ANOUVONG MEETS THE UPPER MEKONG RIVER

ANOUVONG MEETS THE UPPER MEKONG RIVER

With just eight months before its maiden voyage, Heritage Line Anouvong has just reached another significant milestone in the ship construction process. On 12 January 2020, the captain and construction crew celebrated Anouvong’s ship christening prior to placing the vessel into the water for the very first time (known as the ship launch, and not to be confused with when the ship formally

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THE ‘NEW’ VIOLET – PERFECT FOR ROMANTIC RETREATS

THE ‘NEW’ VIOLET – PERFECT FOR ROMANTIC RETREATS

After undergoing a comprehensive 3-month renovation, Heritage Line is proud to announce the new Violet, now outfitted with the latest bells and whistles. Halong Bay’s beloved Art-Deco-Indochinese themed vessel has received a complete overhaul to her accommodations as well as a comprehensive redesign and renewal of her public areas. With just six spacious and well-appointed suites on board, journeys aboard

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LIFE ALONG THE LAOTIAN UPPER MEKONG

LIFE ALONG THE LAOTIAN UPPER MEKONG

The Mekong is Southeast Asia’s longest and most prominent river, originating in China’s Tibetan plateau and flowing 4,350 km (2,700 mi) downstream through five more nations before joining the sea. Roughly half the entire span of this mystifying waterway (2,000 km) winds through and traverses the entire length of the country of Laos, from the Golden Triangle in the northwestern corner to the “Four Thousand Islands” at

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Sung Sot Cave – Halong Bay’s Grand Opera House

Sung Sot Cave – Halong Bay’s Grand Opera House

Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay was formed around 500 million BC, as plate tectonics, marine erosion and weather have shaped the 2,000 immense limestone karsts soaring out of its jade-green waters today. The repeated rising and falling of sea levels over the years have hollowed out some of these islets, resulting

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Meet the Heritage Line Team: Mr. Eang (Heritage Line Jayavarman)

Meet the Heritage Line Team: Mr. Eang (Heritage Line Jayavarman)

Situated along the banks of the Mekong River in the Cambodian village of Chiro is the Organization for Basic Training. Because most of the local households here earn less than $300 USD per year through fishing and agriculture

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YLANG’S REGENCY SUITES – LIVING IN LUXURY

YLANG’S REGENCY SUITES – LIVING IN LUXURY

Two months after setting off on her inaugural journey, Heritage Line Ylang has made quite the splash in Lan Ha Bay’s luxury cruising industry. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with guests praising the outstanding cuisine, onboard and on-shore wellness-related activities and the crew’s exceptional hospitality. As Mr. Ross from Canada states on TripAdvisor, “The staff on the Ylang were amazing and very accommodating. The

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BAGAN AWARDED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

BAGAN AWARDED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Lying on the banks of Myanmar’s most prominent river, the Ayeyarwady, lies Bagan and its mystical, sprawling plains of unmatched beauty. Over 2,000 spiritual temples and pagodas dot the landscape as far as the eye can see today, a testament to the religious devotion of the Burmese people of centuries past. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is among the richest archaeological sites of Asia, rivalling even Cambodia’s legendary Angkor

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Mr. Tri – Heritage Line’s pioneer in the Mekong Delta

Mr. Tri – Heritage Line’s pioneer in the Mekong Delta

Introducing Mr. Tri Nguyen, Heritage Line’s most experienced tour guide aboard our two luxury cruisers plying the lower Mekong River, The Jahan and Jayavarman. Mr. Tri (pronounced like the English word ‘tree’) comes from a small province in the Mekong Delta, quite close to the Cambodian border. “Life follows an easy routine and daily cycle here in the Delta,” he states, “Most of the people are farmers or fishermen. They

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MAKING OF THE ANOUVONG – A PROGRESS UPDATE (PART 2)

MAKING OF THE ANOUVONG – A PROGRESS UPDATE (PART 2)

Since our last update from the Bokeo Province (Laos) shipyard in the September, we are happy to report that progress on Heritage Line Anouvong remains on schedule for its maiden voyage in late September of 2020. Following completion of the ship’s hull, the shipyard is much more lively these days, as numerous

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