Avalon River Cruises

Avalon Saigon

Embarking on her maiden voyage in the latter half of 2018, the Avalon Saigon is the newest river ship to ply the Mekong. With its colonial charm and modern features, she is specifically designed to offer the best cruise experience in South East Asia. Along with her sister ship, the Avalon Siem Reap these are the only ships cruising from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap and vice versa.
SHIP TYPE
River Ship
PASSENGERS
36
CREW
28
LAUNCHED
2018
REFURBISHED
N/A

Avalon Saigon Cruises View all Choose from 407 holidays cruising on board the Avalon Saigon

8 Days Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

Operator: Avalon

From 3,733
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16 Days Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Operator: Avalon

From 7,070
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16 Days Hanoi to Siem Reap

Operator: Avalon

From 6,980
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18 Days Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Operator: Avalon

From 7,953
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Avalon Saigon Reviews (6) 448 reviews of Avalon Saigon from past clients of Global Journeys

4.8
AVG. RATING 4.8 / 5
6 REVIEWS
5 Star
83%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Culturally inspiring tour made possible by proficient Global Journeys staff   0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2019
The tour itself lived up to the advertising. Culturally inspiring with fabulous Avalon support staff. Special thanks though to the adept travel agent Tracey of Global Journeys as I tasked her with the impossible: Book a cruise 1 week from departure. This was no problem for her, with all tasks managed proficiently and expertly given the challenging timeline. ...read more Thanks!
Amazing river cruise of Vietnam and Cambodia     0 , New Zealand, Mar 2019
This tour by Avalon was absolutely amazing. There were only twelve people in our group so a boat that has 18 cabins was only partially filled. How luxurious is that. Our Cruise Director, Quang, is a credit to Avalon’s staffing, his infectious personality was a hit with all on the trip. Our Vietnam guide, Chang, was also an extremely cheerful and ...read more knowledgeable man. Our guide for Cambodia, Chantha, was an amazing guy who regaled us with his history knowledge and had us in fits of laughter every day especially when on the bus microphone. We cannot speak highly enough of these 3 guys. All of the boat staff were extremely accommodating in every way, nothing was too much trouble, they were faultless. We were very impressed that there were daily excursions, on many days more than one. The variety on offer meant you were never left wondering what to do each day. Meals on board were outstanding with numerous course choices every mealtime, given there were only 12 of us. This was our second Avalon river cruise and would highly recommend them.
Leisurely cruise on the Mekong     0 , WA, Australia, Feb 2019
Fantastic trip starting in Ho Chi Minh staying in the opulent The Reverie Saigon which stepped straight onto the boulevard. New Year lights and interesting history, although maybe too war orientated. Cruise on the Avalon Saigon was better than expected. Great cabin, exceptional food and terrific crew made the journey very relaxing. Our tour director, ...read more Khan, was very efficient and personable and his story reflected Vietnam’s struggles and cemented what we had been learning on the many day tours. Both Tiem and Pharott were very instructional guides in Vietnam and Cambodia. Great seeing the river and all its agricultural and aquaculture produce. Tour culminated in Siem Reap and the best was left to last because the temples of Angkor are absolutely amazing. The variety and the intricacy of these ruins are better than any photo depicts. Highly recommend this trip to anybody. All costs are included so there are no hidden surprises. People make any holiday memorable and the 20 people on board plus the crew and tour directors made this one supremely enjoyable. Thanks to a Hannah from Global Journeys for once again making this holiday seamless and stress free and also obtaining a late discount on initial price.
The Heart of Cambodia and Vietnam - mixed experiences   1 , New Zealand, Sep 2018
For me this tour can be divided into two different experiences. The section from Ho Chi Minh city to Siem Reap which included the river cruise was amazing. The cruise director and local guides were wonderful, the food was great and the cabin/lounge etc very comfortable. There was a great group of people on the cruise and we all seem to get on well. ...read more I really have no complaints about this part of the tour. The programme devised by Avalon was extremely varied and interesting. However, it was not until towards the end of the cruise that I learnt that only two of those fellow passengers were moving on to Hanoi/Ha long Bay and after that I was to be completely on my own with guide and driver. The HaLong Bay Cruise was lovely (beautiful weather) and I was grateful for the company of the other couple as most of the other passengers did not have English as their first language. I chose this tour on the assumption that I would be traveling with a number of fellow passengers (except perhaps the Sapa extension). I was not told by Avalon or Global journeys that this was not the case or even that this might occur - it was certainly advertised as a 24 day tour. If I had known this I might have considered a different tour. I did still enjoy the programme, but there were times when it was quite uncomfortable eg for the “included lunches” in Hue and Danang I sat in an empty restaurant on my own being watched by waiters and waitressers while the guide and driver had lunch elsewhere. And when taken to the silk embroidery house and silk shop being the only person with the guide, I was hounded to buy something wherever I went. My recommendation here is that I should have told I was to be on my own, and more importantly that the guide should have been allowed to dine with me for the included lunches. On a positive note, the accommodation was most luxurious and the food great. Avalon had made a great effort to prewarn restaurants etc that as a Coeliac, I needed to avoid gluten. Everyone was very accommodating and I am most grateful for that. I would certainly love to take another Avalon river cruise some day.
An excellent insight into Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong river   0 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2018
The highlight of this holiday was the exceptional quality of all the staff who provided service throughout this trip. The other aspect that was excellent was the out of the way places that going on the Mekong river enabled us to go to. We certainly had many highlights on this tour and I would recommend it to anyone.
Mekong Magic   13 , New Zealand, Jul 2017
The Avalon Mekong Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City ranks at the top of 45 years of travel and adventures. I can't praise it enough. I've traveled to over 90 countries - mostly independently - but have used tours more in the last 15 years, and have been on 7 including a Nile tour that like this, was cities with a cruise in between. This was better. Booking ...read more through Leanne at Global Journeys over the internet as as easy as being in a travel agent's office. Great communication. What the Mekong trip offered was a tick on our bucket list for the temples of Angkor Wat and a bit of relaxation afterwards. We had no expectations beyond that. What we got - along with the pleasant company of 30 mostly retired people and 6 much younger ones - was an amazing mix of excursions (morning and afternoon offerings daily), modes of transport, and evening entertainment; all in 5 star luxury. The tour director was Phiem. I can't praise him enough. He really understood the clientele / demographic and our needs. He headed a star lineup of people that made everything a pleasure. They had plan A ready for the day, but with the slightest hitch it became apparent Phiem had plan B and plan C too. For example on a morning excursion to a riverside village, the transport was ox cart. Me and several others have knee or hip problems so when it was apparent we couldn't get on, he conjured up a tuk tuk, and he had a back up plan if that hadn't helped. To my delight and surprise I loved the tuk tuks and sanpans (life jackets provided. Really, they have thought of everything!) Cambodia and Vietnam each had a local guide accompany us. Both were hugely knowledgeable and one was a real raconteur too which helped make us his Avalon family, not just a collection of tourists. 29 Staff on the absolutely 5-star Siem Reap ship anticipated your needs. Several of these were specialist chefs and the buffet cold and hot food at breakfast and lunch was excellent plus the evening meal was a la carte. I need to stop but I could go on. In summary if you want to see Angkor Wat this tour goes to the right temples over 2 days. After that you get to choose your pick of excursions (they are all-included) to riverside villages, local craft makers, temples, museums and markets; some dark stuff linked to Pol Pot in Cambodia and the war in Vietnam, or stay on the ship for spa treatment or a nap. I loved it. Can you tell?

