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Saigon - Siem Reap 8 days on La Marguerite Cruiser

La Marguerite, a 46 room French colonial style vessel that recalls the elegance of the Art Nouveau period in Paris, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta. She offers an unparalleled cruise experience between Saigon and Siem Reap. The dining experiences add sparks to a personalized river adventure while the carefully researched excursions to cultural destinations allows for passion revival... This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta, the waterway Saigon – Phnom Penh and Angkor Temples

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Length : 71.6m
Main length : 65.6m
Width : 12.5m
Depth : 1.8m
Free Board : 1.5m
Air Draft : 9.65m
Engines : 2 x 700 h/p (Yanmar)
Generator : 2 x 320 Kva Cat (USA)
Crew : 38 (International)
Passenger cabins : 46
Passenger berths : 92
Registry : VIRES S1
Home port : Saigon
Build in Vietnam : July 2009
Ship Design : Colonial
Interior Design : Boutique
Amenities:
Onboard laundry, Bakery, Fully equipped galley and refrigeration storages, Air-conditioning in all inside areas, restaurant, bar, library, gym and spa
Safety:
Smoke Detector in all cabin and Public places, Emergency lighting and generator, fire pump, hydrants and hoses, fire extinguisher, life jacket for all on board and life raft.
Water:
Treatment plants for desalination, de-sedimentation and purification using UV and osmosis.
Sewage:
Micro biotic treatment plants

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La Marguerite, a French colonial style vessel that recalls the elegance of the Art Nouveau period in Paris, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta. She offers an unparalleled cruise experience between Saigon and Siem Reap. The dining experiences add sparks to a personalized adventure while the carefully researched excursions to cultural destinations allows for passion revival. La Marguerite is the first river vessel of esteemed Indochina Sails Cruise Company where its reputation is derived from direct endorsements from its travelers.

 

 

 


Day 1 SUN, Ho Chi Minh City - Embarkation

(L, D)

Register for cruise from 11:00 to 12:00 at Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel. At 12:30, and transfer overland to My Tho Port. At 13:30, embark onto the luxurious vessel where iced mineral water and cold towels will be served. At 14:00, proceed to the Mekong Restaurant for a tasty buffet lunch before checking into your cabins. The captain will commence port formalities from 14:00 to 16:00. At 15:00, adjourn to the Saigon Lounge for briefing. At 19:30, proceed to the Mekong Restaurant and enjoy the first dinner on the La Marguerite Cruise. Pianist performs on Saigon Lounge from 21:00 to 23:00.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 2 MON, Cai Be Floating Market

(B, L, D)

At 7:00 to 9:00, a hearty breakfast will be served. At 10:00 to 11:30, a seminar on The Life on Mekong River. Lunch from 12:30 to 14:00. At 14:30, get ready for the first excursion at Cai Be. Explore the hidden treasures through the canals on riverboats and partake in late morning bantering with floating markets vendors before going ashore to visit traditional candies making factory and rice paper mills. Return to the La Marguerite Cruise at 17:00. Enjoy Mekong Folk Dances at 18:30 followed by cocktail & briefing at 19:15. At 19:30 dinner is served and pianist plays from 21:00 to 23:00. Night cruising to Sadec.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 3 TUE, Sadec - Tan Chau

(B, L, D)

Enjoy breakfast from 7:00. At 8:30, follow the guide to this quaint city of Marguerite Duras. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s now known as The Lovers Museum, local markets along the paved river banks, the ancient Pagoda and the Chinese deities at the Fujian Temple. Pass by the school where Marguerite's mother's taught and view the home of Marguerite from across the river bank. The excursion ends at 11:30. At noon, cruise to Tan Chau. From 12:30 lunch is served. You will enjoy another interesting session on Vietnam History - The Past & Present. At 18:30 to 19:30, daily cocktail hours and briefing. At 19:30, proceed to the restaurant for dinner. Pianist performs from 21:00 to 23:00.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 4 WED, Tan Chau and Border Crossing

(B, L, D)

Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30. At 8:30, transfers to small boats, visit a floating fish farm and navigates along the tiny tribunals where stilt houses are haphazardly leaning on one another. Go ashore and make a city tours on Xe Loi where stops will be made at traditional silk making factory and rattan mats and slippers making factory. At 11:30, return to the La Marguerite Cruise and prepare for lunch. At 12:00, cast off for the Vietnamese/Cambodian borders for port and immigration formalities. Lunch is served from 12:30 to 14:00. At 14:00, commence border-crossing procedures. From 15:00 to 16:30 enjoy a seminar session on Indochina - The Past & Present. At 17:00, start the second part of the journey into Cambodia and heads towards Phnom Penh. Cocktail and briefing is scheduled at 18:30. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. Pianist performs from 21:00 to 23:00. Enjoy the first night in Cambodia.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 5 THU, Phnom Penh

(B, L, D)

 

 

 

Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 8:30. Visit Phnom Penh city from 8:30. Travel around by motor coach/bus and visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. At 12:00 return to the boat for a re-energizing power lunch to prepare for the second part of the excursion today. At 14:30, take motor coach/bus and visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng (S21) detention center. This excursion ends at 17:30. At 18:30 to 19:30, meet guide for cocktail & briefing. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. After dinner, a special Khmer folk performance awaits at the Saigon Lounge. The performance will starts at 21:00 and ends at 22:00. Pianist performs from 22:00 to 23:00. Night cruising to Kampong Cham.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 6 FRI, Kampong Cham

(B, L, D)

Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30. At 9:00, follow guides and explore Wat Hanchey, a hilltop pagoda overlooking the Mekong. At 11:45, return to the boat and cast off for Kampong Cham around 12:00. Enjoy lunch at 12:30. Go ashore from 15:30 to 17:30. The upland regions near Kampong Cham are rich in timbers, including Ceylon ironwood, rosewood, bean trees, teak, and rubber trees. Visit 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor and Cheung Kok Eco village. Cocktails and briefing at 18:30, followed by dinner from 19:30. Pianist entertains from 21:00 to 23:00. Night cruise to Kampong Chhnang.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 7 SAT, Tonle River - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Lake

(B, L, D)

At 7:00 to 8:30, enjoy breakfast. At 8:30 to 11:00, follow guides enjoy a quintessential river excursion through the floating houses to get a glimpse of the local lifestyles in the Tonle Sap River. Moor safely along the banks and go ashore and enjoy a leisurely walk through the city and walk around local market. At 12:30 lunch is served. At 15:00 to 16:30 a lecture on Cambodia - The Past & Present. At 18:30 briefing and farewell Cocktails are hosted. Farewell dinner and drinks from 19:30 to 21:00. 21:00 to 23:00 Pianist performs.

Overnight on the La Marguerite Cruise

Day 8 SUN, Siem Reap - Disembarkation*

(B, L, D)

Enjoy breakfast onboard from 7:00 to 8:30. At 9:00, reach Siem Reap. Bid farewells to the crew and guides and disembark around 9:00. At 9:30 take motorized boats and arrive at local jetty approximately 5 to 6 km away from the middle of the lake. Transfer to motor coach/bus to Le Meridien Angkor Hotel at 10:30.
Important Notes*

  • For low water level, approximately from December to January/February, passengers will disembark RV La Marguerite and transfer onto a 3 hours speedboat at Kampong Chhnang and transfer to Siem Reap Jetty.

  • For very very low water level, approximately from January/February to May/June, passengers will disembark RV La Marguerite and transfer onto a 5 hours coach ride at Preak Kdam at 07:00 and transfer to Siem Reap city, stopping en route at Kampong Thom mid morning. Expected time of arrival at Le Meridien Angkor is 12:15.

Quotation: US$/Double cabin (note*: rates vary depending on departure date - please contact us for details)

Deck

Lower Deck

Main Deck

Upper Deck

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

No of Cabins

8

16

14

6

2

Cabin Types

Mekong Stateroom

Tonle Stateroom

Saigon Stateroom

Sadec Suite

Indochina Suite

Size

21 m²

21 m²

21 m²

27 m²

42 m²

Low Season

28 Mar 2010 - 25 Sep 2010 or 24 April 2010- 28 May 2011

Price

2998

3318

3638

4028

4678

Shoulder Season

26 Sep 2010 to 30 Oct 2010 or 13 March 2011 to 23 Apr 2011

Price

3388

3698

3998

4498

5098

High Season

31 Oct 2010 - 12 March 2011

Price

4598

5098

5598

6198

7198

 

 We are offering 10% off (up to US$720/cabin) compared with the above rates published by La Marguerite Cruise! This policy is applied for first clients only!

La Marguerite Cruise's schedule:

 

Year

2012

2013

Month

Apr

May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr

SG - SR

10

11 18 2/16/30 13/27 10/24 8/22 5/19 17/31 14/28 11/25 11/25 8

SR - SG

n/a n/a 25 9/23 6/20 3/17 1/15/29 12/26 10/24 7/21 4/18 4/18 1/15

Note*:

  • Special discount would be made for early, last minute or group bookings

  • US$300/cabin is added for Christmas Eve and New Year Eve

Other policies:

  • Children (from 5-12): 25% of on regular Cruise price/double cabin without extra bed

  • Single use: 30% off on regular cruise price

  • Extra bed: 75% off on regular Cruise price/cabin.

Adults:
Children (5-10): Departure date:
Infants End Date:
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Accommodation 1 Adult 0 Children Total Booking
Mekong Deck

Cabin size: 21.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or King size bed (180 x 200 cm)

Located on lower deck 
No Baloncy

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Wardrobe
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Tonle Deck

Cabin size: 21.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or King size bed (180 x 200 cm)

Twin beds form into double bed placings.
Located on Main Deck
Private balcony 

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
×
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Saigon Deck

Cabin size: 21.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or King size bed (180 x 200 cm)

Cabin located on Upper Deck 
Private balcony

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Wardrobe
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Sadec Suite

Cabin size: 27.0 m2
Bed size: King size bed (180 x 200 cm)

Located on Upper Deck.
Private balcony

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
×
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