South East Asia River Cruising

Discover South East Asia River Cruises

The Mekong Delta is quintessential South East Asia. The lifeblood of the region, it is a vast network of tributaries overflowing with vibrant life. Here the river is king and its people have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony with this beautiful landscape.
Get to know this area intimately on board one of the newest and most opulent river cruise boats sailing these waters, the Emerald Harmony which launched August 2019. Journey throughout the maze of waterways where life is simple and traditional, yet fascinating and captivating. Here you will find life that has continued unchanged for decades, dependent on the river but thriving in the lush, fertile environment.

Cruise by floating markets and get to know the Delta inhabitants water-based lives. See children riding on the backs of water buffalo, verdant rice paddies filled with workers in conical hats and a range of water going vessels plying the narrow waterways. Shop for anything from clothes to fruit and souvenirs to spring rolls all from the side of your luxurious river cruise ship. Pass floating villages where you will be fascinated by the resourcefulness of the people and their unique way of life, visit quaint villages to get a real insight into traditional rural lifestyles which are far removed from our own and learn why this region is called the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. Being one of the most important and successful agricultural regions in the world it holds a myriad of exquisite foods to sample.

Spend time in Phnom Penh, the regal capital of Cambodia. A city of contrasts, it provides opportunities to experience the elaborate Royal Palace complex, while also housing a stark reminder of the tragic recent history under the Khmer Rouge regime at the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng prison. Visit a local monastery and receive a traditional Buddhist blessing or soak up the atmosphere at an ancient temple in Oudong. This is a region that will allow you to get up close and discover a new and fascinating way of life, to reach remote and little-visited areas, sample exotic cuisine purchased from floating markets and learn of a culture based on intensive agriculture and a warm community spirit.

Welcome to the magnificent Mekong!

Emerald Waterway's exceptional inclusive value

Emerald Waterways has an excellent reputation for quality, value and professional service. With 39 years of experience, we carefully plan, arrange and coordinate every aspect of your holiday. Our guests recognise that value is not only about the price but also what’s included in a cruise and tour. Here are just some of things included in your South East Asia river cruise.

  • Everything taken care of
    All tipping, gratuities, transfers, porterage and taxes included*
  • Deluxe Hotels
    Enjoy stays at premium hotels, which have been hand selected to ensure your holiday experience is enhanced, and all service charges, taxes and porterage are included.
  • 'You're Invited'
    Complimentary 'You're Invited' unique and exclusive local experiences all included in your holiday.
  • Discover More
    Personalise your holiday with our Discover More excursions (additional cost), featured throughout each itinerary, where you can immerse yourself in unique local experiences, culture and history.
  • Endless Support
    With more than 20 years’ experience in operating, your Emerald Waterways' Tour Director & local guides will ensure you get the most out of your holiday.
  • Most meals included
    With Emerald Waterways, you can rest assured that most meals are included in your holiday including Full Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners.

Discover Emerald Harmony

We are delighted to announce that our brand new Emerald Harmony – our eighth Star-Ship and our first in Asia - welcomed her first guests on August 31, 2019 for her inaugural sailing on the Mekong River.

Catering to just 84 guests, the chic Star-Ship provides spacious suites and public areas, and includes the lines’ signatory Sun and Pool decks, a wellness area with spa, the Horizon Bar & Lounge, and Reflections Restaurant. Exclusive to Emerald Harmony is the Lotus Lounge, an area to relax after a day exploring on shore.

The sleek and contemporary Star-Ship has been custom designed to cruise into Ho Chi Minh City, offering river access into the heart of the city.
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