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Passage along the Mekong

A journey through Vietnam & Cambodia aboard The Jahan combined with two nights in Halong Bay aboard the Jasmine

  • 16 October 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Halong Bay

Each day of this new and fascinating tour offers incredible experiences as we take in the glorious natural beauty and poignant history of Vietnam and Cambodia. Our seven night river journey aboard The Jahan offers the most beautifully relaxing way to discover the stunning, unspoiled countryside, fascinating culture, bustling markets and timeless villages of the Mekong. We have combined our river cruise with hotel stays in the iconic Vietnamese city, Ho Chi Minh as well as time in Siem Reap, allowing the opportunity to visit the magnificent temple complex at Angkor Wat.

During the cruise you will soak up the diverse culture of the region and everyday life of the local people for whom the Mekong plays such an important role and one of the greatest experiences of our journey will be encountering their great charm and natural warmth. There will be ample time to relax on board our beautiful vessel admiring the passing scenery and with just 52 fellow guests on board, we can offer an intimate experience and close-up perspective of the river including some ports of call which are virtually untouched by tourism. Towards the end of our tour, we will spend two nights aboard the delightful Jasmine as we explore beautiful Halong Bay. Known for its emerald green waters and thousands of towering limestone islands, this charming and tranquil region is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the perfect conclusion to our journey.

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Jasmine

Jasmine

The Jasmine is the ideal vessel from which to explore the emerald waters and tiny islets of Halong Bay. Built in the style of a classic Vietnamese junk, with decor from the Indochina era, she has a wonderful understated elegance. Accommodating a maximum of 46 guests, this charming vessel features a range of comfortable cabins and whether you join a morning Tai Chi class or simply enjoy breakfast whilst admiring the passing scenery, you will appreciate the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere on board.

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The Jahan

The Jahan

For our exploration of the Mekong we are delighted to have chartered the magnificent Jahan, named after the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1628 to1658. Built in 2011, The Jahan features beautifully designed cabins and suites spread across two decks, each with its own private balcony. There will be a range of onboard activities including briefings, talks and cooking demonstrations and the friendly onboard crew of 40 will provide you with excellent service. With its expansive Terrace Deck there is ample opportunity to watch the world gently pass by as you relax on board.

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Itinerary

  • Tonle Sap Lake village
  • Vinh Tranh Pagoda in My Tho

Day 1 - London Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Fly by scheduled flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh.

Arrive this morning into Ho Chi Minh (formerly known as Saigon) and transfer to our hotel for a two night stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and tonight meet your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh.

After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure or join an optional early morning excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. two hours each way). The ingenious Cu Chi tunnel complex is an immense network of connecting underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong as hiding spots during combat. Originally dug in 1948 as refuge from French air and ground sweeps, the tunnels also served as living quarters, communication and supply routes, and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches throughout the American War. Visit the underground villages, with a VC veteran who once lived there, for a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to the hotel and enjoy lunch at your own leisure before our afternoon tour to the Central Post Office and the former Presidential Palace. This evening we meet for dinner at the former residence of the US Ambassador. (B, D)

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh, My Tho & Cai Be.

After breakfast there will be some free time before we transfer to The Jahan for embarkation in My Tho. After a warm welcome from the crew and time to settle into your cabin, the ship will set sail along the fascinating Mekong River. Enjoy lunch and a leisurely afternoon on board while the vessel steadily glides upstream. During dinner the ship will reach Cai Be. This charming town is famous for its Catholic French church and the manufacturing of traditional crafts and food products. We anchor near Cai Be for dinner and moor overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Cai Be, Sa Dec & Chau Doc.

Our morning tour takes us to Cai Be where we will witness some boat to boat trading of local goods such as fruits and agricultural products. Each boat has a special marker that lets buyers know what goods it is selling. Cai Be is a rustic town criss-crossed by many water canals. We will go ashore to visit a workshop and learn how rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies and rice wine are manufactured. Cai Be and its surrounding areas are covered with palm trees and hence the region is also famous for the production of coconut candies. With our local boat we will continue to explore the lush and green canal network and observe the farmers working in the fields before returning to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we will reach the area of Sa Dec. Here we embark on a traditional local boat and head towards Binh Thanh Island. This island is one of the larger ones in the vast stream of the Mekong and some communities have settled here and made their living by growing water hyacinths. As we wander through the village we will gain an understanding of the local way of life. See the whole process of mat making, which is still done manually, and perhaps try weaving one yourself. Back on board join a presentation from the local guide on “Life on the Mekong Delta” as the ship continues sailing to Chau Doc, a charming town close to the Cambodian border. We moor mid-stream near Chau Doc. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Chau Doc – Border Crossing – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Today we enjoy a tour of Chau Doc, a pleasant, slow-paced town near the Cambodian border with a sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community. Once we arrive ashore we will hop onto “xe lois”, local vehicles which are still used as taxis in this region, to explore. We will slowly move around the streets to see all the workshops, houses and domiciles and stop at the colourful local market to interact with local vendors. Next we board our local boat, cruising past floating houses, and reach our destination, a floating fish farm. This region is the source of a fish production that is sold all over the world and we will get an insight into how fish farming works. Back on board we sail towards the Vietnamese-Cambodian border; enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruising through the deep Cambodian countryside towards Phnom Penh. A cooking class will be available to learn the cooking techniques and cuisine of the local area. The Jahan will dock at the pier of Phnom Penh this evening. Take a stroll along the river promenade and explore the local area. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Phnom Penh.

We start our day with a visit to the Killing Fields outside of the city and then continue on to the centrally located prison “S21”. Both historic sites display the sad and cruel chapter of Khmer history, when the Khmer Rouge ruled the country with terror and suppression. Alternatively, take the morning to explore the city at leisure and re-join the group for lunch at a local restaurant. Our exploration of the fascinating cultural heritage of Phnom Penh continues and the golden edifice of the Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda and the exceptional Khmer crafts at the National Museum are the afternoon highlights. The tour ends with a “cyclo” ride back to the ship through the bustling streets of downtown Phnom Penh. This evening a lecture will be held in the lounge about Cambodian modern history. A special barbecue dinner on the Sun Deck is followed by a performance of traditional Apsara dance. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Phnom Penh & Kampong Cham.

