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Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

From 85 USD/day
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Spread over 4 decks, Paloma Cruise features 20 luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, and sundeck. Cruising with Paloma, tourists will have a memorable trip exploring Halong Bay exceptional beauty.

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Paloma Cruise is a Halong wooden junk crewed by dedicated and professional team. The cruise was started operating in October 2009. It was designed with 38 meters long, 3.7 meters high, and 9.5 meters wide. Paloma Cruise is well equipped with 1 sun-deck (80 meters), 1 dining room (60 meters), 1 stylish bar (25 meters), and 1 massage and spa area.

Focusing on the quality of services, Paloma Cruise always try to hear all feedbacks from its clients to make continuous efforts improving services. The objective in the future of Paloma is to continue to offer the best services for passengers and develop new products. Besides, Paloma Cruise exerts to provide tourists the most enjoying and comfortable experience in Halong Bay at the lowest price with its “Best Rate Guarantee”.

 

Paloma Cruise has four different types of cabins including 8 superior cabins, 8 deluxe cabins, 2 Paloma suite cabin, and 2 family suite cabins. All types of cabins feature with below amenities:

 

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Shower cabin
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Umbrella/ Raincoat at reception
  • 2 bottle of mineral water
  • Mini bar
  • Slippers
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguishers

 

For more information about details of each type of cabin, please take a look at below table:

 

 

Superior cabin

Deluxe cabin

Family Suite

cabin

Paloma Suite cabin

Number of cabins

8

8

2

2

Room size

13.5 m2

15 m2

27 m2

23 m2

Cabin type

3 double &

5 twin

5 double &

 3 twin

triple

double

Additional amenities & services

N/A

N/A

  • private terrace with front view
  • flower & fruit basket
  • bottle of wine
  • fruit basket
  • bottle of wine

Maximum number of person allowed

2 adults and 1 child below 12 years old

2 adults and 1 child below 12 years old

3 adults and 1 child below 12 years old

2 adults

 

 

Like other cruises in Halong Bay, Paloma Cruise always makes continuous efforts to provide tourists high-quality services and organize many interesting programs and activities on board.

 

Services

 

  • 24-hour security
  • reception
  • safety box at reception
  • IDD at reception
  • newspapers and magazines
  • conference & meeting facilities
  • fresh flower
  • library
  • tender for sightseeing
  • doctor on call
  • rowing boat
  • theme cruise
  • bar & restaurant
  • beauty services & massage
  • cabin service (snack meals)

 

Paloma Cruise's bar are always available and ready to serve tourists a wide range of drinks such as teas, coffees, fresh juices, mock tails, cocktails wine and spirit list sourced from around the world. In this place, tourists can enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relax in soft seating area, browse our selection of books and magazines, or watch a DVD on the plasma TV.

Adjoining the bar, a dining room located in third deck where gourmet dishes will be served with the melody music in cozy atmosphere. Tourists can savor delicious dinner, sumptuous buffet breakfast combining between Vietnamese specialties and Western delicacies and seafood in the restaurant. Normally, when onboard, passengers will be served 3 meals per day involving buffet breakfast (7.00 - 8.00 am), set-menu lunch (1.00 - 2.30 pm & 10.30 - 11.00 am), and set-menu dinner (7.00 - 9.00 pm).

 

Activities

 

  • cooking classes
  • snorkeling
  • Tai Chi
  • fishing
  • wooden games
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • bamboo rowing boat
  • fishing in the evening

 

Except from these above services and activities, Halong Paloma Cruise can organize an event such as wedding party, birthday party, celebration, etc. for a group of 35 – 45 people on request. Below are some events tourists can make a request on board:

 

  • Meeting & conference
  • Fashion show
  • Traditional & modern live music
  • Traditional & modern dance
  • Beach party

 

  • Theme cruise
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Birthday, wedding anniversary
  • Honey moon
  • Dinner in cave

 

 

Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night

 

Day 1

Around 8.00 am, tourists will be picked up at hotel in Hanoi and transferred to Halong Bay. About 4 hours later, passengers will get off the car/ shuttle bus, arrive at Paloma office, and embark Paloma Cruise. They will be welcomed with warm attitude of professional crews and staffs and have a welcome drink. At 1.30 pm, a gourmet Vietnamese set menu will be served. In this day, Paloma Cruise will takes tourists to Bai Tu Long Bay and passes through towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head, Teapot Islets, and Vung Vieng fishing village. In terms of activities, many exciting activities will be held by Paloma Cruise such as visiting Vung Vieng floating fishing village by bamboo sampan for an hour, kayaking in to the Village, sunbathing, swimming, and dropping anchor in calm water surrounded by islets near Hang Trong. Besides, many onboard activities are also waiting tourists to participate such as Happy Hour (buy two drinks get one free), Vietnamese cooking demonstration, traditional massage, sumptuous set-dinner, film entertainment, light music for dancing in dining room, board games, playing cards, and squid fishing.

 

Day 2

In the early morning (about 6.15 am), tourists can start a new day in Paloma Cruise Halong Bay by Tai Chi sessions and have a complimentary tea & coffee. At 7.00 am, enjoying your breakfast onboard, then tourists will explore Surprise Cave. Walk up and down about 100 steps to the cave entrance may be an exciting challenge for passengers in this day. Returning onboard, travelers will savor a set menu lunch in dining room at 10.30 am. About one hour later, Paloma Cruise arrive at Hon Gai Habour. The voyage in Halong during 2 days and 1 night finishes.

