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Cruises to Vietnam

The greatest adventure

Old meets new in this diverse country

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Cruises in Vietnam

4★ TOKYO & SINGAPORE STAYS
2025 Southeast Asia & Japan Discovery

Diamond Princess 21 Nov 2025 20 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Tokyo (Yokohama)

Exclusive savings of up to £1,400*

Exclusive FREE On Board Spend of up to $400*

Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*

FREE three night 4★ hotel stay in Tokyo & Singapore*

Itinerary: Tokyo (Yokohama) - Toba - Osaka - Taipei (Keelung) - Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) - Singapore
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(full fare £3,699) Inside from £2,999pp

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5NT MALDIVES STAY
2025 Maldives, Singapore & Far East Discovery

Celebrity Solstice 29 Jan 2025 23 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Singapore

Exclusive FREE On Board Spend of up to $400*

Drinks & Wi-Fi Included*

Five night 4★ all-inclusive Maldives stay*

FREE 4★ hotel stays in Singapore & Hong Kong*

Itinerary: Singapore - Ko Samui - Bangkok (from Laem Chabang),Thailand - Ho Chi Minh (from Phu My), Vietnam - Nha Trang - Hue/Danang (from Chan May), Vietnam - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam -..…
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(full fare £6,999) Inside from £5,699pp

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Private UK Chauffeur
2025 6★ All-Inclusive Treasures of the Far East

Seabourn Encore 02 Jan 2025 20 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Singapore

Exclusive Complimentary Private UK Chauffeur Service*

Exclusive savings of up to £4,200*

6★ All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury Cruising*

Luxury 5★ Hotel Stays in Singapore & Hong Kong Included*

Itinerary: Singapore - Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand - Ko Kood - Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Da Nang, Vietnam - Halong Bay, Vietnam - Hong Kong, China
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(full fare £10,699) Balcony from £8,699pp Veranda Suite

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Overview of Vietnam


Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in South East Asia. Vietnam borders China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west and shares maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand and the Phillippines, Indonesia and Malaysia through the South China Sea.


Even if you’d never considered a cruise to Vietnam before, you will undoubtedly have seen photos of Ha Long Bay. Towering limestone pillars and intimate islets rise up from the turquoise water to create a surreal landscape. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters. During your stopover, it’s highly recommended that you take a dip in the bay’s beautifully blue water.

In southern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is perhaps most famous for its role in the Vietnam War. Today, the city’s French colonial landmarks, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, are its most notable feature. However, there’s much more to Ho Chi Minh City than just its history. Bustling food stalls can be found throughout the city, serving the unique flavours of Vietnam. Visit Ben Thanh market to pick up traditional wares and souvenirs, and stop for a coffee to keep you going - Vietnam is the second-largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil.

Visiting a floating market is an essential activity when visiting Vietnam. In Cai Be, the river market starts early, at around 6 am, with local farmers and food producers selling their goods to passers-by in boats. Although the floating market is geared towards locals seeking to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and fish, this is a unique experience for all travellers and should be relished.

The subtle flavours and overwhelming diversity of Vietnamese cuisine make this country the perfect trip for foodies. Utilising nature’s pantry, menus often feature fish dishes and heavily rely on flavours such as lemongrass, ginger, mint, coriander, cinnamon, chilli and lime. Historically, French colonisation has influenced Vietnamese cuisine. The banh mi, a tasty sandwich made with a crusty French baguette, grilled pork or fish, coriander and pickled vegetables is one example. Essential dishes to try during your Vietnam cruise include pho, tasty noodles with a meat broth, bun cha, barbecued pork, noodles and vegetables and goi cuon, also known as ‘summer rolls,’ made with salad, meat or fish and a spicy dip.

Stretching for roughly 2,700 miles through southern Vietnam, the Mekong River is the world’s 12th-largest river and the seventh-longest in Asia. As well as its colossal length, the Mekong Delta is considered the ‘rice bowl’ of the nation, with lush forests and rice paddies lining the water’s edge. The town of Tan Chay and the city of Sa Dec both sit on the Mekong Delta, offering the perfect opportunity to experience the river for yourself.


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