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Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
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Cruise Line: Athena Luxury Cruise
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Athena Luxury Cruise 2 Days/1 Night

Halong Bay, Ti Top Island, Surprise Cave, Luon Cave - Show on map
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Room Types Max Rates (per room)
Executive Suite
Executive Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 30sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed or 2 Beds
Extra beds available:
  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max adults: 2
Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
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Elegant Suite
Elegant Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 30sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed
Extra beds available:
  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max adults: 2
Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
Family Suite (3pax)
Family Suite (3pax)
Room with balcony
  • Size: 30sqm
  • Max Adults: 3
  • Bed options: 1 double + 1 single bed
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  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max adults: 3
Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
Premium Terrace Suite
Premium Terrace Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 30sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed
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  • Crib
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Max adults: 2
Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)

About Athena Luxury Cruise

Operated since mid-April 2017, Athena Cruise seeks to deliver a one-of-its kind trip to the natural world heritage site of Halong Bay. There are 4 types of cabins spreading over 3 decks: Executive suites, Elegant Suite, Terrace suite and Family Suite.

Restaurants and sundecks are both spacious and well-equipped to make sure you will enjoy every single moment being on board. You can spend your leisure time reading books or watching sunset with 360 degree view from the top deck, or indulge in luxury spa service.

All staffs of Athena are well trained and always try to go out of their way to keep their inhouse guests happy all throughout the trip.

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  • Sauna
  • Wifi
  • Lounge
  • Spa & massage
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

4 things that we love most about Athena Luxury Cruise

  • Ultra-luxury cruise with semi neo classic design
  • Triple room and family room available
  • Spacious and luxurious cabins
  • All cabins come with private balcony with seating chair

Cruise itinerary

  • 2 Days/1 Night
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Morning

Transfer to Halong Bay (shuttle bus or private car, not included in cabin price). Arrive at Halong International Cruise Port (SunGroup).

Afternoon

Take a tender to the main vessel. Be warmly welcomed by friendly crews and receive a complimentary drink with brief introduction and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin and enjoy lunch while Athena Cruise moves to Halong Bay. Arrive at Bo Nau Cave area then transfer by tender to visit Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) - the largest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay. Return to boat and continue the trip to Titov Island for swimming and hiking to the top of the mountain. 

Evening

In early evening you can enjoy Happy Hour on sundeck, or learn how to make Vietnamese food with the cooking class. Later dinner will be served and followed by free time for dinner activities such as squid fishing, watching movie, massage,...

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Morning

Early risers can head to sundeck for a morning Tai Chi session. Light breakfast will be served, just before your visit to Luon Cave by a kayak or bamboo boat. Return to main board and free time to relax. Later check out of your cabin and enjoy a delicious brunch as the cruise heads back to pier.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Morning

Transfer to Halong Bay (shuttle bus or private car, not included in cabin price). Arrive at Halong International Cruise Port (SunGroup).

Afternoon

Take a tender to the main vessel. Be warmly welcomed by friendly crews and receive a complimentary drink with brief introduction and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin and enjoy lunch while Athena Cruise moves to Halong Bay. Arrive at Bo Nau Cave area then transfer by tender to visit Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) - the largest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay. Return to boat and continue the trip to Titov Island for swimming and hiking to the top of the mountain. 

Evening

In early evening you can enjoy Happy Hour on sundeck, or learn how to make Vietnamese food with the cooking class. Later dinner will be served and followed by free time for dinner activities such as squid fishing, watching movie, massage,...

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Halong Bay
Morning

Early birds can attend the morning Tai Chi session on upper deck. Light breakfast will be served to get your energy up before being transfered to day boat and visit other destinations of Halong Bay. Access to Tung Sau Area for kayaking.

