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Mekong Jewel Review

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Amazing adventure!

Review for Asia River Cruise on Mekong Jewel
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2023
Cabin: Suite

I had served in Viet Nam in 1969-70, so I wanted to return and see the country. We started our trip in Hanoi, so it was very strange to be up where our “enemies” lived. The people were great!

The history, as the communist country of Viet Nam depicted, was tainted to make them as being very gracious to our soldiers while they were there in prison at the Hanoi Hilton. Getting past that was doable, but created a scenario of how the communist government of Viet Nam would portray the war. Again, the people of Viet Nam were wonderful, and I believe genuine, in greeting and caring for us as tourist!

The Cambodian experience was a real eye opener in that we were able to learn about their history and people, which was an unexpected highlight for us. Most of the crew on our ship, and of course the daily guides that stayed with us while we were in Cambodia were Cambodian. We really recommend seeing and experiencing the people and this country! What a history! It is so sad how China used and corrupted their governments to kill millions of them! Even today China makes their lives harder by controlling the water flow of the Mekong River! So sad!!

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We were in cabin 2**, and were very comfortable and did not feel cramped. The quality of the bed mattress and pillows was of high standard. We appreciated having a balcony, and did use it

for pictures and just relaxing. The bathroom was of good size, and had lights that helped guide us if we got up during the night.

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