Top 10 Best Cruises Halong Bay 2023

Top 10 Best Cruises Halong Bay 2023

You've set your mind for Halong Bay but do not yet know which cruise to travel with? This list will give you an idea to start! Our best cruise list is selectively picked based on several factors 
1. Guests' reviews and feedbacks 
2. Cruise deco & facilities 
3. Cruise itinerary & service 
4. How it best fits each category of travellers. 

We divide all cruises by budget range which makes it easier for you to find one that offers best value too. If you are still in doubt, leave a question below for instant response.

1. Orchid Classic Cruise

As the first high-class cruise to explore both Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, Orchid Classic remains a timeless inspiration thanks to its classic Indochine architecture combined with all-wooden interiors. Consisting of 14 spacious suites with balconies and private baths overlooking the gulf, an outdoor jacuzzi on sundeck, Orchid Classic with top-notch services guarantees clients an extraordinary experience in discovering the mysterious beauty of the bays.

2. Stellar of the Seas Cruise

Stellar Of the Seas Cruise is a luxury 5-star cruise in modern style, it has been voted as the finest luxury cruise for luxury tour in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. 

Stellar of the Seas Cruise welcomes you to experience the new definition of contemporary luxury. We offer not only a luxury cruise service of the highest safety standard but also a completely unique experience with a carefully researched itinerary, attentive service, authentic decor, delicious food... That makes your vacation be a truly unique and unforgettable experience. 

3. Ambassador Cruise

Ambassador Overnight Cruise I (120-passenger capacity), Ambassador Day Cruise II (500-passenger capacity), and Ambassador Signature Cruise (120-passenger capacity) are among the largest and most luxurious 5-star cruises in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Such exquisite ships include opulent and well-appointed cabins, deluxe restaurants featuring premium Asian-European cuisine, stylish panoramic Sundecks, an open-air Jacuzzi pool, bars, and a Spa lounge. The combination of state-of-the-art facilities and spectacular recreations makes Ambassador Cruise an impeccable destination for the most exceptional marine adventures.

4. Mon Cheri Cruise

It is a Perfect blend of the Sophistication between the Classic European form and the rustic essence of Vietnamese Styling. Mon Chéri Cruises itself creates the difference with the tiny distinguished feature from its Elegant design, Luxury restaurant, the menu is up with careful consideration, 42 Spacious Cabins with Private Balcony from Two Cruises bound to the Spectacular View of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Emerald Ocean.

Deeply immerse in the charm of the traditional music tone while enjoying dinner at the restaurant or find a place on the sundeck with a cocktail to taste the sweetness of peace in the evening is seem to be the best way to reward yourself the experience exquisite, the journey flawless.

5. Scarlet Pearl Cruise Halong Bay

As the best luxury cruise in Halong Bay, Scarlet Pearl is unique in its commitment to sustainable, environmentally-sound luxury travel.
Go on an adventure with us to the breathtaking Lan Ha Bay to discover from the pristine Viet Hai village to the stunning, mysterious Bright cave, and see what else we entail.

6. Sena Cruises

SENA CRUISES is a traditional and cozy boutique cruise managed by Swan Cruises, the brand name being a well-spoken in Vietnam. Our experienced co-founders understand the expectations of our guests from different parts of the world for a real trip to Vietnam, so the entire Sena team is committed to deliver the best and most hospitable services to turn the term of “Beyond a cruising journey”

7. Paradise Elegance Cruise
A sleek, modern vessel that fuses contemporary styling with Vietnamese design concepts, the Paradise Elegance is a meticulously designed steel boat that has reimagined luxury cruising on Ha Long. Boasting a piano bar, day spa and wellness centre, butler service and the full range of dining options, the Elegance is a work of art, the experience exquisite, the journey flawless. Let's experience the beauty of Vietnam's nature by Halong Bay Cruise Luxury

8. Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise
Facing the beachfront, Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan Cat Ba Archipelago offers 5-star accommodation in Ha Long and has free bikes, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Attractively set in the Tuan Chau district, this cruise features a shared lounge, as well as a hot tub. The cruise has a terrace and sea views, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

At the cruise, rooms include a balcony. Rooms have a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The rooms at Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan Cat Ba Archipelago have air conditioning and a desk.

9. Capella Cruise

Named after the brightest northern star, Capella Cruise was officially launched in August 2020, carrying the same spirit and mission to become the most brilliant cruise in the Gulf of Tonkin, pioneering outstanding facilities and attentive services that never been experienced in magical landscape of Halong & Lan Ha bay.

Let all your senses be embraced by emerald green ripples from a remote beach, the story of stalagmites and stalactites inside a cave, and the raw beauty of a forested island with your once-in-a-lifetime journey onboard Capella Cruise.

10. Indochine Cruise

Indochine Cruise is the top luxury overnight cruise in Halong Bay, with a rich 30-year experience that brings you first-class service and an artistic Indochinese maritime legacy.

In addition to an interesting route to Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island, Indochine Cruise always inspires the most incredible 5-star experience onboard, from pool, spa, bar, cafe & lounge, and boutique shop, to elevator.



1. Is Halong Bay cruise worth it?
Yes, cruising in Halong Bay is definitely worth a try. As one of the world-famous natural heritage sites, Halong Bay features the best destination for cruising in Vietnam. Why is it worth it?

2. When is the best time to visit Halong Bay?
For the best travel experience, the best time to go to Halong Bay is March - April and October - November, when the weather is cool 
Also, you can choose other months to visit:
May - September: Perfect time to get summer deals
January - April: Enjoyable time to take part in Halong festivals and welcome Tet Holiday onboard

3. How much does it cost for Halong cruise 2023?
On average, the prices of cruise trip in 2023 ranges between US $125 - $300/person for 1 night, US $250 - $550/person for 2 nights and US $65 - $120/person for a day trip.

Most cruises do not include the transfer in their package. You have to pay extra for the transfer if you want to be picked up from Hanoi.

4. Should I spend 1 night or 2 nights on the cruise?
How long you stay in Halong Bay really depends on your budget and available time.

1 night: On a budget from US $125/pax, you can visit 1 - 2 attractions and join tai chi, cooking class, kayaking, or boat rowing onboard.
2 nights: With US $225/pax or more, you can add on 1 - 2 hidden places to visit and enjoy more time sightseeing and relaxing. 

5. How long does it take from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
It takes around 2.5 - 3 hours (including break time) to transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay by limousine bus or car. For those who transfer from Hanoi airport, it takes about 3 hours of driving to Halong Bay.

The slowest way is by train (7 hours), while the fastest way is by seaplane (45 minutes).

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