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Bhaya Luxury Cruise

Halong Bay is a legendary world just waiting to be explored. Bhaya combines oriental style with contemporary luxury. Together they are the perfect recipe for an enchanting and relaxing holiday. In 1917, Emperor Khai Dinh plied the waters of the Bay in a wonderful wooden junk. Almost a century later you too can embark on a voyage through time – in a ship recreated from the original designs and with impeccable service fit for a King. Reside in one of 40 luxurious cabins or suites, wine and dine in style and enjoy a relaxing – or exhilarating – array of onboard activities. The choice really is yours.

Bhaya Classic

Built in oriental style with contemporary luxury, Bhaya Cruises established new standards of luxury cruising in Vietnam when Bhaya Classic I entered service in summer 2007.

The Bhaya Classic fleet offers a total of 60 luxury cabins and suites accommodating a maximum 120 passengers for Ha Long Bay cruises or hosted events (weddings, corporate retreats, incentives, meetings, conferences, etc.).


Bhaya Classic I Bhaya Classic II Bhaya Classic III Each Bhaya cruise ship features:
Launch: July 2007
Length: 37.5 m
Width: 8.2 m
Launch: November 2008
Length: 39.5 m
Width: 8.5 m
Launch: January 2009
Length: 39.5 m
Width: 8.5 m
2 Accommodation Decks
1 Lounge Deck with Dining Room and Bar
1 Sundeck
18 Deluxe Cabins
2 Royal Suites
1 Massage and Spa Area
1 Boutique Library

Cabins: All our Deluxe cabins and Suites are well appointed, with traditional Vietnamese hardwood creating a luxuriant warmth. Light materials and large windows ensure that each cabin is bright and airy. Hand-crafted hardwood furniture, gold and white fittings, and delicate upholstery further enhance the warmth and light in each cabin.

Deluxe Cabins Royal Suites
Our Deluxe cabin (12.5m2) offers all the amenities necessary for you to feel comfortable: twin beds or a queen-size bed, air-conditioner, wall fan, refrigerator, en-suite bathroom with shower. Each features a picture window, providing added light and memorable views. The two sumptuous Royal Suites (16.5m2) are located in the forward section of the upper accommodation deck and offer panoramic 180° views. Each Royal Suite offers all the standard amenities of the Deluxe Cabins, plus a larger ensuite bathroom with bathtub, a plush sofa, extended picture windows and an exclusive, private viewing area on the foredeck.

Deck Plan:

Sun Deck
Sunbathing and Relaxing Area

Upper Deck
Beauty Spa and Massage Area
7 Deluxe Twin Cabins
2 Deluxe Double Cabins
2 Royal Suites

Lounge Deck
Dining Room and Bar

Lower Deck
Reception and Boarding Area
1 Boutique Library
3 Deluxe Twin Cabins
6 Deluxe Double Cabins

Bhaya Legend

Built in similar style to the larger Bhaya Classic vessels, the two Bhaya Legend charter vessels feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views.

Bhaya Legend charters are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends wishing for an exclusive, private, customized charter cruise on Ha Long Bay.

Overnight cruises aboard a Bhaya Legend include free-flow soft drinks, coffee and tea, lunch, dinner and brunch. The crew of four: captain, hostess, chef and deckhand, are at your service to deliver the most enjoyable private Ha Long Bay cruise experience possible.

Bhaya Spirit

Entering service in autumn 2008, the boat features a single-deck design centered around a spacious covered dining area and expansive foredeck. It has a capacity for up to 10 day-trip passengers for sightseeing and recreation cruises around the natural wonders of Ha Long Bay.

The Bhaya Spirit is primarily used to support the 3-day cruise programs of the Bhaya Classic vessels and their kayaking activities.


Bhaya offers four types of intimate, luxury, personal accommodation: Deluxe Twin Cabins, [Bhaya cruises – Halong bay cruise – Vietnam vacation] Deluxe Double Cabins, Bhaya Suites and the exclusive, lavish Royal Suites.

All Cabins and Suites are finished in traditional Vietnamese hardwood giving them a rich, luxuriant warmth. The white deck heads, thatched bamboo-matting panels and expansive curtained windows deliver ambient light and views. Hand-crafted hardwood furniture, gold and white fittings, white bed linen and soft pastel turquoise bed runners and pillows further enhance the warmth and light.

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All accommodations include air-conditioning, fans, private toilets and showers (with bath in the Royal Suites), TV with music and news channels, access to a film library, refrigerator, hair dryer, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, in-cabin safes and picturesque ocean views as standard.

Bhaya has six 12.5m2 (41ft2) Deluxe Double Cabins. The four located on 01 Deck are aft of the Bhaya Suites with two each on the port and starboard sides. On 02 Deck, the two Deluxe Double Cabins are located aft of the Royal Suites on either side. The Double cabins feature a 160 x 200 cm (5′ 2in x 6′ 6in) double bed.

