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Viking Saigon begins inaugural Mekong River season

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Viking Saigon's lavish Explorer Suite living area
Purpose-built for the Mekong River, Viking Saigon has begun its inaugural season in Southeast Asia.

The 80-passenger vessel sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia, and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam, on Viking's 15-day 'Magnificent Mekong' itinerary. With the 2022/23 season now under way, regular sailing dates are available through March 2023; the 2023/24 season begins in July 2023.

First Southeast Asia cruises since early 2020

'The fascinating cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia have always made this region a favorite destination among our guests,' Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said. 'We are also pleased to welcome back to Southeast Asia our first guests since early 2020. With the arrival of the Viking Saigon, we look forward to introducing even more curious travelers to this iconic waterway in the coming years.'

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Sleek Scandinavian design — here, the lobby

Inside Viking Saigon 

The triple-deck Viking Saigon has the sleek Scandinavian design for which Viking is known. The vessel offers 40 outside staterooms with sliding glass doors opening to a veranda or a French balcony.

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The restaurant

Facilities include a restaurant, spa and fitness center, infinity pool and open-air Sky Bar on the Upper Deck.

'Magnificent Mekong' cruise and land program

This 15-day  journey highlights the cultural treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia with 16 guided tours. Hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracket an eight-day Mekong River voyage with opportunities to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, attend a performance by Apsara dancers and taste the fresh ingredients from bustling markets and restaurants.

Travelers also can wander the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins. And they can tour Phnom Penh by cyclo rickshaw.

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The 15-day 'Magnificent Mekong' program includes an eight-day river voyage

On the river voyage, they'll discover towns famous for silk production, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets.

Reduced deposit and savings on bookings through August

From now through Aug. 31, 2022, Viking is offering special savings on select river and ocean voyages, with a limited-time $25 deposit as part of the company’s 25th Anniversary Sale.

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