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Tip: Take advantage of our promotion code DJC-12 on Jahan Luxury River Cruise and top 5-star hotels in Siem Reap and Saigon. You will stay 2 nights in Siem Reap and and 2 nights in Saigon.

Our team of experts have selected some of the finest river cruise ships just for you. Whether you choose to sail on one of our exclusively chartered ships, or on a hand-picked partner vessel, you'll find comfortable accommodation, great facilities and a very warm welcome

Covid-19 update

posted Oct 23, 2020, 12:47 AM by Long Quoc Tran

Though Southeast Asian countries are faring very well in maintaining the spread of the Coronavirus, governments are still taking a very careful approach in regards to opening borders for international travellers. For most cruise destinations which we operate in, international arrivals are not allowed (except for special cases) and tourist visas are not being issued.

Vietnam: The issuance of visas and visa-free entries has been suspended. Until further notice, international inbound flights are not allowed to carry passengers to Vietnam (except foreign experts, investors and diplomats). Outbound international flights are offered by selected airlines only. Domestic travel within the country is permitted and without restrictions.
Cambodia: Visa-free entries have been suspended temporarily, though all other visas (including tourist, e-visa, visa-on-arrival) are being issued. International flights to and from Cambodia are available, but on a limited basis. All arriving foreign nationals must provide a Health Certificate within 72 priors to flight departure and enter a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. They must also provide proof of Health Insurance (with minimum of $50,000 USD coverage) and pay a deposit of $2,000 USD. Fees for Covid-19 testing and 14-day quarantine at a government certified location will be deducted from this amount.

Please note that travel restrictions are constantly changing. We strongly recommend validating official travel requirements with your embassy or consulate before making travel arrangements.

For the most part, both Vietnam and Cambodia have either closed their borders or placed heavy restrictions on international travel. the Jahan, therefore, has decided to close all departures in 2020.

Cancellation and Postpone Terms Corona Virus Outbreak

posted Apr 2, 2020, 12:52 AM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Apr 2, 2020, 12:56 AM ]

The coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Vietnam on 23 January 2020. As of 2 April 2020, there were 222 confirmed cases, with 63 recoveries and 0 deaths.
Vietnamese response to the outbreak has received acclaim for its effectiveness and transparency, as well as its low-cost model, in contrast to China, the rest of Southeast Asia and even to Europe and North America and is compared to how South Korea has responded, despite economically more behind; though not without controversies.
Mekong cruises from Jul to Dec 2020 are all operated as schedule.

Please contact our sales for details because each booking with special terms. The general terms are applied as below:
The bookings  is with special deal (low- rate cruise) and with a strict terms of amendment and cancellation. We usually ask customers to buy cancellation insurance to protect the booking.

BEFORE 18th April 2020
  • Postpone (recommended): amendment fee at 10% of the total.
  • Cancellation: cancellation fee at 25% of the booking total.

FROM 19th April to 14th June 2020
  • Postpone: amendment fee at 20% of the total.
  • Cancellation: cancellation fee at 50% of the booking total.

FROM 15th Jun to 14th Sep 2020
  • Postpone: amendment fee at 40% of the total.
  • Cancellation: cancellation fee at 75% of the booking total.

If you made the bookings at our public rates (as per the table, the following terms are applied. 
BEFORE 18th April 2020
  • Postpone (recommended): amendment fee at 0% of the total.
  • Cancellation: cancellation fee at 5% of the booking total.

FROM 19th April to 14th June 2020
  • Postpone: amendment fee at 5% of the total.
  • Cancellation: cancellation fee at 10% of the booking total.

FROM 15th Jun to 14th Sep 2020
  • Postpone: amendment fee at 10% of the total.
  • Cancellation: cancellation fee at 20% of the booking total.

If the guests decides to travel during another period in the future, the cruise rates are subject to public prices. Check departures in 2021
The new booking will be also subject to booking terms

Summer 2019 discounts

posted Aug 2, 2019, 6:26 AM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Aug 2, 2019, 6:26 AM ]

7-Night Cruises (Siem Reap to Saigon and vice versa)
15% off departures aboard The Jahan and Jayavarman, 
Summer promotion applies on all advertised departures within the cruise period on both vessels The Jahan or Jayavarman except for the following black-out departures:
REP-SGN 14 Sep | 21 Sep | 28 Sep
SGN-REP 27 Jul | 31 Aug | 07 Sep | 21 Sep | 28 Sep

Mekong river cruises with Reviews on tripadvisor

posted Jun 13, 2019, 7:13 PM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 7:57 PM ]

Want to do a mekong river cruise, seems alot of companies to choose. Can any one recomend one they found to be fantastic all the way please?

