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Halong Bay Cruise 5 Days 4 Nights

These 5-day cruises are best to explore the hidden charm of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.

  • Choose Destination
  • Halong Bay
  • Lan Ha Bay
  • Cat Ba island
  • Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Sung Sot Cave
  • Choose Prices
  • Under 100 USD
  • 100-150 USD
  • 150-200 USD
  • 200-300 USD
  • 300+ USD
  • Choose Option
  • Free bus
  • Free kayaking
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Stellar of the Seas Cruise

(7 reviews)
Launched 2018 - Metal - 22 cabins
Outdoor swimming pool - Ultra luxury - Free kayaking - Fine dining
Lan Ha Bay
264$ (Save 9%)

Elite of the Seas

(7 reviews)
Launched 2022 - Metal - 35 cabins
Outdoor swimming pool - Ultra luxury - Elevator - Fine dining
Lan Ha Bay
297$ (Save 9%)

Overview of 5 Days 4 Nights

Halong Bay is always on the bucket list of all international and Vietnamese travelers when coming to northern Vietnam. This is not only a place for a one-time visit, but also the favorite destination for those looking for a natural indulgence and escaping from the hustle and bustle. If short trips are a bit rushed for both relaxing and entertaining, a 5 day 4 night cruising trip allows you to leisurely experience all the beautiful scenery and enjoy all facilities and services onboard.

5D4N Cruising in Halong Bay (Photo: Elite of the Seas)

5D4N is one of the longest itineraries and is usually selected by only a small number of tourists. Cruises leave the port at around 12:00 pm and return to the mainland at 11:00 am on the last day. You have nearly 96 hours onboard for this itinerary.

Facilities and services

While cruising for 4 nights, you can experience as many facilities and services as possible. Budget or mid-range cruises may have basic facilities such as a large sundeck with shaded sun loungers, spa and sauna, or fishing equipment. On the other hand, luxury cruises provide plenty of up-to-date facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, coffee lounge, art gallery, library, mini-golf course, etc. Moreover, a 4-night itinerary is ideal for events such as anniversaries, conferences, meetings, company trips, and weddings when you can both mark a special occasion and experience cruising in Halong bay. 

Food and drinks

Every cruise includes a restaurant and bar for food and beverages. All meals included are a huge plus for cruising for a long journey, especially for 4-night itineraries. A well-selected menu offers you an abundance of local and international cuisine in both set menu, buffet, or a-la-carte styles. Food can also be customized to your requests for diet, allergies, or special preferences.

For drinks, drinking water is daily provided in the room (usually one bottle/pax). Besides, you can order your favorite alcohol and non-alcohol drinks such as wine, beer, cocktails, mocktails, fresh juice, soft drinks, etc. Enjoying mouthwatering food and tasty drinks while watching the perfect scenery of Halong bay must be an experience to cherish.

Itineraries and activities

Dragon Eyes Island in Lan Ha Bay (Photos: Orchid Cruises)

5 days in the bay provide you with a myriad of activities. The itinerary includes highlights such as Surprise cave, Titop island, Luon cave, Me Cung cave, Dark-Bright cave, Ba Trai Dao beach, Ao Ech, Tra Bau, etc. You can experience varied activities such as swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, visiting a cave, biking around a rustic village, relaxing on a local rowing boat, etc. Significantly, activities are spread out over longer periods of time, so it is possible to take a break and enjoy the spectacular scenery without rushing.

Offboard excursions:

  • Swim in a quiet area/at the beach
  • Hike to the mountain
  • Discover a cave
  • Kayak in a quiet area/through a cave
  • Relax on rowing boat
  • Visit a floating fishing village
  • Explore a local village
  • Explore Cat Ba national park

Onboard activities:

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Squid fishing
  • Live music/ performance
  • Tai-chi session
  • Mini golf
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Waterslide
  • Spa & massage
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Poker club
  • Board games
  • Movies
  • Karaoke
  • Sunset party
  • Piano lounge

Cruises with 5 day 4 night itinerary

Currently, Stellar of the Seas and Elite of the Seas are 2 cruises offering a 5-day itinerary. Besides, combining 2 itineraries is an alternative for a 4-night trip in Halong Bay. Capella Cruise and Heritage Binh Chuan Cat Ba are options with a 3-night itinerary combined with a 1-night one.