Early this morning we sail towards Angkor Ban village with its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses. After lunch on board we visit a local school to understand more about the education of the young Cambodian generation (NGO project). We continue by road to the enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey (7th century). This small complex sits on a hill top with breathtaking views over the Mekong. Another temple on the way is the tiny, colourful monastery of Wat Nokor. Here, we may have the opportunity to engage with some of the monks living in the area. The Jahan will moor mid-river near Kampong Cham. (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Kampong Cham & Kampong Chhnang.

We sail downstream along the Mekong and stop at the Island of Koh Oknha Tey. This spot in the middle of the Mekong owes its fame to the manufacturing of high class silk products. We will explore the island by tuk tuk and visit workshops to learn how silk is processed from its source, provided by little silkworms, to the final top-quality product made of original Cambodian silk. Before lunch our local guide will give a presentation on “Geography of the Mekong and Tonle Sap”. Afterwards, a Monks’ blessing ceremony on board delivers spirits and wishes for health and prosperity to all. The Jahan continues its journey, passing by the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Rivers towards Kampong Tralach. Here we take a local oxcart ride to visit the “Green School” to witness a typical day for Cambodian children. The boat will anchor in the Tonle River near Kampong Chhnang. (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Kampong Chhnang & Tonle Lake.

Wake up early to witness the spectacular surroundings at the break of dawn. We are now at Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world”, where everything is on sticks balanced on water-rich soil. We take a local boat to the shore and drive to a rural village nearby for a walking tour. Our guides will introduce us to the village specialties – Khmer style pottery and the making of palm sugar. Before returning to the boat we explore the local floating villages and wetlands of the region. Back on board lunch is served as we cruise gently along the narrow Tonle River, towards the Great Tonle Sap Lake. The river opens up to a vast “sea”, the biggest fresh water lake in Asia. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the bar as the sun sets before our Farewell Dinner and event this evening. We moor mid-lake near Siem Reap. (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Tonle Lake & Siem Reap.

The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia. It 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 morning we disembark the ship and take local boats to the shore. We head to Artisans d’Angkor where the focus is on training unschooled rural youth in traditional handicraft skills. Here we discover traditional Cambodian handicraft skills and observe the artisans at work. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before we continue onto our hotel in Siem Reap. Check in and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. We spend the evening at Angkor Village Apsara Theatre for a local Khmer performance and a traditional Cambodian dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 12 - Siem Reap.

This morning we visit the picturesque Ta Prohm. This beautiful temple is overgrown with fig trees, giving it a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasising the ‘forgotten city’ feeling. We continue our visit to more of the Angkor ruins, possibly Preah Khan, which is located on the grand circuit and which was once home to one hundred thousand servants, and East Mebon, a Hindu temple built in the late 10th century and in an excellent state of repair. After lunch, we return to the hotel for some time to rest before our afternoon excursion to Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders and most important religious monuments in the world, with a renowned Khmer scholar. Take a stroll through the elaborate carved hallways of Angkor Wat as the Khmer Empire is brought to life through the scholar’s explanations of the various stories contained in each of the bas reliefs and murals. Enjoy a sunset view of the temple before returning to the hotel. (B, L)

Day 13 - Siem Reap & Hanoi, Vietnam.

This morning we check out of our hotel and enjoy some time at leisure. In the afternoon we will visit the Angkor National Museum which offers a comprehensive collection of Cambodian artefacts showcasing the origins of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. After our tour we transfer to the airport for our flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel and check in. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 14 - Hanoi & Halong Bay.

Today we travel approximately four hours to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its emerald waters and more than 1600 limestone islands rising from the sea. Here we embark our vessel, the Jasmine and cruise into the Bay over lunch. Spend your first hours in Halong Bay on the Sun Deck absorbing the wonderful scenery before arriving into Cua Van, a floating fishing village. Here we will explore a cave, named Tien Ong and the fishing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave in Halong Bay; it shows evidence of human civilisation dating back to 10000 to 8000 BC. We continue to a nearby fishing village, by a small bamboo boat rowed by local people and move around in the calm sea of this secluded area to gain an insight into the village life. For those who prefer to use kayaks, this option will also be available (weather permitting). Return to the ship and sail to our overnight mooring area, Luon Bo. This evening a barbeque dinner will be served on the Terrace Deck followed by a presentation on Halong Bay. (B, L, D)

Day 15 - Halong Bay.

Today we transfer by tender boat to our day boat, Sunset. It is a cosy, smaller vessel on which we will discover the hidden charms of Halong Bay. Breakfast is served as Sunset sails for the Sung Sot Cave, the largest cave in Halong Bay. It is a magnificent site with the most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will explore this natural sensation for approximately one hour. Once we are back on the Sunset there will be some time for relaxing as we sail further into the Bay. Here you have the opportunity to kayak (weather permitting) and to paddle through the bizarre water landscape of Halong Bay. Back on board lunch is served and we continue our journey to a floating pearl farm. In a small factory we learn how pearls are harvested and processed. After the visit, we enjoy a leisurely sailing to re-join the Jasmine for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 16 - Halong Bay & Hanoi.

Today the Jasmine continues to sail to Ti Top Island. We head by tender to this little landmass in the Bay for a morning swim (weather permitting) from the sandy beach beneath high rock formations. For the more active, there is the option to climb to the top of Ti Top Island (400 stone steps up) from where there are stunning views over Halong Bay. There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views. Return to the ship to freshen up and enjoy a last sailing during breakfast as we head back to the main harbour. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi with a stop at a village for a chance to witness the local life in the countryside and lunch in a local restaurant en-route. Upon arrival to Hanoi, check in to the hotel and take a short cyclo tour through the famed Old Quarter known for its ‘36 streets of 36 wares’, named after the original 36 artisan guilds that date as far back as the 13th century. (B, L)

Day 17 - Hanoi to London.

