Top 10 cruises in Halong Bay Cruises

Sena Boat Cruise In Lan Ha Bay

Sena Boat Cruise In Lan Ha Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"We had an absolutely amazing time aboard the Sena Cruise in Lan Ha Bay, largely thanks to our .." - Jos D

Hanoi - Tuan Chau Marina - Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Bright Cave - Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau Area - Hanoi

16

2019

Introduced in 2019, Sena Cruise offers an exceptional experience for those seeking a best Lan Ha Bay Cruise. As part of the renowned Swan Cruise brand in Vietnam, SENA Cruise promises excellence.
With a unique and cozy design that reflects traditional Vietnamese decor, Sena Cruise provides modern amenities and excellent customer service, meeting international boutique 4-star standards. All 14 cabins on the cruise will bring you an exceptional cruising journey in comfort and luxury.
During your time on Sena Cruise, you can enjoy various activities such as kayaking and swimming, allowing you to fully appreciate the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
Hermes Boat Cruise Halong Bay

Hermes Boat Cruise Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"My experience with Hermes Cruise was absolutely fantastic! The customer service exceeded all .." - Daniel C

Hanoi - Luon Cave - Titov Island - Sung Sot Cave

18

2022

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Hermes cruise meticulously tailored for your pleasure. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, this Halong Bay overnight cruise offers 18 cozy cabins, each boasting ample space ranging from 28m² to 64m², complete with private balconies for unparalleled comfort and relaxation. Delight your palate with exquisite culinary creations prepared by a skilled chef hailing from a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant in Hanoi. As you traverse the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay, knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides will accompany you, unveiling the hidden treasures and guiding you through the most captivating routes, ensuring an enriching and immersive experience at every turn. Indulge in luxury, exploration, and unparalleled hospitality as you set sail on this extraordinary voyage tailored just for you.
Indochine Premium Cruise Halong Bay

Indochine Premium Cruise Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"I had an incredible experience on this cruise! The ship is stunning, the service is excellent, .." - Tom B

Tuan Chau – Surprise Cave - Luon Cave - Titov Island - Tuan Chau Port

37

2023

Embarking on a cruise to explore the magnificent Ha Long Bay is a dream come true for travelers visiting Vietnam. Launched in August 2023, Indochine Premium is the newest, most luxurious, and distinct aesthetic overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. It brings together European features with an Asian essence, offering 37 luxury cabins, all equipped with balconies and glass doors, allowing guests to fully enjoy the wonderful panoramic views.
The itineraries are meticulously designed to maximize holiday experience and enjoyment, providing a full experience during the stay on board, cruising through limestone mountains in both Halong Bay and discovering lively local activities. With every detail thoughtfully considered, the Indochine Premium Cruise promises an unforgettable journey through one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders.
La Regina Legend Cruise In Lan Ha Bay

La Regina Legend Cruise In Lan Ha Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"The boat is luxurious, and the staff were very friendly. The services exceeded our expectations. The .." - Pastel S

Hanoi – Tuan Chau Marina – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay

24

2018

La Regina Legend cruise ship is a luxury cruise that perfectly combines classic elegance with refined contemporary design. This vessel offers a first-class cruising experience in Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island. Equipped with 5-star quality services, it provides a variety of exceptional amenities and services, ranging from a wide range of premium drinks to exquisite international cuisine prepared by renowned chefs.
Passengers are welcomed in luxurious surroundings, with spacious and luxurious cabins offering breathtaking views of the marine landscapes. Common areas such as the lounge, spa, and terrace are designed to maximize comfort and relaxation while ensuring a memorable experience.
Indochina Sails In Halong Bay

Indochina Sails In Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"Quang greeted us exceptionally from arrival to departure. Clear instructions guided us smoothly, and .." - Alex L

Tuan Chau Island - Surprise Cave - Ha Long Bay Mooring Point - Titov Island – Tuan Chau Island

23

2010

Indochina Sails stands out as one of the top choices for a luxury cruise in Halong Bay. With a variety of modern rooms, from basic to high-end, it caters to all types of travelers, from families to groups.
During your cruise with Indochina Sails, you can enjoy a range of fun and relaxing activities, including boat trips to explore caves and islands of Halong Bay, spa sessions, and tai chi classes. Indochina Sails also features a gym, evening shows, and authentic Vietnamese cuisine tastings. Designed to international standards, it provides a warm and inviting atmosphere with its cedar wood interior.
Whether you're seeking relaxation while admiring the seascape or eager to partake in thrilling activities, this 5-star cruise offers the perfect option for an unforgettable experience in Halong Bay.
Indochine Cruise In Lan Ha Bay

