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Welcome to Paloma Cruise: The best 4 star wooden traditional Junk in Halong Bay Vietnam!

Paloma Cruise offering high class passengers & family holday packages 2Days/1Night and 3Days/2Nights itinerary. Depart daily at 8:00 am from Hanoi! Well trained staffs & professional services will bring to clients the best experiences when cruise Halong Bay Vietnam!

Overview

The Paloma is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa.

Come onboard The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bays exceptional natural beauty.

The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable.

Fact sheet Paloma Cruise

  • 10.5m wide
  • 43m Long
  • 4 decks
  • Luxury Spa (1st deck)
  • Luxury cabins (1st and 2nd decks)
  • Dining areas (3rd deck)
  • Sundeck (4th deck)

The Cabins

A selection of superior and deluxe cabins, honeymoon and family suites mixing the modern with traditional elements. All ensuite and fully equipped with air conditioning, in house phone and bathroom amenities, allowing you to relax in peace and luxury.

  • 5 Superior (13m) (double or twin)
  • 7 Deluxe (15m) (double or twin)
  • 2 Honeymoon suites with balcony (17m) with 270 degree panoramic sea views
  • 2 Family suites with balcony (20m) with 270 degree panoramic sea views

Bar & Dining Room

Relax and unwind in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relax 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.

On board you will be delighted with our top notch service and fine dining experience. Our menu is an innovative blend of European cuisine with an Asian twist. In Vietnam food preparation and presentation is an art form. A healthy and refined cuisine with exotic flavours features Vietnamese herbs, spices and other well-known traditional specialties.

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

Sundeck

The sundeck, situated on the 4th deck, is the perfect spot to view the limestone peaks, lagoons, grottoes and emerald sea. Relax on our cosy sun lounges and enjoy the cool sea breeze.

Activities

During your stay on The Paloma, you wont be short of things to do. Our expert guide will lead kayaking tours of the bay, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters or pamper yourself in our luxury spa. Join our staff in some late night cuttle fishing and we run cookery demonstrations for those interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. Take part in early morning Tai Chi on the sundeck which is the perfect way to welcome the new day.

Water sport facilities and activities

  • Kayaks (upon request or part of cruise package)
  • Tender
  • Bamboo rowing boats
  • Swimming
  • Cooking demonstrations (upon request)
  • Early morning Tai Chi Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening

Amenities

With perfect attention to detail, all aspects of your stay on board have been meticulously planned. All cabins are en-suite with hot showers and full bathroom amenities, towels and luxury linens. The junk is fully air conditioned throughout, there is plenty of storage space, a luxury spa, gourmet restaurant and a fully stocked bar. Equipped with all the luxury and comforts you desire, The Paloma is your home from home while you cruise the Bay.

Prevention better than Cure

To ensure your safety and to give you peace of mind, The Paloma is fully equipped with all the necessary equipment complying with international safety standards and requirements.

On board we have:

  • 60 life vests
  • 40 life bouys
  • 4 lifeboats
  • In case of fire there are 4 fire hoses and 14 fire extinguishers in the public areas and 1 extinguisher per cabin
  • GPS system
  • Radar
  • VHF radio
  • Automated alarm system with speakers throughout the vessel
  • As part of our introduction to life on board we will give you a short talk on our health and safety procedures.

Paloma Halong Bay 2Days/1Night

Day 1: Hanoi - Paloma Cruise Halong (Lunch, Dinner)

8:00 am to 8:30 am. Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Mini bus or private car pick up.
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
Comfort break.
The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 hours.

12:00 am: Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

Afternoon:

While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village

Drop anchor.

Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.

Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community.

Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.

We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets

Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches.

For those who prefer a relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa.

Evening: Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight.After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Day 2: More cruising Halong Bay on Paloma Cruise - Return Hanoi (Brunch)

Early morning:

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10:00 am: We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

An early lunch is served.

12:00 am: Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Finish the trip at hotel in Hanoi.

* Children Policy:

  • Only one child under 4 can share the cabin with parents, free of charge.
  • Children aged from 5 -11 will be charged 75% of adult price.
  • Children from 12 years old will be charged as the same as adults.

