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RV Amalotus Cruise What does Price include?

Vietnam - Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

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The new luxury boutique ship – RV Amalotus, will join theRV La Marguerite on the Mekong River. Together, they set a whole new standard in Mekong river cruising.With only 62 suites, an intimate cruising experience aboard the RV Amalotus Cruise is assured. Our twin balcony concept is a feature of most suites, while the variety of stylish public areas provides the ultimate in recreational choice and comfort. Every feature contributes to a truly opulent discovery of the sights, sounds and remote beauty of the Mekong Delta.


Select your departure

Accommodation Cabin Size Bed size
 Deluxe Cabin

Mekong Deck

21.0 m2 Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or King size bed (180 x 200 cm)
 Deluxe Cabin

Tonle Deck

21.0 m2 Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or King size bed (180 x 200 cm)
 Deluxe Cabin

Saigon Deck

21.0 m2 Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or King size bed (180 x 200 cm)
 Deluxe Cabin

Sadec Suite

27.0 m2 King size bed (180 x 200 cm)

Price Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation and English-speaking tour guides’ services
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the 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 free through the day.
  • Transfers between the ship and the to meeting points at the start and end of the voyage

Price Excludes

  • 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

RV Amalotus Cruise Photos

RV Amalotus Cruise Videos

UPSTREAM: SAI GON – SIEM REAP
Day 1 : Embarkation – My Tho – Cai Be

Register between 11:00 to 12:00 at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel. Transfer overland by motor coach to My Tho port for embarkation aboard the Indochina Sails’ ship for the journey from the Mekong Delta to Holy Angkor. Embark ship at 13:30. Welcome drinks served in Saigon Lounge. Short briefing is conducted before adjourning for lunch in Mekong restaurant. The cabins are ready for check-in after lunch. After port clearance formalities, captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Cai Be. Join the Cruise Director at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration and briefing at 18:00, followed by Captain’s Cocktails. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. Enjoy folk performances of the Mekong Delta from 21:00 to 21:45 in Saigon Lounge The ship moors overnight midstream at Cai Be.
Meals: Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 2 : Cai Be – Vinh Long

After breakfast we take a morning junk trip around Cai Be to see a floating market, and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local rice paper manufacturers.

Back to the boat at 12:00. Enjoy lunch while our vessel sails toward Vinh Long – the Vietnam second biggest city by the Mekong river. Visit to the bustling afternoon market. A visually stunning boat ride and walk through the market, where all manner of aquatic life were being sold, as well as a lot of everything else edible and imaginable.

Cocktails and briefing from 18:30 followed by a dinner in Mekong restaurant.

After dinner the ship raise anchor and cruise to Sadec. Tonight ship moors midstream of the Mekong River near Sadec.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: La Marguerite Cruise 
RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 3 : Sadec – Tan Chau

After the breakfast follow guides to the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover, quaint little city. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s, partake in the bantering of local markets along the paved river banks, pagoda and the Fujian Temple, build and donated to the city by Le’s family. You will pass by the home of Marguerite Duras from across the riverbanks.

We spend the rest of the day to cruise to Tan Chau. Join the lecture onboard on “Vietnam – The Past & Present”. We arrive in Tan Chau – the Vietnamese town on near the border with Cambodia on the Mekong River.

Our cruise ship moors safely at the riverbank of Tan Chau. After dinner join us in the Crew Show in Saigon Lounge.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 4 : Tan Chau – Border Crossing

Excursion
Today will truly be a highlight with a visit of Tan Chau – a small town untouched by tourism.

Morning excursion start with sightseeing by local boats, navigate narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. You will have a chance to visit floating fish farm and travel along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on one another. Then you will go ashore and have a tour around the town on rickshaw (Xe Loi). Then we will visit a rattan mats and slippers making factories.

Go back to the ship and enjoy a lunch while the ships departs for border. In the afternoon Cooking Class performed by our Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge, while the border formalities are going on.

We cast off for an overnight cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route to Phnom Penh
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 5 : Phnom Penh

Today is also busy day with many interesting sightseeing and activities

In the morning, we will have sightseeing by bus in Phnom Penh. Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum with outstanding displays of the Khmer crafts will be the places that you will visit.

Places where you visit in the afternoon will help you know more about a part of Cambodia’s history: the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Field. If you want to spend more free time for yourself shopping or taking a tour around the city instead, please inform to the Ship Manager.

