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Best Halong Bay Cruises 2023

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 2023

Orchid Classic Cruise



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

L.J.UK
Early Bird promotion - Only $165/person
  • 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 inc. bus
  • 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
Super Deal - Only $195/person inc bus
  • 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
Welcome Back Promotion 2022-23 - Only $195/person
  • 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 $190/person
  • Aesthetic Indochina architecture
  • Elegant retro wooden interior
  • Great itinerary with many activities
  • Largest entry-level suites
  • All cabins 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
Last-minute deal - Only $175/person inc 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
Golden Month Promotion - Only $190/person inc tran
  • Catamaran-style cruise
  • Outdoors Jacuzzi
  • All rooms with private balcony

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 Giorgia Palma

Hi, I would like to book a Luxury Cruise for 1 person. can you help with options please ?

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Giorgia, Thank you for your inquiry and we are so happy to hear about your trip plan! I have received your request for a quotation, and wonder which budget range you have for this trip. Also, when is your trip date please? 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

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Asked by Andrea Barnett

Hi we are a couple looking to do a 3 day 2 night Halong Bay cruise leaving on October 11th - 13th. Can you please advise which boats are able to accommodate this. We prefer Luxury/Mid range. Many thanks, Andrea

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Andrea, Thank you for contacting us and we are happy to hear from you! I would like to send you our best 3 day 2 night program below. Stellar of the Seas (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-of-the-seas-cruise.html) -Junior Suite Balcony cabin costs: $890/cabin for 2 people and $35/person for shuttle bus round trip. Heritage Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/heritage-cruise-binh-chuan.html) - Delta suite cabin costs 720 USD + $40/person for shuttle bus round trip. Orchid cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise.html) - Suite Balcony cabin costs: $750/cabin for 2 people and $40/person for shuttle bus round trip. Peony Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/peony-cruise.html) - Cost: $520/deluxe balcony cabin and shuttle bus $35/person/round trip. I hope this gives you some options to consider and they are our best quality cruises. If you have any other questions, please let me know any time! Melissa

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Asked by Nicky

Hi I am looking for a cruise to a quieter area of ha long bay. Lan Hang bay. We would like 2 rooms and are travelling with a child 2 x adults - 1 room 2 x adults and 1 x 14 year old child - 1 room Mid budget Thanks

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Nicky, Thank you for your email! We are so happy to hear from you! Regarding your request, I would like to bring you two options: Genesis Regal Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/genesis-luxury-regal-cruise.html) - Cost: US$310/junior suite for 2 persons and $30/person/bus round trip. Or, La Casta Regal Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/la-casta-regal-cruise.html) - Special deal is US$290/junior suite balcony and $30/person/bus round trip. The cost is based on a cabin for 2 people and the 3rd person will pay 50% of the room charge. I hope this gives you something to consider. If you have any other cruises in mind, please let me know! Best regards, Cindy

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Asked by Shannon

Hello, I am looking into 2D1N on 12 Apr - 13 Apr for 2 passengers. Will the shuttle pickup/dropoff from HN-HL-HN take the new highway? How long will the shuttle bus trip take? Thank you!

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Answered by Mellisa

Dear Shannon, Thank you for contacting us! All our buses use the new highway and it takes around 2.5 hours to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay without traffic. Should you need more information, feel free to get back to us. Regards, Melissa

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Asked by nathalie

Hello, We would like to know the price a 2 nights 3days cruise on La siesta Superyacht for persons. March 5th to march 7 thank you

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Answered by Ellie

Dear Ms. Nathalie, Thank you for your request and I hope this mail finds you well. I am sorry that as La Siesta does not yet operate until May this year. Can I offer you some other similar choice for your trip date? For example: Elite of the Seas (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/elite-of-the-seas.html), Stellar of the Seas (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-of-the-seas-cruise.html), Capella Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/capella-cruise.html). They are top luxury options in Halong Bay at the moment. I look forward to hearing back from you. If you have any other questions please let me know any time! Best regards, Ellie (Ms.)

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Asked by Sandy Christofanelli

We will be visiting Hanoi some time between January 16 and 29 when we will be in Malaysia fur lunar new year. We want to do a two day cruise. will ships be running during holiday for ant times during the Tet holiday?

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your email and question! Most cruises will operate as normal during Tet holidays. May I know what is your expected travel time so I can advise you further? I look forward to hearing from you! Melissa

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Asked by Karin Rezel

Hi there, my husband and I are going to visit Vietnam in February. We were thinking about staying at a hotel in the Halong Bay Area and take a day cruise into the bay. Do you organize those? Many thanks and best regards, Karin

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Answered by Melissa

Dear Karin, Thank you for sending us your question and we are happy to hear from you! For day cruise, we currently have the following join group tours. Alova Day Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/alova-day-cruise.html) - 4 hour cruising: $52/person including bus round trip. Phoenix Day Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/phoenix-day-cruise.html) - 6 hour cruising: $62/person including bus round trip. La Casta Day Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/la-casta-daily-cruise.html) - 8 hour cruising: $70/person + $30/person bus round trip. Please consider and let me know if you are interested in any of these trips? I look forward to hearing from you! Melissa

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Asked by Rounak

Hi, I would like to book a luxury cruise for 8th Feb for me and my wife. I will be taking a flight to Ho Chi Minh on 9th Feb after the cruise. My budget is approx. USD 350-400. Could you please suggest some cruises? And also confirm return timing. I will book my flight on 9th Feb accordingly. I would like a pick up from my hotel in Hanoi on 8th Feb and drop to the airport on 9th Feb.

