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Paloma Cruise

Paloma Cruise

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Deluxe cruises
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Spread over 4 decks, Paloma cruise 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. Enjoy many exciting activities like cooking class, kayaking, practice Tai Chi lessons and the glorious splendor of Halong Bay. Be inspired by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. And your memorable vacation will not be completed without a professional, loyal and dedicated team of the cruise. The Paloma is your home while you are in Ha Long Bay.
Check-Out: 10:00 a.m

Check-In (Earliest): 12:00 a.m

Non-smoking Cabin/Deck: Yes

Passenger Cabins: 44 pax/ 20 cabins

Decks: 01 sun-decks (80m)

Cabin Types: 4 Types:

Superior cabin: 08 cabins
Bed: 03 double & 05 Twin (Convertible into Double Bed)
Size: 13.5 sqm
Maximum number of persons allowed: 02 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12
 
Deluxe cabin: 08 cabins
Bed: 05 double & 03 Twin (Convertible into Double Bed)
Size: 15 sqm
Maximum number of persons allowed: 02 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12
 
Family Suite: 2 cabins
Bed: Triple cabin
Size: 27 sqm
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 of wine

Paloma Suite cabin: 02 cabins
Bed: Double cabin
Size: 23 sqm
Maximum number of persons allowed: 02 adults
Additional amenities & services: Fruit basket, Bottle of wine

Cabin Amenities (All Cabin Types): 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

Restaurant: Yes

Bar: Yes

Services and Facilities:
•       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
 
Launch: Dec 2009

Cruise Highlights & Activities:

During your stay on the Paloma, you won’t be short of things to do. Our expert guide will lead kayaking tours of the bay, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters or pamper yourself in our luxury spa. Join our staff in some late night cuttle fishing and we run cooking demonstrations for those interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. Take part in early morning Tai Chi on the sundeck which is the perfect way to welcome the new day.
 
Activities of cruise
    * Kayaks (upon request or part of cruise package)
    * Bamboo rowing boats
    * Swimming
    * Cooking demonstrations (upon request)
    * Early morning Tai Chi
    * Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Village (Meals: 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 drinks - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise
Day 2: Halong - Lan Ha Bay (Meals: 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 dining 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. Enjoy 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 drinks - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise
Day 3: Amazing Cave - Hanoi (Meals: 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 and then 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..

Package Prices ($) (From 01/01 To 30/04)

Tour packageDouble CabinSingle Cabin 
Superior$462$336Book a pack
Deluxe$495$358Book a pack
Paloma Suite (with balcony)$572$413Book a pack
Family Suite (with balcony)$605$605Book a pack

Package Prices (Summer Promotion) ($) (From 01/05 To 30/09)

Tour packageDouble CabinSingle Cabin 
Superior$462$336Book a pack
Deluxe$495$358Book a pack
Paloma Suite (with balcony)$572$413Book a pack
Family Suite (with balcony)$605$605Book a pack

Package Prices ($) (From 01/10 To 31/12)

Tour packageDouble CabinSingle Cabin 
Superior$462$336Book a pack
Deluxe$495$358Book a pack
Paloma Suite (with balcony)$572$413Book a pack
Family Suite (with balcony)$605$605Book a pack

What's included

  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Air-conditioned en suite cabin
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  • All meal on board (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfast)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • 2 Sunset party
  • Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief

What's excluded

  • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay (upon request) 
  • Visa arrangements.
  • Beauty spa services.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list.
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