Arriving in Phnom Penh meant a full day of moving around the city and taking in the city’s breathtaking culture, scenery, and rich traditional history. The morning began with a cyclo around the historic district, ending at the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. With rich interpretation by our incredible local guides, the group visited Wat Phnom. We ascended the stairs to take in views of the surrounding city, and we were greeted by dozens of remarkable great hornbills, a symbol of good fortune for the capital city. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at Topaz, near the international part of Phnom Penh City.

In the afternoon, guests split into three groups. Some traveled to the Killing Fields Genocidal Center at Choueng Ek, and another group went to the Central Market with a stop at the famous Elephant Room at Raffles Hotel. The third group visited the National Museum of Cambodia. Returning to the Jahan, guests were treated to a delicious five-course buffet dinner with special guest and inspirational speaker, Arn Chorn-Pond. Chorn-Pond is a Cambodian hero and founder of Cambodian Living Arts. This was followed by masterful performances from the Cambodian Living Arts Apsara Dance Show. It was a truly spectacular day for the guests, staff, and crew aboard the Jahan.

Photographers: Patrick MacQuarrie and Anne Mazurek