South East Asia River Cruises

Join Emerald Waterways on a once-in-a-lifetime journey across Southeast Asia, and slip through an exotic land of temples, shrines, mountains and pagodas. Your passage through this mystical region is the great River Mekong, a sprawling waterway that’s been the lifeblood of Vietnam and Cambodia for thousands of years.

A Selection of Emerald Waterways Southeast Asia River Cruises

Destinations and Rivers Explored by Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways are the gatekeepers of discovery in Southeast Asia, offering exceptional journeys on the Mekong on board the custom-built river ship, the Mekong Navigator. This intimate and classically-styled vessel boasts a wealth of amenities and facilities, as well as special dining venues inspired by the vibrant cuisines of the region – for safe and comfortable passage on the fabled Mekong. From the bustling heart of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to the dense and ancient jungles of Siem Reap in Cambodia, Emerald Waterways showcases the banks of the Mekong in all their exotic splendour. Discover more about Emerald Waterways’ southeast Asian river cruises below.

Emerald Waterways’ collection of Mekong river itineraries brings the spirit of Southeast Asia to life, marrying carefully curated tours with a collection of fully-inclusive shore days and special EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldPLUS events.

Discover the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, where the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels provide fascinating insight into the resourcefulness of Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. Choose to begin or end your cruise in Hanoi, and you’ll also enjoy a special overnight cruise on the spellbinding Halong Bay, which is often voted among the world’s foremost natural spectacles.

Travelling into Cambodia, immerse in local life on the temple-strewn banks of the Mekong. You’ll receive a special Buddhist Water Blessing in Wat Hanchey, and take part in an unforgettable cycling tour of Phnom Penh. One of the highlights of the Cambodian leg of your journey is a visit to the great Temples of Angkor, where you’ll enjoy a series of guided tours before enjoying a performance from the Phare Cambodian Circus.

Wishing to give its guests a unique and elegant river cruise experience in southeast Asia, Emerald Waterways charters the Mekong Navigator to provide passengers with a luxurious floating bolthole from which to enjoy the highlights of the great Mekong River.

The RV Mekong Navigator is a generously-proportioned expedition-style river ship, purpose-built to cruise the timeless flow of the Mekong River. Its 34 generous suites combine modern innovations with classic décor, helping guests enjoy a comfortable cruise on the Mekong with a hint of colonial charm, nostalgia and adventure.

Emerald Waterways guests travelling on board the Mekong Navigator can look forward to exceptional dining, great river views and attentive service and a truly inspiring journey on this majestic Asian waterway.