Following two years of interruption, CroisiEurope is resuming operations on the Mekong this week, the first river cruise operator to do so.
The nine-day cruises between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap take guests to the temples of Angkor and the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, along with Phnom Penh and a cruise along the Cho Gao Canal.
CroisiEurope’s operates five small ships on the Mekong.
• The RV Indochine 1 is a colonial-style ship, inspired by the old traditional boats on the Mekong. It has 24 cabins on three decks and can accommodate 48 passengers.
• The RV Indochine 2 shows off contemporary lines, has 31 cabins over three decks for 62 passengers, plus a swimming pool.
• The RV Lan Diep was inspired by old traditional boats on the Mekong and has 22 cabins over two decks which can accommodate 44 passengers.
• The RV Toum Tiou 1 is a colonial-style ship with 14 cabins over two decks, accommodating 28 passengers. The ship is the perfect size for a full-ship charter for families or groups or friends.
• The RV Toum Tiou 2 is a colonial-style ship with just 10 cabins over two decks, accommodating 20 passengers. The ship is the perfect size for a full-ship charter for families or groups or friends.
Each ship offers a panoramic restaurant serving Asian and international dishes, an air-conditioned lounge, sun deck, spacious cabins, and a massage area.
The nine-day cruises between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap call in Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Koh Chen, Phnom Penh, Chau Doc, Sa Dec, Vinh Long, Cai Be and My Tho.
Two optional land add-ons are also offered: a three-night trip combining two nights in Hanoi and a one-night Halong Bay junk cruise; and a six-night tour taking in Hue and its Imperial City, the partially ruined temples in My Son and Hanoi and a one-night Halong Bay junk cruise.
Prices for the nine-day cruise start from just € 1,908 per person.