Cruise overview

Halong International Cruise port, 9 Halong road, Bai Chay, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.6/10
Editor Rating

“ Scarlet Pearl Cruise is the best choice for those whose desire is to stay in a floating hotel. Known as an exotic catamaran-style boat, Scarlet Pearl Cruise offers the ultimate in luxury and top-notch amenities. This sleek steel vessel is not only well-furnished but also operates unrivaled itineraries to the less-crowded Lan Ha Bay.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Scarlet Pearl Cruise is advanced, unique, and luxurious, reflecting the Western culture.
+ Cabins are spacious and feature a 360-degree sea view.
+ There is a wide range of integrated amenities onboard.
+ The food is delicious and served in a romantic setting with candles and complimentary cake.

Cons

- The ship should equip a pool on the deck.
- There is no WIFI available.

Bottom Line

The brand-new ship pioneers in catamaran-style and brings a laid-back luxury to passengers.

About

Type: Metal
Launched: 2019
No Of Cabins: 23
Pick Up Time: 8:15 – 8:45 Am
Drop Off Time: 14:30 – 15:00 Pm
Operating Area: Lan Ha Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Viet Hai Village, Cat Ba Island, Dau Be Island, Ba Trai Dao Beach, Dark & Bright Cave

9.8/10

Itinerary & activities

The cruise itinerary encompasses bucket-list destinations on Lan Ha Bay. A speedboat takes tourists to Viet Hai Village, located in the middle of Cat Ba national park. Hop on a bicycle and ride through village paths, visitors will see a traditional house and many local inhabitants. Meanwhile, beach bums particularly like the excursions to Dau Be Island and Ba Trai Dao beach where they can freely swim in the emerald water. Finally, explore Dark & Bright cave by a kayak yourself or on a local bamboo boat.

  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing

9.6/10

Cruise quality

Scarlet Pearl is the newest 5-star cruise on Halong Bay. This modern yacht has smart control systems and safety gear to guarantee a safe and comfortable stay. What’s more, guests are provided with the latest equipment and facilities.

9.7/10

Service & facilities

Guests will get to enjoy a relaxed and upscale experience as the cruise offers outstanding, personalized services and a variety of superior facilities. Scarlet Pearl’s dining area & classy bar cater to foodies while the spacious sundeck has a Jacuzzi pool and a private fitness center. There are also a luxury Akoya spa that guests will be lured by unique Akoya massage treatments and a Pearl Museum for shopping high-quality pearls right on the cruise.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shops (on site)
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
9.6/10

Cabin quality

Hi-end accommodations are extremely large compared to other lines and tastefully designed in Western-style. Each unit amazes passengers with various features such as a private sun terrace, an outside Jacuzzi, in-room dining, and a minibar.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Junior Suite with Ocean View2 adults, 1 Children28 sqm
Master Suite with Ocean View2 adults, 1 Children60 sqm
Family Connecting Room With Ocean View4 adults, 1 Children56 sqm
President Scarlet Pearl2 adults, 1 Children150 sqm
Triple Suite with Balcony3 adults, 0 Children40 sqm
9.5/10

Food & Drink

Few things are better than savoring a delectable meal in Tahiti Pearl restaurant while admiring the panoramic view on the 3rd deck. The menu comprises of classic Vietnamese and international cuisines. Guests can also sip different types of wonderful drinks in the cruise bar – The Old Fashioned Jewel.

9.3/10

Value for money

Silver pearl suite with balcony costs from US$435, golden pearl suite with balcony costs from US$554, and onyx pearl suite with private sundeck is priced from US$685.

Access for people with disabilities?

Wheelchairs accessible

Family-friendly?

Family rooms are available and a baby cot can be arranged upon request. The cruise also offers kids’ menu and babysitting service.

Last updated: January 16, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.When will we transfer back to Hanoi?

The drop-off time in Hanoi will be around 15:00 PM.

2.Is kayaking available?

Yes, tourists can do kayaking when exploring Dark & Bright cave.

3.What does the cruise museum exhibit?

The Pearl museum displays world-class pearls and guests can also buy them.

4.Can we do tai chi on the sundeck?

No, Scarlet Pearl cruise provides yoga session instead of tai chi on the sundeck.

5.Does the cruise sails to Cat Ba Island?

Yes, it does. The cruise takes visitors to Viet Hai village on Cat Ba Island.