Asia Cruise Yearbook : ASEAN Yearbook 2018
ASEAN CRUISE DIRECTORY 2018/2019 63 ASIAN FLEET RIVER Avalon Waterways Avalon Waterways operates one of the most modern fleets in Europe and also cruises the Yangtze, Ganges, Irrawaddy and Mekong Rivers in Asia and Peru’s Amazon River. All ships offer luxury and style. Some of the highlights of the Yangtze River cruise include visits to the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace and Great Wall. On the Irrawaddy, guests can visit a monastery to present alms to the monks. You will also meet children at a village school. In Europe, guests have the option of cruising on the Rhine, Seine, Danube or do a multi-river cruise. / FACT FILE Vessels: 22 Passengers: 36-392 Destinations: Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, China, India. / CONTACT Avalon Waterways E: enquiries@globusfamily. com.au W: avalonwaterways.com.au / DINING Avalon has FlexDining and in 2019 will offer a complimentary picnic lunch for guests to take off the ship. Avalon’s cruises include full buffet breakfasts and lunches, four-course à la carte dinners and afternoon tea and snacks. For Asian river cruises local beer and spirits are available throughout the day and wine is included at lunch and dinner. / ACCOMMODATION In Southeast Asia, suites are luxurious, about 22 square metres, and have floor-to-ceiling sliding- glass doors and ensuites, Egyptian cotton linens and slippers. / FACILITIES Lounge, club and bars, fitness centre, library, hair salon, complimentary WiFi, whirlpool. Pandaw The 16 beautiful Pandaw ships that sail the rivers of Southeast Asia, India and China are finished in brass and teak, and designed to manoeuver in shallow waters, so they can reach remote parts of Asia. Pandaw cruises the Irrawaddy and Chindwin in Myanmar and the Mekong between Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Guests can take cooking classes which include exploring local markets with Pandaw chefs. Pandaw is pioneering new programs on the Red River in Northern Vietnam, the Upper Mekong in Lao PDR and India’s Brahmaputra, Ganges and Hooghly rivers and Kerala backwaters. / FACT FILE Vessels: 16 Passengers: 20-60 Destinations: Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. / CONTACT Pandaw P: 02 8006 7013 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: pandaw.com / DINING Dining on Pandaw’s ships include local cuisine and exotic foods. The line sources supplies from local growers and producers. Breakfast and lunch are buffets. Guests who do not enjoy spicy food are offered a European alternative. Dinner is table-service style and at least two nights onboard are themed. / ACCOMMODATION A cabin onboard a Pandaw ship, is well sized – most are around 15 square metres – and has twin beds, air-conditioning and French windows. The bathrooms are equipped with kimono robes, slippers and mineral water. / FACILITIES Spa, painting, photography, pool table, talks and presentations.
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