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Scenic Offers Free Flights From 25 US Gateways for Guests Booking Mekong Sailings by July 31

13-Day Treasures of the Mekong includes three-night Siem Reap stay


Boston, June 2017 – It is never too early to plan a Mekong cruise – especially as Scenicmakes it easier with its announcement of free airfare for guests booking the 13-day Treasures of the Mekong cruises. Guests get to explore and learn about the amazing cultures and histories of the cities, towns and villages that reside along the banks of the 2,700-mile long, six-country river. The offer, encompassing 25 US gateways for bookings made by July 31, 2017, is good the few remaining departures in 2017 and through April of 2018.


The 13-day truly all-inclusive itinerary, aboard the five-star, 68-guest Scenic Spirit, sails between Siem Reap, Cambodia – home of the 12th-century Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument – and Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The route includes guest experiences such as a traditional monk’s blessing, high tea at the landmark Raffles, private shadow dance puppet performances, and a magical themed gala dinner at an Angor Watt Temple with Apsara dancers – as well as views of floating canal villages, verdant paddy fields and picturesque islands. Multi-night stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap offer both guided tours and free time to explore and enjoy a true sense of the magic of these ancient places.


To explore the exotic treasures of the Mekong, the year-old purpose-built ship, Scenic Spirit, named by Condé Nast Traveler as the most luxurious vessel on the Mekong, will provide an intimate boutique cruising experience with only 34 private balcony suites – the largest available on the Mekong River at sizes up to 861 ft². All-inclusive luxury experience is synonymous with all Scenic Space-Ships: private butler service, unlimited complimentary beverages, included gratuities, cultural entertainment and regional cuisine in customized settings: poolside to cabin, al fresco to fine dining, personal service with nearly 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio; elevator access to all service decks; on-board English-speaking guides for lectures and local insight; plus sleek swimming pool, fitness center, steam sauna, beauty salon, guest laundry, library and open-air cinema.


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, in 2018, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.


Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents, or from Scenic: in the US:; phone 844-788-7987; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.