AmaDara

AmaDara Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaDara

Year built2015  /  Age : 4
BuilderVietnam
ClassMekong river cruiser
OwnerIndochina Sails
OperatorAMAwaterways Asia
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)92 m / 302 ft
Gross Tonnage2420 gt
Passengers62 - 124
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins62
Decks with cabins3

Current itinerary of AmaDara

AmaDara current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon. Prices start from USD 2377 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 25 Mar, 2019 and ends on 01 Apr, 2019.

Date / TimePort
25 Mar     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
26 Mar     Angkor Ban, Cambodia   
26 Mar     Koh Oknha Tey Island, Silk Island, Cambodia   
26 Mar     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
27 Mar     Oudong, Cambodia   
27 Mar     Kampong Tralach, Cambodia   
27 Mar     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
28 Mar     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
30 Mar     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
31 Mar     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
31 Mar     Xeo Quyt Forest, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
31 Mar     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
01 Apr      Arriving in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   

Review of AmaDara

RV AmaDara boat cruises on Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, departing from homeports Hanoi, Saigon and Kampong Cham. The ship is operated by AmaWaterways - one of world's largest river cruise companies.

RV AmaDara cruise ship, Mekong River, Cambodia-Vietnam

AmaDara is the newest AMA-APT Mekong River cruise ship. The boat has similar design and operates on the same Vietnam-Cambodia route as the fleetmate RV AmaLotus. AMA Dara ship features modern comfort, all-outside cabins with Twin Balconies, spacious public spaces and premium-hotel amenities.

Cabins

The list of cabin amenities includes hotel beds, individual air-conditioning, small table with two chairs on the balcony, ample wardrobe space, writing desk, small seating area. Each of the staterooms boasts a private bathroom (glass-door shower, luxury bath amenities and a hairdryer), vanity area, phone (for onboard communication), mini-bar, personal safe. There are also complimentary fresh fruits and bottled water supplied daily. AmaDara has a total of 62 cabins (of which 48 Twin Balcony rooms, 14 Suites /2 of which Luxury /Owner's) in 5 grades.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - Luxury/LS (x2, deck3, size 450ft2/42m2) and Suite/SU (x12, deck3, size330ft2/30m2)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x18, deck2), B (x26, decks 1-2-3) and C (x4, deck1) - size 226ft2/21m2.
  • All staterooms are with an outside balcony combined with a French balcony window.

Shipboard facilities

Ship's restaurants include Mekong (dining room), The Tarantula Grill (specialty). AmaDara has a main restaurant, but also offers alternate dining with Asian and Western specialties. All meals are prepared by local chefs. Breakfast is buffet style, and for lunch, the selections include salads, hot entrées, soups and desserts. Dinner is multi-course with an entrées' selection. Free beer and wine are included with lunch and dinner. Complimentary soft drinks and house brand spirits are also included for guests' pleasure.

AmaDara also has a Saigon Lounge (show/enrichment program, Library, Bar), Panoramic Lounge (bow), Dara Lobby (embarkation area, Gift Shop), Fitness, Spa / Massage, top-deck (swimming pool, bar, shaded seating /observation area).

AmaDara cruise deals are inclusive of house brand alcohol (wine, beer, spirits), water and soft drinks, Internet / Wi-Fi, land tours/excursions and all transfers, live evening entertainment (by local dancers/musicians), daily enrichment lectures and discussions.

AmaDara 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 AmaDara cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On AmaDara cruises, AmaWaterways lines offer discount airfare travel deals on major airlines (without charging Flight Deviation fees).

River Cruise Itineraries

ms AmaDara ship operates luxury Mekong Delta cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia (one-way route, year-round departures from Hanoi and Siem Reap). Follows the list of AmaWaterways ship AMAdara river cruise itineraries as themes:

  • "VIETNAM, CAMBODIA and RICHES OF MEKONG" is a 15-day (7-day cruising) Mekong Delta cruise 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/excursions, plus 2-night Hanoi and 2-night Saigon luxury hotel packages and 1-night Halong Bay boat cruise included in the fares.
  • Note: The 7-day Mekong cruise itinerary segment is 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.
  • Note: Mekong cruises from Vietnam are with included flight transfer from Hanoi to Siem Reap.

