Although the waterways of Europe gave birth to modern river cruising, they are far from the only destination available to adventurous passengers. River cruisers can choose to explore the mysteries of Egypt’s Nile, the history of Russia’s Volga, and the exotic beauty of Asia’s Mekong and Yangtze. For its part, AmaWaterways wants you to experience Asia like never before with a captivating journey on it Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong itinerary.
Available as a week-long cruise or a 16-day Cruisetour, AmaWaterways’ popular AmaLotus and La Marguerite offer a variety of departure dates for 2012 and the remainder of 2011. With this kind of flexibility, there’s certain to be a departure date and length that works best for you.
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.
The line’s popular La Marguerite is no less well-appointed. In fact, Travel Weekly Magazine recently selected her as a recipient of its Gold Magellan, an award designed to recognize the very best the travel industry has to offer.
La Marguerite combines traditional colonial elegance with modern amenities and furnishings to create an onboard ambiance that is best described as “historically modern.” Like AmaLotus, her smallest stateroom is a roomy 226 square feet and features all the amenities of a fine European hotel. You’ll also never miss a minute of the Mekong, thanks to the glass-walled Panoramic Lounge, the multi-windowed Restaurant, and an expansive sun deck for taking in the warmth and natural beauty of the region.
With two exotic ships sailing the legendary Mekong River, all that’s left is to take the plunge and discover this remarkable region of the world for yourself.
For more information about AmaWaterways, La Marguerite and AmaLotus, check out our complete AmaWaterways company and fleet overview right here on River Cruise Advisor.