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TRAVEL INDUSTRY GROUP & CHARTER SALES GUIDE

2020

RIVER & COASTAL

VOYAGES


Known for our experience sailing the world’s most storied rivers and scenic coastlines, Rivages du Monde (English: Coasts of the World) brings a level of European service, attention to detail and value that is unparalleled. Located in the heart of Paris for more than 18 years, we have helped thousands of travel industry professionals chart a memorable course for their clients again and again. For the first time, we’re thrilled to present to the North American travel trade community our signature perspective on where the crowds don’t go, where travel experiences ashore are authentic and unforgettable, and where the connections made are lasting, unique, and personal—what really matters. As our partner, you are an insider, providing immersive and unique perspectives of daily life in the places we explore. Relatively unknown to Americans, our exclusively chartered river vessels, coastal ships and yachts are a hallmark to our success—delivering an unpretentious, warm and friendly atmosphere onboard. We deliver these experiences to your guests with ease and comfort, offering extended times in port and a highly inclusive experience onboard led by a team of talented professionals that are always one step ahead. As you plan your next group and charter program offerings, We encourage you make 2020 the year you navigate some of the world’s most scenic waterways with Rivages du Monde. Bon Voyage! Mr. Alain Souleille Owner

UNESCO

Sites


CROATIA | Coastal Adriatic 4–9 10-days / 9-nights PORTUGAL | Douro River 8-days / 7-nights

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RUSSIA | Volga River 16–21 12-days / 11-nights VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | Mekong River 22–27 8-days / 7-nights

RELAX Rivages du Monde’s attention to detail marks a definitive difference. Our vessels are designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Our small vessels are perfectly adapted to the character of the rivers and coasts on which they sail.

DISCOVER Each new day brings the opportunity for another profound discovery, as expert, Englishspeaking guides lead exciting and educational excursions to notable landmarks, points of interest and many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Immerse your guests in diverse cultural experiences with a local by their side.

PARTICIPATE On board, our speakers will share their knowledge and passions with your guests. Talented local entertainers light up the night with music and dance.

INDULGE Guests will enjoy regionally inspired wine selections and cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients, bought from the local markets and presented with unabashed artistry.


EUROPE CROATIA • BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA • MONTÉNÉGRO | Coastal Adriatic

Departures: May to October 2020 10-days / 9-nights Exclusive Charter Opportunity

COASTAL ADRIATIC

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Croatia • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Monténégro M/Y ADRIATIC

roatia stretches along a stunning coastal strip which reveals incredible beauty when approached by the sea. A fascinating transition between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, this region is the crossroads of cultures and influences, Celts, Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, French and Austrians have left their mark. The coastline features small architectural jewels, and your guests will never forget the arrival to these “pearls of the Adriatic” aboard our intimate yacht, the M/Y Adriatic. The walls of Split, the steeples of churches, coves and hilltop villages will leave an unforgettable impression. Rich in its diversity, in only a moment we go from sea to mountain, from Diocletian to Napoleon, steep fjords to the beaches of paradise. During this intimate cruise, your guests will have plenty of time and freedom to walk along the ramparts watching the sea glitter, and to let them sing through the mouths of Kotor. Nature lovers will be filled with joy visiting Plitvice lakes and their 92 falls, cliffs plunging into a cobalt blue sea, and coves of this coast that look like lace laid upon the Mediterranean. Visit palaces and monasteries, simply sunbathe on the deck of the M/Y Adriatic, or dive into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic from your personal yacht.

ZAGREB • RIJEKA • KRK/RAB • ZADAR • PLITVICE LAKES • ŠIBENIK • TROGIR • SPLIT • OPUZEN METKOVIC • MOSTAR • KORCULA • KOTOR (MONTÉNÉGRO) • CETINJE (MONTÉNÉGRO) • DUBROVNIK 4


Rivages du Monde Photos: (left page) Kotor, MontĂŠnĂŠgro; (right page) from left to right: Dubrovnik, Croatia; Plitvice National Park, Croatia

DIFFERENCE

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UNESCO

Sites

BEAUTY

IN-DEPTH

SERENITY

DISCOVERY

The Adriatic Coast is a marvel with its turquoise waters, small islands and diverse seaside towns.

11 stops in 10 days for exceptional sailing along the Dalmatian Coast.

An exclusive private yacht experience, with only 38 like-minded guests.

Experts lead guided tours at 8 inspiring cities, as well as ample time for independent exploration and adventure.

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COASTAL ADRIATIC CRUISE ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK

DAY 1 ZAGREB/RIJEKA CROATIA Upon arrival at the Zagreb International Airport (ZAG), we depart for a brief guided tour (depending on individual flight schedule) of the capital of Croatia, which is also the largest city in the country. Zagreb was founded about 1,000 years ago by the will of King Ladislaus, right in front of the Gradec fortress, which is now the historic district of old Zagreb. In addition to its well-preserved medieval heritage, the city has many religious and cultural buildings dating from Austrian rule, thus revealing its anchor in the cultural space of the “Mitteleuropa”. After our visit, we transfer to Rijeka and board the M/Y Adriatic. DAY 2 RIJEKA/KRK/RAB CROATIA This morning we sail to Krk, arriving in the early morning. Discover Krk on a walk that will allow us to discover this charming city surrounded by walls and a rich heritage. After lunch in the city, return to our yacht and continue sailing to Rab. A doublefaced island: a rocky and desert stretch to the east and a landscape flooded with vegetation, forests to the west. The Romans nicknamed the city of the same name Felix Arba, “Happy Rab”, and we understand why. Filled with its pristine beaches and bays, and its scented and green atmosphere, Rab is intended for rest and pleasure. Its beauty and various attractions make it one of the most visited islands in the Adriatic. At leisure, enjoy time to walk through the streets of Rab. DAY 3 RAB/ZADAR CROATIA Our arrival to Zadar this morning begins with a visit of the old town. Starting at the center of the city constructed in the Renaissance style, we visit St. Anastasia Cathedral, a Byzantine church rebuilt in Romanesque style at the beginning of the 13th century—admire its imposing Pisanstyle façade. Visit the Church of St. Donat, an example of the Carolingian style and built in the shape of a rotunda along with the Church of St. Mary. The visit will end with a walk along the fortifications, constructed mainly in the 16th century, when the city faced an Ottoman threat.

DAY 4 ZADAR/PLITVICE LAKES/ ŠIBENIK CROATIA Today we departure for a day trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park with a picnic lunch. Located about a 2-hour drive from Zadar inland to the west of the country, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a particularly interesting site. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it includes a succession of 16 lakes whose configuration is quite special. Each lake flows into the next, with one or more waterfalls, representing a total of 92 cascades over an elevation of more than 400 feet! The clarity of the water is incredible and swimming is prohibited to protect this beautiful site. This afternoon we continue sailing south to Šibenik. DAY 5 ŠIBENIK/TROGIR/SPLIT CROATIA In the morning we discover the small town of Šibenik. Naturally protected by its large bay and dominated by a fortress, Šibenik is home to a beautiful old town full of churches, monasteries and palaces. The majestic SaintJacques Cathedral is considered to be the first Renaissance building built outside Italy and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then continue sailing to Trogir, arriving in the mid-afternoon. Enjoy a guided tour of Trogir which is located just 15 miles north of Split. The city has retained its medieval character, making it one of the most interesting cities on the Adriatic coast. Visit the Saint-Laurent cathedral (built in the 13th century), walk the alleys and the exteriors of the various monuments and palaces, and finally, take in the Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas. Absorb the local landscape on a scenic drive to Split and a guided tour of the city. It was in 295 that Emperor Diocletian had his palace built in a large bay not far from Salona, thus was born the city of Split. At the end of the seventh century, John of Ravenna, archbishop of Split, transformed the mausoleum of Diocletian into a cathedral. It was in Split that the first Croatian king Tomislav summoned the assembly of bishops and constituted the autonomy of the city. After long Venetian domination and the Napoleonic period,

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the city was attached to the Habsburg Empire before integrating the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918. Following dinner this evening in Split we return to the M/Y Adriatic. DAY 6 SPLIT/OPUZEN, OR METKOVIC CROATIA Today we continue south from Split towards Opuzen or Metkovic. In the late afternoon, embark a traditional boat to witness a performance on the Neretva River. Before returning to the M/Y Adriatic, we enjoy a typical local dinner with a festive atmosphere. DAY 7 OPUZEN, OR METKOVIC CROATIA/ MOSTAR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/ KORCULA CROATIA Today, we have a morning departure by coach for a visit of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ravaged by war, Mostar is a city reborn. The Old Bridge district of the Old Town of Mostar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the reconstruction of the “Old Bridge” constructed by the Turks more than 500 years ago, it has become the symbol of the city. Walking through the streets, visit the Turkish house and the mosque. After lunch, we return to our yacht for peaceful sailing along the idyllic islands of the Dalmatian coast to Korcula. This fishbone-shaped town is one of the most important fortified sites in the former Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). According to legend, it was founded in the 12th century BC by the Trojan hero Antenor. From the 13th century, the life of the city was very structured and its constitution that dates from 1214 remained in force until the occupation by the French under the 1st Empire. Korcula, known for being the native island of Marco Polo, owes its reputation to its stonecutters who made the monument of Saint Mark’s Cathedral which contains a beautiful painting of Tintoretto. Enjoy time at leisure navigating the alleys of the city of Korcula.


