Bhaya Cruises Appoints Rick Lopes Director of Operations
(TRAVPR.COM) VIETNAM - June 28th, 2012 - Ha Long Bay, Vietnam (June 28th, 2012.) Bhaya Cruises, the largest luxury cruise operator in Ha Long Bay, announces the appointment of Mr. Rick Lopes as its new Director of Operations, based on Tuan Chau Island.
Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Chairman of the Bhaya Cruises Group: “We are delighted to welcome Rick Lopes as our new Director of Operations. With his experience, Rick is expected to assist us in achieving our goal of becoming the premier cruise operator in Ha Long Bay. The company is developing rapidly and it is important to bring in internationally recognized hospitality industry professionals as the best way for us to manage operations smoothly.”
Mr. Lopes has over 3 decades in hospitality management and is a true hospitality industry professional. With an extensive background in top-quality hotels and resorts across Asia, the Middle East and America, Rick’s commitment to making guests feel important and staff proud has proved its effectiveness in the creation of a true experience for guests. As Director of Operations, Rick’s role will be to improve and maintain quality standards and consistency in all vessels through proactive management and coaching, standard operating procedures for staff and crews, constant learning, assessment and improvement, and implement new ideas to make a Bhaya cruise a privilege.
About Bhaya Cruises
Bhaya Cruises is the largest luxury cruise operator in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with 12 luxury wooden ships for a total of 96 cabins for overnight. The company established new standards for luxury cruising in Vietnam when its first 20-cabins vessel came into service in summer 2007. Bhaya Cruises is now the leading provider of luxury cruising experiences in Ha Long Bay from private charters (8 boats for a total of 21 cabins namely Bhaya Legend) to larger vessels (4 boats for a total of 75 cabins namely Bhaya Classic).
In May 2012, Bhaya Cruises launched The Au Co, becoming the first and the only luxury operator serving three day/two night cruises in Gulf of Tonkin. Bhaya Cruises is developing new ways to cruise the area and focuses on less frequented spots in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.