ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.6/5 


Based on 565 reviews

Excellent over many years and many cruises.

27 Apr 2018

Efficient service when booking cruises and also with follow-up queries.

Never get best offer price

21 Apr 2018

Every time I ring up for an offer the best advertised price seems to be gone and I have to pay extra. Although the telephone operator was plesant one does feel that they are on commission and therefore charge the higher price.

Thank you for your feedback.  We are booking from a live system with the cruise line, they do have ‘fluid pricing’ which means  the price can go up or down depending on demand, the cruise line will give us the price and this is what you would be charged.

Claire at ROL Cruise

Improvements needed

16 Apr 2018

Original holiday cancelled by operator. Handling by ROL not of the best (difficulty in getting hold of ROL, inconsistency of information, incorrect information etc.) I had to keep riding back to get things corrected. Cancellation department need to sharpen up I think, and recognise that cancellations and rebooking are traumatic and disappointing for customers - not routine!

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your cruise was subject to a redeployment of which we understand came as a disappointment to both our customers affected and ourselves. I understand that our Customer Support Team transferred your voyage to an alternative sailing within 5 days of us being notified of this change and we hope you are now looking forward to your sailing in 2019.

Gill Rogers at ROL Cruise

I apologise that you feel this wasn't an easy process, this is never our intention and I will certainly pass on your feedback to the Customer Support Team.

Gill Rogers at ROL Cruise

Easy process

15 Apr 2018

Would buy again. Very east to book, decide on cabin, etc. Friendly professional staff.

Great service

14 Apr 2018

Helpful, good information, nothing is to much trouble in finding the right holiday.

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad to have found you the perfect cruise holiday!

Georgia Jaggs at ROL Cruise

I hope they fix the engine vibration before I use the vessel again

14 Apr 2018

The general overall condition of the vessel and the tours and on board facitities were good. The lectures about Concorde and the RAF were excellent. The cruise was let down by the condition of the power plant as there was obviously a big problem with the engines/properller shafts shafts as they vibrated by such an amount they really upset the dining experience as the dining room was at the rear of the vessel

First class service.

13 Apr 2018

Pleasant and very helpful service throughout initial enquiiry and then actual booking. I would have no hesitation in recommending ROL to others.

Thank you for such a wonderful review! It is a delight to hear you have had a smooth journey throughout the entire process! 

Georgia Jaggs at ROL Cruise

Excellent personal, efficient service

13 Apr 2018

Service overall was very good. We got the cabins we requested on the cruise we wanted at a discounted price due to having ROL points. However, was disappointed to find out that the ROL operative had misinformed me regarding the use of a particular benefit to gain additional OBS with P&O. P&O informed me that we could not use this benefit as we had not booked direct with them. I made a point of enquiring about this and was told that all I needed to do was speak to P&O after booking. This was not the case.

Thank you for taking the time to speak to me today, I hope you are happy now it has all been resolved, hopefully for future bookings our star rating can be improved.

Claire at ROL Cruise

Haven't taken the cruise yet

12 Apr 2018

Will let you know once we have had our cruise

Thank you ROL first class organisation.

11 Apr 2018

From when we booked our cruise to the very end, everything was well organised and reliable. Fantastic cruise, Celebrity X cruise. Both hotel stays were above expectations. All transfers on time no fuss. Every element of the organisation was first class. So good we have booked next years cruise Amsterdam to Budapest on a river cruise for 2019 with ROL.

Thank you so much for our brilliant review, have a truly magnificent time next year

Dale at ROL Cruise

Good customer service.

10 Apr 2018

Easy to contact and get to the right department. Good customer service. Good price comparison.

A streamlined process.

10 Apr 2018

The whole process was very efficient and effective. the member of staff was terrific.

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights from Ho Chi Minh

Cruise Code: 1268240

  • Duration: 12nts
  • Departs: 22 Sep 2018 Alternative sailing dates
  • Sails from: Two night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Flights and transfers: not inc
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Suite from:

£4,840pp

Single from:

£6,990

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 9,680 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Your Itinerary


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  • Two night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Day 1

    Two night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    22 Sep 2018

    On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the exciting business and entertainment districts on Dong Khoi Street. Once you’ve settled in and freshened up, you can enjoy the rest of the day to explore the neighbourhood at your own pace. Tonight, meet your fellow guests and your APT Tour Director during a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. (D)

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  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Day 2

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    23 Sep 2018

     

     

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  • Day 2


    Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels

    23 Sep 2018

    Today choose from two Signature Experiences. This evening, head to Vietnam House for dinner. (B, L, D)

    ★SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE★
    You may journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross – a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. On the second alternative, visit the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.

    ★SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE★
    This evening, head to Vietnam House where a tantalising and exclusive degustation dinner, complete with matching wines – a menu created by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen – awaits.

