Viking, a world leader in stylish and inclusive ocean and river cruising, is launching a new ship in summer 2021 for its popular Magnificent Mekong exotic expeditions. The 80-passenger Viking Saigon is scheduled to debut with an August 30, 2021, land and cruise adventure. The river cruise portion of the culturally immersive itinerary sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
"For many of our guests, Vietnam and Cambodia remain top destinations because of their significance in world history," said Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen. "We have led the river cruise industry with our fleet development and experiences that bring travelers closer to the cultures of the world for more than two decades. This will be the most modern vessel on the Mekong and will feel like home to our loyal Viking guests who are familiar with the comfortable design of our ships."
Amenities and Cabins on Viking Saigon
Purpose-built for the Mekong River, Viking Saigon will carry up to 80 passengers in 40 outside staterooms. Featuring the clean Scandinavian design for which Viking is known, all cabins will have hotel-style beds and floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors with a veranda or French balcony. Viking Saigon offers three decks and includes a Spa and Fitness Center, Infinity Pool and open-air Sky Bar on the top Sun Deck.
During the 15-day itineraries in Vietnam and Cambodia, you get to see the cultural treasures of these countries with 16 guided tours. Hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracket an eight-day Mekong River cruise on this exotic and highly curated journey.
Passengers can enjoy shopping in Old Hanoi's markets and exploring the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat. You'll also visit Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins; and see the sights of Phnom Penh by cyclo rickshaw.
On the river cruise, discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets. Multiple departure dates begin in August 2021. Pricing starts at $5,299 per person, with discounted airfare from $1,199 per person.
Spacious and Stylish Staterooms
All cabins on Viking Saigon will offer verandas so that you can enjoy the gorgeous views as you sail on the exotic Mekong River. Check out these renderings to see the accommodations.
We have been on a Mekong cruise to Cambodia and Vietnam and can attest to the life-changing experiences these journeys offer.
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