The Emerald Harmony Difference

Learn about our commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River

At Emerald Waterways, we’re committed to providing a cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River. Your journey with us through Vietnam and Cambodia will be one with a unique difference, respecting the natural ecosystems and local communities that call this region home.
We’re transforming the way we travel, implementing environmentally conscious initiatives both on board and on shore. Our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship is specially designed to sail the mighty Mekong River, and is the only ship of its class to meet European safety standards, as well as adhering to European emission standards. On board, single-use plastics have been replaced with sustainable alternatives, including reusable branded water bottles, refillable toiletries and plastic-free straws. To further protect the places we travel through, we also partner with local projects to recycle plastic waste and promote sustainability within the local community. 
 
Find out more about our green initiatives and prepare for your unique travel experience with Emerald Harmony.

A cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River

Our Dedicated Team

Emerald Harmony is designed, built, owned and operated directly by our Asia Emerald Cruises team. Our locally based offices within the region provide ongoing support and training to our crew, so you can rest assured you will receive first-class service throughout your time on board. Personally handpicked, every member of our English-speaking crew is the finest in the industry. The intimate small guest numbers paired with a 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio means there will always be someone on hand to ensure your every need is met.
Aerial View of Emerald Harmony Cruise Ship on a River, Emerald Cruise Ship

Our Commitment to Your Safety

Built and designed with your safety in mind, Emerald Harmony is the only ship of its class that meets European safety standards, going above and beyond local requirements. State-of-the-art on board features provide complete peace-of-mind during your travel experience. Additionally, our Star-Ship is built to European emission standards, recognising the natural ecosystems along the Mekong River to promote a cleaner, greener footprint.

Advanced Air Treatments

Emerald Harmony is equipped with enhanced HVAC systems throughout the Star-Ship and in every suite. These systems ensure there is no recirculation of inside air on board. You can sit back and relax in your suite with the assurance that you are breathing fresh air from outside the Star-Ship, channelled directly to your suite. The air will also be released from your suite directly to the outside. 

Water Treatment

Emerald Harmony goes through three levels of water purification. Water is processed via reverse osmosis, UV steriliser units and multiple levels of carbon filtration, before being stored in the main fresh water tanks to service the entire Star-Ship. All water is regulated to the optimal temperature, preventing any water borne pathogens.

Plastic Free

We are transforming the way we use materials on board and on shore. Emerald Harmony offers a single-use plastic-free guest experience, from complimentary refillable Emerald Waterways bottles and filtered water stations to refillable toiletries in suites and no plastic straws. We are also working closely with and funding local projects that collect and recycle plastic waste, helping to maintain the natural beauty and improve living conditions in this region

Sail directly into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Emerald Harmony’s expertly designed bow thruster allows her to manoeuvre safely through the busy Chao Gao canal. This means you get to enjoy unique access into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, something that other ships of this class and size are unable to do. Safely set foot on shore for a day of exploration, not only avoiding a 3-hour coach trip transfer but also gaining a truly unique, close-up view of life on the river otherwise unseen.

Discover the Emerald Harmony difference

Not only do the stylish onboard amenities and the welcoming service set this Emerald Waterways cruise apart from the rest, but Emerald Harmony’s superior environmental credentials make for a cleaner, greener and safer Mekong River cruise experience. 

Join Phil Jordan, our General Manager Asia Operations, and Angus Crichton, Director Emerald Cruises Australasia, for an informal chat to learn what this means for you.
 

Take a closer look

Our spectacular Emerald Harmony Star-Ship will exceed all your expectations, as it introduces you to the majesty of the Mekong.
 
Reaching 239ft (73m) in length, 42 cabins accommodate just 84 guests, you will enjoy spacious suites and public areas, as well as an excellent staff-to-guest ratio, with 40 crew members on board. Unlike other similar sized ships, we have designed Emerald Harmony to sail through the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing us to dock in the heart of this fantastic city.
 

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