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Siem Reap - Sai Gon 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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Day 1 : Siem Reap – Kampong Chhnang ( Lunch, Dinner )
Activities: Welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge; join the Cruise Manager at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration; enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers

Register between 11:00 to 12:00 at hotel in Siem Reap. Transfer by coach to the jetty and take a motor boat to RV Amalotus. 30 minute motor boat ride is also an interesting excursion as we pass floating fishing villages through the floating villages of Tonle Sap. We embark our vessel at 13:00. Welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge for a short briefing followed by a lunch served in Mekong restaurant at 13:30. Captain raises the anchor and cruise towards Kampong Chhnang. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Along the way, enjoy a scenic view of the wild lives while passing through the sleepy yet inspirational floating villages. Join the Cruise Manager at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration and briefing at 18:00 followed by Captain's Cocktails. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. We moor overnight on Tonle Sap Lake.

Day 2 : Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Oudong ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) 
Activities: Discover Kampong Chhnang - a busy rural port town with bustling markets; visit Udong-he former capital city of Cambodia; Join Cruise Manager on daily briefing beforeenjoying your dinner

Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Enjoy a stunning variety of birdlife, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village, see numerous great fish traps, some over a half-mile long. Return to the boat and attend lecture on "Cambodia - The Past & Present" in Saigon Lounge while the shipcasts off towards Kampong Tralach. An afternoon tour includes an oxcart ride from the riverbank through the countryside to the beautiful Kampong Tralach Pleu. Then board a motor coach to Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, where you will tour the Buddhist Monastery. After the visit, take another 15- minute coach back to the ship and embark at Prek K'dam. Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Join Cruise Manager on daily briefing beforeenjoying your dinner at 19:00. Catch the movie night with "The Killing Fields" shown in the Saigon Lounge after dinner. Ship sails and docks overnight in Phnom Penh - the capital city of Cambodia.

Day 3 : Phnom penh ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Activities: Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum; join the Khmer folklore dances at the Saigon Lounge

Today is a busy day with many interesting sightseeing and activities. In the morning, sightsee Phnom Penh by bus. Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where outstanding Khmer crafts are exhibited. Afternoon excursion facilitates understanding of a crucial part of the Cambodia's history: the Khmer Rouge's grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Fields. (For a free and easy afternoon, please inform Cruise Director). Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Dinner is served from 19:00 to 21:00. After dinner, join the Khmer folklore dances at the Saigon Lounge. Before midnight, opt to chill in one the bars located across the road from the pier. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.

Day 4 - Chong Koh - Phnom Penh ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Activities: Visit Chong Koh - a silk weaving village located in the middle of the Mekong River; visit a school, some home workshops manufacturing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products

Early departure this morning towards Chong Koh - a silk weaving village located in the middle of the Mekong River. After breakfast, take leisurely morning stroll through this village. Visit a school, some home workshops manufacturing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products. Return to the ship at 10:00.Ship sets sail to Phnom Penh afterwards. An afternoon walking tour provides an orientation to this spectacular city and free time for shopping or exploring the city yourself. Return to the vessel for cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Saigon Lounge. Dinner at 19:00. After dinner, enjoy the nightlife in Phnom Penh. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.

Day 5 : Phnom Penh - Border Crossing - Tan Chau ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Activities: Join the

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as the ship departs for border. Cast off for a day cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. Join the "Towels and napkins folding demonstration" from the Housekeeping and Restaurant Staff in the Saigon Lounge. In the afternoon, join the cooking class withfruits carving and Vietnamese fresh spring rolls demonstration by our Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge, while the border formalities are carried out. Arrive at Tan Chau in the evening - the first Vietnamese town on the Mekong River. Join the crewmembers after dinner for a nice surprise in the Lounge. The boat moors safely at the riverbanks.

Day 6 - Tan Chau - Sadec(  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Activities: Visit of Tan Chau - a small town untouched by tourism; visit floating fish farm and travels along the tiny tributaries; join the lecture on-board theme “Vietnam - The Past & Present”

Today's highlight is a visit of Tan Chau - a small town untouched by tourism. In the morning, excursion starts with sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. Chance to visit floating fish farm and travels along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Afterwards, go ashore and tour the town on rickshaw (XeLoi). Visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. In the afternoon, cruise downstream to Sa Dec. Join the lecture on-board theme "Vietnam - The Past & Present". The ship arrives in Sadec around 18:30 and moors midstream overnight. Cocktails and briefing at Saigon Lounge at 18:00. After dinner, watch in-house movie "The Lover" in the cabin or enjoy the beautiful music from the onboard pianist.

Day 7 : Sadec - Xeo Quyt - Cai Be ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Activities: Visit the village of Sadec, pagoda and ancient Church, discover Cai Be's floating market, visit a typical old house in the Mekong Delta, take a short walk through the big garden

In the morning, board a local boat for Sadec passing floating markets as your boat maneuvers through the river’s channels. Once ashore, you will tour Sadec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years during her childhood. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards, take a 1-hour bus ride from Sadec to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S war and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. Meet and re-board the ship in Cai Be. After lunch onboard, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s floating market. Go ashore to visit the rice paper and coconut candy workshops. After that, visit a typical old house in the Mekong Delta; take a short walk through the big garden. Return to the boat and prepare for Farewell cocktail at 18:00. Enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner at 19:00. Ship moors midstream in Cai Be.

Day 8 : Disembarkation - My Tho - Saigon ( B)

Activities: Cruise in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to your hotel

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship arrives at My Tho Port. Breakfast from 6:30 to 8:00, followed by a motor coach transfer to Saigon at 8:30. As the capital of the French colony of Cochichina, Saigon was known as "Paris of Orient". Today, Vietnam's largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past.

Price Includes

  • All excursions including entrance fees, transportation and English-speaking tour guides’ services
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beers, local brand spirits and local wines served during meals; coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served free through the day.
  • A meeting point and a drop off point shall be decided by Indochina Sails; transfer to/from these meeting points, currently set as Le Meridian Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap and Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, to/from the ship is Indochina Sails’ responsibility

Price Excludes

  • International flights, all visa costs
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Gratuities, laundry, shop purchases and other personal expenses

Booking Policy

Cancellation by Customer:
  • If Cancellation is received: Cancellation Fees
  • 46 days prior to departure: 30% cruise price
  • 44 to 30 days prior to departure: 60% of cruise price
  • 29 to 7 days prior to departure: 80% of cruise price
  • 6 to 0 days prior to departure: 100% of cruise price
Children Price & Extra Bed:
  • Free of charge for infants below the age of 5 years, traveling with two guardians and sharing the same guardians’ bed. The company cannot guarantee the availability of a cot
  • Children at/above 5 years and at/under 12 years traveling with two guardians pay 25% of double occupancy rate when sharing cabin with guardians. This policy is applied for Sadec suite category
  • Children at/above 13 years must pay adult rates and will have their own bed allocated

 

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

 

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


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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)

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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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
  • Wardrobe
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Indochina Suite

Cabin size: 42.0 m2
Bed size: King Size bed (180 x 200 cm)

Located on upper deck.
Private balcony.
Available Jacuzzi

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • has Jacuzzi
  • 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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