RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

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Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Embarkation

Register between 11:00 to 12:00 at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel. Transfer overland by motor coach to My Tho port for embarkation aboard the Indochina Sails’ ship for the journey from the Mekong Delta to Holy Angkor. Embark ship at 13:30. Welcome drinks served in Saigon Lounge. Short briefing is conducted before adjourning for lunch in Mekong restaurant. The cabins are ready for check-in after lunch. After port clearance formalities, captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Cai Be. Join the Cruise Director at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration and briefing at 18:00, followed by Captain’s Cocktails. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. Enjoy folk performances of the Mekong Delta from 21:00 to 21:45 in Saigon Lounge The ship moors overnight midstream at Cai Be.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 2: My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long

After breakfast take a morning junk trip around Cai Be. See floating market, go ashore to visit French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, filled with colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local rice paper manufacturers. Return to the boat at noon. After enjoying lunch while ship sails toward Vinh Long – the second largest city on the Mekong Delta. In the afternoon, take a short boat ride to get ashore for a walking tour of Vinh Long and visit a bustling market. Return to the ship at 17:00. Cocktail and briefing with Cruise Director at 18:00. After dinner, ship sails to Sadec and arrives Sadec around 23:00. The ship moors overnight midstream at Sadec.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 3: Sa Dec – Tan Chau

This morning, follow guides to the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover, Sadec, a quaint little city. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, partake in the bantering of local markets along the paved river banks, pagoda and the Fujian Temple, build and donated to the city by the late Le family. Pass by the home of Marguerite Duras from across the riverbanks. Re-board ship at 11:00 for lunch. After that, ship sets sail to Tan Chau. In the afternoon, Vietnamese tour guides will give a lecture about Vietnam – the Past and the Present in the Saigon Lounge at 16:00. Cocktails and briefing at 18:00 followed by dinner at 19:00. Ship arrives at Tan Chau around 18:30. After dinner, join the crew show in the Saigon Lounge. More music, more dancing afterwards. Tonight the ship moors midstream at Tan Chau.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 4: Tan Chau - Border Crossing

Today’s highlight is a visit of Tan Chau - a small town untouched by tourism. In the morning, the excursion starts with sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. Chance to visit floating fish farm and travels along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Afterwards, go ashore and tour the town on rickshaw (XeLoi). Visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. Return to the ship and enjoy lunch while the ship departs for border. In the afternoon, enjoy Fruits Carving and Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls demonstration by Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge. Border formalities are carried out concurrently. Cocktail hour from 18:00 – 19:00, dinner at 19:00. After dinner catch movie “The Killing Fields” in the Saigon Lounge. In the evening, sail overnight up the broad Mekong River, an international shipping route and moor mid-stream just outside of Phnom Penh.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 5: Phnom Penh

A busy day with many interesting sightseeing and activities, in the morning, sightsee Phnom Penh by bus. Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where outstanding Khmer crafts are exhibited. Afternoon excursion facilitates understanding of a crucial part of the Cambodia’s history: the Khmer Rouge’s grim ToulSleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Fields. (For a free and easy afternoon, please inform Cruise Manager). Cocktail hours are served from 18:00 to 19:00. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. After dinner, join the Khmer folk dances and songs at the Saigon Lounge. Before midnight, opt to chill in one the bars located across the road from the pier.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 6: Chong Koh – Oudong – Kampong Tralach

Early in the morning the ship sails towards little known village Chong Koh. After breakfast, take leisurely morning stroll through Chong Koh silk weaving village. Visit a school, some home workshops manufacturing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products. Return to the ship at 10:00.Enjoy a hearty lunch onboard at 12:30 as the ship sails to PrekK’dam.Interesting afternoon tour starts with a bus ride to visit Oudong – the second capital city of Cambodia. Visit a Buddhist Center here and join a blessing. After that, take another bus ride to Kampong Tralach, see Kampong TralachPleu temple and take a 20-minute ox-cart ride back to the ship. Re-board ship in Kampong Tralach. Ship sails to Kampong Chhnang afterwards. Cocktail hour from 18:00 to 19:00, dinner is served at 19:00. After dinner, join together in the Saigon Lounge with Cruise Director for a “Nasty Quiz” night. Ship arrives at Kampong Chhnangaround 23:00 and moors midstream overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 7: Kampong Chhnang – Prek K’dam

Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake.
The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Here bird life is profuse, and from the middle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. There is a great stillness and tranquility as the boat sails past floating fishing villages.
Enjoy the great afternoon views to the boat cruise over the lake. Time for packing and prepare for Farewell Cocktail this evening. The ship moors overnight near Siem Reap.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 8: Disembarkation – Prek K’dam

Enjoy breakfast onboard. Bid farewell to the crew and guides. Disembark around 8:30 and take motorized boats to local jetty approximately 5 to 6 km away from the middle of the lake. Transfer by motor coach to Le Meridien Angkor Hotel. Arrive at hotel at 10:00

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

Day 1: Embarkation – Siem Reap – Prek K’dam

Register between 11:00 - 12:00 at Le Meridien Angkor. Transfer by coach to the jetty and take a 30-minute motorboat to RV Mekong Prestige ship, passing floating fishing villages from Siem Reap through Tonle Sap Lake.
Embark the ship 13:00. Welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge. Attend a short briefing followed by a lunch served in Mekong restaurant at 13:30. Captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Kampong Chhnang. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Along the way, enjoy a scenic view of the wild lives while passing through inspirational floating villages.
Join the Cruise Manager at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration and briefing at 18:00. Enjoy Captain’s Cocktails afterwards and adjourn to the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. The boat moors overnight at Kampong Chhnang.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Oudong

Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Enjoy a stunning variety of birdlife, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village, see numerous great fish traps, some over a half-mile long. Return to the boat and attend lecture on “Cambodia - The Past & Present” in Saigon Lounge while the shipcasts off towards Kampong Tralach. An afternoon tour includes an oxcart ride from the riverbank through the countryside to the beautiful Kampong Tralach Pleu. Then board a motor coach to Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, where you will tour the Buddhist Monastery. After the visit, take another 15-minute coach back to the ship and embark at Prek K’dam. Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Join Cruise Manager on daily briefing beforeenjoying your dinner at 19:00. Catch the movie night with “The Killing Fields” shown in the Saigon Lounge after dinner. Ship sails towards Chong Koh Village and moors midstream overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 3: Chong Koh – Phnom Penh

This morning we visit Chong Koh – a silk weaving village located in the middle of the Mekong River. After breakfast, take leisurely morning stroll through this village. Visit a school, some home workshops manufacturing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products. Return to the ship at 10:00.Ship sets sail to Phnom Penh – the capital of Cambodia afterwards. An afternoon walking tour provides an orientation to this spectacular city and free time for shopping or exploring the city yourself. Return to the vessel for cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Saigon Lounge. Dinner at 19:00. After dinner, enjoy the nightlife in Phnom Penh. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Today is a busy day with many interesting sightseeing and activities. In the morning, sight-see Phnom Penh by bus. Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where outstanding Khmer crafts are exhibited. Afternoon excursion facilitates understanding of a crucial part of the Cambodia’s history: the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Fields. (For a free and easy afternoon, please inform Cruise Director). Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Dinner is served from 19:00 to 21:00. After dinner, join the Khmer folklore dances at the Saigon Lounge. Before midnight, opt to chill in one the bars located across the road from the pier. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Border Crossing – Tan Chau

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as the ship departs for border. Cast off for a day cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. Join the “Towels and napkins folding demonstration” from the Housekeeping and Restaurant Staff in the Saigon Lounge. In the afternoon, join the cooking class with fruits carving and Vietnamese fresh spring rolls demonstration by our Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge, while the border formalities are carried out. Arrive at Tan Chau in the evening - the first Vietnamese town on the Mekong River. Join the crew-members after dinner for a nice surprise in the Lounge. The boat moors safely at the riverbanks.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 6: Tan Chau – Sadec

