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Azalea Cruise

To be launched on 5 November 2017, Azalea is the second cruise line that operates from Hai Phong and cruise a unique route to Ha Long Bay (besides Orchid cruise). All cabins are spacious and come with open balcony and luxury bathroom amenities. The short travel time (just 2 hours from Hanoi and 30 minute from Hai Phong Airport) add to its other advantages.

From: $170 USD

It promises to be a great alternative for travelers wishing to visit Ha Long Bay the different way.

To be launched on 5 November 2017, Azalea is the second cruise line that operates from Hai Phong and cruise a unique route to Ha Long Bay (besides Orchid cruise).  All cabins are spacious and come with open balcony and luxury bathroom amenities. The short travel time (just 2 hours from Hanoi and 30 minute from Hai Phong Airport) add to its other advantages.

 
Highlights
  • Free 01 way airport transfer (pick up or drop off).
  • Valid for new bookings from May 2018
Factsheet

Azalea cruise Ha Long Bay was officialy launched on 9th of November, 2017. This luxury cruise will meet any demands for a Ha Long bay cruise tour.

  • Azalea Cruise destinations: Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay -Lan Ha Bay.
  • Azalea Cruise duration: 2 days 1 night and 3 days 2 nights.
  • Start cruising from: Got Ferry Terminal –Hai Phong city.
  • Shuttle bus: Pick up/drop off at your hotels in Hanoi
  • Passenger cabins: Azalea Cruise has 20 cabins with full ocean view and private balcony.
  • Length/Width/Height: 56m/11m/11m.
  • Crew: 32 crew + staff.
  • Engine: 02 Engines – 550 CV YANMAR
  • Generator: 02 Generators – 120 KVA

Azalea Cruise Cabins

Azalea cruise has 20 cabins in total which all deluxe cabins on first floor, the suite and premium cabins are on the second floor. Please see the details below:

  • Azalea Exclusive Suite Cabin: 02 cabins on second floor, size 45sqm, king size bed, max people allowed 03.
  • Family Premium Deluxe Cabin with Balcony: 02 cabins on second floor, size 56sqm, max people allowed 04 adults + 02 children.
  • Premium Deluxe Cabin with Balcony: 06 cabins on second floor, size 28sqm, max people allowed 03 adults.
  • Family Deluxe Cabin with Balcony: 02 cabins on first floor, size 56sqm, max people allowed 04 adults + 02 children.
  • Deluxe Cabin With Balcony: 12 cabins on first floor, size 28sqm, max people allowed 03 adults.

ALL CABIN AMENITIES: Private balcony, Air – Conditioner, Wardrobe, Hair dryer, Bath Linen, En-Suite bathroom, Toillet, Mini bar, Music Entertainment, Table and chair, Complimentary mineral water, Safety Box, Lamp, Life jacket, Smoke detector and fire extinguisher, Emergency hammer, Slippers.

Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY(Meals:B/L)
  • 09h15: Pick up you at your hotel and depart to Hai phong on highway to Dinh Vu Port, Haiphong where we arrive at around 11h30. You can take special tea at lounge by warm welcome.
  • 12h00: Transfer by tender to the Azalea Cruise Ha Long. On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.
  • 12h15: We welcome our guests onboard the Azalea Cruise Ha Long and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • 12h40: Azalea Cruise Ha Long boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.
  • 15h00: We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Ha Long Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.
  • You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.
  • 17h30: Returning Azalea Cruise Halong boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 19h30: Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
  • 21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 23h00: End of Day One program with Azalea Cruise in Ha Long Bay.
Day 2 : HA LONG BAY – HANOI (Meals:B/L)
  • 06h00: Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.
  • 9h30: Return to Azalea Cruise Ha Long boat for check-out procedures
  • 10h00: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 11h35: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
  • 12h10: We bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program.
  • 14h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip
Price & Inclusion

PRICE (per person)

From 1st Jan to 30 Apr. & From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Deluxe Balcony190N/AN/A+122
Premium Deluxe Balcony215N/AN/A+157
Azalea Exclusive Suite280N/AN/A+212
Family BalconyN/A234195N/A
Family Premium BalconyN/A268220N/A

