RV La Marguerite Cruise

Cabins : 46   |   Launched : 2009   |   Length : 71.6m (235ft)   |   Crew Members : 38

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Mekong Deck

No of Cabins : 8   |   Area : 21m2 (226ft2)   |   Bed : Double or Twin

Mekong Deck (Lower Deck) features 8 rooms. Each room has the floor area of 21 square meters and equipped with all necessary amenities. There is also a mini bar for you with relaxing moments while enjoying stunning views of the river passing by.

Features +
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Writing desk 
  • Sofa 
  • Mini-bar 
  • Safe box 
  • In-house telephone 
  • Bathroom & shower 
  • Hot & cold water 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-house television 
  • Kimono and slippers

Tonle Deck

No of Cabins : 16   |   Area : 21m2 (226ft2)   |   Bed : Double or Twin

Featuring 16 elegant rooms, the Tonle Deck (Main Deck) is a great place to enjoy the scenery passing by while savoring your meal in the Mekong Restaurant. All cabins have fix window and balcony which provide stunning views over the mighty River. You could also choose to relax at a mini bar with some drinks.

Features +
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Writing desk 
  • Sofa 
  • Mini-bar 
  • Safe box 
  • In-house telephone 
  • Bathroom & shower 
  • Hot & cold water 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-house television 
  • Kimono and slippers
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Saigon Deck

No of Cabins : 14   |   Area : 21m2 (226ft2)   |   Bed : Double or Twin

There are 14 staterooms with the total area of 21 square meters for each in the Saigon Deck. All the cabins also feature fix window and balcony for great views of the river. If you want a more spacious space, you could move to Saigon Lounge or Panoramic Lounge to take in the tranquility of nature.

Features +
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Writing desk 
  • Sofa 
  • Mini-bar 
  • Safe box 
  • In-house telephone 
  • Bathroom & shower 
  • Hot & cold water 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-house television 
  • Kimono and slippers
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Sadec Deck

No of Cabins : 6   |   Area : 27m2 (290ft2)   |   Bed : King size

With 6 spacious Sadec suites with the floor area of 27 square meters and and 2 super spacious Indochina Suites with the area of 42 square meters, Sadec Deck (Sun Deck) is a perfect place to enjoy your journey during your stay on the ship. You could also find all the stunning services of the ship on this deck including bar, pool, gift shop, spa and gym.

Features +
  • Long sofa 
  • Bathroom with bathtub and separate shower 
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Writing desk 
  • Mini-bar 
  • Safe box
  •  In-house telephone 
  • Bathroom & shower 
  • Hot & cold water 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-house television 
  • Kimono and slippers
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Indochina Suite

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 42m2 (452ft2)   |   Bed : King size

Located on the sundeck, Indochina suite (2 rooms) is a great choice for you if you wish to travel in style and luxury. With the total floor space of 42 square meters, both rooms are designed and equipped with all luxury amenities which make sure to bring the highest level of comfort for guests. There is also private balcony in each room offering you a great view from your suite.

Features +
  • Private balcony
  • Long sofa 
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower 
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Writing desk 
  • Mini-bar 
  • Safe box
  • In-house telephone 
  • Bathroom & shower 
  • Hot & cold water 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-house television 
  • Kimono and slippers

LA MARGUERITE CRUISE DECK PLAN

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Restaurant

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Panoramic Lounge

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Library

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Sundeck

Siem Reap - Saigon 7 Nights

Destinations: Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang - Chong Koh - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau - Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho - Saigon

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Join the crew with various programs and interesting activities on the luxury ship.
  • Explore the hidden lands in Cambodia with amazing experience from different means of transport.
  • Enjoy the endless charm of the capital of Cambodia - Phnom Penh with a visit to its most highlighted sites.
  • Discover the untouched cities in Vietnam along the Mekong River.
  • Learn more about the unique culture of Vietnam through the excursions to different destinations.
Day 01 Embarkation – Siem Reap – Prek K’dam (L/D)

High water program: Sep - Dec

After registering at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel, take a coach to the jetty for a 30-minute motorboat to La Marguerite Cruise. Take your time to enjoy views of floating fishing villages as passing through Tonle Sap Lake.

Upon embarking on the ship, enjoy a welcome drink at Saigon Lounge. After a short briefing, there will be a lunch in Mekong restaurant as the ship cruises towards Kampong Chhnang. Relax with scenic views of wild lives and local life while passing amazing floating villages.

Later, attend the safety demonstration and briefing on board presented by the Cruise Manager at Saigon Lounge. Relax with a cocktail before enjoying the first gourmet dinner with your fellow passengers. Overnight onboard at Kampong Chhnang.