Deck Plans

 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Tonle Deck (Level 2)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
Mekong Deck (Level 1)
Ship Profile

Cabins

  • All Deluxe Suites on both decks (245 sq ft)
  • 14' Wall-to-Wall Panoramic window measuring that opens to create a large Open-Air Balcony®
  • Comfort Collection Beds & nightly turn-down service
  • In-room safe, Alarm clock, In-house telephone
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer, and premium bath amenities
  • Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage & easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & comfortable chair
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control

Avalon Saigon Cruise Schedule All 407 cruise sailings by departure date on board Avalon Saigon

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Friday
21 Jan 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,808
Friday
04 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
10,589
Friday
04 Feb 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,914
Friday
04 Feb 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,808
Monday
07 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Siem Reap to Bangkok
10,447
Monday
07 Feb 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
9,096
Monday
07 Feb 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Siem Reap to Hanoi
11,321
Thursday
10 Feb 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
6,929
Friday
11 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Siem Reap
10,431
Friday
11 Feb 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,837
Friday
11 Feb 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,838
Monday
14 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
10,498
Monday
14 Feb 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
9,066
Monday
14 Feb 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
11,439
Thursday
17 Feb 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
6,929
Friday
18 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
10,589
Friday
18 Feb 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,914
Friday
18 Feb 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,808
Monday
21 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Siem Reap to Bangkok
10,447
Monday
21 Feb 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
9,096
Monday
21 Feb 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Siem Reap to Hanoi
11,321
Thursday
24 Feb 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
6,929
Friday
25 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Siem Reap
10,431
Friday
25 Feb 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,837
Friday
25 Feb 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,838
Monday
28 Feb 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
10,498
Monday
28 Feb 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
9,066
Monday
28 Feb 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
11,439
Thursday
03 Mar 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
6,929
Friday
04 Mar 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
10,589
Friday
04 Mar 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,914
Friday
04 Mar 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,808
Monday
07 Mar 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Siem Reap to Bangkok
10,447
Monday
07 Mar 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
9,096
Monday
07 Mar 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Siem Reap to Hanoi
11,321
Thursday
10 Mar 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
6,929
Friday
11 Mar 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Siem Reap
10,431
Friday
11 Mar 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,837
Friday
11 Mar 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,838
Monday
14 Mar 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
10,498
Monday
14 Mar 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
9,066
Monday
14 Mar 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
11,439
Thursday
17 Mar 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
6,929
Friday
18 Mar 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
10,299
Friday
18 Mar 2022
19 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok Hanoi to Bangkok
11,624
Friday
18 Mar 2022
21 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok Bangkok to Hanoi
12,508
Monday
21 Mar 2022
16 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River with Bangkok Siem Reap to Bangkok
10,157
Monday
21 Mar 2022
13 Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
8,796
Monday
21 Mar 2022
18 The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam Siem Reap to Hanoi
11,021
Thursday
24 Mar 2022
8 Mekong Discovery Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
6,629
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from Avalon River Cruises. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.

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