Cruise overview

No5, 6A Le Thanh Tong, Hon Gai, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.0/10
Editor Rating

“ If a nostalgic atmosphere is what you’re seeking, looking no further than Renea Cruises Halong, a boutique wooden junk that came into operation in 2018. The ship includes life-enriching excursions to several off-the-beaten-track tourist destinations of Bai Tu Long Bay. Passengers can enjoy a deep relaxation on board with the cruise outstanding services, modern facilities, and elegant accommodations.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Renea Cruises Halong is relatively small but new and the cabins are in good condition.
+ Meals served onboard are very delicious and plentiful with seafood and Vietnamese traditional specialties.
+ Itinerary is well-planned to avoid crowded parts of the bay and the water is clean for swimming and kayaking.

Cons

- Although drinking water is included, it turns out to be a few small bottles, not enough for the whole trip.
- Beverage prices are exorbitant compared to the mainland.
- The cooking class is not attractive as guests just have a chance to wrap a few spring rolls with prepared ingredients.

Bottom Line

The ship makes voyages to less-crowded areas and offers good activities for both adults and children.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2018
No Of Cabins: 11
Pick Up Time: 7:45 – 8:30 Am
Drop Off Time: 17:00 Pm
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Cap La Island, Thay Cave, Thien Canh Son Cave, Vung Vieng Fishing Village

9.6/10

Itinerary & activities

On the itinerary to explore Bai Tu Long Bay, Renea Cruises Halong stops at Cap La Island, a famous kayaking area. Meanwhile, a visit to Vung Vieng fishing village opens a wonderful opportunity to interact with local people. Visitors will also have time for kayaking and swimming in Cong Dam area and catch a glimpse of Thay cave if the weather permits. The final destination is Thien Canh Son cave, the most beautiful cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Movie nights
  • Beach
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing

9.1/10

Cruise quality

Passengers praise the ship decoration that combines classical and traditional style with up-to-date features. The small-sized wooden cruise can host 23 guests and ensure private space for each.

8.9/10

Service & facilities

Decent facilities provided on the ship are a restaurant & bar, a shared lounge, BBQ facilities, and 4-star cabins. Guests can also experience some attentive services including a 24-hour front desk, spa services, currency exchange, and room service.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
9.3/10

Cabin quality

Renea Cruises Halong is home to only 11 cabins. These traditionally decorated staterooms bring a cozy, intimate feeling and a variety of in-room amenities for a comfortable stay. Leisure travelers can relax with a Jacuzzi in the suite cabin with a private balcony. Meanwhile, the family connecting cabins are perfect for big families with 5 people.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Deluxe Twin Room with Sea View2 adults, 0 Children16 sqm
Deluxe Triple Room3 adults, 0 Children20 sqm
8.7/10

Food & Drink

The dining options vary from Western-style breakfast to a delicious Vietnamese set menu lunch, and a BBQ dinner on the top deck. Breakfast with Vietnamese traditional food is also available on the 3rd day of the 3-day trip. In addition, most drinks are excluded from the rate and guests can find a lot of it in the cruise bar.

8.5/10

Value for money

Deluxe twin room with sea view costs from US$231, deluxe double room with sea view costs from US$272, and the deluxe triple room is priced from US$346.

Access for people with disabilities?

Wheelchairs accessible

Family-friendly?

The triple cabins and connecting cabins are the best choice for families or small groups. What’s more, the cruise offers board games and puzzles for children.

Children under 5 years old are free of charge if using the existing bed with parents.

Children aged from 5 to 8 are charged 50%, children aged from 9 to 11 are charged 75%, and children above 12 are charged 100% of the adult’s rate.

Last updated: January 6, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.Does Renea cruise sail to Titop Island?

No, Titop Island is on Halong Bay; however, the cruise operates in Bai Tu Long Bay only.

2.Can my disabled friends get on board?

Yes, Renea Cruises Halong welcomes guests with disabilities as all units are located on the ground floor.

3.Can we hold BBQ parties on the boat?

Yes, the boat also severs a BBQ dinner every night on the top deck.

4.Do we have free drinking water in the room?

Yes, you do. The cruise not only offers bottles of mineral water but also fresh fruits daily.

5.How much does the cruise charge 2 children under 12 to stay in one cabin?

Two children under 12 years old staying in the same cabin will be charged 75%.