The beds are very comfortable and fitted with duvets and four pillows (two firm and two softer.) There are sufficient cupboards, but I would like some additional shelving. A large desk is provided as well as a solid wooden luggage butler and a two seat sofa (by the French balcony). The standard cabins have a chair in its place. Flat screen televisions are provided, but there is no broadcast television…not that I can find any time to watch it. My children advise me that there is actually quite a large and current selection of DVDs.
The bathrooms are small, but excellent, paneled with warm wood. There is a large ceramic vessel sink with a low profile toilet and a large shower in the standard cabins. We have a large whirlpool bath as well…with many jets and LED lights. (The same one found on the luxury junk AmaWaterways uses in Halong Bay, Vietnam.
After a quick unpacking and up to the Sun Deck. (Note: There is no sailaway because as soon as the last guest is boarded the AmaLotus shoves off from shore and we head up the Tonle Sap River.) The Sun Deck is a very comfortable and attractive space with more than enough cushioned wood loungers, wicker sofas and chairs and a small bar.
Coffee and tea is available 24/7 and local (I stress “local”) liquor and beer are complimentary at all times…but strangely wine is not except at dinner.
Obviously premium liquor is available for purchase. (I am finding the local 333 beer and gin & tonics more than acceptable.) Smoking is permitted on the Sun Deck.
There is also a small internet station. Wireless service is limited to the lounge. This really needs to be expanded. While with the steel construction of this ship, putting into every stateroom would be quite a challenge, it most definitely needs to be added to the Sun Deck.
After a time taking there was a lecture on Cambodian history and biology by a number of the guides. Our guide has been so informative over the past days that I had already heard all of the information…and in more detail. Of course I have been immersed in Cambodia for days, so for those who are just doing the cruise I am sure it was most helpful.
Shortly thereafter there was a briefing about the next day (which takes about 15 minutes) and then dinner followed by a quiet evening on the Sun Deck.