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    Peony Cruise Free Kayaking 1362

    Peony Cruise

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    20 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2018
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    Capella Cruise Free Kayaking 1056

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    30 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2020
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    Genesis Luxury Regal Cruise Free Kayaking 1280

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    9.7 Excellent | 106 reviews
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    20 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2019
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    Orchid Classic Cruise Free Kayaking 3951

    Orchid Classic Cruise

    9.6 Excellent | 371 reviews
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    14 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2016
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    Indochine Cruise 151

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    Sena Cruise Free Kayaking 168

    Sena Cruise

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    Elite of the Seas + Free Kayaking + Shutte Bus 168

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    Orchid Trendy Cruise Free Kayaking 755

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    Mon Cheri Cruise 458

    Mon Cheri Cruise

    9.7 Excellent | 166 reviews
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    FAQs

    Do Cat Ba cruises have a trip to the cave?

    Yes. You can visit Dark-Brigh Cave on Lan Ha bay or Trung Trang or Quan Y Cave on Cat Ba Island.

    I stay on Cat Ba island before the trip. Can the cruise pick me up there?

    Some cruises can pick you up from Gia Luan Pier on Cat Ba island after picking up all the other guests from the main port. You can contact our travel consultant for better assistance.

    Which cruises are suitable for young couples?

    Depending on personal preference, young travelers may like traditional or modern-style cruises. However, cruises with beautiful rooms, nice furnishing, and more modern facilities such as a pool, bar, spa and massage would be ideal for young couples. You can refer to Stellar of the Seas, Capella, Genesis Luxury Regal, Mon Cheri, Orchid cruise, etc.

    What kind of food are served? I have allergies to seafood. Are there other options?

    Lan Ha Bay cruises serve varied cuisine from Vietnam and Western nations. The menu onboard not only includes seafood but also other meats such as pork, beef, chicken, etc. You can also request vegetarian food onboard. For your seafood allergy, inform the cruise operator in advance and they will prepare proper meals for you.

    Which cruise offer a biking trip?

    A biking trip is included in the trip to Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island but for 3 day 2 night trip only. You can find many Cat Ba cruises offering this trip such as Orchid Classic, Orchid Trendy, Indochine, Mon Cheri, Peony, Stellar of the Seas, Scarlet Pearl, Heritage Binh Chuan, etc.

    Where do these cruises depart from? Can I stay on Cat Ba island after the cruise?

    Cat Ba cruises can depart from Tuan Chau Marina or Halong International Cruise Port in Halong City, Quang Ninh. Since all the cruises depart and come back to the same port in Halong, please contact our travel consultant so we can check if that cruise can drop you off at Gia Luan Pier on Cat Ba Island or not.

    More About Cat Ba Island

    Where is Cat Ba Island?

    Located on the Northeast coast and around 25km from the heritage site of Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island is the biggest island in the total of 367 islands in the Cat Ba Archipelago in Cat Hai, Hai Phong. Cat Ba Island is charming with extraordinary scenery of karst mountains on the calm bay, many beautiful sandy beaches, mangrove forests, and a rich ecosystem. With the majority of the area being a national park, Cat Ba was recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2004.

    Experiences on Cruises

    If Halong Bay is a superstar heritage bay, Lan Ha Bay that surrounds Cat Ba is known as the “forgotten paradise” with unexploited stunning landscapes. The area as a whole is a feast for the eyes with more than 300 limestone islands and islets and becomes one of the go-to places for every visitor when looking for a cruising experience.

    Most cruises will make stops in Viet Hai village which is a local village on Cat Ba island. You can either choose to take a biking trip, or a buggy cart to visit. At the moment you can only visit Viet Hai village if you take a 3 day 2 night trip. 

    If you decide to take a trip to Cat Ba after the cruise is over, most Lan Ha bay cruise will be able to drop you off at Gia Luan pier - from there you can take a taxi to the central part of Cat Ba island.

    Travel tips

    As mentioned you need to book a 3 day 2 night Lan Ha Cruises in order to visit Viet Hai/ Cat Ba. Expect to pay at least 270USD/person for a decent trip. 

    Here are some tips while booking a cruise to Cat Ba Island:

    • Book through a trusted travel agent to get the best support for any change or cancelation.
    • Time to visit Cat Ba island for the best weather is October to November (autumn) and March to April (spring).
    • More good deals in the low season from May to September.
    • Book the cruise at least a few weeks in advance on peak holidays such as New Year's Eve, Christmas, Tet Holidays, etc.
    • Check the weather forecast frequently and have a backup plan during storm seasons from June to August.
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