HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Jan. 5, 2019) – Explorations of the Mekong River are set to become even more appealing for travellers, as the first Victoria Mekong cruise ship celebrated its keel-laying ceremony on Jan. 4, 2019. The new cruise line -- a joint venture of Thien Minh Group (TMG) and Wendy Wu Tours (WWT) -- is poised to elevate options for travellers between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Victoria Mekong has 35 beautifully designed cabins and will begin operations on Dec. 11, 2019, offering three and four-night cruises between Can Tho, Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tran Trong Kien, Chairman and CEO of TMG stated that, “The combination of TMG’s hospitality management excellence with WWT’s touring experience will make sure this will be the best-valued cruises in the Mekong Delta.” He continued, saying “We are proud to be the pioneer investor in the Mekong and will continue investing in the region in the years to come.”
The Victoria Mekong has received SB (Inland water – Coastal line) classification and will sail under the Vietnamese flag. Designed by VISEC and constructed by SSIC, the ship will measure 76.8 meters in length and 13.2 meters in width and have 4 decks, able to accommodate up to 70 passengers.
Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the Victoria Mekong will offer passengers a unique itinerary and a “green” experience plying the waters of the Mekong Delta. Booking is now open for the first 6 cruises in 2019 with several surprises and for 2020 cruises at www.victoriamekong.com.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Vietnam, TMG is one of the leading integrated travel and hospitality groups based in Asia. The Group has grown tremendously from a boutique adventure tour operator into the largest privately-owned travel and hospitality group in Vietnam.
TMG has three main business lines: Hospitality (owning and operating Victoria Hotels & Resorts, ÊMM Hotels & Resorts, Emeraude Cruises, L’azalee Cruises, Spice Viet restaurant chain), Online Travel Agency (iVIVU.com) and Holiday Experiences (operating tours services under brands such as PEAK Vietnam, operating scenic and chartered flights services).
The Group hosts over 200,000 hotel guests in their owned hotels, handles over 1 million transactions on iVIVU platform and brings approximately five hundreds of thousand tourists to Southeast Asia annually.
Ms. Pascale Herry
Project Director, TMG
Tel: +84 986 124 887