Paloma Cruises

  • Duration: 3 days

Paloma Cruise is a Halong wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort in both design and decoration. Come on board Paloma Cruise Halong Bay, you will have a chance to enjoy many interesting activities (cooking class, kayaking, relaxing Tai Chi lessons…) as well as the glorious splendor of Halong Bay. We ensure our customers will have the most memorable vacation where your floating hotel takes you discover scenic wonders of the Bay

Day 1 Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay –  Vung Vieng Floating Village (L,D)

7.30-7.45 Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel.

12.30: Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – Enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and begin your cruise.

13.30: Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the tour).

15:00: Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
Visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by bamboo sampan for an hour or kayak in to the village. Short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are created. Then return to Paloma Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional     activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.

18:00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Hang Trong. Happy Hour (sunset party).

18:30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

19.15: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.

21.00: Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

Happy Hour! Buy two drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 2    Master Cave In Bai Tu Long – Ha Noi (B,L)

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

07.00: Have breakfast

08.00:  Explore the Master Cave (Thay Cave ).

08:15: Transfer by tender to the Master Cave. Master cave is a huge cave consisting of three chambers, which you reach via 90 steps. Among the stalactites of the first hall, scores of gnomes appear to be holding a meeting. The walls of the second chamber sparkle if bright light is shone on them.

10.00: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch.  Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the rest of Halong bay before getting back to harbor.

11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier. Get on van or car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi approximate 4:30 PM.

Notes :

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming, kayaking or snorkeling excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals: Vietnamese menu.  Would you please advise us any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport numberand visa expiry date for all passengers


Children Policy:

  • The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for one children sharing a cabin with two adults (No extra mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
  • Two children below 12 staying in a separate cabin will be charge 75% of the adult price.
  • Children from 12 years older will be charged the same as adults. Extra bed is available with additional charge at 20$ /night (upon your request)

Things to bring & to know            

  • Passport with valid visa Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
  • Sun block or insect repellent, swimming suites
  • Bring something warm to wear [From December till March] Please be ready on time for our pick up service
  • We advise you that you should leave your  luggage at your hotel or our office in Hanoi.
Cruise Includes:English Speaking Guide on boat.Entrance and Sightseeing feesLuxury Cruise through Halong bayAll meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfast)

Cooking demonstration

1 Sunset party

Kayaking

Welcome drink, cold handkerchief

2 bottles of mineral water in cabin

Daily fresh fruit in cabin

Service charge, Insurance on board

Cruise excludes:AirfaresVisa ArrangementsBeverages, Tips, and Personal ExpensesAll other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions

Round trip shuttle bus transportation

Cruise Price: (Price  in US dollar)

Contact us via email: sales@travelsense.asia

Day 1 Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Village (L, D)

7.30-7.45: Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel.

12.30:  Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabins and begin your cruise.

13.30: Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the tour).

15:00:  Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village. Short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are created. Then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional  activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.

18:00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Hang Trong. Happy Hour (sunset party).

18:30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

19.15; Sumptuous Set-dinner onboard.

21.00:  Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
Happy Hour! Buy two drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 2  HaLong  – Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)

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

07.00: Paloma weighs anchor to sail through the bay and pass by several beautiful places such as Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Early breakfast in the dinning room.

08.30: Transfer to Smaller boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion.

09.30: Guided kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water.

12.30:  BBQ lunch is served on beach (depend on the weather or tide levels).

14.00: Continue to discovery Toi and Sang Cave (depend on the tide condition ), the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin.
Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (time permitting).

16.00:  Return to Paloma Cruise for dinner and overnight.

17.00:  The vessel cruises back to the bay for second overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy hour (Sunset party).

19.15: Sumptuous Seafood Set – dinner onboard.

21.00: Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

 Happy Hour! Buy two drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 3: Master Cave In Bai Tu Long – Ha Noi (B, L)

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

07.00: Have breakfast

08.00: Explore the Master Cave (Thay Cave).

08:15: Transfer by tender to the Master Cave. Master cave is a huge cave consisting of three chambers, which you reach via 90 steps. Among the stalactites of the first hall, scores of gnomes appear to be holding a meeting. The walls of the second chamber sparkle if bright light is shone on them.

10.00; Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.45:  Arrive at Hon Gai Harbor. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for getting on Van back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi about 4:30 PM.

Notes :

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming, kayaking or snorkeling excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood…. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport numberand visa expiry date for all passengers.


