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Heritage Line Violet Cruise Halong Bay
Kiok 6, Terminal 2, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 
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Heritage Line Violet Cruise Halong Bay

Kiok 6, Terminal 2, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 
9.5Excellent - 42 reviews
Launched in 2009
6 Cabins
Heritage Line Mekong

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Boutique Shop
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Spa & Massage
  • Library
Why choose Heritage Line Violet Cruise?
  • Small exquisite cruise

  • Only 06 luxury cabins for tranquil experience

  • Cozy lounge with small reading corner

Cabin & Rates

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Junior Suite Best Value

Junior Suite

2 pax
32.0 m2
Double/Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Imperial Suites

Imperial Suites

2 pax
38.0 m2
Double/Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • 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)
  • Entrance fees, Taxes and Service Charge
  • 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 Policy
  • More than 45 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 31 to 45 days before check-in: 20% of total rates
  • From16 to 30 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 15 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

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
  • In case the parent's room has 02 children under 5 years old sharing the same bed with their parents, the second child will be charged 75% of the price of 1 adult.

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Cruise + Hotel
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Marina - Cua Van Village - Tien Ong Cave
Day 2: Titop Island - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Last update 16:01 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Heritage Line Violet Cruise

The most seductively styled French-Indochinese small boat is Heritage Line Violet. This Art-Deco honeymoon cruise has gleaming wooden floors, elegant silks and velvets, hand-picked antiquities, and ornamentation. Being "unique," the cruise offers the utmost seclusion for the people living there while cruising the renowned Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Only six cabins in a small boat but has a distinctive, spectacular design make Heritage Line Violet ideal for private sailings, wellness and romantic getaways. Each room has a gorgeous private balcony and opulent amenities. Let's find some romantic and special features of the 5-star small boat cruises in Halong Bay.

 

Cabin & Suites

Junior Suites

  • Cabin size: 32m2
  • Capacity: 2 adults + 1 child (additional bed)
  • Highlight facilities: Private balcony, Jacuzzi

The Junior Suites, Water & Mountain (double and twin), named after features of Halong Bay, are situated at the front of the main deck and include a private balcony that faces the direction of travel. The decor of the Water Suite has a honeymoon orientation, with nautical artwork giving a feeling of the water, while the Mountain Suite has yellow tones and wood carvings to evoke the limestone outdoors. Italian marble is used for the bathrooms, which also feature a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi.

Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Imperial Suites

  • Cabin size: 38m2
  • Capacity: 2 adults + 1 child (additional bed)
  • Highlight facilities: Large glass door, Private balcony, Jacuzzi 

The four Imperial Suites—Dragon, Phoenix, Moon, and Cloud - on the top deck each have a distinctive interior design corresponding to their ethereal names (1 twin, 3 doubles). The Cloud & Moon suites have peaceful white or melancholy sky-blue colors, while the Phoenix & Dragon suites have a reddish motif with golden-silver design accents and materials. Each has a spacious glass door, a private balcony, and a sophisticated 1930s art deco design evoking the erstwhile French Indochina.

Imperial Suites

Imperial Suites

Facilities & Deck Plan
  • Violet Restaurant: The little restaurant has a French-Indochinese vibe and offers each diner a separate table for two, assuring privacy and comfort. 
  • Violet Bar: The understated bar, with its finely carved backboard, provides the setting for establishing friendships or having amorous tête-à-têtes over an aperitif or digestion.
  • Library Lounge: With its classically styled hardwood sofas and luxurious silk cushions in a variety of clashing patterns, this lounge is a peaceful nook on the top deck that provides panoramic views of the harbor. There are books and board games available to pass the time in this tranquil setting.
  • Spa: The spa is private and provides a variety of services in its two rooms, all while providing breathtaking views of the Halong Bay landscape. The couple's room has a restorative steam bath, while one room is designated for individual treatments.
  • Sundeck: Every guest has access to a sunbed at all times on Heritage Line Violet's sun deck, which is one of the largest in terms of space allocated to passengers. Couples can also arrange private meals at a quiet table with amazing bay views. At the back of the sun terrace, the day bar provides another excellent hiding place with its cozy outdoor couch lounge.

Honeymoon Spa

Honeymoon Spa

Heritage Line Violet, the most honeymoon small cruise, gets 3 decks with fulfilling amenities for couples and other passengers sailing onboard overnight. 

