Viking Mekong Cruise Review by TJMcConville
- Sail Date: October 2015
- Destination: Asia
- Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom
Because this was and land and river cruise adventure we were able to see and experience much of the region.
The ship was exceptional in all areas and perfect for the region. It is not a large ship but is very comfortable with exceptionally well appointed cabins. Food was very good and included opportunities to taste local cuisine. The use of san pans to move us to the ports in Vietnam was well done and required minimum athletic ability to board. Once on board it was a comfortable ride to shore while the local guide gave interesting information and side lights about the pace we were visiting that day. The ships wifi was sufficient to be able to keep in contact.
Ports and excursions were different than in Europe. Some ports in Cambodia other than Penom Phen were reached by pulling up to a river bank. Excursions were varied and all informative and enjoyable. The only downside was the heat and humidity. Since we expected the weather, we had prepared for it by exercising ahead of time.
Land tours in Hanoi were well managed with buses and motorized rickshaws. The rickshaws were used in the old city because the roads are original and not very wide.
Entertainment before and after the cruise was very good. The two countries both had their own flavor in the dining and entertainment.
Overall we felt the trip was exceptional and was another Viking success story that will keep us coming back to Viking
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