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Mekong Princess Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Gieng Island - Phnom Penh City - Angkor Ban - Siem Reap

With Mekong Princess Cruise, the ultimate journey of exploration along the lower Mekong is to cruise from Saigon Port through the waterways of the famous Mekong Delta and then head north into Cambodian waters. By combining shipboard life, in elegant French colonial luxury, with discreet and fascinating shore excursions, this is the most intimate way to be ‘up close and personal’ with the people and culture of Southern Vietnam. Feed your senses. Savor the extraordinary sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of remote location river cruise life.

Built in Saigon to international design and safety standards, Mekong Princess was launched in 2015 and is considered the best-constructed and most elegant vessel plying the waters of the Mekong River today

Cruise Itinerary

8 days
Siem Reap - Sai Gon (8 Days/ 7 Nights) Kampong Cham - Angkor Ban - Phnom Penh - Border Crossing - Hong Ngu - Gieng Island - Ho An Village - Can Tho - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh

Day 1: Kampong Cham

Early this morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Siem Reap. Please give us your hotel name with address and be ready at your hotel at 7:00 A.M to wait for our shuttle service. You will be transferred by motor-coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham and embark the RV Mekong Princess for lunch. Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge. After enjoying a cruising afternoon at leisure, enjoy a Cambodian Welcome Dinner on board.

The ship sails to Angkor Ban and docks overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your host.

Day 2: Angkor Ban - Phnom Penh

We start the day with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Phnom Penh and docks at the port.
This afternoon, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.
The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.

Day 3: Phnom Penh

This morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive away from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters.
The afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh.
This evening before dinner, enjoying the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.
Early Sunday morning, the Mekong Princess will make her way towards to Border of Cambodia Vietnam and complete formalities.

Day 4: Border Crossing - Hong Ngu - Gieng Island

This morning, after completing immigration procedures to Viet Nam, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.
In the afternoon, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

The ship sails to Hoa An and anchors overnight.

Day 5: Hoa An Village - Can Tho

This morning, your excursion by sampan will take to Hoa An village, which is untouched and well known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor trishaw to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do – the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

Day 6: Can Tho - Ben Tre

We begin our morning before breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

After completing the port formalities, we will leave Ninh Kieu Wharf, Can Tho city, downstream the Bassac river to sail through Tra On rivulet mouth, Nicolai canal, Mang Thit canal, Cho Lach rivulet mouth and Mekong river. The ship anchors and docks overnight in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre province.

Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 7: Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

We sail through the ‘Mighty Mekong River’ to Cho Gao canal, Vam Co river, Nuoc Man canal, Soai Rap river and Saigon river.
The ship docks overnight at Saigon Port.

Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port

Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast and completing the port formalities, we disembark the Mekong Princess at 8:00 A.M in Saigon port and transferred by motor-coach to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

6 days
Phnom Penh - Sai Gon (6 Days/ 5 Nights) Phnom Penh - Border Crossing - Hong Ngu - Gieng Island - Hoa An Village - Can Tho - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Our guide awaits you at 11:30 A.M at the Mekong Princess docking at Phnom Penh port. Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge.

After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

Early Sunday morning, the Mekong Princess will make her way towards to Border of Cambodia Vietnam and complete formalities.

Day 2: Border Crossing - Hong Ngu - Gieng Island

This morning, after completing immigration procedures to Viet Nam, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.

In the afternoon, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

The ship sails to Hoa An and anchors overnight.

Day 3: Hoa An Village - Can Tho

This morning, your excursion by sampan will take to Hoa An village, which is untouched and well known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor trishaw to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do – the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

Day 4: Can Tho - Ben Tre

We begin our morning before breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

After completing the port formalities, we will leave Ninh Kieu Wharf, Can Tho city, downstream the Bassac river to sail through Tra On rivulet mouth, Nicolai canal, Mang Thit canal, Cho Lach rivulet mouth and Mekong river. The ship anchors and docks overnight in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre province.

Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 5: Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

We sail through the ‘Mighty Mekong River’ to Cho Gao canal, Vam Co river, Nuoc Man canal, Soai Rap river and Saigon river.
The ship docks overnight at Saigon Port.

Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port

Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast and completing the port formalities, we disembark the Mekong Princess at 8:00 A.M in Saigon port and transferred by motor-coach to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

4 days
Phnom Penh - Can Tho (4 Days/ 3 Nights) Phnom Penh - Hong Ngu - Gieng Island - Hoa An Village - Can Tho

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Our guide awaits you at 11:30 A.M at the Mekong Princess docking at Phnom Penh port. Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge.

After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

Early Sunday morning, the Mekong Princess will make her way towards to Border of Cambodia Vietnam and complete formalities.

Day 2: Border Crossing - Hong Ngu - Gieng Island

This morning, after completing immigration procedures to Viet Nam, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.

