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  • AmaLotus-Sundeck-Pool - Spend time with new friends and a cocktail while poolside on the AmaLotus sundeck as you sail the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam.
  • AmaLotus-Restaurant - The restaurant aboard AmaLotus combines old-time elegance with regional Khmer flavorings.
  • AmaLotus-restaurant-cuisine - Enjoy authentic Asian cuisine and fresh produce during your sailing down the Mekong aboard AmaDara or AmaLotus.
  • AmaLotus-Stateroom-Bathroom - Soak in the luxury bathtub of your AmaLotus stateroom during a vacation of a lifetime exploring the Mekong River.
  • AmaLotus-twin-balcony-jr - A twin balcony junior suite aboard AmaLotus with a décor that combines colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents. Suites feature large sitting areas, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and a bathtub.
  • AmaLotus-Twin-Balcony-CatAorB-Staterooms - A twin balcony stateroom aboard AmaLotus. Staterooms include comfortable sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, robes and slippers, and a luxurious bathtub.
  • AmaLotus-Luxury-Suite-Bedroom - Spread out in a 624-square foot luxury suite aboard AmaLotus with a décor that combines colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents. The suites feature large sitting areas, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and a luxurious bathtub.
  • AmaLotus-Luxury-Suite-Living-Room - Stay in a Luxury Suite to relax in grand style during your Mekong River cruise aboard AmaLotus. Ninety percent of the staterooms on board feature outside balconies.
  • AmaLotus-spa-massage - Indulge in a comforting traditional hot stone massage as you make your voyage down the Mekong River aboard AmaLotus.
  • AmaLotus-Saigon-Lounge-2 - Experience first-rate service in a convivial atmosphere in the lounge of AmaLotus during your river cruise.
  • AmaLotus-Saigon-Lounge - The traditional flair of AmaLotus' Saigon Lounge will be inviting as you sail the Mekong River.
  • AmaLotus-exterior - Sail aboard the 124-passenger AmaLotus to experience spectacular scenery along the Mekong River, “The Mother of Water,” on your river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam.
  • AmaLotus-Luxury-Suite-Bedroom - Spread out in a 624-square foot luxury suite aboard AmaLotus with a décor that combines colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents. The suites feature large sitting areas, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and a luxurious bathtub.
  • AmaLotus-Sundeck-Pool - Spend time with new friends and a cocktail while poolside on the AmaLotus sundeck as you sail the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam.
  • AmaLotus-Saigon-Lounge-2 - Experience first-rate service in a convivial atmosphere in the lounge of AmaLotus during your river cruise.
  • AmaLotus-restaurant-cuisine - Enjoy authentic Asian cuisine and fresh produce during your sailing down the Mekong aboard AmaDara or AmaLotus.
  • AmaLotus-Saigon-Lounge - The traditional flair of AmaLotus' Saigon Lounge will be inviting as you sail the Mekong River.
  • AmaLotus-twin-balcony-jr - A twin balcony junior suite aboard AmaLotus with a décor that combines colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents. Suites feature large sitting areas, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and a bathtub.
  • AmaLotus-spa-massage - Indulge in a comforting traditional hot stone massage as you make your voyage down the Mekong River aboard AmaLotus.
  • AmaLotus-Restaurant - The restaurant aboard AmaLotus combines old-time elegance with regional Khmer flavorings.
  • AmaLotus-Twin-Balcony-CatAorB-Staterooms - A twin balcony stateroom aboard AmaLotus. Staterooms include comfortable sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, robes and slippers, and a luxurious bathtub.
  • AmaLotus-Luxury-Suite-Living-Room - Stay in a Luxury Suite to relax in grand style during your Mekong River cruise aboard AmaLotus. Ninety percent of the staterooms on board feature outside balconies.

AmaLotus: Luxury river cruising in Vietnam & Cambodia (retired)

Editor's Note: AmaWaterways retired AmaLotus from its fleet in 2016.

Snapshot

Decorated with traditional Colonial touches and Khmer artifacts, AmaWaterways' ms AmaLotus features an elegant dining area, two lounges, library, fitness room, outdoor whirlpool and Sun Deck with its own bar. The ship also offers 62 outside staterooms and suites, including 10 Junior Suites at 290 sq. ft. and four Suites at 452 sq. ft. 

The decor matches AmaLotus' luxury and comfort with elegant sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, robes and slippers and a luxurious bathtub (Jr. Suites/Suites). Public areas include a main restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties, the Saigon Lounge, gift shop, fitness center, spa, plus a swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck.

Who will like sailing on AmaLotus

Discerning travelers looking for a luxurious all-inclusive river cruise experience.

Where AmaLotus sails

AmaLotus sails along the exotic Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam.

Ratings & awards

Cruiseable            
Berlitz           
  • Gold Award for River Cruise Ship, Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award (2012)

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Dining & cuisine

The AmaLotus features a main restaurant that serves Asian and Western specialties. Meals are prepared by local chefs and consist of Western cuisine as well as Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine. Breakfast is served buffet style each morning. For lunch, selections include salads, soups, hot entrées and desserts. Dinner is a multi-course meal with a selection of entrées. Free –flowing wine and beer are included with every lunch and dinner on board. Complimentary house brand spirits and soft drinks are also included throughout your cruise.

Massage & beauty

As you sail through Vietnam and Cambodia's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? Use the services of the expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise.

Stay in a Luxury Suite to relax in grand style during your Mekong River cruise aboard AmaLotus. Ninety percent of the staterooms on board feature outside balconies.
Courtesy of AmaWaterwaysStay in a Luxury Suite to relax in grand style during your Mekong River cruise aboard AmaLotus. Ninety percent of the staterooms on board feature outside balconies.

More onboard features:

  • Mekong Restaurant
  • Sun Deck with lounge chairs and bar
  • Saigon Lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Gift shop
  • Library/Panoramic Lounge

Onboard entertainment

Onboard special highlights include folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment.

Staterooms

  • Staterooms are 226 sq. ft. and feature Twin Balconies
  • Jr. Suites are 290 sq. ft. with an outside balcony, sitting area, bathroom with shower and separate tub
  • Indochina Suites are 624 sq. ft. with an extras-spacious outside balcony, king-size bed, sitting area, bathroom with shower and separate whirlpool bathtub
  • All outside staterooms with sitting areas, most featuring balconies
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • In-room safe, hair dryer, mini-bar, bathrobe and slippers
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Writing desk and mini bar

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Hot stone massage
  • Where: AmaLotus spa

  • What: Pool
  • Where: Sun Deck

  • What: Twin balcony Jr. Suite
  • Where: AmaLotus
  • Staterooms are 226 sq. ft. and feature Twin Balconies
  • In-room safe, hair dryer, mini-bar, bathrobe and slippers
  • Classic dishes and regionally-inspired cuisine made with fresh locally-sourced ingredients

Top dining options on board

AmaLotus Restaurant

  • Style: Asian and Western cuisine
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

AmaLotus Restaurant

  • Style: Asian cuisine
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Fast facts

124 Passengers [?]
50 Crew
4 Decks
2010 Maiden voyage
302 Length in feet
42 Width in feet (max beam)

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