Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Wharf, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
Editor Rating

“ In the same fleet with Halong Silversea cruise and Sapphire cruise, Royal Palace cruise appeals to various types of guests in the middle class. One perk of traveling on this traditional junk boat is a 4-star service standard provided in Royal style. The cruise also commands easy access to several famous attractions of Halong Bay and flexible dining options.”

Editor Reviews


+ The boat and cabins are comfortable and modern.
+ The meals come in various styles, very tasty and plentiful.
+ Staff are kind and very helpful.


- Activities like hiking and cave visiting are disappointing because the locations are full of tourists and rubbishes.
- The foods in the buffet should be labeled for people with special dietary requirements.

Bottom Line

Royal Palace is an enjoyable ship for guests looking for a journey in style with classic features.


Type: Wooden
Launched: 2004
No Of Cabins: 14
Pick Up Time: 7:45 – 8:15 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:30 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Titop Island, Surprising Cave, Fairy Lake Cave


Itinerary & activities

On the journey discovering Halong Bay, a small tender will take passengers to Titop Island to enjoy panoramic views, kayaking, and swimming in emerald waters. Tourists can also visit Surprising cave, the most beautiful cave of the bay and Fairy Lake cave, a mysterious lake that holds historical values.

  • Cooking class
  • Beach
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Tai chi


Cruise quality

Featuring a Vietnamese wooden cruise, the 4-star boat combines a traditional design with a wide array of contemporary features. Additionally, recent renovation at the end of 2018 with a number of updated amenities was also applied to enrich guests’ stay.


Service & facilities

Royal Palace cruise offers many common facilities including spa, a restaurant & bar, a spacious sundeck, and other recreational amenities such as massage, fishing equipment, and karaoke. It also offers access to an abundance of services such as 24-hour front desk, room service, free WIFI in all rooms and public areas.

  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms

Cabin quality

Cruise accommodations are tastefully appointed with lots of modern comforts and conveniences like air-conditioner, internet access, heating, and private bathroom.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Premium Cabin2 adults, 1 Children18 sqm
Royal Suite with Balcony2 adults, 1 Children28 sqm
Family Cabin3 adults, 0 Children25 sqm

Food & Drink

The restaurant opens all day and can accommodate 30 guests at one time. Board meals served include breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the menu of Vietnamese and Western dishes. Meanwhile, the bar is stock with tea, coffee, cocktail and wine, and fresh juice.


Value for money

Deluxe cabin costs from US$229, premium cabin costs from US$231, and royal suite with balcony costs from US$281.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled guests.


Family rooms are available and there is babysitting service.

Last updated: December 16, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Do we have brunch in the morning?

Brunch is only available on day 3 of the 3d2n trip.

2.Does the cruise sails to any fishing village?

No, it isn’t. Royal Palace cruise only sails to Titop Island, Fairy Lake cave, and Surprising cave. However, you can still enjoy fishing, an interesting activity during the trip.

3.What activities do we have in the sunset party?

The sunset party offers a romantic atmosphere where guests can enjoy fresh fruits, drinks, light music, socialize with others, and especially wear traditional costumes for kings & queens and mandarins.

4.Are pets allowed to get on the cruise?

No, just like other cruises, Royal Palace cruise does not allow to bring pets on board.

5.Is the transportation included in the price?

Yes, Royal Palace cruise provides free shuttle bus round trip Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi. In addition, pick-up service by a private car is offered for free (applied for pick-up from Noi Bai international airport to hotels in Hanoi).