MEKONG RIVER CRUISE - VIETNAM & CAMBODIA 2020
Our luxury Mekong river cruise combines places rarely visited with opulent world heritage sites exploring the wonders and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia
Featuring Special Guest Historian – Dr. Jean -Michel Filippi PhD
“The Only All Kosher Cruise – Entire Ship Kosher”
Only 25 Cabins – Exclusive Cruising For Only 50 Guests
All Inclusive: Cruise, Delicious Kosher Cuisine, Open Bar, Tours & So Much More!
Again for 2020 Kosher River Cruises brings to you our luxury-all-inclusive Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong River Expedition. The ultimate most in-depth and relaxing way of experiencing this part of the world!
In a world where so much history is confined to books, they are inspired by a place where history, tradition and culture live, breathe and prosper. This is not to say these nations are not developing, on the contrary, Vietnam, in particular, is thought by many as a sleeping giant with the potential to emulate a global economic presence. No, these nations have much to offer the world, however they are doing so with grace and absolute respect to their ancestors. There is a definitive Buddhist influence in this region and you can feel the history, respect and teachings of the past playing a vital role in developing the future.
Vietnam and Cambodia play the role of muse to any artist. There is so much to inspire. Perhaps it’s the steam and aroma wafting from a street stall, while an elderly woman in a conical hat slowly stirs her magical elixir. Or perhaps it’s the intimidating presence of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, a monument to man’s imagination and engineering feats. This is a region rich in history and lore.
Mention Cambodia and the name Angkor Wat usually is the first thing associated with the country. However, it is Cambodia’s rich cultural history, glorious civilization and turbulent modern times are but some of the reasons that draw curious travellers to this land. Through it all, the one constant is the Khmer people – ever calm, polite and warm, always smiling and dignified. Contemporary Cambodia is the successor state to the mighty Khmer empire, which, during the Angkorian period, ruled much of what is now Southeast Asia. The once great Khmer Civilization had declined over five centuries ago, but we still see its evidence today in the form of the sprawling Angkor temple complex, wide roads and ancient edifices.
This region is a storyteller’s dream that Kosher River Cruises looks forward to sharing this unique part of the world with you!
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Kosher River Cruises’ Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong river cruise is one of our most exotic and unforgettable journeys. Marvel at ancient temples, mist-covered mountains and colorful floating markets along the Mekong River as you travel by luxury river cruise through two of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries. Along the way, visit ancient temples & monasteries, royal palaces and pagodas, rural villages and experience first hand everyday life in this unique part of the world. Our deluxe river cruise ship features regionally-inspired glatt kosher cuisine, spa treatments and a pool on the sun deck so our guests can return to luxury after each exotic adventure.
Our all-inclusive program includes delicious Glatt Kosher cuisine, on-board synagogue with daily minyanim, thought-provoking lectures, entertainment, and otheron-board programming, along with local tours at each locale we visit.
Picture yourself watching the river flow from the window of your cabin or one of the decks as it takes you to new places and reveals storybook landscapes as you relax in total comfort. The sublime ambiance and personal service aboard your Kosher River Cruise ship creates an oasis of relaxation that is simply unexcelled. Each one of the bright, airy cabins has unrestricted views of the scenery through panoramic, glass windows with private balcony that spans the cabin’s width. Experience travel like you never have before with the sheer ease of river transport!
The Jayavarman: Inspired by the serenity and artistry associated with this great Khmer monarch, The Jayavarman’s design was also influenced by the French cruise liner Normandie, which launched in 1935. Travelling the Mekong between My Tho [the commercial port near Ho Chi Minh City] and Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Jayavarman marries the art deco charm of 1930’s France with the romance of Indochina. Measuring 57.8 meters/190 feet from bow to stern, the Jayavarman holds only 25 elegantly decorated cabins for an exclusive journey for only 50 passengers.
