Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Marina port, Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
8.7/10
Editor Rating

“ With almost 10 years of experience in cruising, Syrena cruises have defined high standards of cruising and small group travel. This fleet of 2 ships boasts a perfect combination of traditional Vietnamese style and contemporary design. Additionally, thanks to extensive first-hand knowledge, both cruises offer travelers unparalleled access to remarkable destinations of Halong Bay.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

- The cruises have an interesting itinerary to many famous and lesser-visited places of Halong Bay.
- Cabin rooms are clean and have stunning views of the bay through big windows.
- All board-meals are good and plentiful.

Cons

- The ship is quite old after years of operation.
- It should have more time on the boat rather than get back to the port at 11:00 AM.
- Poor WIFI connection.

Bottom Line

Well-maintained ship and an excellent selection of excursions make Syrena cruises a great value.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2009
No Of Cabins: 34
Pick Up Time: 8:15 – 8:45 Am
Drop Off Time: 15:00 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 1d, 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Bo Nau Cave, Sprite Cave, Titop Island, Drum Cave, Fairy Lake, Halong Pearl Farm, Me Cung Cave, Luon Cave

8.9/10

Itinerary & activities

Syrena cruises offer visitors a journey in style to several wonderful attractions of Halong Bay such as Bo Nau cave, Sprite cave, Titop Island, Halong Pearl Farm, and Me Cung cave. This is also an ample opportunity to try a number of favored activities like kayaking, swimming in Titop beach and rowing traditional bamboo boat to visit Luon cave.

  • Beach
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Bamboo rowing boat
  • Cooking class

8.5/10

Cruise quality

Being opened for years, Syrena cruises are a bit run-down and need some improvements. The ships are made of traditional hardwood and furnished with hand-crafted furniture creating a homely and friendly atmosphere.

8.9/10

Service & facilities

Onboard, there are a handful of convenient services and facilities. For a comfortable stay, the cruises provide daily housekeeping, laundry, and room service. The sundeck is a great place to soak up the sunshine and watch the sunset. In addition to this, outdoor and wellness facilities are equipped for relaxation.

  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
8.5/10

Cabin quality

A total of 34 deluxe cabins and suites on two ships are fitted with standard amenities and clear windows. Interior wooden details make the room very cozy and warm.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Ocean View2 adults, 0 Children18 sqm
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Balcony2 adults, 0 Children18 sqm
8.8/10

Food & drink

Lotus restaurant not only features a great dining area serving Vietnamese and international cuisines but also a venue hosting many meetings, conferences, and important events. The food comes in types of set menu and buffet.

The bar is stock with a variety of beverages including cocktail, wine, and beer as well as snacks.

8.5/10

Value for money

Deluxe cabin costs from US$272 and the luxury suite is from US$396.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are facilities for disabled people. Wheelchairs accessible

Family-friendly?

- There is no playground for children.

- Children aged under 5 years old are free of charge if using the cabin with parent/s.

Last updated: November 06, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Do the cruises sail to Cat Ba Island?

No, they don’t. Trip to Cat Ba Island is only available for charter group. Please contact the cruise for more information.

2.Can disabled guests embark on the cruises?

Yes, they can. Syrena cruises are well-appointed with facilities for disabled guests such as lower sink and raised toilet.

3.What activities are included in the trip?

During the journey, guests can join various activities such as swimming, kayaking, cooking class, tai chi session, sightseeing, and relaxation.

4.Do we have a TV in the deluxe cabin?

No, the LCD television is only provided in Syrena suites.

5.Is the shuttle transfer included in the price?

No, it doesn’t. Transfer service round trip Hanoi – Halong costs US$25/pax.