Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

90 ways to explore this exciting region. A river cruise ship can dock in the best locations to optimise explorations on land, where the fascinating history of destinations such as the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia are brought to life with unique access and insights from expert local guides.” APT and Travelmarvel has a number of signature journeys in Vietnam and Cambodia for 2024, including the 15-day ‘Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights’ cruise onboard its new ship, Mekong Serenity. The itinerary visits 11 destinations, with highlights including a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat in Cambodia and dining at Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “Mekong River cruising has always been our most in-demand Asian product, but we’ve been stunned by the uptake of bookings since going on sale, as they have exceeded all expectations,” says Bennetts. “We are truly delighted to be back, operating again in the region. The excitement to renew our operations in Vietnam and Cambodia wasn’t just internal; we knew from customer feedback that demand for the region was building over the last two years, when long-haul travel was still not an option for most [due to the Covid-19 pandemic]. After putting our Asia 2023-2024 programme on sale, bookings exceeded all expectations, and I can only see this accelerating as we move into 2024.” “Asia is a dream holiday destination,” he adds. “These dream holidays, which might have felt out of reach for so long, are finally here for the taking, and no one wants to waste more time.” “ Mekong River cruising has always been our most in-demand Asian product” Brad Bennetts, APT and Travelmarvel REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: ASIA APT and Travelmarvel’s new ship, Mekong Serenity, provides river cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia Photo: APT and Travelmarvel