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Paloma Cruise Halong Bay
 Vinashin Harbor, Halong, Vietnam
9.1Excellent - 196 reviews

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Paloma Cruise Halong Bay

 Vinashin Harbor, Halong, Vietnam
9.1Excellent - 196 reviews
Launched in 2009
18 Cabins
Paloma Cruises
Cruise-Lines: Paloma Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty Room
  • Conference & Meeting
  • Spa & Massage
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Wooden Games
  • Medical Care
Why choose Paloma Cruise?
  • Classic wooden junk with 04 decks

  • The cabins have a large window for a grand view

  • Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay - Untouched path!

  • Best value for money - rated by travellers

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Deluxe Ocean View Best Value

Deluxe Ocean View

2 pax
14.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Premium Ocean View

Premium Ocean View

2 pax
16.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Paloma Suite

Paloma Suite

2 pax
23.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Family Executive Suite

Family Executive Suite

4 pax
27.0 m2
Double & Single
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • English Speaking Guide on boat.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • Luxury Paloma Cruise in Halong Bay
  • All meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfast).
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • 1 Sunset party
  • Bamboo boat trip rowed by local people
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge, Insurance on board
Price Excludes
  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Airfares,private Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Massage Services
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & 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
  • Children below 4 years old: FOC ( sharing bed ). From 02 children under 5 years old: 75% of adult's rate ( sharing bed )
  • Children from 4 to under 12 years old: charge 75% of adult rate ( sharing bed )
  • 2 Children under 11 stay in a serapate room will pay double room, 1 child stay in a serapate room will pay 100% adult rate
  • Children from 12 years old; same as adult rate

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave
Day 2: Vung Vieng Village - Halong - Hanoi
Last update 15:53 Tuesday 14 Nov 2023

Important Notes:


About Paloma Cruise

Paloma Cruise is a Halong Bay mid-range cruise founded in 2010 by Mr. Nguyen Manh Thuc. The ship is designed with an elegant look and excellent service to meet tourists' high standards. The name "Paloma" means Dove in Spanish. As its name indicates, it has been working for more than ten years with the slogan to bring love, peace, and happiness to all customers.

The rustic touch of the traditional boat is what amazes all visitors. You will be astonished by the classic design and wooden details here. The cruise features 20 fully-equipped cabins with big windows and a large sundeck, guaranteeing you can capture the stunning view from every angle. With the priority of safety during the visitors' stay, this Halong Bay junk boat is built with new shipbuilding technology with a 100 percent composite hull shell and drainage tank. 

A total of 30 dynamic and enthusiastic crews are well-trained to give you the most comfortable service and the highest satisfaction. The cruise route is meticulously planned, allowing you more time to enjoy the highlights of the attractions in Bai Tu Long.

Note: Paloma Cruise is temporarily closed for renovation.

Facilities & Deck Plan

On the Paloma cruise, you can feel at home while away from home. The services are promised to bring you the most comfortable moments.

Restaurant & Bar

The bar is available 24 hours to serve you anytime. The dining area on the third deck has a seating capacity of up to 50 people, with a cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

Paloma Cruise Restaurant

Paloma Cruise Restaurant

Spa & Massage

Take a rest and treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Go to the spa on the boat to enjoy the professional care treatments. 


The open space on top of the cruise with a 360-degree view is an outstanding place to conduct different activities such as viewing sunrise/ sunset or having early morning Taichi.

Sundeck At Night

Sundeck At Night

Besides, laundry and room cleaning services are also available.

Service & Activities

There are two different itineraries for you to choose from. You can go for the Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise two-day-one-night itinerary, which allows you to explore Bai Tu Long Bay, Vung Vieng floating village, Cong Dam area, and Thien Canh Son cave. If you want to engage in more activities, take the longer one - Paloma Cruise three-day-two-night itinerary. There are a lot of activities you can participate in during your overnight stay on the Paloma cruise.

  • Swimming: The boat will anchor, and you can safely swim under the shimmering clear water.
  • Kayaking & bamboo rowing boat: It's a big mistake if you don't challenge yourself with these two interesting activities. You will have a chance to explore the beauty of limestone mountains and caves.
  • Cooking demonstrations: A great experience to join the cooking show with the chef to see how the food is cooked and taste the results.
  • Morning Taichi: Doing slow-mo muscle arts on the sundeck in the early morning will refresh you.
  • Sunset party: Don't miss your chance to enjoy snacks while witnessing the gorgeous sunset.
  • Cuttle fishing: Wanna have an unforgettable experience, you'd better go cuttle fishing with the staff in the evening.


Food & Drink

Prepare yourself for some mouth-watering Vietnamese food and seafood, combined with Western delicacies. The sumptuous buffet breakfast and gourmet dinner will be served to you with a variety of dishes from all over the world and carefully chosen fresh ingredients. You will love the blend of European and Asian cuisine that is brought to you. Notify the crew if you have any allergies to the food. Non-meat eaters feel free to enjoy the meal as Vietnamese vegetarian food is served. 

