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GRAY LINES CRUISE

Overview

Since 1910, Gray Lines Cruise has been the largest provider of sightseeing tours on the planet. After a century of trust, Gray Lines Cruise was born with a clear sense of WHY we were born! We, now in ours fifth year, have differentiated from others by a group of overnight boats ranging from 1 to 14 cabins in Halong Bay. We have faithfully brought comfort in the harmony of traditional boat and deluxe facility to those visiting the natural heritage site – Halong Bay.

ACCOMMODATION OF GRAY LINES CRUISE:

SUPERIOR SEAVIEW
fulfills the necessary conditions from a set of bedding to bathroom accessories, & air-conditioner that make your stay comfortable. 

DELUXE SEAVIEW
By elegant décor, Deluxe Sea-View brings you a feeling of simplicity and comfort at the very moment you walk into the cabin. A whole view of the bay is right in front of your eyes. That is the benefit of openable oversized sea-view windows designed in each Gray Line cabin.

DELUXE BALCONY
Imagine an upper cabin where you lazily huddle in your bed watching sunrise out of full-seaview doors, enjoy the first sunbeams gradually coming over the mountains at your own balcony with a set of table & two folding chairs – the moment that you will see the difference of cruising… Each Deluxe Balcony cabin is designed in bigger width and smaller decorations that feeling of simplicity & elegance comes over you at first sights.

DELUXE FAMILY
Deluxe Family is amazingly ideal for family or 4. The suite consists of 1 double bed and 1 twin beds set in 2 connecting cabins (inter connected door).
Each cabin offers a private bathroom and together owns a private sundeck of 30 square meters featuring 270 degrees of space with sea views. By accompanying private dinner served there, the cabin seems to be a private boat in Halong.

GRAY LINE VIP
VIP, a sensible difference to other cabins, embodies the best of privacy and romance. The double-bed cabin designed with a private terrace for sunbathing and in the head of second deck with two romantic sides of sea view, is preferentially for couples.
Not only that, the suite can connect with another next-door Deluxe Balcony cabin that can onveniently accommodate a group of 6 people. The set is as well ideal for your family offering the best privacy.
Comfortable must be private. The suite do it at best!

SAFETY EQUIPMENT SUPPORT FACILITY

  • Security sensor & Fire extinguisher
  • Private Reception room at Tuan Chau Marian 
  • Emergency hammers & Life jackets
  • Modern auto pier for better getting on/off 
  • SOS 24h FREE rescue service – Speed boat

CABIN FACILITY

  • Heat-cool controlled air conditioning
  • Bath linen and set of toilet amenity 
  • Private bathrooms with large window
  • Wardrobe, hair-dryer & slippers 
  • Bath linen and set of toilet amenity
  • Complimentary mineral water

MAIN SERVICE

  • 24-hour support hotline (+84 975 432 588)
  • 24-hour on-board security & GPS positioning
  • Massage & nail services (chargeable service)
  • Bar & restaurant (7.00AM until 11.00 PM)
  • Languages: English, Vietnamese & French

MAIN ACTIVITY

  • Tai Chi exercise & cooking class
  • Watching movies, music; playing guitar, chess
  • Kayaking, Swimming, Short-trekking, Caving &
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling & fishing equipment (on request)

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong
Appox 07.45: Pick-up at hotels if located in the Hanoi Old Quarter (upon your private booking of Gray Line shuttle bus); departing to Halong Bay with stopovers for refreshing en route.
12.00: Arriving and enjoying fresh tea at Gray Line Lobby before check-in.
12.30: Entering Gray Line Cruise via a private pier and being warmly welcomed by the crew. Enjoying welcome drinks when listening to the Briefing of the main Tour guide and check-in
13.30: Having a delicious Lunch while the Cruise goes ahead to the Bay. At your leisure after lunch to enjoy hundreds of limestone islands with various shapes. This is the best time to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in a slow motion.
15:00: Arriving at Luon Cave by tender boat. We will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaks or rowing boats. Relaxing on the kayaks and boats is a more brilliant way to experience the special view of this sea.
16:00: Stopping over at Titov Island. We will have various choices to be by your own, having sunbath, swimming or conquering the peak of the Titov to admire the Bay’s panorama.
Recommendation: Climb up the top of the island and enjoy birds, eye view!
17:30: Going back to the boat for relaxation at the dusk. Enjoy FREE seasonal fruits on the sundeck. Other drinks will be subject to special rates or seasonal promotions.
18.30: Joining a cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Try to make it well and check how well you can cook or prepare for Vietnamese foods.
19.30: A dinner with local gourmet will be served with BBQ fresh seafood. After dinner: Free choice of evening activities (movie watching, fishing tools and guitars, cards, etc. are all available). Some activities are to be ordered in advance.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on the cruise

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong
06.00: Waking up at dawn for morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (exercises are upon desire).
07.00: Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.
07:45: 
Tender boat will pick us up to visit the Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, discovered in 1901, and now being a must-to-see tourist attraction for its extensive space. After the rock formation and millions years of water erosion, the cave is now featured by hundreds of marvelous stalactites, stalagmites and grandeur stone chambers which are incomparable with any cave in Gulf of Tonkin. (Shoes, sandals and convenient clothes are recommended to visit the Cave).
09:15: Coming back to our cruise for freshening check-out. Cabins will be cleaned up soon whilst we can enjoy drink and sunbath on the half-open-air sundeck of the Gray Line.
10:30: Enjoying a tasty farewell buffet lunch while the boat continuously cruises back.
11:30: Time for us to say goodbye with the Crew, and give them feedback about the trip. We can have some tea or other drinks at Gray Line Lobby and wait for our shuttle bus (or private cars) to return to Hanoi or the next destination.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Period from 01 January – 31 December 2019

