Now there's a new way to discover Vietnam & Cambodia - welcome aboard!
The UK government changed its advice around the ban on cruise ships on 20 July 2020, allowing us to now take river cruises.
This is a wise course of action. River cruise ships, like our very own Victoria Mekong, are far smaller than ocean going liners, carry a fraction of the passengers, and are always in close proximity to the shore, and therefore to local healthcare. The Victoria Mekong also exclusively cruises a quieter stretch of the Mekong Delta with small group excursions to destinations firmly off the beaten track.
Experience authentic Vietnam and Cambodia in real style aboard the newest ship on the Mekong River - our very own Victoria Mekong.
As the only vessel to cruise this part of the delta, Victoria Mekong offers exclusive four and five day itineraries to hand-picked ports along one of the most enchanting stretches of the Mekong. This magical section of the river delivers wonders at every turn, from the lush, green landscapes of Vietnam up to Cambodia’s enchanting capital, Phnom Penh.
The Victoria Mekong is the greenest ship on the river blending state-of-the-art eco-credentials with four-star comfort and superior service. With just 35 passenger cabins you are guaranteed a genuine ‘small ship’ experience. Spacious, stylish staterooms all come with floor to ceiling windows, private balcony and individually controlled air conditioning and on board you'll find an infinity pool, spa, gym, movie room, games room, boutique and even mini golf.
All excursions and on-board entertainment are included for the duration of your cruise as are all meals local beers, soft drinks and house wine with dinner.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Spacious oases of modern tranquillity furnished in natural wood with a muted palette of soothing earth tones, choose from Deluxe Staterooms located on either the River Deck or Panorama Deck and spacious aft-facing VIP Suites on the ship’s Panorama Deck.
Deluxe Staterooms each measure a generous 25m2 including en-suite. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to a private balcony framing picturesque views.
Two spacious VIP Suites on the ship's Panorama Deck feature a separate bedroom and living area. Each benefits from large picture windows that open up to a private, aft-facing balcony.
Every day brings a new pleasure on board the Victoria Mekong. In fact, in between enjoying delectable dining and breezy afternoon cocktails, to catching a movie, enjoying a relaxing spa treatment, relaxing in the games room or hitting the gym, you'll wonder how to fit everything in.
Each passenger deck on Victoria Mekong is accessible by an elevator as well as a large staircase.
The River Deck is home to the Bamboo Lobby and its exquisite Boutique, the Green Lotus Spa and 17 Deluxe Staterooms.
The Panorama Deck houses 16 Deluxe Staterooms, 2 VIP Suites and our Panoramic Claypot Restaurant.
A host of leisure facilities can be found on the Sun Deck, including the Horizon Lounge Bar, the Infinity Swimming Pool and Pool Bar, as well as the Sanctuary Library & Games room, the Movie room and the Gym.
Enjoy a round of mini-golf on the Sky Deck or simply take in sweeping, uninterrupted views in every direction from the comfort of your sun lounger.
The Victoria Mekong's eco-credentials are impeccable, with cutting edge water recycling, solar power, low energy cruising speeds and a commitment to becoming 100% plastic free..
Choose from a four night upstream or three night downstream itinerary. Experience life as it is lived along the Mekong River highlighted by timeless scenes of lush riverscapes and rustic country living.
Explore these two wonderful journeys then choose your way to experience them with our holidays below.
Depart Saigon via coach and drive towards Can Tho, the beating heart of the Mekong Delta. Stop at the rustic, riverside town of Cai Be where lunch is served at the elegant Le Longanier Restaurant set amidst lush fruit trees by the river.
Continue to Can Tho, arriving mid-afternoon and board the Victoria Mekong cruise ship. As the ship cruises towards Tiger Island, watch the sunset over the Hau River, sundowner in hand. As day turns into night, sit down to a gala dinner to officially welcome you aboard your Victoria Mekong Cruise, accompanied by a traditional Southern Vietnamese folk music performance. Overnight near Tiger Island.
After breakfast tender ashore to visit the colourful Long Xuyen Floating Market and the An Giang Traditions Museum, with fascinating exhibits on Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer and Cham cultures in the region.
After lunch on the ship head ashore and explore Tiger Island by "xe loi" or by sampan, visiting a wood carver and cottage industries such as net weaving and incense shops. Visit a pagoda locally known as “Mr. Tiger’s Temple”, hear the story that won the island its name. Return to the ship and enjoy lunch while cruising towards the provincial capital of Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta. Return on board in time for dinner and the evening’s entertainment as the ship continues cruising to Vam Nao where we overnight.