Indochine Cruise In Lan Ha Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"It's amazing! Indochine Cruise exceeded all my expectations. From the welcome to the end, .." - Andy B

Tuan Chau – Dark and Bright Cave - Lan Ha Bay - Trung Trang Cave - Tuan Chau

45

2019

Introduced in 2019, the Indochine cruise promises an exceptional experience for all its guests. With its impressive size, it stands out as one of the most spacious steel cruises in Lan Ha Bay. Travelers aboard can anticipate an unforgettable journey to a series of captivating and tranquil attractions, all enjoyed in complete comfort. This latest addition to the Indochina Sails family boasts forty-five light luxury cabins across five categories: Junior Suite, Suite, Executive Suite, Family Triple Cabins and President Suite. Each cabin of the Indochine cruise, crafted from rich oak, features expansive windows and private balconies, allowing guests to soak in the breathtaking views. Designed with passengers in mind, the cruise encapsulates the artistic essence of Vietnamese history, evoking the charm of its colonial era.

Capella Boat Cruise In Halong Bay

Capella Boat Cruise In Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"Our one-night cruise on Halong Bay was exceptional from start to finish. Check-in was smooth and .." - Youand

Hanoi - Tuan Chau Pier - Lan Ha Bay - Ao Ech - Dark & Bright Cave - Tuan Chau Pier - Hanoiea -

30

2010

Inspired by the brilliance of the northern star, Capella Cruise Halong Bay emerged onto the scene in August 2020 with a clear vision: to redefine luxury cruising in the Gulf of Tonkin. Renowned for its exceptional facilities and unparalleled service, Capella Cruise promises a voyage like no other, unveiling the breathtaking landscapes of Halong and Lan Ha Bay in a truly magical manner.

Embark on a sensory journey as you immerse yourself in the mesmerizing emerald waters of secluded beaches, explore the enchanting formations of stalagmites and stalactites within ancient caves, and marvel at the untouched beauty of forested islands. With Capella Cruise Halong Bay, every moment becomes a once-in-a-lifetime experience, inviting you to indulge in the extraordinary.
Scarlet Pearl Boat Cruise Halong Bay

Scarlet Pearl Boat Cruise Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"We had a fantastic tour with the Scarlet Pearl crew. Big thanks to Chris, the Cruise Manager, for .." - Niko M

Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Light Cave - Ao Ech Area - Halong International Cruise Port - Hanoi

23

2019

Setting Sail for Sustainable Luxury in Halong Bay
Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, Scarlet Pearl Cruise emerges as a beacon of sustainable luxury in the realm of cruising. Renowned as the premier luxury cruise experience in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scarlet Pearl sets itself apart with a profound dedication to environmentally-conscious travel. Beyond mere opulence, Scarlet Pearl's ethos revolves around blending indulgence with responsible stewardship of the pristine natural surroundings. Embark on a journey where lavish comfort intertwines seamlessly with a commitment to preserving the delicate ecosystem of Halong Bay. Welcome aboard Scarlet Pearl, where luxury meets sustainability on the shimmering waters of Halong Bay. Experience the epitome of luxury with our Halong Bay 5-star cruise.
Lily Cruise Junk Halong Bay

Lily Cruise Junk Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"Everything was really nice and calm. The waiter named Gin was friendly and good at his job. The crew .." - Simon X

Hanoi - Halong International Cruise Port - Bai Tu Long - Vung Vieng - Thien Canh Son Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi

20

2020

Lily Cruise stands as a pinnacle of luxury among the 4-star cruise options available in the captivating locales of Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. These bays earned their esteemed position as one of the World's New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011, and Lily Cruise endeavors to ensure that every voyage lives up to this prestigious reputation.

Setting itself apart, this Bai Tu Long Bay cruise curates distinctive itineraries that venture into the lesser-explored realms of Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, away from the usual tourist haunts. Embarking on a journey with Lily Cruise promises a pampering experience intertwined with the exploration of Bai Tu Long Bay's hidden charms. Here, guests are treated to the awe-inspiring spectacle of towering limestone formations, pristine beaches, and enigmatic caves, each contributing to an unparalleled tapestry of natural beauty found nowhere else on the planet.

