Welcome to Southern Vietnam…
By combining shipboard life, in elegant French colonial luxury, with discreet and fascinating shore excursions, this is the most intimate way to be ‘up close and personal’ with the people and culture of Southern Vietnam. The ultimate journey of exploration, along the lower Mekong, is to cruise from Saigon Port through the waterways of the famous Mekong Delta and then head north into Cambodian waters.
…Welcome to Cambodia…
Equally as exotic and by comparison to Vietnam, the plains of Cambodia open before you as we cruise upstream towards the nation’s capital of Phnom Penh. Along the riverbanks the oxen-carts plough their way along a narrow path, working the land, forever contributing to the cooperative, subsistence way of Life that is Cambodia today and yesterday.
Viet Princess Cruises is the proud developer of three luxurious and innovative cruise vessels.
Each of our modern steel hulled ships is handfinished in brass and teak and constructed by highly skilled ship building craftsmen. By philosophy, concept and style, we consistently embrace the classic ‘French Colonial Era’ in all fixtures and fittings. Our fleet is designed with ultra-shallow drafts, which enables us to navigate in extremely remote areas and shallow waterways. We focus on providing the highest standards of service with ongoing international hospitality training.
Safety is our number one priority at all times. We comply with international safety standards by design and construction and conduct regular safety training programs.
Built in Saigon to international design and safety standards, Mekong Princess was launched in 2015 and is considered the best constructed and most elegant vessel plying the waters of the Mekong River today. The Mekong Princess accommodates 28 guests with 14 luxurious suites. She is 63 meters in length with a 10 meter beam (width), powered by two 480 HP Doosan Marine engines and can cruise at a top speed of eleven knots (20 kms per hour). The average cruising speed is 8 knots (approximately 15 kms per hour).
OUR LUXURIOUS SUITES
Live the life
The fourteen exclusive suites aboard the Mekong Princess combine the elegance of French-colonial style design, with the modern day practicalities necessary to meet operational needs for cruising in Southeast Asian waters.
With modern amenities and luxurious fittings that rival the finest hotels, your spacious, lavishly appointed suites include individual climate control, premium bedding with European styled linens, plus your choice of pillows. Spa robes, slippers and branded spa bath amenities are some of the extra touches provided for guest comfort. A flat-screen television with an on-demand system in each suite offers popular, classic and destination related entertainment. International print news is hand delivered daily by a most discerning Butler service.
The two Junior Suites are located mid-ship on the Mekong Deck, and offer 216 square feet (20 square meters) of living space.
In this journey, we pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta, so rich in human life and endeavor, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia.
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Port / Embarkation
Our guide awaits you at the Meeting Point, Park Hyatt Saigon, then transfer to the RV Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port. Once aboard, you will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery. We sail at midday through the famed Mekong Delta on our way to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.
Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.
Late in the day we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where cocktails are served as sun sets, and sampans pass by. A traditional Vietnamese dinner is soon ready, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most eclectic tastes.