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RV AmaLotus

Why cruise on this ship?

Experience a land of unimaginable beauty in style and luxury. Newly refurbished for July 2016, the RV AmaLotus is one of the most luxurious river ships cruising on the Mekong River.

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Dining

Exquisite Onboard Dining -for a delicious taste of local cuisine, all meals, including a Champagne Breakfast each day, are included during your Mekong River cruise. While each meal presents the chance to dine on exotic Asian fare, Western favourites are always available. An Executive Chef will oversee the kitchen in which each gourmet meal is prepared, while a Restaurant Manager is on hand to ensure attentive service in the Mekong Restaurant.

Mekong Restaurant

For a delicious taste of local cuisine, all meals, including a Champagne Breakfast each day, are included during your Mekong River cruise. While each meal presents the chance to dine on exotic Asian fare, Western favourites are always available. An Executive Chef will oversee the kitchen in which each gourmet meal is prepared, while a Restaurant Manager is on hand to ensure attentive service in the Mekong Restaurant.

APT EXCLUSIVE! Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner
During your Mekong River cruise, you’ll indulge in a three-course Vietnamese Welcome Dinner designed by Luke.

APT EXCLUSIVE! Luke Nguyen Degustation Dinner
New from July 2016, APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen will personally design a six-course degustation menu exclusively for APT guests. You’ll savour this dining experience amid the elegant surrounds of Indochine by Luke Nguyen, a new private dining room onboard the RV AmaLotus.

Included Drinks Throughout Your Mekong River Cruise
In keeping with APT’s commitment to fully inclusive cruising, international house wine, local beer and spirits, and soft drink are included at all times during your cruise on the RV AmaLotus.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Wine
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Le Viêt Nam Café

Enjoy afternoon tea in this stylish French-inspired cafe, newly added to the Sadec Deck from July 2016. With large windows which allow you to take in the passing views, the air-conditioned Le Viêt Nam Café combines elegance with a relaxing atmosphere.

Features

  • Experience:
  • Food type: Cafe

Indochine by Luke Nguyen

Delight in an intimate culinary journey of exceptional Vietnamese cuisine with only 16 guests in the new private dining room from July 2016. Renowned chef Luke Nguyen will personally design a special degustation menu exclusively for APT guests.

Features

  • Experience:
  • Food type: Asian

Entertaining

Thanks to the ship’s range of facilities, you’ll never be lacking for something to do.

Sun Deck with Swimming Pool

Large Sun Deck with Swimming Pool - From July 2016, the Sun Deck will have a fresh new look so you can enjoy the passing riverside views in comfort.

Features

  • Sun Deck

Saigon Lounge & Bar

Enjoy a drink, take in the views and relax in air-conditioned comfort in the main lounge. By night, enjoy a range of entertainment.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is tucked into a corner on the port side of the main staircase atrium. Despite its diminutive size, it still manages to hold plenty of souvenirs and is a great place to pick up that last-minute gift!

Features

  • Shop

Enrichment

Harking from the villages and towns you visit, local performers share their beloved customs and culture, offering a unique insight into the traditional way of life along the Mekong River.

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Insightful Presentations

Local guides will deliver personal, fascinating presentations that you’re able to attend as you choose. Learn about the golden age of Cambodia during the Angkor period, as well as the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge regime. Gain insight into Cambodia’s modern-day culture and uncover the regional history behind the Vietnam War. Local customs, beliefs and traditions are also unearthed, enhancing your appreciation of the places you’ll visit.

Features

  • Education
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Fruit Carving Demonstration & Cooking Class

Decorative food is a big part of Vietnamese food culture. On board, enjoy a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs, and learn the secrets of making the region’s famous delicacy – Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

Features

  • Food Experience
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Music on the Mekong

On select evenings, the Saigon Lounge & Bar hosts a diverse program of cultural performances, offering you a glimpse into the arts and traditions of the region you’re visiting. Throughout the entire cruise, a pianist will be quietly playing soothing local music as well as some old favourites.

