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  • Specifically built to navigate rivers
  • River cruises in Europe, Russia, Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mostly well-traveled, affluent, and mature North Americans
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41 AmaWaterways Asia Cruise Reviews

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califTraveler
Member Since 2009
1 review
337 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Jan 2016 Having just returned from our AMAPURA cruise and our third trip to Myanmar. I have some suggestions for future passengers: Bring warm clothing..early morning or evenings are cool (55 degrees F).For the few of us on deck for ... Read more
Never Enough
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have just returned from a 10 day cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy River in Myanmar on the Amapura and cannot wait to go back. Because of the extremely low river we could not board the ship at the usual spot so there was a one hour bus ride ... Read more
hhmauch
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
AMA Waterways Myanmar I've just taken the 10 day cruise up the Irawaddy river. Although I have taken cruises with companies like Regent, Seabourn, Silversea, etc, this is my first river cruise. I chose AMA because my travel agent said it ... Read more
ChicoDug
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Synopsis. This is a long review. Bottom line, I'm positive. Great experience. Go to Myanmar before it is overrun by tourists. Be prepared for dust and smoke and you will see a backward country. The people are wonderful and the sites ... Read more
jackgeoff
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
From the start of the trip in Siam Reap to the last night in Saigon we couldn't fault a thing. The organisation of all the trips was spot on and Mau, our Cambodian guide was excellent. He is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable with a smile ... Read more

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pauljoedc
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We did only the river cruise part of a broader package that AmaWaterways provides. We heard generally good things about the land portions of the package. Overall, the cruise was enjoyable, but it got off to a rocky start with an unexpected ... Read more
Travels of Barbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
The river cruise in Myanmar was my 7th cruise with Amawaterways. My first river cruise was to Russia and then several in Europe. Knowing that Myanmar was a developing country and tourism was in it’s infancy, I wanted to be sure that ... Read more
teddy390bear
Member Since 2008
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our trip was 12 nights on AmaWaterways on AmaPura (2 nights pre cruise in Yangon and 10 nights cruise from Pyay to Mandalay) for December 16 2014. The pre cruise in Yangon stay included 2 nights in the Sule Shangri La. The hotel was one of ... Read more
debbyLA
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We took the land package also. Hanoi-Ha Long Bay-Siem Reap and after cruise Saigon. The land package is not to be missed! First-AMA is a delight to work with.  We needed to add an extra day and had a few questions and had 5star ... Read more
divalancashire
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Before booking this kind of holiday please make sure it is for you. If it is what you want it is great, if not you could very well be disappointed. My husband and I cruised on La Marguerite 9-16 September 2014. Our first disappointment was ... Read more

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cowprintrabbit
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
560 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
First and foremost, Son, our Tour Director was an amazing and diligent guide that met everyone’s needs. He ensured everyone understood the plan, how to eliminate overhead and bureaucracy and the most time was spent on the attractions ... Read more
daabigyin
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
This was my first cruise ever, and it was such a positive experience. Amawaterways has done a terrific job of combining different types of on shore experiences on this cruise. This was extremely important to me as I have resisted cruising ... Read more
kimmy8
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
We went on the 12 day vietnam Cambodia tour including 7 nights river cruising. Started in Saigon at Sheraton, had a wonderful Luke Nguyen inspired degustation at Xu, absolutely faultless! Went to the Tunnels which was an eye opener, ... Read more
soccerref
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
692 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My Husband and I have just returned from a wonderful land tour of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia which included an overnight stay on a Junk in Halong Bay and a 7 night cruise down the Mekong on the ‘La Marguerite’ I am a ... Read more
169degrees
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on the AMA Vietnam/Cambodia tour early April 2014. We started in Hanoi and ended in Ho Chi Minh City. First of all we concur with a prior review which stated that the breath of touring from this trip could not be done on your own. ... Read more

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OldTraveler
Member Since 2012
1 review
143 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I just returned from our Feb/Mar AMA Lotus cruise, south to north, a few weeks ago. My wife and I were very happy with this cruise. The “Con” remarks below are meant as constructive and hopefully would not lead ... Read more
juttawrobel
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second river cruise, the first being on the Nile (MS Darakum - recommend). Our cruise was part of a 17 night tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, starting in Saigon and ending in Hanoi, via Siem Reep (Angkor Wat). The organisation ... Read more
TravelDreamer75
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For anyone considering this trip, my recommendation is to do it! I think this was a great way to see a complex area, and some of the independent travelers I met on the way were jealous of the things I was able to see by travelling on the ... Read more
Cruise4Sunshine
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
307 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having traveled independently all over the world, in a Rick Steves kind of a way, I'm nearing 60, and traveling solo now and thought this would be a good way to see Vietnam and Cambodia. It was PERFECT for me. There were a.m. and p.m. ... Read more
mrknowitall
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It may be worth noting that the author of these comments travels mainly to see other cultures up close, secondly to meet new people and lastly to see 'things and places'. After experiencing and seeing that the main tourist tracks in China ... Read more

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MichaelInBuffalo
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2013
In early January, 2013, my wife and I and another couple our age [all recently retired] boarded the AmaWaterways river boat, the AmaLotus, for a 7-night cruise of the Ton Le River south of Siem Reap onto the Mekong River at Phnom Penh and ... Read more
alexandra cruiser
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
3,539 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you re interested in a combination land cruise in Vietnam and Cambodia along with Halong Bay Junk cruise and 7 day river cruise on MeKong,this was a great option. Hanoi is starting point and all hotels were 5 star here and in Seim Reip ... Read more
Yackvilla
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
I had to book on Amalotus at the last minute, due to Pandaw cancelling the cruise I was booked on. After reading the reviews posted on Cruise Critic, I boarded the ship with very poor expectations. I was however very pleasantly surprised ... Read more
ladyalfie
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
We are home now and I just wanted to drop you a short note to say AMA Waterways is fantastic. What an amazing vacation. We did 2 nights pre in Hanoi one night on a junk in Ha Long Bay and then 3 nights in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat). The ... Read more
mgelber
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed August 2012
. This ship is one year old. It has been having some growing pains in both the food and the experiences, but it is certainly an amazing experience now. The changes in the staff and food are 6 Star all the way. The rooms are very spacious ... Read more

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