Afternoon
Traditional lunch will be served on day boat. Take some time to freshen up before visiting Me Cung Cave. At 3pm, back to Athena Cruise, relax at your own leisure. At 6:00pm, bar will open the Happy hour program or you can join the cooking demonstration held by our chef.
Evening

Another set menu dinner will be served. You can later spend free evening film entertainment (in the dining room); squid fishing; massage or meet new people in social area.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Luon Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Morning

Early risers can head to sundeck for a morning Tai Chi session. Light breakfast will be served, just before your visit to Luon Cave by a kayak or bamboo boat. Return to main board and free time to relax. Later check out of your cabin and enjoy a delicious brunch as the cruise heads back to pier.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
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Important Notes

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Trip cancellation due to bad weather in Halong Bay:
  • The cancellation decision is made by Management Board of Halong Bay on the day of the trip in case of bad weather conditions. In such case, we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer refund in accordance with the cruise policy.
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Cruise inclusions & options

Booking policy
  • Cancellation Policy and Refund:
  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: free of charge 
  • From 30 to 11 days prior to check-in: 15% of total rates 
  • From 10 to 7 days prior to check in: 30% of total rates. 
  • Less than 7 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates. 
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.
  • Cancellation notice must be in written form and send to us via email. Refund will be processed between 5-7 business days.

Cruise policy
  • Check in: 12:15pm
  • Check out: 11:00am
  • Arrival in Hanoi: 3:00-3:30pm
  • Free of charge for children under 4 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra Mattress)
  • The Child Rate for children from 4 to below 11 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults: 75% Adult rate (No extra Mattress)
  • Two children below 11 years stay in a private cabin are charged at 100% of the full cabin rate.
  • Peak season surcharge : Surcharge of $45 per person applies if guests stay overnight on December 24th and/or December 31st, and/or Lunar New Year 2025 (28, 29, 30, 31/1/2025)
  • Shuttle bus : $35/person/round trip. Pick up point: at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
Exclusions
  • Transfer round trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (Shuttle bus and private transfer available)
  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Kayaking is available for $10/person
  • Surcharge for New Year and Christmas
Inclusions
  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
  • Meals as in program
  • Insurance and Service Charges.

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Asked by Hila Kareev 3 weeks, 2 days ago

We are planned to join you on June next month. Can you send me by mail your menu (we want to see if we have some dietary constrains). Thank you Hila

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Answered by Bonnie 3 weeks ago

Dear Hila, I have sent the menus to your email. I hope you like them. If you have any food restrictions: allergies or vegetarian, the cruise also has suitable food options to replace these standard menus. Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact me. Best regards, Bonnie (Ms.)

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Asked by Sebastian 1 month ago

I'm thinking to get a trip at the Athens Luxury Cruise. I was wondering if you could tell me which room has a private jacuzzi or similar. Thanks!

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Answered by Annie 1 month ago

Dear Sebastian, If you prefer a Jacuzzi, please kindly consider the Premium Terrace Suite cabin. Should you need more information, feel free to ask us. Regards, Annie (Ms.)
 

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Asked by Alison King 1 month, 3 weeks ago

What time do you board the ship and return? trying to work out an itinerary. Thank you.

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Answered by Mary 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Dear Alison, You embark on the ship at 12:30 and disembark at around 10:45 am the last day. Kindly note that check-in time at the port is 11:30 - 12:00. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to ask. I am more than glad to assist you! Best regards, Mary