From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Deluxe Balcony170N/AN/A+108
Premium Deluxe Balcony190N/AN/A+128
Azalea Exclusive Suite242N/AN/A+180
Family BalconyN/A210175N/A
Family Premium BalconyN/A236195N/A
Price Includes
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Ha Long bay – Lan Ha Bay ( apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries: 2 day-1 night: 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast. 3 day-2 night: 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Squid fishing, Movies & Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Day boat, Exploring Sung Sot cave, Vung Vieng village, kayaking and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 day-2 night trip
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Excludes
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Haiphong – Hanoi: USD36 per person.
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty spa services and massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
Peak season surcharge
Surcharge USD40 pax on:     
  • Christmas Eve – 24th December, 2019
  • New Year’s Eve – 31th December, 2019
  • Lunar New Year – 4th February, 2019
Policy for children
  • Children from 5 to 12 years old: Stay with parent 75% charge of adult price (maximum 1 child per cabin).
  • Children under 5 years old: entitled at free of charge while stay with parent (maximum 1 child per cabin).
Day 1 : HANOI – HAI PHONG – HA LONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (Meals:B/L)
  • 09h15: Pick up you at your hotel and depart to Hai phong on highway to Dinh Vu Port, Hai phong where we arrive at around 11h30. You can take special tea at lounge by warm welcome.
  • 12h00: Transfer by tender to the Cruise . On the way to the main boat, you will have a chance to see Cai Trap canal.
  • 12h15: We welcome our guests onboard the Azalea Cruise Ha Long and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • 12h40: Azalea Cruise Ha Long proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.
  • 15h00: We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.
  • You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.
  • 17h30: Returning Azalea Cruise boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 19h30: Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
  • 21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • Overnight on Azalea Cruise in Ha Long Bay.
Day 2 : HA LONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY
  • 6h00: The day starts early onboard Azalea Cruise Ha Long with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
  • Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.
  • 8h30:Transfer to day boat for visit 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).
  • Back to day boat for visiting Bai Tu Long Bay. Lunch served on day boat.
  • 13h30: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).
  • 16h00: Return to Azalea Cruise Ha Long. You will join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.
  • 19h30: Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
  • 21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • Overnight on Azalea Cruise Ha Long
Day 3 : HA LONG BAY – HANOI (Meals:B/L)
  • 06h00: Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.
  • 9h30: Return to Azalea Cruise Ha Long for check-out procedures
  • 10h00: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 11h35: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
  • 12h10: We bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program.
  • 14h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip
Price & Inclusion

PRICE (per person)

From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2018
And
From 1st Jan to 30 Apr. & From 1 Oct. to 31 Dec. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Deluxe Balcony338N/AN/A+222
Premium Deluxe Balcony383N/AN/A+267
Azalea Exclusive Suite499N/AN/A+384
Family BalconyN/A418347N/A
Family Premium BalconyN/A478392N/A

From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2019

 2 pax3 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Deluxe Balcony292N/AN/A+206
Premium Deluxe Balcony338N/AN/A+242
Azalea Exclusive Suite432N/AN/A+335
Family BalconyN/A363301N/A
Family Premium BalconyN/A411328N/A
Price Includes
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Ha Long bay – Lan Ha Bay ( apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries: 2 day-1 night: 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast. 3 day-2 night: 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Squid fishing, Movies & Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Day boat, Exploring Sung Sot cave, Vung Vieng village, kayaking and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 day-2 night trip
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Excludes
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Haiphong – Hanoi: USD36 per person.
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty spa services and massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
Peak season surcharge
Surcharge USD40 pax on:     
  • Christmas Eve – 24th December, 2018

  • New Year’s Eve – 31th December, 2018

  • Lunar New Year – 4th February, 2019

Policy for children
  • Children from 5 to 12 years old: Stay with parent 75% charge of adult price (maximum 1 child per cabin).
  • Children under 5 years old: entitled at free of charge while stay with parent (maximum 1 child per cabin).

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