Excellent itinerary

Viking Mekong Cruise Review to River Cruises - China/Asia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 71

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Verified Review
Viking Mekong

14 Night Magnificent Mekong (Hanoi To Ho Chi Minh City)

Sail date: December 14, 2018

Ship: Viking Mekong

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 307

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The program directors for Vietnam/Cambodia were just fantastic. They really made the history come alive. The temples, about which I had read and studied, are incredible when up close. The detail, intricacy and design defy photography and description. The ship itself can use improvement (or redesign). Internet was poor. Staff always excellent.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
fast and painless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
the maitre d' learnt all of our dietary restrictions/allergies as well.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Some interesting movies were shown. All talks were enjoyable and informative.

Entertainment

small ship

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship's layout leaves much to be desired, with little room to do anything other than lounge around. There's no exercise room and even walking on deck proved to be problematic. The chaises/chairs, while nice, are way too big for the size of the decks and block traffic. The fact that the corridor is outside the staterooms effectively means that you have to keep your door/balcony always closed, so you feel claustrophobic in your quarters.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Hard mattress, fairly lumpy pillow. The double bed, obviously two singles joined together, was made a two single beds instead of a double!!! For the size of the stateroom, the bathroom is huge. Many improvements could be made, including installing a pocket door for the bathroom, adding shelving, adding a washline, adding a mirror, etc.

Ship tip

Internet best on top deck. Otherwise always problematic.

Ports of call

Hong Gai (Hanoi), Vietnam

5 out of 5
Too short a stay. 36 hrs was really not enough to enjoy this port. Lots to see.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

5 out of 5
Fantastic things to see. Excellent hotel though too far from downtown. Walking to town is less than a mile, but for people who might not be used to walking in the heat the location was less than ideal

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

4 out of 5

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

5 out of 5
Dock could be closer to downtown, but this is walkable. Excellent excursions.

Tan Chau, Vietnam

4 out of 5
Excellent excursion

Sa Dec, Vietnam

5 out of 5
Incredible market. Really enjoyed the brick factory tour.

Cai Be, Vietnam

4 out of 5

My Tho, Vietnam

4 out of 5

End Of Vacation

5 out of 5
Bangkok extension. Excellent tours, with some time to walk about on our own

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 31

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.