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Best Halong Bay Cruises 2020

Best Halong Bay Cruise

You've set your mind for Halong Bay but do not yet know which cruise to travel with? This list will give you an idea to start! Our best cruise list is selectively picked based on several factors (1) Guests' reviews and feedbacks (2) Cruise deco & facilities (3) Cruise itinerary & service (4) How it best fits each category of travellers. We divide all cruises by budget range which makes it easier for you to find one that offers best value too. If you are still in doubt, leave a question below for instant response.

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Top Recommended Halong Bay Cruises for 2020

Orchid Cruise



Overall, the cruise was substandard with very real problems. The advertisement mentioned...

L.J.UK
Special Expat Deal 2020-Only $140/pp including bus
  • Exclusive departure port - only 2.5 hours from Hanoi
  • Unique routing
  • Extremely spacious cabin (36-72sqm)
  • Luxury decoration
  • All cabins have balcony and bathtub

Stellar of the Seas Cruise

The boat was fantastic. We love the room with the private balcony. We specially enjoyed the staff...

EnsheatherSweden
Special Expat Deal 2020-Only $150/pp including bus
  • Ultra-luxury cruise
  • Short transfer time from Hanoi (only 2.5 hours)
  • Mini-golf course on board available
  • Triple and family cabin available

President Cruise

We did do a lot of research before choosing President Cruise for my family among SO many Halong...

Kim DavisUS
Special Expat Deal 2020 - Only $140/person
  • The only cruise featuring Michelin Star Chef
  • Outdoor jacuzzi available
  • Free shuttle bus round trip and kayaking
  • Road journey just 2.5 hours from Hanoi via expressway

Heritage Cruise Binh Chuan

Special Expat Offer - only $130/pp
  • Swimming pool on sundeck
  • Exclusive Arts Gallery
  • Free Kayaking

Paradise Elegance Cruise

Have a selection of board/card games on deck. Movies were not great/not working at times. But...

Omar BasriN/A
Special Expat Deal 2020-Only $150/pp including bus
  • Expansive sundeck
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Piano lounge with live music
  • All cabins have balcony
  • Free shuttle bus
  • Just 2.5 hours road travel from Hanoi

Peony Cruise

What a special experience it was to be on Peony duirng its launching day! Everything is pristine...

SherrillUSA
Special Expat Deal 2020 - Only $110/person
  • Best mid-range cruise in Lan Ha Bay
  • Short transfer time on limousine bus
  • Great rooms with balcony

Scarlet Pearl Cruise

  • Catamaran-style cruise
  • Outdoors Jacuzzi
  • All rooms with private balcony and bathtub

Indochine Cruise

  • Indochine style decorations
  • Long traditions in cruising
  • Jacuzzi on board
  • All cabins with balcony

Paradise Sails

My family went on Paradise Luxury Cruise in Halong Bay. All of us loved it so much. Our first...

RosanaPhilippines
  • Leading cruise line in Halong Bay
  • Exclusive waiting lounge
  • Comfy 8 layers Paradise Dream Bed
  • Themed royal dinner
  • Butler service on selected cruise

Dragon Legend Cruise

I read hundreds of reviews before deciding to choose Dragon legend and it was truly worth every...

ArozierColombia
  • Large sized cruise with spacious cabins
  • Operated and managed by the legendary Indochina Junk
  • All cabins come with bathtub and panoramic window
  • Unique cruise routing to Bai Tu Long Bay
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Asked by Soumik

It seems most 2 nights/3 days cruise option transfer the guests to a day boat for large portion of the 2nd day. Is this true for all cruise? Is there any option which do not transfer guests to a smaller day boat?

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Answered by Amber

Dear Mr. Soumik, Thank you for contacting us! My name is Amber from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip. Almost for the 3 days 2 night trip, the cruise will use a small boat for daily activities on the second day. If you prefer a consecutive trip, please help me to consider cruises from Indochina Junk company: https://www.halongbaytours.com/indochina-junks.html. Could you tell me your travel date and number of passengers for better assistance? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any inquiries. Best regards, Amber (Ms.)