Question from member nickname trishwhite from Melbourne, Australia on Tripadvisor Forum

The replies from other Tripadvisor Members, recommendations are for:
- Cai Be Princess / Song Xanh Sampan (my prefer choice)
- Mekong Eyes
- Bassac.

Review from TripAdvisor nickname TravellersT00
Melbourne, Australia
My husband and I recently completed the Pandaw cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh city. The crew were all lovely and attentive, however, we and several others on the same cruise, thought that it was far too expensive for what we got. The food was good, but not really reflective of local cuisines, the day trips were very limited, a few hours on about 4 days, and geared towards handing out to favoured places and telling us not to give money at other non favoured places. 1 day's changed events were to a tour of the boat! Ridiculous when you could do this any time, and we'd have preferred to actually be taken to shore to look around the town. We did the same tour of kilns, ricepaper making, etc, they were good and it would have been great to have more of this sort of thing. Overall, we're telling other friends who want to do the trip to save their money and once in Asia, do some day trips where you'd get to see and do more at much better prices! Once you are in any of the main towns on the Mekong it seems they all had links to shorter and cheaper cruises.

HOWEVER, please note that Cai Be Princess, Song Xanh, Mekong Eyes or Bassac are all small boats to do excursions in a small area of operation. The operators would offer you 1 night or 2 nights in Can Tho or Cai Be in Vietnam only

The Pandaw is good. However, this day we introduce a new product: the Jahan Cruise

  • Number of cabins: 26
  • Standard: 4 star
  • Port of call : Saigon - Can Tho- Chau Doc- Phnom Penh- Siem Reap

Fascinating shore programs of JAHAN cruises

— privatized, or in a small group, allow for the discovery of a more exotic Indo-china. For luxury relaxed adventure’ travelers with a passion to explore the un-known at their own pace, the worlds cultural heritage and hinterland and experience it in rare ways

Discover fascinating Cambodia and Vietnam along the mighty Mekong.  "The Lost Civilization" upstream cruise and "Pearl of the Orient" down-stream cruise for 8 days and 7 nights connecting bustling Ho Chi Minh City with Siem Reap, home of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple.

Mekong River Cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia

posted Jun 13, 2019, 6:54 PM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 7:10 PM ]

Cruising from Vietnam to Cambodia via Mekong River: Jahan classic route is from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia. With this you see the best of Indochina, from the French colonial cities of Saigon and Phnom Penh to the World Heritage Site of Angkor with its amazing Khmer temples.
The Jahan ship pass through a richly varying riverscape from the vast Mekong Delta with Can Tho floating markets, Chau Doc bustling trading towns and vibrant river life to the silence of the Cambodian Mekong river with its delightful rural life.
You will explore the Tonle River to the edge of the Tonle Lake and spend a couple of days tinkering in Phnom Penh, with its temples, palaces, museums and buzzing night life not to mention shopping.
Perhaps the most exciting moment of this voyage is a visit to the Dolphin grounds at Stuc Treng. Only we can go there because of the special shallow draft design of Jahan river cruise ships.

We would like to give you a popular route:

The Lost Civilization: from Vietnam to Cambodia, 8 days 7 nights on R.V Jahan Cruise

Crusing on Mekong River from Saigon to Siem Reap, with stopover on Mekong Delta, Border Town Chau Doc and Tan Chau, Phnom Penh on Jayavarman Ship

Hotline contacts

posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:32 PM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 7:32 PM ]


RAKSMEY (Mr.), Smey: 
- Mobile in Cambodia: +855(0)12288631
- Mobile in Vietnam: +84(0)837776570

HUPPE (Mr.), Brian:
- Mobile in Cambodia: +855(0)16661954
- Mobile in Vietnam: +84(0)889846599

Hotline of Operations at Renaissance Riverside hotel
BUI (Ms.), Hoa: +84966288290


SUTRISNADI (Mr.), Sentot:
Mobile in Vietnam: +84 (0) 989544834
Mobile in Cambodia: +855 (0) 12494991

CAGAMPANG (Mr.), Orlando
Mobile in Vietnam: +84 (0) 348804253
Mobile in Cambodia: +855 (0) 11300050

BUI (Ms.), Hoa
Hotline of Operations at Renaissance Riverside hotel
BUI (Ms.), Hoa: +84966288290

Jahan Cruise - a Partner of Traveller Made

posted May 16, 2019, 6:46 PM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated May 16, 2019, 6:51 PM ]

The Jahan is officially becoming a member of Traveller Made. To become a Partner of Traveller Made- Partners are travel industry suppliers in hospitality, air transport, yachting and destination management.

Traveller Made is a network of luxury travel designers dedicated to providing unique and exclusive bespoke journeys to travellers looking for different and original experiences, requiring skilled and knowledgeable advisors who are committed to fully servicing their clients.

The Traveller Made® network community gathers agencies selected by-invitation-only.

