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AmaDara Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Fabulous Cruise down the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers

Review for AmaDara to Asia River
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andreawagner
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom
Sunset over the Mekong River
Getting blessed by Buddhist Monks
Ho Chi Minh in front of City Hall-Saigon
Saigon then and now

When we told our Travel Agent Friend, Linda Androlia, of Sunstone Tours about our plans to visit Southeast Asia, she said the best cruise line for this area is Amawaterways. She booked it for us and she was right. It was an amazing cruise. The staff are all local and really know the area and hospitality. The food was delicious and plentiful and we got to taste food from Cambodia and Vietnam. Everyday we disembarked to a new adventure whether is was to be blessed by buddhist monks, visit a remote fishing village or experience the horrific destruction from the American war and the dictators that followed. The tour guides were knowledgeable and did not sugar coat any of the atrocities that occurred during the war.

Each room was beautifully appointed with a balcony, not matter what the cost. The whole boat was spotless. We even treated ourselves to a massage, which is comparable to anything I've had in the states. Many evenings we were treated to local entertainment, Dancers from Vietnam and Cambodia demonstrated their beautiful, delicate dances. We were on board during Christmas and the crew serenaded us with Christmas carols, there was even a crew entertainment night. We also had a pre-tour at Angkor Wat where we stayed in the Sofitel in Siem Ream. and a post tour in Saigon again staying at the Sofitel. Both tours were excellent.

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Balcony Stateroom

Cabin C

Beautiful appointed with rich woods. Good size and had a balcony and plenty of room to store our belongings

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