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Heritage Line Violet Cruise

Description

Heritage Line Violet cruise is one of most coquettish French-Indochinese designed luxury vessel. Gleaming wooden floorings, opulent silks and velvets, selected artifacts and ornaments are distinct characteristics of this Art-Deco ship. Being ‘one-of-a-kind’ sailing the famed Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin she grants the highest level of privacy for their residents.
With just six bright, spacious suites – all showcasing an individual, impressive interior – Heritage Line Violet cruise is perfect for romantic sojourns, well-being cruising or privatized sailings. All suites include luxurious amenities and have wonderful private balconies.

  • Indochina Junk
  • Launch 2010
  • 6 cabins
  • Wooden
  • Halong Bay
  • Vietnam

Heritage Line Violet Cruise's Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Gym
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Beauty
  • Tender for sightseeing

Cruise Itineraries

12:00: Pick up Tuan Chau port for embarkation
Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail for your Halong Bay experience. Savour your first hours in the bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery during our first hours of cruising.

We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing villages in Halong Bay, and which some 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, borrow a kayak (complimentary for 2-night cruises) 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 the magical “blue hour”, Halong Bay reveals its magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, you may like to join our cooking class by our chef. You are welcome to practice these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes for yourself – then cook them for your loved ones back at home.

After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. Please note: Guests aboard Heritage Line Jasmine can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast and side buffet (or set menu, alternatively). Passengers on Heritage Line’s luxurious Violet can choose from international or local favourites from a multi-course à la carte menu.

After dinner, our on-board guide offers an intriguing presentation about the bay’s unique and fascinating insights. 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.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation:  Heritage Line Violet Cruise

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.
Once 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: n/a

12:00: Pick up Tuan Chau port for embarkation
Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail for your Halong Bay experience. Savour your first hours in the bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery during our first hours of cruising.

We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing villages in Halong Bay, and which some 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, borrow a kayak (complimentary for 2-night cruises) 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 the magical “blue hour”, Halong Bay reveals its magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, you may like to join our cooking class by our chef. You are welcome to practice these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes for yourself – then cook them for your loved ones back at home.

After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. Please note: Guests aboard Heritage Line Jasmine can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast and side buffet (or set menu, alternatively). Passengers on Heritage Line’s luxurious Violet can choose from international or local favourites from a multi-course à la carte menu.

After dinner, our on-board guide offers an intriguing presentation about the bay’s unique and fascinating insights. 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.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation:  Heritage Line Violet Cruise

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, named Sunset. Breakfast is served as the ship 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, 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.

The ship 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Heritage Line Violet Cruise

For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. Once again, a Tai Chi class 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.

Once 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: n/a

Important note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASING ON ACTUAL SITUATION.
  • For overnight registration, we will need passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth) of passengers at least four weeks prior to cruise date.
  • Transfers from/to Hanoi to/from Halong bay is not included.

Cabins & Rates

Cabintype Rates
(US$/person)

Heritage Line Violet Cruise
  • 32sqm
  • Main deck
  • Double/twin
  • Max 2 persons


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Heritage Line Violet Cruise
  • 38sqm
  • Upper deck
  • Double/twin
  • Max 2 persons

Note*: The price shows in the calendar is proposed rate for 2 day package in low season. Please book the cruise or contact us with your departure date and group size. We will check and send the best price then.

Booking Policy

  • Welcome drink
  • Luxury en-suited cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on boat
  • Tea & coffee free with breakfast
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Kayaking
  • Tai Chi
  • Transfers to/from Halong bay from/to Hanoi
  • Personal expenses.
  • Extra drinks.
  • Bank charge (for payment by credit cards).
  • Spa and Massage Services
  • Surcharge for Christmas 24/12, New Year 31/12, Lunar New Year’s Eve

Cancellation by Customer
For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:

  • Prior 45 days to embarkation date: 10%
  • 45 – 31 days prior embarkation date: 30%
  • 30 – 16 days prior embarkation date: 75%
  • 15 days – embarkation date: 100%

Please contact us in details if you are travelling with kids.

Heritage Line Violet Cruise Amenities

  • Air-conditioner
  • Cabinet
  • Free Wifi - Public area
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Private Balcony - All rooms
  • Private Bathroom
  • Safety box
  • Seating Area
  • Shower
  • Tea & coffee facility
  • Toiletries
  • TV

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11/03/20

5 star ratingVery charming ambiance, perfect service, excellent organsiation Board the ship and let yourself be carried away into the exotic world of the Mekong, everything is well organised, staff is very friendly and helpful, food and beverage are excellent.

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Sarah S
26/02/20

5 star ratingExcellent - Just do it Excellnt company and trip . The whole experience was first class. Food excellent accomadtion fine and the views amazing . Loved visiting the Fishing village and caves and then finally the island with breath taking views

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Boomeranger
25/02/20

5 star ratingA wonderful experiense with romance atmosphere The crew was so nice and made everything easy. The atmosphere is really well done with small details of the cruise makes it really eye catching but still keep the old style. Nice cabin with a proper bathroom an a... read more

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Tan
25/02/20

5 star ratingLuxuriöse Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Mekong River Heritage Line collection hat eine Flotte von Schiffen für Flusskreuzfahrten. Wir sind mit der "Jayavarmann" 7 Tage von Saigon bis nach Siem Reap in Kambodscha auf dem Mekong River und dem Tonle Sap River gefahren. Die Kreuzfahrt kann man bei... read more

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hubhohmann
20/12/19

5 star ratingThe BEST cruise on the Makon is aboard the JAHAN Everything was A++ the days were well planned the tours very interesting and it is a good way to see the back country of Vietnam and Cambodia also the guides are very knowledgeable, finely when you disembark the JAHAN you... read more

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