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This distinctive ship is in a class of her own! As AmaWaterways’ sole cruise ship on the Mekong River, the AmaDara features unique French Colonial décor and richly carved wood furniture inspired by the history of the region, as well as local artifacts made by native craftsmen. Air-conditioned interior corridors lead to spacious cabins and suites, with most featuring twin balconies that invite the ever-changing scenery of Southeast Asia right in.

Onboard, the AmaDara caters to your every whim, with massage rooms, state-of-the-art fitness room and activities, a gift shop, hair salon, sun-deck pool, and much more. Her stunning Saigon Lounge provides respite by day and unites guests over intriguing local entertainment by night. Savor authentic regional delicacies and Western cuisine in the Main Restaurant or dine at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant. Plus, throughout your cruise, be treated to unlimited complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, as well as house brand spirits, local beer, and soft drinks.

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Included Dining

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The Main Restaurant

AmaWaterways’ expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. Breakfast and lunch offer mouthwatering dishes and made-to-order selections from the menu, while dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious entrées. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Specialty Dining

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Chef’s Table Restaurant

Join a few of your fellow travelers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen – usually hidden – becomes part of the entertainment. You will watch the chef prepare a special multi-course meal right in front of you. Indulge in multiple courses of delectable dishes, based on the unique flavors found in the local regions of sailing. The Chef’s Table typically holds approximately 24-28 people and offers the same menu each evening per week of sailing so that all guests onboard can experience this one-of-a-kind venue. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Bars & Lounges

Sun Deck Bar

AmaDara boasts a full selection of well and premium liquors with a variety of drink options. A select drink menu is available at no additional cost anytime in the evenings.


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Meet fellow travelers in Saigon Lounge to enjoy a selection of entertainment, from classical musicians to traditional Asian ceremonies and beyond.


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Soak up some rays or take a dip in the refreshing pool on your way to the next exotic stop on your cruise. Enjoy an active game on the Sun Deck with friends or a relaxing game of chess in the lounge.

Spa & Fitness

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Are you looking for a way to stay fit on vacation? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from one destination to the next. Then, after a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a visit to one of three onboard spas.


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Find a selection of sundries, AmaWaterways branded clothing items, and products created by and popular within the local regions of sailing in the onboard gift shop.


AmaWaterways allows children as young as 4 years of age to board. Children ages 4-10 can share a cabin with their parents. Any children younger than 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a guardian aged 18 or older in cabin. AmaWaterways does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities.

Children may enjoy AmaWaterways’ active excursions such as hiking, exploring the cities they visit, and bicycle tours. There is a pool onboard every ship and AmaWaterways encourages generational traveling for families.


There is no casino available onboard the AmaDara.



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Ship Reviews

4.6 Stars
40 Reviews
* All reviews are by verified customers that have traveled by booking through a travel agent in the Avoya Network
“Charms of the Mekong”
4 Stars
Cruise Date: 12/25/2023
Destination: Asia
Reviewed 5 months ago by Lulu
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 12/08/2023
Destination: Asia
Reviewed 5 months ago by Lisa
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 12/07/2023
Destination: Europe
Reviewed 5 months ago by Rob
“This is a great way to see Southeast Asia”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 08/07/2023
Destination: Asia
Reviewed 9 months ago by Eden
“Vietnam and Cambodia”
4 Stars
Cruise Date: 02/20/2023
Destination: Asia
Reviewed about 1 year ago by Laura
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