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AmaDara Review

4.5 / 5.0
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26 reviews

Lovely Cruise but avoid the Pre and Post cruise options in Vietnam

Review for AmaDara to Asia River
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CookGirl
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom
Lounge on the ship.

I completed this cruise a week or so ago. The cruise itself in very nice and relaxing. The stops along the river are interesting but this is so very different from one of the European sailings. You really can't explore on your own. You are assigned group color and a guide for Vietnam and a different one for Cambodia. Our guide in Vietnam, Sonny, was not good. It was almost impossible to understand him and he yelled all the time. Our guide for Cambodia, Peter, was excellent. AMA Waterways needs to vet the guides a bit better since you are stuck with the same one for several days. Get a bad one and it affects the whole experience.

Huong, our Cruise Manager was fantastic. Always there to help. Very nice and genuinely wanted everyone to have a great experience.

The ship itself is nice, but very different from the European ships. There are less areas to mingle and the lounge was always set up as a lecture hall rather than a place to talk to fellow guests.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B

Good size but lacks some of the storage features of the European ships. Shower sometimes lacked hot water. Thankfully the A/C worked well.

Port Reviews

Phnom Penh

Excellent! Great capital city with so much to do. Make sure to get a Tuk Tuk to see the city at night.

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