Halong Bay Vietnam & Cambodia

Jayavarman Cruise

Cruise company: Heritage Line
Cruise type: Luxury, Sharing, 27 cabins
Destinations: Vietnam - Cambodia
The Jayavarman is considered a king of boats. It is very grand and has plenty of charm. The Jayavarman was designed influenced by the French cruise liner Normandie. It was also inspired by the serenity and artistry associated with this great Khmer monarch. Jayavarman consists of 4 floors (800 m2 of public space), 27 cabins of three different categories. In addition, its restaurant has an Indochina style, two lounge bar are better for tourist's entertaiment. The professional crew of the boat including a guide will help you to have memorable stays. 
Destinations: Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Tonle Sap - Phnom Penh

Itinerary

Day 1 : Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang (L, D)
  • The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. The Tonle Sap has more fish than any other lakes in the world and is a home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life.
  • At noon, we gather at the meeting point followed by a transfer to the boutique Ship. The ever-smiling crew welcomes us with unbridled warmth. A refreshing welcome drink awaits us followed by a buffet lunch on the Ship.
  • Then, it is a relaxing afternoon as the Ship glides along the water. Dinner is served at Dining Hall. Enjoy a spectacular experience on the Sundeck as we bathe in the glow of the moon and the radiance of the stars. The Ship will anchor midstream on the Tonle Sap River.
Day 2 : Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
  • Every day, our journey will start with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson at the Sundeck just as the sun begins its slow rise. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. Before dawn, the Ship sets sail across the Tonle River; we see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of the Kampong Chhnang province.
  • The afternoon cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle Sap River. Here, the river is so narrow that we can be greeted by kids waving enthusiastically at us from the banks.
  • Follow a short bus trip to the see the Khmer-styled pottery. We then embark to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region before reaching Kampong Cham in the evening. Further down the river we take part in an ox cart rally in the afternoon before being introduced to the Heritage Line pro bono “literacy project”. Overnight stayed in Kampong Cham.
Day 3 : Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (B, L, D)
  • We will wake up in the early morning after an overnight cruising, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers can either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, the temple offers one of the most breath-taking views in Cambodia. Built in the 8th century, this ancient structure, together with a bigger and newer addition underscores the superb architecture of the Chenla Empire which predates the mighty Angkor temple complex. We even get to engage in light banter with some of the monks in the area. We will return to the Ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks.
  • We will then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a Wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story. Overnight stayed at midstream near Phnom Penh.
Day 4 : Tonle Sap - Siem Reap (B)
  • Your journey with the 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. Breakfast is included.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • River pilots
  • Port dues
  • Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.Meals are included full board. Soft drink, local beer, house wine by glass, fruit juices, tea/ coffee and water are included and available at all time.

Exclude

  • Port tax per passenger of USD 68 (levied by Port authorities).
  • Crew gratuities (USD 8-10 per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodia/ Vietnam Visa (Cambodian visa on arrival is available on Upstream cruise at current estimated fee USD 39)
  • Fuel surcharges if any. 
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • The maintenance periods are: May & June 2015
  • Peak season surcharge at USD 183 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas (Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 23 & 30, 2017; Serenity cruise 5D/4N: Dec 30, 2017; Pearl of The Orient 4D/3N: Dec 30, 2017)
Destinations: Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Itinerary

