Top 8 Cruises in Vietnam - Cruise Along Your Vacation

Vietnam is a beautiful country situated beside the sea, which is known for its natural beauty and development. When you are in Vietnam, you will not only want to tour via the land but also its waterways. So, you should be in search of good cruises in the country. There are several parts of the country that you need to discover, and nothing can be better than a luxurious and comfortable cruising experience.
We will make this a little easier for you by providing comprehensive information about some of the best-known cruises in Vietnam.

1. Carina Cruise

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Carina Cruise is brought to you by Aclass cruises, and its location is in the Ha Long Bay of Vietnam. The two itinerary selection provided are, the ‘Heritage Discovery’ lasting for two days and one night and the ‘Halong in Style’ lasting for three days and two nights. They have planned the activities quite well so that the participants get to have an adventure along with luxury.

Cabins Available:

  • Deluxe Cabin
  • Deluxe Premium Cabin

Duration: 2 Nights/ 3 days and 1 Night/ 2 Days

Destinations: Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Hang Sửng Sốt cave, Titop island, Luon Cave, Maze Cave, Pearl Camp

Price: (per person)
VND 5007565.00 to VND 13974600.00
(USD 215 to USD 600)

Inclusions:

  •  Cabin with AC and hot water
  •  All meals which include breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • A guide that speaks English
  • Kayaking experience
  • Sightseeing and entry to locations
  • Tai chi session
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Insurance and service charges for being on-board

Rules for Children:

  • Below 4 year: No charge
  • Below 12 year: 25% off from the whole charge
  • Above 12 year: Whole charge

2. Lavender Elegance Cruise

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Renovated in 2018, the Lavender Elegant Cruise is fresh, and it currently contains 12 cabins ready to take in tourists. All the sections are deluxe, and they are quite spacious. The interiors have the influence of old Vietnamese architecture on it, and it gets noted among cruises in Vietnam. The journey can currently take in 26 passengers at a time. They also have fantastic food and drinks option on deck.
Starting Point: Halong Bay
Cabins Available: 
  • DeluxeDouble or Twin Room with Sea View (Maximum 2 people)
  •  Deluxe Triple Room (Maximum 3 people)
Duration: 2 Nights/ 3 Days

Destinations: Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, Titop Island, Soi Sim Beach, Man head Islet, Ho Dong Tien Cave, Hang Sung Sot

Price: (per person)
Starts from VND 6055660.00 (USD 260)

Inclusions:
  • Deluxe cabin with AC and hot water
  • A guide that speaks English
  • A complimentary welcome drink along with a wet towel
  • All meals which include 2 breakfasts and 5 main meals
  • Demonstration of cooking
  • Tai chi session
  • Kayaking
  • Complimentary mineral water bottles
  • Insurance for being on-board
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to spots
Things you should know:
  • Children below 5 years: Free Of Cost while sharing a room with parents
  • Children from ages 5 to 9 years: Charged 25% less while sharing a room with parents
  • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) should be informed to the staff before departure
  • A surcharge of USD 30 per person is levied for check-in on Lunar New Year, Christmas’s Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
  • VAT and taxes are not included in the booking charges  
  • They do have pick-up services from Hanoi as well. 

3. Bonsai Cruise

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If you are someone who doesn’t want to invest a whole day or two on a cruise, then you may like to enjoy a dinner cruise. The ‘Bonsai Legacy’ an Indo-Chinese water vessel is present over the Saigon River, and it overlooks the Ho Chi Min City. It is a fantastic experience where you can see the beauty of the city off-shore from the cruise.
Bonsai cruise is regarded as one of the best among premier river cruises in Vietnam and tourists should enjoy it. It provides the tourists with a totality of entertainment, food and unique cultural experience. They do have select cruises planned for Christmas Eve and the New Year’s Eve, and they need to be booked in advance.
Duration: 2-hours from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM

Attractions: Ba son Shipyard, Bach dang pier & Monument, Grand hotel, Bitexco tower, Nha Rong “The Dragon Pier”

