Bhaya Classic unveals a stunning brand new look

Bhaya Classic, the largest luxury cruise fleet in Halong Bay,the largest luxury cruise fleet in Halong Bay, has recently refurbished four of its boats with a remarkable upgrade, resulting in an impressive brand new look for September 2015.

Bhaya Classic brand new look in 2015

The year 2015 has marked another notable change for the Bhaya Classic fleet. Between May and September 2015, the four Bhaya Classic boats (I, II, III and IV) have undergone a major refurbishment in order to bring a more elegant feel and fresher appearance to Halong Bay’s largest cruise operator. During the past five months, the interior design of all the cabins in each boat have been completely refreshed with new wooden floors, wooden panels, a whole new set of beddings and room decorations.

Now, we are proud to introduce you to the BRAND NEW LOOK of the Bhaya Classic!

The brand new look was officially revealed in September 2015 in Halong Bay. The exquisite beauty of nature inspired the new classical and traditional decoration. The green and brown colours of the accommodation create a comfortable and harmonic atmosphere, coupled with new high quality beddings, in which passengers can look forward to a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Bhaya Classic new look 2015

Bhaya Classic brand new look 2015

Bhaya Classic brand new look 2015

Bhaya Classic is also very proud of its high safety standards, which are regularly checked and serviced. Meticulous care is always taken to ensure the continued maximum safety for all guests and staff.

With this major upgrade in 2015, Bhaya Classic continues to strengthen its role as the leading cruise operator in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay.

Let’s have a brief tour of our freshly upgraded boats:

Bhaya Classic new look 2015

Bhaya Classic new look 2015

Bhaya Classic new look 2015

Fun for kids on an overnight cruise in Halong Bay

Traveling on a cruise boat for family trip seems more reveled to adults than their kids since cruising often means relaxing and enjoying a slow life. However, with the diversified biogeography, Halong Bay provides more interesting activities that may also attract children.

Family trip on Bhaya Classic Cruises Halong BayIn a Halong Bay cruise, you don’t have to worry about not having enough fun things to enjoy for a family trip. While adults prefer a peaceful vacation with lots of resting and being lazy, kids often look for more active things to do.

With their active nature, kids often couldn’t stay still in a limited space of a cabin, or even a cruise ship. A variety of activities that is well organized will help fill their schedule and keep them fun. What can keep your kids attracted in their free time? Check out some suggestion from Bhaya Classic team:

Have fun with our Head Chef

Bhaya Classic’s talented Head Chef is not only someone who takes superb care of all your meals (and sometimes weight) during the trip, but you will also meet him countless times in some on board activities.

Cooking demonstration - Spring roll in Bhaya Classic CruisesOn the first day, the Chef himself will teach you a really simple but authentic Vietnamese cooking demonstration. The dish, spring roll, is popular and delicious, yet super easy to make. Kids love playing with food, and even love it more if there’s something to actually eat after playing. Therefore, give them a chance to do what they are normally not allowed to do at home. This is one of the most favorite sessions of our tiny guests, especially the part when they get to eat what they have made. From now on, you can brag about being able to cook the authentic Vietnamese cuisine to your friends back home.

Water fun cannot be missed on a cruise trip

Sport activities in water are forever loved by kids. Cruising in one of the most beautiful bay in the world, you obviously shouldn’t miss any water activities offered by the operator. This is also an opportunity to enjoy the family’s participation and exchange some exciting memories with your children.

Fun-for-kid-in-Halong-Bay-Cruises-2Famous with the calm and peaceful water, kayaking and swimming in Halong Bay is especially safer for children. Share a kayak boat with one of your kids and let him/her take the lead in the front seat. For that you can always keep an eye on their safety, while still give them the feeling of completing the challenge themselves.

If you’re lucky enough to arrange a 3D2N trip, there will definitely some times to stop in one of Halong Bay’s white sand beaches. Surrounded by the legendary green limestone and karsts, the beach might not be huge but indeed lovely. Swimming nearby with the kids or just sunbathing lazily under the sun, or ask our staffs for some simple sport like tug or soccer.

The friendly staffs are always there for your kid

Relaxing will be so much easier when you can let your kids off doing whatever they want around the boat. Our staffs love children, and therefore, will always be around and keep an eye on the small guests. Sometimes they became best friends. And our friends often gave us so many surprises by innocent love or unexpected gifts sometimes.

Kids on Bhaya Classic Cruises in Halong Bay

One lovely gift from our tiny guests

Bhaya Classic Won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

The latest and famous TripAdvisor award has been announced. For the 5th consecutive year, Bhaya Classic has won the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, which is approved by thousands of travelers around the world.

Bhaya Classic TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceBeing the largest cruises fleet in Halong Bay for the past 8 years, Bhaya Classic never stops striving for excellence in facilities and service. The top-quality service has been recognized by travelers all around the world through TripAdvisor over the past 3 years The lovely reviews, which can be found here if you want, is the most meaningful gift and biggest motivation for our passionate team.

