Why RV La Marguerite Cruise Is Your Perfect Mekong River Cruise
As the waters of the mighty Mekong River wind through Cambodia and Vietnam destinations, travelers will get a rare chance to see the heart of a region rich in natural beauty and history, with enchanting landscapes and a close-up look at local culture. In this article, we present the best choice of river cruises exploring the Lower Mekong, RV La Marguerite, which ensures your voyage is a memorable chapter in your travelogue.
One of the Biggest Cruises on the Mekong
Launched in 2009, with its boutique design and traditional teak decoration, RV La Marguerite is among the largest and most luxurious river cruises in the Mekong region. This exquisite ship has 46 spacious and comfortable cabins in colonial design that genuinely evoke the splendor of Paris' Art Nouveau era. About 80% of the guest rooms offer private balconies, perfect for indulging in the pleasant Asian weather while on the trip.
- Main Deck: 8 deluxe cabins (20 sqm, two portholes not openable)
- Upper Deck: 16 deluxe cabins (20 sqm, French balcony)
- Panorama Deck: 14 deluxe cabins (20 sqm, French balcony)
- Sundeck: 6 Junior Suites (26 sqm, French balcony) and 2 Terrace Suites (41 sqm, private balcony)
Various Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
Among the first vessels to sail on the Mekong, RV La Marguerite comes with modernity and comfort. While the lounge bar and panoramic restaurant are ideal venues to savor authentic Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine, the sundeck with a small swimming pool and deck chairs is perfect for relaxation and observation. There is also a wellness area on board, including a fitness center and two massage parlors.
Throughout your river adventure, you may take part in a variety of on-board events, such as fruit and vegetable carving, film screenings, educational presentations, and cooking classes. To give you an idea of the cultures and habits of the sites crossed, there will be a brief onboard performance with music from the Mekong Delta and elegant traditional dance performances presented by a young group in Cambodia.
Excursions and Enrichment
A little different from other river ships that have 3-, 4-, or 5-day itineraries, RV La Marguerite, with the hope that travelers can fully experience the highlights of both Vietnam and Cambodia, offers incredible 8-day river cruise tours from Saigon to Siem Reap and vice versa. An unparalleled fun voyage will take passengers right into the heart of each destination along the way, such as My Tho, Cai Be, Sa Dec, Tan Chau, Koh Chong, Angkor Ban, Wat Hanchey, and Kampong Cham. Throughout your cruise, local guides will provide a range of guided walking excursions, museum visits, and insider access to local cultural landmarks. There will be a nice balance between touring and free time for own exploration.
Regarding the departure date, RV La Marguerite will depart every Thursday for an 8-day schedule (only 1 departure day per week). If it starts from Saigon this week, on the next one, the tour will begin from Siem Reap.
If you’re in search of an affordable Mekong River cruise sailing between Vietnam and Cambodia for 8 days, RV La Marguerite is the best choice for your trip. This cruise offers many great deals and attractive promotions on 8-day itineraries. Besides, most Mekong River cruises will apply peak season prices from October to April, while RV La Marguerite offers a few off-peak days during this period. For detailed information, please contact our cruise experts.
Feedbacks (Reviews) about RV La Marguerite
Since its first voyage on the Mekong, RV La Marguerite has received a load of positive feedback from passengers from all over the world. Here are some cruise reviews for your reference:
La Marguerite is the ultimate experience on our trip to Southeast Asia. Superb food and very kind crew who made nothing seem too difficult. The ship took us to visit small towns and provided boats through mangrove or bamboo groves. The shore excursions were extremely interesting, well escorted and our guides were beyond excellent with concise descriptions of the sites we visited. Thoroughly recommended! Eugene From Spain - 5 stars
Beyond five stars
RV La Marguerite surpassed our expectations in every respect. Every detail, from the superb service to the lovely decor, was carefully appointed. Every staff member was sincerely kind and considerate, going above and beyond to meet our every need. The meals were creative and excellent, and the ship was spotless! The cruise itinerary was thoughtfully designed to provide authentic insights into the history and cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia. Never had a better cruise. Malcolm from UK - 5 stars
RV La Marguerite 8 day cruise
We had no idea what to expect as we had never taken a river cruise before. But our trip was superb, the Marguerite was amazing, delicious food and excellent levels of service. The daily shore excursions and local guides were also wonderful. The Mekong River and its surroundings were magnificent, and I'm so happy we chose this trip - it was a good experience. Susan fron Australia - 5 stars
Lovely Ship, Excellent Service
We had an enjoyable cruise up the Mekong on-board the RV La Marguerite, booked through Inside Travel. Here is some of our feedback:
Cabin - Our cabin was on level one, not large but enough for the journey. It was very comfortable with air-conditioning, had a small balcony sufficient to stand and see the river life go by.
Food - the food was excellent with plenty of variety and quantity. Had tried local food and also western alternatives.
Service - the staff on board were outstanding. Always helpful and seemed happy.
Tours - we enjoyed the daily excursions, especially the one to the floating market. They were all "authentic" and our guide was very good, informative and helpful, with cracking jokes. David W from US - 5 stars
With a bunch of highlights, RV La Marguerite will undoubtedly be your peaceful retreat as you pass through the beautiful countries of Vietnam and Cambodia. If you feel interested in this luxury Mekong cruise, please feel free to contact our Mekong River Cruises experts for detailed information and great deals.