FLY FREE – A VIETNAM VENTURE – 21st Apr 2020

Cruise Line
Peregrine Adventure Cruising
Ship
Panorama II
Package Departs
20 Apr 2020
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Hoi An, Vietnam
Disembark Ship
Hanoi, Vietnam
B - Oceanview C - Oceanview Cat A - Main Deck Premium Tw - Oceanview
AU $4,260
per person
AU $4,615
per person
AU $4,970
per person

Package Duration: 9 nights Fly-Cruise-Stay
Package Starts: 20th Apr 2020 – from Australia
Cruise Starts: 23rd Apr 2020 – from Danang
Cruise Ends: 29th Apr 2020 – to Hanoi
Package Ends: 30h Apr 2020 – in Hanoi
Back in Australia: 1st May 2020
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HIGHLIGHTS:
– Go where few tourists have gone – to the astounding Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where caves as long as 30 kilometres were discovered only recently
– The Vinh Moc tunnels and Khe Sanh Combat Base provide an eye-opening insight into the history of the America-Vietnam war
– Be enchanted by the dreamlike scenery of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam`s must-see natural wonder of limestone islands
– Witness the great scene of early morning ritual at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Here you might encounter anything from laughing yoga to ballroom dancing

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BONUS OFFER:
QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER POINTS! Book this cruise and earn 1000 Qantas points per person
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PRICES in AUD per person from*
Lower Deck – Standard – Double bed – from $4,260*pp
Lower Deck – Standard – Twin beds – from $4,615*pp
Main Deck – Premium – Double or Twin beds – from $4,970*pp
Upper Deck – Premium – Double bed – from $5,210*pp
Middle Deck – Standard – Single sole use occupancy – from $6,510*

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FLY FREE – A VIETNAM VENTURE Fly-Cruise-Stay package includes:
– FREE Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Danang and ex Hanoi on return inc tax
– Transfer from Danang airport to Hoi An hotel
– 2 night hotel stay in Hoi An with breakfast
– Transfer from Hoi An hotel to Danang port
– 6 night small ship cruise aboard MS Panorama II from Danang to Hanoi
– Most shipboard main meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners)
– Included activities: Hoi An City Tour | Welcome Dinner | Vegetarian lunch at Hue Pagoda | Guided Walking Tour of Hue | Khe Sanh Combat Base visit | Vinh Moc Tunnel site visit | Thien Duong Caves Visit | Phong Nha National Park Visit | Hanoi – Local water puppet performance
– All ships tips (excluding optional tipping for the tour leaders)
– Port & govt charges
– Transfer from Hanoi port to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in Hanoi with breakfast
– Transfer from Hanoi hotel to airport

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (11Apr19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Flight carrier and routing at the discretion of our agency. Offer ends 31May19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 11 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2020 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
20 Apr 2020 Fly FREE Australia to Danang
21 Apr 2020 Arrive Danang, transfer to Hoi An hotel

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
21 Apr 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hotel
22 Apr 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hotel
23 Apr 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam
Transfer to Da Nang
23 Apr 2020
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam
Embark
24 Apr 2020
Chan May (Hue), Vietnam
25 Apr 2020
Vinh Moc, Vietnam
26 Apr 2020
Phang Nga, Thailand
27 Apr 2020
Halong Bay, Vietnam
28 Apr 2020
Halong Bay, Vietnam
29 Apr 2020
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Disembark Transfer to Hanoi
29 Apr 2020
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hotel
30 Apr 2020
Hanoi, Vietnam

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
30 Apr 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE Hanoi to Australia
01 May 2020 Arrive Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Cat B - Lower Deck Standard Double
   
Cat C - Lower Deck Twin
   
Cat A - Main Deck Premium Twin
   
Cat A - Main Deck Premium Double
   
Cat A - Upper Deck Premium Double
   

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6 Night cruise departing from Da Nang to Halong Bay onboard Panorama II. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Hoi An and post-cruise in Hanoi.

Discover Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay and the pristine Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Much of Vietnam’s stunning coastline, hundreds of miles long, is seen mostly by local fisherman. Small-ship adventure cruising, however, is a way of experiencing not only the must-see limestone scenery of Halong Bay, but also those destinations most travellers haven’t discovered yet. The star of this particular show is Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, an unspoiled haven of cliffs, mountains, rivers and impossibly long caves that were discovered barely a decade ago. Add in historic Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the important war sites of Vinh Moc and Khe Sanh, and this becomes one unforgettable week of leisure and discovery in Vietnam.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Hoi An
Enjoy an evening getting to know the city and indulging in some amazing Vietnamese cuisine.

Day 2 Hoi An
This morning, get to know Hoi An as local guides take you on a walking tour around this World Heritage listed city. The city was a major trading port with the west from the 17th century onwards, and has a various architectural influences from Europe, China and Vietnam. Today the city is being restored and looks exactly like it did over a century ago. The rest of the day is free for you to do some optional activities or soak up the ambience of the place. You may like to wander Hoi An Market and the street stalls selling paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns and much more. It’s also famous for its talented tailors who can make beautiful items to order within a few hours.

