HALONG VALENTINE

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Our smaller boat, the  “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters. All of the on Valentine bathrooms feature bathtub/Jacuzzis as well as showers.
Length: 27 m
Width: 7.2 m Height: 17 m
Depth: 2.2 m
Number of Cabins: 5
Dining Room Bar & Sundeck
Valentine offers best suite for VIP or private charming space for single passengers.

Facilities: 

Restaurants and Bar
- Kayaking Service (Optional)
- A/C cabins with en-suite bathrooms
- First Aid Kits
- Doctor o­n-call
- Luggage Storages
- Emergency Tender boat
- Major credit cards accepted

- Dial-up Internet Access at The Reception
- Conference and Meeting Equipment
- Safety box at the reception
- IDD at the reception
- Boutique
- Library (Rental and Exchange o­nly)
- 24/7 Security

ITINERARY

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Day1 – Welcome aboard – Halong Cruise
Our driver will meet you at your hotel at 7:45am to take you on the 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. (This transportation is on your request).
11.30 - 12.00    Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12.15    Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.30    Check in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay enroute to Halong Bay.
13.00    Lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.45    Arrive at Luon Cave. Depart from the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Dau Nguoi” Head Island, “Con Rua” Turtle Island and “Cong Troi” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats which are rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (passengers row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked. 
15:45    Return to the boat and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.
16.00    Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
17.00    Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
19.15    Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.45    Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 23.00    Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00    End of Program for Day One.
Accommodation: Halong Valentine
Meal: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Halong Bay Cruise
06.45    Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00    Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.00    Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.
07.45    Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
09.00     Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
09.30    Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.00    Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Our driver will be awaiting you at the dock to take you back to your hotel or residence in Hanoi.(This transportation is on your request).
Meal: Breakfast.

Include
•    Welcome Drink
•    Cruise Itinerary and Program
•    Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
•    In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
•    Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
•    Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
•    Vietnamese and International Breakfast
•    Conference Equipment (Charter only)
•    Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

Exclude
•    Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
•    Visa Arrangements
•    Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
•    Kayaking (Ten dollars U.S. per person, when not pre-booked)
•    Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
•    All other services not clearly mentioned above

ITINERARY
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Day1 – Welcome aboard – Halong Cruise

Our driver will meet you at your hotel at 7:45am to take you on the 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. (This transportation is on your request).
11.30- 12.00   Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12.15    Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.30    Check in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay enroute to Halong Bay.
13.00     Lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.45    Arrive at Luon Cave. Depart from the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Dau Nguoi” Head Island, “Con Rua” Turtle Island and “Cong Troi” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats which are rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (passengers row kayaks for themselves).
15:45    Return to the boat and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.
16.00    Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
17.00    Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
19.15    Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.45    Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 23.00    Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00    End of Program for Day One.
Accommodation: Halong Valentine
Meal: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Halong Kayaking – Halong cruise

06.45
    Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00
    Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.45
    Enjoy Breakfast served in the dining room.
08.30
    Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s more untouched locales. Exact locations depend on tide conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking, cave exploring and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. Pack lightly; swimwear and a set of dry clothes, and as there are different activities during the day bring both shoes (such as trainers) and flip-flops or sandals.
16.00
    Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat.
18.30
    Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19.15 
   Deluxe Vietnamese and Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.45
    Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 23.00
    Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00 
   End of Program for Day Two.
Accommodation: Halong Valentine
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 – Halong Bay Cruise

06.45 
   Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.00
    Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.00  
 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.
07.45 
   Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
09.00
    Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
09.30 
   Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.00
    Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

Our driver will be awaiting you at the dock to take you back to your hotel or residence in Hanoi.(This transportation is on your request).
Meal: Breakfast.
Include
•    Welcome Drink
•    Cruise Itinerary and Program
•    Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
•    In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
•    Kayaking
•    Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
•    Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
•    Vietnamese and International Breakfast
•    Conference Equipment (Charter only)
•    Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
Exclude
•    Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
•    Visa Arrangements
•    Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
•    Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
•    All other services not clearly mentioned above

Valentine Cruise owns the most modern and luxury bedrooms among the cruise service providers in Ha Long Bay. All the rooms are furnished in a traditional way, getting the best out of natural materials like wood, bamboo… If “Trac” wood – a rare, valuable and solid kind of wood is used to make the cover of the ship, all the inners are made by “Huong wood – a perfumed wood”, which gives not o­nly the impressive colour but also a special perfume that represents the high class and the unique character of Valentine Cruise. Valentine Cruise also takes full advantage of granite stones from Thanh Hoa which are warm in the winter and fresh in summer, and every modern comforts imported from Japan (massage shower, big bathtub… ) to be a 4 star floating hotel o­n the bay.

All rooms in Valentine Cruise are especially designed with big windows o­n the sea so that their guests can view the whole admirable scene of Ha Long Bay from their bedrooms.

Valentine Suite
Our unique spacious Valentine Suite (30m2) is on second floor. Valentine Suite includes a queen-size bed and all the amenities of a Deluxe cabin plus big bathroom with massage showers, massage bathtub.

Valentine Deluxe
Our 04 Valentine Deluxe (19m2) are located on first floor. Each Valentine Deluxe includes a queen-size bed and all the amenities of a Deluxe cabin plus big bathroom with massage showers, massage bathtub...

A pleasant ambiance, attentive staff and great views make our restaurant the perfect place to sample the exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can look forward to lavish international breakfast buffets, casual, sit-down lunches of Vietnamese dishes, and formal dinners with delectable fusion cuisine. All dishes are prepared to please both the eye and the palate. Special BBQ dinners are served o­n the Sundeck o­n weekends, or upon a group’s request.

The SunDeck
With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh breeze and dazzling views, the Sundeck invites guests to lie back and relax. Featuring an impressive range of cocktails and an easy, relaxed ambiance, the Sunset Bar is a delightful place to socialize and watch the sun sink behind the bay’s myriad islands.
The valentine Bar and Lounge
Located in the Restaurant, this cozy bar features silk chairs, embroidered décor. A wide variety of wines and cocktails is available.
Sunrise Tai Chi classes
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi class, held-weather permitting-on the open-air Sundeck.
Kayaking
Explore the bay’s uninhabited islands and sea caverns in our imported Canadian Seaward kayaks.