MEKONG RIVER CRUISE 2022

THE SHIP – 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 pool 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. 

Life Aboard the Jayavarman

Life on the Jayavarman is one luxurious experience after another. Allow us to paint – in your mind’s eye – the picture of romance, majesty and mystery that becomes you when you board the Jayavarman. 

You step out on to your private balcony, sipping your cocktail made with fruit from the land that envelops you. The sun sets gently, and the charming countryside becomes a silhouette shining on the river. You soon realize that you’ve never been in a place so peaceful and so serene, occasionally punctuated by a child’s raucous laughter ringing from a nearby village.  Darkness descends, signaling the time for a traditional Southeast Asian inspired kosher feast. Our menus, created by our master kosher chef Malcolm Green, highlight the region we travel and served by waiters who, by now, have become your friends. They are a tad shy yet they are proud to put on display their traditional attire and share their culture with you. 

After a night’s sleep, the soft rays of the sun warm your face. Thai Chi lessons await you on the upper Sundeck, ready to connect you to the energy that is so plentiful in this cultured and spiritual place. 

At every corner, every river bend aboard this luxurious and majestic ship, new sights and new experiences are ready and waiting to be found. 

Particulars: 

  • French-Colonial with Khmer artifacts 
  • 25 cabins (three categories) 
  • Indochine Dining Hall 
  • Club 1930 Funnel Bar & Lounge 
  • Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge with Boutique Shop 
  • Apsara Spa 
  • Sundeck with Jacuzzi pool 
  • Wi-Fi 

Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge  

Named after the French archeologist who discovered the Angkor temple complex, the Henry Mouhot Lounge is the perfect place to curl up with a book or an e-book as. It is Wi-Fi connected. The lounge also hosts the boutique shop and the reception. The Lounge has a decidedly scholarly air about it – dark furniture with harmonious Asian fabrics, a fine smell of teak wood; white ceiling and rose-painted walls together with a bunch of stunning Khmer artifacts bring back memories of the past French Colonial era. 

Club 1930 Funnel Bar & Lounge 

Be transported back to 30s and 40s in our Club 1930 Bar and Funnel Lounge. The bar has a warm classical feel, and the lounge is spacious and airy. Observe the passing landscape from your dark-wood colonial styled and cushion filled chaise longue or sink in your comfy cane chair for a quick snooze. 

Indochina Dining Hall 

It is difficult not to be wowed by the Indochina Dining Hall. Your sumptuous breakfast spread is lit by the early morning rays of the sun. The hall is lit by natural light during day and romantic with its antique ceiling lights in the evening. It offers free style seating and food is served via buffet or set menu with some breakfast’s service on your private balcony as was sail. 

Apsara Spa 

Enjoy exquisite romance and privacy as the Apsara Spa has two treatment rooms. With more than 20 different aroma oils to choose from as well as a variety of fine treatments, our packages are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more. 

Sun Deck Jacuzzi Pool 

The pool – constructed with intricate Turkish Mosaic floor tiles is an oasis to refresh. Soak in the rays of the sun on restful sun beds. Then, jump into our splendid Jacuzzi pool and allow the bubbles to caress you. 

Cabin Options

Superior Balcony Stateroom – 12 Cabins

(21sqm / 226 sq ft – balcony 5 sqm / 53 sq ft) 

Jayavarman’ Superior Staterooms (4 twin, 10 double) are located on the ship’s main deck.  Each feature large floor to ceiling panoramic glass doors which open to a private balcony complete with chairs perfect for gazing at the Mekong RiverA stylish bathroom consists of antique vanity and large comfortable shower.  The chic white wood furniture, fine art paintings, and subtle art deco accent highlights the rooms luminosity and vibrancy.   

Price: $5990 pp/dbl – Single Supplement 35% of cruise cost

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom – 11 Cabins

(24sqm/ 258 sq ft – balcony 5 sqm / 53 sq ft) 

The eleven Deluxe Balcony Staterooms (3 twin, 8 double) are set on the upper deck and include a private balcony with chairs and side table accessible via a large glass sliding door.   The cabins warm tones and opulently carved wood furniture create a relaxing warm atmosphere and together with the Khmer decorations, conjures the heritage and history the Jayavrman represents.    

Price: $6690 pp/dbl – Single Supplement 50% of cruise cost 

Boa Dai – Signature Suite – 1 Cabin 

(27sqm/290sqft – balcony 3 sqm / 32 sq ft) 

The Bao Dai, named after a Vietnamese king, is one of two of the largest suites onboard.  A dark wood king-sized bed dominates the suite, and the walls are decorated in a soft saffron tone and decorated with local artifacts.  

Price: $7990 pp/dbl 

No Single Supplement available  

The Jayavarman – Signature Suite – 1 Cabin 

(27sqm/290sqft – balcony 3 sqm / 32 sq ft) 

Same size as the Bao Dai suite, this signature suite is dedicated to the Khmer culture. The most stunning facility is the solid-wood and king-size four-poster bed with an impressive olive colored gypsum artwork at the bedhead displaying an Apsara Dancer. 

Price: $7990 pp/dbl 

No Single Supplement available  

Cabin Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioning, private balcony with 2 chairs and table, mini bar, safety box, sun hat, binocular, hand fan, sandals, in-room safe, hair dryer, in-house phone, writing desk and chairs, luggage rack, bath robe, luxury bathroom toiletries, international power sockets, Wi-Fi. 

Siem Reap Extension – Navutu Dreams Resort

Just like our signature all kosher luxury riverboat cruises, we have created the same experience on land with the complete kosher takeover of the Luxurious Navutu Wellness Hotel & Resort. Our all-kosher resort located in the heart of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Siem Reap just minutes away from the magical temples of Angkor Wat.

The Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat offers an upscale, luxury hotel in a peaceful paradise. With 28 luxurious rooms & suites, the Navutu Dreams is famous for its personalized service and authentic local touches. After a busy day exploring Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and beyond, retreat to eco-chic Navutu, where three luxurious outdoor pools are situated in lush gardens full of palm trees, bougainvillea, and frangipani flowers in our Siem Reap paradise.

With 28 luxurious rooms and suites in our all-kosher wellness resort, Navutu offers a true luxury experience. The rooms are dotted throughout more than one hectare / 3 acres of gardens allowing each room the luxury of space and privacy. Every room has been decorated with tribal art and textiles unique to Southeast Asia. Combined with the culinary creations of Master Kosher Chef Malcolm Green and explorations of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Angkor Wat, make for a truly once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive magical experience.

Explorer Rooms: Room Size: 490 Sqft / 45 Sqm – $1490 pp/dbl

Each Explorer Room is enclosed by a private garden. The view from each room is either the lush, well-manicured garden or the inviting lagoon styled swimming pool. Each comes with its own furnished veranda, a sitting area and a sizable bath area equipped with his and hers vanities and his and hers showers. Hand-carved art made by the tribes in the Cambodia-Laos border lends it a distinctive cultural touch. Each Explorer Room may come with either a king or twin beds.

Details / Amenities: Air-Conditioned, Organic Toiletries, Terrace, Sandstone bathroom/shower, Pool or Garden View, Wooden Floors, 2 LCD TVs with International Channels.

Single Supplement: $290

Grand Tour Room: Room Size: 760 Sqft / 70 Sqm – $1690 pp/dbl

A Grand Tour Luxury Room is kept private by a lush, well-manicured private garden. Every room has a private veranda that faces an enticing lap-pool. This is a clear favorite among romantic couples. Each Grand Tour Luxury Rooms has a beautiful and unique lay-out which showcases a stylish, unpretentious design.

Details / Amenities: Air-Conditioned, Organic Toiletries, Oversized Soaking Tub, Private Garden, Sandstone bathroom/shower, Walk-in Wardrobe, Furnished Veranda, Pool View, Wooden Floors, 2 LCD TVs with International Channels.

Single Supplement: $390

The Grand Suite: Room Size: 1100 Sqft / 100 Sqm – $1890 pp/dbl

The Grand Suite offers the luxury of space and privacy. These are the finest and largest rooms available at Navutu Dreams. Each boast of over-sized soaking tubs over-looking its own private garden, separate showers and bathrooms embellished with local stones, a walk-in closet, a large furnished veranda, wooden floors, and modern-day comforts to guarantee a relaxing holiday. Each Grand Suite consists of one (1) bedroom with a king-sized bed and a separate living room. Each room is well appointed with hand-made, tasteful Laotian and Khmer Tribal Art imbues it with a unique cultural feel.

Details / Amenities: Air-Conditioned, Organic Toiletries, Oversized Soaking Tub, Private Garden, Sandstone bathroom/shower, Walk-in Wardrobe, Furnished Veranda, Pool View, Wooden Floors, 2 LCD TVs with International Channels.

Single Supplement: N/A

Booking: To make a reservation please click on the “Reserve You Cruise Buttons” to fill out the on-line tour registration forms including your $1000 per person deposit by credit card. If you need assistance with your reservation or would like to make your deposit by check or wire transfer, please call us and we can do so over the phone.

Due to limited space on our cruises, reservations can only be guaranteed with a deposit of $1000 per person. Final payment must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure or booking is subject to cancellation and payments forfeited and non-transferable. Deposit may be made with credit card, check, wire, or bank transfer. Final payments can only be made by check, wire or bank transfer. We highly recommend all passengers take out travel insurance at time of initial booking.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your Kosher River Cruise Bonus:

  • One all-inclusive price, including tax and touring
  • Experience: 20 years of running memorable all-inclusive, activity-oriented kosher travel programs and cruises
  • Expert daily lectures on area history and heritage
  • Guided touring at our ports of call

Included features:

  • Delicious Glatt Kosher dining, with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, cakes & tea, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • On-site synagogue for daily Minyanim complete with Sefer Torah and on-site Rabbonim
  • Touring: Guided touring at our ports of call with our Kosher River Cruise leaders
  • Use of all ship-board amenities and programming (some for an additional fee)
  • Music performances and on-board entertainment
  • Included features as specified in the itinerary (incl.)
  • Services of experienced cruise directors and Kosher River Cruise staff throughout the cruise
  • Free Flow ALL Day Drinks package:  Includes beverages of bottled water, kosher wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, smoothies, brewed coffee and tea and specialty barista coffee. (Spirits etc may be purchased from the bar at an additional cost). 
  • 8-night / 9-day cruise accommodation in outside balcony stateroom, pre-night deluxe hotel Ho Chi Min City
  • Airport transfers
  • Meet & greet arrival Phenom Penh , Cambodia airport.
  • Airport return Siem Reap (if taking Siem Reap extension)
  • Siem Reap Extension: 2-nights accommodation at the world famous Raffles Grand Hotel, all activities, touring and all meals,
What’s not included?
  • Airfare: Group air departing and arriving from the same gateway can be arranged through our air desk, please call for details.
  • Gratuities $200 per person will be invoiced and given directly to the crew and guides), tour extension gratuities $40pp per extension
  • Optional guided tours
  • Miscellaneous on-board services and amenities
  • Pre / post cruise tours
  • Port fees $185 pp
  • Visas – will help all guests obtain please call for details.
  • Additional Spirits / bar items not included in the drinks package onboard, bar items Siem Reap extension   

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