Named after the Khmer ruler whose creativity inspired the building of many spectacular temples, the Jayavarman is truly an art lover’s delight. Elegant French colonial design is stylishly embellished with Art Deco accents, making the vessel one of the most sophisticated ways to explore the Mekong. Two signature suites are positioned in a prime location at the front of the ship; the Jayavarman Suite’s Khmer artworks and large four-poster bed exude an air of sovereignty. Meanwhile, the Bao Doi Suite, named after the last Vietnamese king, is distinguished by its display of attractive Vietnamese artefacts. In true regal fashion, each signature suite boasts an attentive butler service.
Foodies will equally find themselves at home onboard the Jayavarman. An open kitchen facility allows guests to admire the journey of their meal from preparation to plate. For a deeper immersion, gastronomic excursions immerse you in the produce of the region and cookery classes allow you to get hands on and discover the techniques of Khmer cuisine. For a truly indulgent experience, sample the ship’s British High Tea - the perfect way to round off the afternoon.
There is plenty to see experience outside of the gastronomic sphere. Meet the local mat makers who live on an island in the river and learn their fascinating way of life or discover the many different uses of rice, from rice paper to rice cookies. Should you wish to simply relax and take in your beautiful surroundings, the upper deck’s inviting swimming pool offers the ideal place to cool down. Alternatively, there is no better place to absorb the passing Mekong views than on a comfortable longer or in the tempting jacuzzi. It is the Aspara Spa where relaxation really comes into its own, however, where soothing massages provide the perfect way to unwind following a morning exploring the river. For an experience unique to this part of the world, a monk blessing onboard the ship is certain to immerse you in the region’s fascinating culture.
Lovers of art and design
History and culture buffs
Spa and steam bath
Restaurant and bar
Tai Chi classes
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Enjoy a lively riverbank cocktail party with the Jayavarman’s guests and crew
Meet local mat makers and learn about their fascinating way of life
Discover the many uses of rice, such as rice paper, cookies and rice paste
Explore the grandeur of Phnom Penh with its National Museum and striking Royal Palace
Borrow one of the ship’s bicycles and explore this magnificent region at your own pace
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