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Athena Luxury Cruise 3 DAYS/2 NIGHT

3 DAY(S) Cruise Tours

Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi

Athena Luxury Cruise is one of the four deluxe cruises of the Athena cruise line and is one of the best cruises in Halong Bay. This metal vessel was built in 2016 with a neoclassical, luxurious and modern design. Her first voyage was launched in the summer of 2017 to bring you the best luxury Halong Bay cruise experience.

With a total of 21 cabins, the ship can accommodate up to nearly 50 passengers. Every room has a private balcony and can add an extra bed. Moreover, each room is set up with complimentary water, tea, coffee, and fresh fruit. The cruise departs from Vinashin Harbor, Halong City to glorious caves and secluded fishing villages.

Choosing Athena Luxury for an overnight voyage to the Bay, you will enjoy the luxury experience cruise while exploring caves and islands. Additionally, professional crew staff and first-class facilities will make your experience more enjoyable.

Cabin and suites

This Athena offers 5 different suites to custom-made your stay on the overnight cruise.

Executive Suite

  • No of Cabins : 10, Cabin Location : 1st deck, Avg. Room Size : 25m2, Bed Type : Double/Twin, Maximun Occupants : 02 adults + 01 child, Note : Private Balcony
  • Located on the first deck of the Athena Cruise, the Athena Executive Suite with Balcony is our most affordable cabin.
  • Every cabin features an outdoor sitting area and a large window, giving you a scenic view of the ocean and the beautiful stone formations of Ha Long Bay. The room is comfortable, well-designed, and romantic, complete with air conditioning, LED TV, and a standing shower with hot water 24 hours a day guaranteed. The private bathroom features a window allowing you to view the wondrous scenery during every moment that you stay with us.

ROOM FACILITIES:

  • Contemporary and graceful decoration, Modern remote controlled air – conditioning, Cable LCD Samsung 32 inches TV & DVD, Electronic Balance, Wooden furniture: wardrobe, desk and chair, sofa chair with coffee table, and luggage shelves, High-Quality wooden bed with comfortable mattress, crisp bed linens, soft pillows, and nice warm blankets, Bath linens and robe, Slippers, Laundry bag, Standing shower, Toiletries, Hair – dryer
  • Soft fluffy towel, Emergency lamp and hammer, Clothes hangers, Life jacket, Fire extinguisher, Complimentary drinking water, Basket of fresh fruit

Elegant Suite

  • No of Cabins : 06, Cabin Location : 2nd deck, Avg. Room Size : 28m2, Bed Type : Double/Twin, Maximun Occupants : 02 adults + 01 child, Note : Private Balcony
  • Located on the second deck of the Athena Cruise, the Athena Elegant Suite with Balcony is a private and quiet cabin that promises you a good night sleep during the night and a stunning and serene view during the daytime. The Elegant Suite is just couple steps away from our indoor restaurant and bar so if you want a drink in the middle of the night you know where to go.
  • Every cabin features an outdoor sitting area and a large window, giving you a scenic view of the ocean and the beautiful stone formations of Ha Long Bay. The room is comfortable, well-designed, and romantic, complete with air conditioning, LED TV, and a standing shower with hot water 24 hours a day guaranteed. The private bathroom features a window allowing you to view the wondrous scenery during every moment that you stay with us.

ROOM FACILITIES:

  • Contemporary and graceful decoration, Modern remote controlled air – conditioning, Cable LCD Samsung 32 inches TV & DVD, Electronic Balance, Wooden furniture: wardrobe, desk and chair, sofa chair with coffee table, and luggage shelves, High-Quality wooden bed with comfortable mattress, crisp bed linens, soft pillows, and nice warm blankets, Bath linens and robe, Slippers, Laundry bag, Standing shower, Toiletries, Hair – dryer
  • Soft fluffy towel, Emergency lamp and hammer, Clothes hangers, Life jacket, Fire extinguisher, Complimentary drinking water, Basket of fresh fruit

 