Enjoy a leisurely morning and, after checking out of the hotel, we will explore the charming city of Hanoi which is often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’, with its yellow ochre colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Visit the picturesque Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university built in the late 11th century. The temple is an example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture and is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese Dong banknote. We continue to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, offering broad insights into the people of Vietnam, including its 54 ethnic groups. After our tour we transfer to the airport for the scheduled indirect flight to London. (B)

Day 18 - London.

Arrive today.

  • Halong Bay

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £400 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
16 October 2019 to 2 November 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Superior cabin aboard The Jahan & Superior cabin aboard Jasmine £6795 £6395
Deluxe cabin aboard The Jahan & Deluxe cabin aboard Jasmine £6995 £6595
Signature suite aboard The Jahan & Deluxe cabin aboard Jasmine £7395 £6995
Noble suite aboard The Jahan & Junior suite aboard Jasmine £7995 £7595
Superior cabin aboard The Jahan & Superior cabin aboard Jasmine for sole use £8395 £7995

Tour Reference Code: RCJJ161019

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Two nights accommodation in Ho Chi Minh with breakfast • Seven nights aboard The Jahan on a full board basis • House wine, local beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board • Two nights accommodation in Siem Reap with breakfast • Two nights aboard the Jasmine on a full board basis • Two nights accommodation in Hanoi with breakfast • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D- Dinner) • Noble Caledonia Tour Manager • Shore excursions with local English speaking guides • Gratuities • Entrance fees • Transfers • Port taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, visas.

NB. The ship will be at anchor most days and so local sampans and tender boats will be used to transfer guests ashore. Itinerary subject to change and may be affected by water levels.

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Jasmine

The Jasmine is the ideal vessel from which to explore the emerald waters and tiny islets of Halong Bay. Built in the style of a classic Vietnamese junk, with decor from the Indochina era, she has a wonderful understated elegance. Accommodating a maximum of 46 guests, this charming vessel features a range of comfortable cabins and whether you join a morning Tai Chi class or simply enjoy breakfast whilst admiring the passing scenery, you will appreciate the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere on board.

 
  • Jasmine
    Jasmine
  • Bar and Lounge
    Jasmine - Bar and Lounge
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Cuisine
    Cuisine
  • Deluxe Cabin
    Deluxe Cabin
  • Suite
    Suite
  • Superior Cabin
    Superior Cabin
  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The Jasmine’s inviting Terrace Deck is a perfect al-fresco extension to the restaurant and provides comfortable seating including sofas and armchairs accompanied with outdoor tables. Alternatively, relax on the Sun Deck with its shaded sun beds - take in the spectacular views or simply relax with a book. Other facilities on board include the bar, lounge, dining room as well as a massage room.

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    There are a total of 23 cabins and suites spread over two decks. All are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, in-house phone, bathroom with standing glass shower, bathroom amenities, slippers and bathrobe.

  • Cabin/Suite Categories

    Cabin/Suite Categories

    There are three categories of accommodation as follows:

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 16m2, these cabins offer traditional wood-panelled decor and panoramic French-style windows. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, 10 of which are twin bedded and two are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, measuring 18m2 including a 4m2 balcony with seating, these cabins feature a classic and elegant design with wood finishings and traditional Vietnamese paintings. There are nine Deluxe Cabins in total, two of which are twin bedded and seven are double bedded.

    Junior Suites: The two suites are located on the Upper Deck and measure 24m2 including a 4m2 private balcony with seating. In each of the suites, the en-suite bathroom has its own Jacuzzi.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The Restaurant features a beautiful combination of Asian and Vietnamese decor and meals are taken in an open seating arrangement to allow you to mingle with your fellow travellers. Fine Vietnamese and international cuisine is served as a set menu or as a buffet and there is a daily evening barbecue on the Terrace Deck (weather permitting).

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    We are delighted you will be joining us aboard both The Jahan and the Jasmine for our ‘Passage along the Mekong’ itinerary which includes two nights in Halong Bay in October 2019.

    The Jahan, named after the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan, offers 26 spacious and beautifully designed cabins, each with its own private balcony. The vessel offers all the amenities of a luxury resort including a stately restaurant, in-and outdoor lounges, pool, fitness room, steam bath and an excellent spa. The atmospheric East India Club Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with a cool beverage and catch up with your fellow travellers about the day’s events.

    Built in the style of a classic Vietnamese junk, the Jasmine offers 23 attractive and comfortable cabins, a restaurant, bar and lounge. The vessel also benefits from ample outdoor space including the Terrace Deck where you can enjoy the evening barbecue and the Sun Deck where you can find a secluded spot to take in the spectacular views.

    The atmosphere on board both vessels is friendly and informal and the attentive crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay in enjoyable throughout. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to each of the vessels and we wish you a pleasant voyage.

    ONBOARD PAYMENTS

    Vietnam’s currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND) and this is the official currency on board . You will be given a personal ship board account which allows you to sign for all purchases and services throughout your cruise. Your ship board account will be automatically opened upon check in. All bills will be charged in VND / USD by cash or credit card (American Express, Master Card or Visa). Please note that only bills exceeding USD25 can be settled by credit card. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted. Your provisional account will be presented for your review the evening prior to your departure.

    CABIN/SUITE DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    There are a total of 23 cabins and suites spread over two decks. All are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, in-house phone, bathroom with standing glass shower, bathroom amenities, slippers and bathrobe. There are three categories of accommodation as follows;

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 16m2 , these cabins offer traditional wood-panelled decor and panoramic French-style windows. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, 10 of which are twin bedded and two are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, measuring 18m2 including a 4m2 balcony with seating, these cabins feature a classic and elegant design with wood finishings and traditional Vietnamese paintings. There are nine Deluxe Cabins in total, two of which are twin bedded and seven are double bedded.

    Junior Suites: The two suites are located on the Upper Deck and measure 24m2 including a 4m2 private balcony with seating. In each of the suites, the en-suite bathroom has its own Jacuzzi.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your suite each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual in the evenings for dinner. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in Vietnam officially 220/50Hz. 

