Celebrity Chef’s Explore Vietnam’s Culinary Treasures

The world renowned celebrity Chefs Martin Yan, Khai Duong and Lawrence Chu took their exploration of Vietnam’s culinary treasures aboard a Bhaya Cruises vessel to discover the local Ha Long Bay cuisine.

Embarked on an overnight cruise aboard the vessel Bhaya Classic, the three illustrious Chefs prepared some special dishes against the backdrop of Ha Long Bay’s breathtaking scenery, and much to the delight of their fellow guests.

The talented trio enjoyed the scenic Ha Long Bay seascapes and outstanding onboard services while also making an excursion by bamboo raft to a floating fishing village in search of the treasures of local Vietnamese recipes. Even master chefs must listen and learn, and indulge in a little hands-on instruction from the locals, if they wish to unlock the secrets local cuisines. The master chef’s visit proved a valuable opportunity for all participants to share and experience the diversity of their cultural and culinary traditions. “I had a terrific time and was very impressed with my Bhaya Cruise. Your knowledge of the culture, the places you introduced us to, with so many interesting activities. And people, all willing to share their passion, whether it was the tour on the Bay, or the caves, or on board, the food, the services, and you have a talented young Chef on board”, declared Chef Martin Yan.

A first Bhaya cruise for Chef Martin Yan and the second for Chef Lawrence Chu, this was also Chef Khai Duong’s second tour of Ha Long Bay with Bhaya Cruises. Part of his Culinary Exploration Tours, the presence of these world famous Chefs on the Bhaya Cruises tour is sure to showcase the charm of Vietnamese nature, people and cuisine to the world.

Chef Martin Yan is the celebrated host of the internationally acclaimed, multi-award wining television series “Yan Can Cook” and a highly respected food consultant. In 2009, his show was voted the 4th greatest cooking show of all time by slashfood.com.

Chef Khai Duong, a Vietnamese American, is a graduate in Classical French Cuisine and Patisserie from both Le Cordon Bleu Academie Culinaire De Paris and the Ecole Lenotre Francaise Gastronomique. He is the owner of San Francesco’s famed Ana Mandara Restaurant.

Chef Lawrence Chu is known worldwide for his innovative, tempting cuisine and as the charismatic owner of his own “Chef Chu’s” restaurant in Los Altos, California.

Bhaya Cruises Celebrates EARTH HOUR on 26 & 27 March 2011

Let’s join us to celebrate EARTH HOUR on 26 – 27 March 2011.

This year will mark Bhaya Cruises’ second annual participation in Earth Hour event. This event emphasizes our strong commitment of “Responsible Cruising” in contribution to environmental protection.

You will be charmed by the tranquility and marvel of Ha Long Bay in night time while enjoying our gourmet dine “Dinner in the Darkness” onboard with 5-course menu.

Earth Hour on Saturday 26 March 2011 at 8:30pm (local time)

Many other special offers and fascinating activities await you to explore.

We are very much looking toward to welcoming you onboard!

Hanoi Sales Office Relocation

We are delighted to announce that our Bhaya Cruises’s Hanoi Sales Office will be relocated to the new office at 47 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, effective from 1 April 2011.

The new office is conveniently situated in Centre Business District of Hanoi. With modern facilities, the new office will enhance our ability to deliver the best services to our clients as well as to provide better working conditions for staff. Our telephone and fax numbers are remained unchanged: Tel: + 84-4-3944 6777, fax: + 84-4-3944 6776.

Bhaya Cruises to launch Bhaya Classic 4 on 01 May 2011

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our newest vessel, Bhaya Classic 4, on 01 May 2011.

Bhaya Classic 4 combines classic oriental style with contemporary luxury. The vessel provides guests with cruises of distinction. Bhaya Classic 4 has 16 luxurious cabins accommodating over 30 guests and features a restaurant for gourmet dining, open-air massage and spa area and a spacious, partly-covered sundeck bar for relaxing and socializing.

With the fourth Bhaya Classic vessel entering service with our fleet, Bhaya Cruises will have a total of 80 Cabins and Suites, proudly making us the largest premium cruise operator in Ha Long Bay. The increased number of cabins guarantees greater availability for your features, your series, your allotment and MICE charters.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you onboard the newest vessel in our fleet.

Women’s Cruise to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Bhaya Cruises celebrates International Women’s Day with a unique getaway. Bhaya Cruises will deliver the most unforgettable cruising experience at Ha Long Bay during two days on March 7 & 8, 2011.

Bhaya Cruises offers memorable escape to all Women with gourmet dining of 5 course set menu and enchanting program designed to extend the pleasure moment of that special day including surprising gifts, cooking lesson, discounted and free extra Spa service, and free cocktails.

“International Women’s Day was the perfect opportunity for us to say sincere thanks and we are very pleased to offer the best leisure. We offer more than what you have to pay for with souvenirs, flowers and other surprising treats. We wanted to acknowledge the important contribution that women made to our society.” Mr. Allan Tuppil, General Manager of Bhaya Cruises affirmed.

Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our consultant at email: Sales@bhayacruises.com


We would like to announce the following key appointments, effective from 1 March 2011.

General Manager
Mr. Allan Tuppil will take up the position of General Manager at Bhaya Cruises. Mr. Tuppil brings over 20 years of intensive experience holding managerial positions in the hotel and hospitality industry. He has previously been General Manager Ho Tram Beach Resort and Spa, and Director of Food & Beverage at The Palau Royal Resort of Nikko Hotel. He joined Bhaya Cruises as Cruise Manager in 2007.
With his innovative knowledge and new vision, he will take Bhaya Cruises from strength to strength. Allan is fluent in English, Arabic and Japanese.

Cruise Manager
It is our pleasure to welcome Mr. Ronald S. de Ocampo into his new role as Cruise Manager at Bhaya Cruises. A Filipino national, Mr. De Ocampo has many years of international experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Bhaya Cruises, he was Restaurant Manager at Saudia Arabian Airlines’ Al-Fursan Golden Lounge for three years. Prior to that, he occupied the role of Food and Beverage Supervisor at Palau Royal Resort, Nikko Hotel International.
Email: cme@bhayacruises.com

Cruise Manager
We are pleased to announce Mr. Edgar C. Cayanan will take up a role as Cruise Manager at Bhaya Cruises. He brings more than 10 years hospitality experience at 5-Star hotels and resorts to his new role. Edgar began his professional career as Bar and Lounge Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Philippines and has held many different positions in other countries, including Restaurant Manager at the Palau Royal Resort, Nikko Hotel International prior to Bhaya Cruises.
Email: cmb@bhayacruises.com

Cruise Manager
We welcome Mr. Armand Cheveux into his new role as Cruise Manager at Bhaya Cruises. We warmly welcome a young and enthusiastic member to the Bhaya Cruises team. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management, specializing in international business, from France. Armand has demonstrated superior managerial skills and attention to detail through a number of different positions. He is fluent in English and French.
Email: cma@bhayacruises.com

We are looking toward to your continuing support.
Bhaya Cruises team