Carol McKee

McKee Travel

Vietnam & Cambodia with Amawaterways

Vietnam
RICHES OF THE MEKONG
December 2023
Voted #1 River Cruise Line by Cruise Advisor Magazine
 
Join us on the AmaDara and experience the magic of Vietnam and Cambodia
Optional Pre Cruise Cambodia -  November 28 - December 4, 2023
Mekong River Cruise Portion - December 4-11, 2023
Optional Post Cruise Ho Chi Minh City, December 11 - 13, 2023
 
Cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life. Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks. Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s 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. On this transformative journey, the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world along its shores.
 
 Your exclusive group promotion includes $750 discount per person off retail cruise rates if booked by September 30th, 2022
 

What is included on your Cruise?
  • Extensive lineup of immersive included tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options with knowledgeable local guides
  • All meals onboard, with regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients 
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine with lunch and dinner and anytime local beer, house brand spirits, specialty coffee and tea, and soft drinks
  •  The Chef's Table Specialty Restaurant
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic view and bar
  • Sun deck, Pool, Fitness room and spa
  • Airport transfers included with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
 

What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance (please accept or decline below)
  2.  Pre- or post- Cruise Land Options (add available Amawaterways land package(s) at check out)
  3.  Airfare (Contract Air arrangements are available through Amawaterways)
 

 This trip has three parts!

You can do just the cruise or any combination of 

Pre-cruise package + Mekong Cruise + Post Cruise Packages.

See the full itinerary with all three parts combined here

 
Dates:
Optional 6 night Pre-cruise Cambodia Land Package
November 28th - December 4th, 2023
2 Nights Hanoi, 1 Night Ha Long Bay, 3 Nights Siem Reap 
 
 
Mekong River Cruise
December 4th - 11th, 2023
 
 
Optional Post -cruise Land Choices
December 11th -13th, 2023
Optional Post Cruise Land Package #1
2 Nights in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon)
or 
Optional Post -cruise Land Package #2 -
Spend Three Nights in Bangkok Thailand
 

 

Questions:

If you have questions about this trip please visit our FAQ.
If you have further questions please feel free to reach out to Carol McKee at carol.mckee@mckeetravel.com
 

Amawaterways Terms & Conditions and Cancellation policy: Questions about this trip

Note that all travelers are responsible for understanding Amawaterways terms and conditions as well as their cancellation policies. Please visit this link to see the Amawaterways the terms and conditions as well as their cancellation policy and how they handle cancellations : https://www.amawaterways.com/terms-conditions

 

Booking procedures:

  • Submit your request below by clicking Book Now,  then select the number of passengers at the top of the page + the cabin + additional options that you prefer
  • Cabin inventory is live - meaning that the number of cabins listed in any category may not be available when booking request is made and you may end up reserving another category as a result
  • No actual space is being held for this group - cabins are first come, first serve.  I recommend booking early in order to make sure the category you want is still available. 
  • Please note your credit card will not be charged immediately.  Within 1-3 business days of submitting your request I will send you an invoice showing your stateroom on hold. Once you approve the invoice your deposit will be charged.
  • Prices below reflect the per person cost, based on TWO people sharing a room.  Please contact me for special solo traveler pricing. 
  • Deck Plan is provided below to give a sense of the different categories of cabins. However specific cabin categories or cabin numbers can not be guaranteed
  • All guests on Amawaterways cruises or cruise + land tours are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.
 
Deck Plan
 

Important insurance notification:

At McKee Travel we strongly recommend that every travelers carry travel insurance which can protect you and your trip from unexpected events. For this trip there are two different insurance options available to you.
  1. Amawaterways offers its own insurance - to read the description of its coverage please visit Amawaterways Insurance. Amawaterways travel protection must be purchased at time of deposit.  If you chose this option the cost, at 13% of your total purchase excluding taxes and fees, will be added to your purchase.
  2. A group policy through Travel Insured international is another insurance option. This must be purchased with in 14 days of making your deposit for best coverage. This group policy does not rate your coverage based on your age or any other factors.
 
Select the insurance option you are most interested in during the checkout process.
 
