Halong Bay 1-night cruise with Heritage Line – Violet

Halong Bay 1-night cruise with Heritage Line – Violet

This is a classic cruise through the spectacular seascapes of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay. Discover the bay aboard the unique boutique Violet boat assuredly makes one’s stay unforgettable – be it as an individual, couple or a small group.
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Day 1

Tuan Chau – Cua Van – Halong Bay Mooring Point

Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail for your Halong Bay experience. Savour your first hours in the bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breath-taking scenery during our first hours of cruising.

We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing villages in Halong Bay, which some fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities. With a small bamboo boat rowed by locals, we have a look at the floating structures in this calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, borrow a kayak (complimentary for 2-night cruises) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay. The fishing village also hosts the Cua Van Cultural Centre, operated by local residents to preserve and introduce visitors to the village’s history and culture. On display are many archaeological artefacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van.

By tender, we transfer to the nearby Tien Ong cave. The cave shows evidence of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien Ong cave reaches a depth of 50 metres and covers a total area of roughly 1,000 square metres. Follow our guide as we loop through and learn interesting details about this cavern.

After returning to the boat, we sail to the overnight mooring area. During this magical “blue hour”, Halong Bay reveals its magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, you may like to join our cooking class with our chef. You are welcome to practice these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes for yourself – then cook them for your loved ones back at home. After a bit of downtime, dinner is served.

Please note: Guests aboard Heritage Line Jasmine can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast and side buffet (or set menu, alternatively). Passengers on Heritage Line’s luxurious Violet can choose from international or local favourites from a multi-course à la carte menu.

After dinner, our onboard guide offers an intriguing presentation about the bay’s unique and fascinating insights. Alternatively, give yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff – always an entertaining experience. While away the rest of the evening and treasure this special moment amidst the magical landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Halong Bay Mooring Point – Ti Top Island – Tuan Chau

For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut ‘German Titov’, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries.

Once arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering rock formations. If you prefer to be a bit more active, climb 400 stone steps (which takes about 20 minutes) to the island’s top and be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views over the bay. There is also a viewing platform about halfway up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos.

Back on board, you can take a shower and freshen up. Now is the time to enjoy the final moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while breakfast is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site.

Meals: Breakfast

If you looking for a longer cruise, we offer a 2-night cruise itinerary with Heritage Line – Violet.

cabin & Suites

Violet offers six spacious suites only, all uniquely designed, set the highest level of boutique & luxury cruise accommodation in Halong Bay

These two suites are individually designed and named after elements of Halong Bay – “Water” and “Mountain”. The Water has a king bed and a soft white ocean-like ambience while the Mountain comes with a twin and carries a more yellowish tone. Both rooms offer a private balcony and compete with elegant furnishings and attention-to-detail artefacts. They are on the main deck with an area of 32 sqm (344 sqft). The bathrooms are made of Italian marble with a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi.


The Imperial Suites are named Dragon, Phoenix, Moon (double) and Cloud (Twin). All have large glass doors, private balconies and a refined 1930’s art deco style. While the Phoenix and Dragon come more in reddish hue with golden or silver deco elements and fabrics, the Cloud and the Moon have a more dreamy-white or wistful sky-blue outfit. The Imperial Suites sit on the upper deck with a floor space of 38 sqm (409 sqft), including a private balcony that offers stunning views of Halong Bay.

Cruise Rates & Details

Please find below our cruise rates (rack, before any promotional discount), departures and additional information. You may also like to check actual availability by sending us directly a request at info@amasiatravel.com.

2022 & 2023
Departure in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Junior Suite$394
Imperial Suite$499
Departure in May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Junior Suite$295
Imperial Suite$380
Departure in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Junior Suite$414
Imperial Suite$524
Departure in May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Junior Suite$310
Imperial Suite$399
  • Rates are quoted in USD per person based on double sharing occupancy.
  • Rates apply for individual traveller booking only.
  • Rates are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted rates.
  • A mandatory surcharge of 35 USD per person applies for 1-Night itinerary; and of 44 USD per person applies for the 2-Night itinerary. If not otherwise stated, surcharge applies for cruise-only or tour bookings including a Halong Bay cruise. Entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  • A mandatory surcharge on Christmas Eve (24 December) & New Year’s Eve (31 December) of 50 USD per adult and 25 USD per child applies for cruise (or tour) bookings aboard the Violet (Halong Bay).
  • For two Imperial Suites in the front, Premium surcharge applies of 20 USD per person, per night

Accommodation; daily (group) shore excursions, sightseeing and transfers during the cruise; English-speaking tour guiding on and offshore; entertainment/activities during the cruise as mentioned in the program; welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water; meals as mentioned in the program; passenger liability insurance; internet on the ship (subject to cellular network signal); complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments); port or anchorage fees; taxes.

Admission fee for Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay; crew and guide gratuities; visa fees; shuttle bus or private transfers; personal expenses; other beverages than those stated under inclusions; medical services.

Departures: Daily (Halong Bay Cruises with Heritage Line – Violet starting from 15 December 2022)
Off-season schedule: 30 August – 30 September 2023, 30 August – 30 September 2024

boat information

Technical Information

1. Main Deck: Couple Spa Room with Steam Bath, Single Spa Room, Bar-Lounge, Restaurant, Junior Suites, Wheel
2. Upper Deck: Library Lounge, Imperial Suites
3. Sun Deck: Outdoor Sofa Seating Area & Bar Counter, Sun Deck with Loungers

Technical Information

Launch: November 2009
Length / Width / Height: 38 m / 10 m / 6 m
Cruising speed: 5 nautical knots
Draft: 1,6 m
Gross tonnage: 580 tons
Electricity: 220 Volts

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