Day 3 Hoi An/Da Nang
The morning is free for you to continue your exploration of Hoi An, or perhaps for that last fitting of some new tailored clothes? In the afternoon, we will transfer back to Danang to join the Panorama II. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board before setting sail.

Day 4 Hue
Depart at 9 am for the short sail to Chan May. From there, take a bus to Hue, the former imperial capital and hub of Vietnam’s historic past. Here the group will split up into smaller groups for a tour of the city with local guides. You will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda (an active Buddhist monastery that dates back to 1601) and enjoy tasty vegetarian fare for lunch. Also visit the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, with its beautiful lake, frangipani and pine trees. Later, return to the ship for dinner, and set sail at midnight for Vinh Moc.

Day 5 Vinh Moc
Visit the intriguing Vinh Moc Tunnels today. These were built to shelter local communities in the Demilatarised Zone that separated North and South Vietnam during the war. As you’ll learn, the the tunnels grew in sophistication as well as depth, and many families resided in this underground village in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Some 17 children were born underground in this period. Today you’ll also visit the Khe Sanh Combat Base, where the bloodiest conflict of the Vietnam-America conflict took place. Sail overnight toward Hon La.

Day 6 Hon La
Arrive in Hon La at around 9 am, then transfer by bus to the unspoiled Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Spanning 885 square kilometres and boasting some of Asia’s most ancient limestone karst landscapes, this chunk of land is one of the last true paradises of Vietnam. You’ll visit the Thien Duong cave, also known as Paradise Cave, which is an astounding 31 kilometres long and was only discovered in 2005. Later, set sail for Halong at 7 pm.

Day 7 Sailing to Halong Bay
Settle into a full day’s sailing, heading north towards Halong, which is located just north of Na Trang. Take the opportunity to relax with a drink, play some board games, chat with fellow travellers, or curl up on a comfortable chair on deck with a good book as the sea streams by.

Day 8 Halong Bay
Transfer to a smaller local boat today for a tour around beautiful Halong Bay. Embarking at Bai Chay (Halong City West), soak up the views of this World Heritage-listed beauty and its pretty limestone islands. You’ll also visit a cave in the area. During the warmer months your leader will discuss the option for swimming from Ti Top Island. Kayaking along the bay is another great option.

Day 9 Halong Bay to Hanoi
Disembark after breakfast, then transfer by bus to Hanoi, arriving around midday. Your leaders can offer suggestions for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a walking tour of Hanoi, which includes a visit to a traditional water puppet show. Your host Liem invites you into his home, a small-scale theatre that continues a long running family tradition passed down from generation to generation. Witness not only the show itself but gain a behind-the-scenes insight into how the puppets are made and animated. For the final night of the trip, head out on the town with fellow travellers for an optional farewell dinner, and retire to a local hotel.

Day 10 Hanoi
Those feeling active can rise early for an optional leader-led walking tour this morning. This includes ‘laughing yoga’, tai chi, and other lakeside activities enjoyed by Hanoi’s local population. The trip comes to an end after breakfast at the hotel.

Launched 2004 and fully renovated in 2015, the Panorama II is your home on the seas. All cabins are finished with handsome wood trims and equipped with modern amenities – including air conditioning and mini-fridge – for your comfort. The restaurant area at the lower deck offers the perfect setting for meals, while the upper deck offers dining al fresco, and is a great spot to soak up the sun with a book.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 50 metrtes
  • Maiden Voyage: 2004
  • Refurbished: 2015
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 49

Ship Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flat screen television
  • Hair Dryer
  • In Room Safe
  • Mini-Fridge

Ship Facilities

  • Bar
  • Dining Area
  • Lounge Area
  • Sun Deck
  • Swimming Platform

Our name stems from the word ‘Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we’ve broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).

Introducing a new a style of travel – a premium cruise without the premium crowds. Think less on-board casinos and more island hopping along the Dalmatian Coast, Cyclades port stops for grilled octopus and fresh olives, or dropping anchor for a swim in some secluded Cuban archipelago. This is Peregrine’s small ship adventure cruising. Welcome aboard.

Conventional big ship cruising is all about life on the boat. What to eat, what to do, which show to catch. Adventure cruising is more about the destination: stopping at little islands the big ships can’t reach, exploring local markets and trying fresh produce, learning a place’s history and culture from local guides who know it best.

These journeys are designed to be low impact. That means there’s fewer passengers on-board, less stress on local communities, and each trip is carbon offset through a range of renewable energy projects. And while the big boats moor out at sea and ferry passengers to land by tender, we can sail straight into port. You can hop on or hop off as you like. It’s convenience and comfort, all in one.

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