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Great Way to See This Part of the World

Review for AmaLotus to Asia River

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bloggingworldwide

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 for Vietnam ahead of time. You can do this through an agency or directly with the consulate. If you start in Hanoi, you need a multiple entry visa. If you start in Siem Reap like we ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony


Great Way to See Cambodia and Vietnam

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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debbyLA

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 service. Second- pace was great. Saw a lot, didn't feel like rushed and could see in depth with a lot of variety but not so slow to be bored. There was a lot of uneven ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


Nice Cruise but Deceptive Advertising

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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pauljoedc

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 7-hour bus ride over bumpy roads with only a tiny sandwich and an apple for lunch. Many passengers seemed in a bad mood by the time we got to the boat, but this ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


A Mekong River Adventure!

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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cowprintrabbit

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 and not waiting around. We loved how he handled all the passport, visas and customs processes. He made it so easy for everyone. Not a single complaint. The land ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


Mekong delights

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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daabigyin

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 up till now, not wanting to spend my entire time on a ship and needing excursions that are interesting to me. When traveling, my wife and I like to visit ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


A fun time on Amalotus

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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kimmy8

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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, especially when one person at the tunnels told us he had lived in the tunnels for 12 years during the vietnam war...unbeleivable!!!!! Did an amazing cookery class in ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


An experience to remember

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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169degrees

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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. Our group was in the 50-80 age range with many in their 60s and 70s, retirees, Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Australians overwhelmingly white crowd, a number ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Vietnam, Camboia & The Riches of Mekong

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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OldTraveler

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

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 anyone to think that they should not take this trip. This trip is a little different from AMA Waterways North to South tours. The main thing is that on the North to South ...
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Sail Date: February 2014


Vietnam and Cambodia on the RV AmaLotus

Review for AmaLotus to Asia

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juttawrobel

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 was brilliant from start to finish. Our Tour Manager was extremely efficient as he needed to be as there were 88 people in our group - ranging in age from 50 to ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


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