Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong River Cruising

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

Southeast Asia Harmony
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.

Full of beautiful landscapes, welcoming people, superb food and poignant history, Emerald Waterways will ensure you experience the many highlights of Southeast Asia. Enjoy a journey of discovery as you uncover hidden wonders, and enjoy authentic local experiences.

Our Mekong river cruises combine the luxurious comfort of our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, with the excitement and adventure associated with the many stunning, beautiful and charming destinations you will visit along the way. 

Browse our collection of itineraries to discover more about our insightful Southeast Asia river cruises and tours. 


Emerald Harmony - Our brand new Star-Ship

Emerald Harmony ship exterior

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 centre of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing us to dock in the heart of this fantastic city.  

Sun & Pool Decks

Emerald Harmony Pool

These truly remarkable spaces have been designed with your total relaxation in mind. Take a refreshing dip in the pool on warm days, before enjoying a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar. Sit back and relax in one of the comfortable chairs or sun loungers in the open-air space, or take shelter from the sun, as the river breeze invigorates you. 

Wellness Area

Wellness Area

Treat yourself to a soothing massage or facial in our beautiful on-board spa, where our experts are on-hand to make you feel great. And keep active in the well-equipped gym. 

Flavours of Asia

Horizon Bar Lounge

Authentic dining on board...

A journey through Southeast Asia is a sensory experience, with scents, as vibrant as the surrounding architecture, filling the streets. In Vietnam, strong influences remain from the country's former Chinese and French colonists, while Cambodian cuisine offers up its own unique characteristics. 

We believe food plays an important role in your travel experience, that's why we source most of our produce locally, ensuring that every dish we serve is as fresh and authentic as possible. And, of course, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner. 

Reflections Restaurant

Reflections Restaurant

Open seating is perfect for relaxed dining and socialising with fellow guests, as you savour a wonderful variety of Asian-inspired dishes. A wonderful way to conclude a day of exploration, or prepare for one of your many included excursions. And, of course, we will always provide a selection of home favourites for you to enjoy, perfect for the days you crave something more familiar.

Horizon Bar & Lounge

Horizon Bar Lounge

Our bartenders are experts when it comes to mixing up delicious cocktails, and we've sourced the best local and international wines and beers, all complimentary with lunch and dinner. 

Also available are a delicious selection of mocktails, created using local flavours, like lemongrass and tamarind.

Lotus Lounge - NEW to Emerald Harmony

Lotus Lounge

On our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, we have introduced the Lotus Lounge, where dark wooden tones and muted colours relax you as you sail towards your next destination. Located at the front of the Vista Deck, nibbles and snacks will be available here throughout the day, as well as teas and coffees. Watch the endless horizons unfold as you sip your favourite drink and nibble something delicious. 

Explore our brand new Star-Ship

SEA map 2019

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.

Spotlight on the river

Ho Chi Minh City

Feel the energy of this high-octane city, with its 21st century skyscrapers and ancient temples, a nod to the past. 

  • Emerald Harmony is specially designed to sail into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. 
  • War Remnants Museum: Powerful displays on the effects of war, highlighted across various exhibits. 
  • Giac Lam Pagoda: Visit the peaceful surrounds of the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City. 
  • Reunification Palace: A spectacle, promising fascinating architecture. 

Phnom Penh

Cambodia's capital, sited at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers.

  • Silver Pagoda: Known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the floor is covered in silver. 
  • Killing Fields: Now a place of peace, pay respects to victims of the historic horror. 
  • Royal Palace: Its Khmer roofs and ornate gilding dominates the skyline. 

Your guide to Southeast Asia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Photographs of the Mekong

10 photographs that will make you want to explore the Mekong. 

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a bowl filled with different types of food

Five recipes of the Mekong

The timeless dishes of the Mekong River can reveal much about the countries and regions the river flows through

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The latest Star-Ship

Say hello to the future of luxury river cruising in Southeast Asia: Emerald Harmony. 

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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 - Silk Path Hotel
    Having built a distinctive reputation for excellence, this remarkable hotel is excellently located, combining unique architecture and local features.
  • 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
    This relaxed hotel is set within leafy grounds, close to the UNESCO World-Heritage ancient town. A poolside bar and excellent amenities provide the perfect place to unwind.
  • Hue - Indochine Palace
    This 5-star palatial setting boasts opulent Colonial interiors, several lounge bars and a spa. Wonderfully located just a short walk from the Perfume River and Hue Royal Palace.
  • Siem Reap - Shinta Manu Angkor
    This boutique-style resort is centrally located in the French Quarter, in close proximity to Angkor Wat. A stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical garden provide exquisite views.

Extend your stay

Make the most of your trip to Southeast Asia and extend your adventure with either a 4-day Luang Prabang tour or a 5-day Sapa tour. You can take in even more of Asia with one of our great city stopovers in Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai or Hong Kong. 

4-days Luang Prabang Tour from £1,000 per person

Explore the ancient capital’s glistening temples and discover why it has been awarded UNESCO status. Peruse museums and hidden laneways, experience a traditional Baci ceremony and catch the sunset from Mt. Phousi. Observe Monks collecting alms, take in Kuang Si Falls and immerse yourself in life on the river.

5-days Sapa Tour from £750 per person

Gaze in awe at the breath-taking scenery and cultural diversity of this spectacular part of Vietnam. Visit the Hmong and Red Zao people of the traditional hill tribes and learn all about their fascinating lives. Pay a visit to bustling Sapa market and the nearby villages of Sa Seng and Sau Chua, surrounded by beautiful mountains where ancient ways of life remain.
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Terms and Conditions: Southeast Asia -  4-days Luang Prabang Tour - Please note, this pre / post tour is only available on itineraries starting or ending in Siem Reap. 5-days Sapa Tour - Please note, this pre / post tour is only available on itineraries starting or ending in Hanoi.

Our offers are not combinable and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Supplements apply for single travellers. Our itineraries, hotels, dates and inclusions are subject to change. E&OE.