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Amalotus Cruise is a top Mekong cruise which offers passengers 62 spacious cabins for comfortably relaxing. With the passenger’s capacity of 124 people, Amalotus Cruise is one of your best choice in terms of luxury cruises in Mekong River.

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Amalotus Cruise is one of Mekong River luxury cruises. Built in September 2011, Amalotus Cruise has the length of 320 feet and the width of 42 feet with the capacity of 124 passengers. Besides having 62 luxurious cabins, the ship also has various public area including Mekong restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties, Saigon Lounge, sundeck with lounge chairs and bar, swimming pool, fitness center, gift shop, library/ panoramic lounge, and full-service spa.

 

As one of luxury cruises in Mekong River, Amalotus Cruise offers passengers very spacious cabins with the total area fluctuating from 226 square feet to 624 square feet. All outside staterooms have sitting areas and most featuring balconies. Inside each room, all amenities are well furnished such as writing desk and mini bar, individually controlled air-conditioning, plush bedding, bathrobe and slippers, hair dryer, complimentary bottled water replenished daily, hotel-style white on white, and so forth. There are 5 types of room for your diverse choice, which are Mekong Deck (class C), Tonle Deck (class B), Saigon Deck (class A), and Indochina Suite.

 

 

Mekong

Deck

(class C)

Tonle

Deck

(class B)

Saigon Deck

(class A)

Sadec

Suite

Indochina

Suite

Number of cabins

6

22

22

10

2

Location

Cabin lower deck

Cabin main deck

Cabin upper deck

Sun deck

Sun deck

Bed size

Twin or double beds

Twin or double beds

Twin or double beds

King size bed

King size bed

Areas

226 sq. ft

(19.7 sp.m)

226 sq. ft

(19.7 sp.m)

226 sq. ft

(19.7 sp.m)

290 sq. ft

(26.4 sq.m)

441 sq. ft

41.2 (sq.m)

Features

Porthole

Twin balconies

Twin balconies

  • Twin balconies
  • A separate living room, bedroom, and bathroom with both a shower and separate tub
  • Balcony
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • The comfortable sitting area
  • A bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower
  • An extra-spacious private balcony

 

 

Being known as one among 5-star Mekong River cruises, Alomatus Cruise always continues improving the quality of services and increases number of services to make you have a spectacular vacation. In addition, you can take part in many interesting activities on board and thrilling excursions to explore Mekong River.

 

Services

  • 24-hour security
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • IDD at reception
  • Doctor on call
  • Observatory
  • Boutique library
  • Gymnasium
  • Theme cruise
  • Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Newspaper & magazines
  • Rowing boat
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Cabin service (snack meals)
  • Beauty service & massage
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Boutique shop
  • Swimming pool

 

Bar and restaurant

In the Amalotus restaurant, passengers will be served Asian and Western specialties, especially Vietnam and Cambodia cuisine.  Breakfast is catered in buffet style while lunch is an extensive buffet or a la carte dining menu. Dinner is a multi-course meal with a selection of delicious fusion of Vietnam and Cambodia cuisine and Western foods as well. Besides, during your cruise on Amalotus, soft drinks, local beer, and spirits are included in all times while complimentary wine and beer are included in every lunch and dinner on board.

 

Massage and beauty salon

You can take advantage of your free time on Amalotus Cruise for pampering yourself. Amalotus Cruise is outfitted with expert hair stylish, masseuse, and beauty therapist at your disposal during the cruise.

 

Activities

  • Intriguing & insight lecturers
  • Magical musical performances on board
  • Peaceful movie nights in your suite & in Saigon Lounge
  • Traditional & interactive evening of Khmer Dance
  • Cooking class & fruit-carving demonstration
  • Wooden games
  • Swimming

 

 

LOW WATER PROGRAM: Saigon – Siem Reap 8 days 7 nights

 

Day 1: Embarkation – My Tho – Cai Be (including lunch and dinner)

You will be picked up at a hotel in Saigon and transferred overland by motor coach to My Tho port for embarkation at 1.30 pm. A welcome drink will be served in Saigon Lounge. Then, a short briefing is conducted before a gourmet lunch served in Mekong restaurant. After port clearance formalities, captain raises the anchor and Amalotus Cruise will move towards Cai Be. At 6.00 pm, a safe demonstration and briefing will be conducted, then, followed by Captain’s Cocktails. Let’s enjoy your first gourmet dinner with your fellow travelers. In the evening, around 9.00 – 9.45 pm, a folk performance of Mekong River Delta will be performed. The ship moors overnight midstream at Cai Be.