EUROPE CROATIA • BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA • MONTÉNÉGRO | Coastal Adriatic

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS Left page: Korcula, Croatia This page (left to right, top to bottom): Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia; Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; The Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Old bridge and fortress in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 8 KORCULA/DUBROVNIK CROATIA This morning we sail to Dubrovnik. Surrounded by high ramparts overlooking the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, the ancient Ragusa, is considered one of the jewels of World Heritage. Founded by the Greeks of Epidaurus, it was populated by Slavic tribes from the 7th century, under the protection of Byzantium. In the 12th century, the city had a political organization headed by an elected Rector and two councils. Gradually, it emerged from the domination of Venice and proclaimed itself a Republic in 1358. For more than three centuries, this republic reigned over trade in the Adriatic. The noble families and merchants built magnificent palaces and the city was enriched with churches and monasteries. In the 17th century, the city was destroyed by a violent

earthquake. Rebuilt in pure baroque style, the city now offers many palaces, squares, churches and patrician houses that contribute to its brilliance. Enjoy a guided tour of the old town, passing by the Franciscan convent and its Romanesque cloister, the Rector’s Palace, once the seat of the Republic of Dubrovnik. The baroque cathedral houses a polyptych of Titian, as well as reliquaries in gold and silver. DAY 9 DUBROVNIK/KOTOR-CETINJE MONTÉNÉGRO/ DUBROVNIK CROATIA This morning we depart by coach for a beautiful panoramic drive to the country of Monténégro. Upon arrival in Kotor, take part in a guided tour of the old town, incuding St. Tryphon Cathedral built in 1166. We continue our journey through

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Monténégro via a beautiful mountain road that offers an exceptional panorama of the entire fjord. On the way, stop at an Inn in the village of Njegusi for a tasting-lunch of local products, including their famous smoked ham. The afternoon continues with a visit of Cetinje. Perched at 2,200 feet elevation, Cetinje is the former capital of Monténégro. The country gained its independence as early as the 14th century, here we visit Prince Nikola’s palace, and admire The Monastery of St. Peter in its neo-Byzantine style before returning to the M/Y Adriatic for our last evening aboard. DAY 10 DUBROVNIK CROATIA This morning after breakfast, disembark for transfer to Dubrovnik (DBV) International Airport.


M/Y ADRIATIC

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Length: 157 Feet • Width: 28 Feet • Capacity: 36 Passengers • Crew: 8 Members Cabins: 18 Spread Over 4 Decks • Electrical Current: 220 V • Construction : 2019

The Yacht 18 private exterior cabins are located throughout the 4 decks of this newly-built yacht constructed in Croatia. Outfitted with modern and comfortable furniture, it is one of the newest yacht-style vessels plying the Adriatic coastline. As one would expect with private yachts, spaces can be somewhat compact aboard, however, there are numerous spaces available at your disposal. Meals are served at a full-service restaurant-lounge with panoramic windows to take in the view. A lounge bar at the Panorama Deck bridge features a spacious sun deck, along with a partially-covered terrace furnished with sofas, armchairs and tables. A full-sun area is outfitted with deck chairs, a whirlpool and a platform equipped with 2 ladders for direct access to the sea for swimming. Wi-Fi on board is free for all passengers.

DOUBLE CABIN

The M/Y Adriatic offers attentive and casual professional service and will satisfy the finest palates with delicious Adriatic specialties. Throughout the yacht experience, purified water and house select wines are included with every meal.

The Cabins All cabins aboard the M/Y Adriatic are outfitted with individually controlled air conditioning, hairdryer, personal safe and closet.

DINING ROOM

MAIN DECK: Approximately 161 square feet in size and outfitted with two portholes. Main Deck cabins provide two twin beds. An additional bed can be added on request in cabins 14 or 16. SUPERIOR DECK: Double cabins have an area of approximately 129 square feet and provide two panoramic windows. Superior cabins provide two twin beds. PANORAMA DECK: The largest cabins aboard with approximately 258 square feet, featuring a queen size bed SUN DECK: Located on the top deck of the yacht, this special cabin features 172 square feet of living space and a queen size bed. 8

SUN DECK


EUROPE CROATIA • BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA • MONTÉNÉGRO | Coastal Adriatic

DECK PLAN & PRICING Sun Deck

1 1 1 1

Hot Tub

2020 DEPARTURE DATES:

Panorama Deck 2 2 2 2

RIJEKA – DUBROVNIK

DUBROVNIK - RIJEKA

May 15 to 24, 2020

May 24 to June 02, 2020

June 20 to 29, 2020

June 29 to July 08, 2020

July 26 to August 04, 2020

August 04 to 13, 2020

August 31 to Sept 09, 2020

September 09 to 18, 2020

October 06 to 15, 2020

DOUBLE (161 sq ft) DOUBLE (129 sq ft) DOUBLE (258 sq ft)

Superior Deck 9 9 9 10 9 10 10 10

DOUBLE (172 sq ft)

7 7 87 6 87 6 8 6 8 Main Deck 6 17 17 17 18 17 18 18

4 4 54 54 5 5 15 15 15 16 15 16 16

13 13 13 14 13 14 14

3 3 3 3

11 11 11 12 11 12 12

Charter Only – 10-days/9-nights from $xxx,xxx per departure

Inclusions • Round-trip airport transfers on embarkation/ disembarkation dates • Accommodation aboard the new M/Y Adriatic in the chosen cabin category • All meals beginning on Day 1 (dinner) to Day 10 (breakfast) • House select wines and mineral water during meals aboard

• Luggage handling • Excursions as mentioned throughout the daily program with expert local guides • Services of a professional English-speaking cruise director on board • All port taxes & fees

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THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE • Airfare • Drinks other than those mentioned • Gratuities (shipboard & guides) at your discretion • Travel insurance


EUROPE PORTUGAL & SPAIN | The Douro River

Departures: April to November 2020 8-days / 7-nights Exclusive Charter Opportunity

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THE LEGENDARY DOURO RIVER Portugal & Spain

he Douro, an impetuous river, meanders and cuts through the valleys made of steep granite slopes, forming an unforgettable landscape. The work and perseverance of locals have shaped the fertile terraces and created a wondrous landscape of art spread across the slopes. Covered by vineyards, the region produces the wealth of the city that bears its name, Port. The M/S Queen Isabel, intimate, luxurious and comfortable, offers its 118 passengers a splendid cruise through these valleys that have remained unchanged for centuries. This unique setting, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to villages, magnificent wine estates and orchards perched among the hilltops. Experience the medieval and baroque wonders that make the wealth of the ancient kingdom of Portugal. Porto, with its bridges, colorful facades and timeless charm will show your guests the heart of the Portuguese soul. Take an excursion to Spain and discover Salamanca which is home to the oldest university in Europe, created in 1218. Explore countless civil and religious monuments, two cathedrals, and Plaza Mayor with its beautiful architecture—a precious jewel.

