Wendy Wu introduces new Mekong ship
by Laura Gelder
Wendy Wu Tours has a new river cruise ship, the Victoria Mekong, which the Asia specialist is billing as a deluxe vessel and will sail four group tours and two private tours through Vietnam and Cambodia.
Agents booking any of the new Victoria Mekong tours between now and the end of April will receive double incentives.
With a maximum of only 18 people per group, the Victoria Mekong has a contemporary, Asian-inspired design throughout, with 33 deluxe cabins plus two VIP suites, all with private bathrooms and private balconies, and a signature cocktail pool and pool bar.
Wendy Wu Tours offers six itineraries which, for the first time, will sail from the much quieter port at Can Tho Pier to Phnom Penh and back, instead of Mỹ Tho. The tour operator claims the route allows the ship to explore off the beaten track areas and to experience more unique offshore excursions on the Mekong Delta.
New tours include the 14-day A Mekong Experience, from £3,190pp, which includes a sunset cruise on the moat of Angkor Thom plus a cyclo tour of Phnom Penh; the 17-day Classic Mekong from £3,690pp, which includes Tai Chi lessons on Halong Bay as well as an opportunity to learn ancient farming techniques in Hoi An; the 22-day Mekong Explorer from £4,190pp and 23-day Inspiring Indochina from £4,490pp, both of which include a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a night at Cambodia’s Phare Circus.
Two new private tours are the 12-day Mekong Impressions from £3,190pp and 19-day Mekong Discovery from £4,190pp.
John Warr, Global Sales Director, Wendy Wu Tours, said: “The Victoria Mekong is a very exciting addition, filling what is a huge gap in the market. The ship has all the deluxe facilities of a five-star standard ship with the price of a four-star cruise. Trade reaction at ITB Berlin 2019 was very positive and on the back of this we’re seeing interest from a number of trade partners.”