Cocktail hours from 18:30 to 19:30. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. After dinner, please join the Khmer folk dances and songs at the Saigon Lounge.

Before midnight you can hang out in the bars many of which are located just opposite the dock.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 6 : Phnom Penh – Chong Koh – Oudong – Kampong Tralach

Early in the morning our vessel will sails towards little known village Chong Koh. After breakfast we go spend time in Chong Koh silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. Back to the ship 10:00.

Join the lecture onboard “Cambodia – The Past and Present” presented by our tour guide while the ship cruises toward the Prek K’dam, where we start our afternoon tour to Oudong

Between 1618 and 1866 Oudong was the capital of Cambodia, built on the top of Phnom Oudong. This hill is made up of a series of stupas and shrines in a variety of conditions. However we do not climb the hill by a steep stairway with 509 steps as we join our tour guides to the Buddhist monastery at the foothill.

After Oudong we take 45-minute bus ride to Kampong Tralach, visit to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu and then take a 20-minute ox-cart ride to the Tonle River traveling through countryside and a small village on a dusty road, past rice fields and amused locals. Go back to the ship and cruise to Kampong Chhnang.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 7 : Kampong Tralach – Kampong Chhnang – Prek K’dam

Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village. Go back to the boat and cast off towards Prek K’dam – a small village that is around 35km away from Phnom Penh.

Time for packing and prepare for Farewell Cocktail this evening. The ship docks overnight in Prek K’dam.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 8 : Disembarkation – Prek K’dam – Siem Reap

High water program: Sep – Dec
Enjoy breakfast onboard. Bid farewell to the crew and guides. Disembark around 8:30 and take motorized boats to local jetty approximately 5 to 6 km away from the middle of the lake. Transfer by motor coach to Le Meridien Angkor Hotel. Arrive at hotel at 10:00.

Lowwater program: Jun – Aug & Jan – Apr
Breakfast is served from 6:30 – 8:00 in the Mekong Restaurant. After breakfast, bid farewell to crew and disembark at Prek K’dam at 8:30 AM. We take 5 and a half hour bus drive to Siem Reap with stop at Kampong Thom. We arrive about 13:30 at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: NA

 DOWNSTREAM: SIEM REAP – SAI GON
Day 1 : Embarkation – Siem Reap – Prek K’dam

Dinning
High water program: Sep – Dec
Register between 11:00 – 12:00 at Le Meridien Angkor. Transfer by coach to the jetty and take a 30-minute motorboat to La Marguerite ship, passing floating fishing villages from Siem Reap through Tonle Sap Lake.

Embark the ship 13:00. Welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge. Attend a short briefing followed by a lunch served in Mekong restaurant at 13:30. Captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Kampong Chhnang. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Along the way, enjoy a scenic view of the wild lives while passing through inspirational floating villages.

Join the Cruise Manager at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration and briefing at 18:00. Enjoy Captain’s Cocktails afterwards and adjourn to the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. The boat moors overnight at Kampong Chhnang.

Lowwater program: Jun – Aug & Jan – Apr
Register between 7:00 – 7:45 at Le Meridien Angkor. At 8:00, transfer by coach to Prek K’dam with a stop en route at Kampong Thom. The coach ride takes approximately about 5 hours and a half. Embark the ship in PrekK’dam at 13:30. Short briefing and welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge.

Lunch onboard at 13:45. Cabins are ready for check-in after lunch. Captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Kampong Chnang province. Join the safety briefing at Saigon Lounge at 18:00 followed by the Captain’s Welcome Cocktails. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers at 19:00. Pianist entertains from 21:00 to 23:00 in Saigon Lounge. Moor midstream overnight in Tonle River.
Meals: Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 2 : Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Oudong

Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village. Go back to the boat and cast off towards Kampong Tralach. Attend lecture on Cambodia – The Past & Present in Saigon Lounge.

Our vessel moors at Kampong Tralach. Today’s afternoon tour starts with a 20-minute ox-cart ride from the riverbank. Traveling through countryside and a small village on a dusty road, past rice fields and amused locals. We end the ox-cart ride at the beautiful Vihara belonging to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Visit to pagodas. Our buses are there and we travel about 45 minutes to Oudong

Between 1618 and 1866 Oudong was the capital of Cambodia. On the top of Phnom Oudong there is series of stupas and shrines in a variety of conditions. However we do not climb the hill as we visit Oudong Buddhist Monastery. We will attend the Buddhist blessing ceremony, visit Buddhist meditation center.

