Heritage Cruises 2 days 1-night
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Harbor, Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao islets, Hanoi
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Heritage Cruises is a new brand in Halong Bay tourism that was inspired and put into the design by the heritage ships of patriotic businessman Bach Thai Buoi, who was instrumental in changing waterway traffic on the Tonkin rivers and is known as the king of the Vietnam sea in the early 20th century.
Heritage Cruises is an interesting destination for the journey to discover the Gulf of Tonkin and the Red River. As the world-famous artist Leonardo da Vinci said "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", Heritage Cruises values simple yet elegant features from cultural heritage elements to create the authenticity and uniqueness of the experience.
Like a 5-star equivalent floating boutique hotel, Heritage Cruises offers superior services in an unforgettable setting for guests to enjoy the quintessence of the North. Onboard amenities include a spa, an outdoor lounge, a large swimming pool, and 20 spacious suites with sea-view private balconies. The artfully designed rooms with comfortable and modern amenities will surely be your relaxation during the trip watching the natural wonders.
Besides a unique boutique style with artistic flair and attention to detail service, an itinerary to discover local cultural quintessence and unspoiled beauty of the world heritage brings guests a truly unique and impressive set of experiences.
Travel is a fantastic opportunity to get new experiences and create memories. Our greatest desire is to provide a wonderful experience based on the elements of exclusivity, comfort, luxury, and style. A trip with Heritage Cruises, so-called the Cruise of Heritages, will be a journey of discovery full of beautiful memories.
A cruise trip is not only a journey to discover nature but also a time to slow down and enjoy life. Some passengers spend as much time as possible exploring the surroundings. Others like to take the opportunity to relax and leisurely admire the beauty of the destination.
Understand all these, besides active excursions, Heritage Cruises create a full range of amenities ensuring the most enjoyable time onboard. Wellness lovers can indulge in a spa treatment, or stay fit at the gym with panoramic sea views. You can also enjoy art and culture at the Art Gallery and Library.
Sundeck & La Piscine
Sun lovers will enjoy time on the sundeck while soaking up the sun's gentle rays and enjoying a foot massage or sipping a cocktail. La Piscine swimming pool with private cabanas and 360-degree views is also an inviting site. This conditioned freshwater pool is the largest tourist one in the Gulf of Tonkin, with an area of 32m2, and 1.2m at the shallow end. Sun loungers and parasols are always available by the pool for you to get a tanned skin. The Heritage sundeck is a great place for light exercises in the morning, seeing galaxies with a telescope, or holding a wedding or birthday party. Enjoy epic views with specialty cocktails from the top-deck bar will be a memorable time.
L'Art de l'Annam
L'Art de l'Annam is an onsite special space dedicated to art. It was inspired by the 1933 book of the same name by Henri Gourdon, the first president of Indochina University. The book presents the objective point of view of a French who lived there for a long time. It was illustrated with important documentary photographs, helping readers better understand Annam society in the early 20th century, as well as the architecture, sculpture, paintings, and handicrafts of the country at the time. The Heritage L'Art de l'Annam has its exhibition with a gallery of the first works of artist Pham Luc, also known as the Picasso of Vietnam. Works of other famous Vietnamese artists and painters who graduated from Indochina Fine Arts School are also honorably exhibited here. In the art gallery, visitors will find their pleasure in viewing antique postcards, stamps, and original 20th-century photographs collected by the owners of Heritage Cruises. If required, we can organize art appreciation programs and auctions on this luxury ship.
White Lotus Spa
What the warm rays of the sun do to your body, our spa will do for your soul as well. White Lotus Spa is named after Vietnam's beautiful and pure national flower like the values that this place brings. With two private rooms on the top deck, silent and well-equipped, White Lotus Spa is a place where all the senses converge for enjoyment. Here a full range of holistic, restorative, and energetic treatments are provided by our skillful therapists.