PORTO • RÉGUA (LAMEGO) • PINHAO • VEGA DE TERRON (CASTELO RODRIGO) BARCA D’ALVA (SALAMANCA) • RÉGUA (MATEUS) • PORTO (GUIMARÃES - BRAGA) 10


Océan Atlantique Braga

Guimaraes Solar de Mateus

PORTO

Regua

Pinhao

ro

Dou

Barca d’Alva

Lamego

Vega Terron Castelo Rodrigo

Coimbra

ESPAGNE

PORTUGAL

Salamanque

Photos: (left page) the Douro River - Porto, Portugal; (right page) from left to right: church in Braga, Portugal; Azulejo Tile - Pinhao, Portugal; vineyards in the Douro Valley, Portugal

Vers Lisbonne

Rivages du Monde DIFFERENCE

DISCOVERY

SERENITY

Navigate through the breathtaking hillside vineyards.

Your guests can relax and take in the breathtaking scenery as they sail aboard the most beautiful river vessel plying the Douro River.

Explore Porto, Braga (the “Rome of Portugal”) and Salamanca in Spain, a World Heritage Site.

CULTURE

COMFORT

Your guests can enjoy enriching, culturally immersive wine lunches and dinners in the heart of Portugal’s wine country.

Drinks can be included during meals on board. Excursions can be included with audio-phones. Consider conferences by specialists in the region.

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LEGENDARY DOURO RIVER CRUISE PORTO TO PORTO ROUND TRIP

DAY 1 PORTO PORTUGAL Upon arrival, transfer to the port of Porto (Vila Nova de Gaia). Embark upon the 5-star M/S Queen Isabel. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board. DAY 2 RÉGUA/LAMEGO/PINHAO PORTUGAL This morning, we begin navigating through the Douro Valley where small villages seem suspended among vineyards and olive groves. Following lunch on board, we arrive at Régua, the gateway to the Alto Douro. Visit Mateus Palace, an elegant 18th century manor and a veritable jewel of Baroque art. Its gardens are a marvel of landscape art, composed of flowering paths, exotic plants and scented boxwoods. Continue to Pinhao, an important wine center located at the confluence of Pinhao and Douro rivers. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the Quinta da Avessada, an interactive museum celebrating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region. DAY 3 VEGA DE TERRON/ CASTELO RODRIGO PORTUGAL Today, we sail through the deep valleys of the Douro to Vega de Terron, located on the Spanish border. The river, widened by successive dams to regulate its flow, produces much of the electricity consumed in the country. After lunch on board, depart for Castelo Rodrigo. From the top of a hill, this small medieval village dominates the plateau which extends towards Spain to the East and the Douro River Valley to the North. Walk through the narrow streets of the village, whose houses offer beautiful facades of the 16th century and Manueline style windows. Visit the ruins of the castle and the church of the Réclamador. This afternoon, return to the ship and enjoy dinner on board.

DAY 4 VEGA DE TERRON PORTUGAL/ SALAMANCA SPAIN/ BARCA D’ALVA PORTUGAL Today is dedicated to the discovery of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the splendor of its old town. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city passing through the Plaza Mayor, one of the most beautiful monumental squares of Spain, and visit the University, founded in 1215. Afterwards, visit the new Cathedral, built between the 16th and 18th centuries, displaying a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The facade is highlighted by delicate stone lace, protecting an interior with richly decorated vaults. Enjoy lunch featuring local specialties in a nearby restaurant. Guest will have free time this afternoon to explore this ancient city. Later, board the M/S Queen Isabel in Barca d’Alva for dinner on board. DAY 5 RÉGUA/MATEUS PORTUGAL We sail through the romantic valley of the Douro this morning with a picturesque landscape of vineyards that spread over the even the smallest piece of rugged mountainside terrain. Following lunch, depart for Lamego, recognized in 1143AD as the sovereignty of Afonso Henriques. Visit the cathedral—despite the mixture of styles, it is fascinating in its beauty and grand scale. Then, visit the Lamego Museum, housed in an 18th century building, displaying precious collections of sculptures, paintings and tapestries. This evening, return to the ship for dinner and a lively performance of local music on board. DAY 6 NAVIGATION - PORTO PORTUGAL This morning we encourage your guests to absorb the landscape from the sun deck as we sail to Porto. Following lunch on board, we departure for a visit of Porto. Located at the mouth of the 12

Douro, the city dominates the river and bears witness to a rich history of two millennia. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—with its bridges, monuments, azulejos, flower-filled balconies and shopping streets, the city does not lack interesting attractions. Visit the cathedral, the Sé, the forecourt offers a superb view of the river and the roofs of the city. This Romanesque fortress church was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries and is one of the oldest monuments in the city. The chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, which opens on the left arm, houses a beautiful altar with an altarpiece of engraved silver. The visit ends with a wine tasting in one of the local cellars. This evening, enjoy a traditional show on board, followed by dinner. DAY 7 GUIMARAES - BRAGA PORTUGAL This morning, depart for Guimarães, located northeast of Porto and hometown of the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. Discover the historic center along the Largo da Oliveira, then visit the palace of the Dukes of Braganza, with architecture evoking a feeling of the castles of Burgundy. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before we continue to Braga. Braga is the third largest city of Portugal, however, your guests wouldn’t realize this due to the relaxed pace and uncrowded atmosphere. Witness the exceptional heritage of this city, formerly called the “Rome of Portugal” and visit the oldest cathedral in Portugal, the Sé, along with one of the finest monuments of northern Portugal, the Bom Jesus do Monte. This evening, we say our farewells as we enjoy our last dinner aboard the M/S Queen Isabel. DAY 8 PORTO PORTUGAL This morning, disembark for transfer to the Porto Airport (OPO), or continue on for the post-tour extension to Lisbon.


EUROPE PORTUGAL & SPAIN | The Douro River

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS Left page: Douro River Valley, Portugal This page (left to right, top to bottom): Nave of Se Cathedral in Porto, Traditional boats with barrels of wine, on the Douro River in the Portuguese city of Porto; Solar de Mateus Palace; Azulejos at the railway station of Pinhao in the Douro Valley; Vineyards in the Douro Valley; clock tower of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo; New Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain

OPTIONAL POST-TOUR

LISBON EXTENSION PROGRAM See page 28

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THE M/S QUEEN ISABEL

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Length: 79 m • Width: 11.40 m • Capacity: 118 Passengers • Crew: 33 Members Cabins: 59 Spread Over 3 Decks • Electrical Current: 220 V • Construction : 2013

The Ship The M/S Queen Isabel is a beautiful river ship, and likely the most luxurious vessel sailing on the Douro today. Unique in its level of comfort and elegance, combined with Portuguese art de vivre, the M/S Queen Isabel provides a lavish adventure for 118 guests sailing through the Douro Valley. Cabins are refined and well-appointed. A welcoming and professional service staff at hand and amazing cuisine on board contribute to a fascinating discovery of Portugal. DELUXE CABIN SUPERIOR DECK

The Cabins The 59 exterior-facing cabins are spread over 3 decks. All cabins and suites are equipped with two twin beds, convertible to one queen size bed, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV, radio, alarm clock and personal mini-safe. En suite baths offer premium bath amenities, including bathrobes and slippers. MAIN DECK: 16 cabins, 161 sq ft living space, featuring a panoramic elevated window. SUPERIOR DECK: 23 deluxe cabins are 161 sq ft in size and include a French balcony. PANORAMA DECK: 18 cabins with 215 sq ft each, feature both a full balcony and separate windows to enjoy river views. Our largest cabins are two balcony suites on the Panorama Deck, including 323 square feet. They feature a private balcony, living area with seating, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

DINING ROOM

The Common Spaces The M/S Queen Isabel is truly an upscale floating boutique hotel. The Sun Bridge is equipped with chairs, sun beds and a swimming pool. The Panorama Deck features a panoramic lounge with comfortable armchairs for relaxation and a boutique offering a selection of local items. The restaurant is located on the Upper Deck and offers excellent cuisine with all drinks included at meals. A warm atmosphere, linen-topped tables and fine cuisine are only a part of this wellexecuted onboard experience. The Main Deck features a gym and spa (surcharge). For your guests comfort, an elevator serves the Main, Upper and Panorama Decks. 14

