Jayavarman by Heritage Line, Mekong River

Khmer bas-reliefs and Vietnamese lacquer paintings embellish Heritage Line’s
original luxury boat as it travels through the Mekong countryside.

Siem Reap | Phnom Penh | Mekong River

The original that launched Heritage Line, the Jayavarman is more like a floating art gallery than your standard cruise ship. Take in stylish Art-Deco accents while wandering the beguiling French-Colonial architecture as the boat makes it way through the lower Mekong River on 3-, 4-, and 7-night voyages. Dive deep into rural Cambodian culture, admiring the rugged beauty of the Tonle Sap and its ecosystem while stopping at different villages unaffected by modern times. 

27 exquisite cabins showcase the beauty of Khmer design motifs, like the large replica bas-reliefs, reminiscent of what one would find in the temples of Angkor, behind the four-poster bed in the Jayavaraman signature suite. The superior and deluxe cabins are outfitted with fine art paintings, antique vanities, and large private balconies to take in the view while sunbathing or reading a book from the on-site library. When not enjoying the cabin, attend an expert lecture from French expat professor living in Phnom Penh as he shares engrossing stories of the country, followed by a Q&A session. Or, receive a traditional monk blessing during the cruise, learning about this spiritual practice in between activities. Less intellectual pursuits are also available, whether that’s sipping cocktails next to the sundeck swimming pool or sampling spa treatments in the wellness centre. 

Customer Reviews

One more day of 8 on our Mekong River cruise aboard Heritage lines Jayavarman. we saw all the internet promo's. Well, as great as they are, the experience on board is far more spectacular. THE FOOD. Just perfect and varied. As I am Aussie. the chef got off, bought potatoes and made me chips (spoiled). They can not do enough for you. Only 27 cabins. Not crowded. I have not been so pampered in my life (sorry mum). The scenery, the daily tours if you choose are amazing. I could go on and on, but you need to experience this yourself. Mike, Australia - TripAdvisor.

Everything was first class. There were 54 passengers and we were all well looked after for the week's cruise up the Mekong and its tributary rivers. As it was low tide, we could not get up the Tonle Sap Lake to Siem Reap but we got there on the last day by coach. The cabins all had balconies and were fitted to a high standard and the crew were great. it started with a ship welcome and we were shown our cabins and our luggage was brought to us so that we could settle in. Everything was taken care of and it was all 5star service and the included trips were individual to Heritage Line. It turned out that they support villages in Vietnam and schools in Cambodia so that they are the only cruise line to go to the places that were all included on our trip. These made it a trip to remember for the rest of our lives. Wine with meals was included as were all soft drinks throughout the day and night and the standard of food was first class all the way. We loved it and got to meet some really nice people during the cruise. Melaleuca, UK - TripAdvisor.

We travelled on 'Jayavarman' from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in August. The cruise was in the low (wet) season, with the vessel at about 75% capacity. The crew and guides (Vietnamese and Cambodian) were fantastic and the vessel luxurious. Excursion were planned daily and we were unobtrusive observers to the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese and Cambodian life on the river. The wide after saloon deck was the social centre of the ship and the popular spot as we cruised upriver and across Lake Ton Le Sap, swelled (and navigable) by the monsoon floods. Highly recommended vessel and line - TripAdvisor.


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The Mighty Mekong
Day One: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be
Day Two: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau
Day Three: Tan Chau - Border crossing - Phnom Penh
Day Four: Phnom Penh
Day Five: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chhnang (Tonle)
Day Six: Kampong Cham (Mekong) - Kampong Chhnang (Tonle)
Day Seven: Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Lake
Day Eight: Tonle Lake - Siem Reap
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Customer Reviews

One more day of 8 on our Mekong River cruise aboard Heritage lines Jayavarman. we saw all the internet promo's. Well, as great as they are, the experience on board is far more spectacular. THE FOOD. Just perfect and varied. As I am Aussie. the chef got off, bought potatoes and made me chips (spoiled). They can not do enough for you. Only 27 cabins. Not crowded. I have not been so pampered in my life (sorry mum). The scenery, the daily tours if you choose are amazing. I could go on and on, but you need to experience this yourself. Mike, Australia - TripAdvisor.

Everything was first class. There were 54 passengers and we were all well looked after for the week's cruise up the Mekong and its tributary rivers. As it was low tide, we could not get up the Tonle Sap Lake to Siem Reap but we got there on the last day by coach. The cabins all had balconies and were fitted to a high standard and the crew were great. it started with a ship welcome and we were shown our cabins and our luggage was brought to us so that we could settle in. Everything was taken care of and it was all 5star service and the included trips were individual to Heritage Line. It turned out that they support villages in Vietnam and schools in Cambodia so that they are the only cruise line to go to the places that were all included on our trip. These made it a trip to remember for the rest of our lives. Wine with meals was included as were all soft drinks throughout the day and night and the standard of food was first class all the way. We loved it and got to meet some really nice people during the cruise. Melaleuca, UK - TripAdvisor.

We travelled on 'Jayavarman' from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in August. The cruise was in the low (wet) season, with the vessel at about 75% capacity. The crew and guides (Vietnamese and Cambodian) were fantastic and the vessel luxurious. Excursion were planned daily and we were unobtrusive observers to the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese and Cambodian life on the river. The wide after saloon deck was the social centre of the ship and the popular spot as we cruised upriver and across Lake Ton Le Sap, swelled (and navigable) by the monsoon floods. Highly recommended vessel and line - TripAdvisor.


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