A journey with Avalon Waterways along the mighty Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia offers an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, ancient wonders, colourful cultures, and beautiful riverscapes and landscapes. Inspired by cruises, our ships and itineraries stand out from the crowd. And because bigger isn’t always better, we focus on intimate experiences with exceptional personalized service on our incredible Suite ShipsSM. Carrying a maximum of 36 guests, we bring you closer to the must-see sights and introduce you to the unique stories and people in each destination — all the while enjoying Avalon’s signature relaxed luxury on board. Plus, our ships are the only in the industry cruising between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, eliminating hours of motorcoach travel time, which means you enjoy more cruising!


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, while carrying just 36 guests. Each ship has meticulously crafted to offer all the modern features you expect, while retaining the unique character and charm of Southeast Asia. While the maximum number of guests may be small, our ships are not. Built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, the public spaces never feel congested. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, there is plenty of seating and spots to relax. Plus, our lounges are located at the front of the ship, not the back, so no matter where you sit, you’ll always have a great view.



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.