Halong Bay Cruise

Calypso Cruise

Number of days: 2

Price from: 132$

Trip type: Sharing Boat

Departure: Daily from Hanoi

Highlights: Halong Bay

Calypso Cruiser was inspirited by the myth of Calypso which also was represented in the traditional Asian design. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are best to characterize the Calypso. The cruiser presents a luxurious exterior blending with the gorgeus nature of Halong bay harmoniously.

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  • Calypso Cruiser was inspirited by the myth of Calypso which also was represented in the traditional Asian design. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are best to characterize the Calypso. The cruiser presents a luxurious exterior blending with the gorgeus nature of Halong bay harmoniously. Calypso Cruiser features 12 deluxe cabins, all finely equiped and exposed to the widest view of the bay as well as wide range of recreational activities in the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Descending Dragons.

    Calypso cruiser also characterizes a fine dining resturant and bar on the second deck, which always serves you best food ever like a feast for the senses. The top deck gives you a panaromic view of splendid Halong bay and  let you enjoy the magical moments of a day – dawn and sunset, which promises you unforgetable and thoroughly relaxing moments in your Halong bay Cruise tour. Moreover, this is a place for different activities like Taichi in the morning, dining at night which will enhance your experiences at magical Halong bay. Recreational activities like cave visiting, swimming, kayaking in the emerald water of Halong bay are intergral experience during your time with Calypso.

     
    Calypso Cruiser fleet always work hard to committ a prestigious quality of service for guests – a Calypso cruising experience in Halong bay

    SPECIAL DEAL TODAY

    Twin/Double cabin for 2 persons. 
    Single cabin for one person. 


    - Discount 5 US$ per person for the 2 days/1 night cruise and discount 10 US$ per person for the 3 days/2 nights cruise in the period from 1st May to 30th September. 
    - All cruise prices already include Shuttle bus round trip transfer between Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi

     

    2 DAYS/1 NIGHT CALYPSO CRUISE RATES 
     

    Deluxe Cabin
    - Twin/Double cabin:  284 US$ per cabin

    - Single cabin: 212 US$ per cabin


    3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS CALYPSO CRUISE RATES
     

    Deluxe Cabin
    - Twin/Double cabin:  544 US$ per cabin

    - Single cabin: 397 US$ per cabin
     

    PRICE POLICY

    If dont take our shuttle bus transfer: Discount USD 10/Person for 2 ways

    Children from 01 to 05 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent(s).

    Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parent(s).

    Ages of children are counted based on year of birth.

    *** Opposite rooms, side-by-side rooms, extra mattresses (maximum 01 mattress/ 01 room) are available on request.

    INCLUSIONS

    + Round trip transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter area to Halong and return by shuttle bus

    + Waiting room at Hon Gai Tourist Wharf

    + Meals as mentioned in itinerary

    + Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)

    + English speaking tour guide

    + Tai Chi exercise

    + Cooking class

    + Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)

    + Entrance fees

    + Kayaking with guide or Rowing boat trip with local rower

    + Welcome drink, fresh fruit

    + Complimentary a bottle water/ person in bus and in room

    EXCLUSIONS

    + Drinks

    + Gratuities

    + Personal expenses

     

    DELUXE CALYPSO CRUISER FACTSHEET

    Brief Boat Specifications

    Built: 2010

    Renovated: 2014

    Design concept: Traditional style

    Length: 33m / Width: 08m / Height: 09m

    Generator: 45KVA

    Cruising speed: 8 nautical knots per hour

    Crew: 12

    Lower deck: 08 cabins & kitchen

    Upper deck: 04 cabins & Restaurant & Bar

    Sundeck: Tanning chair

    Cabins: 12 (06 Twin convertible to double and 06 Double, including 02 pairs of inter-connecting cabins)

    Average cabin size: 12.5m2

    CABIN AMMENITIES

    + Individually controlled Air-Conditioning
    + Wardrobe
    + Hot and cold shower
    + Complimentary bottled water (02 bottles per cabin per night)
    + Toilet slippers
    + Toiletries
    + Fire extinguisher

    DINING ROOM

    Cuisine: Vietnamese seafood & various international dishes
    + Breakfast: 07:00 – 8:00 daily
    + Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00 daily
    + Dinner: 19:00 – 20:00 daily
    Sitting capacity: 30 passengers