Low water program: Jun - Aug & Jan - Apr

After registering at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel, take a coach to Prek K’dam. Along the way, make a stop at Kampong Thom for a short sightseeing. After 5 hours and a half, board the ship in PrekK'dam. You will be greeted with a welcome drink at Saigon Lounge followed by a short briefing.

After lunch onboard, check into your cabin while the ship cruises to Kampong Chnang province. In the late afternoon, after the safety briefing at Saigon Lounge, relax with the Captain's Welcome Cocktails. Enjoy your first gourmet dinner in the Mekong restaurant and appreciate the performance of pianist in Saigon Lounge before returning to your cabin. The ship docks at midstream in Tonle Lake for overnight.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 02 Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Oudong (B/L/D)

Spend the morning exploring the rural port town of Kampong Chhnang. After dropping anchor at the mid stream, you will take a stunning motor boat excursion into the wetlands where you can find a spectacular diversity of birds, local life, and floating village. Return to La Marguerite Cruise for a cruise to Kampong Tralach. You will get a great chance to know more about Cambodia with a lecture about the past and present of this country at Saigon Lounge.

The ship will drop anchor at Kampong Tralach. Your afternoon discovery will start with an ox cart ride for 20 minutes on a dusty village road which offers you a great view of the countryside, a small village, and beautiful paddy fields. Stop at Vihara to visit Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu and then take a 45-minute bus ride to Oudong.

Oudong is the former capital of Cambodia which was built on the top of the hill Phnom Oudong. There are numerous stupas and shrines found on this hill.

You will follow the tour guides to the Buddhist monastery at the foothill to learn more about the local Buddhist religion. Then, witness the Buddhist blessing ceremony and visit Buddhist meditation center.

Afterwards, transfer back to the ship at Prek K’dam by bus. The ship will make its way through Phnom Penh to the village of Chong Koh. After dinner, enjoy your time with the movie show at the Saigon Lounge. The ship moors at the midstream near Chong Koh.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 03 Chong Koh – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take a leisurely walk around the silk weaving village of Chong Koh to get a glimpse of local’s lifestyle. Then, head back to La Marguerite Cruise for a cruise towards Phnom Penh - the capital of Cambodia which still retains the brilliance and elegance of French style.

In the afternoon, take a walking tour to Wat Phnom and get a glimpse of Phnom Penh’s downtown. Then back to board for cocktails and briefing before enjoying dinner. Take your time to enjoy a special Khmer folk performance at the Saigon Lounge. If you wish, you could also explore the nightlife in Phnom Penh on your own.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 04 Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Your journey today is also filled with amazing destinations and activities.

In the morning, take a bus for a sightseeing tour around Phnom Penh. You will visit the highlights of the city including Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where you can find unique Khmer crafts on display.

Your afternoon exploration will be a great chance to get to know more about the history of Cambodia with a visit to the famous Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng and the Killing Field. You could also spend time shopping or take a tour around the city if you wish.

Relax with a cocktail followed by the dinner in the restaurant. After dinner, you will have a great time with Khmer folk dances and songs at Saigon Lounge.

You could also spend some time hanging out in the bar for some dances before returning to your cabin. La Marguerite Cruise moors at Phnom Penh port for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 05 Phnom Penh - Border Crossing - Tan Chau (B/L/D)

After a fabulous breakfast onboard, La Marguerite Cruise will set sail towards border along the main Mekong channel.

The morning is at your leisure. In the afternoon, attend the Cooking class at Saigon Lounge to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. 

You will then arrive in Tan Chau – a small town on the Mekong River. Relax with the crew show at Saigon Lounge. Overnight onboard at the river bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 06 Tan Chau - Sadec (B/L/D)

The highlight of today is a visit to the untouched town of Tan Chau. Set off your morning exploration with a sightseeing tour on local boats. Venture into narrow channels to discover an evergreen island. Take your time to visit a floating fish farm and cruise along the tiny tributaries to admire stilt houses.

Afterwards, disembark the boat for a tour around the town with rickshaw before enjoying a visit to a rattan mats and slippers making factories.

In the afternoon, the La Marguerite Cruise goes downstream to Sa Dec. There will be a lecture about Vietnam presented by the guide. Enjoy cocktails and briefing followed by dinner. Afterwards, relax with the Mekong folklore performance in the Saigon Lounge. Overnight onboard at midstream. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 07 Sadec – Xeo Quyt – Cai Be (B/L/D)

In the morning, embark on a local boat for a cruise to Sa Dec – a peaceful small town. As the boat meanders along the river’s channels, you will get a great view floating markets – a unique culture of the region. Disembark and take a tour around the town. You will visit a local market and the Huynh Thuy Le ancient house.

