In September 2011, the brand-new MS AmaLotus will join AmaWaterways first Mekong vessel, MS La Marguerite, to sail the Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong itinerary.
The décor of AmaLotus will combine colonial elegance with local artefacts and regional Mekong touches.
The ship features all-outside accommodations and deluxe 226 sq. ft. staterooms with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Some 90 percent of staterooms have a private outside balcony, while suites, at 624 sq. ft., provide the ultimate in onboard pampering.
AmaLotus features a restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties as well as an authentic Vietnamese Lau (Hot Pot) dining facility. In addition, there is a beautiful lounge, gift shop, spa, fitness room and sauna.
The expansive Sun Deck is a haven for relaxation, where passengers can mingle and observe the unforgettable Mekong scenery from comfortable lounge chairs; take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a cool drink from the Sun Deck bar.
AmaLotus makes its debut on September 5th, 2011 and will sail seven-night Mekong river cruises from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Prices start from £1,224 per person, including all meals on the ship, port charges, all shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary, free-flowing wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, bottled water in every stateroom and a rich programme of entertainment, from local dancing and music performances to themed dinner and cultural lectures.
Flights are extra and a 15 night land-cruise itinerary can also be booked with AmaWaterways from £2442 per person, including two nights in Hanoi, an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay, 3 nights in Siem Reap, the seven night Mekong cruise and a two night stay in Ho Chi Minh City.