Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Marina Port, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.2/10
Editor Rating

“ Launched in 2012, the Au Co cruise is the first ship to bring a 5-star standard to Halong Bay. This leading line treats travelers to a luxury cruising experience with subtle interior design, a delicate menu and an exceptional destination-focused itinerary. Uniquely, the cruise only focuses on the 3-day journey encompassing jaw-dropping destinations on Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay.”

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Pros

+ The whole cruise is well-organized from start to finish and boasts a high safety guarantee.
+ Board-meals are creative, beautifully presented, and delicious.
+ Shore excursions go to various renowned attractions and activities like cycling to a local village and cave visiting by a kayak are fantastic.

Cons

- Bottles of drinking water should have been inclusive at meals.
- The cruise is quite expensive and the 3d2n journey is just 2 days in reality as guests do not embark on the cruise until 1:00 PM and disembark around 11:00 AM.

Bottom Line

The Au Co cruise brings passengers an upscale experience with top-notch accommodations and top-of-the-range facilities.

About

Type: Metal
Launched: 2012
No Of Cabins: 32
Operating Area: Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay
Available Tours: 3d2n
Destinations: Ba Ham Lake, Three Peach Beach, Viet Hai Village, Cua Van Floating Village

9.8/10

Itinerary & activities

The above-and-beyond itinerary appeals to curious travelers with visits to the pristine Ba Ham Lake, Three Peach beach, the peaceful Viet Hai village, Cua Van floating village. Plus, passengers can immerse and try a lot of new things such as swimming, kayaking in emerald water, biking and trekking through the local village, joining Masterchef “Halong Bay Edition” competition, and BBQ party.

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Movie nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Cycling
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking

9.6/10

Cruise quality

Boarding a maximum of 80 guests, this steel ship is luxurious and features an elegant design. It is also well-fitted with high-quality amenities and equipment to increase the safety level.

8.9/10

Service & facilities

The Au Co cruise prides itself on a diverse array of offerings such as a spacious sundeck for sunbathing and doing onboard activities, a spa room with Jacuzzi for wellness treatments, an exquisite restaurant, and a bar for sipping beverages.

  • 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
  • Safety deposit box
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
9.4/10

Cabin quality

Each of 32 sophisticated cabins on the ship has a French private balcony with perfect ocean views. Additionally, a high-end bathroom and a broad range of wooden furnishings and modern facilities in the rooms allow guests to cruise in comfort.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Executive Double or Twin Room2 adults, 1 Children20 sqm
Long Quan Suite2 adults, 1 Children36 sqm
Au Co Suite2 adults, 1 Children40 sqm
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Sea View2 adults, 1 Children20 sqm
Double or Twin Room with Sea View1 adults, 0 Children20 sqm
Suite with Sea View2 adults, 1 Children40 sqm
King Suite with Sea View2 adults, 1 Children36 sqm
9.1/10

Food & Drink

The 70-passenger dining room serves breakfast & brunch, buffet lunch, and set menu & BBQ dinner in a blend of Western and Vietnamese cuisines every day. Meanwhile, the open bar boasts an extensive drinking list namely tea & coffee, cocktails, spirit, draught beer, and fresh juices.

8.6/10

Value for money

Long Quan suite costs from US$1628, Au Co suite costs from US$1835, and executive cabin costs from US$1124.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for guests with disabilities.

Family-friendly?

There are services and facilities for families with children.

Children under 5 years old are free of charge and share the existing cabin with parents, limited to 1 child per cabin. One extra child aged from 6 to 11 years old will be charged US$100/night.

Two children aged below 11 staying in a separate cabin will be charged 75% of an adult’s price.

Children aged 12 and above are considered adults.

Last updated: December 14, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Do we need to bring cash on the ship?

Yes, you should bring cash or credit card on board for personal expenses if any.

2.Is smoking allowed on the cruise?

Smoking is prohibited in the ship’s interior spaces. However, guests can still smoke in the sheltered external areas, on the sundeck, and in the open balcony.

3.What do we need to present for check-in?

For check-in, you need to show your booking confirmation and identification documents such as a passport.

4.How long does it take from Hanoi to Halong Bay?

It takes 2.5 hours to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay by a shuttle bus and only 2 hours by a private car.

5.Do we need to pay for transportation?

Yes, transportation is optional and excluded from the price. You can either choose a shuttle bus with a price of US$40/pax/round trip and a private car with a fee of US$245/4-seater car or US$265/7-seater car.