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Viking Mekong

The Viking Mekong is a beautifully handcrafted ship specifically designed to navigate even the most remote areas of the Mekong River. Viking Mekong offers a river view from every stateroom with large windows and personal deck space, and an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere with attentive, English-speaking crew. Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of one of the most scenic and fascinating regions in the world while enjoying the comfort and elegant romance of Viking Mekong.

    • 180

    • Length
    • 2011

    • Built Year
    • 2013

    • Refurbished Year
    • 28

    • Crew
    • 56

    • Pax Capacity
    • 2

    • Suites


Ship Information

  • Maiden Voyage: 2011
  • Refurbished Year: Jan 1, 1970
  • Length: 180
  • Passenger Capacity: 56
  • Normal Crew Size: 28
  • Staterooms: 28
  • Suites: 2


All meals aboard are prepared by local chefs under the guidance of our European management team. Meals are open seating during set meal times—no table reservations are accepted. Room service is not available. Guests requiring special diets such as vegetarian, low salt, diabetic or low cholesterol meals must alert Viking River Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board. The chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these requests.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Viking River Cruises does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard river cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. They reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.


It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your tour price.


Category C
Square Footage: 168

Category C

Standard staterooms have floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors. All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration and a private bathroom with shower Safe, hair dryer & air conditioning. Bottled water replenished daily. Located on Middle deck.

Category JR
Square Footage: 232

Category JR

Jr. Suite Stateroom have all staterooms outside with a river view Floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration Private bathroom with shower Safe, hair dryer & air conditioning Bottled water replenished daily Laundry service Voltage: 220V

Category B
Square Footage: 168

Category B

Standard staterooms have floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors. All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration and a private bathroom with shower Safe, hair dryer & air conditioning. Bottled water replenished daily. Located on Upper Deck.

Category A
Square Footage: 168

Category A

Standard staterooms have floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors. All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration and a private bathroom with shower Safe, hair dryer & air conditioning. Bottled water replenished daily. Located on Upper Deck.

Life on Board



The spacious dining room offers amazing views of the river while you enjoy the enticing local cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, while dinner is served to you at your table by our expert staff. Located on the Middle Deck.



Forget to bring something? Looking for a magazine or some gift items? The onboard boutique has everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient. Located on the Upper Deck.


Sun Deck

The sun deck with shaded lounge area is a place for you to relax and enjoy the company of your fellow guests. Sit back, have a beverage and take in the beauty of the river.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Pre-Departure Test
To ensure your journey is smooth and that you are able to fully enjoy your voyage as planned, we highly recommend that all guests take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, no more than three days prior to beginning your journey.

Purified Air
Enjoy fresh air in your stateroom, knowing that all staterooms on Viking river ships feature independent air handling units that do not share air with other areas of the ship. Take comfort in knowing that the air in the public areas of your ship has also been purified with new short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) lights and high-density filters, which kill 99.99% of all airborne viruses and bacteria.

Medical Services
While every precaution can reduce the risk of illness, we are also prepared for that outcome. Each of our vessels has always had a state-of-the-art Medical Center; those facilities have now been upgraded with more specialized equipment. We have also launched a new 24/7 hotline staffed by doctors, specifically for our river cruises.

Rest assured that the surfaces on your ship will be cleaned and sanitized continuously with daily scheduled deep cleanings. You will notice more hand sanitization stations throughout your ship. And on our ocean and expedition ships, we are using new sanitization robots that utilize UV-C light to treat surfaces in guest and crew public areas—an industry first.

Dining & Entertainment
On your ship, you can expect spacious, airy public areas and abundant options for al fresco dining. Also, on our ocean voyages, as always, you can enjoy complimentary 24-hour room service. Now, more options for spaced seating in all dining venues will allow for physical distancing; there will be additional table service at all bars and lounges; and new capabilities will allow you to watch more live events and enriching content through your in-room entertainment system.

Physical Distancing & Face Masks
Public health experts agree that proper physical distancing and the use of face masks are effective in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Face masks are optional while moving about the ship. Please note: Viking’s Medical Team continually monitors conditions and may deem face masks to be necessary while moving about the ship, based on conditions at the time of travel. While ashore, guests will need to comply with any local guidelines for face masks and physical distancing. Face masks continue to be required for all crew.

Local Partner Training
As part of the Viking Health & Safety Program, we will regularly train every local partner, including motor coach drivers and tour guides. While ashore, Viking’s measures will meet or exceed local guidelines for social distancing and other precautions.

Viking Mekong Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 14 reviews about Viking Mekong - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Viking was very organized with excellent guides. The hotels were far above average with excellent locations.


Viking Mekong was a terrific adventure. Our Program Directors in Bangkok  were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a pleasure to be in their company and to have them lead us while in Thailand on the extension. Our Program Director in Vietnam and Cambodia while on the cruise and afterward, was outstanding. His personality is exactly what is needed on a river cruise. His attentiveness to every detail, his engaging personality and his expertise were most appreciated. He helped in many ways to make this experience a truly memorable adventure. The local guides in both Vietnam and Cambodia were also excellent and committed to making our experiences enjoyable and educational. The staff on the ship were outstanding in every way. Thank you to all who helped to make this a wonderful experience.


Excellent cruise/land package. Very good itinerary. Viking's staff on and off the ship were outstanding and the trip was, likewise, outstanding. Would highly recommend, except that traveler has to be up to a lot of walking and a lot of stairs. Ship cabin was small (as expected) but workable for a week. Ship staff went the extra mile to please us and accommodate any special needs or requests. Our guide (there were two) was very good and looked after a couple of special needs we had re food. Overall excellent.


We enjoyed our trip very much and also the service of Viking River Cruise and Affordable tours.

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