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Lavender Cruise

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Overview

Modelled after the traditional Halong Bay junk boat, the Lavender Cruise is a professional and trustworthy Halong Bay tour, offering a great itinerary with world-class service at every turn.

Coming as an option between 9 and 12 cabins, the Lavender Cruise is equipped for all needs while maintaining a traditional Vietnamese aesthetic throughout the ship. We also have a fully-licensed bar, a fine dining restaurant with outdoor dining area and a spectacular sundeck, where you can soak up the breathtaking views of Halong Bay.

Every voyage with Lavender cruise comes with a dedicated crew who put your happiness first. They will assist you whenever you need it but are very respectful of your treasured private time, too.

Come to Halong Bay with Lavender and experience the sights and sounds of mystical Halong Bay.

 Languages spoken

 English

 Internet access

 Wi-Fi In Public Areas

 Things to do, ways to relax

 Tours
 Ticket services

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Breakfast Included
 Room service [24-hour]
 Restaurants
 Coffee Shop
 Bar

 Services and conveniences

 Smoking Area
 Currency Exchange
 Daily housekeeping

 For the kids

 Family room

 Access

 Front desk [24-hour]

 Getting around

 Shuttle Service

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Toiletries
 Shower
 Seating Area
 Non-smoking
 Slippers
 Wake-up service
 Towels
 Heating
 Mirror

 Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L/D)

7.45-8.30 If you are making use of our shuttle bus service, then you should wait in your hotel lobby for our tour guide and driver to collect you and take you east towards Halong Bay.

12.00 – 12.45 The crew will debrief the itinerary once you board the Lavender Cruise, after which you are free to check into your cabin and explore the new surrounds of the ship.

13.30 A wonderful seafood lunch will be laid out in the dining room as we glide past some of Halong Bay’s famous rock formations, like the Fighting Cocks and Stone Dog Islet. 

15.00-16.30 Titop Island will be our first destination today. This is a small island with a sandy beach encircled by water, perfect for relaxing and swimming. Alternatively, you can climb to the peak in the middle of the island for a great view over Halong Bay’s landscape.

17.00 Rejoin the Lavender Cruise and head upstairs to the sunset party as our bar opens for a magical evening in Halong Bay.

17.45 Learn how to make delicious spring rolls as our chef shows you the proper technique required for perfect rolls every time.

19.30 Head to the restaurant for a gorgeous set menu dinner, watching the last bit of light fade beyond the horizon.

Evening entertainment is as such:

• Learning the art of squid fishing with the crew

• Card and board games

• Karaoke

• Indulging in drinks at the bar 

• Relaxing in your cabin with a book

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Lavender Cruise

 Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

06.30 Rise early for an energising Tai Chi session upstairs. This is one of the best ways to start your day, along with a breakfast, which will be served in the restaurant downstairs.

07.15 We take a tour of the Surprising Cave, gazing at the whimsical formations of rocks found throughout the grotto.

09.20 Returning to the Lavender Cruise and checking out of our cabins, we tuck into brunch at 10.15 on the final cruise back to the mainland.

12.00 Stepping off the Lavender Cruise for the last time, we will board the shuttle bus heading back to Hanoi, taking in the Red River views until we arrive back in the capital at around 16.00 – 16.30.

Everyone at Lavender Cruise would like to thank you for choosing our acclaimed company for your 1 night trip through Halong Bay. We trust that you had a fantastic time and we hope that we will be in your considerations if you return to Vietnam!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Lavender Cruise

 Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L/D)

7.45-8.15 For those using our shuttle service, we will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel lobby and transfer you to Halong Bay.

12.00 – 12.30 Board the Lavender Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink while you listen to the crew’s itinerary briefing.

13.15 The freshest local seafood will be served for your first lunch as we pass famous Halong Bay islands such as Incense Burner Island and Fighting Cock Islet. 

15.00 -16.30 We will stop at Titop Island, a wonderful place to relax on the beach, swim in the water or hike to the peak to see the perfect Halong Bay scene from above.

17.00 Rejoining the Lavender Cruise, you are very welcome to our sunset party on the sundeck with snacks available.

18.00 Our chef’s cooking class in the restaurant will show you how to make spring rolls, a delicious example of traditional Vietnamese food.

19.30 A full set-menu dinner will be served in the restaurant as the night rolls in across the magical bay.

In terms of evening entertainment activities, we have the following:

• Squid fishing onboard with the crew

• Board and card games

• Karaoke

• Relaxing with drinks at the bar or in your cabin

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Lavender Cruise

 Day 2: Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

06.30 A Tai Chi class will be held on the sundeck to help you kick-start the day with a boost of energy.

07.00 Soak up the new morning atmosphere of Halong Bay as you eat a full breakfast.

08.00 We will board the Lavender Cruises day boat for expeditions today, beginning with a cruise to the more remote areas of Halong Bay.

10.00 Arriving at Ho Dong Tien Cave (Fairy Lake Cave), we have about 45 minutes for kayaking.

12.00 A filling lunch will be laid out on the day boat

14.30 The Halong Bay Pearl Farm is an interesting experience as we will learn all about the production of these expensive jewels in Halong Bay. 

16.20 We rejoin the Lavender Cruise and attend the sunset party on the top deck

19.00 Another wonderful dinner is served in the restaurant.

In terms of evening entertainment activities, we have the following:

• Squid fishing onboard with the crew

• Board and card games

• Karaoke

• Relaxing with drinks at the bar or in your cabin

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lavender Cruise

 Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06.15 It is your final opportunity for Tai Chi on the sundeck, so try to wake up early!

07.15 A light breakfast in the restaurant will be followed by a visit to the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) to see all of the different geological formations within.

09.30 You will check out of your cabin upon returning to the Lavender Cruise before a traditional brunch will be served in the restaurant at about 10.15.

12.00 We will arrive back at the pier and you will board you Halong Bay to Hanoi shuttle bus, which will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi at about 16.30 Thank you for joining Lavender cruise in Halong Bay for 2 nights, we hope to see you again!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Lavender Cruise

General Information

Shuttle bus pick-up point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House

Shuttle bus drop-off point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House

Bus pick-up time: 7:45 AM -8:00 AM

Return Hanoi by bus: 12:30 PM

Check-in: 12:40 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

Booking Policy

• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.

• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.

• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.

• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.

Cancellation by Customer

• More than 30 days prior to check-in (departure date): Free of charge

• From 30 to 16 days prior to check-in (departure date): 10% of total rates

• From 15 to 10 days prior to check-in (departure date): 20% of total rates

• From 9 to 5 days prior to check-in (departure date): 50% of total rates

• Less than 5 days prior to check-in (departure date): 100% of total rates.

• No-Show: 100% of total rates

*** Cancellation notice from customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.

Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather

If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation. 

• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund. 

• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.

• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1 night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.

• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!

Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off board.

Important Notes 

• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.

Rating Summary

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Inclusions

  •   Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  •   Cruise Itinerary and Program
  •   Welcome Drink
  •   Cabins with A/C & hot water
  •   English & Vietnamese-speaking Tour Guide
  •   Full Board meals
  •   Kayaking, Tai Chi session, cooking demonstration, fishing equipment
  •   On board insurance

Exclusions

  •   Transfer by shuttle bus/private car or van Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  •   Airfares, All hotel
  •   Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  •   Transfer by shuttle bus/private car or van Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  •   Other services NOT clearly mentioned ABOVE

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