Halong Violet

Departure: Daily from Hanoi
from $395/person

* Free Vietnam visa service
Violet is named after the beautiful Violet Chirita, a delicate purple-flowered plant native to the rocky slopes of Halong Bay. Like her namesake, Violet is small and exquisite.

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 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.

Cruise category: Heritage Line Violet
Address: Unit 507, International Centre, 17 Ngo Quyen St., 200000 Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 982 661 133

Price range: $789 - $1442

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  • Launch Year
    2009
  • No. of Decks
    3 decks
  • Cruise Length
    38m
  • Cruise category
    Heritage Line Violet
  • Number of Cabins
    6 Cabins
  • Cruise Width
    10m
  • Cruise Capacity
    12 Persons
  • Cruise Height
    6m

CRUISE RATE

RATE: Cruise Rate is quoted in US Dollar per CABIN

2 DAYS PROGRAM1 October 2019 - 31 December 20191 January 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 & 1 October 2020 - 31 December 2020
CRUISE RATE  Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin
Junior Suite 789 577 798 573
Imperial Suite 933 681 968 807
TRANSFERShuttle BusPrivate Car
Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi 60/pp 65/pp
Hanoi-Halong Bay-Airport N/A 75/pp
Above Price Includes:Excludes:
- Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar
- Boat trip & specified Program
- English speaking guide on board
- Cooking demonstration on 1st day
- All meals per program
- Sunrise Tai Chi Class
- All entrance and visiting fees
- Tax and Services charges.
- Personal travel insurance
- Transfer round trip by private car (contact us)
- Kayaking 20$/person/hour (Book directly on board)
- Tips, Beverage and other Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

3 DAYS PROGRAM1 October 2019 - 31 December 20191 January 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 & 1 October 2020 - 31 December 2020
CRUISE RATE Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin
Junior Suite 1145 830 1188 862
Imperial Suite 1390 1001 1442 1204
TRANSFERShuttle BusPrivate Car
Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi 60/pp 75/pp
Hanoi-Halong Bay-Airport N/A 85/pp
Above Price Includes:Excludes:

- Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar
- Boat trip & specified Program
- English speaking guide on board
- Cooking demonstration on board
- Kayaking on 2nd day
- All meals per program
- Sunrise Tai Chi Class
- All entrance and visiting fees

- Tax and Services charges.

- Personal travel insurance
- Transfer round trip by private car (contact us)
- Extra kayaking 20$/person/hour (Book directly on board)
- Beverages, tips
- Other Personal Expenses.

Children Policy:
- From 12 years old is considered as an adult
- 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 30% of adult rate per person (double occupancy sharing).

2 DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Leave Hanoi at 9:00 AM if you take the private transfer or from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM if you take the shuttle bus and arrive in Tuan Chau Marina around 12:00 PM (transportation service on your request).

Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail and cruise into the bay. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery. We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing village in Halong Bay which some families and fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities. With a small bamboo boat rowed by locals, we have a look at the floating structures in this calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, rent a kayak (extra fee) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay.

The fishing village also hosts the Cua Van Cultural Center, operated by local residents to preserve and introduce visitors to the village’s history and culture. On display are many archaeological artifacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van. By tender, we transfer to the nearby Tien Ong cave. The cave shows evidence of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien Ong cave reaches a depth of 50 metres and covers a total area of roughly 1,000 square metres. Follow our guide as we loop though and learn interesting details about this cavern.

After returning to the boat, we sail to the overnight mooring area. During this time - the magical “blue hour” - Halong Bay reveals its true, magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, our chef demonstrates the preparation of popular Vietnamese dishes. You are welcome to join and practice along; remember these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes and take them back home with you.

After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. Aboard Heritage Line Jasmine, you can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast with a side buffet (or set menu). If you cruise on Heritage Line’s luxurious Violet, an à la carte menu is served with choices of tasty international or local dishes.

