{{title}}

{{message}}

Sign Up
Cruisetrend helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
Cruise Ship Information
The 124-passenger AmaLotus offers the most luxurious river cruise vacations available on the exotic Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. At 302 feet in length, AmaWaterways‘ new AmaLotus features 62 elegantly furnished suites accented with traditional touches for a river cruise experience that is as unique and sumptuous as the regions she sails.
 
Downstream river cruises on Amalotus, La Marguerite (8 days 7 nights), from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau, Chau Doc, Cai Be, my tho  Outline Itinerary. Upstream cruise itinerary on Amalotus from Saigon to Siem Reap (8 days 7 nights), cruising to My Tho, Can Tho, Cai Be, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh, Chong Koh Village, Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham, Siem Reap. Fitness Center, Spa, plus a swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck. The ship also features a fully English-speaking staff.
 
AmaWaterways' 124-passenger AmaLotus debuted in 2011. The riverboat cruises along Southeast Asia's Mekong River with fleetmate La Marguerite. AmaLotus is slightly larger than La Marguerite -- 302 feet long compared to 235 feet long, and it accommodates 124 passengers in 62 balcony cabins (La Marguerite carries 92 passengers in 46 cabins).Onboard features include 10 junior suites and two suites. Cabin layout and decor features elegant textiles and regional artifacts. AmaLotus offers seven-day Mekong river cruises from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia's Siem Reap.
 
Atmosphere on board
AmaLotus is slightly larger than La Marguerite -- 302 feet long compared to 235 feet long, and it accommodates 124 passengers in 62 balcony cabins (La Marguerite carries 92 passengers in 46 cabins). AmaLotus offers seven-day Mekong river cruises from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia's Siem Reap. Public areas include a main restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties; Saigon Lounge; Gift Shop. Your cruise Includes 7 Nights' accommodation on board Amalotus sightseeing programme as outlined in the itinerary
Full board meal basis during your cruise, Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise, unlimited wine with every lunch and dinner on board.
 
Complimentary house-brand spirits, beer and soft drinks during your cruise, bottled water is provided in your cabin and replenished daily. Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party and Dinner on board entertainment including folklore dances and music performances and piano entertainment
Transfer from hotel in Siem Reap to ship and from ship to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
 
Family with Kids/Teens
AmaWaterways cruises are primarily designed for the adult traveler. Children are allowed; however, there are no child-specific programs or child-minding facilities.
Minimum age to sail on AmaWaterways is 4 years. Children 4-17 must be in a cabin with an adult.
 
Past Passenger Programs
Blue Members: Qualify on your 2nd Cruise! Benefits include:
An exclusive $100 per person savings on the cruise price
A private AmaWaterways guest reception on board
 
Silver MembersSilver Members: Qualify on your 3rd Cruise! Benefits include:
An exclusive $100 per person savings on the cruise price
A private AmaWaterways guest reception on board
Dinner with a senior crew member
A delightful welcome amenity
Complimentary coach transfer to and from the airport
A 50% discount on a one-category stateroom upgrade (excluding suites)
 
Gold MembersGold Members: Qualify on your 4th Cruise & Onward! Benefits include:
An exclusive $100 per person savings on the cruise price
A private AmaWaterways guest reception on board
Dinner with a senior crew member
A delightful welcome amenity
Complimentary coach transfer to and from the airport
A complimentary one-category stateroom upgrade (excluding suites)
 
Fitness And Spa
Enjoy riverside views in air-conditioned comfort while you work out at the onboard Fitness Centre.  located on the sun deck, if you wish to take some exercise during the voyage. Stay fit and active on the latest gym equipment, before relaxing in the sauna.The wooden sun deck is a wonderful area to admire the fantastic passing scenery. There are ample sunbeds and also a swimming pool to keep cool. The small bar serves snacks and a range of drinks.
 
Massage and Beauty Salon and as you sail through Vietnam and Cambodia’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? Ama have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.
 
Food & Dining
The wonderful Mekong Restaurant offers sophisticated menus using fresh high quality produce. Start your day with a lavish gourmet breakfast, consisting of assorted pastries, fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, and daily regional specials. While each meal presents the chance to dine on exotic Asian fare, Western favourites are always available, should you desire a taste of home.
 
Breakfast – Each leisurely breakfast presents a lavish buffet, offering you a choice of English, Continental or Asian-inspired cuisine.
Lunch – Select from an extensive buffet or à la carte dining menu, or perhaps order a local dish at the chef’s station, and watch fresh gourmet treats being prepared.
Dinner – A four-course à la carte feast explores the delicious fusion of Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine, while an equally impressive Western option is always on offer.
 
Included Drinks Throughout Your Mekong Cruise
During your cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus, soft drink, local beer and spirits are included at all times, while local wine is included during lunch and dinner. 
 