Peony Cruise Junk Halong Bay

Peony Cruise Junk Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"We took a cruise as a special treat during our Vietnam trip, and it was awesome! The staff, .." - Laksima S

Hanoi - Tuan Chau - Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau (Trà Báu) - Trung Trang Cave - Halong Bay

20

2018

Peony Cruise Halong Bay stands as a pinnacle of luxury amidst the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature since 2011. As the sister cruise to Mon Cheri Cruises and Lily Cruises, Peony Cruises embarked on its journey through the captivating Ha Long Bay in early 2018 with a singular goal – to craft a unique and unforgettable holiday experience for every passenger.
Distinguishing itself with meticulously designed itineraries, Peony Cruises ventures into the less-explored realms of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, offering an exclusive escape from the typical tourist trails. Immerse yourself in the allure of Lan Ha Bay, where Peony Cruises unveils hidden charms, presenting a panorama of breathtaking scenery featuring colossal limestone formations, pristine beaches, and enigmatic caves, creating a tapestry of wonders found nowhere else on Earth.
Mon Cheri Cruise Junk Halong Bay

Mon Cheri Cruise Junk Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 1 reviews

"This cruise was amazing! The place is like magic, and the service and the tour group were top-notch. .." - Sophi C

Hanoi - Tuan Chau - Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau (Trà Báu) - Trung Trang Cave - Halong Bay

18

2018

Mon Cheri Cruises are two of the fanciest boats you can find in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, showcasing the natural beauty of Vietnam. These boats bring together classy European style and the traditional Vietnamese look, creating a perfect blend of elegance. What makes Mon Chéri Cruises special are the small details, from their stylish design to the fancy restaurant with a carefully crafted menu.

You can enjoy the charm of traditional music while having dinner in the restaurant or relax on the sundeck with a cocktail, savoring the peaceful evening. It's a great way to treat yourself and have a wonderful and smooth journey. Mon Cheri Cruises offer a luxurious experience with a touch of Vietnamese culture, making your time in these beautiful bays truly special.


Orchid Classic Cruise Halong Bay

Orchid Classic Cruise Halong Bay

5.0 Excellent 2 reviews

"Our overnight cruise experience surpassed all expectations. The cabins were not only beautifully .." - Dani C

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Trung Trang Cave - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island

14

2016

Experience the epitome of luxury with Orchid Classic Cruise Halong Bay, a distinguished 5-star overnight junk boat that navigates the captivating landscapes of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island. Meticulously designed, this junk seamlessly marries a robust steel exterior with a warm, traditional wooden interior, infused with timeless Asian elements.

Things you should know

Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination located in northeastern Vietnam. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, featuring thousands of limestone karsts and islets that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The bay is dotted with caves, grottoes, and floating fishing villages, creating a picturesque and otherworldly seascape. Halong Bay is a popular destination for cruises, allowing visitors to explore its scenic beauty, enjoy various water activities, and experience the unique culture of the local communities in the surrounding area.

Explore Halong Bay cruise through various options:

- Overnight Cruise (2 days/1 night; 3 days/2 nights):
Typically starts between 12:00 pm and 13:00 pm from various ports.
Concludes around 11:00 - 11:30 on the last day.
Guests return to their Hanoi hotels by 15:30 - 16:00.

- Day Cruises:
Morning: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Afternoon: around 12:30 pm - 17:00 pm, with drop-off in Hanoi approximately at 20:00.
Currently, there are approximately 100 Overnight boats, ranging from small traditional wooden junks to large modern iron boats. All ships offer a variety of Deluxe, Superior, and Suite cabins. Additionally, there are small private junks with 1 or 2 cabins, ideal for honeymoons or private cruises. To secure an available cabin, it is advisable to book in advance with Autour Asia.
For transportation, you can easily catch a car or book a private car from Hanoi, Ninh Binh, or Hai Phong to Halong, with a travel time of approximately 2-3 hours.
When preparing for your trip, make sure to pack a swimsuit for activities like swimming and kayaking.

There are many types of boats moored at different docks, licensed to cruise different itineraries as follows:

Halong Bay Classic Cruises (From Tuan Chau)
Lan Ha Bay Cruises (From Tuan Chau)
Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises (From Hon Gai)
Halong Bay Cruises (From Bai Chay)
Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises (From Bai Chay)
Lan Ha Bay Cruises (From Cat Ba)
Luxury Cruises Halong
Private Cruises Halong
Day Cruises Halong

FAQs about Halong Bay Cruises

1. Why choose Halong Bay?
Halong Bay is undoubtedly a must-visit destination, renowned as a world-famous natural heritage site and the premier cruising spot in Vietnam. What makes it worth your while?
Deeper exploration: Cruise through the stunning archipelago of the Gulf of Tonkin for an immersive experience.
Perfect seascape: Spend 2-3 days on a ship, basking in the fresh air and tranquility of the bay.
Exciting activities: Enjoy both onboard (mini golf, poker, pool, spa, karaoke) and offboard activities (kayaking, boat rowing, cave visits, catamaran, etc.).

