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!

The different charm of Halong Bay in winter and summer

While Halong Bay is often known by its sunny and sparkling image of a summer destination, the scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in winter contains a totally different charm that stole the heart of many tourists around the world. This is the reason why Halong Bay attracts tourists year-round, no matter what season and weather it is.

Halong Bay in summerWhen researching to plan a Halong Bay trip, it is common that you are advised to travel in warm season to relish the scenery to the fullest. Halong Bay sparkles in the summer, with an intimate view of lush greenery and an ethereal yet unique charm created by nature. The destination will bring you such a typical summer vacation: sunshine, sea, sandy beach, cocktail on sundeck, tanning under the sun. But Halong Bay wouldn’t allow you to be that lazy. It’s summer time, it’s time for sport! Go out of the cruise for a kayak tour on water, or prepare yourself to be an explorer for a biking in Cat Ba Island. While enjoying the scene, sunbathing on a cruise’s sundeck and swimming in the water is something you will not want to miss. The World Heritage presents its most stunning view to you, which provides such a sweet escape from the winter on the other side of the Earth at the same time.

Sometimes it rains in the summer, but don’t worry because it usually doesn’t last long. After 15 minutes, weather will give you back the sun and the fun.

Bhaya Classic Cruises in Halong BayMeanwhile, other travelers who are seeking a more unique experience in Vietnam might find it interesting to visit the Bay in winter. Most of the time, the extreme heat and humidity of Vietnam North in the summer tire out Western tourists on their visit to Halong Bay as they are often exposed to the sun and do a lot of physical activities. Winter may provide a totally different experience as the chilling weather keep you away from sweat and sticky clothes. Most Western tourists find it more comfortable traveling in winter.

Worry about the gloomy sea may let you down? You will have to change your mind when floating on a lightly foggy sea among enormous limestone and karsts, which gives off a fairytale-like feeling. Halong Bay turns into a mystical princess once the winter comes. “It feels like being lost in the enormousness of nature, which put you in another world separated from your daily life. Such a breath-taking experience!” – said one tourist, who just finished his cocktail on the cruise’s sundeck.

Even in winter, never leave Halong without immersing yourself on a luxury cruises. The legendary sunset and sunrise of the bay is covered in a mystery background that proves why it ranks among the top destination in Asia. Usually, the Bay is less crowded in this season. You will have the nature for yourself (well, other tourists on your cruise as well), revel in it, and live it to the fullest.

Bhaya Classic Cruises sundeck in Halong BayIf you’re visiting Halong in winter, don’t ever miss some trademark activity of the area like kayaking and biking in Cat Ba Island. Remember to bring some extra warm clothes as the weather outside will get chill and moisture cream to fight against the dryness. Kayaking in Halong Bay is safe in general, but you should still take double cautious in foggy weather and ensure to have all the safety equipment with you.

Another pleasure you may only find in winter is to enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea on the cruise’s sundeck. Let the flow warm you up inside in a relaxing afternoon after a long day of exciting activities on water.

If you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Halong Bay in winter after reading this entry, I’m glad you have made the right decision. There are 2 months left until the summer heat visits the water of Halong Bay. Don’t waste your time!

3 dressing tips for a Halong Bay trip in winter

As a year-round tourist attraction, Halong Bay is favorited by international tourists in almost every time period of the year. Some prefer to travel in chilling season as the Bay is less crowded and present a unique beauty different from summer.

Although being a tropical country, Northern Vietnam surprisingly has 4 seasons a year, in which winter may get extremely cold. Mountainous city like Sapa might saw snow and freeze in a couple of weeks. If you plan to travel to Halong Bay from December to March, be prepared to dip in the cold weather and pack your clothes smartly to have a comfortable and warm trip in the bay.

Packing light for a Halong Bay trip in winter1. Must-bring to Halong Bay

For footwear, you will need at least 1 pair of sneakers and 1 pair of flip flops. Sneakers are the best accompany when it comes to sport activities like kayaking in Vung Vieng area, biking in Cat Ba Island, or visiting caves. Meanwhile, the flip flops keep you comfortable in daily routine on the cruise. You wouldn’t want to put on sneakers every time when you’re relaxing on the cruise sundeck or a beach, or just go around for meals and drink in the corridor.

