An excellent experience with Viking Cruises itinerary.
1. Excellent guide “Ut” 2. Excellent hotels (Sofitel chain) 3. Excellent food – both on and off river boat 4. Excellent itinerary – great shore excursions
We found the countries of Viet Nam and Cambodia to be safe with very friendly people. Surprisingly modern, in spite of being Communist or Socialist. The river boat, operated by Pandaw, was very good although a little tight for space. Not suitable for any limited mobility passengers.
Weather in SE Asia is very humid. We had great weather even though it was the rainy season – just humid.
My only dislike was China Airlines. Departing out of Vancouver at 2:10 am is a killer. Flights to/from Vancouver lacked good service for 12 hour flights. Aircraft were old and showing their age. Would not recommend until they update their aircraft.