SAVE up to 30% – NORTH VIETNAM COAST – Hanoi to Da Nang

Cruise Line
Peregrine Adventure Cruising
Ship
Panorama II
Package Departs
07 May 2019
Package Duration
7 Nights
Embark Ship
Hanoi, Vietnam
Disembark Ship
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam
Oceanview
AU $2,002
per person

Package Duration: 7 nights cruise-only
Cruise Starts: 7th of May 2019 – from Hanoi
Cruise Ends: 14th of May 2019 – to Danang
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HIGHLIGHTS:
– Witness the spectacle of early morning exercise at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Here the local rituals could be anything from laughing yoga to ballroom dancing
– Be enchanted by the dreamlike scenery of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam`s must-see natural wonder of limestone islands
– Venture to where relatively few tourists have gone before – the extraordinary Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where caves as long as 30 kilometres were discovered only recently
– Spend time at the Vinh Moc tunnels and Khe Sanh Combat Base, both of which provide an eye-opening insight into the America-Vietnam war

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BONUS OFFER:
QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER POINTS! Book this cruise and earn 1000 Qantas points per person.
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SAVE UP TO 30% – last cabins
PRICES in AUD per person from*
Lower Deck – Standard – Double bed – was $2,860 – NOW from $2,002*pp
Lower Deck – Twin beds – was $3,135 – NOW from $2,195*pp
Main Deck – Premium – Twin beds – was $3,410 – NOW from $2,387*pp
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NORTH VIETNAM COASTAL CRUISING Cruise-Only package includes:
– 7 night small ship cruise aboard MS Panorama II from Hanoi to Da Nang
– Most shipboard main meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners)
– Included activities: Local Lunch | Hanoi – Old Quarter Tour | Hanoi – Local water puppet performance | Phong Nha National Park Visit | Thien Duong Caves Visit | Vinh Moc Tunnel site visit | Khe Sanh Combat Base visit | Farewell Dinner | Vegetarian lunch at Hue Pagoda | Guided Walking Tour of Hue
– Ships tips (excluding optional tipping for the tour leaders)
– Port & govt charges

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you`d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge.

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 (25Mar19). Some cabins may have obstructed views. 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. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. International airfare/taxes and transfers are not included. 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. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Full payment is due immediately to book this cruise and is non-refundable once paid. Frequent Flyer numbers are required at time of booking to apply points which are applied after travel is completed.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 25 Mar 2019 to 01 May 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 May 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam
Overnight Hotel
08 May 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam
Embark
09 May 2019
Halong Bay, Vietnam
10 May 2019
Halong Bay, Vietnam
10 May 2019
Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam
11 May 2019
Phang Nga, Thailand
12 May 2019
Vinh Moc, Vietnam
13 May 2019
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam
14 May 2019
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam

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
Oceanview
   

7 Night cruise departing from Hanoi to Da Nang onboard Panorama II.

Uncover the treasures along Vietnam’s coast on a small-ship adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to 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: Danang
Welcome to Vietnam. Arrive at the hotel in Da Nang for your transfer to the port. After a welcome meeting and safety briefing, enjoy a welcome dinner. spend the night at port.

Included Activities
Welcome Dinner

Meals Included Dinner

Day 2: 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 there 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.

Included Activities
Vegetarian lunch at Hue Pagoda
Guided Walking Tour of Hue

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: 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.

Included Activities
Khe Sanh Combat Base visit
Vinh Moc Tunnel site visit

Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: 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.

Included Activities
Thien Duong Caves Visit
Phong Nha National Park Visit

Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Haong 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.

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: 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. Enjoy a seafood lunch and dinner onboard (non-seafood is also available). The candle-lit dinner on the deck of the boat (weather permitting) is a truly memorable experience, as the views at sunset are stunning. 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.

Optional Activities
Kayaking from the Panorama II – Free

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: 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. To finish the day, farewell fellow travellers over a final dinner out on the town, before retiring to a local hotel.

Included Activities
Farewell Dinner

Meals Included Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Trip ends in 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.

Meals Included Breakfast

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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