Viking to launch new ship for the Mekong river
Set to Debut in 2021, Viking Saigon Will Set a New Standard for Modern River Cruising in Southeast Asia
Viking® has announced it will launch a new ship next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruisetour.
Currently under construction, the 80-guest Viking Saigon℠ is scheduled to debut for the August 30, 2021, cruisetour departure; the river cruise portion of the itinerary sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, said:
“For many of our guests, Vietnam and Cambodia remain top destinations because of their significance in world history. We have led the river cruise industry with our fleet development and experiences that bring travelers closer to the cultures of the world for more than two decades. This will be the most modern vessel on the Mekong and will feel like ‘home’ to our loyal Viking guests who are familiar with the comfortable design of our ships.”
Purpose-built for the Mekong River, the new Viking Saigon will host 80 guests in 40 outside staterooms.