After the visit we take a bus ride back to our ship at Prek K’dam, which is only 10 km from Oudong. Our ship will sails towards little known village Chong Koh passing by Phnom Penh and dock midstream near Chong Koh. After dinner, you can join the movie show “Killing Fields” at the Saigon Lounge.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 3 : Chong Koh – Phnom Penh

After breakfast we go spend time in Chong Koh silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. Back on board at 10:30 as the ship sets sail toward the capital Phnom Penh.

The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The city has several impressive wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka. Pride of place goes to the Royal Palace and to the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where artefacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture were preserved by the Khmer Rouge.

At 15:00 a walking tour to Wat Phnom to give you an orientation of Phnom Penh’s downtown. Cocktails and briefing hour followed by a dinner. After dinner, a special Khmer folk performance awaits at the Saigon Lounge. After the performance you can explore Phnom Penh by night by yourself.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 4 : Phnom Penh

Today is a busy day with many interesting sightseeing and activities. In the morning, sight-see Phnom Penh by bus. Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where outstanding Khmer crafts are exhibited. Afternoon excursion facilitates understanding of a crucial part of the Cambodia’s history: the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Fields. (For a free and easy afternoon, please inform Cruise Director). Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Dinner is served from 19:00 to 21:00. After dinner, join the Khmer folklore dances at the Saigon Lounge. Before midnight, opt to chill in one the bars located across the road from the pier. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 5 : Phnom Penh – Border Crossing – Tan Chau

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as the ships departs for border. We cast off for a day cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route.

Leisure in the morning, in the afternoon Cooking Class peformed by our Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge, while the border formalities are going on.

We arrive in Tan Chau – the first Vietnamese town on the Mekong River. Join us in the crewshow in Saigon Lounge. Our vessel moors safely at the river bank.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 6 : Tan Chau – Sadec

Excursion
Today will truly be a highlight with a visit of Tan Chau – a small town untouched by tourism.

Morning excursion will be really interesting, start with a sightseeing by local boats, navigate narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. You will have a chance to visit floating fish farm and travel along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on one another. Then you will go ashore and have a tour around the town on rickshaw (Xe Loi). Then we will visit a rattan mats and slippers making factories.

In the afternoon, we cruise downstream all the way to Sa Dec. Join us to the lecture on-board theme “Vietnam – The Past & Present”. The ship arrives in Sadec during dinner and moors midstream for overnight.

Cocktails and briefing at Saigon Lounge. After dinner join the Mekong folklore performance in the Saigon Lounge.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 7 : Sadec – Xeo Quyt – Cai Be

In the morning, board a local boat for Sadec passing floating markets as your boat maneuvers through the river’s channels. Once ashore, you will tour Sadec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years during her childhood. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards, take a 1-hour bus ride from Sadec to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S war and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. Meet and re-board the ship in Cai Be. After lunch onboard, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s floating market. Go ashore to visit the rice paper and coconut candy workshops. After that, visit a typical old house in the Mekong Delta; take a short walk through the big garden. Return to the boat and prepare for Farewell cocktail at 18:00. Enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner at 19:00. Ship moors midstream in Cai Be.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
Accommodation: RV Amalotus Cruise
Day 8 : Disembarkation – My Tho – Saigon

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship arrives at My Tho Port. Breakfast from 6:30 to 8:00, followed by a motor coach transfer to Saigon at 8:30. As the capital of the French colony of Cochichina, Saigon was known as “Paris of Orient”. Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past.

Arrive at Sofitel Plaza Saigon around 10:00.
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: NA
Important Notes:

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
Kindly provide us passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth, validity of visa) at least 04 weeks before cruise date.