In the afternoon, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

The ship sails to Hoa An and anchors overnight.

Day 3: Hoa An Village - Can Tho

This morning, your excursion by sampan will take to Hoa An village, which is untouched and well known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor trishaw to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do – the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

Day 4: Can Tho

Early morning, please place your checked luggage outside your suite to make the early check out before 07:30 A.M. After that, we aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

After completing the port formalities, it’s time to bid farewell to the Mekong Princess and your ship’s crews. You will disembark at 10:30 A.M.

3 days
Can Tho - Saigon (3 Days/ 2 Nights) Can Tho - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon Port

Day 1: Can Tho

Our guide awaits you at the Mekong Princess docking at Ninh Kieu Wharf. We will start to welcome from 10:00 A.M to 10:45 A.M and set sail from 11:00 A.M. Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge.

The cruise will leave Can Tho, downstream the Bassac river to sail through Tra On rivulet mouth, Nicolai canal, Mang Thit canal, Cho Lach rivulet mouth.

The ship anchors and docks overnight in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre province.

Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 2: Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

We sail through the ‘Mighty Mekong River’ to Cho Gao canal, Vam Co river, Nuoc Man canal, Soai Rap river and Saigon river.
The ship docks overnight at Saigon Port.

Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Sai Gon Port

Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast and completing the port formalities, we disembark the Mekong Princess at 8:00 A.M in Saigon port and transferred by motor-coach to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

8 days
Saigon - Siem Reap (8 Days/7 Nights) Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Hoa An - Gieng Island - Hong Ngu - Border crossing - Phnom Penh - Angkor Ban - Kampong Cham

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port

Later in the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to transfer to the Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port – 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City for embarkation. Please give us your hotel name with address and be ready at your hotel around 10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M to wait for our shuttle service.

Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge. You will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery.

Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

We sail at midday through Saigon river, Soai Rap river, Nuoc Man canal, Vam Co river and Cho Gao canal to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

Late in the day, we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, time to enjoy crafted cocktails by our skilled bartenders and watch the sun sets, and sampans passing by. A traditional Vietnamese “A La Carte” dinner will be served in the Indochine onboard Restaurant, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most delicate palates.

Day 2: Ben Tre - Can Tho

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine.

After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do – the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, Vietnam’s People, Culture & colonial History.

Day 3: Can Tho - Hoa An

We start our morning before breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for a sumptuous buffet breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

After lunch, continue excursion by sampan to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor trishaw to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families. The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.

Day 4: Gieng Island - Hong Ngu

After breakfast, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

This afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.
The ship sails and anchors in Tan Chau overnight.

Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 5: Border crossing/ Phnom Penh

This morning, the Mekong Princess will arrive at the border to complete exit procedures and continue up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh (capital of Kingdom Cambodia). You can enjoy the fascinating scenery on both sides of the Mekong River. After completing immigration procedures to Cambodia, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.

Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration; Lecture of Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your host.

Day 6: Phnom Penh

This morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive away from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters.

This afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh.

This evening before dinner, enjoying the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.

The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.

Day 7: Angkor Ban

The Mekong Princess leaves Phnom Penh and sails to Angkor Ban. We start the afternoon tour with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Kampong Cham and docks overnight.

Day 8: Kampong Cham

Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast, we disembark the Mekong Princess in Kampong Cham and transferred by motor-coach to your hotel in Siem Reap at noon.

5 days
Saigon - Phnom Penh (5 Days/4 Nights) Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Hoa An - Gieng Island - Hong Ngu - Border crossing - Phnom Penh

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port

Later in the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to transfer to the Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port – 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City for embarkation. Please give us your hotel name with address and be ready at your hotel around 10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M to wait for our shuttle service.

Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge. You will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery.

Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

We sail at midday through Saigon river, Soai Rap river, Nuoc Man canal, Vam Co river and Cho Gao canal to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

Late in the day, we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, time to enjoy crafted cocktails by our skilled bartenders and watch the sun sets, and sampans passing by. A traditional Vietnamese “A La Carte” dinner will be served in the Indochine onboard Restaurant, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most delicate palates.

Day 2: Ben Tre - Can Tho

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine.

After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do – the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, Vietnam’s People, Culture & colonial History.

Day 3: Can Tho - Hoa An

We start our morning before breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for a sumptuous buffet breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

After lunch, continue excursion by sampan to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor trishaw to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families. The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.

Day 4: Gieng Island - Hong Ngu

After breakfast, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

This afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.
The ship sails and anchors in Tan Chau overnight.

Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 5: Border crossing/ Phnom Penh

This morning, the Mekong Princess will arrive at the border to complete exit procedures and continue up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh (capital of Kingdom Cambodia). You can enjoy the fascinating scenery on both sides of the Mekong River. After completing immigration procedures to Cambodia, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

After the shore excursion, please place your checked luggage outside your suite and it’s time to bid farewell to the Mekong Princess and your ship’s crews at Phnom Penh Port. You will disembark at 5:00 P.M.

Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration.

3 days
Saigon - Can Tho (3 Days/2 Nights) Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port - Ben Tre - Can Tho

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Port

Later in the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to transfer to the Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port – 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City for embarkation. Please give us your hotel name with address and be ready at your hotel around 10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M to wait for our shuttle service.

Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge. You will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery.

Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

We sail at midday through Saigon river, Soai Rap river, Nuoc Man canal, Vam Co river and Cho Gao canal to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

Late in the day, we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, time to enjoy crafted cocktails by our skilled bartenders and watch the sun sets, and sampans passing by. A traditional Vietnamese “A La Carte” dinner will be served in the Indochine onboard Restaurant, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most delicate palates.

Day 2: Ben Tre - Can Tho

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine.

After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do – the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, Vietnam’s People, Culture & colonial History.

Day 3: Can Tho

Early morning, please place your checked luggage outside your suite and make the early check out before 07:30 A.M to have the morning excursion. We aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for a sumptuous buffet breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

After completing the port formalities, it’s time to bid farewell to the Mekong Princess and your ship’s crews at Ninh Kieu Wharf. You will disembark at 10:30 A.M.

3 days
Can Tho - Phnom Penh (3 Days/2 Nights) Can Tho - Hoa An - Gieng Island - Hong Ngu - Border crossing - Phnom Penh

Day 1: Can Tho - Hoa An

Our guide awaits you at the Mekong Princess docking at Ninh Kieu Wharf. We will start to welcome from 10:00 A.M to 10:45 A.M and set sail from 11:00 A.M. Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge.

You will have lunch before having excursion by sampan to Hoa An village, which is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor cart to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.
The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.

Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

Day 2: Gieng Island - Hong Ngu

After breakfast, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

This afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.
The ship sails and anchors in Tan Chau overnight.

Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Day 3: Border crossing/ Phnom Penh

This morning, the Mekong Princess will arrive at the border to complete exit procedures and continue up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh (capital of Kingdom Cambodia). You can enjoy the fascinating scenery on both sides of the Mekong River. After completing immigration procedures to Cambodia, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

After the shore excursion, please place your checked luggage outside your suite and it’s time to bid farewell to the Mekong Princess and your ship’s crews at Phnom Penh Port. You will disembark at 5:00 P.M.

Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration.

3 days
Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (3 Days/2Nights) Phnom Penh - Angkor Ban - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Our guide awaits you at 11:30 A.M at the Mekong Princess docking at Phnom Penh port. Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge.

After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.

Day 2: Angkor Ban

The Mekong Princess leaves Phnom Penh and sails to Angkor Ban. We start the afternoon tour with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Kampong Cham and docks overnight.

Day 3: Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast, we disembark the Mekong Princess in Kampong Cham and transferred by motor-coach to your hotel in Siem Reap at noon.

Stateroom:

In Suite Accommodation | Amenities

  • Mineral water jugs
  • Orchids flower, Daily newspaper
  • Thermos bottles for excursion
  • In-room Breakfast (Available Upon Request)
  • In Suite electronic Safe, Telephone for internal communication
  • Individual Climate Control & Colonial celling fan
  • Hair dryer, Multi configuration plugs (V220 & V110)
  • Pillow Menu, nightly Pillow Chocolates
  • Long Shoe horn, Alarm clock , Flat Screen LCD TV with Movie channel
  • Floor to ceiling windows with French balcony
  • All- Natural Local SPA quality Bath amenities, Make up magnifying mirror
  • Luxury Honeycomb SPA Bathrobe & slippers
  • 500-Thread Count Linen Duvet cover or blanket & sheet
  • Night light in bathroom
  • All bathrooms with panoramic windows facing the Mekong River
  • Butler Service for Tonle & Angkor Suites :

Feet Launch:

  • Number of boats: 01
  • Number of cabins: 14
  • Length: 63m
  • Width: 10m
  • Number of decks: 03

Facilities:

  • 14 luxurious suites in 5 categories
  • Observation Deck
  • Ramvong Lounge
  • Indochine Restaurant
  • Princess Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop

Price

Saigon – Siem Reap or Vice Versa
(8 Days/ 7 Nights)
Low Peak Low Peak
Apr – Sep 2023 Oct – Dec 2023 Apr – Sep 2024 Jan – Mar & Oct – Dec 2024
Junior Suite $2,308 $2,496 $2,253 $2,711
Saigon Suite $2,402 $2,941 $2,617 $3,155
Apsara Suite $2,557 $3,128 $2,772 $3,342
Tonle Suite $3,067 $3,752 $3,281 $3,966
Angkor Suite $3,585 $4,384 $3,800 $4,598