Luxury travel designer community, Traveller Made, may be just five years old, but in that time the network has carved out the reputation as being the highest suite booking group in the world. The brainchild of Frenchman Quentin Desurmont, Traveller Made is a network that’s on the charge. With more than 360 members spanning a third of the world’s countries, the company has eyes for continued growth in the United States, Latin America and Australia, where it currently has only a handful of agencies.

Consumer research among affluent travellers has shown that whilst luxury travel consumption was growing steadily, the only reliable industry response to this need was provided by a few travel agencies.
These travel agencies have innovated in the process of creating on-demand and tailor-made holidays and by managing close consumer relationships. These travel agencies are usually small-sized, as they gather between 5 and 30 experienced travel designers with a high professional standard, which gives them the ability to provide the best level of service within the travel industry.

Traveller Made is a network community which aims at:

1/ Significantly increasing the awareness of a new way of creating holidays
2/ Providing Member Agencies with the best shared practices within the industry.

By choosing Traveller Made® Member Agencies, travellers have the assurance to entrust experienced and committed travel professionals with the design of their dream holidays.



Update 1st February 2019 for Visa on board Jahan

posted Feb 12, 2019, 11:58 PM by Long Quoc Tran

Please be most updated about e-visas in both Vietnam and Cambodia for border crossing on river as below:

1. Cambodia visa (upstream cruise): e-visa is NOT accepted for border crossing on river.
2. Vietnam visa (downstream cruise): there are 03 ways to apply Vietnam visa:

Option 1:  Obtain Vietnam visa at Vietnam embassy in Phnom Penh. 

In case guest does not have Vietnam visa upon arrival:
-          For cruise Siem Reap to Saigon, our on-board colleague(s) will help proceed at Vietnam embassy in Phnom Penh as usual, visa fee is at USD75 per pax/ 30 days/ single  entry. Guest is required to provide 01 passport photo (4x6 cm) and original passport.
-          For cruise Phnom Penh to Saigon, guest is required to provide 01 passport photo (4x6 cm) and original passport 1 day prior cruising date. Our on-board colleague(s) will contact guest via their hotel in Phnom Penh to collect required documents.

Option 2: Have an invitation letter and obtain visa at border
-          In case guest has invitation letter, our on-board colleague(s) will assist get visa at border. Invitation letter MUST BE ORIGINAL and mention the right entry port: Vinh Xuong or Song Tien port. Guest has to pay stamping fee at USD35 per pax/ 30 days/ single  entry.

Option 3: Obtain e-visa
Vietnam e-visa is valid for border crossing on river. Guest can obtain e-visa via link:

·         Port of entry MUST BE Song Tien Landport
·         E-visa is applicable for 30 days/ single entry ONLY
·         Attached file is list of countries can be applied for Vietnam E-visa

Thanks for reading this update from Jahan cruise sales

Gourmet Voyage & Wellness Cruises 2018

posted Jan 2, 2018, 6:46 AM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Jan 21, 2018, 8:10 PM ]

Heritage Line has crafted four special river voyages on selected departures in 2018 paired with two wonderful themes – Gourmet and Wellness. Both cruises are tailor-made themed and with very special activities offered by the professional culinary and wellness experts. Two cruises each are offered on The Jahan (Mekong)

The Gourmet Voyage on the Mekong river, welcomes UK Master Chef finalist Sara Danesin Medio.

For the two Wellness Cruises to host an experienced wellness expert from Germany. Marion Meidlinger has not only broad expertise in yoga and meditation, she also lives passionately a life focusing on healthy diet. She owns advanced certificates on this subject and will share her knowledge in special nutrition (herbs and spices) with the guests.

All theme cruises offer special include benefits. Please review all details here.

Heritage Line offers a fantastic gourmet themed cruise along the Mekong River

GOURMET Cruise | Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (upstream) | 5 Days – 4 Nights

Heritage Line offers a marvelous wellness themed cruise along the Mekong River
WELLNESS Cruise | Siem Reap – Saigon (downstream) | 8 Days – 7 Nights

Off season periods in 2018

posted Jan 2, 2018, 6:28 AM by Long Quoc Tran   [ updated Jan 21, 2018, 8:11 PM ]

the jahan

The off season (not in operation) periods in 2018 for Jahan and Jayavarman Ships

Jahan: off from 5th May 2018 until 16th Jun 2018
Jayavarman: off from 28th April 2018 until 6th July 2018

For the availability of Jahan Ship, kindly click on below link (Jahan Availability 2018)
For the availablity of Jayavarman Ship, kindly click on the link (Jayavarman Availability 2018)

To book the ship cruises on Mekong River, contact First Choice at:
Microsoft Live Mail:
Tel: +84912217448. 
Office in Hanoi: 18/32 Chua Ha, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam

Contact us for more information about off season 2018

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