Terrace Suite

  • No of Cabins : 02, Cabin Location : 2nd deck, Avg. Room Size : 30m2, Bed Type : Double, Maximun Occupants : 2 adults + 1 child, Note : Private Sun Terrace
  • The Athena Terrace Suite is our premium cabin suite. Located on the second deck, the Athena Terrace Suite features a private sun terrace that offers you a panoramic view of the sea and breathtaking scenery.  Designed to provide you with privacy, comfort and relaxation, this gorgeous cabin will make you fall in at first sight.  A perfect choice for couples to spend their honeymoon, anniversaries or any other special moment of their love life!
  • Every cabin features an outdoor sitting area and a large window, giving you a scenic view of the ocean and the beautiful stone formations of Ha Long Bay. The room is comfortable, well-designed, and romantic, complete with air conditioning, LED TV, and a standing shower with hot water 24 hours a day guaranteed. The private bathroom features a window allowing you to view the wondrous scenery during every moment that you stay with us.

ROOM FACILITIES:

  • Contemporary and graceful decoration, Modern remote controlled air – conditioning, Cable LCD Samsung 32 inches TV & DVD, Electronic Balance, Wooden furniture: wardrobe, desk and chair, sofa chair with coffee table, and luggage shelves, High-Quality wooden bed with comfortable mattress, crisp bed linens, soft pillows, and nice warm blankets, Bath linens and robe, Slippers, Laundry bag, Standing shower, Toiletries, Hair – dryer
  • Soft fluffy towel, Emergency lamp and hammer, Clothes hangers, Life jacket, Fire extinguisher, Complimentary drinking water, Basket of fresh fruit

Family Triple Suite

  • No of Cabins : 02, Cabin Location : 1st deck, Avg. Room Size : 30m2, Bed Type : 1 Double + 1 Single Bed, Maximun Occupants : 3 adults + 1 child, Note : Private Balcony
  • The Athena Family Triple Suite is a great option for families or large groups. Located on the first deck, the Athena Family Triple Suite features a modern design and a private balcony. The Suite is the most spacious cabin on the first deck, giving you a home-like experience while enjoying our 5 star exquisite service. With the Athena Family Triple Suite, we want to make Ha long Bay your new dream home.Every cabin features an outdoor sitting area and a large window, giving you a scenic view of the ocean and the beautiful stone formations of Ha Long Bay. The room is comfortable, well-designed, and romantic, complete with air conditioning, LED TV, and a standing shower with hot water 24 hours a day guaranteed. The private bathroom features a window allowing you to view the wondrous scenery during every moment that you stay with us.

ROOM FACILITIES:

  • Contemporary and graceful decoration, Modern remote controlled air – conditioning, Cable LCD Samsung 32 inches TV & DVD, Electronic Balance, Wooden furniture: wardrobe, desk and chair, sofa chair with coffee table, and luggage shelves, High-Quality wooden bed with comfortable mattress, crisp bed linens, soft pillows, and nice warm blankets, Bath linens and robe, Slippers, Laundry bag, Standing shower, Toiletries, Hair – dryer
  • Soft fluffy towel, Emergency lamp and hammer, Clothes hangers, Life jacket, Fire extinguisher, Complimentary drinking water, Basket of fresh fruit

Family Connecting Suite

  • No of Cabins : 01, Cabin Location : 2nd deck, Avg. Room Size : 45m2, Bed Type : 1 Double + 1Twin Connecting Cabin, Maximun Occupants : 4 adults + 4 children, Note : Private Balcony
  • The Athena Family Connecting Suite is best option for families with more than one child or a group of four. Located on the second deck, the Athena Family Connecting Suite is two cabins sharing a connecting door and a private balcony. By choosing this cabin you can keep your family together while maintaining individual privacy. This Suite caters the same luxury services and exquisite views for every guest in your party.Every cabin features an outdoor sitting area and a large window, giving you a scenic view of the ocean and the beautiful stone formations of Ha Long Bay. The room is comfortable, well-designed, and romantic, complete with air conditioning, LED TV, and a standing shower with hot water 24 hours a day guaranteed. The private bathroom features a window allowing you to view the wondrous scenery during every moment that you stay with us.