Contact me:
Carol McKee, Owner & Travel Advisor
Designing thoughtful trips for discerning travelers since 2010,  as quoted in the New York Times & Washington Post. 

Available Packages

Luxury Suite - Cruise Only - December 4 - 11, 2023
Available until September 30, 2022

$5,458.00
Deposit: $400.00

French & Outside Balcony, 502 sq. ft.
 
AmaWaterways
 

*Please note that all cruise only guests should meet us at Sofitel Angkor hotel in Siem Reap at 8:00 am on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham.

We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

 

Suite - Cruise Only December 4-11, 2023
Available until September 30, 2022

$4,058.00
Deposit: $400.00

French & Outside Balcony, 366 sq. ft.
 
AmaWaterways
 

*Please note that all cruise only guests should meet us at Sofitel Angkor hotel in Siem Reap at 8:00 am on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham.

We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

 

Category A Stateroom - Cruise Only December 4-11, 2023
Available until September 30, 2022

$3,558.00
Deposit: $400.00

French & Outside Balcony, 251 sq. ft.
 
AmaWaterways
 

*Please note that all cruise only guests should meet us at Sofitel Angkor hotel in Siem Reap at 8:00 am on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham.

We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

 

Category B Stateroom - Cruise Only December 4-11, 2023
Available until September 30, 2022

$3,258.00
Deposit: $400.00

French & Outside Balcony, 251 sq. ft.

AmaWaterways

 

*Please note that all cruise only guests should meet us at Sofitel Angkor hotel in Siem Reap at 8:00 am on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham.

We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

 

Category C Stateroom - Cruise Only December 4-11, 2023
Available until September 30, 2022

$2,559.00
Deposit: $400.00

French & Outside Balcony, 251 sq. ft.
 
AmaWaterways
 

*Please note that all cruise only guests should meet us at Sofitel Angkor hotel in Siem Reap at 8:00 am on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham.

We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

 

Extra Options

Amawaterway Insurance through Travel Guard
Unavailable as of June 30, 2022

$1.00

Amawaterways insurance through Travel Guard is priced at 13% of your total trip costs which are purchased through Amawaterways.
 
This can only be booked at time of deposit and price is dependent upon what you choose to book .
 
The cost of $1 listed here is only a placeholder for the 13% cost calculation and does not represent the true cost of the travel insurance.
 
The actual cost will be calculated after you choose the components of your trip and you will approve the amount of the insurance.
 
To see the Travel Guard Policy please visit this link

Pre Cruise Land Package - 6 nights - November 28th - December 4th, 2023
Unavailable as of June 30, 2022

$2,260.00
Deposit: $1.00

2 nights Hanoi, 1 night Ha Long Bay and 3 nights Siem Reap
 
INCLUDED IN YOUR 6 NIGHT STAY:
• Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
• 6 -Breakfast 3 -Lunch 4 - Dinner
• All tours
• English-speaking expert guides
• All transfers
 
Please note that choosing this land package does not require an additional deposit. However limitations of our system require that we list a deposit amount. Therefore the $1 deposit amount listed here should be considered a placeholder only.
 

Post Cruise Land Package - 2 nights Ho Chi Minh City
Unavailable as of June 30, 2022

$399.00
Deposit: $1.00

Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) Land option is added after the cruise - 2 nights at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza
 
Please note that choosing this land package does not require an additional deposit. However the limitations of our system require that we show a deposit. Therefore the $1 deposit listed here should be considered a placeholder only.
 

Post Cruise Land - 3 Nights Bangkok, Thailand
Unavailable as of June 30, 2022

$999.00
Deposit: $200.00

Bangkok Land has three options:
  • It can be added pre-Cambodia land package
  • Added to the post cruise only
  • Or it can be added at the end of the Ho Chi Minh City land option.
 
Price listed includes airfare to Bangkok and therefore requires a non-refundable deposit of $200 per person.
 
INCLUDED IN YOUR THREE NIGHT STAY
  • 3 nights Hotel - Typically the Bangkok Peninsula Hotel - subject to availability
  • Breakfast daily
  • Included tours
  • Airfare to/from Bangkok depending on when this option is added to the trip (before or after cruise or in addition to other land options)
 
 
Grand Palace, Bangkok, Temple, Night