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Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Departure: Daily
Cruise Line: Athena Royal Cruise
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Athena Royal Cruise 3 Days/2 Nights

Halong Bay, Ti Top Island, Surprise Cave, Tung Gau Area
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Destinations: Halong Bay, Ti Top Island, Surprise Cave, Tung Gau Area , Luon Cave, Me Cung Cave
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Tai ChiSwimmingSquid Fishing SpaKayakingCooking ClassClimbing
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Built: 2017
22 Cabins
Steel Boat
Halong Bay
Full board included
9.6
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Cruise Duration:
  • 2 Days/1 Night
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
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0-4 Years old Free
05-11 Years old 75% Adult fares
12 Years old and up Full Adult fares
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Room Types Max Rates (per room)
Executive Suite
Executive Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 25 sqm
  • 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: 0 (up to 12 years of age)
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Elegant Suite
Elegant Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 28 sqm
  • 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: 0 (up to 12 years of age)
Premium Suite
Premium Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 30 sqm
  • 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: 0 (up to 12 years of age)
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 45 sqm
  • 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: 0 (up to 12 years of age)

About Athena Royal Cruise

Athena Royal is one of 4 brands of the reputable Athena Group in Halong Bay. The ship was launched in 2017 and quickly won the hearts of leisure travelers.
 
Offering 22 deluxe suites with a private balcony in each, Athena Royal guarantees a stay with not only modern amenities but also stunning views and utmost comfort. There are 4 room categories measuring 25 to 45 sqm which are Executive Suite, Elegant Suite, Premium Suite and Royal Suite. If you are a family with 1-2 children, the connecting rooms are available upon request.
 
Athena Royal invites you to immerse in the breathtaking view of Halong Bay and explore landmarks such as Surprise Cave, Titov Island, and Luon Cave. For a longer itinerary, you will access the further part with pristine spots such as Tung Sau Area and Me Cung Cave. Kayaking, swimming, climbing, and more activities onboard are waiting for you to participate.
 
Last but not least, don't miss the convenient facilities onboard to enhance your experience. The sundeck is equipped with sun loungers for sunbathing and unwinding. You can also join the cooking class, morning Taichi or grab some drinks and socialize with other passengers. The jacuzzi is ideal for some relaxing dips. Besides, a spa and sauna would be the perfect way to release all the stress and muscle tension. That is not to mention a bunch of dishes from local and Western cuisine that the talented chef will prepare for you.
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  • Sauna
  • Wifi
  • Spa & massage
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

4 things that we love most about Athena Royal Cruise

  • Spacious cabin with private balcony
  • All meals included
  • Jacuzzi pool on top deck
  • Visit Surprise Cave & Titov Island

Cruise itinerary

  • 2 Days/1 Night
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1: Halong International Harbor - Halong
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 - Halong International Port
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, Lunch
Day 1: Halong International Harbor - Halong
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 Exploration
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: Halong - Halong International Port
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, Lunch
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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

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, 31/01/2025)
  • Shuttle bus: $35/person/round trip. Pick up point: at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
Booking Policy
  • 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.
Price Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Visa and hotel arrangements.
  • Spa & Massage treatment services.
  • Beverages, Tips & Personal expenses
  • Other services not clearly mentioned.
  • V.A.T tax
  • Surcharge for entrance fee (follow the government’s law)
Price Inclusions
  • Luxury en-suite cabin
  • Welcome drink upon arrival.
  • Tea, Coffee & Fruits in the room.
  • Full board meals: welcome lunch buffet, set menu dinner, light breakfast and a brunch buffet.
  • Free usage of the outdoor swimming pool in Sundeck
  • Halong Bay Tour Ticket.
  • Various activities: morning Tai Chi class, cave visiting by rowing boat, squid fishing, swimming and kayaking.
  • English and Vietnamese-speaking tour guide onboard.
  • Onboard insurance and service charges.

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Asked by Holly Helgren 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Do all of the rooms have a balcony with chairs outside?