Elite of the Seas

  • Schedule: 5 days/4 nights
  • Facilities: Infinity 4-season pool, restaurant & bar, pool bar, spa & massage, sauna, mini-golf course, wine & cigars cellar, fitness room.
  • Itinerary: Swimming in Lan Ha Bay - Ao Ech area - Viet Hai village - Ba Trai Dao area - Bright cave - Cat Ba national park - Trung Trang cave - Local fish rafts - Bright cave.

Stellar of the Seas

  • Schedule: 5 days/4 nights
  • Facilities: Infinity swimming pool, restaurant, 2 bars, mini-golf course, wine & cigars cellar, gym, spa, sauna & massage.
  • Itinerary: Swimming in Lan Ha Bay - Bright cave - Swimming in Lan Ha bay - Ao Ech area -  Viet Hai village - Ba Trai Dao area, Ao Ech area - Trung Trang cave - Ao Ech area.

Capella Cruise

  • Schedule: 4 days/3 nights + 2 days/1 night
  • Facilities: Jacuzzi pool, waterslide, floating ocean pool, cigar & poker club, karaoke room, mini-golf course, spa, fitness.
  • Itinerary: Ao Ech - Viet Hai village - Ba Trai Dao beach - Trung Trang cave - Ao Ech - Bright cave - Ao Ech - Bright cave. 

Heritage Binh Chuan Cat Ba

  • Schedule: 4 days/3 nights + 2 days/1 night
  • Facilities: Outdoor pool, restaurant & bar, indoor bar, indoor & outdoor lounge, spa & gym, library and art gallery
  • Itinerary: Tra Bau - Viet Hai village - Ba Trai Dao - Trung Trang or Quan Y cave - Cat Co beach  - Ben Beo floating village - Bright cave - Tra Bau - Bright cave.
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Frequently asked questions

1. How much is a 4-night trip to Halong Bay?

The price for a 5D4N cruise trip in Halong Bay depends on the cruise type you request. If you want to book a budget cruise, it costs from US$450 per person. A mid-range cruise costs from US$500 and a luxury one costs from US$600 per person for a 4-night trip.

2. Are the excursions and activities repeated?

Activities may be repeated while excursions may not. For a 4-night trip, activities such as kayaking, swimming, visiting a beach or a cave can be in different attractions and areas. Meanwhile, onboard activities such as a cooking class, sunset party, Happy Hour, squid fishing, Taichi exercise are daily repeated for all overnight trips.

3. Can I both stay overnight onboard and in the hotel on Cat Ba Island?

Currently, there is no itinerary including both nights on the cruise and nights on Cat Ba island. Excursions to Cat Ba island are added to many cruises yet all passengers will return to the boat to stay overnight.

4. Can I book a charter cruise for 4 nights?

Sure. You can book any cruise for a charter group for 4 nights. You need to book at least a few months in advance to make sure the cruise is available for such a long journey.

5. Which port does a 4 night cruise depart from?

Most cruises in Halong bay departs from one of two ports which are Halong International Cruise Port and Tuan Chau International Port. If you book a cruise with 2 itineraries connected, you can choose a cruise from any of these 2 ports. If you want to book a continuous 4-night cruise, Stellar of the Seas and Elite of the Seas departing from Tuan Chau Marina are 2 options for you.

6. Do I have to change the boat during the trip?

No. You will stay overnight on the main boat, yet you will be transferred to a small boat to join the outdoor excursions in the daytime on some days. You should contact the cruise operator to get more details about a specific cruise trip.