The First Bhaya Legend Enters Service

Hanoi, 06 April 2009 – Bhaya Cruises is proud to announce the arrival of an addition to the Bhaya family with the launch of Bhaya Legend in March 2009. This 26 meter long charter vessel is built in the same Vietnamese Imperial-style as the larger cruise vessels of the Bhaya fleet. Featuring two luxurious suites offering luxury fit for Imperial Royalty, personalized service and a maximum four passengers guarantee intimate privacy. Flexible cruising, dining and bar facilities and diverse onboard activities are able to serve every wish.

Bhaya Legend is the ideal option for individuals, couples, families and friends wishing for a customized charter cruise on Halong Bay.

New Route To Vung Vieng Floating Village From 10th March 2009

From 10th March 2009, Bhaya Cruises implemented a new route to the Vung Vieng floating fishing village in order to treat guests to several more magnificent views of Halong Bay. The cruise vessels now sail into Vung Vieng floating fishing village on the first day of their cruises while visiting Sung Sot cave, the largest and most astounding cave in Halong Bay, on the second day.

The new route offers guests increased opportunities not only to take in the magnificence of Halong Bay’s natural splendor but also to spend more time exploring the unique Vung Vieng floating village and enjoy more direct contact with the villagers. The traditional fishing village contains about 50 floating houses, a school and even a hospital. The villagers gather together to fish communally and are staunch protectors of the unique environment in which they live. The time spent in the village is often cited by guests as being as interesting as Halong Bay itself.

Bhaya Cruises Hosts AFT 2009 Delegates Ha Long Bay FAM Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam – The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) for 2009 was successfully held in the Vietnamese capital from 8th to 14th January 2009. 60 representatives from tour operators and travel agents around the globe took advantage of the opportunity to join a FAM trip to Halong Bay hosted by Bhaya Cruises.

Participants enjoyed a two day cruise, aboard vessels from the luxurious Bhaya fleet, to witness the natural wonder of Halong bay. Aside from the natural beauty of Halong Bay itself, onboard activities included team-building exercises on Titov Island, cooking classes at Van Giang village, a traditional Quan Ho folk song performance and invigorating early morning Tai Chi on the vessels. Not only did the representatives enjoy the scenic natural beauty of Halong Bay, they were equally impressed with the cruise services and activities delivered by their hosts at Bhaya Cruises. “This is the best cruise I’ve ever had. The FAM trip allowed us travel agents to experience a world-class cruise with a local Vietnamese touch.” – said Ms. Nancy I. Scranton from Imaginique Tours & Cruises.

American Airlines Managers Meet Aboard Bhaya Classic

Halong Bay, Vietnam – American Airlines recently held a successful two day annual meeting of Asia region managers aboard Bhaya Classic.

15 American Airlines regional managers from across the Asia Pacific gathered on board Bhaya Classic for their annual business discussions. “It was truly a wonderful experience having our first ASP meeting in Vietnam” said Ms. Elizabeth Junginger, American Airlines’ Regional Director Asia/South Pacific. “The Bhaya boat was such a refreshing venue. To be able to assemble our team in such a quiet, private setting (away from the conference rooms in Hong Kong!) was a terrific idea. Having the backdrop to our business plans and issues be those magical limestone wonders helped take the bite out of the meetings”.

The managers also took part in a number of team building activities such as Octopus, the Great Ly Dynasty Escape and Trust Your Buddy. The Bhaya Cruises organized and facilitated these outdoor activities aimed at improving creative thinking and cooperation between participants and maximizing team strengths.

Bhaya II is scheduled to commence operation in Oct 31st, 2008

Hanoi, 22 Oct 2008- Bhaya Cruises celebrates the launch of Bhaya II. Built in the style of King Khai Dinh’s (1885-1925) ancient vessel which sailed waters of the Halong Bay almost a century ago, Bhaya II is another wooden luxury cruise vessel designed by talented French architects who have designed the famed Bhaya I.

Similar to her twin sister vessel, Bhaya II provides 20 spacious and luxurious cabins including 2 Royal Suites (16.5m2), 2 Bhaya Suites (14.5m2) and 16 Deluxe cabins (12.5m2). All cabins are equipped with twin or double beds, private bathroom and shower, internal telephone, and air conditioning.

The new 40-meter cruise vessel’s features a spacious restaurant serving eastern and western delicacies, a spa, a shop and a boutique library spreading over on three decks. It also features a large Sundeck, offering 3600 panoramic views of the Bay.

With the launch of Bhaya II, Bhaya twin sister vessels will provide a total of 40 cabins, accommodating up to 80 passengers for all kinds of incentives and events.

Bhaya Spirit creates a benchmark of upscale 3D/2N cruising program

Hanoi, 20 Oct 2008 – This October, Bhaya Spirit, a new member of Bhaya family, will go into service. Built in the same Oriental style and luxury standard as the large cruise vessels, Bhaya Spirit features a single deck with an expansive foredeck and a spacious restaurant with panoramic windows. The boat is 20 meters long and has a capacity of up to 20 day trip passengers for sightseeing and kayaking cruises around the Bay.

Fully equipped with high quality kayaking facilities, Bhaya Spirit is set to provide kayaking activities for passengers who join 3-day cruise itineraries on the main Bhaya vessels. “Based on feedback from our worldwide partners as well as customers who wish to enjoy longer and more adventurous cruises at high quality standard, we strive to exceed expectations in designing and building this vessel.”, Bhaya Cruise’s General Manager said “With Bhaya Spirit, we are the first and the only cruise operator in Halong Bay providing passengers an exclusive kayaking boat for 3-day cruise itineraries. We believe that it will deliver unique and adventurous cruise experience, while ensuring comfort and safety to our passengers”.

New Bhaya Café opens in Ha Long City

Hanoi, 15 Oct 2008 – Bhaya Cruises opens Bhaya Café in Halong City. Located next to Halong Plaza Hotel, the Bhaya Café offers scenic views over the Halong Bay and the Hon Gai Bridge. The new Café provides an elegant, convenient and comfortable place for passengers to relax and refresh themselves for embarking and disembarking their cruises. The Café can cater up to 80 passengers and serves a variety of wines and beverages. It is also planned to provide high quality dinning services for independent travelers and group travels venturing to Halong.