One of the highlights of our recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City was the River Cruise. This was arranged by the hotel receptionist (Ms. Jessica) at A&EM Hotel. The cost of this River Cruise including a set dinner and return transfers to the river banks of the Saigon River was VND588,000-00 (B$36-00). There were several other boats berthed at the pier and we were booked on the "La Perle de L'Orient" which I believe meant "Pearl of the Orient" in French. Ironically, the other boats were not as busy as the boat we're on and reservations in advance is recommended. The boat departed at 7.45pm and returned to the pier at 9.15pm by which time we had finished our dinner and a couple of beers!