The new Avalon ship cruising on the Mekong is specifically designed to offer an intimate experience with a maximum of 36 guests, so passengers can truly immerse in the culture, people, and sights along the Mekong River. Built by traditional craftsmen, the ship mixes modern comforts with the colonial charm associated with Vietnam and Cambodia. Time on board delivers a refreshing experience, as all cabins open to the outside and the large indoor lounge and open-air observation lounge offer great panoramic views. The design also allows her to be the only ship sailing all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (or vice versa). This eliminates over 7 hours of motorcoach travel time to and from the ship, which means passengers get to enjoy more cruising!