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6 Halong Bay Cruises for a Luxurious Vietnam Holiday

Halong Bay was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is one of the most spectacular places to be in the north of Vietnam. To make the most of your time in Vietnam, and especially Ha long bay, you have to try the cruises which will not only give you a picturesque experience but will mesmerise you too much as to rethink the idea that heaven is not on earth.

Here are the best Halong Bay cruises you must go on!

1. Azalea Cruise

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This cruise was launched in November of 2017 and will give you an experience like no other. It is only the second cruise which leaves from Hai Phong and takes a unique route to the Halong Bay. It is a great way to travel around the Ha long bay in a way different to the others.

It is the newest cruise in Ha Long Bay and also is only 2.5 hours from Hanoi, so you will face no problems reaching it. It also has luxury cabins with balcony and bathtub, so you can tick check the comfort section as well.

Rooms Available:
-Deluxe Balcony(Max Adults: 2)
-Premium Balcony(Max Adults: 2)
-Azalea Exclusive Suite(Max Adults: 2)
-Family Deluxe Suite(Max Adults:3)

Duration: 2D/1N(2 Days/1 Night) and 3D/2N(3 Days/ 2 Nights)

Destinations: Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao Islets, Dark and Bright Cave

Price: USD 170 per person onwards

What do you get for your money?
-Exclusion from taxes and service charges
-Welcome cocktails
-Kayaking
-Insurance
-Breakfast Buffet
-Comfortable A/C rooms
-Tai Chi session
-Cooking class

Things you should know:
-1 child below the age of 5 can live in a sharing with 2 adults per cabin.
-Children from ages 5 to 11 will have to pay extra charge, which is 75% of the adult fare.
-For children above age 12, full fare is applicable.
-Shuttle services is available for pickup and drop at a price of USD 36.(Pick-up point: Hanoi Old Quarter)

2. Mon Cherie Cruise

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This is one of the newest Halong Bay cruises which feature latest non-wooden vessels. It starts from Lan Ha Bay and rivals other luxury cruises when it comes to the premiership and luxury. The cruise is 5 star and has 18 rooms, which are state of the art in terms of comfort, styling and decor. It is a blend of modern European interior design with a traditional Vietnamese essence. The important things to note about the cruise is that it has a Halah Certificate, which is mandatory to be able to serve Halah food, so prepare yourself for some delicious food.
Rooms Available:
-Ocean Suite with balcony(Max Adults: 2)
-Elegance Suite(Max Adults: 2)
-Mon Cheries Suite(Max Adults: 2)
-President Suite with balcony(Max Adults: 2)
-Ocean suite triple cabin(Max Adults: 3) Duration: 2D,1D(2 Days, 1 Night)

Destinations: Lan Ha Bay, Dark and Bright Cave

Price: USD 190 per person onwards

What do you get for your money?
-Exclusion from taxes and service charges
-Welcome cocktails
-Kayaking
-Insurance
-Breakfast Buffet
-Comfortable A/C rooms
-Tai Chi session
-Cooking class
-Meals on board during cruise programs
-In-house English speaking tour guide

Things you should know:
-1 child below the age of 5 can live in a sharing with 2 adults per cabin.
-Children from ages 5 to 11 will have to pay extra charge, which is 75% of the adult fare.
-For children above age 12, full fare is applicable.
-Shuttle services is available for pickup and drop at a price of USD 35.(Pick-up point:  Hanoi Old Quarter)

3. President Cruise

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Step aboard one of the biggest cruises available for use in the Ha Long Bay. It has almost 46 rooms with a capacity of 120 people. You will be amazed with the spacious rooms fitted with air conditioners, bath-tubs and private balconies. You will also experience a world class service from the well trained staff and have a delight in the food department, where you will get both an international buffet, as well as ‘a la carte’ menu. This cruise takes you to places such as Sung Sot Caves and Luon Caves. There are also fabulous spas and cooking classes where you can relax yourself.

 Rooms Available:
-Ambassador Balcony(Max Adults: 2)
-Cabinet Suite(Max Adults: 2)
-Presidential Suite(Max Adults: 2)
-Premiere Balcony Suite(Max Adults: 2)

Duration:
2D/1N(2 Days, 1 Night)
(will also depend on your choice)

Destinations: Ha Long Bay, Surprise Cave, Luon Cave

Price: USD 180 per person onwards

What do you get for your money?
-Exclusion from taxes and service charges
-Welcome cocktails
-Kayaking
-Insurance
-Breakfast Buffet
-Comfortable A/C rooms
-Tai Chi session
-Cooking class
-Meals as per the cruise program
-In-house English speaking tour guide

Things you should know:
-1 child below the age of 5 can live in a sharing with 2 adults per cabin.
-Children from ages 5 to 11 will have to pay extra charge, which is 75% of the adult fare.
-For children above age 12, full fare is applicable.
-An extra of USD 25 is applicable if extra bed is to be set up in a cabin of 2D/1N package.
-Surcharge of USD 50 will be applicable per person per night for travel between December 20 to January 5.