Getting on the cruise, travelers will receive welcome drinks, daily 02 bottles of water in the room, and daily fresh fruits in the restaurant. In addition, extra drinks are available in the bar. Stretch your budget a little more, you can also have teas, coffees, fresh juices, mocktails, cocktails, wine, and spirit lists sourced from around the world.

  • The 2D/1N itinerary includes four meals: two lunches, one dinner, and one breakfast.
  • The 3D/2N itinerary offers seven meals: three lunches (including one set menu and one BBQ), two dinners, and two breakfasts.

Special Cuisines

Special Cuisines


The Paloma bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 7:30 am. Then we will head to the Vinashin Port in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province (Address of Vinashin Port: 6 Le Thanh Tong, Hong Gai, Halong City)

You can go to the port yourself, but remember to arrive before 12:30 pm to get on board and check in the cabin process.

Private Limosine

Private limousine


Paloma Cruise is one of the best Halong Bay Cruises that cares about every detail to ensure the best service for customers. The route is carefully concocted, giving tourists two hours longer to visit more attractions. You not only can see the highlights of Halong Bay but also explore the far and less crowded areas like Vung Vieng floating fishing village. 

The cruise is rated the best money for value. Being offered at an economical rate, Paloma stands out by providing first-class accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and fantastic excursions. You will get more than you expected on your hassle-free trip. Pack your luggage and prepare for unforgettable relaxing moments. In addition, Paloma travel consultants can assist you with visas to Vietnam, airport transfer, and hotel service in all destinations in the country.

Value for money: 9.1

Location rating: 9.1


Paloma packages are included: a guide on board, all entrance and sightseeing fees, all meals, welcome drink, daily 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms, daily fresh fruits in the restaurant, luxury cabin, all activities in itineraries: kayaking, cooking class, bamboo boat, sunset pastries,..., service charge, Insurance on board. 

Yes, You will have time for swimming near Cap La area after lunch on the second day of 3 days 2 nights with Paloma cruise. 

Yes, there is a type of Family Suite with Balcony has front view private terrace. 

Paloma cruise will serve set menu for lunch and dinner except BBQ lunch for the second day in 3 days 2 nights itineraries. 

The shuttle bus will pick you up the front of your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at 7:30 - 8:00 and drop off at around 16:30.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 196 customer's reviews

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  • Cruise quality 9.2
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 8.9
  • Staff quality 9.4
  • Enter/act 8.8
Excellent - Ms. Lauren Chapman
Switzerland Switzerland
Best honeymoon vacation to Halong Bay

We had an amazing honeymoon with the Paloma cruise. The crew arranged a pretty cake for us. You must visit Halong for the best nature.

Excellent - Ms. Angela Leigh
Vietnam Vietnam
Decent food. Amazing cruise.

Paloma cruise was a lot of fun and the staff were all very friendly and professional. I loved the spectacular views of Halong Bay. You would absolutely love the local cuisine and meals onboard. That's amazing!

Excellent - Mr. Ted
Vietnam Vietnam
Best for weekend getaway

I took an overnight Halong cruise last week and was really impressed by the scenery. The first time I saw this wonderful bay, I admired it. The cruise staff and services were both great. Thank for BestPrice's suggestion!

Excellent - Aaron
Thailand Thailand
Best wishes to BestPrice Travel and Paloma

I loved the stay on board. Really. The traditional and cozy feelings. Just wanna say thank you and send the best wishes for safety to BestPrice and Paloma.

Excellent - Philip Plowman
Vietnam Vietnam
Best choice to stay overnight in Halong

I spent last weekend on a 2-day cruise with Paloma. It was a lovely junk boat and the crews were pleasant. I loved the activities on and off-board in Bai Tu Long Bay. The weather in April was sunny and still cool. Highly recommend!

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Questions & Answers (16)

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We would like to take a three day cruise on the Paloma with 4 persons, starting juli 7 th. Would this be possible?

@Wendy Hoving:

Yes you can, the cruise still now is still available but you have to be quick

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Do you have vegetarian options available at all your meals?


This boat havent operate yet, they will update later next month. You can try another boat.

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We are planning a Paloma Cruise from Hanoi on Dec 1/22 but we need to know an approximate time that we will be vack in Hanoi as we are planning to fly to Da Nang on the 2nd (or 3rd) depending on our return time.


You can back to Hanoi Airport about 15:30 PM so lets book flight later than 17:30.

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We are planning a Paloma Cruise from Hanoi on Dec 1/22 but we need to know an approximate time that we will be vack in Hanoi as we are planning to fly to Da Nang on the 2nd (or 3rd) depending on our return time.

@Joan Spotswood:
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I want to reserve 3 days cruise instead of 2 day cruise Is it possible ??

@Chui Ling Chey:

Warmest greeting from BestPrice Travel.

You are asking for 2 nights program with Paloma but when is your travel date? Because this cruise do not have plan to open again before Oct 2022.

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