Enjoy breakfast as the ship makes its way to the border town of Tan Chau. Travel by local rickshaw to a silk village to witness all the labor-intensive steps to producing this fine textile, including the use of natural dyes made from tree bark, leaves and fruit.
After lunch on board, visit more Mekong Delta attractions, including floating fish farms and a Taoist Temple where you will get your fortune told. There is also an option to travel by speedboat to Chau Doc to see the submerged forest of Tra Su, known for its abundant bird life and picturesque mangroves.
Return to the ship in time for a traditional Vietnamese lion dance, followed by dinner and the evening’s entertainment. Overnight near Tan Chau.
As the ship begins cruising towards the Vietnam - Cambodia border, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the restaurant. After, select from the many on-board activities including a ship’s tour, cocktail competition and cultural lecture.
We arrive late afternoon in the charming capital of Phnom Penh, once known as the "Pearl of the Orient" for its French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic riverwalk. Before the farewell gala dinner, take in a performance of Khmer Apsara dancing by a troupe of local dancers with the opportunity to meet them afterward. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Enjoy a final breakfast on board before disembarking at Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh’s downtown riverside promenade.
The charming capital of Phnom Penh was once known as the “Pearl of the Orient” for its French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic riverwalk.
Against the backdrop of a traditional musical performance, board the Victoria Mekong cruise ship at Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh’s downtown riverside promenade. As the sun sets on the Tonle Sap River, linger over a sundowner on the sun deck while taking in a performance of Khmer Apsara dancing by a troupe of local dancers with the opportunity to meet them afterward.
As day turns into night, sit down to a gala dinner to officially welcome you aboard your Victoria Mekong Cruise. Tonight, the ship overnights in Phnom Penh.
As the ship begins cruising towards the Cambodia-Vietnam border, enjoy breakfast in the restaurant. After, select from the many on-board activities including a ship’s tour, cocktail competition and cultural lecture.
After lunch, the ship sails into Vietnamese waters and anchors in Tan Chau. Tender sampans to visit fish farms and Taoist Temple. Return on board in time for a traditional Vietnamese lion dance. After dinner, enjoy the evening’s entertainment.
Wake up to another leisurely breakfast as the ship cruises towards the provincial capital of Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta. Tender ashore to visit the colorful Long Xuyen Floating Market and the An Giang Museum, with fascinating exhibits on Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer and Cham cultures in the region.
Return to the ship and enjoy lunch as we cruise towards Tan Loc Island where a selection of shore excursions awaits, including tea served in a historic century-old house featuring Chinese, French and Vietnamese architectural elements, visiting an orchard for a taste of exotic fruits from the Mekong Delta, and traveling to a local farm where plum wine is made.
Return to the ship and cruise towards Can Tho, the beating heart of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a final farewell dinner accompanied by a traditional Southern Vietnamese folk music performance known as "Ð?n ca tài t?". Overnight in Can Tho.
After an early snack, board the Mekong Princess and experience Can Tho’s famed floating market, the largest in the Mekong Delta with dozens of boats laden with fruit and vegetables from the region.
Return to the ship where breakfast is served while cruising to Can Tho Port and check out. Board a coach for Cai Be where lunch is served at the elegant Le Longanier Restaurant set amidst lush fruit trees by the river.
Continue to Ho Chi Minh City by coach, arriving in late afternoon.
Cruises can be enjoyed as a standalone experience, on a relaxing cruise & beach holiday or as part of a wonderful extended tour to Vietnam & Cambodia.
Take a look at our most popular tours or call our Travel Experts to help you plan your tailor-made Victoria Mekong holiday.
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Horizon Lounge Bar - Located on the Sun Deck, our Horizon Lounge Bar is the ideal place to curl up with a book and a cappuccino or a glass of wine while enjoying the river breezes.
Gym - Get your workout fix and watch the life of the river unfurl before you.
Spa - Unwind with a relaxing massage.
Movie Room - watch a movie onboard in complete comfort
Library and Games Room - switch-off and unwind with a game or a book from the onboard library
Sky Deck - take in the best views of the mighty Mekong from the Sky Deck
Infinity Pool - enjoy a refreshing dip
Delectable Dining - All of your delicious meals are included in your cruise as well as soft drinks, beer and wine with meals
Reception - Welcome aboard
Claypot Restaurant - Featuring an open kitchen and panoramic views of the Mekong River, The Claypot Restaurant is where guests savour beautifully prepared meals in an inspired setting.