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Emerald Waterways Launches New Ship

by Holly Riddle

Oct 12, 2019

Sunset at Mekong river. Photo: Chutchawarn Samwang | Dreamstime.com


Emerald Waterways launched its brand-new ship this season. Emerald Harmony set sail on the Mekong River last month, ferrying cruisers through Cambodia and Vietnam.

Emerald Harmony is a milestone vessel for Emerald Waterways. The ship features a cutting-edge design that allows it to cruise into Ho Chi Minh City with ease, but it’s also the first of Emerald Waterways’ Star Ships to eliminate all single-use plastics.

Guests receive complimentary metal water bottles to refill at stations throughout the ship and cabins are also outfitted with reusable glass water bottles. Restaurants, bars and lounges provide paper and recyclable bamboo straws and miniature toiletry products are replaced with refillable dispensers in each cabin. Emerald Harmony is Emerald Waterways’ greenest ship and the brand intends to extend these efforts to the rest of its fleet by the end of 2020.

Emerald Harmony appears on a variety of itineraries, including 13-, 17- and 21-day cruises traveling to Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An.

For travelers who book a Mekong sailing before Oct. 31, Emerald Waterways offers a free extension to Sapa or Luang Prabang on all itineraries, or two flights for the price of one combined with free extensions on 17- or 21-night itineraries.


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