Up the Mekong: the one cruise you should book this fall

Book one of the 18 rooms onboard the Avalon Saigon and experience life along the river and the intricacies of an ancient society.

Fall and winter are cruise season – when millions of people, many of whom un-ironically call themselves “cruisers,” pack up their suitcases and board a ship to sunnier climes. I am not (typically) one of those people.

I have been on cruises before – usually with my elderly relatives (avowed cruisers) or for a story. These experiences have almost always been on a river cruise where the boats are smaller, the people are not as rowdy, the sights are more interesting, and the confinement on board is not as long.

But I was never a huge fan – until last Fall when I fell in love with one particular cruise, the Avalon Saigon trip from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

In full: https://www.newsweek.com/mekong-one-cruise-you-should-book-this-fall-1456079

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