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L RA U G ON AU AS IN SE

Vietnam, Cambodia and

Mekong River Cruising 2019 ­­- 2020

Introducing Emerald Harmony – our newest Star-Ship


Travel. It leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta

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Welcome Here at Emerald Waterways, we’re introducing a new generation of contemporary luxury to the Mekong River. Using our years of expertise sailing the rivers of Europe, we’re delighted to welcome our specially commissioned Emerald Harmony Star-Ship to our fleet. A brand-new bespoke boutique Star-Ship designed to fuse authentic Asian style with all the modern amenities of a world-class hotel. On-board, you’ll spend time unwinding in your serene surroundings, where every finish has been carefully considered, from the relaxing Lotus Lounge at the front of the Star-Ship, with its stylish seating, to our indulgent pool area and Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge. New for 2019 Our brand-new Star-Ship in Asia will sail the Mekong River as part of three new itineraries exploring Vietnam and Cambodia. You’ll spend seven nights on-board the Star-Ship as you sail this magical river, enjoying incredible experiences, world-class amenities and service that is second-to-none. Beautiful landscapes, welcoming people and some of the most delicious food in the world intertwine the perfect balance of time on-board our truly exceptional ship, as we seek to reinvent the way you navigate the Mekong. We look forward to exploring Southeast Asia with you.

Lisa Norton Vice President, Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways Best Value For Money

Best River Line for Value

3 Reception Atrium, Emerald Harmony


CHINA

Sapa Hanoi Halong Bay

Luang Prabang

Halong Bay Included on: Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia, Treasures and Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

SOUTH CHINA SEA

LAOS

Hue

THAILAND

Da Nang Hoi An

Hoi An Included on: Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

Siem Reap CAMBODIA

VIETNAM

Kampong Tralach Oudong

Prek’kdam Phnom Penh Mekong River

Hong Ngu Long Khanh

An Long

My An Hung Sa Dec

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Ho Chi Minh City My Tho

Siem Reap Included on: Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia, Treasures and Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia and Majestic Mekong


Sail the Mekong with Emerald Waterways Join Emerald Waterways on a journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, where time on the water enables you to witness the community spirit in existence along the riverbank, in comfort and luxury, and land tours venturing into cosmopolitan cities allow you to see the day-to-day juxtaposition of life within these beautiful countries. Connected by the majesty of the Mekong River, you’ll become familiar with its character from the Sun Deck of Emerald Waterways’ newest recruit to the fleet of Star-Ships, Emerald Harmony, where thoughtful design and contemporary innovation combine with authentic flavors and world-class service. Our expert Journey Planners have handcrafted three brand-new itineraries, ranging from 13 to 21 days in length, designed to introduce you to the must-see hotspots and lesser-known gems during excursions and once-in-a-lifetime experiences created with you in mind. Guests looking to experience Vietnam and Cambodia as a river cruise can do so as part of our 13-day Majestic Mekong itinerary, including city stays in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City. Those who enjoy a balance of time on the water and onshore can opt for the 17-day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia itinerary or, if you’re seeking a longer adventure, our 21-day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia provides an extended, awe-inspiring collection of excursions and time to really explore this spectacular part of the world.

Contents Discover the rivers of Southeast Asia in style

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Emerald Harmony Star-Ship

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Sumptuous suites

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Authentic dining: Flavors of Asia

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE

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The Mekong River

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Southeast Asia River Cruising 13-Day Majestic Mekong River Cruise

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Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

17-Day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia Hanoi to Siem Reap

21-Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia Hanoi to Siem Reap

Included hotels

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Extend your stay

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Useful Information Cabin & deck plans

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Helpful information

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Terms & conditions

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Emerald Harmony

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Our spectacular Emerald Harmony Star-Ship will exceed all your expectations, as it introduces you to the majesty of the Mekong. Reaching 293ft (73m) in length, 42 cabins accommodate 84 guests and 40 crew members, enabling us to provide spacious suites and public areas, as well as an excellent staff-to-guest ratio. Unlike other similar sized ships, we have specifically designed the Emerald Harmony to sail into the center of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing us to dock in the heart of this fantastic city. Emerald Harmony

Lotus Lounge

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Daytime Pool

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Horizon Bar & Lounge Enjoy a regional beer, glass of wine, cocktail or mocktail in the Asian-inspired surrounds of the Horizon Bar & Lounge. Dark wooden interior and indigenous plants create an authentic environment. And, of course, delicious teas and coffees are always available.

Reflections Restaurant From delicious buffet breakfasts and lunches to decadent five-course à la carte dining, the Reflections Restaurant is a great place to meet up with your fellow guests and recall the highlights of the day’s on-shore exploration.

Sun & Pool Decks These truly remarkable spaces have been designed with your total relaxation in mind. Take a refreshing dip in the pool on warm days, before enjoying a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar. Sit back and relax in one of the comfortable chairs or sun loungers in the open-air space, or take shelter from the sun, as the river breeze invigorates you.

Wellness Area Treat yourself to a soothing massage or facial in our beautiful on-board spa, where our experts are on-hand to make you feel great. You will also be able to keep active in the well-equipped gym.

Please note: The Emerald Harmony is currently being built and due for completion in July 2019, therefore many images are artist impressions. On-board facilities and sizes are correct at the time of going to print (July 2018) but are subject to change until April 2019.

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Sumptuous suites Every one of our suites and staterooms are chic, modern sanctuaries fusing authentic Asian style with contemporary design. With all the amenities you’d expect from a world-class hotel, you’ll enjoy a restful sleep in your queen or twin size bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom, luxury toiletries and bath robes. And once back from your included excursion, unwind by watching films on your HD flat-screen television and stay in touch with loved ones using free Wi-Fi.

Grand Balcony Suite

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite Reaching a generous 452ft² (42m²), there are just two of these spectacular suites on-board Emerald Harmony boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area. In addition you’ll enjoy a private 323ft² (30m²) terrace with Jacuzzi. You’ll also be entitled to four laundered items per day, pre-dinner canapés in your suite and an invite to dine at the Captain’s Table.

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Owner’s Suite, Balcony

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Grand Balcony Suite At 398ft² (37m²), these beautifully appointed suites host a private balcony with drop-down window, as well as a separate bedroom and lounge area. Enjoy two laundered items per day, as well as canapés and after-dinner sweets in your suite.

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Our 273ft² (25.4m²) suites, provide a private balcony with drop-down window, luxurious bathrobes and slippers and a mini fridge, perfect for storing any food picked up during excursions.

