About Heritage Cruises Ship

Heritage Cruises derives the inspiration for its boutique concept and design from the heritage ships of the patriotic entrepreneur Bach Thai Buoi, who transformed transportation on the waterways of Tonkin in the North of Vietnam in the early 20th century.

Launching next year, Heritage Cruises will offer authentic experiences for 40 guests aboard an architecturally designed boutique river and ocean cruise ship in the Gulf of Tonkin. Amenities include a spa, outdoor lounge, pool and 20 suites with picture windows offering river and ocean views.

As Heritage Cruises’ first true floating four-star boutique hotel, the cruise offers guests high-end service in an unforgettable setting that captures the quintessence of North Vietnam and the classic charm of the 1930s Indochina style.

Cruising is all about destinations, experiences and memories. Our ambition is lofty: to provide a spectacular experience based on elements of exclusivity, comfort, elegance and style.

At Heritage Cruises, we regard the smallest detail as essential to a personalized cruising experience. As well as a passionate team, we have incredible partners who will help ensure your voyage is rich in memories.

Heritage Cruises will be launched in 2019 by founder and CEO, Pham Ha, to fulfill his cruising dream of bringing unparalleled travel experiences, in the utmost comfort, to modern-day explorers cruising the world’s greatest rivers and bays.


  • Year of construction: 2018
  • Launch: 28 April 2019
  • Type: River and ocean vessel (SB standard)
  • Ports of embarkation: Got Pier, Haiphong City (Vietnam)
  • Vessel registry: Haiphong, Vietnam
  • Length: 75 metres
  • Beam: 13.10 metres
  • Draft: 1.80 metres
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots or 22.224 km per hour
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Engines: 2 new Caterpillars, tier-three emission compliant
  • Generators: 2 new Caterpillars, encapsulated for noise reduction
  • Water: Reverse osmosis and UV water-treatment plant
  • AC: Central air conditioning throughout
  • Internet: Complimentary satellite internet with intermittent connection

Cat Ba Archipelago, Haiphong City, Vietnam (about a 1.5-hour drive from the capital, Hanoi or Noi Bai Airport and 30 minutes from Cat Bi Airport, Haiphong). Apart from daily limousine transfers between Hanoi and Cat Ba Archipelago upon request, Heritage Cruises can also arrange for private charter aircraft, helicopters or seaplanes.

Social spaces aboard the Heritage Cruises vessel include a lobby lounge, indoor and outdoor bars, a dining room and an outdoor private dining area serving Vietnamese gourmet cuisine. An outdoor cinema and a library and games room offer entertainment options.

Upstairs on the Panorama Deck, in the ship’s air conditioned Indoor Song Hong Lounge where you can relax in the comfort. Sink into a plump couch angled to optimize the engrossing, ever-changing Anmamites landscapes streaming in through the floor to ceiling wall of windows.

For guests who like to maintain fitness, a top-deck gym offers bay views. Or relax and enjoy sunset views from the outside lounge, or cool off in the swimming pool with its swim-up bar and private cabanas. Create your own memories.

At the White Lotus Spa on board, guests are offered two treatment rooms. Or for retail therapy, the boutique arts gallery and shop, which specialises in antiques and artisanal items, has a range of original souvenirs.

Heritage Cruises also offers a floating exhibition L’Art de l’Annam with the first designer art gallery of artist Pham Luc, known as the Picasso of Vietnam, plus works of other famous Vietnamese artists. Guided art tours can be arranged as well as occasional auctions.

Concierge services are a specialty on the vessel, with a one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio ensuring every need is attended to. On board are 40 crew members, including a cruise director and experiences manager.

At Heritage Cruises, dining is not just about menus we craft dining experiences. Our carte du jour is in the capable hands of Iron Chef, whose passion for gastronomy results in a fine-dining experience involving local and fusion cuisine drawing on Asian and Western influences. He is responsible for the Le Tonkin and L’Indochine Restaurants on board. Our sommelier can help you to choose your favorite wines from our Bach Dang wine cellar.

Decks and cabins

The three decks offer 20 designer suites, all with private balconies, panoramic ocean views, sitting areas and personal service. We have 10 Ocean Suites, 6 Delta Suites and 4 Heritage Suites including two interconnecting suites.


Main (First) Deck
6 Delta Suites on the Main Deck, each measuring 33sqm, carry the Red River Delta theme, offering full ocean views from private balconies with day bed.


Upper (Second) Deck
10 Ocean Suites on the Upper Deck, each measuring 33sqm, have an ocean theme and full sea views from private balconies with day bed.


There are 4 Heritage Suites in total, on the main deck and upper deck. The two Captain Suites (Dragon and Phoenix) on the main deck, cover 38sqm each, and the two Regal Suites (King and Queen) on the upper deck, cover an impressive 46sqm each. The Regal Suites each interconnect with an Ocean Suite, totalling 79sqm, the largest accommodation on Heritage Cruises.

Safety features aboard the Heritage Cruises vessel include radio communications with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life rafts, flares and signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, and an automatic defibrillator.

Small boats for excursions: Two speedboats equipped with two four-stroke low-emission engines stay in constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 20 passengers.

Crew: 40 members, one-to-one ratio with guests, including a cruise director, paramedic and tour guides.

Capacity: 40 passengers

Passengers are accommodated in 20 designer suites

King-size bed that can be converted to twins or vice versa, floor-to-ceiling windows facing the ocean, double closets, chest of drawers, password-generated security box, iPod docking station, dual sink bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead, professional hairdryer, and all-organic hair and bath amenities.

  • Indoor and outdoor bars
  • Dining room and outdoor private dining space
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Bach Thai Buoi Library
  • Games room
  • Indoor and Outdoor Lounge
  • Antique and artisanal boutique shop
  • Lobby lounge and outdoor shaded lounge
  • Panorama observation deck with sunbeds
  • Top-deck gym overlooking the ocean
  •  Practice Vovinam, a Vietnamese martial art, on the sundeck in the morning
  • Two spa treatment rooms.
  • Vietnam’s first cruise-ship art gallery and art auctions
  • Vietnam’s first swimming pool with a 360-degree view, with private cabanas