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AMAWATERWAYS CELEBRATES RETURN TO MEKONG RIVER

- (May. 23, 2022) -

Limited Time 2-for-1 Land Promotion Invites Guests to Extend Luxury River Cruise Line’s Immersive 7-Night River Cruise in Southeast Asia

Calabasas, Ca. – (May 23, 2022) – Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has announced its much-anticipated return to the Mekong River on October 17 with a limited-time 2-for-1 Land Package offer on select 2022 departures. Reservations are now open for sailings through Vietnam and Cambodia to explore the majestic Mekong River aboard the 124-passenger AmaDara, a distinctive 302-foot ship featuring 62 elegantly appointed staterooms and suites. With unique pre- and post-cruise land programs, guests are invited on a journey to delve deep into the fascinating history and cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam.

“Now that entry regulations are easing, Vietnam and Cambodia have jumped to the top of our guests’ must-visit travel lists,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “We are seeing pent-up desire for authentic experiences in exotic destinations, so we are absolutely thrilled to bring our guests back to one of my favorite parts of the world, where the beauty of the place we visit are only surpassed by the gentleness of the people who call those places home.”

To make the most of a long-awaited vacation through Vietnam and Cambodia, guests are invited to take advantage of the 2-For-1 Land Package Special Offer on seven 2022 departures. Both 8-day, 7-night river cruise adventures can be combined with not-to-be-missed pre- or post-cruise land packages in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay (exclusive overnight stay), Ho Chi Minh City or Siem Reap, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the ancient Angkor Wat temples.

Guests are able to take advantage of two itineraries, Riches of the Mekong and Charms of the Mekong, that take travelers through Cambodia and Vietnam. Highlights of the unique, cultural experiences on these itineraries include:

  • Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where guests will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks.
  • Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s ancient and modern history in the Royal Palace and National Museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh.
  • Witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies, and be treated to authentic experiences, including rides via oxcart, tut-tut and trishaw.
  • Explore lively Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the “Peal of the Orient,” offering a vibrant mix of old and new, and providing the perfect start or end to an incredible journey.

AmaDara offers an extraordinary river cruise experience with spacious, luxury accommodations boasting French-colonial décor, twin balconies, and carved wood furniture. Onboard, guests can experience high-end amenities including massage rooms, a fitness room, and a sun-deck pool, as well as award-winning dining at the Mekong Restaurant and the Chef’s Table specialty restaurant. Evening cocktails with panoramic views await guests in the spacious Saigon Lounge.

As with all of AmaWaterways’ river cruises, guests are provided with an enhanced level of luxury, an abundance of personal space, and a choice of included daily excursions to personalize the way of experiencing these exotic destinations.

“Whether traveling solo, as a couple or with a group of family and friends, our warm and friendly AmaDara crew are waiting anxiously to welcome guests back to the magical Mekong River, where they will experience memories that will last a lifetime,” added Karst.

For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact your preferred Travel Advisor, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit https://www.amawaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at YouTube.com/AmaWaterways.

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About AmaWaterways
Family-owned and operated for almost 20 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.

With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and Departures’ 2020 Legend Award for “Best Luxury Cruising Experiences This Year.” In addition, 20 ships in AmaWaterways’ European fleet have received the prestigious Green Award certification for industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance.

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