Features

  • Local Experience
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Traditional & Interactive Evening of Khmer Dance

Enjoy a traditional Khmer folk performance and listen to unique music that’s local to the Mekong Delta region. This evening is all about you getting involved – you can even join in the dance if you wish. During another interactive evening, your multi-talented crew will show off their performance skills.

Features

  • Dance Class

Health and fitness

As you sail through Vietnam and Cambodia’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? We have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board.

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Swimming Pool

Enjoy the passing riverside views while taking a dip in the Swimming Pool on the Sadec Deck.

Features

  • Pool
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Fitness Centre

Keep up with your fitness routine with the use of a range of gym equipment.

Features

  • Gym

Lotus Spa & Wellness Centre

With the addition of a new spa and wellness centre from July 2016, you’ll be able to pamper yourself as you cruise. Take advantage of a range of hair and beauty treatments or enjoy a blissful massage.

Features

  • Spa
  • Wellness

Kids and teens

Please note: There are no children's facilities on board.

Accommodation

Your onboard accommodation on the RV AmaLotus provides uncompromising comfort, quality design and the amenities of a fine hotel. No matter which category of suite you choose, you’re sure to delight in your luxury five-star retreat as you cruise the Mekong.

Owner's Suite

The Owner’s Suites are the epitome of luxury cruising aboard the RV AmaLotus. Perfect for entertaining in privacy, these incredible suites boast a Panoramic Balcony, a large Outside Balcony Terrace with sun loungers, a second Outside Balcony, an adjoining living room and an entertaining area, a king-size bed and two ensuites, one with a whirlpool spa bath.

Guests in Owner’s Suites will enjoy Gold Butler Service.

Benefits include a packing and unpacking service, the laundering and light pressing of four garments per day, shoe shining, booking of appointments, one spa treatment per person, per cruise, a bottle of Champagne, a fruit platter daily, pre-dinner canapes and tea & coffee service.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Sadec Twin Balcony Suite

The spacious Sadec Twin Balcony Suites are perfectly designed for entertaining, and offer a significantly larger living space. You’ll have plenty of room to relax in your suite at the end of a day’s sightseeing. These suites also feature a large Outside Balcony and indoor Panoramic Balcony.

Guests in Sadec Twin Balcony Suites will enjoy Silver Butler Service. Benefits include the laundering of two garments per day, shoe shining, booking of appointments, one spa treatment per person, per cruise and a fruit platter daily.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Deluxe Twin Balcony Suite Categories: C, B, B+ and A

Representing a meticulously planned progression in design, APT’s exclusive Deluxe Twin Balcony Suites offer guests 226 square feet of floor space and use of both a Panoramic Balcony and an Outside Balcony. Thanks to this spacious layout, you’ll have ample viewpoints to sit back and enjoy the passing scenery.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Sadec (Sun Deck)

  • Sun Deck & Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Le Viet Nam Cafe
  • Bridge Deck
  • Wheel House
  • Owners Suites (Panoramic Balcony, Outside Balcony & Balcony Terrace)
  • Sadec Suites (Panoramic Balcony & Outside Balcony)
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Saigon (Upper Deck)

  • Deck
  • Saigon Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Indochine by Luke Nguyen
  • Cat. A Staterooms (Panoramic Balcony & Outside Balcony)
  • Cat. B+ Staterooms (Panoramic Balcony & Outside Balcony)

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Tonle (Main Deck)

  • Mekong Restaurant
  • Reception
  • Tea Station
  • Cat. B Staterooms (Panoramic Balcony & Outside Balcony)
  • Cat. C Staterooms (Panoramic Balcony & Outside Balcony)
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Mekong (Lower Deck)

  • Lotus Spa & Wellness Centre
Ship facts
Passengers
124
Crew
50
Launched
2011
Last refit
2016
Tonnage
1300t
Length
92.05m
Width
12.8
Speed
10kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR