Valentine Cruise

Rates:
Itineraries: 2 days/1 night | 3 days/2 nights |
The “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats
2 days/1 night

The luxury junk named Valentine began its first voyage in early Oct 2007. With well-appointed spacious cabin, tasteful decoration and unique design, we are sure that the junk will bring all guests excellent experience; moreover, you will also have chance to explore the scenic beauty of this World’s Natural Heritage. Actually, Valentine Cruise is the best choice for those who are  seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience.

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong (180km) (L/D)
11.30 – 12.00: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12.15: Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.30: Check in and begin cruising to Halong Bay.
13.00: Lunch is served – enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.45: Transfer to Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied.
15.45: Return to the boat and sail for about one hour to our second stop – Cua Van Floating Fishing Village, the largest fishing village in Halong Bay.
17.00: Arrive at the fishing village. There are two options for visiting the village, by kayak or by sampan. For those who do not wish to kayak we will travel by tender and then transfer to small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers. For those who wish to go by kayak the kayaking option is $10.00 per person (unless pre-booked). Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks and kayak to and through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way
18.00: Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, to anchor for overnight.
18.00 – 19.00: First of two Happy Hours! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
19.30: Dinner is served.
20.45: Evening activities include: Happy Hour!, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 22.00: Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00: End of Program for Day One.

Day 2: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)
06.45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00: Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.00: Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.
07.45: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 150 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 150 steps and return to the boat.
09.00: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
09.30: Enjoy Breakfast in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.00: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Your driver will be awaiting you at the dock to take you back to your hotel or residence in Hanoi.

Tour Price: USD/pax (valid until Dec 31st 2015)
Cabin Price Promotion price Single supplement
Valentine Deluxe 268 USD/pax N/A 160 USD/pax
Valentine Suites 338 USD/pax N/A 210 USD/pax
Valentine Premium 288 USD/pax N/A 180 USD/pax

Inclusions:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
  • Vietnamese and International Breakfast
  • Conference Equipment (Charter only)
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

Exclusions:

  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
  • Kayaking (Ten dollars U.S. per person, when not pre-booked)
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above