Heritage Cruises derives the inspiration for its boutique concept and design from the heritage ships of the patriotic entrepreneur Bach Thai Buoi, who transformed transportation on the waterways of Tonkin in the North of Vietnam in the early 20th century.
Launching in September 2019, Heritage Cruises offers authentic experiences for 40 guests aboard an architecturally designed boutique river and ocean cruise ship in Halong Bay
and Lan Ha Bay. Amenities include a spa, outdoor lounge, pool and 20 suites with picture windows offering river and ocean views.
As Heritage Cruises’ first true floating four-star boutique hotel, the cruise offers guests high-end service in an unforgettable setting that captures the quintessence of North Vietnam and the classic charm of the 1930s Indochina style.
Cruising is all about destinations, experiences and memories. Our ambition is lofty: to provide a spectacular experience based on elements of exclusivity, comfort, elegance and style.
At Heritage Cruises, we regard the smallest detail as essential to a personalized cruising experience. As well as a passionate team, we have incredible partners who will help ensure your voyage is rich in memories.
Heritage Cruises was launched in 2019 by founder and CEO, Pham Ha, to fulfill his cruising dream of bringing unparalleled travel experiences, in the utmost comfort, to modern-day explorers cruising the world’s greatest rivers and bays.
Upstairs on the Panorama Deck, you will find the ship’s air conditioned Indoor Song Hong Lounge where you can relax comfortably. Sink into a plump couch angled to optimize the engrossing, ever-changing Annamite landscapes streaming in through the floor to ceiling wall of windows.
An air-conditioned, top-deck gym does not allow anyone to miss the view while staying fit. Or you might skip the exercise today and enjoy a sunset from the outside lounge, or cool off in the swimming pool with its bar and private cabanas.
White Lotus Spa
At the White Lotus Spa, guests can relax at the sauna or enjoy a treatment in one of our two rooms. Or for retail therapy, our art gallery and Van Don shop, specialised in antiques and artisanal items, offers a range of original souvenirs.
L’Art de l’Annam
Heritage Cruises also offers a floating exhibition L’Art de l’Annam featuring the artist Pham Luc, known as the Picasso of Vietnam, plus works of other famous Vietnamese artists in canvas, silk and lacquer art. Guided art tours can be arranged as well as occasional auctions.
Le Tonkin Restaurant
Using the old name of North Vietnam in French Indochina, the décor of Le Tonkin, where your evening meal is served, reflects the nostalgia of traditional Tonkin.
Our cuisine has the freshest and finest ingredients that are available and takes our guests on a culinary journey. Every course is infused with creativity and served with passion.
L’Indochine Restaurant is located on the Panorama Deck and enjoys stunning views. Our guests take breakfast, brunch de luxe and lunch here, either indoors or outdoors, whatever your preference.
The Pool Bar is located between the Song Hong Lounge and the Pool and here you can savor a cocktail or a chilled glass of wine in the rooftop bar. Soak up the sun, have a dip in the pool and then swim up to the poolside cabana for a refreshing drink while checking out the panoramic views of the islands in Halong Bay or the Cat Ba Archipelago. What more could you want from a vacation?
The fully stocked pool bar, which is open until late, has a fine selection of wines from the new and old world as well soft drinks and healthy snacks.
Moments Outdoor Lounges
Our Outdoor Lounges have been designed with your comfort in mind and as a space where you can watch the sun rise or set. The Outdoor Lounge at the stern of the ship connects with L’Indochine Restaurant and can also be reached via stairs from the upper deck.
Indoor Song Hong Lounge
Named after the longest river in the north of Vietnam, up on the Panorama Deck, the ship’s air-conditioned Indoor Song Hong Lounge, where you step back in time to the 1930s, is the perfect place to relax in comfort and to observe life on the riverbank as you cruise by. Sink into a plump couch angled to optimize the engrossing, ever-changing -landscapes through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Bach Dang Wine Cellar
Named after these celebrated battles, the Bach Dang Wine Cellar has a winning selection of wines. You can visit our Wine Cellar with our sommelier or cruise director to choose the best wine to complement your menu choice at dinner in Le Tonkin Restaurant.
We also offer the opportunity to dine in the wine cellar, subject to availability, where the low lighting and mysterious surrounds create an intimate experience for any special occasion.