Aclass Opera Cruise Halong Bay

Mid-Range Cruises, HALONG BAY

Aclass Opera cruise offers a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the traditional oriental-style boat.
Our crews provide you with first-class service throughout the length of your journey. That makes your vacation be a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
The cruise liner contains twenty-one spacious cabins, full of luxury equipments with private en-suite bathroom, a large sundeck, elegant dining room, lounge bar, beauty spa, massage, kayaking and exciting entertainments. Board the Aclass Opera cruise where a mesmerizing experience is guaranteed

Cruise Overview:

  • About Aclass Opera Cruise Halong Bay - Leave your worries behind : Launched in 2014, Aclass Opera Cruise offers 21 standard cabins, which were creatively designed with nice large windows so that the guests are able to enjoy the astonishing panoramic view of Halong Bay. Each cabin is fully equipped with luxury facility and special in-room amenities, which contribute to your comfort and convenience during your journey.

    Experience the serene magic of world famous Halong Bay with Aclass Opera cruise. A boat built in traditional and elegant style. With 12 spacious cabins, tastefully furnished, its topside bar, a gourmet restaurant and a relaxed sun deck in fresh air, not to mention extraordinary levels of service, Halong Aclass Legend cruise offers you service with style.

  • Transportation: Shuttle Bus service daily departs at 7:45-8:15 am from Hanoi with compliment bottle of water on bus. Private Car service On request.
  • Check-in/Check-out:
  • Check in time: 12:00 - 12:30 noon. Check out of room time: 09:30 am. Disembark time: 12:30 am.

  • Restaurant: Meals are one of the highlights on an Aclass Opera cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy seafood, local food, Vietnamese food or vegetarian food created by our experienced and well-qualified chefs. A healthy and refined cuisine with exotic flavours featuring Vietnamese herbs, spices and other well-known traditional specialities.
  • Located on the third floor of the Aclass Opera Cruise, our dining room is designed to serve guests at private tables carved from precious wood, comfortable and romantic setting in which to take in the beauty of the bay.

    Meals offered on board include traditional Vietnamese and Western foods prepared by our personal chef. The host will provide luxury amenities and pampering services while cruising through the magnificent landscapes of the bay.

    The cozy bar is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails, beer, spirits, fine wines as drink in the breathtaking views.

  • Room Amenities: Our cabins are built with the finest natural materials, traditional Vietnamese hardwood, and large windows ensuring that each room is bright and airy, creating deluxe warmth and an elegant ambiance. Each room has its own air-conditioning unit, private bathroom which can be adjusted for your comfort. At night, you can even use only the fan, leaving the windows open.
  • Services and Facilities: Reception (English and Vietnamese Speaking), 24-hour security, Themed Parties on request, Car Rental Service with Driver, Kayaking & Fishing equipment, Fully-furnished cabins.
  • On – Board Activities: You can enjoy active pursuits such as swimming, snorkelling, fishing and kayaking in the crystal clear blue waters. We also run cookery demonstrations for those interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. It’s up to you: you can make your cruise as busy or as lazy as you like.
  • Where to Cruise:

    Halong bay.

    Ha Long Bay is a World Heritage site in Vietnam twice recognized by UNESCO – in 1994 and 1999. With almost 2000 islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long is an excellent example of a Karst landscape created by a complex chain of millions of years of geological movement.

    A local legend tells the following tale of the origins of Ha Long Bay:

    “Long ago, the Viet people were attacked by foreign aggressors. The Jade Emperor sent the Mother Dragon and her band of Dragon Children to help the Viet people fight the invaders. While the enemy vessels were launching massive attacks against the mainland, the dragons descended in flocks from the sky. They spat out innumerable pearls which changed into jade stone islands the moment they touched the water.

    These islands linked together to form firm citadels that checked the enemy’s advance and smashed their vessels to pieces.

    After the invaders were driven out, Mother Dragon and her Dragon Children did not return to Heaven but stayed on earth, right at the place where the battle occurred. The spot where the Mother Dragon landed was Ha Long, and where the Dragon Children came down was Bai Tu Long.”

    Halong floating village.

    This floating village of about 50 families has a population between 200 and 300 residents, including almost 100 children.

    These families have lived in this village for generations. The village is a "floating village” with no structures built on land. Traditionally, income for food and potable water (imported from the mainland) came solely from fishing. Now tourism provides an additional source of income.

    Their floating houses look spacious and clean. One community house is where villagers come to have meetings. This is also the place where tourists stop over to buy traditional handmade items.

    It is interesting to see the lively children going to “school”. Their bustling calls and the sound of their oars breaking water enliven the atmosphere of the quiet bay. Looking at the small boats driven by tiny oars and the radiant faces of the children going to school, one feels confident in a bright future for the fishing village.

    Titop Island.

    Situated about 7-8 km south-east of Bãi Cháy lies the small Ti Tốp Island. It displays a beach shaped like a crescent moon, and sand that has been washed to a snowy white by the tide. On 22 November 1962, this tiny island had the honour of receiving a visit from astronaut Ghermann Ti Tốp, a hero of the former Soviet Union, accompanied by Hồ Chí Minh. To perpetuate the remembrance of their visit, Uncle Hồ named the place Ti Tốp Island. It has now become an attractive beach for tourists and has various of tourist services.

    Thirty-five years afterwards, on 27 June 1997, Ti Tốp returned to the island having his name. Deeply moved, he wrote in the souvenir book of the Management Board of Hạ Long Bay: "My deepest thanks to destiny, which has allowed me to come back to this tiny island.” It has become a beach attracting many visitors.

    Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave).

    Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks.

    Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many strangely shaped stalactites hang from the high ceiling.

    A narrow passage leads to the second room, where a flow of light meets visitors. The chamber is so immense it could contain thousands of people at one time.

    At the deepest point of the grotto, a "royal garden" appears with a clear pond and a seemingly fascinating landscape of mountains. Many birds and plants (benjamin figs, cycads and centenary banyan trees) live here. On fine days groups of monkeys might arrive in search of fruit.

    Day and Night grotto.

    At the water-level, an arched entrance leads to the grotto, just at the base of the island. Passing through the pretty entrance, you come across a tranquil round lake, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high dangerous stone walls. Monkeys run to and fro in groups, benjamin fig trees shade the landscape and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers. In the lake, many species abound: shrimp, fish, crab and cuttle-fish. This is an enclosed group of islands. It connects with the sea via a 4-meter-wide, 100-meter-long, and 3-meter-high mouth. Inside the grotto, the 1-km2 brackish lake is surrounded by mountains. On the cliff one still find traces of fossils of fresh-water snails, which prove that men used to live there and this must have been a deep valley then.

    The beauty of the site, is the mingling of a number of factors: the mountain's size and form, the color of the water and the clouds.

    Ba trai Dao Islet.

    This island consists of three small mountains with the height of 23 m, seen from afar, resemble three peaches (Ba Trái Đào). The island connects to a legend of about the romantic love between a youngest fairy who was very pretty with a young and poor fisherman. Because of feeling in love with him, she stole three peaches from Heaven for him, that if he ate, would give him eternal life, allowing them to live together forever. The King of the Heavens discovered the robbery and turned the peaches into three stone islands. Chastised, the young fairy had to return.

    Today, Ba Trái Ðào is a famous tourist attraction with three nice fairy beaches, romantic landscape. It is 22 km from south north of Bãi Cháy Tourist Wharf.

    Soi Sim Island.

  • Explaining for the name “Soi Sim”, the locals said that in the past, the major plant on the island was Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (called “sim” in Vietnamese). Therefore, the island was named after that plant, “Soi Sim”.

    Soi Sim Island has an area of 8.7 ha. On the island, there are two 200-meter hills covered by a green primeval forest. This primeval forest is home to many species of flora, especially endemic plants. This is the result of thousands of years isolated from the mainland.

    Coming to Soi Sim Island, tourists will be impressed by peaceful ambiance and natural beauty of green primeval forest and blue sea. There are two charming beaches on the island with white sand and clear seawater. These are the preferred beaches of tourists on the holiday on Halong Bay. Moreover, from the top of the hills on Soi Sim Island, tourists will have great views to the spectacular scenery of Halong bay.

    Recently, Soi Sim Island is received more regards in developing tourism. Halong Bay Management Board set up a plan to planning the island to be an eco-tourist site which brings both economic interest and value of preservation. In the near future, Soi Sim Island will become an attractive holiday resort right in the center of Halong Bay, the World Natural Heritage.

HERITAGE DISCOVERY

DAY 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Aclass Opera Cruise. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

7.45 – 08.20 approx.

- Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up.

- Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.

- You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 noon approx.

- Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life on board.

- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

- Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.

- Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

Afternoon.

- While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sun deck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village.

- Drop anchor.

- Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.

- Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, see at first-hand what life is like living on the water, we are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community.

- Our cruise will take you to the Soi Sim natural beach for swimming and snorkelling, you can enjoy our interesting games such as football, basketball. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary.

- Back on board the cruise, we head towards the sleeping area.

Early evening.

- Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.

- Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on boat.

Overnight on board.

DAY 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch.

06:30 am.

- For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.

- Breakfast, coffee, tea served.

After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.

- Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

09:30 am.

We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12 noon.

Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.

Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00.

What to Bring.

