Vietnam and Cambodia

AmaDara Cruise Review to River Cruises - China/Asia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 201

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Vietnam Cambodia & The Riches Of The Mekong (Prek Dam To Ho Chi Minh City)

Sail date: March 27, 2017

Ship: AmaDara

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 102

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We had a wonderful time on our Mekong River cruise, and AMA Waterways was just great.    We had taken a Viking last year to China and this one was even better than Viking.    We enjoyed the luxury but at the same time, the destinations were very interesting.    The crew was very responsive, warm, and greeting all the time.   This trip can be a bit tiring if you are not prepared for that.    There are a lot of things to see and you need to be able to do a lot of walking, and climbing if you want to experience it the most.    We loved it, and we met some very memorable friends on this trip that we will keep in touch with forever.   Overall, unless you have an aversion to seeing Vietnam, this is a beautiful place, and the people are very welcoming.   64% of the population is 35 years or younger, and they do not like their government either.   Hopefully one day they will be more free, but they are making great strides in their well being.    Cambodia was also very interesting, and they are having more issues of rebuilding but are also improving.  Just a great trip!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Virtually all of the cabins, 1-3 floors are identical. Ours was right near the entrance and it was perfect. They have all been outfitted with virtually the same. The suites are a complete waste of money, as there is nothing different you get except a few extra feet of room. No need.

Ship tip

Food is very good, and they will also attempt to meet any food issues you may have.

Ports of call

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia

5 out of 5

Kampong Tralach, Cambodia

5 out of 5

Tan Chau, Vietnam

5 out of 5

Sa Dec, Vietnam

5 out of 5

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

3 out of 5
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