Paloma Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

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Overview

The Paloma Cruise Halong presents a traditional style wooden junk, built to modern standards with exceptional comfort and safety standards. This elegant craft is your home for the duration of your fabulous luxury Halong Bay cruise. Enjoy 5 star dining accompanied by a good selection of excellent wines.

From the well stocked bar, you can many and varied drinks choices. There is nothing quite like sipping cocktails on the sundeck as you cruise through the bay, named as one of the “Seven Wonders of Nature” in a global poll. Excursions from the boat take in floating villages, exciting caves and delightful swimming locations.

The dining room serves truly superb Vietnamese and international cuisine, including some of the finest seafood imaginable. Your accommodation comes in the form of magnificent cabins opulently furnished and superbly appointed. The facilities onboard are second to none.

The decor harkens back to days long since past, when people had more time on their hands. The Paloma Cruise Halong truly is one of the finest vessels afloat in the bay, it affords guests the most comfortable surroundings and a stylish elegance.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2009
  • Capacity44 persons
  • Length38 meters
  • Width10 meters
  • Height4 meters
  • Total Cabins22 rooms
  • Total Decks4 decks

Why Book Paloma Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

  • A traditional wooden junk built to modern standards
  • 5-star dining with a well-stocked bar
  • An off-the-beaten-track route with less tourists
  • Exceptional comfort and safety levels
  • Passionate and attentive staff
  • Excursions to floating villages, caves and swimming locations

Itineraries

2D1N 3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Log Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave

07:45 – 08:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price)

12:30

  • Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – Enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and start the cruise.

13:30

  • Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.

15:15 – 15:40

  • Visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous sparkling stalactites appear like ‘hanging lamps’ inside the Cave ( No Swimming)
  • After the exploration of Thien Canh Son Cave, enjoy kayak activities around magnificent karst mountains or back cruise for sunset party

18:00

  • Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Do. Happy Hour (sunset party).

19:15

  • Having dinner on board.

21:00

  • Relaxing or joining activities on boat as : Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area.

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 2: Visit Vung Vieng Floating Village

06:15

  • Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07:00

  • Have breakfast

07:45 – 09:00

  • Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. (No Swimming)

09:45

  • You have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.10:00: Check out cabin. Then return to dining room for Vietnamese cooking class.

10:30

  • Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax and enjoy the rest of Halong Bay before getting back to harbor.

11:45

  • Arrive at Hon Gai Harbor. Get on a van or a car back to Hanoi.

4:30

  • Arrive in Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave

07:45 – 08:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price)

12:30

  • Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – Enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and start the cruise.

13:30

  • Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.

15:15 – 15:40

  • Visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous sparkling stalactites appear like ‘hanging lamps’ inside the Cave (No Swimming)
  • After the exploration of Thien Canh Sơn Cave, enjoy kayak activities around magnificent karst mountains or back cruise for sunset party

18:00

  • Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Do. Happy Hour (sunset party).

19:15

  • Having dinner on board.

21:00

  • Relaxing or joining activities on boat as : Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area.

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 2: Bai Tu Long - Cap La - Cong Do Angchor

06:15

  • Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served

07:15 – 8:00

  • Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the buffet breakfast in the restaurant.

08:30

  • Transfer to the Day Boat and start cruising to admire the great beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay. Visit Cap La Area – Deep into Bai Tu Long Bay, the are is full of the famous hidden lagoons covered by majestic limestone islands and islets with wild beaches.

09:30

  • Kayaking through lagoon at Geological park in Capla Area and Continue to discover Master Cave – one of the largest & well-hidden cave in Bai Tu Long Bay (depend on the weather and tide levels)

12:30

  • BBQ lunch is served on the beach (depend on the weather or tide levels) No swimming

14:00

  • After Lunch, you have more time for kayaking around magnificent karst mountains or relaxing on the beach.

16:00

  • The vessel cruises back to the bay for a second overnight anchorage near Cong Do areas. Happy hour (Sunset party).

19:15

  • Having dinner on board.

21:00

  • Relaxing or joining activities on boat as : Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area

Overnight aboard on Paloma Cruise.

Day 3: Vung Vieng Floating Village

06:15

  • Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07:00

  • Have breakfast

07:45 – 09:00

  • Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. (No Swimming)

09:45

  • You have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

10:00

  • Check out cabin. Then return to dining room for Vietnamese cooking class.

10:30

  • Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax and enjoy the rest of Halong Bay before getting back to harbor.

