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Athena Luxury Cruise

Athena Luxury Cruise – Beam: 13m + Length: 55m + Depth: 12.5m + 3 decks: Lower Deck/ Middle Deck/ Rooftop Sundeck + Crew: 30 + Cabins: 21 cabins

Price from: $205
Tour LengthOptional tour
Tour TypeTour Packages
Start FromHanoi
Tour routeHa Noi – Ha Long Bay
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Tour Program

+ Beam: 13m
+ Length: 55m

+ Depth: 12.5m

+ 3 decks: Lower Deck/ Middle Deck/ Rooftop Sundeck
+ Crew: 30
+ Cabins: 21 cabins

ACTIVITIES

Here at Athena Cruise, we believe that travel is not just about what you see but how you see it. We invite you to experience Vietnam with activities that will make your trip unforgettable. From diving into your surroundings with hands-on kayaking or soaking up the view with relaxing Tai Chi. Whatever your travel style, we have something for you!

THIEN CANH SON CAVE

Discover a mysterious ancient cave hidden beneath wild forest canopy and naturally chiseled stone. Explore the three vast caverns of Thien Canh Son Cave, a real-life dream world filled with age-old stalagmites, stalactites and surreal rock formations.

KAYAKING

We offer kayak service for you to explore the beauty of Ha Long Bay to the fullest. Kayaking around Vung Vieng fishing village will be an experience of your life time that you can’t get anywhere else!

VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE

Get a taste of local culture with a traditional bamboo boat trip to the isolated floating village of Vung Vieng. Learn more about this peaceful community as you sail by the only school, the village’s museum and the modest floating homes that have housed generations.

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Learn about traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking demonstration from our professional chefs. Find out more about local produce and flavors, help whip up popular Vietnamese dishes with expert guidance and, most importantly, taste the final results!

Athena Luxury Cruise 2 days 1 night

Day 1: Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son cave – Cap la Island (Meals: lunch, dinner)

07.30am-08.00am: Pick up service from your hotel and transfer to Hong Gai Pier.

12:30: Arrive at Hong Gai pier.

12:15: Transfer by tender to the Athena Cruise boat and enjoy a welcome drink onboard. Receive cruise briefing, check into cabins and begin cruising.

13:15: Enjoy a set menu lunch with both traditional Vietnamese and Western food.

15:00: Arrive at Cong Do parking area. Transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave and    explore for about 45 minutes.

16:30: Return to the boat and sail for about 30 minutes to Cap La Island.
At this point,  you could choose from the following options:

Option 1:  Transfer by tender boat to a small deserted beach to relax and swim.

Option 2:  Kayak around Cap La’s islets for about 45 minutes, then stop at the beach to relax and swim. Kayak is our special offer

17:30: Head back to the boat to catch sunset and enjoy a drink on the sundeck.

18:15: Watch a cooking demonstration by our professional chefs.

19:15: Dinner will be served in the dining room.

21:00: In the evening, choose from a number of activities, including squid fishing, watching a film on the sundeck, playing board games and Happy Hour from 9pm until 10pm.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Vung Vieng fishing village – Ha Noi (Meal: Brunch)

6:30am: Breakfast pastries, tea, coffee and juice will be served in the dining room.

6:45am:  Try a 30-minute Tai Chi class on the sundeck.

7:45am: Visit Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village by local bamboo boat.

9:00am: Upon return to the boat, take 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. 

9:30am:  Remove your belongings from the cabins. Feel free to leave large baggage outside your room and staff will transfer it directly to the pier.

9:45am: Brunch will be served in the dining room and the drinks bill will be settled afterward. Then, relax on the sundeck and enjoy the view as we approach the pier.

11:00 am: Arrive at Hong Gai Pier. Transfer by tender to the pier and wait for return transportation in the waiting house.

Athena Luxury Cruise 3 days 2 nights

Day 1:  Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng fishing village (Meals: lunch, dinner)

07:30am – 08:00am Make your way through the Red River Delta from Hanoi to Halong City via your transfer vehicle. Breaking time will be arranged for your best comfortable.

12:00 – 12:30: Your cruise will begin with a transfer from the mainland on our excursion boat which will transport you to our main vessel, Athena Luxury Cruise. Upon boarding you will be greeted by our friendly Crews and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink. After a brief introduction and safety procedures overview, you will be checked into your cabin and have some free time to relax and explore the craft.

13:15: A delicious lunch will be served in our main dining room as we slowly cruise through the magnificent limestone formations which make up Halong Bay. Feast on delicious seafood and range of other delicious dishes as we make our way deeper inside Halong Bay.