    FIRST AID

    The vessel is equipped with key medical supplies and all senior staff members and a number of the crew are fully trained and certified to provide first aid. In the event of serious illness or accidents, further medical assistance can be sought from the nearest hospital.

    MEALS

    The Restaurant features a beautiful combination of Asian and Vietnamese decor and meals are taken in an open seating arrangement to allow you to mingle with your fellow travellers. Fine Vietnamese and international cuisine is served as a set menu or as a buffet and there is a daily evening barbecue on the Terrace Deck (weather permitting).

    ONBOARD FACILITIES

    The Jasmine’s inviting Terrace Deck is a perfect al-fresco extension to the restaurant and provides comfortable seating including sofas and armchairs accompanied with outdoor tables. There is also a large Sun Deck with shaded sun beds from which you can take in the spectacular views or simply relax with a book. Other facilities on board include a bar, lounge, dining room and a massage room.

    SAFETY ON BOARD

    The ship is fitted with smoke detectors, fire alarms, extinguishers and life rafts. Alarms are situated along all decks and fire extinguishers are located at regular intervals around the decks. Life jackets are available in all cabins, on top of the wardrobe.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas. It is forbidden to smoke in your cabin and in all indoor public areas.

    WATER

    Please do not drink the tap water. We recommend using it only for washing purposes and for brushing teeth. Complimentary water bottles are available in your cabin and jugs of drinking water are available at all outlets and during meals.

    WI-FI

    There is no Wi-Fi available aboard the vessel.  

    PLEASE NOTE 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The Jasmine’s inviting Terrace Deck is a perfect al-fresco extension to the restaurant and provides comfortable seating including sofas and armchairs accompanied with outdoor tables. Alternatively, relax on the Sun Deck with its shaded sun beds - take in the spectacular views or simply relax with a book. Other facilities on board include the bar, lounge, dining room as well as a massage room.

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    There are a total of 23 cabins and suites spread over two decks. All are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, in-house phone, bathroom with standing glass shower, bathroom amenities, slippers and bathrobe.

  • Cabin/Suite Categories

    Cabin/Suite Categories

    There are three categories of accommodation as follows:

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 16m2, these cabins offer traditional wood-panelled decor and panoramic French-style windows. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, 10 of which are twin bedded and two are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, measuring 18m2 including a 4m2 balcony with seating, these cabins feature a classic and elegant design with wood finishings and traditional Vietnamese paintings. There are nine Deluxe Cabins in total, two of which are twin bedded and seven are double bedded.

    Junior Suites: The two suites are located on the Upper Deck and measure 24m2 including a 4m2 private balcony with seating. In each of the suites, the en-suite bathroom has its own Jacuzzi.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The Restaurant features a beautiful combination of Asian and Vietnamese decor and meals are taken in an open seating arrangement to allow you to mingle with your fellow travellers. Fine Vietnamese and international cuisine is served as a set menu or as a buffet and there is a daily evening barbecue on the Terrace Deck (weather permitting).

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    We are delighted you will be joining us aboard both The Jahan and the Jasmine for our ‘Passage along the Mekong’ itinerary which includes two nights in Halong Bay in October 2019.

    The Jahan, named after the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan, offers 26 spacious and beautifully designed cabins, each with its own private balcony. The vessel offers all the amenities of a luxury resort including a stately restaurant, in-and outdoor lounges, pool, fitness room, steam bath and an excellent spa. The atmospheric East India Club Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with a cool beverage and catch up with your fellow travellers about the day’s events.

    Built in the style of a classic Vietnamese junk, the Jasmine offers 23 attractive and comfortable cabins, a restaurant, bar and lounge. The vessel also benefits from ample outdoor space including the Terrace Deck where you can enjoy the evening barbecue and the Sun Deck where you can find a secluded spot to take in the spectacular views.

    The atmosphere on board both vessels is friendly and informal and the attentive crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay in enjoyable throughout. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to each of the vessels and we wish you a pleasant voyage.

    ONBOARD PAYMENTS

    Vietnam’s currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND) and this is the official currency on board . You will be given a personal ship board account which allows you to sign for all purchases and services throughout your cruise. Your ship board account will be automatically opened upon check in. All bills will be charged in VND / USD by cash or credit card (American Express, Master Card or Visa). Please note that only bills exceeding USD25 can be settled by credit card. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted. Your provisional account will be presented for your review the evening prior to your departure.

    CABIN/SUITE DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    There are a total of 23 cabins and suites spread over two decks. All are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, in-house phone, bathroom with standing glass shower, bathroom amenities, slippers and bathrobe. There are three categories of accommodation as follows;

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 16m2 , these cabins offer traditional wood-panelled decor and panoramic French-style windows. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, 10 of which are twin bedded and two are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, measuring 18m2 including a 4m2 balcony with seating, these cabins feature a classic and elegant design with wood finishings and traditional Vietnamese paintings. There are nine Deluxe Cabins in total, two of which are twin bedded and seven are double bedded.

    Junior Suites: The two suites are located on the Upper Deck and measure 24m2 including a 4m2 private balcony with seating. In each of the suites, the en-suite bathroom has its own Jacuzzi.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your suite each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual in the evenings for dinner. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in Vietnam officially 220/50Hz. 

    FIRST AID

    The vessel is equipped with key medical supplies and all senior staff members and a number of the crew are fully trained and certified to provide first aid. In the event of serious illness or accidents, further medical assistance can be sought from the nearest hospital.

    MEALS

    The Restaurant features a beautiful combination of Asian and Vietnamese decor and meals are taken in an open seating arrangement to allow you to mingle with your fellow travellers. Fine Vietnamese and international cuisine is served as a set menu or as a buffet and there is a daily evening barbecue on the Terrace Deck (weather permitting).