Room Types

US$/person

Single Supplement

Junior Suite

$

$

Superior Suite

$

$

Premium Suite

$

$

INCLUSION

  • Insurance (inc. in the tickets)
  • Escorted English speaking tour-guide
  • En-suite bathroom cabin
  • Welcome drink
  • 01 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 01 dinners
  • All admission as per the itinerary, kayaking or bamboo boat, cave visiting tickets
  • On-board cooking class and Taichi exercise, if any
  • In-room water (02 bottles)
  • VAT and Service charges

EXCLUSION

  • Transportation (two ways)
  • Massage and nail services
  • Personal expenses not mentioned above
  • Tips (For Tour guide, drivers, the crew, etc.)

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG

Approx. 07:45: Pick-up at hotels if located in the Hanoi Old Quarter (upon your private booking of Gray Line shuttle bus); departing to Halong Bay with stopovers for refreshing en route.
12:00: Arriving and enjoying fresh tea at Gray Line Lobby before check-in.
12:30: Entering Gray Line Cruise via a private pier and being warmly welcomed by the crew. Enjoying welcome drinks when listening to the Briefing of the main Tour guide and check-in.
13:30: Having a delicious Lunch while the Cruise goes ahead to the Bay. At your leisure after lunch to enjoy hundreds of limestone islands with various shapes. This is the best time to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in a slow motion.
15:00: Arriving at Luon Cave by tender boat. We will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaks or rowing boats. Relaxing on the kayaks and boats is a more brilliant way to really experience the special view of this sea.
16:00: Stopping over at Titov Island. We will have various choices to be by your own, having sunbath, swimming or conquering the peak of the Titov to admire the Bay’s panorama (strongly recommended).
17:30: Going back to the boat for relaxation at the dusk. Enjoy FREE seasonal fruits on the sundeck. Other drinks will be subject to special rates or seasonal promotions.
18.30: Joining a cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Try to make it well and check how well you can cook or prepare for Vietnamese foods.
19.30: A dinner with local gourmet will be served with BBQ fresh seafood.
After dinner: Free choice of evening activities (movie watching, fishing tools and guitars, cards, etc. are all available). Some activities are to be ordered in advance.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on the cruise

Day 2: HALONG
06:00: Waking up early for the morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or greeting the dawn on the ocean (exercises are upon desire).
07:00: Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.
08:30 - 16:00: A sightseeing boat (without cabins) will pick you up to another part of Halong Bay. It will be the REAL time to watch Halong scenery in vaster area. Below are all activities you can join:
- Discovery at Ho Dong Tien (Fairy Lake), one of symbolized images of The Bay, thanks to its beauty and rich value of geology, geomorphology and history.
- Kayaking or swimming (depending on the tide & weather) around Trong (Drum) cave area, which are beyond expectation of those who love kayaking.
- Or just laying down at the beach and enjoy the seascape and your absolute leisure time.
We will end our visit of the day at one of the famous pearl farms in Halong, where we can see and learn an entire process of making pearl and expensive jewelry, from the first steps of feeding to harvesting.
- Having a rest with tea break on the way back to the main boat.
- Any activities can be skipped if you just wanna leisure time.
16:30: It is time to get back to Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy.
17:30: Relaxing, enjoying sunset with free fresh fruits on the sundeck.
19:30: Having dinner in mellow sound of sea and music.
22:00: Overnight on the sea.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on the cruise

Day 3: HALONG - HANOI
06:00: Waking up at dawn for morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (exercises are upon desire).
07:00: Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.
07:45: Tender boat will pick us up to visit the Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, discovered in 1901, and now being a must-to-see tourist attraction for its extensive space. After the rock formation and millions years of water erosion, the cave is now featured by hundreds of marvelous stalactites, stalagmites and grandeur stone chambers which are incomparable with any cave in Gulf of Tonkin.
(Shoes, sandals and convenient clothes are recommended to visit the Cave).
09:15: Coming back to our cruise for freshening check-out. Cabins will be cleaned up soon whilst we can enjoy drink and sunbath on the half-open-air sundeck of the Gray Line.
10:30: Enjoying a tasty farewell buffet lunch while the boat continuously cruises back.
11:30: Time for us to say good bye with the Crew, and give them feedback about the trip.
We can have some tea or other drinks at Gray Line Lobby and wait for our shuttle bus (or private cars) to return to Hanoi or the next destination.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Period from 01 January – 31 December 2019

Room Types

US$/person

Single Supplement

Junior Suite

$

$

Superior Suite

$

$

Premium Suite

$

$

INCLUSION

  • Insurance (inc. in the tickets)
  • Escorted English speaking tour-guide
  • En-suite bathroom cabin
  • Welcome drink
  • 01 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 01 dinners
  • All admission as per the itinerary, kayaking or bamboo boat, cave visiting tickets
  • On-board cooking class and Taichi exercise, if any
  • In-room water (02 bottles)
  • VAT and Service charges

EXCLUSION

  • Transportation (two ways)
  • Massage and nail services
  • Personal expenses not mentioned above
  • Tips (For Tour guide, drivers, the crew, etc.)