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Riches of the Mekong Cruise

March

Pros: Outstanding Cruise Manager, highly trained staff who excel in providing outstanding customer service, beautiful ship with all the amenities, outstanding food and drink options.

Cons: Must be comfortable with high temperatures and high humidity!

Recommended: Yes

The pool came in handy on quite a few occasions and I was amazed at how quickly the staff learned our names, as well as our drink/food preferences. You won't be disappointed in the high level of service! This is our second AMA Waterways cruise and we definitely plan on taking them again!

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Excellent Mekong River Cruise

January

Pros: Exceptional service! Exceptional Quality of excursions! Excellent accommodations!

Cons: River was low so some steps were pretty steep - Didn't receive final documents until after cruise started. App did not work properly until the last 5 days of the trip so that was disappointing.

Recommended: Yes

I thought this river cruise was fantastic! The service was just exceptional both onboard and at the hotels used for the pre-cruise. The staff onboard could not have been better. Very very impressive. Our suite was larger than we anticipated which was nice. The excursions were fantastic with options for both very active walkers and not so active walkers. The only real issue we had was not receiving final documents and the app not working properly with the updated daily cruiser information. My app didn't really start working until the last 5 days of the trip. Other guests had the same problem. The app was fantastic when it was working. That was our only issue we had. Everything else was wonderful.

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History and Culture of Vietnam and Cambodia

November

Pros: Very different from European or ocean cruises.

Cons: A few of the arrangements for disembarking were rustic and difficult for some passengers.

Recommended: Yes

We wanted something different and that is what we got. We participated in the pre and post AMA activities. The accommodations were magnificent - two 5-Star hotels and the other including the Ha Long Bay boat were extremely nice. Visiting third world countries is a first for us, although clearly Saigon and Hanoi had some very first world accommodations. As did Siem Reap. Visiting villages and homes of the locals was most interesting. Visiting a school and seeing the very happy and excited students was a highlight. Hearing about (learning about) the very recent battles including the one the US was involved in was enlightening. I got a better appreciation of John McCain who is revered in Saigon.

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Mekong River Cruise

November

Pros: Great staff, good food. Rooms and ship is clean.

Cons: Beds are not comfortable, No room service if you would like to order breakfast or a coffee. No pots in the room. Food is only served at certain times. Pool isn't much of a pool. Drink consists of certain wines and select beers and well drinks. Entertainment is very limited. Excursions are very similar. Lots of shrines and Buddhist temples pretty much.

Recommended: Yes

Beds are not comfortable, No room service if you would like to order breakfast or a coffee. No pots in the room. Food is only served at certain times. Pool isn't much of a pool. Drink consists of certain wines and select beers and well drinks. Entertainment is very limited. Excursions are very similar. Lots of shrines and Buddhist temples pretty much.

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Cambodia/Vietnam

October

Pros: Excellent service, great food, great excursions and tour guides, great rooms, friendly and helpful staff

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Recommended: Yes

I would consider doing this trip again. Would like to spend more time at temples at Angor.

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Great trip

October

Pros: Had a real good time

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Recommended: Yes

the ship was very nice.

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Mekong River Cruise

September

Pros: Great service from the time you land at the airport until you are dropped off at airport when we left. Great service, accomodations, excersions, meals, rooms....

Cons: Major safety issues at Xeo Quyt. Walkway was slippery and many slipped and fell. Not much to see also.

Recommended: Yes

Thang the Tour Manager was outstanding! He catered to all, was very flexible and accomodating. He even assisted our friends who had to layover a few days in Saigon another five days after the tour. Exceptional services!

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