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Best Halong Bay Cruises 2018

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 2018

Orchid Cruise



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

L.J.UK
Special Offer 2018-2019: Free 60min Spa
  • Exclusive departure port - only 2.5 hours from Hanoi
  • Unique routing
  • Extremely spacious cabin (36-72sqm)
  • Luxury decoration
  • All cabins have balcony and bathtub

Peony Cruise

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

SherrillUSA
Special Offer 2018-2019: Free 60min Spa
  • Best mid-range cruise in Lan Ha Bay
  • Short transfer time on limousine bus
  • Great rooms with balcony

Paradise Elegance Cruise

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

Omar BasriN/A
Shocking winter deal - Free shuttle 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

Azalea Cruise

Azalea is a new crusie that starts from Hai Phong, around 2 hours from Hanoi. I was not...

Andrea JAustralia
Special Offer Jan-April 2019: Free 60min Spa
  • Only 2.5 hours transfer from Hanoi
  • Free kayaking
  • Unique cruise routing
  • Luxury cabins all with balcony and bathtub
  • Newest cruise in Halong Bay

Mon Cheri Cruise

- It would be great to have kettle for tea and coffee in room - Second lunch and dinner are not...

Megan HughesUK
Spring Special - Free Limousine Bus Round Trip and
  • Large cruise with spacious cabins
  • Short transfer time - only 2 hours from Hanoi
  • All cabins have private balcony
  • Family cabin available

President Cruise

  • Large and luxury vessel
  • Free shuttle bus round trip and kayaking
  • Road journey just 2.5 hours from Hanoi via expressway

Paradise Luxury Cruise

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

We booked Dragon Legend Cruise from Blue Dragon Tours – my agent tour in Hanoi. I had no...

Hao Lu China
  • 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

Bhaya Cruises

The tour around Halong was really exciting and well worthy. Food on board was in good quality....

LeonardoPortugal
  • Popular choice among local celebrities
  • Largest cruise lines in Halong Bay
  • Responsible cruising
  • Highly experienced management and staff in cruising industry
  • Wide range of activities

Pelican Cruise

We spent 2 wonderful nights on the cruise tour and it was an experience of a lifetime. we...

Roxana MartinezMexico
  • Spacious cabins with oversized windows
  • Larger cruise ship perfect for group travel
  • Excellent daily BBQ dinner served on board
  • Royal suite cabin with private terrace
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Asked by SAW LI SEAN

we r group of 4 person, would like to have 2D1N cruise to halongbay on 20/2. we r budget travellers. Any suitabl options for us ?

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Saw Li Sean, 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 would like to suggest you some budget cruises as below: 1. Aclass Legend Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/aclass-cruise/2-day-1-night.html 2 Deluxe cabins: US$ 532 + Free shuttle bus round trip 2. V'Spirit Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/vspirit-cruises/2-day-1-night.html 2 Deluxe cabins: US$ 540 + Free shuttle bus round trip 3. Swan Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/swan-cruise.html 2 Deluxe cabins: US$ 596 + Free shuttle bus round trip 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 James

Hello, I am looking to take a cruise in between Dec. 28 and the 31rst. I am fine with either luxury or moderate cruises from a budget perpsective, but as I am travelling alone, I'm hoping to find a cruise that won't be overflowing with couples. At age 41, I'm not looking for a massive teenager party boat, but I wouldn't mind a nice mix of party and relaxation. Any suggestions would be welcome. It looks like I land around 12 pm in Hanoi on the 28th.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. James, 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 we do not have any cruise that is specialized for solo travel. However, there are certain cruises that are surely picked by couples so we can recommend the alternative options for sure. May I ask if you are looking for a 2 days 1 night tour or 3 day 2 night tour? Please kindly consider some options as below: Luxury Cruises: Azalea Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/azalea-cruise/2-day-1-night.html The cost: US$ 366/Deluxe Balcony including Limousine bus round trip. Mid-range Cruises: Paloma Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paloma-cruise/2-day-1-night.html The cost: US$ 250/Deluxe cabin including shuttle bus round trip or Stellar Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-cruise/2-day-1-night.html The cost: US$ 205/Deluxe cabin with free shuttle bus round trip. 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 Wananya Merz

Hi I am looking for the Halong bay cruise 2D1N in March for 2 person covering TiTop Island. Which company would you recommend? looking forward to hear from you. Thank you in advance