Thanks to its intricate woodcarvings, Khmer bas-reliefs and Vietnamese lacquer paintings, this impressive cruise ship resembles a floating art gallery. Wherever you look, guests are reminded of the local arts and culture.
With three-and-a-half decks, the Jayavarman is as spacious as it is beautiful. Guests can admire Khmer artifacts in the Henry Mouhot Lounge, mingle in the Club 1930 Bar, dine in the elegant Indochina Dining Hall, and recharge with spa treatments in the Apsara Spa. A Jacuzzi is located on the top Sun Deck, which offers spectacular views of the passing delta.
Along with its peaceful beauty, the Mekong Delta is known for its friendly locals. The crewmembers of The Jayavarman are no exception. From the moment you board, guests are made to feel at home. Offering exceptional service, comfort and style, The Jayavarman is a name to remember. This beautiful vessel is an unforgettable means of exploring some of the finest scenery in Asia.
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6/22/20 – 7/02/20
Optional Post-Tour Siem Reap Cambodia 3 Days
Day 1 – Monday June 22 – Ho Chi Min City / Saigon – Vietnam – Overnight hotel
Day 2 – Tuesday June 23 – Saigon – My Tho embark – Vietnam
Day 3 – Wednesday June 24 – My An Hung, Binh Thanh Island – Vietnam
Day 4 – Thursday June 25 – Tan-Chau, My An Hung – Vietnam
Day 5 – Friday June 26 – Phnom Penh – Cambodia
Day 6 – Shabbat June 27 – Phnom Penh – Cambodia
Day 7 – Sunday June 28 – Kampong Tralach, Kampong Chhnang – Cambodia
Day 8 – Monday June 29 – Angkor Ban, Kampong Cham, Wat Hanchey – Cambodia
Day 9 – Tuesday June 30 – – cruise ends, disembarkation, transfer to Siem Reap (extension) – Cambodia
Optional Siem Reap Cambodia Post Shabbat Tour
Day 9 – Tuesday June 30 – cruise ends, disembarkation, transfer to Siem Reap (extension) – Cambodia –
Day 10 – Wednesday July 1 – Siem Reap (extension) – Cambodia
Day 11 – Thursday July 2 – Siem Reap (extension) – Cambodia – Depart
* Please note mooring and casting off times are only guidelines. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programs. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the ship-owner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship. These situations are rare but do happen from time to time and are all part of riverboat vacations. There’s nothing anyone can do to control mother nature.
Security: The safety of our passengers is something we take very seriously and we consider it our most important responsibility. Our policy is to be in constant contact with local municipalities as to our arrival and departure at our various locations.
For those who need assistance with booking your air please call us and we can supply you the contact information for an outside air agent. Please note there will be a ticket issue fee of $50 per person for this service.
Embarkation & Disembarkation
Arrival / Embarkation (June 22 Ho Chi Min City (HCM) / Saigon – Vietnam) Most flights arrive in the evening of June 22 (sample: Depart NYC morning of June 21 will arrive HCM late evening on June 22 – all airport transfers included) where passengers will be met at the airport and taken to our hotel for one night for check-in. Check-in is available after 4:00pm on June 22 We will transfer to our boat after our Ho Chi Min City morning tour on June 23.
Disembarkation (Tuesday, June 30 Wat Hanchey – Cambodia): 9:00am checkout and disembarkation, transfer to Siem Reap (4 hours). Arrive Seim Reap in the late afternoon for tour extension or airport drop off.
Siem Reap Post-Cruise Program: Tour ends Thursday July 2, morning checkout with transfer to airport for departure. For late departures guests have the option of purchasing a day rate at the hotel then late transfer to the airport.
(*Please note our post cruise program is an all-inclusive program including boat transfers, hotel, all meals, Shabbat program and touring. Partial programs are not available.)
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Call Us Toll Free USA: 800-923-2645
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Israel: 052 836 2661
United Kingdom: 020 3393 6823
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