Meet Viking Tonle, an 80-passenger gem that is setting sail in 2025.
Had enough of European river cruises? The Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam might be calling your name. Viking, an expert in sailing the world's rivers, announced the newest addition to its massive fleet of river ships: Viking Tonle. And it'll be sailing the Mekong as soon as October 2025.
Viking Tonle will be the cruise line's second ship on the river, following Viking Saigon, which launched in 2022. Carrying just 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms — each with a veranda or French balcony — the ship has a restaurant, a spa and fitness center, a pool, and an outdoor bar on the top deck. It'll also feature Viking's signature Scandinavian design.
The voyages on Viking Tonle will be Viking's 15-day "Magnificent Mekong" itinerary between Kampong Cham, Cambodia, and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam, which includes eight days on the ship bookended by multi-night extensions in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Viking Tonle will also spend the night in port in several of its destinations, including Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, the latter of which is home to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat.
Included in the fare are 16 tours — at least one shore excursion in every port of call, from scenic rickshaw rides to visits to local markets — as well as Wi-Fi, beer and wine at lunch and dinner, and onboard entertainment, from enrichment lectures to destination performances.
"The rich history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia have always made the Mekong River a fascinating destination for our guests," Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said in a statement obtained by Travel + Leisure. "With the addition of an identical sister ship in 2025, we look forward to introducing even more curious travelers to the treasures of this fantastic region in the years to come."
Rates for the Magnificent Mekong itinerary start at $8,999 per person, based on double occupancy; book your voyage at vikingrivercruises.com.
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