Heritage Line has announced two special theme cruises along the most fascinating waterways in Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam in 2018.
Two theme voyages have been crafted around two special themes that blend perfectly with river cruising and the Southeast Asian way of life: A Wellness and a Gourmet Voyage from the end of October through November 2018 on the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar and on the mighty Mekong in Cambodia. The cruise programs and onboard activities are designed to accentuate the two themes for which Heritage Line has partnered with celebrity chefs and a wellness expert to make these journeys unique experiences on two of their exceptional vessels: Anawrahta in Myanmar and The Jahan in Vietnam and Cambodia.
On the Anawrahta Swiss Michelin-starred chef Felix Eppisser will cruise with our guests on a five-day Gourmet Cruise journey from Bagan to Mandalay. Special dining events for all guests are included and suite passengers will enjoy exclusive and private Chef Tables. On the Mekong river, Heritage Line welcomes Sara Danesin Medio, a celebrity chef from the United Kingdom who was a finalist in the international culinary show Master Chef. The inclusions on The Jahan, which is cruising on a five-day voyage from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, are the same as on Anawratha with passengers experiencing a special dining event while suite guests can enjoy private Chef Tables. Heritage Line guests can also book the Mekong Gourmet Voyage for the seven-night itinerary which starts in Saigon and ends in Siem Reap, enjoying three additional days of cruising before the culinary highlights start in Phnom Penh with a wonderful welcome dinner.
In addition, both chefs will engage with passengers giving a special lecture about the world of fine dining and inviting passengers for a cooking demonstration.
The wellness-themed river cruise offers a comprehensive approach on the theme offering the guest added value on the topic of wellness. Heritage Line has invited an expert partner for the two cruises on the Ayeyarwady and the Mekong in October 2018. Yoga and health expert Marion Meidlinger from Germany will bring expertise in many areas of wellness. Passengers can enjoy daily yoga and meditation, nutrition lectures and demonstrations, and walking and cycling tours. The food on both these luxury vessels also receives a healthy touch with additional vegetarian and vegan choices. For guests who prefer regular dining, there will be the regular dishes and menus. Marion will also be offering private yoga and special health and wellness treatments.
All cruises can be booked through Heritage Line with small surcharges on the published rates. Theme Cruise rates start from US$2619 per person for the Wellness Voyage on Anawrahta (four nights, Myanmar) and US$1397 for a Gourmet Voyage on The Jahan (four nights, Vietnam & Cambodia).
Philanthropy meets themed cruising
Heritage Line, since its inception in 2009, has been engaged in charity projects to better the communities of Southeast Asia. In 2016, Heritage Line entered into a philanthropic partnership with Link for Aid, an initiative contributing to disadvantaged children in Myanmar and Cambodia. Working with the founder of this organisation, Pamela McCourt Francescone, Heritage Line has also sponsored Link for Aid charity events in Myanmar. When booking with Heritage Line guests will not only enjoy tailored themed journeys along in South East Asia’s rivers but will also directly be benefiting the local communities. Heritage Line will donate a portion of its themed cruise proceeds to Link for Aid.
Heritage Line’s Theme Cruise Vessels
Anawrahta, Heritage Line’s luxurious flagship, is the embodiment of luxury and extravagance sailing on Myanmar’s waterways. Where Burmese tradition meets British-Colonial elegance. Anawrahta’s suites are decorated with British grandeur and local art, providing an East-meets-West feel throughout the cabin
The Jahan is a romantic cruise liner, evoking the former glory of British India. All staterooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer stylish interior design. Handpainted artifacts, antique furniture and the ambience of a ‘Shah’s residence’ make you feel you have been transported back in time.