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Paloma Cruise - the best Halong Bay cruise recommendation 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, sundeck and luxury spa.

Features  
Launch   Oct 2009
Length  38m
Height  3,7m
Width  9,5m
01 sun-decks  80m
01 Dinning areas  60m
Bar  25m
20 Luxury cabins  
1 Massage and Spa Area  
PORT LOCATION  
Address  98 Bach Dang str,.Ha Long City, Vietnam
Distance to nearest bank or ATM  300 m
Distance to nearest hospital  4 km
Distance to Hanoi airport (Noi Bai)  170 km or 3.5 driving hours
Distance to Haiphong airport (Cat Bi)  80 km or 1.5 driving hours
   
TRANSPORTATION  
Shuttle bus service  Daily departure at 8:00 am
Private Car service  On request
Helicopter service  On request
CHECK – IN / CHECK - OUT  
Check in time  12:00 a.m
Check out time  10:00 a.m
   
CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED  
Visa, MasterCard  
   
LANGUAGES SPOKEN  
English, French, Vietnamese  
Accommodation  
Superior cabin 8 cabins
Deluxe cabin 8 cabins
Paloma Suite cabin 2 cabins
Family Suite cabin 2 cabins
Total number of cabins 20 cabins
Total passengers 44
Cabin Amenities (All Cabin Types)  
Hair-dryer 2 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 cabin
 
Number of cabins 2 cabins
Average room size 23 sqm
Cabin type Double cabin
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults
Additional amenities & services:  
Private terrace with panoramic sea view
 
Flower & fruit basket  
Bottle wine  
   
Family Suite  
Number of cabins 2 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 wine  
   
Deluxe cabin  
Number of cabins 8 cabins
Average room size 15 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
   
Superior cabin  
Number of cabins 8 cabins
Average room size 13.5 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

Safety Facilities List:

•    60 life jackets total, including 44 inside cabins

•    22 hammers

•    21 fire extinguishers 1kg in cabin for passengers' usage
•    16 fire extinguishers 3.5 kgs on the staircase
•    02 fire extinguisher 34 kgs in the reception area and the restaurant
•    01 alarm for fire in all parts of boat (in case of smoke)
•    01 alarm for water level in basement

Company Safety Measures

1/Paloma Cruises are commanded by a Captain, and manned by a professional Deck Crew and Cruise Staff. All Crew and Staff have training certificates or recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authority or Agency.
2/ Paloma Cruises operate under professional daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. Each vessel maintenance schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and an annual dry-docking to ensure all aspects of seaworthiness and accommodation are in good condition. 
3/ Our Cruise Managers conduct a safety briefing prior to departure. The briefing includes onboard procedures and clear instructions in case of emergency.
4/ Paloma Cruises Crews are trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. Refresher training and live drills are conducted every 6 months.
5/ The vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment:  VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system and fire extinguishers. 
6/ The vessel is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly.
7/ Paloma Cruises  are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification, including total Crew and Passenger capacity. 
8/ Paloma Cruises places the highest priority on the safety and security of our vessels and all Passengers, Crew and Staff onboard. 

Onboard Safety

Captain and Crew Introduction Briefing:

General information about the Paloma cruise, such as itinerary, vessel age, tonnage, speed, etc. A full safety briefing is included.
Weather Forecast:
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is included in the briefing.
Fire Protection:
Fire Extinguishers are located in all cabins, ladder ways, passageways on each deck and in all operating compartments throughout the vessel


Fire Extinguishers

Smoking:
Smoking is prohibited in all cabins, the dining room and all other internal compartments. Smoking is only allowed on the open balconies, sundeck and in front of the wheelhouse.

Life Jackets:
Life jackets are located under the beds in all cabins, under all dining room chairs, in the tender boats and on the Sundeck.
A life jacket demonstration will be given. This is not only for emergency situations, but also for safety when kayaking, when visiting the fishing village and any other water sport activities.

Life jacket


Onboard First Aid and Medicine:

First Aid Kits and rudimentary medical facilities are available onboard. Our Cruise Managers and other senior staff have all attended First Aid Courses.

Onboard first - aid - kid


Emergency cases

In Case of Emergency, “DO NOT PANIC!” Remain calm and follow the directions of the Cruise Manager for the proper emergency actions or evacuation instructions. All Staff and Crew are trained for emergencies and each has their own role to play in the handling of emergency situations.

Hammer & Flashlight


Environment:

 Paloma Cruise’ special environmental policy commits the company to finding ways to reduce pollution in the Ha Long Bay environment. We ask our Passengers to refrain from throwing any waste whatsoever overboard. Please be responsible and put it in the waste containers so we can deliver it ashore for appropriate disposal.
Security of Valuables:
You may secure your valuables in the safety deposit box at reception. Simply register the items and they will be placed in our safekeeping. Management bears no liability or responsibility for any missing belongings unless they are registered and kept in safekeeping at reception.

Cabin Security:
Passengers must ensure all cabin doors and windows are closed when the cabin is unoccupied. This minimizes the workload of the power generator and increases the vessel’s watertight integrity.

Bai Tu Long Bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave – Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave

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

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     Amazing Cave - 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 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.

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 fees

•    Luxury Cruise through Halong bay

•    All 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

•    Tax, service charge, Insurance on board

Cruise excludes:

 •    Airfares

•    Visa Arrangements

•    Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

•    All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions

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

Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave – Lan Ha bay –– Van Gia fishing village – Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave

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

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 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 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     Amazing Cave - 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 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 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 boat

•   Entrance and Sightseeing fees

•   Overnight on Luxury Paloma Cruise

•   All 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

•   Tax, service charge, Insurance on board

Cruise excludes:

•   Airfares

•   Visa Arrangements

•   Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

•   All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions

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

 

Price of 2Days/1Night trip:

 

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

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:

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 $736/cabin
 Notes :
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming, kayaking or snorkeling excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood.... Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers.
Children Policy
  • The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for one children sharing a cabin with two adults (No extra mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
  • Two children below 12 staying in a separate cabin will be charge 75% of the adult price. Children from 12 years older will be charged the same as adults.
  • Extra bed is available with additional charge at 20$ /night (upon your request)

      

 

 

 

 

 

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