View of a captain’s life on the Mekong River

View of a captain’s life on the Mekong River

Captain Hai, nice to meet you on this beautiful Mekong ship. Could you briefly please introduce yourself? My full Vietnamese name is Truong Phu Hai, I am the Captain of the Jayavarman. My home is My Tho, which is the port of entry to the Mekong Delta and the city where our cruises depart from in Vietnam. I live there with my lovely wife and two kids.   What is your job the captain of this

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Finest of dining on Myanmar’s river

Finest of dining on Myanmar’s river

Adjacent to the Kipling’s Bar on the terrace deck is Anawrahta’s Hintha Hall restaurant, a remarkable place where guests are in for a treat. White tablecloths, shining glassware and gracefully wooden ceiling panels, all of these elements combine harmoniously to create a smoothing atmosphere for an elegant dining experience. Recently, in July, Anawrahta’s executive chef & team did a special training provided by the famous Swiss

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On the trail of a great explorer

On the trail of a great explorer

While cruising on the Mekong river you might find yourself reading a good book in the comfortable lounge of the Jayavarman. A lounge that has a decidedly scholarly air about it with dark furniture and harmonious East-Asian fabrics. This lounge is named after “Henri Mouhot”, as an homage to one of the most famous French explorers of the region in the 19th century. As a teenager, Henri was constantly travelling during

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The secret to Burmese beauty

The secret to Burmese beauty

While exploring Myanmar, many things are subject to the astonishment of the unfamiliar visitors of this exotic country. One of those is of course the facial coloring of the local women that is commonly known in Myanmar as “Thanaka”. Thanaka is a paste with a distinctive bright color. It can be applied on the face in many ways, with shapes going from a simple smear to an elaborate drawing of a leaf or a flower. This usually sparks the

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The home of His Majesty

The home of His Majesty

During our Mekong cruise a very big emphasis is given to ancient archaeological sites. The prowess of the Angkorian period were spectacular. However, there is more to Cambodian history. While cruising through Phnom Penh where the Tonle and Mekong rivers meet, guests will get to know more of the recent history of Cambodia. With its bright golden color and its highly characteristics Khmer gables, the Royal Palace looks like jewel laid on

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A ship to melt one’s heart

A ship to melt one’s heart

At Heritage Line we pride ourselves of being a singular cruise line with a fleet of collector designed ships that re-create the feeling of a by-gone era. Authenticity, tradition, luxury and passion are at the core of what we do to create unforgettable and refined cruising experience for our guests. This can be seen in Halong Bay, where our vessels, “the sisters”, navigate between myriad of mountains rising out of the emerald waters. Those

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Mystical dancers on the Mekong

Mystical dancers on the Mekong

After a full day of fascinating excursions on land nothing feels more surreal than the enactment of the engravings seen of the Cambodian temples on board The Jahan or Jayavarman. It will be a very unique evening for our guests, animated by the “celestial dancers” – the Apsaras. Apsaras are omnipresent in Khmer culture, carved by the hundreds in the stone walls of the most famous and oldest temples of Cambodia.

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An unforgettable journey, the “Impressive Gorges” voyage in Myanmar

An unforgettable journey, the “Impressive Gorges” voyage in Myanmar

Have you ever wanted to travel in the past? On our 7-night “Impressive Gorges” itinerary this is a dream come true. A cultural exploration through former British Burma, immersed in one of the most spectacular regions of the world along the marvels of arising gorges, while enjoying the luxury features of Anawrahta. The voyage begins as we embark in Mandalay sailing northwards through the Dolphin Sanctuary. On board guests will be

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Halong bay, the dragon’s playground

Halong bay, the dragon’s playground

Ha Long Bay is by far the most well-known location in Vietnam. As one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage, this place has attracted countless visitors as a great source of inspiration worldwide. With its emerald water and thousands of monolithic limestone islets toppled by their lush forests, one can only stand in awe, for this is a truly amazing sight. The scientific explanation for this incredible bay is

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