* Baby cots available free of charge for every cabin - on request

* Terms and conditions about our family Suite (1 double bed, 1 single bed)

  • 2 adults and child 4 years old or under. Child no charge
  • 2 adults and child 5-11 years. Charge of 75% for child
  • 2 adults and child over 12 years old. Child full cost

Trip included

  • Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with seaview window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 4 star hotel in the sea!
  • Meals on Board: 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
  • English Speaking Guide on Board
  • Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
  • Insurance on Board
  • Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
  • Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
  • Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
  • Kayaking activity to explore tunnel caves.
  • All taxes & services charge

Optional services:

  • Shuttle bus round transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (US$19/ person)
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$ 115/Car
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$138/Car
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$135/Van
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$158/Van

Trip Excluded:

  • Transfer hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

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Paloma Halong Bay 3Days/2Nights

Day 1: Hanoi - Paloma Cruise Halong (Lunch, Dinner)

8:00 am to 8:30 am. Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Mini bus or private car pick up.
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
Comfort break.
The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 hours.

12:00 am: Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

Afternoon:

While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village

Drop anchor.

Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.

Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community.

Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.

We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets

Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches.

For those who prefer a relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa.

Evening: Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight.After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Day 2: Paloma Cruise - Kayaking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning:

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee or tea is served.

After breakfast transfer from The Paloma to a smaller boat which will take you to one of the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands.

Our guide will take you on a kayaking tour of the waters. There is no better way to discover the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches and limestone peaks.
Or sunbathe on one of the secluded beaches, go swimming.

During the morning our chef and crew prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach (depends on the weather). After lunch we discover Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay which borders the Gulf of Tonkin.

Our local guide will take you on a tour of the local community, Van Gia fishing village and lagoons.

4:00 pm: Back on board The Paloma, take time to refresh and relax.

Evening:

Enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area.

After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go night fishing or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Day 3: More cruising Halong Bay on Paloma Cruise - Return Hanoi (Brunch)

Early morning:

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10:00 am: We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

An early lunch is served.

12:00 am: Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Finish the trip at hotel in Hanoi.

* Children Policy:

  • Only one child under 4 can share the cabin with parents, free of charge.
  • Children aged from 5 -11 will be charged 75% of adult price.
  • Children from 12 years old will be charged as the same as adults.

* Baby cots available free of charge for every cabin - on request

* Terms and conditions about our family Suite (1 double bed, 1 single bed)

  • 2 adults and child 4 years old or under. Child no charge
  • 2 adults and child 5-11 years. Charge of 75% for child
  • 2 adults and child over 12 years old. Child full cost

Trip included

  • Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with seaview window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 4 star hotel in the sea!
  • Meals on Board: 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners + 1 Breakfast + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
  • English Speaking Guide on Board
  • Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
  • Insurance on Board
  • Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
  • Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
  • Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
  • Kayaking activity to explore tunnel caves.
  • All taxes & services charge

Optional services:

  • Shuttle bus round transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (US$19/ person)
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$ 139/Car
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$164/Car
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$158/Van
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$185/Van

Trip Excluded:

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

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  • Your currency: United States ($)
  • Validity until 30th Sept 2015 Price per cabin

1 night

Room(s) type Superior Deluxe Paloma Suite Family Suite (3 pp)
Single US$ 185 US$ 208 US$ 258 Request!
Double US$ 246 US$ 268 US$ 310 US$ 448
Twin US$ 246 US$ 268 US$ 310
Charter (Max 36 pp) Request!

2 nights

Room(s) type Superior Deluxe Paloma Suite Family Suite (3 pp)
Single US$ 345 US$ 365 US$ 415
Double US$ 464 US$ 496 US$ 587 US$ 798
Twin US$ 464 US$ 496 US$ 587
Charter (Max 36 pp) Request!
Fantastic boat!
The Paloma Cruise
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5 of 5 stars
OzTraveller88   52 contributions
Australia, Perth
Apr 12, 2010 New
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I paid full price for a Deluxe room with a single supplement of $221 US. I did look in the Superior room and I noticed no difference. I see no benefits in getting the Deluxe over the Superior.

