Paloma Cruise

Paloma Cruise
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PALOMA CRUISE HALONG – 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT

The area immediately northeast of Halong Bay is known as Bai Tu Long Bay and is the focus of our special itinerary. Hundreds of islets rising from the clear waters, long sandy beaches beckon, grottoes and lagoons entice the visitor – an area relatively underdeveloped and unpolluted by the tourist trade 

DAY 1: HA NOI - HALONG (L, D)

08.30 approx

Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Mini bus or private car pick up.
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
Comfort break.
The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.


12 noon approx

Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.


Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.


Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.


Afternoon

While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village

Drop anchor.

Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.

Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community.

Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.

We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets

Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches.

For those who prefer a relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa.

  

Early evening

Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight.After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.

 

DAY 2: HALONG – HANOI  (B, L)

06:30

 

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10:00

We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.


An early lunch is served.

12 noon

Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.


Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

 

RATE:  THIS RATE IS QUOTED IN AMERICAN DOLLARS PER CABIN

(Twin/ Double: 2 beds or 1 big bed for 2 adults; Single Traveler: 1 big bed for 1 adult only)

 CABIN CATEGORIES

VALIDITY

            1 Dec 2012 to 30 Apr 2013

Superior Cabin

Twin/ Double

           273 (5,733,000VND)

Single traveler

           200 (4,200,000VND)

Deluxe Cabin

Twin/ Double

          295(6,195,000VND)

Single traveler

           215 (4,515,000VND)

Family Suite

Twin/ Double

           375 (7,875,000VND)

Single traveler

           375 (7,875,000VND)

Paloma Suite

Twin/ Double

           335 (7,035,000VND)

Single traveler

           260 (5,460,000VND)

 

·         Prices are in American dollars; per cabin, based on twin/double or single cabin accommodation on board the Junk.

·          This is a join in coach or private car and departs daily from Hanoi.  

·          See Booking Conditions for more details.

 

TRANSPORTATION (Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi)

 .A/C Shuttle Bus : US$ 50 (1,050,000VND) per adult and US$ 30 (630,000VND) per child between 5 – 10 years old.

·          Private Car (4seats)                     : US$ 155 (3,255,000VND) per car

·          Private Van (16seats)                  : US$ 175 (3,675,000VND) per van

 

CHILD POLICY

·       For child under 4 years old in parent’s room and using existing bedding (maximum 01 child per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults.)

·        For child between 4 – 11 years old: Charge 75% of adult price (sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults, limiting to one child per cabin only)

Policy for our family Suite (1 double bed, 1 single bed)


- 2 adults and child 4 years old or under. Child no charge
- 2 adults and child 5-11 years. Charge of 75% for child
- 2 adults and child over 12 years old. Child full cost

- 3 adults. All charged at adult rate.

 

SURCHARGE: Addition charge of 25% on

          Christmas 24th Dec, 2011

          New Year 31st Dec, 2011

          Lunar New Year 21th , 22th, 23th Jan, 2012

INCLUDES

·          Deluxe accommodation with A/C, hot shower.

·          English speaking customer service manager on board junk

·          Entrance fees

·          All meals as indicated in the itinerary (Welcome cocktail, 02 Lunches, 01 Dinner & 01 Breakfast)

·          Swimming Equipment, Fishing Equipment, Kayaking services

·          Service fees + taxes

·          Insurance on board

 

EXCLUDES

·          Return shuttle bus/ private car or van transfer from Hanoi (see our quotation at Transportation Item)

·          Airfares and departure taxes

·          Visa, passport or vaccination costs

·          Other meals not specified in the itinerary

·          Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar charges, tips, optional activities

 

IMPORTANT

Please note your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking:

 

·          Full Name as on passports

·          Date of Birth

·          Passport Number

·          Nationality

·          Vietnamese Visa dates

 

PALOMA CRUISE HALONG – 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS 

DAY 1: HA NOI – HALONG (L, D)

08:30 am approx


Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Mini bus or private car pick up.
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
Comfort break
The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours


12 noon approx

Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.
Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.

Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.


Afternoon

While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin.


Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village

Drop anchor.
Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.

Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water.
We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community.
Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.

We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets

Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches.

For those who prefer a relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa.

 


Early evening Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.. 

DAY 2: HA LONG  (B, L, D)



06:30

 

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee or tea is served.

After breakfast transfer from The Paloma to a smaller boat which will take you to one of the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands.

Our guide will take you on a kayaking tour of the waters. There is no better way to discover the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches and limestone peaks.
Or sunbathe on one of the secluded beaches, go swimming.

During the morning our chef and crew prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach (depends on the weather). After lunch we discover Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay which borders the Gulf of Tonkin.

