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Built in 2013, Gray line Ha long is the newest Classic cruise of 113-years worldwide brand Gray Line. Spreading over 3 decks with 14 luxury cabins, it offers boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall. All rooms and bathrooms have large sea view. VIP cabin (Suites) has private terrace, Jacuzzi bathtub and private balcony. More different than other cruises in Halong Bay, Gray Line Halong Cruise's first criterion is taking serious care to ensure you the safest cruising in Halong Bay.
 
FLEET:
 
Exterior: Traditional Vietnamese wooden Junk
Capacity: 28 passengers per cruise
 
LOCATION:
 
Operating Location: Halong bay, Vietnam
Office: Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau island, Halong city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
 
TRANSPORTATION:
 
Shuttle bus service: Daily departure at 7:45AM from Hanoi, and at 12:00 from Tuan Chau
Private car service: On request
Helicopter service: On request
 
SERVICES:
 
Reception desk assistance
24 hour security
Newspapers and magazines
Souvenir boutique
Bar opened from 7.00AM until 11.00 PM on 3rd
Deck dining-room
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese
 
DINING ROOM:
 
Our restaurant serves all the classics as well as modern dishes in a relaxing and intimate setting. We also serve authentic Halong regional cuisine to give passengers a taste of locals. If you haven't tried it before, we hope you will feel adventurous with us!
Enjoy an aperitif before tucking in or relax and unwind after dinner in our lounge bar over cocktails and an extensive wine list.
Feel free to explore our menus - we will, of course, do our best to accommodate any special dinner requests.
We are passionate about continually pushing ourselves to create the most enjoyable and unique experience possible. From searching out rare and unique cocktails, to pushing an ever-changing colorful, creative menu, we stand out amongst the norm and predictable. A wide selection of the best vintages from around the world will complement fine beverages and creative Asian-inspired flavors.
The restaurant and the indoor bar are located on the 2nd deck.
The outdoor bar is on the Sundeck.
 
Breakfast
 
A light breakfast with tea/coffee/pastries is served from 6.30 AM to 7.30 AM
Lunch
farewell lunch ( buffet ) 1.15 PM - 2.30 PM
Dinner
A-la-carte 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM with diversified menus feasting your taste
Bars: Open 24 hours
Note: Open time is subject to change without prior notice.
 
CABINS:
 
Total number of Cabins: 14
Capacity of Passengers: 28
Combination: 2 connecting VIP Cabins can be combined with 1 Deluxe Balcony Cabin to accommodate 6 adults + 3 children
 
Room amenities
 
Air-conditioning adjustable individually  Hair-Dryer
Bath linen            Complimentary toiletries
Satellite TV set  Toilet
Complimentary mineral water   Slippers
Fire Extinguisher, Emergency Hammers Wardrobe
Marble Bathrooms with sea view             Life jackets
 
Deluxe Cabins
 
The deluxe cabins with large sea-view windows are 16m2 and located in the first deck. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed available.
Deluxe Balcony Cabins
The deluxe balcony cabins are 18m2 and located in the second deck with private balcony. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed available.
 
VIP Cabins
 
The VIP cabins are 20m2 and located in the second deck with connecting door, Jacuzzi bathtub and private terrace of 10m2 with panorama view. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed available.

 


FIRST DAY: HANOI – HALONG BAY (L – D)
 
07.45 - 8.15: Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter( if using Gray Line’s shuttle service )
 
12.15: Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy free tea at Gray Line reception room
 
12.30: Get on Gray Line boat easily by private quay. Then you will be warmly welcomed by crew team, who will serve you during the trip. Welcome drink will be served instantly during cruise briefing. Check in your reserved cabin and take a rest.
 
13.30: Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Gray Line goes ahead to the Bay’s center. After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Gray Line makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.
 
15:00: By tender, visit Titop Island. Have free choice of activities such as sunbathing; swimming; conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon.
 
15.40: Arrive at Ong Cam floating house by tender – one of few existing houses (belong Lan Ha Bay) left after the regulation of Management to relocate the traditional floating village to mainland. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you will have a very quick look at the ruin of floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Centrally, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!
 
17:30: Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation. Regain your energy by enjoying fantastic views of Halong on sundeck at dusk. Enjoy the mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. To get memorable sunset moment, you should order some Halong styled glasses of cocktail by joining buy-one-get-one-free program, made by our skillful bartenders.
 
18.30: Join cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll - an authentic specialty, which is voted for World's 50 best foods by CNN
 
19.30: A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambience, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.
 
21:00: Evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing.
 
22:00: Overnight at the quietest sleeping area. End of the first day in Halong.
 
SECOND DAY : HALONG BAY – HANOI (L)
 
06.30: Awaken you (on desire) at dawn for morning exercise with body warm up, Tai Chi Quan… on sundeck or enjoy beautiful spectacles that a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay!
 
07.30: Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant.
 
08.30: This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then overloooking gradually to the west, a great lake will appear infont of you, considered as a royal garden surrounding by natural mountain walls. you will be seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology about Maze cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by your professional tour guide.
 
9.30: Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, but not the end. Gray Line runs on another route back to the marina that offers amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. It must be a big part of your journey. Let us enjoy!
 
11:00: Farewell lunch is deliciously served at restaurant and say ‘’goodbye’’ to Gray Line’s crew, who serve you during the trip.
 
11:45: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services.
 