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Answered by Jolie

Dear Rounak, 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, may I suggest to you the following cruise options: Capella Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/capella-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Special offer: US$ 380/Oasis Suite cabin with US$ 20/person for shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong Ambassador Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Special offer: US$ 390/Deluxe cabin with free shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong Indochine Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/indochine-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Special offer: US$ 350/Junior Suite cabin with free shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong Scarlet Pearl Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/scarlet-pearl-cruise/2-day-1-night.html Special offer: US$ 380/Silver Pearl cabin with US$ 15/person for shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong May I ask if you will fly out from Hanoi airport or Hai Phong airport so that I can assist you further? 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 Sue

Hi there looking at booking an overnight cruise for 26th Jan is it possible to pick up from The Lapis Hotel and drop off at La Soesta Premium Hang Be ?

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Answered by Halongbaytours Team

Dear Sue, Thank you for your inquiry! We can arrange a pick up at Lapis and drop off at La Siesta Premium. Could you share how many people are traveling so we can assist you further, please? Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Halongbaytours Team

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Asked by Calvin

Hello, we are two people looking for the most luxurious (price is not a concern) 2N3D cruise with excellent food. We will also need a transfer from Ninh binh to Halong bay and then Halong bay to Hanoi. We will be traveling in April 2023. Thank you for your help!

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Answered by Phoebe

Dear Calvin, Thank you for reaching out! We are so excited to receive your request. Here are some of the options you might like. Stellar of the Seas (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/stellar-of-the-seas-cruise.html) - Junior Suite costs US$890 for 2 people // Heritage Cruise Binh Chuan (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/heritage-cruise-binh-chuan.html) - Delta Suite cabin costs US$790 for 2 people //Orchid cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/orchid-cruise.html) - Suite Balcony cabin costs $750 for 2 people // Capella Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/nostalgia-cruise.html) - Oasis Suite costs US$700 for 2 people // Genesis Regal Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/genesis-luxury-regal-cruise.html) - Junior Suite costs US$590 for 2 people. For transfer Ninh Binh - Halong - Hanoi, we have a private car which costs 220USD/car per round trip. If you found interesting in one of these cruises, please let us know. Best regards, Phoebe

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Asked by Kim

Hello, I am interested in a 2 or 3 day cruise departing on 21, 22, 23 March 2023. My friends loved Stellar of the Seas - does this boat go then? They went as a couple and I will be alone. Is this cruise good for singles? Or can you recommend one which is? Looking for midrange (not a backpacker boat) or better. The bay will be too cold to swim so a heated pool would be nice. Thank you for any recommendations. Looks like you have a great range of trips!

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Answered by Halongbaytours Team

Dear Ms. Kim, Thank you for your inquiry and we are very happy to assist you with Halong bay tour. Stellar of the Seas is good for single travelers but the price is pretty high if you are looking for a mid-range cruise. For a better deal, we suggest Genesis Regal Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/genesis-luxury-regal-cruise.html). The cost is US$310 for a Junior Suite single including bus round trip for 2d1n or US$530 for 3d2n trip. The temperature in Halong is getting warmer in late March but still not very suitable for swimming in the bay. Both Stellar of the Seas and Genesis Regal Cruise have a four-season jacuzzi pool. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Best regards, Halongbaytours Team

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Asked by Aditi

Would like to know about day cruises in halong bay

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Aditi, Thank you for your email! For day cruise, we currently have the following join group tours. Alova Day Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/alova-day-cruise.html): $52/person - 4 hour cruising - bus round trip included. Phoenix Day Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/phoenix-day-cruise.html): $62/person - 6 hour cruising - bus round trip included. La Casta Daily Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/la-casta-daily-cruise.html): $72/person - 8 hour cruising + $30/person bus round trip. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these trips. Best regards, Cindy

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Asked by Alex

Ambassador Cruise - Is the Onboard insurance, taxes, and service charges included in the price?

