Halong Paloma Cruise

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2 days & rate (Rates are quoted per cabin in US dollar)

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe Cabin Upper deck $270 $380 $220 $340
Superior great window $230 $330 $215 $300
Superior Room $220 $300 $200 $246
Deluxe cabin $260 $340 $240 $300
Paloma suite $286 $384 $270 $334
Family Suite $350 $450 $320 $350

3 days & rate (Rates are quoted per cabin in US dollar)

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe Cabin Upper deck $420 $580 $400 $550
Superior great window $400 $520 $370 $500
Superior Room $390 $510 $345 $480
Deluxe cabin $420 $560 $360 $520
Paloma suite $520 $650 $420 $590
Family suite $630 $690 $550 $580

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Once a year, All Cruises in Halong bay are not at service for a short time to upgrade the cruise. Not except Paloma Cruise and PALOMA  is not at service from 5th May to 30th May to renew and upgrade the facilities, amenities as well enhance the services.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience if you have the trip in  during the time of upgrading the cruise!

 

 



Launch: Dec 2009
Capacity: 40 passengers
Operating Area: Ha Long Bay Viet Nam      
   
Features  
Launch   Oct 2009
Length  38m
Height  3,7m
Width  9,5m
01 sun-decks  80m
01 Dinning areas  60m
Bar  25m
20 Luxury cabins  
1 Massage and Spa Area  
PORT LOCATION  
Address  98 Bach Dang str,.Ha Long City, Vietnam
Distance to nearest bank or ATM  500 m
Distance to nearest hospital  4 km
Distance to Hanoi airport (Noi Bai)  170 km or 3.5 driving hours
Distance to Haiphong airport (Cat Bi)  80 km or 1.5 driving hours
Distance to Haiphong airport (Cat Bi)  175 km or 3.5 driving hours
TRANSPORTATION  
Shuttle bus service  Daily departure at 8:00 am
Private Car service  On request
Helicopter service  On request
CHECK – IN / CHECK - OUT  
Check in time  12:00 a.m
Check out time  10:00 a.m
   
CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED  
Visa, MasterCard  
   
LANGUAGES SPOKEN  
English, French, Vietnamese

 

Accommodation  
Superior cabin 8 cabins
Deluxe cabin 8 cabins
Paloma Suite cabin 2 cabins
Family Suite cabin 2 cabins
Total number of cabins 20 cabins
Total passengers 44
Cabin Amenities (All Cabin Types)  
Hair-dryer 2 bottle of mineral water
Individual controller air-conditioning Mini bar
Shower cabin Slippers
Toilet Life vests
Bathroom amenities Fire extinguishers
Umbrella / Raincoat at reception  
   
Paloma Suite cabin
 
   
Number of cabins 2 cabins
Average room size 23 sqm
Cabin type Double cabin
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults
Additional amenities & services:  
Private terrace with panoramic sea view
 
Flower & fruit basket  
Bottle wine  
   
Family Suite  
 
Number of cabins 2 cabins
Average room size 27 sqm
Cabin type Triple cabin
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 wine  
   
Deluxe cabin  
 
Number of cabins 8 cabins
Average room size 15 sqm
Cabin type 05 double & 03 Twin (Convertible into Double Bed)
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12
   
Superior cabin  
 
Number of cabins 8 cabins
Average room size 13.5 sqm
Cabin type 03 double & 05 Twin (Convertible into Double Bed)
Maximum number of persons allowed 02 adults + 01 Child below the age of 12
  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe Cabin Upper deck $270 $380 $220 $340
Superior great window $230 $330 $215 $300
Superior Room $220 $300 $200 $246
Deluxe cabin $260 $340 $240 $300
Paloma suite $286 $384 $270 $334
Family Suite $350 $450 $320 $350

 

 

Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave – Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave

Highlight:

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.

 


  DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (L/D)

7.45 – 8.15: 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 into cabins and begin your cruise.

13.15 – 14.30: Have lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and thoughout the cruise).

15.00: Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.

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.

17.00: 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 drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

 

Day 2:  Halong - Hanoi (B/L)

06.15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served

07.00: Have breakfast in the dinning room.

08.00: Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).

08.15: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. 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 cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10.30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.30-12.00: Arrive at Hon Gai Habour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation

16.00-16.30: Arrive in Hanoi.

 Children Policy


1. The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for 1 (one) children sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
2. The Child Rate for children from 4 to 12 years old is applicable for 1 (one) children sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra Mattress), limited to one child per cabin.