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Dear Holly Helgren, Yes, all the rooms on Athena Cruise come with a balcony and chairs. If you need more information, feel free to contact us. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)

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Asked by Juan 4 months ago

Hello, I have a question, is transportation included? Since the ad says it includes it for free shuttle and at the point of exclusion it says it is not included, it contradicts itself.

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Dear Juan, Thank you for your question. We are having the promotion and the shuttle bus is included in the room rate. Should you need further information, we are happy to assist. Regards,

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62 Customer reviews for Athena Royal Cruise

9.6
Excellent
Based on 62 reviews
Score breakdown
Cruise quality
9.2
Food/Drink
9.6
Cabin quality
9.5
Staff quality
9.7
Entertainment
9.2
Traveler rating
  • Outstanding: 6
  • Excellent: 52
  • Very good: 3
  • Good: 1
Traveler type
  • Family with children: 6
  • Groups of friends: 14
  • Mature couples: 22
  • Solo travellers: 3
  • Young couples: 17
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Vladimir
Russia
27-05-2024
Mature couples
Very good
Friendly and lovely staff. Beautiful views from anywhere on the boat. Visiting the cave by kayak is recommended.
The room is old and not well maintained. A musty smell in the bathroom. The room design is overall out of date. Every space on the ship needs to be renovated to be worth the amount we paid for 2 nights.
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8
Staff quality
9.5
Food/Drink
8.5
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
8
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Sean
AU
25-05-2024
Young couples
Excellent
We especially like this ship. The balance between excursions and free time on the boat made our trip very enjoyable. Butler Tim helped us with everything. The staff is the best thing about the trip. Thank you to him and the other staff. Vote 5 stars without any hesitation.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
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10
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Natasha Horvat
Croatia
22-05-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Good quality boat. The activities on day 1 were very exciting. Day 2, you can kayak and swim.
Stay away from the crowds on Ti Top Island if you don't want to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
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9
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Jung Soohyun
South Korea
20-05-2024
Groups of friends
Excellent
Exactly as ordered services. Excellent staff. Fun activities so you never feel bored. I will recommend this trip to my friends.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Wang Yi-Ting
Taiwan
18-05-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
The room surprised us. A huge bed and spotless floor. Tom and his staff tried their best to make our stay enjoyable. Addicted to the special taste of Vietnamese spring rolls. There were also European dishes but we wanted to try more local dishes. The special attention from the staff made our meal delicious.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9.5
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Zhang Wei
Singapore
15-05-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Athena is a beautiful ship on Halong Bay. The staff were very helpful to us during booking time. They answered all my questions. A vegan menu was sent to ensure we were assured of the food. They did their task very well. The room was so cozy. The bathtub was great with a view of the bay. Exciting activities didn't stop us from enjoying the amenities on board.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
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10
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9
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10
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Emily Watson
AU
11-05-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Once-a-lifetime experiences on Halong Bay. Andy was the best staff we met. Food was a highlight of the trip. Halong seafood was very fresh, and the shrimp dish was very tender. The drink menu was plentiful, but not all had reasonable price…consider it Our room was impressive. The furniture is in good condition.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
9.5
Food/Drink
9.5
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9
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Iman Ahmed
Pakistan
06-05-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Athena Royal's staff is amazing. The trip was the most special birthday of my life. We were served delicious food for dinner. Many thanks to the staff for taking care of my seafood allergy. An alternative option has been offered. The food was excellent. We appreciated their efforts as they prepared a birthday cake for us at dinner. I was so happy to be able to celebrate my birthday in a faraway place but it felt like home.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
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10
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Dimitri Ivanov
Russia
03-05-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Very warm staff, special mention to Mr. Morning. He did his great job. All necessary information was notified in advance. Make sure all information is updated. We joined the cooking class. Spring rolls really surprised us with their special taste. 1 night was not enough for us.
Cruise quality
9
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10
Food/Drink
9.5
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10
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9
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Iwan Pratama
Indonesia
01-05-2024
Groups of friends
Excellent
Great experiences from the Athena overnight stay. Hanna is a very responsive manager. She looks pretty and lovely. The room was amazing and clean. Definitely recommend this ship.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
10
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9
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9
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