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Bhaya Premium

A fleet of 5 boutique traditional junk boats offering tranquil itineraries in Lan Ha & Halong Bay.

Overview

The Bhaya Premium Cruise Line is a fleet of five, small and intimate, boutique ships, offering 1-night shared and 2-night private charter itineraries through Halong Bay and the less crowded but equally beautiful Lan Ha Bay in Northern Vietnam, with a strong focus on privacy and luxury. These classic, oriental styled, masted, Indochine junk boats range in size from just 3 to a maximum 7 cabins and based on your group size and availability you will be assigned one of the vessels upon booking.  

Life On Board

With 7 crew members on the 3-cabin boat, and 10 crew members on the 4, 5, 6 & 7-cabin boats, the Bhaya Premium fleet offer high crew-to-passenger ratios, allowing small groups or couples on honeymoon to enjoy extra attentive service and care from the staff. One of the great features of Bhaya Premium cabins is that they each have the capacity to hold triple occupancy with the addition of a rollout bed, and all enjoy a private balcony with a sitting area, providing a comfortable space to view Halong Bay’s spectacular seascapes.

The Bhaya Premium’s sundeck, restaurant & bar are also ideal places to enjoy views of the passing scenery and spend some time with your travel companions. With the largest of these Bhaya Premium boats accommodating a maximum of only 16 overnight passengers, and the smallest just 6, you are guaranteed a personal experience and an intimate, warm atmosphere for taking in Halong Bay’s spectacular scenery.

You can practice Tai Chi on the sundeck as the sun rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site. This low-impact, slow-motion, dance-like form of martial arts is often described as “meditation in motion” and is a very relaxing type of exercise. Also onboard, you can observe cooking and fruit carving demonstrations by the chef and try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese dishes.

The onboard dining room serves fusion style cuisine: international, seafood, Asian and classic Vietnamese. Meals are served buffet style, or from an a la carte menu or a set menu. Kids’ meals and special dietary requirements are catered for. 

On Shore & Water Activities

Shore and water activities include kayaking and swimming, squid fishing, and visits to caves. In fact, you can kayak through caves into stunning bays. Explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest cave inside Halong Bay with 12,000 square yards of space home to thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. As the light streams across the water and makes flickering patterns on the inside of the cave, it looks as if the formations are coming to life.

Another amazing experience is a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave, which is a vast cavern comprising three main chambers with an access path hidden under the forest canopy. Formations inside the cave are said to resemble a lotus, a baby elephant, seals, and flowers.

Meanwhile, the Vung Vieng floating village is where the local people have lived for generations drifting on the sea. Anchored together, they weather through rising tides, crashing storms, and an ever-changing world. The people here are fishermen, and their lives are intrinsically tied to the ocean. They have built boats and floating homes that provide their shelter, their transportation, and their culture. The village is ideally explored by kayak or in a traditional rowing boat.

Halong Bay is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous regions in Vietnam, consisting of a series of amazing limestone islands, caves, isolated bays, pristine beaches and pretty inlets. Lan Ha Bay to the south features the same majestic vista of towering karst outcrops that tourists typically associate with Halong but with a conspicuous absence of crowds. Whichever itinerary you choose, a Bhaya Premium Cruise offers an intimate experience, perfect for small groups, families, couples, and solo travelers.

Itineraries & Prices

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2-Day
3-Day

2 Day - Through the Gulf of Tonkin

itinerary map

Hanoi - Halong Bay

12:00 Arrive at Bhaya Cruise Center on Tuan Chau island.

12:45 Check-in and meet your Cruise Manager. Embark onboard for a welcome drink followed by the safety briefing.

13:00 Let the journey begin with a fusion buffet lunch while the boat cruises towards the southwest of Halong Bay, passing Ba Cua puddle, Tung Lam Island, Finger islet, Frog Islet.

15:00 Discover Tiên Ông cave which is also an archaeologal site. Covering an area of 1,000 m2 with stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is one of the finest caves in Halong Bay.

15:45 Visit Cua Van Fishermen Village by bamboo rowing boat or kayak and discover the life of its inhabitants.

16:45 Arrive at the swimming area. It’s time for you to immerse in the emerald water of Halong Bay.

17:30 Bar opens for the Happy Hour with buy one get one free on a selection of drinks

18:00 Join the exciting Master-Chef Competition and fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck (weather permitting) or in the restaurant, learn and try your hands with authentic Vietnamese food. The winner would be awarded with surprising gifts. It’s also time to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong.

19:00 Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant while the boat is anchored for the night.

21:00 Free time to enjoy a drink at the bar.

Bhaya Premium's 2-Day Through the Gulf of Tonkin - Day 1 - Morning Taichi on Sundeck
Location
Hanoi - Halong
Day
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Halong Bay

06:15 Start your day with an initiation to Tai Chi as the boat starts cruising leisurely. Complimentary tea and coffee are ready in the restaurant.

07:00 Light breakfast is served onboard as the boat sails back to the port.

07:45 Enjoy the Tea Ceremony and taste the Vietnamese traditional tea.

09:00 Return to cabin to rest and prepare to check out.

