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Cruising the Mekong Delta

31st May 2011 Print
Cruising the Mekong Delta

Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, through its trade partner Travel 2, is delighted to announce the introduction of a brand new boutique-style river cruise liner, The Jahan, to its product portfolio.

A boutique and more opulent sister ship to the world-renowned river boat, The Jayavarman, The Jahan will be the smallest and most luxurious cruise boat to wind through the majestic Mekong Delta, between Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Jahan will take its maiden voyage along the mighty Mekong River in late October 2011, travelling from the bustling city of Saigon to Siem Reap, gateway to the spectacular temples of Angkor. The boat’s inaugural sailing will be exclusively chartered by Travel Indochina with the specialist operator’s co-founder and Managing Director, Paul Hole, acting as the onboard escort and willing to share his passion, experience and insight on this fascinating region with interested guests.

With just 26 cabins in total, including two elegant Jacuzzi Suites, and a maximum capacity of 52 passengers, this new 21st-century marvel will promise guests a wonderfully intimate cruising experience with international top service standards. It will also boast the highest staff-to-passenger ratio than any other vessel on the Mekong – ensuring that its guests benefit from a truly personalised service.

Taking its name from Shah Jahan, a distinguished emperor of the Mughal Empire in India, this spectacular cruise will offer uncompromising luxury reminiscent of the Indian colonial era. The Jahan’s 26 cabins will be the largest on the waters of the Mekong, featuring king-size beds overlooking floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open onto private balconies; while its 12 beautifully-appointed staterooms will boast the biggest balconies on Indochina’s waterways, affording passengers panoramic views of the spectacular surrounding scenery.

Also onboard the cruise ship, passengers can take advantage of The Jahan’s pool and observatory decks, fully-equipped gymnasium, spa and steam bath, and world class cuisine; as well as the possibility to explore the Mekong at guests’ own pace with shore excursions that can be tailor-made to suit individual interests by the boat’s onboard shore-excursion butler.

Customers looking to experience the best of this region should be directed to the 12-day Saigon to Angkor cruise package, which operates vice versa and costs from £2,605 per person. This journey starts in Saigon and includes two nights pre cruise in Saigon at the five-star Caravelle hotel, a walking tour of Saigon and a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the 8-day/7-night Jahan Cruise in a Superior balcony cabin including on land touring, two nights in Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Siem Reap and a day exploring the temples of Angkor. The price includes all transfers, touring, English-speaking guides, breakfast and dinner daily, entrance fees, taxes, tips, porterage and all lunches while on board.

Travel Indochina also has 15 and 19-day packages available, allowing travellers to witness more of Vietnam with touring and deluxe accommodation in Hanoi and Halong Bay on the 15-day package, and Hue and Hoi An added to the 19-day package.

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Cruising the Mekong Delta