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Mekong Cruise Vietnam

MCV11: Saigon – Siemreap 4 days by Jahan Cruise

Destination: Ho chi minh - My tho - Cai be - Sedec - Chau doc - Phnompenh
Starts in: Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in: Phnompenh
Duration: 4D-3N
Tour code: MCV11

Saigon – Siemreap 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
7 & 21 5 & 19 2 & 16 & 30 13 & 27 11 & 25 8 & 22 6 & 20

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: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Cai Be ( D )
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique ship. We will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the Ship steadily glides along the Mekong. We will bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed by a briefing at the lounge. Later, a welcome dinner awaits us.When approaching Cai Be, the Ship drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide. Overnight in Cai Be
 
Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc ( B, L, D )
The day – in fact everyday – starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck, just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. The day’s tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the languid ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. 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 lunch.
In the afternoon, we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we embark a traditional sampan to tour Binh Thanh Island and its manmade canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Chau Doc
 
Day 3: Chau Doc (Border Crossing) – Phnom Penh ( B, L, D )
Wake up and sip your latte on the sun deck as we arrive in Chau Doc. 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 villages and rustic catfish farms where we will learn exciting facts about the breeding of Basa fish in the Mekong Delta. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch. By mid-afternoon, the cruise liner will make its way to the border for Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It is an opportune time to relax on board, sharpen your culinary skills with our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable Cruise Director. Or, better yet, do all three. “The Highway Blues” beckons as we float into a state of mild bliss caused by the hypnotic murmur of the ship’s engine. After hours of cruising, we will feel the rush of entering into a new country and to embrace new adventures. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.
 
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 4: Phnom Penh ( B  )
Your journey with the your floating sanctuary has come to an end, but will not be forgotten. Disembark after breakfast and head into the city of Phnom Penh to further discover its culture and history.
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