3 Viking River Viking Mekong Entertainment Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise because I have always wanted to return to Vietnam after servicing there in 1970-71. Being able to visit Cambodia and Thailand were added benefits that provided a very unexpected and memorable experience. Our first ... Read More
We chose this cruise because I have always wanted to return to Vietnam after servicing there in 1970-71. Being able to visit Cambodia and Thailand were added benefits that provided a very unexpected and memorable experience. Our first night destination was Hanoi which proved to be a very nice experience. The Sofitel Legend Metropole was beautiful and the service and restaurant were outstanding. The next morning we departed the hotel on the additional trip to Ha Long Bay. We experienced beautiful scenery, a fun trip on a junk with a nice lunch and a trip to a cavern that was a total surprise. Then we were delivered to our hotel by boat. The Vinpearl Hotel was luxurious and welcoming on its own private island. The next morning we visited a cultured pearl farm and learned about the technique and method used to culture a pearl. Then we were off back to Hanoi. We enjoyed and felt safe going out at night to walk through the city to enjoy all of the weekend festivities around the lake. Our next adventure was to fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Visiting the many temples was unbelievable. The pictures you see just don't do them justice.The tour guides, both Viking and local for the entire trip were very knowledgeable and entertaining. After many memorable experiences on land we embarked the Viking Mekong. The ship was beautiful on board (not much to look at from shore). Stateroom was very nice and comfortable, food on board was the highest of quality and the service provided made us feel like we were the only people on board. Perfect! As mentioned earlier our guides were absolutely amazing. The care and concern for our well being was far beyond our expectations. We we got to Saigon our guide, Smiley arranged for me to visit the village in Vietnam that I worked in during the war. The day was a day I will treasure the rest of my life. I felt very proud of what we accomplished and the progress that had been made since 1971. All of the hotels, restaurants and excursions were the best of the best! Handling of luggage and moving us from place to place was perfectly executed. I would make this trip again and again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Friends recommended Viking and we both wanted to cruise the Mekong. The trip was made infinitely more enjoyable due to the two tour directors - Kong and Lee - they were exceptional at every turn. Additionally, our local guides were also ... Read More
Friends recommended Viking and we both wanted to cruise the Mekong. The trip was made infinitely more enjoyable due to the two tour directors - Kong and Lee - they were exceptional at every turn. Additionally, our local guides were also excellent - knowledgeable and very personable. A further part of the trip that made it enjoyable was the other passengers we made friends with - definitely a plus, although not within the control of Viking. My wife had some concerns before the trip as to the food on board as well as during field trips. She was very pleasantly surprised with the excellent meals we had on board, as there were "Western Food" choices at every meal that satisfied her needs. The support staff on the boat were also excellent - friendly and efficient - knew our names after one day. A further highlight of the trip was the hotels we stayed in - absolutely mindblowing, particularly the Reverie in Saigon - possibly the most opulent hotel we have ever stayed in. Shore excursions were always on time, and beautifully organised... local guides very knowledgeable and each entertaining in their own way. Weather was spectacular - never rained during our on shore activity - weather was controlled by Kong! Based on this trip, we will definitely cruise with Viking again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Pre-trip Ha Long Bay, (Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City) Hanoi, Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Mekong River Cruise, Ho Chi Minh City We have never been taken care of so well on any other Viking River Cruises as we were on the Viking Mekong. This ... Read More
Pre-trip Ha Long Bay, (Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City) Hanoi, Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Mekong River Cruise, Ho Chi Minh City We have never been taken care of so well on any other Viking River Cruises as we were on the Viking Mekong. This was our fifth river cruise with Viking (Danube, Paris/Normandy, China, and Russia prior). Bob(Tuyen Nguyen) met us at the airport in Hanoi, he took us under his wing and catered to us with knowledge, humor, care, and sensitivity throughout the entire trip until we left Ho Chi Minh City to fly back home. There was no problem with anything because of Bob. He performed all details necessary for us, so we could just sit back and enjoy .He always was concerned about our well being and satisfaction. His knowledge of Vietnam helped us meld with the culture. His assistant guide for Cambodia, Hang "Phany" was as good as they are. His knowledge of Cambodia was outstanding. Along with his caring demeanor, the service he provided was 5 Star. Bob also gave us a wonderful memory of our trip by photographing the highlights of everything we saw, along with candid pictures of our group. The hotels we stayed at were all 5 star. The dining arrangements on board the ship, the hotels, and throughout the trip were great. The rooms aboard the ship were comfortable. The crew were the happiest most accommodating people we have encountered with Viking. The excursions and special activities provided by Viking made this itinerary unique to all others. This trip was an amazing adventure for my husband and I, along with four others traveling with us. Doubtful if another itinerary could top this one; although, maybe if Bob (Tuyen Nguyen) was the guide???? Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Viking Mekong Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 4.7
Entertainment 3.0 4.2
Public Rooms 3.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 2.0 3.3
Family 1.0 3.3
Shore Excursion 5.0 4.7
Enrichment 4.0 4.6
Service 5.0 4.9
Value For Money 5.0 4.7
Rates 4.0 N/A

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