Bhaya Group unveils new-look cruise ships in Vietnam
Leading Halong Bay cruise operator the Bhaya Group has unveiled two new-look luxury cruise ships in Vietnam that offer guests an authentic local experience.
The refurbished luxury level vessels, collectively known as The Au Co, will be immersed in Vietnamese culture and traditional cuisine.
The vessels have undergone an intensive two-month renovation programme featuring the complete redesign of the ships’ combined 64 cabins and a host of revamped onboard facilities, including new reception area, spa, restaurant, cocktail bar, a classic library and a private onboard cinema for guests.
The elegant boats are now also fully equipped to host guests on continuous two-night cruises encompassing activities such as mountain biking on Cat Ba Island and luxury dinners in Virgin Cave. Previously, The Au Co was only able to visit the more remote parts of Halong Bay for one-day excursions.
Bhaya Group managing director, Ms. Ly Thuy Huynh Nhu, said: “After four years in operation, we were looking to offer our passengers something different. Following the renovation programme, we can now offer an onboard experience that captures both traditional Vietnamese and modern luxury styles.”
Along with a scheduled annual maintenance for all onboard safety equipment to ensure the highest safety standards, the upgrades focus on exclusive relaxation and entertainment for passengers. Special touches include the addition of a second bar on the sun deck and the remodelling of Jacuzzi areas.
Prior to the refurbishments, French balconies and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors were signature features of the vessels, and these extravagant colonial touches remain – the luxurious aspect of the passenger cabins is accentuated further with the addition of plush new curtains and fine, multiple-thread count bed linen.
“We have put the focus of the renovation on completely re-inventing the cruise experience for our guests,” added Ms. Ly Thuy Huynh Nhu. “The new look boats will further strengthen Bhaya Cruises as the leading luxury provider on the waters of Halong Bay.”