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July 2, 2013 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Australia’s expert in small group journeys and tailor-made holidays to Asia, Travel Indochina, has launched a significantly expanded range of Asian cruising options within the release of its third river cruising brochure.

The release of the 64 page brochure has also coincided with the inclusion of cruise packages on Travel Indochina’s new consumer websitehttp://www.travelindochina.com.au/global/asia-cruises.

Thirteen new itineraries across the Mekong, Yangtze Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers in Travel Indochina 13-15 River Cruise Brochure CoverIndochina, China and Burma respectively, are included in the new brochure.

Two new vessels have also been introduced into the Travel Indochina stable; the ‘Mekong Sun’, suitable for the upper reaches of the Mekong River, with a maximum of 28 guests, and Orient Express’ new Burma cruiser, the ‘Orcaella’, with 25 spacious cabins.

Managing Director of Travel Indochina, Paul Hole, says the uptake of river cruising in Asia has been strong.

“Last year we experienced an unprecedented 400% year-on-year growth in cruise passenger numbers,” says Paul.

“This year has continued to provide strong results, with an increase of 83%.”

“We’ve continued to expand our offering to keep up with travellers’ seemingly insatiable appetite for new experiences along Asia’s fascinating main rivers. River cruising offers a unique way to experience Asia, spanning the lifeblood of many of these countries. We’ve been working with this demand to provide more flexibility in our packages, offering trips varying in length to suit all preferences, from 4 – 22 day options.”

One of the new packages available is a 5 day/4 night ‘Mystical Luang Prabang & Cruise’ option that includes a 3 day cruise on the Mekong Sun, and 2 nights deluxe accommodation staying at Luang Say Residence after the cruise. The relaxing escape also includes a cooking class at Tamarind, and plenty of time to explore all that Luang Prabang has to offer.

To mark the release of the brochure, 2014 Early Bird Sale prices are available for select cruises.

Early bird Mekong River cruise packages on the luxurious Jahan and Jayavarman vessels are available for a range of Jun – Sept 2014 8-22 day departures from either Saigon or Siem Reap.

For sale from 01 Jul to 31 Aug 2013, the 12 Day ‘Saigon to Angkor’ Mekong cruise package was $3,823 pp twin share ‘Superior Cabin’, and is now $3,490 pp twin share, for a saving of  $333 pp twin share, or $666 per couple.

Travel Indochina is also offering solo cruisers a ‘Yangzi Explorer’ Yangtze River Cruise with no single supplement for the 16 – 27 March and 1 June – 4 September 2014 departures.

The brochure provides information designed to make a traveller’s life easier, with new content that includes shore excursions, cuisine, charters and full deck plans.

For full details of River Cruising itineraries or a copy of the brochure, Travel Indochina’s Asia experts can be contacted on 1300 362 777 or travindo@travelindochina.com.au.

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