15:00: Head to Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boats or kayaks to explore the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants.

16:30: Back onboard Athena Luxury Cruise Halong Bay’s main craft we will drop anchor for our overnight stay surrounded by incredible landscape.

17:30-18:30: Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free).

17:30: We will conduct a Vietnamese cuisine cooking demonstration and invites you all to participate in the preparation of these mouth-watering delights.

19:15: Your dinner this evening will be served in our main dinner.

20:45 – 00:00: Evenings are beautiful on Halong Bay, and just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the night is over. Take advantage of our onboard facilities or just relax to your heart’s content. Relax at our fully  stocked  bar  with  an  assortment  of  local  and  international  favorites.  Try  your luck at night squid fishing, watch a documentary film or simply relax on our roof   top deck.

Day 2: Cong Dam (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

06.30 am: Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it’s an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today’s adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness of Halong Bay in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.

08.00am: Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.

09.00am: Next we board our Athena small boat to head to Cong Dam Area, best known for its crystal clear sandy beaches. Enjoy kayaking, swimming or just relax on a stunning secluded beach.

12.00: Have lunch with Athena set menu on our day boat.

15.30: Back on board – Athena Cruise, take some time to freshen up, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as we cruise to our overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you will ever see.

17.30-18.30: Bar opens for Happy Hour “Buy one get one free”.

17.30: Enjoy cooking demonstration to discover our Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.

19:15: A special dinner will be served offering you outstanding food and quality service.

20:45 – 00:00: This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. Tonight we will hold a movie night with a selection of films available. We also have a selection of board games for your entertainment. Our bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.

Day 3: Thien Canh Son cave – Bi Tu Long Bay – Ha Noi (Meal: brunch)

06.30am: The best time to observe Halong Bay is in the early morning and we suggest that if you didn’t get to witness it yesterday that now is your last chance. Tai Chi will be conducted again today on our upper deck and is a terrific way to feel as one with the peaceful surroundings.

07.30am: Light breakfast will be served this morning.

07.30am-08.30am: Enjoy the last stage of your trip in Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage.

09.30am: Check out of your cabin and enjoy the last stage of your trip with a delicious brunch as we continue to cruise back towards harbor through scenery.

11.15am: After a final farewell from our staff, you will be transported back to Halong City wharf via our Tender for your transfer back to Hanoi. We trust you  had  a  pleasant  journey  on Halong Athena Cruise and hope to have the pleasure of your company with us again.

12.00 – 12.30: Disembark, get on shuttle mini bus and get back to Hanoi.

16.00 – 16.30: Drop off back to hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter with person having transfer.

 

Itinerary

Athena Luxury cruise 2 days 1 night – price is in US dollars per person

Location on the cruise   High season Low season
Room type No of guests Room rate single supplement Room rate single supplement
Athena Executive Suite On the 1st floor with
private balcony
2 205 80 185 70
Athena Elegant Suite On the 2nd floor with private balcony 2 230 90 205 80
Athena Terrace Suite On the 2nd floor with
large terrace
2 275 115 250 100
Family Triple Suite On the 1st floor with
private balcony
3 268 N/A 233 N/A
Family Connecting Suite On the  2nd floor with
private balcony
4 264 N/A 238 N/A

 

Itinerary

Athena Luxury cruise 3 days 2 nights – price is in US dollars per person

Location on the cruise   High season Low season
Room type No of guests Room rate single supplement Room rate single supplement
Athena Executive Suite On the 1st floor with
private balcony
2 325 138 310 123
Athena Elegant Suite On the 2nd floor with private balcony 2 350 145 335 135
Athena Terrace Suite On the 2nd floor with
large terrace
2 400 168 375 155
Family Triple Suite On the 1st floor with
private balcony
3 355 N/A 327 N/A
Family Connecting Suite On the  2nd floor with
private balcony
4 333 N/A 318 N/A

High season: 1st October – 30th April

Low season: 1st May – 30th September

Note: New Year Eve Gala Dinner Compulsory: 40USD/adult

The tour price includes:

  • Air conditioned bus transfer from Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay and return
  • Welcome drinks with warm or cold tissues.
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin, with hot shower inside the cabin
  • Experience English speaking guide/ station guide
  • Full board meals: 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 brunch (2 days/1 night)
  • Full board meals: 01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 01 brunch (3 days/2 nights)
  • Fresh flowers setup.
  • Fruits setup in cabin.
  • Bottles of water in cabin as well as in restaurant.
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Boat cruises as specified in the program. All Ha Long Bay boats will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Cooking Class
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants and full board on the boat in Bai Tu Long

The tour price excludes:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Any insurance.
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco

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