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Phnom Penh to Saigon with RV Jahan Cruise 4 Days

Jahan Mekong Cruise Royal Palace - Phnom Penh Chau Doc Sa Dec Cai Be Ben Thanh Market - Saigon
Destination: Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Cai Be - Saigon
Starting: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
Ending: Saigon - Vietnam
Rate: $870 - $2630

Day 1: Phnom Penh - border crossing ” (L, D)

Board the cruise liner at 07:30. The Ship then sets sail for a lazy day of cruising along the main Mekong Channel. As this is an international shipping route, you will witness large commercial ships plying this route. Later, in the afternoon, we set off to the Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork. As the process tends to take some time, we bask in the glow of the afternoon sun on the Sun Deck, pamper ourselves silly at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the our Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class. The ship moors midstream overnight. The ship moors midstream overnight.
 

Day 2: Chau Doc - Sa Dec (B, L, D)

Welcome to the circus of fish. Embark the ship at 07:30 and we will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Chau Doc, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will also visit the colorful local market near an ancient temple. This is followed by a trip to the quay, where we will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating market and rustic catfish farms. We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch. In the late afternoon, we will set off for Sa Dec.
 

Day 3: Cai Be - Sa Dec - My Tho (B, L, D)

We arrive in Sa Dec late at night and the following morning, we embark a traditional sampan* to tour Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets. After lunch onboard, the ship arrives in Cai Be. The tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market where traders gather in a cacophonous congregation. During the languid ride, we discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The evergreen islands along the Mekong River remains unknown to many people. The cruise will halt intermittenly to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Long An fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the ship for dinner. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on the cruise.
 
*sampan - a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat.
 

Day 4: My Tho - Saigon (B) 

Our cruise on the magnificent ship comes to an end as the ship winds its way to My Tho, approximately 70km south of Saigon on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to a close. But the memories - and the friendships made on board - linger on for a lot longer. We disembark at around 09:00 and we join the transfer to madding crowd of Saigon.
Dates in 2014
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
8, 22
5, 19
5, 19
5
Maintenance
2, 16
18
2, 30
27
10, 24
5, 19
3, 17, 31
Departure Dates in 2015
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14, 28 11, 25 11, 25 8, 22 Maintenance - - - - - - -
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 
Cabin 01 Jan - 31 Mar 01 Jan - 31 Mar 01 Jun - 04 Oct 05 Oct - 19 Oct 20 Oct - 31 Dec
Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single
Superior 1326 1990 1060 1590 870 1310 1060 1590 1326 1990
Deluxe 1605 2405 1245 1870 1020 1540 1245 1870 1605 2405
Signature  1690 2540 1398 2095 1140 1710 1398 2095 1690 2540

Suite

 1750 2630 1460 2190 1190 1790 1460 2190 1750 2630

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, pilots, port dues
  • Full board
  • Welcome and farewell dinner, mineral water, coffee and tea during breakfast
  • Transfers in Siem Reap from or to the meeting point

What’s not included

  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of 65 USD levied by the Cambodian Port Authority Gratuities
  • Visa
Note:
  • Peak season surcharge - 250 USD for the New Years Eve cruise and Christmas cruise per cabin.
  • Extra bed supplement - 70% off on regular cruise price (price per cabin). Extra beds are available in Deluxe rooms only.
  • Single occupancy - 25% off on regular cruise price
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The guest accommodation consists of 27 expansive and carefully designed staterooms and junior suites with floor to ceiling panoramic sliding glass doors onto a private French balcony offer privacy and matchless luxury.

As the sun slowly sets... Step out on to your private balcony... sip on your drink and become part of the river life unfolding around you.
 
Start your day on the Mekong with Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Or bathe in the rays of dawn shining through your balcony as you lay in bed. A journey full of reverberating sights, colors and sounds awaits you.

Whether it is a refreshing sundowner drink at the lounge or a pampering time at the "Apsara" beauty salon, this is a time for reflection and relaxation.

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When night falls, dancers perform and dinner is served. The ship changes hue at night and the staff emerge the following morning in their exquisite Cambodian traditional outfit.

 

Ship Concept:

  • Heritage Line's flagship - a real boutique style FIT river cruise liner
  • Distinctive British Indian colonial theme design (a Heritage Line collection)
  • Cruise concierge desk and private shore excursions (chose from the excursion menu or tailor made excursions) assisted by a shore butler
  • A floating sanctuary ideally for couples and small groups
  • Highest staff-passenger ratio

Facilities:

  • Steam/Sauna:
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    Steam sauna with shower (on reservation only)
  • Gymnasium: Bicycles, treadmill and Work-out center
  • Spa: Spa and beauty center at the observatory (Spa, beauty, massage, nails, resting area). 2 treating rooms.
  • Pool: Pool/jacuzzi 2.5 x 5 meter, located on terrace deck with outdoor shower and sun beds
  • Restaurant: 170m2 Located on Pool deck (buffet/set menu). Kitchen is located below main deck, connected by a dumb waiter. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors.
  • Observatory: 50m2 Library and lounge with comfortable large sofas and a view to all sides through panoramic windows
  • Wheelhouse deck: Sun beds with a view - on top of the wheelhouse
  • Funnel bar: Outdoor bar with comfortable sofa style seating
  • Reception: Entrance area at the lobby lounge
  • Lounge, 160m2: Comfy seating area for movies and lectures
  • Cruise concierge:
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    Multimedia concierge desk located at the observatory
  • Tour leader cabin: 1 TL cabin with single bed and en suite bathroom
  • Boutique shop: Clothes, souvenir and amenities shop located in the lounge

Accommodation: 26 balcony cabins in 4 categories

  • 12 Superior staterooms: 30m2, on the Upper Deck with balcony
  • 8 Deluxe staterooms: 30m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony
  • 4 Signature staterooms: 32m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony and 35m2 on the Main Deck with balcony
  • 2 Suite staterooms: 51m2 located on the Upper Deck with balcony

All cabins

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    All cabins with audio entertainment system
  • Bedside controls including AC, light and music
  • Hot water kettle (Tea) and Espresso machine (Pads)
  • Floor to ceiling sliding door's 4.5m2 balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Mini bar, hair dryer, beauty mirror, vintage phone, desk, chairs, sofa, luggage rack, 2-door wardrobe

Facts & Figures

  • Launch: October 2011
  • Class: River vessel S1, sailing under Vietnamese flag, VIRES registered
  • Itinerary: My Tho - Siem Reap
  • Length: 70m length overall
  • Width: 12.5 m
  • Draft: 1.7 m (maximum)
  • Capacity: 52 Guest
  • Crew:
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    40 Crew Cambodian/Vietnamese
  • DWT: 1000 tons
  • Speed: Cruising speed 10 knots, Maxi upstream 12 knots, Maxi downstream 16 knots
  • Engine/Gen set: Twin diesel engine, 3 independent gen set's
  • Central AC: VRV system computer controlled
  • Cabins: 26 cabins, 4 categories
  • Decks: 4 decks (incl. below main deck)
  • Height: 9 meter from waterline until sundeck ceiling

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