The 48-guest riverboat Jahan offers by far the finest accommodations on the Mekong River. Nothing else can begin to compare with her outstanding staterooms, decor, service and food. Built in 2011 from the ground up, Jahan features a private balcony in every cabin, and the ship’s public spaces offer a relaxed elegance.
Common Areas Aboard Jahan
Jahan is fully air-conditioned with expansive public areas over four decks. Outdoor areas include the a covered open-air observatory, open bow and a small pool on the top deck. Her large lounge, is at the heart of the ship, where you'll gather each evening for a tradition called Recap. Bar service is available here all day and until the last guest leaves at night. Immediately adjacent are the reception area and the boutique. While the ship is luxurious, life aboard is casual in every regard, and there is no need for formal clothing. And you’ll find shipboard services like laundry (added cost) make packing and traveling more convenient. The Upper Deck has a library, full service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations. Guests are welcome on the "Open Bridge" to meet the Captain and officers and learn about navigation.
Complimentary wireless Internet is available in Jahan’s lobby. However, please note that internet speeds are considerably slower here than most people are used to, and on some stretches of the river Internet access is not available. Aboard Jahan, you will be able to make outbound phone calls to anywhere from most of the places on our itinerary. A doctor is aboard Jahan and available 24 hours a day at no charge.
Dining Aboard Jahan
The dining room, at the stern of the Terrace Deck, easily accommodates all guests at once for a single seating with unassigned tables. Meals are an informal atmosphere with easy mingling. The menu is international, with a focus on the outstanding Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisines. Breakfast is served buffet-style, featuring freshly squeezed juices and a variety of fresh fruit, pastries,and traditional breakfast offerings. Lunch is most often buffet-style. Dinners are plated and served in the dining room, though they may occasionally be held outside, conditions permitting. Tea is served in the observatory each day, and snacks are available at the funnel bar. The covered funnel bar, on the terrace deck, is surrounded by tables and chairs, and is a great place for a sundowner or a nightcap, or for relaxing during the day and enjoying the scenery. During lunch and dinner your expedition leader, cultural experts and any guest speakers aboard will join you for meals, and during breakfast they often sit together to plan the logistics of the exciting day ahead.
Reusable bottles and a pitcher of filtered water are placed in your cabin each day. There is also 24-hour availability of hot coffee, tea and soda.
Activities Aboard Jahan
Greet the morning with Tai Chi stretching in the open air of the terrace deck. Soak up some sun on the open top deck by the pool or make use of the ship’s steam bath. The fitness room is equipped with several cardio machines if you choose to work out while traveling. End your day with a massage in the ship’s Apsara Spa, which offers a broad range of massages and pampering treatments.
Cabins Aboard Jahan
Jahan accommodates 48 guests in 24 cabins, including two suites with private Jacuzzis. All accommodations on the ship have floor-to-ceiling windows that let in abundant light and an unrestricted view of life along the river. The rooms are bright and cheerful, decorated in the style of grand old cruise liners. All face outside, are air conditioned and all have glass doors and private balconies for enjoying the scenery along the Mekong River and its tributaries. There is a mix of twin-bedded and queen-size bedded cabins. Bedding is luxurious cotton, and when you return from exploring you’ll find an attentive hotel staff has made up your room. Each cabin bathroom is stocked with shampoo, shower gel, and lotion. Hair dryers are also available. If you would like your suitcase to be stored for you, simply let one of the hotel staff know. Each cabin also features private facilities and hair dryer, individual climate control, music entertainment system and a mini bar with refridgerator. A choice of pillows is provided on request.
Category 1 - Main Deck #101-112
Measuring 323 square feet. Cabins 101-104 have twin beds (which can be pushed together on request), and #105-112 have queen-size beds.
Category 2 - Upper Deck #201-208
Measuring 323 square feet. Cabins 201-202 have twin beds (which can be pushed together on request), and #203-208 have queen-size beds.
Category 3 - Main Deck #113-114 and Upper Deck #209-210
Cabins 113-114 are 376 square feet in area, and Cabins 209-210 measure 344 square feet. Each has a queen-size bed. There is a television and private DVD player. Each balcony has two sun beds and a table.
Suite - Upper Deck #211-212
These are the largest and finest accommodations on board, measuring 549 square feet. Each has a queen-size bed. There is a television and private DVD player. Cabin 211 has two sun beds and table, and both have private Jacuzzis.
Jahan Deck Plan