Enjoy a classic cruise up the Mekong River with a celebrity chef on deck

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An ecruising.travel cruise ship

An ecruising.travel cruise ship

Cruise wizards ecruising.travel has launched their exclusive cruise for 2013, a cruise from Hanoi to Siem Reap. A major attraction of the trip is going to be the presence of the owner of the Coda bar and restaurant in Melbourne and celebrity chef Adam D’Sylva, who will be accompanying the guests of the Jahan, a chartered vessel of the cruise.

The 17 day itinerary starts on the 14th of September, 2013 in Australia. The official tour begins in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with a sightseeing trip of the two cities. Included in the itinerary is a private stay on the Baya Classic Junk Boat in the Halong Bay.

Moving on to the next part of the trip, at My Tho the private chartered vessel Jahan will welcome you and take you aboard. The journey will begin on a seven day cruise up the Mekong River and on to Cambodia. This is the time when celebrity chef Adam D’Sylva will be conjuring some of his delectable recipes and imparting cooking lessons to the eager minds on board.

A private rickshaw provided at the Amansara Resort

A private rickshaw provided at the Amansara Resort

If you prefer to enjoy a private leisurely tour of the ports of call, then the Jahan offers you several options. You could take a stop at the historic city of Siem Reap and enjoy a three nights stay at the Amansara Resort, recently voted as the best hotel in Asia. As a part of the package, this hotel has been exclusively booked for the guests of the cruise. Enjoy the free breakfasts, dinner and a choice of beverages. All guests will be provided a private rickshaw, a driver and a guide for the entire duration of the stay to enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful city.

Starting at $7939 per person on a twin sharing basis, the cruise will include return fair for Vietnam Airlines from Sydney and will include nine nights accommodations at the Intercontinental West Lake Hanoi and the Park Hyatt Saigon. Also included are daily breakfasts, most of the dinners and lunches, eight nights deluxe stateroom accommodation, private leisure trips of the port of calls, cooking classes with Adam D’Sylva, sight seeing of all the port of calls, transportation, guides and transfers.

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Rory Mukherjee

Rory Mukherjee is a freelance article writer specialising in digital photography and travel related topics.He is also an avid traveller who loves to document his travels in his articles and through his lenses.Rory currently contributes the latest travel news to YouTravel.com.au and hope to expand his travel prowess in the not too distant future.