Although the weather can be a little chill, it is common that a tropical winter can’t be compared with those in temperate countries. Many Western tourists still find it possible to dip into the emerald water of Halong Bay in cold weather. Bring your swimsuit! That’s a must! You will regret not swimming in one of the most beautiful bay in the world.

2. Packing light for the winter

A trip to Halong Bay usually lasts only for 2 or 3 days, therefore, even when you have to dress warmer for the winter, don’t over pack! Bring some basic items that can be used for various purposes is the secret for packing light in winter.

You will need a lightweight jacket that is often easy to match with other clothes. The jacket does not only keep you warm, but also keep you dry when it rains and humid, which is a common in Vietnam winter. A nice sweater will also be needed, especially at night when the atmosphere gets chiller, especially outdoor. Don’t skip evening activities because you’re not dressed warm enough. When will you get the opportunity to go squid fishing or relaxing on cruise sundeck again? On top of that, a scarf would be strongly recommend since it’s multi-functional, it either keeps you away from cold or be a cute accessory to your outfit.

Vietnamese winter is humid when it rains, but most of the time the weather is dry. Bring a mini pack of moisture cream and body lotion to prevent dry skin. And don’t forget to drink water often to keep yourself away from being dehydrated.

Sun set on Bhaya Cruise in Halong Bay3. Don’t forget your long-term trip

Most of the time, travelers stop off in Halong Bay for only 2-3 days during their long trip in Vietnam or even around South East Asia. Be aware that most areas in this region are still in sunny weather. Don’t focus too much on packing for winter as you may regret bringing a lot of unnecessary stuffs while dragging your suitcase along through the countries. Pack some summer clothes too, and bring just enough to have a fashionable and light trip regardless of weather.

I would recommend a couple of basic T-shirts that go well with almost everything, some shorts, sweat pants for comfortable travelling would be a smart choice for a long trip through different regions. Yet don’t forget to style yourself with some fancy accessories such as sunglasses, bracelets, colorful scarf,… just to have a brand new look every day. Take just enough bulk of clothes because you wouldn’t want to drag an oversized suitcase along every time.

2014 Bhaya Cruises Summer Specials for Halong Bay

Summer is definitely here! What better way to spend your summer vacation than cruising around the tranquil waters and magnificent natural beauty on one of the most beautiful travel destination in Vietnam?

Bhaya Classic Cruises is offering some exclusive 2014 Summer Promotion Packages to make your summer days even more wonderful.

  1. Free for kids under 12 years-old

For 1 night cruise package, families traveling with up to 2 kids under 12 will only need to pay a rate of USD 179/person. Let your kids spend this summer on-board Bhaya Classic with unlimited fun activities from swimming and kayaking to joining a cooking class. This package is valid until October 2014 only.

For package details, please visit Summer Halong cruise promo for kids.

  1. Free 1 night at the Intercontinental Westlake Hanoi or half day Hanoi city tour

Summer Promotion for Bhaya Halong bay cruise

Book 1 night in Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises this summer, and you get 1 night complimentary stay at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hanoi.

In case your hotel is already booked ahead, then you could have the second option of a half-day city tour for two persons. This offer is valid until September 2014. The price is from USD 179/person, click here for more details.

  1. Exclusive deal for expats

Looking for a summer getaway from the crowded cities? Make the most of your summer time with your families and friends in Halong bay and enjoy this exclusive deal from Bhaya cruises!

This promotion is valid from June to September 2014 and applied to Bhaya 1 night cruise only! Check the detailed promotional rate here: Bhaya cruise promotion for expats.

For more info and inquiries, please call Bhaya Cruises’ hotline +84 933-446-542 or email sales@bhayacruises.com.

Bhaya Cruises Hanoi Office

Add: 47 Phan Chu Trinh Str., Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 4 3944 6777

Hotline: +84 (0) 933 44 6542

E-mail: sales@bhayacruises.com

Ho Chi Minh City Representative Office

Add: 194 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str., HCMC, Vietnam

Tel: +84 8 3933 0077

Fax: +84 8 3930 2148

E-mail: saigon@bhayacruises.com

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