MEKONG RIVER CRUISE 2020

Ship and Pricing Information
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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 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 – exclusive cruising for only 50 participants)
  • Indochine Dining Hall
  • Club 1930 Funnel Bar & Lounge
  • Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge with Boutique Shop
  • Apsara Spa
  • Sundeck with Jacuzzi
  • 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.

MEKONG CRUISE PRICING

Superior Stateroom – 11 Cabins

Located on the main deck, the 12 Superior Staterooms (4 twin, 8 double). The large floor to ceiling panoramic glass doors open to the balcony. Measuring a total space of 21sqm / 227 sq ft plus balcony 5 sqm / 54 sq ft with 2 chairs and table, the superiors are appointed with wooden, white furniture supported complemented with Asian ornaments and fine-art paintings on the walls and ceilings.

Price: $5990 pp/dbl

Single Supplement: + 35% of cruise cost

Deluxe Stateroom – 11 Cabins

Located on the upper deck and with a floor space of 24sqm/ 260 sq ft plus balcony 5 sqm / 54 sq ft with 2 chairs and table, the 11 Deluxe Staterooms (3 twin, 8 double, 1 connecting) with its own balcony. The very warm tone of the cabin designed with dark weighty antique furniture or the hand made, rustic copper sink in the bathroom, bring back the feeling of the 1930s Indochine lifestyle.

Price $6690 pp/dbl

Single Supplement: + 50% of cruise cost

Boa Dai – Signature State Room – 1 Cabin

The Bao Dai – Signature Stateroom is 27sqm / 300 sq ft in total plus a “private” bow balcony 5 sqm / 54 sq ft with 2 chairs and table. A large royal dark wood king bed dominates the room. Walls come in a soft saffron tone and are decorated with Vietnamese designed artifacts.

Price: $7990 pp/dbl

No Single Supplement available

The Jayavarman – Signature Stateroom – 1 Cabin – SOLD OUT

The Jayavarman – Signature Stateroom is a 30sqm / 323 sq ft large cabin including a “private” bow balcony 5 sqm / 54 sq ft with 2 chairs and table. This Signature cabin 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 bed-head displaying an Apsara Dancer.

Price: $7990 pp/dbl

No Single Supplement available

Cabin Amenities: Air conditioning, balcony with 2 chairs and table, mini bar, sun hat, binocular, hand fan, sandals, in-room safe, hair dryer, in-house phone, desk, chairs, sofa, luggage rack, bath robe, LCD screen with DVD/music player.

Siem Reap Extension – The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Set across from the Royal Palace, is one of the landmark historic hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor first opened its doors in 1932 but the legend lives on today after careful restoration. The hotel is rich in Cambodia history and full of original treasures, right down to the original working cage elevator in the lobby. Our doorman still welcomes everyone in a uniform inspired by the Royal Palace.

With the privilege of over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped French gardens and built around the country’s largest swimming pool, the hotel is a peaceful oasis to which to retreat after exploring the temples in the UNESCO World Heritage site only 10 minutes from the hotel. Relax and revitalize under the fragrant frangipani trees beside the magnificent pool inspired by Angkorian architecture, or enjoy a massage in the spa to ease away the travel.

State Room: Room Size: 344 Sqft / 32 Sqm – $1490 pp/dbl

State Rooms offer a blend of colonial charm and modern comfort. With a choice of king or twin beds, all rooms are beautifully appointed with air-conditioning, overhead fans and windows that open for fresh air. Some State Rooms have balconies overlooking our gardens or swimming pool, whilst others have a daybed for relaxation. All State Rooms feature a separate bathtub and shower.

Single Supplement: $290

Landmark Room: Room Size: 388 Sqft / 36 Sqm – $1790 pp/dbl

Landmark Rooms, first designed in 1932, are decorated with memorabilia and artifacts reminiscent of the Golden Age of Travel. With a choice of king or twin beds, the Angkorian ambience is completed with high ceilings, wooden floors, historic marble bathrooms with shower/bath and hand crafted four-poster beds. Rooms feature a balcony with table and chairs that look out onto the pool, the Royal Gardens, or the hotel’s lush, landscaped gardens.

Single Supplement: $390

*Suite & Villas available upon request

Booking: To make a reservation please click on the registration buttons below and fill out the on-line tour registration forms. Once we receive your initial electronic registration, we will send via email or post mail your final registration forms to printed, filled out and signed then retuned via fax, email scan or post mail with your initial deposit. If you need assistance with your reservation 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 which must be received within 7-days of booking or reservation is subject to cancellation. 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
  • OPEN BAR for duration of the cruise!
  • 8-night / 9-day cruise accommodation in outside balcony stateroom, pre-night deluxe hotel Ho Chi Min City
  • Airport transfers
  • Meet & greet arrival Ho Chin Min City, Vietnam airport June 22
  • Airport return Siem Reap June 30 or July 2 (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 ($150 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 $65 pp
  • Visas – will help all guests obtain please call for details.

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