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Jasmine

This romantic masted junk artfully marries a rich 1930s’ Indochine-style with high-end comforts.

Overview

Jasmine is a modern-day interpretation of a classic, masted Indochine junk; her three large, tawny sails underlining her stately sense of pride. She combines her romantic, historical style and ambiance with high-end contemporary comforts. The luxurious, 180-ft Jasmine cruise ship has four decks, which are home to a restaurant, lounge and sun deck, making the most of Halong Bay’s stunning views. Accommodation is in 23 spacious cabins, and two special Jasmine Suites with their own jacuzzi tubs and view-filled balconies.

Your Luxurious Cabin

The attention to detail and quality of design is apparent in every inch of this ship, artfully marrying space, rich 1930s’ Indochine-style, and polished wooden décor for a distinctive homey feel. This is, complemented by exquisite ornamentation throughout the bedrooms and communal spaces. All of the cabins are well equipped and air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and windows.

They come in three categories: the Superior cabins (doubles and twins) are located on the Main Deck; each measuring 182 square feet, they have teakwood furniture and panoramic windows. The Deluxe cabins are located on the Upper Deck and measure 193 square feet each, with 21-square-foot balconies. There are two Junior Suites, located on the Main Deck, measuring 258 square feet each, likewise with 21-square-foot balconies.

A family cabin is also available. All rooms are tastefully decorated with wooden furnishings and local artwork; amenities include a mini-bar, slippers, robes and a walk-in shower.

On Board Dining

Jasmine Restaurant will delight you with its delectable continental-style breakfasts, informal leisurely lunches, and lavish dinners presented with the highest attention to detail and service. Decorated in traditional Asian and Vietnamese style, the restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese foods, international cuisine and fine wines.

A lounge with a bar sits next door. The ship has an alfresco terrace with plenty of comfy seating and is also used for evening seafood barbecues. The Sun Deck is set out with loungers and umbrellas, and drinks and snacks are served to you from the bar.

Life On Board Jasmine

Jasmine offers plenty of space for its guests yet still provides an intimate and personal experience. Great attention to detail has been paid to the design, allowing you to bask in the sun on the Upper Deck, sip a refreshing drink at sunset or enjoy a romantic dinner in the elegant restaurant, all whilst taking in the beautiful karst scenery of Halong Bay. Indulge in an Asian-style head massage in the wooden massage room. Later, observe the floating life of the Bay from the terrace and relish a delicious seafood barbecue at night.

The Jasmine cruise invites you to join Tai Chi classes on the Sun Deck, or talks and presentations by local experts on the Vietnamese culture. You can also participate in a Vietnamese cooking workshop or join a bamboo rowboat trip to a fishing village.

Your Halong Bay Jasmine cruise on the cobalt blue waters of this ‘Bay of Wonders’ is a delightful experience to share with your loved one, filled with dramatic landscapes, fresh and tasty seafood and the peaceful atmosphere of a former era.

Itineraries & Prices

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2-Day
3-Day

2 Day / 1 Night - The Dragon Passage

itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail for your Halong Bay experience. Savour your first hours in the bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery during our first hours of cruising.

We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing villages in Halong Bay, and which some fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities. With a small bamboo boat rowed by locals, we have a look at the floating structures in this calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, borrow a kayak (complimentary for 2-night cruises) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay. The fishing village also hosts the Cua Van Cultural Center, operated by local residents to preserve and introduce visitors to the village’s history and culture. On display are many archaeological artifacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van.

By tender, we transfer to the nearby Tien Ong cave. The cave shows evidence of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien Ong cave reaches a depth of 50 metres and covers a total area of roughly 1,000 square metres. Follow our guide as we loop though and learn interesting details about this cavern.

After returning to the boat, we sail to the overnight mooring area. During this the magical “blue hour”, Halong Bay reveals its magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, you may like to join our cooking class by our chef. You are welcome to practice these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes for yourself - then cook them for your loved ones back at home.

After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. Guests aboard Jasmine can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast and side buffet (or set menu, alternatively).

After dinner, our on-board guide offers an intriguing presentation about the bay’s unique and fascinating insights. Alternatively, give yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff - always an entertaining experience. While away the rest of the evening and treasure this special moment amidst the magical landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons.

Jasmine's 2-Day The Dragon Passage Day One - Cocktail at Sunset
Location
Tuan Chau - Cua Van
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut ‘German Titov’, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries.

Once arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering rock formations. If you prefer to be a bit more active, climb 400 stone steps (which takes about 20 minutes) to the island’s top and be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views over the bay. There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos.

Back on board, you can take a shower and freshen up. Now is the time to enjoy the final moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while breakfast is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site. You will disembark at 11:00 AM.

Jasmine's 2-Day The Dragon Passage Day Two - Sundeck & Lounge
Location
Ti Top Island - Tuan Chau
Day
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3 Day / 2 Night - Jewels of Halong Bay

itinerary map

Embarkation

EMBARKATION FROM TUAN CHAU MARINA (NEAR HALONG CITY)

PM: Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail for your Halong Bay experience. Savour your first hours in the bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery during our first hours of cruising.

We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing villages in Halong Bay, and which some fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities. With a small bamboo boat rowed by locals, we have a look at the floating structures in this calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, borrow a kayak (complimentary for 2-night cruises) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay. The fishing village also hosts the Cua Van Cultural Center, operated by local residents to preserve and introduce visitors to the village’s history and culture. On display are many archaeological artifacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van.

By tender, we transfer to the nearby Tien Ong cave. The cave shows evidence of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien Ong cave reaches a depth of 50 metres and covers a total area of roughly 1,000 square metres. Follow our guide as we loop though and learn interesting details about this cavern.

After returning to the boat, we sail to the overnight mooring area. During this the magical “blue hour”, Halong Bay reveals its magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, you may like to join our cooking class by our chef. You are welcome to practice these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes for yourself - then cook them for your loved ones back at home.

After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. Guests aboard Jasmine can enjoy a terrace deck barbecue feast and side buffet (or set menu, alternatively).

After dinner, our on-board guide offers an intriguing presentation about the bay’s unique and fascinating insights. Alternatively, give yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff - always an entertaining experience. While away the rest of the evening and treasure this special moment amidst the magical landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons.

Jasmine's 3-Day Jewels of Halong Bay Day One - Halong Bay Drone View
Location
Tuan Chau - Cua Van
Day
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Sung Sot Cave, Pearl Farm

AM: Wake up at dawn to the lapping of the waves and the smell of freshly brewed coffee, which is available with pastries in the dining room. If you wish to begin your day active, join the early morning Tai Chi class on the sun deck and merge with the surrounding scenery - a truly unique experience. For today’s exciting explorations we board our cozy day boat, named Sunset. Breakfast is served as the ship sails for Sung Sot, the largest cave in Halong Bay.

With an astonishing area of 10,000 square meters, Sung Sot is comprised of two chambers. The outer chamber welcomes visitors with stalactites acting as chandeliers hanging from the 30-metre (98 ft) high ceiling. A connecting 3-metre (10 ft) wide path then opens onto the inner chamber, known as the grand “opera house”. This magnificent room features a clear pond, plentiful plant-life, splendid stalagmites, stalactites and rock formations formed over millions of years, and the chorus of birds singing, water flowing and sometimes, monkeys frolicking.

PM: Back aboard, you can relax on the sun deck or in the air-conditioned dining area with a tasty “cafe sua da” before having the opportunity to explore the marine landscape on your own via kayak. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water and you feel a sense of freedom while meandering through this green medley of water and tree-topped islets.

The ship continues the journey to a floating pearl farm. We learn how the various kinds of pearls cultivated here are grown, harvested and processed. Watch as a skilled technician uses precision tools to carefully and gently open an oyster before implanting a seed and returning it into the water. The odds of success are low and the fascinating process requires several years, but if mother nature gives her blessing, the oyster then produces a gorgeous round gemstone. After the visit, we leisurely sail back to the mothership, where you have time for sunbathing, a relaxing spa treatment or, of course, the must-watch “blue hour”.

Enjoy your dinner aboard and afterwards, join our crew once again in catching squid, which we are happy to prepare for you fresh as a late night snack. Our bar is open late and eager to serve a drink of your choice as you relax on a lounger and enjoy the serenity of Halong Bay before retiring for the night.

Jasmine's 3-Day Jewels of Halong Bay Day Two - Jasmine's Sundeck
Location
Halong Bay
Day
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Disembarkation

DISEMBARKATION IN TUAN CHAU MARINA (NEAR HALONG CITY)

AM: For early risers, tea, coffee and pastries are available in the dining room. Once again, a Tai Chi class offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut ‘German Titov’, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries.

Once arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering rock formations. If you prefer to be a bit more active, climb 400 stone steps (which takes about 20 minutes) to the island’s top and be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views over the bay. There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos.

Back on board, you can take a shower and freshen up. Now is the time to enjoy the final moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while breakfast is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site.

Jasmine's 3-Day Jewels of Halong Bay Day Three - Kayaking
Location
Ti Top Island - Tuan Chau
Day
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Bar
Lounge Bar
Bar
Restaurant
Restaurant
Sun Deck
Terrace
Jasmine-HaLong-Bay-Terrace-Deck
Woman relaxing with a book
Sofas and table
Bartenders
Waitress by the table
Indoor Restaurant
Sun beds on the deck
Sitting area on the deck
Terrace deck with a view

Suites & Cabins

Jasmine's Superior Suite Jasmine's Superior Suite - Bathroom

Superior Suite

Guests
3
Size
16 m² / 172 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

These rooms feature a panoramic french-styled window that allows natural light into the rooms. The rooms are furnished in tasteful decor to bring a feeling of coziness. You can enjoy various amenities like a minibar, an in-house phone, a glass standing shower, and a bathrobe.

Jasmine's Deluxe Suite Jasmine's Deluxe Suite Jasmine's Deluxe Suite Jasmine's Deluxe Suite - Bathroom

Deluxe Suite

Guests
3
Size
18 m² / 194 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

These rooms are furnished with classy décor and pleasing painting. It has large windows that offer guests a panoramic view of the Amazon environs and a glass-covered standing shower with fine amenities, including a bathrobe, slippers, body wash, and shampoo.

Jasmine's Junior Suite Jasmine's Junior Suite - Bathroom Jasmine's Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Guests
3
Size
24 m² / 258 ft²
Beds
Double

This luxurious suite features a balcony where guests can unwind as they take in the majestic rainforest scenery. It also comes with a jacuzzi for guests to soak in after the day's excursions, a glass-standing shower, bathrobe, and slippers for the guests' convenience.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Deck plan

Features

  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
  • Massage room
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details