Prices: (per person)
Dinner:
  • Adults (Ages 12+) - VND 1094677.00 (USD 47)
  • Children (Ages 6-11) - VND 547338.50 (USD 23)
  • Toddlers (5 and Under) – Free
All-inclusive:
  • Adults (Ages 12+) - VND 1676952.00 (USD 72)
  • Children (Ages 6-11) - VND 861767.00 (USD 37)
  • Toddlers (5 and Under) - Free
Inclusions:
  • ‘East meets West’ buffet dinner
  • One Welcome refreshment for both packages and an unlimited number of drinks for the All-inclusive option
  • Live bands and singers
  • Unique and original dance shows only on the availability
Things you should know:
  •  Pickup and drop to hotels are available
  • The dress code for the cruise is casual
  •  Children under 5 years: Free Entry
  • There are 220 life jackets for adults and 40 life jackets for children on board of the cruise
  • Smoking is prohibited in the dining areas

4. Petit White Dolphin Cruise

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This cruise, just like its name, is small and adorable. The exploration of the Bai Tu Long Bay is different, and the journey provides you with the wanted luxury. Currently, this particular cruise contains only four cabins, so it is more personal to the guests. It is an ideal cruise for couples who want to spend some quality time with each other and is best among cruises in Vietnam. The kitchen of this cruise serves multi cuisine dishes. The seafood is a must try on this cruise. They also have a variety of drinks on the bar menu.
Cabins available:
  • Charter Petit Cabin (Maximum 2 people)
  • Petit Deluxe Double Cabin (Maximum 2 people)
  • Petit Deluxe Twin Cabin (Maximum 2 people)
Duration: 1 Night/ 2 Days

Destinations: Cap La & Tra San, Cong Dam Area, Thien Canh Son Cave, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Ha Long Bay

Prices: (per person)
Peak season: 
VND 3843015.00 to VND 5240475.00 (USD 165 to USD 225)
Off-season: 
VND 3610105.00 to VND 4774655.00 (USD 155 to USD 205)

Inclusions:

  • Luxurious cabins
  • Pick and drop from Ha Noi to Ha Long
  • Insurance for being on board
  • A guide who speaks English
  • Kayaking and swimming experience
  • Welcome drink
  • Coverage of sightseeing fees and entrance fees
  • Everyday Meals
Things you should know:
  • The cruise is Wheelchair accessible
  • The tour takes a maximum of 15 people
  • Extra bed: costs 20% less of an Adult's fee

5. Secret Halong Cruise

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The Secret Halong Cruise is a popular cruise option present in Vietnam, known for its luxury offerings and hospitality. The Secret Halong Cruises ensures guest satisfaction with the overall cleanliness, management and comfort.
Cabins Available: Each and every cabin on their cruise has been intricately designed to provide comfort. The windows provide a way through which sunlight enters the cabin at daytime and they also provide nice views.

Duration: 1 Night/ 2 Days

Destinations: Soi Sim Island, Quang Ninh Province, Halong Bay, Me Mung Cave, Titov Island

Price: (per person)
Starts from VND 3679978.00 (USD 158)

Inclusions:
  • Entrance as well as sightseeing fees
  • Luxurious and well-equipped cabins
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Includes insurance, taxes and service charges
  • Kayaking, squid catching, swimming
  • Tai chi course
  • An English speaking guide
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water
Things you should know:
  • The luggage limit: maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag
  • The cruise takes a maximum of 22 travellers at a time
  • People with heart problems or other serious medical conditions aren’t allowed on the cruise
  • Each cabin allows a maximum of 2 guests along with a child under the age of 12
  • The cruise doesn’t charge kids under the age of 6
  • Rate for Children from age 6 till 11: 25% off from the full rate when they are sharing a cabin with their parents
  • Rate for Children of age 12 and above: Full rate

6. Mon Chéri Cruise

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Mon Chéri Cruises is a company that brings European sophistication to cruises of Vietnam. Their 5-star Yachts contain the happiness of being on the waters in Ha Long Bay, one of the most beautiful sights seen from journeys in Vietnam.
Cabins Available:
  • Ocean Suite Balcony
  • Ocean Suite Balcony Triple
  • Ocean Suite Connecting Door
  • Elegance Suite Balcony
  • Elegance Connecting Door
  • Elegance Family Balcony
  • Mon Cheri Suite Terrace
  • President Suite Terrace
Duration:
  • Day trip
  • 3 Nights/ 4 Days
  • 2 Nights/ 3 Days
  • 1 Night/ 2 Days
Destinations: Cat Ba Island, Van Boi Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Tuan Chau Habour, Kiem Lam archipelago

