Era Cruise 3 days / 2 nights

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    Overview

    Being launching soon in December 2017, Era Cruise is a brand-new luxurious steel cruise which ensures the aesthetic make over and safety for clients.

    Following the off-the-beaten-track route Hanoi – Hai Phong – Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Ha Long Bay, saving your drive time from 4 hours to 1.5 hours maximum, Era cruise promises to bring you incredible services and truly exclusive experience in Ha Long Bay

    Highlights
    • Free letter for visa on arrival * (stamp fee is not included).
    • Free kayaking.

    (*) Vietnam Visa on Arrival (VOA) is quite different from the normal “on Arrival” concept. If you wish to do the VOA service here, you need to employ an agent in Vietnam (like our hotel) to obtain an official of approval letter for VOA before you arrive. Later, at the airport this letter must be showed together with your valid passport to get the Visa stamped.

    Factsheets

    Era Cruise features 18 cabins over 4 decks, which is more spacious than the size of most cabins in Halong Bay. It is truly an elegant luxury that you deserve for your once in a life time trip. You can even play mini-golf at the rooftop sundeck, mingle yourself out in the comfortable Galaxy Coffee Lounge, colorful Skyline Bar, cozy Movie Room or enchanted Spa.

    Cabin No. Size Bed type Max occupancy Features
    Terrace Suite 14 47m2 – 53m2 Twin/Double 3 Large private sun terrace with sitting area and sun lounge
    Family Suite 2 55m2 01 double + 01 single 4 Located on 2nd floor, Spacious private sun terrace, FOC a bottle of wine
    Era Suite 2 74m2 Moon Bed 3 Located on 2nd floor, Spacious private sun terrace, FOC a bottle of wine
    Room amenities
    • En-suite bathroom with standing shower & Jacuzzi bathtub
    • In-room personal safe box
    • Cable LCD Samsung 32 inches TV and DVD
    • Remote controlled air-conditioning
    • Hand crafted wooden furniture including working desks, wardrobes, and luggage shelves
    • Private balcony with sitting area
    • Slippers
    • Toiletries
    • Hair-dryer
    • Welcome fruit baskets
    • Towels and clothes hanger
    • Fully stocked Mini-bar
    • Electric kettle
    Itinerary
    DAY 1: HANOI – LAN HA BAY (L/D)

    09:00 – 09:30  Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong around 11h30.

    12:00  You will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Era Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.

    13:15  A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. Dining on a luxury junk with fine food and drinks doesn’t come much better than this. We set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.

    15:00  When lunch is about to finish, it is just nice that the Cruise complete its entry through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounding of a lot extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Guests can start their journey to explore Ba Trai Dao beach, doing the kayak to immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay and/or enjoy swimming.

    17:00  Back to main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight

    17:30 – 18:30  Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free)

    18:00  Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process.

    19:15  Relish special Signature Dinner in restaurant.

    20:45 – 12:00  Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range or wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Bay. Order a Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a star filled sky

     

    DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY (B/L/D)

    06:30  Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it’s an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today’s adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.

    08:00  Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.

    09:00  Next we board our Era Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel.  Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).

    12:00  Have lunch with Signature set menu on our day boat.

    13:45  Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit)

    16:00  Back on board Era Cruise, take some time to freshen up, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as we cruise to our overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you       will ever see.

    17:30-18:30  Bar opens for Happy Hour “Buy one get one free “

    18:00  Enjoy cooking demonstration to discover our Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls

    19:15  A special dinner will be served offering you outstanding food and quality service.

    20:45 – 00:00  This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. Tonight we will hold a movie night with a selection of films available. We also have a selection of board games for your entertainment. Our bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.

    DAY 3: DARK & BRIGHT CAVE – HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)

    06:30  The nicest time of the day on Lan Ha Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.

    07:00  Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)

    7:30 – 9:15  Enjoy the last stage of your trip to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to our main board afterwards.

    09:30  Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last goodbye from our crew at 11:30, you will board our tender and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.

    12:10-12:30  Get on luxury van and get back to Hanoi.

    Price & Inclusion

    PRICE (USD for per person):

    From 1st January to 30 April & 1 October to 31st December 2020

      2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
    Terrace Suite 338 N/A N/A 164
    King Terrace Suite 374 N/A N/A 184
    Garden-Sea Family suite 410 410 N/A 200
    The Era Suite 528 N/A N/A 264
    Price Includes

    + Welcome drinks with warm/cold tissues

    + Entrance fees and sightseeing fees

    + Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin with standing shower and private Jacuzzi bathtub.

    + In house English speaking guide

    + Full board meals:

    3 days – 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 01 morning snack, 02 brunches.

