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Uniworld expands into Vietnam & Cambodia

18th July 2011 Print

Cruise the mystical Mekong in luxury and take in the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia onboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s stunning new ship, the River Saigon, which will make its maiden voyage in January 2012.

For 2012 Uniworld has expanded its Asia program to include Vietnam and Cambodia, complementing its rich China offering, and will launch the purpose-built River Saigon which is set to raise the bar for luxury cruising in South-East Asia. The addition sees Uniworld feature eight, carefully-crafted itineraries for 2012 spanning Vietnam, Cambodia and China, including two new programs onboard River Saigon.

The introduction of Vietnam and Cambodia is a response to the growing fascination in these culturally and historically-rich destinations and their popularity among travellers.

River Saigon offers travellers a unique, luxurious and hassle-free way to cruise the Mekong River and experience the untouched beauty of these destinations. Whether you’re sitting back and enjoying the view of quaint riverside fishing villages and rolling hillsides from the comfort of your private balcony, or exploring legendary Angkor Wat, floating markets or Vietnam’s bustling cities as part of a number of exciting shore excursions, Uniworld ensures every guest experiences the very best of the destinations visited in total comfort.

The River Saigon offers an intimate cruise experience with just 30 riverview staterooms meaning there are never more than 60 guests on board. Each deluxe stateroom is a generous 15.6 square metres and features French-doors which open onto an outside sitting area, allowing for sweeping views of the river. Guests are also treated to the finest linens, a pillow menu, individual climate control, bottled water, robes, slippers and luxurious bath and body products.

The ship’s public areas add another level of luxury with a spacious sun deck, a separate lounge with library, massage room, boutique and a panoramic, fine-dining restaurant inviting indulgence of the highest order.

Two captivating itineraries being offered for the first time in 2012 include:

15-day Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong, priced from £3,175 per person, twin share. Operating between Ho Chi Minh in the south and Hanoi in the north of Vietnam, the program also takes in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. A seven-night cruise onboard the River Saigon will run between Kampong Cham in Cambodia and My Tho in Vietnam. The land portion of the program will see travellers spend seven nights in deluxe hotels and be spoilt with VIP treatment. There are also optional pre and post-cruise extensions available including mesmerising Ha Long Bay.

Early Booking Savings, both deposit and cost of cruise by October 31, 2011 to save £350 per person.  Departures commence January 14, 2012, and run until March 24, 2012, and then between September 5 to December 26 2012.

25-day Grand Asia & the Mekong, priced from £5,599 per person twin share (cruise only).  Travelling from Beijing, China, to Hanoi in the north of Vietnam, the program explores the sights of Beijing, including the formidable Great Wall and Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors.  Travellers visit Hangzhou and Shanghai before flying to Ho Chi Minh City and cruising the Mekong River onboard the River Saigon, taking in the expansive farmland and villages that line the banks. In Cambodia, travellers visit the historic Killing Fields and spend time exploring Phnom Penh before disembarking for a two-day journey to Angkor Wat. This amazing itinerary finishes with two-days in vibrant Hanoi.

Early Booking Savings, both deposit and cost of cruise by October 31, 2011 to save £570 per person.  Departures commence September 6, 2012, and run until October 18, 2012.

Both programs include buffet breakfast daily, most other meals, complimentary wine with dinner and coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer and select spirits while cruising, the services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager, a range of shore excursions with expert local guides, all transportation throughout the trip including internal flights, and all transfers on arrival and departure days. With so much included and the need to unpack just once, all there is left to do is enjoy.

The new itineraries feature alongside six other enchanting China programs, ranging from 10 to 18-days, cruising the Yangtze River onboard the Victoria Anna, Victoria Jenna or Victoria Empress.

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