AmaDara Cruise Review to River Cruises - China/Asia

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5 out of 5

First class all the way

Sail Date: September 19, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 209

We chose the cruise and land trip and it was all first class.  The Sofitel hotels were elegant and in excellent locations.  We arrived in Saigon three days early, and that gave us time to rest up from the long flight and do some exploring on our own.  We did the same at the end and stayed longer in Hanoi.  The Amadara was just as pictured and the food was excellent.  The best of all was the staff-very friendly and proud of their service always with smiles.  Try a dinner at the Chef's Table-a real treat.  The cruise manager was super and every detail was taken care of.  We never waited for anything.  The guides were very knowledgable and adding local guides at each stop made it very personal.


I wish we had been able to have another day in Phenom Phen otherwise, the stops were well planned.  If you want to explore more on your own, just take the seven day cruise and book the land on your own schedule, but don't miss Ha Long Bay that was offered as part of the land tour by Ama.

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Generous size cabin and bathroom . Balcony not used because of heat and bugs sometimes.
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Enjoy the staff-they are terrific.

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