Trails of Indochina
is to broaden its Halong Bay cruise operations in May 2009 expanding its existing fleet of traditionally built luxury junks with
the launch of its third vessel, the Halong Violet.
Currently under construction in North Vietnam, once sea ready the 58-metre Halong Violet will join her sister vessels Halong Ginger and Halong
Jasmin in operating upmarket cruise programs on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay.
Her features include six luxury 42 square metre staterooms, an elegant restaurant, lounge and bar, a small library, gym and a massage room.
Following her official launch in May, Halong Violet will operate exclusively in the Halong bay area offering a series of one and two day cruises as
well as catering to the region’s growing charter market.
Alike the cruise programs designed for her sister ships, Halong Violet’s passengers will have the opportunity to participate in traditional temple
ceremonies as well as trekking, cycling and exploring the region’s famous Cat Ba Island and its national park.
Visits to floating villages and local schools by kayak and briefings the Vietnamese Government’s Department of Conservation on the country’s
plans to turn Ha Long Bay into a ‘living museum’ are also expected to form part of the overall program.
Halong Violet and her sister vessels are operated by Trails of Indochina’s Halong City-based associates Cruise
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