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Mekong Cruise Cambodia

MCC12: Phnompenh - Saigon 4 days by Jahan Cruise

Destination: Phnompenh – Chau doc – Sadec – Caibe – My tho – Ho chi minh
Starts in: Phnompenh
Ends in: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 4D-3N
Tour code: MCC12

Phnompenh - Saigon 4 days by Jahan Cruise

 Jahan cruise  Jahan Suite  Jahan Deluxe
 Jahan Supeior  Jahan Signature  Jahan Spa
 Jahan Bar  Jahan Observatory  Jahan Boutique Shop

Facts & Figures

Launch:   October 2011
Class:   River vessel S1, sailing under Vietnamese flag, VIRES registered
Length:   70m length of overall
Width:   12.5m
Draft:    1.7m( maximum)
Capacity:   52 Guest
Crew:   40 Crew Cambodian / Vietnamese
DWT:   1000 tons
Speed:
 
  Cruising speed 10 knots, Maxi upstream 12 knots, Maxi downstream 16 knotsEngine / Gen set Twin diesel engine, 3 independent gen set’s
Central AC:   VRV system computer controlled
Cabins:   26 cabins, 4 categories
Decks:   4 decks
Hight:    9 meter from waterline until sundeck ceiling

Facilities:

Steam/Sauna:        Steam sauna with shower (on reservation only)
Gymnasium:   Bicycles, treadmill and Work-out center
Spa:
 
  Spa and beauty center at the observatory (Spa, beauty, massage, nails, resting area). 2 treating rooms.
Pool:
 
  Pool/jacuzzi 2.5 x 5 meter, located on terrace deck with outdoor shower and sun beds
Restaurant:
 
  170m2 Located on Pool deck (buffet/set menu). Kitchen is located below main deck, connected by a dumb waiter. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors.
Observatory:
 
  50m2 Library and lounge with comfortable large sofas and a view to all sides through panoramic windows
Wheelhouse deck:         Sun beds with a view - on top of the wheelhouse
Funnel bar:   Outdoor bar with comfortable sofa style seating
Reception:   Entrance area at the lobby lounge
Lounge, 160m2:    Comfy seating area for movies and lectures
Cruise concierge:         Multimedia concierge desk located at the observatory
Tour leader cabin:   1 TL cabin with single bed and en suite bathroom
Boutique shop:   Clothes, souvenir and amenities shop located in the lounge
 
Accommodation: 26 balcony cabins in 4 categories
12 Superior staterooms 30m2, main deck
8 Deluxe staterooms 30m2, uper deck
4 Signature staterooms 35m2, main deck / 32m2,upper deck
2 Suite staterooms 51m2
 
All cabins
All cabins with audio entertainment system
Bedside controls including AC, light and music
Hot water kettle (Tea) and Espresso machine (Pads)
Floor to ceiling sliding door's
4.5m2 balcony with 2 chairs and table
Mini bar, hair dryer, beauty mirror, vintage phone, desk, chairs, sofa, luggage rack, 2-door wardrobe
Suite Stateroom
 
Suite stateroom is 51m2 located on the Upper Deck with balcony.

The inclusions for Suite staterooms are (concept):
Welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of prosecco.
Complimentary mini bar.
Balcony breakfast.
Daily free laundry service.
Newspaper delivered to the room.
Turndown gift.
VIP turndown gifts.
1 Private candle light dinner at the exclusively reserved Observatory (only applicable for a 7night cruise).
01 private excursion (only applicable for a 7night cruise.
Private Butler service:
Polish and condition your shoes.
Prepare and pack/unpack luggage.
Replenish your in-suite bar and preferred beverages.
Suggest and serve breakfast orders for in-room breakfast.
Draw a scented whirlpool bath.
Spa treatment:
08 sessions (60 min) of spa treatment per person on a 7 night cruise (04 session during peak hours only).
05 sessions(60 min) of spa treatment per person on a 4-night journey (03 sessions during peak hours only).
04 sessions (60 min) of spa treatment per person on a 3-night journey (0 2 sessions during peak hours only).
 
Signature Stateroom is 32m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony and 35m2 on the Main Deck with balcony.

The inclusions for Signature staterooms are (concept):
Welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of prosecco
Complimentary mini bar
Balcony breakfast
Daily free laundry service
Newspaper delivered to the room
Turndown gift
VIP turndown gifts
1 Private candle light dinner at the exclusively reserved Observatory
01 private excursion (In progress)
Private Butler service:
Polish and condition your shoes
Prepare and pack/unpack luggage
Replenish your in-suite bar and preferred beverages
Suggest and serve breakfast orders for in-room breakfast
Spa treatment:
02 sessions (60 min) of spa treatment per person on a 7night cruise (01 session during peak hours only)
01 sessions(60 min) of spa treatment per person on a 4-night journey
01 sessions (60 min) of spa treatment per person on a 3-night journey
 
Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom is 30m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony.
 
