Hera Cruise 3 days / 2 nights

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From$770
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Overview

The finest luxury boutique 6-star cruise in Halong Bay. Born to make sure you get the finest treatment that you deserve, Hera makes a commitment on high-end customizable service for your ideal journey. Each of the 11 spacious suites with locally crafted wooden cabins on the vessel features a different narrative theme and décor, striking panoramas and world-class amenities. Our uniqueness is for those seeking for even more individualized attention and flexibility, experiencing butler service as well as personal chefs on the Concierge Level, enjoying organic and locally sourced ingredients for delectable meals served as you wish, and possessing 2- or 3-day trips tailored to your liking.

Highlights

  • Free letter for visa on arrival (stamp fee is not included).
  • Free kayaking.
Factsheets
  • 11 spacious luxury suites, each with a different theme; rooms range from 28-55sqm
  • Concierge Level upper deck suites with personal butler and chef services
  • Spa services
  • 02 restaurants: breakfast selections, set lunch, à la carte dinner
  • 02 bars and lounge and sundeck
  • Afternoon tea and cocktail parties
  • Live piano and music
  • Tai Chi classes​
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Event hosting capacity
  • Transfer by Dcar
  • Minibar and safety appliance
  • Complimentary use of the leisure complex: gym and sauna
  • Quality products from Saint Honore and Les Vergers du Mekong luxurious brands (including Saint
  • Honore breads and cakes, Le Fruit brand organic juices, regional jam pots and pure honey, Folliet seed-to-cup handcrafted roasted coffee, and organic, fair-trade certified loose leaf tea)
  • Espresso machine with capsules
  • Private areas for personal use
  • Personalized itinerary (flexible schedule and destinations)
  • En-suite luxury bathroom (12 sqm with standing shower or bathtub) with specifically designed amenities sets
  • Five types of fresh seasonal tropical fruits in room
  • 28-dish afternoon tea party (Vietnamese theme or English theme) at Lotus lounge
  • Signature homemade welcome drink upon arrival from our skillful baristas using 100% Vietnamese ingredients, to give you a taste of what the land offers
  • Pre-dinner signature homemade drink for taste refreshing, invited by Head Cruise
  • Lunch set menu – Hanoi theme in 1910-1930 in Lily restaurant
  • A la carte buffet dinner – Floating village theme in Lily restaurant
  • Selective healthful breakfast and detox in Iris restaurant on second day
  • Brunch on second day: buffet in Vietnamese typical countryside market style
  • Optional venues for meal: in room, Iris restaurant, Lily restaurant
Itinerary
DAY ONE
  • 12:00 Embark to Hera vessel with Signature homemade welcome drink upon arrival and follows Cruise Manager’s Safety Briefing.
  • 12:45 Lunch featured cuisine enjoyed by Hanoi intellectuals in the period of 1910-30 at Lily restaurant
  • 14:45 – 16:45
    Option 1: Visit Cửa Vạn floating fishing village by bamboo boat or by kayaking. For Kayaking, shorts or swimming suit are recommended.
    Option 2: Visit Tiên Ông Cave.
  • 17:00-19:00 Happy Hour promotion (Buy One Get One Free) (applied for House wine, Long drinks, beers, Soft drinks and cocktail)
  • 17:00 – 17:45 Enjoy 28 varieties of dishes on Hera Kisses Afternoon Tea Set at Lotus lounge or guest room upon request.
  • 17:45 – 18:30 Afternoon Tea on the sundeck/dining room (optional)
  • 19:30– 21:00 Dinner with A la carte menu followed personalized care – Floating village theme
  • 21:00 – onward Participate in night activities, including squid fishing or watching movie in dining area, relax time at Cuckoo bar or Panthera bar
DAY TWO
  • 06:15 Start your day with 30 minutes Tai Chi class on the sundeck (Wake –up Call request is also available at the reception)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 Light breakfast served in the dining area
  • 9:30 – 10:30
    Option1 : Visit Drum cave areaby kayaking
    Option 2: Động Tiên Lake for kayaking.
  • 12:00 – 13:30 Enjoy local lunch served on Lily restaurant
  • 14:30– 16:00 Visit Mê Cung Cave and Soi Sim island for hiking and swimming ( towels are provided)
    16:00 free relaxing time
  • 17:00 –19:00 Enjoy Happy Hour promotion of Buy One Get One Free
  • 17:45– 18:30 Afternoon tea in the dining room or in cabin ( upon request)
  • 19:30– 21:00 Dinner is served in the dining room
  • 21:00 – onward Squid fishing at the Reception or relax in your suite
DAY THREE
  • 06:15 Start your day with Tai Chi class on the sundeck (Wake –up Call request is also available at the reception)
  • 06:45 Selective healthful breakfast, especially beneficial juices and detox drinks served by organic and local ingredients at Iris restaurant
  • 7:30 – 8:30
    Option1: Visit Sửng sốt cave, The biggest and the most beautiful cave in Hạ Long By with 720 steps (Hiking shoes or sandals are highly recommended.)
    Option2: Visit Luồn cave by kayaking or Bamboo. For kayaking shorts or swimmingsuit are recommended.
  • 09:00 Regular check-out time (if you have any heavy luggage just put outside of your cabins & settles your bills at the reception counter)
  • 09:45 Onwards full brunch buffet followed Vietnamese typical countryside markets theme while cruising back to main port
  • 10:30 Disembark Hera vessel. End of service.

