Halong Violet Cruise

Halong Violet Cruise

Starts
Halong Bay
Destinations
+ 3
Ends
Ti Top Island
Halong Bay → Cua Van Fishing Village → Tien Ong Cave → Surprise Cave → Ti Top Island

Highlights

  • One of the most high-end wooden boutique cruises in Halong Bay.
  • Special attention in decoration & interior design.
  • Exclusive amenities include plush king bedroom with private balcony.
Age range
under 87 year olds
Star
Top Luxury

Heritage Line’s family of boutique cruise ships includes “Three Sisters” in Halong Bay, and the coquettish Violet Cruise, named after the beautiful Violet Chirita, a delicate purple-flowered plant that grows nowhere else but on the rocky slopes of Halong Bay, is truly one of its kinds among the luxury cruises in Halong Bay.

With just six luxurious cabins, Violet gives visitors an exclusive look at the wonders of Halong Bay. In this small yet luxurious craft, visitors can appreciate the bay’s massive scale, the boat’s red sails dwarfed by the bay’s towering limestone islands.

Built to resemble a traditional Asian junk, the wood-clad Violet features gleaming wooden floors, opulent silks and velvet, and cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the breathtaking views. Guests will find all the amenities they would expect in a larger vessel, including a gym and sauna, a spa with unrivaled views, a restaurant and a lounge, and a rooftop Sundeck. For an intimate experience of Halong Bay, there is nothing to compare to the lovely Violet.

So why do you have to look around and wonder between several hundreds of overnight cruises on Halong Bay? Contact Vietnam Travel's cruise specialists to plan a memory for a lifetime with the Violet Cruise today!

Particulars:
French-Indochina design.
4 Imperial Suites and 2 Junior Suites cabins.
Restaurant with bar.
Lounge with library & souvenir shop.
Gym and sauna.
Spa.
Sundeck with bar.

Please note that the cruise will be under the annual maintenance during the following period: 15 June - 30 Sep 2019, so we will not receive booking during that period. There are many options of Halong Bay Cruises for you to choose from if your travel dates are from 15 June to 30 Sep 2019, check them out and contact us for better offer.

Itinerary

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  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  1. Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay.

    (Transportation from Hanoi to Halong Bay is not included in the cruise rate. Shuttle bus or private car is on request at additional surcharge)

    The boat sets sail to cruise into the Bay. Find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities onboard. A delectable buffet lunch with a feast of choices is served in the restaurant. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck by simply let your eyes wander around the scenery.

    We arrive at the area of Cua Van floating fishing village. From here we start to explore a cave, named Tien Ong, and the floating fishing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave. It shows evidences of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1,000 square meters. Our guide takes you on a loop though the cave and explains about the historical findings and the cave’s particularities.

    The voyage continues to the fishing village. With a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people we move around in the calm sea of this secluded area and gain an insight into the village life.

    After returning to the boat we sail to the overnight mooring area Luom Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty - we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well the preparation of particular Vietnamese dishes. Feel free to join and practice by yourself.

    Dinner is served in the restaurant either à la carte or buffet style. Afterwards the night is yours to kick-back and abundantly enjoy these unique moment amidst a surreal landscape. A presentation in our dining area with more interesting facts and insights on Halong Bay is also offered after dinner.

    We wish you a good night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling jewels.

  2. Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi.

    For early risers (~6.30 o’clock) tea, coffee and pastries are available at the restaurant area. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sundeck again to ease mind and muscles.

    The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. If you prefer to be more active climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.

    Back on board (around 8:45 o’clock) you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Relax on the sun deck or dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.

    Our crew bids farewell and helps with your belongings. Meet your driver at Tuan Chau Harbor for a transfer back to Hanoi if transportation is booked and arranged by Vietnam Travel.

  1. Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay.

    (Transportation from Hanoi to Halong Bay is not included in the cruise rate. Shuttle bus or private car is on request at additional surcharge)

    The boat sets sail to cruise into the Bay. Find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities onboard. A delectable buffet lunch with a feast of choices is served in the restaurant. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck by simply let your eyes wander around the scenery.