Bach Thai Buoi Library
Let's visit the most exquisite floating library in Vietnam. The library is inspired by the spirit of Bach Thai Buoi, who was instrumental in developing the North's waterway transport in the early 20th century. The book-filled library is located upstairs, a comfortable setting to read and relax. Bach Thai Buoi Library has a rich collection of books on topics such as art, culture, architecture, artwork, literature, travel, and 1930s French Indochina. Here you can find books on Bach Thai Buoi, memories of the Red River, the secret history of King Bao Dai, paintings and life of Pham Luc, the Picasso of Vietnam, or the artbook "Vien Tham Vinh Bac Bo" written by Mr. Pham Ha, founder and owner of Heritage Cruises.
Van Don Shop
The shop is named after the most important trading seaport in Vietnam from the 12th to 16th centuries, which is located in the southeast of Halong Bay, a few miles from Cat Ba Islands, and lies on Bai Tu Long Bay. As far back as the 12th century, Van Don was a trading center for precious goods with merchant ships from across the region, such as Java (Indonesia), Siam (Thailand), Japan, India, and China. In our shop on the upper deck, you will find thoughtfully selected handcrafted products, silks, pearls, jewelry, and signature souvenirs specially designed for Heritage Cruises. Featured items here include pieces from talented local artisans. These items are a bridge to connect their communities to friends around the world. We believe that heritage tourism can boost the economic and civic vitality of a community or region.
Art Corridor - Heritage's Masterpiece
The wooden staircase in the middle which leads to the upper floors is Heritage's masterpiece. The staircase comes with beautiful paintings surrounding it and is always sparkling under the natural light of the sun and the moon pouring down from the skylight. The clever design of the skylight ensures that air flows throughout the ship. Lighted up in the evening, crystal chandeliers create a cozy atmosphere in the reception and lobby areas.
Our two outdoor lounges are designed for the greatest comfort, spaces for you to watch the sunrise or sunset. One is located at the stern of the ship, the other is at the bow, and both are on the top deck. In both lounges, guests have comfortable sun loungers and plenty of shade in the front, along with a well-stocked rooftop bar, perfect for luxury holiday evenings. The lounges are great for movie watching after dinner. We have a selection of the latest movies and classics about Vietnam and the region.
Red River Living Room
Named after the longest river in the north of Vietnam, the Red River living room with its nostalgic panoramic view takes us back in time to the 1930s. Originating in China, the Red River flows through the capital Hanoi and several provinces in northern Vietnam before emptying into the Gulf of Tonkin, forming the fertile Red River Delta. Located on the top deck, the perfect place to relax and watch life on both sides of the river during the trip. Lay yourself on a bench, in the gentle breeze, and enjoy the ever-changing landscape through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. This place is great for a favorite drink, afternoon tea, or relaxing with evening entertainment.
Vacations are all about taking time for yourself – and at Heritage Cruises, we believe you should be free to use that time for the activities you love. This is why our gym is special as it is for passengers who don't want to forget their exercise routine even while away from home. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this air-conditioned room are perfect for exercising while enjoying the incredible views of Halong Bay. Our gym is open 24 hours to perfectly fit your schedule.
One of the world's most beloved gifts is food. Vietnamese food is no exception. Its flavors are prized for the freshness and unique blend of textures, flavors, and aromas. Aboard Heritage Cruises, this gift is presented to you like a culinary journey where you can enjoy food and beverages and relax. There are things and places for you to explore while cruising with us: restaurants, indoor and outdoor lounges, wine cellar, poolside bar & pool table...
