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Combining the luxuries of a bygone age with the must-see destinations of ancient and modern Indochina, Australian travellers can make big savings on an exotic tour cruise on the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam

Cruise Traveller has released a special, exclusive cruise tour package featuring , with savings of $700 per couple and $455 for solo travellers.

Celebrating its 20th year of cruising, Mekong Princess Cruises operates the deluxe and spacious, all-suite river ship, Mekong Princess, which boasts a high one-to-one crew to guest ratio, with 28 crew pampering just 28 guests.

Designed to reflect the French colonial era in the region, the elegant, 63m-long Mekong Princess offers French balconies in all staterooms, a fine dining restaurant, lounge, deluxe chaise day beds for sunset cocktails on the alfresco sun deck, gym and spa centre.

The ship is one of the only Mekong River vessels to start or end cruises in central Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), allowing guests to step off and start exploring Vietnam’s largest city with its bustling street vibe and soaring skyscrapers towering over traditional markets and charming French colonial buildings. 

Cruise Traveller’s exclusive, new 12-night “Mekong Majesty’ cruise tour package from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City is available on 11 departure dates between January and December, 2023.

The packages begin with three night’s accommodation in Siem Reap, Cambodia, a cultural show and a three-day pass and sunrise tuktuk tour to the nearby Angkor Wat temple.

Guests then board the Mekong Princess in the nearby river town of Campong Cham for a seven-night journey downstream to central Saigon, with excursions, cultural performances, cooking classes, selected onboard beverages and Wi-Fi all included in fares.

After the cruise, two nights’ accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City allows guests to join complimentary tours with lunch included to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels from the Vietnam War and the Saigon Opera House as well as temples, markets and palaces. The holiday ends with a farewell dinner cruise on the Saigon River.

The special discounted deal has been announced to celebrate Cruise Traveller’s new exclusive booking agent agreement with South-east Asia river cruise operator, Mekong Princess Cruises.

The Managing Director of Cruise Traveller, Craig Bowen, welcomed Mekong Princess Cruises to Cruise Traveller’s portfolio of clients.

“Mekong River cruising is back on the radar now with Australians once again set to savour the beauty and tranquility of the Mekong with its many temples, traditional villages, lush landscapes, rice fields, floating markets, friendly locals and timeless rhythms,” Mr Bowen said. “We look forward to broadening awareness and interest amongst Australians in the wonderful, all-inclusive journeys offered by Mekong Princess Cruises.”

Including five nights’ hotel accommodation, the seven-night all-inclusive cruise and touring with selected meals, fares are available from A$5695 per person, twin-share, in a Junior Suite – a saving of A$350 per person. Solo fares are from A$7575 – a saving of A$455. Book by July 14, 2023. Eleven departure dates available throughout 2023. Flights from Australia are extra.

Call Mekong Princess Cruises’ exclusive Australian agent, Cruise Traveller, on 1800 507 777 or visit

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