SALON BAR


EUROPE PORTUGAL & SPAIN | The Douro River

DECK PLAN & PRICING Sun Deck

2020 DEPARTURE DATES: POOL

300

Bar

301

302 303

304 305

306 307

308 309

310 311

312 315

314 317

316 319

321

318

Panorama Deck

200

202

204

206

208

210

212

214

216

218

222

220

Superior Deck

201

203

205

207

209

211

215

217

219

221

223

Restaurant

April 5 to 12, 2020 (MS)

August 2 to 9, 2020 (LS)

April 12 to 19, 2020 (MS)

August 9 to 16, 2020 (LS)

May 24 to 31, 2020 (HS)

August 16 to 23, 2020 (LS)

May 31 to June 7, 2020 (HS)

August 23 to 30, 2020 (LS)

June 7 to 14, 2020 (HS)

August 30 to September 6, 2020 (MS)

June 14 to 21, 2020 (HS)

September 6 to 13, 2020 (HS)

June 28 to July 5, 2020 (HS)

September 13 to 20, 2020 (HS)

July 5 to 12, 2020 (HS)

September 20 to 27, 2020 (HS)

July 12 to 19, 2020 (LS)

October 18 to 25, 2020 (HS)

July 19 to 26, 2020 (LS)

October 25 to November 1, 2020 (MS)

July 26 to August 2, 2020 (LS)

November 1 to 8, 2020 (MS)

100

Fitness Center

101

102 103

106

104 105

107

108 109

110 111

112

Main Deck

Massage Room

Balcony Suite

Deluxe Cabin Bay Window Double Cabin Rear Door

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Port Window Double Cabin

DOUBLE CABIN REAR DOOR (161 sq ft) DOUBLE CABIN PORT WINDOW (161 sq ft) DELUXE CABIN BAY WINDOW (161 sq ft) DELUXE BALCONY CABIN (215 sq ft) BALCONY SUITE (323 sq ft)

Charter Only – 8-days/7-nights from $xxx,xxx per departure

Inclusions • Round-trip airport transfers (on program arrival and departure dates)

• All excursions according to the program with tour guide audio systems

• 7 nights’ accommodation aboard the M/S Queen Isabel in the chosen category

• Onboard entertainment

• All meals, to include dinner the first day to breakfast on the last day • Beverages during meals on onboard, including water, house wines and beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea • Drinks at meals during excursions Including water, house wines, soft drinks, coffee and tea

• Traditional meals onshore where mentioned within the program • Wine tasting • The services of a Rivages du Monde English-speaking Cruise Director • Porterage • Port taxes & Fees

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THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE • Airfare • Drinks other than those mentioned • Gratuities (shipboard & guides) at your discretion • Travel insurance


RUSSIA | The Volga River

Departures: September 2020 12-days / 11-nights Exclusive Charter Opportunity

WATERWAYS OF THE TZARS

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Cruising the Volga River: Moscow to Saint Petersburg

istorical as well as romantic, the Volga River, or the “mother” when translated, echoes the mythical names that shaped the Tsarist and Soviet empire. It is in the footsteps of Ivan the Terrible, the Golden Horde, the Cossacks and heroes of Jules Verne or the Second World War, that your guests retrace on this cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg (or reverse). After the wonders of the Kremlin and the fervent Orthodox wealth of Yaroslavl in the heart of the Golden Ring, we continue to Nizhny Novgorod to discover another Kremlin. In Kazan, the proud capital of the Tatars, witness a city that is truly an architectural gem and reminds one of the Mongol warriors who were once here, as buildings are tinged with oriental flavors and the blue bulbs meet minarets. In Volgograd, commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad in an emotional visit, followed by the discovery of Rostov-on-Don, the great metropolis of the South. We then visit Starotcherkassk, an authentic Cossack stronghold. From the plains of the Volga in the heart of old Russia, your guests will travel between East and West, and between Orthodox and Muslim cultures.

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Kiji Lac Onega Ko vzh r i v a S Goritsy Mandroga Lac Blanc Réserve de Rybinsk a v e N RUSSIE

Lac Ladoga

ST-PÉTERSBOURG e inland e de F

Golf Mer Baltique

Volga

Ouglitch

Photos: (left page) flooded bell tower in the Volga, northern Moscow; (right page) from left to right: St. Basil’s Cathedral In Moscow; Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Volga

Serguiev Possad

MOSCOU

Rivages du Monde DIFFERENCE

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UNESCO

Sites

DISCOVERY

HISTORIC

Explore the three major cities of the Volga: Nizhny Novgorod and the famous Kremlin, Kazan, capital of Tatarstan and Volgograd (ex-Stalingrad). Marvel at the two jewels of the Golden Ring: Uglich and Yaroslavl.

An itinerary at the crossroads of civilizations, on the borders of Europe. Exceptional sailing on the Volga, the largest European river and the Don, one of the main rivers of Russia.

NOVEL

IMMERSIVE

The discovery of Rostov-on-Don, “door of the Caucasus”, homeland of the Cosaques.

An In-depth visit of Moscow, in-depth lectures, Russian lessons, Folkloric entertainment.

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VOLGA RIVER CRUISE MOSCOW TO SAINT PETERSBURG

DAY 1 MOSCOW RUSSIA Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer to the “Maritime Vokzal” to embark the M/S Tchekhov, our floating hotel for this journey. Upon arrival, your guests are welcomed on board with a traditional “Bread and Salt” ceremony. This evening, enjoy dinner on board as we start our exploration. DAY 2 MOSCOW RUSSIA After breakfast, begin with an orientation tour of all the famous sights to give your guests the first taste of Russia’s capital. Moscow combines the best of old and modern architecture. It is a city of long avenues and majestic squares, leafy boulevards, parks and gardens, new luxury housing, bridges, and the granite embankments of the Moscow River. It’s a city with an incredible combination of unique cultural and historical sites. In our panoramic tour, we see The Ring, the famed Bolshoi Theatre and the Lomonosov University. Afterwards, enjoy a visit of Novodevichy Monastery (New Maiden Convent), one of the finest examples of 16-19th century architecture, located on the territory of a former convent for ladies of noble birth. This afternoon is at leisure—choose to participate in an optional excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery or attend the Moscow Circus this evening before enjoying dinner on board. DAY 3 MOSCOW/SERGIEV POSAD RUSSIA Following breakfast, depart for a visit to Sergiev Posad (formerly Zagorsk) located 71 km from Moscow. The city was founded in the 14th century by Serge Radonège, patron saint of Russia. The heart of this colony was the Trinity Monastery which played an important role in the development of Russian history and culture. The Trinity Cathedral was decorated by the famous Russian icon painters Andrei Rublev and Daniel Tcherny. The Cathedral of the Assumption (1558-1585), which resembles the Assumption Cathedral located in Moscow’s Kremlin, is the center of the entire monastery. The visit will

be followed by lunch in a traditional Russian restaurant. This evening, your guests may opt to participate in the Moscow by Night optional extension following dinner on board. DAY 4 MOSCOW/KREMLIN RUSSIA Morning visit of the Kremlin— the beating heart of Russia’s political world and the former residence of the Tsars and Russian Orthodox Patriarchs. The imposing walls house a number of stunning cathedrals & monuments. Enjoy a guided visit of one of the Cathedrals with free time this afternoon to participate in an optional excursion to the Kremlin’s Armory Museum. In the later afternoon, we begin sailing to Uglich and enjoy a festive welcome cocktail and presentation of the Captain and the crew on the Sun Deck (Weather permitting), followed by dinner onboard. DAY 5 UGLICH RUSSIA In the early afternoon, arrive at Uglich, one of the most scenic towns of provincial Russia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city and Kremlin. Founded in 1148, your guests will begin to understand why Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in old Russia. The view of the town as approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St John’s Church looming on the horizon. We pay a visit to the Church of St. Demetrius of the Blood and the oldest building, the Kremlin. This evening, enjoy dinner on board. DAY 6 GORITSY RUSSIA As we continue our journey along the mother Volga, enjoy the breathtaking scenery sailing through the White Lake and the Volga-Baltic Canal. In Goritsy, visit the historic KirilBeloserskiy Men’s Monastery founded in 1397, the largest Russian Orthodox monastery of the Russian North. Here your guests will discover its rich history and magnificent architecture. This afternoon, we sail toward the Great Lakes of Karelia and enjoy dinner on board.