Our local guide will take you on a tour of the local community, Van Gia fishing village and lagoons.

 

16:00

Back on board The Paloma, take time to refresh and relax.

 

Early evening

Enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area.

After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go night fishing or take a late night swim under the stars.


Accommodation and overnight on junk.

 

DAY 3: HA LONG – HANOI  (B, L)



06:30


For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.


Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.

 

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

 

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

 

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

 

10:00 am

Back on board. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

An early lunch is served.

 

12 noon

Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
ransfer to minibus or private car and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

 

RATE:  THIS RATE IS QUOTED IN AMERICAN DOLLARS PER CABIN

(Twin/ Double: 2 beds or 1 big bed for 2 adults; Single Traveler: 1 big bed for 1 adult only)

 

 CABIN CATEGORIES

VALIDITY

    1 Dec 2012 to 30 Apr 2013

Superior Cabin

Twin/ Double

            465 (9,765,000VND)

Single traveler

            340 (7,140,000VND)

Deluxe Cabin

Twin/ Double

            495 (10.395,000VND)

Single traveler

            360 (7,560,000VND)

Family Suite

Twin/ Double

            605 (12,705,000VND)

Single traveler

            605 (12,705,000VND)

Paloma Suite

Twin/ Double

            565 (11,865,000VND)

Single traveler

            410 (8,610,000VND)

 

·          Prices are in American dollars; per cabin, based on twin/double or single cabin accommodation on board the Junk.

·          This is a join in coach or private car and departs daily from Hanoi.  

·          See Booking Conditions for more details.


TRANSPORTATION (Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi)

·A/C Shuttle Bus : US$ 70 (1,470,000VND)  per adult and US$ 40 (840,000VND) per child between 4 – 10 years old.

·          Private Car (4seats)                      : US$ 175 (3,675,000VND) per car

·          Private Van (16seats)                    : US$ 195 (3,095,000VND) per van

 

CHILD POLICY

·          For child under 4 years old in parent’s room and using existing bedding (maximum 01 child per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults.)

·          For child between 4 – 11 years old: Charge 75% of adult price (sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults, limiting to one child per cabin only)

Policy for our family Suite (1 double bed, 1 single bed)


- 2 adults and child 4 years old or under. Child no charge
- 2 adults and child 5-11 years. Charge of 75% for child
- 2 adults and child over 12 years old. Child full cost

- 3 adults. All charged at adult rate.

 

 

SURCHARGE: Addition charge of 25% on

          Christmas 24th Dec, 2012

          New Year 31st Dec, 2012

          Lunar New Year  2013

 

INCLUDES

  • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals onboard
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Welcome drink
  • Teambuilding games
  • Cookery demonstrations (on request)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing equipment
  • English speaking guide

 

EXCLUDES

  • Mini bus per person round trip (see costs below)
  • Private car (upon request)
  • Beauty Spa and massage
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above


IMPORTANT

Please note your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking:

 

·          Full Name as on passports

·          Date of Birth

·          Passport Number

·          Nationality

·          Vietnamese Visa dates

 

 

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Paloma Cruise

The Paloma is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she 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. Come onboard The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay’s exceptional natural beauty.

Paloma Cruise - CABINS



 

A selection of superior and deluxe cabins, honeymoon and family suites mixing the modern with traditional elements. All ensuite and fully equipped with air conditioning, in house phone and bathroom amenities, allowing you to relax in peace and luxury.

  • 5 Superior (13m²) (double or twin)
  • 7 Deluxe (15m²) (double or twin)
  • 2 Honeymoon suites with balcony (17m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views
  • 2 Family suites with balcony (20m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views

 

Paloma Cruise - SUPERIOR CABINS



5 Superior (13m²) (double or twin) 

 

DELUXE CABINS

 


 

7 Deluxe (15m²) (double or twin)

 

FAMILY SUITE CABINS


 

2 Family suites with balcony (20m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views 

 

PALOMA SUITE CABINS



 

2 Paloma suites with balcony (17m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views

 

 

ON BOARD 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 cookery 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.

Water sport facilities and activities

  • Kayaks (upon request or part of cruise package)
  • Tender
  • Bamboo rowing boats
  • Swimming
  • Cooking demonstrations (upon request)
  • Early morning Tai Chi
  • Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening

 

THE DINING ROOM & BAR



Relax and unwind in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relax in the soft seating area, browse our selection of books and magazines or watch a DVD on the plasma TV. The bar is fully stocked with fine wines, spirits, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

 

SUNDECK & TOPSIDE BAR



The sundeck, situated on the 4th deck, is the perfect spot to view the limestone peaks, lagoons, grottoes and emerald sea. Relax on our cosy sun lounges and enjoy the cool sea breeze.