The cruise only package we book ie: not taking the add on's from AMAWATERWAYS as in pre and post cruise . However we had booked online direct with both the Sofitel hotels for 2 days prior and post cruise and still coming out more cost effective than the add on prices.
The pre cruise set up was perfect and cruise manager Thaui was excellent from the first minute we met. Effortless pre cruise info ( bags out in hallway of hotel re identify and load all sorted by staffing) The 6 hour transfer with two one hour stops did fly by with good enroute info and stops and markets to turn ones stomach all part of the experience. The " we are all family " Ama Waterways concept works well . From the start of the transfer to the end of day 5 each group had its Cambodian guide our blue group guide was Tek Leng who was exceptional.
Due to a issue in the dinning room the welcome on board drinks and first night dinner was a bit all over the show as the "the paint had not dried" but Markus the Cruise director was in control in perfect Austrian style.
Our cabin 221 was well positioned mid ship first after the central staircase .
Well insulated , excellent size at 251s sq ft with a queen size bed and separate seating are with two balconies and outside balcony with table and chairs and a French balcony .
no issues with systems plugs etc all proved and cabin well maintained . Excellent accommodation.
arranged on our own to see Angkor Wat as pre cruise
However excusrion one was a stop over at a daily market en route to the ship
all day cruising with border /passport control taking up 3 hours of the day.