Bhaya Classic Premium

Halong Bay, Northern Vietnam

At a Glance

  • Bhaya Premium is one of the only ships on the bay offering multiple night continuous cruising itineraries
  • With a minimum of three cabins, and a maximum of just seven cabins, this is a fantastic intimate option for those looking for a little extra privacy
  • Every cabin comes with a balcony, perfect for relaxing and watching the world go by

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The best time of year to visit Halong Bay is during the spring or autumn. Because the bay is situated in the northern part of the country, it can get colder in the winter. The rainy season here is at its peak in July to September. July is the hottest month, January the coolest. The dry season runs from November to April.

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Bhaya has a large fleet of boats that cruise in Halong Bay and the Gulf of Tonkin. Whether you want a private experience or the opportunity to mingle with other guests, Bhaya offers 2-4-day itineraries to suit all preferences.

Bhaya Classic Premium is a new addition to the Bhaya fleet, offering a selection of 3-7 cabin cruise ships for a more intimate cruising experience. The large cabins can comfortably accommodate up to three adults, meaning each ship will have a maximum of 20 guests on board. Bhaya Premium is a smaller but by no means less luxurious alternative to the larger Bhaya boats that also offer multiple night cruises on the bay.
The cabins are decorated in traditional Oriental style, long favoured by shipbuilders in Northern Vietnam. The rich brown hardwood is lightened by paler accents and woven wall panels to ensure the rooms are still bright and airy, and each cabin comes with a private balcony to really make the most of the scenery. Connecting cabins are available, making this a perfect family option.
Meals are freshly prepared and served in the elegant bar and restaurant on the third deck. Most ingredients are locally sourced from Bhaya’s farms on Cat Ba Island, and wine-tasting can be enjoyed on board at the well-stocked bar.
Itineraries last between 2-4 days and the longer cruises will visit areas of Halong Bay beyond the usual reach of other cruise ships. Destinations can include Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island and the lesser known Lan Ha Bay, and during your cruise you will have the opportunity to visit caves and islands, cycle or kayak through the beautiful scenery, enjoy a traditional cooking class or even go squid fishing at night with the crew. For those just looking to unwind and enjoy the views, there is an onboard spa where you can indulge in a massage or join a Tai Chi class as the sun rises over the upper deck.
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The air-conditioned cabins are all generously sized with wooden floors and traditional woven panels adorning the walls to create a light feel to the room. They have good sized en-suite bathrooms and can be configured as either twin or king beds. Some of the cabins can interconnect.  Each room comes with a small balcony, ideal for relaxing on as you take in the dramatic landscape.


Children are welcome on board Bhaya Premium. Babysitters can be arranged with prior notice if parents would like some time out, and older kids will enjoy the fun cycling and kayaking activities. Interconnecting cabins are available, and all cabins can comfortably accommodate an extra bed or cot.


All meals on board Bhaya Premium will be included, and the menus will differ from boat to boat depending on seasonality and which of the speciality chefs are on board. Much of the food is produced locally on Cat Ba Island, at Bhaya’s organic farms, or taken directly from the ocean. Dietary requirements can be easily catered for. The bar is fully stocked with international wines and spirits and is the perfect place for sundowners to mingle with other guests.  Special occasions can be celebrated with a private meal on a beach or in a grotto.


Bhaya Premium will stop at a selection of the main sights in the bay which depending on the length of the cruise can include Dau Go Cave, Cat Ba island and National Park, Bright and Dark Caves, fishing villages and lesser known areas such as Lan Ha Bay. Activities will include the option of cycling, kayaking, snorkelling at each location.
On board, facilities include a library and a spa for some quiet time between activities, but guests can also enjoy a cooking class, morning Tai Chi classes on the sundeck or even squid fishing at night with the crew.

Holiday Ideas

  • Family Fun in Vietnam

    Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang & Saigon

    from SGD $8800 pp 15 nights

    • We’ve carefully selected these excellent hotels with families firmly in mind. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is especially great for older children, with a huge array of water sports to try in the bay
    • Experience the hidden gems of Vietnamese cities and countryside in an exciting way for everyone as you’re escorted through the labyrinthine streets and jaw-dropping landscapes by bicycle
    • Kayak through towering limestone caves and across peaceful lagoons in Ha Long Bay

  • Imagine Vietnam

    Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An & Saigon

    from SGD $6000 pp 14 nights

    • This trip offers just the right balance of exploration, tranquillity and culture
    • Trekking in the striking peaks of rural Sapa with a stay at a certified National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World to top it off
    • Explore the ruins of My Son, an ancient cluster of Hindu temples in lush surroundings, just outside of Hanoi

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Halong Bay, Northern Vietnam

170 kilometres from Hanoi, in northeastern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and undoubtedly boasts one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth.
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