Price: (per person)
Starts from VND 6754390.00 (USD 290)

Inclusions:
  • Air conditioned luxury room
  • Complimentary bottle of mineral water
  • VAT and Service Charge
  • Pick up from Hanoi Airport
  • A tour guide who speaks English
  • Meals as indicated by the company
  • Tai Chi class and cooking demonstrations
  • Entrance fees to the places mentioned in itinerary
Things you should note:
  • 1 Child under 5 years: Free of Charge
  • Children from 5 years to 11 years: 50% of the adult charge
  • Children from 12 years: Full charge
  • Dietary restriction updating: 48 hours prior to cruise
  • The company accepts both pre-payment and payment on-deck
  • Surcharge New Year’s Eve and Christmas:  
  • VND 1164550.00 (USD 50/ adult) and VND 582275.00 (USD 25/ child)

7. Viola Cruise

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Viola is one of the newest companies that have opened up their luxury cruise business on the Ha Long Bay. The wooded setting of the cruise invites guests cordially to enjoy the experience of being in Vietnam. Viola Cruise is one of the most affordable cruises in Vietnam right now.
Cabins Available:
  • Deluxe cabins
  • Luxury cabins
  • Family cabins
  • Suites
Duration:
  • 2 Nights/ 3 Days
  • 1 Night/ 2 Days
  • Full day tour
Destinations: Bai Tu Long Bay, Ban Chan Beach, Cap La, Vung Ha, Thien Canh Son Cave, Pearl Farm, Fishing Village

Price: (per person)
Starts from VND 3377195.00 (USD 145)

Inclusions: 
  • Air conditioned and spacious wooden cabins
  • Sightseeing and entrance fee
  • A guide who speaks English
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Tax and Service Charge
  • All the meals
Things you should know: 
  • Travel insurance: not included
  • Children till 3 years: Free of Charge
  • Children from 4 years to 8 years: 25% off on adult charge
  • Children 9 years onwards: Full adult charge
  • Payment methods: cash, bank transfer or credit card

8. Aqua Mekong: Mekong River Cruise, Cambodia and Vietnam

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The Mekong River Cruise takes the tourists on a journey via the Mekong River passing through Vietnam and Cambodia.  It provides a unique experience which is rich with heritage and history of these Asian countries and is considered one of the best cruises in Vietnam. One should always book the cruise on time as they only operate for a limited amount of time every year during the summer months from May to August. The cruise will give you a better insight into the hidden gems of Cambodia and Vietnam. The cruise sports architecture and interiors which was designed by Noor Design which is a world-renowned firm
Cabins available:
  • Aqua Mekong Design Suite without Balcony (King Bed Set Up)
  • Aqua Mekong Design Suite without Balcony  (Twin Set Up)
  • Aqua Mekong Design Suite with Balcony (King Bed Set Up)
  • Aqua Mekong Interconnecting Suite

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations: Tonle Sap, My Tho, Phnom Penh, Sa Dec

Price: (per person)
Starts from VND 154069965.00 (USD 6615)

Inclusions:

  • All meals onboard
  • Use of bike
  • Cost of excursions
  • Beverages
  • WiFi
  • They provide group transfers
  • Insurance for being on-board
  • Safety measures are present on-board

Things you should know:
  • Children below 7 years: Not allowed
  • Children from the age of 7 to 11: Discount of 20%
  • If a third person sleeping on: Discount of 20%

Tips

Read about the terms and conditions of a cruise company thoroughly when you plan to avail a cruise tour in Vietnam.

Cruises in Vietnam
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These cruises in Vietnam that we have mentioned are hand-picked, and they have high ratings from the former guests. Choose one among them and enjoy the waters of Vietnam!

This post was published by Aishika Mitra

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