Operating the line’s popular Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong itinerary, AmaLotus joins the 2009-built La Marguerite on voyages sailing from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. On this itinerary, guests are treated to some truly special bonuses, like a two-night stay in Hanoi and a remarkable overnight stay aboard a luxury junk ship in Ha Long Bay, itself recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Vietnam and Cambodia offer an incredible array of interesting, historic and scenic destinations, especially along the Mekong River. We’re extremely proud to introduce a second ship there with the features and amenities of the MS AmaLotus,” said Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways’ President.
Like all AmaWaterways voyages, the ship is as much of a prize as the destination itself. With no staterooms smaller than 226 square feet, AmaLotus is ideally suited to providing guests with an experience that is as relaxing as it is luxurious. The onboard décor is Colonial in theme, accented with regional Khmer touches, and passenger staterooms and suites even include kimonos and slippers.
Dining can also be taken as you wish, with an immersive menu of Asian and North American specialties, ensuring there are culinary options available for those seeking more local fare, or meals more reminiscent of home. Complimentary wine and beer are offered during lunch and dinner hours, along with complimentary spirits and soft drinks.
But few things can rival the natural majesty of the Mekong River as seen from the expansive Sun Deck aboard AmaLotus. Guests can kick back and relax in a deck chair, amble up to the bar for a refreshing drink, or end the afternoon off with a final plunge in the onboard swimming pool.
It all adds up to a remarkable experience aboard AmaWaterways’ newest luxury river cruise vessel, sailing the mystical waters of one of the world’s oldest rivers.
For more information on AmaWaterways and the brand-new AmaLotus, be sure to check out our line and fleet overviews right here on River Cruise Advisor.