Viking Cruises has announced that it will launch a new ship, Viking Saigon, next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour.
Viking Cruise is getting for the debut of its Viking Saigon next year. Currently under construction, the 80-guest cruise ship is scheduled to unfurl its sails on 30 August 2021 cruise tour departure; the river cruise portion of the itinerary sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
“For many of our guests, Vietnam and Cambodia remain top destinations because of their significance in world history,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “We have led the river cruise industry with our fleet development and experiences that bring travelers closer to the cultures of the world for more than two decades. This will be the most modern vessel on the Mekong and will feel like ‘home’ to our loyal Viking guests who are familiar with the comfortable design of our ships.”
The new Viking Saigon features 40 outside staterooms with clean Scandinavian design. All staterooms 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 Centre, Infinity Pool and open-air Sky Bar on the Upper Deck.
During this 15-day journey, guests can explore the magnificent Mekong region through cultural treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia with 16 guided tours.
The tour itinerary includes hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracket an eight-day Mekong River cruise on this unique cruise tour 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; and 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 are set to begin in August 2021.