full within 30 days of booking, or 120 days prior to departure; whichever is sooner. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Phnom Penh - Koh Khsach Krao – Embarkation
    Sat, Jan 04, 2025

    Arrive before 1400. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. Later you will be transferred to Koh Khsach Krao to embark your Emerald Cruises award-winning Star-Ship. On arrival, you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Later, set sail to Phnom Penh whilst you enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow guests.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Phnom Penh prior to 03:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Oudong – Phnom Penh
    Sun, Jan 05, 2025

    Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city, known as the “Pearl of Asia”, was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Monastery and Temples. Located north of Phnom Penh, Oudong was the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in 1866. Important remnants on the temple site include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In the main temple of the Oudong Monastery, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme. Spend the afternoon as you please exploring our DiscoverMORE excursions or simply relaxing on board Emerald Harmony. After dinner, as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, enjoy Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour.

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    A traditional Buddhist Monk blessing

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    Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour

    DiscoverMORE
    A silk farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei (extra expense)

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    Craft Beer Adventure by remork (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Phnom Penh
    Mon, Jan 06, 2025

    This morning, you will learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of the country’s history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Here you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the memorial and learn about this sad historic chapter. Afterwards visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21). This is a former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge.

    Back on-board Emerald Harmony, enjoy a Cambodian Street Fair lunch, before visiting the majestic Royal Palace with its French-inspired gardens, followed by a shopping trip at the Central Market located in the heart of the city. This evening, as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, enjoy a cultural performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation, before setting sail to the border.

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    Cultural Performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation

    Included Excursion
    Killing Fields at Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

    Included Excursion
    A visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Cross Vietnam/Cambodia Border - Tan Chau – An Long
    Tue, Jan 07, 2025

    Cross the border then sail to Tan Chau.  Here embark on a sampan to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community.  Reboard your sampan to travel back to Tan Chau and as part of our EmeraldPLUS, programme, visit the recently renovated Cao Dai temple. The religion of Cao Dai is a syncretic, monotheistic religion established in southern Vietnam in the city of Tây Ninh in 1926. Here, you will learn more about the mix of ideas that form the basis of this fascinating religion. Afterwards ride in a Xe Loi (local form of cyclo) from the temple back to your sampan to then visit a Mekong fish farm before returning to Emerald Harmony.

    Relax on board this afternoon or join our DiscoverMORE tour of Tràm Chim National Park, home to Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. Return to Emerald Harmony where, later this evening as part of our EmeraldPLUS, programme, you’ll be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance on board.

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    A visit to a local Cao Dai Temple

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    A Lion Dance performance on board

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Evergreen Island

    Included Excursion
    Experience a Xe Loi ride, unique to the Mekong Delta

    DiscoverMORE
    A visit to Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary in Tram Chim National Park (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Gieng Island - My An Hung
    Wed, Jan 08, 2025

    On Gieng Island you can travel through the island’s villages to visit families who work in a variety of local industries including boat building of different types and creating incense sticks for temples. Also visit Vietnam’s oldest church.

    Return to Emerald Harmony by sampan and sail to My An Hung Island. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam specialises in red-hot chilli and peppers. As part of our EmeraldPLUS excursion enjoy some local folk singing during the visit, wander through coconut farms, meet the locals and learn about life in the village.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Listen to some local folk singing in My An Hung

    Included Excursion
    See the local industries in Gieng Island

    Included Excursion
    A visit to My An Hung village and its Monkey Bridge


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Sa Dec – Cai Be
    Thu, Jan 09, 2025

    After a short ride on a sampan to Sa Dec, enjoy a walking tour around town.  Stop include the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le (currently under renovation), who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant, and enjoy a walk through the central market to peruse its varied produce.

    Return to Emerald Harmony by sampan and, after lunch on board, you’ll arrive in Cai Be. Travelling via sampan, visit a coconut candy workshop to learn how coconut candy and other local sweets are made, then visit a local French colonial heritage villa.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
    Fri, Jan 10, 2025

    After sailing from My Tho leave the Mekong Delta and enter the Cho Gao Canal.  This canal is considered one of Vietnam major arterial canals that connects Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta with Ho Chi Minh City. Today is a fascinating day watching the heavy commercial traffic navigate this important waterway which can see upwards of 1,800 vessels transit each day. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ever-changing vistas from the pool, to enjoy a treatment in the Wellness Area (additional expense), or to read a book and chat with new friends. Cruise past mangroves, narrow canals, fish farms, busy cargo barges and local fishing boats alike. Tonight, dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City with views of the city lights. (Due to customs regulations, you will not be able to go ashore this evening)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation
    Sat, Jan 11, 2025

    After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh City airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.8
Value for Money
4.8

Ratings based off 8 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Emerald was awesome. It offered us cultural experience that was unusual and authentic. We felt like we got to know the countries we visited. We are looking to book with Emerald again in Europe. Local and tour Director was the best

first emerald waterway tour was excellent ! excellent and unique excursions included plus good optional tours offered loved the Vespa ride, ox cart and rickshaw ride Hoi Ann and Halong bay are highlights emerald staff very welcoming to us

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