Cruise overview

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

“ Just like its name, Halong Serenity cruise is all set to carry quieter and more style-conscious travellers on tranquil, stylish cruise voyages in Halong Bay. The interior design and objects are simplified. When it comes to the itinerary, for years, this wooden junk has specialized in operating in-depth excursions around Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

Serenity cruise is less pricey than other cruises. It offers free round trip transfer Hanoi – Halong. The program is well organized so visitors can choose what level of activity they want. The cruise itinerary is UNIQUE and claimed to be the longest one amongst all cruises in Halong bay that go to the deeper parts in Halong bay and Lan Ha bay. The wine and cocktail selections are excellent and priced reasonably.

Cons

Transfer to and from the boat was chaotic with a lot of people. The property doesn’t provide cribs and extra beds in the room. Light breakfast is a bit poor and water is an additional charge at all meals which should have been included. Tai chi session is too short (less than 20minutes).

Bottom Line

The affordable traditional wooden junk creates a tranquil atmosphere and an activity-filled itinerary that takes you to the less touristy attractions and deeper parts in Halong bay.

About

Launched: 2019
Fleet: 2 Ships (22+26 Cabins)
Outfit: Wooden Junk
Available Tours: Day Trip, 2 Days, 3 Days

9.2/10

Itinerary & activities

The creative and unique itinerary is a mixture of excursions to much quiet and less-visited destinations and a list of included and optional activities. Sailing into the magnificent Lan Ha Bay, visitors will explore Dau Be Island, enjoy kayaking in Dark & Bright Cave, visit the floating village, swimming and snorkeling under green water. Besides, there are a lot of activities that can be enjoyed in the surrounding areas.

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2 Days 1 Night Itinerary (halongserenitycruises.com)

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Pub crawls
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Library
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing
  • Tour or class about local culture

9.0/10

Cruise quality

The quality of the Serenity cruise has been creeping up over time. Its design emphasizes on self-contemplation and brings a strong connection between nature and local culture. Thus, step on this cruise, guests will find inner peace and ultimate relaxation.

9.0/10

Service & facilities

With innovative and constantly improving service standards, Halong Serenity has been a wonderful cruise ship to stay ever since it launched. Free transfer, free cycling, free kayaking and free upgrade are just some of the most appealing services provided to customers.

Serenity cruise provides exceptional facilities such as spa, nightclub, beachfront, non-smoking rooms, and restaurant & bar.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
9.0/10

Cabin quality

The cruise offers a wide selection of 22 private cabins which are suitable for various styles and customers’ budget. All rooms come with a private balcony, en-suite bathroom, and luxury amenities.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Senior Suite with Ocean View2 adults, 1 Children25 sqm
Family Suite3 adults, 1 Children35 sqm
Moon Suite with Ocean View2 adults, 1 Children40 sqm
Moon Suite with Terrace2 adults, 1 Children45 sqm
Junior Suite with Balcony1 adults, 1 Children25 sqm
9.0/10

Food & drink

Onboard, excellent dining options give you a great base to plan for your next day trip. Le Gourmet restaurant & bar on the second deck makes use of fresh ingredients to create some of the finest Vietnamese cuisines. Breakfast options vary from American, Asian, continental to vegetarian, full English/ Irish, and gluten-free. In addition, lunch and dinner will be served with a buffet or a la carte menu.

Serenity onboard restaurant!

9.0/10

Value for money

Terrace moon suite and balcony from US$354 and a family suite with balcony from US$510

Access for guests with disabilities?

Wheelchairs accessible

Family-friendly?

- Children under 5 will stay for free if using the existing bed.

- Spacious room and family favorites like baby safety gates, outdoor play equipment for kids, indoor play area, books/ DVDs and music for kids are provided.

Last updated: October 07, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.We travel in a group of 6 people so what kind of room could we stay together?

The cruise’s max occupancy for each room is only 3 people so you should book two family suites or balcony moon suites for a group of 6 people. Thanks!

2.What kinds of meals are offered onboard?

The cruise restaurant serves guests with buffet and a la carte menu. Food options are varied from Vietnamese, Asian to international cuisines.

3.I saw Serenity cruise offers a lot of activities, which of them incur an additional charge?

Most activities are free of charge and guests must pay for only bar crawl and canoeing.

4.Does the cruise have pick-up service at the airport?

Halong Serenity cruise also provides pick-up service at the airport with an additional charge.

5.How long does it take for transfer?

It takes only 2.5 hours bus transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay through the newest highway.

6.I am interested in the 3D2N trip with Halong Serenity cruise, how can I book this trip?

Regarding booking trip, you can book through booking@halongserenitycruises.com or contact +8497695199.