Heritage Line Ginger Cruise
Ginger Cruise boasts a stunning Indochinese-Vietnamese heritage theme paired with refined contemporary accents. The style interlaces long-lasting traditions of major regional elements which are displayed in the rooms and play key roles in Vietnamese sagas and poems, including landscape, botany and mythological birds. Ginger has only 12 spacious, natural light- flooded suites - all with wide panorama sliding glass doors opening onto a private balcony.
The vessel’s true uniqueness is her refined culinary attitude combined with a refreshing life-style component. Its terrace deck is a remarkable public area hosting an almost 360-degree light- flooded restaurant where live cooking is performed. Another exclusive facility is the adjacent pool, encircled by shaded cabanas and sun beds. Located in the stern of the ship, offering wonderful views of the bay through vitreous floor to ceiling frames, the spa area adds another state-of-the-art facility.
Step aboard Ginger, your home while you explore one of nature’s wonders, Lan Ha Bay. The private atmosphere on board makes it feel almost like you have the whole vessel to your-self. Enjoy the vast space and homey feeling in your room, or head out to the pool deck and take in the blue hour with a sun-downer after some cycling around the jungle-like Cat Ba Island. You can also learn more about local cuisine and customs by joining a cooking class to find out how to strip down a fresh squid – be careful with the ink! But maybe nothing is more enjoyable on Ginger than balcony breakfast in close togetherness with your partner while the boat slowly sails back to the harbor passing thousands of karsts and small islands.
Aboard Ginger, it is a matter of pride for us to present guests with very delicious cuisine. Made from fresh locally and internationally sourced ingredients, our Vietnamese and Western dishes will have guests eagerly coming back for seconds when we dish up our chef’s live cooked plates. Breakfasts can either be taken in the restaurant or at the AL-fresco area on the sun deck. The open live cooking area in the restaurant adds a defined culinary themed experience on board Ginger.
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- Experience top best services and overnight on 5-star cruise.
- Sail on maiden voyage in Lan Ha Bay, a still so unknown part of the famous Ha Long Bay.
- Free kayaking in the crystal waters of Lan Ha Bay.
- Take part in many exciting activities: biking, kayaking, squid fishing, swimming, doing Tai Chi...
- Paddle through the dreamlike landscape with treetopped island of Cat Ba.
- Large private balconies (terrace with 2 sun chairs & 1 table).
- Indochinese – Minh Dynasty Design with contemporary accents and a culinary theme.
- Open kitchen & live cooking in restaurant 360° view.
- Panorama restaurant & al-fresco dining.
- Jacuzzi pool on sundeck.
- Large spa facilities and steam bath.
- Age range
- under 87 year olds
- 5 Stars
2 Days 1 Night
- 2 Days 1 Night
Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Hai Island – Lan Ha Bay.
After meeting at Heritage Line’s welcome lounge at the Tuan Chau Marina, we take a quick speedboat transfer to your luxurious floating home before starting our unique journey of exploring one of the wonders of nature – Lan Ha Bay and its main island of Cat Ba. The first highlight of the cruise is lunch, which is served in the ship’s nearly 360-degree light-flooded restaurant. Our live cooking in the open kitchen (only aboard Heritage Line 'Ginger') is a one of a kind experience – enjoy the culinary display along with fantastic panoramic views of the passing scenery. Relax on the terrace deck or on your private balcony and soak in the enchanting aura which emanates from the surreal seascape. While we cruise along in the early afternoon, there is time to enjoy some unique facilities on board. Take a plunge in the pool with infinity-like vistas or get pampered with a selection of fine treatments and massages in spa area of the ship.
As we reach the shore of a small lagoon on Cat Ba Island, we hop on bicycles (e-cart transfers are also available) for a leisure pedaling along small paved roads towards the Viet Hai village. Little has changed in Viet Hai since the ancestors of the 80 households settled here centuries ago. Situated in a valley within the Cat Ba National Park and surrounded on all sides by think forest and mountains, the locals are isolated from the island’s other villages and towns. The only access is via sea. The community is self-sufficient, as the residents provide for themselves by cultivating vegetables and fruits in the next door fields, growing rice of cause in the valley, and go fishing out in the bay. This is truly unique and authentic opportunity to meet local inhabitants and experience their local daily life. We have a glimpse of local households, see how they make medicine organically from a tree bark and we can also try various homemade liquors.
Back on board, and during the time we set sail northbound again, our chef invitees for an interactive cooking class in the restaurant’s big open kitchen (or any other alternative onboard activity). Learn about local ingredients as well as the preparation of classic Vietnamese dishes. You are warmly invited to lend a hand. As the sun sets, we arrive at our tranquil anchor spot for the night. Kick bank and let reveal in your mind’s eye today’s adventures as night falls gently over the bay. After a delicious dinner, you may like to unwind at our bar with a digestif or watch a movie in the cinema which is set up in the dining area later on. Or join our team and have some fun fishing for squid before retiring to your room.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi.
Wake up early and join our Tai Chi session on the terrace deck to ease your mind and muscles with the first rays of the sun touching the water. Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries await in the dining room to start the day. It is time for to lift anchors and continue with the cruise to a place called “Frog Lake”, a secluded area which is perfect for our energetic morning excursion. Go for a refreshing swim in the bay or explore this captivating marine landscape via kayak. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water and you feel a sense of freedom while paddling through this labyrinth of jade-green water, rocks and vivid tree-topped islets.
Back on board, we serve a hearty breakfast while cruising back to our off-shore embarkation spot, from where we transfer you back to the welcome lounge at the pier by your speed boat. Savour the last moments of this unique journey while relaxing on comfy sun beds on the terrace deck.
- Half Side Ocean View
- Shower & Bathtub
- Private Balcony
- Half Side Ocean View
- Shower & Bathtub
- Private Balcony
• Entrance fees.
• On-board English speaking guide.
• Welcome drink, juice, tea and coffee in the morning.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Luxury cabin with Air-conditioning, private bathroom, hot water, shower.
• Kayaking & biking.
• Insurance on board.
• Taxes and service charges.
• Airfare, visa arrangements.
• Transfers from and to Hanoi (at additional surcharge).
• Beverage and other personal expenses.
• Optional requested services such as massages, beauty services, music performances, diving, barbeques and other specific wishes that can be made on prior request only.
• Other personal expenses.
• Private tender boat transfer can be arranged (pier - vessel or vice versa) for emergency cases at extra charge.
• All service that are not clearly mentioned in the inclusions list.
Cancellation & Refund:
• Cancellation will be charged as follow:
+ 31 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
+ 30 days - 15 days prior to the arrival: 20% of the total rate charged.
+ 14 days - 8 days prior to the arrival: 50% of the total rate charged.
+ Less then 8 days prior to the arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
+ No-Show: 100% of the total rate charged
• Cancellation must be sent to and confirmed by Vietnam Travel's cruise specialist in writing (by email or fax).
Child Policy (to be confirmed upon reservation and subject to availability):
- Children under 5 years old are not allowed.
- Only 01 child under 13 years old is allowed to share cabin with parents and will be charge 30% of adult rate.
- Extra bed charge for children is 30% of adult rate
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