The mini bus ride was a 16 seater, but they didn't put more than 5 passengers in each, unlike some of the others I saw on the road. The boat is fantastic, and the crew keep it in immaculate condition. All meals were fantastic and there was more than enough. The rooms are great and well kept.

Guests on my trip ranged from about 30 to 60, and there were no loud boozers on board, everyone went to bed fairly early. My cruise was not fully booked, there were about 25 guests on board.

The weather was misty and drizzling and so we did not do some of the activities, but there were no complaints about this. The tour guides are great, however they are casual employees and are not permanent employees of the boat. Our guide advised he has worked on nearly every boat in Halong Bay at some time or another.

I would highly recommend lashing out on a boat like this to see this major highlight of Vietnam.

I booked this trip after a cheaper (Phoenix) cruise I had in mind was fully booked. I usually get bored quickly and decided to only book the one night cruise. I was completely wrong here and I should have done the two day.

 

Small but perfectly formed
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5 of 5 stars
Sue-and-Steve-Ascot   9 contributions
Ascot,
Mar 21, 2010
2

The Paloma was recommended by the redoubtable Mrs Hue at Golden Sun 4 in Hanoi and boy was she on the button!

Although not one of the bigger cruise boats in Halong, the Paloma is undoubtably one of the best. New, well-equipped and extremely comfortable the Paloma crew were first class and did all they could to give us a memorable experience.

We took the two-night cruise and totally lucked-in because we had the smaller, second-day boat to ourselves along with four crew and our beach-barbecue was a romantic occasion because we didn't have to share it!

Quantity of food at lunch and dinner was perhaps overwhelming but despite what some people have said on trip Advisor we thought the quality was excellent - especially when you think it is being prepared in a galley on a relatively small boat - not some super-liner cruising the tourist hot-spots.

It was a great way to relax with stunning scenery, a slow pace and attentive staff.

the rooms are obviously a little on the small size but extremely well-equipped with the best showers we had anywhere in Vietnam. But beware when you look at the web-site because it can appear that the Deluxe rooms have balconies - they do not, only the suites have balconies. Nonetheless we couldn't have wished for a better cruise boat and better staff.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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2 nt, 3 day Cruise is the best, worth the time and money
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5 of 5 stars
kerryandjake   247 contributions
Brisbane, Australia
Mar 13, 2010
4

We chose Paloma for it's 3day, 2nt itinerary, including BBQ on a private beach, it's price for a large cabin with private sun deck (not the cheapest, but definitely not the most expensive)and the great reviews, especially for the food....and our expectations were exceeded time and time again. The Paloma was perfect for us in every way and if you do your research you will also choose the perfect cruise for you, it might be the Paloma or it might not.

First of all we had to pay a deposit by PayPal, and had no problems. This seems to be a reliable and honest business, you can book with confidence that they will do the best they can to make sure you are happy.

Our cruise started off with weather so bad that the port was closed and the junk could not come to meet us...or move at all. We had to go off in a small boat to find the Paloma in the murky fog, uncertain whether we would ever move. But the Paloma staff looked after us beautifully. Our first day itinerary was changed because of this, but we have no complaints and it made us all the more happy that we had booked the extra night.

The second day we woke to a sunny day and our beautiful private BBQ on the beach went ahead. We had 4 great staff and crew looking after the 2 of us. We have the most wonderful memories of a very special day.

THE FOOD: We loved the food. The meals are served to your private table and you only have to share with your private group. If there are more of you, they put more on each plate. There is a lot of seafood and we were warned on the bus ride that if we wanted something special just to let our guide (Vinh) know and he would arrange alternatives. We had prawns, clams, pippis, squid, fish, scallops, chicken, pork, beef, salad, rice and fruit. The first day lunch was 9 courses of tasty wonderful treats. Dinner was just as large and just as tasty. Breakfast was more western style with coffee and juice.

