Evergreen Cruises & Tours is set to shake up the lucrative Asia river cruise market with the launch of its first Star-Ship on the Mekong river – the Emerald Harmony – backed by its winning exceptional value price promise: luxury river cruising at great value prices.
Citing demand from its growing Evergreen Explorer loyalty database, Angus Crichton, Director Sales, Marketing and Product for Evergreen Tours advises: “Our guests are keen to explore new rivers but want the comfort of a brand they know and trust. As part of making the decision where to build our next Star-Ship, we spent a lot of time talking with our Explorer members, to find out where they would like to travel with us next”.
The new Star-Ship, with a beautiful contemporary design, will fuse cleverly with Asian-inspired luxury, to create an on-board perfect harmony. Features will include signature pool, an Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge with luxurious soft furnishings plus, the Reflections Restaurant which will have a locally-inspired menu that showcases native cuisine from the region.
New and exclusive to Emerald Harmony is the beautiful Lotus Lounge, situated at the aft of the Star-Ship. This relaxing area will feature stylish, comfortable seating with low, small tables – the perfect place for guests to recount the day’s activities with new found friends.
Boasting just 42 Staterooms and Suites, on board accommodation is similar to Evergreen’s European Star-Ships, with four lead-in Emerald Staterooms, 32 Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, four Grand Balcony Suites and two Owner’s Suites, each boasting a wrap-around terrace featuring a hot tub.
Another innovative feature is the Star-Ship design itself. Unlike most similar sized Mekong river ships, the Emerald Harmony will be built to allow access to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, meaning guests will not be required to be coached in from outside the city. Allowing for a unique experience that none of Evergreen’s competitors are currently able to offer.
In the dedicated Evergreen South East Asia brochure to be launched in Australia in September 2018, Evergreen will offer three unique itineraries including the 13-day Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise, taking in Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, the 17-day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour, from Hanoi to Siem Reap, and the 21-day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia river cruise and tour, which includes stops at Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap.