I’m dreaming of when I can travel again
I realized that this would be the perfect time to tweak my bucket list. All of this staying at home made me realize what’s important to me and what’s not. That includes where I travel, how long I’m there, and how I travel. I love to take things slowly (don’t send me on a 3-day whirlwind and expect me to relax and enjoy). That’s one of the reasons that I love river cruising so much.
The Mekong has been on my list for a long time
Traveling with Viking River Cruises hits all of my must-haves when I travel. It’s casual yet feels elegant, the pace is slow, I can take in a city/town without having to rush back to the ship within an hour or two, they visit the locales that are on my must travel list and the food, guests and staff are always great.
So, when I learned that Viking was launching the 80-guest Viking Saigon℠ in August of 2021, with a cruisetour departure with an itinerary that sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, I had to put it at the top of my list for next year.
This ship has been purpose-built for the Mekong River, the new Viking Saigon will host 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms. It features that clean Scandinavian design that I love and for which Viking is known. All of the staterooms on the Viking Saigon will have hotel-style beds and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a Veranda or French Balcony. Guests on the three-deck Viking Saigon will also enjoy a Spa & Fitness Center, Infinity Pool, and open-air Sky Bar on the Upper Deck. I can picture sitting on the deck, a glass of wine in my hand and taking in the beauty of the…
The Magnificent Mekong
This tour hits ALL of the areas that you’ll want to visit. During this 15-day journey, guests have the opportunity to explore the cultural treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia with 16 guided tours. There are also hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracket an eight-day Mekong River cruise on this unique cruisetour itinerary, during which guests can enjoy
- Shopping in Old Hanoi’s markets
- Exploring the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat
- Visiting Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins
- Seeing the sights of Phnom Penh by cyclo rickshaw.
On the river cruise portion of the itinerary, guests can discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries, and floating markets.
Multiple departure dates beginning in August 2021. Pricing starts at $5,299 per person, with discounted airfare from $1,199 per person.
- Contact Viking for more information or to book your cruise