    We arrive at the area of Cua Van floating fishing village. From here we start to explore a cave, named Tien Ong, and the floating fishing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave. It shows evidences of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1,000 square meters. Our guide takes you on a loop though the cave and explains about the historical findings and the cave’s particularities.

    The voyage continues to the fishing village. With a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people we move around in the calm sea of this secluded area and gain an insight into the village life.

    After returning to the boat we sail to the overnight mooring area Luom Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty - we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well the preparation of particular Vietnamese dishes. Feel free to join and practice by yourself.

    Dinner is served in the restaurant either à la carte or buffet style. Afterwards the night is yours to kick-back and abundantly enjoy these unique moment amidst a surreal landscape. A presentation in our dining area with more interesting facts and insights on Halong Bay is also offered after dinner. We wish you a good night in Halong Bay where once upon a time Dragons played with sparkling jewels.

  2. Day 2: Halong Bay Excursion by day boat.

    Wake up at dawn to the lapping of the wave and the smell of freshly brewed coffee which is available with pastries in the dining room. Join the Tai Chi morning class on the sun deck which is a truly one-time experience. By following the moves of our instructor you merge with the surrounding scenery

    By the tender boat we transfer to our day boat named “Sunset”. It is a smaller, cozy vessel via which we discover the further hidden charms of Halong Bay. Breakfast is served as Sunset sails for the Surprise Cave, in Vietnamese “Sung Sot”. Sung Sot is the biggest cave in Halong Bay at over 10,000 square meters. It is a magnificent site with the most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The further you go inside the bigger it gets. We explore this natural sensation for about 60 minutes.

    Once back on the Sunset take some time to relax. Lean back on your sunbed while Sunset smoothly sails further into the Bay. Here you have the chance to have another close encounter with the fairy-like Halong Bay. Via kayak you can float through this bizarre water landscape. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water and you feel a sense of freedom meandering through this green medley of water and tree-topped islets. Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant.

    Back on board lunch is served in the restaurant. Sunset continues the journey to a floating pearl farm. Halong Bay is also a place where pearls are cultivated. In a small factory we learn how pearls are harvested and processed. After the visit we leisurely sail back to the mother ship. Back “home” you have time for spa or sunbathing while we sail to the overnight night spot.

    The dinner is served in the restaurant around seven o’clock. Before you retire to your cabin you might like to have some fun with squid fishing together with our crew or simply lean back on one of the loungers and listen to serenity of Halong Bay.

  3. Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi.

    For early risers (~6.30 o’clock) tea, coffee and pastries are available at the restaurant area. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sundeck again to ease mind and muscles.

    The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over by tender to this little landmass in the bay. Prepare yourself for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath high rock formations. If you prefer to be more active climb up to the hill top of Titop Island from where you have stunning views over Halong Bay (it is 400 stone steps up which takes about 20 minutes to the top, minimal fitness and proper footwear is required). There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great panoramic views.

    Back on board (around 8:45 o’clock) you may like to shower and freshen up. Now it is time to enjoy the last sailing time back to the harbor. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Relax on the sun deck or dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.

    Our crew bids farewell and helps with your belongings.

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Total Cabin(s)

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Cabins

  • Full Side Ocean View
  • 36m2
  • Non-Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private Balcony
  • 1 Queen Size Bed or 2 Single Beds
  • Free Visa approval letter

Single Cabin

  • Single Cabin
  • Double Cabin
$ 789
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  • Full Side Ocean View
  • 43m2
  • Non-Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private Balcony
  • 1 Queen Size Bed or 2 Single Beds
  • Free Visa approval letter

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  • Double Cabin
$ 935
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Our Offers

    Additional Services

    • Exclusive Offer: Vietnam Visa Approval Letter

      Free

      Free
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    • Private car (roundtrip Hanoi - Halong) ( 2 Days )

      US$ 110 / Car

      US$ 120 / Car

      US$ 140 / Van

      Total: 0
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    • 25 Minute - Scenic Seaplane Over Halong Bay

      US$ 110 / person

      US$ 83 / person

      US$ 11 / person

      Total: 0
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    • Seaplane (one way Hanoi - Halong)

      US$ 385 / person

      US$ 289 / person

      US$ 39 / person

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    Price Includes

    • Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar.
    • Boat trip & specified program.
    • English speaking guide on board.
    • Cooking demonstration on board.
    • All meals per program.
    • Sunrise Tai Chi Class.
    • Kayak service for a 3D2N cruise program.
    • All entrance and visiting fees.
    • Tax and Services charges.