 

Phnom Penh – Saigon 

(6 Days/ 5 Nights)

Low Peak Low Peak
Apr – Sep 2023 Oct – Dec 2023 Apr – Sep 2024 Jan – Mar & Oct – Dec 2024
Junior Suite $1,613 2,016 $1,764 $2,167
Saigon Suite $1,901 $2,375 $2,052 $2,526
Apsara Suite $2,023 $2,526 $2,174 $2,677
Tonle Suite $2,426 $3,030 $2,578 $3,181
Angkor Suite $2,837 $3,541 $2,988 $3,692

 

Saigon – Phnom Penh
(5 Days/ 4 Nights)
Low Peak Low Peak
Apr – Sep 2023 Oct – Dec 2023 Apr – Sep 2024 Jan – Mar & Oct – Dec 2024
Junior Suite $1,434 $1,672 $1,562 $1,920
Saigon Suite $1,690 $2,111 $1,818 $2,239
Apsara Suite $1,799 $2,245 $1,927 $2,374
Tonle Suite $2,156 $2,694 $2,285 $2,822
Angkor Suite $2,521 $3,148 $2,650 $3,276

 

Phnom Penh – Can Tho
(4 Days/ 3 Nights)
Low Peak Low Peak
Apr – Sep 2023 Oct – Dec 2023 Apr – Sep 2024 Jan – Mar & Oct – Dec 2024
Junior Suite $1,075 $1,344 $1,177 $1,446
Saigon Suite $1,267 $1,584 $1,369 $1,686
Apsara Suite $1,349 $1,685 $1,451 $1,787
Tonle Suite $1,618 $2,021 $1,720 $2,123
Angkor Suite $1,891 $2,360 $1,993 $2,462

 

Saigon – Can Tho or Vice Versa
(3 Days/ 2 Nights)
Low Peak Low Peak
Apr – Sep 2023 Oct – Dec 2023 Apr – Sep 2024 Jan – Mar & Oct – Dec 2024
Junior Suite $716 $896 $794 $974
Saigon Suite $845 $1,056 $923 $1,134
Apsara Suite $899 $1,123 $977 $1,201
Tonle Suite $1,079 $1,346 $1,157 $1,424
Angkor Suite $1,261 $1,573 $1,339 $1,651

INCLUSIONS ON OUR RATE

  • Wellness and Culture Based Included Shore Excursion Program Including All
  • Admissions
  • Port charges
  • Unique Exclusive Cruise Program Itinerary
  • Shoe Cleaning After Excursion
  • Welcome Drink & cold scented face towels following Excursions
  • Individual VOX Listening Devices Throughout the Cruise
  • Maximum 28 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions
  • Full-Size Motor Coach on All Excursions (Where Applicable)
  • Deluxe Sampans with Cold Towel Service, Fresh Fruit, and Tea/Coffee Service (Where
  • Applicable)
  • Expertly Trained Culinary Team Providing Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, and Seated
  • Multiple Course Dinner, including exclusive ‘Spa Cuisine’ and French-Indochina Inspired Options
  • Complimentary Organic Coffee, Herbal Teas, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Local Beer, Local Spirits.
  • Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking class and Tropical fruits demonstration and tasting
  • Enhanced Fitness Facility
  • Themed Dinners
  • Spacious Air-Conditioned Lounge
  • Complementary Wi-Fi in all public areas of the ship
  • Library & games available
  • Transfers from Siem Reap to Embarkation/Disembarkation Points from Designated Locations
  • Transfers from Ho Chi Minh City to Embarkation/Disembarkation Points from Designated locations

RATE EXCLUSION

  • Air fare to/from Destination
  • Transfers Outside Included Transportation as Provided by Viet Princess Cruiser Corporation (Transfers from the guests’ hotels to the docking facility within Ho Chi Minh City area)
  • Premium Wines & Spirits & Champagne
  • Shipboard & Shoreside Gratuities
  • All Incidentals
  • Visas
  • Massage SPA onboard
  • Gift Shop onboard

Note:

  • Rate condition:
    • Prices are in USD per person
    • Prices are based on Double Occupancy
    • Short cruises (2-3-4 nights) are only opened 30 -45 days prior to departure dates or depending on availability.
  • Child policies:
    • Children under 6 years old sharing the same bed with her/his parent: The child receives 80% reduction from adult price.
    • Children from 6 years old up to 12 years old receives 30% reduction from adult price.
    • Children from 12 years up will be fully charged at the adult price.
    • Please note our cruises are not safe and suitable for small children under 6 years old as our ship have railings but no netting.
  • Single Accommodation: 30% surcharge of Double Occupancy
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