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Paloma Cruise

5/33 Pham Ngu Lao str,.Hoankiem Dist Hanoi., Vietnam

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2 days 1 night
Rates in USD
$133
per pax
160
3 days 2 nights
Rates in USD
$258
per pax
296

Very good 4.0

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Everything as advertised...

nzbuddy, New Zealand

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The outward appearance of  the Paloma Cruise mirrors that of the wooden junk boats that have sailed in Vietnamese waters since the 14th Century, following a traditional design that compliments a landscape unparalleled in its wild beauty.  Her 16 ensuite cabins are  bedecked with luxurious interior, and the onboard dining area, bar, sundeck and terraces will woo guests with their intimate ambience. Pairing the aesthetics of design with the charm of impeccable service, Paloma cruise is committed to making your stay absolutely unforgettable.

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Cruise Programs
Adults Children(5-12) Infants(0-4)
Departure End date :
 
First day

7.45 – 8.15

You are collected from your hotel and begin the three hour drive through the lush scenery of the farmlands surrounding the Red River Delta

12.30

Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Following your transfer, step onboard and following the cruise briefing your boat will embark on its journey into Halong bay

13.15 – 14.30

Time for your first meal onboard, sure to set precedent for the delicious culinary experiences in store for you during your stay.

15.00

The cruise wanders leisurely through the labyrinth of limestone karsts on its way to Bai Tu Long bay. Grab a comfortable chair, either on the sundeck, numerous terraces, or your private balcony, and try to spot some of the more notable formations, such as the 'Monster Head' and 'Teapot' islets.
Visit the fishing village of Vung Vieng in a traditional bamboo boat, marvel at the simple ingenuity of the floating constructs as you are rowed through the Venice of Halong bay.  The rest of the afternoon is to be spent at your leisure, whether you prefer to swim in the emerald waters, pamper yourself with a traditional massage, or lounge on the sundeck.

17.00

Stop for overnight anchorage in the Hang Trong area. Celebrate the sunset with Happy Hour at the cruise bar

18:30

Learn more about the secrets behind Vietnamese cooking at the Vietnamese cooking demonstration

19.15

Enjoy a culinary tapestry of international and Vietnamese flavors at the sumptuous set dinner served in the dining room

21:00

The boat anchors in a tranquil area and a range of evening activities are open to your preference; night squid fishing with the crew, a little light dancing (book in advance with your tour guide), film, board games, playing cards, after dinner massage (to compliment the after lunch massage of course) or a spot of moonbathing as you appreciate the nightscape.
Overnight on board Paloma Cruise


Second day

06.15

With an instruction in Tai Chi on the sundeck at dawn's first light, you will feel the influence of the surrounding nature on your spirit and mind, and fit your body into the rhythms of the day. Tea and coffee are available if a little extra rejuvenation is needed

07.00

Enjoy breakfast and the peaceful ambience of morning in Halong bay

08.15

Visit Sung Sot 'Amazing' Cave, and allow it to live up to its name as you wander through vast caverns walled with cascades of glittering rock and dripping with stalactites.

10.00

Spend some time to check out of your cabin and arrange your luggage to be collected for transfer to the mainland

10.30

Savor the flavours of your last meal onboard. Settle any outstanding bills and then appreciate the last of Halong bay's scenery as the ship approaches the pier.

11.30-12.00

Arrival at the pier marks the conclusion of your cruise. Relax at the Paloma office and then await your transfer back to Hanoi

16.00-16.30

Drop off at your hotel and the end of your trip to Halong bay


Notes
  • Extra bed (mattress) will be charge 20 USD net.
  • Round trip shuttle bus service by Paloma Cruise from Ha Noi : 20USD
  • Pick up time about 7:45 - 8:15, drop off time about 4:30 - 5:00 at your hotel lobby
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi old quarter
  • Time for activity may vary slightly. Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary.

 

  Prices include
 
  Prices exclude
     
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
  • Luxury Cruise through Ha Long bay
  • All meals on board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • Kayaking for 1 hour 
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • Cooking demonstrations
  •  Sunset party
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in room
  • Daily fresh fruits in room
  • 1 Bottle of red wine in Paloma Suites and Family Suites
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • English speaking guide boat
  • Service charge
  • Insurance on board.
 
  • Personal drinks ordered from the bar
  • Transfer cost  Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the inclusions.
   