 

Day 2: Cai Be – Vinh Long (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After having breakfast, you will take a morning junk trip around Cai Be for sightseeing floating market and going ashore to visit French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, which is surrounded by colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens, and local rice paper manufacturers. In midday, you will savor your lunch while Amalotus Cruise sails towards Vinh Long – the second largest city on the Mekong Delta.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to a short boat ride to get ashore for a walking tour in Vinh Long and visit a bustling market. Normally, the cruise will arrive in Sa Dec at 11.00pm. Overnight midstream at Sa Dec.

 

Day 3: Sa Dec – Tan Chau (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the morning, you will follow guides to visit the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover – Sa Dec – an ancient and small city. In the city, you can explore the house of Huynh Thuy Le, go sightseeing local markets along paved river banks, visit pagoda and Fujian Temple. At 11.00, you will return to the ship for lunch. After that, Amalotus Cruise sets sail to Tan Chau.

In the afternoon, let’s enrich your knowledge about Vietnam – the Past and the Present – by attending in a lecture in Saigon Lounge by Vietnamese tour guides. Cocktails and briefing at 6.00 pm followed by dinner at one hour later. The cruise will arrive at Tan Chau about 6.30. After dinner, you can take part in crew show in the Saigon Lounge. Enjoy music and dancing if you prefer. Overnight in Tan Chau.

 

Day 4: Tan Chau – Border Crossing (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the morning, enjoying your thrilling excursion by local boats, you have chance to visit evergreen islands and floating fish farm. The boat will bring you travel along tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Later on, going ashore, it is a wonderful opportunity to tour the town on rickshaw. You will visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. Afterwards, you will back to the cruise for lunch while it departs for border.

In the afternoon, you can participate in fruit carving and Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls demonstration at Saigon Lounge. Border formalities are carried out concurrently. Cocktail hour will take place from 6.00 – 7.00 pm and dinner will be served at 7.00 pm. Let’s enjoy a movie “The Killing Fields” in Saigon Lounge. In the evening, Amalotus Cruise will sail up Mekong River, an international shipping route and moor mid-stream outside Phnom Penh.

 

Day 5: Phnom Penh (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

This day promises to be your busy day with many exciting excursions. In details, in the morning, you will go sightseeing in Phnom Penh by bus and explore Royal Palace, Silver, Pagoda, and National Museum where spectacular Khmer crafts are exhibited.

In the afternoon, it is a good chance to broaden your knowledge about a crucial part of Cambodian history involving Khmer Rouge’s grim ToulSleng (S21 detention center) and Killing Fields. On the other hand, if you desire to have a free and easy afternoon in Phnom Penh, please inform Cruise Manager. Similar to other days on cruise, cocktail hours are served from 6.00 – 7.00 pm while dinner is at 7.30 pm. In the evening, you can participate in Khmer folk dances and songs at Saigon Lounge.

 

Day 6: Chong Koh – Oudong – Kampong Tralach (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the early morning, Amalotus Cruise will travel to a little-known Chong Koh village. After breakfast, you can leisurely take a stroll through this village, which is famous for silk weaving. You will visit local schools, home workshops producing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products as well. Back to the cruise at 10.00, you will be served a hearty lunch onboard as the ship sails to Prek K’dam.

Interesting afternoon excursion will begin with a bus ride to visit Oudong – the second capital of Cambodia. When arriving in a Buddhist Center, you can join a blessing. Later on, you will continue your journey by bus to discover Kampong TralachPleu Temple and take a 20-minute ox-cart ride back to the ship. Amalotus Cruise will move to Kampong Chhnang. After savoring dinner, you can go to Saigon Lounge with Cruise Director for a “Nasty Quiz” night. The vessel will arrive at Kampong Chhnang around 11.00 pm and moors midstream overnight.

