After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Halong Bay reopens and welcomes international tourists. It is time to come back to the dreamy land of limestone islands, hidden lagoons, and floating villages. If you fancy a getaway to this world heritage site, let’s find the 6 best Halong Bay Cruises to take as below:
Top 6 Best Halong Bay Cruises 2023
1. Ambassador Cruise
Ambassador Cruise, which debuted in 2018, has consistently ranked among the most luxurious and grandiose cruise ships gliding through Halong Bay. The 86 meter-long, 13.9 meter-wide, and 13 meter-high vessel includes 5 decks, with 46 spacious cabins and suites. These guest rooms are luxuriously designed with stylish interior décor and divided into 5 categories, namely Ambassador Deluxe, Ambassador Premium, Ambassador Suite, Ambassador Captain Suite, and The Presidential Suite. Each cabin is appointed with a private balcony, an en-suite bathroom, and many modern comforts. The other highlight must mention the spacious twin sundecks fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi on the third deck.
Ambassador Cruise Duration
The duration of Ambassador Cruise can be chosen from four options:
Ambassador Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Ambassador Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
3 Days Distinctive Experience: Ambassador Cruise + Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
3 Days Special Combo: Ambassador Cruise + Apricot Hotel Hanoi
Ambassador Cruise Route
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Sung Sot Cave → Luon Cave → Titop Island → Drum Cave → Cua Van Fishing Village → Halong Bay → Hanoi
Highlights of Ambassador Cruise
The cruise offers 5-star standard services with Professional Butlers.
The cruise serves the special Michelin menu crafted by world-famous chef John Burton-Race.
There are live jazz music performances every night in a piano lounge.
Ambassador Cruise Price
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2. Stellar of the Seas Cruise
Stellar of the Seas is amongst the first and most luxurious cruise lines in a design of a super yacht sailing through the bay. The spacious cruise boat was set up in 2018, with only 22 high-end suites spread across 4 decks. All cabins come with a private balcony, a bathroom with full amenities and hot shower, and luxury linens. Notable features of the Stellar of the Seas Cruise include a three-hole mini-golf course on the second deck and a large 50-square-meter seasonal swimming pool on the third deck. Other finest comforts could be named, such as the panoramic bar overlooking the pool, the Wine and Cigars Cellar, the beauty spa & massage, and the children's playground.
Stellar of the Seas Cruise Duration
The duration of Stellar of the Seas Cruise can be chosen from four options:
Stellar of the Seas Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Stellar of the Seas Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
3 Days Luxury Combo : Stellar Of the Seas Cruise & Melia Hotel
4 Days Best Value Package: Tirant Hotel + Stellar Of the Seas Cruise
Stellar of the Seas Cruise Route
Hanoi → Tuan Chau Marina → Halong Bay → Ao Ech → Lan Ha Bay → Viet Hai village → Ba Trai Dao Islets → Dark and Bright Cave → Tuan Chau Marina → Hanoi
Highlights of Stellar of the Seas Cruise
There is only one President Suite onboard, with a size of 60 sqm and a large private sun terrace.
The cruise offers an off-the-beaten-track route exploring Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay.
The itinerary comprises many fascinating activities for grown-ups and young adults, such as kayaking, swimming, and cycling.
Stellar of the Seas Cruise Price
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3. Paradise Elegance Cruise
Since late 2017, Paradise Elegance Cruise has been sailing through the spectacular landscape of Halong Bay as one of the most luxurious 5-star cruises aimed at serving high-class travelers. The cruise ship belongs to Paradise Group, a famous cruise brand name set up on Tuan Chau Island. There are 31 cabins onboard, falling into 4 categories, including Deluxe Room, Executive Room, Elegance Suite, and Captain’s View Terrace Suite. Each room is comfortable and spacious, with a private balcony, a walk-in wardrobe, and a well-appointed bathroom. The modern steel vessel also offers a full range of facilities such as a luxury restaurant, spa & wellness center, piano bar, and library.
Paradise Elegance Cruise Duration
The duration of Paradise Elegance Cruise can be chosen from four options:
Paradise Elegance Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Paradise Elegance Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
3 Days Luxury Package: Paradise Elegance Cruise + Apricot Hotel
4 Days Best Package: Paradise Elegance Cruise + Melia Hotel
Paradise Elegance Cruise Route
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Tung Sau Pearl Farm → Sung Sot Cave → Titop Island → Cua Van Fishing Village → Halong Bay → Hanoi
Highlights of Paradise Elegance Cruise
There is a day spa and wellness center on board.
Listen to live music in a neoclassical space at Le Piano Lounge.
There is a jacuzzi with a 360-degree view of Halong Bay on the top deck.
Paradise Elegance Cruise Price
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4. Orchid Trendy Cruise
Plying the emerald waters of Lan Ha Bay for the first time in 2017, Orchid Trendy is a fine example of contemporary-designed cruises. The cruise ship inherits many outstanding highlights from her sister, the Orchid Classic Cruise, with only 20 light-filled staterooms. Each cabin is unquestionably elegant, featuring over-the-top furniture such as a private balcony, a set of a table and chairs, a mini bar, and a polished marble bathroom. Additionally, Orchid Trendy is an ideal option for traveling families, with plenty of favorites like interconnecting family cabins, babysitting service, and safe indoor play areas for kids. Adult passengers can find ultimate indulgence at the sumptuous spa with various herbal treatments or in the outdoor Jacuzzi pool.
Orchid Trendy Cruise Duration
The duration of Orchid Trendy Cruise can be chosen from two options:
Orchid Trendy Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Orchid Trendy Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
Orchid Trendy Cruise Route
Hanoi → Tuan Chau Marina → Lan Ha Bay → Trung Trang Cave → Viet Hai village → Ao Ech → Tuan Chau Marina → Hanoi
Highlights of Orchid Trendy Cruise
Orchid Cruises is the first fleet sailing to Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
Orchid Trendy Cruise is a top pick for families with kid-friendly amenities.
Top rated cruise with excellent reviews online.
Orchid Trendy Cruise Price
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5. Peony Cruise
Setting sail in October 2018, Peony Cruise was the first 4-star cruise ship to operate in Lan Ha Bay. The vessel is also the ninth member of the Pelican Group, inheriting successful features from her sisters, Orchid and Azalea, and soon becoming the best mid-range cruise among other lines of the same size. Peony Cruise boasts 20 compact cabins and suites, decorated in classic European design with state-of-the-art facilities such as floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony, an en-suite bathroom, and a mini bar. Amazing dining is another highlight, with fresh seafood and staple Vietnamese dishes superbly prepared. All in all, Peony Cruise is the perfect option for those seeking something different and out of the ordinary in the stunning Halong Bay area.
Peony Cruise Duration
The duration of Peony Cruise can be chosen from two options:
Peony Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Peony Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
Peony Cruise Route
Hanoi → Hai Phong → Lan Ha Bay → Cai Trap Canal → Trung Trang Cave → Viet Hai village → Ao Ech → Lan Ha Bay →Hai Phong → Hanoi
Highlights of Peony Cruise
Peony Cruise is the first 4-star cruise sailing to Lan Ha Bay.
The cruise is ideal for families, with well-decorated interconnecting cabins.
On the second day of the 3-day tour, there is a cycling trip at Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island.
Peony Cruise Price
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6. Sena Cruise
Managed by Swan Cruises, a well-known cruising brand name in Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay, Sena Cruise is among the newest 4-star boutique cruises which starts her own journey in the pristine bay of Lan Ha. The ship carries local culture in its traditional design, with an outstanding external steel structure. Art aside, Sena Cruise is excellent at privacy, offering only 16 luxurious rooms and several pairs of connecting cabins for families. Each room has a private balcony, an en-suite bathroom and is fully equipped with standard amenities, ensuring a comfortable and cozy stay. Lastly, the cruise boat takes the prize for its off-the-beaten-path itinerary to less touristy destinations like Cai Beo fishing village or Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba island.
Sena Cruise Duration
The duration of Sena Cruise can be chosen from two options:
Sena Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Sena Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
Sena Cruise Route
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Lan Ha bay → Dark and Bright Cave → Ba Trai Dao islets → Cai Beo Fishing Village → Trung Trang cave → Halong Bay → Hanoi
Highlights of Sena Cruise
Sena Cruise offers a unique and different cruising route on Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.
Visits to Cai Beo fishing village and Trung Trang Cave on the 3-day tour.
There are two separate restaurants onboard: one on the first deck and the other on the top deck.
Sena Cruise Price
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Here are our top picks for the best Halong Bay Cruises for international tourists. You can contact our cruise experts at any time for more best Halong Bay cruise options.