RV Jahan

Specifications of RV Jahan

Year built2010  /  Age: 12
ClassRiver Cruiser
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)70 m / 230 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage950 gt
Decks with cabins2
Sister-shipsRV Jayavarman (Mekong Explorer), RV Anawrahta, RV Anouvong
OwnerHeritage Line (via Jahan Cruises)
OperatorLindblad National Geographic Cruises

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The 2010-built RV Jahan cruise ship is owned by Heritage Line and operated by its subsidiary company (and brand) Jahan Cruises. The riverboat is currently chartered by the cruise line National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions as one of the top-rated boutique-style Mekong River cruise boats. In the Heritage Line fleet, sisterships of RV Jahan are the boats RV Jayavarman (aka Mekong Explorer, 2009-built), RV Anawrahta (2015) and RV Anouvong (2019).

History - construction and ownership

The 50-passenger ship RV Jahan was named after Shah Jahan - an Indian emperor who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1628 to 1658. Shah Jahan was a great patron of architecture and arts. He oversaw the construction of plenty of legendary sites, including the dazzling Red Fort in India, and the famous 777 gardens of Kashmir.

RV Jahan cruise ship, Mekong River, Cambodia-Vietnam

Cruise itinerary program

RV Jahan's itinerary program is based on 7-night Mekong River cruises leaving out of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) and Siem Reap.


Designed in the style of old colonial liners, the Jahan ship offers 26 luxurious cabins featuring queen sized beds, floor to ceiling windows, and a private balcony and bathroom. The riverboat boasts the largest balcony staterooms (30-50m2) on Indochina's waterways.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Nat Geo RV Jahan has one Main Dining Room with unassigned tables. The restaurant serves Western and regional cuisine inspired by ports of call. All meals are served single seating. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style. As for dinner passengers have the option of either buffet or set menu. Passengers can learn the culinary highlights of Khmer-Vietnamese cuisine at the onboard cooking workshop.

RV Jahan cruise ship, Mekong River, Cambodia-Vietnam

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Common areas onboard r.v. Jahan include a bar and lounge, observatory, boutique, WiFi-equipped library; as well as a pool deck, spa, and gym.

RV Jahan cruise ship, Mekong River, Cambodia-Vietnam

The Bar and Lounge is the place where pre-dinner cocktails, lectures, briefings, movie nights and documentaries are presented. It also features tasting workshops - coffee, tea, spirits and all kinds of fruit. Each morning Tai Chi classes are offered on the Sun Deck.

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