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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

Mon Cheri Cruise

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

Megan HughesUK
Opening Promotion: Free VIP bus round trip
  • Large cruise with spacious cabins
  • Short transfer time - only 2 hours from Hanoi
  • All cabins have private balcony
  • Family cabin available

Aphrodite Cruise

I booked this cruise through Blue Dragon Tours after reviewing several dozen cruise lines on the...

James PPetaluma, California
2018 Top Deals: Free limousine bus round trip
  • Boutique 5 star cruise
  • Family cabin available
  • Best kid-friendly and family-friendly cruise
  • Best F&B service among all cruises

Indochina Sails Cruise

Just came back from 3 day 2 night voyage in Indochina Sails. It costed a large sum of money but...

NehaIndia
  • 15 year experience in Halong cruises
  • Local and international award-winner
  • 3 room types to choose: superior - deluxe and suite
  • President suites are available to host VIP guest
  • Best for family traveling with kids

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

Alisa Cruise

  • Luxury bus transfer from Hanoi (Fuso DCar)
  • Triple and family cabins available
  • Spacious and luxury rooms on board
  • New cruise with great amenities

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

Signature Cruise

We were picked up from our hotel by our tour guide Hung. Hung is a Vietnamese guy with excellent...

Brett HarmonUSA
  • Largest cabin size among all cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Private Jacuzzi in all cabins
  • Family cabin can accommodate up to 4 persons
  • 2 day and 3 day programs available

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
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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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Asked by Hendry Wijaya

Hi. Me and my wife plan to get into cruise in halongbay next month. Please can you suggest the best mid range cruise for us? We also need pick up from hanoi. Thanks

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. Henry, Thank you very much for contacting us with your question! August is a good time to visit Halong Bay as there are many cruise deals available. For mid-range option, I would like to suggest you consider Stellar Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-cruise.html (price $280/cabin including bus round trip) or Glory Legend Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/glory-cruise/2-day-1-night.html (the cost is $250/cabin including bus round trip). We have sent you details via email - please take a look and let us know if you have any questions! Best regards,

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Asked by Zain

hello, can you please suggest me a mid-range cruise. I am a solo young traveller and my traveling date is 16/07/2018. I would like to have 3day cruise. I was looking for oasis boat party cruise but a bit confused. it would be really nice of you, if you can suggest me something.I also need a pickup from Hanoi.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. Zain, Thank you for your email. My name is Bailey from Halong Bay Tours and would love to help out with your trip! For mid-range cruise, you may consider Stellar Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-cruise.html which overs a classic trip to the most highlighted parts of Halong Bay such as Titov Island, Surprise Cave, Luon Cave, to name a few. Its 3 day cruise is very compact with reasonable price as well. The cost is $325 including transfer (pick up + drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter). Please take the time to consider and let me know if you need further options. Kind regards,

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Asked by Terry

My wife and I would like a two day / one night luxury cruise in early August...We would prefer an upmarket style room with a spa if possible and as many activities etc included.. Also pick up and return from Hanoi.. Which cruise ship would you recommend and approximate prices.... Thank you Terry

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. Terry, Thank you for your email. Regarding your preference on a luxury cruise, I think Paradise Elegance cruise might fit you as they deliver the most luxury service. You can refer this link to see details: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paradise-luxury-elegance.html We now have summer rate for this cruise with details having been emailed to you already. I hope my suggestion would work thus can you have a look and share with me your idea? Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Sarah Parish

Hi, Can you get these cruises from phu quoc please?

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Answered by Hana

Dear Ms. Sarah Parish, Thank you for your inquiry. All of the cruises on our website are in Halong Bay and you cannot sail from Phu Quoc. The best way is to take a flight from Phu Quoc to Hanoi (2 hours) and travel to Halong Bay (2-4 hours) to join one of these trips. Best regards,

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Asked by Regina Doody

I have been reading that kayaking has been banned on Halong Bay. Is this correct or will all boat companies still offer kayaking if we do a 2 day /1 night cruise? My boyfriend and I are looking to book something for mid July, either deluxe boat or luxury? What would you recommend? I would definitely want our cruise to include the less touristy area of Bai tu long. Please advise. Thanks very much

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Ms. Regina, Thank you very much for your question. I am happy to provide you with some information below: - Kayaking was banned but it has been allowed again since mid-2017. You can still kayak - most boats offer this activity free of charge for summer time between May and September. - As you prefer to cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay, you can consider Paloma Cruise - https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paloma-cruise.html (deluxe type) or Signature Cruise - https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/signature-cruise.html/ Athena Cruise - https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/athena-cruise.html (luxury type). When you have a fixed trip date, please let me know so I can check availability and inform you if there is last minute promotion for your trip. Have a nice day! Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Mr Li

hi, i would want to have 2d1n cruise in sept for 3 adult, can be either one room or two rooms? Can advise if budget is below 200$ pp? including the pick up?

