The Mekong is one of the most beautiful river cruise destinations in the world. Tranquil voyages along this fascinating stretch of water offer beauty at every turn, and yet, this area is still relatively unexplored by cruisers.
Now, AmaWaterways aims to bring the splendour of the Mekong to the top of your river cruise bucket list, announcing brand new itineraries for 2018.
Explore the jewels of Southeast Asia
2018 Mekong river cruises offer exotic exploration. Guests will have the opportunity to sail either up or downstream for seven nights on-board stunning AmaDara, and extend their holiday with a choice of pre and post-cruise land options.
Charms of the Mekong
- A 12-night cruise and land package that includes two nights in Ho Chi Minh City, a seven-night Mekong river cruise on-board AmaDara and three nights in Siem Reap.
- A 15-night cruise and land package that includes two nights in Ho Chi Minh City, a seven-night Mekong river cruise on-board AmaDara, two nights in Siem Reap, three nights in Hanoi and one night in Ha Long Bay.
Riches of the Mekong
- A 10-night cruise and land package that includes three nights in Siem Reap and a seven-night Mekong river cruise on-board AmaDara to Ho Chi Minh City.
- A 15-night cruise and land package that includes two nights in Hanoi, one night in Ha Long Bay, three nights in Siem Reap, a seven-night Mekong river cruise on-board AmaDara and two nights in Ho Chi Minh City.
And the best part? All of these spectacular sailings include port taxes, flights and transfers between your airport, hotel and ship.
AmaWaterways’ new Mekong itineraries offer river cruisers the chance to experience authentic Asia. Rich in culture, natural beauty and turbulent history, there is fascination around every corner and always something new to discover.
Shore excursions include a trip to a Buddhist monastery, a full-day exploration of the historical and ecological site of Xeo Quyt, and a rice paper and candy-making workshop in Cai Be. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the infamous Killing Fields and the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh; humbling excursions that everyone should experience.
One of the best things about AmaWaterways’ Mekong river cruises, however, is the presence of destination experts. With an exhaustive knowledge of Asian religions, architecture and history, they will enhance each journey with immersive experiences that will take you on a voyage of discovery.
“We are pleased to offer our guests more opportunities to experience the unique authenticity of the Mekong and the villages that line the riverbanks,” says Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-owner of AmaWaterways. “By combining the cruise with pre and post land packages in Siem Reap, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, our guests have the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the culture and history of this fascinating region.”
A river cruise ship fit for royalty
Of course, a river cruise this breath-taking needs a fitting ship. Enter AmaDara, an award-winning vessel home to French Colonial-inspired décor and authentic Mekong artefacts.
Guests will stay in one of 124 staterooms with private twin balconies offering stunning views of the river, and have access to an indulgent spa, a sun deck pool and a fitness room. Then there is the mouth-watering cuisine. As well as the main dining room guests will find ‘The Chef’s Table’, a delectable fusion restaurant with a menu developed by award-winning executive chef, Primus Perchtold.
What are you waiting for? Book your Mekong river cruise with AmaWaterways and be transported to a land of unrivalled beauty. Call our Cruise Concierge on 0207 980 2846 to find out more.