1. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  2. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  3. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  4. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  5. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  6. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  7. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  8. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  9. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

  10. Click image to expand

    Images courtesy of Korn Architects and Heritage Line

of

The Ylang Cruise: the latest and most colourful member of the Heritage Line’s ship collection in Lan Ha Bay

Georgina Johnston
21 Feb 2020

Built by Korn Architects in traditional Vietnamese style, with three tawny sails and light wood interior cladding, the ship also features a splendid blend of Asian-Vietnamese design with French-Colonial accents

This 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; the interiors were led by Asiatique Design. Local artisans contributed to Ylang’s decoration with handcrafted paintings and artwork using various materials and techniques. All suites are dedicated to a particular blossom which typically represents a season in Vietnam. Altogether creating a sense of bliss and an exceptional abode at sea.

Ylang has 10 spacious cabin suites on two decks, ranging from 42m² to 57m²,  each cabin has a private bathroom, their rooms are flooded with natural light pouring in through floor-to-ceiling panoramic doors which open onto a private balcony overlooking the sea; during the cruise guests can enjoy the relaxing spa and rooftop pool. The restaurant is located on the sundeck with the heritage bar, creating a full panoramic view of Ha Long Bay; one of the UNESCO world heritage listed properties. A special platform was built at the stern to allow guests to embark onto the waters with a kayak.

Want to submit your project to World Architecture News?

Contact The Team