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Wananya, Thank you for your sharing with us your trip plan! I would like to suggest you one of our best cruises in Halong Bay -Paradise Elegance cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paradise-luxury-elegance.html Its rate is US$390 for 1 deluxe balcony cabin for 2 persons for 2 days 1 night including shuttle bus round trip. This cruises will visit the most popular sights in Halong such as Titop island, Sung Sot cave, Tung Sau pearl farm. I hope my suggestion would work and please let me know if you have other questions. Best regards, Cindy

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Asked by Pankaj

Hi My friend’s flight lands at Hanoi Airport at 12:40 pm. Please, is it possible to join for 2D1 night tour of Halong Bay on the same day? Thanks Pankaj

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. Pankaj, Thank you for your email and question! I am sorry that the flight arrival time at 12:40pm is too late to join the cruise on the same day as all cruise departs at noon and it takes at least 3 hours to get to the pier from Hanoi Airport. I suggest your friend to spend the day and night in Hanoi and join the tour the next day. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by N.Y.

I'm looking to take an overnight cruise tour for Halong bay and move to Cat ba island on the following day to stay one night there. Is it possible to get the drop off at Hanoi/airport service, which included in the cruise tour, on the date when I head back to Hanoi? I'll be traveling by myself, at late20s female. Can afford a midrange one.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear N.Y, Thank you for your email and question. Please be advised that our shuttle bus only picks up and drops off in Hanoi Old Quarter. If you want to stay in Cat Ba one more day, on the day back you need to come back our cruise's port at noon to get the bus (we can arrange the bus back for you one day after you finish the cruise). Please have a look on our website for some options of mid-range cruise via this link https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruises/deluxe-cruises.html 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 Jann Chan

Hello, We are a family of 3 person. Our daughter age 17 years old. We would like to stay in family cabin with transfer from Hanoi Hotel. Can you Pls suggest which cruise has comfortable cabin for 3 adults. Our travelling date will be at 2nd half of Dec and is quite flexible. Please advise is Dec weather OK to cruise at Halong Bay and do others activities. Thank you Jan

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Ms. Jann Chan, Thank you so much for your email! My name is Jolie 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 preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? Based on this I can send you some options to consider! We currently have many cruises with family/triple cabin available during your trip date December is not a raining season for Halong Bay area, however depending on the monsoon it can be a bit chilly. It is totally a good time to see Halong on a cruise and the weather is great for taking photos as well. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Jolie

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Asked by Kalaivane

Hi, I am looking for the cruise covering Halong Bay best sites from 17nov to 19nov. For family of 5. Husband wife and children age 13, 12 and 10;can u recommend a cruise.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Kalaivane, 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. May I know if you have a fixed budget? For example, do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? For family-friendly cruise, may I suggest Glory Cruise for a start: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/glory-cruise/2-day-1-night.html - they have connecting cabin available with an extra mattress, which is ideal for your family of 5. 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 Tanvi

Hi, My friend and I want to do a 2D/1N cruise that covers Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay on 25th Dec '18. We want to spend upto USD200/pp. Can you please suggest something? Thanks!

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Tanvi, Thank you for your email. I am sorry that each cruise (especially the 2 day 1 night program) only covers one area (Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay) thus please kindly consider which area you prefer? Bai Tu Long Bay offers more pristine view of the Bay but the landscape in Halong Bay area is more enticing (such as Surprise Cave or Titov Island). If you prefer quietness over popularity you can take the first option. I would like to suggest you some cruises to consider as below: 1. Paloma Cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paloma-cruise.html US$ 290/Deluxe Ocean View + US$ 15/person for shuttle bus round trip => US$ 320 for 2 people 2. Signature Cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/signature-cruise/2-day-1-night.html US$ 298/Junior Suite + US$ 30/person for shuttle bus round trip => US$ 358 for 2 people 3. Gray Line Cruise to Halong Bay: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/grayline-cruise/2-day-1-night.html US$ 330/Deluxe + Free shuttle bus round trip 4. Bhaya Cruise to Halong Bay: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/bhaya-cruise.html US$ 330/Deluxe + US$ 30/person for shuttle bus round trip => 390 for 2 people 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 Pete

Hi. My wife and I are considering a 2 day 1 night cruise on Monday November 19 and Tuesday November 20. What is available for Bai Tu Long Bay? Can we be collected by bus at Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong then travel back to Hanoi by bus after the cruise? We would like friendly and good quality but not necessarily the top luxury. Thanks for your help

