Hera Cruises

Departure: Daily from Hanoi
Boarding at: Halong Bay
Cruise Rate:Start from $720/Dbl Cabin for 2 person...

Hera was the queen of the gods, uniting heaven and earth. Our namesake 6-star ship marries the celestial qualities of the goddess with energies from the five elements for an elite cruise experience like no other. We highlight the majesty of the excursion in Halong Bay through design that showcases striking panoramas, world-class amenities, and locally crafted wooden furnishings. Hera Cruises features 11 spacious luxury cabins—each with a different story—that provide the utmost intimacy and exclusive conveniences. On the second deck, rooms have all-glass windows that allow for full views of the bay, to be enjoyed from your own bed or bathtub with a glass of champagne. Our ship brings you to a reserved area for interacting with local fishers and viewing a museum model of native artifacts. The itinerary leaves room for self-care, during which time you can use our gym, unwind in our sauna, or simply lie out on our sundeck and indulge in a signature drink. On our tour, feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the water at your feet, with your being rooted firmly in the earth. It is a getaway that will stay with you for a lifetime.
We use the latest in navigational technology and stay up-to-date on safety drills, crew training, and equipment inspection. Our eco-friendly mission means that we are trained to manage waste appropriately, and we encourage you to do the same on your travels with us through mindful trash disposal.

RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per Cabin

2 DAYS PROGRAMOct 1st 2017 - Dec 31st 2017Jan 1st 2018 - Apr 30th 2018
CRUISE RATE Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin
Planet Suite room 720 550  930  710
Hera Wind/ Hera Sea 830 655 1,070 860
Hera Light/ Hera Land 990 810 1,270 1,065
Hera Sun/ Hera Moon 1,120 930 1,430 1,210
Family Connecting ( 3 Adults + 1 child under 12) 1,310 1,700
TRANSFERShuttle BusPrivate Car
Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi  57/pp 57/pp
Hanoi-Halong Bay-Airport N/A 70/pp
Above Price Includes:Excludes:
•    Cruise program
•    Luxurious suites with AC
•    Welcome drink
•    Delicious Vietnamese and International breakfast, lunch and dinner
•    Entrance and sightseeing fees
•    In-house English-speaking tour guide
•    Sampan boat trip
•    Tai Chi session
•    Conference equipment (charter only)
•    Airfares, car transfers and hotels
•    Spa services (please see spa menu in cabin)
•    Kayaking (US$ 22/kayak)
•    Beverages, tips and personal expenses
•    All other services not clearly mentioned above

Children Policy:
- From 12 years old is considered as an adult
- 2 Children under 11 years old staying in private cabin charge 75% adults rate.
- Children under 5 years old stay with parent: Free Of Charge

Surcharge for Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year Eve (31 December):US$ 85 per person

Note: The below itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on weather condition!

Splurge for the ultimate in self-care, with a luxury cruise on the open waters of Halong Bay. Get away with the most luxurious on-board experience as you take in the fresh sea air, explore local communities by sampan boat, tour hidden grottos by kayak, or sip cocktails on a secluded beach. Our huge suites and bay views make for an unforgettable journey. Take advantage of our impeccable service and flexible itinerary. Enjoy our extensive drinks list, the fine dining restaurant, and social options such as board games and movie night.

Structure: private junk, small group
Activities level: moderate to active
Start/Finish: Tuan Chau Pier at 12:00 PM / Tuan Chau Pier at 11:00 AM

Day 1: Hanoi – Drive to Halong
Leave Hanoi at 7:45 AM and arrive in Halong Bay around 12:00PM by private car or van (transportation service on your request)
12:00    Arrive at Tuan Chau port for welcome drink in private lounge
12:30    Board and check in, followed by safety orientation
13:00    Lunch featuring cuisine enjoyed by Hanoi intellectuals in the period of 1910-30
15:30    Visit local fishers in complex reserved exclusively for Hera Cruises; examine museum
model displaying local culture and history and converse with inhabitants
16:30    Relax with a swim or venture out by kayak or enjoy cocktails at bar
18:30    Join cooking class for traditional Vietnamese dish
19:15    Dinner of fresh seafood and live music
21:00    Participate in night activities, including squid fishing, board games, or socializing

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi
6:30    Start day with Tai Chi, led by master instructor
7:00    Light breakfast with pastries, coffee and tea
7:30    Explore caves, climb stone steps for glimpse of great lake, considered a royal garden
9:15    Check out
9:30    Full Continental breakfast
11:00    Disembark at Tuan Chau marina.
Car is awaiting for you there and transfers you back to Hanoi (transportation service on your request).

Note: The above itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on weather condition!
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Note: The above itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on weather condition!

