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V'Spirit Cruise in Halong BayV’Spirit Cruises is proud to welcome you on-board one of its deluxe boats for your dreamlike Cruise in Halong Bay! The word “V’Spirit” actually means “Vietnamese Spirit”, and our goal is to help you experience that feeling which is part of our daily lives.  The entire length of our country is next to the sea which feeds us, and on which many of us live and work.  Much of our delicious, traditional cuisine is derived from the riches of the sea, and our love of family, friends, and gathering around a good meal shines through in the many tastes of Vietnamese cooking.  The unique limestone islands found in Halong Bay, along with the mysterious, and beautiful caves scattered throughout, mirror the beauty, grace, and mystery of our homeland.

V’Spirit Classic Factsheet

V’Spirit Classic Cruise in Halong Bay


Brief Boat Specifications
Built:     2011 in Halong city
Operating area:     IS
Design concept:     Vietnamese and traditional wooden style
Length:     23m
Width:       6m
Height:     6m
Deck 1:     Guest cabins and kitchen
Dec k 2:       Guest cabins + Bar and restaurant
Average cabin size:     16 sqm
Sundeck:     Large with tanning chairs
Cabins Facilities:     Comfort bedding, Air-con, Private Bath, Hair Dry
Generator:     4.500KVA / Cruising speed: 6 nautical knots per hour
Crew:     7 (V’Spirit Classic 1) and 9 (V’Spirit Classic 2)

Shuttle Bus service:     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 noon
Check out time:     09:30 am
Disembark time:      12:30 am
Accommodation                            V’Spirit Classic 1      V’Spirit Classic 2
Total number of Deluxe Cabins:       7 Deluxe Cabins     10 Deluxe Cabins
Passenger Capacity:                            14                             20

Cabin Amenities

Individually controlled Air-Conditioning
Hot and Cold Shower
Complimentary Bottled Water
In-house Slippers
Hair Dryer
Fire Extinguisher
Life Jackets

Services and Facilities

Reception (English and Vietnamese Speaking)
24-hour security
Themed Parties on request
Tai Chi exercise
Cooking demonstrations
Internet on board
Car Rental Service with Driver
Kayaking & Fishing equipment
Fully-furnished cabins
Average Room Size 16 sqm

Dining Room

Cuisine Vietnamese Seafood & Various International Dishes
Breakfast 07:30 – 8:00 daily
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 daily
Dinner 19:00 – 20:00 daily
Seating capacity 14 passengers (V’Spirit Classic 1) and 20 passengers (V’Spirit Classic 2)
On – Board Activities

Excursions to caves, grottos, beaches & fishing village

Cruising Events (by request)

Meetings & Conferences Wedding Ceremonies
Themed Parties

Location: V’Spirit Classic Sundeck, The Beaches in the Bay, Drum Cave, Ho Dong Tien Cave…

- Lunch on sundeck, at beaches
- Dinner on sundeck, at beaches, in cave.

Overnight Cruise Safety Audit

Vessel Location:
Bai Chay Tourist Wharf – Halong
Number of Decks on board:     3
V’Spirit Classic 1:     7 wooden cabins
V’Spirit Classic 2:     10 wooden cabins
Certificate and Licence

-       Seaworthiness certificate     
-       Stability certificate                 
-       Operating Licence

Check by

-       Checks by the Ministry of Transport
-       Checks by the Health Authority   
-       Checks by the Ministry of Tourism

Safety Management – Procedures and Documentation

-       Adequate, current and appropriate Insurance (Bao Viet Insurance Co.)
-       Current and valid Operating Licences
-       The company has documented safety management systems: VR, SI
-       Dry dock inspection completed and any defects rectified
-       Documented, planned servicing and maintenance schedule for all machinery and equipment including engines, bilge pumps etc.
-       Procedure for reporting, recording and rectifying faults found during day to day inspections and checks
-       There are documented emergency procedures for fire control and vessel evacuation
-       There are processes for recording and investigating emergencies, accidents and illness on board
-       Crew records are complete and up to date (includes experience, qualifications, emergency procedure, fire drill and first aid training)
-       The engine is well maintained and there is auxiliary engine power in case of main engine failure
-       There is a remote fuel cut off outside the engine room
-       The engine space is clean, free from grease/oil/fuel spillages and leaks
-       Fuel/oil storage is satisfactory with storage tanks and fuel pipes in good condition
-       The engine space is well separated from the accommodation areas
-       Smoke/heat detectors are fitted in the engine space
-       There is an automatic extinguishing system in the engine space
-       There are appropriate fire extinguishers in the engine space
-       There is a bilge pump which can be operated by the main engine,auxiliary engine or manually
-       All gas cylinders and pipes are secured in position, properly connected in good condition and safely stored
-       Areas where gas is used are well ventilated with gas detectors fitted
-       The vessel is watertight with portholes below main deck closed fast, watertight doors in place and all deck hatches secure
-       All watertight and fire safety doors are fully operational
-       Steering gear is set up and there are clear views from the steering positions
-       Adequate reverse engine, anchor and mooring ropes are in place to slow, stop and secure  the vessel
-       There is a VHF (Very High Frequency) radio with adequate range and power supply
-       The radar is fully operational
-       All navigation lights are working
-       There is an effective horn or whistle which can be used to signal to other ocean traffic
-       There is an automatic fire detection system installed throughout the vessel and it is in full working order
-       The fire alarm control panel is in a clearly visible location and all indicators show the system is working
-       Smoke detectors are fitted to all cabins, passageways and public rooms
-       Heat detectors are fitted to kitchens and engine room
-       There are adequate fire alarm sounders and call points throughout the vessel
-       There is emergency lighting throughout the vessel which is in working order
-       There are adequate extinguishers, hydrants and hoses distributed throughout the vessel (check dates they were last serviced)
-       There is a fire pump (main and/or portable)
-       Exit routes are clearly signed and available for use
-       There is adequate fire separation throughout the vessel
-       There are Emergency Notices on boat which detail what to do in case of fire and other emergencies such as vessel evacuation
-       All fire safety equipment is maintained and tested and records are kept

Accommodation / Passenger Care

-       There are adequate buoyancy aides for all passengers and crew
-       Location of life jackets is clearly signed and accessible
-       Cabins, passageways and public areas are free from hazards
-       All stairs have handrails and are free from trip hazards
-       Deck railings are adequate in height and secure
-       Steep steps are adequately marked and have non slip surfaces
-       Embarkation and disembarkation of passengers is always supervised and aided by crew
-       First Aid kits are fully stocked and carried on board
-       The accommodation areas including cabins, public areas and passageways are free from oil/fuel and other odours
-       Water on board is adequately treated


-       All crew are trained, qualified and experienced for their role
-       All crew are trained in emergency procedures
-       Gangway security is in place when the boat is docked
-       Security / fire patrols are carried out throughout the night


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