Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.0/10
Editor Rating

“ Overlooking the vast bay fringed with emerald beaches and mesmerizing limestone karsts and islands, Ultralux Hera cruise redefines the laid-back luxury on Halong Bay. The cruise is inspired by handcrafted wooden design but in a perfect combination with state-of-the-art features. Passengers are catered to every whim with personal butler service, world-class facilities, and gourmet board-meals.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Staterooms are completely clean and beautifully furnished with modern amenities and large windows.
+ The trips are well-organized and enjoyable. There is enough time to enjoy plenty of all age-appropriate activities.
+ It provides tremendous value for money.

Cons

- The upperparts are accessible by stairs only.
- The food quality is not very good and tasty. Especially, fruit juices are priced unreasonably.

Bottom Line

This hi-end cruise brings upscale services and superior equipment to travelers.

About

Type: Metal
Launched: 2017
No Of Cabins: 11
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 1d, 2d1n
Destinations: Tung Sau Pearl Farm, Me Cung Cave, Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island

9.4/10

Itinerary & activities

Guests’ choices vary from 1-day to 2-day itinerary as Ultralux Hera cruise floats on Halong Bay’s popular mainstream cruise destinations. On the first day, opt for a kayaking trip to Tung Sau Pearl Farm or a visit to Me Cung cave. Meanwhile, the second day brings a chance to climb 720 steps to Sung Sot cave or enjoy beautiful beaches on Titop Island.

  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Library
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Caving

9.0/10

Cruise quality

This white-hued cruise ship is adorned with wooden furnishings and dark curtains to create unparalleled intimacy. Not only that, the cutting edge of onboard features that qualify 5-star standards provides the ultimate in modern and comfortable.

9.1/10

Service & facilities

Ultralux Hera cruise also advances wellness practices and boosts onboard enrichment. It offers free access to a hot tub, gym, and sauna rooms while some fee-extra venues such as the Cuckoo bar or Panthera bar and lounge draw a fun-loving crowd. Passengers can also lose themselves in the sun terrace and fine dining area after a day of touring.

  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
9.3/10

Cabin quality

11 softly-lit rooms are designed in classical style with high-quality wood. Each unit includes a contemporary bathroom with a bathtub, a large balcony or terrace, and a seating area for a cup of tea. Apart from updated in-room amenities, guests can take advantage of the personalized services that allow guests to enjoy breakfast and massage service in the room.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Hera Family Connecting Suite3 adults, 1 Children56 sqm
Hera Ocean Suite2 adults, 0 Children35 sqm
Hera Earth Suite2 adults, 0 Children50 sqm
Hera Heaven Suite2 adults, 0 Children55 sqm
8.9/10

Food & Drink

On all voyages, guests can expect to dine in one of the cruise’s best restaurants (Lily and Iris restaurant) that serve 28 authentic Vietnamese and English foods. Moreover, unwind at the Cuckoo Bar or Lotus Lounge with a broad selection for beverages and soft drinks.

8.5/10

Value for money

Planet suite costs from US$411, Hera ocean suite costs from US$620, and Hera earth suite is priced from US$700.

Access for people with disabilities?

Ultralux Hera cruise provides some facilities for disabled guests such as a higher level of toilet and toilet with grab rails.

Family-friendly?

Family rooms are available.

Children under 5 years old are free of charge and can use a free baby cot upon request.

Last updated: February 18, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.Is the cruise available for charter?

Yes, Ultralux Hera cruise can be chartered depending on the schedule and availability. Guests who charter the cruise are provided with conference equipment.

2.What do we need to bring onboard?

Passengers need to bring original passport and other personal items such as a camera, swimsuit, sunglasses, sunblock, and insect repellent.

3.Is parking available?

No, parking is unavailable at this property.

4.Do we have a chance to row a bamboo boat?

Yes, both the 1d and 2d1n itineraries offer a free bamboo boat trip.

5.Does the price include the shuttle transfer?

No, the price excludes car transfers and airfares.