Heritage Line’s Violet is crusing Halong Bay in Vietnam as soon as extra, after a three-month renovation that “completely overhauled” its suites and public areas. Heritage additionally introduced a brand new itinerary, crusing the Mekong in Laos on board the brand new Anouvong. With eight staterooms and two suites in a French Colonial design, the ship will start her maiden voyage on September 29, 2020.
Violet, in the meantime, will provide two- and three-day cruises in a chic setting on a ship resembling a conventional Asian junk. All six of its meticulously designed cabins have floor-to-ceiling home windows, non-public balconies and in-room Jacuzzis. There’s additionally a gymnasium, a sauna and a rooftop sundeck.
Maintaining the Art-Deco-Indochinese décor for which the 12-passenger ship is thought, the redesign included each of Violet’s Junior Suites and all 4 Imperial Suites, including new or restored furnishings, curtains, materials, textiles, tiles, wood floors and decorations, in addition to trendy touches and new televisions.
The restaurant and bar have new flooring, furnishings and décor, and partitions had been added to make the eating expertise really feel extra non-public. The bar additionally was redesigned, and the spa added a romantic couple’s room with an connected steam bathtub.
Heritage Line’s fleet of seven uniquely designed luxurious vessels sails Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. Originally in-built 2009, Violet is the youngest of the Heritage “Sisters” crusing Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site identified for its gum-drop-shaped limestone mountains that date again 500 million years, and its distinctive and numerous ocean and shore biosystems.
Heritage is at present operating various promotions for the 2020 season, together with 20% off some seven-night cruises on the Mekong crusing January to April.