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Asked by Mait Molander-Barraza

Hi, we are a couple celebrating our anniversary and is looking for 3 days , 2 night cruise, pick up in old quarter, A nice cruise, not too may people with atmosphere. Travelling November 2021

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Answered by Amber

Dear Mait Molander, Thank you for your email. My name is Amber from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip. As per your sharing, I would like to recommend to you some smaller cruises which will offer a cozier atmostphere. Please consider Bhaya Premium Cruise 4-7 cabins: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/bhaya-classic-premium-cruise.html. Swan Cruise 8-12 cabins: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/swan-cruise.html. Or Orchid cruise 14 cabins: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise.html I have sent you the detailed itinerary of each cruise via email, please help me to check it. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any inquiries. Best regards, Amber (Ms.)

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Asked by Patrick Scott

Hi, How many tour companies are operating in Halong Bay, and is there a way to see how they are ranked by the government tourism department? Thanks

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Patrick Scott, Thank you for your questions. At the moment, there are more than 40 cruise organizers in Halong Bay that operate the day tour, 1-night and 2-night tour. I am sorry that there is no official ranking by the Government Tourism Department, hence, you may find reviews by the customers for consideration. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Debbie Obrien

I'd like a 3 day 2 night cruise for my family - 2 cabins one with a balcony - kids are older than 12. we would like to stay away as much as possible from the busy Halong Bay side. Cruise with transfers to and from Hanoi on the 19th of October

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Debbie Obrien, Thank you for contacting us! My name is Cindy from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you to book the cruise trip. If you prefer the quieter area, I would like to suggest to you the cruises that sail to Bai Tu Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay. They are both beautiful as Halong Bay, however, not that crowded. Since we offer many cruises at different costs, may I know if you have a fixed budget? For example do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise options? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Bill Sidran

Hi, we are a family of 4 (21 and 18 year old children). We would like a 2D 1N cruise with some activities: Kayak, hiking, etc. We prefer small boats and would like to be in less touristy areas. Budget is $1,000 USD including transfers, activities, everything. Thank you very much.

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Answered by Sunny

Dear Mr. Bill, Thank you so much for contacting us and it's my pleasure to arrange this trip for your family. We have many cruises with a family room and I think it may suit your family, however, the price differs from the low season and the high season. Hence, may I know about your trip date thus I could check availability and return to you with the best option accordingly? I look forward to hearing from you soon! Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)

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Asked by Kyaw Bo

Hi, We are looking to take a trip in Halong Bay in Dec btw 10th to 16th. We will be a family of 2 adults and 2 child who they are 7 years and 5 years old each. Could you please suggest 1 night or 2 nights tour for us? Perfer to have a triple room with private balcony.

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Kyaw Bo, Thank you for your email. My name is Cindy from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. May I know if you have a fixed budget? For example, do you have a preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? As we sell many cruises with different prices, your advice would help bring the most suitable one. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Mimi

Hello. We are 2 families (4 adults & 3 youths). Is it possible to schedule a 2D1N cruise with transport from Hanoi? We don't want to head back to Hanoi after the cruise but would like to go to Ninh Binh for a few days. Thank you.

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Answered by Sunny

Dear Ms. Mimi, Thank you for your email. As far as I know you would like to transfer to Ninh Binh after cruise trip, please consider to take a private car as our shuttle bus only could drop you off in Hanoi Old Quarter area. I hope you understand. May I know which cruise you are interested in or please share with me your budget thus I could return to you with more details as we have many cruises depart daily from Hanoi to Halong. Thank you! Beside, please also share with me if you will be travelling with children, if yes, please share with me their exact ages. Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you, Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)

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Asked by Mary

Do you quote cruises in Australian dollars. We are looking at 1night 2day cruise in August 2021.

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Answered by Amber

Dear Mary, Thank you for your question. We can surely quote the cruises in Australian dollars. However, the exchange rate may change over time, so we will give you the exact quote at real time when you process the payment. By the way, could you share with us which cruise you are interested in for better assistance, please? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any inquiries. Best regards, Amber (Ms.)

