Best cruises in Halong bay
Halong Bay is one of the most popular destinations on many travelers' bucket list. There are many different ways to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Bay but none is as fulfilling as taking an overnight cruise trip. The trip not only takes you deeper into the most secluded part of the Bay but also organizes many activities for you to understand more about the local culture. There are both day trip, 2 day trip, 3 day trip and even longer trip available. Pick the best one and you will have your moment of a life-time.
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Stellar of the Seas Cruise belongs to Aclass cruises company, a leading brand for leisure and cruising in Halong Bay. This 5-star cruise vessel offers a winning combination of contemporary luxury and authentic decor that impresses you from the first step onboard. Stellar of the Seas cruise is especially a definite choice for intrepid travelers with a unique route and culturally-enriching voyages pioneering to Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
Managed by Orchid Cruise, Peony has taken outstanding features of its line to become the best mid-range cruise on Halong Bay. The cruise is well-known for its innovative ship design and exceptional 5-star services. In addition to this, since its debut, Peony smashed other lines of the same size as the first 4-star cruise ship to operate in Lan Ha Bay.
Inherited a long tradition of being the most luxurious cruise line in Halong Bay, Orchid cruise has continued to escalate the standard of “5-star” luxury by striving for perfection. This is the best choice for families and groups with large cabins and abundant amenities. Meanwhile, adventurous travelers can satisfy their wanderlust with exotic voyages to a lot of pristine beaches, unknown lagoon, fishing villages, and islands on Lan Ha Bay.
Aphrodite cruise belongs to the Aphrodite line, a fleet of traditional wooden junks. Since its debut in 2013, this luxury boutique cruise has escalated in unparalleled luxury cruise experience to discover the majesty of Halong Bay. Uniquely, the cruise carries an eco-friendly mission that encourages staff and travellers to manage waste properly.
Just like its name, Halong Serenity cruise is all set to carry quieter and more style-conscious travellers on tranquil, stylish cruise voyages in Halong Bay. The interior design and objects are simplified. When it comes to the itinerary, for years, this wooden junk has specialized in operating in-depth excursions around Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island.
Dragon Legend cruise, the newest member of the Indochina junk fleet attracts travelers who’re in search of a unique luxury cruise experience. The high-end cruise sets sail for the captivating landscapes and less crowded areas of Bai Tu Long Bay. These fulfilling voyages will give you insights into Halong Bay culture values, stunning seascapes, and Vietnamese authentic cuisine.
As you’d expect from a giant cruise ship, President cruise offers everything on a large scale. Moreover, embark on President Cruise, you’ll join an enchanting itinerary through Halong Bay to discover a wealth of culture hidden amongst limestone karsts and admire primitive areas.
Without a feeling of being cramped, Amira cruise stands above the small ship cruising fleet with the taste of elegance and intimacy. Meaning Princess in Arabic, Amira cruise looks forward to excellent service and unique itineraries. Tourists embarking on Amira cruise can enjoy exciting excursions to truly off-the-beaten-track destinations in Bai Tu Long Bay.
UniCharm cruise is renowned for an expedition ship that brings a perfect combination of ease and elegance. The ship is notable for its roomy cabins, abundant outdoor facilities, and high-quality food. Also, Unicharm cruise delivers off-ship explorations around Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island with several fun-filled water activities.
Mon Cheri Cruises is notable for a fleet of the most luxurious 5-star yachts in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. This non-wooden vessel rivals other luxury lines with features like all-suite staterooms, a deluxe restaurant, and innovative facilities. The itinerary has been revitalized to capture stunning sceneries of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island.
Signature Halong Cruise is regarded as the most luxurious wooden cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay. The yacht is proud to offer large-ship amenities, sublime all-suite cabins, and incredible journeys. An indulgent staying experience aside, join Signature cruise and you’ll immerse in spectacular sceneries of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Newly launched in early 2019, Le Theatre Cruise redefines the luxury hospitality experience on a 5-star cruise ship. The ship simplifies its design and decoration but all cabins are still equipped with abundant convenient amenities. More importantly, enticing itinerary around Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay, sumptuous food and personalized services make Le Theatre Cruise a worthy cruise to stay.