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Mr. Li, Thank you for contacting us! There are several cruises that have triple or family cabin available. For budget around $200 per person you can find many good luxury options such as: - Orchid Cruise: suite triple room. Cost: $540 for 3 persons including limousine bus round trip - Azalea Cruise: deluxe balcony double with extra mattress. Cost: Cost: $490 for 3 persons including limousine bus round trip - Aphrodite Cruise: family cabin. Cost: $570 for 3 persons including limousine bus round trip I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Best regards,

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Asked by A

We need 2 Day 1 night cruise for 18th June and return to Hanoi on 19th June, We need round trip bus from Hanoi included For 2 adult and 1 infant. Can you advise the cruise. How come Majestic cruise is not listed here?

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Mr. Abhishek Sodhani, Thank you for your email and question. I am sorry that we do not offer Majestic Cruise thus may I know if you have a fixed budget so that I can suggest you other options accordingly? For example do you have preference for budget, mid-range or luxury cruise option? For example you can consider some option that is family friendly and offer free shuttle bus such as Mon Cheri Cruise (luxury), Stellar Cruise (mid-range) or Swan Cruise (budget). 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 Jaini Shah

Hi, me and friend would want to visit Halong Bay in August and in search of the good cruise. I would want to visit less crowded place but really amazing sites. My preference is Bai Tu Long, Bright and night caves, kayaking, snorkeling. We are young adults and would want to experience young side of the cruise (Not partying all day all night though). Plus please tell me IS VEGETARIAN FOOD available? My budget is 150 - 190$ pp.

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Jaini Shah, 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. As per your sharing, I would like to suggest you some cruises to consider as below - all of which cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay with consistent quality: 1. Dragon Legend Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/dragon-pearl-junks.html Deluxe cabin: US$ 310/cabin + US$ 30/person for shuttle bus round trip 2. Athena Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/athena-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Executive Suite: US$ 300/cabin + Free shuttle bus round trip 3. Paloma Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paloma-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Deluxe cabin: US$ 268/cabin + Free shuttle bus round trip. For Bai Tu Long area, you will visit Thien Canh Son cave (not Bright and Night cave). Also, I am sorry that snorkeling now is not available due to safety reason, I hope you understand this situation. The cruise can surely arrange vegetarian meals for you - no matter which one you travel with, please no worries. 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 Evelyn

I am looking for 2D1N cruise with my family of 7 person (Myself & husband, children age 15,12 & 10 and parents) in June'18. Looking for either 1 family room or connecting room and 1 more room for 2 person. Prefer room with large size window and budget around $130 (Shuttle bus + kayaking included?) . Food preferable with buffet option.

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Answered by Halongbaytours.com Staff

Dear Evelyn, Warmest greetings from Halong Bay Tours! My name is Cindy and I am very glad to assist you with your question. Regarding your preference and budget, I would like to suggest you our Glory cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/glory-cruise.html We can arrange 1 family deluxe + 1 deluxe for your family with price US$900 for you all including shuttle bus and kayaking. This is one of our best seller cruises for family trip. The 2 day 1 night trip on Glory will take you to Titov Beach and Surprise Cave, two of the most magnificent places to visit in Halong Bay. 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 Deven

Am interested in 2D1N cruise with comfortable space with balcony for 3 ppl in mid July. can you pls recommend two options , one in upper range and one in mid range. also advise if there are vegetarian food options. And for the recommended that you will recommend, is a pickup and drop to Hanoi hotel available or not?. thanks for your response in advance

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Answered by Sunny

Dear Mr. Deven, Thank you so much for your contacting us. My name is Sunny from Vietnam Tour Department. I am more than glad to assist you for this requirement. As far as I know you would like to visit Halong Bay for this July with your family. Because you are a family of 3 thus I assume that you prefer to stay at a family cabin (01 double + 01 single beds) am I right OR you would like to take 2 cabins next door? Please kindly share with me your preference then I could return to you with the best option. For some cruise name for a start i would like to recommend Azalea Cruise for luxury range (short transfer time, family cabin with balcony available and travel mainly in Lan Ha area) and for mid-range Paloma Cruise (around 4 hour transfer time, travel in Bai Tu long bay, family cabin with balcony). Our cruise also offer a round trip transfer Hanoi hotel - Halong - Hanoi hotel thus please kindly no worries about it. Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know. I am more than glad to help! I look forward to hear from you, Kind regards, Sunny (Ms)

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