If you are still eager to learn more about Halong Bay, our on-board guide offers an enlightening presentation about the bay’s unique and intriguing insights after dinner. Alternatively, give yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff - always an entertaining experience.

While away the rest of the evening and treasure this special moment amidst the magical landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons.

DAY 2: HALONG BAY - HANOI

For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut German Titov, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries.

One arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering rock formations. If you prefer to be a bit more active, climb 400 stone steps (which takes about 20 minutes) to the island’s top and be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views over the bay. There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos.

Back on board, you can take a shower and freshen up. Now is the time to enjoy the final moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while breakfast is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site.

3 DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Leave Hanoi at 9:00 AM if you take the private transfer or from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM if you take the shuttle bus and arrive in Tuan Chau Marina around 12:00 PM (transportation service on your request).

Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail and cruise into the bay. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery. We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing village in Halong Bay which some families and fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities. With a small bamboo boat rowed by locals, we have a look at the floating structures in this calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, rent a kayak (extra fee) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay.

The fishing village also hosts the Cua Van Cultural Center, operated by local residents to preserve and introduce visitors to the village’s history and culture. On display are many archaeological artifacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van. By tender, we transfer to the nearby Tien Ong cave. The cave shows evidence of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien Ong cave reaches a depth of 50 metres and covers a total area of roughly 1,000 square metres. Follow our guide as we loop though and learn interesting details about this cavern.

After returning to the boat, we sail to the overnight mooring area. During this time - the magical “blue hour” - Halong Bay reveals its true, magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, our chef demonstrates the preparation of popular Vietnamese dishes. You are welcome to join and practice along; remember these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes and take them back home with you.

After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. Aboard Heritage Line Jasmine, you can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast with a side buffet (or set menu). If you cruise on Heritage Line’s luxurious Violet, an à la carte menu is served with choices of tasty international or local dishes.

If you are still eager to learn more about Halong Bay, our on-board guide offers an enlightening presentation about the bay’s unique and intriguing insights after dinner. Alternatively, give yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff - always an entertaining experience.

While away the rest of the evening and treasure this special moment amidst the magical landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons.

DAY 2: HALONG BAY

Wake up at dawn to the lapping of the waves and the smell of freshly brewed coffee, which is available with pastries in the dining room. If you wish to begin your day active, join the early morning Tai Chi class on the sun deck and merge with the surrounding scenery - a truly unique experience.

For today’s exciting explorations we board our cozy day boat, called Sunset. Breakfast is served as Sunset sails for Sung Sot, the largest cave in Halong Bay. With an astonishing area of 10,000 square meters, Sung Sot is comprised of two chambers. The outer chamber welcomes visitors with stalactites acting as chandeliers hanging from the 30-metre (98 ft) high ceiling. A connecting 3-metre (10 ft) wide path then opens onto the inner chamber, known as the grand “opera house”. This magnificent room features a clear pond, plentiful plant-life, splendid stalagmites, stalactites and rock formations formed over millions of years, and the chorus of birds singing, water flowing and sometimes, monkeys frolicking.

Back aboard Sunset, you can relax on the sun deck or in the air-conditioned dining area with a tasty “cafe sua da” before having the opportunity to explore the marine landscape on your own via kayak. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water and you feel a sense of freedom while meandering through this green medley of water and tree-topped islets.

Sunset continues the journey to a floating pearl farm. We learn how the various kinds of pearls cultivated here are grown, harvested and processed. Watch as a skilled technician uses precision tools to carefully and gently open an oyster before implanting a seed and returning it into the water. The odds of success are low and the fascinating process requires several years, but if mother nature gives her blessing, the oyster then produces a gorgeous round gemstone. After the visit, we leisurely sail back to the mothership, where you have time for sunbathing, a relaxing spa treatment or, of course, the must-watch “blue hour”.