Launched in early August 2019, Genesis Regal Cruise features a 5-star vessel that comes with premium cruising services and ultimate luxurious facilities. The brand-new metal luxurious cruise prides itself on offering a second-to-none cruising experience to marvel at the timeless beauty that Lan Ha Bay possesses.
Launched in 2017, Era cruises Halong brings cruisers a memorable experience on a modern boat ship with high standards, the latest safety features, and exotic voyages. Extraordinary itinerary cruising around Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay brings adventurous passengers and nature lovers a true sense of the world heritage site. In addition to this, sumptuous food, elegant décor and stunning views over the world heritage site add to the appeal.
Debuted in last February 2018, Alisa Premier Cruise makes it the newest addition to the Alisa cruise family. Leisure travelers can experience an indulgent night’s sleep, impeccable services and savor delectable delights while cruising overnight on this boast. Feel the sea breeze as you take up exotic voyages to discover the most mind-blowing sceneries of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
Swan Cruise features a small-sized yacht that has garnered a reputation for offering travelers the very best choices in cozy accommodations, exciting itineraries and world-class dining. The cruise voyages are uniquely designed for those who seek the ultimate in relaxation and authentic discovery in spectacular destinations around Bai Tu Long Bay.
Pelican Cruise is one of the most rewarded ships amongst a plethora of mid-ranged cruise ships in Halong Bay. Apart from spacious cabins & suites, the cruise’s most exciting additions are advanced facilities and world-class services. This 4-star cruise takes tourists to discover important landmarks of Halong Bay.
Azalea Cruise showcases luxury and femininity right at the doorstep. The elegant cruise line secures a relaxed living place with all 5-star amenities and pampering services alongside with unique route through the magnificent beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
Rosa Cruise is all set to carry passengers on a stylish cruise voyage. Premium cruise experiences are epitomized in modern comforts, best culinary delights, and personalized services. Rosa cruise especially escalates cruising experience by tailoring its itineraries to the most splendid and majestic sceneries of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
Just like other expedition-style ships, Lan Ha Legend cruise comes fully equipped with all necessary amenities for exploring both land and the sea. As you might expect, this stylish cruise brings travelers a more in-depth exploration of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island.
Frequently asked questions
1.What cruise is best for couples?
There are many luxury cruises in Halong Bay that parallel the intercontinental mega-cruise in terms of services and luxury. For best luxury cruise for couples, you can take a look at exclusive cabin on Orchid Cruise, or senior suite on Stellar of the Seas. If you prefer a smaller cruise boat which allows better privacy and intimacy, you can take Paradise Peak or Orchid Premium Cruise.
2.We are travelling with young children and wonder which cruise is kid-friendly?
If you have the budget, we recommend you consider the cruises with butler service where the cruise staff can help you baby sit your kids and you can have some time on your own. Cruises with butler service includes Hera Cruise, Orchid Premium and Paradise Peak. However if you need a more budget-friendly option, you can consider Azalea Cruise - the only cruise that has both connecting cabins and kid play room.
3.When is the best time to book a cruise?
Generally there are many cruise options and you do not have to book too long in advance. However December is the peak travel season in Halong Bay and the top choices are always fully booked well in advance so we recommend you to book your trip at least 3 months in advance to guarantee space.
4.How much money should I bring on board?
In general, all cruise fares already include transportation, accommodation, food and entrance fee. However drinks are not included and you may also take part in the paid activities on board such as spa or bar services. You may expect to spend extra $20-100/person for your cruise trip. Also you do not need to bring too much cash as all cruises accept payment by credit card.
5.How many cruises are there in Halong bay?
The number of cruises grow by month and at the moment there are over 500 boats operating in Halong Bay, both overnight and for day trip purpose. These boat spread over 3 different terminals/ piers (Tuan Chau, Got and Hon Gai) with different level of luxuries and capacities. It is best that you read some online reviews to pick the best value one instead of waiting until the day before your trip and get a random choice.
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