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Avalon Saigon

Why cruise on this ship?

With its colonial charm and modern features, Avalon Saigon is specifically designed to offer the best cruise experience on the Mekong River, and is one of only two ships cruising from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap and vice versa. Accommodating up to 36 passengers, the ship is built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, so the public spaces never feel congested. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, there are plenty of places to relax, and with lounges located at the front of the ship, you’ll always have a great view.

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Dining

With Avalon, every dining experience brings your destination to life. They start with fresh, quality ingredients and delectable recipes that are crafted by their culinary experts. Try authentic dishes from Vietnam and Cambodia — or more familiar Western alternatives.

Dining Room

The menu at the Dining Room features a selection of Southeast Asia cuisine and local specialties, based on season and made with fresh local ingredients as well as popular Western dishes. Breakfast and lunch here are buffet-style, the 4-course dinner is served with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: International

Entertaining

With Avalon, the onboard ship experience is as lively and captivating as your time on shore! Get behind the scenes as you tour the Galley and Bridge and join new friends for special events or movie nights.

Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks, local beer/spirits are offered on board throughout the day.

Panorama Lounge

For some casual relaxation and discussion guests can visit the Panorama Lounge, with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for a stunning view.

The Panorama Lounge is the Ship's entertainment venue, with stylish furniture, full-service bar and a self-serve beverage station. Here guests can watch a live evening show program by local performers, including dancers and musicians.

Depending on the visited ports along the Avalon Saigon itinerary on Mekong river, the Panorama Lounge also hosts Cambodia and Vietnam culture and history related lectures and multimedia presentations by local speakers. Another entertainment options at the Lounge are the Afternoon Tea service, cocktail hours and movie nights.

Features

  • Lounge

Observation Lounge

There is an open-air observation lounge with shade system and premium lounge chairs, up on the Top Deck, gives guests a prime view to enjoy with a drink in hand.

Features

  • Lounge

Gift Shop

The onboard Gift Shop offers guests the chance to purchase Cambodian and Vietnamese hand-made souvenirs, traditional clothing, fashion accessories, special occasion gifts, and jewellery.

Features

  • Shop

Enrichment

Cruise along the massive Mekong Delta, which covers some 15,000 square miles. This picturesque area accounts for over half of Vietnam’s rice production, prompting it to be nicknamed as the “rice bowl” of the country. One of the highlights is a visit to a local establishment to see how traditional sweets and rice wine are made before sampling some yourself. Also explore a colourful local market, take a sampan ride to visit a brick factory, visit a fish farm, and relish many other fascinating activities.

Beyond the Mekong you will explore great sights on land. In Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a sightseeing tour, a cooking class, and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong in the war.

In charming Siem Reap, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance and explore the spectacular Angkor temple complex, whose architectural grandeur is arguably unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins.

See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat and the mesmerising faces of Bayon. Researchers now believe that Angkor was the largest pre-industrial city in the world, and the remaining temples stand as a testament to the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire.

By the end of your journey along the Mekong you will have a better understanding of life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it.

Health and fitness

Cruise into total body wellness. Start your mornings with an exercise program in the Fitness Centre on the Boat Deck.

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Fitness Centre & Treatment Room

On the lower deck, guests can keep fit and release some tension in the small but well equipped Fitness Suite.

Up on the Top Deck, guests can also make use of the serene Spa Treatment room, managed by professional masseurs. Treatments range from massage to body wraps, and booked by appointment only.

Features

  • Spa
  • Gym

Kids and teens

Avalon allow travellers from the ages of 8 and over although there are no children’s facilities on-board.

Accommodation

Designed with you in mind, the well-appointed Avalon Suites each feature an expansive 245 square feet of living space, and attractive decor that exudes the charm and grace of Southeast Asia.

Cabin A - Tonle Deck

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets and European-style duvets
  • Soft and firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one king-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic window measuring 14-feet wide that opens to transform the living space into a large, Open-Air Balcony®
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath amenities
  • Spacious wardrobe with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & chair
  • In-house telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Cabin B - Mekong Deck

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets and European-style duvets
  • Soft and firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one king-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic window measuring 14-feet wide that opens to transform the living space into a large, Open-Air Balcony®
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath amenities
  • Spacious wardrobe with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & chair
  • In-house telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Tonle Deck

  • Open-air Observation Lounge
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Bar
  • Reception
  • Spa Treatment Room
  • Kitchen
  • Cabin A - Tonle Deck
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Mekong Deck

  • Navigation Bridge
  • Fitness Centre
  • Cabin B - Mekong Deck