    ONBOARD FACILITIES

    The Jasmine’s inviting Terrace Deck is a perfect al-fresco extension to the restaurant and provides comfortable seating including sofas and armchairs accompanied with outdoor tables. There is also a large Sun Deck with shaded sun beds from which you can take in the spectacular views or simply relax with a book. Other facilities on board include a bar, lounge, dining room and a massage room.

    SAFETY ON BOARD

    The ship is fitted with smoke detectors, fire alarms, extinguishers and life rafts. Alarms are situated along all decks and fire extinguishers are located at regular intervals around the decks. Life jackets are available in all cabins, on top of the wardrobe.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas. It is forbidden to smoke in your cabin and in all indoor public areas.

    WATER

    Please do not drink the tap water. We recommend using it only for washing purposes and for brushing teeth. Complimentary water bottles are available in your cabin and jugs of drinking water are available at all outlets and during meals.

    WI-FI

    There is no Wi-Fi available aboard the vessel.  

    PLEASE NOTE 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The Jahan

For our exploration of the Mekong we are delighted to have chartered the magnificent Jahan, named after the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1628 to1658. Built in 2011, The Jahan features beautifully designed cabins and suites spread across two decks, each with its own private balcony. There will be a range of onboard activities including briefings, talks and cooking demonstrations and the friendly onboard crew of 40 will provide you with excellent service. With its expansive Terrace Deck there is ample opportunity to watch the world gently pass by as you relax on board.

 
  • The Jahan
    The Jahan
  • Viceroy Dining Hall
    Viceroy Dining Hall
  • Pool and Sun deck
    Pool and Sun deck
  • Raj of India Lobby Lounge
    Raj of India Lobby Lounge
  • East India Club Funnel Bar Lounge
    East India Club Funnel Bar Lounge
  • The Taj Suite
    The Taj Suite
  • Superior Stateroom
    Superior Stateroom
  • Superior Stateroom
    Superior Stateroom
  • Signature Stateroom Ceylon
    Signature Stateroom Ceylon
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    The Jahan has a total of 26 spacious cabins and suites ranging in size from 30m2 to 51m2. All cabins and suites are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, in-house phone, writing and make-up table, chair, sofa lounge, balcony with two chairs and table, and luggage rack. They also feature a bathroom with walk-in shower, bathroom amenities and bathrobe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, an Illy-espresso machine and a plug-in music station with loudspeaker.

  • Cabin/Suite Categories

    Cabin/Suite Categories

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, these cabins feature light red tones and a fine selection of artwork mounted on walls and are fitted with white wood furnishings and hand-painted wall-to-ceiling décor. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, four of which are twin bedded and eight are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, the Deluxe Cabins are the same size and layout as the Superior Cabins, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, and decorated in warm orange hues and fitted with dark colonial furniture. There are eight deluxe cabins in total, each with a queen sized double bed.

    Signature Suites: There are four Signature Suites, two of which are located on the Main Deck, measuring 36m2 including a 5m2 balcony, and two are located on the Upper Deck, measuring 32m2 including a 4m2 balcony. All four have a cream white facade decorated with marvellous hand-made indigo blue Indian patterns, borders and ornaments. The large wooden four-poster king size bed is accompanied by a solid treasure chest at the foot end to store your belongings, just like travellers in the time of British India. The Signature Suites also feature an LCD screen and movie entertainment system.

    Noble Suites: The two Noble Suites are individually designed, , The Taj Suite (212) is Indian themed and the Lord Byron Suite (211) is British themed and both are located at the very front of the Upper Deck. At 51m2, including a balcony area/s of 11m2, these suites are more spacious than most of their counterparts on the Mekong River and offer a wonderful cruising experience. The Taj Suite boasts two large private balconies, one of which is fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi accessible via the grand bathroom and the Lord Byron Suite has a single balcony fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Both suites feature a lavish king size bed with direct views of the river, an LCD screen and movie entertainment system and butler service.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The Jahan’s elegant Viceroy Dining Hall is located on the Terrace Deck and has access to a small veranda at the back of the ship. During the day, the restaurant is flooded with natural light from its many large windows. At night, the azure walls and white ceilings with golden borders are bathed in the soft light, creating a regal atmosphere. In addition to a broad choice of international and fusion dishes, there are the wonderful flavours that Khmer and Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. The rich breakfast buffet includes live cooking stations for eggs, waffles and Vietnamese classics such as the all-time favourite “Pho” as well as a selection of pastries and fruits. Lunch is also served as a buffet while dinner can be selected from the menu.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The Jahan offers all the amenities of a luxury resort including a stately restaurant, in-and outdoor lounges, a fitness room, steam bath and an excellent spa. The atmospheric East India Club Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a long drink whilst savouring the splendours of the setting sun. This open wood-panelled club is a funnel bar decorated with a beautiful oriental lamp replete with Sanskrit carvings. The Observatory is a stylish Indian indoor lounge with wide cosy divans and a front row view of the Mekong through 180-degree panoramic windows. Play the antique chess game or relax whilst enjoying some fruit snacks or sipping freshly squeezed juices. On the Terrace Deck, adjacent to the open-air bar and lounge, the pool – constructed with intricate Turkish mosaic tiles and the largest of any river cruiser on the Mekong – is an oasis surrounded by comfortable shaded loungers. Perhaps take a few laps followed by a visit to the spa with its large selection of wonderful treatments. Alternately, the extravagant lobby lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a book or magazine from the library.

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you will be joining us aboard both The Jahan and the Jasmine for our ‘Passage along the Mekong’ itinerary which includes two nights in Halong Bay in October 2019.

    The Jahan, named after the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan, offers 26 spacious and beautifully designed cabins, each with its own private balcony. The vessel offers all the amenities of a luxury resort including a stately restaurant, in-and outdoor lounges, pool, fitness room, steam bath and an excellent spa. The atmospheric East India Club Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with a cool beverage and catch up with your fellow travellers about the day’s events.

    Built in the style of a classic Vietnamese junk, the Jasmine offers 23 attractive and comfortable cabins, a restaurant, bar and lounge. The vessel also benefits from ample outdoor space including the Terrace Deck where you can enjoy the evening barbecue and the Sun Deck where you can find a secluded spot to take in the spectacular views.