Emerald Stateroom On the Riviera Deck, each 256ft² (23.8m²) stateroom boasts port-hole river view windows, complimentary bath robes, slippers and a mini fridge, as well as an alarm clock, safe and telephone.

Owner’s Suite, Lounge

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Flavors of Asia Authentic dining on-board... A journey through Southeast Asia is a sensory experience, with scents as vibrant as the surrounding architecture filling the streets. In Vietnam, strong influences remain from the country’s former Chinese and French colonists, while Cambodian cuisine offers up its own unique characteristics. We believe food plays an important role in your travel experience, that’s why we source most of our produce locally, ensuring that every dish we serve is as fresh and authentic as possible. And, of course, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner. Reflections Restaurant

Reflections Restaurant

Captain’s Table, Reflections Restaurant

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Open seating is perfect for relaxed dining and socializing with fellow guests as you savor a wonderful variety of Asian-inspired dishes. It’s a wonderful way to conclude a day of exploration or prepare for one of your many included excursions. And, of course, we will always provide a selection of home favorites for you to enjoy, perfect for the days you crave something more familiar.

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Traditional Vietnamese pho dish

Lotus Lounge

Horizon Bar & Lounge

Lotus Lounge

Our bartenders are experts when it comes to mixing up delicious cocktails, and we’ve sourced the best local and international wines and beers, all complimentary with lunch and dinner.

On our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, we have introduced the Lotus Lounge, where dark wooden tones and muted colors let you relax you as you sail towards your next destination. Located at the front of the Vista Deck, small plates and snacks will be available here throughout the day, along with teas and coffees. Watch the endless horizons unfold as you sip your favorite drink and savor something delicious.

Also available are a delicious selection of mocktails, created using local flavors like lemongrass and tamarind. Enjoy a cocktail in the Horizon Bar & Lounge

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE Emerald Waterways has become synonymous with exceptional quality and superb value. Our expert Journey Planners carefully design every aspect of your adventure to ensure you have the best experience possible. We pride ourselves on including the essentials for a seamless cruising and tour experience, providing the perfect balance of time on-board and onshore as you explore these ancient countries. With no hidden costs, you can relax knowing most meals, world-class hotel stays, the services of our specialist Cruise and Tour Directors and visits to popular tourist attractions are included in the price you pay. Also included are all transport, hotel porterage, taxes and tipping.

Buddhist Monks, Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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 outheast Asia has so much to offer, S we have carefully selected the very best places to visit to ensure you have a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Livia, Journey Planner

Emerald Harmony

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All airport transfers to and from your ship and hotel. Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included. Spacious accommodation on board Asia’s most innovative cruise ship. Innovatively designed to allow sailing into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. All on-board meals in the Reflections Restaurant and a selection of meals during touring days. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner while on-board Emerald Harmony. From luscious lattes to creamy cappuccinos, our state-of-the-art coffee machines are yours to enjoy throughout your cruise. Complimentary water provided on-board and during excursions. Enjoy an included shore excursion almost every day of your cruise. Extra-special excursions and experiences courtesy of our EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE programs. First-class service from an English-speaking crew. Knowledgeable local guides hosting small groups in every destination. Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi. Complimentary self-service laundry facilities. Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points for every Emerald Waterways river cruise, entitling you to exclusive benefits. All airport taxes and port charges.

PLUS all gratuities are taken care of, saving you up to $600 per couple on a 15-day cruise.

Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue, Vietnam

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The Mekong River The mighty Mekong At over 2,700 miles long, the mighty Mekong river is most definitely king, and its people have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony with this beautiful landscape. Our superb itineraries allow you to get up close and discover a new and fascinating way of life, reaching remote and less-visited areas. Sample exotic cuisine and learn of a culture based on intensive agriculture and a warm community spirit.

Mekong River, Vietnam

Discoveries along the delta Journey with us through the wonderful maze that is the Mekong Delta, where life is simple and traditional yet fascinating and captivating. Visit villages for fruit workshops, stop off at historic residences, which once inspired award-winning novels and immerse yourself in local life during perusals of bustling markets. Travel by tuk-tuk to learn about local arts,

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like that of scarf weaving, visit family-owned factories and observe truly spectacular places of worship. Spend time in Phnom Penh, the regal capital of Cambodia and a city of contrasts, giving you the opportunity to experience the elaborate Royal Palace complex. Visit a local monastery and receive a traditional Buddhist blessing, or take an ox cart ride to Kampong Tralach.

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vietnamese street market seller, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Spotlight on the river Ho Chi Minh City Feel the energy of this high-octane city, with its 21st century skyscrapers and ancient temples, a nod to the past. ■ Emerald Harmony is specially designed to sail into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. ■ War Remnants Museum: Powerful displays on the effects of war, highlighted across various exhibits. ■ Giac Lam Pagoda: Visit the peaceful surrounds of the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City. ■ Reunification Palace: A spectacle, promising fascinating architecture.

Phnom Penh Cambodia’s capital, sited at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. ■ Silver Pagoda: Known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the floor is covered in silver. ■ Killing Fields: Now a place of peace, pay respects to victims of Cambodian genocide. ■ Royal Palace: Its Khmer roofs and ornate gilding dominates the skyline.

Notre Dame Basilica, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City street, Vietnam

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13-Day Majestic Mekong River Cruise

13-Day Majestic Mekong River Cruise Your journey begins in Siem Reap, where early mornings and ancient architecture promise to be the perfect combination. Angkor Wat is sure to fascinate, as is Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. Then your journey along the majestic Mekong introduces Phnom Penh, invites you to a family-owned silk-producing factory and to attend a scarfweaving workshop in Long Khanh Island. Continue onwards before leaving your Star-Ship at Ho Chi Minh City for a two-night stay in a 5-star colonial-style hotel.

