BHAYA CRUISES EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Bhaya Cruises, a leading cruise operator in Halong Bay, has recently been honored as Certificate of Excellence 2013 Winner by TripAdvisor®. This is the third year continuously Bhaya Cruises has been recognized as top performing cruise in Halong Bay thanks to its excellent services.

certificateOfExcellence_2013The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“We are so pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and most grateful to all our guests who have taken the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We strive to offer our guests more than just a cruise but a lifetime experience in Halong Bay with impeccable service and a broad range of culture and leisure activities. Positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor are always meaningful gifts to our hard working and passionate team” says Mr Tran Thanh Nam, Chairman of Bhaya Cruises Company.

“The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business.

Halong Bay, Vietnam, has been named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature

Based on the first count of vote results on 11/11/11, the Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay, Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River and South Africa’s Table Mountain, have been crowned as the world’s provisional new 7 wonders of nature.

1. The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined. It accounts for approximately one-fifth of the total world river flow and has the biggest drainage basin on the planet. Not a single bridge crosses the Amazon.

Amazon Rainforest

2. Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 islets. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, other support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. Another specific feature of Halong Bay is the abundance of lakes inside the limestone islands, for example, Dau Be island has six enclosed lakes. All these island lakes occupy drowned dolines within fengcong karst.

Halong BaySunset in Halong Bay

3. Iguazu Falls, in Iguazu River, are one of the world’s largest waterfalls. They extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles)  in a semi-circular shape.  Of the 275 falls that collectively make up Iguassu Falls, “Devil’s Throat” is the tallest at 80 m in height. Iguazu Falls are on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, and are surrounded by two National Parks (BR/ARG). Both are subtropical rainforests that are host to hundreds of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

Iguazu Falls Argentina

4. Jejudo is a volcanic island, 130 km from the southern coast of Korea. The largest island and smallest province in Korea, the island has a surface area of 1,846 sqkm. A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 m above sea level. 360 satellite volcanoes are around the main volcano.

Final results will be announced early next year, said the New7Wonders foundation.

Jejudo Volcanic Island

5. Indonesia’s Komodo National Park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller ones, for a total area of 1,817 square kilometers (603 square kilometers of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon. Later, it was also dedicated to protecting other species, including marine animals. The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.

Indonesia Komodo National Park

6. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world’s longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water’s edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

7. Table Mountain is a South African icon and the only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it – Mensa, meaning “the table.” The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion and hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species. Table Mountain boasts numerous rare and endangered species. It is the most recognized site in Cape Town, the gateway to Africa, owing to its unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1,086 m above sea level.

The final lists will be announced early next year, said the New7Wonders foundation.

Table Moutain

Last Minute Deal – Big Promotion Ever – Only $135/pax !!!

Last Minute Deal – Halong Bay 2 day 1 night cruise on Bhaya Classic. 30% off or only $135 per person/night from now to 15 Oct. 2011! Visit our website at www.bhayacruises.com or Contact us now at: sales@bhayacruises.com

 Up to 30% OFF or $135 only per person/night from today to 15 Oct. 2011. This limited-time, special introductory promotion offers an unbeatable chance to discover one of the world’s most adored travel destinations: Halong Bay, while enjoying the ultimate comfort and luxury onboard a Bhaya Classic cruise vessel.

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Bhaya Cruises to Launch 4 New Vessels in Mar 2012

Bhaya Cruises, Halong Bay’s premier cruise provider, is launching 4 new vessels in the Bhaya Legend Fleet. Built in similar style to the larger Bhaya Classic vessels, the 4 new  Bhaya Legend vessels feature two decks with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views. They have between one and four Bhaya Suites offering luxury fit for royalty. Attentive, personalized service and a maximum of four passengers will guarantee intimate privacy.

The launch of the new fleet gives more options to tour operators and travel agents catering to the increasing demand for luxury cruise tours in Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island. Bhaya Cruises will offer special deals to promote the 4 new vessels.

For more information, travel agents, tour operators and press are welcome to contact the Bhaya Team at IFTM Top Resa in France during the 20th-23rd of this month.

Or you can visit Bhaya website: bhayacruises.com

 

Bhaya Cruises Certificate of Excellence 2011 by TripAdvisor

Bhaya Cruises proudly announce that we have awarded Certificate of Excellence 2011 from TripAdvisor on 27 May 2011 for excellent service quality. Bhaya Cruises has received 12 excellent rating from domestic and international travelers. We are passionate to offer passengers truly authentic cruising experience to amazing destinations and graceful accommodation on board. Furthermore, Bhaya’s dedicated crew team offers a smiling service with thoughtful little touch adding another charming feature to the cruise. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support and it would be such a great honor to have you cruise with us on your next journey.