Jasmine Cruise Halong Bay

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  • Size: 24 m2
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Overview

Jasmine Cruise Halong Bay will set the standard for services and amenities on the bay. Fitted out in the 1930′s Indochine style, the Halong Jasmine will feature 22 spacious cabin, restaurant, lounge and two special Jasmine Suites with their own jacuzzi & balcony for uninterrupted views of the bay.

Enjoy the intimacy of a small party within the space of Halong Bay’s largest cruise junk. A lengthy 55 meters from bow to stern and measuring an impressive 11 meters wide, Jasmine Cruise Halong can accommodate 80 passengers at any one time across four luxurious decks, with an overnight capacity of 48.

The attention to detail and quality of design is apparent in every inch of this newly-built junk, artfully marrying space, rich 1930s Indochina-style wooden décor and exquisite ornamentation throughout its air-conditioned bedrooms, restaurant, bars and communal spaces.

Whether you want to throw a party on the sundeck, enjoy an intimate candle-lit dinner in the jasmine restaurant, or just find a quiet nook or cranny to relax and unwind, Jasmine Cruise Halong is the perfect way to enjoy the bay.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2007
  • Capacity46 persons
  • Length55 meters
  • Width11 meters
  • Height10 meters
  • Total Cabins23 rooms
  • Total Decks4 decks

Why Book Jasmine Cruise Halong Bay

  • Managed and operated by well-known Heritage Line cruise line
  • French-Indochina design
  • Cozy Terrace with wooden, pillow-topped seating and table set-up
  • Larger cruise ship perfect for group travel
  • Huge sundeck with BBQ dinner
  • Massage room available

Itineraries

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Day 1: Tuan Chau – Cua Van – Halong Bay Mooring Point
  • 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).
  • 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.
Day 2: Halong Bay Mooring Point – Ti Top Island – Tuan Chau
  • 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.
Day 1: Tuan Chau – Cua Van – Halong Bay Mooring Point
  • 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).
  • 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.
Day 2: Sung Sot Cave – Pearl Farm – Halong Bay Mooring Point
  • 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.
Day 3: Halong Bay Mooring Point – Ti Top Island – Tuan Chau
  • 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Daily (group) shore-excursions, sightseeing and transfers during the cruise
  • English speaking tour guiding on-and offshore;
  • Entertainment/activities during the cruise as mentioned in the program;
  • Welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water;
  • Meals as mentioned in the program;
  • Passenger liability insurance;
  • Internet on the ship (subject to cellular network signal);
  • Complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments);
  • Port or anchorage fees;
  • Taxes.

What's Excluded

  • Admission fee for Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay;
  • Crew and guide gratuities;
  • Visa fees;
  • Shuttle bus or private transfers;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Other beverages than those stated under inclusions;
  • Medical services.

Experience

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.5 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.3 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.3 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.5 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.4 / 5
  • Value for money 4.7 / 5

Remarkable time on Halong Bay!

Lots of choices out there for luxury cruises on Halong bay but my friend and I decided to go with Jasmine Cruise in 2 days 1 night. At first we were picked up by an expensive car at our hotel. Despite of long distance and rough street, we felt very comfortable on soft seats and were driving safe by an experienced driver, very different to some other driving experiences in Vietnam so far!!. Our embarkation went smoothly. We were warmly greeted by all the staff with lots of cheers. Our room was beautifully decorated and it had all the utilities we needed. The room smelt so nice with lovely candles and flowers. Our room attendant was a compassionate young lady that served us well and always made sure if there was something she could help. The food was absolutely stunning and delicious. The team asked us carefully if anyone was allergic or vegetarian,you could see proper care be taken by staff. Though English is not their Mother tongue, they still put all in the effort to communicate with us in smoothest way. We enjoyed so much all the activities they hold. Swimming was fun, climbing up Titop Island was worth every step. The caves in Halong bay were extremely stunning. The bay looks like a fairytale. Of course don’t forget to bring your camera to memorize those beautiful pictures. The communication was so good that we actually learnt some simple Vietnamese taught by the staff.     Last word I’d love to say many thanks to Jasmine Cruise team and highly recommend you guys!

Miguel Delgado

Spain

July 5, 2018

Single

2 Days 1 Night on June 23, 2018

Spectacular

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day, one night cruise. Very friendly and attentive staff. Excellent service. Lovely variety of food. The visit to the fishing village and cave was very good. Beautiful experience and stunning scenery. Very nicely appointed cabin, very comfortable.

Clem C

United States

June 12, 2018

Family

2 Days 1 Night on June 9, 2018

A must for visitors to Vietnam

Halong Bay is a must see area and on board Jasmine is a great way to do it. We were on board overnight, with good food and company. The entire trip was well-organised and the staff was helpful and attentive.

Denny V

Australia

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on June 1, 2018

Excellent

Great boat. The beds were so comfortable and the bathrooms were modern and clean. I couldn’t believe how good the water pressure in the shower was for a boat. Activities were organised & our guide for these was very informative.

Fran B

Canada

June 1, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on May 24, 2018

Fabulous experience in an amazing location.

We did the overnight, 24 hours on board. Civilised way to see Halong Bay, Vietnam. A must see on many people’s trip to Vietnam. There’re so many boats in the bay ! Day trips, overnight, the lot… Great agenda, not too fast paced and optional activities. We had a lovely room without a balcony. My highlight was the sunset on the top deck, I had the deck to myself. Quiet, beautiful, perfect.Morning tai chi was brilliant, then the boat to ti top island and a swim all before breakfast. Food was lovely. Staff spoke stilted English, better than my Vietnamese !! Loved it and so relaxing. Fabulous.