Exquisite Dining Service
Ensuring seamless attentive service throughout your Mekong cruise aboard the RV Amalotus, a Corporate Chef and Restaurant Manager will see that every aspect of your onboard dining is cared for.
 
Entertainment
Intriguing & Insightful Lectures
During your Mekong River cruise, local guides and historians will come aboard to deliver fascinating lectures that you’re able to attend as you choose. Learn about the golden age of Cambodia during the Angkor period, which will enrich your appreciation of the fabled temples of the ancient Khmer empire. Local customs, beliefs and traditions are also unearthed, adding valuable commentary to the places you’ll visit.
 
Magical Musical Performances On Board
On selected evenings, the Saigon Lounge & Bar converts into an atmospheric theatre that hosts a diverse program of musical entertainment that offers an amazing glimpse into the cultures of the region. Throughout the entire cruise, a pianist will be quietly playing soothing local music as well as some old favourites.
 
Peaceful Movie Nights in Your Suite & the Saigon Lounge
Each night presents the opportunity to relax and watch a film on your flat-screen television in the comfort of your suite. In addition to a huge catalogue of the latest box-office movies available to borrow on DVD, you’re able to enjoy movies and documentaries that are based on the very regions you visit.
 
Traditional & Interactive Evening of Khmer Dance
During an entertaining evening of song and dance, you’ll enjoy a traditional Khmer folk performance and listen to a range of charming music that’s local to the Mekong region. The folk dancers wear clothes of the people they are portraying, such as Chams, hill tribes, farmers, and peasants. This evening is all about you getting involved – you can even join in the dance if you wish.
 
Cooking Class & Fruit-carving Demonstration
Decorative food is a very important part of Vietnamese food culture, as presentation is all-important. Onboard, enjoy a detailed fruit-carving demonstration by the ship’s executive chef, and delight in the secrets of making the region’s most famous delicacy – Vietnamese Spring Rolls.
 
Staterooms
The 124-passenger AmaLotus (2011) features ultra-spacious 624-sq. ft. Suites; ten Jr. Suites at 290 sq. ft. and standard staterooms at 226 sq. ft., with 90 percent of her staterooms boasting outside balconies. With a décor that combines Colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents, staterooms include comfortable sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, robes and slippers, and a luxurious bathtub (Jr. Suites/Suites). There are five stateroom categories aboard AmaLotus: Category C staterooms are located on Mekong Deck and measure 226 square feet. They feature a porthole window and include all the amenities listed above. Amalotus, a 62 room French colonial style vessel that recalls the elegance of the Art Nouveau period in Paris, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta. Suite, Sadec Deck Twin Balconies with a separate Living Room and Bedroom, 624 sq. ft, Jr. Suite, Sadec Deck Twin Balconies, 290 sq. ft, CAT. A, Saigon Deck Twin Balconies, 226 sq. ft, CAT. B, Tonle Deck Twin Balconies, 226 sq. ft CAT. C, Mekong Deck Porthole, 226 sq. ft.
 
Category A & B staterooms are located on Saigon and Tonle decks. Like Category C staterooms, they are also 226 square feet but feature a balcony and large fixed window – perfect for viewing the magnificent Mekong. They include all of the amenities listed above.
Located on Sadec Deck are the ten Junior Suites. At 290 square feet, these rooms have a balcony and large fixed window in addition to a king-sized bed and a bathroom featuring a separate tub and shower.
Two Suites located all the way forward on Sadec Deck provide 452 square feet of living space that features a king-sized bed, a bathroom complete with whirlpool tub and separate shower, and a private balcony with two lounge chairs and a table.
As with many ships, these suites can sell out quickly, so it can pay to book well in advance
 
Tipping
Vietnam & Cambodia: Pre and Post Cruise: National Guide US $2 per person per day. Local Guides, US $1 per person per half-day tour, US $2 per person per full day tour. Bus Drivers, US $.50 per person for half-day tour, US $2 per person for full day tour.
Cruise: Cruise Director, US $2 per person per day. Ship's Crew, US $10 per person per day. Cruise Guide in Cambodia, US $2-3 per person per day (covers all shore excursions in Cambodia). Cruise Guide in Vietnam, US $2-3 per person per day(covers all shore excursions in Vietnam.)
 
Fellow Passengers
AmaWaterways generally appeals to well-traveled, 50-plus passengers with a strong interest in culinary arts and active exploration. Geographically, passengers are strongly drawn from North America, but the cruise line attracts a solid representation from the U.K. and Australia, where its partner, APT Touring, also markets the line.
 
Our Recommendation
There is no passenger elevator aboard AmaLotus, which has four public decks. American and Canadian passengers will require both Vietnamese and Cambodian Visas for itineraries operated aboard AmaLotus. AmaWaterways recommends brushing teeth with and drinking only from bottled water while onshore and aboard ship. Though water is purified and treated – and completely safe for bathing in – it may not be up to North American standards. The line provides unlimited, complimentary bottled water while onboard.