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Violet Halong
USD 177
ATA-HLC-VL 2 days / 3 days

Heritage Line’s family of boutique cruise ships includes “Three Sisters” in Halong Bay, the youngest of whom is the coquettish Violet. The Violet is named after the beautiful Violet Chirita, a delicate purple-flowered plant that grows nowhere else but on the rocky slopes of Halong Bay. Like her namesake, The Violet is small and exquisite.

Introduction

JUNIOR SUITES

The Violet has two special Junior Suites rooms. We named them Water and Mountain – the elements of Halong Bay. And they are individually designed. The Water Junior Suites has a king bed and a soft white ocean-like ambiance surrounds the room.
The Mountain comes with twin beds and carries a more yellowish tone. Both cabins are equipped with elegant furnishings and attention-to-detail artifacts. They are located on the main deck with 36sqm floor space and have a private balcony (6sqm). The bathroom is made of Italian marble with a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi.

Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, mini bar, in-house phone, safety box, LCD screen, DVD player, table, lounge chair, bath robe, Jacuzzi, hair dryer, tea and coffee facility.

IMPERIAL SUITES

The Violet Imperial Suites read like a romantic fairytale. The four are called Dragon, Phoenix, Moon and Cloud (Twin). As with the Junior Suites all four are appointed with its singularly designed 1930 Indochine décor. Large windows offer a full view to the Bay. While the Phoenix and Dragon come more in reddish hue with golden or silver deco elements and fabrics, the Cloud and the Moon have a rather dreamy-white or wistful sky-blue outfit. All of them pay meticulous attention to detail: plush king solid wood beds, exotic dark furniture, charming fabrics and decorative walls and ceilings paintings. Specifically designed to create that exquisite regal aura. The Imperial Suites sit on the upper deck with 38sqm space including stunning views of the bay from the private balcony (5sqm).

Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, mini bar, in-house phone, safety box, LCD screen, DVD player, table, lounge chair, bath robe, Jacuzzi, hair dryer, tea and coffee facility.

 

Itinerary

THE DRAGON PASSAGE 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT ON VIOLET CRUISE

DayActivitiesLocation
1

DAY 1: HA NOI – CUA VAN VILLAGE – HA LONG BAY (L/D)

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 1000 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.

HA NOI - CUA VAN VILLAGE - HA LONG BAY
2

DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – TITOP ISLAND – HA NOI (B/L)

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 farefells and helps with your belongings. Heritage Line and all the crew members thank you very much for having you on board.

HA LONG BAY - TITOP ISLAND - HA NOI

JEWELS OF HALONG BAY 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS ON VIOLET CRUISE

DayActivitiesLocation
1

DAY 1: HA NOI – CUA VAN VILLAGE – TIEN ONG CAVE – HA LONG BAY (L/D)

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 1000 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. You can either hop on a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people or paddle by yourself in a kayak. The second option is a perfect way to freely move around in the calm 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.

HA NOI - CUA VAN VILLAGE - TIEN ONG CAVE - HA LONG BAY
2

DAY 2: HA LONG BAY – SURPRISE CAVE (B/L/D)

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 fairylike 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

HA LONG BAY - SURPRISE CAVE
3

DAY 3: HA LONG BAY – TITOP ISLAND – HA NOI (B/L)

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 farefells and helps with your belongings.
Heritage Line and all the crew members thank you very much for having you on board.

HA LONG BAY - TITOP ISLAND - HA NOI

Tour details

Itinerary: 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT ON VIOLET CRUISE

Cruise cabinRate/person (USD)
Rate on High season (Oct – Dec /2017)
Junior SuiteUSD 186
Imperial SuiteUSD 217
Rate on High season (Jan – April, Oct – Dec /2018)
Junior SuiteUSD 212
Imperial SuiteUSD 247
Rate on PROMOTION period (May – Sept /2018)
Junior SuiteUSD 177
Imperial SuiteUSD 205

Itinerary: 3 DAYS 2 NIGHT ON VIOLET CRUISE

Cruise cabinRate/person (USD)
Rate on High season (Oct – Dec /2017)
Junior SuiteUSD 291
Imperial SuiteUSD 341
Rate on High season (Jan – April, Oct – Dec /2018)
Junior SuiteUSD 322
Imperial SuiteUSD 379
Rate on PROMOTION period (May – Sept /2018)
Junior SuiteUSD 269
Imperial SuiteUSD 315

Note:

– Surcharge USD 52/pax on 24th & 31th December 2017
– Child policy: 01 Children under 5 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents. Children from 5 to 12 years old are charged 25% adult price, sharing room with parent.  Age of children based on year of birth. 

TRIP INCLUDED

  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar
  • Kayaking for the 2nd day (applied for 3 days/ 2 nights package)
  • Exclusive Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome Cocktail and meals (as stated in itinerary)
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board

TRIP EXCLUDE

  • Return transfers from Hanoi to Halong
  • Beverage and other personal expenses
  • Kayaking services: USD 16/kayak (for itinerary of 2 days 1 night)
  • Gratuity on board
  • All other services not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Christmas 24/12, New Year 31/12, Lunar New Year’s Eve.

ATTENTION

What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses (do not  accept credit card payments on board), bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]

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