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Pete, Thank you for your email. I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Regarding your preference on a cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay, I would like to suggest you two options below: - Dragon Pearl Junk https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/dragon-pearl-junks.html: US$310/Deluxe cabin for 2 persons and US$20/person for one way shuttle bus - Paloma cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paloma-cruise.html: US$290/Deluxe cabin for 2 persons and US$10/person for one way shuttle bus Please be advised shuttle bus only picks up and drops off from Hanoi Old Quarter thus you would need a private car from Cat Bi Airport to Halong. I can arrange it for you with rate US$50 for a private car for 2 persons. 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 Sue Quarterman

Hi there, getting very confused about which cruise to take. They all sound great. We are two female friends in our fifties celebrating our birthdays. Would prefer a more up market option which is very scenic with the option of interesting activities. Any suggestions?Our travel date would be 8/11/18.We would be interested in a two night , three day cruise.Thanks

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Sue Quarterman, Thank you for your email. It's great to know that you are both celebrating your birthdays on this coming trip to Halong Bay. I would like to recommend you some options below to consider: 1. Mon Cheri Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/mon-cheri-cruise.html The cost: US$ 750/Ocean Suite Balcony. Special offer: Free Limousine bus round trip 2. Orchid Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise/3-days-2-nights.html The cost: US$ 750/Suite Balcony + US$ 40/person for Limousine bus round trip. 3. Aphrodite Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/aphrodite-cruise/3-days-2-nights.html The cost: US$ 730/Luxury Window. Special offer: Free Limousine bus round trip. The first two cruises have more spacious and modern cabin, and they both took the route in Lan Ha Bay area (the area that has Cat Ba Island). Aphrodite Cruise on the other hand is a more boutique cruise. The room is not large but the service is great with highly selective food and beverage option. I hope my suggestion would work or if you have any other idea in mind, please feel free to let us know! Best regards, Ivy (Ms.)

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Asked by Kylie

Hello.I'm looking for: - 3day 2night - luxury to med value cruise (great food, spacious rooms with big windows) - including transportation from hanoi (old quarters) - with kayaking, swimming, Caves and pearl farm ok, with great views and a hike up a hill for great views? . Looking for a tour that has a mix of all to see in Halong Bay and one that does not always go to the heavily tourist areas. thank you Kylie

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Kylie, 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. Can you please let me know your travel date to give you our suggestion? Please be advised that we do not have any cruise covering both Halong Bay and the other ones (Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay) thus if you want to do kayaking, swimming, cave, Pearl Farm, with great views and a hike up a hill for great views, it should be in Halong Bay only. 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 steph

Hello.I'm looking for: - 2day1night - luxury (great food, spacious rooms) - included transportation from hanoi - with kayaking. Caves and pearl farm ok, but better hiking up a hill for good views. - Not sure if bai tu long is better than ha long or lang ha ? But the one with less crowds and better views. Thank you !

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Answered by Lisa

Dear Ms. Steph, 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. If you prefer the bay with less crowds and good views, Bai Tu Long Bay would work for you better. You might consider some luxury cruises below: - Signature Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/signature-cruise/2-day-1-night.html - Ancora Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/ancora-cruise.html - Athena Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/athena-cruise/2-day-1-night.html 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 C.c

Hi, Do you offer transport from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay?

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Ms. Christy, Thank you for your question! We can arrange private car for transfer from Hanoi airport to Halong bay and the cost is $120/way - price is per sedan car for 2 persons. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Asked by Lala

Hi! I am looking for a package for Hanoi hotel and Halong Bay cruise for 2 persons. Can you recommend a package that includes the following: roundtrip airport transfer, hotel in Hanoi before and after cruise, 2 days & 1 night Halong Bay cruise. Thank you.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Lala, Thank you for your email. My name is Cindy and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Since we offer several packages with hotel and cruise ranging from budget to luxury, can you please share with me your hotel and cruise category preference to suggest you a suitable one? Or you can refer some of our packages via this link: https://www.halongbaytours.com/tour-packages.html May I know your travel date as well? 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 Maxwell Russek

looking for a three night /4 day ha long bay cruise from 1st Oct to the 5th Oct Thank you.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Maxwell Russek, 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 we have 2 days 1 night and 3 days 2 nights trip only, may I ask if it works for you? We can combine the cruise experience with a day trip to Ninh Binh for you for example. Otherwise we also offer private cruising for 4 day 3 night as there is no shared-group option for this length. May I know your fixed budget for better assistance? For example, do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? Please advise us your group size as well. 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 David Teoh

Three of us intend to go to Halong Bay from Hanoi hotel on 25 /9/2018 for a two-day one-night trip. Can you please advise us which cruise comes with reasonable pricing and how do we get from Hanoi city to Halong Bay .

