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Heritage Line Ylang Uncovers Vietnam’s Cat Ba Archipelago
Heritage Line Ylang features just 10 luxury and spacious suites, a library salon, spa, wellness studio, terrace deck and restaurant and bar. The intimate ship entered service in mid-August 2019 for her inaugural journey in the remote waters of Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. The vessel features a blend of Asian-Vietnamese design with French-Colonial accents. An ancient flair of Indochina emanates throughout the vessel with a delicate floral leitmotif inspired by local poetry and related to the four seasons of the year.
Local artisans contributed to Ylang’s decoration with hand-crafted paintings and artwork using various materials and techniques. All suites are dedicated to a particular blossom which typically represents a season in Vietnam. All this creates an inimitable sense of bliss and an exceptional abode at sea.
Spread over two decks, each suite is flooded with natural light pouring in through floor-to-ceiling panoramic doors which open onto a private balcony. On the main deck are six 40-square-metre Signature Suites that include a 5.5-square-metre private balcony. Beds face large sliding glass doors which open onto the balcony.
Four Regency Suites are positioned on the upper deck in a private area. The ‘Grace Orchid’ and ‘Pure Lotus’ Regency Suites are 53 square metres and have an 8-square-metre balcony. The top-of-the-line ‘Royal Bamboo’ and ‘Glory Daisy’ are 51 square metres in size and have a separate bedroom as well as a lounge and sofa, and 10-square-metre private balconies at the very front of Ylang.
What makes Heritage Line Ylang unique, is her expansive spa with its extensive selection of thoughtfully selected treatments. The focus on wellness lives on in the more dynamic activities such as “singing bowl” meditation or early morning Tai Chi lessons on the upper deck.
Ylang operates a 3-day/2-night Senses of Lan Ha Bay itinerary, cruising to the Cat Ba Archipelago.
Source: Heritage Line