Lavender Cruise 12 Cabins

The Lavender Cruise is a traditional wooden – hulled and steel core cruise which ensure the aesthetic makeover and safety for passengers. This 12-cabin cruise spreads over 3 floors with 12 fully equipped deluxe and ocean view cabins, the elegant detached restaurant and the spacious sundeck.

General information
Built 2011 - Halong city
Habour Bai Chay
Design concept Vietnamese and traditional wooden style
Length 30m
Width 7,6m
Height 6,5 m
Deck 1 Guest cabins and kitchen
Deck 2 Guest cabins + Bar and restaurant
Average cabin size 12 sqm
Cabins 10 Twin and 2 double
Bed size Twin bed : 90 x 2m, King Bed : 2m x 1,8
Crew 12
Shuttle Bus service 16 or 29 seat car . Daily departure at 8:00-8:30 am from Hanoi with compliment bottle of water on bus
Private Car service On request
Check in time 12:00 - 12:30
Check out time 09:30 am
Disembark time 12:30 pm
Total number of Deluxe Cabins 12 Deluxe Cabins
Passenger Capacity 25
Deluxe Cabins

With 8 nice and warm cabins in the first floors, the deluxe cabins consist of almost needed amenities inside. There were no balconies on our cruise, but the large picture window made up for it.


Cabin Amenities

– Individually controlled Air-Conditioning

– Hot and Cold Shower

– Complimentary Bottled Water

– In-house Slippers

– Toiletries

– Hair Dryer

– Fire Extinguisher

– Life Jackets


Deluxe Sea View Cabins

The 4 cabins based on the second floor which offer the most benefits for passenger such as: near the restaurant, next to the sundeck. In this cabin, we offer wine and fruits as an added value to customers.


Cabin Amenities

– Individually controlled Air-Conditioning

– Hot and Cold Shower

– Complimentary Bottled Water

– In-house Slippers

– Toiletries

– Hair Dryer

– Fire Extinguisher

– Life Jackets

Perfect place to admire specially peaceful and romantic sunset over the Bay while joining in our Sunset Party. This would be your great chance to make friends with other passengers, sharing experiences and has perfect 360 degrees views of the adorable Ba


Lavender Cruise is proud to be one of very few cruise versions in Halong Bay that have large restaurant inside which can serve to maximum of 30 guests. The restaurant offers comfort space with surround view of incredible scenery. Specializing in International and Vietnamese cuisines, we are assigned to bring to all guests the most fresh and tasted dishes.



  • Head projector
  • Camera
  • Bar
  • Tables and chairs for max 30 pax
  • Cold drink and fruits

We offer a wide range of onboard and outboard activities, side trips and excursions. Our staff wish to bring you to the best region with extremely beautiful scenery.


  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Sunset Party Bonus: Egg Coffee
  • Morning Exercise
  • Cooking demonstration on floating house
  • Squid fishing
  • Excursions to caves, grottos, beaches & fishing village

Lavender Cruise welcomes you onboard. We hope you will have a wonderful Ha Long Bay cruise experience. For your own comfort and safety, we ask you to acquaint yourself with the vessel and familiarize yourself with the onboard safety systems and procedures outlined in this information sheet.

Safety Facilities List:

  • Life jackets
  • Hammers
  • Fire extinguishers 1kg in cabin for passengers' usage
  • Fire extinguishers 3.5 kg on the staircase
  • Fire extinguisher 34 kg in the reception area and the restaurant
  • Alarm for fire in all parts of boat (in case of smoke)
  • Alarm for water level in basement

Company Safety Measures

1/ Lavender Cruises are commanded by a Captain, and manned by a professional Deck Crew and Cruise Staff. All Crew and Staff have training certificates or recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authority or Agency.

2/ Lavender Cruises operate under professional daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. Each vessel maintenance schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and an annual dry-docking to ensure all aspects of seaworthiness and accommodation are in good condition. 

3/ Our Cruise Managers conduct a safety briefing prior to departure. The briefing includes onboard procedures and clear instructions in case of emergency.

4/ Lavender Cruises’ Crews are trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. Refresher training and live drills are conducted every 6 months.

5/ The vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment:  VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system and fire extinguishers. 

6/ The vessel is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly.

7/ Lavender Cruises are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification, including total Crew and Passenger capacity. 

8/ Lavender Cruises place the highest priority on the safety and security of our vessels and all Passengers, Crew and Staff onboard.

Onboard Safety

Captain and Crew Introduction Briefing:

General information about the Lavender cruise, such as itinerary, vessel age, tonnage, speed, etc. A full safety briefing is included.

Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is included in the briefing.

Fire Protection:

Fire Extinguishers are located in all cabins, ladder ways, passageways on each deck and in all operating compartments throughout the vessel


Smoking is prohibited in all cabins, the dining room and all other internal compartments. Smoking is only allowed on the open balconies, sundeck and in front of the wheelhouse.

Life Jackets:

Life jackets are located under the beds in all cabins, under all dining room chairs, in the tender boats and on the Sundeck.

A life jacket demonstration will be given. This is not only for emergency situations, but also for safety when kayaking, when visiting the fishing village and any other water sport activities.

Onboard First Aid and Medicine:

First Aid Kits and rudimentary medical facilities are available onboard. Our Cruise Managers and other senior staff have all attended First Aid Courses.

Emergency cases

In Case of Emergency, “DO NOT PANIC!” Remain calm and follow the directions of the Cruise Manager for the proper emergency actions or evacuation instructions. All Staff and Crew are trained for emergencies and each has their own role to play in the handling of emergency situations.


 Paloma Cruise’ special environmental policy commits the company to finding ways to reduce pollution in the Ha Long Bay environment. We ask our Passengers to refrain from throwing any waste whatsoever overboard. Please be responsible and put it in the waste containers so we can deliver it ashore for appropriate disposal.

Security of Valuables:

You may secure your valuables in the safety deposit box at reception. Simply register the items and they will be placed in our safekeeping. Management bears no liability or responsibility for any missing belongings unless they are registered and kept in safekeeping at reception.

Cabin Security:

Passengers must ensure all cabin doors and windows are closed when the cabin is unoccupied. This minimizes the workload of the power generator and increases the vessel’s watertight integrity.