Avalon Saigon

Specifications of Avalon Saigon

Year built2018  /  Age: 2
ClassMekong river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsHanoi-Saigon-Siem Reap
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorSoutheast Asia River Cruises (Avalon Waterways)
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)60 m / 197 ft
Gross Tonnage950 gt
Passengers18 - 36
Crew24
Decks4
Cabins18
Decks with cabins2
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Avalon Saigon Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $3678
2020 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $2867
2020 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $3678
2020 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $2867
2020 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $3678
2020 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3981
2020 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $4147
2020 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3337
2020 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $4147
2020 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3508
2020 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $4387
2020 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3658
2020 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $4537
2020 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3909
2020 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5734
2020 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3767
2020 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4567
2020 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $6043
2020 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5584
2020 Dec 10 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3437
2020 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5493
2020 Dec 24 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $3437
2020 Dec 31 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5584
2021 Jan 14 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5010
2021 Jan 21 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4950
2021 Jan 28 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5010
2021 Feb 04 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4950
2021 Feb 11 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5010
2021 Feb 18 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4950
2021 Feb 25 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5010
2021 Mar 04 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4950
2021 Mar 11 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $5010
2021 Mar 18 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4950
2021 Mar 25 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $4852
2021 Apr 01 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4800
2021 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Phnom Penh Saigon $4692
2021 Apr 15 7 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Saigon Phnom Penh $4883

Avalon Saigon Review

Review of Avalon Saigon

RV Avalon Saigon ship cruises on Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam, departing from Saigon and Hanoi (Vietnam), as well as from Siem Reap (Cambodia). Avalon Waterways also offers fly-cruise deals from Bangkok (Thailand). Boat's sisterships are Avalon Siem Reap (2018, on Mekong) and Avalon Myanmar (2015, on Irrawaddy River in Burma and Thailand, departures from Bangkok and Rangoon/Yangon).

Avalon Saigon cruise ship is part of Avalon Waterways "Suite Ships" fleet of newbuilds. The shipowner is Pandaw River Expeditions, while Avalon Waterways is the exclusive charterer of the vessel. The riverboat Saigon offers all the modern features one could expect while retaining its colonial charm fitting to Cambodia and Vietnam. While the number of passengers may be small, this special boat was purposely built as long and wide as other vessels that carry twice as many travellers so that spaces are not crowded.

RV Avalon Saigon cruise ship

Avalon Saigon was specifically designed for Mekong cruising. Its design is new for this region, featuring all "French Balcony" staterooms in two Suite categories (deck location-based). All the Suites have large floor-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. The smaller size allows the vessel to navigate on the Mekong all the way between Siem Reap and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), thus eliminating many hours of bus travel to or from the ship.

Similar itineraries on Mekong river cruises in Cambodia and Vietnam operated by other major lines are offered on Viking Mekong, (AmaWaterways) AmaLotus and AmaDaraUniworld River OrchidScenic Spirit, (Travelmarvel) La Marguerite, (CroisiEurope) Indochine and Indochine II.

Cabins

Avalon Saigon has a total number of 18 cabins (of which all are Avalon Suites / French Balcony staterooms) in 2 grades.

Cabins Types, Sizes, Categories (high to low)

  • Amenities in all types of staterooms - 2 twin beds converting to king-sized, 3-door closets with shelves, private bathroom (glass-door shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers), vanity /writing desk, private French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding doors with wall-to-wall window), individual climate control, minibar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water.
  • Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in a room.
  • Suites size is 245 ft2 / 23 m2.

All cabins have open-air balconies with floor-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows (width 4,3 m / 14 ft) with retractable screen systems and sliding doors (opening 2,7 m / 9 ft). In front of each private cabin balcony, there is a sitting area with love seat, low table, and chair. Comfort Collection Beds (custom-made) are another signature feature of the Avalon Waterways Mekong cruising experience.

Shipboard facilities

There are plenty of spots to sit and relax - from the open-air observation lounge and spacious dining room to the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge. The smaller size makes the boat able to cruise on the Mekong all the way from Siem Reap to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), eliminating hours of bus travel to or from the vessel.

Avalon Saigon restaurants include Saigon (dining room). The ship also has Panorama Lounge & Bar, Observation Lounge (outdoor), Library, Spa (massage room), Gym, Sky Deck (shaded seating with loungers).

Avalon Saigon cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, room-service, all Vietnam-Cambodia tours and excursions (by expert local tour guides), all inside Burma flights and motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, replenished daily bottled water (also complimentary provided on all land excursions).

Avalon Saigon river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Avalon river cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Avalon Waterways Asia cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers, and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

On Avalon Saigon cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers. Avalon Saigon cruises on Mekong river waterways between Cambodia and Vietnam.

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of all Avalon Saigon itineraries officially announced by the Avalon Waterways line:

  • The 13-day "FASCINATING VIETNAM, CAMBODIA and the MEKONG RIVER" itinerary has the impressive number of twenty variations, depending on departure port (Cambodia or Vietnam), the river direction (north or south).
  • Part of the many options is the Halong Bay cruise package and the flight Bangkok to Laos (for the Luang Prabang cruise package).
  • Northbound Mekong cruises from Saigon to Siem Reap and the reverse from Siem Reap to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), are each 8-days in length (7 days sailing). They both feature embarkation in Saigon, which is a very rare option on luxury river travel vacations in the region.

The new 18-day "THE HEART OF CAMBODIA and VIETNAM" itinerary is from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi (northbound), and the reverse (southbound) from Hanoi to Saigon. Avalon's new Mekong cruise tour features 3 overnight hotel stays in Saigon (embarkation on day 4) and visits Chau Doc-Long Khong (Vietnam-Cambodia border crossing), Phnom Penh (overnight), Wat Hanchey-Angkor Ban, Konpong Louang-Kampong Tralach, Siem Reap (overnight, disembarkation, flight to Hanoi), Hanoi (overnight), bus travel Hanoi-Halong Bay (embarkation), Halong Bay boat cruise (overnight, disembarkation), bus travel Hanoi-Sapa, Sapa overnight), bus travel Sapa-Hanoi (overnight, home flight).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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