Heritage Cruises was built to reinvent Vietnamese cruising. As Vietnam’s first boutique cruise ship, it offers cruises along the Red River and in the Gulf of Tonkin. Featuring just 20 cabins (in four categories), the vessel guarantees passengers the opportunity to experience Vietnam’s distinctive culture, complemented by personalised service. Every detail has a story to tell, from the architecture to the cuisine and art pieces, even the music played onboard. The vessel has high ceilings, full panoramic ocean views, hand-painted mosaic tiles, original artwork, and a four-poster colonial bed in the centre of each suite. Experience an enticing blend of authentic classical French Indochina design and elegant Vietnamese charm. Away from the crowds usually found in Halong, it cruises lower to the Cat Ba region, which is more quiet but equally beautiful. Heritage Cruises also has the strongest and fastest engines in Halong, allowing one to reach further and into more secluded destinations.
Rates from 260 USD/person for a 1-night cruise around Lan Ha Bay
(based on 2 persons sharing a standard cabin)
Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
With 1, 2 and 3-night cabin cruises around Lan Ha Bay, there is a cruise to suit every schedule. Please contact the Secret Retreats concierge to explore the dates that best suit you and to reserve your cruise and for assistance with planning and booking your pre and post cruise itinerary: email@example.com.
Pham Ha, founder of Heritage Cruises
Your Host and The Team
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’ Leonardo da Vinci’s quote perfectly captures Heritage Cruises’ vision and philosophy. Heritage Cruises is pure, artful and elegant in offering special perspectives along the Red River, and the Tonkin Gulf. Our guests tell us that our welcome is personal, the accommodation sumptuous, and the views just gorgeous. Explore, learn, celebrate, enjoy!”
Delta Suites (6 units)
Ocean Suites (10 units)
Captain Suites (2 units)
Regal Suites (2 units)
Facilities and Highlights
- Swimming pool: Located adjacent to a pool bar and lounging area, this heated pool is Vietnam’s largest cruise swimming pool.
- Restaurant/Lounge: Guests can enjoy delightful cuisine in two restaurants, indoor and outdoor lounges, and a fun pool bar. The ship also has a wine cellar.
- White Lotus Spa: Named after Vietnam’s national flower, this spa has two private treatment rooms located on the Panorama Deck. Services include everything from herbal therapy facials and body treatments, to an extensive range of massage treatments.
- Bach Thai Buoi Library and art gallery: Enjoy Vietnam’s first cruise art gallery and art auctions, as well as an onboard gift shop with exclusive Vietnamese premium products.
GENERALCruising Areas: Halong and Lan Han Bay
Total number of rooms: 20
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: USD, VND
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners
Electricity voltage: 220V
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CONCIERGEYour concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCESSDoor-to-door pick-up and drop-off service between Hanoi and Got Harbor in Cat Ba Archipelago in a limousine van with leather interiors.
Airport: Hanoi International Airport (HAN) - 137 km
Airport: Haiphong Domestic Airport (HPH) - 53 km
Responsible cruising is all about attitude, and Heritage Cruise’s team is committed to socially responsible travel. To reduce their carbon footprint, they save fresh water and organic waste, which is then transferred and recycled. This helps to keep the bay clean and healthy for future generations to enjoy. The team also collects rubbish when kayaking, and each month they clean all the beaches and trails used for trekking, so that guests can enjoy the pristine beaches and coves in their operating areas.
The ship was built using sustainable materials and new engines, and the structure of the cruise ship was designed to maximise natural light and airflow to reduce the need for air conditioning. The company uses no plastic bags, provides reusable water bottles, and encourages guests to reuse their towels and linens. To support the local artisans, this cruise ship company also sells locally made products onboard in the gift shop.