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. David Teoh, 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. May I know if you have a fixed budget? For example do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? Based on this we will be able to recommend you the best option. For a start, you may consider Glory Cruise which is our top-selling cruise of 2018: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/glory-cruise/2-day-1-night.html The cost for family cabin for 3 persons is $429 including transfer round trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back. Besides this, we also have many other options so once hearing back from you I will be able to make more recommendations. I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by James

Family of 5 (3 teenage boys) looking for a 3D2N mid to top range cruise with transfers from/to Hanoi. Looking to start on Mon 22 Oct 2018. Can you recommend? Do any offer triple berth or alternative options for our third son?

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. James, Thank you for your question! Many luxury cruises allow triple sharing option so your three children can stay together in one cabin. As most of our cruises are still available for the period of your travel, may I recommend you some options below to consider: - If you would like to cruise in Halong Bay (classic route), you can consider Stellar Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-cruise.html The cost for your family trip is $1300 including transfer round trip by shuttle bus. Cabin type: 02 deluxe cabins with an extra mattress - If you would like to tour Bai Tu Long Bay (the less crowded route), you can consider Signature Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/signature-cruise.html The cost for your family trip is $1500 including transfer round trip by shuttle bus. Cabin type: 02 junior suite cabins with an extra bed - If you wish to visit Lan Ha Bay (shorter transfer time, just 2 hours from Hanoi, and this is a new route), please consider Azalea Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/azalea-cruise.html The cost is $1650 including transfer round trip by limousine shuttle bus. Cabin type: 02 deluxe balcony cabins with an extra mattress These are the most popular choices of each of the routes. Or if you have any other preference please let me know so I can find more options for you! Best regards,

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Asked by peter tsang

I am interested in 2n/3d for bai tu long cruise with some ha long sceneries. Which luxury cruise lines (a few) you would reccomend ? Thanks.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Peter Tsang, Thank you for your email. My name is Cindy and I am happy to assist you with you inquiry. Please be advised that most of the cruise can sail on either Bai Tu Long bay or Halong Bay, not both thus please choose only Bai Tu Long Bay for a less touristy area. Actually, when the boat sails on the bay, you cannot distinguish it is Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay. Both of them are very beautiful. At the moment, there is only Ancora cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/ancora-cruise.html which departs from Tuan Chau and goes through a part of Halong Bay to reach Bai Tu Long Bay thus you can consider it. Besides, I see that you made a reservation for Dragon Legend cruise already and it is a very good option in Bai Tu Long bay thus you may consider to proceed. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by deepa

Hi, would like to travel with friends to Halong Bay from Hanoi. Can you advise me of the best tour package (cost wise) and which includes airport transfer?

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Deepa, Thank you for your question and I am happy to assist you anyway I can. As per your sharing, may I suggest you consider the package of Meracus 1 Hotel and Glory Legend Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/tour-package/best-value--meracus-hotel-glory-cruise.html If it works for you, please kindly share with us your group size and travel period so that I can return to you with more information. Or we can also customize the tour as per your preference thus please let me know if you have any other idea. I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Melissa

Hi, I have read so much that I am now starting to get confused. I am looking for a 3D2N cruise that goes to Bai Tu Long Bay. Luxury or Mid-range Cruise. We want a cabin that has a balcony. Departure is 4th October 2018. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Ms. Melissa, Thank you for your email. As you are interested in a trip to Bai Tu Long Bay area, please kindly consider some options as below: 1. Signature Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/signature-cruise/3-days-2-nights.html The cost: US$ 640/Senior Suite cabin + US$ 30/person for shuttle bus round trip 3. Ancora Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/ancora-cruise.html The cost: US$ 690/Deluxe Balcony cabin + Free shuttle bus round trip 4. Athena Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/athena-cruise.html The cost: US$ 620/Executive Suite cabin + Free shuttle bus round trip I hope my suggestion would work or if you have any other idea in mind, please feel free to let us know. Best regards,

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