 

Day 7: Kampong Chhnag – Prek K’dam (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

As the ship moors mid-stream, you can experience a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. You may be surprised about a stunning variety of birdlife and local life at floating village. Returning to the boat, Amalotus Cruise will sail to Tone Lake, which is known as a great lake dominating Cambodia with the length of 150km. In the evening, Farewell Cocktail is waiting you to participate in.

 

Day 8: Disembarkation – Prek K’dam (including breakfast)

After enjoying breakfast, it is time to say goodbye crew and guides of Amalotus Cruise. You will get off the ship about 8.30 am and be transferred to local jetty by motorized boats.

 

UPSTREAM - HIGH WATER PROGRAM: Saigon – Siem Reap 8 days 7 nights

 

Day 1: Embarkation – My Tho – Cai Be (including lunch and dinner)

You will be picked up at a hotel in Saigon and transferred overland by motor coach to My Tho port for embarkation at 1.30 pm. A welcome drink will be served in Saigon Lounge. Then, a short briefing is conducted before a gourmet lunch served in Mekong restaurant. After port clearance formalities, captain raises the anchor and Amalotus Cruise will move towards Cai Be. At 6.00 pm, a safe demonstration and briefing will be conducted, then, followed by Captain’s Cocktails. Let’s enjoy your first gourmet dinner with your fellow travelers. In the evening, around 9.00 – 9.45 pm, a folk performance of Mekong River Delta will be performed. The ship moors overnight midstream at Cai Be.

 

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In this day, you will move to traditional sampan trip for sightseeing floating market and then going ashore to explore French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area surrounded by colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens, and local rice paper manufacturers. Back to the boat at noon, you will served a delicious lunch while the vessel moves to Sa Dec for visiting hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover. Here, you can explore the house of Huynh Thuy Le, go sightseeing local markets along paved river banks, visit pagoda and Fujian Temple. Re-board ship at 3.30 pm. After that, the cruise will set sails to Tan Chau. After having cocktail and dinner, you can enjoy onboard musician in Saigon Lounge.

 

Day 3: Tan Chau – Border Crossing (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the morning, enjoying your thrilling excursion by local boats, you have chance to visit evergreen islands and floating fish farm. The boat will bring you travel along tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Later on, going ashore, it is a wonderful opportunity to tour the town on rickshaw. You will visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. Afterwards, you will back to the cruise for lunch while it departs for border.

In the afternoon, you can participate in fruit carving and Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls demonstration at Saigon Lounge. Border formalities are carried out concurrently. Cocktail hour will take place from 6.00 – 7.00 pm and dinner will be served at 7.00 pm. Let’s enjoy a movie “The Killing Fields” in Saigon Lounge. In the evening, Amalotus Cruise will sail up Mekong River, an international shipping route and moor mid-stream outside Phnom Penh.

 

Day 4: Phnom Penh (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

This day promises to be your busy day with many exciting excursions. In details, in the morning, you will go sightseeing in Phnom Penh by bus and explore Royal Palace, Silver, Pagoda, and National Museum where spectacular Khmer crafts are exhibited.

In the afternoon, it is a good chance to broaden your knowledge about a crucial part of Cambodian history involving Khmer Rouge’s grim ToulSleng (S21 detention center) and Killing Fields. On the other hand, if you desire to have a free and easy afternoon in Phnom Penh, please inform Cruise Manager. Similar to other days on cruise, cocktail hours are served from 6.00 – 7.00 pm while dinner is at 7.30 pm. In the evening, you can participate in Khmer folk dances and songs at Saigon Lounge.

 

Day 5: Chong Koh Village (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the early morning, Amalotus Cruise will travel to a little-known Chong Koh village. After breakfast, you can leisurely take a stroll through this village, which is famous for silk weaving. You will visit local schools, home workshops producing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products as well.

