Cruise overviewTuan Chau Marina Terminal Station, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
“ A quintessential expedition ship at its core, Violet cruise is notable for small passenger count, luxurious accommodation, and impeccable services. More significantly, the balance between French-Indochina design and modern comfort makes this small craft stand out from the crowd. Violet cruise creates an ordinary itinerary that allows visitors to explore Halong Bay up close.”
+ Violet cruise is exclusive with beautifully-designed suites and up-to-date in-room amenities.
+ Services are good and staff are friendly and helpful overall.
- The itinerary is a bit rushed. It would be better to have more time for swimming.
- Halong Bay is disappointedly touristy and dirty.
- The food quality doesn’t meet the standard although the presentation is nice.
This boutique boat offers small expedition groups the ultimate in laid-back luxury and comfort.
No Of Cabins: 6
Pick Up Time: 8:00 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:00 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Cua Van Fishing Village, Tien Ong Cave, Sung Sot Cave, Halong Pearl Farm, Titop Island
Itinerary & activities
Violet Cruise offers a well-researched sailing route to the most remarkable landmarks of the bay. Guests will take a pleasant bamboo boat to visit Cua Van floating village where houses a museum and various floating homes. A trip to Tien Ong cave and Sung Sot cave is appealing for beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Also, tourists will have a chance to get to know the pearl growing process at the Halong Pearl Farm and swim in Titop beach.
- Cooking class
- Bamboo rowing boat
- Tai chi
- Cooking class
- Sunset party
Resembling an old-fashioned Asian junk, the 12-guest traditional boat features wooden floors and opulent furnishings. Being opened for years, the ship is not new but guests still enjoy a comfortable stay with subtle interior decoration and high-quality cabins.
Service & facilities
The cruise’s services and facilities can rival larger vessels that passengers have access to an elegant restaurant, a lounge with library and souvenir shop, a top-notch sundeck with spectacular bay views, an inviting spa, and a rooftop bar. What’s more, upscale life onboard is complete with vibrant sunset parties, 24-hour front desk service, and amazing spa & massage services.
- Air conditioning
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
Sustainable design and state-of-the-art amenities inside 6 staterooms bring guests a relaxing and classy experience. All cabins are spacious and well-appointed with a 6sqm private balcony and a Jacuzzi.
|Executive Suite||2 adults, 0 Children||38 sqm|
Food & Drink
Following colonial design, the cruise eatery specializes in local seafood and Vietnamese specialties. Guests are welcome to savor a light breakfast, a buffet lunch, and a set-menu dinner. Meanwhile, an extensive selection of international beverages is provided in the sundeck bar. Moreover, the sunset party is a great chance for drinking and enjoying some snacks.
Value for money
Junior suite costs from US$474 and executive suite costs from US$1162.
Access for people with disabilities?
There are no facilities for disabled people.
Family rooms are available. Children under 5 years old stay for free while children from 6 to 12 have to pay a surcharge of US$25 per extra bed. Children aged 13 and above will pay a surcharge of US$40 per extra bed.
Last updated: January 17, 2020
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Frequently asked questions
1.Is private balcony available in the room?
Yes, all cruises onboard have a large private balcony from 5 to 6sqm.
2.Does the cruise have a library?
Yes, it does. The library is located inside the lounge that features Indochina patterns.
3.Does the cruise require a surcharge on special occasions?
Yes, the surcharge on special occasions such as XMAS, New Year, and Lunar New Year is US$25/pax.
4.Can I order a 7-seater private car?
Yes, you can. The cruise offers private transfer by a 7-seater car at US$135/car.
5.How much does transportation cost?
Shuttle bus round trip costs US$55/adult and US$30/child aged from 5 to 12 years old.