Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Pier, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.0/10
Editor Rating

“ Secret Halong is a 3-star boat that only runs a 2-day trip to popular attractions of Halong Bay. The cruise has a limited number of cabins and a handful of friendly services and entertainment programs.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Secret cruise is much smaller than other boats and gives a warm feeling.
+ Rooms and common areas are clean and comfortable.
+ The itinerary focuses on sightseeing spots and includes interesting activities.

Cons

- The transfer route is not the highway and the shuttle bus must be equipped with stronger AC and engine.
- Vegetarian options are not plentiful and do not taste well.
- It would be better to have slower instruction and more explanations during the journey.

Bottom Line

With an intimate ambiance and several family services, Secret Halong cruise is best-suited to small groups and families with children.

About

Type: Metal
Launched: 2016
No Of Cabins: 11
Pick Up Time: 7:30 – 8:30 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:00 – 16:30 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n
Destinations: Ho Dong Tien Cave, Drum Cave, Titop Island

9.0/10

Itinerary & activities

Passengers are escorted to some tourist destinations on Halong Bay and join a number of activities. On the first day, guests will take a visit Ho Dong Tien cave then do kayaking and fishing with local people at Drum cave. The second day is filled with relaxation on Titop Island to enjoy swimming and climbing mountain.

  • Cooking class
  • Movie nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking
  • Library
  • Karaoke

8.9/10

Cruise quality

The property is of normal quality, just matches the 3-star standard. The interior is fitted with several amenities and creates a relaxing atmosphere.

9.2/10

Service & facilities

Secret Halong cruise provides almost all convenient facilities on-deck. There are a dining room and lounge bar, a designated smoking area, a TV area, a gift shop, outdoor furniture, and wellness facilities. Guests are also treated to 24-hour front desk service, a tour desk, and room service.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Gift shop
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
9.1/10

Cabin quality

This small cruise has 11 tiny private cabins that accommodate a maximum of 18 guests onboard. Cabin rooms are neat, have a private washroom, and a large window. Shining colors and fabrics are chosen to decorate inside the rooms which enhance the elegance. There is a continental or buffet breakfast served at the accommodation every morning.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Deluxe Triple Room3 adults, 0 Children15 sqm
Superior Single Room1 adults, 0 Children8 sqm
Premium Double Room2 adults, 0 Children14 sqm
Deluxe Single Room1 adults, 0 Children13 sqm
Premium Single Room1 adults, 0 Children14 sqm
8.9/10

Food & Drink

The restaurant is actually a lounge and a bar area that hosts a variety of Vietnamese food and beverages.

8.7/10

Value for money

Deluxe double/twin room costs from US$213, premium double room costs from US$252, and deluxe triple room is priced from US$384.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled people.

Family-friendly?

Secret cruise is very kid-friendly with an indoor playground area for children, babysitting and child services.

Children under 5 are free of charge while children from 6 to 11 are charged US$60, sharing existing bed with parent/s.

Last updated: November 30, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Are spa services available onboard?

No, Secret cruise only offers wellness facilities including beach chairs/ loungers and pool/ beach towels.

2.Does the cruise require a surcharge for Christmas?

Yes, it does. Surcharge for Xmas and New Year Eve is US$30/adult and US$23/child from 4 to 11 years old. Children under 4 are FOC.

3.What activities do we have during the 2-day tour?

The 2-day trip includes kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking and a lot of onboard activities such as cooking class, karaoke, movie night, and squid fishing.

4.Can we use the internet on Secret cruise?

Free WIFI is only available in some public areas.

5.How much does it cost for the transfer service?

Supplement for the shuttle bus is US$15/adult, US$10/child aged 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free of charge.