  • The main deck is divided into 3 areas, with the front part of this Halong Bay cruise being Wheel House and 2 rooms Water and Mountain of Junior Suites. Next is the dining room and indoor bar located in the center of the ship. Finally, the space for the spa at the stern.
  • The upper deck consists of 4 Imperial Suites arranged at the front and rear of this junk boat. The central divider is designed with a Library Lounge.
  • Sun deck is the last floor with wide open space in harmony with nature. This is a great place for you to enjoy panoramic views of the wonderful Ha Long Bay as well as sunbathe and participate in outdoor activities on board.

Heritage Line Violet Sundeck And Upper Deck

Heritage Line Violet Main Deck

 

Service & Activities

Visitors will transfer to Heritage Line Violet after arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor and will then meet the cruise's staff. Heritage Line Violet then sets sail for the picturesque Halong Bay for some afternoon kayaking and bamboo boat rowing in Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van Village. The tour comes to a close after spending the second-day touring Titop Island, Tam Cung Cave, and Poem Mountain, after which a shuttle bus will return you to Hanoi. Passengers would have more time to tour and enjoy Sung Sot Cave and Pearl Farm if they chose the 3-day and 2-night overnight packages.

  • Tai Chi class: This morning class will wake up your body after a night on the romantic junk boat and get you ready for the next new experience to come.
  • Vietnamese cooking workshop: You'd like to take part in the cooking demonstration to see how those simple yet exquisite Vietnamese spring rolls are made.
  • Bamboo boat rowing or Kayaking at the fishing village: This is definitely an interesting experience that you can only try when you come to Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. You will discover the life of the people in the fishing village along with unique boating activities.
  • Pearl farm and cave visits: Admire the mysterious beauty of the caves in the bay as well as the wonderful pearl culture techniques in the pearl village here.
  • Sunbathing, Swimming, and Hiking: All of them are relaxing and interesting activities on Ti Top Island that help you refill your body and unwind your mind. 
  • Board games, library, and in-room entertainment: Heritage Line Violet not only gives you exciting outside activities but also creates funny onboard activities for you to have a great time with this honeymoon cruise. 

Vietnamese Cooking Workshop The Small Boat Cruise's sundeck

Cooking Workshop The Small Boat Cruise's sundeck

Food & Drink

Do you enjoy experimenting with new recipes and discovering regional and foreign flavors? The Heritage Line Violet is the appropriate spot for you. In the quiet setting of the restaurant or even in your room, this luxury junk boat cruise’s culinary team delivers you delectable and exquisitely prepared local and foreign cuisine. Your palette will remember your meals onboard Heritage Line Violet for years to come thanks to the use of fresh ingredients, including both domestic and international marine products.

  • The 2-day-1-night itinerary includes 04 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 buffet breakfast, and 01 buffet brunch
  • The 3-day-2-night cruise offer 07 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu lunch, 02 set menu dinner, 02 buffet breakfast, and 01 buffet brunch

When you board the cruise on the first day, welcoming refreshments will be provided for you. Additionally, 2 mineral water bottles will be placed in each room every day. You must pay a surcharge fee listed on the bar menu to enjoy time at the luxury cruise’s bar with a few drinks.

Spring Rolls And Seafood

Spring Rolls And Seafood

Transportation

Bookings for transportation services are accepted. On the last day, the D-car limousine will transport visitors from their hotels in the Hanoi Old Quarter to Tuan Chau harbor from 8:30 to 9:00 and drive you back at 11:30 or 12:00. When you reach your accommodation at about 3 o'clock, the amazing journey comes to an end.

A Heritage Dcar Limousine

A Heritage Dcar Limousine

Reviews

Cruise: 9.4/10

(+) Pros 

  • The 12-guest traditional boat has lavish furniture and hardwood floors that resemble old-fashioned Asian junk. 
  • Nevertheless, visitors have a nice stay due to the tasteful interior design and high-quality accommodations.

(-) Cons

  • The ship has been open for years and is not brand new.

 

Cabin: 9.4/10

(+) Pros

  • Six guestrooms onboard provide visitors with a luxurious and peaceful experience thanks to cutting-edge facilities and sustainable architecture. 
  • Each unit has its own balcony measuring 6 square meters and a Jacuzzi.

(-) Cons

 

Facilities and Services: 9.7/10

(+) Pros

  • The cruise's amenities and services are comparable to those of larger ships
  • Guests may make use of a chic restaurant, a lounge with a bookstore and a gift shop, a first-rate sundeck with breathtaking views of the bay, a warm spa, and a rooftop bar. 
  • The luxurious aboard lifestyle includes exhilarating sunset parties, round-the-clock front desk assistance, and first-rate spa & massage treatments.

