APT has confirmed that the maiden voyage of its hotly-anticipated newbuild ship on Asia’s Mekong River, the Mekong Serenity, is underway, as she makes her first sailing of the luxury 15-day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights river cruise from Hanoi to Siem Reap.
To celebrate, APT & Travelmarvel has launched a new Vietnam & Cambodia Winter Sale, allowing guests to secure a Q4 2023 or Q1 2024 Mekong adventure with a low deposit of just £99, and outstanding introductory savings on all December to February departures, when booked before 30 November 2023*.
The Winter Sale deals include:
– The 12 January 2024departure of APT’s 15-day luxury, five-star Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights river cruise, from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, which costs from £4,995 per person, saving £2,050 per person. The price includes return flights, seven-nights of accommodation aboard the new Mekong Serenity, luxury hotel accommodation, luxury dining with 31 meals and onboard beverages, unique cultural experiences in up to 11 destinations, the services of an APT Cruise Director and expert local guides. Highlights include a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat, dining at Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, and experiencing a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony at a monastery in Oudong.
The 20 January 2024 departure of APT Travelmarvel’s 14-day, flexible, four-star Essential Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise, from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, which costs from £3,195 per person, saving £2,000. The price includes return flights, seven nights aboard the RV Apsara, which has moved from APT to sail under the Travelmarvel banner and offer a five-star ship at a four-star price; hotel accommodation; 27 meals and select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board; the services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides. Highlights of the trip include meeting with underprivileged children at Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) in Siem Reap and getting a glimpse into the organisation that supports them by providing a creative, educative and loving environment; a tuk tuk ride in Koh Pen; and seeing an authentic Apsara dance performance.
About Mekong Serenity:Luxuriously spacious, Mekong Serenity has been custom-built for the brand, with a maximum capacity of 88 guests and some of the largest entry-level suites of any vessel cruising the Mekong River. On this maiden voyage, APT’s guests can soak in panoramic views of the bustling life along the Mekong from the ship’s spacious Sun Deck, recharge after a day’s exploring in the Serenity Spa and Wellness Centre or take a dip in the onboard swimming pool. Onboard dining options include the Horizon Bar & Grill, and the Indochine restaurant, which serves an authentic taste of Vietnam with a special five-course menu. The Harmony Lounge and Bar offers nightly entertainment such as Apsara dance performances.