– The award-winning Emerald Waterways
river cruise line is offering big savings their 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise season through Cambodia and Vietnam aboard the line’s newest Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony
. The ship, which was able to complete its first sailing season before the pandemic halted travel in early 2020, is not just the newest and most intimate ship in Emerald Waterways’ fleet, it’s also the greenest, built to the highest level of European emission standards and featuring a commitment to a single-use plastic-free experience.
Guests booking any 2021-2022 Mekong River cruise and tour itinerary of 13 days or longer will receive their choice of $2,000 savings per couple or free, round trip air to Asia. Additionally, guests will receive a bonus $200 onboard credit, which can be used for spa and salon services, to purchase a drink package, or to book one of the special DiscoverMORE excursions. Offer
is good on bookings made by November 20, 2020. Additionally, guests paying in full within fourteen days of booking will receive an early payment savings of $400 per person. All bookings include a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan
(reg. $125), allowing guests to book with confidence in the event plans change.
Travelers wishing to explore the Mekong River onboard the Emerald Harmony can choose from one of four itineraries ranging from eight to an epic 21 days, each designed to allow guests to discover a fascinating way of life, sample regional cuisine and learn about a culture rooted in agriculture and a warm community spirit. The longer itineraries feature time on land to explore iconic locations in Cambodia and Vietnam such as the famous temple complex at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, the bustling capital city of Hanoi, and the breathtaking Halong Bay. Those looking to further explore Asia can opt for a four day land extension to the ancient city of Luang Prabang in Laos, or a three day extension to remote Sa Pa, nestled in the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains of northwestern Vietnam.
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 traditional roots. The Emerald Harmony’s clever design allows it to sail to the center 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 as they would with many similarly sized ships.
With only 84 guests in 42 staterooms and suites, Emerald Harmony offers an intimate and upscale sailing experience on the Mekong. Built to the highest European safety, fire, hygiene and emission standards, the ship features spacious cabins, including 32 Panorama Balcony Suites with drop-down windows measuring 273-square feet; 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 features 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 a chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod). The brand offers contemporary deluxe ships, outstanding service and an incredibly inclusive pricing plan that has won them the honor of being named Best River Cruise Line for Value by the Cruise Critic Editors’ Choice Awards for five years running.
Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel advisor; on Emerald Waterways’ website, www.emeraldwaterways.com
; or by calling the consumer/travel agent reservations line at 844-428-8389. Digital brochure downloads are available on the website.