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Discover Cambodia and Southern Vietnam on a Mekong River Cruise

Explore Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Ho Chi Minh City, and more unforgettable sites over 13 days including a luxury seven-night cruise aboard the Mekong Serenity.

Discover the rich cultures, tantalising flavours and mesmerising countryside of Cambodia and Vietnam while cruising along the tranquil waters of the magical Mekong River on our brand-new state-of-the art ship Mekong Serenity. Your intimate cruise will depart from central Cambodia and arrive in southern Vietnam after eight days spent meandering past rural villages and the lush tropical surrounds of the majestic Mekong.

Mekong Serenity pool

Unrivalled Luxury River Cruising

Be welcomed by the alluring scent of fresh tropical flowers and the telltale signs of a brand-new ship before discovering your decadent private-balcony suite, featuring a luxury ensuite, separate lounge area and crisp dream-inducing bed linen. The interiors on board your floating hotel are impeccably designed, echoing the finest cultural aesthetics of Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as the region’s French colonial history.

Enjoy the Mekong's tropical climate reclining on the Lotus deck’s shaded outdoor lounges before taking a refreshing dip in the open-air swimming pool. The ship’s bespoke lounge, bar and restaurants all feature floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views of the surrounding countryside. All indoor spaces are kept pleasantly cool with air-conditioning throughout the ship, while personalised five-star service ensures you’ll rarely need to lift a finger.

Traditional Cambodian palace and grounds

Authentic Experiences In The Heart Of The Mekong

Your cruise will include daily stops at key sites, opening your eyes to the lives and cultures of Cambodian and Vietnamese communities for whom the Mekong River is home. Be transfixed by a meditative Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at Oudong and an elegant performance of Khmer Apsara dance on board your ship. In Phnom Penh, the inviting aromas of incense and succulent streetside barbecues will waft through the air as you navigate the city on a charming tuk tuk.

You will be enriched by further experiences along your cruise to riverside markets and Cambodia’s famous river stilt villages. And the daily life of river-dwelling communities will be on display every day. Watch as locals fish from small boats and delightful children jump excitedly into the Mekong’s cooling waters. A restful night’s sleep awaits each evening as your ship moors midstream in the calm, quiet seclusion of this enchanting waterway.

Rice Noodles with Beef, Vietnam

A Feast For The Senses On And Off Board

The tempting tastes and finest flavours of southeast Asian and French cuisine will be inescapable features of your holiday throughout Cambodia and Vietnam. You will be tantalised repeatedly by the alluring scents of lemongrass, coconut, mouth-watering meats, fresh herbs, aromatic pho, coriander, and tropical fruits as you navigate local markets, explore city streets and relish gourmet meals. Indulge in flavoursome local dishes or Western cuisine at the Mekong Serenity’s Lemongrass Restaurant; or enjoy lighter al fresco fare on the pool deck.

Your ship also features the intimate Indochine private dining room. On dry land, the diverse flavours of regional specialties and fusion cuisine will entice your tastebuds at every turn. Modern Khmer dishes and traditional French recipes are the staples of Cambodian dining, while optional gustatory experiences are well suited to the more adventurous palate - insect canapes can be surprisingly nourishing and buttery, while snake wine is not for the faint-hearted. Delicious Vietnamese cuisine takes centre stage in the latter half of your holiday, with a memorable dinner at Vietnam House, celebrity chef Luke Nguyen’s renowned restaurant, offering a world-class taste of Ho Chi Minh City’s fine dining scene.

Sunset across the water with small fishing boat in distance, Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights, 13 Days

Journey from Siem Reap and spectacular Angkor Wat to bustling Ho Chi Minh City with a luxury eight-day cruise aboard the brand-new Mekong Serenity. Delight in tantalising Asian flavours, fusion cuisine and French fare while exploring the cultural sites, unspoilt riverside villages, and dynamic cities of the region. Be enchanted by the local Mekong communities and an array of authentic experiences.

Words: Alexander Simpson