Cancellation Policy:
  • If Cancellation is received: Cancellation Fees
  • 46 days prior to departure: 30% cruise price
  • 44 to 30 days prior to departure: 60% of cruise price
  • 29 to 7 days prior to departure: 80% of cruise price
  • 6 to 0 days prior to departure: 100% of cruise price
Children Price & Extra Bed:
  • Free of charge for infants below the age of 5 years, traveling with two guardians and sharing the same guardians’ bed. The company cannot guarantee the availability of a cot
  • Children at/above 5 years and at/under 12 years traveling with two guardians pay 75% of double occupancy rate when sharing cabin with guardians. This policy is applied for Sadec suite category
  • Children at/above 13 years must pay adult rates and will have their own bed allocated

Tours of RV Amalotus Cruise

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Price : From $ 1699 /p.p

Destinations : Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

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Price : From $ 2227 /p.p

 

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

 

These are cruise facilities for RV Amalotus Cruise:

General

  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Boutique Library
  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Rowing boat
  • Theme Cruise
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Gymnasium
  • Observatory

Services

  • Fresh flower
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • IDD at the reception
  • Library
  • Boutique shop
  • Restaurant
  • Pool

Activities on Board

  • Swimming
  • Spa & Massage
  • Wooden games
  • Movie nights

These are cruise properties for RV Amalotus Cruise:

Specifications Amalotus Cruise
Operated since 2011
Length 71.6 m
Width 12.5 m
Height N/A
Depth 1.8 m
Dining Room Yes
Bar/ Sundeck Yes
Massage cabin Yes

Cruise Deck Plan:

RV Amalotus
Sadec Deck
Sai Gon Deck
Tonle Deck
Mekong Deck

Tours of RV Amalotus Cruise

rv-amalotus-cruise RV Amalotus Cruise 8 days

Price : From $ 1699 /p.p

Destinations : Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

 rv-amalotus-cruise

 

 

Price : From $ 2227 /p.p

 

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

 

MS Amalotus’ culinary staff offers sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, fresh produce, high quality meats and seafood. Start your day with a bright smile and welcome from the Purser Enjoy a lavish gourmet buffet breakfast consisting of assorted pastries, fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, and daily regional specials. An array of traditional breakfast items is also available from the menu.
After your shore excursions, return back onboard to a delicious buffet lunch. Choose from mouthwatering soups, fresh salads, a selection of Western and Asian hot entrées, plus magnificent desserts and refreshing tropical fruits.
In the evening, be our honored guest for an elegant dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialties. Enjoy delicious multi-course cuisine, sure to provide the perfect ending for your daily river cruise odyssey.
Throughout your cruise, enjoy free local beer, soft drinks, house brand spirits, local bottled water and filtered coffee and tea with meals.

9,48
Based on 5 reviews
Score breakdown
Cruise quality
9,20
Food/Drink
9,60
Cabin quality
9,20
Staff quality
10,00
Entertainment
9,40
Traveler rating
Good: 1
Poor: 
Traveler type
 
Jesse Nakarin Simpson
Australia
2012-12-05 00:00:00

We enjoyed our cruise and I will post a favorable report on TripAdvisor. Our tour guides were very interesting. The ship was excellent

none

10,00
Jesse Nakarin Simpson
Cruise quality: 10 
Food/Drink: 10 
Cabin quality: 10 
Staff quality: 10 
Entertainment: 10 
Robyn Elise
Danmark
2013-02-16 00:00:00

We enjoyed all aspects of this cruise.

none

10,00
Robyn Elise
Cruise quality: 10 
Food/Drink: 10 
Cabin quality: 10 
Staff quality: 10 
Entertainment: 10 
Louise Anne
French
2013-08-26 00:00:00

Everything completely satisfactory and we were delighted with everything on board, and thought that the boat was amazing. The two guides that we had made the excursions extremely interesting We would certainly recommend the Amalotus to all of our friends! Thanking you very much for a wonderful holiday.

nothing

9,60
Louise Anne
Cruise quality: 9 
Food/Drink: 10 
Cabin quality: 9 
Staff quality: 10 
Entertainment: 10 
Aine Carhel
England
2013-05-05 00:00:00

The cruise showed us much of the life of the people along the Mekong. It was a genuinely informative, interesting and enjoyable experience. The staff on the Amalotus were excellent – those we had most to do with were the dining room staff and they were beautiful and helpful people.

nothing

9,20
Aine Carhel
Cruise quality: 9 
Food/Drink: 9 
Cabin quality: 9 
Staff quality: 10 
Entertainment: 9 
Myriam Keogh
Spanish
2013-05-17 00:00:00

We are safely in Siem Reap and I was going to send you an email to thank you for giving us such good service when organizing our holiday. We enjoyed the cruise very much

small bathroom

8,60
Myriam Keogh
Cruise quality: 8 
Food/Drink: 9 
Cabin quality: 8 
Staff quality: 10 
Entertainment: 8 

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