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rv Samatha

RV Samatha
APT’s brand-new boutique river ship, the RV Samatha, named as a tribute to the Buddhist practice of calming the mind, takes luxury river cruising to a new level. Graceful and sophisticated, the RV Samatha has been specifically designed to provide adventurous travellers with a truly authentic and yet supremely luxurious experience.
The ship will feature 30 suites ranging from 27 square metres to 48.7 square metres. Onboard there will be a swimming pool, an observation deck, two restaurants including the main dining room and a private fine dining venue plus a spa and massage facility. The ship also has an air-conditioned lounge area on the sundeck.
  • Launches: 2016
  • Length: 60.96m
  • Suites: 30
  • Crew: 34
  • Decks: 3
     
     
Sun Deck with Swimming Pool
With comfortable lounge chairs, the expansive Sun Deck offers spectacular riverside views.
Main Lounge & Bar
Enjoy a drink, take in the views and relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the Main Lounge.
Main Restaurant
Fine dining awaits in our Main Restaurant.
APT EXCLUSIVE! Private Dining Room
Delight in an intimate degustation-style meal with just seven other guests.
Day Spa & Fitness Centre
The Day Spa is the place to go for a massage, while the Fitness Centre features a range of gym equipment.
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Available
Catch up on the news from home thanks to Wi-Fi internet available in select places.
Onboard Entertainment
Delve into Burmese culture while you cruise with a traditional puppet show and other cultural performances.
Impeccable Service
With 34 crew members on board, you’ll be treated with the highest levels of personalised attention.
     
Whether through its history, culture, lifestyle or natural beauty, APT Signature Experiences provide a genuinely unique window into the region you’re exploring. They’ll leave you with the knowledge that you’ve experienced Burma in greater depth than the average visitor.
Fine Dining Awaits
All meals are included, freshly prepared by onboard chefs and served in the ship’s restaurant. Prepare for each day over a delicious breakfast. Lunch is a similarly enticing and come evening, you’ll enjoy a three-course à la carte dinner designed by celebrity chef and APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen. What’s more, complimentary house wine, local beer and soft drinks are included with every lunch and dinner on board.
Truly Personalised Discovery
The banks of the Irrawaddy are lined with ancient pagodas, local artisan villages, iconic monuments and natural wonders. In order to maximise your enjoyment of each, every time you disembark, you’ll separate into small groups so that our guides can shape your excursion according to your fitness levels, interests and expectations.
Local Guides, Local Insight
Leading the Small Group Excursions during your cruise, our friendly local guides will take you on private journeys through their own home region, providing insight that only a local person could offer.
     
Fine Dining Awaits
All meals are included, freshly prepared by onboard chefs and served in the ship’s restaurant. Prepare for each day over a delicious breakfast. Lunch is a similarly enticing and come evening, you’ll enjoy a three-course a la carte dinner designed by celebrity chef and APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen. What’s more, complimentary house wine, local beer and soft drinks are included with every lunch and dinner on board.
Luke Nguyen Dining Experiences on Every Tour
Luke Nguyen is delighted to be continuing as an APT ambassador in 2015/16. As owner and chef of award-winning Sydney restaurants, Red Lantern on Crown and Red Lantern on Riley, author of the cookbooks, Secrets of the Red Lantern, Songs of Sapa, Indochine, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong and The Food of Vietnam, and host of his popular Vietnam and Greater Mekong TV series, Luke has introduced several exclusive culinary experiences across a range of APT holidays.
Degustation Dinner & Matching Wines
APT guests that stay in Saigon will enjoy a degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant, inspired by Luke.
     
A family-owned company since its conception in the 1920s. APT had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill's son Geoff, APT pioneered Australia's dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 1970s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family.
A family-owned company since its auspicious conception in the 1920’s, APT had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill’s son Geoff, APT pioneered Australia’s dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 1970s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family.
Now, with a third generation of the family contributing to the APT Group's success, the benefits of the company's family-style culture are increasingly apparent. While vigorously pursuing a global vision, the unwavering focus is on delivering a life-enriching and memorable holiday experience for each and every individual.
Such longevity in a competitive environment, coupled with a proven ability to meet the shifting expectations of the modern traveller, is testament to the pioneering spirit upon which the company was founded, and upon which it continues to operate and flourish today