Asia Africa and Middle East: Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

A fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure. Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see than it is about the people you meet and the experiences you have along the way. Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new while Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, surprises visitors with its charm. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is fast-forwarding to the future yet retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • True All-Inclusive Boutique River Cruising™

  • All gratuities for onboard services

  • Unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages**

  • Shore excursions with local experts as your guide

  • Internet and Wi-Fi

  • All arrival and departure day transfers

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

  • Receive a $50 shipboard credit per person (maximum $100 per stateroom)♦

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Uniworld river cruise†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Siem Reap

Overview

Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.

Day 2Siem Reap

Overview

Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.

Day 3Siem Reap

Overview

Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.

Day 4Kampong Cham

Overview

Kampong Cham is a province of Cambodia located on the central lowlands of the Mekong River. It borders the provinces of Kampong Chhnang to the west, Kampong Thom and Kratié to the north, Tbong Khmum to the east, and Prey Veng and Kandal to the south.

Day 5Phnom Penh

Overview

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.

Day 6Phnom Penh

Overview

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.

Day 7Phnom Penh

Overview

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.

Day 8Sa Dec

Overview

Sa Dec is a provincial city in Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. It is a river port and agricultural and industrial trading center. During the Vietnam War in 1966 and 1967, it was the site of an American PBR (Patrol Boat, River) base. Later on, it became a Swift Boat base, as well. Before the nineteenth century, it was the capital of Dong Khau Dao, and it was known as one of the largest cities in the Mekong Delta.

Day 9Sa Dec

Overview

Sa Dec is a provincial city in Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. It is a river port and agricultural and industrial trading center. During the Vietnam War in 1966 and 1967, it was the site of an American PBR (Patrol Boat, River) base. Later on, it became a Swift Boat base, as well. Before the nineteenth century, it was the capital of Dong Khau Dao, and it was known as one of the largest cities in the Mekong Delta.

Day 10My Tho

Overview

My Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Ti?n Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. It has a population of approximately 169,000 in 2006 and 220,000 in 2012.

Day 11Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6 th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2 nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

Day 12Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6 th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2 nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

Day 13Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6 th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2 nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

Onboard the Mekong Jewel

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The Mekong Jewel will be the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river. This all-suite ship will include two dining venues: one main restaurant and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck. The Mekong Jewel will replace the Mekong Navigator and is being constructed with sustainable, eco-friendly materials, and will feature a swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam room, gym, hair salon, nail bar, two lounges and a library.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Pool

  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Concierge Desk

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining

Main Dining

Main Dining Room (open seating): This seating option allows you to choose when and with whom you dine. Menus are a blend of classic cuisine with a touch of contemporary elegance, and are created using only the finest and freshest ingredients often brought onboard from local ports of call. You'll be surrounded by the beauty of passing riverbank towns and villages.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Suite (Category: S)

Category: S

  • 339 sq.ft – 31.5 sq.m
  • Suites on the Sun Deck and Orchid Deck feature private open-air balconies.
  • Suites on the Lotus Deck feature French balconies.
  • Amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Grand Suite (Category: GS)

Category: GS

  • 551 sq.ft – 51 sq.m
  • Amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Deck Plan

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Ship Facts

Mekong Jewel ship image
  • Ship Name: Mekong Jewel
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Year Refurbished: 2020
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2017
  • Ship Class: River "Super Ship"
  • Maximum Capacity: 68
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 3
  • Officers' Nationality: Vietnamese/International
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 34
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 34
  • Country of Registry: Vietnam
  • Total Staterooms: 34
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: Vietnamese/International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Available Dates & Prices

Departure Date

River-View Stateroom

French Balcony Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

10/28/2021

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11/11/2021

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12/09/2021

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01/06/2022

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01/20/2022

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02/03/2022

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02/17/2022

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03/03/2022

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03/17/2022

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09/15/2022

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09/29/2022

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10/27/2022

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11/10/2022

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12/08/2022

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Departure Date - 10/28/2021

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,299

Departure Date - 11/11/2021

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,299

Departure Date - 12/09/2021

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$5,799

Departure Date - 01/06/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 01/20/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 02/03/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 02/17/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 03/03/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 03/17/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 09/15/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 09/29/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 10/27/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 11/10/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$6,399

Departure Date - 12/08/2022

River-View Stateroom

N/A

French Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Balcony Stateroom

N/A

Suite Stateroom

$5,899

Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on Terms & Conditions link below for details.

**Unlimited beverages include premium wine and premium spirits. Diamond List of wine and spirits is available at an additional cost.

♦Executive Members receive a $50 shipboard credit per person, maximum $100 per stateroom. Executive Member benefit is valid for primary cardholder only. Shipboard credit is per stateroom based on double occupancy. Shipboard credit will be applied to your onboard account. Any unused portion of the credit is nontransferable, nonrefundable and may not be redeemed for cash.

†The exact amount of the Costco Shop Card will be calculated during the booking process. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for additional information.

Ship's registry: Vietnam

    Package ID: UNIMEKASI20210101