Brook F

Singapore

May 24, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on May 19, 2018

Stunning beyond belief

We travelled on the Jasmine Junk overnight cruise and it was a truly memorable experience enjoyed by us all. The service was second to none and the food was absolutely delicious. Our trips included a working fishing village, a cave and a climb up one of the peaks followed by a quick swim which is most definitely necessary after the heat of climb.

Frankie F

Singapore

May 23, 2018

Family

2 Days 1 Night on May 15, 2018

Delightful

Lovely boat with exceptional staff. Nice rooms. Obviously stunning scenery. The second day we stayed on the boat as my husband just wanted to relax with the boat to ourselves and it was splendid such good waiting staff. Lunch nice. BBQ at night very good. Little slices of dessert often ran out before we got there (probably good for the waistline though). Would highly recommend

Haiden W

New Zealand

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on May 18, 2018

Wonderful experience

We were lucky enough to spend two nights on the Jasmine last month. The whole thing was magical. We had a cabin with a balcony on the higher floor, which was great. The food was excellent, particularly the lunch on the day boat.

Tyler C

New Zealand

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on May 10, 2018

Excellent leisure on the Jasmine

We loved everything about this boat and the experience. The staff were very helpful and everything was so well organised. The room was spacious with a surprisingly big bathroom and a balcony. The food was amazing. We went to a floating village, made spring rolls, did Tai Chi at 6am, went to a cave and Ti Top beach where you can climb over 400 steps to the top for magnificent views. Recommend this boat/ company for an excellent overall experience of Halong Bay.

Sage G

Canada

May 21, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on May 12, 2018

Unforgettable experience

After doing various boat tours in Asia, we weren’t sure what to expect. The Jasmine Boat exceeded our expectations in every way. The boat itself is beautiful and immaculately clean. We stayed on the second floor, which had small balconies attached to the room, and the bed was very comfortable. But what stood out the most was the incredible food and wonderful staff. Be prepared to eat a LOT. Each meal has several courses — we felt very spoiled. The biggest highlight was enjoying a New Year celebration with the staff. We were invited to try sashimi, Vietnamese wasabi, rice wine, and all sorts of delicacies you won’t get at restaurants. It was so special to be included in the celebration. We stayed one night, which was plenty of time, but could certainly have done two. Overall, Jasmine was outstanding in every way, and we loved that the activities brought everyone who 

Jordan Y

Canada

May 12, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on May 4, 2018

Excellent trip

Around 3hr drive from Hanoi. We were on the Jasmine Junk and staff were very helpful, friendly and courteous. Excellent food supplied. Took a small boat around a floating fishing village and walked up 427 stairs to the top of a mountain. Boat is large and generally Halong is smooth, so the ride and sleep was very calm.

Issac T

United States

May 11, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on May 6, 2018

Class Journey with Jasmine Cruise

Top quality boat with ideal staff. They were so considerate and spoke excellent English and were brilliant with names. The cruise manager was such a great woman and funny host, she really cared for our experience and made sure that we were well-taken care of. The food was superb and very generous. Daytrips and activities were held and guided well. The landscape of Halong Bay was very beautiful. We had a balcony room which was totally gorgeous. 2 nights wouldn’t be enough, 3 nights would be perfect.   My only negative was that Alcohol was a bit costly.

Samuel West

United Kingdom

July 20, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 1, 2017

Beautiful way to experience Halong Bay!

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of riding Jasmine Cruise for one night, two days across Halong Bay. It was a truly enjoyable ride with beautiful landscape and great weather. In particular, the crew on this boat were incredibly kind and cheerful. They truly accommodated to each passenger’s needs and took the time to teach us about the romance of Halong Bay.    The boat looked new and the food was awesome. There was a little bit of a situation where the sink in our bathroom was leaking but they just fixed it immediately. There was nothing else to complain and we absolutely enjoyed our ride. Highly recommend Jasmine Cruise!

April Payton

Australia

September 9, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 12, 2016

Good choice with Jasmine Cruise

While searching for a good cruise in Halong Bay, I got overwhelmed by the figure of cruises and options. We were planning to have a 3 days and 2 nights tour. Keep in mind that you will be on the boat the whole time and all the meals will be served there so it is a must that you find the best option otherwise your trip will be spoiled! After lots of online research I found that Jasmine Cruise was the finest option. We were emailing them back and forth and they always gave us prompt answers so we were definitely sure that the cruise would guarantee us a safe and enjoyable trip to Halong Bay. We had a successful and warm embarkation after burning up the road from Hanoi to the Bay (it was like 4 hours). In my opinion staff take adding up 80% satisfaction to your experience in any locations and we were extremely pleased to say that staff of Jasmine Cruise was excellent. One of the best customer service experiences I had ever had! We requested Halal Food and the whole crew ensured that we got exactly what we wanted, they presented the menu to us in advance and inquired about what needed to be changed so that we could completely enjoy our delicious meals. Our room was nice, clean with decent size and small balcony enough to enjoy our evening. I could write more but generally I highly recommend Jasmine Cruise to enjoy your Halong Bay trip!

Muhammad Sleiman Sleiman

United Arab Emirates

August 29, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on June 30, 2016

Well worth the money

We did one night on the Jasmine Cruise during our trip to Vietnam. We were occupied and busy the entire stay which was a nice surprise. We did everything from kayaking, Taichi to cooking class, massages…all while taking in the gorgeous surroundings of Ha Long Bay. Our cruise manager along with the entire staff was brilliant. They kept us smiling and laughing the entire time. The food on board was delightful and the staff was also well experienced with food allergies and or restrictions. If we could do it all over again, I would go for a two-night trip! This experience will not disappoint!    We would definitely recommend Jasmine Cruise.

Paula Baticceli

Poland

August 27, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on June 30, 2016