Violet Cruise - 2 Days in HaLong bay
Duration: 2 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat
Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)
She can be pompous at times but her coquettishness will melt any heart.
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.
With just six luxurious cabins, the 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 velvets, 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.
4 Imperial Suites and 2 Junior Suites cabins
Restaurant with bar
Lounge with library & souvenir shop
Gym and sauna
Sundeck with bar
*** Prices are in US Dollars per person & valid to 30 Sept 2018
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Welcome on board (Lunch, Dinner)
12h30 Welcome aboard and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck.Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
Back on board and enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner
Overnight on board
For those who book transfer option: Violet's shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel from 8.00 Am for 3.5 hour transfer to Ha Long city.
Day 2: Halong Bay discovery - Hanoi (Breakfast)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay.After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock.
Disembark time at 11h00
Transfer option: Arrive in Hanoi city at around 4.00 pm
Tour Price & Availability:
The Dragon Passge 2 days, 1 night
Welcome on board with Heritage Line on magnificent Halong Bay. A medley of limestone pillars, tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. A World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay's spectacular scenery is a visualization of ethereal beauty and Heritage Line would like to invite you to explore it with us.
- Day 1: Welcome aboard and sail through the World Heritage Site-Halong Bay, visit Tien Ong Cave, pass through ancient Cua Van Fishing Village
- Day 2: Cruise to another island to enjoy the view from the hill top above over Halong Bay
Day 1: Welcome aboard and sail through the World Heritage Site-Halong Bay, visit Tien Ong Cave, pass through ancient Cua Van Fishing Village
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. Savor your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck by simply letting 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. Showing evidence 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 his-torical findings and the cave’s particulars. 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. You can also 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 Luon Bo. During this time Halong Bay reveals its most magnificent beauty - called the “blue hour”. Unusind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our chef demonstrates 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 moments amidst a surreal landscape. A presentation in our dining area with 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.
Day 2: Cruise to another island to enjoy the view from the hill top above over Halong Bay
For early risers (around 6:30) tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dinning room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sundeck to ease mind and muscles. The boat sails to Titop Island. We set out 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) 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 relax in the dinning room 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.
*** Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
- Welcome drink on board
- 02 bottles of mineral water per cabin.
- Wooden cabin with A/C, private bathroom with hot water and shower
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- English-speaking guide
- Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
- Insurance on board
What's Not Included:
- Transportation by A/C bus Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi
- Kayaking on Ha Long bay: US$ 20.00 per person on double kayak sharing basic
- Beverages, Travel insurance in tour
- Tips for tour guide, driver
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
- Others which are not mentioned above
Good to Know:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Peak season surcharge of US$54/adult and US$27/child (5-11 y.o) will be applied for cruises on 24/12, New Year’s Eve 31/12
- Optional Private Boat can be provided upon your request.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- If one person prefers to stay in a private cabin, the single supplement must be paid.
Free of charge for children under 5 years old , in parents' room and using existing bedding. (Baby Cot is upon request) - Need to be confirmed by Violet to be allowed on boat.
ONE child (5 to under 11 years old) maximum per cabin and only if sharing a cabin with maximum of 02 adults with an extra bed (children reduction policy applies)
Period prior to cruise date
From 01 to 03 cabins
More than 21 days
From 21 to 08 days
From 07 to 04 days
From 03 days or No Show
Last Minute FIT Bookings
No cancellation charge is applied to last minute booking(s) which is made by Party A and confirmed by Violet Cruise within 96 hours before guest's cruise date.
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The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Violet Cruise - 2 Days in HaLong bay
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Good: "I took the 2 days 1 nite cruise on Violet Cruise. It was exclusive. There were probably only 20 passengers. The staff were very attentive, greeting the guests readily with a smile all the time. Cold towel and refreshing lime water were always awaiting us after each excursion, a totally fitting welcome in the hot and humid weather. The room though small is adequate. The food was good, the prawns were very fresh. There was nothing much to do except admiring the amazing sight on the deck most of the time. Relaxing trip indeed."
Bad: " No"
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Good: "My boyfriend and I did the 1 night cruise on this boat and stayed in the Phoenix room. The trip from Hanoi, which took 4 hours, was very comfortable. We had our own large sedan with driver.
While the room was lovely and the staff seemed very lovely and hospitable."
Bad: " The cruise was not really worth the cost and there were several aspects of the trip which were unimpressive, such as average food (I got a dodgy stomach after a seafood dish), the staff trying to extort a 13% fee out of us for using a credit card to pay for the $50 kayak charge (they were clearly trying to get us to pay by cash but backed off to 3% when we challenged the fee), and the insincere and constant interruptions while we were trying to eat dinner (presumably an attempt to get tips).
Having said all that, obviously without having been on other cruises in Halong Bay, it is impossible to say whether this cruise is any better or worse than others in the area."