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Answered by Mellisa

Dear Alex, Thank you for your email! I confirm that all are included for Ambassador cruise but drinks and kayaking costs extra. If you need any further information please let me know! Regards, Melissa

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Asked by Michael Baucus

Hi there, My wife and I are on our honeymoon and would love to book a tour for 2-3 days. We are open to various companies but would like to make sure our room has a balcony. We are looking to book between Dec 17-21

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Michael, Thank you for your inquiry. I would like to recommend two options below: CAPELLA CRUISE (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/capella-cruise/2-day-1-night.html). Available on 20 Dec for 1 harmony suite with balcony, cost US$420/cabin and $35/person/bus round trip. SCARLET PEARL CRUISE (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/scarlet-pearl-cruise.html). Available for 18 or 20 Dec for 1 silver pearl with balcony, cost US$380/cabin and $30/person/bus round trip. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Cindy

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Asked by Juliana

The price is basis per pax or per room in USD? Halong bay cruise

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Answered by Ellie

Dear Juliana, Thank you for your question and we are very glad to hear from you! When you check the availability on our website, the price shown is per double cabin. If you adjust the number of pax to 1 for example it will show price for a single cabin. If you need any further information please let me know! Regards, Ellie

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Asked by Kelly

Hi we have 3 elderly that is keen to have no stairs / less stairs .. and the activity that is more mild and less climbing . At the same time we have and 2 teens and will be interesting in kayaking . We plan to stay 2 days 1 night on the cruise . What’s your recommendation please

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Answered by Mina

Dear Kelly, Thank you for contacting us and we are so happy to hear from you. From your information, I would like to recommend you these options, they have an elevator on the cruise which is convenient for you. 1. Indochine cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/indochine-cruise/2-day-1-night.html). 2. Capella cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/capella-cruise/2-day-1-night.html). Could you share which day you plan to travel and how many guests are in your group, please? If you have further questions, feel free to ask us. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Ms.Mina

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Asked by Jainam Shah

hello we are looking for 2 rooms on cruise with vegetarian food. travel date - 19th march - please suggest best option for 1 night package with budget 350$ per room. Thanks

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Answered by Mina

Dear Jainam Shah, Thank you for your inquiry and I hope this mail finds you well. All the cruises can cater to vegetarian foods requirement for you. For Halong bay 2d1n cruise trip, please consider the some options followed. 01. Peony cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/peony-cruise/2-day-1-night.html) - Cost: $320/deluxe balcony cabin and shuttle bus round trip $35/ 1 person. 02. Genesis Luxury Regal cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/genesis-luxury-regal-cruise/2-day-1-night.html) - Cost: $310/junior suite and shuttle bus round trip $30/1 person. 03. Ambassador cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise/2-day-1-night.html) - Cost: $360/ deluxe cabin and shuttle bus round trip $20/ 1 person. I hope this gives you something to consider. If you have any other cruises in mind, please let me know! I am looking forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Best regards, Ms.Mina

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Asked by Minu

Hi, I am looking for a 2 day 1 night cruise for 10 people(4 adults, 2 teens, 3 kids). We want to see sung sot, thein cung and ti top. We also want to explore the caves in kayaks and if possible ride a bike on Cat bah island (optional). What is the best cruise for us. We are looking for 22,23rd december.

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Answered by Cindy

Dear Minu, Thank you for your email! We are so happy to assist you with Halong Bay trip! I have received your request and wonder which type of cruise you are interested in (budget, mid-range or luxury). Can you please list your kid's age too? Besides, please be advised that the cruises different routes for 3D2N as follow and it is not possible to combine 2 routes in one cruise: 01. Halong Bay: Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave), TipTop Island, Luon Cave kayaking, Cua Van floating village. 02. Lan Ha Bay: Dark Light cave, cycling on Cat Ba island, swimming at Tra Bau/Frog Pond area. 03. Bai Tu Long Bay: Thien Canh Son cave, Vung Vieng floating village... Can you please let me know which route you would like to go? 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! Best regards, Cindy

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Asked by Akshat

hello, we are looking for a luxury cruise for vegetarian food options. Pick up from Hanoi included. Date: 27th Dec, 2Day1Night

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Answered by Ellie

Dear Akshat, Thank you for your contacting us. We are so happy to assist you with Halong Bay trip. Please find the list of available luxury cruises for 27 Dec followed. 1 Junior Suite on Rosy Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/rosy-cruise.html)- Cost: 390 USD including transfer round trip. 1 Junior Suite on La Casta Regal (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/la-casta-regal-cruise/2-day-1-night.html) - Cost: 330 USD including transfer round trip. 1 Junior Suite on Indochine Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/indochine-cruise.html) - Cost: 420 USD including bus round trip. 1 Deluxe Balcony cabin on Ambassador Cruise (https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/president-cruise.html) - Cost: 390 USD including bus round trip. We hope this helps. Please consider and let us know if you have further inquiries. Looking forward to hearing from you! Regards, Ellie

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Asked by Nipun

Do you have any overnight cruise which starts around 4 pm. I landing at 2 pm Otherwise, do you have any cruise which comes back very early at 8 am

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Answered by Halongbaytours Team

Dear Nipun, Thank you for your email and question. We are sorry that we do not have any late departure cruises at 4 pm. All overnight cruises depart at noon (around 12:00-12:30pm). If you have a fixed schedule, it is better to take the cruise trip the next day. If you need further information, feel free to contact us. Best regards, Halongbaytours Team

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