Day 1 : Phnom Penh (L, D)
  • Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field in town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
  • After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide Museum visiting the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum.
  • We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicle after our museum visit. Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting evening event. The evening starts with a variety of cocktails served on the Sundeck. At 18:00pm, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. BBQ dinner is serving right after the lecture. Take a seat and enjoy the following Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque on the sun deck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open with the stars and the moon as our companions. Overnight stayed in Phnom Penh.
Day 2 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach (B, L, D)
  • Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Tralach and the Tonle River – an amazingly narrow river – which glides through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. We are greeted by cacophonous children who waive enthusiastically early in the morning when they bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle River. Experience the ox cart; visit Heritage Line –Linblad National Geographic library project here.
  • We then return to the Ship for lunch whilst cruise the narrow and meandering Tonle River. Then we approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil. Here we take a van along the paddy fields to visit the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river bank for an adventurous excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region.
  • Back on board, the Ship sails back towards Phnom Penh again and will moor for overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.
Day 3 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
  • We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk Weaving Village. We will then return to the Ship and will cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their fish boats. Lunch on board.
  • In the afternoon, we will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stood still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unsullied by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.
  • Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham. Overnight stayed in Kampong Cham.
Day 4 : Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
  • We will wake up in the small hours of the morning, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers one of the most breath-taking views in Cambodia. Built in the 8th century, this ancient structure, together with a bigger and newer addition underscores the superb architecture of the Chenla Empire which predates the mighty Angkor temple complex. We even get to engage in light banter with some of the monks in the area. We will return to the Ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks. Lunch on board.
  • We will then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a Wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story. After visiting OBT project of Heritage Line and organization for Basic Training Along the way, we will have to maneuver a 2-kilometer rickety bamboo bridge. Our sense of balance lies in the balance! Overnight stayed in Kampong Cham.
Day 5 : Kampong Cham - Siem Reap (B, L)
  • We will disembark the Ship at after breakfast and boarding a coach at 08.30am for a transfer from Kampong Cham to the drop off point in Siem Reap. We get to munch on snacks and enjoy cold drinks along the journey. We then arrive in Siem Reap in the early afternoon. Breakfast and lunch box are included.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • River pilots
  • Port dues
  • Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.Meals are included full board. Soft drink, local beer, house wine by glass, fruit juices, tea/ coffee and water are included and available at all time.
 

Exclude

  • Port tax per passenger of USD 68 (levied by Port authorities).
  • Crew gratuities (USD 8-10 per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodia/ Vietnam Visa (Cambodian visa on arrival is available on Upstream cruise at current estimated fee USD 39)
  • Fuel surcharges if any. 
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • The maintenance periods are: May & June 2015
  • Peak season surcharge at USD 183 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas (Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 23 & 30, 2017; Serenity cruise 5D/4N: Dec 30, 2017; Pearl of The Orient 4D/3N: Dec 30, 2017)
Destinations: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Angkor Ban - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chlang - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap

Itinerary

Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be (L, D)
  • Good morning, HCMC/Saigon!
  • Then, bid a farewell to the hustle and bustle of HCMC as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique Ship. We will be served refreshing drinks and light lunch 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 midstream. Light lunch served. Afternoon tea and dinner are included. Overnight stayed in Cai Be
Day 2 : Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau (B, L, D)
  • Every day, our journey starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the Sundeck just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.
  • The day-tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the 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 paper, rice cookies, rice pop, rice wine and coconut candies are made, enjoy local life along the canals on the way back 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 to visit an untouchable village. Here, every villager is involved in the process of making rattan mat and this give us the chance to interact with the old local people. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Tan Chau. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.
Day 3 : Tan Chau - Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
  • Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall of your balcony. Brace yourself for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community.
  • 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. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.
Day 4 : Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
  • Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field outside town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
  • Before lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide Museum, see the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum.
  • We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicle after our museum visit.
  • Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting evening event. The evening starts with a variety of cocktails served on the Sundeck.
  • In late afternoon, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. BBQ dinner is served right after the lecture. Take a seat and enjoy the Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque on the Sundeck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open with the moon and the starts as our companions.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.  Overnight stayed in Phnom Penh.
Day 5 : Phnom Penh - Angkor Ban - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
  • We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk island community.
  • We will then return to the Ship and pass by the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats. We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stand still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.
  • Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham. Overnight stayed in Kampong Cham.
Day 6 : Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (B, L, D)
  • We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk island community.
  • We will then return to the Ship and pass by the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats. We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stand still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.
  • Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham. Overnight stayed in Kampong Cham.
Day 7 : Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang (B, L, D)
  • Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle River – an amazingly narrow river – which glides through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. We are greeted by cacophonous children who waive enthusiastically early in the morning when they bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle River.
  • Then we approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “Water World” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil– it’s an awesome sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck.
  • Here we take a minivan to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. The village has no electricity and has around 600 inhabitants.
  • We then return to the Ship for lunch while cruises the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap River.
  • Your floating sanctuary will then cruise gently, in the afternoon, along the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap Lake. In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. And for the big entertainment – bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors. (If you can’t dance, do not fret. Neither can our staff). Overnight stayed in the middle of Tonle Sap Lake.
Day 8 : Tonle Sap - Siem Reap (B)
  • The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. The Tonle Sap has more fish than any other lake in the world and is home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life. This great lake dominates Cambodia and is the largest freshwater lake in Asia with abundant birdlife. This lake is so wide that one cannot see its shores from the middle of the lake.
  • Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility on the way to Siem Reap. The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, minor changes to the itinerary may occur during different seasons.
  • Our Heritage Line cruise liner comes to an end as we reach this city of the fabled Angkor temple complex. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to an end. But the memories and the friendships made on board linger on for a lot longer.
  • We will cross the Tonle Lake at dawn and at 09:00 a.m, we will disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • River pilots
  • Port dues
  • Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.Meals are included full board. Soft drink, local beer, house wine by glass, fruit juices, tea/ coffee and water are included and available at all time.

