If you want spectacular scenery and attractions you will need to book the land package that includes Angkor Wat and Harlong Bay. The cruise down the Mekong is more a cultural expose and explanation of historical events in the region. The boat and scenery on the river are still interesting but not spectacular. The cabins are excellent with a small balcony and French doors and the bathroom is clean and of good size with a glass shower screen. Food on the cruise was varied, both western and Asian selections with several selections for every meal. Drinks were available all day with beer and spirits included although they were of limited types , wine was only served with meals in the dining room. I have included photos of the wine list and drink list to give an idea of the extra charges if you wanted to purchase premium wine or spirits. The passengers are mainly older Americans, Canadians, British or Australians who are able to walk reasonable distances for the excursions. Excursions were interesting and varied and the guides were well organised. The staff were a highlight and attentive, friendly and well trained. Overall an excellent cruise by a professional company with great staff.

excellent cruise on a superb ship

AmaDara Cruise Review by jazzramgolf

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
If you want spectacular scenery and attractions you will need to book the land package that includes Angkor Wat and Harlong Bay. The cruise down the Mekong is more a cultural expose and explanation of historical events in the region. The boat and scenery on the river are still interesting but not spectacular. The cabins are excellent with a small balcony and French doors and the bathroom is clean and of good size with a glass shower screen. Food on the cruise was varied, both western and Asian selections with several selections for every meal. Drinks were available all day with beer and spirits included although they were of limited types , wine was only served with meals in the dining room. I have included photos of the wine list and drink list to give an idea of the extra charges if you wanted to purchase premium wine or spirits.

The passengers are mainly older Americans, Canadians, British or Australians who are able to walk reasonable distances for the excursions.

Excursions were interesting and varied and the guides were well organised.

The staff were a highlight and attentive, friendly and well trained.

Overall an excellent cruise by a professional company with great staff.
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Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B 122
Good sized cabin with a small balcony and French windows as well. Bathroom of a reasonable size with a glass shower screen. The cabin was very clean and the airconditioner worked very well.
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