Cruise overview

Hon Gai Port (Vinashin Dock), Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.5/10
Editor Rating

“ Established in 2013, Huong Hai Sealife is a member of Sealife group, a leading cruise operator in Halong Bay. The 4-star cruise is among the top pick of both business and leisure travelers for its superior services, high-end suites, and a wealth of food and entertainment options. More significantly, Huong Hai Sealife brings an unparalleled travel experience to Bai Tu Long Bay, a quieter part of the Halong Bay area.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ The cruise is immaculate, clean, and comfy.
+ Cabins are stylish and have a good size.
+ Staff are friendly and helpful. They arrange everything very well.
+ Kayak tour is the highlight and tourist attractions are not damaged by mass tourism.

Cons

- The accommodation is a little bit pricey.
- The food quality should have been better.
- Activities are limited.

Bottom Line

Culinary excellence, luxury accommodation, and state-of-the-art facilities make Huong Hai Sealife a perfect base for exploring Bai Tu Long Bay.

About

Type: Metal
Launched: 2013
No Of Cabins: 26
Pick Up Time: 7:30 – 8:00 Am
Drop Off Time: 15:00 Pm
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Bai Tu Long Bay, Cong Do Area, Ho Co Island, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Cap La, Thay Cave, Thien Canh Son Cave

9.8/10

Itinerary & activities

Cruise around the lesser-visited Bai Tu Long Bay and marvel at spectacular sceneries of the bay. The well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave is a must for any tourists while the trip to Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat is a great opportunity for visitors to discover local culture and meet local people. The exciting journey is completed with an onboard enrichment program and a variety of activities to do on-site. However, there is no chance for swimming.

  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Movie nights
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Pub crawls
  • Beach
  • Water park
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Canoeing
  • Library
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing

9.6/10

Cruise quality

Huong Hai Sealife cruise follows classic style with sail. The 52-guest ship is appreciated for high safety levels and a broad range of modern facilities. In addition to this, the cruise offers access to an array of personalized services and comfortable cabin rooms.

9.6/10

Service & facilities

On-deck services and facilities are set up for 5-star standards. With a spacious sundeck bar, passengers can enjoy a cup of cocktails after meals. Meanwhile, Pearlie spa and Jacuzzi are ideal for relaxing and indulging in various health treatments.

Additionally, Huong Hai Sealife cruise provides spa massage, shuttle service, airport transfer, night club, and rooming service.

  • Shuttle service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
9.8/10

Cabin quality

26 luxurious cabins and suites are a wonderful retreat for guests to capture the majestic beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay. Each unit is modernly-equipped with elegant furniture, en-suite bathroom, in-house telephone and internet, and a private balcony. The room rate also includes full-board meals and mineral drinking water bottles.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Executive Suite Private Balcony 2D1N Package (4 Meals)2 adults, 1 Children26 sqm
Suite Private Balcony 3D2N Package (7 Meals)2 adults, 1 Children22 sqm
Suite with Balcony1 adults, 1 Children22 sqm
Executive Suite1 adults, 1 Children26 sqm
9.4/10

Food & Drink

Sea Flora restaurant is one of the finest restaurants on cruise. The menu focuses on a mix of American, Asian, and Chinese specialties. Besides 3 main board-meals, there are also brunch and Happy Hour with the big promotion of 30% discount off from the menu. Guests can choose from a selection of cocktails, mocktails, and mixed drinks daily from 16:30 – 19:00 PM.

8.9/10

Value for money

Suite private balcony cabins cost from US$542 and executive suite cabins cost from US$712. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are facilities for disabled people. Wheelchairs accessible

Family-friendly?

The cruise provides babysitting service and the playground for children.

Children below 4 years old stay for free if using the existing bed.

Last updated: December 5, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.What is the cruise’s age restriction?

For safety reasons, people who are older than 80 years old should not get on the cruise.

2.Does the cruise offer a gluten-free food option in the menu?

Yes, it does. Please inform the cruise if you have any special requirements for food before the departure day.

3.Is the cruise safe for my 2-year child?

The cruise itself is pretty safe but some activities at the destinations like kayaking, cave and floating village visits are not really suitable.

4.Do we need to bring cash onboard?

Yes, cash is needed for extra drinks, activities, services, and other expenses that are not included in the price.

5.Can we use spa and massage services onboard?

Yes, you can. The Pearlie spa provides a full range of massages and beauty treatments. You can book with the cruise manager directly.