Wednesday 7 August 2013

Cruiseco Adventurer in Vietnam and Cambodia

Experience the best of both worlds on board the Cruiseco Adventurer, Cruiseco’s custom-built ship that travels between Vietnam and Cambodia. From the hustling and bustling streets of Saigon in Vietnam to the serene and calmly-paced village life of Cambodia, Cruiseco offers a unique insight into this part of the world. For a limited time, Cruiseco is offering guests the opportunity to save up to $2,300 per person when making a new booking to travel on the Cruiseco Adventurer.

Designed for the mighty Mekong River, the ship visits an assortment of hidden villages and historic landmarks on its 550-kilometre journey between the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam and Siem Reap. To name only a few highlights, the cruise includes fascinating onshore excursions including: a visit to the Lovers’ Museum in Sa Dec; The Killing Fields in Phnom Penh; ox cart rides amongst rice paddies; and visits to silk weavers, where guests can expect to meet the smiling local children.

National Marketing Manager, Amber Wilson, explains that exploring these beautiful locations is not all the Cruiseco Adventurer has to offer.

“With only 60 passengers on board, the custom-built, 68-metre Cruiseco Adventurer not only offers our guests the opportunity to visit exotic and hidden sights throughout Vietnam and Cambodia, but ensures a truly authentic experience by employing local community members throughout the Mekong area. Dedicated to incorporating the local communities where possible, we strive to ensure our guests’ experiences are as culturally enriched as they can be,” says Wilson.

Guests on board the Cruiseco Adventurer may choose to begin their adventure in Ho Chi Minh City and travel the Mekong River, stopping at exotic ports along the way to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor and Capital of the 12th century Khmer kingdom. Alternatively, guests seeking a more relaxed start may join the cruise at Siem Reap and cruise down the Mekong River to Saigon.

The Cruiseco Adventurer is also one of the newest ships cruising the Mekong River. Its maiden voyage took place in October 2012. The ship has light, modern décor and boasts larger cabins, each one with a small private balcony.

Book your place on board to benefit from discounted prices on the Cruiseco Adventurer. For a limited time only, prices start at $3,299 per person for twin share; $4,599 per person for sole occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability.

All customers booking with Cruiseco receive Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. The price of the cruise includes: return economy airfare from Australia to Saigon via Singapore and return from Siem Reap; two nights in the deluxe Caravelle Hotel Saigon; and two nights in the Raffles Hotel d’Angkor Siem Reap; seven nights aboard the luxurious Cruiseco Adventurer; onboard dining and local beer; local spirits and soft drinks from the bars; extensive sightseeing with expert local guides; onboard entertainment including local folk performances; and onboard gratuities plus all transfers and taxes.

The Cruiseco Adventurer will offer more than 50 fly, cruise and stay itineraries which will showcase the best of the Mekong with 11-night packages from Siem Reap to Saigon or vice versa. Bookings are open now.

Visit or call (02) 9492 8520 for further information and to find details of your local Cruiseco agent.

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