Ylang Cruises

Location: Tuan Chau Port
Ylang, the latest member of Heritage Line’s ship collection in Lan Ha Bay, features a splendid blend of Asian-Vietnamese design with some French-colonial accents. An ancient flair of In-dochina emanates throughout the vessel with a delicate floral leitmotif inspired by local po-etry and related to the four seasons of the year. Local artisans have contributed to Ylang’s décor with hand-crafted paintings and artwork using various materials and techniques. All suites are dedicated to a particular blossom which typically represents a season in Vietnam.


Ylang inherited her good looks from her mother Ginger, the eldest and most graceful of the Halong Bay sisters. Ylang, as the first born of the third generation in this aristocratic family, built a strong attachment to her heritage of Vietnamese traditional design and Indochine legacy. Her love for flowers can be found everywhere on board with artefacts of floral motifs depicting the seasons.

Her interior is decorated with paintings she inherited from her mother as well as gifted from her grandparents’ artist friends. Ylang spent a lot of her childhood playing in the loft at her maternal grandmother’s home: a treasure trove of ancient reminiscences which she used to style her new home to perfection.

Although she is a romantic and loves ancient poetry, Ylang has always been down to earth, and growing up she loved to explore the environment, making friends with fisherman in floating villages and exploring the natural beauty of island jungles. The guests she hosts on board will sense all of this to the fullest.

Ylang has only ten spacious suites on two decks with floor-to-ceiling panoramic doors which open onto a private balcony. What makes Ylang truly unrivaled is her wellness proposition. The focus on wellbeing and mindfulness comes alive in the huge spa area with a vast range of treatments, various meditative onboard excursions, dynamic on-shore activities (leisure cycling or hiking, kayaking, swimming), and last but not least, tasty and healthy dietary.

Reception Lounge

Every journey on Ylang starts here. Held in elegant dark wood tones with inviting rattan furniture, the reception area wel-comes guests on board with its refined atmosphere and a wonderful display of Viet-namese artwork. A little boutique offers a chance to purchase the perfect souvenir.

Library Lounge

The comfortable sofas and lounge chairs, as well as the walls adorned with remarkable Vietnamese historical artifacts, make Ylang’s Indochinese-themed salon a place to sit back after a day of exploration. Stop by and enjoy some downtime or a conversation with fellow passengers whilst leafing through the latest edition of a magazine or the pages of a gripping book. The spa reception at the corner of the salon offers access to a world of true bliss.

Restaurant & Bar

Aboard Ylang, guests can savor the many culinary pleasures Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. The wood-paneled ceiling with its colonial-style fans, the ornate carvings on the walls and the dark wood and rattan furniture evoke the glorious bygone days of Indochina and set the mood for a gour-met meal or signature drink. Ylang’s bar is a cozy place to spend a lazy afternoon or to cap off an eventful day.
The semicircular bar area is surrounded by large, full-sized windows, offering guests sensational day and nighttime views of the bay and its impressive karsts. Take a seat at the bar to talk shop with our bartender or snuggle with a glass of wine in one of the loungers for a cherished tête-à-tête with your loved one.

Ylang Spa
Ylang’s defining characteristic is her focus on wellness and relaxation. There is hardly a better place on this planet to let the mind and soul come to rest than the otherworld-ly Lan Ha Bay. A team of therapists offers a wide variety of treatments in the generous spa facilities located on the upper deck. Three private rooms, of which one is the “deluxe chamber” with a private steam bath and shower, are flawless hideaways for couples and singles to enjoy a large va-riety of spa treatments. The comfortable and sheltered area invites guests to lean back on cozy upholstered armchairs for reflexology massages as well as manicures and pedicures. The sauna is also located in the spa department and is available for all guests. Nonetheless, it can be reserved for a private session.

Wellness Studio

To keep with Ylang’s wellness-inspired theme, a 26 sqm (280 sqft) room is dedicated to holistic and mindfulness activi-ties. Join our instructor in this multi-functional room for therapeutic and active well-being sessions such as our “singing bowl” meditation or private introductory yoga classes.

Terrace Deck
Ylang’s terrace deck is the prime locale to unwind and enjoy the outdoors while on board. The inviting pool is surrounded with comfortable sunbeds shaded by large canvas sails, setting the scene for perfect-ly relaxing moments in one of the world’s most scenic seascapes.

Life Aboard
Board Ylang and find yourself in a universe where you have Lan Ha Bay almost to yourself. After boarding, you immediately feel at home. The very large suite with your own balcony welcomes you with fresh fruits and cozy living quarters. Kick back by the pool with an espresso or opt for a foot massage in your room before exploring a local island village by bicycle. Start your morning by reinvigorating the body and mind with Tai Chi. Enjoy a healthy (or hearty) breakfast served in the privacy of your suite before setting out for active discoveries on-shore. Spend some hours indulging in the state-of-the-art spa or hop into a kayak from the ship’s platform to ex-plore the breathtaking scenery of Lan Ha Bay. A day full of lifestyle adventures finally reaches its climax when watching nightfall bathe the alluring bay in all shades of blue and crimson.


Ylang has only ten spacious suites on two decks with floor-to-ceiling panoramic doors which open onto a private balcony. What makes Ylang truly unrivaled is her wellness proposition
Cabin type Max adults
Signature Suite

Signature Suite

  • Size: 40 sqm
  • King
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Regency Suite

Regency Suite

  • Size: 54 sqm
  • King
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Tour Itinerary

    • Accommodation
    • Daily (group) shore-excursions
    • Sightseeing and transfers during the cruise
    • English speaking tour guiding on-and offshore
    • Entertainment/activities during the cruise
    • Welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water
    • Meals as mentioned in the program
    • Passenger liability insurance
    • Internet on the ship
    • Complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments)
    • Port or anchorage fees; taxes.
    • Admission fee for Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay
    • Crew and guide gratuities
    • Visa fees
    • Shuttle bus or private transfers
    • Personal expenses
    • Other beverages than those stated under inclusions
    • Medical services.
    • Child Rate (for cruise-only): A child from 5 to 11,99-years-old pays 30% of the cruise rate per adult (sharing) if staying in a cabin with two adults (sharing existing bed or on extra bed), or 75% of the cruise rate per adult (sharing) if staying in a cabin with one adult (using existing bed) . Children below 5 years are not allowed on board (unless granted special permission by Heritage Line; please contact us). Parents are liable for their children – please carefully read our detailed child policy.
    • A solo traveler surcharge of 45% on cruise rate per adult (sharing) applies for cruise-only bookings in a Junior Suite and Signature Suite. A solo traveler surcharge of 70% on cruise rate per adult (sharing) applies for cruise bookings in a Regency Suite (Ylang).

Cruise brief

    • Launched : Aug 2019
    • Outfit : Steel boat
    • Length: 57m
    • Width: 12m
    • Height: 11m
    • Draft: 1,9m
    • Speed: 5 knots
    • Total floor: 3
    • Electricity: 220V
    • Internet: 4G
    • No. of room : 10 rooms
    • Capacity    : 25 passengers
    • Operating area: Halong bay – Lan Ha bay

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