Halong Violet Cruise

. Halong Bay

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from
$180/p

Cruise Overview

Launched 2010
No of cabins: 6
Grade Luxury .
Passenger: 12 max

Overview of Halong Violet Cruise

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.

Cabin & Rates

Roomtypes

Rates (US$/person)

Junior Suite

Premium Cabin - Halong Violet Cruise

32m2/main deck
Double/twin bed
Private Balcony
max 2 persons

On Request 

Deluxe Cabin

dELUXE cABIN

38sqm/upper deck
Double/twin bed
Private Balcony
max 2 persons

Halong Violet Cruise - Tour Itineraries

OPTION 1: 2 days/ 1 night by Halong Violet Cruise

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG

8:00: pickup at the hotel in Hanoi for 4 hour-drive transfer to Halong bay.
12.30 Boarding – Enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.45 Check in and begin cruise.
13.30 Lunch is served.
Spa services are available after lunch and throughout the cruise. There is a menu of available services in your cabin. You may book services with Spa staff after lunch or at any time with any of the boat’s management or guide staff.
16.00 Arrive at the Cua Van floating fishing village area. Upon arrival we will transfer by tender to Tien Ong cave. There are many caves in Halong Bay, but Tien Ong is the most recently explored and opened for public access. In 2007 a team of Vietnamese archeologists conducted extensive research which led to the discovery of human bones and artifacts dating to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave has a wide, but short entrance which is said to resemble the shape of a frog’s mouth. The cave is 5 meters above sea level and is 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters, almost evenly split into two chambers. We will tour the cave for about 15 minutes. From the cave we will re-board the tender and make the short trip to the village. There are two options for exploring the village. One option is to transfer on small bamboo boats rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (self-rowed). The kayaking option is $15 per person.
17.30 Depart and sail for about 45 minutes to Luom Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
17.45 Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about is 20 – 30 minutes.
19.30 Dinner is served.
21.00 Short presentation is given about Halong Bay in the dining room

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Halong Violet Cruise

DAY 2: HALONG BAY - HANOI

06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 20 minutes).
07.15 Arrive at Titop Island.
07.45 Transfer by tender to the island. There is a beach for swimming and you may also hike to the top of the island for great views and photo opportunities. The hike involves walking up about 400 stone steps; it normally takes about 10-20 minutes to the top. There is a large viewing deck about half-way up with amazing panoramic views. This may be as far as you will need or want to climb, but if you wish you may continue the top. If you are hiking please be sure to wear proper footwear. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
08.45 Upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Tuan ChauMarina.
09.30 Check out of cabins at 9:30 please. Breakfast served in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11:00 Disembark in Tuan Chau New Marina. !

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A

OPTION 2: 3 days/ 2 nights by Halong Violet Cruise

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG BAY

8:00: pickup at the hotel in Hanoi for 4 hour-drive transfer to Halong bay.
12.30 Boarding – Enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.45 Check in and begin cruise.
13.30 Lunch is served.
Spa services are available after lunch and throughout the cruise. There is a menu of available services in your cabin. You may book services with Spa staff after lunch or at any time with any of the boat’s management or guide staff.
16.00 Arrive at the Cua Van floating fishing village area. Upon arrival we will transfer by tender to Tien Ong cave. There are many caves in Halong Bay, but Tien Ong is the most recently explored and opened for public access. In 2007 a team of Vietnamese archeologists conducted extensive research which led to the discovery of human bones and artifacts dating to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave has a wide, but short entrance which is said to resemble the shape of a frog’s mouth. The cave is 5 meters above sea level and is 50 meters deep and covers 1000 square meters, almost evenly split into two chambers. We will tour the cave for about 15 minutes. From the cave we will re-board the tender and make the short trip to the village. There are two options for exploring the village. One option is to transfer on small bamboo boats rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (self-rowed). The kayaking option is $15 per person.
17.30 Depart and sail for about 45 minutes to Luom Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
17.45 Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about is 20 – 30 minutes.
19.30 Dinner is served.
21.00 Short presentation is given about Halong Bay in the dining room.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Halong Violet Cruise

DAY 2: HALONG - LAN HA BAY KAYAKING

06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 20 minutes).
08.00 Transfer by tender to our day boat, Sunset. Breakfast will be served as the boat sets sail for the Surprise cave.
09.15 Arrive at the Surprise cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes.
10.15 Set sail for the Luon Cave. Join the kayaking excursion to the Luon cave and surrounding waters. Kayaking duration is about 45 minutes. There will also be time for relaxing on board with beautiful scenery.
12.15 Lunch is served.
13.30 Set sail for the Pearl Farm Village, and visit Pearl Factory.
14.30 Depart form the Pearl Farm Village area and sail for the Titop island to rejoin the main boat.
15.00 Return to the main boat and free time for spa, massage and sightseeing till dinner.
17.45 Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes
19.30 Dinner is served.
21.00 Short presentation is given about Halong Bay in the dining room..