Today’s highlight is a visit of Tan Chau - a small town untouched by tourism. In the morning, excursion starts with sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. Chance to visit floating fish farm and travels along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Afterwards, go ashore and tour the town on rickshaw (XeLoi). Visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. In the afternoon, cruise downstream to Sa Dec. Join the lecture on-board theme “Vietnam - The Past & Present”. The ship arrives in Sadec around 18:30 and moors midstream overnight. Cocktails and briefing at Saigon Lounge at 18:00. After dinner, watch in-house movie “The Lover” in the cabin or enjoy the beautiful music from the on-board pianist.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 7: Sadec – Xeo Quyt – Cai Be

In the morning, board a local boat for Sadec passing floating markets as your boat maneuvers through the river’s channels. Once ashore, you will tour Sadec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years during her childhood. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards, take a 1-hour bus ride from Sadec to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S war and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. Meet and re-board the ship in Cai Be. After lunch onboard, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s floating market. Go ashore to visit the rice paper and coconut candy workshops. After that, visit a typical old house in the Mekong Delta; take a short walk through the big garden. Return to the boat and prepare for Farewell cocktail at 18:00. Enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner at 19:00. Ship moors midstream in Cai Be.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Day 8: Disembarkation – My Tho – Saigon

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship arrives at My Tho Port. Breakfast from 6:30 to 8:00, followed by a motor coach transfer to Saigon at 8:30. As the capital of the French colony of Cochichina, Saigon was known as “Paris of Orient”. Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED BEFORE DEPARTURE

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Cabin & Rates

Roomtypes

Rates (US$/person)

Stateroom

Mekong Prestige Cruise

23m2/main & upper deck
Double/twin bed
Private Balcony
max 2 persons

Contact us for price

Junior Suite

Mekong Prestige Cruise

27m2/main deck
Double bed
Private Balcony
max 2 persons

Terrace Suite

Mekong Prestige Cruise

31m2/upper deck
Double bed
Private Balcony
max 2 persons

Tour Price/person

The tour price of this itinerary would vary depending on date of departure and number of participants. Please book this tour or contact us @ info@indochinatreks.com for free quote and consultancy by local experts.

Important information

What's included ?

Price Includes

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Mekong 8 days package by Mekong Prestige cruise
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Port tax and services charge

Price Excludes

  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa stamping fee
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

  • Pelase contact us for the rate of Children

Mekong Prestige Cruise Overview

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Facts and figures

  • Crew: 30 (International)
  • Passenger cabins: 32
  • Passenger berths: 64
  • Registry: VIRES S1
  • Home port: Saigon
  • Build in Vietnam: 2014
  • Ship Design: Colonial
  • Interior Design: Boutique
  • Length: 65.6m
  • Width: 12.5m
  • Depth: 1.8m
  • Free Board: 1.5m
  • Air Draft: 9.65m
  • Engines: 2 x 700 h/p (Yanmar)
  • Generator: 2 x 320 Kva Cat (USA)

