The Jahan

Heritage Line Cruises
The Jahan The Jahan

The styling of the boat is definitely classic British Raj but, despite its traditional colonial looks, it has all the modern appointments you need for a luxury cruise.

The mighty Mekong rolls inexorably on through timeless countryside, past fishermen throwing huge hoops of net from dugout canoes, past ornate temples half glimpsed in blue-green jungle on the skyline, past tiny clusters of houses standing with their feet in the waters of this entrancing river. From your elevated position at the ship’s rail you watch – and, of course, photograph – the life of the river. The curious fish that walk on their fins, on the mud banks at the water’s edge. The ancient, rickety-looking trading vessels that ply the river. The families cooking over open fires on the backs of their houseboats.

The Jahan gives you a luxurious vantage point to experience it all. The cruiser itself is built in the style of the opulent liners of the British Indian era - complete with classic wood interiors decorated with locally-produced artwork – and named after Shah Jahan. There is even an East India Club on board, as well as a Viceroy Dining Hall. Yet for all its Indian appeal, the Jahan does not seem out of place on the river. Perhaps because the influence of Indian art and architecture can be readily seen in the Khmer and Cham culture of the Mekong Delta.

The Jahan, at a glance

  • Classic river cruiser in the colonial style of the British Raj
  • Choice of 26 spacious cabins in four different styles – all with private balconies
  • Pool deck with Jacuzzi
  • Observation lounge with eye-stretching views
  • Pampering spa and massage studio
  • Early morning Vietnamese exercise routines
  • East India Club, Raj of India Lobby Lounge and Viceroy Dining Hall
  • Buddhist ceremonies in the aft, covered pavilion
  • Refined cocktail bar with panoramic views
  • Local, costumed dancing, plays and music played on traditional instruments
  • Cookery demonstrations and regional cuisine
  • Memorable shore excursions and activities crafted to suit you

Click here to download deck plans and specific suite details

Also see the Jayavarman, part of the Heritage Line fleet. 

Where will the Jahan take you?

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights - THE LOST CIVILIZATION - a classic Mekong river cruise combining places rarely visited with opulent world heritage sites
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights - SERENITY CRUISE - see the best of rural Cambodia's green landscapes, ancient temples and smiling faces all off the beaten track
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights - SERENITY CRUISE - journey from Siem Reap and head into the city of Phnom Penh to further discover its culture and history
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights - PEARL OF THE ORIENT - a cruise for those with less time on their hands, connecting the Pearl of the Orient with the Paris of the East
  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

    AM, India, 2014


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