port of call
Port of Call Travel Guide

Halong Bay Port Of Call 2018

January 8, 2018

You are on a sea adventure to explore the world which takes you to the legendary bay of Halong. So why don’t you take advantage of this spare time to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a masterpiece sculptured by Mother Nature.
Our dedicated team is experienced in serving passengers from famous and reputed cruises like Silversea Cruises, Windstar Cruises, etc.
As the pioneer in overnight Halong Bay cruise as well as the largest cruise operator in the Bay, It is Bhaya Group’s honor to be your host.

Our signature cruise

Bhaya Group offers two cruise lines with distinctive feature and style to match your needs.
Bhaya Legend Private Cruise

The exclusive itinerary and charter service set Bhaya Legend Private Cruise apart from any other cruises in Halong Bay, making it the best choice for your excursion in this World Heritage Site. With the capacity of 2 to 10 passengers, the boat and the whole crew on board is reserved especially for you. This allows a maximum flexibility in your cruise schedule and eliminates any waiting time there might be in between. A private butler to guarantee guests utmost comfort and stress-free vacation.

Halong bay port of call 2018
As a boutique-style vessel, inspired by traditional Vietnamese junk, Bhaya Legend Private Cruise was made of traditional materials like local wood, bamboo, ceramics… The interior design with elegant oriental carvings and dedicate, handmade decor details delivers a hint of mystic Far East charm.
For the overnight stay, you can book your cruise directly via our official website at https://www.legendhalong.com
For day-cruise or special request, please contact us via email at sales@legendhalong.com
Bhaya Classic Cruise
The boat is constructed in a classic style with a touch of quintessential Vietnamese spirit while incorporating modern facilities for passenger comfort.
Each boat features 15 to 20 cabins which are the ideal size to accommodate a group of passengers but at the same time secure privacy and personal space.
Bhaya Classic Cruise provides you with two option of 2 days 1 night and 3-day 2-night cruise which takes you to discover the hidden limestones and traditional floating village etc.
Halong bay port of call 2018
Please be noticed that Bhaya Classic Cruise run a fixed schedule that starts at around 12h30 a.m. Therefore, you might need to consider the disembark time from your ocean cruise ship.
Our staff will assist you in matching the schedule and reducing wait time if there is any.
For the overnight stay, you can book your cruise directly via our official website at https://www.bhayacruises.com
For day-cruise or special request, please contact us via email at sales@bhayacruises.com
The Au Co Cruise
The Au Co Luxury Cruise is the first and the unique cruise that brought an exclusive continuous three-day journey encompassing the breadth of the world-renowned Halong Bay, as well as less-crowded destinations of the neighboring Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and beyond. Unlike more common three-day two-night cruises which use transfer boats, guests will remain on the same Au Co for the entire trip to have the best Halong Bay experience.
With a capacity of 32 cabins, the Au Co is a powerhouse that can carry a large group of passengers who would like to discover the inner beauty of Halong Bay. Graceful and sophisticated in every detail, The Au Co Luxury Cruise promises to offer our passengers the true sense of Vietnamese culture and beyond. This is reflected in every subtle detail of interior design, the decoration, onboard activities, delicate menu and the exclusive destinations designed on the route.

Your Permit to Enter the Mainland

All foreigners are required to attain visas to enter the mainland of Vietnam. However, if you are a passport holder of one of these countries, you will only need to get the Certificate of Visa Exemption. There are 02 ways to legally entered Vietnam mainland:

(1): if you directly apply for the permit, please contact Bhaya Cruises so we can advise you steps to complete the documents upon your arrival at Halong Bay.

(2): if you apply via your the cruise bringing you to Halong Bay, it will be less complicated as you might have all the documents needed in hands. We also highly recommend you to work with your cruise operator if having the intention of traveling Halong Bay thoroughly.

Your Registration Status

When you leave your cruise ship, you need to register with the local authority for permission to stay in Halong Bay.
A: if you are already registered, get prepared to embark Bhaya Cruise
B: In case you are not registered, Bhaya team will help you to do the paperwork. You just need to provide us with your information (passport number, your cruise ship infor…etc). We will discuss the details when you book the cruise with us.

Pick-up Points

There are four places where you will get off the cruise ship and where Bhaya Cruise will pick you up.
Van Hai Port: Bai Chay Ward, Halong City. The port is located just opposite to Wyndham Legend Halong, 4 minutes driving from the port to Bai Chay Bridge.
Cai Lan Port: Highway no.18, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City. The port is expanding to be one of the largest port in Vietnam.
Vinashin Port: No.6A, Le Thanh Tong Street, Hong Gai Ward, Halong City
Hon Gai International Port: Tuan Chau, Halong City (recently open for public from Oct 2018)
Halong bay port of call 2018

Transfer Options

From the two ports mentioned above, Bhaya Group is able to pick you up both by roadway and waterway.
By road
Our shuttle bus will approach the port and pick you up at the entrance. It takes around 30 minutes from Van Hai Port to Bhaya Group Cruise Centre. The distance is the same from Cai Lan Port and Hon Gai International Port.
Located further to the east, It is 19.5km from the Vinashin Port to Bhaya Group Cruise Centre.
Note: there is an extra charge for the shuttle bus service
Halong bay port of call 2018
Halong bay port of call 2018
In case some passengers have time and interest in visiting Hanoi. We can offer either shuttle bus or private car for your convenience. Please note that this transfer might be included or excluded depending on how you booked the cruise.

By waterway 

If the weather and location allow, Our boat will sail to where your cruise ship dock and pick you up directly. Otherwise, our tender boat will transfer you to Bhaya Group Cruise Centre.

Note: Transfer by waterway is free of charge but it is possible for only guests departing from Vinashin Port.

Port/Transfer Option

Roadway (Chargeable)

Waterway (Free of Charge)

Cai Lan Port


Van Hai Port


Vinashin Port



Hon Gai Port


List of Cruises visiting in Halong Bay in 2019

Cruise LineCruises visiting Halong Bay 2019DateArrive-Depart
Hapag Lloydms Europa 230-Dec-1813:30-18:00
ms Europa30-Mar-1913:00-18:00
SilverseaSilver Shadow1-Jan-1914:00-24:00
Silver Muse7-Nov-1908:00-14:00
Silver Spirit18-Dec-1914:00-20:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation3-Jan-1907:00-20:00
Holland Americams Westerdam11-Jan-1906:00-19:00


AIDA CruisesAIDAvita21-Jan-1908:00-20:00
Windstar CruisesStar Legend29-Jan-1908:00-24:00
Dream CruisesWorld Dream13-Feb-1910:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium22-Feb-1908:30-17:30
Holland AmericaMs Maasdam26-Feb-1914:00 – 24:00
Dream CruisesWorld Dream27-Feb-1910:00-20:00
Regent Seven SeasSeven Seas Voyager9-Mar-1900:00-16:00
Norwegian CruiseNorwegian Jewel14-Mar-19
Cruise MaritimeColumbus25-Mar-1907:00-23:00
Royal CaribbeanVoyager of the Seas28-Mar-1904:00-20:00
Phoenix ReisenAlbatros3-Apr-1909:00-20:00
Viking CruisesViking Orion18-Apr-19
Princess CruisesSun Princess28-Sep-1907:00-18:00
Diamond Princess22-Oct-1910:00-20:00
AzamaraAzamara Quest18-Oct-19
TUI CruisesMein Schiff 318-Mar-19
Mein Schiff 623-Dec-1907:00-20:30