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Asked by Divya 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi do you offer non-veg items for lunch and dinner?
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Answered by Nelly 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Divya, Thank you very much for reaching out to us. Athena Luxury Cruise does have non-veg food. The vegetarian food is only catered for guests who are vegetarian. For more information regarding food, I have sent you the menus via email. Please kindly check it! Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact me. Best regards, Nelly (Ms.)
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Asked by DZ 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi there, we will be travelling as a group of 4. (1) Do you have a room option for four separate adults? Or if we book 2 executive suites, can we request they be next to each other? (2) Secondly, our international flight is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi airport at 5:30am. Do you think that will be enough time to get to Hanoi Old Quarter on time to catch the bus? What is the best transport method to get from Hanoi airport to the shuttle pick up spot? Thanks!
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Answered by Lily 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear DZ, Thank you for contacting us and we are very happy to hear from you! (1) Regarding your request, we can arrange 2 side-by-side executive suites for your group. (2) As you arrive in Hanoi at 5:30 AM, you will surely have enough time for the cruise, so kindly no worries! You can take a taxi to our office (Address: 72 Hang Trong) to be picked up by the shuttle bus. Our office opens at 8:00 AM, so you also have time for breakfast as it takes about 1 hour to get from the airport to our office. We look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by MJ 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, Greetings!!! Do you offer free kayaking? Also, what's the pickup time in Hanoi?
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Answered by Lily 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear MJ, Thank you for your questions and we are very happy to hear from you! Yes, kayaking is included in the price, so kindly no worries! The shuttle bus picks up at your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter at around 8:00 - 8:45 AM. And for Athena Luxury, we offer free shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Peter Ly 2 months, 3 weeks ago
It mentions that there is a shuttle bus from Hanoi to the cruise ship. In the exclusion section, it says no transfer from Hanoi to the cruise ship. What's correct?
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Answered by Quan 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Peter, Thank you for your inquiry. I confirm that we do offer a round trip bus from Hanoi to Halong. The round trip bus will cost 40 USD/pax. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards, Quan.
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Asked by Vidushi Trehan 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, I'd like to understand the exact dates when the Surcharge will be applicable and also the amount for the same. Thank you.
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Vidushi, Thank you for your question! Please see the surcharge policy for Athena Luxury cruise below: (1) Peak season surcharge: Surcharge of $45 per person applies if guests stay overnight on December 24th and/or December 31st, and/or Lunar New Year 2023 (21 - 24 Jan 2023); (2) High season weekend surcharge: $15 per person applies if guests stay overnight on Friday, Saturday from May to August; (3) Vietnam Holiday surcharge: Surcharge of $30 per person applies if guests stay overnight on April 30, May 1, and Sep 2. Should you have other questions, please feel free to let me know. Best regards, Cindy
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Asked by Jeff Cockwell 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, I am interested in 3 day / 2 night starting Dec 24, 2022. Is that date still available? Also, can I join the cruise on any day, or are there specific departure dates? Thx, Jeff
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Answered by Melissa 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Jeff, Thank you for contacting us with your request! The cruise will depart on 24th December, can you please let me know how many persons will join the trip so I can check availability for you? I look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Melissa
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Asked by Cristine Dee 2 months, 3 weeks ago
may i ask if our flight is arriving at 8 a.m. in Hanoi international airport, can Athena Cruise arrange Van pick up for 10 people? can we request for the flight., is this Athena elegance Cruise ?
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Cristine Dee, Thank you for your question! My name is Cindy and I am very happy to assist you with your trip plan! Please be advised that Athena cruise has shuttle bus picking up from Hanoi Old Quarter but we can arrange a private van for your group by our own arrangement and bring you to the cruise's port in time. Should you need more information, please feel free to contact us. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by Sonia Bharadwa 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, I am looking to do a 2night stay from the 25th of December, can you tell me how much a shuttle bus transfer would cost (return)?
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Sonia Bharadwa, Thank you so much for contacting us! The shuttle bus is free of charge and you do not need to pay any cost for this service. Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to let us know! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Lisa Ha 2 months, 3 weeks ago
When exploring the cave, how much time will we be there walking around and exploring?
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Answered by Amber 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Lisa Ha, Thank you for your email. My name is Amber from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip. At this time, Athena cruises visit Sung Sot Cave and Ti Top Island on Halong bay instead of Thien Canh Son cave and Vung Vieng village in Bai Tu Long bay. You will have around 50 minutes walking around and exploring the cave. Could you provide me your travel date so I can check availability for you. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any questions. Best regards, Amber (Ms.)
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Asked by OS KIRAN 2 months, 3 weeks ago
we are pure vegetarians and do not eat any sea food or meat, will we have good vegetable spread for meals and breakfast
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear OS Kiran, Thank you for your question. My name is Cindy from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip. On Athena cruise and other cruises have offer Vegetarian food so please kindly no worries. I hope my info would be helpful and please let me know if you have any inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by Bella 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, May I ask is there any private car go directly to the airport from the cruise when the day I check out the room? Or I have to get on same shuttle bus to Hanoi and find a way to the airport myself? Thanks!!
