After the reopening of Vietnam tourism, Halong Bay comes back strongly as one of the hottest travel hubs of the country with many new choices of overnight cruise tours. If you are considering a visit to Halong Bay, here is our short list of top recommendations that you will never want to miss out on!
Top 10 Best New Halong Bay Cruises 2023
Managed by one of the most well-known and reputable cruise brand in Halong Bay - Indochina Sails, Indochine Premium Cruise is the cruise line’s newest vessel to be launched in 2023. Like a floating piece of artwork, the cruise is equipped with a long list of modern and deluxe facilities, including a mini swimming pool, mini golf course, wine & cigar cellar, 2 sundecks, kid club and spa room, a fine-dining restaurant and a Cochinchine lounge. Indochine Premium also offers 37 lavish rooms, all with a private balcony and glass doors for the wonderful panoramic views of the bay. Remaining proudly Vietnamese in its design and itinerary, Indochine Premium Cruise promises a new dimension to cruising in Halong Bay with enjoyment and relaxation.
Inheriting the precious experience of her sister - Stellar of the Seas, Elite of The Seas Cruise is a top-notch choice if you want the very best new and luxury Halong Bay Cruise on the market today. The cruise is designed in a contemporary, luxurious, and quintessential style, with 4 decks including 35 elegant spacious rooms and all necessary amenities for a delightful stay. Besides various finest comforts such as a luxury ocean view restaurant, an outdoor and indoor bar, a wine & cigar cellar, and a mini-golf course, Elite of The Seas includes a gold-plated infinity pool with massage Jacuzzi that is the largest onboard swimming pool in the bay. Last but not least, the vessel is outstanding for its top-grade 6-star gastronomy. With a unique combination of western food and famous Vietnamese traditional dishes served in BBQ, buffet, and a la carte, the yacht has always been highly rated by previous visitors.
Capella Cruise provides a new concept of fun with a wide range of top resort entertainment facilities on board, such as innovative pools: the heated Oasis Pool with Jacuzzi onboard and the floating Ocean Pool, Spirit of the Sea Lounge, Sea Memory Spa, Cigar& Poker Club, Inflatable Water Slide, and Mini-golf Course. Another plus making her unique is the updated Sea Melody - Karaoke Room, an exciting venue where you can show your voice with thousands of popular songs to pick out. If you are looking for an ultra-luxury cruise with joyful experiences, Capella Cruise is among the best options you should never ignore. Designed as a stylish blend of a modern super yacht and Indochina ambiance, Capella offers 30 tasteful cabins on 5 decks, all boasting floor-to-ceiling windows leading to private balconies for a magnificent view of Lan Ha Bay and state-of-the-art facilities, to make your voyage unforgettable memories of a lifetime.
4. Doris Cruise
Doris Cruise is among the newest luxury ships on Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, which promises to win your heart with the truly 5-star cruising services. Published in June 2022, the cruise houses 24 spacious cabins with a size from 25 up to 50 sqm. All cabins boast a private balcony, an en suite bathroom with an ocean-view bathtub, and no shortage of amenities such as air conditioning, safe box, bathrobes, desk, hairdryers, etc. Doris also allures travelers with varied onboard and off board activities on a well-organized itinerary, namely kayaking, swimming, biking, or sitting on a local bamboo boat to visit a cave. Whether you prefer a luxurious yet relaxed trip or a full-activity program to discover the magnificent bay, Doris Cruise fits you at best.
Maintaining the excellent cruising services from her sister - Lavender Cruise, Aspira amazes travelers from modern exterior to elegant interior, the sophisticated decor of the walls, the finest restaurant, and the spacious guest rooms. Among the newly launched cruises on the bay, Aspira Cruise includes 22 high-grade rooms classified from Junior Suite, Senior Suite, Executive Suite to President Suite, each having a private balcony and ensuite bathroom. The highlight of the cruise must mention Halal and Kosher food, a special menu that only a few cruises in Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay offer for Muslim guests instead of only serving vegetarian dishes. Besides, the unique itineraries in Lan Ha Bay to Dark & Bright Cave, Viet Hai village, and Ba Trai Dao islets, promisingly keep you excited for the whole journey.
