The Mekong

Discover a new way to cruise along the evocative Mekong river, in calm comfort and style. 

Specially designed to bring you closer

With custom-built boutique ships, we sail from bustling Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam all the way to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Feast your eyes upon floating markets, shimmering rice paddies, crumbling temples and hilltop jungles, dotted in between with sleepy fishing villages. 

Space to be you, wherever you are on board

Eighteen luxuriously furnished sanctuaries, each with a full-sized bathroom and open-air balcony: staterooms on Avalon Saigon and Avalon Siem Reap are the largest on the river. Elsewhere on board, there are plenty of places to meet your like-minded fellow travellers – whether on the sun loungers of the observation deck, or from the comfy sofas of the airy panorama lounge.

Dedicated staff, unrivalled service

Warm and friendly, our crew are dedicated to your experience, from the moment your driver arrives at your front door. Onboard service is intuitive and discreet – nothing is too much trouble. In the dining room, specialist chefs prepare authentic dishes at a food station, bringing the fresh, exotic flavours of Southeast Asia on board to you.

With more departure dates and availability than any other operator, we make it easy and convenient to discover the Mekong river.

Highlights of our Mekong river cruises

  • Mekong Delta
    • The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam: a 15,000 square mile region of waterways and marshlands overflowing with orchards, fish farms, raft villages and rice paddies.
  • Cai Be
    • A bustling Vietnamese waterfront town with a vibrant floating market.
  • Sa Dec
    • A charming colonial town that boasts a lively market, colourful flower gardens and brickmaking workshops.
  • Chau Doc
    • A fascinating cultural hub with fish farms and countless mosques, temples and chapels.
  • Phnom Penh
    • This dazzling city blends fading colonial buildings with noisy markets, a spectacular Royal Palace and the nearby Killing Fields: the latter testament to the Khmer Rouge’s brutality.
  • Kampong Cham
    • A sleepy, quaint town known for its archaeological remains.
  • Tonle Lake
    • A stunning expanse famed for its abundant fish, which sustain its waterside communities.