Athena Luxury Cruise (Discovering Bai Tu Long Bay)



Why Athena:

Ha Long Bay is one of the natural wonders of the world and currently the top destination to visit in Vietnam.  The UNESCO site, once untouched for thousands of years, is now more popular than ever.  Our route from Ha Long Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay offers the same breathtaking ocean scenery and legendary Karst rock formations without the same amount of vessels or people.  The stylish and world-class Athena Cruise is less crowded both the boat and in the water due to our unique and less-traveled route.
 
The ship is state-of-the-art.  The modern and luxurious design will make you feel like you have been invited aboard the pleasure cruise of a movie-star.  Athena team has a top-notch wine list and offer a wide variety of liquors, beers, cocktails, coffee, tea, and fresh-made juice.  On the Athena Cruise you will receive VIP treatment in our luxurious accommodations while cruising through one of the most extraordinary landscapes Vietnam has to offer.  The Athena Cruise is a perfect choice for any special moment such as a honeymoon, anniversary, business meeting, company retreat, family outing, or romantic getaway.  Let us make your dream-trip a reality and give you the adventure you desire.
 
OVERVIEW
 
The Athena Cruise is the brand new five-star luxury cruise vessel in Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay.  Built in 2016, the Athena Cruise made her maiden voyage on July 1st, 2017.  The ship has 3 decks: a lower deck with reception, cabins, and boarding area, a middle deck with cabins, an indoor restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sundeck with open bar, coffee lounge, spa and sauna.  On board the Athena Cruise there are 21 high-end cabins with 5 different styles available to custom-tailor your voyage with us. 
 
The journey from the legendary Ha Long Bay to the less-traveled Bai Tu Long Bay will give you a unique experience that other cruises do not offer.  On the Athena Cruise you will find yourself surrounded by natural beauty and captivated by the mysterious, ancient, natural wonder of Ha Long Bay.  The friendly and professional staff and crew are dedicated to your safety and enjoyment.  We are available 24 hours a day to deliver to you the most luxurious and enjoyable experience on our ship.  Whether you seek adventure, luxury, romance, or relaxation, the Athena Cruise will give you the experience of a lifetime.

CABIN CATEGORIES:

Executive Suite with Balcony:


 
• Number of room: 10
• Size: 25 m2
• Cabin location: 1st deck 

• Bed : Flixbile Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Ocupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private balcony with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


Elegance Suite with Balcony:

 

• Number of room: 6
• Size: 28 m2
• Cabin location: 2nd deck (upper deck)

• Bed : Flixbile Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Ocupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private balcony with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


Athena Triple Suite with Balcony:

 
• Number of room: 2
• Size: 35 m2
• Cabin location: 1st deck

• Bed : Flixbile Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Ocupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private balcony with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


Family Connecting Suite:

 
• Number of room: 1
• Size: 58 m2
• Cabin location: 2nd deck

• Bed : Flixbile Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Ocupants: 4 adults + 1 child
• Private balcony with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


Athena Terrace Suite:

 
• Number of room: 2
• Size: 32 m2
• Cabin location: 2nd deck

• Bed : Flixbile Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Ocupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private Sun Terrace with Panoramic Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child



ROOM DETAILS: 
Air Conditioning with electronic remote
32 inch LED TV
Wooden Furniture: Wardrobe, Desk and Chair, Sofa Chair with Coffee Table, and Luggage Shelves
High Quality Wooden Bed with Comfortable Mattress, Fresh Linens, Soft Pillows, and a Warm Blanket
Bath Linens and Robe
Slippers
Standing Shower
Personal Safe Box
Emergency Lamp and Hammer
Life Jacket
Fire Extinguisher
Electric Kettle with complimentary Tea & Coffee
Complimentary Drinking Water
Basket of Fresh Fruit
2-DAY 1-NIGHT ITINERARY ABOARD ATHENA LUXURY BAI TU LONG BAY 

DAY 1: HA NOI- BAI TU LONG BAY-KAYAKING-VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE

11:45             Arrive in Hon Gai pier and boarding operations
 
12:45             The Cruise Manager will give a welcome speech with all the cruise information and Safety instructions.
 