Later, take a bus ride for one hour to Xeo Quyt to learn more its importance during the French and U.S war. After the visit, rejoin La Marguerite Cruise in Cai Be. 

Enjoy lunch on board before taking a boat trip to Cai Be floating market. Disembark for an excursion to the rice paper and coconut candy workshops. Continue onto a typical old house in the Mekong Delta to get to know more about local tradition and culture. Take in the tranquility with a short walk through the big garden. Then, head back to the ship to relax and enjoy the farewell cocktail followed by a gourmet dinner. Overnight onboard at midstream in Cai Be.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 08 Disembarkation - My Tho - Saigon (B)

Today, the La Marguerite Cruise sets sail to My Tho Port. After breakfast, take a motor coach to get to the Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Saigon. Arrive at the hotel at around 10:00. End of the tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • Free local beer, soft drinks, house branded spirits, local bottled water and filtered coffee and tea served during meals
  • Free coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served through the day
  • Full board during itinerary
  • All excursions, entrance fees, transportation
  • Transfer to/from meeting and drop off point to the ship
  • English speaking tour guides services
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa
  • Imported beverages: wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, tip...)

Saigon - Siem Reap 7 Nights

Destinations: Saigon - Cai Be - My Tho - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the highlights of the riverside cities in Vietnam along the Mekong River.
  • Travel in style with the luxury of the ship and a variety of interesting activities on board.
  • Learn more about the history of the Holy Angkor with a visit to historical sites.
  • Discover the untouched lands with great sightseeing tour in Cambodia.
Day 01 Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be (L/D)

Upon registering at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel (11:00 to 12:00), you will be taken by coach to My Tho to embark on the ship of La Marguerite Cruise – the starting point of your journey along the Mekong Delta to Holy Angkor. 

After embarking the ship at 13:30, you will be greeted with a welcome drink in Saigon Lounge. You will receive a short briefing before enjoying your lunch in Mekong Restaurant. 

Take your time to relax at your spacious cabin after lunch while the ship is making its way to Cai Be. Take part in the safety demonstration of the Cruise Director at Saigon Lounge before enjoying Captain’s Cocktails followed by a gourmet dinner with your fellow passengers. After dinner, there will be folk performances of the Mekong Delta performed by local artists.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 02 Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sadec (B/L/D)

Enjoy breakfast before setting off your excursion around the colorful Cai Be floating market. Then, pay a visit to the French Gothic Cathedral to admire the colonial buildings, beautiful flower gardens around the port area.

Head back to La Marguerite Cruise for lunch while the ship sets sail towards Vinh Long – a large city in the Mekong River. Pay a visit to the vibrant afternoon market with an amazing boat ride and a walk through the market to get a glimpse of local life.

After some time for cocktails and briefing, enjoy your dinner in Mekong restaurant. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 03 Sadec - Tan Chau (B/L/D)

After breakfast, make your way to the town of Sadec, a peaceful city. Take a great chance to visit the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, stroll along quaint river banks to explore the local markets, the pagoda and the Fujian Temple.

The rest of the day is spent cruising to Tan Chau while joining the lecture on board. The La Marguerite Cruise will drop anchor at the river bank of Tan Chau - a small town on the Mekong River near the border of Cambodia.

Enjoy dinner followed by the crew show in Saigon Lounge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 04 Tan Chau - Border Crossing (B/L/D)

The highlight of today is a visit to the untouched town of Tan Chau. Set off your morning exploration with a sightseeing tour on local boats. Venture into narrow channels to discover an evergreen island. Take your time to visit a floating fish farm and cruise along the tiny tributaries to admire stilt houses.

Afterwards, disembark the boat for a tour around the town with rickshaw before enjoying a visit to a rattan mats and slippers making factories.

Re-board the La Marguerite Cruise for lunch as the ship sails to the border. In the afternoon, join our cooking class at Saigon Lounge to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine.

In the evening, the ship moors for an overnight at the main Mekong channel- the major route to Phnom Penh.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 05 Phnom Penh Sightseeing (B/L/D)

Your journey today is also filled with amazing destinations and activities. In the morning, take a bus for a sightseeing tour around Phnom Penh. You will visit the highlights of the city including Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where you can find unique Khmer crafts on display.

Your afternoon exploration will be a great chance to get to know more about the history of Cambodia with a visit to the famous Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng and the Killing Field. You could also spend time shopping or take a tour around the city if you wish.

