# Athena Cruise: 5-star Luxury Cruise Vessel in Halong Bay

Athena Cruise: 5-star Luxury Cruise Vessel in Halong Bay

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Overview

  • Departure: Daily
  • Cruise line: Athena Cruise
  • Number of cabins: 21
  • Year of build: 2017

Activities & Entertainment

  • Tai Chi exercise
  • Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Squid fishing
  • Spa treatment
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Hot tubbing

Room Types

Executive Suite with Balcony

Executive Suite with Balcony

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 10
  • Size: 25 sqm
  • Max occupation: 2 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 1st deck
Elegant Suite with Balcony

Elegant Suite with Balcony

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Size: 28 sqm
  • Max occupation: 2 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 2nd deck
Athena Terrace Suite

Athena Terrace Suite

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Size: 28 sqm
  • Max occupation: 2 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 2nd deck
Athena Triple Suite with Balcony

Athena Triple Suite with Balcony

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Size: 35 sqm
  • Max occupation: 3 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double
  • Location: 1st deck
Family Connecting Suite

Family Connecting Suite

Room with balcony, Connecting room
  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Size: 58 sqm
  • Max occupation: 4 adults + 4 children
  • Bed options: double
  • Location: 2nd deck

Amenities & Facilities

  • 21 well-equipped cabins with en-suite bathroom
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free wifi connection
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Fishing facilities
  • Sauna and spa
  • Diverse menu
Day 1
Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Floating Village

11:30: Tourists show up at the check-in area of Athena Cruise.

12:30: Athena Cruise embarks and starts the journey.

13:00: Passengers complete the check-in procedure on board.

13:15: A brief introduction and some safety guides will be delivered by the cruise manager on Athena Cruise.

13:30: A buffet lunch with specialties of Bai Tu Long Bay will be served.

14:45: Athena Cruise will take tourists to visit Vung Vieng Floating Village, where tourists can go around and explore the daily life of the locals on bamboo boats or kayaks.

15:30 – 16:30: After the excursions, passengers can relax at the sauna of Athena Cruise without any extra charge.

16:30: You can pamper your body at the spa or come to the sundeck to contemplate the stunning sunset of Bai Tu Long Bay.

17:00 – 18:00: The program Happy Hour with the deal “buy 1 get 1” will be held on Athena Cruise.

17:30: A cooking class hosted by the chef will show you some interesting recipes of Vietnamese traditional dishes.

19:00: A dinner will help you to recharge your batteries after exciting activities. The restaurant will serve you both Western-style dishes and Vietnamese typical cuisine.

21:00: It is free time for tourists to take part in some activities, go squid fishing or enjoy some cups of cocktails at the bar. Athena Cruise will stay overnight at Cong Do area, the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Day 2
Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Hanoi

06:30: Getting up early, tourists will get a good chance to join in Taichi exercise and enjoy the sunrise in Bai Tu Long Bay.

07:00: A light breakfast with tea, coffee and pastries is available so that you will get ready for a new day.

07:30: Thien Canh Son Cave is the destination of the day on Athena Cruise. This cave is so magnificent that many tourists see it as the scene of heaven. The splendid stalagmites and stalactites in the cave with its own story are waiting for you to explore.

09:00: Tourists get back to Athena Cruise to do the check-out procedure. Remember to carry all the luggage outside the cabin and return the key to the staff.

09:30: At the restaurant, a brunch is available. Enjoy your last wonderful moments on Athena Cruise.

10:45: Athena Cruise disembarks at the harbour.

Day 1
Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Floating Village

11:30: Tourists show up at the check-in area of Athena Cruise.

12:30: Athena Cruise embarks and starts the journey.

13:00: Passengers complete the check-in procedure on board.

13:15: The cruise manager will give a brief introduction and some safety guides on Athena Cruise.

13:30: A buffet lunch with specialties of Bai Tu Long Bay will be served.

14:45: Athena Cruise will take tourists to visit Vung Vieng Floating Village, where tourists can go around and explore the daily life of the locals on bamboo boats or kayaks.

15:30 – 16:30: After the excursions, passengers can relax at the sauna of Athena Cruise without any extra charge.

16:30: You can pamper your body at the spa or come to the sundeck to contemplate the stunning sunset of Bai Tu Long Bay.

