Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong River Cruising

Full of beautiful landscapes, welcoming people, superb food and poignant history, Southeast Asia is yours to discover

Travel along mighty Mekong on our Asian river cruises
We invite you to join us on a journey to vibrant and exciting Southeast Asia, a colourful and exotic land just waiting to be explored. At Emerald Waterways, we’ve combined the very best river cruising and touring to take you through the spiritual landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia in style and comfort.

South East Asia is a rich and vibrant land full of beautiful landscapes, lively people, excellent food, deep culture and poignant history. 

With its newest ship launching on the Mekong River in 2019 – the Emerald Harmony – and an exclusive charter on board the Irrawaddy Explorer, these opulent style vessels fuse modern comforts and traditional furnishings to exhibit a timeless elegance and guarantee an authentic cruising experience. Emerald Waterways’ Asian river cruises will ensure that you not only experience the highlights of this incredible destination, but also meet the people and uncover some of the hidden wonders that make this place so special.

Our Asian river cruises combine the comfort of our premium ships, with the excitement and adventure associated with the many stunning, beautiful and charming destinations you can visit along the way.

From the historic grandeur and serene beauty of our 21 day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia, where you’ll explore Hanoi’s labyrinth of vibrant streets, food stalls and markets, as well as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh; right through to the Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise, which sees guests traverse between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City on a 13 day adventure of the east, our Asian river cruises are spectacular throughout. Browse our itineraries below to find out more information on your next adventure.

Southeast Asia cruises map

Introducing Emerald Harmony

The Mekong - Vietnam & Cambodia

At over 2,700 miles long, the mighty Mekong river is most definitely king, and it’s people have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony with this beautiful landscape. Journey with us through the wonderful maze of waterways of the Mekong Delta, where life is simple and traditional yet fascinating and captivating. Travel in complete comfort and style on board our specifically designed Emerald Harmony Star-Ship. 

Our three immersive itineraries all allow you to explore this magnificent region. From cruising through floating markets where you can shop for fruit, clothes and souvenirs from the side of your boat, to watching children riding on the backs of water buffalo, you will be immersed into this rural lifestyle and learn why this region is called the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. Being one of the most important and successful agricultural regions in the world, it holds a myriad of exquisite foods to sample.

Included hotels

Indochine Palace, Hue, Vietnam

More than just a place to rest your head

Our handpicked collection of included hotels bring you closer to each destination you visit, having been carefully chosen for their outstanding quality, perfect location and impeccable service.

  • Hanoi – Anatole Hotel
    Your comfortable Deluxe City View room is the perfect base from which to explore Hanoi. Located within the Old Quarter neighbourhood, the Anatole Hotel Hanoi blends modern conveniences with classic charm, and don’t forget to take advantage of the rooftop infinity pool.
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Grand Hotel Saigon
    Located in the heart of Saigon, this sensational 5-star Colonial-style 1930s hotel is situated next to the Saigon River. Boasting city or pool views, as well as a rooftop café with panoramic views of the city, it's a truly luxurious base from which to explore.
  • Hoi An- Historic Hotel
    The leafy surroundings match the relaxed nature of this remarkable hotel. Just moments from the UNESCO World Heritage ancient town, immerse yourself in the serenity of its luscious gardens and take a dip in the 20-metre outdoor pool.
  • Hue - Indochine Palace
    Wonderfully located close to the Perfume Rivers and Hue Royal Palace, this opulent 5-star hotel sets new standards in excellence. Designed with elegant Colonial interiors, no expense has been spared with its luxurious rooms and suites, pool area, spa and several intimate lounge bars.
  • Siem Reap – Shinta Mani
    This upscale boutique-style resort is centrally located within the city’s leafy French Quarter. Its Khmer-inspired design complements its close proximity to Angkor Wat and it’s just a short walk from the Old Market and the famous Pub Street. A stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical garden make it a tranquil place in which to reside during your visit, as does the onsite spa and rooftop bar and café.