Trip notes:

Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or tide conditions, without prior notice. Cruise schedule is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.

 

Price & Inclusion

PRICE (USD for per person):

3days/2nights From now to 30 Apr. & From1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019 & 2020
  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
Planet Suite 740 N/A N/A 500
Ocean Suite 890 N/A N/A 650
Earth Suite 1,264 N/A N/A 822
Heaven Suite 1,401 N/A N/A 959
Gia shutte bus   58/pax/2ways    
         
  From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2019 & 2020  
  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
Planet Suite 640 N/A N/A 400
Ocean Suite 790 N/A N/A 550
Earth Suite 1,117 N/A N/A 676
Heaven Suite 1,254 N/A N/A 813
Gia shutte bus   58/pax/2ways    

 

 

Price Includes

+ Hera swanky King size bed, 38cm thickness – manually embroidered sheets
+ Signature organic tea and coffee in room
+ Espresso machine with capsules
+ En-suite luxury bathroom
+ Hair dryer
+ Bathrobe and slippers
+ Bathroom amenities sets specifically designed and packaged for Hera Cruises
+ Safety appliance
+ Complimentary use of the leisure complex: gym and sauna
+ Fresh flower arranged style in room
+ Five types of fresh seasonal tropical fruits and two bottles of mineral water in room
+ 28-dish afternoon tea party (Vietnamese theme or English theme) at Lotus lounge
+ Signature homemade welcome drink upon arrival from our skillful baristas using 100% Vietnamese ingredients, to give you a taste of what the land offers
+ Pre-dinner signature homemade drink for taste refreshing, invited by Head Cruise
+ Lunch set menu – Hanoi theme in 1910-1930 in Lily restaurant
+ A la carte buffet dinner – Floating village theme in Lily restaurant
+ Selective healthful breakfast and detox in Iris restaurant on second day
+ Extraordinary products from premium food and beverage brands: Saint Honore, Les Vergers du Mekong, Chateau Batailley France and Starmont USA (including Saint Honore breads and cakes, Le Fruit brand organic juices, regional jam pots and pure honey, Folliet seed-to-cup handcrafted roasted coffee, and organic, fair-trade certified loose leaf tea, Chateau Batailley Pauillac 5th growth 1855 wine classified GCC by Napoleon III, well-known Starmont Chandonnay and Cabenet Sauvignon wines)
+ Brunch on second day: buffet in Vietnamese typical countryside market style
+ Optional venues for meal: Iris restaurant, Lily restaurant
+ 24 hours available Assistant cruise manager and receptionist
+ Cooking class & Taichi class on sundeck
+ Kayaking

 

Price Excludes

– Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay
– Visa arrangements
– Concierge Service: Guest Assistance on next trip arrangements
– Beverages, minibar consumption, tips and personal expenses
– Massage services
– All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions list

Cancellation and/or Amendment policy
Period prior to the cruise date Charter From 05 cabins up to 10 cabins Below 05 cabins
More than 30 days Loss of deposit or 30% of total cost 0% 0%
08 to 30 days 70% of each cancelled cabin 50% of each cancelled cabin 30% of each cancelled cabin
04 to 07 days 100% of each cancelled cabin 70% of each cancelled cabin 50% of each cancelled cabin
03 days or less 100% of each cancelled cabin 100% of each cancelled cabin 100% of each cancelled cabin
No show 100% 100% 100%
Cruise cancellation due to bad weather conditions

