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.
Suites & Cabins
Main Deck Cabin
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.
Upper Deck Cabin
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.