    The atmosphere on board both vessels is friendly and informal and the attentive crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay in enjoyable throughout. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to each of the vessels and we wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All public rooms and cabins on board are air-conditioned. Adjustable climate control allows you to regulate the temperature in your own cabin/suite. For maximum efficiency, keep windows and doors closed whenever the air-conditioning is switched on.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency and you will hear a loud continuous blast through the ship’s horn.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship is equipped with a PA system but please note that announcements can only be heard in the public areas and on the outside decks. Announcements will not be heard in your cabin.

    CABIN/SUITE DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    The Jahan has a total of 26 spacious cabins and suites ranging in size from 30m2 to 51m2 . All cabins and suites are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air-conditioning, in-house phone, writing and make-up table, chair, sofa lounge, balcony with two chairs and table, and luggage rack. They also feature a bathroom with walk-in shower, bathroom amenities and bathrobe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, an Illy-espresso machine and a plug-in music station with loudspeaker.

    Cabin/Suite Categories

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, these cabins feature light red tones and a fine selection of artwork mounted on walls and are fitted with white wood furnishings and hand-painted wall-to-ceiling décor. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, four of which are twin bedded and eight are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, the Deluxe Cabins are the same size and layout as the Superior Cabins, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, and decorated in warm orange hues and fitted with dark colonial furniture. There are eight deluxe cabins in total, each with a queen sized double bed.

    Signature Suites: There are four Signature Suites, two of which are located on the Main Deck, measuring 36m2 including a 5m2 balcony, and two are located on the Upper Deck, measuring 32m2 including a 4m2 balcony. All four have a cream white facade decorated with marvellous hand-made indigo blue Indian patterns, borders and ornaments. The large wooden four-poster king size bed is accompanied by a solid treasure chest at the foot end to store your belongings, just like travellers in the time of British India. The Signature Suites also feature an LCD screen and movie entertainment system.

    Noble Suites: The two Noble Suites are individually designed, the Taj Suite (212) is Indian themed and the Lord Byron Suite (211) is British themed and both are located at the very front of the Upper Deck. At 51m2 , including a balcony area/s of 11m2 , these suites are more spacious than most of their counterparts on the Mekong River and offer a wonderful cruising experience. The Taj Suite boasts two large private balconies, one of which is fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi accessible via the grand bathroom and the Lord Byron Suite has a single balcony fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Both suites feature a lavish king size bed with direct views of the river, an LCD screen and movie entertainment system and butler service.

    CURRENCY

    Vietnam’s currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND) and this is the official currency on board The Jahan. The ship is able to change small amounts of major foreign currencies on board but it is recommend that you bring some Vietnamese Dong with you.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your suite each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual in the evenings for dinner. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in both Vietnam and Cambodia is officially 220/50Hz. Various adaptors for different types of plugs are available at Reception. Please turn your lights off when you leave your cabin.

    FIRE

    All decks and cabins are equipped with heat and smoke detectors. Firefighting equipment is available on all floors.

    FIRST AID

    The vessel is equipped with key medical supplies and all senior staff members and a number of the crew are fully trained and certified to provide first aid. In the event of serious illness or accidents, further medical assistance can be sought from the nearest hospital. HAIRDRESSER There is no hairdresser on board but a hairdryer is available in each cabin. The hairdryer must not be used in the bathroom for safety reasons.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    If you have items to be laundered, please place them in the laundry bag together with the completed laundry list outside of your cabin/suite door. Your serviced laundry will be returned to you the following day.

    LIBRARY & GAMES

    In the Raj of India Lounge and Library a variety of art literature, books, magazines and newspapers are available. Board games, such as backgammon and chess, are available from Reception, in the Observatory or via room service.

    MEALS

    The onboard dining offers a wonderful combination of Asian and Western cuisine with vegetarian dishes also available. The meals comprise mainly of locally-sourced products, such as exotic fruit, organic vegetables, fish and prawns, to give you a real taste of the areas you are travelling through. Breakfast is a varied buffet and can also be served on the terrace deck or in your cabin upon request. Lunch is also served as a buffet while dinner can be selected from the menu. Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, low salt and low cholesterol diets should be made to Noble Caledonia (in writing) at least six weeks prior to departure. However, we recommend that you contact the Cruise Director once on board to reconfirm such requests. 

    OBSERVATORY

    The air-conditioned Observatory Lounge is a good place to relax or play board games. Drinks and snacks are served in this area.

    ONBOARD ACCOUNT

    You will be given a personal ship board account which allows you to sign for all purchases and services throughout your cruise. Your ship board account will be automatically opened upon check in. All bills will be charged in VND / USD by cash or credit card (American Express, Master Card or Visa). Please note that only bills exceeding USD25 can be settled by credit card. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted. Your provisional account will be presented for your review the evening prior to your departure.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    SAFE

    Your cabin/suite is equipped with a safety deposit box for personal use. Please follow the instructions and ask Reception for any assistance if needed.

    SAFETY ON BOARD

    The ship is fitted with smoke detectors, fire alarms, extinguishers and life rafts. Alarms are situated along all decks and fire extinguishers are located at regular intervals around the decks. Life jackets are available in all cabins, on top of the wardrobe. In case of emergency, all passengers are required to proceed directly to the muster station and to leave their belongings such as luggage and handbags behind. Muster station 1 is located on the terrace deck at the funnel bar outside the restaurant. In the event of muster station 1 being unsafe, please proceed to muster station 2, which is at the bow of the ship on the main deck forward. Please be careful when walking on the decks, they can be slippery especially after rainfall. The stairs on board may be steeper than you might be used to. It is best to use the handrails at all times.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas. It is forbidden to smoke in your cabin and in all indoor public areas.

    SPA, GYM AND STEAM BATH

    There is a spa, a small gym and steam bath available on board. To book an appointment for a massage or treatment please contact Reception once on board.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a refreshing swimming pool on the terrace deck.