Included:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • All fantastic meals on board (Lunch, dinner, breakfast) .
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Fish equipment
  • Kayaking, swimming, fishing, sunset party.
  • Shuttle bus 2 ways( Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi)
  • Onboard insurance, tax, service charges

Excluded:

  • Airfares and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Notes

- Extra bed (mattress) will be charge 20 USD net.
- Round trip shuttle bus service by Paloma Cruise from Ha Noi : 20USD
- Pick up time about 7:45 - 8:15, drop off time about 4:30 - 5:00 at your hotel lobby
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi old quarter
- Time for activity may vary slightly. Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary

- Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.

- Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date for all Passengers

- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parents passport must travel with the parent. Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.

- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.

 

Things to bring

Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent.

 

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe Cabin Upper deck $420 $580 $400 $550
Superior great window $400 $520 $370 $500
Superior Room $390 $510 $345 $480
Deluxe cabin $420 $560 $360 $520
Paloma suite $520 $650 $420 $590
Family suite $630 $690 $550 $580

 

 

Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave – Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave 

Highlight:

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.

 


 DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (L/D)

7.45 – 8.15: 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 into cabins and begin your cruise.

13.15 – 14.30: Have lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and thoughout the cruise).

15.00: Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.

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.

17.00: 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 drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 2: Halong (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 dinning 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).

14.00: Continue discovering discovery Toi and Sang Cave (depend on the condition), the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (time permitting).

16.00: Return to Paloma Cruise.

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 drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise. 

 

Day 3:  Halong - Hanoi (B/L)

06.15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served

07.00: Have breakfast in the dinning room.

08.00: Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).

08.15: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. 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 cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10.30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.30-12.00: Arrive at Hon Gai Habour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation

16.00-16.30: Arrive in Hanoi.

Notes:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. 
  • Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) day prior to the cruise date. 
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date for all Passengers
  • A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parents passport must travel with the parent. Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.

 Children Policy

1. The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for 1 (one) children sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
2. The Child Rate for children from 4 to 12 years old is applicable for 1 (one) children sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra Mattress), limited to one child per cabin.

Notes

- Extra bed (mattress) will be charge 20 USD net.
- Round trip shuttle bus service by Paloma Cruise from Ha Noi : 20USD
- Pick up time about 7:45 - 8:15, drop off time about 4:30 - 5:00 at your hotel lobby
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi old quarter
- Time for activity may vary slightly. Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary.

Included:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • All fantastic meals on board (Lunch, dinner, breakfast) , BBQ lunch on beach (in case of no rain)
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Fish equipment
  • Kayaking, swimming, fishing, sunset party.
  • Shuttle bus 2 ways( Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi)
  • Onboard insurance, tax, service charges

Excluded:

  • Airfares and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

 

The Paloma Bar is always available and ready to serve you at anytime. Relaxing and unwinding in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoying pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relaxing 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.

The dining area was located on the 3rd deck where amazing dishes will be served with the melody music our high quality services and fine dining experiences. In addition, you will be delighted with gourmet dinner, sumptuous buffet breakfast combining Vietnamese specialties, Western delicacies and seafood. The Chef’s menus feature a variety of Vietnamese and Western dishes because it is an innovative blend of European cuisine with Asian twist. Enjoying delicious food with Vietnamese ingredients and flavors and enjoying other well-known traditional specialties is also a special experience.

Non-meat eaters will be able to sample some of the best vegetarian food in Vietnam.

 

Dining Room & Bar
 
    Breakfast   7.00 - 8.00 Buffet
    Lunch 13.00 - 14.30  & 10.30 - 11.30 Set Menu
    Dinner   19.00 - 21.00 Set menu
    Seating capacity 50 Passengers
    Bar                                                                            Teas, coffees, fresh juices, mocktails, cocktails
  wine and spirit list sourced from around the world       

 

During your stay on the Paloma Cruise, you won’t be short of things to do. You will be leaded to do kayaking on the bay by our professional tour guide, swimming in the crystal fresh water or pamper yourself in our luxury spa. We also celebrate cookery demonstrations for those who are interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. After dinner you can join in squid fishing activity. Furthermore, taking part in early morning Tai Chi on the sundeck is a perfect way to welcome a new day on Paloma Cruise.
 
Onboard Activities
 

 

Kayak (upon request or part of cruise package)                               Cooking demonstrations                                                        
Bamboo rowing boat                                                                            Early morning Tai Chi 
Spa & massage                                                                                      Sun Set party
Swimming                                                                                                Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in theevening

 

If you e looking for a venue for a party or event for a large group, Paloma Cruises can help. As the luxurious boats in Halong Bay, Paloma Cruise can cater for a group as small as 30 to 40 people. Halong Bay party cruises are perfect for peoples of all ages looking for a new way to host a party or celebration, whether it is a club’s party, family vacation, or graduation ceremony! If you can find a reason to party and a group to do it with, we can make it happen.