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Bella, Thank you for your question. My name is Cindy from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip Yes, we do offer private car service driving directly from the cruise to the airport so you do not have to use shuttle bus service. Please share with me more details about your inquiry for us to have better service. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by Mark 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, If we book the executive room can our daughter of 6 years old sleep with us in a separate bed? We are confused because the booking options says 'up to 5 yrs old'. Kind regards, Mark
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Answered by Mary 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Mark, Thank you for your questions. Yes, you can book an Executive room for your family. Your daughter will get an extra roll-away bed in the same cabin as you. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us! Best regards, Mary (Ms.)
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Asked by Mr Lam 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, what will be the price for a round trip shuttle bus service form hanoi - halong ? thanks
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Answered by Hana 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Lam, Thank you for your question! We now offer a free shuttle bus service from Hanoi thus you do not have to pay for it. May I know your travel date to check the cruise's availability? Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you need further information. Best regards. Hana (Ms.)
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Asked by Megan F Schipp 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, My partner and I will already be in Ha Long Bay. Is it possible that we meet up with the ship instead of doing the pick up and drop off from Hanoi? Thanks!
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Megan F Schipp, Thank you for your question. Yes, the transfer from Hanoi is just an optional service and you can surely join the trip from Halong Bay. Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you the confirmation voucher with the pier address and the hotline contact in order for you to find the pier easier. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Caroline 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi This doesn't give details of the third day, only day 1 and 2 can you let me know details for day 3
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Caroline, Thank you for your inquiry. I have sent the detailed itinerary for 3 days 2 nights of Athena cruise to your email, please kindly check it and let me know if you need any further information. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by Samantha Sumarli 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi There, I'd like to check what time we arrive back in Hanoi with the shuttle option as I have a flight that evening at 7.10pm. Thank you!
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Samantha, Thank you for your question! The bus will arrive in Hanoi around 4:00pm. If you take a domestic flight you can make it for the flight! Best regards,
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Asked by Jaclyn Mary Hawkins 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi there, I was wondering if the shuttle from Hanoi is included in the booking or not. I am a bit confused as it says it is not included in the cabin price.
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Jaclyn Mary Hawkins, Thank you for your inquiry. I am very glad to assist you with your trip. I confirm that for Athena Cruise, we offer a free shuttle bus round trip from/to Hanoi Old Quarter. When you make the booking on our website, you can choose the shuttle bus at no extra cost. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Pablo G 2 months, 3 weeks ago
On a 2 nights plan... Is it possible to catch an international flight on day 3 departing Hanoi to Siem Reap at 18:05?
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Pablo, Thank you so much for your inquiry and if you go with a private car transfer from Halong to Hanoi airport, it is totally fine for you to catch the flight at around 06.00 PM. Kindly no worries. In case you prefer to join the shuttle bus instead, you may consider the evening flight, since our bus only picks up and drops off within the Hanoi Old Quarter area and you will need to take the taxi to the airport after that for around 40 - 45 minutes. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)
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Asked by Pamela 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, What is the full itinerary for the 3D2N package? Can you please share that? And how much would round-trip shuttle bus OR private car cost from Hanoi Old Quarter? Thank you.
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Pamela, Thank you for your question! I have sent the full itinerary of the cruise to your email, please help me to check it. We offer a free shuttle bus from/to Hanoi Old Quarter. Otherwise, if you prefer privacy, you can consider a private car at US$ 170/sedan car or US$ 180/MPV car/round trip. Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to let us know! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Mei 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, We are staying at Solaria hotel - is there free pickup/dropoff? We are looking at 2 days 1 night cruise departing on 23rd Dec. Thanks.
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Mei, Thank you for your question! Yes, our offer for Athena Cruise at the moment is a free shuttle bus round trip. Solaria Hotel locates in the Old Quarter and the bus can surely pick you up/drop you off there. Please kindly reconfirm to us if you wish to book the cruise in order for me to assist you better. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Menah 2 months, 3 weeks ago
hi, I am after a 4 or 5 * that does the most number of things. We want to visit the greatest number of caves possible as well as the fishing village and the pearl farm. which option would you recommend? I would like to have the prices for the 23rd of December and the 24th of December for 2 people and would also like to know if the price includes transfers from and to Hanoi. Thank you very much!
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Menah, Thank you for your questions and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Yes, Athena Cruise is a good option which visits both cave and fishing village. The price does include shuttle bus round trip, so please no worries. If you take the cruise on December 24, a surcharge of US$ 50/person would be applied. This is the peak season thus the cruise can be fully booked very soon. Thus please consider and let us know soon if you wish to take it. I hope to hear from you soon! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by lee 2 months, 3 weeks ago
