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BONJOUR! Uniworld’s Newest Ship Meets French Colonial Charm On The Mekong

The newest addition to Uniworld's already stellar fleet isn't just decadent, stylish and eco-friendly, it's a game-changer in luxury river cruising on the Mekong.

The newest addition to Uniworld’s already stellar fleet isn’t just decadent, stylish and eco-friendly, it’s a game-changer in luxury river cruising on the Mekong.

Launched in January 2020, just a few months before the pandemic put a plug on international travel, the Mekong Jewel had only cruised for three months before stopping her operations.

But now, with international travel so tantalisingly close, and South East Asia never too far away from our shores, it’s the perfect time to book your clients on the most luxe river cruising on Asia’s longest waterways – the Mekong River!

Aptly named the Mekong Jewel, Uniworld’s new vessel is an absolute stunner. Let’s break the name down and see just what makes this jewel of the Mekong so utterly dazzling…

J is for just wait until you try the food

With a world-class chef and two exceptional restaurants onboard, dining on the Mekong Jewel is itself enough of a reason to take a cruise.

Inside the opulent main dining room, complete with gold-rimmed chairs, fine dining comes with the territory. Then there’s the alfresco eatery on the upper deck, where you can dine to the passing rolling scenery of the verdant banks of this majestic Asian waterway.

E is for eco-friendly

The Mekong Jewel isn’t just a brand new addition to Uniworld’s already stellar fleet on the Mekong. It’s also an ode to the brand’s continued commitment to environmental sustainability.

For example, a special kind of paint has been used on the hull that creates less drag in the water, making the ship more (bio) fuel-efficient. Better performance-to-fuel efficiency is further enhanced by specially designed propellers.

Then there are the energy-efficient LED light fixtures (always set for the right mood) and a water-cooled air-conditioning system that’s automatically controlled to ensure it’s always cool and comfy onboard. Rest assured: you can sleep comfortably at night – and it’s not just because of the uber-comfy beds!

W is for wellness

From the refreshing sundeck swimming pool – featuring turquoise tiles and beautifully lit-up at night – to the onboard spa, sauna and steam room, the Mekong Jewel is all about the Big W – wellness!

Offering all sorts of treatment packages to take you to a new level of bliss, the spa is complemented by a hair salon and nail bar – to get you looking all glam – and of course a gym (which you may have to use after trying the food – see above).

Indeed, your clients will feel royally pampered onboard this floating wellness wonderland, all the whilst receiving Uniworld’s unparalleled service and personalised attention.

E is for elegant staterooms

In a tasteful nod to Vietnam’s colonial past, the Mekong Jewel is elegantly designed and furnished in French colonial style. And nowhere is this more deliciously apparent than in the huge staterooms onboard. Starting at the top, the two Royal Suites on the sundeck are humungous, measuring 85.8 square metres and featuring a private balcony with sun-loungers, floor to ceiling windows all-round and an opulent bathroom with his and her sinks.

This commitment to beautifully-furnished interiors extends to the ship’s two other stateroom categories – the two Grand Suites (51 square metres) and the 28 Suites (31.5 square metres). These also come with private balconies and an abundance of little details and embellishments that just make you feel special…

L is for “let me take care of that for you”

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With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the Mekong river – 51 crew for 68 guests – you’ll receive the highest level of personal attention, care and customer service on the 80-metre-long Mekong Jewel.

L can also be for the onboard library, where you can kick back with a page-turner and indulge the mind as well as the senses, and for the two lounges (with stylish bars) furnishing your clients with sunset drinks, a snack or a gourmet coffee.

Book NOW on Mekong Jewel’s 13-day itinerary from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap and save $$$

Mekong Jewel Uniworld Reception

The Mekong Jewel’s Timeless Wonders Of Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong 13-day itinerary from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap is the best way to experience Uniworld’s newest addition to its fleet.

Tick off the must-dos of the region, including the UNESCO Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh, on this all-inclusive luxury river cruise that offers incredible value for money. Rates start at $10,799pp for departures in 2022. These prices will be discounted by 12 per cent when paid in full, but only if booked before the 31st of March.

Uniworld Mekong Jewel

We know it can be a little unnerving booking travel in the current climate, but agents and their clients can rest assured knowing that, thanks to Uniworld’s Total Flexibility offer, they have complete flexibility to change a booking up to 60 days before departure, or request a refund, no questions asked, up to 120 days before departure.

With Asia and the Mekong being just a relatively short flight from our shores, travel to this part of the world is sure to be popular amongst Aussies next year when international travel is finally back on the cards.

So what are you waiting for?

Call Uniworld on 1300 780 231 today and secure a place on this exceptional vessel for your clients for 2022.

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