Since first taking her maiden voyage on the Mekong River, the Avalon SaigonSM has been praised for delivering an intimate cruise experience as part of Avalon's award-winning fleet of Suite Ships®. Named "Best New River Cruise Ship" by TravelAge West, the Saigon sails with a maximum of just 36 guests, delivering all the modern features you expect from Avalon Waterways, while incorporating the unique character and charm of Southeast Asia. Sail uninterrupted from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (or vice versa), eliminating hours of motorcoach travel time associated with other river cruise ship itineraries. Our Panorama SuitesSM are designed with your comfort in mind featuring 245-square-feet of living space and a massive wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic window measuring 14 feet across. The window opens a full 9 feet, creating river cruising's only Open–Air Balcony®. With luxurious beds that face the window, you'll never miss a fascinating view on the Mekong. Built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, you’ll find ample room to roam on board, while never feeling crowded. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, you'll find plenty of space to relax. With lounges located at the front of the ship, not the back, you'll always have a great forward-focused view no matter where you sit. You'll savor exceptional onboard cuisine in the spacious dining room, enjoy included local beer and spirits daily at the Panorama Bar, and experience exquisite service throughout your cruise with a relaxed luxury that's come to encompass the Avalon difference.