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Accommodations

M.S. LA MARGUERITE
Return to the “Golden Age of Travel” aboard the newly inaugurated M.S. LA MARGUERITE, the stylish river ship that recalls the old-world elegance and class of a bygone era, while providing 21st-century amenities and comforts. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, the deluxe M.S. LA MARGUERITE is uniquely equipped to navigate the fabled waterways of Indochina.

All 46 outside, spacious Staterooms and Suites combine colonial elegance with local artifacts and regional Mekong accents. Staterooms feature two twin beds, and Suites feature one king bed. All accommodations include private bathroom facilities with shower (Suites also have a separate tub), air conditioning, sitting area, minibar, safe, desk, telephone, television, bathrobe, slippers and hair dryer, and more than 82% feature sliding doors that open onto a private balcony.

Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and multi-course dinner are served daily in the inviting Mekong Restaurant in single, unassigned seatings and feature Cambodian, Vietnamese and Continental cuisines prepared with fresh local ingredients. The dining room provides ever-changing panoramic views of the timeless landscapes of the Mekong Valley.

Public areas include the inviting Saigon Lounge featuring nightly entertainment, Sun Deck and Bar, Panoramic Lounge, Library, business center, fitness room, outdoor whirlpool and spa offering massage and a beauty salon.

The ship also complies with the highest safety and environmental standards. With a ratio of nearly two crew members to every five passengers, the M.S. LA MARGUERITE provides impeccable service and an intimate cruising experience.

Mysteries of the Mekong River: Vietnam & Cambodia

 

Mysteries of the Mekong River: Vietnam & Cambodia
March 23 - April 5, 2011

Join us on this unique 11-night journey of a lifetime to ancient and mysterious Vietnam and Cambodia featuring an exclusively chartered seven-night cruise down the legendary Mekong River. Enjoy two nights in cosmopolitan Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and attend a lecture by a member of American Chamber of Commerce in the historic residence of former U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. Meet with local Vietnamese, learn about the French influence on the country’s popular cuisine and experience the living heritage of ancient cultural riches with hand-picked English-speaking guides. Then cruise in comfort aboard the deluxe, colonial-style M.S. LA MARGUERITE as the modern world of French colonial Saigon gives way to traditional ways of life, stopping in Phnom Penh and passing tranquil villages and colorful floating markets, rice paddies and grand pagodas. Spend two nights in Siem Reap to explore the Angkor complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, highlighted by a visit to Angkor Wat and the magnificent 12th-century Khmer temples. A two-night Hanoi Pre-Program Option and a three-night Bangkok Post-Program Option will be offered.

 

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

INCLUDED FEATURES

EXCLUSIVE GOHAGAN TRAVEL SERVICES

HANOI PRE-PROGRAM OPTION AND BANGKOK POST-PROGRAM OPTION


Return to the “Golden Age of Travel” aboard the newly launched M.S. LA MARGUERITE, a sanctuary of luxury and style that recalls old-world charm and elegance while providing 21st-century amenities and comforts.

Enjoy an extended stay in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the French Colonial capital of Vietnam and one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and colorful cities.

Cruise along the Mekong River and explore the traditional floating villages, catfish farms, ancient pagodas, fruit orchards and colorful markets that create the living heritage of this legendary corner of the world.

Discover the sublime beauty of Indochina during a scenic cruise along the Tonle Sap River to view a stunning variety of birdlife amid the jungles of Cambodia, traditional floating houses lining the river and picturesque landscapes dotted with tranquil rice paddies and small villages.

Unlock the mysteries of the intricate 12th-century sculptures of Angkor Wat, the magnificent complex of Khmer temples where saffron-robed monks still pray by candlelight and the waning light of the Asian sunset creates a mystical beauty like no other.


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $3695 per person plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Brochure Request

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901 alumni@tulane.edu