Saturday, 12 February 2011

Travel Indochina Luxury Mekong Charter

Source: Seatrade Insider
Digital rendering of the new vessel, The Jahan

Travel Indochina Australia has chartered the maiden voyage of The Jahan which is being built by Vietnam’s Jayavarman Cruise, operator of luxury Mekong River ships.

Described as a boutique floating hotel, the 70mtr 950gt vessel leaves Saigon on October 29 on her inaugural eight-day voyage between Saigon and Siem Reap.

With an elegant British colonial decor, The Jahan will have 22 cabins, including two Jacuzzi Suites and will carry a Cambodian and Vietnamese crew of 40.

Features include a shop, library, an observatory, pool deck, gymnasium and steam room.

Travel Indochina Australia md Paul Hole said full details of the charter of The Jahan will be in the company's first brochure to feature a cruise product due for release next month.

Vessel Specifications:
Built: 2010/11
Vessels Registry: Vietnam
Type of Vessel: River vessel
Length: 70 m
Beam: 12.5 m
Draft: 1.7 m
Decks: 4 — lower, main, upper, pool deck
Gross tonnage: 950 tons
Cruising speed: 12 nautical knots
Crew: 40 (Cambodian and Vietnamese Crew)