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Best Halong Bay Cruises 2021

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 2021

Orchid Cruise



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

L.J.UK
Special Expat Deal 2021-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 2021-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
  • 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

Outstanding people! They worked professionally and took care of every single request that makes...

NatalieUS
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 2021-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 2021 - Only $115/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 Cruise is very huge and nice with retro decoration. We booked a suite room on the high...

Douglas KingmanAustralia
  • 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 CHRIS PHANG

Dear, We are group of five people (2 rooms) would like to travel to Ha Long Bay on early July 2021. May i know the 2D1N cruise package is it included pick up and return to hotel in Hanoi city ? Thanks.

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Answered by Sunny

Dear Mr. Chris, Thank you for contacting us! My name is Sunny from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. At the moment, there are many cruises that offer a package including shuttle bus round trip from Hanoi center. You may consider Stellar of the Seas: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-of-the-seas-cruise/2-day-1-night.html - US$ 180/person including bus; Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/heritage-cruise-binh-chuan/2-day-1-night.html - US$ 155/person including bus; or Scarlet Pearl Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/scarlet-pearl-cruise/2-day-1-night.html - US$ 175/person including bus. I hope my suggestion would work or if you have other budgets, please kindly let me know to assist you better. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Sunny (Ms.)

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Asked by Yuliana desta

Hi I just wondering which cruise is still run on Tet day?

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Yuliana Desta, Thank you so much for contacting us! Yes, many cruises are still operating during Lunar New Year Holiday. You can consider Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise: https://www.duthuyenhalong.com/du-thuyen/du-thuyen-heritage-binh-chuan-cat-ba or President Cruise: https://www.duthuyenhalong.com/du-thuyen/president-cruises-halong. Can you please kindly share with me your travel date and your group size in order for me to check the cruise availability accordingly? I hope to hear from you soon! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Kate

Hello.. what cruise do u recommend for a family of 3 (2 adults and one baby 1yr old)? A cruise which offers round trip pick up Hanoi to Halong bay. And if possible that has bathtub or jacuzzi. Thank u

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Ms. Kate, Thank you very much for your inquiries. All of our cruises are children-friendly and offer a transfer round trip from Hanoi. Many of them offer a bathtub or Jacuzzi inside the room as well. May I know about your budget in order for me to send you some options to consider? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you need any further assistance! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Hua

i would like to go to halong bay for 2D1N trip could you recommend a trip set for one man only because i don't want to afford for 2 man set thx

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Answered by Mary

Dear Hua, Thank you for contacting us. Kindly be noticed that a standard cabin in each cruise is for 2 people, thus if you would like to go on yourself and stay in a single cabin, a single surcharge will be applied. You can choose the number of guests in the Rooms box when checking the availability on our website, you will find a suitable option for your budget. Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Best regards, Mary (Ms.)

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Asked by Rie

We are Iooking forward to visiting to Halong Bay in September. but we worry about a typhoon.How does the refund when a typhoon came?

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Ms. Rie, Thank you very much for contacting us and I understand that weather is a cause for concern for visitors to Halong Bay. Please see our policy on cancellation due to bad weather follow: 1/ If the tour is canceled in advance with prior notice, a full refund will be made. 2/ If the tour is canceled midway through, you will be charged for service already use (such as shortened cruise trip, or breakfast, or shuttle bus, whichever applies in the specific case). I hope this information addresses well your question. Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions! Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by Flavia

Hi, I am looking for a 2 or 3 day cruise for two people. My friend is a photofrapher, and we are both biologists, we seek to know and photograph natural enviroments, fauna and flora. Which one you recomend?

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Flavia, Thank you for your question! My name is Cindy from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Halong Bay and Lan Ha bay have very natural environments, diverse fauna and flora so it is very suitable for you to take photographs on a cruise. At the moment, we have some special expat deals with great prices below: 1. Stellar of the Seas Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-of-the-seas-cruise/2-day-1-night.html 2. Heritage cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/heritage-cruise-binh-chuan.html 3. Scarlet Pearl: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/scarlet-pearl-cruise.html 4. President Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise.html Please have look at these cruise and share with us your idea. I hope my recommendation would help and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Shravan

Hello we are interested in 2D/1N package . We actually want to arrive in Halong Bay by 6 PM and leave by 3 PM the next day. Do the cruise Operators have customised schedules as well. We actually want to spend the morning sightseeing in Hanoi . Is it possible

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Shravan, Thank you so much for contacting us! However, I am sorry that all overnight cruises start at around 11:30 - 12:00 and finish at around the same time the next day. The exact time depends on each cruise. Thank you for your understanding. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact us again. Best regards, Jolie (Ms.)