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DAY 7 KIZHI/PEARL OF KARELIA RUSSIA This morning, enjoy breakfast onboard as we navigate through the “white lake”, crossing Lake Onega, one of the biggest lakes in Europe, to reach Kizhi, a tiny island located at the northern end of the Lake. This excursion is a testament to Russian architecture and history, and is a highlight of the places we visit during this river cruise experience. Kizhi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and our visit will include an indepth tour including several examples of 19th century peasant architecture. See the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 Domes (made completely of wood—an almighty site made all the more impressive by the fact that it was made without the use of nails) and the treasury of icons with its unique decorated screen; the openair Museum of Wooden Art; the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus, which is believed to be Russia’s oldest wooden building. Finish the day with a walk through the Ethnographic Museum before returning to the ship for dinner. DAY 8 MANDROGI RUSSIA This morning, enjoy breakfast as we sail along the Svir River which connects the two Great Lakes of Onega and Ladoga in the heart of Karelia on the way to the tiny village of Mandrogi. Sitting 183 miles away from Saint Petersburg, Mandrogi was founded around 1,000 years ago as a tribal settlement—the same village where Peter the Great stayed when he was working at a nearby shipyard. It remained as such for many years until its destruction during World War II. In 1996, it was resurrected by Russian entrepreneur Sergey Gutzeit who turned it into the attraction it is today. See how Russian architecture has developed over the centuries, with many building replicas of those which were destroyed during the war. Mandrogi, a modern “make believe” village gives a great opportunity to taste a varnished version of aestheticism. Enjoy a picnic lunch (weather permitting), as well as a Gala Captain’s Dinner on board this evening.


RUSSIA | The Volga River

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS Left page: The Kremlin at night This page (left to right, top to bottom): Mandrogi, Russia: a house in the traditional style of the village on the Svir river bank; Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Sergiev Posad Russia; The Grand Cascade Fountain at Peterhof; Komsomolskaya station inside the Moscow metro; Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg, Russia

DAY 9 SAINT PETERSBURG RUSSIA Following breakfast, start with a morning panoramic tour of Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Church of the Spilled Blood, and Peter and Paul’s Fortress, where many of the Romanovs have now been laid to rest. This afternoon following an included lunch, visit the Hermitage Art Gallery, one of Russia’s best-known sights with arguably the greatest number of secret treasures within its walls. Everywhere you look, you see a masterpiece of art or craftsmanship by such artists as Davinci, Rembrandt and Kandinsky. This afternoon, your guests may enjoy time at leisure, or opt to attend a traditional Russian folkloric performance before returning to the ship for dinner.

DAY 10 SAINT PETERSBURG RUSSIA This morning, we pay a second visit to the Hermitage Museum and the General Staff building which opened on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the museum. It is on the other side of the Palace Square and houses the art collections of the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection of Impressionist paintings is one of the richest in the world and is an invaluable treasure itself. Other rooms are devoted to contemporary art and temporary exhibitions. Enjoy free time this afternoon with a shuttle provided to the ship, or opt to participate in an optional excursion to Catherine’s Palace, Yusupov Palace or a scenic boat ride on Saint Petersburg’s canals before returning to the ship for dinner this evening and a restful sleep following a fascinating day.

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DAY 11 SAINT PETERSBURG RUSSIA Following breakfast, we make our way to incredible Peterhof. This is a magnificent summer residence and was built to rival Versailles. Situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland the palace’s exterior facade and ornate interior are impressive in themselves. Afterwards, enjoy a walk of the residences grand gardens before returning to the ship for our last dinner aboard the M/S Tchekhov. DAY 12 SAINT PETERSBURG RUSSIA After breakfast, disembark for a transfer to the Saint Petersburg Airport (LED).


THE M/S TCHEKHOV

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Length: 116 m • Width: 16.70 m • Capacity: 145 Passengers Crew: 60 Members • Cabins: 74 Spread Over 3 Decks Electrical Current: 220 V • Renovation 2019

The Ship The M/S Tchekhov was completely rebuilt in early 2019 to become a unique ship specially designed to navigate Russian rivers and lakes. Completely renovated according to specifications developed by Rivages du Monde, the M/S Tchekhov offers all the comforts of a modern and perfectly designed vessel, fully corresponding to the expectations of river cruise passengers wishing to indulge in discovery while enjoying optimum comfort.

JUNIOR SUITE CANOE DECK

The Cabins The cabins are all newly decorated in a color palette of pastel tones and invoke a feeling of serenity. All cabins are exterior and feature one or two windows overlooking the promenade. Every cabin is outfitted with private bath & shower, television and a personal mini-safe.

The Common Spaces

DINING ROOM

The ship features numerous comfortable and tastefully decorated public areas. The restaurant features panoramic windows on the Upper Deck, serving international cuisine and locally influenced flavors. Relax in the lounge and bar on the Canoe Deck. Enjoy the indoor heated pool which is sheltered behind large windows overlooking the outer decks. The Tchekhov also has a modern and well-equipped conference room where lectures on Russian history and life will take place throughout the journey. Your guests will also find a small retail shop and a reading room on board. Take advantage of the Sun bridge and indulge in the contemplation of the moving landscapes. Wi-Fi is available on board.

POOL

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RUSSIA | The Volga River

DECK PLAN & PRICING 2020 DEPARTURE DATES:

Sun Deck Conference Room

Canoe Deck Bar Pool

122 120

118

116

114

110

112

108

106

104

Bar 121

119

117

115

113

111

109

107

MOSCOW – SAINT PETERSBURG

SAINT PETERSBURG – MOSCOW

May 23 to June 03, 2020 (HS)

June 03 to 14, 2020 (HS)

June 14 to 25, 2020 (HS)

June 25 to July 06, 2020 (HS)

July 06 to 17, 2020 (LS)

July 17 to 28, 2020 (LS)

July 28 to August 08, 2020 (LS)

August 8 to 19, 2020 (LS)

August 19 to 30, 2020 (MS)

August 30 to Sept 10, 2020 (MS)

September 10 to 21, 2020 (LS)

Upper Deck 228 226

224

222

220

218

216

214

212 210 208 206 204 202 200

229 227

225

223

221

219

217

215

213 211 209 207 205 203 201

Restaurant

LIBRARY

INDIVIDUAL (97 sq ft) COMFORT (118 sq ft) COMFORT (118 sq ft) JUNIOR SUITE (226 sq ft) SUITE (344 sq ft)

Main Deck 324 322

320

312 310 308 306 304

318 316 314

Reception 311 309 307 305 303

331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 313

Cruise Fares 12-days/11-nights prices per person in USD CABIN & SUITE CATEGORIES

DECK

INDIVIDUAL (97 sq ft)

LOW SEASON (LS)

MID SEASON (MS)

HIGH SEASON (HS)

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

UPPER

2 870 €

4 570 €

2 770 €

4 470 €

2 970 €

4 670 €

COMFORT (118 sq ft)

UPPER, CANOE

2 970 €

-

2 870 €

-

3 070 €

-

COMFORT (118 sq ft)

MAIN

3 570 €

-

3 470 €

-

3 670 €

-

JUNIOR SUITE (226 sq ft)

UPPER, CANOE

3 970 €

-

3 870 €

-

4 070 €

-

SUITE (344 sq ft)

CANOE

-

3 120 €

-

3 020 €

-

3 220 €

Optional Excursions

Inclusions

(Pricing Per Person):

MOSCOW The Tretyakov Gallery in Krymsky Val Moscow Circus (night show) Moscow By Night Kremlin Armoury Museum

$50 $90 $50 $60

SAINT PETERSBURG Russian Traditional Show(at night) Catherine Palace(Pushkin) Yusupov Palace Panoramic Canal Cruise

€50 $60 $50 $50

• Round-trip airport transfers on group arrival and departure dates • Accommodation on board, in the chosen cabin category • All meals, beginning with dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 12 • Mineral water, tea, coffee and house select wine during meals on board • All transport and entry fees to the sites mentioned with expert local guides • Activities, entertainment and enrichment lectures on board • The services of an English-speaking Cruise Director and team on board 21

