Carina Cruise (Recommended!)

About us and cruise

Unlike most cruises in Ha Long Bay, Carina Cruise benefits from being one of the more intimate junks. With just 9 luxury en-suite cabins, and manned by a young and experienced crew of 10. We cater for small groups, couples and individuals. Our cosier atmosphere provides a more personalized service compared to most other cruises in Ha Long. But The Carina’s generous size means that you won’t feel cramped. We are large enough for you to keep yourself to yourself but small enough to feel that you are travelling with a group of friends.   
And our size is our greatest advantage. It gives us access to other parts of the Bay which are less populated and less touristy, helping you to feel you are not in a tourist trap constantly surrounded by loads of other junks. 

Responsible travel 

The Carina cruise supports sustainable and responsible tourism to ensure the Ha Long Bay environs remains cared for and not exploited. We want to contain any negative environmental impact of the cruise industry in Ha Long Bay as well as supporting conservation and protection initiatives and working working with the local community.

The sundeck

The sundeck situated on the top deck that is the perfect spot to view the lime scale peaks, lagoons, grottos and emerald sea. Relax on our cosy sun lounges and enjoy the cool sea breeze.

Uniquely – we also turn part of the sundeck into an our door restaurant where you can dine under the stars and which means the carina gives you the choice of indoor and outdoor dining.

The restaurant and Bar

Our indoor restaurant seats up to 20. Relax and unwind. Enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drink, relax, browse our selection of books and magazines or watch DVD on the plasma TV. The bar is fully stocked with fine wines, spirits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Dine on traditional Vietnamese cuisine and have a drink while the sun sets over Halong bay.

The Deluxe cabins

Our Superior cabins are located on the first deck. They all windows and are spacious and comfortable. Equipped with air-con, safety box, en-suite bathroom with hot shower cubicle and full bathroom amenities.Two complimentary bottles of water. 

Cabins Facilities

• Welcome drink on arrival
• Complimentary bottles of mineral water
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• En-suite luxury bathroom with shower cubicle
• Full bathroom amenities
• Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
• Safety deposit box
• Wardrobe
• Hairdryer
• Umbrellas
• Life jackets

Deluxe Premium Cabins

The Deluxe cabins are situated on the more private second deck with good panoramic views. These cabins have windows and a French balcony. Equipped with air-con, safety box, en-suite bathroom with hot shower cubicle and full bathroom amenities. Two complimentary bottles of water, complimentary fresh fruit platter and two cocktail drinks courtesy of The Carina.

Cabins Facilities

• Welcome drink on arrival
• Complimentary bottles of mineral water
• Individually controlled air conditioning
• En-suite luxury bathroom with shower cubicle
• Full bathroom amenities
• Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
• Safety deposit box
• Wardrobe
• Hairdryer
• Umbrellas
• Life jackets

Activities

Row Boat Trip to visit tranquility village of fisher folk
Embark on a sampan bamboo boat rowed by local girl and pleasantly glide through floating village on peaceful – mirrored water. You will be enchanted by the beauty of the boats. The fishing nets in front of the house. Pay a visit to school and talk with warmly open people at their house or fishing farm.

Kayak freedom to explore hidden lagons
If you come to Halong bay and don’t take the opportunity to closely explore this marvel. You may miss some of the unique sites that give the bay it’s legend. The bay is truly natural wonder with over 3000 islands and endless limestone grottos to explore

The Carina deck plan

CARINA CRUISE (2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT)
 

DAY ONE

(Your hotel – Tuan Chau marina - Halong bay - Lunch – Maze cave – Isolated peaceful lagoon for swimming – Local wine appetizer – Dinner – Onboard night activities) 
07.45 – 08.15 approx
- Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
- Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
- Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx
- Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise.  Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing
- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
- Set sail as lunch is served
- Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Maze cave
Afternoon
-    Arrive at Maze cave (hang Mê Cung), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a maze.
-    Reach to the peak point of the cave for a breath taking panoramic view of the bay
-    Back to the boat, our cruise will take you to a stunning tranquilizing isolated lagoon for swimming or just simply relaxing on the boat with our spa service and mingle in the picturesque seascape.
-    Heading back toward the sleeping area
Early evening
-    Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
-    An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
-    After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…
 

DAY TWO

(Tai Chi - Breakfast – Vạn Giá floating fishing village – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell at your hotel) 
06:30
For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

07:00 – 08:00
 Local breakfast is served

08:00
-    Our guide will brief you information and the highlights about this fascinating floating village and its local community
-    Take your option either exploring the village yourself on kayak or comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals. 