Lower Deck: (All rooms on this level are 28m2)
Hera Saturn: forward (bow), port side
Linked to agriculture and earth, the story of Saturn is one that extends back to the ancients. One of the giant planets, Saturn is known for its rings, which Galileo first saw in the 17th century. Our Saturn is blessed with plenty.
Hera Mars: midship, port side
This fiery figure is distinguishable by its red coloring. Our Mars room is one that exudes power, marrying the signifying strength in Eastern and Western traditions.
Hera Venus: forward (bow), starboard side
The brightest of the planets in the sky, Venus has long captured human attention. A sister to Earth, this celestial being is an inspiration, known as both the “morning star” and “evening star” because of its visibility.
Hera Mercury: midship, starboard side
This swift planet is known for its quick orbit. Named after the messenger to the gods, Mercury is good luck for travelers.
Hera Jupiter: midship, starboard side
The biggest of the planets, Jupiter is king and has been known from ancient times. Jupiter reigns in the skies as the divine.

Upper Deck (Concierge Level)
Hera Moon: forward (bow), port side, 50m2
Our Moon suite mirrors the importance of the celestial body to our travels. Full of mystery and poetry, the Moon is a guiding force.
Hera Sea: midship, port side, 35m2
The Sea room reflects the vast expanses of Halong Bay, its beauty and depth. Essential to life, the Sea nurtures us all.
Hera Land: aft (stern), port side, 45m2
The Land room pays tribute to the terrestrial richness that makes up Vietnam. Our Land is precious and we strive to protect and honor its worth.
Hera Sun: forward (bow), starboard side, 50m2
Sure as the Sun rises, we venture out each day with new hope of discovery. Our Sun room shines with the brilliance of life.
Hera Wind: midship, starboard side, 35m2
The Wind steers us, enabling adventure and new thrills. Its force sets all in motion, including our unforgettable experiences in Halong.
Hera Light: aft (stern), starboard side, 45m2
The Light suite is illuminating, making us see and appreciate the wonders around us. Here, our attention is held fast on the scenery that floats by.


Hera was the queen of the gods, uniting heaven and earth. Created for modern travelers who seek the finest experiences available, Hera Cruises is the only six-star cruise offered in Halong Bay. Join us to discover the way Vietnam’s lush landscape and the majesty of its seas merge in the wonder that is this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  1. 11 cabins features a different narrative theme, offer the best in elegance with the unique on-board designs as locally handcrafted wooden furnishings and exquisite handmade embroidery decor.
  2. We use fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Inspired by the profound of the Vietnamese cuisine with A la carte menu, every dish featured wonderful combination of various ingredients to create a delicious and enticing dish.
  3. High-class drink list with Hera signature choices included British & Vietnamese afternoon tea, cocktails party
  4. Butler service with private chef at Concierge floor, and the ability to choose when and where to dine, including in the suites, on the balconies or in the socializing areas.
  5. Hera Cruises is the only company offering high-end customizable activities, itineraries and things to do to ensure an unforgettable Halong Bay adventure.
  6. Suppliers materials from reputable suppliers and long-standing brand: Saint Honore, Les Vergers du Mekong (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).
Features:
•    11 spacious luxury suites, each with different theme, some with glass windows for views of bay from different angles; rooms range from 28-50m2
•    King beds with imported premium 100% cotton linens
•    AC
•    Massage showers and bathtubs 
•    Hair dryer
•    Bathrobe and slippers
•    Minibar and safe, complimentary drinking water 
•    Butler service on Concierge Level (Upper Deck)
•    Spa services
•    Restaurant: breakfast selections, set lunch, à la carte dinner w/ cuisine of 1910-30s Hanoi 
•    Sundeck and bar
•    Afternoon tea, cocktail party
•    Live piano and music
•    Tai Chi
•    Gym and sauna
•    Cooking demonstration
•    Event-hosting capacity  
•    Personalized itinerary (flexible schedule and destinations)
•    Transfer by limousine van

Restaurants
With us, not only will you sleep well but you will also eat well while cruising the breathtaking Bay. In addition to the best accommodations on the waters of Halong, we take pride in offering you an exquisite dining experience. We know that eating well is important during travel, and to maintain the highest standards for a luxury getaway, we boast rigorous criteria for the food that we serve you. We use fresh and organic ingredients. We source from trusted suppliers that meet tests confirming proper origin according to global standards. These choices align with our emphasis on health and wellness as central components to our travel services. We want to ensure that you have a superb time in our restaurants, bars and lounges. Sit back, relax with friends and family, and we will take care of the rest.
Hera Restaurant: 30 seats, bar and lounge, live piano and themed dinner music daily, set conference services, banquet design

In the Water
You will have plenty of chances to immerse yourself in the crystal waters of secluded lagoons and grottos. Go for a swim at your leisure or work your way through the water in kayaks or boats. At night, guests can try squid fishing from our vessel for the thrill of a fresh catch!
    
Ashore
We will anchor near beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe or go for hikes to explore nearby terrain. Some tours offer cave visits to take in the wonder of stalactite and stalagmite formations. For those eager to see water communities, we will come across floating villages where locals make their lives and depend on this precious ecosystem. Your investment in the local economy makes it possible for many people to continue to thrive here.

Special Events
We love to celebrate with you, whether it be a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. Contact us to plan your big event. We will be sure to exceed your expectations.


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