17:00 – 18:00: The program Happy Hour with the deal “buy 1 get 1” will be held on Athena Cruise.

17:30: A cooking class hosted by the chef will show you some interesting recipes of Vietnamese traditional dishes.

19:00: A dinner will help you to recharge your batteries after exciting activities. The restaurant will serve you both Western-style dishes and Vietnamese typical cuisine.

21:00: It is free time for tourists to take part in some activities, go squid fishing or enjoy some cups of cocktails at the bar. Athena Cruise will stay overnight at Cong Do area, the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Day 2
Cong Dam Area

06:30: Your second day on Athena Cruise will start with a Taichi exercise on the sundeck. The morning exercise will help you to ease your mind  and muscles and get ready for a new day.

07:00 – 08:15: At the restaurant, there is a breakfast that is waiting for you.

08:30: Passengers on Athena Cruise will be transferred by a tender boat and discover the bay. The area of Cong Dam is an ideal place for kayaking, so don’t miss the enjoyable moments on the kayak, rowing around and contemplating the picturesque beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay.

12:00: Tourists will have a tasty lunch on the tender boat.

15:30 – 16:30: Tourists return to Athena Cruise. There you can relax on the sundeck, stay at your cabin or have a hot tub.

17:00 – 18:30: This is the time for Happy Hour. The deal “buy 1 get 1” is available.

17:30: Another cooking demonstration on Athena Cruise is held, and you will get another chance to try Vietnamese dishes.

19:00: You will have a warm dinner at the restaurant. A diverse menu is served.

20:30: Tourists can opt for squid fishing with the crew members, enjoying the sparkling view of the bay at night, having some cups of drinks or simply relaxing at the cabins.

Day 3
Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Hanoi

06:30: The third day on Athena Cruise will start with a Taichi session and the appealing beauty of sunrise in the sea of Bai Tu Long Bay.

07:00: A light breakfast coffee is available so that you will get ready for a new day.

07:30: Passengers on Athena Cruise will visit Thien Canh Son Cave after breakfast. This cave is so magnificent that many tourists see it as the scene of heaven. The splendid stalagmites and stalactites in the cave with its own story are waiting for you to explore.

09:00: It is time for check-out at the reception area. There you will have your bill settled while the cruise is on the way back to the harbour.

09:30: After check-out, tourists can have brunch at the restaurant.

10:45: Athena Cruise disembarks at the harbour.

Important Notes

  • Wifi connection is available but unstable on the cruise due to the geography of Bai Tu Long Bay.
  • Some programs might change without any prior notice because of the cruising conditions.

About Athena Cruise

Halong and Bai Tu Long Bay has long been known as the breathtaking seascapes, which are considered as one of the top destinations for holiday in Vietnam. While Halong Bay is crowded all year round and suitable for tourists who love festive atmospheres, Bai Tu Long Bay is the best choice for those who prefer the off-the-beaten-path journey. As a world-class travel agency, Athena Cruise will provide tourists with the dreamlike trip in the core of the magnificent heritage.

Athena Cruise is equipped with a total of 21 first-class cabins, coffee lounge, restaurant and bar, spa and sauna. These amenities and facilities of Athena Cruise will make your excursion the most convenient. In the morning, you can enjoy the early warm sunlight of a new day on the sundeck, and after returning to the vessel, you can have a hot tub or sip a cup of cocktail while admiring the sunset in Bai Tu Long Bay. All the things of Athena Cruise will create the best conditions for you to enjoy the journey of your lifetime.

The journey on Athena Cruise will take you to the magnificent Halong Bay and the extraordinary Bai Tu Long Bay, which are the homes of stunning seascapes, imposing limestone mountains and mysterious legends. On this vessel, you will really find your soul blending with nature, see the exclusive seascape and feel the breath of the immense ocean. Whether you are looking for a deluxe cruise, a romantic honeymoon, a family outing or a new experience, Athena Cruise is also a perfect selection for you.

The crew members of Athena Cruise are always ready to deliver the best services and experience to passengers. There is no doubt that the excursion on Athena Cruise is a dream adventure, and the cruise team will bring to you the journey you desire.

