Avalon Waterways is celebrating its expansion in Asia with earlybird savings of 10 per cent on its 2016 river cruises on the Mekong and Irrawaddy.
With two magnificent new ships making their debut in Asia this year, Avalon has released a dedicated brochure for its 2016 Asia Collection, featuring exotic river cruises in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China.
Avalon’s newest Asian ship, Avalon Siem Reap, was launched in January and now offers unforgettable cruises on the mighty Mekong between Vietnam and Cambodia. Catering to just 36 guests, the 60m ship is small enough to sail all the way into Ho Chi Minh City and seasonally into Siem Reap, saving hours of additional travel by road.
Avalon’s second new Asian ship, Avalon Myanmar, is the same size and will be introduced at the end of September, cruising from the temple-dotted plains of Bagan to the upper reaches of the Irrawaddy at Bhamo.
Both ships are based on Avalon’s revolutionary Suite Ship concept pioneered on the rivers of Europe, but in a smaller format designed especially for Asian cruising.
Until June 30, 2015, earlybird savings of 10 per cent are available on two 2016 itineraries featured in the new Avalon Asia Collection brochure:
- Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River – 13 days between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, Phnom Penh and the iconic temples of Angkor Wat. From $4511* per person twin share (including 10 per cent discount).
- Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy – 14 days beginning in Yangon and cruising between Bagan and Bhamo, exploring some of the most extraordinary temples and rural landscapes in Asia. From $7107* per person twin share (including 10 per cent discount).
Built by local craftsmen, Avalon Siem Reap and Avalon Myanmar have been designed to reflect the character, symbolism and traditions of the regions through which they sail.
Each has 18 air-conditioned Avalon Suites with 23 square metres of living space, beautifully fitted in contemporary Asian style. The suites feature Avalon’s signature open-air balcony with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall panoramic windows that have retractable screen systems and doors that slide open to make the most of the passing scenery.
Also featured in Avalon’s 2016 Asia Collection brochure are three itineraries in China. They range from 12 to 16 days and combine cruises on the Yangtze River of between three and four nights with visits to China’s greatest highlights including Beijing, Shanghai, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an.
For full details and bookings see licensed travel agents, visit www.avalonwaterways.com.au or phone 1300 230 234.
*Prices include discount, subject to availability and conditions. Available until June 30, 2015, or until sold out.