Fodor’s Expert Review
The luxurious Avalon Angkor was specifically designed to cruise where other ships are unable to go – without sacrificing any of the comforts you expect. Her design allows us to be the first and only in the industry to cruise 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 your ship, which means you get to enjoy more cruising! The design also lends itself to a more intimate experience, so you can truly immerse yourself in the culture, people, and sights along the Mekong River. Built by traditional craftsmen, the Avalon Angkor has a colonial charm and is hand finished in brass and teak. Time on board delivers a refreshing outdoor experience, as all cabins open to the outside and the large Open-air lounge. Read More
Custom-built in 2012, the double-deck teak and brass Avalon Angkor exudes a warm, colonial charm and offers a luxurious ride for its 32 lucky passengers. All 16 river-view cabins have individual air-conditioning, full-size bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows for premium sightseeing in Southeast Asia. Itineraries feature the best of Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Mekong River for durations of 13 to 16 days.
Avalon Waterways operates 11 ships in Europe: Visionary, Vista, Panorama, Felicity, Luminary, Affinity, Creativity, Scenery, Tranquility, Imagery, and Tapestry. The newest fleet additions in 2013 areExpression andArtistry II.
Rooms feature big-ship amenities such as hotel-quality beds, satellite TV, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in most staterooms, and even some private balconies. Ships also have Internet and fitness equipment. Cruises operates on the Rhine, Main, Danube, and Mosel rivers in Germany. The company also offers French wine-country excursions on the Saône and Rhône rivers, as well as Christmas-market cruises.
First-class escorted vacations include family-friendly activities and accommodations. Check out faith-based travel theme voyages with escorted in-depth visits to the world’s most famous religious sites and destinations. More off-the-beaten-path itineraries appear in 2013 including Friesland in far north Holland and Central European capitals (Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest). Visit iconic Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany on the 13-day magical journey from Munich to Basel, Switzerland.