Viking to debut new ship on Mekong River in 2025

Brand to double its capacity in Southeast Asia by launching new vessel named Viking Tonle
Viking to debut new ship on Mekong River in 2025
A rendering of the new Viking Tonle, which will begin sailing on the Mekong River in October 2025

By Rebecca Gibson |

Viking is to double its capacity in Southeast Asia by adding a new 80-guest vessel, Viking Tonle, to its fleet.

Currently under construction and set to debut in October 2025, Viking Tonle will be purpose-built to operate on the Mekong River and will be identical to Viking Saigon, which began operating in 2022.

Viking Tonle will have three decks, a spa and fitness centre, a pool, an open-air Sky Bar on the upper deck, and 40 outside staterooms that have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with either a veranda or a French Balcony.

The vessel will sail 15-day ‘Magnificent Mekong’ itineraries between Kampong Cham, Cambodia, and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam. Each voyage will include an eight-day Mekong River cruise, as well as hotel stays in the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as Siem Reap in Cambodia. Some of the highlights will include 16 guided tours and the opportunity to explore silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries, floating markets, and the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat, a Unesco World Heritage site.

“The rich history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia have always made the Mekong River a fascinating destination for our guests,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “With the addition of an identical sister ship in 2025, we look forward to introducing even more curious travellers to the treasures of this fantastic region in the years to come.”


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