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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
Prices starting from:
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Built: 2017
22 Cabins
Steel Boat
Halong Bay
Full board included
9.7
Excellent Based on 15 reviews
Good program with a bunch of activities. The cabin was comfortable. Staff was friendly.
Cloe US

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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
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  • 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 5 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra Mattress)
  • The Child Rate for children from 5 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 7 days prior to check-in: 20% of total rates
  • From 6 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates.
  • Less than 3 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 Juan 1 month 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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15 Customer reviews for Athena Royal Cruise

9.7
Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
Score breakdown
Cruise quality
9.5
Food/Drink
9.5
Cabin quality
9.9
Staff quality
9.9
Entertainment
9.3
Traveler rating
  • Outstanding: 4
  • Excellent: 11
Traveler type
  • Family with children: 1
  • Groups of friends: 3
  • Mature couples: 5
  • Solo travellers: 2
  • Young couples: 4
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Cloe
US
12-11-2023
Solo travellers
Excellent
Good program with a bunch of activities. The cabin was comfortable. Staff was friendly.
More Vietnamese food. Too many boats went to the spots at the same time.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Jonathan
New Zealand
24-10-2023
Mature couples
Excellent
Our room was clean and spacious. Plenty of food. Activities were varied but a bit too many. More downtime could be better for enjoying the view and relaxing. The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Thank you for a great time.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Rebecca
US
14-10-2023
Family with children
Excellent
The pick up was smooth. The staff welcomed us at the port and did the check in quickly. Food was superb and of good quantity. The view was fantastic. We went kayaking, visited Surprise cave and hiked to Titov mountain. Massage service was good.
Rubbish in the bay.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Emily Dailly
Canada
08-10-2023
Groups of friends
Excellent
The ship was well maintained and very clean. The staff was friendly. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Although there were too many tourists, the cave and island were worth seeing. Kayaking was interesting, too. 
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Holly Campbell
New Zealand
30-09-2023
Young couples
Outstanding
We had an unforgettable birthday on Athena Royal. The staff was very kind to celebrate my birthday with a cake and a song. They also made sure we enjoyed our vegan meals. The service was 10 out of 10.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Catherine
US
10-09-2023
Mature couples
Excellent
Clean ship and comfortable cabin. Varied food.
The ship did not travel much. Too much time staying in one place.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
8
Cabin quality
10
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Adam Potter
Australia
05-09-2023
Groups of friends
Outstanding
Such a memorable experience on Athena Royal Cruise. Our Executive cabin was well appointed. The ship was clean. The staff took care of us from start to finish. Kayaking was fun and must try.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Robin Blom
Netherlands
26-08-2023
Mature couples
Excellent
A variety of food and activities. Cooking class and Happy Hour were great.
The bed quality could be better. Too crowded stops.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Erika
US
03-08-2023
Young couples
Outstanding
My husband and I had an enjoyable time. The scenery of the bay was engaging. We love the cabin with a balcony and the food. We would come back and stay 2 nights.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Helen Newmark
UK
15-07-2023
Mature couples
Excellent
The schedule was a bit jam-packed but all the activities were excellent. Tim was the best host. The whole team did a great job. Keep up the good work!
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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