Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour to Halong bay core classic route

5 star
21 room
2 day 1 night
Sung Sot cave, Titov island, Luon cave
Kayaking, Swimming, Squid fishing, Cave visit, Cooking

  • Classic itinerary
  • Have balcony/Terrace

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Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour will take you to the core of Halong Bay that recognized by UNESCO as 1/7 Natural Wonder of the World. In this classic tour, you will be able to visit the largest cave in Halong bay: Sung Sot cave, swim at Titov beach or go hiking to the peak of the island for panoramic view, join in cooking class, fish for squid at night onboard, do kayaking/boat ride through the cave. Book it now with Hai Phong Tours!

Athena Cruise comes with world-class facilities and a modern, refined interior design that meets a 5-star standard. With a completely new look and top-notch services, we are confident that the experience you have with us will be unforgettable. You will surely enjoy not only the luxury of the landscape but the beauty and comfort of the Cruise itself – the flower that blossoms from Wisdom and Art.

Room types for Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour

Elegant Suite Balcony

Executive Suite Balcony

  • Location: 1st deck
  • Size: 25 sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed:  Double/Twin/Extra
  • Boxed windows

US$355 per room

    Executive Suite Balcony double room
    Executive Suite Balcony
    Executive Suite Balcony double room

    Elegant Suite Balcony

    • Location: 2nd deck
    • Size: 28sqm
    • Max Adults: 2
    • Bed: Double/Twin/Extra
    • Full width windows

    US$376 per room

      Premium terrace

      Premium Terrace

      • Location: 2nd deck
      • Size: 30sqm
      • Max Adults: 2
      • Bed: Double/Extra
      • Tub available

      US$462 per room

        Royal Suite
        Tub in Royal Suite
        Royal suite interial

        Royal Suite

        • Location: 3rd deck
        • Size: 45sqm
        • Max Adults: 2
        • Bed: Double/Extra
        • Private balcony
        • Tub ensuite

        US$630 per room

          Itinerary of Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour

          DAY 1

          Pick up

          • Hanoi Old Quarter: 8-8:30am
          • Haiphong: 10:45am

          12:00 Warmly welcomed by Athena Team in Halong International Harbour. Complete the luggage check-in procedure at the waiting lounge before boarding for the cruise.
          12:30 Transferred to the Athena Cruise by a tender boat. The Cruise Manager and the whole crew member welcome you onboard, a safety briefing and clearing our the itinerary will be delivered while you are enjoying our signature welcome drink
          12:45 Lunch is served at our cozy restaurant. As the cruise departs towards Halong Bay – a natural wonder of the world, absorb yourself in the gorgeous scenery and famous sights of limestone
          14:45 The cruise stops at “Bo Nau” cave (Pelican Cave), the core area of the world’s natural heritage. Transferring by tender to Sung Sot Cave (Surprising cave) – the biggest and the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
          15:45 Leaving Surprising cave, keep moving by tender to the Titov island was named by Uncle Ho, after Gherman Stepanovich Titov – the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962.
          Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climbing the steps of the Rock to the top of the island. A magical panoramic view of Halong Bay will surprise you there
          17:00 Back to the Athena Cruise after a chain of interesting activities. Time for relaxing while the cruise moves to the overnight place – (Titop587)
          18:00 – 19:00 Take advantage of the Happy hours “Buy 1 get 1 free” drink while the sun is giving way to stunning twilight.
          18:30 A Cooking Demonstration of traditional Vietnamese dishes will be organized by Athena Head Chef
          19:00 A fusion set menu will be served to warm up your stomach after a long active day
          20:30 Freetime for evening activities: film entertainment, mini-games (in the dining room); squid fishing; massage… The Cruise Manager will be there to support you

          DAY 2

          06:30 Good morning the Bay by joining Tai Chi Exercise on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to “Luon” Cave
          07:00 A light breakfast is ready to serve at the restaurant
          07:30 Visit Luon cave – one of the caves open to the form beautiful endemic then vegetation of Halong Bay. 2 options to choose how to discover it: kayaking for free and traditional woven (bamboo) boat rowed by a local boatman.
          09:00 Come back to Athena cruise, relax and pack the luggage. Leave the luggage outside the door. Athena team will collect and get them ready on the Pier.
          09:30 Enjoy a brunch buffet at the restaurant after check-out while cruising toward the port
          10:45 Transfer by tender back to Halong International Habour and disembarkation.
          Farewell to guests.

          Drop off

          • Hanoi Old Quarter: 2:30-3:00pm
          • Haiphong: 1pm

          Note for Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour

          • The itinerary can be changed without prior notice.
          • The timing of this itinerary is estimated, and the exact time will be informed before departure time.
          • All activities are included and optional. You can stay on the boat and relax instead of joining outside activities.
          • Due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be canceled due to poor weather. Unused  services are not subject to a refund.
          • Standard menus onboard are served for all customers. If there is a special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least 3 days prior to the departure date.
          • Not to be missed: ID card/Passport (necessary for check-in)
          • Personal outfit recommendation: sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, sneakers, swimming suite…

          Food menu Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour


          • Roundway transfer Haiphong <> Pier
          • English Speaking Guide from Hanoi and on boat
          • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
          • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
          • All meals on board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
          • Cooking demonstration
          • Sunset party
          • Kayaking
          • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
          • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
          • Daily fresh fruit in cabin
          • Service charge, Insurance on board


          • Drinks, Laundry service
          • Personal expense
          • VAT

          Things to bring with for Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour

          We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, extra film, bottled water, swimming gear, insect repellents, original passports, credit card and cash for the best experience with Athena Cruise 2 day 1 night tour.

          People say on Tripadvisor

          Jessie N Avatar
          Jessie N
          5 star rating
          15 Apr 2024
          Best Crew on Ha Long Bay We were so fortunate to spend our 3D2N halong bay cruise with Athena cruises. Mr Tim & the crew brought so much energy and fun to our time on the ship. We felt welcome as soon as we stepped off the bus. The rooms, food and service were second to none. Special thanks to Tim, Thor, Kelvin, Andy, Min and the other staff for making sure our trip was so memorable.We particularly appreciated the time available to get away from the crowds on our day cruise with Megan. She was knowledgeable about the caves, local people and lifestyle as well as sharing her own experience. We wouldn't hesitate to book again with Athena and recommend spending the additional day to appreciate Ha Long Bay.
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          Timothy S Avatar
          Timothy S
          5 star rating
          15 Apr 2024
          Amazing hospitality My friends and I did the 3 day, 2 night Cruise with Athena and had an awesome time. The Crew, Mr Tim, Andy, Kelvin and Thor really looked after us. The rooms are really beautiful and the restaurant on board serves a great variety of yummy food. If you have the time, I recommend doing the two nights as it means you get to go to more secluded parts of the bay and take in the beauty on day 2.Would 100% recommend this cruise to others.
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          karthikv287 Avatar
          5 star rating
          14 Apr 2024
          Awesome experience in Athena We had a beautifull stay had best time would love to visit soon n recommend to friends n familyTim or captain was very friendly and very helpful
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          Roving771241 Avatar
          5 star rating
          09 Apr 2024
          Amazing experience 100% recommended The cruise was really entertaining in terms of activities. The rooms were extremely nice. But what we think really made the difference was TIM (cruise manager). Tim made our experience something special, spending time with the customers, helping as much as he can and involving all passengers in a expercience, that I will never forget.I just can only say THANK YOU
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