Cruise Halong - Ginger, Jasmine, Violet junks - review by Rusty Compass
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Cruise Halong - Ginger, Jasmine, Violet junks

| 17 Jul 2017
Cruise Halong - Ginger, Jasmine, Violet junks

Price guide: From around USD$250 pp DBL/TWN 2day/1night

Our rating
17 Jul 2017

Cruise Halong operates two of Halong Bay’s best known junk style boats, the Jasmine and the Violet. Their offerings include 1 and 2 night cruises as well as private charters. The Ginger is not presently operating.

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Each of the boats in the Cruise Halong collection offers a different travel experience. The Jasmine offers twenty cabins and similar standards if slightly different decoration. There’s plenty of common bay viewing space on the Jasmine deck - even when it’s running at full capacity. Some cabins also have small balconies.

The Violet is the luxury junk of the collection with huge cabins that are more like spacious hotel rooms with plenty of in-room viewing space as well as spacious common deck viewing areas.

Crews and meals on all boats are good.

Like other single night cruise operators, the Cruise Halong single night cruises are pretty tightly packed - especially on the morning of day 2 prior to disembarkation.

Itineraries are similar as well and include a fishing village visit, cave visit, swimming and kayaking.

A less rushed 3 day/ 2 night itinerary is also available.

Brief 2 day - 1 night cruise
Board in time for lunch, disembark mid morning day 2. Price includes lunch, dinner, breakfast, excursions. Drinks not included.

Mark Bowyer
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