Royal Palace Cruise

Lot 26, Tuan Chau Wharf, Ha Long, Vietnam Show map
Royal Palace Cruise
Royal Palace Cruise
Royal Palace Cruise
Royal Palace Cruise
Royal Palace Cruise
Royal Palace Cruise
Royal Palace Cruise
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Triple room
Free kayaking
Halong Bay route
All meals included
  • A mid-range cruise in traditional wooden junk style
  • Hearty meals with a lot of seafood options
  • Diversity of activities: swimming, kayaking, rowing boat, Tai Chi, cooking class, fishing squid,...
  • Focusing on natural and local experience
  • Itinerary on Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay with signatures: Surprising Cave, Titop, Bright Cave, Ba Trai Dao Beach, etc.

Cruise information

Halong Bay - Pearl Farm - Titop Island - Sung Sot Cave
Halong Royal Palace

Rooms & rates

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0-4 Years old Free
05-11 Years old 75% Adult fares
12 Years old and up Full Adult fares
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Deluxe Cabin (Free Two-way Transfer Service)

Size: 16 m² Bed options: 2 single beds or 1 double bed
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Max adults: 2
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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Ocean View Cabin (Free Two-way Transfer Service)

Size: 18 m² Bed options: 2 single beds or 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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Royal Suite with Balcony (Free Two-way Transfer Service)

Size: 28 m² Bed options: 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Max children: 1(up to 12 years of age)
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Family Cabin(Free Two-way Transfer Service)

Size: 25 m² Bed options: 1 single bed and 1 large double bed
Max adults: 3
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room

Size: 16 m² Bed options: 1 double bed or 2 single beds
Max adults: 2
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About Royal Palace Cruise

Launched in December 2014, Royal Palace Cruise is one of the pioneering middle-level wooden cruises in Halong Bay. With the ancient wooden junk design but modern facilities, the cruise provides a rustic refuge but necessary comfort and convenience for an unforgettable experience on the bay.


+ Activities are diversified.

+ Staff is very friendly and goes above and beyond.

+ Food for lunch and dinner are plentiful.


- The excursions are very crowded.

- Breakfast is average and needs more variety.

- Wifi does not work.

Bottom Line

Royal Palace Cruise provides a classical-style ambiance of traditional junk and a perfect getaway with plentiful activities on Halong Bay. 

Itinerary & activities

The voyage with Royal Palace Cruise is full of remarkable attractions namely Titop Island, Surprising Cave, Dark - Bright Cave, and Three Peach Beach. The cruising route offers incredible scenery of thousands of limestone islands and islets and vast blue ocean. Travelers can also participate in a series of activities onboard and out of the boat such as kayaking, swimming, sampan boat, cooking class, fishing squid, etc. A Taichi session in the early morning will be a good chance for visitors to breathe the fresh air and enjoy the calm bay.

Cruise quality

The wooden ship bears the imprint of traditional Vietnamese architecture. With meticulous and sophisticated interior design, the ship creates an opulent but intimate space. After many years of operation, despite being upgraded in the last few years, the ship is still somewhat degraded.

Cabin quality

14 deluxe cabins are located from the 1st to the 3rd level of Royal Palace Cruise. Measuring 16 to 25 square meters, each cabin comes with a wide window and an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and all needed bath amenities. Royal Suites Cabin is the 2 best cabins with a large private terrace and an unobstructed view at the back of the vessel.

  • Deluxe (16 sqm): 1st level, 6 cabins, wide windows, double/twin.
  • Deluxe Family (22 sqm): 1st level, 2 cabins, 1 double and 1 single bed.
  • Ocean-view cabins (18 sqm): 3rd level, 4 cabins, wide windows, double/twin.
  • Royal Suite (25 sqm): 2nd level, 2 cabins, large private balcony, double/twin.

Service & facilities

On Royal Palace Cruise, the crew team is always willing to accommodate your needs and provide dedicated service 24/24. The cruise includes common facilities namely a cozy restaurant & bar, a capacious sundeck with chairs, and a spa with massage treatments. In addition, singing karaoke, fishing squid, or trying traditional costumes for kings and queens are unmissable activities on the cruise.

Food & Drink

Gastronomy onboard is local cuisine mixed with some Western flavors. Most of the food is served in a set menu with many seafood dishes yet no shortage of options for meat lovers or vegans. Basic drinks are stocked at the bar such as cocktails, fresh juice, wine, beer, soft drinks, etc.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the disembarkation time?

The disembarkation time is around 12:00 pm.

Is drinking water included?

01 Complimentary bottles of water per guest will be provided in the cabin. For other drinks from the bar, you will pay when you check out.

Can I order non-seafood meals onboard?

Yes. The cruise serves non-seafood meals.

Do you provide shuttle bus service?

Yes. Shuttle bus service is available upon request.

Does the cruise have a family room?

Yes. There are 2 Deluxe Family Cabins. Each includes 1 double bed with 1 single bed and can accommodate 3 adults and 1 child.

Things to know

Maps and Itineraries

Lot 26, Tuan Chau Wharf, Ha Long, Vietnam

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Mikaele 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Highly recommended

The bay was speechless. There were majestic limestone rocks and the cave tour was fantastic. The hike at Titop Island was a bit difficult yet the view was well worth it. Our cabin was a bit small and the air-con did not work well. The staff was a plus on the tour. The guide and food and beverage staff were caring and attentive to details.

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Nicolette 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The cruise runs smoothly and we love the classic style of the traditional vessel. Delicious food and comfortable cabin. The downside is that the time for excursions was short and we had to keep following the schedule strictly if we did not want to miss it. We had just around half an hour for kayaking since it took some time to arrange the kayak for everyone. The drinks were at a very high price.

Ng Swee Ping 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended

Shout out to the crew. My husband and I were nicely treated and well fed. The food and activities were varied. The schedule was tight yet all of the activities were exciting. We wish we had booked 2 nights so we have more time to relax onboard and enjoy activities. Halong Bay was stunning and it was a truly lifelong destination.

Eva Lyons 6 months, 1 week ago
Highly recommended

Had a family trip for 2 nights. There were a bunch of activities, sometimes too many that you need more break time. Food was good and allergies were well taken care of. Staff could not be more helpful and were always smiling. The tour to Surprise cave, the island was incredible. Kayaking at the pearl farm was short while it was much better at the Bright cave. Swimming at the beach in the Lan Ha Bay area was fabulous. In short, if you love activities and the old style for a mid-range price, Royal Palace is the best choice.

Allen 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended

The ship was in traditional style with multiple activities on and offboard. Room and food were okay. The staff was friendly. Internet connection on the boat was bad.

Prashant 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Highly recommended

We are 3 couples joining the Royal Palace for 2D1N. Our cabins were on the 3rd level with a stunning view of the bay. The cave and island were magnificent yet it was crowded. It would be better if we could go visit at another time but most cruises share the same itineraries. The food was great and plentiful. We will suggest this tour to my family.

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Thomas Clement 6 months ago
Highly recommended

A nice trip on the traditional wooden junk! The classic architecture and design offered a nostalgic vibe. The cabin was compact and had a wide window. We stayed in the Deluxe on the main deck. Food was a balance of seafood and non-seafood dishes but you can order special requests such as vegetarian, dairy-free or gluten-free, etc. Lunch and dinner were better than breakfasts.


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