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AmaDara Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Sailing the Mekong--Visiting the real Cambodia

Review for AmaDara to Asia River
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2017
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

We were looking for an interesting trip and hadn't been to Cambodia. AMA very organized at embarkation and throughout the cruise. Sofitel in Saigon lovely with a staggering breakfast and dinner buffet!!!

Ship is beautifully maintained. Mekong is a very lively river with much small commerce. Floating markets, fishing boats of all sizes, and more stilt houses than you could ever imagine. River in VietNam is really dirty with lots of flotsam and jetsam coupled with floating lotus. As we sailed into Cambodia, the river became "cleaner".

We stopped at several small villages. The best was a village where we visited an elementary school. Six hundred students, all in clean uniforms, in a bare bones school. Playground was dirt with two swings. Children were charming and sang "Old McDonald" with gusto. Forty well behaved 6-11 year olds. They all learn English. We brought schools supplies and the teacher was very grateful. More Cambodians speak English than Thai's.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B

Very nicely laid out. Plenty of closet space. Two comfortable chairs and a small table in cabin pop out. Balcony was nice but it was too muggy to use. Bathroom great--nice shower. Well maintained. Whole ship reminded us of the Orient Express experience--lots a polished woods. Bed very comfortable with four pillows--2 soft, 2 firm.

Port Reviews

Phnom Penh

Royal Palace and other sights

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

We didn't take an excursion

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