Relax with a cocktail followed by the dinner in the restaurant. After dinner, you will have a great time with Khmer folk dances and songs at Saigon Lounge.

You could also spend some time hanging out in the bar for some dances before returning to your cabin.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 06 Phnom Penh - Chong Koh – Oudong – Kampong Tralach (B/L/D)

Enjoy breakfast as the ship sets sail towards the small village of Chong Koh. Upon arrival, take a leisurely walk around the silk weaving village to get a glimpse of local life and take in the tranquility of the village. Then, head back to the ship.

Take part in the lecture about Cambodia on board as the ship cruises to Prek K’dam for the afternoon tour to Oudong.

Oudong is the former capital of Cambodia which was built on the top of the hill Phnom Oudong. There are numerous stupas and shrines found on this hill.

You will follow the tour guides to the Buddhist monastery at the foothill to learn more about the local Buddhist religion.

Afterwards, get on the bus for a 45-minute ride to Kampong Tralach and visit Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Continue your excursion with an oxcart ride through the countryside and a small village to the Tonle River. Later, head back to La Marguerite Cruise for a cruise to Kampong Chhnang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 07 Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang – Prek K’dam (B/L/D)

Spend the morning exploring the rural port town of Kampong Chhnang. After dropping anchor at the mid stream, you will take a stunning motor boat excursion into the wetlands where you can find a spectacular diversity of birds, local life, and floating village. Return to La Marguerite Cruise for a cruise to the small village of Prek K’dam.

In the evening, enjoy your farewell cocktail.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise
Day 08 Disembarkation - Prek K’dam - Siem Reap (B)

High water program: Sep - Mid Dec

After breakfast on board, say goodbye to your crew and guides. Disembark the La Marguerite Cruise and travel by motorized boats to the local jetty where motor coach awaits for taking you to Le Meridien Angkor Hotel. Arrive at hotel at 10:00 AM.

Low water program: Jun - Aug & Mid Dec - Apr

Enjoy breakfast in the Mekong Restaurant before saying goodbye to the crew. Disembark the ship at Prek K’dam at 8:30 AM and take a bus drive to Siem Reap. Make a stop at Kampong Thom before reaching Le Meridien Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap at around 13:30.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*** Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

What's Included

  • Free local beer, soft drinks; house branded spirits, local bottled water and filtered coffee and tea served during meals
  • Free coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served through the day
  • Full board during itinerary
  • All excursions, entrance fees, transportation
  • Transfer to/from meeting and drop off point to the ship
  • English speaking tour guides services
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa
  • Imported beverages: wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, tip...)

1. Cancellation by Customer:

If you want to cancel your booking, you must inform us via fax or email. The followings cancellation charges will be applied:

46 days prior to departure: 30% cruise price

45 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

2. Children Price & Extra Bed:

Free of charge for children under 5 years old travelling with two guardians and sharing the bed with the guardians. The availability of baby cot is not guaranteed.

For children at/above 5 years and at/under 12 years traveling with two guardians and sharing cabin with guardians, 25% of double occupancy rate must be paid. This policy is applied for Sadec suite category.

For children at/above 13 years, the rate is the same with the adult’s. They will have their own bed allocated.

3. Shuttle Bus:

Pickup between 11:00 to 12:00 at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel (upstream) or Le Meridien Angkor (downstream).

Check-in: 1.00 PM

Check-out: 10.30 AM

4. Guide:

English Speaking Guide on Board.

Sandgroper

Lovely Ship, Excellent Service

August 2015

We took a 12 day holiday in which 7 nights were spent on the excellent La Marguerite Cruise. The bed was huge with king size but the platform was quite dark. The cabin was huge and the housekeepers were friendly who were ready to serve guest’s request. The rooms were ... [More +]

Jack

Absolutely brilliant

January 2016

Our journey was fascinating with the start from Siem Reap and end at Sai Gon - Viet Nam. La Marguerite Cruise was well-organized carefully – researched destinations. Our Cambodian guide was excellent. He was so smiley and knowledgeable and helped us a lot during our excursion. The Vietnamese guides were ... [More +]

Mammie46

A little disappointed

December 2015

I have heard about the good reviews about this ship but I personally found it was a bit unsatisfied. Maybe the time we took the trip was on the bad time of the year when the water level on the Mekong River was low. It prevented us from getting on ... [More +]

Mike

Hanoi to Saigon on La Marguerite

October 2015

I only knew about the ship until we reached our embarkation point. When being informed that the Mekong river was too low, we had to take a bus to another point. After 3 hours of running, our bus got an incident. Later, the problem was solved.

La Marguerite Cruise is a ... [More +]

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