Thursday, December 3, 2009
Luxury Cruise Deals on Mekong on New Luxury River Boat
Australia's Indochina tour specialists, Blue Sky Holidays, has released new cruise tour packages for trips aboard the Mekong River's newest and most upmarket river boat, the ultra luxurious 'La Marguerite'.
Launched in September, 2009, La Marguerite boasts the only balcony cabins on the Mekong River and is named after and inspired by French novelist Marguerite Duras, who wrote about her life in Vietnam's French colonial era in the 1930s in her best-selling book cum Hollywood film, 'The Lover'
Offering luxury cruises along one of the world's great rivers between Saigon in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia, the 92-passenger La Marguerite boasts a pool, spa, gym, 'chill out' lounge, a 'multi sensory' fine dining restaurant and verandah suites with king-sized beds and jacuzzis.
Passengers enjoy visits to remote jungle villages and silk-weaving towns, with the cruise including a host of complimentary tours such as trishaw rides through the coungtryside, junk boat tours to busy floating markets and excursions to ancient temples and the Khmer Rouge's grim Killing Fields near Phnom Penh.
Blue Sky Holidays is offering Australians a program of La Marguerite cruise tour packages from eight to 20 days right throughout 2010 and early 2011, with free upgrades to balcony cabins and free flights to Vietnam offered on selected tours:
· Eight day cruise on La Marguerite between Saigon and Siem Reap from $1718 per person, twin-share
· 12-day cruise tour including the eight day voyage between Saigon and Siem Reap, two days in Angkor Wat before the cruise and two days in Saigon post cruise from $2993 per person, twin-share, with free upgrades to balcony cabins on selected departures
· 15-day tour including three days in Laos, two in Angkor Wat, the eight day cruise and twodays in Saigon post cruise from $4019 per person, twin-share, with free balcony upgrades on selected departures, Fare includes domestic flights in Indochina
· 20-day tour including two days in Angkor Wat, the eight day cruise and a 10-day tour of Vietnam from Saigon to Halong Bay and Hanoi for the city's 1000th birthday celebrations in 2010. Fares from $4849 per person, twin-share, with a partner flies free offer on return flights from Australia to Vietnam on selected departures. Fare also includes domestic flights in Vietnam.
Tour fares include almost all meals, guided tours before, during and after the cruise and local beer and selected beverages on La Margueritethe. Flights to Vietnam or Cambodia are extra, with Blue Sky Holidays able to organise the latest discounted airfares.
Bookings or more information available on 1300 665 109 or visit www.blueskyholidays.com.au
Launched in Australia in 2006, Blue Sky Holidays specialises in premium, customised tours for group or independent travellers in Indochina and works with one of Vietnam's biggest tour companies, Bluesky Travel.