Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Marina Port, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.0/10
Editor Rating

“ Bhaya Classic and Premium cruises have been long established as a traditional boutique cruise passing many different famous attractions of Halong Bay. While Bhaya Classic is larger in size with more cabins, Bhaya Premium is more intimate. Both cruises provide guests a standard living place in a private and cozy environment.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

- The food is good with the menu offers kids options.
- All rooms have great sea views.
- Staff and crew are very helpful and professional.
- As one of the biggest cruise lines in Halong bay, therefore you can expect a professional service.

Cons

- The boat and the cabins are small and not very well-appointed.
- Halong Bay is very touristy and the locations and the beaches are polluted.
- Mineral water bottles cost extra while it should have been included in the price.
- The transfer is uncomfortable and takes a lot of time.

Bottom Line

Bhaya Classic and Premium cruises are suitable for budget-minded travelers who wish to explore Halong Bay.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2009
No Of Cabins: 15 – 20 Cabins (Bhaya Classic) & 3 – 7 Cabins (Bhaya Premium)
Pick Up Time: 8:00 Am
Drop Off Time: 15:00 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n

9.0/10

Itinerary & activities

Bhaya Halong Cruises create short trips to prominent locations of Halong bay. During the 2-day journey, guests will visit Trinh Nu Cave, take a swim, sunbathe or kayak at the Trinh Nu cave area, and explore Sung Sot cave – the largest cave in Halong Bay. Meanwhile, the 3-day trip takes you to discover Trinh Nu cave and beach, visit Sung Sot cave, kayak at Ho Ba Ham area, and sight-see around Cua Van village. A wide range of exciting activities await you both onboard and at the destinations.

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Cave exploring

8.9/10

Cruise quality

Bhaya wooden cruises look a little bit aging after a long time of operation. The 3-floor Bhaya Classic can accommodate 30 – 40 passengers onboard with small-sized deluxe and terrace suite while Bhaya Premium is more private with 2 floors and a maximum occupation of 6 – 14 passengers. Both cruises feature a sundeck, a large window or terrace, and safety measurements.

9.0/10

Service & facilities

The cruise line is fitted with adequate facilities at an affordable price for families and groups of friends looking for the quality time staying together. Passengers can experience almost all services and amenities that have on larger ships including restaurant, bar & coffee shop, BBQ facilities, room services, and smoking area.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
8.9/10

Cabin quality

There are about 15 – 20 cabins on Bhaya Classic cruise and 3 – 7 cabins on Bhaya Premium cruise. Classic deluxe cabin with a big window and classic terrace suite with private terrace on Bhaya Classic are quite small and appointed with necessary in-room facilities. On the other hand, the Premium triple cabin on Bhaya Premium cruise is a connecting cabin with a larger space and modern interior.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Suite with Private Terrace2 adults, 1 Children17 sqm
Premium Double or Twin Room with Balcony2 adults, 1 Children16 sqm
9.1/10

Food & drink

The dining room caters guests with meals in American, Asian, and Vietnamese style. The menu is in buffet, set menu, a la carte style.

There is a Happy Hour time for you to enjoy a selection of drinks with complimentary snacks. In addition to this, the bar on the sundeck serves great cocktails, wine, spirits, and soft drinks.

8.9/10

Value for money

Deluxe room costs from US$336 and suite with private terrace costs from US$567

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly? 

- Children from 0 to 5 years old are free of charge if sharing the existing bed. 

- Family room and babysitting services are available.

Last updated: November 02, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Is kayak free during the trip?

Yes, it is. Kayak is free of charge when cruising with Bhaya cruises. However, it must be done within the scheduled time of the itinerary.

2.How much does it cost for the shuttle bus service?

The shuttle bus round trip costs US$35/pax for the 2-day trip and US$40/pax for the 3-day trip.

3.Are the cruises friendly for disabled people?

It is regretful that Bhaya Halong Cruises do not provide facilities and convenient access for guests with disabilities.

4.Is smoking allowed on the cruises?

According to the cruise policy, smoking is NOT allowed in interior spaces. However, guests can still smoke in sheltered external areas, on the sundeck, and the open balcony.

5.Where does Bhaya Classic cruise go on the 3-day itinerary?

On the 3D2N journey, the cruise sails to Trinh Nu beach, Surprise cave, Ho Ba Ham Lake, and Cua Van village.