Halong Bhaya CruiseBhaya combines oriental style with contemporary luxury. Together they are the perfect recipe for an enchanting and relaxing holiday. In 1917, Emperor Khai Dinh plied the waters of the Bay in a wonderful wooden junk. Almost a century later you too can embark on a voyage through time – in a ship recreated from the original designs and with impeccable service fit for a King. Reside in one of 40 luxurious cabins or suites, wine and dine in style and enjoy a relaxing – or exhilarating – array of onboard activities. The choice really is yours. Refresh mind, body and spirit. Live the Legend – Cruise Bhaya.
Bhaya CruiseDiscover Halong Bay - Experience Bhaya!
The Bhaya is a new boat with an ancient history. A true traveler of his time, the Vietnamese Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) defied the custom of taking thousands of courtiers on a royal trip, and took just twelve of his most trusted followers on a very exceptional trip to Halong Bay. His ship was one of the best of the wonderful wooden junks that sailed the waters of Halong. Inspired by the romantic landscape of the limestone karst islands rising in the middle of the waters, Khai Dinh commissioned a poem in praised of the bay’s beauty to be carved on the cliff of Dau Go Cave.
Launched in July 2007, the first Bhaya cruise ship features twenty luxurious cabins furnished in classical style. The ship can accommodate up to 40 passengers for either 1day/2nights cruise or 3days/2nights cruise in Halong Bay. In November 2008, Bhaya will be accompanied by the launch of her sister ship. Together, the two ships offer 40 luxurious cabins and suites and an exciting array of activities and facilities for you to enjoy as you discover the scenic delights of Halong Bay.
Bhaya offers four types of intimate, luxury, personal accommodation: Deluxe Twin Cabins, Deluxe Double Cabins, Bhaya Suites and the exclusive, lavish Royal Suites. All Cabins and Suites are finished in traditional Vietnamese hardwood giving them a rich, luxuriant warmth. The white dickheads, thatched bamboo-matting panels and expansive curtained windows deliver ambient light and views. Hand-crafted hardwood furniture, gold and white fittings, white bed linen and soft pastel turquoise bed runners and pillows further enhance the warmth and light. All accommodations include air conditioning, fans, private toilets and showers (with bath in the Royal Suites), TV with music and news channels, access to a film library, refrigerator, hair dryer, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, in-cabin safes and picturesque ocean views as standard.
Bhaya offers six 12.5m2 (41ft2) Deluxe Double Cabins and 10 deluxe twin cabins. Our Deluxe cabin offers all the amenities necessary for you to feel comfortable: twin beds or a queen-size bed, air-conditioner, wall fan, refrigerator, en-suite bathroom with shower. Each features a picture window, providing added light and memorable view.
Our two Bhaya Suites (14.5m2) are located on either side of the forward section of the lower deck. Each Bhaya Suite includes a queen-size bed and all the amenities of a Deluxe cabin, plus sweeping 180° water-level ocean views, and direct access to the forward lower deck public viewing area.
Our two sumptuous Royal Suites (16.5m2) are located in the forward section of the upper deck, offering panoramic 180° ocean views. Each Royal Suite offers all the standard amenities of a Bhaya Suite, plus a larger en-suite bathroom with bath-tub, a plush sofa and exclusive access to a private viewing area on the upper deck.
Dining is one of the highlights of the Bhaya. In an atmosphere of elegant luxury, you can enjoy a wonderful array of Vietnamese and International cuisines, served by waitresses in traditional costume. Our lavish Dining Room can cater for a romantic dinner, or a festive group banquet in imperial splendor, just meters from the scenic wonders of Halong Bay,. Adjoining the Dining Room, Bhaya’s Bar is perfect for a relaxing aperitif. The bar serves an extensive selection of lagers, liquors, exotic cocktails and light snacks until late.
The Sundeck and Topside Bar
With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh ocean breezes and dazzling views, the Sundeck is the perfect place to lie back and relax. Serving up an impressive variety of cocktails in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, the Topside Bar is a delightful place to socialize and watch the Sun dip behind the myriad islands of Halong Bay.
Beauty Spa and Massage
Located on the upper deck aft, our Beauty Spa and Massage sets new standards in spa design through its unique combination of natural tones, water elements, and traditional Vietnamese style.
On board Activities
Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal clear turquoise waters of Halong Bay are favored activities for the energetic. While morning Tai Chi on the sundeck offers a more meditative and uplifting start for the more contemplative. Adventure outings, tour excursions, cooking demonstrations and theme cruises are also available by prior arrangement.