Launched in 2019, the three-sail Ylang offers cruises around Lan Ha Bay ‒ a secluded part of Vietnam’s Halong Bay. The vessel features a splendid Vietnamese design with French-Colonial accents and, with a maximum of only 20 guests, she is the only ship in the region to offer a distinct wellness theme during her voyages into this less-visited area.
Ylang has only 10 spacious all-suite cabins on board, all of which have private balconies. Spread over two decks, each room has large, floor-to-ceiling, panoramic doors. Six of these cabins are classified as Signature Suites; each is a 431-square-foot room including a 59-square-foot balcony with a table and two sun chairs. There is a separate living area, while in the sleeping area, the bed is oriented towards the window.
Bathrooms are fitted with walk-in showers and soaking tubs, each positioned next to a window overlooking the Bay. Decor throughout is elegantly inspired; the dark wood panels are adorned with pink and silver mosaics of cherry blossoms representing Vietnamese poetry.
The four Regency Suites are the largest accommodations aboard, each with 549 square feet of living space, accompanied by generously sized balconies that range from 86 to 108 square feet. Each showcases a uniquely individual décor and furniture, colonial motifs and color schemes representing Vietnamese culture.
Facilities On Board
The facilities aboard the Ylang Cruise Halong Bay include a heated jacuzzi-pool perched under the shadows of the ship’s triple sails on the uppermost Terrace Deck, a cozy indoor library lounge and the distinctively Indochinese-styled restaurant with adjacent bar evoking the grand days of old Indochina.
All of the cabins aboard Ylang include air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safe, Wi-Fi internet access, a Bluetooth speaker, toiletries, bathrobes, a hair dryer, slippers, a sun hat, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a luggage rack.
Wining & Dining On Board
Traditional Vietnamese delights are paired with Western favorites to create a wide range of dishes created from healthy ingredients. Lunch and dinner is always served in the dining room, which evokes the ambiance of a bygone era, complete with paddle ceiling fans and colonial-style rattan furniture.
If you wish, you can have breakfast in the privacy of your suite. Adjacent to the dining room is the bar, which offers up a wide array of cocktails, wines, spirits and beers, complemented by 180-degree views.
Experiences On Shore And Aboard The Ship
On shore experiences include leisure cycling and hiking on Cat Ba island, a visit to a local floating fishing village and activities such as swimming and kayaking. On board you can enjoy cooking workshops and movie nights or visit the expansive Ylang Spa with its three treatment rooms and a wellness studio that offers classes in meditation, yoga and other mindfulness activities. Daily Tai Chi lessons are held on the ship’s terrace deck at sunrise.
Dedicated to well-being and serenity, the three-day/ two-night Ylang Cruise offers individuals and couples a deep insight into Lan Ha Bay’s natural beauty while providing a holistic wellness experience.
Suites & Cabins
These elegant suites come with a separate lounge area with a sofa and a table. Some of these suites are interconnected to accommodate friends traveling together. Guests can enjoy the modern bathrooms featuring a walk-in shower and bathtub overlooking the bay.
The suite is generously extensive, with a lounge area and a balcony for relaxing. The luxurious bathroom is equipped with the finest amenities, hot water, a walk-in shower, and a jacuzzi overlooking the bay. Both suites are designed with extravagance to bring a luxurious feel.