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We chose this ship due to its small size and floor to ceiling windows in the 245 square foot cabins. Really enjoyed having just 31 passengers and a ship small enough to dock at rural villages to experience life in rural Viet Nam and Cambodia. The cabin had plenty of closet space, large bathroom, desk and mini bar with included drinks. King size bed was too hard for me but husband liked it my only real complaint was pillow menu that featured soft and hard pillows, really they were small very hard large semi hard would love to see addition of feather pillow. The covered outdoor deck was favorite gathering spot while cruising on the river. There was lounge that had full service bar with most drinks included. Wine was $5.00 a glass but included at dinner. Not much for evening entertainment other that couple of movies but we were up early and active all day so most of us for ready to retire early. For the cruise most of the stops were small villages to see things like silk weaving, silver and copper works visiting a school and seeing everyday life of villages. Food was good with large buffet breakfast and lunches and choice of entree plated dinners. Staff was exceptional. The other guests were adventurous folks mostly 50's-60's interested in the culture and history of the countries. We enjoyed the guests almost as much as the cruise. We booked the land package that included Ho Chi Min City, Angkor Wat and Siem Reap and are glad we did as well as Bangkok extension. Angkor Wat was highlight of trip. Hotels were first class with excellent rooms, beds and breakfasts. Service was good at the hotels.

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Avalon Siem Reap Cruise Review by Sashachattanooga

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Asia River
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
We chose this ship due to its small size and floor to ceiling windows in the 245 square foot cabins. Really enjoyed having just 31 passengers and a ship small enough to dock at rural villages to experience life in rural Viet Nam and Cambodia. The cabin had plenty of closet space, large bathroom, desk and mini bar with included drinks. King size bed was too hard for me but husband liked it my only real complaint was pillow menu that featured soft and hard pillows, really they were small very hard large semi hard would love to see addition of feather pillow.

The covered outdoor deck was favorite gathering spot while cruising on the river. There was lounge that had full service bar with most drinks included. Wine was $5.00 a glass but included at dinner. Not much for evening entertainment other that couple of movies but we were up early and active all day so most of us for ready to retire early.

For the cruise most of the stops were small villages to see things like silk weaving, silver and copper works visiting a school and seeing everyday life of villages.

Food was good with large buffet breakfast and lunches and choice of entree plated dinners. Staff was exceptional.

The other guests were adventurous folks mostly 50's-60's interested in the culture and history of the countries. We enjoyed the guests almost as much as the cruise.

We booked the land package that included Ho Chi Min City, Angkor Wat and Siem Reap and are glad we did as well as Bangkok extension. Angkor Wat was highlight of trip. Hotels were first class with excellent rooms, beds and breakfasts. Service was good at the hotels.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin A 101
Very pretty large room with floor to ceiling sliding doors, as stated in review bed rock hard but was given extra pad that helped some. Pillows foam rubber hard. Robes and slippers included as well as bath products.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Cu Chi Tunnels
    This is the one tour every one takes and it does give you history of Viet Nam war and feel of what tunnels were like. The city it self is very busy with lots of traffic we stayed an extra day that we would have enjoyed more at Siem Reap,
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  • Siem Reap
    Angkor Wat is a must see words can't describe the experience of seeing it, amazing to have been built in around 1100. It is larger and covered several sites We also enjoyed seeing the town in a Tuc tuc (motor scooter with carriage in the back) Traffic is crazy butbetter easy to get around in than Ho Chi Min City we were there two days and would have been happy to have a third day.
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