What kind of bus is the free shuttle bus included?(limousins or bus?) and how many seats is shuttle bus? And Is it possible to pick up all hotels near Hoan Kiem??
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Lee, Thank you for your question. Athena Cruise's bus is the Fuso Dcar with a maximum of 15 guests. The bus can pick you up straight from your hotel if it locates in Hanoi Old Quarter (around Hoan Kiem Lake) I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by SIEW LANG CHENG 2 months, 3 weeks ago
I am from Ha Long Bay, can i have the location of the pier. Can I take your shuttle bus for one way, back to Hanoi? How much I have to pay?
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Siew Lang Cheng, Thank you for your inquiry and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. The cruise pier is Hon Gai Pier, 6A Le Thanh Tong, Halong. Yes, you can surely take the bus one way and we now offer it for free. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Carlos Bernardes 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear sir/madam, I would like to confirm that the referred price includes the shuttle service from Hanoi and, also, to ask you if it would be possible to show us the difference between the sundeck of the ELEGANT SUITE and the TERRACE SUITE. Thank you very much for your time. Best regards, Carlos Bernardes
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Carlos Bernardes, Thank you for contacting us and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Yes, we offer a FREE shuttle bus from Hanoi to Athena cruise. Please be advised the Elegance Suite is on the 2nd floor and at the middle of the boat with a balcony. The Terrace Suite is also on the 2nd floor but at the back of the boat which has a larger terrace with panoramic ocean view. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by miyu 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Please tell me the detail of transfer . Do you pick me up at hotel or do I need to go the meeting place by my self? Is it possible to pick me up at Air port if you have picking up service.
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Miyu, Thank you for your email. My name is Jolie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. The shuttle bus can pick you up directly at your hotel if it locates in Hanoi Old Quarter area. Otherwise, you will have to take a taxi to our office at 72 Hang Trong Street to wait for the bus. Besides, we can arrange a private car to pick you up straight at the airport to Ha Long at an extra cost US$ 110/sedan car for 2 persons. However, may I ask for your flight details? Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by ilaria 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, Does the price include a cookig class and snorkeling activities? Thank you, Ilaria
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Answered by Jolie 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Ilaria, Thank you for contacting us! Yes, the cost does include the cooking demonstration. However, I am sorry that snorkeling activity is not available since the water conditions are not really favourable. I hope you understand this situation. Should you have any other inquiries, please feel free to let us know! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)
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Asked by Addo Kruizinga 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear, Does every room on board have a window party? Greeting Addo
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Addo Kruizinga, Thank you for your question. Yes, all the rooms have windows with a sea view, not the internal window. If you have other inquiries, feel free to ask us. Best regards, Cindy
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Asked by Mark Fachler 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, On the 3 day cruise, what time do we disembark?
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Answered by Mary 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Mark Fachler, Thank you for your question. Kindly be noticed that you disembark at around 10:45 - 11:00 am on your check-out day. Should you need more information, feel free to contact us again. Regards, Mary (Ms.)
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Asked by Sarah D 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello I would like to book the family cabin for a 1-night cruise from 31/7 - 1/8. I have a few questions: (1). We have 3 children, however, our youngest child is between 0-4 yrs and she will share the bed with her 6 year old brother. We want the 3-bed family room and an additional rollaway bed. Is this possible please? (2) We are vegetarian. Do you cater for vegetarian meal requests on board? (3) Where do you complete drop off and pick up in Hanoi? Can we nominate a hotel? Thank you and I look forward to your response. Kind regards Sarah
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Sarah D, Thank you for your inquiries and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Regarding your questions, I would like to answer them as follows: (1) It seems your family is 5 people with 2 children 0-4 and 6 years old, right? So you will need to take the Family Connecting Suite (1 double + 2 single + a rollaway bed (if required)); (2) Yes, the boat can cater to vegetarian food thus kindly no worries; (3) The pick up and drop off is at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. If your hotel is away from this area, you need to take a taxi to our office at 72 Hang Trong to join the tour. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by Marina Viana Pereira 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi. I would like to know if I bought a cruise from you, is it possible to give for me and my husband the letter for the visa on arrival ?
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Answered by Joy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Marina Viana Pereira, Thank you very much for your question! If you book Halong Bay cruises with us, we will do a visa approval letter for free for you (01-month single entry). The letter only allows you to apply for a visa on arrival at the airport. So, when you arrive at the airport you will fill in the form to apply for the visa and the fee for this visa and stamping fee will be $25 USD/person. Please note that you will pay this amount in cash (USD or VND is accepted) at the airport. Should further information be needed, please feel free to let me know in advance. Best regards, Joy (Ms).
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Asked by Yvonne Juch 2 months, 3 weeks ago
On the 2nd day after disembarking, we won't return to Hanoi. Instead we want to head for Hai Phong. Is it possible to get a transfer to Hai Phong?
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Dear Ms. Yvonne Juch, Thank you for your email and if you do not use the shuttle bus back to Hanoi, you may need a taxi or private car transfer to Haiphong as our bus only do pick up and drop off clients within Hanoi Center/ Hanoi Old Quarter area. Thanks for your kind notice and understanding! Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)