The 10 Deluxe Twin Cabins are 12.5m2 (41ft2). There are three located on 01, one on the port side, [Bhaya cruises – Halong bay cruise – Vietnam vacation] two on the starboard side, aft of the Deluxe Double Cabins. Seven are located on 02 Deck aft of the Double Cabins, with three on the port side and four on the starboard side. The Twin cabins feature two 80 x 200 cm (2′ 7in x 6′ 6in) single beds.
The two Bhaya Suites measure a comfortable 14.5m2 (47ft2) and are located in the for’ard section of 01 Deck on either side. Bhaya Suites feature a 160 x 200 cm (5′ 2in x 6′ 6in) double bed, sweeping 180° water-level ocean views and direct access to the for’ard public viewing area on 01 Deck.

The two sumptuous Royal Suites measure a regal 16.5m2 (54ft2) and are located in the for’ard section of 02 Deck on either side. The Royal Suites feature a 160 x 200 cm (5′ 2in x 6′ 6in) double bed, panoramic 180° ocean views, a plush sofa and exclusive access to a private viewing area on 02 Deck. The en-suites are resplendent with a deep-soak bath.

Bhaya Deck Plans

Bhaya has two accommodation decks, a function and facilities deck and a topside sundeck and bar. All accommodation and facilities decks feature external forecastle and aftercastle areas.

Lower Deck : Reception Area

  • 1 Boutique Library
  • 3 Deluxe Twin Cabins
  • 4 Deluxe Double Cabins
  • 2 Bhaya Suites
Lower Deck – Bhaya Cruise Ship. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Upper Deck : Massage and Spa Area

  • 7 Deluxe Twin Cabins
  • 2 Deluxe Double Cabins
  • 2 Royal Suites
Upper Deck – Bhaya Cruise Ship. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Lounge Deck : Dining Room and Bar

Lounge Deck – Bhaya Cruise Ship. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Promenade Deck : Sunbathing and Relaxing Area

Promenade Deck – Bhaya Cruise Ship. Halong Bay, Vietnam

The Bhaya’ s History

The Bhaya is a new boat with an ancient history. A true traveler of his time, the Vietnamese Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) defied the custom of taking thousands of courtiers on a royal trip, and took just twelve of his most trusted followers on a very exceptional trip to Halong Bay. His ship was one of the best of the wonderful wooden junks that sailed the waters of Halong. Inspired by the romantic landscape of the limestone karst islands rising in the middle of the waters, Khai Dinh commissioned a poem in praised of the bay’s beauty to be carved on the cliff of Dau Go Cave.

The tale of the king’s trip and the hardy ship he had chosen as his water home circulated among the ship builders of Halong. Each succeeding generation of shipbuilders dreamed of duplicating Khai Dinh’s wonderful boat, but nearly 100 years passed before an 80-year-old master shipbuilder, Nguyen Van Hoa, turned the dream into reality.

Still, Hoa’s life seemed incomplete. He was always searching for a dream junk – the boat that would set his work apart from those of the other shipbuilders of his time. One day, among the thousands of ancient sketches and drawings, he discovered a fragment of the lost drawing of Khai Dinh’s matchless junk. Working slowly and carefully, he managed to restore the drawing to its original state. At last, the incomparable boat that had transported Khai Dinh and his courtiers lived again on paper. Now, all that was left was to find the support to build the vessel and, once again, bring the ship to life in reality.Master Hoa was born into a highly respected family of ship builders in Quang Ninh Province. From early childhood, his father had filled his mind with stories of this magical kingly junk that no one could replicate. At the same time, under the expert tutelage of his father, Hoa developed into one of the most gifted ship designers of his generation. Night after sleepless night, he studied ancient drawings and scripts describing Vietnamese wooden junks. During the day he devised blueprints for all types of junks that could sail across all sorts of ocean waters.

Fiercely determined, French architects and Vietnamese master shipbuilders toiled for two long years in the heat of the shipyard. Finally, in July of 2007, the Bhaya was launched – a perfect blend of the experience and talent of the ancient master and the youthful creativity of the Frenchman and his friend.In January of 2005, a chance meeting took place in Halong among Antoine, a gifted young French architect from Montpellier, his colleague, Anne Drousie, who wanted to build a luxury boat in the style of the ancient Vietnamese junks, and Master Hoa. At last, 90 years after Khai Dinh had set sail, all of the ingredients were in place to finally recreate this magnificent boat.

The embodiment of an ancient Halong dream, the Bhaya is a flawless combination of traditional eastern delicacy and western luxury and comfort. Sailing in the midst of the wonder and natural beauty that distinguishes Halong Bay, the Bhaya will play a considerable role in the embellishment and protection of this glorious World Heritage Site!

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