Carina Cruise - (Small Group - Highly 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)
Your hotel – Tuan Chau Marina – Halong bay – Amazing Van Gia Floating Fishing Village – Surprising cave – Tuan Chau Marina – Your hotel

DAY ONE (lunch, dinner)

08.00 – 08.30 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.
- You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 noon approx

- Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard The Carina. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.
- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
- Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
- Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

Afternoon

- While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village.
- Drop anchor.
- Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
- Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. 
- We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community. Back on board The Carina we head towards the sleeping area. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary

Early evening

- Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
- Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on junk

DAY TWO (breakfast, lunch)

06:30 am

- 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.
- Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.
- Breakfast, coffee, tea served.
After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.
- Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites

10:00 am

We board The Carina again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12 noon

Return to the shore and disembark from The Carina as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price from 1st Oct 2014 to 30th April 2015

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 5 170 USD/Pax 210 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 4 180 USD/Pax 220 USD/Cabin

Special Deal for Summer from 1st June to 30th 2014 Sept 2015

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 5 160 USD/Pax 200 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 4 170 USD/Pax 210 USD/Cabin

CARINA CRUISE (3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS)
Your hotel – Tuan Chau Marina – Halong bay – Amazing Van Gia Floating Fishing Village – Day and Night grotto – Pearl Farm – Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaks islet) – natural Soi Sim island – Surprising cave – Tuan Chau Marina – Your hotel

DAY ONE (lunch, dinner)

08.00 – 08.30 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.
- You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 noon approx

- Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard The Carina. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.
- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
- Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
- Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

Afternoon

- While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village.
- Drop anchor.
- Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
- Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. 
- We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community. Back on board The Carina we head towards the sleeping area. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary

Early evening

- Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
- Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on junk. 

DAY TWO (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

06:30 am

- 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.
- Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.
- Breakfast, coffee, tea 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 or swimming
-    Visit Soisim island for swimming and snorkeling. You can enjoy our interesting games such as football, basketball, …

17:10 approx

- Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax

19:00 approx

- Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
- Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or  watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on junk.

DAY THREE (breakfast, lunch)

06:30 am

- For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. 
- Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.
- Breakfast, coffee, tea served.
- After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.
- Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest
grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10:00 am

We board The Carina again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12 noon

- Return to the shore and disembark from The Carina as our crew say farewell.
- Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
- Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price from 1st Oct 2014 to 30th April 2015 & 1st Oct 2015 to 30th Dec 2015:

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 4 250 USD/Pax 330 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 5 270 USD/Pax 350 USD/Cabin
Charter 3980$US

Special Deal for Summer from 1st June to 30th Sept 2015:

Cabin Categories No of Cabins Double or twin Cabin (per person in US$) Single cabin (in US$)
Deluxe 4 230 USD/Pax 310 USD/Cabin
Deluxe Premium 5 250 USD/Pax 330 USD/Cabin
Charter 3880$USD