We offer a variety of Asian, fusion and Western fare, always prepared with fresh local ingredients as well as fine imported products. Our multi-course dinner menus come with a variety of possibilities each course – all changed daily with new culinary delights. Always available are vegetarian options. We also can cater any other dietary request, from vegan to gluten free and more.
One who loves buffets will be delighted aboard The Jahan. Our breakfast and lunch buffets offer a large variety of culinary discovery. For breakfast all the hardy standards are complemented with daily changing special dishes. Good coffee is a must, and so is fresh baked bread. The lunch spreads feature a plentiful selection of plates with no repeats throughout the entire trip. All is cooked fresh in our galley, and next to the main courses are a starter and a dessert corner.
All our buffets come alive with our live cooking station. There are the classic dishes such as freshly prepared omelets or mouthwatering soup – the all-time favourite morning dish of the region. The live station during our lunch buffet features a new and special dish every day, and among the offerings are freshly prepared carveries and local specialties served by our head chef.
Our bartenders are known as experimental practitioners and have created some very tasty concoctions. The bar is well equipped and can cater every wish that goes beyond a classic margarita or a well-deserved gin and tonic. But once in a blue moon, you should try the signature cocktail carefully crafted by the bar man and aptly named the ‘Mekong River’.
Once during the Mekong voyage, we transform the sun deck into an extravagant culinary place to be. The open-air barbecue station plays the key role of our gala dinner, and our chefs grill all kinds of finest meats, sausages, fish, squids, etc. – all accompanied by a variety of side stations to enjoy a wonderful evening. The gala evening includes also entertainment in the form of an exquisite Khmer Apsara dance performance.
Served every day at the open air terrace bar & lounge is an Afternoon Tea with complimentary biscuits, cookies, tea and coffee.
As each of our staterooms and suites has a private balcony, we encourage guests to opt one time for a balcony breakfast and observe the early morning Mekong river life. Almost all items we serve at the large buffet can be ordered to your room. To serve breakfast at your requested time, you just have to fill out the menu the night before and hang it on your door handle. Our eager staff takes care of the rest for you.
A private in-suite dinner is a wonderful way to enhance of your journey. Dine in privacy while being served by a dedicated waiter, be it a candle light dinner ‘a deux’ as part of a romantic honeymoon or just to make your trip special.
As another culinary highlight, we invite passengers once during the complete 7-Night cruise to a grand British High Tea to indulge in various treats.
Wines from various famous wine regions around the world are found on our wine list. Be it a Sauvignon blanc from the Bordeaux region of France or a wonderfully balanced Merlot from Chile. We cooperate closely with professional wine sommeliers to keep our wine list exciting and expansive.
Guests who have booked our top suite categories (Noble and Signature Suite) get to know the true promise of a private dining experience, which usually is set up festively in the exclusive Observatory Lounge at the front of the ship.
Of course, travelling in tropical regions brings to the table heaps of fruits. We let you try most of them in our special fruit tasting in the Mekong Delta. (downstream itineraries)
An informative and engrossing lecture is presented by our long-term friend Mr Jean-Michel. He lives in Cambodia for decades and teaches at the university in Phnom Penh. He imparts historical and first-hand knowledge chronicling Cambodian modern history, dating from pre-war to the present. The Q&A session afterwards is a lively affair and a highlight of the cruise.
The Apsaras dancers are not only captivating the spectators with their delicate and detailed movements, they are also gracefully telling stories that are deeply rooted in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
Each evening the comfy indoor lounge becomes a “Floating Cinema”. We arrange the seating, prepare some nibbles, and dim the lights. Top documentaries or all-time classic films are on display for your viewing pleasure. Settle in with a glass of wine in a truly unique surrounding and enjoy the show.
Our local tour guides host educational lectures about the countries we are traveling through. In addition, join a fun and informative “fashion show” in which the guide explains local costumes being modelled by the staff.
The bridge, or wheelhouse, is always open for a visit, and deckhands who are safely navigating us along the entire trip welcome you and answer any questions you may have about cruising on the mighty Mekong. An interesting place - especially for our young guests.
A hands-on and educational cooking class gives in depth insights into the ingredients used in preparation of both Vietnamese and Khmer signature dishes. Our chefs take pride in imparting their skills and knowledge to their audience. A picturesque and detailed cooking book of many local dishes is a wonderful give-away to cook at home and remember your special trip.
Everybody “abandons ship” for a festive gathering on the river’s edge. Tasty snacks and cocktails, music and games! Let’s see who are the better dancers amongst staff and guests during this highpoint on every cruise.
An experience to remember is the traditional monk blessing. Local monks come on board to perform a very spiritual ceremony. Get to know the details of this long lasting tradition and enjoy this unique and divine practice aboard.
Time for goodbye does not need to be a sad occasion. Though the staff will genuinely miss their new friends, they are eager to mingle and make some fun memories. Raise your glass in the champagne toast to kick off the party! Your new onboard family is happy to teach you how to dance Khmer style.
The ship has a little library, well-stocked with some good reads of novels, photo books, beautiful coffee table books, magazines and newspapers. On hand are also various board games.
The boutique shop features a carefully selected choice of local articles which one usually would not find easily in markets or shops in Vietnam or Cambodia - Be it high class silk, handcrafted products or just some nice keepsakes to remember this trip along one of the most exciting rivers on the planet.
Let us pamper you in The Jahan’s wonderful spa. Skilled therapists will ease your aches and soothe your senses. There is an extensive menu of services including various massage options, facials and nail treatments. On the The Jahan, our spa is proud of its vast selection of aroma oils to choose from.
Start the day surrounded by the river with the Tai Chi class. Asia’s ancient form of mental and physical exercise is a perfect eye-opener before a relaxing breakfast. Each morning we offer a session in a 'new locale' on and unique setting – a daily inspiring and also meditative experience on the ship's terrace deck.
Work out with a river view. The gym is equipped for a bit of calorie bashing or engage in a full-on workout. It is open 24/7 and free for everyone.
After a workout in the gym, alleviate any aches and pains, or simply have some downtime with your partner in steamy privacy - the small steam bath can be used anytime and is complimentary.
Our friendly staff goes the extra distance to complete your onboard experience. Before long, they will surprise you by remembering your name and welcoming you as a member of the Heritage Line family – They take pleasure in delighting you! And we are sure you will have some lifetime memories of our crew and their charming personalities.
You would like to start the day tomorrow with a balcony breakfast? “Not a problem at all, madam. I will be serve it on time right to your room. Please just help me to fill out the menu and simple leave it on the door handle. I’ll get it later and see you tomorrow morning. Any special requests – just let me know”.
For our top-suite guests, a dedicated butler is complimentary with this upper room category. It is nice to always have someone on hand and eager to please!
We operate small ships in terms of room capacity, but at the same time we pay detailed attention to providing a spacious and cosy living atmospheres in public areas. Enjoy some chilled down time with a party of chess in the front view Observatory Lounge – aboard The Jahan guests can always find a nice hideaway spot.
Our onboard staff is trained and certified for first aid and life saving techniques. We also have very good connections with doctors and hospitals and in case of an emergency – which, of course, we hope never happens – we have protocols in place for the safety of our passengers.
Bring your postcard to the post office, arrange a transfer to the airport, pack and ship a purchased souvenir, or book a post-cruise tour – our staff are multi-faceted concierges and more than happy to assist with any of your wishes.