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The 2023 5★ Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

5* all-inclusive river cruising*

Luxury hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap*

Included Drinks, Wi-Fi, Gratuities & Shore Excursions*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 24 Feb 2023
  • Sails from My Tho, Vietnam
  • Ship Mekong Serenity
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1966227
  • Voyage code ‍VEMR15F

Your Itinerary

Chauffeur

Private Chauffeur transfer from your home address to the airport Fri 24 Feb 2023

Chauffeur
Fly from London

Fly overnight from London to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Fri 24 Feb 2023

Fly from London
Hotel stay

Two night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sat 25 Feb 2023

Hotel stay

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, Park Hyatt Saigon, where you will have time to relax and unwind.

Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sun 26 Feb 2023

Cu Chi Tunnels

Signature Experience

Today choose from two Signature Experiences - Perhaps visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.

Alternatively, journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan.

Afterwards, attend a memorial service at the Long Tan Cross, a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan.

This evening, enjoy your second Signature Experience. Experience dinner at Vietnam House, founded by Australia-born Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen. (B,L,D)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Mon 27 Feb 2023

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Spend your final morning in Ho Chi Minh City enjoying your selected sightseeing activity.

Freedom of Choice

Perhaps jump on the back of a motorbike and tour the vibrant streets of Saigon, or rise early for some city discovery and morning Tai Chi in the park. Other options include a walking tour of the capital, retail therapy at a bustling Vietnamese market, a tour of artist workshops or an authentic Vietnamese cooking class. (B,L,D)

My Tho, Vietnam

My Tho, Vietnam Mon 27 Feb 2023

My Tho, Vietnam

Afterwards, transfer to My Tho to embark your ship, the Mekong Serenity for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise. 

Cai Be, Vietnam

Cai Be - Sa Dec, Vietnam Tue 28 Feb 2023

Cai Be, Vietnam

In Cai Be this morning, visit the French Gothic cathedral and port area. Then, at a rice paper manufacture, learn how this Vietnamese staple is made. Continue to the quaint town of Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour his former home and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Afterwards, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. (B,L,D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tan Chau - Evergreen Island, Vietnam Wed 01 Mar 2023

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Step ashore in Tan Chau today for a rickshaw tour. On board your rickshaw, you’ll glide past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals who are always eager to say hello. Stop to pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop.

Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island aboard a small boat, where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life.

The remainder of today is left free for you to relax back on board your river ship. (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Thu 02 Mar 2023

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Freedom of Choice

Perhaps take a sobering excursion to the Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21. Alternatively, see Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride with a stop at the Central Market. There’s also choice of a visit to the National Museum or a leisurely bike ride through the city.

The evening is yours to relax. (B,L,D)

Oudong, Cambodia

Oudong - Koh Chen - Oknha Tey, Cambodia Fri 03 Mar 2023

Oudong, Cambodia

Disembark in Phnom Penh and discover Oudong, an important place of pilgrimage in Cambodia where you’ll be treated to a special Signature Experience.

Signature Experience

Partake in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony at a monastery in Oudong.

Return to your ship via the village Koh Chen, where you will perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, a small island renowned for its skilful silk weaving traditions.

Enjoy dinner onboard tonight. (B,L,D)

Angkor Ban

Angkor Ban, Cambodia Sat 04 Mar 2023

Angkor Ban

Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Experience rustic agricultural life as you wander past the wooden stilted houses in this quiet, rural place. (B,L,D)

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham - Koh Pen, Cambodia Sun 05 Mar 2023

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Those who wish to climb Wat Hanchey this morning will be rewarded with stunning hilltop panoramas and some of the best views of the Mekong River.

Following lunch on board, take a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture.

This evening, a Farewell Dinner awaits onboard. (B,L,D)

Mekong River Cruise

Three night hotel stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia Mon 06 Mar 2023

Mekong River Cruise

Disembark at Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap. Afterwards, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit the enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon.

Freedom of Choice

Tonight, choose where to dine.

