A new small cruise vessel, Valentine was launched in late 2007 and has a total of 5 cabins. This is a perfect option for travelers seeking comfort and intimacy in a quaint setting. There are 4 deluxe and 1 suite cabin ranging in size from 19 to 30 square meters. All bathrooms are private and has both standing showers and bathtub, boasting one of the most luxury amenities on board among all cruises in Halong.
The small size comes at a great quality, with almost perfect services provided by Valentine cruise. 5 rooms (4 deluxe and 1 suite) inside the cruise are precisely decorated with top class wooden material and equipped with modern amenities, including private bathroom and air-conditioners, to offer the most comfortable and unforgettable moment to all passengers staying on this cruise.
Along with superior room services, Valentine cruise also provides a large range of other luxurious services to its passengers. Guests can spend the whole day on exciting physical activities such as kayaking, fishing or swimming, or find a place to relax at spa area or sun lounge on top floor, and then have a tasty dinner with desired dished at the cruise’s restaurant in the evening under romantic light of candles like a true Valentine Night.
Hanoi (Old Street Quarter)
8.00 am (first day)
Around 4.00 pm (last day)
2 breakfasts + 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:
7.45-8.15 Pick up from your hotel (in Old quarter) and transfer to Halong Bay (extra services, you can book the shuttle bus or private car)
12.30 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.15 – 14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.00 – 16.30 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.30 Passengers have time to reveal Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) that is one of the most largest one on Halong Bay. Listen to the presentation of tour guide about the system of stalactite and stalagmite insight. It has some very beguiling legends.
18.00 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
18.00 – 18.30 Attend the Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.
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 to the guests.
20.45 Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.
21.00 – 22.00 Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Wake up early to participate in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). Coffee, tea and pastries are available.
After breakfast on the boat, guests are transferred another spacious and comfortable wooden junk, featuring lounge, dining room and a sundeck with lounging furniture. This is daytime activities including cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave) and Bat Cave area (the itinerary could be revised flexibly base on the weather condition. Lunch is served on board mid-day.
After lunch, the crew will take you to visit the Pearl Farm in the afternoon.
Around 16:00, return Indochina Sails Junk and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.
18:00 – 19:00: 1st Happy Hour – Buy one drink, get one free (wine by the bottle excluded). Dinner is served on board. After dinner, spend your free time to relax in your cabin or attend in evening activities: board games, card games and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing.
21:00 – 22:00: 2nd Happy Hour – Buy one drink, get one free (wine by the bottle excluded). Overnight on board.
Wake up early to participate in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are served in the dining room.
After light breakfast, transfer by tender to the Titop Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up). After the climb there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.
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 harbor). Then, enjoy brunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after the meal. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery.
12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Port, disembark and transfer to Hanoi. On arrival, drop at hotel. End of services.
It was a two cabin boat so lots of room for just us! It was very helpful as we used the second cabin for the luggage, as travelling for six weeks around Asia.
The cabins are comfortable,the bed king size and comfy,and the shower amazing much better than I imagined on a boat.
There is aircon which you really need, and Wi-fi is on and off but better than I had thought.
The staff made the trip for us perfect,
THOM (young lady) was our main host and spoke perfect English. Thom looked after our every need!
LAN and MINH helped out around the boat Mr HAI was our excellent chef , and what food it was I have never eaten so much over two days! The food is beautifully presented and so fresh Every meal . They collect the fresh food in the evenings and bring back to the boat.
The quality is amazing.
Mr HOAI was our very experienced Captain.
Thom gave us the schedule for each day and as we had the boat to ourselves we changed it as we wanted to. We sailed to the usual tourist places which were amazing and Thom managed to time our arrival perfectly to avoid the larger groups off the big boats!
The cave was Amazing and the fishing village a must see. Most of all we just enjoyed watching the scenery go by as the rocks are so many and so impressive. Two days was perfect time on the boat.