Welcome aboard of Heritage Line in the serene waters of Lan Ha Bay, the still so unknown extension of Halong Bay. A 2 days 1 night cruise where you can explore the wonders of Lan Ha Bay.
Lan Ha Bay stretches almost all around the eastern coast line – from the northern to the southern tip – of Cat Ba island, which is the largest island in this area. Discover with us the wondrous scenery of quiet waters dotted with limestone pillars and tiny islets cladded with forest vegetation rising from the emerald sea of the Gulf of Tonkin. Lan Ha Bay, a unique world heritage.
Step aboard Ginger, your home while you explore one of nature’s wonders, Lan Ha Bay. The private atmosphere on board makes it feel almost like you have the whole vessel to yourself. Enjoy the vast space and homey feeling in your room, or head out to the pool deck and take in the blue hour with a sundowner after some cycling around the jungle-like Cat Ba Island. You can also learn more about local cuisine and customs by joining a cooking class to find out how to strip down a fresh squid – be careful with the ink! But maybe nothing is more enjoyable on Ginger than a private balcony breakfast in close togetherness with your partner while the boat slowly sails back to the harbor passing thousands of karsts and small islands.
Available all year round
Activities Provided onboard:
Tai Chi, live-cooking workshop, in-room dining (on request), spa, steam bath, cycling tour on jungle like Cat Ba island, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing by the pool, board games, souvenir shop, library with books, magazines and newspapers, in-room entertainment.
Lan Ha Bay
2 Days | 1 Night
Mysterious waters, exotic tranquility, myriads of islets and limestone formations create the spectacular seascapes of UNESCO World Heritage Site-designated Halong Bay and its quieter extension, Lan Ha Bay. Located in North Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin at the southern end of large, jungle-cladded Cat Ba island, Lan Ha Bay is a hidden gem with calm waters, countless stunning islets and small white-sand beaches.
Tuan Chau – Cat Ba National Park – Lan Ha Bay Mooring Point
After meeting at Heritage Line’s welcome lounge at the Tuan Chau Marina, we take a quick speedboat transfer to your luxurious floating home before starting our unique journey of exploring one of the wonders of nature – Lan Ha Bay and its main island of Cat Ba. The first highlight of the cruise is lunch, which we serve in Ginger’s nearly 360-degree light-flooded restaurant. Our live cooking in the open kitchen is a one of a kind experience – enjoy the culinary display along with fantastic panoramic views of the passing scenery.
Relax on the terrace deck or on your private balcony and soak in the enchanting aura which emanates from the surreal seascape. While we cruise along in the early afternoon, there is time to enjoy our unique facilities on board. Take a plunge in the pool with infinity-like vistas or let us pamper you with a selection of fine treatments and massages in the beautiful Ginger Spa.
As we reach the shore of a small lagoon on Cat Ba Island, we hop on bicycles (electric cart transfers are also available) for a tour along small paved roads towards Viet Hai village. Little has changed in Viet Hai since the ancestors of the 80 households settled here centuries ago. Situated in a valley within Cat Ba National Park and surrounded on all sides by forest and mountains, the locals are isolated from the island’s other villages and towns. The community is self-sufficient, as the residents provide for themselves by working the farms, fishing, or collecting rain water for drinking. Here you have the unique and authentic opportunity to meet the local inhabitants, learn about the fruits and vegetables grown in the valley, have a glimpse of local households and try some homemade liquors.
Back on board, our chef is prepared for an interactive cooking class in the restaurant’s open kitchen. Learn about local ingredients as well as the preparation of classic Vietnamese dishes.
As the sun sets, we arrive at a tranquil anchor spot for the night. In this hidden spot, you can revel in the memories of the day’s adventures with a cocktail under the stars.
After a delicious dinner, you may like to unwind at our bar with a digestif or watch a movie in the evening cinema which is set up in the dining area later on. Or join our team and have some fun fishing for squid before retiring to your room.
