Take a classic expedition along the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and beyond. Travel in Old World comfort aboard , an elegant colonial-style ship. During the river voyage, stop along the Mekong Delta to see vibrant communities, bustling markets, skilled artisans creating luxurious silks, and French colonial mansions. Admire Phnom Penh's Royal Palace and the excellent collection at the National Museum. We will also explore the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey and visit a local school. Conclude in Siem Reap, the gateway to the ancient Khmer empire, to discover the UNESCO-designated temple complex of Angkor. An optional postlude in Laos, home to striking colonial villas and distinctive temples, is offered.