More itinerary information:

  • Spend 2 nights in Hanoi, overnight in Ha Long Bay. Travel to Siem Reap and spend 3 nights there before embarking on a Mekong river cruise. Your journey will end with a 2-night stay in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh).
  • 16-day travel to Hanoi and return from Ho Chi Minh City, visiting Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong-Chhnang, Koh Chen, Kampong-Tralach, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau, Sa Dec, Xeo Quyt and Cai Be.
  • Visited countries: Cambodia, Vietnam

Next table show's the introduced in 2019 on AmaDara 7-day itinerary (between homeports Saigon and Kampong Cham) with prices starting from ~USD 1800 pp (double occupancy rates).

Date / TimePort
05 AugDeparting from Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
06 AugCai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
06 AugSa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
07 AugTan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
08 AugPhnom Penh, Cambodia
09 AugOudong, Cambodia
09 AugKampong Tralach, Cambodia
09 AugPhnom Penh, Cambodia
10 AugKoh Oknha Tey, Cambodia
11 AugAngkor Ban, Cambodia
11-12 Aug (overnight)Arriving in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

AmaDara wiki

  • The APT AmaDara boat is one of the two AMAwaterways ships operating luxury Mekong Delta cruises in Vietnam-Cambodia. The other ship is AmaLotus. Both vessels are operated by AMAwaterways division "AmaVoyages" via a partnership with the "Indochina Sails" river touring company ("Huong Hai Junks" subsidiary). Also operating in Southeast Asia is the ship AmaPura (Irrawaddy river cruises in Myanmar/Burma).
  • RV AmaDara river cruise ship is a new APT boat design concept adapted for cruising on the Mekong in the southwestern Vietnam-Cambodia region of Asia. As to length comparison, river Mekong is the world's 12th and Asia's 7th. The Mekong is also a major trade route between Yunnan (China) and the Southeast Asia countries Laos, Myanmar/Burma and Thailand.
  • Along with its both traditional and modern look, ms AmaDara features all Twin Balcony cabins (combined French- and step-out balcony) with Colonial-style interior decor, also comfortable public spaces and professionally trained service staff and crew (Vietnamese and Cambodian as nationality).
  • Vietnam river cruises on the Mekong operated by other major lines are offered on Viking MekongAvalon Siem Reap, Uniworld's River OrchidScenic Spirit, CroisiEurope's Indochine and Indochine II, (Travelmarvel) La Marguerite.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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AmaDara Itineraries

The below listed AmaDara cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 04 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $3111
2019 Mar 11 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2510
2019 Mar 18 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2978
2019 Mar 25 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2377
2019 Apr 01 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2510
2019 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2244
2019 Apr 15 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2177
2019 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2310
2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1737
2019 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1237
2019 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2159
2019 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1729
2019 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2300
2019 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1870
2019 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2441
2019 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2011
2019 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2582
2019 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1730
2019 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2652
2019 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2652
2019 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $3215
2019 Nov 11 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2230
2019 Nov 18 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2652
2019 Nov 25 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2652
2019 Dec 02 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2302
2019 Dec 09 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2652
2019 Dec 16 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2152
2019 Dec 23 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1880
2019 Dec 30 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2372
2020 Jan 06 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2779
2020 Jan 13 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $3001
2020 Jan 20 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2261
2020 Jan 27 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2779
2020 Feb 03 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2779
2020 Feb 10 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2779
2020 Feb 17 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2779
2020 Feb 24 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2779
2020 Mar 02 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2454
2020 Mar 09 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2379
2020 Mar 16 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2305
2020 Mar 23 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2556
2020 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2157
2020 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2083
2020 Apr 13 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1491
2020 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1935
2020 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1417
2020 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1417
2020 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1417
2020 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2009
2020 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1565
2020 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1639
2020 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2231
2020 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1787
2020 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1861
2020 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2086
2020 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2086
2020 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2086
2020 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2086
2020 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2086
2020 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2086
2020 Nov 16 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2086
2020 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $2086
2020 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1936
2020 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1936
2020 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $1936
2020 Dec 21 7 days, one-way from Saigon to Kampong Cham Saigon $1936
2020 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Saigon Kampong Cham $2310