Emerald Waterways is to launch its first Star-Ship purpose-buillt for the Mekong river, Emerald Harmony, with sailings due to start in July next year.

David Winterton, Global Brand Curator for Emerald Waterways said: “Our loyal guests are keen to explore new rivers but want the comfort of a brand they know and trust.

“As part of making the decision where to build our next Star-Ship, we spent a lot of time talking with our EmeraldEXPLORER members, to find out where they would like to travel with us next,” he added.

With just 42 staterooms and suites, the new Star-Ship will be built to allow access to the centre of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, and will fuse Asian-inspired luxury with contemporary design.

Highlights on Emerald Harmony will include a Lotus Lounge, featuring stylish, comfortable seating with low, small tables.

Other onboard features include an Emerald Waterways’ signature pool, and Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge with luxurious soft furnishings, plus the Reflections Restaurant will have a locally-inspired menu that showcases native cuisine from the region.

Emerald Waterways will offer three unique itineraries on Emerald Harmony including the 15-day Majestic Mekong river cruise and tour, taking in Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap; the 19-day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour, from Hanoi to Siem Reap; and the 23-day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour, which includes stops at Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap.

For more information or to book with Emerald Waterways visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk 

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