Three night stay in, Siem Reap, at Hotel Sofitel Angkor (B,L,D)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia Tue 07 Mar 2023

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park for a Signature Experience. After experiencing the majesty of World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, enjoy a guided exploration of what is regarded as Angkor’s best-preserved temple, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Relax back at your hotel after breakfast. Then this afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site which is famous for its intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children.

The evening is at your leisure. (B)

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap, Cambodia Wed 08 Mar 2023

Mekong River Cruise

Embark on your selected sightseeing activity.

Freedom of Choice

Perhaps set out a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, where you can shop for local handmade crafts. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you might like to join a quadbike excursion through the Cambodian countryside. Alternatively, unwind with a soothing spa treatment.

Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before enjoying a Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Thu 09 Mar 2023

Fly to London

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Fri 10 Mar 2023

Arrive in London
Chauffeur

Private Chauffeur transfer from the airport to your home address Fri 10 Mar 2023

Chauffeur

What's included *

  • Incredible Savings Included!
  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Transfers up to 75 miles each way to take you too and from the airport in style
  • SEVEN NIGHTS 5★ all-inclusive river cruising aboard the BRAND NEW luxurious Mekong Serenity during her Maiden Season
  • THREE NIGHT stay at the Hotel Sofitel Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • TWO NIGHT hotel stay at Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • FREE Airport Lounge Pass when you book by 8pm 30th August 2022
  • COMPLIMENTARY drinks throughout your river cruise
  • Choice of dining options including the Exclusive Indochine By Luke Nguyen restaurant
  • Gratuities included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • FREE tea & coffee & water replenished daily on board
  • Aluminium refillable bottle to allow you to fill up at your leisure
  • All sightseeing excursions , including: - Unique Signature Experiences - Freedom of Choice sightseeing and dining
  • Butler service available for select suites and complimentary laundry service is included in all suites
  • All port charges and tipping
  • Services of a Tour Director and local guides
  • Overseas transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 25th August 2022 and receive a FREE John Lewis gift card worth up to £75

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The Ship - Mekong Serenity

  • Occupancy88
  • Length302 ft (92.05 m)
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The brand new ship on the Mekong River, the enchanting Mekong Serenity provides a spacious retreat to truly enjoy the lush landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia. With a large amount of space per guest, this luxurious vessel boasts some of the largest suites on the Mekong. With just 44 suites accompanying a maximum of 88 guests, its intimate size means your voyage is highly personalised. Showcasing a modern sophisticated style with a nod to colonial times, this is a ship beyond compare.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
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APT Cruising FAQs

Do APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy for a limited time only. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022 & 2023 holiday when booked by 30th 2022 up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee.

Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply. This policy is not valid for APT’s Tailor made holidays.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an APT river ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel, including a booster dose. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding. You may also need to provide this during your cruise depending on the port of call entry requirements.

 


What are the testing & on board requirements for APT Cruises?

Prior to embarkation, all guests must present a negative PCR test on the day of boarding, taken no earlier than 72 hours prior. 

Medical exemptions are allowed when certified by a professional.  

Whilst onboard guests are currently required to wear a face-covering while moving around the ship indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are made while guests are eating or drinking.

 

 


Last Updated: 18/03/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Please note, walking tours are weather dependent. Private UK Chauffeur Service is included within 75 driven miles of selected UK departure airports and available to UK mainland addresses only. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Please ask for more details. Please note, itinerary is subject to change due to water levels and other uncontrollable factors. FREE Airport Lounge Pass when you book by 8pm 30th August 2022, subject to availability,  Offer applies to Flight Inclusive Packages only and cannot be exchanged for a monetary discount.  Lounge pass only applicable for at outbound departure airport used for departing international flight. Named hotels are subject to change. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. 5 star refers to the cruise element only. All-inclusive refers to the cruise element only. Savings are based on per cabin total. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Oceanview or above by 8pm 25th August 2022. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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