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Athena Cruise

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All cabins with balcony
Cooking class
Triple room
Halong Bay route
All meals included
  • Spacious accommodation with a private balcony.
  • A wide selection of Vietnamese and International cuisine.
  • Modern facilities such as a coffee lounge, restaurant & bar, sundeck bar, spa.
  • Highlights in the 1-night and 2-night itinerary: Surprise Cave, Titop Island, Luon Cave, Tung Sau, and Maze Cave.
  • Family-friendly cruise with triple and connecting cabins

Cruise information

Year:
2017
Cabin:
21
Material:
Metal
Itinerary:
Halong Bay - Luon Cave - Titop Island - Sung Sot Cave
Operator:
Athena Group

Rooms & rates

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Rooms:
Room 1
Adult(s)
DONE
Child Policies
Child Policies
Child Age Cruise Fares
0-4 Years old Free
05-11 Years old 75% Adult fares
12 Years old and up Full Adult fares
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Package Type
Accommodation Type

Executive Double or Twin Room with Balcony

Size: 25 m² Bed options: 1 extra-large double bed or 2 single beds
Max: +
Max adults: 2
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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Elegant Double or Twin Suite with Balcony

Size: 28 m² Bed options: 1 extra-large double bed
Max: +
Max adults: 2
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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Athena Terrace Suite

Size: 32 m² Bed options: 1 extra-large double bed
Max: +
Max adults: 2
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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Connecting Grand Suite

Size: 48 m² Bed options: 2 single beds and 1 extra-large double bed
Max: +
Max adults: 4
Max children: 2(up to 12 years of age)
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Triple Suite with Ocean View

Size: 32 m² Bed options: 1 single bed and 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 3
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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About Athena Cruise

Officially launched in June 2017, Athena Luxury Cruise is one of the noteworthy luxury options in Halong Bay. Operated by Athena Group with over 10 years of cruising experience, the cruise offers deluxe accommodation, featured cuisine, and a full range of services and activities. Furthermore, the hospitable staff always goes above and beyond to make guests enjoy the journey to the fullest. 

Pros

+ The vessel is a bit aged but the interior is well maintained.

+ Staff is friendly and helpful, especially the tour guide.

+ There are a lot of activities on and off the boat.

Cons

- English of the service staff needs to be improved.

- Titop Beach is overcrowded and not preferable for swimming.

- Drinks are expensive.

Bottom Line

Get ready to jump into a luxury cruising experience with a lot of activities on Athena Luxury Cruise!

Itinerary & activities

Cruise itinerary ensures you entertain and relax at the same time. You can join in plenty of activities at the most renowned spots of Halong Bay such as hiking at Surprise Cave and Titop Mountain, swimming at the beach, kayaking, or taking a bamboo boat at Luon Cave.

For a 2-night itinerary, a small boat will take you to the further parts including Me Cung (Maze) cave - one of the most ancient caves and Tung Sau area - a calm area for kayaking. 

  • Kayaking / Bamboo boat
  • Swimming
  • Cave tour
  • Cooking class
  • Happy Hour
  • Taichi
  • Film entertainment
  • Board games
  • Squid fishing
  • Massage

Cruise quality

The iron hull ship provides high safety and a well-maintained look. Besides, elegant interior and luxurious accommodation wins the heart of both leisure travelers and corporate travelers alike.

Cabin quality

All cabins on Athena Luxury come with a balcony or sun terrace, giving the best private moments for travelers. 21 graceful cabins are divided into 5 types to match the needs of different types of travelers. Travelers find an abundance of luxurious amenities including controlled air – conditioning, LCD TV, wooden furniture, working desks, wardrobes, safebox, luggage shelves, toiletries, hair dryer, fully stocked minibar, electric kettle, etc.

Cabin

No. of cabins

Area

Location

Balcony

Bed type

Executive 

10

25 sqm

1st deck

Yes

Dbl/twn

Elegant Suite

6

28 sqm

2nd deck

Yes

Dbl/twn

Terrace Suite

2

30 sqm

2nd deck

Yes

Dbl

Family Triple Suite

2

30 sqm

1st deck

Yes

1 dbl + 1 sgl

Family Connecting Suite

1

45 sqm

2nd deck

Yes

1 dbl + 1 twn

Service & facilities

A number of state-of-the-art facilities and services ensure a comfortable journey from start to finish. Guests can book a shuttle service to be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. A spacious private lounge welcomes you for luggage check-in at the port. 

While being onboard, travelers are invited to enjoy modern facilities from a stylish restaurant with a panoramic view,  a sundeck bar with a varied drink menu, and a coffee lounge for relaxing to a spa with an assortment of body and facial treatments.

