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Best Halong Bay Cruises 2022

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 2022

Orchid Classic Cruise



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

L.J.UK
Special Expat Deal 2022-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 - Only $175/pax including trans
  • Ultra-luxury cruise
  • Short transfer time from Hanoi (only 2.5 hours)
  • Mini-golf course on board available
  • Triple and family cabin available

Ambassador Cruise

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

Kim DavisUS
Ambassador Super Deal - Only $195/person inc trans
  • The only cruise featuring Michelin Star Chef
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi available
  • Road journey just 2.5 hours from Hanoi via expressway
  • Elevator available

Genesis Luxury Regal Cruise

We loved every second of our Genesis Regal Cruise! From the moment we stepped onto the boat, we...

Allin & Claire GriffithsUK
  • Elegant Indochine-style
  • Luxury decoration
  • Spacious cabins all with private balcony
  • Family suites and connecting suites available

Heritage Cruise Binh Chuan

  Service on Heritage is superb. The ship is spacious and well-furnished. Art gallery...

VickiPortugal
  • Spacious cabins with private balcony
  • Swimming pool on sundeck
  • Exclusive Arts Gallery
  • Free Kayaking

Capella Cruise

What a perfect family cruise! We chose Capella because it has a lovely family cabin on the 3rd...

EliseCanada
Superb Early Bird Promotion - Only $180/person
  • Aesthetic Indochina architecture;Elegant retro wooden interior
  • Great itinerary with many activities
  • Largest entry-level suites
  • All cavbins with private balcony and ocean-view bathtub
  • Professional and attentive crew

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 Deal 2022-Only $190/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

Hi Blue Dragon Tours, First of all, a sincere thanks to all of you for the enthusiastic...

NancyCanada
  • Best mid-range cruise in Lan Ha Bay
  • Short transfer time on limousine bus
  • Great rooms with balcony

Scarlet Pearl Cruise

My boyfriend and I booked 2 nights on Scarlet Pearl cruise. There are many activities but mostly...

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

Indochine Cruise

Indochine Cruise is very huge and nice with retro decoration. We booked a suite room on the high...

Douglas KingmanAustralia
Indochine Special Promotion - Only $175pp includin
  • Indochine style decorations
  • Long traditions in cruising
  • Jacuzzi on board
  • All cabins with balcony
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Asked by hang nguyen

Good Afternoon, We are family of 4 adults looking for best deal for one night stays. I wonder does all the meals include with its ?

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Answered by Mellisa

Dear Ms. Hang Nguyen, Thank you for your inquiry and we are so happy to help you arrange your trip to Halong Bay! I have received your request for a quotation, and wonder which type of cruise you are interested in (budget, mid-range or luxury)? I confirm that all meals are included in our cruise package. Can you also let me know your trip date too? I look forward to hearing back from you so I can send you our best offer. If you have any other questions please let me know any time! Melissa (Ms.)

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Asked by Brad

Hi, We are looking at booking a 2 night Halong Bay Cruise from the 5th October. Do any of the boats let you fly a drone from the ship for photography? Thank you, Brad

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Answered by Halongbaytours staff

Dear Mr. Brad, We are happy to hear from you and thank you for contacting us. You can fly drone with Elite of the Seas or Stellar of the Seas. These cruises can also help you take photos from a drone too. If you have any other concerns, feel free to let us know! Regards, Halongbaytours Staff

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Asked by Irene

Hi, we are a family of 4 adults and 1 child of 11 years old. Can I know what rooms are available for us? Priority is both rooms need to be on the same deck and next to each other.

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Answered by Halongbaytours staff

Dear Ms. Irene, Thank you very much for your inquiry and we are so happy to assist you with your trip to Halong Bay. For your family, we can arrange connecting cabins for more convenience but this is subject to availability. It would be better if you can share with us your travel date so we can check the availability for you. If you have any other questions, please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you! Regards, Halongbaytours Staff

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Asked by Shivani Sharma

Hey! I would like to take a 2 day 1 night cruise on 19-20 November. I wanted to know how many days prior we need to book cruise and on 2nd day we have flight at 8 PM so till what time we will reach back to hanoi? thank you and regards shivani.

