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THE MEKONG EXPERIENCE

A journey with Avalon Waterways® along the mighty Mekong River reveals a course of history, mystery, and magical beauty through Vietnam and Cambodia. Avalon cruisers are treated to a fantastic fusion of distinctive sights, ancient wonders, and colourful cultures, while winding through the breathtaking riverscapes and landscapes of Southeast Asia. And because bigger isn’t always better where river cruise ships are concerned, our Avalon Suite ShipSM on the Mekong delivers an intimate experience with unmatched personalized service aboard the award-winning Avalon SaigonSM. Carrying a maximum of just 36 guests, the Avalon SaigonSM brings you closer to the must-see sights, fascinating stories, and friendly people in each destination. All the while, you'll enjoy Avalon’s signature relaxed luxury on board. Plus, the Avalon SaigonSM is the only Mekong river cruise ship sailing between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, eliminating the need for hours of motorcoach travel time -- meaning more cruising time for you!

Experience

The Mekong


Graceful River. Gracious Service.

The Art of Making You Feel at Home.

We don’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your suite on an Avalon Asia river cruise—we share our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship and carry it onto shore. From the reception staff and Cruise Director to your cabin steward and wait staff, we deliver exquisite service that’s professional and friendly—never stuffy. But it doesn’t stop there. Our informative Local Guides are on hand throughout your cruise with engaging tales that bring you closer to your destination. Whether you’re on board or on shore, you’re perfectly taken care of every step of the way.

Intimate Cruising At It's Best

Avalon Saigon


Leading the way in luxury expeditions on the Mekong River, the award-winning Avalon SaigonSM is thoughtfully crafted with all the modern features you expect from Avalon. This Suite ShipSM embodies the unique character and graceful charm of Southeast Asia, with Avalon’s signature relaxed luxury in every detail. Built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, the public spaces on board the Avalon SaigonSM never feel cramped or crowded – thanks to a maximum capacity of just 36 guests. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, you’ll always find plenty of spacious seating and spots to relax, with lounges located at the front of the ship for wide-open views of this remarkable river.

YOUR CRUISE. YOUR WAY.

The Right Inclusions On Board and On Shore

Onshore excursions with Certified Local Guides and unique activities designed to immerse you in the culture. Complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Special onboard entertainment. An exclusive experience features all the right inclusions, yet still leaves room for your own personalization. In addition to little luxuries like complimentary Wi-Fi and around-the-clock beverage service, including local beer and spirits, Avalon gives you the greatest luxury of all—freedom to relax and customize your cruise experience.

    On Board

    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily
    • Complimentary wine, local beer/spirits, soft drinks, coffee & tea at lunch & dinner
    • Expert Cruise Director
    • Friendly, English-speaking staff to help throughout your cruise
    • Avalon ChoiceSM with selection of Classic, Active, or Discovery included excursions and sightseeing with Certified Local Guides; and MyAvalonSM Guided Optional Excursions
    • AvalonGO mobile app with itinerary information before and during your cruise, including schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, GPS, and dining and entertainment options—and social media feature for real-time posts.
    • Open-air observation lounge with shade system & premium lounge chairs
    • Panorama Lounge with cozy seating and panoramic windows
    • Spacious, open-seating dining room with panoramic windows
    • Bar serving premium spirits, wine & complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, and local beer/spirits throughout the day
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in lounge areas (where signal is available)
    • Spa treatment room
    • Fitness room
    • Non-smoking interior
    • Complimentary water stations
    • Filtered water on all excursions
    • Fresh fruit & refreshing beverage after excursions

    In Room       

    • Spacious outside Panorama SuitesSM with exclusive Comfort CollectionSM Beds
    • Large closets with shelves for ample storage & in-room safe
    • Large private bathrooms with hairdryer, premium L’Occitane bath amenities & full shower with glass door
    • Comfortable sitting area with couch & chair
    • Satellite TV with English-speaking news and entertainment channels

Superior Hotels

The Difference is Night and Day

Every Avalon hotel has been carefully selected by our regional experts. With high-quality service, desirable amenities, spacious guestrooms, and central locations, each is sure to exceed your expectations. View a cruise itinerary for a full list of hotels, amenities and photos.