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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.
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.
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. Facts about The Paloma
* 10.5m wide
* 43m Long
* 4 decks
* Luxury Spa (1st deck)
* Luxury cabins (1st and 2nd decks)
* Dining areas (3rd deck)
* Sundeck (4th deck)
Day 1: Hanoi - Paloma Ha Long Cruise (L, D)
7.45 – 8.00 Our Shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel
12.15 Arrive at Hon Gai Habour.
12.30 Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.00 Check in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay enroute to Ha Long Bay.
13.30 Lunch - enjoy deluxe Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager or Your Tour Guide.
14.45 Arrive at Luon Cave. Depart from the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Đầu Người” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cổng Trời” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. 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.
15:45 Return to the boat and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.
16.00 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
17.00 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Trong cave area, where we will anchor for overnight. Happy hour (Sunset Party ) & Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the boat
19.15 Set Menu Dinner.
20.45 Evening activities include: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room at 21.00 (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy two drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Day 2: Paloma Ha Long Cruise - Hanoi (B, L)
06.15 Start your day with Taichi on the sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
7.00 Have buffet breakfast in dinning room.
08.00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.
08.15 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
10.00 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.30 – 12.00 Arrive at Hon Gai Habour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation.