Paloma Cruise Halong Bay

Mid-Range Cruises, HALONG BAY

Come on board The Paloma Cruise and enjoy many interesting activities (cooking class, kayaking, relaxing Tai Chi lessons…) as well as the glorious splendour of Halong Bay. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay‘s exceptional natural beauty. We ensure our customers will have the most memorable vacation where your floating hotel takes you discover scenic wonders of the Bay.

  • About Paloma Cruise Halong Bay :
  • Paloma Cruise - The recommended Halong Bay Junk Cruise is a brand new Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sun deck and luxury spa.
    The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Therefore, we always want to hear from our customers so that we can improve our services and we really value their feedback. We built objective for the future is to continue to provide the best service and develop new products. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable. When joining Paloma Cruise, we commit to provide the lowest rates with our “Best Rate Guarantee” and bring you the experiencing you expected.
    Join us, you will love the experience on board Paloma Halong Cruise. We are proud to be one of the best Halong Bay Cruise recommendation based on travellers posts of Halong Cruise.
  • Transportation: Shuttle Bus service, 20 USD/person/rounded trip, daily departure at 7:45-8:0 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:
  • The Paloma Bar is always available and ready to serve you at any time. 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 flavours 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, mock tails, cocktails, wine and spirit list sourced from around the world.

  • Services and Facilities:

    -Luxurious Cabins.

    -Central Air-Conditioning.

    -En-suite Bathroom.

    -Private Balconies.

    -Dining Room and Bar.

    -Conference Equipment.

    -Sport Equipment.

    -Cruise Program.

    -Entertainment.

    -Spa.

  • On – Board Events ( On request):

    Meeting & Conference Fashion Show, Traditional & modern live music Traditional & modern dance, Beach party, Theme Cruise, Weeding ceremony, Birthday, weeding anniversary, honeymoon, Dinner in the cave.

  • On – Board 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.

ONE NIGHT HA LONG BAY CRUISE ABOARD PALOMA.

DAY 1: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Floating Village. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

7.45-8.00 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 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 on board.

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: Visit Sung Sot cave ( Surprising cave) – Halong Bay – Hanoi. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch.

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

07.00: Have breakfast.

08.00: Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave )

08:15: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.

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 sun-deck 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. Trip ended.

TWO NIGHTS HALONG BAY CRUISE ABOARD PALOMA CRUISE.

DAY 1: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Floating Village. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

7.45-8.00 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 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: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

06.15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sun deck 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 dining 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: Visit Sung Sot cave ( Surprising cave) – Halong Bay – Hanoi. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch.

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 Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave )

08:15: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.

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. Trip ended.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay.
  • All meal on board
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • 2 Sunset parties.
  • Kayaking.
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief.
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms.
  • Daily fresh fruit in rooms.
  • English speaking guide on boat.
  • Tax, service charge.
  • Insurance on board.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Private car (upon request).
  • Beverage.
  • Vietnam Visa.
  • VAT tax.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.
  • Round trip shuttle bus ( 20 USD/ person/ two ways).
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Paloma Room Types

Superior Room

Room size: 18 m2.

Bed size: Twin/Double.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Flower & fruit basket, Hair-dryer, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe.

Deluxe Room

Private balcony with sea view, Dark wooden floor, Located on the 2nd deck.

Room size: 18 m2.

Bed size: Twin/Double.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Flower & fruit basketHair-dryer, Balcony, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe.

The Paloma Suite.

Located on the 1st deck, Large window with sea view, Dark wooden floor

Room size: 23 m2.

Bed size: Queen size bed.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Flower & fruit basket, Hair-dryer, Jacuzzi, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, TV & DVD Player, WardrobeWine.

The Suite Family Suite.

Located on the 2nd deck; Private terrace with sea view; Dark wooden floor.

Room size: 23 m2.

Bed size: Queen size bed.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Flower & fruit basket, Hair-dryer, Balcony, Hot water, Individual controller air-conditioning, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe.

PALOMA CRUISE HALONG BAY RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Room per Program.

Room Types 2 Days/1 Night 3 Day/2 Nights
Superior Single 233 413
Superior Twin/Double 323 538
Deluxe Single 262 443
Deluxe Twin/Double 347 575
The Suite Single 283 489
The Suite Double 399 657
The Family Suite. 575 1005

Transfer Cost:

  • Rounded Private 4 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 130 USD
  • Rounded Private 7 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 160 USD
  • Departure place in Hanoi: Your Hotel in Hanoi (old quarter)
  • Expected departure time in Hanoi : 07:45 AM – 08:45AM.
  • Expected return time in Hanoi : 16:00PM
  • Shuttle bus: Is inclusive in the rate.

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC, sharing room with parent.
  • Children under 12 years old, 02 children: are charged 75% of the adult rate with private room.
  • Children from 12 and over: are charged at the adult rate.
  • Extra bed: is available with additional charge at 20$ /night (upon your request)

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 chargedand 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!