11:45

  • Arrive at Hon Gai Harbor. Get on a van or a car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 4:30 PM.

What's Included

  • English Speaking Guide on boat.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • Luxury Paloma Cruise in Halong Bay
  • All meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfast).
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • 1 Sunset party
  • Bamboo boat trip rowed by local people
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge, Insurance on board

What's Excluded

  • Airfares
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Round trip transfers from/back to Hanoi

Experience

Dining Accommodations Onboard Activities Offboard Excursions

In-door restaurant and top deck dinner.

Learn Tai Chi on deck Learn to make Vietnamese traditional dishes

Explore Ha Long Bay

FAQ

Reviews

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.3 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.1 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.4 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.1 / 5
  • Service Quality 5.0 / 5
  • Value for money 5.0 / 5

Thanks Buddy!

This trip was recommended by a buddy, and boy am I glad I took his advice. I had never even heard of Halong Bay until I had already booked the holiday, but seriously it has gotta be one of the best kept secrets in the world. It is so darn pretty, the people on board were a good bunch as well, we had some good times. Get along to Vietnam and get along to Halong Bay

Ian Jekins

United States

April 30, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on April 21, 2017

A top top cruise experience

Cruising in Halong Bay is one of those things that should be on every bucket list. Vietnam has stolen my heart, and my liver! We had a blast. Loved it all, but the bay was the best of it all. The boat was very stylish, well built and decorated and the staff were good as well. I loved the food, which was not always the case on this holiday. The bay is beautiful, though there are parts that are strewn with garbage, real shame. I would recommend Halong Paloma cruise to everyone

Anthony Duncan

United States

April 20, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on April 12, 2017

The trip of a lifetime

I had never seen myself as the type of person who would enjoy a cruise. Being cooped up on a ship with a crowd of strangers never appealed top me. But this was terrific, Halong Paloma cruise is a very special ship for starters. It looks like an old junk but has all mod cons and is really comfortable. One thing that did surprise me was just how cold it got in the night. i got up early to try the tai chi and it really was freezing cold!! So yeah, ifyou’re going bring a jumper. The scenery was stunning though, and the food and crew were excellent and I made some good friends as well!

Emily Waterson

United Kingdom

April 13, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on April 2, 2017

What an experience!

Travel with Paloma Cruise Halong is a fabulous way to see Halong Bay, lots of excursions and activities to do like climbing up island and visiting Surprise cave whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery drift by as you travel from one place to the other.    Upon arrival at the departure terminal there are drinks and light snacks available, friendly and helpful staff that are constant to provide the very best possible service. Once aboard the vessel, you are warmly greeted and introduced to the staff, you are given the keys to your room which is more than satisfying and the bathroom is spotless. All meals aboard are included and of an excellent standard. Drink service is brilliant.    Overall the staff aboard go above and beyond to satisfy you completely, I will be recommending Halong Paloma Cruise to all my friends and family and anyone else who will listen.

Jonathan Jackson

Australia

August 24, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 5, 2016

Interesting initery!

The Halong Paloma Cruise was absolute gracious elegance at Halong Bay in amongst one of the most spectacular sights in the world. The decor, the roomy cabins with gorgeous balcony, the amazing food and the thoughtful staff were all remarkable.     The only downside is that all the activities ‘off the boat’ which means that you’re urged on with dozens of other tourists to the same place at the same time.     Over all we had a wonderful time with Halong Paloma Cruise. Strongly recommend this company to whom planning on visiting Halong Bay.

Friedrich Ehrenberg

Denmark

August 11, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 23, 2016

Exiting Taichi class and amazing excursions!

We just had two nights and three days in Halong Bay on the Halong Paloma Cruise with a warm and welcoming crew headed up by their talented cruise manager who was always hanging around.   We were blessed with perfect weather, but also with excellent food (especially the Vietnamese cuisine), interesting excursions, relaxing massage service, the cheerful company of other guests from all over the world, and 6.30 AM TaiChi on the sun deck – a perfect way to begin a day in Halong Bay.  Gererally recomend Halong Paloma Cruise!

Logan Matthews

United States

August 4, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 12, 2016

Truly memorable experience!

Awesome cruise, fantastic faithful staff, wonderful surroundings. The cabin was very clean, spacious and comfortable; the food was excellent and bountiful! Compared to other boats, halong paloma cruises seems to be more well-kept than others. Highly recommend the 3 day 2 night one.

Muneef Assaf

United Arab Emirates

July 28, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 12, 2016

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