  Booking policy
 
The following policies are by Paloma Cruise
 

Cancellation policy

Any change/ amendment of existing booking will be considered as cancellation and a new booking will be made. Penalty will apply accordingly based on each cancelled cabin or the whole cruise:
 

Number of days before departure date                      

Full Charter

More than 10 Cabins

From 05 to 09 Cabins

Less than 5 Cabins

35 to 50 days

30% of total charge

25% of total charge

0%

0%

20 to 34 days 

50% of total charge

30% of total charge

0%

0%

08 to 19 days 

75% of total charge

50% of total charge

30% of total charge

0%

04 to 07 days 

100% of total charge

75% of total charge

50 % of total charge

30% of total charge

03 days and below

100% of total charge

100% of total charge

100% of total charge

100% of total charge


Children Policy

  • Per cabin allowance of 1 child under 5 years old and 1 child aged 5-12 to stay with two adults maximum
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted as sole occupants of any cabin 


Family with One child:

  • Under 4 years:  FOC sharing bed & meal with adults.
  • From 4 – 12 years: Children rate is applied, sharing bed with adults. Extra bed is available with additional charge at 15$ /night (upon your request)

Family with Two children
  • Two children under 4 years : 01st child is FOC (sharing bed and meals with adults ), 02nd children will be charged 20USD (sharing bed and meals with adults)
  • One children under 4 years & 1 children from 4-12 years : FOC for child under 4 yrs (sharing bed and meals with adults), 2nd children chargeable at children rate plus 15 USD for extra bed.

Shuttle bus:  
Daily departure from Hanoi centre
  • Pick up time in Ha noi : About 7.45am to 8.00 am
  • Return time in Ha Noi : About 4.30pm to 5.30 pm


Check-in :
12.00 PM

Check-out :
11.00 AM

Guide:
English Speaking Guide

First day

7.45 – 8.15

You are collected from your hotel and begin the three hour drive through the lush scenery of the farmlands surrounding the Red River Delta

12.30

Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Following your transfer, step onboard and following the cruise briefing your boat will embark on its journey into Halong bay

13.15 – 14.30

Time for your first meal onboard, sure to set precedent for the delicious culinary experiences in store for you during your stay.

15.00

The cruise wanders leisurely through the labyrinth of limestone karsts on its way to Bai Tu Long bay. Grab a comfortable chair, either on the sundeck, numerous terraces, or your private balcony, and try to spot some of the more notable formations, such as the 'Monster Head' and 'Teapot' islets.
Visit the fishing village of Vung Vieng in a traditional bamboo boat, marvel at the simple ingenuity of the floating constructs as you are rowed through the Venice of Halong bay.  The rest of the afternoon is to be spent at your leisure, whether you prefer to swim in the emerald waters, pamper yourself with a traditional massage, or lounge on the sundeck.

17.00

Stop for overnight anchorage in the Hang Trong area. Celebrate the sunset with Happy Hour at the cruise bar

18:30

Learn more about the secrets behind Vietnamese cooking at the Vietnamese cooking demonstration

19.15

Enjoy a culinary tapestry of international and Vietnamese flavors at the sumptuous set dinner served in the dining room

21:00

The boat anchors in a tranquil area and a range of evening activities are open to your preference; night squid fishing with the crew, a little light dancing (book in advance with your tour guide), film, board games, playing cards, after dinner massage (to compliment the after lunch massage of course) or a spot of moonbathing as you appreciate the nightscape.
Overnight on board Paloma Cruise

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.


Second day

06.15

With an instruction in Tai Chi on the sundeck at dawn's first light, you will feel the influence of the surrounding nature on your spirit and mind, and fit your body into the rhythms of the day. Tea and coffee are available if a little extra rejuvenation is needed. Enjoy breakfast and the peaceful ambience of morning in Halong bay

07.00

Paloma weighs anchor and floats through limestone clouds anchored in an upside down sky the color of emeralds. Included in the surreal scenery are the Virgin and Drum caves, the Toad islet, among others

08.30

Transfer to the day boat that will facilitate the day's excursions. Be sure to pack swim suit, dry clothes, sunscreen and flip flops

09.30

Arrive at Three Peaches Beach, a perfect oasis of turquoise waters and white sands. Explore this area with guided kayaking or swimming at leisure around the secret gems of the area

12.30

The best fitting lunch for such an atmosphere is served; a sumptuous barbeque spread, freshly prepared by the crew