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THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE Drinks other than those mentioned Optional excursions Gratuities for crew, guides and drivers Travel insurance Russian Visa


ASIA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | The Mekong River

Departures: Oct. 2019 to Nov. 2020 8-days / 7-nights Exclusive Charter Opportunity

THE TIMELESS MEKONG

T

Vietnam & Cambodia

o navigate on the Mekong is to travel with the rhythm of its inhabitants and their nourishing river. Its majestic course, born from the Himalayan snows in Tibet, has provided civilizations with a fascinating history. A true natural frontier, it’s an axis of various philosophies, religions and cultures, building an incredible diversity. The emerald rice fields and the incessant traffic of locals along the river make up the multiple identities of this fabled river. The historic imperial cities like Angkor, Phnom Penh and Saigon were born and prospered largely in part due to the Mekong River. At the end, the “River of Nine Dragons” winds up in a vast delta with countless canals. Experience the intimate comfort of the R/V Mekong Prestige II while crossing worlds filled with ancestral tradition and a smiling modernity—from the monumental splendors of the ancient Khmer capitals, to the warm languor of My Tho and the bustling area of Cholon, the Chinatown of Saigon. In Cambodia, your guests will discover the world of Theravada Buddhism which plays a vital role in daily life for the monks. In Vietnam, delve into the vitality of this delta society, shaped by Buddhism and the spirits of the river.

SAIGON • MY THO • CAI BE • SA DEC • TAN CHAU • PHNOM PENH • OUDONG KAMPONG TRALACH • KAMPONG CHHNANG • TONLE • SIEM REAP 22


Photos: (left page) Tonle Lake, Cambodia; (right page) from left to right: Locals on the Mekong River; Oudong, Cambodia, entrance to Vipassana Dhura Pagoda Center; Floating church along the Tonle sap River in Cambodia

Rivages du Monde DIFFERENCE

MYTHICAL

ENRICHING

A once-in-a-lifetime experience diving into two Buddhist nations connected by a river that brings life to millions of people.

Your guests can enjoy traditional music and dance performances, highly educational and immersive touring with presentations by culture specialists aboard the M/V Mekong Prestige II.

COMFORT

EXPLORATION

Your guests can relax on their private balcony or on the vast sun deck of the M/V Mekong Prestige II and experience the spectacle of river life at their feet.

Complete the trip with optional extensions in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam or Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Cambodia before and/or after the cruise. See page 29.

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MEKONG RIVER CRUISE SAIGON – SIEM REAP

(this cruise operates in both directions) DAY 1 SAIGON/MY THO VIETNAM/ EMBARKATION Upon arrival to the Ho Chi Minh City International Airport (SGN), make your way to the Sofitel Plaza Saigon for transfer to My Tho. The transfer includes a stop at the Cholon Market and a visit to a lacquer factory. Upon arrival in My Tho, the team aboard the R/V Mekong Prestige II will provide a warm welcome to your home for the next seven nights. Lunch will be served on board as we prepare for departure in the afternoon. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner followed by a traditional music performance. DAY 2 CAI BE/SA DEC VIETNAM This morning, we arrive at the charming city of Cai Be. After breakfast, take a morning tour by local “junk boat” around Cai Be to visit a floating market and go ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral, reminiscent of the French colonization of this region. Take a stroll along the river bank and visit a local manufacturer producing rice paper and coconut sweets. Return to the ship for lunch, and sail past Vinh Long Province to arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. This afternoon, visit the house of Marguerite Duras’, now a museum, and learn of her story “The Lover”. We continue to a Caodaist Temple and stroll through the colorful local market. Dinner is served on board this evening. DAY 3 TAN CHAU VIETNAM/ BORDER CROSSING/ PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Arrival at Tan Chau in the morning, a remote town on the Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer on small boats to visit this charming small town, divided between rurality and lively economic activity, which is very representative of this part of Asia. Depart for the Cambodian border crossing

mid-day. This evening, navigate up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh with dinner on board. DAY 4 PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts and sculpture. Return to the ship for lunch on board, followed by an afternoon excursion to the former High School “S21”, a converted detention center under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979. Following with a visit to Wat (temple) Phnom after which the city was named. This evening, dinner and a traditional Khmer Apsara performance on board. DAY 5 CHONG KOH/ PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Early morning sail from Phnom Penh to Chong Koh or Oknathey (both located in Silk Island). Visit this silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure and a visit to the local workshop. The excursion includes a visit to a Pagoda and a lively meeting in a primary school. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities before we return to Phnom Penh with the afternoon at leisure. Dinner is served on board this evening, or your guests may opt to have dinner on their own at one of the many convivial dining venues ashore. DAY 6 OUDONG/KAMPONG TRALACH CAMBODIA We continue our journey upriver heading towards Oudong. Upon arrival at Prek Dam in the early afternoon, we depart by coach to reach Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, between 1618 and 1866. Visit the Vipassana Dhura

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Pagoda, located at the foot of a hill on the top of which were erected numerous Stupas—a place of meditation for Buddhist Monks. After the visit, depart for Kampong Tralach to visit the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda, dating back to the last century, to see the beautiful wall paintings. Enjoy a whimsical return to the ship by ox-drawn carriage to prepare for dinner on board this evening. DAY 7 KAMPONG CHHNANG CAMBODIA This morning, enjoy a scenic navigation of the Tonle Sap River which connects the Mekong River to Tonle Lake. Following lunch, arrive at Kampong Chhnang and board local boats to visit life in an authentic floating village. A busy rural port town with bustling markets, Kampong Chhnang is a city where the life of the entire population is connected to the river. Go ashore for a brief stroll through the scenic market before returning to the ship to refresh and enjoy dinner on board. DAY 8 TONLE/SIEM REAP CAMBODIA On our last day, we cross the Tonle Sap Lake early in the morning (please note that when there is low water, the transfer to Siem Reap will be made by coach or speed boat). The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 186 miles in length, teaming with interesting and varied bird life resulting from the varied the water levels in the lake and river depending on the time of year and rainfall. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Siem Reap International Airport (REP), or continue on for the optional Siem Reap extension program. The cruise schedule and program timing are indicative and subject to modification.


ASIA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | The Mekong River

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS Left page: Wooden bridge in Mekong Delta, Vietnam This page (left to right, top to bottom): Floating market in Cai Be, Vietnam; Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; boys fishing in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam; shrine in the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda Center - Oudong, Cambodia; flowers headed to the floating market on the Mekong River; Cao Dai ceremony in Vietnamese temple; Catholic Church by the river in Cai Be District in Vietnam.

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OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS

SAIGON OR ANGKOR WAT See page 29


THE R/V MEKONG PRESTIGE II

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Length: 68 m • Width: 13 m • Capacity: 64 Passengers Crew: 30 Members • Cabins: 32 Spread Over 2 Decks Electrical Current: 220 V • Construction : 2012

The Ship To discover these particular regions of Vietnam and Cambodia your guests can experience life that is governed by this great river by giving up the road and taking a floating abode, the R/V Mekong Prestige II. Appointed with the comforts of a high-end hotel and decor influenced by the region, this boutique river ship is one-of-a-kind, with only 32 cabins. She is well designed to navigate this mighty river, while allowing her guests to admire the landscapes safely and comfortably.

DELUXE CABIN MAIN OR SUPERIOR DECK

The Cabins All cabins are exterior facing and feature private balconies to observe the river in peace. All cabins are outfitted with two twin beds, that convert to a king size bed, spacious en suite bathrooms, wardrobe, desk, personal mini-safe and a hairdryer.

The Common Spaces The R/V Mekong Prestige II was built in 2012—giving your guests a front row seat to view the fascinating spectacle of the Mekong River. The common areas include a panoramic restaurant and an elegant lounge bar with cozy decor. The Sun Bridge will be the place to relax and enjoy the scenery with loungers and a hot tub. A fitness room and 2 spa treatment rooms (paid service) are also at your convenience. Throughout the cruise, guests participate in activities and enjoy performances on board. Presentations will be given by your guides on the customs of Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as movie screenings in the lounge. For gourmets, a cooking class and an introduction to Asian tableware will be offered.

