Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 4th Jan 2019 – The keel laying ceremony for the Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set for January 4, 2019 at the SSIC Shipyard in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first ship amongst many planned ships under a Joint Venture between Thien Minh Group (TMG) and Wendy Wu Tours (WWT). Victoria Mekong has 35 beautifully designed cabins and will begin operations on December 11, 2019, offering three and four-night cruises between Can Tho, Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tran Trong Kien, Chief Executive of TMG said; “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. TMG has the largest network of luxury hotels, cruises and other tourism assets in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Our partnerships and relationships with the region are built over the last 20 years and we are currently serving over 100,000 discerning passengers a year. 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 between Vietnam and Cambodia. Booking is now opened 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, with 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