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Asked by JUNG 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello! What is the official Athena cruise home page? please let me know. thank you.
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Answered by Halong Bay Tours 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Jung, Thanks for your inquiry and please follow this link for your reference: http://athenacruise.com/ . Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Kind regards.
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Asked by Anna Ahn 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello! I am looking for cruise trip for 1 night. I am checking the price that is included the transportation but I am gonna stay in Novotel in Ha Long bay area the day before boarding. So I don't need the transportation service. Can I get discount if I do not request the transportation service?
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Anna Ahn, Thank you so much for your contacting us and I am so sorry as we offer shuttle bus transfer service for free of charge thus we can not offer discount. I am so sorry for this inconvenience to you. Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)
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Asked by muni 2 months, 3 weeks ago
hi, just wondering if there's halal meal on board?
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Muni, Thank you for your question and I am so sorry as we only offer vegetarian food for our clients on board. Thanks for your kind notice and understanding this situation. Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)
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Asked by Dani 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, are all meals on board included in the price?
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Answered by Lisa 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Dani, Thank you for your question. I confirm that all board meals are included in price already. Drinks are not included however. Best regards, Lisa (Ms.)
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Asked by Eunji Park 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi. I would like to book on Aug 31 or Sep 1 but I can't find available button though price calendar shows 300$. would you advise how I can reserve on Sep 1?
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Answered by Lisa 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Eunji Park, Thank you for your question. I am glad to inform you that we are available both on 31 Aug and 1 Sept. The detail price has been emailed to you. Please let me know if you have any questions. Best regards, Lisa (Ms.)
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Asked by jacki 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Is Athena cruise running? DO you have availability Sept 28th for 4 people or 4th Oct ?
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your question. Athena Cruise is already running. We have special promotion for September 28th of $155/person including shuttle bus round trip so I think it's best you travel in September instead of October. In case you prefer to travel in October instead, the cost is $210/ persons including bus round trip. Best regards,
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Asked by DIEGO 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Is it possible to catch an international flight on day 2 departing Hanoi 19:45?
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Diego, Yes, you can catch an international flight on day 2 departing Hanoi at 19.45 as the bus will return back Hanoi at around 4pm. Or to be sure, you can take a private car go directly from Halong to Hanoi airport. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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Asked by jennifer jones 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear signature mandarin cruise with the 2day 1night tour would we be back in Hanoi on day 2 to fly out at 1930. thanks jennifer
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Jennifer, Thank you so much for your contacting us and our shuttle bus will return to Hanoi at around 04.00 - 04.30PM latest thus it is alright for you to take the flight at 19.30. Thank you!
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Asked by Amalina Kamal 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi there, Are we permitted to swim while on your cruise? I know that kayaking is an option
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Answered by Sunny 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Amalina Kamal, Thank you for your question and you can surely swim when the boat stops. Please do not hesitate to contact us when you have any questions! I look forward to hear from you, Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)
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Asked by Lily Lee 2 months, 3 weeks ago
What time shuttle departs Hanoi on day 1 What time shuttle arrive Hanoi on day 2 Is it possible to catch an international flight on day 2 departing Hanoi 17:00?
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Answered by Cindy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Lee, Thank you for your question. Please note that the shuttle bus will return to Hanoi around 4:30-5:00pm - so you cannot catch the flight ontime. If you wish to take the flight at 17:00 you can take a private transfer from the pier and will reach Hanoi Airport around 2:00pm. If you have any question please let me know!
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134 Customer reviews for Athena Luxury Cruise

