Sustainable Cruising becomes the ‘New Normal’ with Bhaya Cruises
Stepping into a post-pandemic world, Bhaya Cruises is weaving sustainable tourism into their “New Normal” cruises featuring a return to nature at blissfully uncrowded destinations.
The cruises take place on their completely private 1-5 cabin ships – Bhaya Legend and Bhaya Premium – and offer opportunities rarely found elsewhere. There are no fixed departure dates as the ships will depart according to your requirements.
Highlights of the 3 day/ 2 nights cruise include:
- Cycling through the jungle to the traditional Viet Hai Village, a small town only connected to the outside world by their connection to the sea.
- A visit to an old boutique villa located deep inside Cat Ba National Park.
- One night spent in a homestay in the village with a jungle BBQ-style dinner in Bhaya’s own cafe.
- Visiting local villagers and the Bhaya Community Farm to learn about local vegetables and plants
- Kayaking and lazing on a private beach at Ba Ham Lake
- A tranquil early morning rowing boat ride through Cua Van floating village – an area considered as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine
- The exciting Master Chef ‘Halong Bay Edition’ Competition to try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese dishes
- A sunrise Tai Chi session on board the boat
Bhaya Cruises’ Sustainability Initiatives
As the largest cruise operator in Halong, Bhaya Cruises was already the most environmentally-friendly cruise line in the region – winning awards and gaining recognition by multiple agencies.
To become an even greater leader in sustainability and green tourism, guests will experience a plastic-free environment aboard the ships with reusable containers and refillable bottles, resulting in the elimination of at least 3-4 million single-use plastic bottles in Halong Bay.
On land, community and conservation projects abound, including partnering with various well-respected agencies to preserve the highly endangered Cat Ba langur and to remove waste around the bay. In the remote village of Viet Hai, Bhaya has helped set up and support organic farms.