AmaDara is the latest addition to the Ama Waterways fleet, and a rather gorgeous affair, with sleek lines and equally sleek, spacious cabins and suites, all with private balconies.
A trip down the Mekong is pleasure enough, but AmaDara adds some all of its own to the experience, with a pool, a swish spa, two restaurants serving authentic Vietnamese and Cambodian dishes, the sophisticated Saigon Lounge for pre-dinner cocktails. In addition every space has been designed to make the most of the ever-changing view along this river so lined with life, so there’s always something to entrance or entertain.
There’s a fair bit of entertainment onboard too, from folklore dances, musical performances, a piano player, cultural lectures and discussions and themed dinners. The in-depth excursions ashore are carefully planned, some to significant heritage sites and cities, including a trip on a junk in Halong Bay; others designed to experience local life, such as tri-shaw rides through smaller villages and visits to bustling markets.
Food and Drink
2 restaurants, 1 bar lounge
Fitness Room, 1 outdoor pool
Two restaurants serve both Western and Asian cuisine – the local chefs are skilled at both, and dish up extensive buffet breakfasts, several options at lunch, from light to substantial meals; and go all out at dinner, which is a multi-course extravaganza. The wine flows freely at lunch and dinner.
Regular musical performances and themed dinners are a feature of life onboard.
Cultural lectures and debates are frequently held; and the local excursions with knowledgeable guides offer a great insight into life in Vietnam and Cambodia.
The massage and beauty salon offers a good range of treatments; there is also a well-equipped fitness room.
As well as the entertainment provided onboard, AmaDara organise a wide range of excursions onshore, taking in key attractions and offering more unusual experiences in addition.