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AmaDara Review

4.5 / 5.0
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On the Mekong with AmaDara

Review for AmaDara to Asia River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom
Nose art
Floating village
Cambodia Temples, Banteay Srei, Bayon, Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm
Rikshaw tour
AmaDara and some crew
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Amawaterways AmaDara 7-14 Dec 2015 Siem Reap to Saigon

We enjoyed a 7 day river cruise on AmaDara from Siem Reap Cambodia to Saigon Vietnam in early December 2015. This was our first cruise with AMAWaterways, on the AmaDara and on the Mekong River.

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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin C

Our cabin, 107, was on the lower deck about 3/4 of the way to the back. The lower deck isn't entirely a negative as you are almost eye level with the drivers of long tail boats zipping past, it makes for good photo ops as most wave back. The rooms are the smallest but still good size. All the rooms on the AmaDara have a balcony, our balcony was the smallest but still it was adequate for after dinner drinks. We had a seating area with a table and 2 chairs. There is also a French balcony right beside the regular balcony but we didn't use much as it was hot out. In fact there were alarms if you left your cabin door open.

We looked at upgrading to a suite as the boat was about 1/2 full a little over 60 guests (life boat drill head count) and the cost was significantly cheaper than purchasing a suite initially. But we decided against it as it would require 2 cabin upgrades for the other couple and we had already unpacked.

There is free wifi when the boat is within range of a cell tower which was most of the time, although it was never fast. The wifi antenna's are near the middle of the ship so if your room is towards the back the wifi will be weak to nonexistent. The wifi seemed to run out of steam by the time you reached cabin 111.

If you have a suite, then you have your own wifi.

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