    TRANSPORTATION

    Shuttle bus service: Daily departure at 8:00 – 8:30 AM from Hanoi center
    Private car service: On request
    Normal bus ride duration: 3.5 hours per way, including a rest at the stop-over
    Port’s location: Oriental Sails Lounge & Café, 6A Le Thanh Tong, Hong Gai, Quang Ninh

    CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT CABINS

    + Check-in time: 12:00 PM
    + Check-out time: 09:30 AM

     

    SERVICES & FACILITIES

    Reception
    Restaurant
    Sundeck Bar
    24-hour Security
    Theme Party on Request
    Car rental service with driver
    Tender for sightseeing
    Kayaking & Fishing equipments

    SUNDECK – NO BETTER ELSEWHERE

    There’s properly no better else in the world, as the views from the Sundeck are breath-taking, panoramic and constant-changing. The Sundeck offers ideal space and atmosphere to enjoy sunbath, to socialize, to snap great pictures of Halong Bay, to sip a refreshing cocktail while gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay, or just simply lazing as the sun starts to set.

    DINING – FEATURING A FEAST FOR THE SENSES

    The Calypso restaurant offers freshly-caught delicious seafood and other specialities to celebrate the fullest enjoyment of your sail-away. Fine cuisine mingles with friendly staffs, calm water, X-breeze and stunning view of thousands of islets around for a truly unforgettable experience.

     ACTIVITIES – ENRICHING THE BODY AND THE SOUL

    Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal waters of Halong Bay are integral experience during your time with Calypso. Regular events like guest’s birthdays, honeymoon celebrations, Halloween, National days, Christmas, New Year and like such are well attended to ensure your fullest enjoyment and excitement during your valuable time onboard.

    On Board Activities

     tai chi sundesk

    Sunrise Taichi

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    Kayaking

    activities Dinner in cave

    Excursion to caves, grottoes, beaches

    activities Relaxing on Sundek

    Relaxing on Sundek

    activities cooking class

    Traditional cooking demonstration

    oriental sails - rock climbing

    Rock Climbing (3 day cruise – OPTION 2)

     

    ON BOARD EVENTS (ON REQUEST)

    + Meeting & Conference
    + Theme cruise
    + Traditional or modern live music
    + Traditional or modern dance
    + Wedding Ceremony
    + Birthday / Wedding annaiversary / Honeymoon
    + Company retreat

     

  • Calypso Cruiser 2 days 1 night
    Explore Halong Bay on Calypso Cruiser – one cruise vessel featuring 12 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. This 2-day cruise into the legendary Halong Bay and a part of Bai Tu Long Bay includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience.  It’s all terrific!

     

    DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)

    08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.

    12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing.

    13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.

    15:30 – 16:30: You are free to choose one of the below options:

    Option 1: Fishing village visit
    Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.

    Option 2: Beach and kayaking
    For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.

    16:30 – 17:30: Return to Calypso Cruiser and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.

    17:30 – 19:00: Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Calypso Cruiser Chef

    19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

    DAY 2: BAI TU LONG – HANOI (B/L)

    06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

    07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising towardThien Canh Son Cave

    09:00 – 09:30: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay

    09:30 – 10:00: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.

    10:00 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 12h00.

    12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30
     

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    Calypso Cruiser 3 days 2 nights
    Explore Halong Bay on Calypso Cruiser – one cruise vessel featuring 12 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. This 3 days cruise into the legendary Gulf of Tonkin (Halong Bay, a part of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay) includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience.  It’s all terrific!

     

    DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)

    08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.

    12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing.

    13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.

    15:30 – 16:30: You are free to choose one of the below options:

    Option 1: Fishing village visit
    Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.

    Option 2: Beach and kayaking
    For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.

    16:30 – 17:30: Return to Calypso Cruiser and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.

    17:30-19:00: Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Calypso Cruiser Chef

    19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

    DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (B/L/D)

    06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi on sundeck.

    07:00 – 08:00: Have breakfast at sunrise

    08:30 – 10:30: Picked up by day boat and cruise forward Lan Ha Bay.

    10:30 – 12:00: Kayaking at Dark and Light Cave.

    12:00- 13:00: Have lunch.

    13:00 – 15:00: Cruise to Three Peaches Beach, relaxing, kayaking and swimming

    15:00 – 17:30: Return to mother boat and overnight at Cong Do Area

    DAY 3: BAI TU LONG – HANOI (B/L)

    06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

    07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising towardThien Canh Son Cave

    09:00 – 09:30: Visit Thien Canh son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Area

    09:30 – 10:00: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
    10:00 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board.
    Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 12h00.

