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2 0 1 7 C R U I S E C O M PA N I O N
Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia
& the Mekong
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Icon/Letter Code Legend
The symbols below will help guide you through the
descriptions of the daily itineraries. They will give you
an idea of the length and pace of the excursions, and
they will note which meals are provided.
Uniworld Signature Icons
u UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat a Additional Cost e Embark/Disembark
Dining Letter Codes
CB Continental Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast
L Lunch D Dinner
WD Welcome Gala Dinner FD Farewell Gala Dinner
Tour Duration Icons
5 1/4 Day 7 1/2 Day 9 3/4 Day 8 Full Day Shore Excursion Icons All tours involve walking unless strictly noted as a
panoramic tour. In many cases, the walking takes place
over uneven ground, cobblestones or flagstone walkways,
and several tours involve stairs or short uphill climbs.
Please wear comfortable, non-skid walking shoes while
on all tours. These symbols give an idea of what to
expect on each program.
1 Easy walking Includes walking of 15 minutes or less from multiple motorcoach stops to and around historical sites.
Possibly some steps, or gentle uphill and downhill walks.
2 Intermediate walking Includes walks of up to two hours on uneven terrain. Limited seating at sites. Multiple stairs and/or uphill/
3 Strenuous walking Involves walking at all sites. Many stairs and uphill/ downhill passages. Those with physical limitations
and those who may need private arrangements should
contact the Cruise/Tour Manager when onboard.
W E L C O M E
Our World Begins with You Thank you for selecting Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
Collection. We want to do everything we can to ensure
you have the most enjoyable and worry-free vacation.
With that in mind, we have prepared this booklet for
you, so you can plan your trip with the greatest of ease.
Consider it a guideline to help you get ready for your
upcoming trip. It contains valuable tips and advice
on what to pack, your flight and transfer experience,
onboard information, day-to-day details and much more.
We highly look forward to hosting you onboard our
beautifully appointed ships and making your vacation
the most memorable and enjoyable experience possible.
The Uniworld Team
Cover: Monk in Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia ▲ Hanoi, Vietnam
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C R U I S E / T O U R C O M PA N I O N
Helpful Hints Before You Go
4 Travel Documents Passports
Passenger Information Form
Travel Protection Plan
6 Cruise/Tour Documentation Final Documentation Includes
6 Baggage Limitations
7 Travel Essentials
8 Health and Mobility Physical Limitations
9 General Money Matters
10 Airport Security and Check-In
10 Transfers Airport Arrival Transfers
Airport Departure Transfers
Late Flight Arrivals and Missed Flights
Additional Contacts in Case of a Late Arrival
13 Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Land Stay or Optional Extensions
13 Hotel Check-In and Hotel Check-Out
About Your Uniworld Cruise/Tour Package and Onboard and Onshore Services
14 Crew-Only Areas
14 Electrical Current
15 Emergency Procedures
15 Fitness Centers
15 Gift Shops
15 Going Ashore
16 Handicapped Facilities
16 Insect Precautions
17 Internet Access
17 Intra-Asia Domestic Air Ticket
17 Land Tours and Shore Excursions
17 Mooring and Docking Facilities
17 Moving about the Ship
18 Muster Station
18 Responsibility and Waiver
18 Safety Deposit Box
19 Ship’s Office
19 Suite Amenities
21 What to Wear
22 Frequently Asked Questions
2 0 1 7 R I V E R C R U I S E / TO U R P R O G R A M
Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong
25 Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi / 15 Days
39 Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City / 15 Days
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For entry to Cambodia, our Cruise/Tour Manager will
take care of obtaining Cambodian visas for each guest
on the cruise/tour. Each guest will need to provide
the Cruise/Tour Manager with his or her passport, one
(1) passport photo and $50 US dollars (USD) in cash,
per person, while on the cruise/tour for this purpose.
The Cruise/Tour Manager will then submit all passports
to the Cambodian Immigration Authorities and obtain
the visas. For southbound Mekong cruises, this will be
done at the Siem Reap Airport. For northbound Mekong
cruises, this will be done onboard the Mekong Navigator prior to entering Cambodia.
Any visa(s) or other documentation required for a
particular itinerary is solely the responsibility of the
guest. As a courtesy, our website, uniworld.com, offers
a link to a visa service company in the “Already Booked”
section; this company can provide additional information.
Obtaining and carrying required documents is solely your
responsibility. Uniworld will not be responsible for advising
and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any
passenger, or for any delays, damages and/or losses,
including missed portions of your trip, related to improper
or absent travel documentation. Due to government-
imposed security immigration measures, passport infor-
mation and emergency contact information are required
for all passengers prior to release of documentation.
Passenger Information Form: By now, you should have completed the Uniworld Passenger Information Form.
The information on this form is used to comply with
certain foreign government and airline security restrictions
in advance of your arrival. If you have completed this
form, we thank you for your prompt attention. If you
have not completed this form, please visit our website
at uniworld.com and complete the online Passenger
Information Form in the “Already Booked” section. Each
guest must complete the form.
Please note that the name on your airline tickets must
match your name exactly as it is shown in your passport.
This applies to both international flights as well as the
flight between Vietnam and Cambodia (or vice versa)
that we will book for you, so please be sure we have your
name correct on your booking.
Travel Protection Plan: Uniworld strongly recommends that each guest purchase a Travel Protection Plan. Please
carry all policy information with you during the course of
During the cruise/tour, it is advisable to have copies of
important documents (i.e., first page of your passport,
photo, credit card numbers and bank/credit card
company phone numbers) in a separate packet, in case
the originals are lost or stolen.
Helpful Hints Before You Go
Travel Documents Passports: All Uniworld river cruise/tours require a
passport. In most cases, passports must be valid for six
(6) months after the scheduled return date from the
trip. Travel to Vietnam and Cambodia will require visas.
Each guest is fully responsible for obtaining and carrying
the travel documents necessary for his or her travel
itinerary, with the exception of Cambodian visas.
Uniworld will not be responsible for any delays, damages
and/or losses (including missed portions of your trip)
related to improper or absent travel documents.
Visa Requirements: For US and Canadian citizens,
a multiple-entry visa is required for entry to Vietnam.
A visa is not required for entry to Thailand for US and
Non-US or non-Canadian citizens must contact the
appropriate consular office for entry requirements
pertaining to their particular trip.
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Cruise/Tour Documentation Uniworld sends all final cruise and air documents
between 21 and 30 days prior to your trip departure,