Our commitment to the environment

Learn about our commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River

At Emerald Waterways, we’re committed to providing a cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River. Your journey with us through Vietnam and Cambodia will be one with a difference, respecting the natural ecosystems and local communities that call this region home.
We’re transforming the way we travel, implementing environmentally conscious initiatives both on board and on shore. Our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship is specially designed to sail the mighty Mekong River, and is the only ship of its class to meet European safety standards, as well as adhering to European emission standards. On board, single-use plastics have been replaced with sustainable alternatives, including reusable branded water bottles, refillable toiletries and plastic-free straws. To further protect the places we travel through, we also partner with local projects to recycle plastic waste and promote sustainability within the local community. 

Find out more about our green initiatives and prepare for your unique travel experience with Emerald Harmony.

A cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River

Our Dedicated Team
Emerald Harmony is designed, built, owned and operated directly by our Asia Emerald Cruises team. Our locally-based offices in the region provide ongoing support and training to our crew, so you can rest assured you will receive first class service during your time on board. Personally hand-selected, every member of our English-speaking crew is the finest in the industry. The intimate small guest numbers paired with a 2:1 guest-to-staff ratio means there will always be someone on hand to ensure your every need is met.
commitment to the environment
Our Commitment to Your Safety
Built and designed with your safety in mind, Emerald Harmony is the only ship of its class that meets European safety standards, going above and beyond local requirements. State-of-the-art on-board features provide complete peace-of-mind during your travel experience. Additionally, our Star-Ship is built to European emission standards, recognizing the natural ecosystems along the Mekong River to promote a cleaner, greener footprint.
Advanced Air Treatments
Emerald Harmony is equipped with enhanced HVAC systems throughout the Star-Ship and in every suite. These systems ensure there is no recirculation of inside air on board. You can sit back and relax in your suite with the assurance that you are breathing fresh air from outside the Star-Ship, channeled directly to your suite. The air will also be released from your suite directly to the outside. 
Water Treatment
Emerald Harmony goes through three levels of water purification. Water is processed via reverse osmosis, UV sterilizer units and multiple levels of carbon filtration, before being stored in the main fresh water tanks to service the entire Star-Ship. All water is regulated to the optimal temperature, preventing any water-borne pathogens.
Plastic Free
We are transforming the way we use materials on board and on shore. Emerald Harmony offers a guest experience free of single-use plastics, from complimentary refillable Emerald Waterways bottles and filtered water stations to refillable toiletries in suites and no plastic straws. We are also working closely with and funding local projects that collect and recycle plastic waste, helping to maintain the natural beauty and improve living conditions in this region.
Sail directly into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
Emerald Harmony’s expertly designed bow thruster allows her to maneuver safely through the busy Chao Gao canal. Due to this, you’ll enjoy unique access into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, something that other ships of this class and size are unable to do. Safely set foot on shore for a day of exploration, not only avoiding a 3-hour coach transfer but also gaining a truly unique, close-up view of life on the river otherwise unseen.

Take a closer look

Our spectacular Emerald Harmony Star-Ship will exceed all your expectations, as it introduces you to the majesty of the Mekong.
 
Reaching 239ft (73m) in length, 42 cabins accommodate just 84 guests, you will enjoy spacious suites and public areas, as well as an excellent staff-to-guest ratio, with 40 crew members on board. Unlike other similar sized ships, we have designed Emerald Harmony to sail through the center of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing us to dock in the heart of this fantastic city.