Maiden voyage: Sept. 5, 2011
Location: Mekong river
Length: 302 feet
The buzz: Like AmaWaterways’ 92-passenger La Marguirite, which debuted in 2009, the line’s second vessel on the Mekong features all-outside accommodations and deluxe, 226-square-foot cabins with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Nine of out 10 cabins also feature balconies, and 10 “Junior Suites” provide an even more spacious 290 square feet of space that includes a King-size bed, balcony, sitting area and luxurious bathroom equipped with both a shower and tub. Even larger suites measure 624 square feet and boast a private balcony with two lounge chairs and a table. The ship also features a restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties; an authentic Vietnamese “Lau” (Hot Pot) dining facility; a lounge; an outdoor pool and Sun Deck bar; a spa, fitness room and sauna.
Itineraries: 8-day voyages starting at $1,799 per person, based on double occupancy