LITTLETON, Colorado – October 4, 2018 – A journey on one of Asia’s great rivers offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures and ancient traditions. A journey on Avalon Waterways’ smaller Suite Ships widens the possibilities for travelers to get closer to all of the must-see sights while introducing them to new destinations, locals and their way of life. And now, Avalon Waterways is cruising farther into the Far East by increasing its fleet of Suite Ships on the Mekong River, with the launch of the NEW Avalon Saigon. “Featuring Avalon Waterways’ signature spacious Panorama Suites, one-of-a-kind Open-Air Balconies and beds that face the views for which river cruising is famous, the Avalon Saigon takes travelers beyond expectation,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “With a maximum capacity of just 36 guests, this Mekong ship – like its sister ship, the Avalon Siem Reap – invites travelers to see the world differently.” On the Avalon Saigon, travelers are welcomed by 18 well-appointed Suites with 245-square-feet of living space. And, while other ships may offer guests tiny balconies, this Suite Ship introduces travelers in Asia to Avalon’s innovative Open-Air Balconies featuring floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall panoramic windows measuring 14-feet-wide with retractable screen systems and doors that slide open a full 9-feet, creating the feeling of sitting outside. In front of each Open-Air Balcony is a private sitting area, complete with love seat, chair and table. And facing the passing views in Avalon’s Comfort Collection Beds, invites travelers to relax and enjoy every moment of cruising past the daily scenes of life on the Mekong River. Beginning immediately, the Avalon Saigon will sail the Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam – a new 18-day journey – as well as 13-day Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River. DEAL ALERT: Book now & SAVE! Fly FREE on select 2019 Mekong river cruises when booking between now and October 23, 2018. For details, click here. ABOUT AVALON WATERWAYSSince we launched our very first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways has invited you – our traveler – to be our muse. Thanks to you, we let imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space, be our guide. The result? An incomparable river cruise experience, including one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites℠ – with innovative Open-Air Balconies® and beds facing the views – on the industry’s only Suite Ships®: Unequaled vessels that feature two full decks of 200- and 300-square-foot suites. On the spectacular ships of Avalon, “included” is one of our favorite words. Spacious outside staterooms with plenty of room to relax – included. Special touches like regional wines and beer at every onboard lunch and dinner – included. Complimentary Wi-Fi – included. The most shore excursions, led by Certified Local Guides – included. VIP entrance into must-see sites – included. In addition to everything that is included, we also give you the freedom of Avalon Choice® – a different approach to river cruising that invites travelers to personalize their trip. Whether looking for a romantic mini-break, an in-depth 24-day exploration or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you can choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia, or South America– your way!