Avalon Waterways river cruises go beyond expectation and they go beyond the grand waterways of Europe too, winding down the intriguing waters of the Mekong River. Gliding through narrow passageways, these intimate ships get travellers up close to the sights, cultures and traditions of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Pulsing through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia, the Mekong River provides a lifeline for millions of people. Along this vibrant “Mother of Water”, scenes of everyday life will mesmerise you – from fishermen hauling in their daily catch to chanting monks to boats crisscrossing the river.
Our incredible Suite ShipsSM carry just 36 guests for a more exclusive experience. While the maximum number of guests may be small, the ships aren’t. 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.
We have two Suite ShipsSM that cruise along the Mekong – the Avalon Siem Reap and Avalon Saigon. Both ships’ accommodation comprised of two full decks of our innovative Panorama SuitesSM. With an expansive 245 square feet and a massive wall-to-wall window measuring 14 feet across, you’ll never feel cramped or crowded. The window opens a full 9 feet which creates river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM. Even the bed faces the window, so you won’t miss a single passing riverscape.
Cruise the massive Mekong Delta, meet with smiling schoolchildren, see skilled silversmiths at work, and partake in a traditional water blessing ceremony with area monks. Explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, take a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, marvel at spectacular Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, and relish in other fascinating activities. By the end of your journey, you will have a better understanding of life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it. Find out more about this incredible journey by clicking here.
To start planning, order your copy of an Avalon Waterways brochure by clicking here or call the Avalon Waterways team on 0800 000 883.
*Terms and conditions: All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing (01/10/18), is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Book a 2019 Mekong River Cruise and receive an Air Credit to use towards an airfare of your choice. Air Credit value is dependent on the cruise and departure booked and will range from $350 – $2,150 per person (any deck/cabin category). These offers are valid for new 2019 Mekong bookings made from 01/10/18 – 30/11/18 (or until sold out). To secure reservation a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500per person/per cruise is required within 7 days of booking (or by 30/11/18; whichever comes first). The Air Credit will be processed as a discount off the booking invoice at time of reservation. Should you cancel or change your cruise, this Air Credit becomes null and void and the full cost of any airfare purchased or any associated change fees will be your responsibility. All airline payment and cancellation terms are completely independent of Avalon Waterways. Avalon Waterways is not responsible for any booking element of the airfare which you have utilised the credit for, even if SafetyNet Protection has been purchased. Avalon Waterways cancellation penalties apply as per standard terms and conditions. SafetyNet Protection may be purchased, standard conditions apply. SafetyNet Protection cover relates only to the Avalon Waterways portion of the booking and does not cover any associated airfares booked in conjunction with this offer. The Air Credit is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances and is handled as a discount off the cruise portion. Air Credit value will be calculated on standard brochure itinerary duration. Offer not combinable with any other promotion. Air Credit valid for Singles (single supplement applies). Air Credit valid for Groups – special conditions apply. Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. Full Avalon 2019 terms & conditions apply, please ensure you read these prior to booking – see the 2019 Avalon Waterways brochure or visit avalonwaterways.co.nz.