Cruise overview

Hon Gai Wharf, 6 Le Thanh Tong, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
8.6/10
Editor Rating

“ Featuring traditional and modern interior design, Halong Paloma is more than a 4-star wooden cruise ship. Onboard, a perfect combination of first-class accommodations, gourmet dining experience, and hassle-free excursions makes up the excitement. For an epic adventure, Halong Paloma cruise brings visitors to off-the-beaten-track destinations in Bai Tu Long Bay.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

- The food, especially vegetarian dishes are sumptuous and plentiful.
- The trip is relaxing with visits to very primitive and attractive locations.
- Clean room and friendly staff.
- Amongst the best-rated 4 star cruise in Halong bay.

Cons

- Cabin rooms are tiny and not very well-appointed.
- Most activities are standard and lack of guidance.
- Bottles of water and drinks are not included.

Bottom Line

Halong Paloma is perfect for a short getaway with fun-filled excursions, state-of-the-art facilities, and a range of culinary delights.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2010
No Of Cabins: 20
Pick Up Time: 7:30 – 8:00 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:30 Pm
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 1d, 2d1n, 3d2n

8.6/10

Itinerary & activities

When cruising with Halong Paloma cruise, visitors can venture into the most beautiful sightseeing places of Bai Tu Long Bay. With an abundance of activities such as kayaking at Thien Canh Son cave, admire hidden lagoons of Cap La area, and discover Vung Vieng fishing village, you might not want to leave the ship.

Passengers enjoying volleyball on a sandy beach!   

  • Aerobics
  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Hiking
  • Library
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Cave exploring

8.5/10

Cruise quality

Halong Paloma honors an excellent example of a traditional boat with classical design. Not only that, the cruise brings about a luxurious feeling with innovative facilities and new shipbuilding technology.

8.8/10

Service & facilities

Alongside a solid enrichment program and personalized services, Halong Paloma cruise offers a plethora of convenient facilities namely outdoor facilities, restaurant & bar, a rooftop sun terrace, and business facilities. This is also one of a few cruise ships that are fully equipped with facilities for passengers with disabilities.

Paloma cruise is still in a great conditions after years of operation!
 
 

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
8.6/10

Cabin quality

A collection of 20 spacious cabins boasts traditional-modern style and comes with a handful of up-to-date amenities including parquet flooring, in-house telephone, a mini bar, and a private bathroom.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Family Executive Suite Cabin3 adults, 0 Children27 sqm
Paloma Suite2 adults, 0 Children23 sqm
Deluxe Ocean View Double/Twin Cabin2 adults, 0 Children14 sqm
8.4/10

Food & drink

The dining area on the 3rd deck amazingly caters guests with a delectable buffet breakfast, Vietnamese & Western specialties for main courses, and BBQ party. For drinking options, guests of all ages are welcome to the Paloma bar where is fully stocked with tea, coffees, cocktails, wine, spirit, and fresh juices.

Paloma restaurant (View the Menu:Paloma-menu-2D1N-normal-eater.pdf)   

8.5/10

Value for money

Premium ocean view double/ twin cabin costs from US$317 and family executive suite cabin costs from US$583.

Access for people with disabilities?

Wheelchairs are accessible. The cruise offers a full range of facilities for disabled people such as auditory guidance, visual aids, lowered sink, raised toilet, and toilet with grab rails.

Family-friendly? 

- Free of charge for only one child under 4 years old, sharing the existing bed with 2 adults per cabin. The second child will be charged 25% of the adult’s fare.

- There is no mattress in rooms.

Last updated: October 19, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Can we organize special events onboard?

Yes, you can.  Some special events can be held including wedding ceremony, birthday party, honeymoon, meeting & conference, traditional & modern live music, and beach party.

2.Does Halong Paloma cruise offer spa service?

Yes, it does. Guests can book spa services with the cruise manager directly.

3.What will we do on the day trip?

During the day trip, passengers will visit the most famous attractions of Halong Bay such as the Fighting – Roster cock, Thien Cung cave, enjoy a bamboo boat trip, swim in freshwater, do kayak, and sunbath on the sundeck.

4.How much will I have to pay for my 7-year-old child to get on the cruise?

According to the cruise’s children policy, children from 4 to 11 years old sharing cabin with two adults will be charged 75% of an adult’s fare.

5.How can I book a room with Halong Paloma cruise?

For making a reservation, please send an email to info@palomacruise.com, call Mr.Thuc: +84 93 594 66 88 or Mr. Quy: +84 93 762 7666, or contact the cruise office at 37 Le Van Huu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi City.