6. Rita Cruise
Inspired by the beauty and intelligence of Princess Margherita of Savoy - the first queen of Italy, Rita Cruise reflects a stylish design of strength, elegance and mystery. The 5-star cruise is managed by Alisa Group Vietnam JSC, a well-known cruising brand name in Halong Bay, with 5 decks including 31 luxurious en-suite cabins and all necessary amenities. These rooms range from 30 to 50 sqm, each with a private balcony and Jacuzzi bathtub; especially, the best cabin onboard, President Suite has a room size of 118 sqm with a huge private terrace where you can enjoy natural indulgence at its best. Besides the appeal of less touristy itineraries in Lan Ha Bay with many offboard activities, another plus of Rita Cruise is a diversity of up-to-date onboard recreations, namely Outdoor swimming pool, Spa & Massage, Sound-proof Karaoke Room, Reading Lounge, and Wine and Coffee Lounge.
Set sail through the spectacular landscape of Halong Bay with Hermes Cruise, one of the newest luxury iron cruises in 2022. The cruise is named after Hermes, the son of Zeus and the Emissary of the Gods, with a passionately neoclassical style reflected through interior furniture and decor. Hermes owns 18 lavish cabins, ensuring the necessary privacy for travelers but still providing an intimate and social ambience among guests. Each guest room is large at around 28 - 64 sqm in size, including a private balcony and ensuite bathroom, as well as large glass windows for natural light and panoramic ocean views. And finally, Hermes is the first and only cruise in Halong Bay featuring two outdoor swimming pools that will definitely bring you the ultimate luxury experience and memorable relaxing moments.
Another option for tourists who want to experience an incredible journey in Halong Bay with a sense of luxury and style is Aqua of the Seas Cruise. This 4-deck new cruise has a capacity of 60 passengers with 27 beautifully appointed guestrooms, each designed with a spacious private balcony, an ensuite bathroom, and graceful decoration. Aqua of the Seas Cruise is also famous for its wide range of international standard service and amenities like the two luxurious restaurants on the first and third deck, twin sundecks with many chairs and sunbeds, and a large public Jacuzzi. With a grand design, professional staff, unique cuisine and well-designed itinerary, Aqua of the Seas Cruise deserves to be one of the best new cruises for all visitors.
Launched in the late 2022, Nostalgia Cruise is among a few of new Halong Bay cruises that comes up with a traditional and boutique design. From the first sight, you will see elegant decorative details that remind much of the royal Vietnamese architecture. Meanwhile, the interior is attractive with traditional decor arts and well-designed wooden furniture. Another outstanding point of Nostalgia Cruise is its special menu of traditional Hue & Vietnamese cuisine processed in high-class style and all prepared by top chefs in Vietnam. Besides, this unique boutique vessel is also an ideal choice for travelers who love ultimate privacy and a less-touristy cruise as Nostalgia houses only 11 cabins. You will have more space to enjoy serenity, peace and purity of Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay.
Aiming to introduce the luxury hospitality brand at sea, the Elegance Hospitality Group brings in La Siesta Superyacht, a perfect combination of the brand’s signature luxury travel lifestyle and the unparalleled freedom of a yachting voyage. The five-deck steel ship features over 50 guestrooms and suites, giving it the title of the largest overnight cruise in Halong Bay. But what steals the highlight is a superb range of cutting-edge facilities on board, including a salt water infinity pool, golf simulator impact screen, a gym and yoga studio, a conference room, a wine & cigar lounge, a mini library and reading area; a kids’ club, etc. Cruising with La Siesta Superyacht, you will also have a chance to experience famous treatments of La Spa, the leading spa business of the Group, and taste authentic flavorful Vietnamese cuisine from the popular Cloud Nine restaurant.
There are many newly published cruises sailing in Halong Bay and these 10 above make into our top list. Take a look and choose one that makes you fancy. If you feel a little hesitating, let freely contact our Halong Bay Cruise experts for other detailed information.