Cruises to Ho Chi Minh City

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Journey through the Far East | Bali to Hong Kong

  • 12 Feb 2020
  • 18 nights
  • Ship: Seven Seas Voyager
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Bali (Benoa), Indonesia, Semarang, Java, Indonesia, Singapore, Ko Samui, Thailand, Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand (overnight - depart early pm), Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Ho Chi M…

Includes: Free flights included where applicable , free business class flights (in penthouse suites and higher on europe voyages) , wi-fi throughout the ship for all bookings , open bars and…

Suite from £4,695pp

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 14 nights
  • Ship: Emerald Harmony
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, My Tho, Sa Dec, Hong Ngu, Phnom Penh, Prek’Kdam, Siem Reap

Includes: Spacious full board accommodation on board europe’s most innovative cruise ships , all meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la cart…

Solo from £4,795

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City

  • 13 Oct 2019
  • 11 nights
  • Ship: RV La Marguerite
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Củ Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Cái Bè/Sa Đéc, Vietnam, Tân Châu, Vietnam - Border Crossing into Cambodia, Phnom Pe…

Includes: Expert services of a cruise director , friendly, english-speaking local guides on all excursions , all delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regio…


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Much to learn in Ho Chi Minh


Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Statue

Ho Chi Minh City Statue

Votive Candles at Emperor Jade Pagoda

Votive Candles at Emperor Jade Pagoda

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See the war through new eyes

It is hard to think of Vietnam without its devastating war springing to mind – and Ho Chi Minh City commemorates this tragic period in a number of ways. One such nod to the conflict is the War Remnants Museum at Vo Van Tan, formerly known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes. Exhibits include the notorious ‘tiger cages’ which were used to contain Viet Cong prisoners, as well as a heart-wrenching collection of wartime photographs. While an afternoon at this museum will almost certainly be very emotional, it is fitting that a trip to Vietnam should include recognition of its twentieth century struggles.  


A veritable time capsule

Vietnam’s rich history can also be explored at Ho Chi Minh’s Reunification Palace, through whose gate a tank belonging to the North Vietnamese Army crashed in 1975. With that, the end of the lengthy and devastating war was signified. Today, a visit to the palace is like stepping back in time, with two of the tanks used in its capture on display in the grounds. Inside, you’ll find a war command room, still with maps on its walls and period telecommunications equipment on its desks, as well as a host of other fascinating artefacts across its five floors.


A rich religious heritage

Of course, there is much more to Ho Chi Minh than its wartime heritage - for example Its proud religious traditions. These can be explored at the atmospheric Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the five most important shrines in the city. This is an active place of worship where locals come to pray, make offerings of flowers and light candles. Amongst its rooms, visitors can pray to the goddess of fertility Kim Hua, while the goddess of mercy Kuan Yin can also be worshipped. The shrine, which was built at the turn of the twentieth century, features beautifully intricate carvings of dragons and birds.