Exclude

  • Port tax per passenger of USD 68 (levied by Port authorities).
  • Crew gratuities (USD 8-10 per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodia/ Vietnam Visa (Cambodian visa on arrival is available on Upstream cruise at current estimated fee USD 39)
  • Fuel surcharges if any. 
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • The maintenance periods are: May & June 2015
  • Peak season surcharge at USD 183 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas (Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 23 & 30, 2017; Serenity cruise 5D/4N: Dec 30, 2017; Pearl of The Orient 4D/3N: Dec 30, 2017)
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Bordering Crossing- Phnom Penh

Itinerary

Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh city - My Tho - Cai Be (L, D)
  • Good morning, HCMC/Saigon!
  • Then, bid a farewell to the hustle and bustle of HCMC as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique Ship. We will be served refreshing drinks and light lunch 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 midstream. Light lunch served. Afternoon tea and dinner are included. Overnight stayed in Cai Be.
Day 2 : Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau (B, L, D)
  • Every day, our journey starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the Sundeck just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.
  • The day-tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the 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 paper, rice cookies, rice pop, rice wine and coconut candies are made, enjoy local life along the canals on the way back 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 to visit an untouchable village. Here, every villager is involved in the process of making rattan mat and this give us the chance to interact with the old local people. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Tan Chau. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.
Day 3 : Tan Chau - Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
  • Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall of your balcony. Brace yourself for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community.
  • 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. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.
Day 4 : Phnom Penh (B)
  • Your journey with the 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. Breakfast is included.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • River pilots
  • Port dues
  • Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.Meals are included full board. Soft drink, local beer, house wine by glass, fruit juices, tea/ coffee and water are included and available at all time.

Exclude

  • Port tax per passenger of USD 68 (levied by Port authorities).
  • Crew gratuities (USD 8-10 per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodia/ Vietnam Visa (Cambodian visa on arrival is available on Upstream cruise at current estimated fee USD 39)
  • Fuel surcharges if any. 
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • The maintenance periods are: May & June 2015
  • Peak season surcharge at USD 183 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas (Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 23 & 30, 2017; Serenity cruise 5D/4N: Dec 30, 2017; Pearl of The Orient 4D/3N: Dec 30, 2017)
Destinations: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Kampong Chlang - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham - Angkor Ban - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau - Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho - Saigon

