AmaLotus cruise ship

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AmaLotus Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaLotus

Year built2011  /  Age : 8
ClassMekong river cruiser
OwnerIndochina Sails
OperatorAMAwaterways Asia
Length (LOA)92 m / 302 ft
Gross Tonnage950 gt
Passengers62 - 124
Decks with cabins4

Current itinerary of AmaLotus

AmaLotus current cruise is 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon. Prices start from USD 5345 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Feb, 2019 and ends on 25 Feb, 2019.

Date / TimePort
18 Feb     Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia   
19 Feb     Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia   
20 Feb     Chong Koh, Cambodia   
20 Feb     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
21 Feb     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
22 Feb     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
23 Feb     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
24 Feb     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
25 Feb      Arriving in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   

Review of AmaLotus

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


AmaLotus has a total of 62 cabins (of which 56 Twin Balcony Suites /with 2 Owner's, and 6 with non-opening Porthole Windows) in 5 grades. The 124-passenger cruise ship features one of the most spacious suites in the 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. 

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.

Shipboard facilities

Public areas include Lotus main restaurant which serves Western and Asian specialities. 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 entrees and a 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 also has a 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.

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 cruise tour 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).

River Cruise Itineraries

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

  • 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 Asia's 7th. The 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 the Mekong operated by other 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.

AmaLotus - user reviews and comments

AmaLotus Itineraries

The below listed AmaLotus 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 Jan 24 10 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho$5345
2019 Jan 31 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap$5345
2019 Feb 07 10 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho$5345
2019 Feb 14 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap$5345
2019 Feb 21 10 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho$5345
2019 Feb 28 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap$5345
2019 Mar 07 10 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho$5345
2019 Mar 14 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap$5345
2019 Mar 21 10 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho$5345
2019 Mar 28 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap$5345
2019 Apr 04 10 days, one-way from My Tho to Siem Reap My Tho$5195
2019 Apr 11 11 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap$5195