9.7
Excellent
Based on 134 reviews
Score breakdown
Cruise quality
9.4
Food/Drink
9.6
Cabin quality
9.7
Staff quality
9.9
Entertainment
9.5
Traveler rating
  • Outstanding: 39
  • Excellent: 89
  • Very good: 6
Traveler type
  • Family with children: 13
  • Groups of friends: 24
  • Mature couples: 50
  • Solo travellers: 6
  • Young couples: 41
Comments are provided by customers who have previously taken this cruise trip
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Samuel
AU
13-03-2024
Young couples
Very good
Food was excellent. The staff was friendly.
Facilities were downgraded. Too many tourists at a time.
Cruise quality
8
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9
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Anna
US
07-03-2024
Young couples
Excellent
The scenery was perfect. The bay was calm. The weather was nice. All was amazing!
The vessel was a bit old but we still really enjoyed our stay.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
9
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Frank
UK
01-03-2024
Groups of friends
Excellent
The ship looks aged. But the staff went far beyond to make our trip enjoyable. Thank you!
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Matthew
AU
21-02-2024
Young couples
Excellent
Wonderful time. Well-equipped cabin. Nice staff. The cave was amazing. The view on the top of the mountain was speechless.
Crowded.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Liam Brown
US
15-02-2024
Family with children
Excellent
My family loves this tour. The view was unbeatable. We visited a huge cave and a beautiful island. Kayaking through the cave was crowded and short but nice. The staff was friendly. Recommended.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Karen Smith
Canada
09-02-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Scenery, staff, room, food.
Busy schedule.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9
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Anna Sadokhina
New Zealand
02-02-2024
Young couples
Excellent
Good tour. Room with amazing views and balcony. The excursions to Surprise Cave, Titov Island, and kayaking were superb.
Many tourists at attractions.
Cruise quality
8
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
9
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Emma Batt
UK
21-01-2024
Family with children
Excellent
My family and I had a nice time. The staff took care of us well. We enjoyed the food, our cabin with balcony, the excursions to the caves and islands. Kayaking was excellent.
1 night was a bit short for the busy schedule.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9
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Sharon
Canada
17-01-2024
Young couples
Excellent
The bay was fantastic. We were impressed by the Surprise Cave and the view on top of Titop Island. Kayaking was a bit crowded but interesting and relaxing. The staff was nice.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Shivaprasad
India
12-01-2024
Groups of friends
Excellent
Activities were varied. Food was nice. Friendly staff. The view or the bay were magnificent.
The schedule was rushed.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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