In the afternoon, let’s enrich your knowledge about Vietnam – the Past and the Present – by attending in a lecture in Saigon Lounge by Vietnamese tour guides. Cocktails and briefing at 6.00 pm followed by dinner at one hour later. After dinner, you can join Saigon Lounge with Cruise Manager for a Nasty Quiz night.

 

Day 6: Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In this day, you will be guided to visit Wat Hanchey, a hilltop pagoda overlooking the Mekong. Wat Hanchey dates back from the 8th century with ancient brick structures, which characterize for the typical architecture of the Chenla Empire. As reaching the top of the hill, you will enjoy spectacular panoramic view over the Mekong River. In midday, you will return onboard for lunch whilst the cruise moves to Kampong Cham.

In the afternoon, you will travel by bus to explore upland regions near Kampong Cham, which have a plenty of timbers (ironwood, rosewood, bean trees, teak, and rubber trees). Then, your journey will continue in 12th century Angkor Ian temple of Wat Nokor and Eco village. Back to ship for refreshment, later, you will be served cocktail and dinner at Saigon Lounge. Amalotus Cruise will sail overnight to Kampong Chhnang.

 

Day 7: Kampong Chhnang – Tonle Lake

As the ship moors mid-stream, you can experience a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. You may be surprised about a stunning variety of birdlife and local life at floating village. Returning to the boat, Amalotus Cruise will sail to Tone Lake, which is known as a great lake dominating Cambodia with the length of 150km. In the evening, Farewell Cocktail is waiting you to participate in.

 

Day 8: Disembarkation – Prek K’dam (including breakfast)

After enjoying breakfast, it is time to say goodbye crew and guides of Amalotus Cruise. You will get off the ship about 8.30 am and be transferred to local jetty by motorized boats.

 

LOW WATER PROGRAM: Siem Reap – Saigon 8 days 7 nights

 

Day 1: Embarkation – Siem Reap – Kampong Chnnang

You will be transferred by coach to the jetty and take a 30-minute motorboat to Amalotus Cruise. As getting on board, you will be served a welcome drink at Saigon Lounge, and then a delicious lunch in Mekong restaurant. Captains will raise the anchor and cruise towards Kampong Chhnang. En route, let’s enjoy beautiful sceneries of the wild life when the vessel is passing through colorful floating villages. After being introduced about safety demonstration and cruise briefing, you can enjoy Captain’s Cocktails and the first gourmet dinner. Amalotus Cruise moors overnight at the mouth of the lake.

 

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang

As the ship moors mid-stream, you can experience a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. You may be surprised about a stunning variety of birdlife and local life at floating village.

In the afternoon, let’s enrich your knowledge about Vietnam – the Past and the Present – by attending in a lecture in Saigon Lounge by Vietnamese tour guides. Cocktails and briefing at 6.00 pm followed by dinner at one hour later. After dinner, you will enjoy a movie “The Killing Fields” in Saigon Lounge.

 

Day 3: Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham

In this day, you will be guided to visit Wat Hanchey, a hilltop pagoda overlooking the Mekong. Wat Hanchey dates back from the 8th century with ancient brick structures, which characterize for the typical architecture of the Chenla Empire. As reaching the top of the hill, you will enjoy spectacular panoramic view over the Mekong River. In midday, you will return onboard for lunch whilst the cruise moves to Kampong Cham.

In the afternoon, you will travel by bus to explore upland regions near Kampong Cham, which have a plenty of timbers (ironwood, rosewood, bean trees, teak, and rubber trees). Then, your journey will continue in 12th century Angkor Ian temple of Wat Nokor and Eco village. Back to ship for refreshment, later, you will be served cocktail and dinner at Saigon Lounge. Amalotus Cruise will arrive in Phnom Penh around midnight.

 

Day 4: Phnom Penh

This day promises to be your busy day with many exciting excursions. In details, in the morning, you will go sightseeing in Phnom Penh by bus and explore Royal Palace, Silver, Pagoda, and National Museum where spectacular Khmer crafts are exhibited.

