Bhaya Cruises is the Silver Sponsor for YouPlanet Hanoi Launch Event is a social media online-network enterprise designed for travelers and businesses in tourism-related industry. Their online functions serve to members and partners all over the world and now they are ready to take a part in Vietnam’s booming social network. The launch event of YouPlanet in Hanoi is going to take place at The Match Box Restaurant & Café on 31 Aug 2011.

Youplanet Vietnam and Co-organisers have decided to support an NGO organisation-Vietnam Relief Services (VRS) with projects on local scale to build & improve communities in Vietnam. Their aim is to raise funds and awareness during the Youplanet Launch.

The Launch Program will have 3 main parts: Business Lunch Network, Travelers’ Network and Chambers’ Network. Then, on the second day of 1 Sep 2011, there will be an After-Party DJ Show.

On this ocassion, Bhaya Cruises is proud to be the Silver Sponsor for the YouPlanet Hanoi Launch Ceremony. We hope to build the cooperation between both sides in the future to develop the social media online network in Vietnam tourism industry. You will find Bhaya Cruises on the official website of


Bhaya’s Newsletter August 2011


Since June 2011, the Halong Authority has tightened control over all its operating tourist junks and vessels. New, stricter regulations regarding Safety Equipment have been issued. All boats are now required to have Global and Fire-fighting Systems, GPS and are expected to have sophisticated accident prevention measures in place.

Bhaya Cruises is proud to be among first operators that’s met these exacting standards. Being the largest operator in the bay for the luxury segment, all Bhaya vessels operate under strict professional and daily technical and maintenance-schedules. Each schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and annual dry-docking to ensure that the standards of seaworthiness and accommodation are met. All vessels are equipped with safety facilities in strict compliance with governmental regulations.

The vessels are managed by experienced captains and professional crew team. The staff has acquired training certificates accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authority. All our efforts have secured us approval and we’ve been granted a permanent registration certificate to operate in Halong Bay.

For further information about our Safety Policies on board, please click here.


As the largest MICE operator in Halong Bay, Bhaya Cruises is a pioneer in creating, handling and promoting MICE in Halong Bay. Most frequent venues for MICE group in Halong Bay are Ho Dong Tien grotto, Hang Trong grotto & Titov beach. Bhaya Cruises is among few operators which can organize exclusive events in Hang Thay grotto, Sung Sot grotto & floating platform.

The Tramplin Club chose Bhaya Cruises to organize the recreational retreat for their top executives. We welcomed 250 distinguished guests and treated them to an exotic, open-air BBQ party with Tuan Chau Island beach as a backdrop. Top DJs and bands provided the musical entertainment. The guests savored both Western and Vietnamese cuisine. We are happy to report that the Tramplin executives treasured every moment.

To view pictures and set up of the event, please click here.


Bhaya Classic III will dock for intensive renovation and maintenance from now until 30 September 2011 in the Vinashin Halong Shipyard. This is part of our commitment to the safety of our passengers. The entire vessel will be under inspection and no expense will be spared to ensure your safety. Our technicians will upgrade equipment where necessary. This is in compliance with the standard safety and environmental regulations. Furthermore, all our facilities have been upgraded to guarantee your comfort.


In March 2012, Bhaya Cruises will be launching two unique new vessels, The Au Co, the first and only luxury operator to offer an exclusive 3 day 2 night cruise in the Gulf of Tonkin, visiting Cat Ba Island and the bays of Halong, Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long. The Au Co sets new standards in terms of luxury guaranteeing its guests an experience of a lifetime.”

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A Legend Awakes… The Au Co Sets New Standards

It all began as a Legend. Back in time, in a land where the mountains meet the sea, a beautiful, young fairy Au Co, falls in love with Long Quan, the Dragon Lord of the Sea. Their children, better known as the Hung Kings, became the early leaders of ancient Vietnam.

The Au Co boat

In March 2012, Ha Long Bay’s premier cruise provider ‘Bhaya Cruises’ will be launching two unique, new vessels dedicated to the ‘Mother of Vietnamese Civilization’, which will soon become legends themselves. The Au Co is the first and only luxury operator to offer 3days 2nights cruise in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Edgar Cayanan, Cruise Operation Manager: “The Au Co plans to set new standards in terms of luxury. It will present a journey guaranteeing its guests an experience of a lifetime. The Au Co’s daily trip will not only lead through the natural wonders of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Halong Bay, it will also discover the Bays of Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long. Cat Ba Island and its renowned National Park will also be revealed.”

The vessels combine state of the art safety standards and innovative Oriental Design, providing luxury and dedication in every detail. Each ship has 32 spacious cabins of minimum 20 square meters each. It also boasts private balconies and well-equipped bathrooms. The numerous activities en route, the culinary experiences and the atmosphere will please both the active traveler and those just seeking pure relaxation. Whether you enjoy the stunning scenery, a wellness treatment or a glass of wine from the Chef’s exclusive selection, the trip promises to be an unforgettable one.

Tran Thanh Nam, CEO of the group: “The Au Co strives to provide minimum impact on the local environment and will operate under the concept of sustainable tourism. It’s the owners’ major goal and commitment to support local communities and conserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations.”

The Au Co’s Launching Ceremony in Hanoi will take place on the 18th of August in Hanoi & the 23rd of August 2011 in Hochiminh City. Travel Agents, Tour Operators and the Press are welcome to meet the Au Co team at IFTM Top Resa in France (20-23 Sep, 2011), ITB Asia in Singapore (19 – 21 Oct, 2011) and WTM in UK (07-10 Nov, 2011).