Heritage Line JAYAVARMAN
Heritage Line JAYAVARMAN
Corporate head office: 2/27 Quach Van Tuan, Tan Binh District; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Year it was Built or refurbished
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5-Star, Small luxury & boutique vessel
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Heritage Line – Refined Waterway Voyages, is a globally renowned trademark and leading boutique luxury river cruise company in Southeast Asia. Founded in 2009, the brand showcases a remarkable collection of unique ships plying the region’s most prestigious waterways and offering most bespoke and exceptional cruise experiences on- and offshore.
Heritage Line is not just a cruise operator but also a company with an extraordinary passion for design and creativity. Any Heritage Line vessel is characterised by a deep appreciation for the local heritage and history of a cruise destinations offering uniquely curated onboard ambiances and extraordinary living experiences. “Every ship we develop always has its own tale to tell”, highlights Mr John Tue Nguyen, the owner of Heritage Line.
On shore, Heritage Line’s experiences and sight-seeing always promise a most authentic and educational approach of learning and understanding a travel destination in its core.
History & Story
Jayavarman is considered the ‘father’ of Heritage Line’s unique ship collection. This ship blends 1930’s Art Deco with French-Colonial Khmer designs and accents. The ship hosts many framed objects d’art and other artefacts creating an ambiance of a floating art gallery. All 27 rooms have private balconies and are outfitted with delicate furnishings. Jayavarman’s has been completely refurbished by the end of 2023. The new highlight is the re-modeled restaurant “Indochina Dining Hall” featuring now an open kitchen and enjoying seating facility. Complete with a dedicated sun deck with pool, an inviting “Club 1930 Bar-Lounge”, a comfortable indoor “Henry Mouhot” lobby lounge, a “Apsara Spa, this ship ‘Jayavarman’ pays homage to the most renowned Cambodian monarch, King Jayavarman VII, known for his tranquility and love for artistic creations and the Khmer people.
Dec 2023: Complete overhaul and refurbishment in 2023 (post pandemic)
Main strengths, special touch
Local Heritage, cultural focus in the design, handcrafted furnishing & hand-selected artefacts, intimate onboard experience, resort-like facilities, spacious accommodation (all with private balcony), heartfelt hospitality, tailor-made itineraries promising unique and authentic experiences.
Lower Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia
Itinerary: Saigon – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (vice versa)
Our itineraries are designed to offer a complete experience in each cruise destination, blending luxury, adventure, culture, and authenticity within one seamless experience. Daily excursions and a variety of on and off-ship activities ensure a rich and fulfilling journey. Along the Lower Mekong, highlights include the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh Sightseeing, and explorations in lesser-known Cambodian regions like the Cambodian Mekong and Tonle River.
Guests can choose between cultural or culinary themed excursions. Join group cooking classes. Participate in a daily morning Tai Chi. Meet and contact with local people in the countryside. Make rice paper and rice treats.
Minimum age for children is 05 years.
Cabins and living space
Heritage Line JAYAVARMAN has 14 Superior (20sqm), 11 Deluxe Staterooms (23sqm) and 2 Signature Suites (27sqm). All cabins have a private balcony and each cabin category comes with a unique interior design theme.
• SUPERIOR STATEROOM: Located on the ship’s main deck, these rooms are adorned with white wood furniture and subtle art decorations. Each room boasts a private balcony, ideal for admiring the breath-taking views of the Mekong River, and a bathroom featuring an antique vanity and spacious shower. In-Room Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, Cabinet, Mini bar, Balcony, Bathroom with walk-in shower, Tea and coffee facility etc
• DELUXE STATEROOM: Positioned on the ship’s upper deck, each room features a private balcony, offering a space to appreciate the river views. Decorated with warm tones, wood furniture, and Khmer decoration, these rooms create a relaxing atmosphere.
In-Room Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, Cabinet, Mini bar, Balcony, Bathroom with walk-in shower, Tea and coffee facility etc
• SIGNATURE SUITES: Located at the very front of the ship, these suites provide balconies facing the sailing direction. The rooms are designed with Khmer artwork and the historic vibe of Vietnamese artifacts. In-Room Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, Cabinet, Mini bar, Balcony, Bathroom with walk-in shower. Tea and coffee facility etc. Only in the suites: LCD screen and movie entertainment system, dedicated Butler service and more.
Chef, Meals, Meals facilities, bars
The ship’s restaurant, « INDOCHINA DINING HALL, » underwent a complete redesign in 2023, now offering a range of seating options that combine to create a cosy atmosphere. Enjoying its abundant natural light, the restaurant features an open kitchen where live cooking enhances the dining experience. Guests can enjoy their meals from buffet spreads or opt for à la carte selections during evening dinners, with optional courses available.
Adjacent to the restaurant is the roofed open-air bar, « CLUB 1930 BAR & LOUNGE. » This comfortable U-shaped facility provides a relaxed setting for pre and post-dinner drinks and casual conversation, complemented by the bar seating lounge adorned with plush sofas.
Onboard facilities include a spa, jacuzzi pool and morning Tai Chi lessons.
Corporate and celebration events
Heritage Line JAYAVARMAN is available for privatized charters with a maximum of 54 guests. We can host events like wedding or C-Level corporate events.
Extra Notable Features
Onboard activities: cooking class, evening cinema, dance performances, gala dinner, morning Tai Chi, lectures, presentations, workshop, high tea, and more.