Ylang, the latest member of Heritage Line’s ship collection in Lan Ha Bay, features a splendid blend of Asian-Vietnamese design with French-Colonial accents. This ancient flair of Indochina emanates throughout the vessel with a delicate floral leitmotif inspired by local poetry and related to the four seasons of the year. Local artisans contributed to Ylang’s decoration with hand-crafted paintings and artwork using various materials and techniques. All suites are dedicated to a particular blossom which typically represents a season in Vietnam. All this creates an inimitable sense of bliss and an exceptional abode at sea.

Ylang has only ten spacious suites on two decks – each room is flooded with natural light pouring in through floor-to-ceiling panoramic doors which open onto a private balcony. What makes Ylang unique, is her expansive spa with its extensive selection of thoughtfully selected treatments. The focus on wellness lives on in the more dynamic activities such as yoga in a dedicated room, or early morning Tai Chi lessons on the upper deck.

Particulars

Traditional Vietnamese interior design paired with Indochinese accents
Ten luxury suites (two room categories)
Reception-Lobby with a small boutique shop
Extensive spa areas inclusive of a sauna
Yoga room
Library Lounge
Restaurant with bar
Terrace deck with pool

Signature Suites

The main deck’s six spacious 40 sqm (431 sqft) Signature Suites (two twins, four doubles) include a 5.5 sqm (59 sqft) private balcony equipped with a table and sun chairs. The room’s separate lounge area comes with a sofa and table. The beds face the large sliding glass door, which opens onto the balcony and endless views of the sea. All Signature Suites’ bathrooms are fitted with a walk-in shower and a bathtub overlooking the bay. The elegant Italian marble tiles and splendid mosaics on the walls pick up the decorative style of the suite’s living quarters.

Ylang’s Signature Suites feature artful dark wood panels encrusted with delicate brass prunus blossoms or elegant pique assiette mosaics of cherry blossoms set in light pink and silver – a graceful representation of winter inspired by Vietnamese poetry.

Amenities
Individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, balcony with sun chairs and table, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth music system, sofa lounge, chair and desk, bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub (inclusive of a soda spa water system), bathroom amenities, bathrobe, hairdryer, slippers, sun hat, tea & coffee facilities, in-house phone, luggage rack.

Regency Suites

Ylang’s four Regency Suites are situated on the upper deck in a private zone. Their tasteful interior combines traditional Vietnamese elements with tasteful Indochinese touches and extraordinary luxury.

Two Regency Suites are named “Grace Orchid” and “Pure Lotus”, two flowers known to evoke springtime in Vietnamese literature, and offer a total floor space of 53 sqm (549 sqft). Double beds facing the sea with perfect views on the bay. A sliding glass door grants access to the spacious balcony (8 sqm, 86sqft). In the generous lounge guests can enjoy some downtime during days. The luxurious Italian marble bathroom reflects the suite’s color scheme and is equipped with a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi overlooking the bay to complete this room’s extravagance.

Both suites, the “Grace Orchid” and the “Pure Lotus” amaze with their décor and decoration matching each room’s interior theme. Delicate watercolor wall panels and paintings, carved wooden floral images and hand-picked artefacts decorate these suites to become magnificent abodes.

Amenities
Individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, balcony with sun chairs and table, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth music system, LCD TV with movie library (only in “Glory Daisy & “Royal Bamboo”), sofa lounge, chair and desk, bathroom with walk-in shower and Jacuzzi (inclusive of a soda spa water system), bathroom amenities, bathrobe, hairdryer, slippers, sun hat, tea & coffee facilities, coffee machine, in-house phone, luggage rack.

Regency Suites (Premium)

Right at the bow of the ship, the two premium Regency Suites make up the most luxurious domiciles on Ylang. Over a floor space of 51 sqm (549 sqft), these suites feature a separated bedroom as well as a lounge with a sofa from where guests access the stunning balcony area. The setting of the private balcony (10 sqm, 108 sqft) in the very front of the ship, inclusive of an Jacuzzi, makes this suite truly unrivaled. The lavish bathroom with Italian marble and brass fittings offers both a free-standing bathtub and a shower with a stunning view of the passing seascape.

Each of these two suites is dedicated to a different flower and the season it represents. The “Royal Bamboo” suite’s elegant tones of dark blue and gold represent the summer season. Lacquer wall panels adorned with gold leaf in the bedroom and black ink paintings in the living room decorate this room.
The “Glory Daisy” suite’s gentle browns and reds accentuated with classic white daisy blossoms inspire memories of autumn. The impressive floral motives and transparent carvings add a sense of lightness to this suite’s chicness.

Amenities
Individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, balcony with sun chairs and table, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth music system, LCD TV with movie library (only in “Glory Daisy & “Royal Bamboo”), sofa lounge, chair and desk, bathroom with walk-in shower and Jacuzzi (inclusive of a soda spa water system), bathroom amenities, bathrobe, hairdryer, slippers, sun hat, tea & coffee facilities, coffee machine, in-house phone, luggage rack.

