Why cruise on this ship?
Along with her sister ship the Avalon Saigon, our all-suite Avalon Siem Reap delivers the best cruise experience on the Mekong River-designed to venture easily into areas where other cruise ships cannot, while measuring as wide and long as ships carrying twice the number of our just 36 guests.
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.
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.
- Experience: Complimentary
- Food type: Varies
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.
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 Siem Reap 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.
Observation Lounge, up on the Top Deck, gives guests a prime view to enjoy with a drink in hand
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.
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.
Explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and learn about the sobering Khmer Rouge regime. Interact with friendly Cambodian people at work and play as you explore several villages to see silk weavers, master silversmiths, and local school children.
Other highlights include an ox cart ride through the countryside and a visit to the home of a farmer to learn about his daily life. You will also partake in a traditional water blessing ceremony with area monks.
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
Embark on this inspiring journey and you’ll truly fall in love with the friendly people, beautiful landscapes and many other things that make Vietnam and Cambodia positively extraordinary.
Fitness Centre & Spa 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.
Kids and teens
Avalon allow travellers from the ages of 8 and over although there are no children’s facilities on-board.
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.
While other river cruise ships use valuable space on tiny balconies, they offer an experience suitable for any weather condition — that doesn’t sacrifice your indoor space.
Stateroom Cat A & B
- In-house telephone
- Comfort Collection Beds featuring premium mattress covers
- Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, blankets & European-style duvets
- Soft & firm pillows
- Choice of bed configuration (two twins or one king)
- Nightly turn-down service
- Bedside tables with reading lamps
- 14' Wall-to-Wall Panoramic window measuring that opens to create a large Open-Air Balcony
- Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer, and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
- Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage
- Easy under-bed luggage storage
- Alarm clock
- Writing desk/vanity with mirror & comfortable chair
- Bathrobes & slippers
- Complimentary water
- In-room safe
- Individual climate control
- King or Twin Configuration
- Lounge Area
- Toiletries Provided
- Room Service Available
- Free Wi-Fi
- Hair Dryer
Deck 1- Tonle Deck
- Open Air Observation Lounge
- Panorama Lounge
- Spa Treatment Room
- Dining Room
- Staterooms (Cat A)
Deck 2- Mekong Deck
- Navigation Bridge
- Staterooms (Cat B)