The month of August marks seven years since river cruise line Emerald Waterways launched its first collection of unique European river cruises aboard their original Star-Ships, Emerald Sun and Emerald Sky. Since then, the company has continued to grow, expanding its fleet to nine Star-Ships with the newest and most intimate ship, Emerald Harmony, sailing the Mekong River in Southeast Asia with just 84 guests onboard. To celebrate this milestone and the launch of their just newly released 2021-222 Vietnam, Cambodia and Mekong River Cruising Collection, Emerald Waterways is offering a Triple Savings Deal on all departures. Details and pricing are available online as well as their new 2021-2022 digital brochure.
With the Triple Savings Deal, guests booking any 13-day or longer 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise and tour itinerary will receive: $3,000 CAD savings on the cost of booking per couple; $400 USD onboard credit per couple, which can be used for spa services, DiscoverMORE tours and more; and a complimentary unlimited drinks package. Additionally, all bookings include a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, allowing guests to book with confidence in the event plans change, along with a reduced deposit amount of $250 CAD per person.
Emerald Waterways offers three unique itineraries on the Emerald Harmony, each designed to allow guests to discover a new and fascinating way of life, sample exotic cuisine and learn about a culture based on intensive agriculture and a warm community spirit. The 13-day Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise sails between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap with time on land to explore Angkor Wat; while the 17-day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour adds stops in Hanoi and Halong Bay in the north, and the 21-day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour includes stops at Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap.
No matter which itinerary guests opt for, they will pay a visit to the busy metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, a city that continues to modernize while maintaining roots in strong traditions. In fact, the Emerald Harmony’s clever design allows it to sail to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, meaning guests will disembark in the center of the action rather than needing to be coached in from outside the city.
With only 84 guests in 42 staterooms and suites, Emerald Harmony offers an intimate and upscale sailing experience on the Mekong. The ship features spacious cabins, including 32, 273-square-foot Panorama Balcony Suites with drop-down windows; four, 398-square-foot Grand Balcony Suites; and two, 450-square-foot Owner’s Suites boasting wrap-around terraces with private hot tubs. The ship also boasts a pool located on the ship’s aft, an Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge, and an impressive 2:1 guest to crew ratio. The menu in the main dining venue – Reflections Restaurant – will serve a locally-inspired menu showcasing native cuisine from the region. Featuring dark wooden tones and muted colors, the beautiful Lotus Lounge, situated at the front of the Vista Deck, is a new and quiet spot for guests to relax and watch the horizon unfold as the ship sails.
Emerald Cruises is the parent brand of Emerald Waterways and the newly formed Emerald Yacht Cruises. The Emerald Azzurra, the first yacht to launch under the Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, is a 100-guest super yacht that will ply the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red seas. Emerald Waterways features nine branded Star-Ships offering river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod).