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New Emerald Harmony begins Mekong service

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Emerald Harmony is specially designed so it can sail into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City PHOTO: Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways’ new Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, has just begun sailing on the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam.

The vessel has a ground-breaking design that allows it to cruise all the way into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

Single-use plastics reduced

Emerald Harmony is also the first Star-Ship to remove all nonessential single-use plastics. Passengers are provided a metal water bottle to refill from water stations on board, and reusable glass water bottles are provided in the cabins.

In addition, recyclable bamboo and paper straws are used in the Reflections Restaurant and Horizon Bar & Lounge, and refillable dispensers replace cabin toiletry miniatures.

Emerald Waterways has announced plans to make all its Star-Ships single-use plastic-free by the end of 2020.

Emerald Harmony offers 13-, 17- and 21-day cruise and land tours that combine an eight-day sailing between Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with overnights in Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An, Vietnam, at the beginning or end of the cruise.

Special launch offer

A free extension to Sapa or Luang Prabang is available on all itineraries, or two flights for the price of one combined with free extensions on 17-21 night itineraries. This launch offer is valid on any new Mekong sailings booked by Oct. 31, 2019.