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Asked by Karen

Hi I'm looking for a 3D2N cruise but was wondering if u know of any cruises that also offer transfer services to Ninh Binh/tam coc instead of back to Ha Noi?

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Karen, Thank you for your email. Please be advised none of the cruises offer transfer services to Ninh Binh. You will need to go to Ninh Binh by local bus or private car. Please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by SARAD

Hi..I am coming to hanoi on 14th Morning .From Airport we would like to go to halong bay cruise for 1night /2 days along with visit to caves n others. Can u suggest few options of mid budget cruise for 2 person

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Answered by Sunny

Dear SARAD, Thank you for your interest in our services. May I know the month that you would like to travel as you only informed me that the date will be 14th, please? By the way, because you arrive at Hanoi airport in the same morning, thus may I know what is your arrival time then I could find the best method of transfer for you. Thank you so much for your kind notice! Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time of your convenience. I am more than glad to help! I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)

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Asked by Gordon

Hi. We are looking for 2D 1N cruise. 20th&21st October 2021...We are looking at a basic option. Can you please recommend what are our options and how do we book them. We have 7.50 pm flight back for Ho Chi Minh as well on the second day...Would that be a problem..

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Answered by Sunny

Dear Mr. Gordon, Thank you so much for your contacting us and may I know if you have any cruise in your mind or if not, please let me know your budget for this cruise trip so I can send you some cruises to consider, as we have more than 30 cruises and they all depart in Hanoi for Halong bay tour. Thank you! By the way, most of the cruises return to the center at around 3:00 - 3:30 PM so I believe it is fine for your flight that departs at around 07:50 PM. I look forward to hearing from you, Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)

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Asked by Agurtzane Fresno

Hi, we plan to have 2D1N cruise tour on 1&2 august 2021. There will be 2 or 3 of us. Can you recommend a best deal package (budget and U$120-150 per person). Thanks!

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Agurtzane Fresno, Thank you for contacting us with your request. As per your sharing, I would like to suggest you some options as follows: 1/ Glory cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/glory-cruise.html 2/ Stellar cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-cruise.html 3/ V'Spirit cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/vspirit-cruises.html Please kindly check your email for more information and the quotation of each cruise and let me know if you like one of them. Should further information needed, please feel free to let me know. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Luchian Nelly

Hello. We are 11 people planning a 1n/2d cruise on 21.11.2021. We want a cosy and fun ship. Can you recommend us something? Is there a possibility for hotel pick-up? What is the end time? We need to be at Hanoi airport around 18.00-19.00 hours for the flight. Can we make it? Thank you

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Luchian Nelly, Thank you for your email! I am glad to assist you in arranging a Halong bay trip in November. As per your sharing, may I know whether you have a set budget for the tour? Besides, you will take 6 rooms or 5 rooms including 1 triple room? As soon as I receive your sharing, I would check and suggest you the best option. Kindly note the normal pick up time is at about 8 - 9:00 am and drop off at about 2:30 - 3:00 pm on the next day in the Old Quarter so you will have plenty of time to take a taxi to the airport on time. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by ANANTH S VIJALAPURAM

looking for a 3 night/2 day cruise that includes a trip to bai tu long, and serves vegetarian food. no meat of any kind. no seafood of any kind.

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Mr. Ananth Vijalapuram, Thank you for your email. My name is Jolie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. All of the cruises can serve vegetarian food thus please no worries about that. May I know if you have a fixed budget? For example, do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? Please advise us your travel date and number of passengers as well, I will check the availability and return to you with some options to consider accordingly. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Lily Chau

Hi I like to book 2 days 1 night cruise to Halong Bay all inclusive including picking up and dropping off to the hotel . 4 star for 2 people.

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Lily Chau, Thank you for your email. My name is Cindy from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Regarding your inquiry, I would like to suggest some options as follows: 1/ Stellar cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-cruise.html. 2/ Paloma cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paloma-cruise.html. 3/ Gray Line cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/grayline-cruise.html. They are all the nice cruises which received numerous good reviews from our customers. I have sent you an email with more detailed information about each cruise, can you please consider my suggestion? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Denis Tudor

Hello. I want to come for a cruise of 3 days and 2 nights. I will be on 18th of October in Hanoi. How can I be back on 22th of October back in Hanoi to depart?

