Considered the father of Heritage Line’s refined fleet of cruise ships, Jayavarman is named after the most venerated Khmer monarch, King Jayavarman VII, a devout Buddhist known for his love of the arts. Inspired by the artistic heritage associated with this great Khmer monarch, Jayavarman’s design is also influenced by French cruise liner Normandie, launched in 1935 – marrying the charm of 1930’s Art Deco and French colonial Indochina with Khmer accents.
Thanks to intricate woodcarvings, Khmer bas-reliefs, fine objets d’art and lacquer art works, Heritage Line Jayavarman resembles a floating art gallery, showcasing the skills of local craftmanship. Infused with a scholarly air, Henry Mouhot Lounge is named after the French archeologist who discovered the Angkor temple complex, while the elegant, Indochine Dining Hall and Club 1930 Funnel Bar and Lounge exude a sense of the French-Colonial epoch. Modern comforts cover a deluxe Spa and upper sun deck, supplying not only a Jacuzzi pool but spectacular views of the Delta languidly passing by. Boasting three-and-a-half decks and measuring 57.8m (190ft) from bow to stern, Heritage Line Jayavarman is as spacious as it is majestic. All 27 Staterooms and splendid Signature Suites provide a private balcony and come exquisitely decorated.
Evoking a bygone era of colonial romance, the luxurious Heritage Line Jayavarman is an unforgettable way to cruise the Mekong River.
Launch: 2009 | Capacity: 54 passengers/27 staterooms | Cruise Duration: 3,4,7 nights