In the afternoon, it is a good chance to broaden your knowledge about a crucial part of Cambodian history involving Khmer Rouge’s grim ToulSleng (S21 detention center) and Killing Fields. On the other hand, if you desire to have a free and easy afternoon in Phnom Penh, please inform Cruise Manager. Similar to other days on cruise, cocktail hours are served from 6.00 – 7.00 pm while dinner is at 7.30 pm. In the evening, you can participate in Khmer folk dances and songs at Saigon Lounge.

 

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Border Crossing – Tan Chau

In this day, the ship will cruise through the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. You have chances to improve your culinary skills by participating in towels folding demonstration with Housekeeping staff and fruit carving and Vietnamese fresh spring rolls demonstration with Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge. After border formalities are carried out, Amalotus Cruise will bring you to Tan Chau, the first Vietnamese town on Mekong River. You can enjoy folk performance of Mekong Delta songs and music in Saigon Lounge.

 

Day 6: Tan Chau – Sa Dec

In the morning, enjoying your thrilling excursion by local boats, you have chance to visit evergreen islands and floating fish farm. The boat will bring you travel along tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Later on, going ashore, it is a wonderful opportunity to tour the town on rickshaw. You will visit rattan mats and slippers making factories.

In the afternoon, the vessel will cruise downstream to Sa Dec. You can attend in lecture with a topic “Vietnam – The Past & Present”. As usual, cocktails and dinner will be served around 7.00 pm, then you can watch in-house movie “The Lover” in cabin and join the crew show at the lounge.

 

Day 7: Sa Dec – Cai Be

 After having breakfast, you will visit hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover. Here, you can explore the house of Huynh Thuy Le, go sightseeing local markets along paved river banks, visit pagoda and Fujian Temple

In the afternoon, you will take a junk trip around Cai Be for sightseeing floating market and going ashore to visit French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, which is surrounded by colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens, and local rice paper manufacturers. After visiting Mr. Kiet’s house and acquainting with life in Mekong delta, you will back to the vessel for attending farewell cocktail and farewell dinner.

 

Day 8: Disembarkation – My Tho – Saigon

You will disembark at My Tho Port at 8.30 am and take a bus to be back to Saigon. Trip ends.

 

PRICE

The total cost for this itinerary depends on the type of cabin that you choose. Normally, the price is from $4,500.

Note: Inclusions and Exclusion in price

 

Inclusions

Exclusions

  • All excursion including entrance fees, transportation and English speaking tour guides services.
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger’s levies, full board during itinerary.
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beers, local brand spirits and local wines served during meals; coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served through the day.

 

  • International flights
  •  All visa costs imported beverages such as wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar.
  •  Gratuities, laundry, shop purchases and other personal expenses.

 

 

Check-in/ Check-out   

Because there are different itineraries, therefore, the check-in and check-out time is different. When make a booking, you are highly recommended to ask staffs all necessary information for your smooth trip.

 

Children and extra beds

- Free of charge for infants under 5 years old travelling with two adults.
- Cots are offered free of charge, if available.
- Children from 5-12 years old accompanying with 2 adults will be charged 25% of published rate.
- Children from 12 years old will be cost as adults.

 

Cancellation

 

70 days or more before arrival

30% the total rate

56 to 69 days before arrival

40% the total rate

29 to 55 days before arrival

50% the total rate

15 to 28 days before arrival

60% the total rate

8 to 14 days before arrival

90% the total rate

7 days or less before arrival

100% the total rate

 

Cards accepted

Amalotus Cruise accepts Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB, and Dinners Club Card. Telegraphic transfer for online bookings.

 

What is difference between upstream and downstream?

Upstream and downstream indicate the direction that the ship will move. For example, if upstream is from Saigon to Siem Reap, downstream is in opposite direction, it means from Siem Reap to Saigon. Generally, all activities and programs in upstream and down stream’s itinerary is similar to each other. The only one difference is that the ship moves from the opposite direction.

 

How safe is your boat?

To ensure the safety and security of passengers onboard:

- All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards
- Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
- Firefighting system in all ship areas
- Expert marine superintendent
- 24 hours watch on duty

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