Heritage Line’s newest luxury cruise departs from the quieter port of Hai Phong, and sails the gorgeous and tranquil route along the south of Cat Ba island towards Lan Ha Bay. With less tourists than the busier parts of Halong Bay, you will get to experience a different side of this scenic seascape – with all the comforts and trimmings of a 5-star hotel to make the journey truly special.
Dining onboard is an experience in itself, with multiple courses for lunch and dinner that show off the best of modern Vietnamese cuisine. Try your hand at creating some of the dishes yourself with a cookery demonstration before your evening meal – or perch yourself at the bar with a cocktail in hand to watch the sunset over the limestone karsts.
For those who are feeling particularly energetic, kayaking, cycling excursions and even some early-morning tai chi, are all options to get the blood pumping. No one would blame you though if you instead parked yourself on a sunbed or hopped into the on-deck swimming pool – the terrace gets the most spectacular views after all.
Cabins come in three categories – all of which are larger and better equipped than most city hotel rooms, with spacious balconies to sit and unwind, and gigantic ensuites complete with bathtubs. For the finest possible experience though, a stay in one of the Regent Suites will make you feel like local royalty. This pair of uniquely designed cabins occupy enviable real estate at the front of the ship, and boast private jacuzzis and unapologetically perfect panoramas of the bay.