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John_in_Austin avatar

John_in_Austin

1 Review Written

AMALotus Mekong Cruise

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We took this tour in January 2011 which is during the dry and cool season. Most of the comments that others have left are quite accurate, but I will add some additional emphasis to some issues. This was our sixth ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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bloggingworldwide

2 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Great Way to See This Part of the World

My husband and I decided to start our trip with the 3 night Siem Reap hotel package and then the 7 night cruise with a 2 night Saigon stay. Here's what I learned from taking this trip: You do need to get visas ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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pauljoedc

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise but Deceptive Advertising

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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debbyLA

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Way to See Cambodia and Vietnam

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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cowprintrabbit

7 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

A Mekong River Adventure!

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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daabigyin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mekong delights

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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kimmy8

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A fun time on Amalotus

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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169degrees

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

An experience to remember

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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OldTraveler

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Vietnam, Camboia & The Riches of Mekong

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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TravelDreamer75

8 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful way to see Vietnam and Cambodia

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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juttawrobel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Vietnam and Cambodia on the RV AmaLotus

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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MichaelInBuffalo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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alexandra cruiser

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

AMAlotus cruise great on Mekong River in Vietnam

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Yackvilla

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amalotus a Plus

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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ladyalfie

1 Review Written

AMA WATERWAYS ON MEKONG DELTA

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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mgelber

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No rating

Vietnam/Cambodia-

. 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 ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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theowlfromdullsville

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Think twice about this one, there is a better way

The Amalotus was new so no excuses in most areas of comment. The ships hold approx 126 people however for the second time this season there was only 26. What an absolute blessing, when it is full the restaurants and ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Vasco de Gama

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Do your homework. for Mekong cruises

If you select the Amalotus or her sister ship you must understand the seasonal patterns of river flow, lake heights and rain season characteristics along the Mekong because this causes get variations in the nature ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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brn2bru

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would do it again, though, despite the ship

My wife and I took the full 16 night tour starting in Hanoi and finishing in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) with an extra on our own at either end (March 5 to 22, 2012). We flew from Vancouver to Hanoi with China ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Foodie traveller

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AMALotus ..great ship ...fantastic , unique tours

We are an Australian retired couple who in recent years have travelled extensively in Europe including a number of ocean and river cruises. Our standards and expectations are high. In selecting a trip we are ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Joseph Mok

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mekong River Cruise with AMAWaterways

Others have already given detailed descriptions of cruising the Sap and Mekong Rivers on the Amalotus; what I want to do here is provide my amateur assessment. First, some background. We did the full package: ...
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Sail Date January 2012


Alphild avatar

Alphild

1 Review Written

Good tours, disappointing ship

The journey through Vietnam & Cambodia is a worthwhile trip. The tours provide an insight into the daily life of the people in the cities and countryside. The activities, such as the rickshaw, oxcart rides, visit ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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ReturnCruiser

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Vietnam and Cambodia Land/Cruise November 2011

This is a rather long journal of our AMA Waterways land/cruise to Vietnam and Cambodia. The trip was taken in November 2011. Within the daily entries are some dining suggestions, travel hints and information about ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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