    TOILETRIES

    A selection of toiletries is provided including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, a toothbrush and shower cap.

    TOWELS

    For environmental purposes, towels will only be changed if you place them on the floor of your cabin/suite.

    TURNDOWN SERVICE

    At dinner time, the house keeping staff will provide an evening turndown service.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel without the prior consent of the ship’s Cruise Director. Please provide as much notice as possible to the Cruise Director so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship operator reserves the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Please do not drink the tap water. We recommend using it only for washing purposes and for brushing teeth. Complimentary water bottles are available in your cabin and jugs of drinking water are available at all outlets and during meals.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on board but it is subject to the mobile (3G) network connection which is very limited in some ports and areas. 

    PLEASE NOTE 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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    • The Jahan

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    The Jahan has a total of 26 spacious cabins and suites ranging in size from 30m2 to 51m2. All cabins and suites are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, in-house phone, writing and make-up table, chair, sofa lounge, balcony with two chairs and table, and luggage rack. They also feature a bathroom with walk-in shower, bathroom amenities and bathrobe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, an Illy-espresso machine and a plug-in music station with loudspeaker.

  • Cabin/Suite Categories

    Cabin/Suite Categories

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, these cabins feature light red tones and a fine selection of artwork mounted on walls and are fitted with white wood furnishings and hand-painted wall-to-ceiling décor. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, four of which are twin bedded and eight are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, the Deluxe Cabins are the same size and layout as the Superior Cabins, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, and decorated in warm orange hues and fitted with dark colonial furniture. There are eight deluxe cabins in total, each with a queen sized double bed.

    Signature Suites: There are four Signature Suites, two of which are located on the Main Deck, measuring 36m2 including a 5m2 balcony, and two are located on the Upper Deck, measuring 32m2 including a 4m2 balcony. All four have a cream white facade decorated with marvellous hand-made indigo blue Indian patterns, borders and ornaments. The large wooden four-poster king size bed is accompanied by a solid treasure chest at the foot end to store your belongings, just like travellers in the time of British India. The Signature Suites also feature an LCD screen and movie entertainment system.

    Noble Suites: The two Noble Suites are individually designed, , The Taj Suite (212) is Indian themed and the Lord Byron Suite (211) is British themed and both are located at the very front of the Upper Deck. At 51m2, including a balcony area/s of 11m2, these suites are more spacious than most of their counterparts on the Mekong River and offer a wonderful cruising experience. The Taj Suite boasts two large private balconies, one of which is fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi accessible via the grand bathroom and the Lord Byron Suite has a single balcony fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Both suites feature a lavish king size bed with direct views of the river, an LCD screen and movie entertainment system and butler service.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The Jahan’s elegant Viceroy Dining Hall is located on the Terrace Deck and has access to a small veranda at the back of the ship. During the day, the restaurant is flooded with natural light from its many large windows. At night, the azure walls and white ceilings with golden borders are bathed in the soft light, creating a regal atmosphere. In addition to a broad choice of international and fusion dishes, there are the wonderful flavours that Khmer and Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. The rich breakfast buffet includes live cooking stations for eggs, waffles and Vietnamese classics such as the all-time favourite “Pho” as well as a selection of pastries and fruits. Lunch is also served as a buffet while dinner can be selected from the menu.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The Jahan offers all the amenities of a luxury resort including a stately restaurant, in-and outdoor lounges, a fitness room, steam bath and an excellent spa. The atmospheric East India Club Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a long drink whilst savouring the splendours of the setting sun. This open wood-panelled club is a funnel bar decorated with a beautiful oriental lamp replete with Sanskrit carvings. The Observatory is a stylish Indian indoor lounge with wide cosy divans and a front row view of the Mekong through 180-degree panoramic windows. Play the antique chess game or relax whilst enjoying some fruit snacks or sipping freshly squeezed juices. On the Terrace Deck, adjacent to the open-air bar and lounge, the pool – constructed with intricate Turkish mosaic tiles and the largest of any river cruiser on the Mekong – is an oasis surrounded by comfortable shaded loungers. Perhaps take a few laps followed by a visit to the spa with its large selection of wonderful treatments. Alternately, the extravagant lobby lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a book or magazine from the library.

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you will be joining us aboard both The Jahan and the Jasmine for our ‘Passage along the Mekong’ itinerary which includes two nights in Halong Bay in October 2019.

    The Jahan, named after the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan, offers 26 spacious and beautifully designed cabins, each with its own private balcony. The vessel offers all the amenities of a luxury resort including a stately restaurant, in-and outdoor lounges, pool, fitness room, steam bath and an excellent spa. The atmospheric East India Club Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with a cool beverage and catch up with your fellow travellers about the day’s events.

    Built in the style of a classic Vietnamese junk, the Jasmine offers 23 attractive and comfortable cabins, a restaurant, bar and lounge. The vessel also benefits from ample outdoor space including the Terrace Deck where you can enjoy the evening barbecue and the Sun Deck where you can find a secluded spot to take in the spectacular views.

    The atmosphere on board both vessels is friendly and informal and the attentive crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay in enjoyable throughout. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to each of the vessels and we wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All public rooms and cabins on board are air-conditioned. Adjustable climate control allows you to regulate the temperature in your own cabin/suite. For maximum efficiency, keep windows and doors closed whenever the air-conditioning is switched on.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency and you will hear a loud continuous blast through the ship’s horn.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship is equipped with a PA system but please note that announcements can only be heard in the public areas and on the outside decks. Announcements will not be heard in your cabin.

    CABIN/SUITE DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    The Jahan has a total of 26 spacious cabins and suites ranging in size from 30m2 to 51m2 . All cabins and suites are attractively furnished and fitted with individually controlled air-conditioning, in-house phone, writing and make-up table, chair, sofa lounge, balcony with two chairs and table, and luggage rack. They also feature a bathroom with walk-in shower, bathroom amenities and bathrobe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, an Illy-espresso machine and a plug-in music station with loudspeaker.

