Educationl/ Cultural trip through Vietnam and Cambodia

AmaDara Cruise Review to River Cruises - China/Asia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 64

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Vietnam Camodia & Riches Of The Mekong (Prek Kdam To Ho Chi Minh City)

Sail date: November 04, 2019

Ship: AmaDara

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 201

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The land extension offered in conjunction with the cruise was very good. The Sofitel hotels are luxurious. However, the design of the ship did not match that level of luxury, The river boat was lacked any luxury design. Asian design is quite exotic, and the ship lacked it.


5 out of 5
The AMA tour/ cruise maanger took care of all of this. It was easy/

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Most of the food was very good. Some of the fish choices were not very good based on the Western palate/

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
This is a river boat, so we did not have all the activities of a large ocean liner. There could have been more local presentations and other things presented within reference to the Cambodia and Vietnam.


4 out of 5
What we had was very good. However, there could have been more of it.

Children's Programs

This trip to Southewast Asia was not geared to have children. It was an educationa;/cultural expreince of a part of the wrold most of the people in the Western world are not familiar.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew was excellent in every way.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Having been on at least 10 river cruises, the décor was not up to that experienced on other river boats.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
All the cabins are the same on this ship with the exception of the suites. Something was missing in the décor. The categories were determined by location. Even though this was a C category, it was on the level with all the B cabins. All are the same, as well as the A on the third level.

Ship tip

This is an Asian ships, so one must be preapred that it will not have the elegance found on the European river boats.

Ports of call


4 out of 5

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia

4 out of 5

Kampong Tralach, Cambodia

4 out of 5

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

5 out of 5

Cruise Mekong River

5 out of 5
This was much needed day. AMA did not pace some of the days well. Since we were in Asia, we did everything that was included. I believe their US staff needs to actually do the trip to understand the hear, humidity, and then can pace it accordingly.

Tan Chau, Vietnam

4 out of 5
There was not enough time given to explore on our own.

Sa Dec, Vietnam

4 out of 5
There was not enough time given to explore on our own.

Cai Be, Vietnam

4 out of 5

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The tour/cruise maanger had organized this very well.
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