Vietnam among top cruises to visit in 2019

16:34 | 03/10/2018 Society

A cooking cruise on the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia has been selected as one of seventh best river cruises to book now, according to British journalist Caroline Hendrie.

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The journalist wrote that Australian chef Luke Nguyen will host a cruise on the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia next year. He will guide you around Old Saigon, where his parents used to live, then teach you some of his favourite dishes at his cookery school.

On board luxury AmaLotus, Australian chef Luke Nguyen will take charge of the galley to create a welcome dinner.

“Over the next seven days you’ll see the differences between busy Vietnam and slower-paced Cambodia, exploring ashore on foot, in rickshaws and ox carts. Seeing the sun rise behind Angkor Wat is a special occasion, so champagne corks will pop for a toast to the dawn.”, the Mail on Sunday wrote on its website.

The 16-day trip, including a seven-night cruise and three-night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap starts on November 28, 2019.

The list also includes a seven-night cruise around France that starts in Lyon; a cruise of the Nile in Egypt; a one-week cruise from Vienna to Belgrade; a six-night cruises aboard Loire Princesse sail round-trip from Nantes; a cruise to the German towns of Boppard, Rudesheim and Mannheim; and a new ultra-luxury boat sailing from Bordeaux on the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers.

Theo NDO