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Sail from Ho Chi Minh City. Founded in the 17th century, this city formerly known as Saigon sits right near the Mekong Delta. On your way, go for Nha Trang, a lively seaside resort with one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. Arrive in Chan May will be your gateway to the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hué, and its mausoleums. These architectural treasures, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are surrounded by lush nature and are home to the tombs of the ancient emperors. Finally, discover the Bay of Ha Long, a real jewel of Vietnam, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing among the limestone pillars, grottos and arches of this site with its surreal atmosphere will undoubtedly be the defining moment of your cruise. The voyage will end in Hai Phong which is the gateway to Hanoi.

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-2 : Ho Chi Minh City | Embark
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Nha Trang
Day 5 : Da Nang
Day 6 : Chan May
Day 7 : Sailing in Ha Long Bay
Day 8 : Haiphong | Disembark

Highlights

  • Sail around Ha Long Bay, amidst scenery of stunning beauty
  • View UNESCO World Heritage Site: the ancient imperial citadel of Huê
  • Discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of the town
  • Visit lovely Nha Trang, the capital of Khanh Hoa province in Vietnam

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Le Laperouse

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Local moving cattle through the fields City Museum, Ho Chi Minh Floating fishing village in Halong Bay Contrast of old & modern of Ho Chi Minh city Colors of Vietnam Colors of a market in Hoi An old quarter Local fisherman
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Day 1-2 Ho Chi Minh City | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Located near the Mekong delta, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. It is both the historic heart and economic hub. Formerly Saigon, the city is an imposing avant-guard metropolis. You can admire its famous central post office and its emblematic Reunification Palace. From 95 years of French presence, the city has kept some remarkable monuments, like the Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its neo-Gothic façade built in 19th-century red brick. You’ll succumb to the magic of this hectic city, where everything is about contrast, like the very brightly-colored district of Cholon, Saigon’s “Chinatown”.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Mekong Delta In Depth, Contrasts Of Saigon, Authentic Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique, or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 4 Nha Trang

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nha Trang, the capital of Khanh Hoa province in Vietnam, is a coastal city with 300,000 inhabitants. Famous for its long, 7-km white sand beach along which runs Tran Phu Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, Nha Trang is a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, an international association that includes 41 bays. The bay is the reason the city is sometimes called the “Riviera of the South China Sea”. You will have the opportunity to discover the city during a rather original experience: a tour in a rickshaw.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Nha Trang Acient Civilization, Guided Pedicab Ride.

Day 5 Da Nang

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mid-way between Ho Chi Minh City to the south and Hanoi to the north, Da Nang enjoys an ideal location in Vietnam. The old colonial town has skilfully navigated the transition to economic growth, becoming a wealthy tourist destination. With its five Marble Mountains, its 72-meter high Buddha and white sand beach, Da Nang will create some magical memories, made sublime by a secular culinary tradition that has nothing left to prove. It is also the gateway to the country’s treasures, including the cities of Hoi-An and Hue, which are both UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Hoi An, World Cultural Town.

Day 6 Chan May

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
To the south-east of Thua Thuen-Hue province, Chan May harbor was developed around its industrial activity but has since opened up to cruise tourism. This harbor enjoys an exceptional location on the Vietnamese coast, not far from Chan May, the doorway into the imperial city of Hue, the ancient capital of the country and listed by UNESCO as World Heritage site. Its royal citadel dating from the 19th century, inspired by the Forbidden City of Beijing, is a gem of architecture and history.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Highlights Of Hue.

Day 7 Sailing in Ha Long Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located 170 kilometers east of Hanoi, in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong bay is a marvel of marvels. A must for all who wish to soak up the spirit of Vietnam, at once peaceful and mysterious. You’ll sail into the heart of this legendary natural beauty, not surprisingly listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Over approximately 1,500 square kilometers, the famous bay offers an infinite quasi-supernatural and ghostly spectacle of limestone pillars rising from the sea in all shapes and sizes, sculpted by nature for centuries. This exceptional scenic beauty of this site includes myriad creeks, caves and other interior lakes to feast your eyes on.

Day 8 Haiphong | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
On the banks of the Red River Delta, Haiphong is one of Vietnam's three major ports. Contemporary and outward-looking, the city also has a rich past. One stunning example of its old colonial town is the Du Hang pagoda, the gateway to Hanoi, the county's capital, and a symbol of its anti-colonial struggle. Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence here in 1945, where his body rests in the middle of the Ba Dinh square in his mausoleum. A few hundred meters away is the wrought-iron fence that surrounds the Presidential Palace and the delicate One Pillar Pagoda. Further south, kick back in the peace and quiet of the Confucian Temple of Literature.
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Ultra Serenity Policy - Book until January 31, 2021 and pay only 25% deposit to confirm the reservation. In addition to a reduced deposit, final payment is due just 30 days prior to departure. If reservation is postponed or canceled, receive a 100% future cruise credit. Valid for new bookings from November 25, 2020 only. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for details.
Valid on all departures until April 30, 2022.

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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

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Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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