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APT announces major refurbishment of river ship and launches 2016/17 Asia programme

Luxury 15-day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia up for grabs to agents

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. To coincide with the announcement, the luxury river cruise and tour specialist has revealed its new 2016/17 Asia brochure and is offering agents the chance to win a 15-day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights tour.

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.  

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. The new Le Viet Nam Café situated on the Sadec Deck is a French-inspired café that will serve morning and afternoon tea to all guests as they relax and watch the world go by.  

To be entered into the prize draw to win the 15-day Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights tour for two people, agents simply need to answer three questions regarding the new APT 2016/17 Asia programme on the APT website www.aptouring.co.uk/aptagents before Saturday 12 December 2015. For full terms and conditions visit www.aptouring.co.uk/aptagents.  

APT is also offering savings of up to £1,100 per couple with its Companion Flies Free offer, available for bookings made before 29 February 2016. Highlights of the new 2016/17 programme include:
 • 15-day Vietnam and Cambodia highlights luxury river cruise and tour from £3,795 for the first person and from £2,945 for the companion, based on 29 July 2016 departure
• 17-day Majestic Myanmar river cruise and tour from £4,295 for the first person and from £3,195 for the companion, based on 8 September 2017 departure
• 14-day Best of China luxury river cruise and tour from £3,995 for the first person and from £3,195 for the companion, based on 9 March 2016 departure
• 7-day Spirit of India luxury river cruise and tour from £7,595 for the first person and from £6,895 for the companion, based on 5 January 2016 departure  

All prices include home to airport transfers by private car on all luxury river cruises, return flights from the UK, all meals, complimentary beer wine and soft drink at lunch and dinner onboard, and all shore excursions and onboard entertainment.  

The refurbishment of the RV AmaLotus will start in May 2016. The ship will return to service in July for the start of the 2016/17 season.

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