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The Jayavarman is named after the 12th-century King of Angkor. Apt for a regal cruiser with such a revered and stately presence on the great Mekong River.

The Jayavarman has an elegant design inspired by both 1930s France and Indochina. Plying the Mekong River between My Tho and Siem Reap, it’s a beautiful base from which to immerse yourself in the charms of this sacred waterway. Facilities include a 1930’s style bar and a classy dining hall where delicious regional food is served. The sun deck has a Jacuzzi and is a great spot to practise Tai Chi and admire the passing landscapes. The Henry Houhot lounge, named after the French archaeologist, is warm and welcoming with its dark wood furnishings, rose-coloured walls and stunning Khmer artefacts.

Guests are accommodated in 27 elegantly appointed cabins, each with private balconies from where you can watch beautiful river sunsets. Interiors are Art Deco with a far eastern flair featuring intricate woodcarvings and Vietnamese lacquer paintings. When you’re not relaxing in your cabin, you can head to the spa at the front of the ship where an array of treatments is available. As you journey, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of tailored activities, including exploring local villages.

The Jayavarman, at a glance

• Elegantly crafted river vessel on the Mekong named after a 12th century Buddhist King
• The decor is French-colonial Art Deco with Khmer artefacts
• 27 cabins (three categories) with private balconies
• Romantic Indochine dining hall with antique ceiling lights and natural lighting
• Club 1930 Funnel Bar and Lounge with dark-wood colonial furnishings
• Henry Houhot Lobby Lounge scattered with Khmer artefacts
• Apsara Beauty and Wellness Spa
• Sundeck with a Jacuzzi and space for Tai Chi lessons
• Wonderful service from the on-board crew members
• Tailored shore activities

Where will the Jayavarman take you?

• The Lost Civilization, Saigon – Siem Reap and vice versa (7 nights)
• Serenity Cruise, Siem Reap – Phnom Penh and vice versa (4 nights)
• Serenity Cruise, Siem Reap to Phnom Penh only (3 nights)
• Pearl of The Orient, Saigon – Phnom Penh and vice versa (3 nights)

  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. I booked a bespoke family holiday to Australia that needed quite a lot of work, all completed with efficiency and skill. Covid then hit and my holiday was cancelled. Within 7 days, I received a full refund into my bank account. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them. I have previously used this company for a trip to South America and my experience on that occasion was identical. A great travel company.

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    KM, August 2020