About Us


Heritage Line is an extraordinary cruise line, passionate to the core about creating unforgettable waterway voyages.

Our Passion. Our Values.

Collector. Artisan. Hosts.

Heritage Line is a collector and an architect of remarkable ships. We passionately design and build vessels with inimitable décor, outfitting and painstaking attention to details to create unique ambiances and extraordinary living experiences for our guests.

We consider ourselves as artisans rather than mere providers of cruises. We bring untold stories to life with the perfect mix of comfort, adventure, culture, tradition, authenticity and extravagance. Our journeys inspire guests to return, time and time again.

Heritage Line strives to make our guests feel home. We understand immaculate service as a matter of passion and dedication. We create intimate bonds and nourishing friendships. Being a wonderful host, we remember your name and make your journey a truly memorable one.


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We can only co-exist in this world if we aim to preserve. Heritage Line is committed to responsible travel.

Community & Charity

We support local communities and businesses by partnering with them to sustain their existence with a responsible approach. We also support education – directly with our Cambodian school projects or via our charity partners.


The beauty of Asia lives through its unspoiled nature. Heritage Line does its part to protect the environment with an eco-friendly waste management system, elimination of single-use plastics on-board, and ships outfitted with state-of-the-art water treatment technology.


Centuries-old cultures, native costumes, local life, and natural landscapes all reflect the soul and identity of a country and its communities. We create travel with an eye on the conservation and protection of these priceless ethics and principles.


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It’s a personal devotion

John Tue Nguyen – Founder of Heritage Line


My favourite childhood memories are of the river life alongside the Perfume River in the imperial city of Hue. These formative years nurtured a deep connection to my homeland’s history, culture and heritage. I was resolute in my desire to share the unique cultural heritage of Southeast Asia with the rest of the world. It was this connection, and unquestionably my riverside upbringing, that compelled me to develop Heritage Line – a consummate collection of luxurious waterway faring vessels.

Emulating the splendour of river journeys from a bygone era, I built Heritage Line’s Jayavarman, our fi rst vessel, to sail on the mighty Mekong. Named after the great king of the Khmer Empire, Jayavarman’s style was defined by interweaving a love of art, cultural heritage, local life and tradition with this sacred river. The fleet was born, and today we sail with a wonderful collection of the most impeccable ships showcased in this brochure.

As I believe that every river has a story to tell, we will continue to explore the tantalizing waterways of Southeast Asia while designing impeccable vessels to journey this exotic part of the world in style. I look forward to welcoming you aboard for a truly exceptional experience.

Key Partners

We are proud to cooperate with some great partners in and outside our industry

Trails of Indochina, a leading luxury Destination Management Company in Southeast Asia,
is our signature partner for land arrangements.
We are a member of CLIA Australasia (Cruise Lines International Association) –
the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.
Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic are world leaders for exhilarating nautical adventures and experiences.
We are proud to be their close and long-standing partner.
Link for Aid is a private and dedicated non-profit organisation raising funds for education for disabled and underprivileged children in Cambodia and Myanmar.
We are fortunate in lending our support on various projects.

What's New

Explore the world of Heritage Line with our news, updates and stories

Jayavarman’s Smiling Ms. Ngim

“When I accepted the temporary job offer aboard Jayavarman, little did I know this opportunity was going to change the rest of my life,” bartender Ms. Ngim cheerfully recounts.

Heritage Line’s Top 10 Movies Set in Cambodia

During these times of social distancing, why not satiate your curiosity for Cambodia with our list of must-see films? Stream these cinematic masterpieces.

Heritage Line Updates Cruise Schedule

After pausing all cruises due to Covid-19 and its effects on international travel, Heritage Line has updated its cruise schedule with new departure dates for Myanmar and Laos.

Spotlight on German-Speaking Guide, Mr. Hoa

“After starting a new life in Germany, I just couldn’t help but always think about Vietnam – my home country.” Our guide recounts his fascinating story from decades past.

Anouvong Meets the Upper Mekong River

With just eight months before its maiden voyage, the captain and crew celebrate Anouvong’s ship christening prior to placing the vessel into the water for the very first time.

The ‘New’ Violet – Perfect for Romantic Retreats

Heritage Line is proud to announce the new Violet. With just six spacious and well-appointed suites on board, journeys aboard Violet underscore both luxury and privacy aboard.

Life Along the Laotian Upper Mekong

As the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Laotians depend on the Mekong as a vital source for sustenance and as a major artery for domestic transportation and trade.

Sung Sot Cave – Halong’s Grand Opera House

Situated in Halong Bay is one of Mother Nature’s masterpieces. The grand Sung Sot Cave was discovered by French explorers who nicknamed it the “Cave of Surprises”.

A Story About Our Mr. Eang

When asked about his most memorable experience aboard Jayavarman, Mr. Eang proudly proclaims, “My happiest moment was when I won Employee of the Year in 2017.”

Ylang Regency Suites – The Pinnacle of Luxury

Two months after setting off on her inaugural journey, Heritage Line Ylang (and her 10 extravagant suites) has made quite the splash in Lan Ha Bay’s luxury cruising industry.

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