Cruise overview

Got Pier, Cat Hai, Hai Phong, Vietnam View on map
9.0/10
Editor Rating

“ UniCharm cruise is renowned for an expedition ship that brings a perfect combination of ease and elegance. The ship is notable for its roomy cabins, abundant outdoor facilities, and high-quality food. Also, Unicharm cruise delivers off-ship explorations around Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island with several fun-filled water activities.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

- A short transfer from Got Ferry allows guests to catch a glimpse of Cat Ba Island.
- The boat is modern and food comes in abundance.
- Great programming never makes cruisers feel rushed or stuck in the crowd.

Cons

- WIFI in the rooms is unstable.
- There should have more adjustable sun loungers on the sundeck.
- Trekking in Cat Ba island is too demanding for some tourists.

Bottom Line

Other cruise lines can’t beat the UniCharm cruise in terms of challenging outdoor activity breaks and affordable prices.

About

Outfit: Modern Steel Coastal Ship
Launched: 11st April, 2018
No Of Cabins: 20
Pick Up Time: 7:45 - 8:15 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:00 - 16:30 Pm
Operating Area: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n

9.0/10

Itinerary & activities

UniCharm cruise sails you on the best itinerary starting from Got pier to cruise to Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island. This is an opportunity to explore one of the largest and most beautiful caves on Halong Bay, visit natural and wild destinations and join various challenging activities. 

Moreover, the cruise offers a 3D2N private tour that combines Halong Bay and Tam Coc - Ninh Binh.

Unicharm Cruise 2 Day 1 Night Itinerary!

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Pub crawls
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat ride
  • Cave exploration
  • Visit the fishing village
  • Swimming
  • Trekking

9.0/10

Cruise quality

The 48-guest UniCharm cruise features a modern steel ship. It offers small exploration groups a range of cozy, intimate staterooms and technical cockpit with emergency flares system, radar scanning system, auto satellite, rocky scanning camera and automatic rudder for the highest level of safety. 

9.0/10

Service & facilities

Unicharm cruise hits the mark in attentive services such as 24-hour front desk, tour desk, and currency exchange. The ship is also packed with high-quality facilities including a tender for sightseeing, sundeck, gymnasium, boutique library, and conference & meeting facilities. Additionally, the 4-star cruise offers a private beach area and room service.

  • Shuttle service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Shops (on site)
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
9.0/10

Cabin quality

With smaller passenger count compared with other ships in Halong Bay, 20 roomy cabins on UniCharm cruise are manageable and fitted with full ocean view windows, well-sized balcony, and lots of modern comforts.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Executive Double Room with Terrace2 adults, 1 Children30 sqm
Deluxe Family Room with Terrace4 adults, 1 Children60 sqm
9.0/10

Food & drink

Food and beverages are plentiful on the cruise. The menu is full of excellent Vietnamese & European dishes while the bar is where guests can relax with great drinks.

8.9/10

Value for money

Uni Balcony on the 1st floor costs from US$150/ person/night and family connecting room costs from US$182/person/night.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled people.

Family-friendly?

Children under 4 are free of charge, sharing transfer seats and existing bed with adults.

Last updated: October 08, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.How do we go to Ninh Binh after the cruise trip?

Normally, the cruise shuttle bus will take you back to Hanoi but if you want to transfer to Ninh Binh, the driver will drop you off at Got Ferry at around 13:00 PM. From there, you can buy a ticket on a local shuttle bus to Tam Coc boat station (US$12/pax/way) or use a private car (US$45/pax/way). Please book the tickets with the cruise before at least 2 days.

2.How can I reach the Got pier from Cat Bi airport?

Well, there are a couple of ways. The best way is to take a taxi (about 45 minutes) to reach the pier. The cruise team will be there to take you on the cruise.

3.Can I bring my own drinks onboard?

Yes, you can. However, you need to pay for corkage fee US$30/bottle of wine or spirit, US$5/ beer or soft drink.

4.Are the cruise and activities safe for children?

Yes, the cruise and activities are both safe for children. In case of emergencies, the cruise team will always be ready to help. So don’t worry and enjoy your trip.

5.We intend to take a 2D1N trip on UniCharm cruise on Christmas, do we need to pay a surcharge?

Unicharm cruise does not require a surcharge on Xmas, New Year’s Day and Lunar New Year’s Day.