Avalon Siem Reap

Specifications of Avalon Siem Reap

Year of build2015  /  Age: 8
ClassMekong river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsHanoi-Saigon-Siem Reap
Speed9 kn / 17 km/h / 10 mph
Length (LOA)60 m / 197 ft
Gross Tonnage950 gt
Passengers18 - 36
Decks with cabins2
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorSoutheast Asia River Cruises (Avalon Waterways)

Avalon Siem Reap Review

Review of Avalon Siem Reap

RV Avalon Siem Reap ship cruises on Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam, departing from homeports Saigon and Hanoi (Vietnam), from Siem Reap (Cambodia), and with fly-cruise deals also from Bangkok (Thailand). The vessel's sisterships are named Avalon Saigon (2018, on Mekong) and Avalon Myanmar (2015, on Irrawaddy).

Avalon Siem Reap 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 Siem Reap 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 Siem Reap cruise ship

Avalon Siem Reap 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.


Avalon Siem Reap has a total of 18 cabins (of which all are Avalon Suites / French Balcony staterooms) in 2 categories.

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 passenger 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 Siem Reap the only 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.

RV Avalon Siem Reap cruise ship

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

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

River Cruise Itineraries

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

  • The "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 also the Halong Bay cruise package and the flight Bangkok to Laos for the Luang Prabang cruise package.
  • The 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.

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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