09:30 Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat cruises through Lom Bo Islet, Soi Sim Island, Hoa Cuong Islet, Chicken Cock Islet and Ba Hang Village

10:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau island.

Bhaya Premium's 2-Day Through the Gulf of Tonkin - Day 2 - BBQ on Sundeck
Location
Halong Bay
Day
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3 Day - Discovery of the Gulf of Tonkin (Charter Only)

itinerary map

Hanoi - Halong Bay

12:30 Arrived at Bhaya Cruise Center, located within the Tuan Chau International Marina.

12:45 Board the Bhaya Premium and inspect your cabin before heading to the restaurant for a safety briefing. Enjoy the welcome drink while meeting the Cruise Manager and the crew.

13:00 Try an assortment of Vietnamese dishes during a sumptuous lunch as the Bhaya Premium cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Trong Mai Islet, Ngon Tay Islet, Con Coc Islet, Cua Van Floating Culture Center.

15:30 Kayak to Trinh Nu Cave - one of the finest sunlight-filled cave in Halong Bay covering an area of 2,000m2 with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Trinh Nu Cave is an exclusive destination for Bhaya Cruises’ passengers.

15:45 Take a swim or sunbathe on Trinh Nu Cave’s beautiful private beach.

17:00 Return to Bhaya Premium and freshen up for the evening’s activities. Bar opens for Happy Hour for buy one get one free on a selection of drinks with complimentary snacks.

17:30 Join the exciting Master Chef “Halong Bay Edition” Competition and fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck (or in the restaurant, depending on the weather). Try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese dishes, with the winner of the competition awarded with surprising gifts. Don’t miss out on admiring the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay as Bhaya Premium anchors for an overnight stay.

19:30 Savor the delicious set menu dinner in the restaurant.

21:00 Free time to enjoy a drink at the bar or stargaze on the sundeck.

Bhaya Premium's 3-Day Discovery of the Gulf of Tonkin - Day 1 - Cooking Demonstration
Location
Hanoi - Halong
Day
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Halong Bay

06:15 Rejuvenate the body and the mind with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson during sunrise on the sundeck of Bhaya Premium.

07:00 Breakfast is served in the restaurant while Bhaya Premium cruises towards the center of the World Heritage Site.

08:45 Transfer to Bhaya Spirit (a wooden junk with a lounge, a dining room and a sundeck) for excursions.

10:00 Kayak at Ba Ham Lake (or Ang Du Area, depending on the weather)

12:15 Enjoy lunch on the Bhaya Spirit while the ship cruises towards Cua Van Area.

14:00 Sight-see around Cua Van Floating Culture Center well-known for its location in the heart of Halong Bay, by kayak or traditional rowing boat. The area is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

15:00 Return to Bhaya Premium for some time at leisure to relax.

17:00 Check out the bar’s complimentary snacks while taking advantages of the Happy Hour promotion of “buy one get one free” on a selection of drinks.

19:30 Appreciate the exotic flavors of the set menu dinner on the last night of cruising in Halong.

21:00 Free time to enjoy a drink on the sundeck or rest in the cozy cabin.

Bhaya Premium's 3-Day Discovery of the Gulf of Tonkin - Day 2 - Kayaking
Location
Halong Bay
Day
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Halong - Hanoi

06:15 Don’t miss out the sunrise Tai Chi lesson this morning as complimentary tea and coffee is served.

07:00 A light breakfast is served in the restaurant while Bhaya Premium cruises towards the center of Halong Bay.

07:30 Explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest cave inside Halong Bay with 10,000 square meters of space hold thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and are threaded by a 500-meter paved passageway.

08:30 Return to Bhaya Premium and prepare to check out.

09:30 Enjoy the brunch as Bhaya Premium cruises back to the port, passing Lom Bo Island, Trong Mai Islet and Ba Hang Fishermen Village.

10:30 Disembark from Bhaya Premium at Tuan Chau International Marina.

Bhaya Premium's 3-Day Discovery of the Gulf of Tonkin - Day 3 - Relaxing on Sundeck
Location
Halong - Hanoi
Day
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Sundeck dining area
Restaurant
Bow
Sundeck
Cabin Balcony

Suites & Cabins

Bhaya Premium's Standard Suite Bhaya Premium's Standard Suite - Bathroom Bhaya Premium's Standard Suite - Triple Set Up

Main Deck Cabin

Guests
2 - 3
Size
16-20.5m²/172-220ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

The Main Deck cabins vary in size depending on the vessel, but all feature polished hardwood floors, mini-bar, climate control, a private balcony with a sitting area, and modern ensuite bathrooms, each with a glass-enclosed shower or bathtub.

There are convertible double/twin beds with deluxe bedding, and triple occupancy is possible with the addition of a rollout bed. On the larger 5-7 cabin boats, there is one pair of connecting cabins.

Bhaya Premium's Upper Deck Suite

Upper Deck Cabin

Guests
2 - 3
Size
22 m² / 237 ft²
Beds
Double

The Upper Deck cabins also vary in size depending on the vessel, but are typically slightly larger and feature the same amenities.

Again triple occupancy is possible with the addition of a rollout bed, subject to the maximum capacity of the boat, but configuration-wise they differ in that the beds are fixed doubles which cannot be converted.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details