    12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30
     

    ATTENTION

    – What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash

    – Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.

    – Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration

    – Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure

    – The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.

    – Promotion might be applied, inclusions and exclusions might be changed – you will be informed of changes upon booking.

    – For safety reasons, these below passengers are not highly recommended to do overnight cruise in Halong Bay:

    + Person with disability: physical or sensory

    + Person who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…

    + Person who is older than 80

    + Person who is overweight (>120kg)
     

  • THE CABINS – CONFINING FINE BEDDING

    Sized from 12.5sqm, all Calypso cabins are selectively equipped to confine fine bedding, and are well recognized with expansive windows to be exposed to the widest views of the bay. Acknowledging the views are constantly changing, the bathroom is also widely exposed to the views to ensure every moment of yours counts.
     

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  • VIETNAM

    Visa and Passport
    Except for a number of ASEAN countries a visa is required to visit Vietnam. If your itinerary requires two
    entries into Vietnam then a double entry visa must be obtained. If your trip is postponed or delayed it may be necessary to obtain another visa if your original visa is not valid for your new dates of travel.


    Tourist Visa
    A Vietnam Tourist Visa is valid for the period of 30-days and for a single entry (unless endorsed for a double entry at additional cost). Your passport must be sent to the embassy along with payment with prepaid shipping arrangements with Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, FedEx, etc., two completed visa applications and two passport photos. Allow five-business days for processing.

    Visa-on-Arrival
    A Visa-on-Arrival is available if you are pre-approved for the visa. In lieu of a stamped visa in your passport prior to departure a fax from the Department of Immigration is issued and used as your travel document for boarding your international flight to Vietnam. This system has been working for a number of years now and is extremely reliable. Visa-on-Arrival processing charges are normally $25 and a $45 fee is payable directly to Vietnamese Immigration upon arrival.

    Double Entry Visa
    A Double Entry Visa is a Tourist Visa endorsed for a double entry. If your itinerary requires a double entry be sure and obtain the Double Entry Visa.

    Re-Entry Visa
    Re-entry Visas, prior to departing Vietnam, are possible to obtain in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City through authorized agencies for a fee of approximately $25, however it requires one-to-two days and the deposit of your passport. This is not advisable unless your itinerary allows ample time and you remain in the city where the application was filed until the visa is issued. It is strongly advised to obtain a Double Entry Visa prior entering Vietnam.

    Passport Validity Dates
    Your passport must have a validity date of at least six-months remaining after your visit to Vietnam is completed.

    Travel Document Companies
    Unless you live nearby a Vietnamese embassy or consulate or are experienced in dealing with embassies by mail or telephone, it is advised that you use a travel document company to obtain your visa.
    Notes: You can email us at 
    info@privateasiatours.com for more advice on Vietnam Visa information. The service is free of charge. All the emails will be replied within 24h.

    Entry Procedures
    Arrival and Departure Cards are required to be completed upon entry into Vietnam; they will be provided by the airline or at the border gate. The yellow copy of the card will be returned to you and must be submitted when you depart Vietnam; keep it in a safe place. Making a photocopy of it is a good idea and keeping it with your other photocopies.
    If you have been pre-approved for a Visa-on-Arrival simply process though the Visa-on-Arrival lane at immigration.
    Once your visa formalities have been completed claim your baggage and process through customs.


    Duty Free
    One-carton of cigarettes and one bottle of liquor.

    Exit Procedures
    Complete the customs declaration and process through customs then complete the immigration processing where you will be required to return the yellow copy of your Arrival and Departure Card.

    Tendering Passports
    Vietnamese law requires that passports be tendered to the hotel each evening. This may appear odd to Western travelers but until the 1960's a number of European countries required that passports be tendered to the hotel each evening.

    Travel Insurance
    Traveler's Insurance is strongly recommended. A number of companies sell competing policies and it is a good idea to read the fine print and ask questions if you are in doubt. 
    Note: some insurance companies cover travel insurance in their existing policies; check, you may already be covered. Policies have differing benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and dental coverage, and emergency medical transportation, lost baggage, missed connections, and accidents.
    Of special note is the emergency medical transportation. This is extremely costly; if you any health condition which may require medical evacuation you should check to see if you are currently covered and if not purchase the insurance. Medical treatment, if required, can be costly and the pay is usually in cash.

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