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Answered by Ellie

Dear Shivani, Thank you for sending us your inquiry! It is best to book your trip early so you can have a wide range of options to choose from. November is a popular travel month too. You will make it on time for the flight at 8:00pm second day, as you will return to Hanoi at 3:00pm. If you need any further information please let me know! Ellie

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Asked by BETHANY MCCANN

Hello there. I’m travelling with a friend and we want to be on the cruise with young, like minded travellers who are up for socialising and having a couple drinks and some fun. Which cruise would you recommend for this? Many thanks, Beth

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Ms. Bethany Mccann, Thank you for your question. My name is Jolie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. I am sorry that at the moment, there is no cruise that is specialized for the young so there may be different travellers there. I hope you understand it. May I know if you have a fixed budget and your travel date so that I can suggest to you some options to consider? For example, do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? 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 Orin

Hi! I'd like to take a full day trip or half day trip. But could you give me the detail about the itenary? and the thinga that we should prepare. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward for your e-mail. Best regards, Orin

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Orin, Thank you so much for your email. My name is Jolie and I am glad to help you with your inquiry. For day cruises, we currently have the following join group tour: Alova Day Cruise: $52/person - 4 hour cruising - bus round trip included (Details: https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/alova-day-cruise.html) Phoenix Day Cruise: $62/person - 6 hour cruising - bus round trip included (Details: https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/phoenix-day-cruise.html) La Casta Day Cruise: $77/person - 8 hour cruising + $30/person bus round trip (Details: https://www.flickr.com/photos/191454442@N03/albums) Please consider and let me know if you are interested in any of these trips. We already sent the programs to your mail for your reference. Hope this works and I look forward to hearing from you! Regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Emma

Hi, we would like to book the “stellar cruise” on 14/9 for 1 night over two days . I can’t find the “family cabin” listed. We are two adults and three children, what options are there? Also please Can you tell me what time the cruise arrives back to Hanoi on 2nd night

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Answered by Halongbaytours Staff

Dear Emma, Thank you for your question! I am sorry that Stellar Cruise does not offer a family room. The boat has 2 Deluxe cabins connecting, I wonder if it works for your family? Also, can you please kindly share with us your children's age in order for me to assist you better? Besides, I would like to send you the detailed itinerary as attached, please help me to check it. On the second day, you will return to Hanoi at around 16:30. I hope to hear from you soon and should you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Di govett

Can you pl let me know if you have travel insurance on your cruises for one night travel

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Mr. Govett, Thank you for contacting. All cruises will have basic coverage of travel insurance, as this is mandated in the protocol. If you have further concern, feel free to get back to us at anytime Melissa (Ms.)

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Asked by Sneha

Hi! Can you please confirm if December 20th is a good time to visit Halong Bay ? Will the cruise service be available then ?

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Answered by Mary

Dear Sneha, Thank you for your email. I am Mary and it is my honor to assist you. December is our peak season with stable weather so all cruises offer service at this time. Although it could be a bit cold and cloudy, it is the dry season thus very suitable for you to join outdoor activities and enjoy the scenery. If you have any questions about your upcoming trip to Halong, do not hesitate to contact us again. Regards, Mary (Ms.)

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Asked by Brad Thomas

Our flight arrives in Hanoi at 1130. We want to go to Ha Long from the airport with our luggage and check in to our cabin when we arrive. Is this possible? We understand that we would pay for our first day, but would be too late to actually go on the cruise.

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Mr. Brad, I hope this email finds you well. I would like to answer your questions below: As all cruises depart at noon, and if you arrive at 11:30am that will be too late for same day cruise. You will have to pay for private pick up from airport to the pier and private canoe which will be very costly. I strongly recommend you stay the first night in Hanoi to save on cost and enjoy your Halong journey fully in the next day. If you need further information, I am more than happy to help. Melissa (Ms.)

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Asked by Gee

Good afternoon sir,madam May I have more details about the trip.such as,is this price included transportation from hanoi for round trip or not? If not,how can we get there and what time should we be there for 2 days 1 night trip? May I have a time table of departure time? Thank you

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Answered by Hallie

Dear Gee, Thank you for your email. I am very happy to assist you with your trip plan to Halong Bay. Depending on each policy, a cruise may or may not include the transportation fee. If you can send us more details (budget, preferred itinerary to Halong bay or Lan Ha Bay, number of guests or trip date), we will recommend some of our best offers. The cruise normally departs at noon (12:00 - 12:30 pm), thus you should be at the port around 30 minutes to 1 hour in advance for prior check-in at the port. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Hallie (Ms.)

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Asked by Sherin Ahmad

i will be landing at Hanoi airport at 08:15am 3Dec2022. is it possible if I join the cruise on the same day?

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Answered by Rosie

Dear Sherin, I hope you are well and thank you for your question. If there is no flight delay, you can still be on the cruise on the same day. However you need to book a private pick up from the airport to the marina. I hope this helps. If you have further concerns, feel free to email us. Regards, Rosie (Ms.)

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Asked by Swati

Pls suggest promotional rate for luxury or deluxe tour for end dec or jan for 2 people

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Swati, Thank you very much for your question and your request for a quotation. Could you tell us which type of cruise you are interested in (1 night or 2 night) and if you have a budget in mind? We have budget, mid-range or deluxe cruises for your choice. It would be very helpful for us to suggest to you a proper cruise. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Melissa (Ms.)

