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AmaWaterways celebrates inaugural voyage of AmaDara on the Mekong

AmaWaterways celebrates inaugural voyage of AmaDara on the Mekong
AmaWaterways announced the expansion of its Exotics division with the inaugural sailing of the new 124-passenger AmaDara.The line’s co-owners, Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Gary Murphy, met travellers in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the ship’s maiden voyage along the Mekong River.

‘We are thrilled to celebrate the anticipated arrival of AmaDara on the legendary Mekong River,’ said Karst, evp and co-owner of AmaWaterways.

Now part of AmaWaterways’ Exotics division, AmaDara features an innovative design, boasting 62 extra-spacious staterooms and luxury suites, as well as a new specialty restaurant. Each stateroom includes a private twin balcony, consisting of a French balcony with a second full-sized step-out balcony. The ship’s interior is reflective of elegant French colonial décor, while inspired by Southeast Asia with authentic Mekong artifacts and accents.

Onboard include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a spa, a fitness centre and a sun deck with swimming pool. Complimentary unlimited wine is available with lunch and dinner; complimentary house spirits, local beer, soft drinks and bottled water are available all day.

Travellers on the Mekong River can either travel upstream or downstream, as AmaDara will sail in both directions. Stops along the way will include Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau and Ho Chi Minh City.

In the UK, AmaWaterways is currently offering free flights and a saving of £800pp off selected cruises. An 11 night land and cruise stay from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, now from £2,229pp, was £3,029pp, including two nights pre-cruise in Siem Reap, 7 nights on board the AmaDara, daily tours and excursions and airport transfers.