2. When is the ideal time to visit Halong Bay?
For the best experience, plan your visit to Halong Bay in March-April and October-November, with cool (20-28°C) and dry weather. Other options include:
May-September: Ideal for summer deals with flash sales up to 40% OFF.
January-April: Enjoy Halong festivals and celebrate Tet Holiday onboard.
For precise planning, refer to the Best Time to Visit Halong Bay for Perfect Weather & Great Deals.

What is the cost of a Halong cruise in 2024?
In 2023, the average prices for cruises are approximately:
1 night: $145 - $300/person
2 nights: $290 - $550/person
Day trip: $95 - $130/person
Note: Transfer from Hanoi to Halong is not usually included; extra fees apply if you opt for pick-up from Hanoi.
Prices are per person in USD.
Low season: May - Sep, High season: Jan - Apr & Oct - Dec.

3. One Night or 2 Nights on the Cruise?
The duration of your stay in Halong Bay depends on your budget and time constraints.
1 Night: With a budget starting from $125/person, you can explore 1-2 attractions and participate in activities like tai chi, cooking classes, kayaking, or boat rowing.
2 Nights: Opting for $225/person or more allows you to visit 1-2 additional hidden gems, providing more time for sightseeing and relaxation.
If you're still undecided, feel free to reach out to us at info@autourasia.com or +84971337708 (WhatsApp).

4. Hanoi to Halong Bay Travel Time ?
By limousine bus or car: Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours (including breaks) from Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay.
From Hanoi airport: About 3 hours of driving to Halong Bay.
Train: Slowest option, taking 7 hours.
Seaplane: Fastest option, with a travel time of 45 minutes.
For more details, refer to the 6 Best Ways to Travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
Ninh Binh to Halong : 4 hours by bus or private car.

5. Must-See Places on a Halong Bay Cruise Tour ?
Explore the top attractions on most cruises, ranging from islets, caves, and beaches to fishing villages.
Titop Island: Famous viewpoint with a panoramic bay view and a stunning beach.
Sung Sot Cave: Amazing cave showcasing gorgeous stalactites and stalagmites.
Ba Trai Dao Beach: Beautifully pristine beach for swimming and sunbathing.
Dark & Bright Cave: Top destination for kayaking in Lan Ha Bay.
Thien Canh Son Cave: One of the largest limestone caves in Bai Tu Long.
Vung Vieng Floating Village: Tranquil village known for serene beauty and pearl farming.

6. Where Do Halong Cruises Depart From?
Most cruises depart from two main ports: Tuan Chau Port and Halong International Port (Bai Chay Sungroup Port) around 12:00 - 12:30 pm. Additionally, some cruises may start from Vinashin Port (Hon Gai), Cai Lan, and other ports in Cat Ba Island (Ben Beo Port).

7. Halong Cruise Start/End Times ?
Overnight Cruise (2 days/1 night; 3 days/2 nights): Typically starts between 12:00 pm and 13:00 pm from various ports, concluding around 11:00 - 11:30 on the last day. Guests return to their Hanoi hotels by 15:30 - 16:00.

Day Cruises:
Morning: 9:00 am - 14:00 pm.
Afternoon: around 12:30 pm - 17:00 pm, with drop-off in Hanoi approximately at 20:00.
Note: For same-day flights, opt for a domestic flight after 17:00 or an international flight after 18:00.

8. Swimming in Halong Bay ?
Yes, swimming is allowed in specific areas:
Halong Bay: Swim at Titop Island, a stop for most Halong overnight cruises on the first day.
Lan Ha Bay: Free swimming around the overnight anchor point in Ao Ech and Tra Bau Area.
Bai Tu Long Bay: Swimming is restricted in this area for safety reasons. Wear a life jacket if needed and avoid swimming alone.

9. Cancellation Policy Due to Bad Weather ?
The Management Board has the authority to cancel cruises based on weather predictions for safety. Cancellation policies:
If informed before leaving Hanoi (services not used): 100% refund.
If informed during the trip (some services used): Only the fee for those services will be charged, and the remaining amount refunded.
If the trip is shortened from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night: Charged as a 2 days/1 night trip, plus fees for used services, with the remaining amount refunded.

10. Important notes:
Cancellation is announced by the Management Board with short notice.
May to July is considered stormy weather; more cancellations may occur.
Contact Us consultants for urgent assistance.

It is recommended to look into the following:

Mekong cruises
Mekong Cruises in Vietnam
Vietnam Cambodia Cruises
Mekong Cruises in Laos
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