Itinerary

Day 1 : Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang (L, D)
  • The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. The Tonle Sap has more fish than any other lakes in the world and is a home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life.
  • At noon, we gather at the meeting point followed by a transfer to the boutique Ship. The ever-smiling crew welcomes us with unbridled warmth. A refreshing welcome drink awaits us followed by a buffet lunch on the Ship. Then, it is a relaxing afternoon as the Ship glides along the water.
  • Dinner is served at Dining Hall. Enjoy a spectacular experience on the sun deck as we bathe in the glow of the moon and the radiance of the stars. Lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will anchor midstream on the Tonle Sap River.
Day 2 : Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
  • Everyday, our journey will start with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson at the sun deck just as the sun begins its slow rise. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. Before dawn, the Ship sets sail across the Tonle River; we see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of the Kampong Chhnang province.
  • The afternoon cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle Sap River. Here, the river is so narrow that we can be greeted by kids waving enthusiastically at us from the banks. Follow a short bus trip to the see the Khmer-styled pottery. We then embark to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region before reaching Kampong Cham in the evening.
  • Fur-ther down the river we take part in an ox cart rally in the afternoon before being introduced to the Heritage Line pro bono “literacy project”. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham
Day 3 : Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (B, L, D)
  • We will wake up in the early morning after an overnight cruising, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers can either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, the temple offers one of the most breath-taking views in Cambodia. Built in the 8th century, this ancient structure, together with a bigger and newer addition underscores the superb architecture of the Chenla Empire which predates the mighty Angkor temple complex. We even get to engage in light banter with some of the monks in the area.
  • We will return to the Ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks. We will then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a Wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh
Day 4 : Phnom Penh  (B, L, D)
  • Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime, then visit S21 Genocide Museum.
  • After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum. We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicles after our museum visit. Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting evening event.
  • The evening starts with a variety of cocktails served on the sun deck, BBQ dinner is serving right after that. Take a seat and enjoy the following Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque on the sun deck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open air.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 5 : Phnom Penh - Tan Chau (B, L, D)
  • Start new day with Tai Chi at the sun deck with fresh tea and coffee, be ready to serve. After breakfast, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. 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.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship anchors midstream overnight in Tan Chau.
Day 6 : Tan Chau - My An Hung - Sa Dec (B, L, D)
  • Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. We begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the Din-ing Hall or at your private balcony. We will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will start the trip by a traditional vehicle called “ xeloi” to local market and get to a local boat to visit fish farm and back to the Ship (or opposite). Here you will see the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong. Lunch on board.
  • In the afternoon, we will set off for My An Hung Village. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden. We will cross a monkey bridge and see seasonal 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.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Sa Dec
Day 7 : Sa Dec - Cai Be - 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 fiber 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.
  • We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on the terrace deck. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in My Tho
Day 8 : My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (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 an end. But the memories and the friendships made on board linger on for a lot longer.
  • We disembark at around 08:30am and we join the transfer to the busy crowd of Saigon. Drop off will be at the meeting point in Saigon. Breakfast is included.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes
  • Fuel
  • River pilots
  • Port dues
  • Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.Meals are included full board. Soft drink, local beer, house wine by glass, fruit juices, tea/ coffee and water are included and available at all time.

Exclude

  • Port tax per passenger of USD 68 (levied by Port authorities).
  • Crew gratuities (USD 8-10 per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodia/ Vietnam Visa (Cambodian visa on arrival is available on Upstream cruise at current estimated fee USD 39)
  • Fuel surcharges if any. 
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • The maintenance periods are: May & June 2015
  • Peak season surcharge at USD 183 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas (Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 23 & 30, 2017; Serenity cruise 5D/4N: Dec 30, 2017; Pearl of The Orient 4D/3N: Dec 30, 2017)

Superior Stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom

Signature Stateroom

Located on the Main Deck with a balcony.

Located on the Upper Deck with a balcony.

Located on the Upper Deck, with its own balcony.

Cabin size: 21.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or Queen size bed (180 x 200 cm)

No of cabins: 14 Superior Staterooms.

Cabin size: 24.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or Queen size bed (180 x 200 cm)

No of cabins: 11 Deluxe Staterooms.

Cabin size: 26.0 m2
Bed size: Queen size bed (180 x 200 cm)

No of cabins: 2 Signature Staterooms.

Cabin Facilities:

Cabin Facilities:

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe

 

General Services & Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
Services
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Boutique shop
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Turndown service and daily presents
Dining Room & Bar
  • The air-conditioned indoor restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner offering buffet or set menu. We cater for vegetarians upon request. Dinner time will vary. Please refer to the program. The bell will be rung when lunch or dinner is ready.
  • Lobby Lounge & Art Gallery Air conditioned. Read a book from our library or write a postcard. Afternoon tea will be served at the lounge depending on the weather. Drinks and food will be served on request.
  • Cooking classes
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Wooden games

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