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Asked by AvaN

Hi, I would like help in picking a suitable cruise as there are so many options. We have a mid-range budget for a 1-night tour and would like a transfer from Hanoi too. We like idea of getting massage and chilling with some drinks on the deck in the evening. What do you recommend? Many thanks

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Answered by Mary

Dear Avan, Thank you for your interest in our service. During this time, there are some good deals for expats in Vietnam, thus I would like to suggest you some of the best cruises below: Stellar of the Seas Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-of-the-seas-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Heritage cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/heritage-cruise-binh-chuan.html Scarlet Pearl: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/scarlet-pearl-cruise.html President Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise.html I hope you find this helpful. If you need any other information, please feel free to contact us again. Best regards, Mary (MS.)

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Asked by Lewis Hunt

Which tour offers scuba diving?

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Lewis Hunt, Thank you for your email! Please be advised scuba diving is not available in Halong Bay. The boats only offer kayaking. Should you have other questions, please feel free to let me know. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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Asked by Khizar Hassan

Hi, I will be in Hanoi on May 2021. We want to do a Ha Long Bay Cruise for 3 days and 2 nights. It will be two adults and one baby (1 year old). We would like a tour which is baby friendly, excellent vegetarian food and a nice boat. Ideally which does not have too many people on board. Any recommendations.

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Khizar Hassan, 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. All of our cruises are children-friendly and serve vegetarian food thus please kindly no worries about it. May I know if you have a fixed budget? For example, do you have preference for budget, mid-range, or luxury cruise to bring you 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 liyana

hi , i would like to ask if there any cruises that muslims friendly and can be charted cruises for meeting purpose and also activities for 1 night stay

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Liyana, Thank you for your email. May I know if you have any special requests? Actually, all of the cruises welcome all religions, however, I am not sure if you need any other special requirements? Please note that for the food, they can only serve normal food or vegetarian meals, I wonder if it is okay with you? Also, I am sorry that the cruise has no meeting room. If you can take the cruise for activities, please kindly share with us your group size and travel date to find an appropriate cruise for you to consider. 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 Adnan

Is it possible to have a 3 day tour starting from ha long bay and end up in Đồng Hới City ? if yes, what are the rates ?

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Answered by Joy

Dear Mr. Adnan Thank you so much for your email! We are sorry to advise that we have no tour starting from Halong Bay and end up in Dong Hoi City. All of the tours start from the pier (Halong or Hai Phong city) and finish at the same pier. Should further information be needed, please feel free to let me know in advance. I am looking forward to your response soon. Best regards, Joy (Ms)

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Asked by Talita

Hello, I'm going to arrive at hanoi airport at the end of the day, I was wondering until what time could I get on board the cruise? Also is 2D and 1N sufficient ? I'm looking for a more exclusive/quiet cruise thanks

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Answered by Mary

Dear Talita, Thank you for your interest in our service. Since you will arrive at Hanoi Airport at the end of the day, and the cruise often departs from 11:30 - 12:00 am daily, thus you can book the cruise trip on the next day. Normally, everyone spends 1 night on the cruise, however, depending on your schedule, if you have more time, you can spend 2 nights for more relaxation. If you are looking for a more exclusive/quite cruise, you can consider some cruises with less cabins such as: Emperor Cruise (10 cabins): https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/emperor-cruise.html Hera Cruise (11 cabins): https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/hera-cruise.html Orchid Cruise (14 cabins): https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise.html Mon Cheri Cruise (18 cabins): https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/mon-cheri-cruise.html Era Cruise (18 cabins): https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/era-cruise.html Please take a look and tell me more details about your schedule (1 or 2-night trip, trip date, number of guests) so I can assist you better. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Mary (Ms.)

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Asked by Eunice

hi, which one is the biggest and safest cruise ship in halong bay. we are a group of 6. what would you recommend 1 or 2 nights cruise. what is the differnce with one and two nights itirenary.?

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Eunice, 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 our cruises are very safe thus please kindly no worries about it. If you prefer a bigger cruise, I would like to suggest to you President Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise.html If you take the cruise for 2 nights, you will visit more destinations. I would like to send you the detailed schedule of 1 night and 2 nights itinerary, please help me to refer to it for more information. 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 sierra daquioag

hi! Im travelling with my son on April 2021. We will be staying at FLC luxury Vinh phuc resort. were planning to go on 2D 1N halong bay cruise on april 24, 2021. Mid range to luxury cruise. May I know the details and how will we go from vinh phuc to halong bay? Can we request to pick us up at FLC Resort?

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Sierra Daquioag, 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 preference, I would like to suggest to you some options below: 1/ Paradise Luxury cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paradise-cruise.html 2/ Paradise Elegance cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/paradise-luxury-elegance.html 3/ President cruise https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise.html For the transfer from FLC Vinh Phuc to Halong, we can arrange a private car for you with a price of US$135 for 2 persons. I hope my suggestion would work thus kindly share with me your idea for me to better assist. Look forward to hearing from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)

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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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