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Halong Violet Cruise

DAY 3: HALONG - HANOI

06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 20 minutes).
07.15 Arrive at Titop Island.
07.45 Transfer by tender to the island. There is a beach for swimming and you may also hike to the top of the island for great views and photo opportunities. The hike involves walking up about 400 stone steps; it normally takes about 10-15 minutes to the top. If you plan on hiking please be sure to wear proper footwear. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
08.45 Upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Tuan ChauMarina.
09.30 Breakfast served in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11:00 Disembark atHeritage Line Lounge in Tuan Chau New Marina!

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice

Halong Violet Cruise' Facilities and Services

Halong Violet Cruise Facilities

Violet Cruise Particulars

French-Indochina design
4 Suites and 2 Deluxe cabins
Restaurant with bar
Lounge with library & souvenir shop
Gym and sauna
Spa
Sundeck with bar

Violet Technical figures

Length / Width / Height 38 m / 10 m / 6 m
Beam / Draft 9 m / 1,9 m
Gross tonnage 420 tons
Cruising speed 4.6 nautical knots
Electricity 220 Volts
Capacity / Cabins 12 passengers / 6 cabins (two categories)
Safety Radio Comm., Radar, GPS, monitoring camera system, shipwreck alarm system, life jackets, life rafts, tender, first aid kits, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and shipwreck alarm in each cabin.

Violet Cruise Cabins

Violet Deluxe
The Violet has two special deluxe rooms. We named them Water and Mountain – the elements of Halong Bay. And they are individually designed. The Water Deluxe 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.
Violet Suite
The Violet Suites read like a romantic fairytale. The four are called Dragon, Phoenix, Moon and Cloud (Twin). As with the Deluxe 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 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.

Halong Violet Cruise - Activities

Local rowing Boat

Get ready for visiting floating village where bamboo boats rowed by local people. You will have chance to experience history, culture and the daily life of local peoples while rowing through floating village.

Kayak

Do kayaking by yourself through floating houses, explore the beauty of limestone so close by yours eyes, hands and individual feeling.
You will make a short hiking trip around village, along landscape and enjoy water sport.

Swimming

Visit nature beach of Halong bay by walking along beach, swimming and joining sea activities. Relaxing after activities, immersing in the water to get stronger.

Trekking

The amazing activity to explore the over view of Halong bay when you have short trek to the top of Titop island and visit the most beautiful cave in Halong bay, that’s surprising cave.

Squid Fishing

Who want to go fishing? When the night falls, it must be fun when standing on the boat and try your luck with sly squids. Squid fishing can be successful from your skills.

Taichi Class

If you love Taichi, please take a lesson from our Taichi master. Let’s come on the sundeck in the early morning and start your new day in fresh air.

Cooking Demonstration

Cooking demonstration is a way to learn how you can make Vietnam Spring roll by yourself, you may do at home for your family or friends. There is hope yet. With guides from our chef, we hope you can make Vietnam traditional food in perfect way.

Important information

What's included ?

Price Includes

  • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • Transfer to and from Halong by mini bus.
  • Accommodation based on twin/double sharing.
  • Set-menu meals.
  • English speaking tour guide on board.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing tickets.
  • Insurance on board.
  • Welcome Drink (soft drink, tea or coffee).
  • Kayaking.

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Children Rates

  • Children under 5 years old FOC
  • 2 Children under 12 sharing 01 cabin discounted 25% cabin
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old surcharge 75% adult
Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 45 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 30 to 45 days prior to check-in: 25% of total rates
  • From 15 to 29 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • From 07 to 14 days prior to check-in: 75% of total rates
  • Less than 07 days prior to check-in/No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation by bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:
  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

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