Reception Lounge

Every journey on Ylang starts here. Held in elegant dark wood tones with inviting rattan furniture, the reception area welcomes guests on board with its refined atmosphere and a wonderful display of Vietnamese artwork. A little boutique shop offers a chance to purchase the perfect souvenir.

Library Salon

The comfortable sofas and lounge chairs, as well as the walls adorned with remarkable Vietnamese historical artifacts, make Ylang’s “Indochinese Salon” a place to sit back after a day of exploring. Stop by here and enjoy some downtime or a conversation with fellow passengers whilst leafing through the latest edition of a favorite magazine or the pages of a gripping book. The spa reception at the corner of the salon offers access to a world of true bliss.

Ylang Spa

Ylang’s defining characteristic is her focus on wellness and relaxation. There is hardly a better place on this planet to let the mind and soul come to rest than the otherworldly Lan Ha Bay. A team of therapists offers a wide variety of treatments in the generous spa facilities located on the upper deck. Three private rooms, of which one is the “de-luxe chamber” containing private steam bath and shower, are flawless hideaways for couple’s and single to enjoy a large variety of spa treatments.

Ylang Yoga

To keep with Ylang’s wellness-inspired theme, a 26 sqm (280 sqft) room has been dedicated to yoga classes. Join our Yoga instructor in this light-flooded space for a dynamic and restorative yoga practice. Sessions are offered daily for all guests to enjoy and private classes may be booked upon request.

Terrace Deck

Ylang’s terrace deck is the epitome of spots to unwind and enjoy the outdoors while on board. The inviting pool is surrounded with comfortable sun beds shaded by large canvas sails, setting the scene for perfectly relaxing moments in one of the world’s most scenic seascapes.

Restaurant & Bar

Aboard Ylang, guests get to enjoy the many culinary pleasures Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. The wood-paneled ceiling with its colonial style fans, the ornate carvings on the walls and the dark wood and rattan furniture evoke the glorious bygone days of Indochina and set the mood for a gourmet meal or signature drink. Ylang’s bar is a cozy place to spend a lazy afternoon or to end an eventful day. The bar is 180-degree-surrounded by glass windows, offering perfect day and nighttime views of the bay and its impressive karsts. Take a seat at the bar to talk shop with our bartender or snuggle with a glass of wine in one of the loungers for a cherished tête-à-tête with your loved one.

Board Ylang and find yourself in a universe where you have Lan Ha Bay almost to yourself. After boarding, you immediately feel at home. The very large suite with your own balcony welcomes you with fresh fruits and cozy living quarters. Head to the restaurant and enjoy an exquisite lunch surrounded by a surreal landscape of islets and karsts emerging from the turquoise waters. Kick back by the pool with an espresso or opt for a foot massage in your room before exploring a local island village by bicycle.

Start your second day with a hearty breakfast served in the privacy of your suite. Once you are energized discover more of Lan Ha Bay’s gems - one of the few remaining fishing villages awaits and a leisurely hike around Cat Ba Island’s National Park stimulates your senses. The afternoon is at your own pace: spend some hours indulging in Ylang’s Spa or choose from activities such as kayaking or swimming on a quiet beach. A lifestyle-day full of impressions and adventures has its climax when you simply relax on the sun deck to watch the nightfall in all shades of blue and crimson.

Wellness & Cuisine
Ylang is more than but a ship - she is a floating wellness and lifestyle oasis. Offering various kinds of spa treatments in its large Ylang Spa, yoga classes in a dedicated practice room or refreshing Tai Chi at sunrise, this vessel brings together a luxurious wellness experience with an unsurpassed journey around Lan Ha Bay.

On the culinary side, Ylang offers Vietnamese and international gastronomy focusing on healthy dishes and drinks for a holistic wellness stay. Freshly prepared with delicate local ingredients, our creations please any exacting palates. While lunch and dinner are served in the magnificent setting of the dining room on the terrace desk, guests may choose to take their breakfast in the privacy of their suite.

Activities
Cycling exploration to a local village nestled in a valley surround by jungle-cladded mountains
Discovery of a local floating fishing village
Leisure hiking tour through the Cat Ba Island National Park
At your own pace with various onboard spa opportunities, kayaking and swimming in the bay
Movie night

Senses of Lan Ha (three days – two nights)
Dedicated to well-being and serenity, Ylang and its three-day / two-night journey offers guests deep insights into Lan Ha Bay’s natural beauty all while providing a holistic wellness experience.

Boat info

Technical figures

Built 10/21/2018
Launch Aug 2019
Length/ Width/ Height 57,46m/ 12,21m/ 11m
Bean / Draft 1,9m
Gross tonnage 1.500 tons
Cruising Speed 10 nautical knots
Electricity 220V, 50Hz
Electric socket standard EUR standard
Capacitity/ cabin 20 passengers/ 10 cabins (two categories)
Safety equipment PA, Radio Comm., Radar, GPS, monitoring camera system, shipwreck alarm system, depth measurer, life jackets, life rafts, tender, first aid kits, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in each cabin.

Stateroom (Signature Suites)

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Stateroom (Regency Suites)

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Stateroom (Regency Suites (Premium))

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At a Glance (Reception Lounge)

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At a Glance (Library Salon)

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At a Glance (Restaurant & Bar)

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