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ATHENA CRUISE 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS



The Athena Cruise is the brand new five-star luxury cruise vessel in Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay.  Built in 2016, the Athena Cruise made her maiden voyage on July 1st, 2017.  The ship has 3 decks: a lower deck with reception, cabins, and boarding area, a middle deck with cabins, an indoor restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sundeck with open bar, coffee lounge, spa and sauna.  On board the Athena Cruise there are 21 high-end cabins with 5 different styles available to custom-tailor your voyage with us. 
Our journey from the legendary Ha Long Bay to the less-traveled Bai Tu Long Bay will give you a unique experience that other cruises do not offer.  On the Athena Cruise you will find yourself surrounded by natural beauty and captivated by the mysterious, ancient, natural wonder of Ha Long Bay.  Our friendly and professional staff and crew are dedicated to your safety and enjoyment.  We are available 24 hours a day to deliver to you the most luxurious and enjoyable experience on our ship.  Whether you seek adventure, luxury, romance, or relaxation, the Athena Cruise will give you the experience of a lifetime.
Vung Vieng is located in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, 24 km from the mainland. Coming to Vung Vieng village, tourists can join a crew to experience the daily life of fishermen and go fishing on the bay; or visit floating pearl farm and see how local people produce great pearls. The village is also an ideal destination for kayaking or sampan ride.

Thien Canh Son Cave (called Dong Co by local) is a wild cave located on Bai Tu Long Bay, in the center of Cong Do island. It attracts so many tourists both domestic and overseas by a rare natural beauty, pristine limestone stalactites and beautiful surround landscape. To visit this cave, visitors would walk up about 100 stone steps, placed under the foliages and craggy cliffs which brings in a new feeling like climbing on the heaven gate’s side.

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY – VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE – BAN CHAN BEACH

12:45 – We will welcome you with a drink as you board the Athena Cruise.  Our Cruise Manager will give you a briefing and safety instruction as well as review the itinerary before check in.
13:00 – Enjoy a buffet Lunch as the boat cruises from Ha Long to Bai Tu Long Bay.
15:30 – 17:30 – If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities, feel free to use our sauna for no extra cost, or chose to relax on our sundeck or in your cabin.
15:45 – You can visit Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat.
16:45 – We offer kayaking at this time.
17:30 – Happy hour in our bar will start from 17:30 to 18:45.  Buy one get one free!
17:45 – On our Sundeck you can participate and compete in our Master Chef Cooking Demonstration with traditional Vietnamese food: learn how to cook Deep Fried Spring Rolls and the decorative technique of creating flower carvings from fresh fruit or vegetables.

19:15 – A set menu multi-course Dinner will be served.
21:00 – Free time on the boat.  Try squid fishing from the first deck of the boat, relax on the Sundeck and enjoy  drink service until you wish to your room.

DAY 2: CONG DAM AREA

06:15 – We have a Tai Chi demonstration on the Sundeck; tea and coffee are available at this time.
06:45 – Breakfast will be served in the restaurant.
08:45 – Transfer to another boat to travel to Cong Dam Area, known for its crystal clear sandy beaches.  Here you can enjoy swimming and relaxing on the secluded beach.  Kayaking is also available.
12:00 – After lunch is served we will take some time to relax near the stunning beach.
15:30 – 17:30 – We will travel back to the Athena Cruise and you will have some free time.  You can use our sauna at this time with no extra cost.
17:30 – Happy hour in our bar will start from 17:30 to 18:45.
17:45 – You can participate in another cooking demonstration on our Sundeck.
19:15 – A set menu multi-course Dinner will be served.
21:00 –  Free time on the boat.  Enjoy squid fishing from the first deck of the boat, enjoy the Sundeck and drink service until you wish to return to your room.

DAY 3: BAI TU LONG BAY – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HANOI

06:15 – We have a Tai Chi demonstration on the Sundeck; tea and coffee are available at this time.
06:45 – Breakfast will be served in the restaurant.
07:20 – Explore Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay.  Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.  Note: there are about 400 steps to get up to the cave.
08:45 –  Check out is from 08:45 to 9:30.  At this time you can put your luggage on the first deck for us to transfer to our tender and settle your bill with reception.
09:15 – Brunch will be served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck
10:30 – Disembark to Vinashin Marina.

INCLUDED:

- Welcome drinks with warm/cold tissues.
- Entrance fees and sightseeing fees.
- Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin, with hot shower inside the cabin GUARANTEE.
- Experience English speaking guide/ station guide.
- Full board meals: 02 breakfast, 02 lunch, 02 dinner, 01 brunch.
- Fresh flowers setup.
- Fruits setup in cabin.
- Bottles of water in cabin as well as in restaurant
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- Boat cruises as specified in the programme. All Ha Long Bay boats will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
- In-house English-speaking Tour Guide as indicated in the itinerary
- Tai Chi Session
- Cooking Class
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants and full board on the boat in Bai Tu Long
- A bottle of wine in Suites and Athena Terrace Suite Cabins

EXCLUDED:

- Round trip transfers
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Any insurance.
- Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee
- Beauty Spa Services and Massage
- Beverages and Tobacco
- Other services not mentioned above.
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