Paloma Cruise offer the best in accommodations, decor and service. You can leisurely sunbathe on sundeck with the backdrop of the world’s wonder of nature, Halong Bay, or relax your body with our spa service. You can also take part in several exciting activities, like swimming in turquoise water at pristine beach, biking through the rainforest of Cat Ba Island, or kayaking through the karts mountains to hidden lagoons near Lan Ha Bay. 

Dining and dancing in Halong Bay Grotto/Cave, in addition, promise you and your group a unique experience. Candle light, live music, and fine dining! 

Our event management team will suit your every party mood, so check your schedule and send us an inquiry to find your ultimate party in Halong Bay!

 
 

Onboard Events (On Request)    
     
 
  • Meeting & Conference 
  • Fashion Show
  • Traditional & modern live music 
  • Traditional & modern dance
  • Beach party     
  • Theme Cruise
  • Weeding ceremony
  • Birthday/ weeding anniversary/ honeymoon
  • Dinner cave

 

Lunch on the beach
Restaurant
Spa
Spa
Cooking Class
Great Drink
Seafood
Seafood
Seafood
The Food
Paloma Suite Balcony
Paloma Suite Balcony
Family Suite balcony
Family Suite balcony
Deluxe double cabin
Deluxe twin cabin
Superior Double Cabin
Superior twin cabin
Corrider
Swimming
Swimming
Kayaking Around
Let's Jump
Cruise Exterior
Restaurant
Dinner on beach
Taichi morning
Discover Amazing Cave
Deluxe Double
Restaurant
Sundeck
Paloma Suite
Family Suite
Spa service
Sundeck
Family
Spa service
Deluxe Twin
Restaurant
Restaurant
Amazing dinner in Cave
Cooking class
Bar
Restaurant
Paloma team
Cruise exterior
Itinerary of 3 days - Paloma Cruise
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13 Guest reviews are written by our customers after their trip !
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Seet
Date of stay:11/06/2013

We took a 2 day one night tour of Halong Bay with Paloma cruises in February. After a long 4 hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay we boarded the boat. I was pleasantly surprised as the amenities were better than I had expected. The tour guide was absolutely fantastic and really encouraged everyone on the boat to interact and have a great time. It was up to the individual whether they joined in and mixed or preferred to stay to themselves. We had such a lot of fun and the guide was really knowledgeable about the various sites we encountered. I can remember his vietnamese name but he asked us to call hi Tim as it was easier. If you go on a Paloma cruise and you get Tim as a guide you are very lucky. All in all a brilliant experience which should be enjoyed by all visiting the Hanoi area.


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Li Ming Siu
Date of stay:24/05/2013

We chose  Paloma  cruises as one of my friend had been on it before. We found it to be great value. We cruised on the 24th and 25th of May. We were picked up at our hotel in the old quarter and drove all the way to where the boat was docked. We boarded our junk and were served lunch while the boat started cruising. The food was yummy and the scenery amazing. The boat stopped in the afternoon to the caves which was a good excursion. We then went back to our boat. Usually thats when the chef would teach you to do spring rolls. Because it was christmas eve, it couldn happened as the chefs and staff were working hard on the dinner. They had organised a surprise party on the beach along with dancers, games and music. Food was plentiful and good. Note that you had to pay for drinks. . We had a fab time! Our guide was great and knowledgeable. Because we were leaving for Sapa the 25th, the team kindly kept our luggages in their office which was really amazing. Really recommended!


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Sylvie
Date of stay:29/04/2013

We thought that the staff were very good and extremely helpful. All the food was excellent. All in all no complaints about anything.


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Loore
Date of stay:21/04/2013

Having traveled all over the world, this is special because it is so different. Sit back and relax, enjoy the scenery, all while you sail for a few hours to the caves. While the caves are ok, I can say they were the highlight of the day. On your way back to the junk look for the women in their boats selling fish to the locals.


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Declan
Date of stay:11/04/2013

Reserved our trip on Paloma Cruise by Brilliant Halong Cruises agency was not disappointed. We had 2 days and 1 night in Halong Bay, the cruise visited tranquil Bai Tu Bay Long,too. We enjoyed the food and kayak, and our partner did like to take photos a lots, this cruise sailed to not much tourist area on the first day, so we could enjoyed a great & silent atmosphere in Bai Tu Bay, a chance to learn how to cook Viet local food by chef was a nice experience and got lots of funs. We enjoyed our cruise and would definitely recommend!