4. Orchid Cruise

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This Halong Bay cruise can be said to be the ‘disputed’ best cruise you can have for the trip. This wonderful cruise has only 14 rooms available and its route is second to none. It will take you to the most hidden parts of Ha Long Bay and give you an experience of a lifetime. With the itinerary containing places like Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. It starts from the Dinh Vu Port.

Rooms Available:
-Exclusive Suite
-Suite Balcony( 2 and 3 people)
-Premium Suite with balcony
-Family Suite

All the cabins in this cruise are well equipped with all the advanced and basic amenities you might need for a memorable trip.

Duration: 2D/1N(2 Days/1 Night) and 3D/2N(3 Days/ 2Nights)

Destinations: Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao Islets, Cat Ba Island, Dark and Bright Caves

Price: USD 180 per person onwards

What do you get for your money?
-Exclusion from taxes and service charges
-Welcome cocktails
-Kayaking
-Insurance
-International Breakfast Buffet
-Comfortable A/C rooms
-Tai Chi session
-Cooking class
-Meals as per the cruise program
-In-house English speaking tour guide

Things you should know:
-1 child below the age of 5 can live in a sharing with 2 adults per cabin.
-Children from ages 5 to 11 will have to pay extra charge, which is 75% of the adult fare.
-For children above age 12, full fare is applicable.
-Shuttle services is available for pickup and drop at a price of USD 35 to USD 40.
(Pickup point:Hanoi Old Quarter)
-On the second day you will travel on day boat and do not have access to mother boat and your cabin until later in the afternoon.

5. Paradise Elegance Cruise

Paradise Elegance Cruise
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This cruise was launched in February of 2017 and is one of the most promising products of the Paradise Cruise Lines. It is the 31 cabin suite with a capacity of carrying 62 passengers. It has features such as a line piano lounge, spa and wellness centre, free bus shuttle service and balcony with every cabin.
Rooms Available:
-Executive Balcony
-Elegance Suite
-Deluxe Balcony
-Captain View Terrace Suite

Duration: 2D/1N(2 Days/1 Night) and 3D/2N(3 Days/2 Nights)

Destinations: Ha Long Bay, Ti Top Island, Surprise Cave

Price: USD 190 per person onwards

What do you get for your money?
-Exclusion from taxes and service charges
-Welcome cocktails
-Kayaking
-Insurance
-International Breakfast Buffet
-Comfortable A/C rooms
-Tai Chi session
-Cooking class
-Meals as per the cruise program
-In-house English speaking tour guide

Things you should know:
-1 child below the age of 5 can live in a sharing with 2 adults per cabin.
-Children from ages 5 to 11 will have to pya extra charge, which is 75% of the adult fare.
-For children above age 12, full fare is applicable.
-Shuttle services is available for pickup and drop at a price of USD 45 to USD 50.
-An extra of USD 25 is applicable if extra bed is to be set up in a cabin of 2D/1N package.

6. Pelican Cruise

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This iconic Halong Bay cruise started offering its services in 2012, and initiated two more cruises in 2013. Defending the name of its brand, this cruise offers one of the most exquisite experiences you can have in Vietnam. The cruise has 22 well appointed cabins, which can accommodate well over 50 people. The quality standards here are well met, with all cabins having a wide bow window and a private balcony with hand made furniture. It also have modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, Air conditioning, hot and cold shower. You also get and excellent Barbeque dinner served on board.

In addition to these features, the pelican cruise is also one of the few cruises in all of Ha Long Bay having sonars and radars for ensured safety and security of the passengers, so you can be assured of having a comfortable yet, safe adventure.
Rooms Available:
-Deluxe Cabin( Max Adults: 2)
-Royal Suite(Max Adults: 2)
-Suite Ocean View(Max Adults: 2)
-Family Deluxe(Max Adults: 3)

Duration: 2D/1N(2 Days/1Night) and 3D/2N(3 Days/2 Nights)

Destinations: Ha Long Bay, Dinh Huong Islet, Fighting Cocks Islet, Ti Top Island, Surprise Cave, Tung Gau Area

Price: USD 135 onwards

What do you get for your money?
-Exclusion from taxes and service charges
-Welcome cocktails
-Kayaking
-Insurance
-International Breakfast Buffet
-Comfortable A/C rooms
-Tai Chi session
-Cooking class
-Meals as per the cruise program
-In-house English speaking tour guide

Things you should know:
-1 child below the age of 5 can live in a sharing with 2 adults per cabin.
-Children from ages 5 to 11 will have to pay extra charge, which is 75% of the adult fare.
-For children above age 12, full fare is applicable.
-Shuttle services is available for pickup and drop at a price of USD 15 for children and USD 20 for adults.
-The rate for child is applicable for one child sharing a double cabin with two adults.
In the end, Ha Long Bay is one of the most spectacular places to be when in Vietnam. Its hidden secrets are yet to be explored and who knows, you might be one of the explorers who uncovers some hidden treasures on your Halong Bay cruises in Vietnam. So get packing, and learn how to overcome your sea-sickness, because Ha Long is waiting for you!

This post was published by Shivang Uniyal