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Violet Cruise

from $255 /person

  • Cruise Name: Violet Cruise
  • Type: Luxury Cruise
  • Locations: Halong Bay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
  • Duration: 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 nights
  • Departure: Daily depart from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Review: 9.2 /10 - Superb (Based on 4 reviews)

With just five 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 Violet.


Price Rates

Date On Low season 1st May – 30th Sept., 2017 High season 1st Jan – 30th Apr., 2017 1st Oct., 2017 – 31st Dec., 2017
Itinerary 2 days 1 night 3 day 2 nights 2 days 1 night 3 day 2 nights
Phoenix Suite $509 $811 $672 $995
Dragon Suite $649 $969 $797 $1195

Cabin Types

Phoenix Suite
Adults: 2 Childs: 1
Bed: Double Size: 22 m2
Price /Cabin from
2D1N: $509
3D2N: $811
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Dragon Suite
Adults: 2 Childs: 1
Bed: Double Size: 24m2
Price /Cabin from
2D1N: $649
3D2N: $969
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Cruise Itinerary

Itinerary 2 Days 1 Night (Click To See Details)
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay
Leave Hanoi at 7:45 AM and arrive in Halong Bay around 12:00PM by private car or van (transportation service on your request)
12:30 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12:40 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.
13:30 Arrive at the Me Cung cave area. Upon arrival we will transfer by tender to Me Cung cave. There are many caves in Halong Bay, but Me Cung is the most recently explored and opened for public access. The cave is 15 meters above sea level and 800 square meters with beautiful stalagmites &stalactites, at the end of the excursion, guest can enjoy the top view and take picture of Bai Tu Long bay & Lan Ha bay from the top up of the cave. We will tour the cave for about 20 minutes.
15:50 From the cave we will re-board the tender back to the mother boat and make the short trip to the Cua Van fishing 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 $12 per person.
17:20 Depart and sail for about 45 minutes to Luon 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 20 - 30 minutes
19:30 Dinner is served.
21:00 Short presentation is given about Halong Bay in the dining room.
Day 2: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)
06:15 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07:00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 20 minutes). 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 Chau Marina.
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 Disembarkation and transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Marina Car is awaiting for you there and transfers you back to Hanoi (transportation service on your request).

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Itinerary 3 Days 2 Nights (Click To See Details)
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay
Leave Hanoi at 7:45 AM and arrive in Halong Bay around 12:00PM by private car or van (transportation service on your request)
12:30 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12:40 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.
13:30 Arrive at the Me Cung cave area. Upon arrival we will transfer by tender to Me Cung cave. There are many caves in Halong Bay, but Me Cung is the most recently explored and opened for public access. The cave is 15 meters above sea level and 800 square meters with beautiful stalagmites &stalactites, at the end of the excursion, guest can enjoy the top view and take picture of Bai Tu Long bay & Lan Ha bay from the top up of the cave. We will tour the cave for about 20 minutes.
15:50 From the cave we will re-board the tender back to the mother boat and make the short trip to the Cua Van fishing 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 $12 per person.
17:20 Depart and sail for about 45 minutes to Luon 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 20 - 30 minutes
19:30 Dinner is served.
21:00 Short presentation is given about Halong Bay in the dining room.
Day 2: Halong bay
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).
08:15 Transfer by tender to our day boat, Sunset. Breakfast will be served as the boat sets sail for Cat Ba Island.
10:15 Arrive at Cat Ba Island and travel to the Viet Hai Village by bicycle or motorbike. The trip takes about 10 minutes on motorbike or about 25 minutes by bicycle. Tour Viet Hai, a small village with about 300 residents, for about 30 minutes. Visit the village school and clinic and observe everyday life of a Vietnamese countryside village. Return to the boat by bicycle or motorbike.
11:40 Back on board, set sail for the Bat Cave.
12:30 Lunch is served.
13:30 Join the kayaking excursion to the Bat cave and surrounding waters. Kayaking duration about 45 minutes. There will also be time for relaxing on board and swimming while here.
15:30 Depart from the Bat Cave area and sail to rejoin the main boat. Return to the main boat and free time 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
End of program.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay
06:00 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 Chau Marina.
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 Disembarkation and transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Marina (transportation service on your request).

Cruise Notes

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Cruise Reviews

9.2Superb (Based on 4 reviews)
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avatar - Mar, 28, 2016 -

Vincent

Spent a night on Halong Bay on the Violet. It was supposed to be launched in November 2009 but it aint holding up too well! Very tired and in need of repair. A fairly expensive experience at around $500US a night. It amazes me that there is no hot water on the boat during summer yet they have a spa in the bathroom! The food was just OK with possibly the worst pastries I've ever had for "pre breakfast". They must microwave them - absolutely horrible....

avatar - Feb, 08, 2016 -

Carmel

This was something I was really looking forward to as all the pictures you see show something very special. It did not disappoint me. However, and it is a big however, it is absolutely filthy. The amount of rubbish that was floating in the bays is astounding. This was a shock to all of us travelling as a group as we could not believe how bad it is. There is also no sea birds and I don't know if that is because of the pollution or the tourists are disturbing them. Goodness knows if there are any fish there. I think that they need to do something very very soon or it is going to seriously affect the tourism to this area. It is so lovely so please do something.

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