Valentine Cruise

Valentine Cruise is one of the most luxurious & boutique Junks in Halong Bay, built in Vietnam , utilizing local materials and the handiwork of skilled shipbuilders, craftsmen and artists. As in the days of old they are built entirely of wood. The wood featured in the interiors is called “go huong”, which translates as aromatic wood, it is a highly durable and beautifully grained wood which adds to the rich and warm character of the boats.
Each of our boats features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large ensuite marble bathrooms, a large sundeck with comfortable lounging furniture and an elegant dining room and bar. We have designed and fitted our boats to international standards while maintaining traditional Chinese Junk styling, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.                       

Our smaller boat, 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, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters. All of the on Valentine bathrooms feature bathtub/Jacuzzi as well as showers.
Length: 27 m
Width: 7.2 m Height: 17 m
Depth: 2.2 m
Number of Cabins: 5
Dining Room Bar & Sundeck

Cabins
Valentine Deluxe: 

International-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi. Available as Twin or Double, size 19 m2.

Valentine Suite: 
International-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi. In addition to larger size, Suite cabin offers Second Deck location. Available as Double only, size 30 m2.

Facilities:
Individually controlled Air-conditioning
En-suite Luxury Bathroom
Massage Shower and Rainfall Showers
Separate Tub/Jacuzzi
Deluxe Toilet Amenities and Towels
Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers
High-quality White Bed Linen
Fresh Flowers
In-house Telephone
Mini Bar and Safe
Complimentary Drinking Water
Safety Equipment and Life Vests

The Sun Deck
With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh breeze and dazzling views, the Sundeck invites guests to lie back and relax. Featuring an impressive range of cocktails and an easy, relaxed ambiance, the Sunset Bar is a delightful place to socialize and watch the sun sink behind the bay’s myriad islands.

The Bar and Lounge
Located in the Restaurant, this cozy bar features silk chairs, embroidered décor. A wide variety of wines and cocktails is available.    

The Foot Massage
Infused with the scents of lemongrass and fresh herbs, the bay view massage space provides the ultimate escape, allowing guests to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese foot massage in the midst of the bay’s beauty.

Sunrise Tai Chi classes
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi class, held-weather permitting-on the open-air Sundeck.

Kayaking
Explore the bay’s uninhabited islands and sea caverns in our imported Canadian Seaward kayaks.

Snorkeling
Discover the colorful coral and fish that lie beneath the surface of the bay’s clear, calm water.

Cooking classes
Learn more about the ingredients and techniques used to create mouthwatering Vietnamese dishes.

Special events
Traditional dances and musical performances, fashion shows, and other events may be arranged upon request.

VIP Valentine Cruise Halong Bay
2Days/1Night on Luxury Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi - Valentine Cruise Halong (Lunch, Dinner)
We depart from the hotel at 8:10am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away by shuttle bus. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Halong Bay 12:00pm

12:15 Transfer by tender to the Valentine Cruise boat – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - luxurious Vietnamese and International set menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. 
14.30 Arrive at 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 supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40-minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is US$30 per person unless already booked as part of your package. Drinking water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight
19:00 Dinner - luxurious Vietnamese & Western buffet or set menu dinner
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately
21:15 board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes
21:00 - 23:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded)
23.00  End of program for day one

 

Day 2: More Cruise Halong Bay on Valentine Junk – Hanoi (Brunch)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax on board. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duration about 30 minutes
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier
10:45  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier
11:00  Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation by shuttle bus
Arrive Hanoi at 4.00pm. The Trip ends at your hotel

 

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24th Dec., New Year on 1st Dec. and Lunar New Year’s Eve

 

Children Policy:
Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra bed)
Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra bed)
Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra bed) 

 

Trip Included:
Accommodation on Board: Private cabin with sea view window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-con
Meals on board: 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food
English/French speaking guide on Board
Welcome drink on board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
Insurance on board
Tai Chi exercise in the morning
Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
Visiting caves & fishing villages
All taxes & services charge

 

Trip Excluded:
Round trip transfers Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi by shuttle bus (USD45 per guest)
Beauty spa services and massage
Beverages and tobacco
Tips and other personal expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above
Kayaking (not availble from 01st April 2017) 

 

Price of 2Days/1Night trip:
 

Number in Group Validity from Jan 1st to April 30th and from Oct 1st to Dec 31st 2016 
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-4 4-7 8-10 Single Supplement
Valentine Deluxe 455 279 275 270 175
Valentine Suite 609 365 N/A N/A 244
Charter 5,250 (Maximum 10 Persons/ship)

 

Number in Group Validity from May 1st to Sept 30th 2016 
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-4 4-7 8-10 Single Supplement
Valentine Deluxe 430 255 249 240 175
Valentine Suite 529 285 N/A N/A 244
Charter 5,250 (Maximum 10 Persons/ship)

VIP Valentine Cruise Halong Bay
3Days/2Nights on Luxury Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi-Valentine Cruise Halong (Lunch, Dinner)
We depart from the capital at 8 :10am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away by Private Car. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Halong Bay 12:00pm
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Valentine boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - luxurious Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. 
14.30 Arrive at 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 supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - luxurious Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately
9:15 board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 - 23:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00 End of program for day one

 

Day 2: Full Day Cruising (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6:45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. 
7:00  Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
7:45 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room.
8:30 Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s more secluded and untouched locales. Exact locations depend on tide conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. 
16:00 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - luxurious Vietnamese and Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes. 
21:00-23:00  Happy Hour!
Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23:00 End of program for day two.

 

Day 3: More Cruise Halong Bay on Valentine Cruise – Hanoi (Brunch)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. 
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax on board. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Arrive Hanoi at 4.00pm. The Trip Ends at your hotel.

 

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/13; New Year 31/13 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

 

Children Policy:
Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)

 

Trip Included:
Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with sea view window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
Meals on Board: 1 Breakfast + 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
English/French Speaking Guide on Board
Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
Insurance on Board
Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
Kayaking (not availble from 01st April 2017) 
All taxes & services charge

 

Trip Excluded:
Round trip transfers by shuttle bus from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi hotel by shuttle bus (USD45 per guest) 
Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:
 

Number in Group Validity from Jan 1st to April 30th and from Oct 1st to Dec 31st 2016 
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 Single Supplement
Valentine Deluxe 698 410 400 395 285
Valentine Suite 860 515 N/A N/A N/A

 

Number in Group Validity from May 1st to Sept 30th 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 Single Supplement
Valentine Deluxe 645 369 365 359 265
Valentine Suite 790 415 N/A N/A N/A