(-) Cons

 

Food and Beverage: 9.6/10

(+) Pros

  • The cruise restaurant, which has a colonial aesthetic, specializes in Vietnamese cuisine and regional seafood. 
  • A light breakfast, a buffet lunch, and a set menu supper are all available to guests. 
  • The sundeck bar offers a wide variety of international libations in the meanwhile. 
  • The sunset party is a fantastic opportunity for drinking and snacking.

(-) Cons

 

Itineraries and Activities: 9.0/10

(+) Pros

  • A well-researched sailing itinerary to the most impressive bay sights. 
  • Visitors will go on a relaxing bamboo boat to the Cua Van floating hamlet with a museum and several floating residences.   
  • Beautiful stalactites and stalagmites make trips to Tien Ong and Sung Sot caves intriguing. 
  • Visitors will get the opportunity to swim at Titop Beach and learn about the pearl-growing process at the Halong Pearl Farm.

(-) Cons

FAQs

Heritage Line Violet Cruise's itinerary provides you with a lot of interesting activities such as venturing off the beaten track, going kayaking and visiting floating fish farms and villages, or discovering secluded beaches, lagoons and caves.

A private bus or limousine will pick you up in Hanoi Old Quarter from 7.30-8.00 am.

Kayaking price is also included in a 3-day 2-night package, not included in a 2-day 1-night package.

All kinds of suites on Violet Cruise have private balconies and bathtubs

The cruise supports you with a complimentary drink. If you want more beverages such as wine, and cocktails on the bar, you are required to pay a surcharge.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 42 customer's reviews

9.5
Excellent
Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Cabin quality 9.5
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.2
9.2
Excellent - Mr. Charles T Oliver
02/10/2023

We had an absolutely wonderful cruise in Halong Bay. Booking a 3-day, 2-night trip with Heritage Line Violet Cruise through BestPrice Travel turned out to be a fantastic decision. My Uyen, our travel agent, was incredibly kind, helpful, and efficient throughout the process. She was always available… More

10.0
Excellent - Mr.james bell
19/09/2023

We had an incredible experience during our 2-night cruise on the Violet, accompanied by our exceptional Cruise Manager Vinny and the amazing team who made us feel truly special! In our group of four, we were fortunate enough to have the entire boat to ourselves for this memorable journey. The staff… More

9.5
Excellent - Mr.Andrea
11/09/2023
Paradise

Upon entering our suite, we were immediately captivated by its breathtaking beauty. It was nothing short of perfection, offering magnificent views from every balcony and exuding a sense of utmost comfort. The level of luxury was unparalleled. The culinary offerings were delectable, and the staff provided… More

9.2
Excellent - Ms. Tina
13/01/2023
Wonderful Overnight Cruise on Violet

This cruise was beautiful, relaxing, and well organized, with great food and drinks, and the staff on board were attentive and professional. If you are ever in Vietnam, Halong Bay is undoubtedly a must, and an overnight cruise on Violet, owned by Heritage, is a great way to see it. The whole experience, from beginning to end, was superb.

9.4
Excellent - Ms.Kara Phillips
06/01/2023
Very good!

My wife, I, and two dear friends have just completed an excellent three days aboard the Halong Violet. After agonizing over the choice of ships, I finally landed on this one. We arranged (through Vietnam Travel in Hanoi) the three days 2-night trip in 2 Junior suites. They also organized a driver for… More

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Questions & Answers (8)

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21/07/2023

How many visitor maximum in Violet Cruise because we want to make a wedding ceremony on board (about 20 people or more). Plan to hold in 28 September. Please contact us if this day the cruise is available.

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21/07/2023
@Melanie:

This cruise only have 6 cabin so that it will not suitable with your group. I suggest for Nostalgia Cruise will suitable with your group

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12/07/2023

When does the water fun at Cua Van begin and end? If I choose not to take part in this activity, would I still be able to enjoy spa services?

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12/07/2023
@Diogo:

Yes you can cancel the activities but the spa services is an extra services and you'll have to pay for it

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04/07/2023

When does the water fun at Cua Van begin and end? If I choose not to take part in this activity, would I still be able to enjoy spa services?

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05/07/2023
@Luna:

You can choose to join the activites or not and you can do spa services but the price is not include in the cabin

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08/06/2023

In the 3 days 2 night itinerary, we would like to visit a fishing village, can you add this site to my itinerary? We would like to join on 8 August 2023, many thanks.

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08/06/2023
@Indiana:

The itinerary is fixed so you cannot change the itinerary. If you booked charter the cruise you can change

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25/05/2023

When we visit Pearl Farm in the itinerary, can we buy gifts made from pearls there, or can we just can see the pearl-making process?

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25/05/2023
@Indira:

Yes you can buy, the workshop also have the store for selling for you

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