Prestige Cruise Common Living and Social Areas

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Air conditioning
Cabins, restaurant and bar are air-conditioned. Inside the cabins, the system is controllable and adjustable. You are kindly requested to lower its position when leaving the cabin. RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Bouticque/ Shop
A shop is available, offering a wide range of basic items and souvenirs from Vietnamese and Cambodian handicrafted villages on the Mekong river bank. RV Mekong Prestige Cruise does support to local communites by buying their product to sell on the shop, and mainly profit goes back to local people.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Bubble Bath Pool
You can enjoy wonderful bubble pool during cruising on the Mighty Mekong River or after interesting excursion day. It is located on the Sun Deck.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Communication & Internet
Laptops & cell phones run on virtually the entire route but overseas communications are very expensive. In case of emergency, it’d be possible to use the cell phone of the ship.
WIFI is available on board, in the main lounge.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Daily Excursions
A program of the events on board is produced daily and delivered to the cabin. Every evening you will find a personal copy of the next day’s programme in you cabin. For your convenience, it is also posted on the bulletin board at the Reception desk.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Dining
Breakfast & Lunch are served on buffet with local Vietnamese & Cambodian food and Asian fusion cuisine . Dinner is served in a one sitting service and you can enjoy free local bear or wine. The gourmet food menu is changed everyday, so you can enjoy really 5 star food with RV RV Mekong Prestige Cruise
Dress Code on RV Mekong Prestige Cruise
Dress code is informal. We advise you to bring cotton garments comfortable and practical. Do not forget wool jacket, waterproof light, walking shoes for excursions, bathing suit, sunglasses and sun hat and sunscreen products.
Food & Drink on RV Mekong Prestige Cruise
On the boat, mineral water, non-alcoholic drinks (except fresh juices and cocktails), local beer, tea and coffee are included in the price of your trip and available at discretion at the restaurant, bar and lounge, the local wine is also included at lunch and dinner on the boat. All other drinks are at your expense.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Electricity
All outlets are 220 V. The outlet in your bathroom is convertible to 110 V and is to be used for electric shavers only. A converter and an adapter are needed for all other 110 V appliances used in your cabin.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Fitness Facilities
A gym is located near the Indoor bar Lounge and the use of this facility is free of charge that you can enjoy it like 5 star floating hotel on the Mekong River.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Health & Vaccination
No vaccinations are required. It is advisable to follow an anti-malaria treatment. Please contact your own GP or Doctor for the prescription.
There is no Doctor on board. However, in case of emergency, local medical stations are within reach on landNo vaccination is required.
Laundry services on RV Mekong Prestige Cruise
A regular on board laundry service is available to passengers and a price list and laundry bag have been placed in each cabin. If you wish to use this service, please place items in the laundry bag provided and leave them in your cabin. They will be picked up by your cabin steward (ess) and returned the next day
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Massage and Spa
Two massage salons are available at Sun Deck (extra services). Please contact the reception to book these services. That is highlight on our cruise, you can pamper your self with luxurious massage and spa onboard, that is best ideal after the interesting excursions day.
Money Matters on RV Mekong Prestige Cruise
The currency used on board is the USD ($). The Vietnamese Dong is also accepted. The Purser will be happy to give you any exchange rate information you may need. You are advised to bring with you notes in small denomination. Credit cards are also taken on board (Visa & MasterCard). All on-board expenses will be charged to your shipboard account and settled at the end of the cruise (in USD or Credit card).
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Reception Desk
Located on the Upper Deck, the Reception Desk is open 24 hours a day
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Smoking Policy
For the safety and comfort of our passengers, all enclosed public areas as well as cabins, are strictly non-smoking. Smoking is only possible on Sun Deck.
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Time Difference
Cambodia & Vietnam Standard Time Zone is: UTC/GMT + 7 hours

RV Mekong Prestige suites

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Stateroom

Number of Cabins: 28 cabins
Bed Types: Twin or Double beds
Area: 23 sq.m or 247 sq.ft
Location: Cabin main and upper Deck
Facilities: twin beds that can be put together, wardrobe and storable space; lounge with sofa, coffee table and a writing desk. Ensuitebathroom with shower, Toilet and sink. Hair Dryer and Safe are also available. Air conditioning and climate control are individually adjustable. Pritate balcony,large windows with sliding glass doors.

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Junior Suite

Number of Cabins: 2 cabins
Bed Types: Twin or Double beds
Area: 23 sq.m
Location: Cabin main deck
Facilities: A larger private balcony, and twin beds that can be put together and a larger sofa. The bathroom has a shower and a separated bathtub, Toilet and sink . Wardrobe and storable space; lounge with sofa, coffee table and a writing desk. . Hair Dryer and Safe are also available. Air conditioning and climate control are individually adjustable

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise's Terrace Suite

Number of Cabins: 2 cabins
Bed Types: Twin or Double beds
Area: 31 sq.m or 333 sq.ft
Location: Cabin upper deck
Facilities: A larger private balcony, twin beds that can be put together and a larger sofa. The bathroom has a shower and a separated Whirlpool bathtub, Toilet and sink . Wardrobe and storable space; lounge with sofa, coffee table and a writing desk. . Hair Dryer and Safe are also available. Air conditioning and climate control are individually adjustable.

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Deckplan

Mekong Prestige Cruise

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