Life Aboard

Welcoming spaces, wonderful food, and our expedition community

You’ll find time aboard relaxing and enlightening—the perfect place to relax between exploring the temples and towns and learning the way of life along the river.

Dining: a taste of the region
Every meal is a delight and often a discovery—a window, so to speak, on the region you’re exploring. The menu is international, with a focus on the outstanding Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisines. All food served aboard is fresh, local and delicious, and there is a broad range of daily choices.

Our dining room, at the stern of the terrace deck, accommodates the entire expedition community in a single seating. Some tables accommodate an odd number of people to encourage easy mingling. Independent travelers will find a welcome everywhere. Dress is always casual and the general ambience is relaxed and informal.

Breakfast is served buffet-style, featuring freshly squeezed juices and a variety of fresh fruit, pastries, and traditional breakfast offerings. Lunch is most often buffet-style. Dinners are plated and served in the dining room, though they may occasionally be held outside—conditions permitting. Tea is served in the observatory each day, and snacks are available at the funnel bar.

During lunch and dinner your expedition leader, cultural experts, and any guest speakers aboard will join you for meals, and during breakfast they often sit together to plan the logistics of the exciting day ahead.

Public spaces for gathering and relaxing
Jahan features open and covered deck spaces, a lounge and plenty of room to gather with a few friends or find a bit of peace by yourself with a book. You’re invited to roam the ship, discovering its nooks and crannies.

Lounge: At the stern of the upper deck you’ll find the enclosed, air-conditioned lobby lounge. This is the heart of our expedition community, and the venue for where we gather for talks and evening Recaps. It is outfitted with facilities for films and offers generous space for our entire community. Bar service is available here all day and until the last guest leaves at night. Immediately adjacent are the reception area and the boutique.

Observatory: Located on the forward part of the terrace deck, this covered, comfortable space is a great place to watch the scenery along the Mekong and its tributaries.

Pool area: On the terrace deck, you’ll find a small spa pool surrounded by deck chairs—a perfect place to enjoy the time between exploring historical sites or villages. The area is covered.

Funnel bar: The covered funnel bar, on the terrace deck, is surrounded by tables and chairs, and is a great place for a sundowner or a nightcap, or for relaxing during the day and enjoying the scenery.

Bridge: Jahan operates with an open bridge policy, and you are welcome to join the watch officer and see the calm business of river navigation unfold.

Wellness aboard
Greet the morning with Tai Chi stretching in the open air of the terrace deck. Soak up some sun on the open top deck by the pool, or make use of the ship’s steam bath. The fitness room is equipped with several cardio machines if you choose to work out while traveling.

End your day with a massage in the ship’s Apsara Spa, which offers a broad range of massages and pampering treatments.

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