On the small exquisite ship, Violet, the menu is uniquely designed. All meals are served a la carte, with breakfast being accompanied by a side buffet with many more options. Menus are multi-course with variety of dishes made from finest local, regional and international ingredients. Delightful presentation of each dish is key, especially in Asian cuisine. And of course, we are able to accommodate all dietary preferences and requirements.
Vietnam is famous for its delicious snacks which can be consumed at any time of the day. Join our cooking class to see and learn how to prepare some tasty goodies which are very easy to make by yourself at home.
What better way to begin the day than with breakfast served on your balcony, with the sea and landscape to complement a hearty spread.
Violet is by nature a very private cruise affair with its six large suites only. Dining in your suite or on your balcony makes any sojourn complete in terms of a secluded stay, perfect for honeymooners or couple wanting to enhance their journey.
Our onboard mixologists are eager to serve up their signature cocktails, particularly ‘The Heritage’ or ‘Halong Fantasy’. Kick back and take in the surreal beauty of the bay with one of their tasty concoctions in hand – the perfect time would be Halong’s magnificent sunset blue hour.
It is surely unlikely you have ever fished for squid in the evening. Squid fishing is an interesting activity where you need a spotlight, patience, luck and bit of skill. Join the crew who will teach you in the “art of squid fishing”. And - you catch it, we cook it!
Choose from a selection of board games to amuse yourself with while in-suite or on the deck.
Small but extensive – the library lounge is a little retreat that has some good reading material and mesmerizing coffee table books in stock.
The ship’s small boutique shop corner displays a selection of silken and handcrafted souvenirs to entice you. Treat yourself with a little memento to remember your journey with us.
Soak in the warmth of the sun as well as the natural beauty of Halong Bay from one of the bay’s largest sun decks on a per passenger ratio aboard Violet. Tasty refreshments are also available at the nearby day-bar.
There are two spa rooms aboard the ship, one of which is a single’s room and the other perfect for a romantic couple’s wellness and spa pampering. Choose from an array of treatments including east-west massages, reflexology, pedicure or manicure offered by our skilled therapists.
Every morning when the sun rises, join us for a rejuvenating Tai Chi session to ease the body and mind. Enjoy the nice ocean breeze on the open deck in front of the stunning bay’s backdrop.
Our VIP couple’s room is equipped with a steam bath that guests may use when available on a complimentary basis. A steam bath can also be combined perfectly pre- or post-spa treatment.
Our team’s passion for hospitality is felt at every interaction. When you first start your adventure, you are welcomed like an old friend and immediately feel comfortable. The exclusivity of the Violet it is reaffirmed with warm personal attention throughout your journey.
Bring your postcard to the post office, arrange a transfer to the airport, pack and ship a purchased souvenir, or book a post-cruise tour – our staff are multi-faceted concierges and more than happy to assist with any of your wishes.
Staff is trained and certified for CPR and First Aid equipment. And we also have very good connections with medical professionals and institutions on shore in case of medical emergency.