Bhaya Classic Crew MembersThe achievement has been built by the continuous effort from our cruise team over the past 8 years. These young people, who work with their hearts, are the soul and spirit of Bhaya Classic. Cruising in the Bay every day, they’re not only the expert of Halong Bay, but also assistants and best friends to the guests.

 

We stayed on the Bhaya III and could not have asked for a better crew, The warm welcome and service was 1st class. We would highly recommend this company.
It was our 25th wedding anniversary holiday and the crew made it a very memorable one, thank you!

Herne Bay, United Kingdom

 Wow what an amazing experience! A beautiful boat crewed by the most delightful individuals.Site seeing aside, attention to detail and the best possible customer service made this an absolute pleasure.

Sue & Andy, United Kingdom

 From the moment we were walking towards the boat and saw the crew standing there waving and calling out “welcome”, we knew this cruise would be wonderful and we were right. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was worthy of a fine dining restaurant and the crew were some of the friendliest people we have ever met.”

Rita, Australia

The year has been a great one for Bhaya Classic. We had welcomed special events including a breath-taking fashion show on board, cruise with famous chef, personal anniversary and company’s retreats. 2015 is still half way to go. Bhaya Classic team is still making effort every day to bring a meaningful lifetime cruising experience to travelers from all over the world.

In Bhaya, Safety and Service Are What Matter

Bhaya Classc in dry dockOnce a year, Bhaya Classic rests herself in an annual dry dock.

Being put into service as the largest cruises fleet in Halong Bay since 2007 doesn’t make Bhaya Classic team an old and behind folk. Serving about 50,000 passengers each year and cruising every day in the tough tropical weather of Halong Bay, the ships cannot stay away from aging forever. However, there is a reason why Bhaya Classic can still maintain her leading and top-notch position among younger teams in the Bay over the past 8 years. The annual 1-2 month scrupulous dry dock of Bhaya Classic allows the ships to be refreshed and renovated to secure safety and perfect facility throughout.

Why bother resting for the whole one or even 2 months of the year while the demand doesn’t even decrease? In Bhaya Classic, it’s not just about making profit by having the ship cruising all year long. Cruising in the World Heritage of Halong Bay is about providing a meaningful and unique journey, leaving people with memories and satisfaction. That’s what traveling means to us, to all those travelers out there seeking for experience and enjoyment in their trips.

What happens to Bhaya Classic fleet in the dock and off the bay?

Bhaya Cruises in Dry DockBhaya Classic Deluxe lines will respectively undergo dry dock from 2nd May to 21st September. During 1 month resting, what happens to each of our boats?

  • Hull’s going under checking to assure the integrity of the steel and boat’s safety
  • Engines and technical categories are under maintenance
  • Safety equipment are carefully examined and renewed
  • The interior and furniture in cabins, restaurant, bar and sundeck are repainted and polished, resulting in a renovation in appearance
  • New facilities and equipment are installed

Bhaya Classic in Dry DockOnce out of dry dock, Bhaya Classic will slip back to the Bay with remarkable refurbishment of safety equipment, facilities and appearance, hence expected to provide even higher quality service to advance our guests’ cruising experience.

In the end, putting the ship in a dry dock is not just our annual job, but more about our passion and promise to deliver superlative safety, well-equipped facilities and perfect service to customers.

The most amusing part of the story is: WE STILL CRUISE! With the team of 4, Bhaya Classic fleet is always in service during May and September. Enjoy the cruise, while waiting for our brand new image!

Bhaya Classic Introduces new Premium Balcony Cabin option

Bhaya Classic is proud to introduce the exclusive Premium Balcony Cabin in 3 newly launched boats in April 2015. This exciting new option gives travellers a comfortable and private cruising experience in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay.

Bhaya Classic Premium OverviewWith a total of 20 square meters, the Premium Balcony Cabin boasts a wide, open space with room for 3 guests improving on the previous standard of 2 guests. All cabins also feature a private balcony overlooking the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay. The spacious cabins, elegantly designed with luxury interiors, also offer connecting rooms for families.

Bhaya Classic Deluxe Twin cabin with BalconyGoing against the trend of building bigger boats, our new line of luxury cruises are made with intimacy in mind. Our new line creates a cozy atmosphere with a maximum of 15 passengers split between 5-7 cabins per vessel. Besides being cozier and quieter, the smaller size creates a personalized touch when exploring the emerald waters of Halong Bay. The exclusive Premium Balcony Cabins are available for booking from 1st April 2015.

Already well known for the most extensive cruise fleet in Halong Bay, Bhaya Classic Cruises strives to create unique experiences to travellers from all over the world. The new additions to the fleet bring a new level of luxury and intimacy when taking in the awe-inspiring scenery of Halong Bay.

Premium Balcony Cabins from Bhaya Classic Premium Lines are ready for booking a Halong Bay trip from 1st April 2015.

Bhaya Classic Premium sundeck

 

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.

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.