La Vela Cruises, a fleet of just two gorgeous steel boats designed to ensure the very best experience in Ha Long Bay. Both La Vela Classic and La Vela Premium cruise ships house beautifully designed wooden cabins, offering comfortable and elegant spaces for overnight cruising.
La Vela Classic was modeled on the early Art Deco Indochinese design popular in the early 20th Century. 28 expertly crafted cabins, including Deluxe and Suite, are arranged over two decks, leaving the upper deck for the elegant dining room, above which is the stylishly furnished sundeck. The cabins reflect the sophistication of the roaring 20s with a stylish Art Deco interior design concept. La Vela Classic cabins have en-suite bathrooms, a cozy wooden and bamboo interior, and high quality luxury beds.
Day 1: Hanoi/ Ha Long Bay:
At 8:00 you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests and spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. At 12:00 you’ll embark at Tuan Chau Island Whalf. Upon boarding you are greeted with a welcome drink and gather in the dining room for a comprehensive safety and boat orientation briefing followed by itinerary details.
After the briefing and check in we have a bit of free time till lunch is served at 1:00pm. During lunch you’ll pass by islets, with thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered by the Vietnamese to be heaven on the earth. After lunch, you’ll explore Sung Sot Cave, hike up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the biggest and most marvelous cave in Ha Long Bay.
At 15:00, you’ll be back to the vessel and continue sailing. You can enjoy your relaxing time aboard, among the magnificence of the Heritage Site. A wide range of fine wine or spirits are served in the open-air bar on the sundeck. Then, you will enjoy the cooking demonstration with the Chef to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls. Dinner will be served onboard at 19:00. In the evening you will be free at your leisure, or enjoy the Movie Night, or join the Squid fishing activity (weather permit).
Day 2: Ha Long Bay/ Hanoi:
You’ll wake up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise on the Bay. Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. At 7:00 your Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries will be served onboard in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay. You’ll visit Titop Island and can take part in an array of exciting activities: swimming, kayaking, and trekking. Then, you’ll be back on board; have your International breakfast and it’s time for final packing and freshening up. From the dock you‘ll be transferred back to Hanoi; you’ll arrive in late afternoon and spend the night in Hanoi.