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RV Samatha

The RV Samantha is the finest vessel cruising the river, housing guests in finely decorated suites, all with private balconies and a slew of luxury amenities. As the boat coasts past ancient Buddhist monuments and attractive ex-British colonial towns, passengers can peer out for a glimpse of the river’s eponymous dolphin for a truly magical experience. The swimming pool on the sun deck provides another attractive diversion. RV Samantha’s spa is also worth whiling away time in, and the delicious meals onboard are a highlight too. There’s a Fitness Centre onboard to counter all the indulgence, and the onshore excursions provide fascinating insights into one of the world’s most exotic and romantic destinations.

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Panoramic Balcony or Window
    Panoramic & Outside Balcony Suite
      Executive Suite
        Royal Suite
          Sun Deck
          Sun Deck
          Upper Deck
          Upper Deck
          Main Deck
          Main Deck

          Dining is an indulgent affair on the Samantha: continental breakfast is served in rooms if desired, while cooked breakfast can be taken in the dining room. Lunch is three courses, followed by afternoon tea, followed by a four-course dinner, with a mixture of international dishes on offer. 

          Main Restaurant

          Experience: complimentary

          Food: varies

          Relish in fresh dishes created by our highly-skilled chefs daily. Meals are made from fresh local produces. Enjoy a range of hot and cold dishes through-out the day before indulging in three-course a la crate dinner with fellow guests.

            Luke Nguyen Private Dinners - APT Exclusive!

            Experience: complimentary

            Food: regional

            Same two menus designed by Luke Nguyen. Dine in our intimate eight-seater venue as you enjoy a range of modern Burmese food showcasing local fresh produce and Luke’s signature style. Paired with quality wines, this exclusive meal will be enjoyed by all guests at no extra charge.

              Unwind with a swim after your day of exploring Myanmar. Comfortable lounge chairs, a pool and expansive Sun Deck is a great place to take in the riverside views. Enjoy a drink at the Main Lounge & Bar with the comfort of air-conditioning. The Day Spa is a great place to go for a massage, while the Fitness Centre features a range of gym equipment. Contact your friends and family back from with APT's complimentary Wi-Fi internet available in select locations aboard your river ship.

              On-Board Entertainment

              Delve into Burmese culture while you cruise with a traditional puppet show and cultural performances that are offered on-board.

                The abundance of historical and religious sites along the route and the RV Samantha’s impeccably organised excursions provide ample opportunities for enrichment. 

                Shore Excursions

                Guided tours of ancient temples and colonial towns are available at all ports. 

                  Please note: There are no designated children's facilities on board.

                  Disabled Facilities/Mobility

                  Upon securing a reservation, you will be asked if you have any health or mobility restrictions. Should there be any restrictions; a questionnaire will be made available for completion so that we can assess the suitability of your trip.

                  Most tours require a reasonable level of fitness to be able to walk on sightseeing trips, navigate along uneven ground and should be able to walk unaided for up to 1.5km.

                  On some adventure tours, we may visit remote areas and feature activities with varying degrees of difficulty, it is vital to select a tour with an activity level suited to your health and fitness. A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over terrain with uneven and slippery surfaces. Some walks will require you to clamber over boulders up to one metre high. It is your responsibility to carry any medication you require for the tour’s duration and consult your local medical practitioner for any health advice.

                  Your sales consultant will be able to provide more accurate information on walking involved on the specific tour booked.

                  Dietary Requirements

                  Your APT Sales consultant can provide you with information pertaining to currency used on tour and throughout the course of your trip. You will also receive a Tour Hints booklet in your documentation pack with an overview of currency you will need and on-board payment types.

                  Dress Code

                  Generally, smart casual is acceptable on most tours, however some tours may require/recommend per below:

                  • Jacket and tie for Formal nights on board ocean cruising
                  • Comfortable and light casual clothing for adventure/safari touring
                  • Wet shoes for Kimberley Wilderness Adventure, Outback Wilderness Adventures
                  • Comfortable footwear is recommended across all tours.

                  Some cultures observe specific dress requirements, such as head dress for women. Tour Directors will supply more information on tour on any of these requirements.

                  Medical Advice

                  We recommend that you seek medical advice from your local Medical Practitioner, as they will have the most up to date details on appropriate vaccines, tablets and latest medical travel information.

                  Some destinations do have mandatory health regulations such as areas of Africa require Yellow Fever Vaccinations.

                  Overall, a reasonable level of health and mobility is requirement for most tours. Upon securing a reservation, you will be asked if you have any health or mobility restrictions. Should there be any restrictions; a questionnaire will be made available for completion so that we can assess the suitability of your trip.


                  Tipping is included for all APT operated tours.

                  Your Sales consultant can provide you with detailed advice during your booking enquiry specific to the destination you are visiting. 

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