Violet Cruise Halong Bay

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  • Size: 38 m2
  • View: Full-Size Ocean View

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Overview

Violet Cruise Halong Bay was launched on 1st November 2009, the newest five star junk – Violet Cruise Halong has fitted out in the 1930’s Indochine style. The luxurious cruise features a boutique dinning room, library & lounge, Spa & Gym and 6 individual theme cabins with marble bathroom, Jacuzzi & balcony.

Enjoy local day-caught seafood well-cooked in Vietnamese marvelous cuisine in a spacious boutique dining room, inspire yourself with glass of wine admiring the brilliant sunset of the bay or simply relax with gentle pampering at Violet spa after taking exercises in the Violet gym.

Those are just available at Halong Violet Cruise which is an ideal junk for family gatherings, honeymooners, or couples of friends who love to explore the exotic bay still enjoying, however, elegant comforts. Entertain lavishly in a 43 sqm suite offering elegant Indochina 1930 decor featuring warm, exotic woods, fabrics and hand painted walls & ceiling.. Come and enjoy your best time in Halong Bay on Violet Cruise Halong.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2009
  • Capacity12 persons
  • Length38 meters
  • Width10 meters
  • Height6 meters
  • Total Cabins6 rooms
  • Total Decks3 decks

Why Book Violet Cruise Halong Bay

  • Managed and operated by well-known Heritage Line cruise line
  • French-Indochina design
  • High staffs/guests ratio
  • Small yet luxurious & exquisite craft
  • All the cabins offer jacuzzi hot tub & ocean view balcony

Itineraries

2D1N 3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

– Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price)

– Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay

– A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave approximately 20 minutes

– The voyage continues to the fishing village. You can either hop on a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people or 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 – we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well 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

Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi

– Join the Tai Chi morning class on the sun deck which is a truly one-time experience. By following the moves of our instructor you merge with the surrounding scenery.

– The boat continues to sail to Titop Island. We set over 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 o’clock) 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 dine in the restaurant while savoring the last cruise moments of this iconic site before arriving back on shore.

– Our crew bids farewell and helps with your belongings

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

– Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price)

– Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay

– A first visit will take our guests by tender to the Tien Ong Cave approximately 20 minutes

– The voyage continues to the fishing village. You can either hop on a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people or 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 – we call it the “blue hour”. Rewind on the sun deck with a drink of your choice and let the moment sink in. During the sailing time our Chef demonstrates as well 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

Day 2: Halong Bay

– Take a light bike ride along the coast line of Cat Ba, through the rain forest to the Viet Hai village. A fantastic way to get in touch with the nature of the biggest Halong island. Please read below the options of this day

A. If weather conditions are good:

– A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while the Sunset moves deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island.

– We arrive at Viet Hai dock and take a leisure bicycle ride along the water front, passing forests and a stone tunnel on the way to the Viet Hai Village. We explore the village with its traditional houses and its residents. Guests can take a short walk to the surrounding jungle. The journey continues to the local primary school.

– After this, guests cycle back to the dock and board the junk. The cruise continues unhurried to Ho Ba Ham. During this slow trundle, lunch is served. At this secluded area guests kayak through water tunnels and close to stunning rock and islets.

B. If weather conditions are not good (strong waves prohibit cruising to Viet Hai Village):

– A breakfast is served in the cozy restaurant while the Sunset moves deeper into the Halong Bay straight to Cat Ba Island.

– Kayak and swim at the Hai Quan lagoon area and get in close touch with the Bay. Before midday, we cruise to the “Surprise Cave”. Lunch will be served in the restaurant of the Sunset.

– After lunch, guests visit the “Surprise Cave” or they can engage in kayaking around the Luon cave tunnel.

– In the afternoon, the Sunset cruises back via several Halong Bay sights – Cua Van fishing village – Soi Sim – Dau Xuoi channel and Toad Islet – before boarding the mother junk again for the overnight.

What's Included

  • Entrance fees, taxes, service
  • Charge English speaking guide
  • On board cooking class
  • All meals on board
  • Tai Chi class
  • Kayaking

What's Excluded

  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Experience

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 3 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.0 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.3 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.0 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.3 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.3 / 5
  • Value for money 4.3 / 5

Comfy room, amazing landscape and nice staff!

Me and my boyfriend had an enjoyable two night cruise in Halong bay with Violet Cruise. Apart from the wearying journey to and from Halong bay- Hanoi, the rest of the time was spent smoothly and enjoyably at the Bay. We had a double bed room with beautiful bed and a small balcony that enough to fit in 2 chairs and one table. The room was big enough to make us feel comfortable and it always smelt good. Everything was super clean with first-rate quality. But keep in mind you won’t spend much time in your room since there are large collection of activities to do while you are in the Bay. 
The first excursion was to a majestic cave and then the fun kayaking. Some other time we went on a bamboo boat to a fishing village and at night we did squid fishing which was lots of fun. The following day we had Tai Chi lesson at 6:30 and later on a cooking performance where we learnt how to make some simple but yummy food.
A big plus was about the service, the staff were caring and always paid attention to our demands. But there were some cons such as the trip finished a bit early than the amount of hours we expected and the bay was a bit crowed with many other boats surrounded us. Overall this trip with Violet Cruise was worth every penny and suitable for couples on their honeymoon or want to savor their relationships.
Highly recommend!

Kristine Mendoza

Philippines

August 16, 2018

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on August 9, 2018

What a great excursion!

We were so lucky that we found Violet Cruise. We have never enjoyed a cruise so much as my wife and I and our two friends did on the Violet Cruise from the first to the last minute. The cruise manager was very thoughtful. Our friends’ luggage was left in Ha Noi by mistake. So the cruise manager managed some people to pick them up and then brought them down a boat and finally gave them back to our friends, that was a really brilliant thing she did. 
The itineraries were well-organised, we had many fun activities and the most highlight was visiting the fishing Village. The fishing villagers were such peaceful and hardworking people that living away from the modern world. 
We will definitely comeback next summer and highly recommend Violet Cruise for those who wanna experience halong bay.

Justen Nijman

Netherlands

June 19, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on June 13, 2018

Halong Bay with Spirit Cruises

It is a beautiful place. The on-board staff can not do enough for you. The variety of local dishes is excellent. Amazing kayak ride.

David C

United States

May 22, 2018

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on May 17, 2018

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