Superior Stateroom
Superior Stateroom is 30m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony.
 
Jahan Deck Plan

 


Departure schedule 2014

Jun. 2014 Jul. 2014 Aug. 2014 Sep. 2014 Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014 Dec. 2014
18 2 & 30 27 10 & 24 8 & 22 5 & 19 3 & 7 & 31

Cost in USD per double / twin cabin for 2 people

Period Superior Deluxe Signature Suite
Jun. 2014 – 3 Oct. 2014 1620 1855 2050 2148
4 Oct. 2014 – 17 Oct. 2014 1935 2230 2485 2586
18 Oct. 2014 – Dec. 2014 2357 2800 3035 3310
Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2015 2420 2877 3114 3393
April 2015 1986 2290 2541 2646
 
Note:
  • Single cabin: 25 % off on double cabin’s price
  • Peak season surcharge: 150 USD/ person for all cruises falling on Christmas and New Year Eve
  • Please add 65 USD / person for the Cambodia port tax at 65 USD/pax levied by the Cambodian port authority
Children Policy
  • Free of charge for children below 5 years in parents’ cabin and using existing bed. Baby cots are available.
  • Children  above 5 years must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (single or double occupancy).
Cruise includes:
  • 4 days Jahan cruise as stated above include group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Transfers in Saigon and Siemreap from / to the meeting point to / from embarkation/ Desembarkation point or vice versa
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary  (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Mineral water, coffee/ tea ( from jug ) is included all day. Fresh fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Mineral water and coffee and tea from 6:30 AM, beakfast and afternoon tea
  • Government taxes and Service Charge
Cruise excludes:
  • Visa in Vietnam
  • Visa in Cambodia (available at border at 27 USD /person)
  • Cambodia port tax at 65 USD/pax levied by the Cambodian port authority
  • Crew gratuities (8 - 10 USD per passenger/ day are recommended)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses
 
Itinerary;
 
Day 1: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc Border Crossing ( D )
The cruise liner then sets sail for a lazy day of cruising along the main Mekong Channel. As this is an international shipping route, you will witness large commercial ships plying this route. Later, in the afternoon, we set off to the Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork. As the process tends to take some time, we bask in the glow of the afternoon sun on the sun deck, pamper ourselves silly at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the Heritage Line’s Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class.
The ship moors midstream overnight.
 
Day 2: Chau Doc - Sadec( B, L, D )
Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. We begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. We will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Chau Doc, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will also visit the colorful local market near an ancient temple. This is followed by a trip to the quay, where we will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating market and rustic catfish farms.
We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch. In the mid afternoon, we will set off for My An Hung Village. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden to see the boat building yard and canals. We will cross a monkey bridge and see chili, corn and beetle nut plantations amongst other vegetable fields. Then gather at the family’s house to taste tea with honey with local delicacies and fruits before back to the ship to set off for Sa Dec in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Sa Dec.
Note: Due to high water in the Mekong Delta between July and December the following program applies:
This morning, you will start your excursion on a local boat (sampan) and discover the border town of Tan Chau. Firstly, the journey takes you to the “evergreen” islands where you will be thrilled to learn the life of the locals. The inhabitants of these islands live on houses poised on high stilts – a centuries-old tradition in this part of the Mekong Delta. We stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal – this farm consists of floating houses and the villagers make their living by cultivating fish. You continue by boat to Tan Chau pier, disembark here and stroll around this colorful local market with lots of regional products. You return to the cruise ship after your market visit.
 
Day 3: Sadec – Caibe – My tho  ( B, L, D )
In the morning, we embark a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat) to tour Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets.
After lunch on board, the Ship arrives in Cai Be. The tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market where traders gather in a cacophonous congregation. During the languid ride, we discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The evergreen islands along the Mekong River remain unknown to many people. The cruise will halt intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the Ship for dinner. We then board the ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on the terrace deck. Overnight in My Tho
 
Day 4: My tho – Ho chi minh ( B )
Our magnificent cruiser winds its way to My Tho, approximately 70km south of Saigon on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to a close. But the memories and the friendships made on board linger on for a lot longer. We disembark at around 8.30h and we join the transfer to the madding crowd of Saigon. Drop off will be at the meeting point in Saigon.
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