Sunday, 8 August 2010

APT to build Mekong River cruise ship

source: Travel Daily - Cruise Weekly

APT expands in Indochina

APT today confirmed that it will build its own cruise ship for the Mekong River in Indochina, in partnership with Amawaterways.

The new vessel, to be called the ms Amalotus, is due for launch in September 2011 and will incorporate similar features to those available in APT's European vessels including its "revolutionary twin balconies".

The 124-passenger Amalotus will operate week-long voyages between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap with APT's packages also featuring fully inclusive touring, all meals, tipping and alcoholic beverages.

Details of the expansion were released today at the Travelscene American Express National Consultant Conference in Cairns, with the move confirming a further ramp-up in APT's Indochina offerings.

More information in this week's issues of Travel Daily and Cruise Weekly.