The majestic Jayavarman is considered the father in Heritage Line’s “family” of cruise ships. This vessel was named after Angkor’s most venerated king, a devout Buddhist who ruled from 1181 to 1218. King Jayavarman oversaw the construction of some of the most famous temples in Angkor, including Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and the unforgettable Bayon.
Inspired by the serenity and artistry associated with this great Khmer monarch, Jayavarman’s design was also influenced by the French cruise liner Normandie, which launched in 1935. Travelling the Mekong between My Tho , the entry gate to the Mekong Delta, and Siem Reap, Cambodia, 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, Jayavarman holds 27 elegantly decorated cabins.
Thanks to its intricate woodcarvings, Khmer bas-reliefs and Vietnamese lacquer paintings, this impressive cruise ship resembles a floating art gallery. Wherever they look, guests are reminded of the local arts and culture.
With three-and-a-half decks, 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 Indochine 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 crew members of Jayavarman are no exception. From the moment they board, guests are made to feel at home. Offering exceptional service, comfort and style, Jayavarman is a name to remember. This beautiful vessel is an unforgettable means of exploring some of the finest scenery in Asia.
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 feast. Food from the region is 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. Tai Chi lessons await you on the upper sun deck, 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.
“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 wifi 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.
THE APSARA BEAUTY AND WELLNESS SPA
The spa is tucked away in a quiet area at the front of the ship on the main deck. The room is designed to accommodate two guests at the same time. Selected Asian spa treatments are available ranging from relaxing foot massage up to East Western fusions.
- French-Colonial Art Deco with Khmer artifacts
- 27 cabins (three categories)
- Indochine Dining Hall
- Club 1930 Funnel Bar & Lounge
- Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge with Boutique Shop
- Apsara Spa
- Sundeck with Jacuzzi
Staterooms / Suites
- Deluxe Stateroom 24 m² / 258.3 ft²
- Superior Stateroom 21 m² / 226 ft²
- Signature Suite 'Bao Dai' 27 m² / 290 ft²
- Signature Suite 'Jayavarman' 27 m² / 290 ft²
Located on the upper deck and with a floor space of 24sqm the 11 Deluxe Staterooms (3 twin, 8 double, 1 connecting) with own balcony (5sqm) offer an in-room bathroom which is separated from the sleeping area by a mighty wooden sliding door. 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.
- Upper Deck
- 2 guests
- Double or Twin bed
- Air conditioner
- Balcony with 2 chairs and table
- Mini bar
- Sun hat
- Hand fan
- In-room safe
- Hair dryer
- Bath robe
- In-house phone
- Luggage rack
INDOCHINE DINING HALL
It is difficult not to be wowed by the Indochine Dining Hall. Your breakfast spread – gargantuan and delectable – is lit by the early morning rays of the sun. The hall is natural lighting 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
- 8 Days 7 Nights cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman (Siem Reap - Saigon, downstream) 8 daysStarts Siem ReapEnds Ho Chi Minh City$1,948
- 8 Days 7 Nights cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman (Saigon - Siem Reap, upstream) 8 daysStarts Ho Chi Minh CityEnds Siem Reap$1,948
- 5 Days 4 Nights cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman (Siem Reap - Phnom Penh, downstream) 5 daysStarts Siem ReapEnds Phnom Penh$1,169
- 5 Days 4 Nights cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman (Phnom Penh - Siem Reap, upstream) 5 daysStarts Phnom PenhEnds Siem Reap$1,169
- 4 Days 3 Nights cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman (Phnom Penh - Saigon, downstream) 4 daysStarts Phnom PenhEnds Ho Chi Minh City$931
- 4 Days 3 Nights cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman (Saigon - Phnom Penh, upstream) 4 daysStarts Ho Chi Minh CityEnds Phnom Penh$931