Day 1 Arrive Siem Reap Day 2 Siem Reap Day 3 Siem Reap Day 4 S  iem Reap – Prek’kdam Embarkation

– Hong Ngu Day 9 My An Hung – Sa Dec – My Tho Day 10 My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5 Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City – Disembarkation – City Stay

Day 6 Phnom Penh

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City

Day 7 Phnom Penh – Cambodia/ Vietnam Border Crossing – Hong Ngu

Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City – Depart

Day 8 Long Khanh – An Long

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Vietnam

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Siem Reap

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CAMBODIA

Kampong Tralach Prek’kdam Phnom Penh

Mekong River

VIETNAM

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Hong Ngu

2

Long Khanh

Ho Chi Minh City

An Long Sa Dec

My Tho

My An Hung 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Stone faces, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Vietnam

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City Departing August 2019- April 2020 DAY 1 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Siem Reap for the next three nights. In the evening, meet your Tour Director to learn more about the days ahead. DAY 2 SIEM REAP Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom. The last capital of the Khmer Empire, it was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. It consists of a square, each side of which is about two miles long, and a laterite wall about eight metres in height and spanning an area of 360 acres. After the tour, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm, which is overgrown by jungle trees and has been the backdrop to Hollywood movies. This evening, witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus, a spectacle of acrobatics, theater and music. Phare is an NGO founded by Cambodian refugees to assist disadvantaged young people by teaching them performing arts.

Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Phare Cambodian Circus performance Excursion: Visit to Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temple Meals: Breakfast and lunch Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Vespa tour of Siem Reap DAY 3 SIEM REAP Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Enjoy the sunrise and take the opportunity to capture quintessential pictures of Angkor Wat. Return to your hotel and enjoy the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a gala evening dinner together, accompanied by Chayyom dancers. Inclusions: Excursion: Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat Meals: Breakfast and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Visit to Banteay Srei, Artisans d’Angkor

workshop, visit to Tonlé Sap or a Culinary Cambodia tour DAY 4 S  IEM REAP – PREK’KDAM – EMBARKATION Today, transfer from your hotel and board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship where you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to Kampong Tralach and enjoy your first dinner on-board with your fellow guests. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Vietnam

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Oudong Temple, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City DAY 5 K  AMPONG TRALACH – PHNOM PENH Start your day with an EmeraldPLUS ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach to visit the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artifacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temples there is a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge who had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident Monks as part of our EmeraldPLUS program. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to Oudong Temples EmeraldPLUS Traditional Buddhist Monk blessing and ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Silk Farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei or visit to Koh Chen Village 18

DAY 6 PHNOM PENH Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek where you can walk through the fields. This afternoon, you will visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and Central Market. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace with great views of the city. Inclusions: Excursion: Morning visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum & afternoon visit to Royal Palace and Central Market EmeraldPLUS Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 7 P  HNOM PENH – CAMBODIA / VIETNAM BORDER CROSSING – HONG NGU As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from the Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long, complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local billage before re-boarding your luxury StarShip and cruise to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Vespa tour of Phnom Penh Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Angkor Thom gate, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory Excursion: Visit to Evergreen Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 8 L  ONG KHANH – AN LONG – HONG NGU This morning, embark on a visit to the Long Khanh Island. There, you will visit a local family and learn about scarf weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda and a grapefruit garden. This afternoon is yours for you to explore on your own or, if you prefer, to take part in our DiscoverMORE optional tour of the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. Return to your Star-Ship and, this evening, be delighted by a Lion Dance performance on-board.

EmeraldPLUS Buddhist Monk blessing, Oudong Temples, Cambodia

DAY 9 M  Y AN HUNG - SA DEC – MY THO Start your day with a visit to My An Hung village. As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, a visit to this lovely and unspoiled place will surely mesmerise you. Return to the ship and sail to Sa Dec and in the afternoon, visit the Chinese Congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the Central Market in town. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung

& Home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le EmeraldPLUS Visit to My An Hung village Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 10 MY THO – HO CHI MINH CITY This morning, you will be taken to the village of Đat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and fruits workshop. Then, travel to the Tan Long Pagoda and return to your Star-Ship to sail onwards to Ho Chi Minh City. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to workshop in Đat Dua and visit to Tan Long Pagoda Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Lion dance performance on-board Excursion: Visit to local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda in the Long Khanh Island Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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City Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City DAY 11 H  O CHI MINH CITY DISEMBARKATION – CITY STAY Bid Farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for a two-night stay. Formerly known as Saigon, the city has many historical landmarks such as the Reunification Palace. Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast and lunch Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Evening Saigon street food tour DAY 12 HO CHI MINH CITY Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. We spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more.

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Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building: Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on April 30, 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 13 D  EPART HO CHI MINH CITY After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast

Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE It’s all included in the price ■■

7 nights on-board the luxurious Emerald Harmony.

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30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners.

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12 Shore excursions.

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7 EmeraldPLUS activities including a home visit and a visit to My An Hung village.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Ho Chi Minh City skyline, Vietnam

Extend your stay EXTENSIONS: • 4-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,395 per person • 5-days Sapa tour from $995 per person

CITY STOPOVERS: • Dubai • Bangkok • Hong Kong • Singapore

Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Riviera Deck

For more details see pages 34 and 35. Departure Tour Code: EWVS

Vista Deck

D B Emerald Emerald Stateroom Stateroom

Horizon Deck

Pool Deck

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s Onebedroom Suite

$6,595

2019 Departures Aug: 29 / Sep: 04*, 12

$3,595

$4,445

$4,495

$5,045

$5,695

Sep: 18*, 26

$3,795

$4,645

$4,695

$5,245

$5,895

$6,795

Oct: 02*, 10, 16*

$3,995

$4,845

$4,895

$5,445

$6,095

$6,995

Oct: 24, 30*

$4,095

$4,945

$4,995

$5,545

$6,195

$7,095

Nov: 07, 13*, 21, 27*

$4,095

$4,945

$4,995

$5,545

$6,195

$7,095

Dec: 05, 11*, 19, 25*

$3,995

$4,845

$4,895

$5,445

$6,095

$6,995

2020 Departures Jan: 02, 08*, 16, 22*, 30

$4,095

$4,945

$4,995

$5,545

$6,195

$7,095

Feb: 05*, 13

$4,095

$4,945

$4,995

$5,545

$6,195

$7,095

Feb: 19*, 27

$3,995

$4,845

$4,895

$5,445

$6,095

$6,995

Mar: 04*, 12

$3,995

$4,845

$4,895

$5,445

$6,095

$6,995

Mar: 18*, 26

$3,795

$4,645

$4,695

$5,245

$5,895

$6,795

Apr: 01*, 09

$3,695

$4,545

$4,595

$5,145

$5,795

$6,695

Apr: 15*, 23

$3,595

$4,445

$4,495

$5,045

$5,695

$6,595

*These departures operate a reverse itinerary. Terms and conditions: All prices per person sharing a twin Stateroom or Suite.

