• Halong Bay Cruise: Top 10+ Boats in Halong 2020
  • Halong Bay Cruise: Top 10+ Boats in Halong 2020

  • on Jun 14, 2020       By: BN
  • Have you ever spent the night aboard a cruise on one of the most beautiful bays in the world? Sailing on emerald waters in the midst of countless karst formations and enjoying yourself in the countryside in front of a sublime sunset, it is a real delight that a cruise in Halong Bay offers. Escape to a floating hotel in the company of your soul mate, couples getaway or family stay, regardless of who you go on vacation with, the joys of one of the world wonders await you aboard a junk in Halong.

    In order to help you make a choice of which boat to embark on, here is our collection of 10+ cruises in Halong Bay, inspiring for a unique and exclusive excursion. You will quickly find the highlights of each boat as well as prices and reviews. Preparing a plan to go out to Halong Bay is never that easy.

    Top 10 + cruises in Halong Bay

    5-star boats

      Paradise Luxury

      Au Co

      Emeraude Classic

      Starlight

    4-star boats

      Bhaya Classic

      Glory Legend

      Paloma 

      Syrena

    3-star boats

      Golden lotus garden

      Aclass Legend

      Oriental Sails

    5-star cruise in Halong Bay

    Budget: from 5,000,000 VND per person per night

    Paradise Luxury

    top 10 halong bay cruise paradise

    Site: paradisecruise.com

    Price: between 7,500,000 - 16,000,000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 1 day/2 days and 1 night/3 days and 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Paradise Luxury?

    Proudly boasting a very good rating, it is one of the best 5-star boats in Halong Bay
    Charming wooden boat
    17 cabins available on 4 floors
    Good food, friendly and professional crew
    Day tours available 

    Activities: discovery of treasures, kayaking, cooking classes, tai chi, spa, live music, and a bar. Its bar “Le Piano” is open from Tuesday to Sunday and offers a variety of types of music such as Jazz and Rock or you can make a request.

    Notes:

    The reception of travellers by shuttle bus is quite often late
    Additional services on board are quite expensive
    Economically priced cabins are quite small
    The cost of 7,500,000 VND per night is only applicable in summer. It will be 8,000,000 per night for the rest of the year.

    Au Co

    top 10 halong bay cruise au co

    Site: aucocruises.com

    Price: between 5,000,000 - 15,000,000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 1 day, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Au Co?

    Has been at the top of the best cruises in Halong Bay for 5 successive years on TripAdvisor 
    Large steel boat, 32 cabins available on 4 floors
    Crew of great professionalism
    Refined decor with wooden furniture in all cabins, some of the luxury cabins have a beautiful Jacuzzi on the terrace as well.

    Activities: film screenings, libraries, yoga, cycling, trekking, kayaking, spa and massage

    Notes:

    Space for luggage is quite limited
    There are a few activities on land
    The cabin is tight when adding an extra bed
    The cruise in summer is cheaper than in winter, saving 1,000,000 VND per night

    Emeraude Classic

    top 10 halong bay cruise emeraude

    Site: emeraude-cruises.com

    Price: between: 5,000,000 - 10,500,000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Emeraude Classic?

    The decor is inspired by classic French formulas and has a lot of comfortable furniture.
    The 2 days and 1-night tour is a good choice for couples, offering only three visits, Surprise Cave - Titop Island - Ngoc Trai village (pearl). Most of the time is reserved for relaxation on board.
    The cuisine is appreciated especially with French pancakes

    Activities: Spa, cooking class, kayaking, swimming, climbing

    Notes:

    The cabins are quite small
    Drinks at the meal are extra
    For the Hanoi - Halong bus journey, the boat takes care of going there for Halong only but not the return to Hanoi.

    Starlight

    top 10 halong bay cruise starlight

    Site: starlightcruises.vn

    Price: between 6,400,000 - 22,000,000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Starlight?

    Steel boat, new and modern model with 32 cabins available on 4 floors
    Several positive opinions on reliable sites
    Large cabins with a private Jacuzzi
    Good food

    Activities: kayaking, tai chi, sauna/spa, massage, night fishing

    Notes:

    The cruise’s price is high in high season
    Drinks are extra

    4-star cruise in Halong Bay

    Budget: from 3,000,000 VND per person per night

    Bhaya Classic

    top 10 halong bay cruise bhaya classic

    Site: bhayacruises.com

    Price: 3.600.000 - 12.500.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Bhaya Classic?

