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AmaWaterways is back on the Mekong River after a COVID-related hiatus. The luxury cruise line’s 124-passenger AmaDara will return to the Mekong on Oct. 17, with an itinerary featuring port calls in 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, in a press statement. “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.”

Two itineraries will be offered on AmaDara: Riches of the Mekong and Charms of the Mekong. Guests can visit rural villages and a monastery, see the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, and experience lively Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), known as the “Pearl of the Orient.” 

Travel advisors who book trips for clients on the 302-foot, 62-cabin AmaDara can take advantage of a 2-For-1 Land Package Special Offer on selected 8-day, 7-night cruises. The deal applies to pre- and post-cruise land packages in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, site of the Angkor Wat temples.

AmaDara’s amenities include cabins with French-colonial décor and twin balconies, massage and fitness rooms, a sun-deck pool. Drinks and dining can be enjoyed at the Mekong Restaurant, the Chef’s Table specialty restaurant and the Saigon Lounge.

For full details, visit the Travel Advisor Portal at