Avalon Waterways’ newest suite ship The Avalon Saigon sets sail

Avalon Saigon

Avalon Waterways has started to cruise farther into the Far East by increasing its fleet of Suite Ships on the Mekong River.

The launch of the new Avalon Saigon, one of Avalon Waterways’ smaller Suite Ships, widens the possibilities for travellers to get closer to all of the must-see sights; introducing them to new destinations, locals and their way of life.

Onboard the new ship, guests are offered 18 suites with 28-square-metres of living space. It also features Open-Air Balconies featuring floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall panoramic windows measuring 4-metres-wide with retractable screen systems and doors that slide open a full 2.7-metres, creating the feeling of sitting outside.

In front of each balcony is a private sitting area, complete with love seat, chair and table.

Since debuting its first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways now operates 60 river cruises across Europe, South America and Asia. Beginning immediately, the Avalon Saigon will sail the Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam – a new 18-day journey – as well as 13-day Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River.

“To see the world differently”

“Featuring Avalon Waterways’ signature spacious Panorama Suites, one-of-a-kind Open-Air Balconies and beds that face the views for which river cruising is famous, the Avalon Saigon takes travellers beyond expectation,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “With a maximum capacity of just 36 guests, this Mekong ship – like its sister ship, the Avalon Siem Reap – invites travellers to see the world differently.”

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