13: 15             Enjoy the lunch with the best products of the Bay.
 
14.45              Visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by kayaking 15.30-16.30  If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel free to use our sauna at no extra cost.
 
17:00 -18:30 Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 free
 
17:30            The Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine.
 
19:00             Enjoy set menu dinner on board
 
21:00             Join the Squid Fishing activity. Free time on the boat.
 
The bar is open late to serve you. Overnight at Cong Do Area.
 
DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY-THIEN CANH SON CAVE- HA NOI

06:30      Practice one of the oldest traditions of East Asia: Tai Chi – A beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck. Tea and coffee are served.
 
07:00      Light breakfast is served.
 
07:30      Explore Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay. Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps to get up to the cave.
 
09:00      Check out time.
 
Please put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk.
 
Our staff will transfer your luggage to our lounge for you. Bill settlement at the reception desk.
 
09:30      Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.
 
10:45      The boat arrives at the pier.
 
In Vietnam, we never say “Goodbye” we always say “See you again”
 

PRICE INCLUDES:
Transportation to and from Ha Long Bay
Welcome cocktail
Ha Long Bay tour permit, entrance fees and sightseeing fees.
Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned cabin
Full board meals: 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast,01 brunch
Sauna facility from 15.30pm -16.30pm
Kayak service
Water, tea and fresh fruit in the cabin.
Taxes and service charges
Insurance on-board
 
 
PRICE  EXCLUDES
Airfares, airport transfer
Visa arrangements
Bamboo rowing boat (50,000vnd/ pax; upon your request)
Beauty spa services
Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
Surcharge on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12.
All other services that not clearly mentioned
 
 
REMARK:
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be canceled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should provide us with any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least 3 days prior to the departure date.
Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by the port authority.
Elderly people, people with physical health problem or kids who cannot use kayaking and need to use a bamboo boat are free of charge.

POLICY FOR SINGLE AND EXTRA BED:
The third person using extra bed: price as one adult

POLICY FOR CHILDREN:
01 child under 5-year-old (sharing a bed with parents): Free of charge
01 child from 5 and under 11-year-old (sharing a bed with parents): 75% of the price per an adult
The second children 02 children under 5 years old using an extra bed per cabin: 75% of price per an adult
From 11-year-old: price as an adult

 
3-DAY 2-NIGHT ITINERARY ABOARD ATHENA LUXURY BAI TU LONG BAY 

The 3 days/ 2night package trip is the most perfect itinerary to visit Bai Tu Long bay. in this bay its islands are unpolluted and relatively undeveloped and for tourists, its a laid back alternative to the touristy bustle of Halong Bay. The trip is a great combination of unique experience and discover both landscapes and cultural exchange. This trip is organized and managed by the well-known local travel company and definitely, it is worth staying every minutes
 
DAY 1: HA NOI- BAI TU LONG BAY-KAYAKING-VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE

11.45      Arrive in Hon Gai pier and boarding operations
 
12.45      The Cruise Manager will give a welcome speech with all the cruise information and Safety instructions.
 
13: 15     Enjoy the lunch with the best products of the Bay.
 
14.45      Visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by kayaking.
 
15.30-16.30 If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel free to use our sauna at no extra cost.
 
17:00-18.30 Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 free
 
17:30      The Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine.
 
19:00      Enjoy set menu dinner on board
 
21:00      Join the Squid Fishing activity. Free time on the boat. The bar is open late to serve you.
 
Overnight at Cong Do Area.
 
DAY 2: CONG DAM AREA

06:30      Practice one of the oldest traditions of East Asia: Tai Chi – A beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck.
 
07:00-08:15 Breakfast is served in the restaurant.
 
08:30      Transfer on the day boat to start an incredible trip to Ha Long Bay.
 