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17-Day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

17-Day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia Begin your adventure in Hanoi, where centuries-old architecture is a wonderful nod to the past and the Old Quarter strikes a fine contrast with its many temples. Cruise the emerald waters of Halong Bay in a traditional junk boat, learn of Ho Chi Minh City’s fascinating war history and embark on a once-ina-lifetime river cruise along the Mekong. Enjoy tuk-tuk and ox cart tours in Phnom Penh and finish your adventure in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, where you’ll witness Angkor Wat and attend a circus performance.

Day 1 Hanoi Day 2 Hanoi Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay Day 4 Halong Bay Day 5 H  along Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City Day 7 H  o Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho Day 8 My Tho – Sa Dec Day 9 Sa Dec – My An Hung – Hong Ngu

Day 10 Hong Ngu – An Long – Long Khanh Day 11 Hong Ngu – Vietnam/ Cambodia Border Crossing – Phnom Penh Day 12 Phnom Penh Day 13 Phnom Penh – Prek’kdam Day 14 Prek’kdam – Disembarkation – Siem Reap Day 15 Siem Reap Day 16 Siem Reap Day 17 Siem Reap – Depart

Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Vietnam

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VIETNAM Hanoi

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Halong Bay

Siem Reap

3 Prek’kdam Phnom Penh Mekong River

CAMBODIA

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Hong Ngu

Long Khanh An Long My An Hung

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Ho Chi Minh City

My Tho Sa Dec

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hanoi to Siem Reap Departing August 2019- April 2020 DAY 1 ARRIVE HANOI Xin Chao and welcome to Hanoi! On arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your hotel situated in downtown Hanoi. Relax at the hotel, explore the city or wander Hanoi’s romantic West Lake. This evening, meet your Tour Director for your welcome briefing. Inclusions: Meals: Dinner DAY 2 HANOI Today you will enjoy a full-day city tour of Hanoi. Including the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the final resting place of the revolutionary leader, the small but iconic One Pillar pagoda and the Temple of Literature. The Temple of Literature was Vietnam’s first university and it was established to educate Vietnam’s royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past. As part of EmeraldPLUS, you will enjoy lunch at KOTO, a unique restaurant set up to

train and educate disadvantaged street children. After lunch, continue with a visit to Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake, as well as stopping at Ngoc Son Temple. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It is a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. Later, attend a traditional performance from the famous water puppets, dating back to the 11th century, this is a unique Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of historical significance.

junk boat. Cruise through the bays and islets enjoying the stunning scenery of this magnificent region. Enjoy the tours offered on-board, learn more about the main livelihood of the locals in the area or relax on-board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on-board. Inclusions: Excursion: Halong Bay Cruise with various tours Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Inclusions: Excursion: Full day city tour of Hanoi and water puppets performance EmeraldPLUS Lunch at KOTO Restaurant Meals: Breakfast and lunch DAY 3 HANOI - HALONG BAY This morning after breakfast, leave Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay where you will board your traditional style

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Traditional junk style boat, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hanoi to Siem Reap Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) One-way scenic flight over Halong Bay DAY 4 HALONG BAY Today, you will be transferred for your boat tour to cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch is served on-board the boat by your private chef. Return in the evening, after a full day of exploration, to your traditional junk boat. Inclusions: Excursion: Private boat tour to local beaches and activities on Halong Bay. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 5 H  ALONG BAY – HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY Enjoy the morning in the middle of the bay while having breakfast and cruising through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Bid farewell to the boat on Halong Bay and transfer to Hanoi airport, with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. At the airport in Hanoi, board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City for your included two-night stay. In the 24

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

afternoon, you will have an orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, Reunification Palace. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on April 30, 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Then, stroll through Ho Chi Minh City’s Colonial quarter, experiencing every-day life. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office, listen to the stories about the glory days of French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture. Inclusions: Excursion: Orientation Drive of Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 6 HO CHI MINH CITY Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the

distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. We spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents

Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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DAY 8 MY THO – SA DEC This morning you will be taken to the village of Đat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and other fruits workshop. Then, travel to the Tan Long Pagoda and return to your Star-Ship to sail onwards to Sa Dec. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to workshop in Đat Dua & Visit to Tan Long Pagoda Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 9 S  A DEC – MY AN HUNG – HONG NGU Start your day with a visit to the Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, then take a walk through the Central Market in town. Return to the star-ship and sail to My An Hung village. In the afternoon, as part of your EmeraldPLUS program, you will have a chance to visit this lovely and unspoiled place. Ho Chi Minh City skyline, Vietnam

to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building: Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on April 30, 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and guided tour of Ho hi Minh City Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Visit to My An Hung village Excursion: Visit to Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung and home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 10 H  ONG NGU – AN LONG – LONG KHANH This morning is yours to explore on your own or, if you prefer, you can take part in the DiscoverMORE optional excursion to the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, embark on a visit to the Long Khanh Island. There, you will visit a local family and learn about scarf weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao

Buddhist pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Return to the star-ship and this evening be delighted by a Lion Dance performance on board. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Lion dance performance on-board Excursion: Visit to local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda in Long Khanh Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary DAY 11 H  ONG NGU – VIETNAM / CAMBODIA BORDER CROSSING – PHNOM PENH As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from the Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long, complicated silk-making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village before re-boarding your luxury Star-Ship and cruising to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factor Excursion: Visit to Evergreen Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Evening Saigon Street Food tour DAY 7 H  O CHI MINH CITY – EMBARKATION – MY THO Today, transfer from your hotel and embark on your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta and, this evening, enjoy your first dinner on-board with your fellow travelers. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Saigon Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hanoi to Siem Reap DAY 12 PHNOM PENH Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek where you can walk through the fields. This afternoon, you will visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and Central Market. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace with great views of the city. Inclusions: Excursion: Morning visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum & afternoon visit to Royal Palace and Central Market EmeraldPLUS Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Vespa tour of Phnom Penh

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DAY 13 PHNOM PENH – PREK’KDAM Start your day with an EmeraldPLUS ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach to visit the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. Important remnants on the temple grounds include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artifacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temples there was a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge who had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident Monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS program. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Traditional Buddhist Monk blessing and ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach Excursion: Visit to Oudong Temples Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Silk farm tour in Koh Oknha Tei or visit to Koh Chen Village DAY 14 P  REK’KDAM DISEMBARKATION – SIEM REAP Bid Farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in

the morning and continue by road to Siem Reap for your included three-night stay. Known as the gateway to the magnificent Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is a vibrant city with a lot to offer. This evening, witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus, a spectacle of acrobatics, theater and music. Phare is an NGO founded by Cambodian refugees to assist disadvantaged young people by teaching them performing arts. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Phare Cambodian Circus performance Meals: Breakfast and lunch DAY 15 SIEM REAP Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. It was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. Consisting of a square, each side of which is about two miles long and a laterite wall, about eight metres in height, spanning an area of 360 acres. After the tour, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm, which is overgrown by jungle trees. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temple Meals: Breakfast and lunch

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EXTENSIONS: • 4-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,395 per person • 5-days Sapa tour from $995 per person

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DAY 16 SIEM REAP Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Enjoy the sunrise and take the opportunity to capture quintessential pictures of Angkor Wat. Return to your hotel and enjoy the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a farewell evening dinner together, accompanied by Chayyom dancers.

Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Visit to Banteay Srei, an Artisans d’Angkor workshop, visit to Tonlé Sap or a culinary tour of Cambodia DAY 17 DEPART SIEM REAP After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast

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21-Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

21-Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia Hanoi’s labyrinth of streets is filled with food stalls and markets. Journey to Halong Bay and embark on a traditional junk boat as you sail its ethereal waters, and drive through Da Nang before crossing the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi Tunnels, before meeting your Star-Ship and sailing the Mekong, stopping off in My Tho, Sa Dec and Phnom Penh. Conclude your trip with three nights in Siem Reap, attending the Phare Cambodian Circus and visiting the historic Angkor Wat.

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Day 2 Hanoi Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay Day 4 Halong Bay Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An Day 6 Hoi An Day 7 Hoi An Day 8 Hoi An – Hue Day 9 Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13 Sa Dec – My An Hung – Hong Ngu Day 14 Hong Ngu – An Long – Long Khanh Day 15 Hong Ngu – Vietnam/ Cambodia Border Crossing – Phnom Penh Day 16 Phnom Penh Day 17 Phnom Penh – Prek’kdam Day 18 Prek’kdam Disembarkation – Siem Reap

Day 11 H  o Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho

Day 19 Siem Reap

Day 12 My Tho – Sa Dec

Day 21 Siem Reap – Depart

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Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi to Siem Reap Departing August 2019- April 2020 DAY 1 HANOI Xin Chao and welcome to Hanoi! On arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your hotel situated in downtown Hanoi. Relax at the hotel, explore the city or wander Hanoi’s romantic West Lake. This evening, meet your Tour Director for your welcome briefing. Inclusions: Meals: Dinner DAY 2 HANOI Today you will enjoy a full-day city tour of Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the final resting place of the revolutionary leader, the small but iconic One Pillar pagoda and the Temple of Literature. The Temple of Literature was Vietnam’s first university and it was established to educate Vietnam’s royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past. As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, you will enjoy lunch at KOTO, a unique restaurant set

up to train and educate disadvantaged street children. After lunch, continue with a visit to Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake stopping at Ngoc Son Temple. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It is a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Lunch at KOTO Restaurant Excursion: Full day city tour of Hanoi & water puppets performance Meals: Breakfast and lunch

relax. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations and dinner is served on-board. Inclusions: Excursion: Halong Bay cruise with various tours Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) One-way scenic flight over Halong Bay DAY 4 HALONG BAY Today, you will be transferred for your boat tour to cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on

DAY 3 HANOI – HALONG BAY This morning after breakfast, leave Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay where you will board your luxurious traditional style junk boat. Cruise through the bays and islets enjoying the stunning scenery of this magnificent region. Enjoy the tours offered on-board, learn more about the main livelihood of the locals in the area or simply choose to

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Assembly Hall Hainan Chinese Congregation, Hoi An, Vietnam

Hanoi to Siem Reap quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Your private chef will prepare and serve your lunch on-board. Return in the evening, after a full day of exploration, to your traditional junk boat. Inclusions: Excursion: Private boat tour to local beaches and activities on Halong Bay Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 5 HALONG BAY – HANOI – HOI AN Enjoy the morning in the middle of the bay while having breakfast and cruising through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Bid farewell to the boat on Halong Bay and transfer to Hanoi airport with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. At the airport in Hanoi, board your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the historic port town of Hoi An for your included three-night stay. This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to take some time to relax. Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast and lunch

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

DAY 6 HOI AN This morning, you’ll take an EmeraldPLUS tour and visit the Lifestart Foundation that assists the underprivileged in becoming self-sufficient. This area is renowned for their lanterns, and here you’ll learn the magic behind the making in a personalized class. While creating your lantern, you will have the opportunity to learn about Vietnamese life from your instructor and the Lifestart members. Later today, you’ll take a half day walking tour to see the old merchant’s houses, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Congregation. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Visit to the Lifestart Foundation Excursion: Walking tour of Hoi An Meals: Breakfast and dinner DAY 7 HOI AN Enjoy a day of leisure to explore Hoi An and its surroundings. You could also take part in one of our DiscoverMORE optional tours, Vietnamese cooking experience or a half day guided tour of My Son in the countryside.

Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Vietnamese cooking class or visit to My Son DAY 8 HOI AN – HUE Leave Hoi An for Hue, the former Imperial capital of Vietnam. You will drive through Da Nang before crossing the Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping into the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. In Hue, you will visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, take a cyclo (bicycle-style rickshaw) from Dai Noi “Old City” to Tinh Tam Lake where the emperors used to come to relax. Then later, join a boat trip to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. This evening, you’ll experience a traditional royal dinner.

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Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam

Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Cyclo ride through Dai Noi, boat tour to Thien Mu Pagoda and royal dinner Excursion: Visit to the Imperial Citadel Meals: Breakfast and dinner DAY 9 HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY Today, transfer to Hue airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel for your twonight stay. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation tour of the city, starting with a visit to its most iconic building, Reunification Palace. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on April 30, 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Then, stroll through Ho Chi Minh City’s Colonial Quarter, witnessing everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office, listen to the stories about the glory days of French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture. Inclusions: Excursion: Orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 10 HO CHI MINH CITY Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. We spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building: Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on April 30, 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Inclusions: Excursion: Visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and guided tour of Ho hi Minh City Meals: Breakfast Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Evening Saigon Street Food tour DAY 11 H  O CHI MINH CITY – EMBARKATION – MY THO Today, transfer from your hotel to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, where you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta and this evening, enjoy your first dinner on-board with your fellow travelers. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

