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Viking Unveils New Cruise Ship for Mekong River

Viking, the world’s largest river cruise line, has announced a new river cruise ship for the Mekong River that will debut next year.

Debuting in summer 2021, the 80-guest Viking Saigon will sail Viking’s Magnificent Mekong cruisetour. Guests on the three-deck Viking Saigon will enjoy a Spa & Fitness Center, Infinity Pool and open-air Sky Bar on the Upper Deck. For more information, visit www.viking.com.

Currently under construction, the 80-guest Viking Saigon is scheduled to debut for the August 30, 2021, cruisetour departure; the river cruise portion of the itinerary sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.

Viking Saigon Ship Features

  • 40 comfortable outside staterooms (26 French Balcony Staterooms, 12 Veranda Staterooms, 2 Explorer Suites)
  • Explorer Suites feature two full-size rooms with a large veranda off the living room & a spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and glass-enclosed shower
  • Upper Deck with Infinity Pool offering 360-degree views
  • Open air Sky Bar with shaded seating area
  • Viking Lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
  • Library & onboard shop
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Elevator
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed varies)
  • Laundry service

Purpose-built for the Mekong River, the new Viking Saigon will host 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms. Featuring the clean Scandinavian design for which Viking is known, all staterooms will have hotel-style beds and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a Veranda or French Balcony.

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During this 15-day journey, guests explore 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 cruise on this unique cruisetour itinerary, during which guests can enjoy shopping in Old Hanoi’s markets; exploring the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat; visiting Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins; and seeing the sights of Phnom Penh by cyclo rickshaw.

On the river cruise portion of the itinerary, guests can discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets. Multiple departure dates beginning in August 2021. Pricing starts at $5,299 per person, with discounted airfare from $1,199 per person.

“For many of our guests, Vietnam and Cambodia remain top destinations because of their significance in world history,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “We have led the river cruise industry with our fleet development and experiences that bring travelers closer to the cultures of the world for more than two decades. This will be the most modern vessel on the Mekong and will feel like ‘home’ to our loyal Viking guests who are familiar with the comfortable design of our ships.”

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