Paloma Cruise Halong Bay

Vinashin Harbor,  Halong City, Vietnam
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Paloma Cruise – New Day, New Experience.

Paloma Cruise possesses 18 luxury cabins, which were creatively renovated to provide the best comfort to travellers. Each cabin is equipped with full standard amenities and large windows that provide the best view of the bay during the stay. Focus on a unique cruising route, the Paloma Cruise passes by most highlight spots and always offers enough time to explore every destination in all of its itineraries. Go on a trip with her, the client will enjoy every moment of the journey. Paloma Cruise commits to bring unforgettable memories and experiences to each and every tour.

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 18
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat
Operated by: Paloma Cruises

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Ocean View

14.0 m2
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Premium Ocean View

16.0 m2
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Paloma Suite

23.0 m2
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Family Executive Suite

27.0 m2
Double + Single
Private Balcony
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Price Includes

  • English Speaking Guide on boat.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • Luxury Paloma Cruise in Halong Bay
  • All meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfast).
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • 1 Sunset party
  • Bamboo boat trip rowed by local people
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge, Insurance on board

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Airfares,private Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Massage Services
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Child under 4 years sharing fully paid cabin with parents: No additional charge, limited to one child per cabin.
  • Child from 4 - 11 year old sharing fully paid cabin with parents: Charge 75%, limited to one child per cabin
  • Child from 12 years old charged as an a adult

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave
7:30 - 12:00 Shuttle bus pick up from Hanoi, transfer to Halong (book transfer in next step). On the way, stop in Hai Duong province for refreshment.

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

Have lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu while the junk slowly cruising toward Bai Tu Long Bay. Pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave. Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave. After the exploration of the cave, enjoy swimming in the blue ocean. (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise).

Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Cong Dam area. 17:00 - 18:00 - Happy Hour (sunset party)

Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration before a sumptuous set-menu dinner on-board.

After dinner, spend free time to relax in 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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paloma Cruise
  • Swimming
Day 2 Day 2: Vung Vieng Village - Halong - Hanoi
Start your day with tai-chi exercise on the sundeck. Breakfast is served from 07:00.

In the morning, visit the Vung Vieng Village by bamboo sampan for an hour 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. Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set-menu lunch in the dining room while cruising back to the main land.

On arrival at Hon Gai Habour, disembark relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation. Transfer back to Hanoi with a short stop of about 30 minutes for refreshment.

Around 16:30, arrive in Hanoi. Drop off at hotel. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA
  • Visiting Fishing Village

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.


  • 24-hour Security
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily departure at 8:00-8:30 am from Hanoi
  • Check-in: 12.00 AM
  • Check-out: 11.00 AM
  • Guide: English Speaking Guide

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Wooden games

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Corporate Party
  • Steam/Sauna

165 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Paloma Cruise



Based on 165 reviews

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Mr.Paul Soare


19 April, 2017

We had a good time cruising in Halong Bay, kayaking and visiting landmarks as the floating village or the caves. The scenery in Halong Bay is quite impressive and the best way to visit is cruising on a boat


Ms.Brenda Stanley

Eastleigh, United Kingdom

27 March, 2017

We booked a 2 night cruise with Paloma cruises through Best Price Travel. The staff and service on the cruise were wonderful. Mai Linh at Best Price Travel kept in touch with us before and during our trip to ensure all ran smoothly.



Mr.Devlin Fung

Scottsdale, United States

22 February, 2017

I just wish to drop you a note to tell you how much I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful country. The cruise was excellent, and I really enjoyed every moment of it, as well as the fabulous Vietnamese cuisine. The hospitality extended by members of the cruise staff was excellent.

My stay at Tirant Hotel… More


Ms.Janette Lonergan

London, United Kingdom

15 February, 2017

I booked a trip to Halong Bay and it was amazing. Any questions I had he handled professionally and with perfect explanation. I also had a food tour around Hanoi and our guide was Tom. Please say a big thank you to him and see the picture attached. We had an amazing time on both trips, Halong Bay is… More


Ms.Janette Lonergan

London, United Kingdom

13 February, 2017

Firstly thank you so much for the Paloma cruise. We had an amazing time.


Mr.Dan Le

United States

24 January, 2017

The air of rooms on Paloma Cruise near the back of the boat are filled with heavy diesel exhaust making it very unhealthy to occupy. I did not get much sleep on the first night and woke up with a headache. I tried both keeping the window closed and opened but made no difference as the diesel fume seems… More


Ms.Tarynn Reynolds

South Africa

6 January, 2017

We had a great time on the cruise


Ms.Jessica Cheung

Sydney , Australia

3 January, 2017

Ha Long Bay was stunning! There are floating fishing villages, we visited a pearl farm, a cave, and did Ti Chi on the roof of the boat


Mr.Robert J Kenworthy

Sydney, Australia

15 December, 2016

Thanks for your email.
We had a great time, the best highlight of our trip with so many other highlights.
It was excellent (9/10) - Staff were amazing and the activities and everything were great.
All points marked at 9 or 10. Fantastic.


Mr.Robert J Kenworthy

Sydney, Australia

15 December, 2016

We had a great time, the best highlight of our trip with so many other highlights.
It was excellent - Staff were amazing and the activities and everything were great. Fantastic.

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