Cruising/sailing in Ha Long Bay is regulated by the Ha Long Bay Port Authority. Each morning, the Port Authority delivers a permit to each cruise company for sailing in Ha Long Bay. Both day cruises and overnight cruises are regulated this way. In case of bad weather conditions and risk of tropical storms, the Port Authority might limit the possibility of cruising and even decide to cancel all cruises. In such a case, final decision by the Port Authority is usually known only by 3:00 PM on the day of departure.

Peak Season Surcharge

We will apply a compulsory charge at USD85/adult & USD55/children for the following days:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December 2019) Gala Dinner
  • New Year’s Eve (31 December 2019) Gala Dinner
6 Reviews
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Carolyne_AUD

Couple Traveller

Simply my most memorable travel experience ever! Exceptional service, facilities, food and staff! The Ultralux Hera Cruise was well run, great itinerary and serviced by wonderful staff. Thanks Mr Kenny for your exceptional attention to detail and assistance. Only wish I’d stayed longer!

21/09/2018

Kristen F

Couple Traveller

Just had the most amazing experience on the Hera cruise. From the moment we stepped into the terminal all the staff were of the highest level. The rooms were of the highest quality and so very clean and the Air Conditioning so cold which was so welcoming. Special mention to Kenny, Michael, Tom and Jolie and all the staff went above and beyond to make our stay the most special and amazing experience we hold have had. THe food and cocktails are next level so yummy!! All I can say is DO IT!!!! You will not regret booking a cruise on Hera

06/09/2018

Bgill83

Couple Traveller

2 nights/3 Day cruise… we had the most perfect weather for our cruise! Halong Bay is breathtaking! The staff on board went above and beyond to make our stay spectacular! Kenny, Michael, Tom, Jolie & all the crew – thank you! Without you all it would not have been as amazing as it was! I will definitely be back to Hera Cruises again!

06/09/2018

ForeverMyriam

Couple Traveller

I went on a 2 night/3 day cruise and it was wonderful. The food was great, the service was amazing, and Kenny G was an excellent cruise director. The entire staff was accommodating and helpful at every meal and activity. I would definitely book another Hera Cruise.

27/08/2018

JonnyK79

Couple Traveller

An incredible trip and life experience from start to finish.

Our 3 day (2 night) cruise was actually cancelled due to a typhoon entering Halong Bay. However, Aphrodite/Hera’s customer service rep, Angela, was extremely helpful and accommodating to rebook the trip to suit our needs – which we had to change to 2 days (one night) due to the flights we had already booked. There was no question of retaining any of our money, which I know other cruises do. We could either have a full refund or re-book.

From the moment we stepped on board, we were awestruck at the beautiful craftsmanship all around the ship. The bar area and restaurant are stunning in every way and what a setting! The rooms are spacious and fantastically designed with traditional wooden methods.

As the ship set sail, we were treated to a delicious 5 course meal, cooked by a young, but very talented chef as the stunning islands passed us by. The food continued to surpass all expectations throughout the voyage.

‘Tom Cruise’, ’Kenny’ and ‘Lisa’ attended our every need and made the whole trip an unforgettable experience that we will remember forever. They served and assisted us with continued courtesy, showing great attention to detail. Kenny, the chief crew member, created some fabulous cocktails – his mango and passion fruit daiquiri is a triumph! ‘Tom Cruise’ was helpful throughout the cruise and provided technical support for WiFi and assisted us with great humour throughout.

As the ship passed around Halong Bay, more earth shattering beauty than you could imagine unfolds before your eyes at every turn. This really is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and it MUST be seen. Watching the sun set over the islands, whilst sipping delicious cocktails, was a truly magical experience.

The only criticism I can give about the trip is the charge for kayaking, which is 300k VND per person. As a 5 star Cruise, I would expect this to be included in the cost. However, I should point out we were made aware of the charge.

All in all, an incredible trip you shouldn’t miss. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hera Cruises and just wish the trip was longer. It’s been the highlight of our 3 weeks in Vietnam.

19/08/2018
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