A Brand New Luxury Cruise - Peony

Recently open, Peony cruise welcomed our team at home - as they call it - under a shower of rose's petals. The junk sails through the limestones of Lan Ha Bay, an unknown area for guaranteed relaxing holidays. The impeccable service and the multiplied activities on board make this cruise a memorable experience.

Day 1:
On the first day around 9.00am, your driver picks you up in Hanoi on a comfortable mini-van. You arrive at the Ferry Terminal in Cat Hai Town (near Cat Ba) after a 2 hour drive through the Vietnamese green landscapes. A lounge with refreshments is available for you to wait around 30/45 minutes before a short transfer by tender to the junk – your new home –.
The crew welcomes you on board with a refreshing drink and the cruise manager introduces the team, presents the program and gives the mandatory safety instructions. It is time for you to enter in your beautiful cabin and admire the wonderful view of Ha Long Bay (on your left) & Lan Ha Bay (on your right) from your private balcony.

Cabin for 3 guests
Bathroom with view over the Bay 

Private Balcony
Around 1.30pm, a buffet or set lunch (depending on the passenger’s number) is served while cruising through the limestones.
Seafood Meal

At 3.00pm, a kayak activity is organized. On the tender, you sail to a floating nautical base to embark on a kayak. You are free to paddle around the area during one hour maximum. Make the most of the silence to relax, admire the view and observe the life on the Bay.
Kayaking in the Bay

You’re heading back to the junk on the tender boat. And before taking a rest in your cabin, you can enjoy a swim in the warm water behind the junk.
Late afternoon (around 6.00pm), the cooking lesson whets your appetite for the dinner, served eventually on the deck if the weather allows it. Enjoy a free evening, or try to catch a squid!
Day 2:
Here comes already the second day. Wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Gulf of Tonkin and join a Tai Chi class on the deck. 
At 7.00am, enjoy a breakfast buffet with a beautiful view over the Bay. 
Departure for an excursion on Cat Ba Island around 8.00am on the tender boat. After a short bus drive through Cat Ba National Park, your tour guide takes you to the wonderful shiny cave of Trung Trang full of stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes. Head back to the junk to pack and check-out. The tour lasts 1h30 in total.
Trung Trang Cave

A brunch is served before you leave the junk, so you can enjoy the experience until the last minute. Your cruise comes at the end, you are sailing back to the harbor and driven back to Hanoi. 
Halong Bay 
For who?
Everyone can go on this cruise: Newly married couples, older ones and of course, even the unmarried couples! This is a perfect romantic escapade, but also a good way to meet people if you’re a single traveler. The families are warmly welcomed as well, the kids will enjoy the activities on board and familial cabins are available.
  • Attentive service from start to finish
  • Cruise in a remote and quiet area of the Bay
  • Comfort of the cabins
  • Activities of all kinds, not mandatory
  • All inclusive (except drinks & tips)

Good to know
The company Pelican Group has different kinds of vessels with high service standards and the same itinerary. Extend your cruise for one more night is a good idea to make the most of the mysterious atmosphere of the bay. 
Add this excellent excursion to any tailor-made tour in Southeast Asia. Contact us now for more details!

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