Viking returns to Asia for first time since pandemic

A new purpose-built ship has started sailing for Viking on the Mekong River for the first time since before the pandemic.

The 80-passenger Viking Saigon is operating between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and My Tho, Vietnam as part of a 15-day itinerary.

The three-deck vessel features a spa and fitness centre, infinity pool and open-air bar on the top deck.

Hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City are included bracket alongside eight days sailing on the Mekong river.

Regular sailing dates are available through to March 2023 with the next season starting in July 2023.

A discount of £750 per person across all 2023 river cruises, which includes the Magnificent Mekong, itinerary is being offered for bookings made by December 31.

Viking chairman Torstein Hagen said: “The fascinating cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia have always made this region a favourite destination among our guests.

“We are also pleased to welcome back to south-east Asia our first guests since early 2020.

“With arrival of the Viking Saigon, we look forward to introducing even more curious travellers to this iconic waterway in the coming years.”

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