14.00

The cruise continues to the most remote point in Lan Ha bay to visit some of Halong bay's untouched caves and kayak through the hollow belly of a mountain. Visit a secluded fishing village to see what life is like this far out from the mainland

16.00

Return to Paloma Cruise

17.00

Overnight anchorage at Ho Dong Tien. Sunset party is celebrated with Happy Hour at the bar

19.15

Feast on the best seafood Halong bay has to offer at tonight's set menu dinner

21.00

A range of evening activities are open to your preference; night squid fishing with the crew, a little light dancing (book in advance with your tour guide), film, board games, playing cards, after dinner massage (to compliment the after lunch massage of course) or a spot of moonbathing as you appreciate the nightscape.
Overnight on board Paloma Cruise


Third day

06.15

With an instruction in Tai Chi on the sundeck at dawn's first light, you will feel the influence of the surrounding nature on your spirit and mind, and fit your body into the rhythms of the day. Tea and coffee are available if a little extra rejuvenation is needed

07.00

Enjoy breakfast and the peaceful ambience of morning in Halong bay

08.15

Visit Sung Sot 'Amazing' Cave, and allow it to live up to its name as you wander through vast caverns walled with cascades of glittering rock and dripping with stalactites.

10.00

Spend some time to check out of your cabin and arrange your luggage to be collected for transfer to the mainland

10.30

Savor the flavours of your last meal onboard. Settle any outstanding bills and then appreciate the last of Halong bay's scenery as the ship approaches the pier.

11.30-12.00

Arrival at the pier marks the conclusion of your cruise. Relax at the Paloma office and then await your transfer back to Hanoi

16.00-16.30

Drop off at your hotel and the end of your trip to Halong bay


Notes
  • Extra bed (mattress) will be charge 20 USD net.
  • Round trip shuttle bus service by Paloma Cruise from Ha Noi : 20USD
  • Pick up time about 7:45 - 8:15, drop off time about 4:30 - 5:00 at your hotel lobby
  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi old quarter
  • Time for activity may vary slightly. Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary.


  Prices include
 
  Prices exclude
     
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
  • Luxury Cruise through Ha Long bay
  • All meals on board (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Kayaking for the 2nd day 
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • Cooking demonstrations
  •  Sunset party
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in room
  • Daily fresh fruits in room
  • 1 Bottle of red wine in Paloma Suites and Family Suites
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • English speaking guide boat
  • Service charge
  • Insurance on board
 
  • Personal drink ordered from our bar
  • Value added tax
  • Transfer cost Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the inclusions
   
  Booking policy
 
The following policies are by Paloma Cruise
 

Cancellation policy

Any change/ amendment of existing booking will be considered as cancellation and a new booking will be made. Penalty will apply accordingly based on each cancelled cabin or the whole cruise:
 

Number of days before departure date

Full Charter

More than 10 Cabins

From 05 to 09 Cabins

Less than 5 Cabins

35 to 50 days

30% of total charge

25% of total charge

0%

0%

20 to 34 days 

50% of total charge

30% of total charge

0%

0%

08 to 19 days 

75% of total charge

50% of total charge

30% of total charge

0%

04 to 07 days 

100% of total charge

75% of total charge

50 % of total charge

30% of total charge

03 days and below

100% of total charge

100% of total charge

100% of total charge

100% of total charge


Children Policy

  • Per cabin allowance of 1 child under 5 years old and 1 child aged 5-12 to stay with two adults maximum
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted as sole occupants of any cabin 


Family with One child:

  • Under 4 years:  FOC sharing bed & meal with adults.
  • From 4 – 12 years: Children rate is applied, sharing bed with adults. Extra bed is available with additional charge at 15$ /night (upon your request)

Family with Two children
  • Two children under 4 years : 01st child is FOC (sharing bed and meals with adults ), 02nd children will be charged 20USD (sharing bed and meals with adults)
  • One children under 4 years & 1 children from 4-12 years : FOC for child under 4 yrs (sharing bed and meals with adults), 2nd children chargeable at children rate plus 15 USD for extra bed.