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Day 3

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    24 Sep 2018

    Choose from our range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today (B)

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing
    Perhaps enjoy a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office. Or jump on the back of a motorbike for an exciting city tour. Alternatively, tour the Ky Long Art Villa where you’ll learn about Vietnamese lacquer art and see artist workshops. You may like to try out your culinary skills with a fun cooking class at GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio or delight in an exciting shopping tour.

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  • Day 3


    Transfer to My Tho to embark your ship.

    24 Sep 2018

    This afternoon transfer to My Tho to embark your ship for your seven night Mekong River aboard APT's RV AmaLotus. (L, D)

  • Cai Be, Vietnam

    Day 4

    Cai Be, Vietnam

    25 Sep 2018

    A local boat will take you to the beautiful river-land town of Cai Be today. Once here, step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with crumbling colonial buildings and delightful flowering gardens. The morning then takes you onwards to a rice paper manufacturer where you’ll see how Vietnamese rice paper is made. (B)

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  • Sa Dec

    Day 4

    Sa Dec

    25 Sep 2018

    Lunch will be served back on board later as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. This delightfully sleepy locale is where iconic French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, ‘The Lover’. Later, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple. Watch visitors and pilgrims come and go, and appreciate the beauty of the building. (L, D)

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  • Day 5


    Tan Chau

    26 Sep 2018

    Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau. Cruise right past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for an authentic rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Ride past local shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. (B)

  • Day 5


    Evergreen Island

    26 Sep 2018

    Later today, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. (L)

  • Border Crossing, Phnom Penh

    Day 5

    Border Crossing, Phnom Penh

    26 Sep 2018

    The remainder of today is left free for you to relax on board your luxurious river ship as you cross the border into Cambodia and cruise towards Phnom Penh (L, D)

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  • Phnom Penh

    Day 6

    Phnom Penh

    27 Sep 2018

    Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the majestic capital. After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity. (B, L, D)

    ★FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing★
    Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum which is located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk which is an excitingand thrilling way to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.

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  • Phnom Penh

    Day 7

    Phnom Penh

    28 Sep 2018

    With a free morning in Phnom Penh, you may like to enjoy a restful start to the day and stay aboard your ship. Or, make use of your time in this beautiful city and head out on your own to discover the sights and attractions. Your APT Cruise Director can provide inspiration should you need it. (B)

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  • Day 7


    Koh Chen

    28 Sep 2018

    Later in the day, your ship will cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware. Here you’ll visit some of the delicate home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs. Watch the clever artisans at work and perhaps purchase a memento (L, D)

  • Oudong

    Day 8

    Oudong

    29 Sep 2018

    This morning take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll call in at a monastery where local monks will provide you with a Buddhist blessing experience. (B)

  • Day 8


    Kampong Tralach

    29 Sep 2018

    Later this day, continue to the interesting village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then, take an exciting ox cart ride through the beautiful countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your luxury river ship. (L, D)

  • Kampong Chhnang

    Day 9

    Kampong Chhnang

    30 Sep 2018

    Board a small boat and head to the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam, enjoying a Farewell Dinner. (B, L, D)

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  • Day 10


    Prek K’dam - Disembark the ship

    01 Oct 2018

    Disembark at Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. (B)

  • Three night hotel stay in Siem Reap

    Day 10

    Three night hotel stay in Siem Reap

    01 Oct 2018

    After arriving at your hotel, why not head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the historic 12th-century temple, Bayon. (D)

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining
    In Siem Reap tonight, you can select from a number of delicious and authentic local restaurants for dinner.

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  • Siem Reap

    Day 11

    Siem Reap

    02 Oct 2018

    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
    Rise early and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

    After your Signature Experience, enjoy a guided tour of this temple, the best-preserved temple of Angkor and said to be the world’s largest religious monument. Return to your hotel for breakfast and time at leisure. This afternoon, you’ll explore the temple of Ta Prohm. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. (B)

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  • Siem Reap

    Day 12

    Siem Reap

    03 Oct 2018

    Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before a Farewell Dinner.

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing
    Visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a tuk tuk ride; participate in a Apsara dance class; take off on a quad bike adventure; enjoy a bicycle tour; take a horse and cart ride; partake in a traditional Khmer cooking class; go on a shopping adventure; or indulge in a spa treatment. With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps step out to explore the city.

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  • Transfer to the airport this morning for your return flight to the UK

    Day 13

    Transfer to the airport this morning for your return flight to the UK

    04 Oct 2018

    Enjoy breakfast this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (B)

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The Ship


Newly refurbished for 2016, the RV AmaLotus is one of the most luxurious river ships cruising on the Mekong River. Experience Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruising in luxury on an all-inclusive cruise.

MS AmaLotus


Launched: April 2011 | Occupancy: 124 passengers

Length: 303 ft (92.36 m)

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