Violet Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf, Halong City, Vietnam
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Violet Cruise - A Floating Royal Palace on Halong Bay

The Violet is proud to be the most luxurious cruise on Halong Bay with beautiful bedroom system which includes nice jacuzzi hot tub and ocean view balcony in each cabin. This cruise is most suitable for lovers on honeymoon vacation, or for family’s celebration. Along the journey, Halong Violet will take a break in untouched islands, you will have a great opportunity to explore the wildness of Halong Bay by kayaking, swimming or sunbathing… This trip definitely will be a truly wonderful experience. Set sail with Violet to enjoy Halong Bay, one of The New Seven Wonders!

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 6
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat
Operated by: Heritage Line

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin

36.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
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Violet Suite

43.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
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Price Includes

  • Entrance fees, Taxes and Service Charge
  • English speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, hot shower, mini bar
  • Exclusive Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome Cocktail, Vietnamese Seafood Lunch and Dinner, International Brunch Buffet (as stated in itinerary)
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Cruise Halong’s gift
  • Insurance on board

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Beverage and other personal expenses
  • Gratuity on board
  • All other services not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Surcharge for Christmas 24/12, New Year 31/12, Lunar New Year’s Eve

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 5 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to 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!

Children Policy

  • Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parents’ room and using existing bedding.
  • ONE child (5 - under 12 years old) maximum per cabin and only if sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults in existing bedding (children reduction policy applies)
  • Extra bed: For a child under 12 years old, it’s US$20.00 in addition to the charge mentioned above. For an
  • adult or a child from 12 years old up, it’s 40% of the cabin rates.
  • EXTRA BED IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR VIOLET AND JASMINE JUNIOR SUITE

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
7:30 - 7:45: Pick up from Hanoi, transfer to Halong Bay by shuttle bus or private car (book transfer in next step).

12:00: Welcome aboard and sail through the Halong Bay. A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat.

The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site. Visit Tien Ong Cave, about 2.000 sqm and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.

The voyage continues with the arrival at the Cua Van Fishing Village, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay with a boat ride.

Return to the boat in the late afternoon, participate in cooking class conducted by our energetic chef, you can try your skills in preparing special Vietnamese dishes. The boat cruises slowly with the evening sun to its mooring points. It is time to enjoy a massage or at least to quaff a drink in the miraculous descending sun on our terrace deck.

19:00: Dinner is served on board. The night is yours - kick back on a comfy pillowed bench and inhale the surreal beauty whilst sipping a glass of wine. The mooring place is a fantastic overnight spot with glittering lights from the other boats and a calm sea, perfect for your first dream in the middle of the Bay where once Dragons played amid sparkling jewels.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Violet Cruise
  • Tien Ong Cave
Day 2 Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
7:00: You can join the Tai Chi class on terrace deck. Then enjoy breakfast in the cruise's restaurant with tea, coffee and pastries.

Then it is time for an early morning bath in the Bay. By tender boat we bring the guests to a natural white sandy stretch of a beach with crystal clear water. Sporty ones can climb up to a hill top to have a last view from above over the Halong Bay before we return to the boat and cruise slowly back to Halong City, passing picturesque areas like the Titop Island, the Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain.

A buffet brunch is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11:00. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the pier.

11:00: Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 16:00, end of services.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA
  • Titop Island

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.

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Gymnasium
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily departure at 8:00 am from Hanoi
  • Check-in: 12:30 AM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Guide: Free English speaking guide on board

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Wedding ceremony

15 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Violet Cruise

Excellent

9

Based on 15 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    9.1
  • Food/Drink
    9
  • Cabin quality
    9.2
  • Staff quality
    9.4
  • Activity
    8.5
Score breakdown
8.4

Mr. Monica Rubio

miami, United States

19 October, 2016

every ting was great, we enjoyed very much the cruise

I thought we will be sharing the excursions with a few people, Next time , I would rather be in a private boat if possible , to avoid crowd.

9.2

Mr.Bekran SARSILMAZ

Istanbul, Turkey

27 April, 2015

It is a very exclusive cruise, we felt that every minute of our time there. The food was delicious. The suite we stayed was just perfect, nothing to complain. The staff was very attentive, they catered to our every needs.

The trip itinerary was strict, it could be nicer if we had more relaxed time alone. Maybe they can just offer 3 nights/4 days option :) And there is no wi-fi on the cruise but that's not a big issue.

9.3

Mr.Michael Huber

Hamburg 20099, Germany

17 January, 2015

Excellent service, beautiful ship (Violet), interesting activities.

The change to the day boat - which is no problem at all. The Sunset is a beautiful ship - could be mentioned before.

8.2

Ms.Kerry Ching

Hong Kong

6 May, 2014

Thank you very much for all your help in arranging for the trip.

We had a very pleasant trip to Halong Bay!

We've also filled in the comments sheet to Violet cruise and have made the following suggestions:

1. There was a problem with timeliness of boarding. We were told to return to the waiting point at noon but boarding did not occur until 12:30 pm.

2. We hope that the cruise would have access to wifi (though… More

10.0

Mr.Andrew Ryan

Wollongong, Australia

3 April, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable and brilliant experience, extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful staff on the junk. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. I could not fault the service, or assistance that was provided to us during our cruise and I would not hesitate to recommend the Violet Junk team! More

Halong Bay waters were disappointingly dirty with lot of junk floating on and under the surface of the waters of the bay!

9.2

Ms.Tracy Rhodes

Sydney , Australia

24 October, 2013

Service was exceptional – we travel alot and I’m not sure there is anything we would suggest to improve!
We had an amazing experience..fantastic reviews – well deserved..

10.0

Mr.Peter Maguire

Woonona, Australia

4 October, 2013

We had a fantastic time on the cruise and all the staff were so friendly, the food was excellent and our room was amazing.
I received flowers and a delicious cake for my 50th birthday which was while we were on the cruise.
I have added 10/10 for everything below.

7.8

Mr. Faisal Al Gharabally

France

18 June, 2013

Excellent staff; very helpful and friendly.

For the price paid, the boat should be in much better conditions, both interior and exterior. Food quality was not to standard though presentation in the plate was okay. Gratuity request ,though at client discretion, should not be mentioned at all (was written in the trip summary with a min...? Never seen this before). Ok for gratuity but at client discretion. Don't put a min or recommendation.

9.0

Mr. Paul Lyon

Sydney, Australia

23 November, 2012

Very hard to fault anything it was the highlight of the trip

Should have used a car and driver to get to and from Holong bay as we had to wait some time for the return bus trip.
We didn’t get the cabin we had hoped for on the trip - a little disappointed.

9.4

Ms. Chris Holman

Australia

7 May, 2012

Excellent Cruise, we enjoy so much

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Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

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Activities you can take part in during within a Cruise program is: Movie Night, Board Games, visiting Floating village, go fishing, cooking class, kayaking or swimming, biking, climbing… It depends on each cruise and the length of Cruise program as 02 days or 03 days. Please see more details in cruise itineraries.
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