ROOM FACILITIES:

  • Contemporary and graceful decoration, Modern remote controlled air – conditioning, Cable LCD Samsung 32 inches TV & DVD, Electronic Balance, Wooden furniture: wardrobe, desk and chair, sofa chair with coffee table, and luggage shelves, High-Quality wooden bed with comfortable mattress, crisp bed linens, soft pillows, and nice warm blankets, Bath linens and robe, Slippers, Laundry bag, Standing shower, Toiletries, Hair – dryer
  • Soft fluffy towel, Emergency lamp and hammer, Clothes hangers, Life jacket, Fire extinguisher, Complimentary drinking water, Basket of fresh fruit

Deck Plans

The Athena Luxury consists of 3 decks covered with white paint, bringing luxurious, neoclassical, and modern beauty. The ship’s interior is decorated with classic brown wood, giving it a warm and familiar ambiance.

To be more specific about the deck plans: the first deck is the reception and boarding area; the second one offers the dining room and bar; while the third deck entertains you with a relaxing spa & sauna, outdoor bar, and sunbathing area.

Highlight Services and Facilities

The cruise provides passengers with first-class services as well as convenient facilities with up-to-date equipment and high-tech systems.

  • Bar & Lounge: The cruise arranges an indoor bar with a romantic and cozy vibe on the second deck. Meanwhile, the open sky bar on the third floor brings great relaxation and harmonious nature while sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the mesmerizing seascape.
  • Restaurant: The restaurant is designed in a semi-classical style. Lights spread throughout the dining area on the second floor. The wooden chairs are upholstered and leather, bringing you the luxury and great comfort.
  • Spa & Sauna: The third deck boasts several double and single-treatment massage rooms and a high-class sauna, which give a uniquely exhilarating experience.
  • Sundeck: The cruise provides a large sunbathing area with a fulfilling amount of equipment for you to relax under the glorious sun. You can also order a drink at the outdoor bar.

Food & Drinks

The onboard restaurant is always willing to serve you diverse and nutritious meals based on your chosen itinerary:

  • The 2-day-1-night itinerary offers 04 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast, and 01 brunch.
  • The 3-day-2-night itinerary serves 07 meals: 02 buffet lunches, 02 set menu dinners, 01 breakfast, 01 early morning coffee, and 01 brunch.

Western fusion food and Vietnamese traditional dishes are served onboard to make it a pleasure for all the passengers. If you have special diets like vegetarian or gluten-free, lactose-free, etc. Athena’s master chef will provide you with suitable food on request.

Moreover, each room will be fully prepared with complimentary water, tea, coffee, and a basket of fresh fruits. Beverages in the bar and lounge must be extra-paid based on the menu price. However, passengers who stay in Athena Terrace Suite will have a wine bottle in their inclusive packages.

Itinerary and Highlight Activities

Start the departure from Vinashin Harbor, then begin your cruise to Halong Bay. The 2-day-1-night cruise takes you through Halong Bay – Titop Island – Luon Cave. If you want to explore more deeply, you should experience the 3-day-2-night trip that provides you with other amusing activities at the Tung Sau Area on Day 2.

For every travel style, Athena Luxury has something for you. It would be an unforgettable adventure with hands-on offboard and entertaining onboard activities.

  • Caves Visiting: You will have a chance to sightsee and admire the stunning beauty of stalactites and stalagmites that were Mother Nature’s creations.
  • Cooking Demonstration: It is one of the most popular activities on board. You will try making a Vietnamese traditional dish under the cruise chef’s instruction.
  • Spa and Massage: Relaxing on the cruise and being served by professional massage staff could wake your mind up after joining energetic activities on a day excursion.
  • Tai-chi Training: Stretching yourself with your fellows under your Tai-chi trainer’s guide in the early morning. Breathe fresh air in and out among the wondrous seascape.
  • Kayaking/Rowing Bamboo Boat: Paddling by kayak or bamboo boat while discovering Vung Vieng Floating Village. You will be instructed on how to use the kayak safely.
  • Squid Fishing: It is an interesting night activity after your dinner. Try your patience and luck. Your achievement could be a full meal of fresh squids.

Transport from Hanoi

Athena Luxury Cruise supports the guests by a private limousine bus that can contain a maximum of 15 seats. This bus is fully equipped with facilities, including air conditioning, soft leather seats, free drinks and snacks, wifi on board, and USB capability to charge phones and devices to guarantee that you are comfortable from the minute you leave until you return.