Enjoy your dinner aboard (subject to the vessel you are cruising on – see our dining options from Day 1) and afterwards, join our crew once again in catching squid, which we are happy to prepare for you fresh as a late night snack. Our bar is open late and eager to serve a drink of your choice as you relax on a lounger and enjoy the serenity of Halong Bay before retiring for the night.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI

For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut German Titov, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries.

One arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering rock formations. If you prefer to be a bit more active, climb 400 stone steps (which takes about 20 minutes) to the island’s top and be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views over the bay. There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos.

Back on board, you can take a shower and freshen up. Now is the time to enjoy the final moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while breakfast is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site.

CABINS

Junior Suite
The Violet has two special Junior Suite rooms. We named them Water and Mountain – the key elements of Halong Bay. And they are individually designed. The Water Junior Suite has a king bed and a soft white ocean-like ambiance surrounds you in the room. The Mountain comes with a Twin 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 25 sqm floor space (5 sqm for balcony) and have a private balcony. The bathroom is made of Italian marble with a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi.
Amenities: Individually controlled AC, mini bar, In-house phone, safety box, LCD screen, DVD player, table, lounge chair, bath robe, Jacuzzi, hair dryer, smoke detector, tea and coffee facility, alert system
Imperial Suite
The Violet Imperior Suites read like a romantic fairytale. The four are called Dragon, Phoenix, Moon (double) and Cloud (Twin). As the Junior Suite cabin all four come with its single designed 1930 Indochine décor. Large windows give 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 more dreamy-white or wistful sky-blue outfit. All of them are pay meticulous attention to detail: plush king solid wood beds, exotic dark furniture, charming fabrics and decorative walls and ceilings paintings to feel like a regal. The suites sit on the upper deck with 38 sqm space including stunning bay views from the private balcony (5sqm).
Amenities: Individually controlled AC, mini bar, In-house phone, safety box, LCD screen, DVD player, table, lounge chair, bath robe, Jacuzzi, hair dryer, smoke detector, tea and coffee facility, alert system.

SERVICES

Restaurant with Bar
Kick back and relax at our spacious restaurant and bar, complete with candlelight for those looking for a romantic dining experience. Savour our daily fresh seafood – straight from the Mekong – or try our chef’s creative Vietnamese fusion cuisine. Or even better, do both. The ideal place to watch the gentle rays of the sun descent over the horizon whilst sipping a glass of champagne.

Lounge area with Library
Want to put your feet up and enjoy the tranquility of the river? Snuggle up with a book at our lounge and library. We have a diverse collection of reading material – books and magazines for all literary tastes. The lighting is soft on the eyes and yet, bright enough for easy reading.

Spa
Burn those extra calories at our small, yet, adequate gym. Pamper yourself at our spa and sauna. Let our experienced therapists soothe your aching muscles. We have a wide variety of massage treatments – guaranteed to rejuvenate you.

Gym & Sauna
Burn those extra calories at our small, yet, adequate gym. Pamper yourself at our spa and sauna. Let our experienced therapists soothe your aching muscles. We have a wide variety of massage treatments – guaranteed to rejuvenate you.

Sun deck
Quaff the sun’s ray at our sundeck. Lay back on our sunbathing lounge chairs and feel the gentle warmth of the Vietnamese sun. We offer Tai Chi classes every morning.

CRUISE POLICY

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).

Cancellation & Refund:
• Cancellation will be charged as follow:

+ 21 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
+ 20 days - 8 days prior to the arrival: 20% of the total rate charged.
+ 7 days – 4 days prior to the arrival: 50% of the total rate charged.
+ Less then 3 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):

- Only 01 child under 13 years old is allowed to share cabin with parents and will be charge 30% of adult rate (Double Occupancy).
- Extra bed charge for children is 30% of adult rate (Double Occupancy)

Other Policies:

- Check-in time starts at 11:30 AM. Check-out by 10:30 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.
- Promotion or Early Bird comes with tight booking conditions and they will be notified separately by Vietnam Travel.: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.
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