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Old 01-11-2013, 05:11 AM
alexandra cruiser alexandra cruiser is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: florida
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Wink Just got back from this cruise
and really like it. Combination of land tour and riverboat with 1 nite in junk on Halong Bay.

AMA did a great job, hotels 5 star, AMAlotus great boat,but junk just mediocre.Plus weather on Bay was cold and cloudy.Many meals inc. on land portion, all on ship(I found the food very good..although thats a highly subjective subject,I know) were an adventure.If you go, make sure you re in good physical shape.We re in late 60s and at times it was a stuggle to keep up with all the stairs,uneven surfaces,climbs,etc.But manages with just taking a few pm tours off,,to rest.

Great sites to visit in both Vietnam and Cambodia.Cities very crowded with lots of traffic,hard to cross streets.Took taxis and tuk tuks,rickshaws,ox carts,etc.

The countries are 3rd world and some sights can be difficult to see(begging children,stray dogs,bathroom faciilites...its NOT EUROPE.So be advised and KNOW what you re getting in to.

Glad I went, crossed one more area off my bucket list.But not a place I d like to go back to.

But for those interested,AMA did a great job and would recommend them if intersted in a real adventure.
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