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. Updated: December 10, 2017Summary
My family went on Paradise Luxury Cruise in Halong Bay. All of us loved it so much. Our first...
Rosana ‒ Philippines
Free shuttle bus round trip on selected dates
Price starts (USD)$180AVG
Overall, the cruise was substandard with very real problems. The advertisement mentioned...
L.J. ‒ UK
Price starts (USD)$160AVG
I booked this cruise through Blue Dragon Tours after reviewing several dozen cruise lines on the...
James P ‒ Petaluma, California
December Top Deals: Discount $20 per cabin
Price starts (USD)$140AVG
Just came back from 3 day 2 night voyage in Indochina Sails. It costed a large sum of money but...
Neha ‒ India
Price starts (USD)$133AVG
We spent 2 wonderful nights on the cruise tour and it was an experience of a lifetime. we...
Roxana Martinez ‒ Mexico
Price starts (USD)$145AVG
Special winter discount: Only $300/cabin
Price starts (USD)$159AVG
We were picked up from our hotel by our tour guide Hung. Hung is a Vietnamese guy with excellent...
Brett Harmon ‒ USA
November Hot Deal - Discount $30/cabin
Price starts (USD)$195AVG
We booked Dragon Legend Cruise from Blue Dragon Tours – my agent tour in Hanoi. I had no...
Hao Lu ‒ China
Price starts (USD)$141AVG
The tour around Halong was really exciting and well worthy. Food on board was in good quality....
Leonardo ‒ Portugal
Price starts (USD)$160AVG
The boat was full of family passengers with a lot of young children. We also had a young child...
Unknown ‒ Vietnam
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Hello, I am staying in Halong Bay for New Years, and I would like to do a cruise party on NYE.. will Glory be doing anything like this on New Years Eve?
Dec 07, 2017
Dear Mr. Michael Brooker, Thank you for your question! Glory Cruise will hold Gala Dinner on 31st December (New Years' Eve) for sure. Most cruises in Halong Bay organize Gala dinner for 24th and 31st December and some other special activities during these occasions. Best regards,
Hi everyone, I'm arriving at Hanoi train station (Sapa train terminal), is it possible to pick me up from the train station or do I need a specific hotel address? (I am booked with Glory Legend). Thank you
Dec 07, 2017
Dear Brook Ruth, Thank you for your question. I am sorry that the shuttle bus only picks up from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. The train station is 10-15 minutes away and it's difficult to pick up from there due to many passengers getting in and out. As you are arriving early in the morning (train from Sapa arrives in Hanoi around 5:00-6:00am daily), you can get to the central area for breakfast and then go to our office for pick-up and the pick up time for Glory Cruise bus is between 7:30am and 8:00am. Best regards,
Hi, Please advise : 1) if I am a solo traveller, if I take any of the cruise package, will the cabin share with other traveller or can I have the cabin for myself. 2) If I join the cruise in my mid-stay schedule in Hanoi, example, I arrive before the cruise schedule and I stay in other hotel, then on the cruise date then I move and stay in the hotel based on cruise package, is that allowed. Thank you. Hepy
Dec 06, 2017
Dear Hepy Saraswulan, Thank you for your question. Please find our answers below: (1) If you are traveling by yourself you will have a cabin of your own (non-sharing). (2) It's totally fine if you are already in Hanoi and want to book our cruise + hotel package. All packages are fully customizable based on your request. The hotel nights can be added before or after the cruise trip. Best regards,
Is there any flight from Singapore to Halong Bay? I am considering Orchid cruises and may get a direct flight to Hai Phong if it is possible. Thanks
Dec 05, 2017
Dear Mr. Michael, Thank you for your question. As Halong Bay does not have any airport, the nearest airport is Hai Phong and you consider flying there. If you take Orchid Cruise the distance from Hai Phong Airport to the pier is only 40 minutes. If you take other cruises that depart from Tuan Chau or Hon Gai, the travel time is around 2 hours. Hope that helps!
What cruise is best for family with kids? I have 2 children (2 &4) and we want to be in the same cabin. I don't need too many activities, just spacious cabins and more relaxation. Thanks in advance.
Dec 04, 2017
Dear Ms. Andrea, Thank you very much for your question. As you mentioned that you put spacious cabins and relaxation as your priority over activities, we strongly recommend you to consider Orchid Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise.html) or Azalea Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/azalea-cruise.html) both of which have very luxurious and spacious family cabins. With the size from 28-36-72 sqm/ cabin, you will have space for the kids and for the family as a whole to enjoy. If you need some other options, Paloma Cruise and Aphrodite Cruise are also reputable company that are known for taking well care of children on board. If you have any other question please contact us anytime!
Hello, We are a young couple from France, we will be in Hanoi beginning of May 2018 and would like to start our trip from Halong bay. We prefer less touristic areas in Halong bay. Do you have any recommendations for a 3D2N cruise?
Dec 04, 2017
Dear Libeaut Delphine, Thank you very much for your question! We are glad to know you are visiting Halong Bay in May. It's definitely one of the best months to visit the bay: the weather is good besides many available cruise promotions. As you mentioned you are interested in a less touristic area of Halong Bay, I suggest you to consider Dragon Pearl Junk: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/dragon-pearl-junks.html - it is best known for its 3 day cruise trip that does not involve changing of ship on the second day. The cruise sails in Bai Tu Long Bay area, a less touristic area. If you have any questions please let us know!
Hey Libeaut, For less touristic trip it's best to take cruises that depart from Hon Gai area (as I remember it's on the other side of the bridge). Some companies deliver this trip such as Dragon Pearl, Dragon Legend, Paloma cruise, ... Itinerary-wise I strongly recommend Dragon Legend but it it's higher than what you're willing to pay, go with its sister cruise Dragon Pearl Junk (cabin a bit small though).
Greetings, We are a family of 5 from Germany, we plan to visit Halong bay this December and consider between Paradise cruises and Orchid cruises. Can you tell me briefly pros and cons of the two above and which one is suitable for my family with children? Thank you
Dec 04, 2017
If you want a "real feel" for 5 star cruise (both service and cruise quality), then Paradise Luxury is way to go. Cheers
I personally booked with Orchid cruises and had a great trip with them, short transfer from Hanoi, newly built cruises. Paradise is a famous brand, however, most of their cruises are already in 3-5 year of operation.
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