    + Fresh flowers setup

    + Fruits setup in cabin

    + Taichi session, bamboo boat in Dark & Bright Cave, kayaking in Ba Trai Dao beach, cooking demonstration, night squid fishing. A bottle of wine in Garden-Sea Family Suite  & The Era Suite

    Price Excludes

    – Transfers to and from Ha Long Bay by a private car @ USD140 per car OR by sharing bus @USD35/person
    – Airfares
    – Visa arrangements
    – Beauty spa and massage services
    – Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
    – All other services not clearly mentioned
    – V.A.T

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    General conditions
    • Cruise itinerary is subject to change, with or without prior notice, depending upon tide and weather conditions.
    • The entrance fee may charge due to the Hai Phong Administration announcement.
    • The agreed market segment is strictly for the inbound market only.
    • Party B is permitted to upload Era Cruises service online for sales purposes. However, Party B shall add a minimum margin of 20% mark-up from the rates in this agreement. Party B shall ask for permission of Party B for use of marketing materials of Party A such as photo, video, artworks, text.
    • Failure to comply may result in the immediate termination of this Cruise Service Agreement by Party A. Party A reserves the right to release bookings under the above circumstances.
    Child policy ( applied to cabins rates only)
    • Free of charge for one child below the age of 5 years traveling with two adults, sharing bed with two adults. Limited one child per cabin only.
    • Children from 5 to below 12 years of age sharing a cabin with two adults on one bed are charged at 50% of adult rate, limited to one child per cabin only.
    • Two children below 12 years sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of the full cabin rate.  Child  from the age of 12 must occupy a separate cabin and pay the full cabin rate.
    Tour leader & tour guide ( applied to cabins rates only)

    In the case of Party B sending a tour guide on board, Party A can offer a special rate of USD 50/ tour guide/ night based on twin sharing with a tour guide from other group, including entrance fees, guest meals and internal stay. Reservations for tour guides must be made prior to the check-in date in writing.

    Peak season surcharge

    Surcharges USD 50 per person for Gala Dinner
    Christmas: 24th Dec
    New Year’s Eve: 31st Dec

    19 Reviews
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    Karen A

    Couple Traveller

    We chose the 2 night/3 day cruise with Era Cruises. Every aspect of the trip was outstanding beginning with excellent & regular email communication from Judy who organised everything for us & kept us updated. The transfers to & from our Hotel in Hanoi were in a luxurious mini van. Our cabin & ensuite were spacious, well appointed & very grand – jacuzzi with a view & even a heated toilet with a remote control ha! We were astounded by our private sundeck at the front of the boat, providing us with the most incredible view. We would of happily sat out there for the entire time. All of the staff were friendly & helpful & went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our trip. They would bring food & drinks to our room when we didn’t want to leave our view. The cruise Manager Joy was welcoming, professional & efficient. Food was excellent, as were the happy hour cocktails. We visited parts of Halong Bay that were much more quiet than those utilised by other cruises. Would definitely recommend Era Cruises. It was an unforgettable trip.

    29/09/2018

    vnuktraveller

    Couple Traveller

    This was a fantastic cruise in a beautiful area. The cabins are very spacious and luxurious and we particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi. The food is first rate and there is a wide selection from a buffet. We enjoyed activities such as kayaking to a beach on an island. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and knew the guests by name. As a gay couple we were made to feel welcome. Crucially, all guests were treated equally regardless of nationality and race. We highlight this because it is not uncommon in many countries where service providers show explicit favouritism towards westerners. Era Cruise, however, was not one of those.

    23/09/2018

    wayneandcath8

    Couple Traveller

    One of the highlights of our time in Vietnam. Our two night cruise on the Era 1 boat was magical. The boat itself was stunning … Modern luxury throughout with extremely spacious cabins including a beautiful private bathroom. From the moment we arrived cruise staff – particularly Jimmy and River – went above and beyond to ensure we had a fabulous time. The staff on the day boat – led by David – were equally as accommodating and friendly. All food and drinks were delicious and the scenery unrivalled. The birthday package was a delightful addition to the excitement. The two day cruise is a must in my opinion as the fun on the day boat really added to our overall experience. Thank you again Era Cruises

    23/09/2018

    Rajeshwar Dayal M

    Couple Traveller

    We had a fantastic cruise holiday abroad Era Cruise 2 ship in Lan Ha Bay.

    This is a better bay that the famous Ha Long Bay simply as there are less number of boats. We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunrise and Sunset aboard the vessel.

    The day we sailed the vessel had 23 pax and 32 crew members on board, who really looked after us.

    The food and drinks were tasty and really very good. Out of 6 of us, 4 were strict vegetarians, but they too had a great time. The crew really took care that they arranged vegetarian meals for them. Mango Salad was the huighlight of the food and kudos to the Chef.

    The rooms were luxurious and the bed was comfortable.

    I would particularly like to mention Mr Nyuyen Van Hung (Dom), who was leading his team from the front. Mr Dom is a really nice and humorous guy and really an asset to Era Cruise Team. So are Jimmy and Lucky.

    I would like to wish Mr Le Duc Tan continued success in this and future ventures and would definitely recommend this cruise to people visiting Hanoi.

    14/09/2018

    AmyLHeywood

    Couple Traveller

    My partner and I did the 2 night 3 day cruise, and I’d highly recommend you stay for the 2 nights as otherwise you miss out on the trip to the village and bike ride.

    The Manager Thahn and Ms River were fantastic. Thahn greeted us by name from the moment we met, both had a laugh and joke with us also. All the staff are super friendly! I wish I could remember all the names. Service was amazing.

    The rooms are fantastic. We chose the king terrace suite , the pictures you see on the website are what you get not like some hotels you visit!

    Beautiful ship, delicious food and plenty of it.
    Kayaking , swimming and trip to village are all fun and well organised.

    09/09/2018
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