Halong bay by far the most famous and an iconic destination of Vietnam which draw millions of tourist around the world every year. Staying on an overnight cruise is the best way to explore World Heritage Site Halong Bay to the fullest. There is not much to see on the mainland, so it is such a regret if you spend most of the time for staying there and traveling between hotels and the bay. Instead, a cruise offers a more enriching and continuous experience. You wake up and the first thing you see is the enchanting seascape or dine under the starry night when Halong Bay is at its finest. Sailing to the remote area of the bay and enjoy private time away from crowded tourist sites.
A Halong overnight cruise is not only accommodation but a package tour as well. A cruise package will include accommodation on board, all meals, sightseeing tours, all entrance fees and transfer Hanoi - Halong (transfer is included or not, depending on particular package).
Here is our list of best Halong bay cruise recommendation from luxury to cheapest one.
Luxury Halong Bay CruiseThe Au Co Luxury Cruise
Cruise length: 3 days 2 night
Price: US$400 - US$800 /person/ 3D2N
Highlight: Elegance design and large cabin. The Au Co Luxury Cruise is among few cruise lines that provide continuous 3-day 2-night journey. Normally, when you book a 3-day cruise, on the second day you will be transferred to another day boat (without sleeping cabin); While the ship comes back the port to pick up new guests. Cruising with The Au Co you will stay on the big ship for all three days.
2 days 1 night
Highlight: Spacious cabin and butler service. The package includes some drinks such as local beers, soft drinks, house wines & selected spirits. You can drink as much as you can!!!
However, the price list for other drinks is quite expensive.
Highlight: the ship is well-designed with the main theme of Indochina in the past. Each cabin offers different look and feel, but all are classic and comfortable. Butler service to cater your needs. The price is among the top list in the bay at around over USD1000 for a 3-day journey.
Mid-range Halong Bay Cruise
Halong Bay Cruise for backpackers
Halong bay cruise for family, small group & couple