At Heritage Line we pride ourselves of being a singular cruise line with a fleet of collector designed ships that re-create the feeling of a by-gone era. Authenticity, tradition, luxury and passion are at the core of what we do to create unforgettable and refined cruising experience for our guests.

This can be seen in Halong Bay, where our vessels, “the sisters”, navigate between myriad of mountains rising out of the emerald waters. Those three high-end boutique junks are named after flowers that are native to Halong Bay with Ginger, Jasmine and finally Violet.

Violet, is the most intimate of our cruise ships with only six bright and expansive suites and named after the beautiful Violet Chirita. This delicate purple flowered plant that grows nowhere else than the rocky slopes of Halong Bay. A fitting namesake for a ship as tender and exquisite as Violet. Resembling a traditional Asian junk, the vessel features gleaming wooden flooring, opulent silks and velvets, carefully selected artifacts and decorative details. But most importantly the guests can appreciate the bay’s massive scale with its towering limestone pillars from the inside of the ship through large floor-to-ceiling glass.

When not enjoying this small yet luxurious craft, guests will get to explore the natural wonder that is Halong Bay in all its length. The cruise includes adventurous excursion with the visit of Tieng Ong cave which displays archeological artifacts of human civilization, but also cultural ones with the visit to Cua Van fishing village where guests can witness the lifestyle of the local people. Then they will get the chance to have a very close encounter with the famous pillars of the bay by either taking a kayak into the water or by being rowed by a local person in a bamboo boat.

When guests are resting or simply enjoying their suite on Violet they will appreciate the singular designed 1930 Indochinese décor. A very meticulous attention has been brought to detail like the exotic dark furniture, the beautiful decorative walls, the ceiling paintings and of course the plush solid wood king bed.

Get to know more about how you can relax and enjoy an exceptional cruising experience on the Violet here.