European boat to come to Vietnam


Amwaterways, a European riverway shipping company, has announced it will bring its La Marguerite cruise ship to Vietnam to work beginning this September.

La Margurrite

The La Marguerite.

The ship will run from Vietnam-Cambodia as well as on local routes. The first trip is slated for September, departing from HCM City.

La Marguerite (235 feet length, 41 feet width) has 46 cabins, able to accommodate 92 passengers. The ship has luxurious facilities like a spa room, a gym, bar and restaurant and library.

Amawaterway has finalised its preparations for its La Marguerite tour named “Vietnam, Cambodia and the richness of Mekong 2009-2011”. The ship has a working schedule from September 2009 to May 2011.

Passengers can catch La Marguerite in HCM City or Siem Reap (Cambodia). This is a river-way and aviation tour.

For example, with a 15-day tour, visitors will depart from Hanoi to Ha Long bay in Quang Ninh province before flying to Siem Reap. After visiting Angkor, they will get on La Marguerite on the 7th day at Tonle Sap Lake. The ship will take them to Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh in Cambodia and then Tan Chau, Sa Dec, Cai Be and HCM City in Vietnam. They will return home by air.

The ship will also offer 8-day tours to central Vietnam and a 4-day tour to Hong Kong.