    Cabin/Suite Categories

    Superior Cabins: Located on the Main Deck, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, these cabins feature light red tones and a fine selection of artwork mounted on walls and are fitted with white wood furnishings and hand-painted wall-to-ceiling décor. There are 12 Superior Cabins in total, four of which are twin bedded and eight are double bedded.

    Deluxe Cabins: Located on the Upper Deck, the Deluxe Cabins are the same size and layout as the Superior Cabins, measuring 30m2 including a spacious 4m2 balcony, and decorated in warm orange hues and fitted with dark colonial furniture. There are eight deluxe cabins in total, each with a queen sized double bed.

    Signature Suites: There are four Signature Suites, two of which are located on the Main Deck, measuring 36m2 including a 5m2 balcony, and two are located on the Upper Deck, measuring 32m2 including a 4m2 balcony. All four have a cream white facade decorated with marvellous hand-made indigo blue Indian patterns, borders and ornaments. The large wooden four-poster king size bed is accompanied by a solid treasure chest at the foot end to store your belongings, just like travellers in the time of British India. The Signature Suites also feature an LCD screen and movie entertainment system.

    Noble Suites: The two Noble Suites are individually designed, the Taj Suite (212) is Indian themed and the Lord Byron Suite (211) is British themed and both are located at the very front of the Upper Deck. At 51m2 , including a balcony area/s of 11m2 , these suites are more spacious than most of their counterparts on the Mekong River and offer a wonderful cruising experience. The Taj Suite boasts two large private balconies, one of which is fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi accessible via the grand bathroom and the Lord Byron Suite has a single balcony fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Both suites feature a lavish king size bed with direct views of the river, an LCD screen and movie entertainment system and butler service.

    CURRENCY

    Vietnam’s currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND) and this is the official currency on board The Jahan. The ship is able to change small amounts of major foreign currencies on board but it is recommend that you bring some Vietnamese Dong with you.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your suite each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual in the evenings for dinner. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in both Vietnam and Cambodia is officially 220/50Hz. Various adaptors for different types of plugs are available at Reception. Please turn your lights off when you leave your cabin.

    FIRE

    All decks and cabins are equipped with heat and smoke detectors. Firefighting equipment is available on all floors.

    FIRST AID

    The vessel is equipped with key medical supplies and all senior staff members and a number of the crew are fully trained and certified to provide first aid. In the event of serious illness or accidents, further medical assistance can be sought from the nearest hospital. HAIRDRESSER There is no hairdresser on board but a hairdryer is available in each cabin. The hairdryer must not be used in the bathroom for safety reasons.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    If you have items to be laundered, please place them in the laundry bag together with the completed laundry list outside of your cabin/suite door. Your serviced laundry will be returned to you the following day.

    LIBRARY & GAMES

    In the Raj of India Lounge and Library a variety of art literature, books, magazines and newspapers are available. Board games, such as backgammon and chess, are available from Reception, in the Observatory or via room service.

    MEALS

    The onboard dining offers a wonderful combination of Asian and Western cuisine with vegetarian dishes also available. The meals comprise mainly of locally-sourced products, such as exotic fruit, organic vegetables, fish and prawns, to give you a real taste of the areas you are travelling through. Breakfast is a varied buffet and can also be served on the terrace deck or in your cabin upon request. Lunch is also served as a buffet while dinner can be selected from the menu. Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, low salt and low cholesterol diets should be made to Noble Caledonia (in writing) at least six weeks prior to departure. However, we recommend that you contact the Cruise Director once on board to reconfirm such requests. 

    OBSERVATORY

    The air-conditioned Observatory Lounge is a good place to relax or play board games. Drinks and snacks are served in this area.

    ONBOARD ACCOUNT

    You will be given a personal ship board account which allows you to sign for all purchases and services throughout your cruise. Your ship board account will be automatically opened upon check in. All bills will be charged in VND / USD by cash or credit card (American Express, Master Card or Visa). Please note that only bills exceeding USD25 can be settled by credit card. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted. Your provisional account will be presented for your review the evening prior to your departure.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    SAFE

    Your cabin/suite is equipped with a safety deposit box for personal use. Please follow the instructions and ask Reception for any assistance if needed.

    SAFETY ON BOARD

    The ship is fitted with smoke detectors, fire alarms, extinguishers and life rafts. Alarms are situated along all decks and fire extinguishers are located at regular intervals around the decks. Life jackets are available in all cabins, on top of the wardrobe. In case of emergency, all passengers are required to proceed directly to the muster station and to leave their belongings such as luggage and handbags behind. Muster station 1 is located on the terrace deck at the funnel bar outside the restaurant. In the event of muster station 1 being unsafe, please proceed to muster station 2, which is at the bow of the ship on the main deck forward. Please be careful when walking on the decks, they can be slippery especially after rainfall. The stairs on board may be steeper than you might be used to. It is best to use the handrails at all times.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas. It is forbidden to smoke in your cabin and in all indoor public areas.

    SPA, GYM AND STEAM BATH

    There is a spa, a small gym and steam bath available on board. To book an appointment for a massage or treatment please contact Reception once on board.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a refreshing swimming pool on the terrace deck.

    TOILETRIES

    A selection of toiletries is provided including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, a toothbrush and shower cap.

    TOWELS

    For environmental purposes, towels will only be changed if you place them on the floor of your cabin/suite.

    TURNDOWN SERVICE

    At dinner time, the house keeping staff will provide an evening turndown service.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel without the prior consent of the ship’s Cruise Director. Please provide as much notice as possible to the Cruise Director so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship operator reserves the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Please do not drink the tap water. We recommend using it only for washing purposes and for brushing teeth. Complimentary water bottles are available in your cabin and jugs of drinking water are available at all outlets and during meals.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on board but it is subject to the mobile (3G) network connection which is very limited in some ports and areas. 

    PLEASE NOTE 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Guwahati
  • Orang Point
  • Silghat
  • Kaziranga National Park / Bishwanath Ghat
  • Mishing Village
  • Majuli Island
  • Assam / Kolkata

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Tours 1 - 3 of 3

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