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Answered by Amber

Dear Denis Tudor, Thank you for your email. My name is Amber from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip. All the cruise offers a shuttle bus to pick you up and drop you off at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter thus please kindly no worries. Could you please share with me more detail about your trip including the number of passengers and your budget in order for us to assist you better? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any inquiries. Best regards, Amber (Ms.)

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Asked by philip

Hi, I would like enquire on a 2 day-1 night cruise on the 29th November. Total number of people is 10 (6 adults, 2 teenagers, 2 children). Would like to know if there's any promotion price (especially for kids) for mid-range and luxury cruise. We will be staying in either Pullman or Novotel hotel. Kindly advice if there's any pickup provided from these hotels. If you can provide the itinerary will be good too. Thanks in advance!

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Answered by Halong Bay Tours Staff

Dear Mr. Philip, Thank you for your message. My name is Jolie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Can you please kindly share with us your children's age? Also, please kindly have a look at our luxury cruises and mid-range cruises here and let me know which one you prefer in order for me to return to you with more information? - Luxury cruises: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruises/luxury-cruises.html You can consider Orchid Cruise, Mon Cheri Cruise, President Cruise, ... - Mid-range cruises: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruises/deluxe-cruises.html You can consider Stellar Cruise, Paloma Cruise, Glory Legend Cruise, Swan Cruise,... I am sorry that the bus can only pick you up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter thus please kindly take a taxi to our office to wait for the bus. Otherwise, you can consider a private 16-seater car at US$ 170/car/round trip for more convenience. The car will pick you up from your hotel. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Leonard

Hi Team, I need your help help to book my cruise from 30 December 2021 until 1 january 2022 the best one. I will arrive in Hanoi.

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Answered by Halong Bay Tours Staff

Dear Leonard, Thank you for your message. May I suggest to you Indochine Cruise: https://indochinasails.com/en/lan-ha-bay-cruise? This is a new luxury cruise. The cost is US$ 730/Junior Suite cabin + Free shuttle bus round trip from Hanoi Old Quarter + US$ 35/person for peak season surcharge => Total cost is US$ 800 This is one of the best and newest cruises in Lan Ha Bay featuring Indochine architect style. I have also emailed you the detailed itinerary. Can you please consider and let me know soon if you wish to take it? I hope to hear from you soon! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Renee Millan

Hello! I'm planning to do the 2-night cruise on December 24 and 25, 2021. Are there any special events or dinner for these days considering it is Christmas? Thanks!

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Answered by Halong Bay Tours Staff

Dear Renee Millan, Thank you for your email. My name is Amber from Halong Bay Tour department and I'm glad to assist you with your trip. The Stellar of the Seas cruise is very famous and it is often fully booked. Therefore I suggest you to consider booking the trip early. On December 24th the cruise organizer will celebrate Christmas party on boat with themed dinner and activities. One great thing is that unlike other cruise which charge a fee for Christmas Eve stay, this party is free of charge as a gift to say thanks to everyone for choosing the cruise. Please contact me if you need any further information. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Amber (Ms.)

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Asked by Sandeep sood

I am comming to halong by my own self and staying at paradise suits on 6april and would like to take a day cruise on the 7 april or maybe a day-night cruise which would drop me off the sea latest by 9 am on 8 april as I have a flight to catch from hanoi ,reporting time at airport is 3.30pm

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Answered by Halong Bay Tours Staff

Dear Mr. Sandeep Sood, Thank you for your email. My name is Jolie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. I am sorry that if you take an overnight cruise, the cruise will disembark at around noon the following day. May I ask if you will need to be at the airport at 3:30 PM or the flight departs at 3:30 PM? Also, is your flight domestic or international? If it is domestic, it is still possible and we will arrange for you a private car from the cruise pier straight to the airport. Otherwise, if your flight is an international one, you can consider taking a day tour instead. Please learn more about day cruises here: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruises/day-cruises.html I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards,

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