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Asked by Raghav Mohta

I want to book the cruise for 6 adults, 3 rooms. We will check in on 14th of September(1 night 2 days). Can you send me quotation for the same and also we need the option of vegeterian food. Is that available on board?

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Answered by Ellie

Dear Raghav, Thank you for contacting us and we are happy to receive your inquiry. I would like to send you some of our offer for the best cruises in Halong Bay below: Luxury Cruise Orchid Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise.html This is a 14 cabin cruise. The cruise cabin is spacious and with balcony too. The cost is $330/cabin with $40/person bus round trip. Paradise Elegance Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paradise-luxury-elegance.html This is a high quality 5 star cruise and we have special package only $360 for 2 persons including bus round trip. Mid-range Cruise Adela Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/perla-dawn-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Special offer only $290/cabin and shuttle bus $25/person/round trip Peony Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/peony-cruise.html Special deal only $280/cabin and shuttle bus $30/person/round trip I hope this gives you something to consider. They are our best cruises with positive feedbacks from past travelers. If you have any other cruises in mind, please let me know! And all cruises can prepare vegetarian food too. Best regards, Ellie

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Asked by Lynn Thai

Hi we are looking at a family of five and wheelchair accessible cruises . Could you tell me if there is a lift or elevator on board ?

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Answered by Mary

Dear Ms. Lynn, Thank you for contacting us. It is our honor to assist you with your trip to Halong Bay. At the moment, the following cruises have an elevator: Ambassador Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise.html Indochine Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/indochine-cruise.html Capella Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/capella-cruise/2-day-1-night.html For other concerns, do not hesitate to ask us. We are more than happy to help you at any time. Mary (Ms.)

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Asked by Elia

Hello, how are you? We are a couple and we are planning to visit Vietnam for 28 days in September. I have two questions: 1. I saw on your website you also help with an approval letter for visa. If we will book a 2-night cruise with you for Orchid Trendy for 2 people, will we be eligible for a letter for the visa from you? We only need one letter. If so how we do this? 2. Can we book now for specific dates, but change it to other dates later on (if the new date will be available and for the same price). Thank you

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Elia, Thank you for your email and I am sorry that we can not process the visa letter anymore. Regarding the cruise we can help you change trip date but the price from October is more expensive than September so you will have to pay the difference if any. I hope you can work out the visa process. Best regards, Melissa

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Asked by Winnie

Hi we are a group of 12-14 ppl and would like to have a private transportation. it will be from Hanoi hotel to Ha long Bay, and Ha long bay to Hanoi Airport. ( 2 day 1 night trip). Could you please give me a quote for this? Thanks

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Winnie, Thank you for your inquiry! For group from 12 - 14 people, you will need a minibus and the cost is US$420 for round trip Hanoi - Halong - Noi Bai airport in 2 days. Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Best regards, Cindy

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Asked by Jake Burgess

Hi there, I am looking to book a 2D1N Halong bay cruise. Would you be able to organize transport from Hanoi Old quarters and back and how much would this cost?

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Jake, Thank you so much for contacting us and we are so happy to hear about your trip to Halong Bay. I would like to answer your questions below: we can arrange shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi; it costs $40/person/round trip and we can pick up from any hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. For further information, feel free to get back to us at any time. Melissa (Ms.)

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Asked by Vishawa FREEMAN

We are a group of 10/15 pax, want to book 2D1N cruise from 5th Sep. We want pickup and drop from SHINING CENTRAL HOTEL & SPA Hanoi. Pls suggest best B2B quote and FOC policy for GROUP LEADER. Thanks.

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Answered by Rosie

Dear Vishawa, Thank you for your interest in our service. I wonder which type of cruise you are looking for. We have budget, mid-range or luxury cruises with 2 main itineraries: Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. I look forward to hearing back from you so I can send you our best offer. If you have any other questions please let me know! Rosie (Ms.)

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Asked by Isaac Bolinches

Hello Halong Bay Tours, my name is Isaac. And my partner and l we are interested in do a 3 days 2 night boat tour around halong bay. We are interested in the one with Petit White Dolphin Cruise from de 10 of September to the 12 of Septmber. We would like to have more info about the tour and the final price. We are photographers/bloggers and we have a budget of 400USD. Thanks in advance

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Answered by Mia

Dear Isaac, Thank you for your email and I hope you are doing well. I am sorry that as White Dolphin Cruise does not yet operate again after Covid, can I offer you some other special deal for your trip date? If so may I know how many persons will travel? If you need more information, I am more than glad to help. Best regards, Mia (Ms.)

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