Sturdy and strong – with a decidedly languid air.

The second of the “Three Sisters” operated by Heritage Line in Halong Bay is the gracious middle-child, Jasmine. Visitors looking for both comfort and adventure in Halong Bay will appreciate the Jasmine’s friendly crew and understated elegance. With 23 cabins,  Jasmine is built in the style of a traditional Vietnamese junk, with three tawny sails and dark wood-cladding.

Jasmine’s interiors, like the exterior, are covered in polished wood, lending Jasmine the stately air of an Indochina-era cruising boat. Guests can convene in the formal dining room, enjoy casual barbecues on the terrace and marvel at the bay’s moonlit beauty on Jasmine’s wide Sundeck. After days spent learning Tai Chi, kayaking, and visiting local fishing villages, visitors can enjoy various traditional massage treatments. Heritage Line prides itself on exceptional service and Jasmine is no exception.  Jasmine’s experienced crew does their utmost to showcase the Bay’s indescribable wonders.

Speaking of Halong Bay, Vietnam’s late President Ho Chi Minh said: “It is a wonder that one cannot impart to others.” Home to more than three-thousand islands, this archipelago is the ultimate cruise destination. Allow the stately Jasmine to transport you.

Particulars:
French-Indochina design
23 cabins (3 categories)
Large Restaurant
Lounge with bar
Massage room
Cozy Terrace with wooden, pillow topped seating
and table set-up
Huge Sundeck

Superior

There are a total of 12 Superior cabins (2 double and 10 twins) available. With a floor space of 17sqm, the Superiors are located on the main deck with teak-wood furniture. Panoramic French-styled windows and tastefully chosen décor make the Superior category a cozy accommodation.

Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, mini bar, in-house phone, slippers, safety box, glass standing shower, bath robe.

Deluxe

The Deluxe cabins sit on the upper deck of the junk. There are a total of nine cabins. The rooms have a floor space of 18sqm with a small balcony (2sqm) to sit and daydream. The décor is classy – with marvelous wooden finishing. Pleasing paintings and well designed amenities decorate this room. The bath has, as all Jasmine cabins, a glass covered standing shower.

Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, mini bar, in-house phone, slippers, safety box, glass standing shower, bath robe.

Jasmine Junior Suite

The two Jasmine Junior Suites, located on the main deck, are regally furnished with a large floor space of 24sqm. After a day of excursions, immerse yourself in the Jacuzzi or step out on your balcony (2sqm) for a spectacular view of the Bay during sunset.

Amenities: Individually controlled air conditioner, mini bar, in-house phone, slippers, safety box, Jacuzzi, glass standing shower, bath robe.

Restaurant with lounge

The large restaurant offers enough space for guests to enjoy privacy or, if they wish, chat with others. The wooden floor and ceilings create that particular Indochina feeling which sets the stage for the exploration of the romantic Bay. Nice Asian and Vietnamese decors are the beautiful add-ons. A small lounge with a bar sits next to the restaurant area where fine cuisine with set menu for dinner is served.

Massage room

The massage room has two benches. Opt for a head and shoulder massage (one treatment out of many) to relax whilst Jasmine weighs you softly into a snooze.

Terrace

The terrace is a perfect link to the restaurant. Chairs and comfy seating invite guests to observe the floating life of the Bay. In the evening the terrace becomes the place to be – where sumptuous seafood barbecue is prepared and the atmosphere is open and relaxed.

Sundeck

Jasmine is high and that is why guests love the Sundeck which gives guests a lovely view of the Bay from above. Sun chairs and umbrellas dot the large space on the top deck where drinks and snacks are served from the bar.

Culinary

The first thing that strikes you about Jasmine is its well-built disposition. You feel at ease when you are at the Jasmine.

It is difficult to paint an accurate picture of life aboard the Jasmine. The morning rays bathe your room in soft colors. The waves of the bay are somewhere around you. Breakfast is a sumptuous spread, croissants, coffee, tea, juices, cereal, eggs, omelets, bacon, noodles and more. The right dose of energy, together with the early-bird Tai Chi activity, take you through the day. You look forward to kayaking (ah, the sound of it has the right dash of adventure and exoticism), you are besotted by the thought of paddling in the Bay. You can now add lasting chronicles to your life book that you will share with your children and grandchildren. Didn’t we say the sturdy and reliable Jasmine promises to deliver?

Boat info

Technical figures

Jasmine

Built 2007
Length / Width / Height 55 m / 11 m / 10 m
Beam / Draft 11 m / 2,8 m
Gross tonnage 1800 tons
Cruising speed 4.6 nautical knots
Electricity 220 Volts
Capacity / Cabins 46 passengers / 23 cabins (two categories)

Safety Radio Comm., Radar, GPS, monitoring camera system, shipwreck alarm system, life jackets, life rafts, tender, first aid kits, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and shipwreck alarm system in each cabin.

Sunset

Launch February 2011
Length / Width / Height 30 m / 6 m / 3,5 m
Beam / Draft 6 m / 1,6 m
Gross tonnage 100 tons
Cruising speed 5 nautical knots
Electricity 220 volts
Capacity 30 passengers

Safety Radio Comm., GPS, life jackets, life rafts, tender, first aid kits, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in indoor areas.

The Ship

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Life on board

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Stateroom (Superior)

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Stateroom (Deluxe)

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Stateroom (Jasmine Junior Suite)

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At a Glance (Restaurant with lounge)

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At a Glance (Sundeck)

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At a Glance (Culinary)

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