Halong Bay is a famous world heritage site with nearly 2,000 limestone islands rising from the ocean, as well as secluded beaches, grottoes, caves and lagoons.Our Paloma Cruise pride ourselves on showing you some of the less crowded areas of the Bai Tu Long Bay. Relax on board and enjoy our stylish, modern, and luxurious facilities. With our attention to detail, a dedicated and friendly crew and second to none service, we ensure you will leave Halong Bay with long lasting and special memories.
Come on board The Paloma Cruise. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay's exceptional natural beauty. Here are a dozen reasons why you should choose Paloma Cruise
The Paloma is a Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa.
Come onboard The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay’s exceptional natural beauty.
The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable.
Facts about The Paloma cruise
Luxury Spa (1st deck)
Luxury cabins (1st and 2nd decks)
Dining areas (3rd deck)
Sundeck (4th deck)
Why the Paloma Cruise?
We are different from other cruises. We take you on an original journey to explore the lesser known areas of Halong Bay. With a refreshing new outlook, we get away from the crowds.
Quality, service and consistency. We understand the finer points of hospitality and luxury. Our impeccable, professional and friendly service is unparalled at every stage from the moment you book to your life on board.
We also pride ourselves on responsible tourism where we work with the local communities and care passionately for the environment.
We go where we say we go.
We do what we say we do.
We will help you create your own experience and your own memories.
Paloma Cruise Cabins
A selection of superior and deluxe cabins, honeymoon and family suites mixing the modern with traditional elements. All ensuite and fully equipped with air conditioning, in house phone and bathroom amenities, allowing you to relax in peace and luxury.
8 Superior (13,5m²) (double or twin)
6 Deluxe (15m²) (double or twin)
2 Honeymoon suites with balcony (23m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views
2 Family suites with balcony (27m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views
Food & Dining
Bar & Dining Room
Relax and unwind in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relax in the soft seating area, browse our selection of books and magazines or watch a DVD on the plasma TV. The bar is fully stocked with fine wines, spirits, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
On board you will be delighted with our top notch service and fine dining experience. Our menu is an innovative blend of European cuisine with an Asian twist. In Vietnam food preparation and presentation is an art form. A healthy and refined cuisine with exotic flavours features Vietnamese herbs, spices and other well-known traditional specialties.
Non-meat eaters will be able to sample some of the best vegetarian food in Vietnam.
During your stay on The Paloma, you won’t be short of things to do. Our expert guide will lead kayaking tours of the bay, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters or pamper yourself in our luxury spa. Join our staff in some late night cuttle fishing and we run cookery demonstrations for those interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. Take part in early morning Tai Chi on the sundeck which is the perfect way to welcome the new day.
Water sport facilities and activities
Kayak (upon request or part of cruise package)
Bamboo rowing boat
Early morning Tai Chi
Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening
Frequently Asked Questions
Can The Paloma be hired out for private groups?
Yes, this is subject to availability and our schedule. Please contact us direct
What activities are there to do on board?
Early morning Tai Chi
Board games, film evenings (DVD and Plasma TV in the bar)
Browse our selection of books and magazines
Late night cuttle fishing
What activities are there for children?
We have a child’s play area with games and toys. Parents can make use of our babysitting service
Is smoking allowed?
No smoking inside the boat but there is a smokers’ area on the outer deck
Can it accommodate disabled people?
We welcome enquiries from guests with disabilities. Please contact us direct so that we can discuss in further detail
When do I have to pay for my booking?
A 30% deposit is required to secure your reservation and the final balance is required before the departure date
Do I have to arrange my own travel to Halong Bay?
No, we provide a mini bus or private car that will pick you up in the morning from your hotel, take you to Halong Bay and back to Hanoi at the end of the cruise
Can I pay by credit card
All cards are accepted - see payment section for more detail
I don’t have a credit card. Can I pay in cash?
Yes, you can visit our head office in Pham Ngu Lao, Hanoi and pay our sales team direct
What if I have special dietary requirements?
Please notify us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies at least 1 week before your departure date. Non meat eaters are well catered for
Will any electrical equipment I bring with me work on board?
Vietnamese style electrical sockets are available in all suites. 220 volts, as is standard throughout hotels in Vietnam
What happens if I am taken ill?
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions that we should know about please inform us. There is also a doctor on call and The Paloma carries standard first aid equipment. Please ensure you have adequate medical and travel insurance
What do I need to bring with me
Sun hat and glasses
Is there internet available?
Limited internet connection. Feeble or no mobile phone signal but our reception has IDD direct dial phones