DAY 13 S  A DEC – MY AN HUNG – HONG NGU Start your day with a visit to the Chinese Congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the Central Market in town. Return to your StarShip and sail to My An Hung village. In the afternoon, as part of your EmeraldPLUS program, explore this lovely and unspoiled place. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Visit to My An Hung village Excursion: Visit to Chinese Congregational house in Kien An Cung and Home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 14 H  ONG NGU – AN LONG – LONG KHANH This morning is yours to enjoy at leisure or, if you prefer, you can take part in the DiscoverMORE optional excursion to the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, embark on a visit to the Long Khanh Island. There, you will visit a local family and learn about scarf weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Return to your Star-Ship and, this evening, you’ll be delighted by a Lion Dance performance on-board. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Lion dance performance on-board Excursion: Visit to local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda in the Long Khanh Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary

Inclusions: Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 12 MY THO – SA DEC This morning, you will be taken to the village of Đat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop. Then, travel to the Tan Long Pagoda and return to your Star-Ship to sail onwards to Sa Dec. Inclusions: Excursion: Workshop in Đat Dua and visit to Tan Long Pagoda Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldPLUS visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hanoi to Siem Reap DAY 15 H  ONG NGU – VIETNAM / CAMBODIA BORDER CROSSING – PHNOM PENH As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from the Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the silk-making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village before re-boarding your luxury Star-Ship and cruise to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory Excursion: Visit to Evergreen Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 16 PHNOM PENH Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short 32

drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek where you can walk through the fields. This afternoon, you will visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and Central Market. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS tuktuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace with great views of the city. Inclusions: Excursion: Morning visit to the Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum & afternoon visit to Royal Palace and Central Market EmeraldPLUS Phnom Penh tuk-tuk drive by night Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Vespa tour of Phnom Penh DAY 17 PHNOM PENH – PREK’KDAM Start your day with an EmeraldPLUS ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach to visit the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artifacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temples, there was a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes

with the Khmer Rouge who had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident Monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS program. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Traditional Buddhist Monk blessing and ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach Excursion: Visit to Oudong Temples Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Silk farm tour in Koh Oknha Tei or visit to Koh Chen village DAY 18 P  REK’KDAM DISEMBARKATION – SIEM REAP Bid Farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and continue by road to Siem Reap for your included three-night stay. Known as the gateway to the magnificent Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is a vibrant city with a lot to offer. This evening, witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus, a spectacle of acrobatics, theater and music. Phare is an NGO founded by Cambodian refugees to assist disadvantaged young people by teaching them performing arts. Inclusions: EmeraldPLUS Phare Cambodian Circus performance Meals: Breakfast and lunch

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Oudong Temple ancient gates, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

DAY 19 SIEM REAP Visit Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. It was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. After the tour, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm, overgrown by jungle trees. Inclusions: Excursions: Visit to Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temple Meals: Breakfast and lunch Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Vespa tour of Siem Reap

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DAY 20 SIEM REAP Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Enjoy sunrise views before returning to your hotel, and enjoy the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a farewell evening dinner together, accompanied by Chayyom dancers. Inclusions: Excursion: Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat Meals: Breakfast and dinner

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B Emerald Stateroom

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s Onebedroom Suite

Aug: 21

$5,595

$6,445

$6,495

$7,045

$7,695

$8,595

Sep: 18*, 18

$5,795

$6,645

$6,695

$7,245

$7,895

$8,795

Oct: 16*

$5,995

$6,845

$6,895

$7,445

$8,095

$8,995

EXTENSIONS:

CITY STOPOVERS:

DAY 21 DEPART SIEM REAP Today, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

Riviera Deck Departure Tour Code: EWHH

• 4-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,395 per person • 5-days Sapa tour from $995 per person

Optional: DiscoverMORE (additional cost) Visit to Banteay Srei, an Artisans d’Angkor workshop, visit to Tonlé Sap or a culinary tour of Cambodia

Pool Deck

2019 Departures

Oct: 16

$6,095

$6,945

$6,995

$7,545

$8,195

$9,095

Nov: 13*, 13

$6,095

$6,945

$6,995

$7,545

$8,195

$9,095

Dec: 11*, 11

$5,995

$6,845

$6,895

$7,445

$8,095

$8,995

2020 Departures Jan: 08*, 08

$6,095

$6,945

$6,995

$7,545

$8,195

$9,095

Feb: 05*, 05

$6,095

$6,945

$6,995

$7,545

$8,195

$9,095

Mar: 04*, 04

$5,995

$6,845

$6,895

$7,445

$8,095

$8,995

Apr: 01*, 01

$5,695

$6,545

$6,595

$7,145

$7,795

$8,695

*These departures operate a reverse itinerary. Terms and conditions: All prices per person sharing a twin Stateroom or Suite.

To book call FREE on 833.501.1184 or contact your local travel professional

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Included hotels

Shinta Mani, Siem Reap, Vietnam

More than just a place to rest your head Our handpicked collection of included hotels bring you closer to each destination you visit, having been carefully chosen for their outstanding quality, perfect location and impeccable service. ■■

■■ Indochine Palace, Hue, Vietnam

Hoi An Historic Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Siem Reap – Shinta Mani This boutique-style resort is centrally located in the French Quarter close to Angkor Wat. A stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical garden provide exquisite views. Ho Chi Minh City – Grand Hotel Saigon Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, this sensational 5-star Colonial-style 1930s hotel situated next to the Saigon River. Boasting city or pool views, as well as a rooftop café with panoramic views of the city, it’s a truly luxurious base from which to explore.

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Hanoi – Silk Path Hotel Having built a distinctive reputation for excellence, this remarkable hotel is excellently located, combining unique architecture and local features. Hoi An – Historic Hotel This relaxed hotel is set within leafy grounds, close to the UNESCO World-Heritage ancient town. A poolside bar and excellent amenities provide the perfect place to unwind. Hue – Indochine Palace This 5-star palatial setting boasts opulent Colonial interiors, several lounge bars and a spa. Wonderfully located just a short walk from the Perfume River and Hue Royal Palace.

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Extensions & stopovers

Bangkok, Thailand

On selected dates, those wishing to extend their adventure can do so with either a 4-day Luang Prabang tour or a 5-day Sapa tour. You can take in even more of Asia with one of our great city stopovers. For more details please call us or visit emeraldwaterways.com.

Stopovers

4-day Luang Prabang tour

5-day Sapa tour

from $1,395 per person

From $995 per person

Explore the ancient capital’s glistening temples and discover why it has been awarded UNESCO status. Peruse museums and hidden laneways, experience a traditional Baci ceremony and catch the sunset from Mt. Phousi. Observe Monks collecting alms, take in Kuang Si Falls and immerse yourself in life on the river.