09:00 
Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

10:00
You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12:00
Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30

Included:
-    Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
-    All meals on board (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast)
-    Complimentary 02 bottled mineral water inside the cabin
-    Complimentary morning tea and coffee
-    Welcome drink
-    Tai Chi
-    Cookery demonstration
-    Entrance and sightseeing fees
-    Kayaking
-    Local rowing boat
-    Shuttle bus (round trip)
-    Fruits and local wine party
-    Internet wifi on dining room
-    Fishing equipment
-    English speaking guide
-    On board insurance and service charges

Excluded:
-    Beverages
-    Tips and other personal expenses
-    All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tariffs of Carina Cruise 2D1N from 1st May to 30th September:

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 5 179 USD/Pax 224 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 4 189 USD/Pax 244 USD/Cabin

Tariffs of Carina Cruise 2D1N from 1st Jan to 30th April & 1st Oct to 30th December:

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 5 189 USD/Pax 234 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 4 199USD/Pax 264 USD/Cabin
 

CARINA CRUISE (3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS)
 

DAY ONE

(Your hotel – Tuan Chau marina - Halong bay - Lunch – Maze cave – Isolated peaceful lagoon for swimming – Local wine appetizer – Dinner – Onboard night activities)

07.45 – 08.15 approx
- Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
- Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
- Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx
- Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise.  Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing
- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
- Set sail as lunch is served
- Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Maze cave
Afternoon
- Arrive at Maze cave (hang Mê Cung), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a maze.
- Reach to the peak point of the cave for a breath taking panoramic view of the bay
- Back to the boat, our cruise will take you to a stunning tranquilizing isolated lagoon for swimming or just simply relaxing on the boat with our spa service and mingle in the picturesque seascape.
- Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening
- Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
- An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
- After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…
 

DAY TWO

(Tai chi – Breakfast – Day and Night cave – Pearl farm – Lunch – The natural Ba Trai Dao beach – Dinner – Free time for activities)

06:30
- For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
- Local breakfast served
- Transfer to smaller boat to explore Day and Night cave and pearl farm. Guided kayaking, swimming, a pristine natural cave lapped by the turquoise water

12:00 approx
Lunch is served on board

Afternoon
- Discover Ba Trai Dao (three peaks islet) or sunbathe on one of the natural secluded beaches (private, wild and fresh air). You also can take kayaking, swimming or snorkeling
- Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax

Early evening
- Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
- An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
- After dinner, reward yourself with a tasteful cocktail, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, squid fishing…. 
 

DAY THREE

(Tai Chi - Breakfast – Vạn Giá floating fishing village – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell at your hotel)

06:30
For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

07:00 – 08:00
 Local breakfast is served

08:00
- Our guide will brief you information and the highlights about this fascinating floating village and its local community
- Take your option either exploring the village yourself on kayak or comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals. 

09:00 
Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

10:00
You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12:00
Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30

Included:
-    Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
-    All meals on board (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts)
-    Complimentary 02 bottled mineral water inside the cabin
-    Complimentary morning tea and coffee
-    Welcome drink
-    Tai Chi
-    Cookery demonstration
-    Entrance and sightseeing fees
-    Kayaking
-    Local rowing boat    -    Shuttle bus (round trip)
-    Fruits and local wine party
-    Internet Wifi on dining room
-    Fishing equipment
-    English speaking guide
On board insurance and service charges

Excluded:
-    Beverages
-    Tips and other personal expenses
-    All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tariffs of Carina Cruise 3D2N from 1st May to 30th September:

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 4 279 USD/Pax 334 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 5 289 USD/Pax 354 USD/Cabin
Charter 3800$US

Tariffs of Carina Cruise 3D2N from 1st Jan to 30th April & 1st Oct to 30th December:

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 4 299 USD/Pax 354 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 5 309 USD/Pax 374 USD/Cabin
Charter 3900$US