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AmaLotus Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaLotus

Review of AmaLotus

The AmaLotus boat cruises on Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, departing from Siem Reap and Hanoi.

The 124-passenger AmaLotus cruise ship features one of the most spacious suites in industry, up to 624 sq. ft., with 90 % of the staterooms boasting outside verandas. Ship's décor combines regional Khmer accents and Colonial elegance. All staterooms include individual air-conditioning, comfortable sitting areas, mini-bar, safe, robes and slippers, as well as a luxurious bathtub.AmaLotus cruise ship, Mekong River The public areas include Lotus main restaurant which serves Western and Asian specialties, gift shop, Saigon Lounge, fitness center, spa, a swimming pool and a bar on the Sun Deck. Meals are made by local chefs and include Western, Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine. Breakfast is buffet style and for lunch, selections feature salads, hot entrées, soups and desserts. Dinner pampers with a selection of entrées and multi-course meal. Free-flowing beer and wine are a plus with every dinner and lunch on board. Complimentary soft drinks and house brand spirits are also included. AmaLotus staff is fully English-speaking.

AmaLotus river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative AMA cruise rates. They might be different when you book your AmaWaterways AmaLotus cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On AmaLotus cruises, AmaWaterways lines offer discount airfare travel deals on major airlines (without charging Flight Deviation fees). AmaLotus ship, Mekong River ms AmaLotus cruises offer deals on Vietnam and Cambodia luxury river cruises on Mekong River (one-way, operated year-round). Follows the list of AmaWaterways ship AmaLotus river cruise itineraries as themes:

  • The "VIETNAM, CAMBODIA and RICHES OF MEKONG" itinerary offers 15-days (sailing 7 days) Mekong Delta cruises from Hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) with embarkation in Siem Reap, and the reverse from Saigon to Hanoi. There are a total of 22 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 2-night Hanoi and 2-night Saigon luxury hotel packages, and 1-night Halong Bay boat cruise included in the fares.
  • The 7-day Mekong river cruise itinerary covers the route from Siem Reap to Saigon /Ho Chi Minh City, and the reverse from Saigon to Siem Reap. There are 14 complimentary land tours/excursions, but no Vietnam or Cambodia hotel packages included in the fares.

AmaLotus wiki

Year built 2011

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 124 / 50

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 900 tons / 301 ft (92 m)

Flag State (registered in) Vietnam

Ship builder na (Vietnam)

Building cost -

Ship owner Indochina Sails

Operator APT AmaWaterways (AmaVoyages via Indochina Sails)

Christened by -

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  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 62 (of which 56 Twin Balcony Suites /with 2 Owner's, and 6 with non-opening Porthole Windows).
  • Restaurants: Mekong (dining room).
  • Lounges & Bars: Saigon Lounge & Bar (show, entertainment, enrichment program, Library), Panoramic Lounge (bow), Lotus Lobby (Gift Shop, embarkation area), Gym/Fitness, 3 Spa /Massage rooms, top-deck (swimming pool, bar, large shaded seating area).
  • AmaLotus cruise deals are inclusive of house brand alcohol (wine, beer, spirits) and soft beverages, Internet / Wi-Fi, land tours (excursions, transfers), live evening entertainment (by local performers /Vietnamese folklore music, dances, theme dinners), daily enrichment lectures, 24-hour coffee/tea.
  • The APT AmaLotus boat is one of the two AMAwaterways ships operating luxury Mekong Delta cruises in Vietnam-Cambodia. The other one is the new AmaDara ship (2015). Both vessels are operated by the AMA line's "AmaVoyages" division via a partnership with the local "Indochina Sails" river touring company (a "Huong Hai Junks" subsidiary). Also operating in the Southeast Asia region is the boat AmaPura (Irrawaddy river cruises in Burma/Myanmar).
  • RV AmaLotus is a modern APT river cruise ship design concept adapted for the specifics of Mekong Delta in Southeast Asia (southwestern Vietnam). By waterway length comparison, Mekong River is the world's 12th and the Asia's 7th. Mekong is a major trade route connecting the Yunnan province in China to Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Along with its traditionally modern look, the AmaLotus cruise ship features mostly full-size balcony accommodations (90% of all cabins), Colonial style interior decoration in both public spaces and cabins, professionally trained Vietnamese and Cambodian staff and crew.
  • Cambodia and Vietnam river cruises on Mekong operated by other lines are offered on Viking Mekong, Avalon Siem Reap, Uniworld's River OrchidScenic Spirit, CroisiEurope's Indochine and Indochine II, (Travelmarvel) La Marguerite.

AmaLotus cabins

Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
  • Suites - Luxury/SU (x2, deck3, size 624ft2/58m2) and Junior/JR (x10, deck3, size290ft2/27m2)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x22, deck2), B (x22, deck1) - size 226ft2/21m2
  • RiverView Staterooms - C (x6, deck-lower) - size 226/21.
  • 90% of all rooms are outside balconies.
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AmaLotus Itineraries 2016

The below listed AmaLotus cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest AmaWaterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
28 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to My Tho
Prices starting
from $2877
29 Nov        Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)
29 Nov        Departing from Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
30 Nov        Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia (Morning)
30 Nov        Kampong Tralach, Cambodia (Afternoon)
30 Nov        Oudong, Cambodia
01 Dec        Chong Koh, Cambodia
01 Dec - 02 Dec        Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)
02 Dec        Phnom Penh, Cambodia
03 Dec        Mekong River
03 Dec - 04 Dec        Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)
04 Dec        Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
04 Dec - 05 Dec        Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)
05 Dec        Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
05 Dec        Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
06 Dec        Arriving in My Tho,Mekong Delta, Vietnam
12 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to My Tho
Prices starting
from $2877
13 Dec        Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)
13 Dec        Departing from Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
14 Dec        Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia (Morning)
14 Dec        Kampong Tralach, Cambodia (Afternoon)
14 Dec        Oudong, Cambodia
15 Dec        Chong Koh, Cambodia
15 Dec - 16 Dec        Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)
16 Dec        Phnom Penh, Cambodia
17 Dec        Mekong River
17 Dec - 18 Dec        Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)
18 Dec        Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
18 Dec - 19 Dec        Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)
19 Dec        Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
19 Dec        Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
20 Dec        Arriving in My Tho,Mekong Delta, Vietnam
26 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to My Tho
Prices starting
from $2877
27 Dec        Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)
27 Dec        Departing from Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
28 Dec        Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia (Morning)
28 Dec        Kampong Tralach, Cambodia (Afternoon)
28 Dec        Oudong, Cambodia
29 Dec        Chong Koh, Cambodia
29 Dec - 30 Dec        Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)
30 Dec        Phnom Penh, Cambodia
31 Dec        Mekong River
31 Dec - 01 Jan        Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)
01 Jan        Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
01 Jan - 02 Jan        Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)
02 Jan        Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
02 Jan        Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
03 Jan        Arriving in My Tho,Mekong Delta, Vietnam