Gaze in awe at the breath taking scenery and cultural diversity of this spectacular part of Vietnam. Visit the Hmong and Red Zao people of the traditional hill tribes and learn all about their fascinating lives. Pay a visit to bustling Sapa market and the nearby villages of Sa Seng and Sau Chua, surrounded by beautiful mountains where ancient ways of life remain.

Make the most of your trip to Southeast Asia and extend your holiday with an inbound stopover in Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai or Hong Kong. The ideal opportunity for you to recharge your batteries during a long-haul flight and discover somewhere new for two or three nights. You’ll stay in world-class hotels, recognized for their excellent location, close to the main attractions. With everything you could need on your doorstep, you’ll truly be able to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city you choose.

To book call FREE on 844.274.0497 or contact your local travel agent

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Emerald Harmony cabin plans Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

CAT SA

CAT S

At 452ft² (42m²), this truly spectacular suite boasts a separate bedroom and lounge area, a luxurious en-suite bathroom and a queen-size or twin-style bed plus enjoy a private terrace, with an additional space of 323ft2 (30m2) complete with a Jacuzzi. You’ll also be invited to dine at the Captain’s Table.

Beautifully appointed with a private balcony, these luxurious suites reach 398ft² (37m²) and host a separate bedroom and lounge. Guests staying in these suites can enjoy the opulent en-suite bathroom, as well as breakfast, canapés and after-dinner treats.

Your Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

Your Grand Balcony Suite

■■ 452ft2 (42m2) plus 323ft2 (30m2) terrace ■■ Private terrace with Jacuzzi

■■ 3  98ft2 (37m2) suite with an indoor private balcony with

■■ Separate bedroom and lounge area ■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer,

on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers ■■ Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and

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after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite ■■ Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with

wine, beer and soft drinks

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■■ C  omplimentary Nespresso™ machine ■■ C  omplimentary Wi-Fi

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■■ Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds ■■ Walk-in wardrobe

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■■ Pillow menu ■■ T  elephone

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■■ Alarm clock ■■ Hairdryer

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■■ Safe for your valuables ■■ Individual climate control

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■■ F  lat screen TV and infotainment system ■■ Four items of laundry a day

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■■ Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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open-air system and separate door to close from living room Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary Nespresso™ machine C  omplimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Walk-in wardrobe Pillow menu Telephone Alarm clock Hairdryer Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Two items of laundry a day Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Floor-to-ceiling glass Bedside table Queen size bed

Floor-to-ceiling glass

Balcony

Balcony

Sliding glass door

TV

Bedside table TV

TV Queen size bed

Bedside table

Lounge

Sliding glass door

Sliding door room partition

Bathroom

Wardrobe Jacuzzi Shower

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Lounge bed

Wardrobe

Lounge

Bedside table

Shower

Bathroom


Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite CAT AP

CAT A

CAT B

CAT D

A private balcony with drop-down window is perfect for enjoying the ever-changing views. Reaching 273ft² (25.4m²), relax and unwind in your opulent en-suite bathroom complete with toiletries, and sleep soundly in your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed.

Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite ■■ 273ft2 (25.4m2) suite with Indoor balcony with

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open-air system Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Telephone Alarm clock Hairdryer Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Mini-fridge

Sliding window

Bedside table

TV

Twin beds

Providing excellent value for money, they are bigger than the average standard staterooms. Enjoy your time on-board in your home-away-from-home, with everything you could possibly need. Emerald Staterooms have porthole river views perfect for seeing the picturesque landscape pass by.

Your Emerald Stateroom ■■ 256ft2 (23.8m2) stateroom with picture window 59in x

13.4in (150cm x 34cm) ■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer,

on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers ■■ Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds ■■ Telephone ■■ Alarm clock ■■ Hairdryer ■■ Safe for your valuables ■■ Individual climate control ■■ F lat screen TV and infotainment system ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi ■■ Mini-fridge

Portholes

Bedside table

Bedside table

Bedside table

Bathroom

Bathroom

Shower

TV

Twin beds

Shower

Wardrobe

Wardrobe

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Emerald Stateroom

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Emerald Harmony deck plans Built: 2019

Length: 293ft (73m)

Guests: 84

Cabins: 42

Crew Members: 40

Sun Deck

1 2

3 4

Pool Deck

410410 406 404 408 406404 404 402 408408 406 410 410 408 406 404 402 402402 5

409 409 407 405403403 403 407407 405405 409409 407 405 403 401 401401401

Horizon Deck

314314 312312 310 308 306 304 310 308 306 304 302 312 310 308 306 304 302302 314 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 8

6

7

313313 311309 309 307 305 303 311 309 307 305 303 311 307 305 303 301301301 313 313 311 309 307 305 303 301

Vista Deck

214214 212212 210 208 206 204 210 208 206 204 202 212 210 208 206 204 202202 214 214 212 210 208 206 204 202

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9

213213 211209 209 207 205 203 211 209 207 205 203 211 207 205 203 201201201 213 213 211 209 207 205 203 201

Riviera Deck

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103103 101101101 103 103 101

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Cabin Categories CAT SA CAT S CAT AP

Pool Deck

Size ft (m ) 452ft2 (42m2)

3

Grand Balcony Suite Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

398ft (37m ) 273ft2 (25.4m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

273ft2 (25.4m2)

7

2

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Retractable Sun Shade Roof Games Area Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar Wheel House Reception

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Horizon Bar & Lounge Lotus Lounge Reflections Restaurant Fitness Area Guest Self-service Laundry Wellness Area Hairdresser

Size ft2 (m2)

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Riviera Deck

CAT D

2

4

2

Vista Deck CAT B

2

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

Horizon Deck CAT A

1 2

Size ft2 (m2)

Emerald Stateroom

Bedroom

273ft2 (25.4m2)

256ft2 (23.8m2)

Balcony

Balcony

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bathroom

Bathroom Entry

Bathroom

Lounge Bathroom Entry

Entry

Owners Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

452ft2 (42m2) CAT SA

398ft2 (37m2) CAT S

273ft2 (25.4m2) CAT AP CAT A CAT B

256ft2 (23.8m2) CAT D

^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges. Please note: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