5 things that we love most about Athena Cruise

  • Luxurious cabins with stunning views of the ocean
  • Top-notch services and amenities
  • Modern and elegant designs and decoration
  • Off-the-beaten-path journey to Bai Tu Long Bay
  • A system of restaurant, bar, sauna and sundeck

Cruise Inclusions & Options

Price inclusions
  • Welcome drink
  • All meals on board (1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 brunch for Itinerary 1; 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 brunch for Itinerary 2)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking
  • Onboard insurance
  • Hot tub from 15:30 – 16:30
  • Daily water, fruit and tea
  • Service charges and taxes
Price exclusions
  • Flight ticket and visa arrangement
  • Inland transportation
  • Bamboo boating
  • Spa treatment and massage
  • Beverages and tobacco
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Surcharge on Dec 24th and 31st
  • Other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions
Booking policy

Cancellation by tourists:

Less than 3 cabins:

  • More than 15 days prior to departure: no charge
  • From 7 to 15 days prior to departure: 50% charge
  • Less than 7 days prior to departure: 100% charge
  • No show: 100% charge

From 3 cabins:

  • More than 60 days prior to departure: no charge
  • From 31 to 60 days prior to departure: 50% charge
  • From 15 to 30 days prior to departure: 75%  charge
  • Less than 15 days prior to departure: 100% charge
  • No show: 100% charge
Cruise Policy
  • Child under 5 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (limit 1 child).
  • The 2nd child using an extra bed will be charged 75% adult price.
  • Child from 5 to 11 years old sharing the bed with parents will be charged 75% adult price (limit 1 child)
  • Children from 11 years old will be charged 100% adult price
  • The 3rd adult in a cabin using an extra bed will be charged 100% price.
  • There is no refund for unused services and facilities.
  • Guests have to provide all the required information while booking the cruise.
  • The elderly, children and guests with pre-existing health problems who cannot row the kayak can use a free bamboo boat sailed by the locals.
  • If guests suffer from any food allergies or have any special diets, please inform the cruise department at least 3 days prior to check-in time.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Athena Cruise provide transportation service to and from Halong?

The transportation service is always available to serve the needs of passengers. Guests can opt for shuttle buses or private cars. You need to show up at Hanoi Old Quarter on time and the transferring cars of Athena Cruise will pick you up and take you to Halong. The transportation service is not included in the total rate.

2. What is the advice for my luggage?

Athena Cruise suggests you bring necessary items such as clothes, some accessories and identity papers. Some excessive luggage needs to be left at the hotel in Halong Bay and you cannot carry all of them on board. Besides, you are advised to bring a swimsuit and a small backpack to carry necessary things to the tender boat.

3. Is laundry service available on board?

Athena Cruise does not provide laundry service on the vessel. If you want to have more information, please contact the sales department.

4. Can I bring my own drinks on board?

Tourists are not allowed to carry any kinds of beverage on board. The bar of Athena Cruise offers a variety of choices for drinks. If you have any request in terms of beverages, please contact the sales department.

5. Which documents need to be shown at the reception desk of Athena Cruise?

To check-in on Athena Cruise, tourists should provide the booking confirmation, identity papers and credit card or cash used for bill settlement.

6. Who has the right to cancel the cruises on Halong Bay?

In case of unfavorable weather, the local authority of Halong has the right to request the cruises to stop embarking from the harbor. In most cases, Athena Cruise will inform guests at least one day prior to departure, or right in the morning of departure day.

7. Can wifi be used on the cruise?

Wifi is available on Athena Cruise, and the connection in the restaurant is the most stable. In the Cong Dam Area, there is no signal, so you need to manage your time to use wifi on board.

8. Is there any special menu for kids or people with specific requirements?

Special menus for kids, vegetarians and tourists with specific requirements are prepared on Athena Cruise. Please contact the cruise team in advance to inform them about your special requirements.

9. Can pregnant women join the cruise?

Athena Cruise advises pregnant women to have careful medical check-ups with the doctor before deciding to join the cruise. However, the more-than-32-week pregnancy should hold off the journey to ensure safety.

10. How long does it take to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay?

Halong Bay is about 175 kilometers to the northeast of Hanoi, and it might take you about 3.5 to 4 hours to travel from Hanoi to Halong. The transferring car might stop about 30 minutes on the way for some rest and bathroom break. 

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