    An impressive white wooden boat, mixing oriental and western styles.
    A very good review on the Agoda and Booking websites
    It is popular for organising weddings or exceptional meetings for couples, family or friends

    Activities: Spa, tea break, cooking class, tai chi, night fishing, fishing tour, kayaking and swimming

    Notes:

    The menu does not offer enough variety
    The dining room is not air conditioned
    The quality of Wi-Fi connection needs to improve
    The cruise in summer saves 600,000 VND per night

    Glory Legend

    top 10 halong bay cruise glory legend

    Site: glorylegendcruises.net

    Price: between 3.100.000 - 14.100.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Glory Legend?

    One of the best 4-star Halong boats
    Wooden boat with classic and elegant taste
    17 cabins available on 3 floors
    2 bars available, good food with several meals during the day
    Spacious and comfortable cabins with double bed

    Activities: spa, kayaking, visit to fishing villages

    Notes:

    The boat is a bit old
    The Wi-Fi connection is not very good
    Drinks and additional charges are quite expensive

    Paloma

    top 10 halong bay cruise paloma

    Site: www.palomacruise.com

    Price: 4.600.000 - 15.600.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 1 day, 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Paloma?

    A refined and mystical decoration in a classic Chinese style.
    Many visits to Halong Bay
    Good food
    Additional meals are not expensive.

    Activities: spa, kayaking, night squid fishing and cooking class

    Notes:

    Little private space
    For the day tour, the quality of the boat is slightly lower.

    Syrena Cruise

    top 10 halong bay cruise syrena

    Site: syrenacruises.com

    Price: between 4.600.000 - 11.500.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Syrena Cruise?

    Large wooden boat with 32 cabins available, preferred for weddings and seminars
    Beautiful harmony between oriental and western style
    Each cabin has a private balcony with a table and two chairs
    Good food

    Activities: Massage, sauna, kayaking, swimming, visit to fishing villages, cooking classes and tai chi.

    Notes:

    The program is a bit dense for many visits
    The boat is a bit old, the cabins are quite small
    The cruise in summer saves between 500,000 and 600,000 VND per night

    Cruise in Halong Bay 3 stars

    Budget: from 2,300,000 VND per person per night

    Golden lotus garden

    top 10 halong bay cruise golden lotus garden

    Site: goldenlotusgardencruises.com

    Price: between 2.300.000 - 3.200.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 1 day, 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Golden Lotus Garden?

    One of the cheapest 3-star boats
    Good rating on Tripadvisor
    10 cabins available in traditional Vietnamese style, combining wood and silk
    A balanced and enjoyable program
    A large upper deck
    Menu with many options for vegetarians

    Activities: Visit the Surprise Cave and Titop Island, tai chi, kayak, swimming, cooking class and night fishing.

    Notes:

    The quality of the dishes needs to be improved
    The reception shuttle bus is small, the journey time is quite long.

    Aclass Legend

    top 10 halong bay cruise aclass legend

    Site: aclasscruises.com

    Price: between 4.700.000 - 8.700.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Aclass Legend Cruise?

    One of the 3-star boats obtaining the highest score on Tripadvisor several times
    14 spacious cabins with panoramic sea views, each with a private balcony and comfortable furniture
    Good food
    The excursion at a relaxing pace with a program conducive to relaxation
    The upper deck entirely covered in green gives a relaxing atmosphere
    Ideal choice to relax in peace, especially for couples

    Activities: tai chi, film screening, night fishing, visit to the Surprise cave, Me Cung cave, Luon cave, Titop Island, Cua Van fishing village and a pearl farm

    Notes:

    The price of the boat and drinks is a bit expensive

    Oriental Sails

    top 10 halong bay cruise oriental sails

    Site: orientalsails.com

    Price: between 2.900.000 - 7.800.000 VND per night

    Itineraries: 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights

    Why a cruise with Oriental Sails?

    Comfort and refined decoration with oriental style based on traditional materials (wood and bamboo), combining white and brown
    Good food
    Different itinerary from other classics: excursion to Bai Tu Long bay, staying at Vung Vieng village, one of the most beautiful fishing villages in Halong bay

    Activities: kayaking, climbing, night fishing for fish and squid

    Notes:

    Payment on board must be made in cash because payment by credit card is not available
    There are not enough alternatives in case you don't eat seafood

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