  • From Hanoi: Pick-up location is at 14 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi from 8.00 – 8.30 or door-to-door at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • From cruise port: For passengers who choose to move to Halong Bay cruise from Hanoi by themselves. Please arrive before 11.30 at Ha Long International Cruise Port (9 Ha Long Road, Bai Chay, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh).

 

Itinerary

Morning:

– 8:00 – 8:30: A shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to Ha Long Bay (transfer service is not included in price)

– Arrive at Halong International Harbour

– Embark on Athena Luxury Cruise and process your check-in, then transfer to the cruise by tender

– Enjoy a welcome drink while hearing about the introduction to cruise information and the safety guide

– Have a buffet lunch with the best traditional dishes for the taste of Halong Bay

Afternoon:

– Cruise will stop at Bo Nau Cave area and get on the tender to visit Sung Sot Cave 

– Then move to explore Titov Island by tender. in there, you conquer the peak of the mountain and take pictures overview of Halong Bay

– Entertain yourself on board: use the spa & sauna, let your hair down on the sun deck, and capture the captivating moment of Halong Bay sunset

– Join Happy Hour – Buy 01 Get 01 drink during sunset time

– Learn about the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine in a cooking demonstration

Night:

– Have dinner on board with a set menu of dishes

– Try squid fishing, sip a cocktail at the night bar, or savour the precious moment amidst the tranquil landscapes

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Athena Cruise

Activities:– Visit the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay – Sung Sot

– Conquer the peak of Titov Island

– Enjoy a sunset party with Happy Hour

– Learn to cook Vietnamese dishes in a cooking class

– Take part in evening activities: try luck with squid fishing, mini-games, or book a massage service

Morning:

– Start a new day by Tai Chi Session, the traditional exercise of East Asia

– Enjoy a cup of tea/ coffee served with a light breakfast in the dining room

– Get on the day boat to start an incredible excursion to the Tung Sau area, kayak through the hidden corners of the bay

– Have lunch on the boat, try some authentic Vietnamese dishes

Afternoon:

– Explore Me Cung cave to see the sparkling limestones inside

– Back to the Athena Cruise and relax at your leisure: take a rest in your cabin, have a sauna session, or put your feet up on a sundeck

– Join Happy Hour – Buy 01 Get 01 drink during sunset time

– Participate in the Vietnamese cooking class with some new techniques to learn

Night:

– Enjoy a set menu dinner on board

– Try your luck with a night squid fishing activity

– Leisure time on board: drink a cocktail at late night bar, enjoy the great moment over tranquillity, or simply relax in the cabin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Athena Cruise

Activities:– Morning Tai Chi session

– Kayak in the Tung Sau area and visit the Me Cung cave

– Happy Hour on board

– Vietnamese cooking class

– Spend your night with enjoyable evening activities

Morning:

– Be an early bird to enjoy the sunrise moment with a cup of tea/ coffee served with pastries

– Improve your mental & physical health by Tai Chi lesson, a traditional exercise in East Asia

– Discover Luon Cave by kayaking to see the most realistic beauty

Optional: You can choose a rowed bamboo boat with a surcharge 

– Back on board, time to pack your luggage and process check-out

– Brunch is served at the dining hall while sailing back to the cruise port

Afternoon:

– Reach the pier and get back to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

– Arrive at your hotel around 14:00 – 14:30. End of the services.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA

Activities:– Tai Chi session

– Explore Luon Cave by kayaking

 

Inclusion

  • Entrance fees, taxes and service charge
  • Bamboo Rowing Boat trip in Luon Cave
  • English speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower, mini bar
  • Exclusive cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome drink
  • Cooking class 1time/trip
  • Snacks in happy hour
  • Meals onboard
  • Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration
  • Insurance onboard
  • Complimentary a bottle water/ person in room

Exclusion

  • Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Private dinner (in the cabin, on the sundeck, in the wine cellar, etc.) with a service charge.

  • Christmas + New Year + Lunar New Year: 100% of total rates
  • More than 45 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 45 to 30 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 30 to 15 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 15 to 4 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Child under 5 years old: F.O.C.(Baby cot on request: Free).
  • Child 5 – 11 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing the same cabin with 2 adults

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