Avalon Saigon

Avalon Saigon Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Saigon

Year built2018 new ship
ClassMekong river cruiser
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

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 sister-ships are Avalon Siem Reap (2018, on Mekong) and Avalon Myanmar (2015, on Irrawaddy).

Avalon Saigon cruise ship is part of Avalon Waterways cutting-edge Suite Ships. The ship 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 travelers so that spaces are not crowded.

RV Avalon Saigon cruise ship

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, mini bar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water.
  • Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in 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 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 cruisetour 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 are 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 cruisetour 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).

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  • Avalon Saigon ship is a newly built riverboat specifically designed for Mekong river cruising. The ship's design is new for this region, featuring all "French Balcony" staterooms in two Suite categories (deck location based). All the Suites have large floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. The smaller size makes this vessel the only one able to cruise on Mekong river all the way between Siem Reap and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), thus eliminating many hours of bus travel to or from the ship.
  • The other Avalon Waterways Asia ships are Avalon Myanmar (on Irrawaddy river in Burma and Thailand, departures from Bangkok and Rangoon/Yangon) and Avalon Siem Reap (on Mekong).
  • 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.

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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Avalon Saigon Itineraries

The below listed Avalon Saigon cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Avalon Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 22 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5687
2018 Nov 29 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4923
2018 Dec 06 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5751
2018 Dec 13 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4550
2018 Dec 20 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4807
2018 Dec 27 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5504
2019 Jan 03 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Jan 10 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Jan 12 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Jan 17 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Jan 19 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Jan 24 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Jan 26 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Jan 31 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Feb 02 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Feb 07 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Feb 09 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Feb 14 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4876
2019 Feb 16 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Feb 21 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5039
2019 Feb 23 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Feb 28 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5039
2019 Mar 02 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Mar 07 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5039
2019 Mar 09 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Mar 14 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5039
2019 Mar 16 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Mar 21 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5039
2019 Mar 23 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Mar 28 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5039
2019 Mar 30 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Apr 04 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5610
2019 Apr 06 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Apr 11 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4889
2019 Apr 13 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6490
2019 Jul 12 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$5556
2019 Jul 18 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4375
2019 Jul 25 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4375
2019 Jul 26 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$5614
2019 Aug 01 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4375
2019 Aug 02 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$5614
2019 Aug 08 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4375
2019 Aug 15 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4375
2019 Aug 16 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Aug 22 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$3949
2019 Aug 23 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Aug 29 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4729
2019 Aug 30 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Sep 05 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5468
2019 Sep 06 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Sep 12 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4729
2019 Sep 13 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Sep 19 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4881
2019 Sep 20 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Sep 26 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5620
2019 Sep 27 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Oct 04 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Oct 10 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5773
2019 Oct 11 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Oct 17 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5049
2019 Oct 18 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Oct 24 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5235
2019 Oct 25 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Nov 01 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Nov 07 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5773
2019 Nov 08 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Nov 14 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5049
2019 Nov 15 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Nov 21 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5049
2019 Nov 22 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Nov 28 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5773
2019 Nov 29 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6494
2019 Dec 05 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$5389
2019 Dec 06 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$5892
2019 Dec 12 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4919
2019 Dec 13 12 days, one-way from Phu My to Phnom Penh Phu My$6142
2019 Dec 19 11 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Phu My Phnom Penh$4903