Bach Dang wine cellar
Bach Dang is a river near Halong Bay and Cat Ba Islands where the famous Battle of Bach Dang River took place in 938 AD. At the battle, lord Ngo Quyen led his army to defeat the invading forces of the Chinese state of Southern Han. The victory ended centuries of Chinese imperial domination in Vietnam. Expected the strength of invaders, Ngo Quyen had set up massive sharpened stakes on the river bed. At high tide, the stakes were covered by water. As the Southern Han sailed into the estuary, Vietnamese force lured them to follow upstream. When the tide fell, the Southern Han warships were stuck in the stakes and sunk. Half of the invaders were killed and drowned, including their leader. Ngo Quyen's tactics were later reused in 1288 by Tran Hung Dao in another battle at Bach Dang River against the Mongols. Halong Bay has a cave named Dau Go (Wooden Stakes) which is said to be the place where Tran Hung Dao hid the stakes before the battle. Named after these famous battles, the Bach Dang wine cellar has a selection of wines with the meaning of victory. You can visit the cellar with our wine taster or captain to choose the best wine to complement your menu choice for dinner at Le Tonkin restaurant. We also offer guests the opportunity to enjoy dinner in the cellar, if space is available. Here the lights and magical surroundings create an intimate experience for any special occasion.
Le Tonkin Restaurant
Using the old name of Northern Vietnam during French Indochina, the decoration of Le Tonkin Restaurant, where your dinner is served, evokes nostalgia for the old Tonkin. Our cuisine has fresh and nutritious ingredients available and takes you on a culinary journey. Each meal is infused with creativity and served with passion. Our extensive wine list is handpicked by connoisseurs, in consultation with our chefs, to ensure that your wine selection matches the dishes from our kitchen. Whether you seek modern cuisine or classic perfection, our chefs are here to serve up a dining experience that is diverse, rich, and makes a lasting impression. With attention to detail, attentive service, and enthusiastic staff, a meal at Le Tonkin Restaurant gives you an unforgettable delicious experience.
Travel experience cannot complete without food. The culinary experience on Heritage Cruises inspires you to discover more about Vietnam. You not only enjoy new and classic flavors but also a taste of the culture of this beautiful land. L'Indochine restaurant is located on the top deck with stunning panoramic views. Guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch, and lunch indoors or out, at any time and place depending on their preferences. At Heritage Cruises, dining is not simply enjoying the food, it is a journey of culinary experience. Our menus are all designed by Chef King with high-end experiences involving local, Asian, and Western fusion cuisine.
The small ship has an intimate scale, giving you the private atmosphere of being in a floating house. You'll also have plenty of common spaces onboard where you can socialize with other guests. Exploring the wonder of nature aboard a cruise has its unique beauty and culture. With our onsite pool and poolside bar, your experience now becomes more special than ever. Soak up the sun, take a dip in the pool, or lounge on the poolside sun loungers for a refreshing drink while enjoying panoramic views of the unspoiled islands in Halong Bay. The well-stocked pool bar, open until late, features a fine selection of new and old-world wines as well as refreshing drinks and healthy snacks.
Hanoi - Tuan Chau Harbor- Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay/Cat Ba Island
09:00 – 09:30: Pick up at your hotel in the Old Quarter then take the highway to Tuan Chau International harbor in Halong city.
12:00: Welcome to Heritage Cruises Lounge at No.28 of Tuan Chau harbor. Our reception will assist you with check-in procedures before boarding.
12:30: You board a speedboat to transfer to Heritage Cruises to visit Cat Ba archipelago. Our captain will welcome you with a cup of tea and some safety instructions onboard before checking in your cabins.
13:15: Enjoy a buffet lunch at L'Indochine restaurant on the 3rd floor with a beautiful view of Lan Ha Bay.
16:00: Cruise approaches Ba Trai Dao (or Tra Bau) beach in Lan Ha Bay, an area considered a natural border between the two cities of Halong and Hai Phong. This hidden sea has coastlines and ravines interspersed with the breathtaking beauty of more than 400 islands. Guests can go kayaking or speedboat and can swim in the clear waters of the bay.
(You should wear a swimsuit, bring a hat, and apply sunscreen)
17:00: Back to the ship, guests are free to rest in the ship's common space or the room and watch the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin.
17:15: Enjoy afternoon tea or join a Vietnamese cooking class in the cruise's 3rd-floor restaurant.
19:30: You are served dinner in the elegant Le Tonkin restaurant on the 1st floor.