Shuttle bus:  
Daily departure from Hanoi centre
  • Pick up time in Ha noi : About 7.45am to 8.00 am
  • Return time in Ha Noi : About 4.30pm to 5.30 pm


Check-in :
12.00 PM

Check-out :
11.00 AM

Guide:
English Speaking Guide

 
 

With only the finest natural materials and a feel of exclusivity by design, all cabins are planned and outfitted with your ultimate comfort in mind. Available for your choosing are 8 Superior and 6 Deluxe rooms, and 2 Honeymoon and 2 Family suites. Surrounded in the natural beauty of the bay, guests are sure to appreciate the complimenting design and furnishings of the cabins. Each room in the Paloma has been built with high quality wooden walls and features hand-embroidered brocade pillows from the talented hands of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities. Mastering the delicate balance between sophistication and warmth, your cabin is to be your home away from home as you cruise through the World Heritage Listed wonder of Halong bay. The Superior is sized at 13.5m2, fitted with your preference of double or twin beds. The Deluxe is 15m2, fitted with your choice of double or twin beds. The 2 Honeymoon suites, sized at 23m2, open out onto your own private balcony for 270degree unmatched sea views. 

 

Superior Room
The Superior room is sized at 13m2 and is fitted with your preference of double or twin beds

  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • En-suite luxury bathroom with shower
  • Toiletry amenities
  • Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • In house phone (internal calls only)
  • Wardrobe
  • Dressing table
  • Hairdryer
  • Umbrella
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

 

Deluxe Room
The Deluxe room is sized at 15m2 and is fitted with your preference of double or twin beds

  • Welcome drink
  • Complimentary bottles of mineral water
  • Daily basket of fresh fruit
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ensuite luxury bathrooms with shower
  • Sea view
  • Toiletry amenities
  • Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • In house phone (internal calls only)
  • Wardrobe
  • Dressing table
  • Hairdryer
  • Umbrella
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


Family Suite

The Family suites open out onto a private balcony for you to enjoy uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery in privacy. The Family Suites measure at 20m2.

  • Welcome drink
  • Complimentary bottles of mineral water
  • Daily basket of fresh fruit
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ensuite luxury bathrooms with jacuzzi shower
  • Sea view
  • Toiletry amenities
  • Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • In house phone (internal calls only)
  • Wardrobe
  • Dressing table
  • Hairdryer
  • Umbrella
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


Paloma Suite

The Family suites open out onto a private balcony for you to enjoy uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery in privacy. The Family Suites measure at 17m2.

  • Welcome drink
  • Complimentary bottles of mineral water
  • Daily basket of fresh fruit
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • En-suite luxury bathrooms with jacuzzi  
  • Sea view
  • Toiletry amenities
  • Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • In house phone (internal calls only)
  • Wardrobe
  • Dressing table
  • Hairdryer
  • Umbrella
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

Paloma’s dining room is fully fitted with large panoramic windows to afford guests the best of views, are fully air conditioned, The restaurant provides a setting for dining and absorbing the surrounding scenery, allowing the two to flow into each other as one seamless experience. The charming and friendly staff are attentive to your every wish and whim, and the excellent standard of hospitality is what upgrades your dining experience from excellent to perfect. The panoramic windows show the bay at its best, and the food served is a varied selection of both Vietnamese and International cuisines, prepared with fresh seafood from the local area and beautifully presented on your plate. For vegetarians the Paloma prepares some of the finest vegetarian dishes in Vietnam. Also on offer are a selection of books to browse in the soft seating area, as well as magazines and DVDs. At the bar an extensive list of aperitifs, spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, fine wines, beer, coffee specialties, fresh fruit juices and smoothies are available for you to enjoy as you survey the iconic landscape. Ask at the bar for information about the cruise’s happy hour and after dinner entertainment.

The ship organizes a number of activities for its guests, with both off and onboard activities arranged to ensure you experience Halong bay to the fullest. Whether you would rather opt for a more leisurely entertainment, like reclining with a book and sunbathing on the sundeck, or something more adventurous like kayaking your way around the limestone islets, Paloma strives to foster a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Water sport facilities and activities

  • Kayak (upon request or part of cruise package)
  • Tender
  • Bamboo rowing boat
  • Swimming
  • Cooking demonstrations 
  • Early morning Tai Chi
  • Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening
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The highlight of our Travel Indo-China 11 day Vietnam Insight Tour.From the moment we left Halong Bay until we returned the next day everything was perfect.Our 2 Tour Guides were the best you could ask for.Accomodation was v/good as was the range of meal’s the cook’s kept on turning out.Nothing a problem.Karaoke was interesting with our Local Guide showing her forte’ on the Mike .The sunset ,caves and the sunset were memorable. Recommend this company to everyone.brilliant.
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