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Suluman
Date of stay:03/03/2013

We (2 couples from Jakarta), wanna found the trip that we could see both Bai Tu Long Bay & Halong Bay, we found Brilliant Halong Cruises(Brillianthalongcruises.com).

Asked for superiors but we did not know the cruise was quickly fulled(because i had to discuss with my friend), the Operated Manager told then only 2 Deluxe Cabins left, and we decided to confirm immediately then made a small deposit.

The Cruise was not very huge but it was large and lovely designed, painted im white. All staffs were welcoming and smiling.

We did Kayaking near on the beach(that i forget the name). Cooking demonstration was great,too.

All meals with special seafood, Vietnamese cuisine and great drinks( we had to buy drinks on boat).

The tour guide was helpful and funny, cruise mamager was high acknowdge,too.

Some activities on Boat: Party, singing, fishing. Especially, had a great view of the Bay while had drink on Cruise sundeck were great, enjoyed sunset and sunrise was exceptionally romantic.

We would recommend the Paloma Cruise and Operated Manager(Kim from Brilliant Halong Cruises) those made our trip beautifully and completely satisfied


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Mary & Terry
Date of stay:17/01/2013

We did an overnight cruise of Halong Bay with Paloma in the middle of January after having to change boats due to a problem with the tour group that we had originally booked with. It was a wonderful and not to be missed experience. Halong Bay is absolutely beautiful and we were extremely fortunate to have a sunny day to make it even more enjoyable. The tour guides and staff of the Paloma were wonderful and very professional. We were upgraded to a luxury cabin and because it was close to our wedding anniversary we were presented with a cake, a beautiful bunch of flowers, a free cocktail and a gift. The food was excellent - very tasty with a good variety of dishes. If we ever come again we would do two nights rather than one as there is so much to see and enjoy. The only negative is the very long drive from Hanoi and back. Thanks Paloma for a memorable experience!


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Andrea
Date of stay:07/12/2012

Honeymoon trip was excellent, good for some reasons:

- Cruise team

- Room setup

- Seafood

- Helpful manager

Would recommend Brillant  Halong Bay


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takashi
Date of stay:04/07/2012
It was really a nice trip. Everything well organized, the ship was clean and the room was comfortable (family suite). Also the food was really good and more than enough.

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Thomas Joom
Date of stay:04/04/2012
We were very pleased we took some advice from a friend and booked the 3 day, 2 night cruise-particulary bearing in mind the travelling the 4 hours from Hanoi. We booked the minibus through Paloma, which picked us up from our hotel-late. Not uncommon with the traffic in Hanoi apparently. Bus journey down there includes a break at a typical souvenir sales emporium, and I'm glad it wasn't any longer, as it was pretty cramped . Make sure you take your documentation as they stress on the booking-someone did not and had to travel the following day. Transfer out to the junk was on a small boat-and you are met with a warm greeting from the crew and cold towels. The cabin itself was compact, but nicely appointed in dark wood -unlike the outside of all these cruise junks that are now white. First day was a slow cruise out to the floating village-and the opportunity to take a small local boat for photos-well worth doing-and don't feel obliged to buy the conical hats placed on your head to keep the sun off. After that back to the mooring point for the overnight stop. The slight disappointment here is that you are not alone! It was like junk soup at the mooring stop. But with great food and a few drinks a good place to chill out on the upper deck. Second day for us was a transfer to a small junk for kayaking and beach day-absolutely brilliant-but we had good weather -the opportunity to kayak in and out of limestone caves and lagoons was brilliant. Final day was the "Amazing Cave"-say no more. Only niggles were western priced drinks-too expensive and lack of facilities-loungers etc. on the small junk -otherwise very enjoyable, if a bit too much "junk soup" at times.

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Thomas Joom
Date of stay:04/04/2012
Our family had a wonderful time on Paloma cruise. The staff memebers are very helpful and friendly.

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Brook
Date of stay:02/03/2012
great! the staff were lovely, and the food was delicious! we saw lots of beautiful sights! all in all the paloma cruise was amazing!

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Brenda
Date of stay:02/02/2012
We were with 2 other couples simelar age group and we all enjoyed our 1 night and 2 half days on Halong Bay with Paloma. we were on the upper deck for cabins and they were very comfortable. The junk boat was lovely and the staff very helpful. Most of the food onboard was nice but some was not to our taste but respect the fact that they need to cater for different nationalities. Overall a great trip and one not to be missed. Make sure you are on a nice junk boat though. We were very glad that we had booked paloma.


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