  • Shuttle service
  • Private check-in lounge
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Coffee lounge
  • Sundeck bar
  • Sundeck with sunbeds
  • Profector and meeting equipment
  • Spa and massage

Food & Drink

Athena Luxury Cruise promises to delight travelers’ taste buds in their culinary adventures. Food for lunches and breakfasts is buffet style while dinners are sumptuous set menus. A bunch of Vietnamese delicacies are blended with international cuisine in every meal. Better still, great care for guests’ allergies and diets is always the top priority of service staff.

The bar is fully stocked with varied beverages such as spirit, brandy, soft drinks, cocktails, beer, etc.

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Frequently asked questions

Which cabin is suitable for 3 adults and 2 children?

Family connecting cabins are the best for your family. The cabin includes 1 double bed and twin beds that accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. 

Is there an elevator onboard?

No. There is no elevator on Athena Luxury Cruise.

Can I skip the cave tour?

Sure. Guests can choose to join any excursion or activities or just relax onboard.

Is a passport needed to bring onboard?

Yes. Guests are required to bring a passport or ID card for check-in onboard.

Is a pet allowed onboard?

No. Pets are not allowed onboard.

Things to know

Check-in

12:15 to 12:30.

Check-out

9:30 to 10:30 depending on each cruise's schedule.

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Price exclusions
Cancellation policy due to bad weather

Maps and Itineraries

Halong International Cruise Port

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John Clitus 1 year, 3 months ago
Highly recommended

I traveled alone with this cruise on a 2-day tour and I really loved the experience! The staff were so attentive and caring, they helped arrange for me to sit with other solo travelers when having meals. And I had such a good time and did not feel awkward at all. The drink was a little bit expensive though. Halong Bay was stunning and squid fishing was so much fun.

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Patrick Alonso 1 year, 4 months ago
Highly recommended

The ship was beautiful and modern. I loved its cleanliness and elegant look. Meals were delicious and catered well to vegetarians like me. We were a little disappointed that we could not order any food outside of the meal times. We did enjoy the views, hospitality, and activities though! 

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Timmy Ryder 1 year, 3 months ago
Highly recommended

Our family stayed in the family triple suite and we felt so pleased thanks to this large and convenient cabin. However, its view was quite limited as it was located on the 1st deck. We had some troubles with the A/C in our room at first but then the staff really did their best to make us feel comfortable again. Thanks a lot! The views were perfect and activities were fun, especially the boat rowing and caving.

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Melissa 1 year, 7 months ago
Highly recommended

Without a doubt, the staff were so helpful and professional with services as well as the food was delicious. We also got a great room, very clean and elegant. However, I must state some following drawbacks: it was a little noisy sometimes when I stayed in my room, and the drinks were delicious but quite overpriced. We suggest more soundproof systems for the cabins and lower the drink prices please. Overally, I highly recommend this cruise to anyone!

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Ben Roger 1 year, 3 months ago
Highly recommended

We were so happy to choose Athena Luxury and it was even more beautiful and memorable to us when we celebrated my birthday on the cruise. The hospitality, food and drinks, cleanliness and comfort were absolutely 5 on 5. We also loved all the activities, they were fascinating but very balanced at the same time. The highlight of the trip was my birthday party on board. The crew prepared a very beautiful cake to surprise us, which was so lovely and thoughtful of them. Thank you all and we really appreciate all the services and love we got during the stay on Athena Luxury boat.

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Becky 1 year, 3 months ago
Highly recommended

Thanks Athena Luxury for this memorable trip. The manager was so kind and thoughtful and so were all the staff. The suite we stayed in was large and pleasant. It was on the ground floor but still offered magnificent views. However, the lunch buffet had limited options and I suggest the cruise add more flavors and dishes. The dinner, happy hour, brunch, etc. were amazing though!

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Carwyn Benedict 1 year, 4 months ago
Highly recommended

A great cruising experience! Would recommend everyone to visit Halong Bay for once as its beauty was really charming. Some of the service staff did not understand English and at dinner, the serving was quite slow due to a large number of guests. However, still an enjoyable trip thanks to excellent experiences of kayaking, spa treatments, film entertainment, and so on.

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Lily Carter 1 year, 4 months ago
Highly recommended

The ship was well maintained and I must compliment their modern facilities and attentive services! The bays were magnificent, especially at sunset. Unfortunately, we could not see the sunrise clearly because of the fog. Mr. Tim was really knowledgeable and helped us a lot during the cruise and so were all other lovely staff. The 2-day schedule was quite busy but we still wanted to stay longer on the boat for more adventures. Thanks for this wonderful and memorable experience!

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