  • Sun block.
  • Camera + Film.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • A wide brimmed hat.
  • Trekking Shoes.
  • Rain coat.
  • Swimming suites.
  • Warm clothes in the Winter time.
  • Sun glasses.

HALONG BAY IN STYLE.

DAY 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Aclass Opera Cruise. Meals =Lunch, Dinner

7.45 – 08.20 approx.

- Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up.

- Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.

- You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 noon approx.

- Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.

- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

- Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.

- Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

Afternoon.

- While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village.

- Drop anchor.

- Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.

- Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, see at first-hand what life is like living on the water, we are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community.

- Our cruise will take you to the Soi Sim natural beach for swimming and snorkelling, you can enjoy our interesting games such as football, basketball. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary.

- Back on board the cruise, we head towards the sleeping area.

Early evening.

- Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.

- Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on boat.

Overnight on board.

DAY 2: Halong bay kayaking and exploring. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06:30 am.

- For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.

- Breakfast, coffee, tea served.

- Transfer to smaller boat to explore Day and Night cave and pearl farm. Guided kayaking, swimming, a pristine natural cave lapped by the turquoise water

12:00 approx.

Lunch is served on board

Afternoon.

- Discover Ba Trai Dao (three peaks islet) or sunbathe on one of the natural secluded beaches (private, wild and fresh air). You also can take kayaking, swimming or snorkeling

17:10 approx.

- Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax

19:00 approx.

- Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.

- Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Overnight on board.

DAY 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch

06:30 am.

- For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.

- Breakfast, coffee, tea served.

After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.

- Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

09:30 am.

We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12 noon.

Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.

Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00.

What to Bring.

  • Sun block.
  • Camera + Film.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • A wide brimmed hat.
  • Trekking Shoes.
  • Rain coat.
  • Swimming suites.
  • Warm clothes in the Winter time.
  • Sun glasses.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water as indicated.
  • All meal on board.
  • Daily complimentary 02 bottled waters in the cabin.
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee.
  • Cookery demonstrations.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • Kayaking.
  • Local rowing boat.
  • Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Shuttle bus (round trip).
  • Fruits and local wine party.
  • Free internet Wifi.
  • On board insurance and service charges.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Private car (upon request).
  • Additional drinks.
  • VAT tax.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Aclass Opera Cruise Room types

Deluxe Cabin

Our deluxe cabins are located on the first deck with windows, offer spacious and comfortable accommodation. Equipped Air-conditioner, Mini bar, In house phone, Safety box, Bathrobe, Private bathroom with full of amenities and Hot standing shower. FOC 2 bottled waters.

Oceanview Cabin.

The ocean view cabins are located on the more private second deck, will bring you the truly sightseeing of the world heritage. Equipped Air-conditioner, Mini bar, Safety box, Bathrobe, Private bathroom with full of amenities and Hot standing shower. FOC: 2 bottled waters, fresh fruits, 02 cocktails.

Honeymoon Suite Cabins.

The honeymoon suites are very spacious, located in the front on the second floor, with private balcony and panoramic windows at lovely decoration. An idea stay for loving time. Equipped Air-conditioner, Mini bar, Safety box, LCD with DVD player, Bathrobe, Private bathroom with full of amenities and hot bathtub. FOC: 2 bottled waters with the fresh fruits, Honey moon Cake, 02 cocktails and a bottled of chile wine.

ACLASS OPERA CRUISE RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Room per Program.

Room Type 2 Days/1 Night 3 Day/2 Nights
Deluxe Twin/Double 305 525
Deluxe Single 230 355
Ocean View Twin/Double 345 565
Ocean View Single 255 395
Honey Suite - 4pax 405 645

Transfer Cost:

  • Rounded Private car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 130 USD
  • Departure place in Hanoi: Your Hotel in Hanoi (old quarter)
  • Expected departure time in Hanoi : 07:45 AM – 08:45 AM.
  • Expected return time in Hanoi : 16:00 PM
  • Shuttle bus: Is inclusive in the rate.

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC, sharing room with parent.
  • Children from 4 to 9 years old: are charged 50% of the adult rate, sharing room with parents..
  • Children from 4 to 9 years old: are charged 75% of the adult rate, extra bed requested and stay in the room with parents..
  • Children from 10 and over: are charged at the adult rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by the cruise itself: No cancellation fee applied
  • 07 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 03 – 06 days prior to check - in date : 30 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 03 days prior to check - in date : 100% of total room charge.

Cancellation policy due to bad Weather:

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:
  • - If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.

    - If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount.

    - If the trip are cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used and refund the remain amount.

  • Important Notes:
  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often in short notice of time. Therefore your understandings in these situations are highly appreciated.
  • The period from May to July is considered as storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be cancelled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please contact our consultants directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!