Surrounded by a breathless landscape, you will discover some of the most beautiful corners of the bay.
 
Enjoy Kayaking in the area.
 
12:00      Have lunch on the boat.
 
15:30-16.30 Back to the Athena Cruise and you will have some free time. Relax in your cabin or on the Sundeck.
 
Free sauna session.
 
17:00- 18.30 Happy hour: Buy 01 get 01 drink free
 
17:30      Cooking class with some new technique to learn.
 
19:00      The Gala dinner is ready for you.
 
20:30      Enjoy the Squid Fishing activity.
 
Free time on board. The bar is open late to serve you
 
DAY 3: BAI TU LONG BAY-THIEN CANH SON CAVE- HA NOI


06:30   Practice one of the oldest traditions of East Asia: Tai Chi – A beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck.
 
07:00   The Early Bird Coffee is ready to wake up you
 
07:30   Explore Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay.
 
Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps to get up to the cave.
 
09:00    Check out time.
 
Please put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk.
 
Our staff will transfer your luggage to our lounge for you. Bill settlement at the reception desk.
 
09:30      Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.
 
10:45      The boat arrives at the pier.
 
In Vietnam, we never say “Goodbye” we always say “See you again”

Valid from May 1st to September 30th, 2018 - Price is per person in US$

 

Type of cabin No of cabin 02 days & 1 night Single occupancy 03 days 2 nights  
Single Occupancy
Athena Executive Suite with private balcony (Double / Twin) ( 1st deck) 10 165 253 295  418
Athena Elegant Suite with private balcony (Double / Twin) ( 2nd deck) 6 185 283 320 455
Athena Terrace Suite Double
with large terrace (2nd deck)
2 225 350 360 515
Family Triple Suite with private balcony  (Double & Single) (1st deck) 2  635/cabin N/A 935/cabin  N/A
Family Connecting Suite with private balcony (Double / Twin)  (2nd deck) 1 900/cabin N/A 1210/cabin  N/A


Valid from October 1st, 2018 to April 30th, 2019:- Price is per person in US$
 

Type of cabin No of Room 02 days & 1 night Single occupancy 03 days 2 nights  
Single Occupancy
Athena Executive Suite with private balcony (Double / Twin) ( 1st deck) 10 190 255 320  450
Athena Elegant Suite with private balcony (Double / Twin) ( 2nd deck) 6 215 319 345  488
Athena Terrace Suite Double
with large terrace (2nd deck)
2 470 387 395  563
Family Triple Suite with private balcony  (Double & Single) (1st deck) 2 720/cabin N/A 1050/cabin  N/A
Family Connecting Suite with private balcony (Double / Twin)  (2nd deck) 1 1000/cabin N/A 1310/cabin  N/A


Price includes:

Welcome cocktail
Ha Long Bay tour permit, entrance fees and sightseeing fees.
Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned cabin
Full board meals: 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, 01 brunch
Sauna facility from 15.30pm -16.30pm
Kayak service
Water, tea and fresh fruit in the cabin.
Taxes and service charges
Insurance on-board
 


Price excludes:

Airfares, transportation to and from Ha Long Bay
Visa arrangements
Bamboo rowing boat (50,000vnd/ pax; upon your request)
Beauty spa services
Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
Surcharge on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12.
All other services that not clearly mentioned

 

Remark:

Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be canceled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should provide us with any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least 3 days prior to the departure date.
Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by the port authority.
Elderly people, people with physical health problem or kids who cannot use kayaking and need to use a bamboo boat are free of charge.
Policy for a single cabin and an extra bed:

The third person using extra bed: price as one adult

 

Policy for children:
01 child under 5-year-old (sharing an existing bed with parents): Free of charge
01 child from 5 and under 11-year-old (sharing an existing bed with parents): 75% of one adult
The second children 02 children under 5-year-old using an extra bed per a cabin: 75% of one adult
From 11-year-old: price as one adult