Discover the Mekong River in sumptuous luxury aboard the Jahan, which moves majestically along the lower Mekong between Vietnam and Cambodia. Indian architecture and art influenced the cultures of the Mekong Delta until around the 15th century, and this inspired the design of this British-Indian colonial-styled riverboat. Aboard, you can enjoy all the five-star services of the finest hotel.
The ship accommodates 52 guests in 26 cabins including two suites. All have floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for plenty of light, and an unrestricted view of the river’s vibrant beauty; all have en-suite bathrooms and private balconies.
Characterized by soft-hued wood and colonial-style furnishings, each cabin is imbued with a timeless grace that harks back to the golden age of cruising yet with all of the modern conveniences of the 21st century, including a music entertainment system and a well-stocked mini bar. The suites have their own private jacuzzis for a relaxing soak after a day of culture, cuisine and sightseeing, as well as the services of a personal butler.
Life On Board
The atmospheric East India Club & Lounge resembles an old British-Indian gentlemen’s club, with inlaid furniture and Sanskrit carvings. The Observatory is an indoor lounge with panoramic windows, while the adjacent Sun Deck beckons with its pool. If you’re looking for peace and quiet and maybe a game of chess, the intimate lounge, positioned aft, will be your retreat.
The Raj of India Lobby Lounge is another nod to the days of colonial India, decorated in cream and gold and furnished with comfy sofas, armchairs and Indian lamps. It is also home to the reception desk and library.
On Board Dining
Meals are served in the Viceroy Dining Hall, where the chef will spoil you with creative Vietnamese and Cambodian culinary delights and international cuisine, incorporating fresh and natural ingredients in a mix of buffets and set menus. Alternatively, you can surprise your partner with a romantic candlelit dinner served in the Observatory Lounge. A daily highlight in the dining hall is the traditional afternoon tea.
Activities On The Jahan
Wake up early and welcome the day with a Tai Chi session on the deck while surveying the already-busy river. Soak up some rays on the open Top Deck beside the mosaic tiled pool and jacuzzi, or detox in the steam bath. The fitness room is equipped with several cardio machines if you wish to work out, or you can allow yourself to be pampered in the spa.
The on-board presentations and cultural seminars will fire you up for the adventures ahead, yet every day will bring new experiences. Your guides are happy to share their knowledge, so be sure to ask about anything that sparks your curiosity. When you return from your daily tours, you can deepen your experience with the dance shows, cooking demos, or movie nights before you retire to the privacy of your cabin.
If you’re looking for the romantic pleasure of a slow journey in opulent style, evoking the glory of the former British-India, the Jahan Cruise could well be the one for you.