DINING ROOM

POOL

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ASIA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | The Mekong River

DECK PLAN & PRICING Sun Deck

2020 DEPARTURE DATES:

Superior Deck

Main Deck

SAIGON – SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP – SAIGON

October 03 to 10, 2019 (LS) October 17 to 24, 2019 (LS) October 31 to November 07, 2019 November 14 to 21, 2019 November 28 to Dec. 05, 2019 December 12 to 19, 2019 (LS) December 26 to Jan 02, 2020 (LS) January 09 to 16, 2020 January 23 to 30, 2020 February 06 to 13, 2020 February 20 to 27, 2020 March 05 to 12, 2020 March 19 to 26, 2020 April 02 to 09, 2020 (LS)

October 10 to 17, 2019 (LS) October 24 to 31, 2019 (LS) November 07 to 14, 2019 November 21 to 28, 2019 December 05 to 12, 2019 December 19 to 26, 2019 (LS) January 02 to 09, 2020 (LS) January 16 to 23, 2020 January 30 to February 06, 2020 February 13 to 20, 2020 February 27 to March 05, 2020 March 12 to 19, 2020 March 26 to April 02, 2020 (LS) April 09 to 16, 2020 (LS)

DELUXE (215 sq ft) DELUXE (215 sq ft) JUNIOR SUITE ((258 sq ft) TERRACE SUITE (279 sq ft)

Cruise Fares 8-days/7-nights prices per person in USD CABIN & SUITE CATEGORIES

DECK

DELUXE (215 sq ft)

LOW SEASON (LS)

HIGH SEASON (HS)

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

MAIN

3 330 €

4 880 €

3 890 €

5 430 €

DELUXE (215 sq ft)

SUPERIOR

3 475 €

5 015 €

4 030 €

5 630 €

JUNIOR SUITE (258 sq ft)

MAIN

3 605 €

-

4 155 €

-

TERRACE SUITE (258 sq ft)

SUPERIOR

3 905 €

-

4 455 €

-

Inclusions • Round-trip transfers on group dates • Accommodation on board in the selected cabin category • All meals beginning with lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8 • Drinks onboard, including water, nonalcoholic beverages, local beers, tea, coffee all day, as well as local wine during meals

• Cultural performances and enriching lectures during the cruise • All visits and entries on the sites mentioned in the program with an English-speaking local guides • The services of an English-speaking cruise director and escort onboard and for the duration of the trip

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THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE • Airfare • Vietnamese & Cambodian Visas • Drinks other than those mentioned • Gratuities for (crew, guides & drivers) • Travel insurance


PRE & POST TRIP EXTENSIONS Make pre- & post-cruise options simple for your guests with Rivages du Monde! These extensions have been custom designed to compliment our Douro and Mekong River Cruise voyages and are sure to enhance your guests’ adventure.

3-days/2-nights $499 per person

LISBON PORTUGAL

Based on double occupancy, $180 single supplement

INCLUDED:

• Transfers from the ship to hotel on day 1 and from hotel to the airport on day 3 • 2 nights at 4-star Tara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap: www.taraangkorhotel.com • 2 lunches and 2 dinners • Mineral water, coffee and tea included with meals • All excursions and entrance fees with an English speaking guide as per the itinerary DAY 1 PORTO/COIMBRA/LISBON PORTUGAL Disembarkation from the M/S Queen Isabel in the morning. Departure by bus from Porto to Lisbon. Stop in Coimbra and take in the medieval center—full of picturesque streets. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Romanesque cathedral and the university, which houses an imposing Baroque-style library. Continue by coach to Lisbon. Check-in to a 4-star hotel, with dinner and overnight at the hotel. DAY 2 LISBON PORTUGAL The morning starts with a bus ride to the Castle District surrounded by its ramparts and a magnificent panoramic view over Lisbon. Then, cross the old medieval quarter of Alfama with its narrow streets, winding stairs and tiled

facades. The Marquis de Pombal square creates the border between the modern city and the old districts. Descent of the Avenue of Liberty which leads to the heart of the lower city. Discover Rossio Square with the National Theater and the Eiffel Lift. The Baixa district, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, made Lisbon the most modern city of the time. The great Trade Place, open to the Tagus, is the crowning glory of this project. Lunch at a restaurant before discovering Belém. This district is linked to the maritime discoveries of the 16th century. Stop at the Belém Tower (15th century) and the monument of the Discoveries, then visit the Jerónimos Monastery. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the most accomplished architectural work of the Manueline style. Free time to taste the traditional 28

pastes of Belém in a famous pastry. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the 4-star hotel. DAY 3 LISBON PORTUGAL/DEPART Free time in the morning, then, departure for a visit of the modern district, with the park of the Nations. Built in Lisbon on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1988, the site has major monuments such as the Vasco da Gama tower, the oceanarium or the Do Oriente station. Today, it is one of Lisbon’s favorite walking spots, with many restaurants and bars set up along beautiful gardens. Take a cable car ride over the Tagus to the foot of Vasco da Gama. Lunch at a local restaurant and then transfer to the airport for departure home.


HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM

2-days/1-night $499 per person

based on double occupancy, $180 single supplement

INCLUDED:

• Airport transfers to centrally located hotel and from hotel to the ship in My Tho for embarkation • 1 night at 4-star Grand Hotel Saigon: www.hotelgrandsaigon.com • Lunch and dinner on day 1 • Mineral water, coffee and tea with meals • All excursions and entrance fees with an English speaking guide as per the itinerary DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY(SAIGON) VIETNAM Arrive this morning to Ho Chi Minh City Airport and transfer to the city center to begin a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city’s highlights. Sights your guests will see include the cathedral, the post office built by Gustave Eiffel, the Reunification Palace and the Opera House. Enjoy lunch at a

local restaurant, followed by a tour of the colonial districts and the National Museum. This evening, dinner is included at a local restaurant before returning to our hotel for the evening. DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY/MY THO VIETNAM Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to

My Tho, approximately one hour away from the city. On the way, we pay a visit to Cholon Market (China town), and a lacquer factory. Embark the R/V Mekong Prestige II and have lunch on board as we prepare for departure and the start of navigation in the afternoon.

3-days/2-nights $499 per person

SIEM REAP CAMBODIA

Based on double occupancy, $180 single supplement

INCLUDED:

• Transfers from the ship to hotel on day 1 and from hotel to the airport on day 3 • 2 nights at 4-star Tara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap: www.taraangkorhotel.com • 2 lunches and 2 dinners • Mineral water, coffee and tea included with meals • All excursions and entrance fees with an English speaking guide as per the itinerary DAY 1 SIEM REAP CAMBODIA Upon arrival to Siem Reap, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant before we begin our first exploration of the Angkor Temples. Start this afternoon with a visit to Angkor Thom, a fortified Royal City that is nearly 4 square miles, built by King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1201. The city has five monumental gates and is encircled by a moat more than 300 feet wide. In the center of the walled city are the city’s most important monuments including Bayon & Baphuon. Visit the unique Bayon Temple and its 54 towers decorated with more than the 200 smiling faces of Avalokiteshavara. Afterwards, we discover the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas with its royal enclosure. We finish this day of exploration with a visit to the most impressive Baphuon and its pyramid shape which represents the mythical Mount Meru and marks the center of the city that was here before Angkor Thom. Baphuon was entirely restored

over the last fifteen years and ranks among the most fascinating religious structures in Asia. This evening dinner is in a local restaurant before returning to our hotel for the evening. DAY 2 SIEM REAP/ANGKOR TEMPLES CAMBODIA After breakfast at the hotel this morning, we depart for an entire day at the temples. Start with the temple of Banteay Srei, the Citadel of Women. Banteay Srei was built in the late 10th century and is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple is square with entrances on the east and west. Of main interest, are the three central towers which are decorated with male and female divinities and beautiful filigree relief work. We return to the city center for lunch this afternoon before returning for a visit of Ta Prohm Temple, submerged in the wealthy tropical greenery. Then, admire the man-made lake Srah Srang, surrounded by handmade tiers, used for ceremonies and royal baths. Ta Prohm is one of 29

the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Finish the day with the highlight of the Angkor Wat Temple, “The Temple of the Capital” which is considered to be the supreme level compared with the other temples. This funeral temple embodies the outcome of the Khmer artistry. Ornated with more than 800 bas-relief, it is consecrated to Vishnu. Enjoy an included dinner this evening and prepare for departure in the morning. DAY 3 SIEM REAP CAMBODIA/ RETURN FLIGHT After breakfast, visit one of Angkor’s handicraft markets and your guests will have lunch on their own. In the afternoon, transfer to Siem Reap International Airport (REP) for return flight home.