21:30: Enjoy the view of Lan Ha Bay at night at the bar or on the sundeck. Customers can fish for squid by themselves on the side of the boat.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi
06:00: Soak up the sunrise on the bay and join a Vovinam training right on the top deck.
06:30: Guests enjoy a light breakfast at L'Indochine restaurant.
06:50: Continue the journey to visit Bright cave by bamboo boat.
08:00: Guests return to Heritage Cruises.
09:00 – 09:15: Check out at the reception desk on the 1st floor.
09:30: Enjoy a light lunch at the 3rd-floor restaurant while the boat returns to shore.
11:00: Heritage Cruise returns to Tuan Chau harbor. You say goodbye to the cruise staff.
12:00: You can rest at our lounge while waiting for the car to return to Hanoi or proceed with your trip to another destination.
14:30: The car will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi if you book the transfer service of Heritage Cruises.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Cruise itinerary is subject to change, with or without prior notice, depending upon tide and weather conditions.
SINGLE RATE POLICY
For single occupancy, 15% less than Twin/Double occupancy cabin rate
CHILDREN AND EXTRA SOFABED SURCHARGE
Children 12 years of age and above are considered adults.
FOC for 01 child under 5 years of age sharing bed with parents. Only 01 child under 5 years is allowed to share bed with parents. For the second child, the child rate for 5-11 years of age is applicable.
Maximum 01 child 5-11 years of age sharing bed with adult. The second child must pay the extra bed rate.
Extra Sofa-bed surcharge: 80% for adult and 50% for child.
PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE
- Christmas: 24th Dec
- New Year’s Eve: 31st Dec
- Holidays: 30 April, 01 May, 02 Sept
- Lunar New year: 30th and 1st, 2nd, 3rd
CANCELLATIONS & AMENDMENTS
Any changes / amendments to an existing booking shall be considered as a cancellation and a new booking shall be made. Penalty charges shall apply accordingly, based on the charge for each cancelled cabin as per the following percentages:
|Period prior to the cruise date||GIT > = 06 cabins & Charter||FIT < 6 cabins|
|More than 30 days prior to check in||No charge||No charge|
|From 16 to 30 days||30 % of each cancelled cabin||10 % of each cancelled cabin|
|From 7 to 15 days||50 % of each cancelled cabin||30 % of each cancelled cabin|
|Less than 7 days prior to check in||100% of each cancelled cabin||70% of each cancelled cabin
100% for no show or cancellation less than 3 days prior to check in
TRANSPORTATION (HANOI – HAIPHONG – HANOI)
|Departure point in Hanoi||From guest’s hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter|
|Pick-up time from Hanoi||09:00 to 09:30hrs|
|Expected return time to Hanoi||14:00 - 14:30hrs|
|Shuttle bus rate for adults||15USD/person/way|
|Shuttle bus rate for children under 5 years of age||Free of charge. Limited to one child per booking|
Note: Special requests - please inform sales or operations department before departure if guests have any special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian.
- Welcome drink
- Tender/speedboat transfer
- Fresh seasonal fruit, snacks and nuts
- Unlimited water, tea and coffee
- Fine dining on board
- Two days/one night: 1 set lunch, 1 a la carte dinner, 1 breakfast and 1 brunch de luxe
- Live music, cinema, bars and art gallery
- Cookery and tea/cocktail demonstrations
- Vovinam, sauna, games, gym, swimming pool and other social areas
- Beach activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing
- Upgrade to higher category accommodation or transportation (subject to availability)
- All cabins with bathtub, and private balcony with full ocean views
- English-speaking experience manager and cruise director service
- Free WiFi
- All sightseeing tickets
- Service charges and government tax
- Pick-up, drop-off and transfer services to harbor
- Accommodation pre- and post-cruise
- Air fares
- Personal expenses
- Visa arrangements
- Other services, such as phone calls, medical bills
- Tips and surcharges
- Fuel surcharge (if any)
- Beverages and services not mentioned in the inclusions list or in the program