APT to upgrade Mekong Delta cruiser

River cruise and tour operator APT has announced that luxury Mekong river ship – the RV AmaLotus – will undergo a significant refurbishment ahead of its 2016 season starting in July 2016.

The newly designed AmaLotus will offer 54 balcony suites, a new private dining room for 16 guests, a French inspired café and onboard spa and gym.

Australian chef and television personality Luke Nguyen, has designed the new menu for the private dining room.

Seating 16 guests, ‘Indochine by Luke Nguyen’, will provide all guests with the opportunity to enjoy a six course degustation dinner. In addition, all guests will be invited to enjoy a ‘Signature Welcome Dinner’ designed by Nguyen on their first night onboard the 108 passenger ship.

On select sailings in 2016 (29 July, 9 September and 2 December), Nguyen will be joining guests onboard to prepare a Vietnamese dinner on the first night of the cruise and host a ‘get to know Luke’ session on the third day of the cruise.

The new Le Viet Nam Café situated on the Sadec Deck is a French-inspired café that will serve up morning and afternoon tea to all guests as they relax and watch the world go by. Luke Nguyen will prepare a Vietnamese dinner on the first night of the cruise, and host a ‘Get to Know Luke Nguyen’ session on the third day of the cruise.

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