TERMS OF SALES IMPORTANT NOTICE Terms and Conditions apply to all vessels under Rivages du Monde operation unless otherwise noted. Any and all information contained herein is in effect at the time of printing and is subject to change at any time. Information contained in this brochure does not form part of any offer or contract. The transportation of guests and baggage on Rivages du Monde vessels is provided solely by Rivages du Monde and is governed by the terms and conditions printed on the Passage Contract also available on request at 1-866-348-6657. The Passage Contract will be included with your final travel documents and contains complete and important information regarding cancellations, itineraries, Rivages du Monde’s liability, health and immigration requirements, and other relevant terms and conditions. The terms and conditions of the Passage Contract will apply to persons who have booked a cruise regardless of whether or not they have embarked the vessel. Please read your Passage Contract carefully. To the extent that any of the information in the brochure conflicts with the terms of the Passage Contract, the terms and conditions contained in the Passage Contract shall control. Itinerary arrival and departure times are always subject to change without notice. Rivages du Monde reserves the right to cancel, alter, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary, substitute another vessel for the scheduled ship, or substitute or cancel scheduled ports of call, which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reason, and to do so without liability for any loss whatsoever to guests as a result of said change(s). Additionally Rivages du Monde reserves the right to cancel reservations and bookings in the event of a fullship charter, whether or not a deposit or full payment has been received, and in such event, Rivages du Monde only liability will be to refund to the guest the amount it has received. Rivages du Monde makes arrangements for transportation, other than cruise passage, only as a booking agent. Rivages du Monde ‘s responsibility does not extend beyond the vessel. In arranging for the transportation of guests to and from the ship, Rivages du Monde does so with independent contractors. Rivages du Monde is not responsible for incidents such as airline cancellations, re-routings or any disruption of scheduled services or accommodation, or lost luggage.

All schedules, fares, and terms and conditions listed in this brochure are effective as of May, 2019 and supersede any schedules, prices, and terms and conditions previously published. All fares indicated in this brochure including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at any time without notice and do not guarantee availability. All are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Travel documents will not be dispatched until full and final payment and passenger contact information has been received by Rivages du Monde and cleared. For purposes of this Agreement, contact information shall mean a passenger’s full name, passport number, address, telephone number (land and/or mobile), electronic mail address and emergency contact information and any other information as requested by Rivages du Monde. Rivages du Monde must be able to reach each passenger’s emergency contact at any time of day. Rivages du Monde must therefore be provided with all information to allow Rivages du Monde to do so (such information should include the name, address, electronic mail address (if available) and phone number (including a cell phone number if available)of a parent, guardian, spouse, domestic partner, or other person to contact in the event of an emergency. No passenger will be allowed to embark a Rivages du Monde vessel unless Rivages du Monde has received all information.

TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS Travel agents are considered to be the agent of Passenger and not of Carrier. Carrier is not liable for any representation, act or omission of Passenger’s travel agent. Passenger’s cruise fare is not considered paid until Carrier receives full payment, and the amount thereof is subject to change at any time prior to Carrier’s receipt of payment. Passenger shall at all times remain liable to Carrier for the price of passage. Carrier reserves the right to refuse embarkation if all charges and surcharges have not been paid in advance of departure. DEPOSIT/FINAL PAYMENT To reserve your cruise, a $500 per person deposit of the cruise fare is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Guests will not be permitted to change travel agents once final payment has been received by Rivages du Monde. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 90 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 90 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Rivages du Monde. Payments may be made by VISA® or MasterCard®.

CRUISE TARIFF Cruise fares cover certain shipboard services including: accommodations, shore excursions, onboard meals and entertainment, complimentary beverages aboard ship where noted in the respective cruise program brochure.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS Should you find it necessary to cancel your reservation or any component thereof, contact Rivages du Monde at 1-866-348-6657 as well as submit your cancellation in writing via E-mail to sales@RivagesduMonde.com

All fares are quoted in US dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy. Not included in your cruise tariff are: airfare, hotel accommodations, optional shore excursions, meals ashore(unless otherwise noted), beverages not highlighted as included, fuel surcharges, laundry (unless otherwise noted), purchases from the ship boutique or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages, and spa treatments.

If your cancellation request is received more than 90 days prior to your initial sailing date, a $500 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged per booking. This administrative fee may be not converted to a future cruise credit. Cruise cancellation requests received within 90 days of the initial sailing date will be subject to the following charges, regardless of suite resale: 89 up to 45 days prior to the initial sailing date: 70% of the total cruise fare per person 44 – 0 days prior to the initial sailing date or nonappearance at the time of sailing: 100% of the total cruise fare per person.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE Rivages du Monde strongly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. Baggage insurance is also recommended. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. HEALTH AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS All guests are required to report in writing to Rivages du Monde at the time their reservation is made: 1. Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage 2. Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance 3. Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard the ship 4. Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons 5. Any intention or need to use a wheelchair cart, other mobility device By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that he/she is physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers. Rivages du Monde reserves the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Rivages du Monde or the ship’s Captain, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Rivages du Monde is reasonably able to provide. BAGGAGE You may bring aboard the ship a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. Baggage for Rivages du Monde guests or guests on our land extension programs must be handled in accordance with regulations of our ground operators. Baggage exceeding these limitations is subject to the charges as set forth by the individual operators. Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. Guests are encouraged to contact individual airlines for weight limitations.

All baggage must be securely packed, and properly and clearly labeled. Liquid, fragile, perishable and other articles not suitably packed are transported at your own risk. Rivages du Monde is not responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any other personal item during air travel or land extension programs. Baggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon guest disembarkation. Under no circumstances will baggage be stored onboard without the owner of such baggage being on the vessel. Rivages du Monde is not responsible for baggage stored in shore side facilities. Under no circumstances may dangerous items (including but not limited to: explosives, firearms, combustible or illegal substances) be taken aboard the ship. We recommend that you handcarry travel documents (passport, visa, cruise tickets), medications and valuables. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. Rivages du Monde shall not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, such personal items. LOST PROPERTY Rivages du Monde may levy a charge for the return of personal items left onboard or lost and subsequently found. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS All travel documents (air and cruise tickets, passport and medical insurance information) are the guest’s responsibility. It is also the guest’s responsibility to obtain any necessary visas and public health documents for all applicable ports and to comply with all customs requirements. Without the required documents, a guest may be denied boarding and accommodation by Rivages du Monde or the guest may be disembarked during the voyage and Rivages du Monde will not make a refund or be otherwise liable to any guest for such denial of boarding or disembarkation. In the event that Rivages du Monde as a courtesy provides information or advice as to necessary travel documents, visas and medical inoculations, guests are still obligated to verify such information with the appropriate government authorities and Rivages du Monde does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information. Passports are required to be valid six months beyond intended stay. Please check with the appropriate consulate for specific requirements. Security measures imposed by governments may change from time to time and each guest will be required to comply with them. As a courtesy, we will endeavor to provide each guest with notice of measures that may affect them, but complying with any such

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requirements is the sole responsibility of each guest. Please consult your travel professional for advice on such requirements to avoid loss of boarding privileges. TAXES, GOVERNMENT FEES/QUASIGOVERNMENT FEES AND FUEL SUPPLEMENTS Rivages du Monde reserves the right to pass through to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and government fees/quasi-government fees that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and Government fees/quasi-government fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees. Rivages du Monde reserves the right to charge a per person fuel supplement in the event that the price of increases up to and including the day of embarkation. Rivages du Monde may collect any taxes, government fees/ quasi-government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly. All fares, and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Rivages du Monde reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. This brochure may contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. Rivages du Monde reserves the right to correct errors and omissions at any time with-out prior notice, and to cancel any offered product, service, amenity, etc. In the event of any error or omission in the description, including pricing and availability.


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