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Booking conditions Important: The following terms and conditions together with the general information contained in our tour brochure form the basis of your contract with Scenic Tours (USA) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to tour arrangements shown in this brochure (including pre and post tour accommodation, activities and other services) which you book with us in the US and pay for before departure and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such tour arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions: “You”, “your” and “yourself” means each person who makes a booking with us for a tour and/or who is named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later stage) or any of them, as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means Scenic Tours (USA) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways. 1. Making your booking. Subject to availability, we will confirm your holiday by issuing a confirmation invoice to the party leader who confirms they have authority on behalf of the Booking Party including minors (under the age of 18) and are responsible for obtaining and providing all information and payments required by us in accordance with these booking conditions. 2. Payment. To secure a booking, you must pay the applicable deposit of a minimum of $500 per person or full payment if booking 90 days or less before the start of the tour. The deposit or full payment, as applicable, must be received at the time of booking to ensure a place on the tour is held. 3. Your contract. A binding contract comes into existence when we issue the confirmation invoice. This invoice will be sent to the lead name on the booking (“Lead Name”) or your Travel Agent. 4. Special requests. Must be advised at the time of booking. Unless specifically confirmed by us in writing, all special requests are subject to availability. 5. Changes by you. Any amendments and transfers we agree after issue of the confirmation invoice will cost $50 per person plus any costs incurred by us and or charged by our suppliers. A change of holiday dates is a cancellation of the original booking and the cancellation charges in clause 7 apply. All costs must be paid before the transfer can be effected. 6. Risk and Travel Insurance. You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with traveling, which are beyond Emerald’s control and, as such, Emerald is not liable for any loss, cost or damage you may incur as a result thereof. Such general risks include, but are not limited to, tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; strikes, civil disturbances and advices by governments, and other Force Majeure Events (as defined below); hazards associated with traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of transportation; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond Emerald’s control; forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; and any changes to government visa or travel requirements. Furthermore, it is your sole responsibility to make your own inquiries regarding your trip, including any relevant government travel safety warnings. You are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour. Emerald is not liable in any regard for your

failure to adequately insure yourself, and you agree to indemnify and hold Emerald harmless for any expenses or delays incurred as a result of your failure to adequately insure yourself. For your convenience, Emerald offers its clients the opportunity to purchase travel protection through TripMate, Inc. We act as a broker. Once purchased, the Travel Protection Plan premium is non-refundable. 7. Cancellation by you. You may cancel your booking by notice to us in writing and payment of the applicable cancellation fee as shown below. Cancellation notifications are not effective until received by us in writing (if received by us on a weekend day or public holiday the notification will be treated as having been received by us on the next working day). The following cancellation fees apply to each person(s) canceling and where shown as a percentage are based on the total cost of the arrangements which are being canceled excluding any insurance premiums, amendment fee or previously incurred cancellation charges which are all non-refundable in the event of your cancellation: Cancellation period Fee per person 90 days and over Loss of Deposit 89 days to 60 days 35% of tour price 59 days to 30 days 50% of tour price 29 days or less 100% of tour price. 8. Changes or cancellations by us. We plan holidays many months in advance. Occasionally for reasons of force majeure or other circumstances beyond our control it is necessary to make alterations to the arrangements. We reserve the right to alter or cancel itineraries, accommodation or other arrangements at any time. 9. Force majeure Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure. “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events are likely to include (whether actual or threatened) war, terrorism, exceptionally high or low water levels, lock closures, fire, flooding, unusual weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, government agencies or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary license or consent through no fault of ours and any other event or circumstances beyond the control of us or any supplier of any part of your tour. 10. Conditions of suppliers. You are bound by the terms and conditions and conditions of carriage of our suppliers and independent contractors which we incorporate into these booking conditions which may limit or exclude liability to you. 11. Passport/Visas. You must have a passport valid for six months past the expected end date of your tour. It is also your responsibility to obtain valid entry visas for all countries where so required, prior to departure. Failure to obtain correct documentation may affect your participation in all or any portion of the tour. Emerald will not provide any refunds if you are not able to participate in the tour, or any part thereof. You will be responsible for any costs you incur as a result of your failure to obtain the required documentation including, without limitation, any costs associated with rejoining the tour or returning home. 12. State Department Travel Advisories. The U.S. Department of State publishes regularly updated travel information on its website https:// travel.state.gov which we recommend you consult.

tour and loss of the Tour Price. Internal flights may be included if listed on your itinerary. 14. Air Reservations/Ticketing. Payment in full is required for all airfares at the time of booking. 15. Airline Seating & Special Requests. Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Emerald does not hold block space on any airline and therefore does not provide any assurance of seat availability for every single tour departure date. Seat assignments and meal preferences may be requested at time of booking but remain subject to availability on a first come first served basis. Emerald does not assure any such requests will be granted. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats and some may impose additional charges for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by any airline will be at your sole expense. Seating is solely under the control of the airline, as are the itinerary changes resulting from flight delays and schedule changes. Flight cancellations, delays and schedule changes are the sole responsibility of the airline and Emerald accepts no responsibility or liability for such delays or rescheduling. 16. Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes, Fees and Restrictions. All airfares quoted at the time of your booking, will be based on round trip purchase and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as checked baggage fees, seat selections and/or any other services are your sole responsibility. 17. Cancellations. The cancellation fees listed above do not include any cancellation fees that may be imposed by the airlines. In cases when paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for canceled air tickets until tickets are returned to Emerald. Non-refundable tickets cannot be refunded under any condition. Please ensure that any returned airline tickets are sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. 18. Health and safety. You must attend all mandatory safety briefings and drills at the commencement of the holiday and any subsequent briefings or drills required during the holiday by any carrier or supplier. 19. Indemnity. You must indemnify us and the carrier for all penalties, fines, charges, losses or expenses incurred or imposed upon us, the carrier or our suppliers by virtue of an act or violation of law by you and or any breach of these terms and conditions or any carrier’s or suppliers terms and conditions of conditions of carriage. 20. Medical facilities. There are no doctors on board any of the ships, yachts. Should you require medical attention during your holiday then local medical services can be contacted for emergency treatment. The cost of such treatment is your sole responsibility. In relation to your own medical equipment, there are limited storage facilities on board ships and in hotels. You must check prior to booking if the equipment is allowed on board aircraft, ships or hotels. Scooters cannot be carried on board ships due to space limitations and reasons of safety. 21. Mobility. During our holidays, we visit many historical sites and often enjoy walking tours of various places of interest. Some holidays, therefore, may not be suitable for clients of impaired mobility. Full Terms & Conditions can be viewed and downloaded on website www.emeraldwaterways. com

13. Air Travel. Although designated air travel may or may not be included, you are responsible for timely arrival at the gateway for your tour. Failure to arrive at the gateway in a timely fashion may result in cancellation of your

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