CruiseWendy Wu says there is still strong demand to be filled.

New Mekong ship goes its own way

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Itineraries on Victoria Mekong will differ from existing Mekong river cruises.
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The ship will measure 76.8 metres in length and 13.2 metres in width and have four decks, able to accommodate up to 70 passengers in 35 cabins. 

The Victoria Mekong - the first among several planned ships under a joint venture between Vietnam-based hospitality managers Thien Minh Group (TMG) and Wendy Wu Tours - will begin operations in December 2019. 

The ship will measure 76.8 metres in length and 13.2 metres in width and have four decks, able to accommodate up to 70 passengers in 35 cabins. 

The tour operator’s founder, Wendy Wu, said that although there are a number of ships already sailing along the Mekong, there’s still demand that “needs to be filled”.

First itineraries on Victoria Mekong will differ from existing Mekong river cruises by offering three, four and seven-night cruises from Can Tho in southern Vietnam, instead of the traditional departure points of Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh.

Onboard, guests will have access to an open kitchen restaurant, a lounge bar, swimming pool, swim up bar, sundeck, spa, library and game rooms, while offshore they’ll be able to book specialist Wendy Wu Tours-curated excursions.

Booking has opened for the first six cruises in 2019. 

TMG’s management portfolio encompasses 3-star and 4-star international-standard hotel brands including Victoria Hotels & Resorts, ÊMM Hotels & Resorts and Mai Chau Lodge located across a range of destinations throughout Vietnam and Laos.

TMG has added transportation options to its management portfolio with a collection of seven boats and three seaplanes in Halong Bay under the brand names of L’Azalée Cruises, Emeraude Cruise and Hai Au Aviation.

The group has recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with AirAsia, reaffirming its intention to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam.


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