The gracious Ginger will be Heritage Line’s new vessel cruising the Lan Ha Bay, which is a tranquil part of the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam. Ginger hosts only 12 large suites, all naturally light-flooded and with well-sized balcony. There will be two Regent Suites in the highest room category. Additional four Signature Suites and six Junior Suites complete the suite only vessel. Ginger expresses her elegance with warm timber floors, marble bathrooms and distinguished design themes that interlace the long-lasting traditions of Northern Vietnam paired with contemporary accents.
Ginger’s uniqueness is expressed with a special culinary theme as well as a refreshing lifestyle atmosphere. The terrace deck is a marvelous public area. An almost 360-degree light-flooded restaurant offering live cooking is framed by an outdoor alfresco area. An indoor bar corner invites to relax before or after dinner.
The most exclusive facility is Ginger’s pool on the terrace deck. Surrounded by comfortable shaded sunbeds, the views from the pool are spectacular. So are the views from the spa rooms in the stern of the ship – one VIP spa room comes with steam bath. Combine relaxing spa treatments with dramatic outlooks through floor to ceiling glass windows on the bay.
- Indochinese-Vietnamese Design with contemporary accents
- 12 Suites (three categories)
- Reception Lounge
- Library Lounge
- Restaurant with Live Cooking and Al Fresco Dining
- Indoor Bar
- Terrace Deck & Pool
- Large Spa facilities including a steam bath
The six spacious Junior Suites (two twins, four doubles) with 37 sqm total floor space (including a 5 sqm private balcony) on the main deck offer a separate sofa lounge area and bathroom fitted with a walk-in shower and bathtub overlooking the bay. Beds face the sea and the private balcony is accessible via a large sliding glass door. The Junior Suites rooms are naturally light-flooded and feature an artful design of dark-ink hand painted local scenery and landscapes at the backdrop of the bed and their ceilings are covered with entwined silver leaves.
Individually controlled air conditioning, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, balcony with sun chairs and table, Wi-Fi, sound system, Bluetooth loudspeaker, sofa lounge, bathroom with walk-in shower and bath tub, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, tea & coffee facility, in-house phone, luggage rack
The Signature Suites have the same total floor space of 37 sqm (including a 5 sqm private balcony) as the Junior Suites but are located on the upper deck. They feature a warm yellow, earthy brown and antique gold flower theme with intricate, feminine décor. Delicate floral embroideries on silk panels inspire guests to revel in romance and poetry. The exquisite bathroom with its mosaic tiled walls behind a lavish vanity, a large walk-in shower and an exquisite bathtub invite to indulge in extravagance.
Individually controlled air conditioning, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, balcony with sun chairs and table, Wi-Fi, sound system, Bluetooth loudspeaker, sofa lounge, bathroom with walk-in shower and bath tub, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, tea & coffee facility, in-house phone, luggage rack.
The two Regent Suites, named Blue Phoenix and White Crane, are the most luxurious options to voyage aboard Ginger. Both have 50 sqm of floor space including private balcony and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi that offers great vistas of Lan Ha Bay. The light-flooded expansive bathroom in conjunction with the private balcony (6 sqm) make the Regent Suites a special abode. Each of the two suites boasts an individual design theme dedicated to mythical birds of Vietnam’s rich repertoire of fables. The interior design features hand-made lacquer panels over the bed, antique and colonial furniture, gleaming gold leaf ceilings and artistic decoration.
Individually controlled air conditioning, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, balcony with sun chairs and table, Wi-Fi, LCD screen, movie and music entertainment system, Bluetooth loudspeaker, sofa lounge, bathroom with walk-in shower and Jacuzzi, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, tea & coffee facility, coffee machine, in-house phone, luggage rack.
Prices are reflected in USD.
High season rates apply from 01 Oct – 30 Apr 2019
Low season rates apply from 01 May – 30 Sep 2019
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