In terms of price for this itinerary, please take a look at below table:

 

Cabin

Number of cabin

Twin/Double cabin
(2 persons sharing)

Triple cabin 
(3 persons sharing)

Child 4-12

Single cabin 
(1 person)

Superior room

08

$175/pax

N/A

$88

$265/cabin

Deluxe room

08

$195/pax

N/A

$98

$296/cabin

Paloma suite

02

$230/pax

N/A

$115

$350/cabin

Family suite

02

$255/pax

$250/pax

$125

$495/cabin

 

Halong Bay Cruise 3 days 2 nights

 

Day 1:

Around 8.00 am, tourists will be picked up at hotel in Hanoi and transferred to Halong Bay. About 4 hours later, passengers will get off the car/ shuttle bus, arrive at Paloma office, and embark Paloma Cruise. They will be welcomed with warm attitude of professional crews and staffs and have a welcome drink. At 1.30 pm, a gourmet Vietnamese set menu will be served. In this day, Paloma Cruise will takes tourists to Bai Tu Long Bay and passes through towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head, Teapot Islets, and Vung Vieng fishing village. In terms of activities, many exciting activities will be held by Paloma Cruise such as visiting Vung Vieng floating fishing village by bamboo sampan for an hour, kayaking in to the Village, sunbathing, swimming, and dropping anchor in calm water surrounded by islets near Hang Trong. Besides, many onboard activities are also waiting tourists to participate such as Happy Hour (buy two drinks get one free), Vietnamese cooking demonstration, traditional massage, sumptuous set-dinner, film entertainment, light music for dancing in dining room, board games, playing cards, and squid fishing.

 

Day 2:

Tourists will wake up body with Tai Chi sessions and a cup of coffee or tea. Paloma Cruise will bring tourists going sightseeing in beautiful seascape of the Bay like Trong Cave (Drum Cave), Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave), Coc Ngoi Islet (Toad Islet), etc. Then, passengers will be transferred to a smaller boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion. There, tourists can go kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a very pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water. At noon, depending on tide condition, a BBQ lunch may be served on beach. The excursion will continue by exploring Dark and Light Cave (depend on the tide condition), which is the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering with the Gulf of Tonkin. In this place, passengers can visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon and go kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain. At 4.00 pm, travelers will back to Paloma Cruise Halong and be ready for dinner and other activities onboard (Happy Hour, squid fishing, film entertainment, board games, etc).

 

Day 3:

In the early morning (about 6.15 am), tourists can start a new day in Paloma Cruise Halong Bay by Tai Chi sessions and have a complimentary tea & coffee. At 7.00 am, enjoying your breakfast onboard, then tourists will explore Surprise Cave. Walk up and down about 100 steps to the cave entrance may be an exciting challenge for passengers in this day. Returning onboard, travelers will savor a set menu lunch in dining room at 10.30 am. About one hour later, Paloma Cruise arrive at Hon Gai Habour.

With regard to the price, read the following table for your reference:

 

Cabin

Number of cabin

Twin/Double cabin
(2 persons sharing)

Triple cabin 
(3 persons sharing)

Child 4-12

Single cabin 
(1 person)

Superior room

08

$295/pax

N/A

$148

$449/cabin

Deluxe room

08

$320/pax

N/A

$160

$488/cabin

Paloma suite

02

 $345/pax

N/A

$173

$527/cabin

Family suite

02

$378/pax

$326/pax

$189

$736/cabin

 

The price of tours mentioned above includes and excludes:

 

Service Included

Service Excluded

English Speaking Guide

Airfares

Luxury Cruise through Halong Bay

All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions

Entrance and Sightseeing fees

Visa Arrangements

All meal on board

Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

Cooking demonstration

Round trip shuttle bus ( 20 USD/ person/ two ways)

Sunset parties

 

Kayaking

 

Welcome drink, cold handkerchief

 

2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily

 

Daily fresh fruit in rooms daily

 

Tax, service charge, insurance on board

 

 
 
 

 

Check-in/Check-out

Normally, the time of embarkation and disembarkation is respectively 12.00 (at noon) and 10.00 am. However, because the schedule may be changed anytime, tourists should ask for exact information when booking.

 

Cancellation

All cancellation will be followed these terms and conditions:

Sharing from 1 - 2 cabins:

 

More than 7 days prior to check-in

No cancellation charge

From 7 to 2 days

50% of total rates

Less than 48 hours prior to check-in

100% of total rates

 

Sharing from 3 to 10 cabins:

 

More than 14 days prior to check-in

No cancellation charge

From 14 to 7 days prior to check-in

25% of total rates

From 6 to 2 days prior to check-in

50% of total rates

Less than 48 hours prior to check-in

100% of total rates

 

Children and extra beds

According to Paloma Cruise's policy, maximum one child can freely stay in the same cabin with two adults. Children from 4 - 6 years old sharing cabin with 2 adults will be charged 50% adult's rate. For those in the age of 7 - 11 will be charged 75% of adult's charge. And for whom older than 12 years old, they will be cost as adults. In case of two children under the age of 12 owe a separate cabin will be cost 75% of the adult price. Besides, extra bed is available with extra fee of $20/night (on request).

 

Cards accepted

Tourists can make payment through bank transfer, Western Union, or credit card. In terms of paying through credit card, Paloma Cruise accepts all major credit cards except from American Express.

 

How safe is your boat?

Tourists can be completely assured about their safe and security onboard when cruising with Paloma Cruise in Halong. The cruise is well equipped with highest security standards to operate safe cruises in all weather conditions. Besides, all crew of are continuous and well trained to quickly respond to emergency situations. And what's more, when tourists arrive onboard, they will be briefed a given safety procedures with very clear instructions.

 

What should I bring onboard?

When cruising with Paloma Cruise, tourists should bring along with passport with valid visa and some cash in VND/USD for personal expenses. Besides, some other necessary items should be taken along are sun block or insect repellent, swimming suites, glasses, etc.

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