    Price Excludes

    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Beverages, tips.
    • Kayak service (US$ 15/person (on double-shared basis) for a 2D1N cruise program.
    • Other personal expenses.
    • Transfers (on request).
    • Vietnam Visa.

    Policies

    Deposit & Payment:
    - A deposit of 30% of the tour price per person by credit card or bank transfer plus bank charges is required upon confirmation of your booking (if this amount is less than US$ 500, the full payment will be applied).
    - The balance will be paid 15 days prior to the check in date, or you can pay us upon arrival in cash or credit card when we meet in Hanoi.
    - Deposit or full payment could be settled via our secured online payment system (SSL).

    Refund & Cancellation:
    • Cancellation (for FIT only - maximum 6 passengers or 3 cabins) will be charged as follow:
    + More than 21 days prior check in date: No charge.
    + From 21 to 8 days prior to the arrival: 30% of each cancelled cabins charged.
    + From 7 to 4 days prior to the arrival: 50% of each cancelled cabins charged.
    + Less than 3 days prior to the arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    - No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    • Cancellation must be sent to and confirmed by Vietnam Travel's cruise specialist in writing (by email or fax).

    Child Policy:
    - Only one child under 5 years old stays free of charge when using existing bed (contact us in advance about approval for a child under 5 years old on board).
    - Child rate applies from 5 to 12 years old:
    + Maximum one child under 12 years old is allowed to share existing bedding with adults.
    + Child pays 25% of adult rate per person (double occupancy sharing).

    Extra bed (limited) is available on special request for all suite categories on Violet Cruise:
    - Child Extra Bed: 30% of NETT rate per person (double occupancy sharing).
    - Adult Extra Bed: 70% of NETT rate per person (double occupancy sharing).

    Bad Weather Policy:
    In the event the cruise is affected by bad weather, the cruise company reserves the right to cancel all or parts of their cruises services. Following charges may be applied:
    - Cancellation before 11:00 o'clock at cruise date: Full refund for the cruise package but transportation will be charged (if any).
    - Cruise is canceled and guests have meal (lunch) only (no cruise, no overnight, boat stay in harbor): US$ 40 per person.
    - Cruise is canceled and guests have meal (lunch) and round-trip transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay only (no cruise, no overnight, boat stays in the harbor): US$ 40 per person + transportation.
    - Day cruise (3-4 hours cruise, no overnight, lunch on boat): US$ 80 per person per day.
    - Day cruise (3-4 hours cruise, no overnight, lunch on boat, round-trip transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay): US$ 80 per person + transportation.
    - Only for 3 day/2 night cruise program (Jewel of Halong Bay):
    + Complete 2 day/1 night cruise (back to shore before 10.00 A.M): the cruise rate of 2 day/ 1 night package is charged + transportation (if any).
    + Complete 2 day/1 night cruise and back to shore before 17.00 o'clock: 70% of the cruise rate of the 3D2N cruise is charged + transportation (if any).

    Other Policies:
    - Check-in time starts at 11:30 AM. Check-out by 11 AM.
    - Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
    - Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by the port authority.
    - A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification/ passport are required upon check-in.
    - Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
    - Surcharge for Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year Eve (31 December): US$ 50 per adult and US$ 25 per child.
    - Cruise itinerary is subject to change, with or without prior notice, depending upon tide and weather conditions.
    - Promotion or Early Bird comes with tight booking conditions and they will be notified separately by Vietnam Travel.


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