Service Included:
 
Private cabin
English Speaking Guide on board
Entrance and Sightseeing fees
All meal on board
Cooking, Taichi demonstration
Kayaking, sampan boat
Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
Daily fresh fruit daily
Tax, service charge, insurance on board
 
Service Excluded:
 
Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
Beverages, tips and personal expenses
Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
Meeting package (upon your request)
Wedding package (upon your request)
Accommodation in Viet Hai village (upon your request)
 
Things to bring:
 
Original passport (must bring to check in)
Camera
Sun glasses, hat
Sun cream
Hiking shoes
 
NOTE:
 
All timing above are estimated, the exact timing will be given by Tour Guide in that day
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
All activities in itinerary are included, just ignore some of them if you would love to have more relaxation.

 


FIRST DAY: HANOI – HALONG BAY (L – D)
 
07.45 - 08.15 Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter (if using Gray Line’s shuttle service ).
 
12.15 Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy free tea at Gray Line reception room
 
12.30 Get on Gray Line boat easily by private quay, then you will be warmly welcomed by crew team who will serve you in the trip. Welcome drink will be served instantly during cruise briefing. Check in your reserved cabin and take a rest.
 
13.20 Enjoy a nice set lunch. Relax on sundeck and grab the unparalleled scenery of Halong Bay while cruising ahead to the Bay. Cruise through Hoa Cuong floating fishing farm.
 
15.00 Visit Titop Island by tender. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming, conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon.
 
15.40 Arrive at Ong Cam floating house by tender – one of few existing houses (belong Lan Ha Bay) left after the regulation of Management to relocate the traditional floating village to mainland. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you will have a very quick look at the ruin of floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Centrally, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!
 
17.30 Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation. Gradually revise your vitality by enjoying fantastic views of Halong on sundeck at dusk. Enjoy a mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. Get memorable sunset moment and order some Halong styled glasses of cocktail by joining buy-one-get-one-free program, made by our skillful bartenders.
 
18.30 Join cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll - an authentic specialty, which is voted for World's 50 best foods by CNN.
 
19.30 A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambience, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.
 
21.00 Evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing.
 
22.00 Overnight at the quietest sleeping area, End of the first day in Halong.
 
SECOND DAY: HALONG BAY (B – L – D)
 
06.30 Refresh your new day by doing Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck or be ready your camera while Dawn breaks over the sea.
 
07.30 Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant.
 
8.30 – 16.00 Take you to a little-known part of Halong by a sightseeing boat. There is probably no way to discover the beauty of Halong Bay perfectly, except being local fishermen and doing as they do daily. Flexibility is always the way to adapt for weather and tide condition of local men in Halong Bay. For this reason, three main activities will be arranged flexibly in that day:
 
1, You have an opportunity to learn how to go offshore fishing by local fishing boat; join in fishing activities with locals; try using fishing gears and experience how hard their life are… under guidance from a real local fisherman, whose face is sunburned due to their hard living. This is the foremost essential activity created by Gray Line Halong cruise.
 
2, You will have another chance to do kayaking near the Drum cave under Karst rocks, which is closely attached with a love story of locals that surely let you see the hidden beauty of Halong and people there. The first day might be not enough and the second is for you to unleash your expectation with that exciting water activity.
 
3, By visiting Pearl farm and tour guide’s experience, they will feast your eyes lively. You will take a deep look at a typical pearl farm on Halong Bay and will know more about how to make real pearls from nature creatures in Halong.
 
In addition, a whole day to be fishermen, Gray Line also brings you to Van Gia village area where you can run your eyes over ruin of one of the famous floating villages in Halong and partially understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses.
 
From fishing to practicing typical activities as locals daily do, they are the best and the core value of our trip which Gray Line wish you to get insights of the local life there.
 
You may understand and love Halong Bay, not only by the beauty of nature, but also the beauty of fishermen who keep vitality for many years in Halong Bay.
 
16.30 You might be tired with full of beautiful moments and real experience. Time to get back Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy
 
17.30 Relax and enjoy sunset with fresh fruits on sundeck. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion will be run one more time. Do not miss it.
 
18.30 Join in cooking demonstration on sundeck. Learn how to make fresh or fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce
 
19.30The second fabulous BBQ dinner impresses you while mellow sounds of sea and music come together
 
21.00 Enjoy your last evening on Halong Bay by drinking, playing games, going fishing and relaxing in your own way
 
22.00 End of the second day with a sound sleep in peace of the natural heritage site.
 
THIRD DAY: HALONG BAY – HANOI (L)
 
06.30 Awaken you at dawn and Tai Chi exercise is ready to start a good day
 
07.30 Have a breakfast at Gray Line restaurant
 
08.30 Explore Me Cung (Maze) cave. This little known cave is located on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then gradually overlooking to the west, a great lake considered as a royal garden will appear infont of you, surrounding by natural mountain walls and seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology about Maze cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by Gray Line’s professional tour guide.
 
9.30 - 10.30 Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, relax among grand views. Farewell lunch is deliciously served whilst Gray Line keeps on its route back to the marina
 
11:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services.
 
Service Included:
 
Private cabin
English Speaking Guide on board
Entrance and Sightseeing fees
All meal on board
Cooking, Taichi demonstration
Kayaking, sampan boat
Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
Daily fresh fruit daily
Tax, service charge, insurance on board
Service Excluded:
 
Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
Beverages, tips and personal expenses
Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
Meeting package (upon your request)
Wedding package (upon your request)
Accommodation in Viet Hai village (upon your request)
 
Things to bring:
 
Original passport (must bring to check in)
Camera
Sun glasses, hat
Sun cream
Hiking shoes
NOTE:
 
All timing above are estimated, the exact timing will be given by Tour Guide in that day
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
All activities in itinerary are included, just ignore some of them if you would love to have more relaxation.

 


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