Viking announced on 09AUG that its newest river ship, the Viking Saigon, has begun its inaugural season in Southeast Asia. Purpose-built for the Mekong River, the 80-guest ship sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam as part of Viking’s 15-day Magnificent Mekong itinerary. With the 2022-2023 season now underway, regular sailing dates are available through MAR 2023; the 2023-2024 season begins in JUL 2023.
“We are also pleased to welcome back to Southeast Asia our first guests since early 2020. With arrival of the Viking Saigon, we look forward to introducing even more curious travelers to this iconic waterway in the coming years,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
The Viking Saigon
Purpose-built for the Mekong River, the new Viking Saigon hosts 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms. Featuring Viking's signature Scandinavian design, all staterooms have hotel-style beds and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a Veranda or French Balcony. Guests on the three-deck Viking Saigon also enjoy a Spa & Fitness Center, Infinity Pool and open-air Sky Bar on the Upper Deck.
During this 15-day journey, guests can explore the culture of Vietnam and Cambodia with 16 guided tours. Hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) precede and follow an eight-day Mekong River voyage.
On this itinerary, guests enjoy exploring the Old Quarter of Hanoi and attending a performance by Apsara dancers; tasting the distinctive ingredients from markets and local restaurants; wandering the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visiting Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins; and seeing the sights of Phnom Penh by bicycle rickshaw. On the river voyage portion of the itinerary, guests can discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets.
From 09AUG through 31AUG 2022, Viking is offering special savings on select river and ocean voyages, with a limited-time USD $25 deposit as part of the company’s 25th Anniversary Sale.
For more information on Viking, visit its web site.