Cruise overview

Hon Gai Harbor, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
8.2/10
Editor Rating

“ Extraordinary adventures await cruisers on Garden Bay Legend Cruise, a 3-star boat that can reach off-the-beaten-path destinations of Bai Tu Long Bay. Visitors will get to enjoy standard services and an intimate atmosphere of smaller ships at a fraction of the price.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ The cruise specializes in affordable itineraries with fun activities and the locations are absolutely exquisite.
+ Staff are helpful and informative.

Cons

- The boat is very old and hasn’t been well-maintained.
- There is no hot water in the bathroom while cabin rooms are tiny and the deck area is run-down as well.
- Breakfast and lunch are served too close together.

Bottom Line

Garden Bay Legend cruise is well-suited to adventure seekers and budget-minded travelers with access to mingle in the tranquility of Bai Tu Long Bay.

About

Type: Metal
No Of Cabins: 10
Pick-Up Time: 8:30 Am
Drop-Off Time: 16:30 - 17:00 Pm
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Vung Ha Beach, Cap La Area, Thien Canh Son Cave

9.1/10

Itinerary & activities

The boat earns a nod of approval from passengers for a bevy of exciting shore excursions to well-hidden places on Bai Tu Long Bay. Visitors can learn about the life of local inhabitants when visiting Vung Vieng fishing village and enjoy kayaking, swimming or relaxing the Vung Ha beach and Cap La area. The highlight of this itinerary is Thien Canh Son cave, the most beautiful cave of the bay.

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Bamboo boat trip

8.4/10

Cruise quality

The cruise is of low quality with many parts need upgrading. It offers standard accommodations and a handful of amenities.

8.2/10

Service & facilities

While not having many modern facilities, Garden Bay Legend cruise still has some features such as a dining area, a spa, and a kids club. Throughout the day, guests can also enjoy some services such as free WIFI in all rooms, daily housekeeping, airport transfer, and evening entertainment.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Room service
8.2/10

Cabin quality

When it’s time to relax, cruisers can step into one of the 10 inviting rooms of the property. Each cabin features a selection of equipment including wooden flooring, comfy bed, en-suite bathroom, carpeting, locker, and closet.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Sea View2 adults, 1 Children14 sqm
Premium Double or Twin Room with Bay View2 adults, 1 Children16 sqm
Deluxe Triple Room3 adults, 0 Children16 sqm
Family Connecting Room4 adults, 1 Children32 sqm
8.0/10

Food & Drink

Freshly prepared meals are served on board with several choices such as a set menu of Vietnamese and international cuisines for lunch and a BBQ dinner on the sundeck. There is also a Happy Hour for guests to enjoy great beverages of all kinds.

7.5/10

Value for money

Deluxe sea view costs from US$253, premium double or twin room with sea view costs from US$275, and deluxe triple room costs from US$380.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly?

Children under 5 stay free of charge if sharing the cabin with two adults. Limited to only one child per cabin

Children from 5 to 10 years old are charged 75% of the adult’s rate when using the existing bed.

Last updated: December 6, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.How can I order vegan options on the cruise?

You can arrange vegetarian meals in advance with your booking confirmation or at least inform the cruise before departure day.

2.Can we use a bamboo rowing boat to discover the village instead of kayaking?

Yes, you can. Please inform the cruise for the alternation before the excursion.

3.Are meals and activities included in the price?

Yes, the room rate includes 3 board-meals plus 1 brunch and fees for activities such as kayaking, bamboo boat, fishing, cooking class, and cave visiting. 

4.We have to take another flight to Danang City after the trip at 8 pm so what is the drop-off time in Hanoi Old Quarter?

The drop-off time in Hanoi Old Quarter is from 16:30 to 17:00 PM. Therefore, you can definitely catch your flight to Danang after the cruise.

5.Is there a private balcony or terrace in the rooms?

No, cabin rooms only have big windows overlooking the bay.