EXTRAS: 2 bottles of water/day, fruit basket, greeted with hot or cold towels after each outing, spring roll cooking class, night squid fishing, white towels placed in the kayaks to keep us clean and dry, safety vests fitted for kayaking, fantastic birthday cake and flowers for my partner's 50th birthday (just let them know of your occasion) chatting with very friendly and funny staff (Kim, Twan and Vinh), photos taken of us by staff without asking.....and more.

THE ROOM: The room was immaculate, the bed was comfortable and quiet. We slept so well. Our cabin had large sliding doors and three other windows, mini bar, safety box and life jackets. The shower had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. We looked at the other rooms and they were just as lovely, but a bit smaller.

2ND DAY: Wow! and Wow! We had the best time. We were lucky enough to have the day to ourselves, while everyone headed back to port we went out in a cute day boat fully equipped with bar, dining room, sun deck and toilet. We had lunch cooked for us on our private beach then we explored and sunbathed (I had a quick dip). Then we went kayaking into a quiet lagoon and saw monkeys and later visitied a fishing village and interesting museum. Then we cruised back to the Paloma and saw a glorious sun set. When we joined the new people on the junk, we were served a different meal, because they were having the first night meal. That day we felt like millionaires, we will never forget it.

There is so much more to tell, but I will finish by saying that the staff had to deal with difficult (sometimes rude)people and did it so professionally. I have so much praise for them.

We changed our flights to fit in the 2nt cruise and we couldn't be happier, it was so worth it. If you are deciding between the suite or the 2nt option....definitiely go for the 2nts, it is very special.

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Simply the Best overnight ship!!!! Way exceeded expectations! (long)
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5 of 5 stars
mbbruin   24 contributions
Manhattan Beach, California
Feb 18, 2010
 
 

We just got back from our trip which was on Feb 2-3, 2010. We read the few reviews on Tripadvisor before booking this cruise. They just launched this luxury boat in Dec. Words alone can hardly do this cruise justice.

Nutshell: Worth every penny for their cleanliness, customer service, food, and beautiful decor.

More details:
1) CUSTOMER SERIVCE: Never in my life have I ever seen such great service! Better than a Ritz-Carlton!!! First of all, our flight was delayed so my friends (another couple we were meeting up w/) called Michael Nguyen to tell him that we might be coming in at 8am on Feb. 2 which is the day that we were supposed to leave! So, he arranged for a private car pick up at the airport for us that would also pick up our 2 friends in Hanoi, and then drop us off at the boat (4hrs away). Luckily, we got in town the night before. Pick up was timely (8:15am, just as stated). The van ride was comfortable with Yang (our tour guide) pointing things out to us. Yang was perfectly fluent in English which was nice. On board the ship, we got cool hand towels from staff and a red carpet reception (literally). Mr. Kim, the dir of cust service was a real treat! He was so sweet and always smiling! The entire staff on board was sooooo accommodating! I couldn't believe it! They would bend over backwards!
2) CLEANLINESS & ROOMS: They had their first cruise in Dec 2009 so this boat is spotless! Everything is clean and beautiful! Not to mention that the decor was very tasteless done. I was surprised at how spacious the rooms were AND how nice the bathrooms were! Incredible!!!! They did a superb job when they built this junk!
3) PRICE: Ya can't beat the price! It was $140/pp for a 2 day/1 night cruise that included all meals (no drinks though so bring your own bottles of wine - they will start charging corkage though) and pick-up/drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.
4) ACTIVITIES: We got to kayak through the floating village and we were the ONLY cruise junk around! Talk about feeling like you are thoroughly immersed in the Bay! It was soooo peaceful!!! It's nice not being on the same schedule as all the other junk tours! They also offered squid fishing at night, and karaoke! We just sat around and talked w/ Yang the whole evening!
5) FOOD: 9-course lunch and dinner! WOW!!!! Soooo delicious! Some things were definitely funky, but we went w/ it b/c we're in Vietnam and it was fun to try dishes we normally wouldn't try like giant sea clams. All the prawns, beef, chicken, pork, and fish dishes were great!

Sorry to be so long-winded, but it really was terrific!!!!

***Thank you Paloma for a terrific experience!!!!!!***

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