Children Policy:

  • The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for one children sharing a cabin with two adults (No extra mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
  • The Child Rate for children from 4 to 12 years old is applicable for one children sharing a cabin with two adults (No extra Mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
  • Two children below 12 staying in a separate cabin will be charge 75% of the adult price. Children from 12 years older will be charged the same as adults.
  • Extra bed is available with additional charge at 20$ /night (upon your request)


Things to bring & to know

  • Passport with valid visa
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
  • Sun block or insect repellent and swimming suites
  • Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service at your hotel in Hanoi or at the harbor
  • Please leave your big luggage at your hotel or Paloma office in Hanoi.
Cruise Includes:English Speaking Guide on boatEntrance and Sightseeing feesOvernight on Luxury Paloma CruiseAll meal on board ( 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts )

Cooking demonstration

2 Sunset parties on sundeck

Kayaking

Welcome drink, cold handkerchief

2 bottles of mineral water in rooms

Daily fresh fruit in cabin

Service charge, Insurance on board

Cruise excludes:AirfaresVisa ArrangementsBeverages, Tips, and Personal ExpensesAll other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions

Round trip shuttle bus transportation

Cruise Price: (Price  in US dollar)

Contact us via email: sales@travelsense.asia

 

Accommodation
Deluxe Ocean View 10 cabins
Premium Ocean View 08 cabins
Paloma Suite 02 cabins
Family Executive Suite 02 cabins
Total number of cabins 22 cabins
Total passengers 48
Cabin Amenities (All Cabin Types)
Hair-dryer 02 bottle of mineral water
Individual controller air-conditioning Mini bar
Shower cabin Slippers
Toilet Life vests
Bathroom amenities Fire extinguishers
Umbrella / Raincoat at reception
Paloma Suite
Number of cabins 02 cabins
Average room size 23 sqm
Cabin type Double cabin
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults
Additional amenities & services:
Fruit basket
Bottle of wine
Sitting Sofa
Family Executive Suite
Number of cabins 02 cabins
Average room size 27 sqm
Cabin type Triple cabin
Maximum number of persons allowed 03 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12
Additional amenities & services:
Private terrace with front view
Flower & fruit basket
Bottle of wine
Premium Ocean View
Number of cabins 08 cabins
Average room size 16 sqm
Cabin type 05 double & 03 Twin (Convertible into Double Bed)
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12
Deluxe Ocean View
Number of cabins 10 cabins
Average room size 14 sqm
Cabin type 03 double & 05 Twin (Convertible into Double Bed)
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12

The Paloma Bar is always available and ready to serve you at anytime. Relaxing and unwinding in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoying pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relaxing in the soft seating area, browse our selection of books and magazines or watch a DVD on the plasma TV. The bar is fully stocked with fine wines, spirits, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.The dining area was located on the 3rd deck where amazing dishes will be served with the melody music our high quality services and fine dining experiences. In addition, you will be delighted with gourmet dinner, sumptuous buffet breakfast combining Vietnamese specialties, Western delicacies and seafood. The Chef’s menus feature a variety of Vietnamese and Western dishes because it is an innovative blend of European cuisine with Asian twist. Enjoying delicious food with Vietnamese ingredients and flavors and enjoying other well-known traditional specialties is also a special experience.Non-meat eaters will be able to sample some of the best vegetarian food in Vietnam.

Dining Room & Bar

    Breakfast 7.00 – 8.00 Buffet
    Lunch 13.00 – 14.30  & 10.30 – 11.30 Set Menu
    Dinner 19.00 – 21.00 Set menu
    Seating capacity 50 Passengers
    Bar Teas, coffees, fresh juices, mocktails, cocktails
wine and spirit list sourced from around the world

During your stay on the Paloma Cruise, you won’t be short of things to do. You will be leaded to do kayaking on the bay by our professional tour guide, swimming in the crystal fresh water or pamper yourself in our luxury spa. We also celebrate cookery demonstrations for those who are interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. After dinner you can join in squid fishing activity. Furthermore, taking part in early morning Tai Chi on the sundeck is a perfect way to welcome a new day on Paloma Cruise.

Onboard Activities

 

Kayak (upon request or part of cruise package) Cooking demonstrations
Bamboo rowing boat Early morning Tai Chi
Spa & massage Sun Set party
Swimming Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening