This year, late summer, we are planning a River Cruise on AMA Waterways…………..and they just announced a new ship –
AMAWATERWAYS’ La Marguerite (92 guest ship) will sail through Vietnam and Cambodia again this year, and according to AMAWATERWAYS this ship is almost completely sold out. Thus, AMA WATERWAYS has unveiled plans to build an additional ship to sail through Vietnam and Cambodia, to launch the summer of 2011.
The new 124-guest ship, (not named yet), will measure 295 feet in length (60 feet longer than La Marguerite). Standard cabins will be 226 square feet, the 10 junior suites will be 290 square feet and two suites will be 452 square feet each.
The new ship’s Mekong itinerary will include stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Cambodia.
Consumers have shown great interest in River cruising through the charming little villages in this region, says AMAWATERWAYS President, Rudi Schreiner.
“The Mekong is a magnificent river, ideal for river cruising for a number of reasons,” notes Schreiner. “The first advantage of the Mekong is its size. The river is huge, in most places almost a mile wide, so it has a whole lot of potential. The scenery is incredible, with many small villages, islands and temples. The other remarkable thing about the Mekong is that it includes three major cities. You have Ho Chi Minch City or Saigon, the metropolis of Vietnam; Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located on the river front with beautiful cafes and restaurants. And, then you have the fascinating town of Siem Reap, with the temples of Angkor. It’s the perfect backdrop for river cruising,” adds Schreiner.