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The 10 Best Cruises in Halong Bay 2022

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About Cruises in Halong Bay

As being a Natural World Heritage, Halong Bay owns a unique beauty that could not be found anywhere in the world. A cruise is a great choice to explore the Bay as cruising is the only way that you can admire all the glory conveniently.

Just about 2 hours shuttle buses from Hanoi to Halong Bay, a cruise will bring you on an unimaginable trip through the majestic karst small and big mountains in interesting shapes, visit stunning natural caves, kayaking, and swim in the offshore crystal clear seawater, observe the local daily life floating in the Bay, etc. 


Various Halong cruise itineraries

Not all cruises in Ha Long Bay do the same itinerary. You can easily find and choose the Halong Bay itinerary with deferent in cruise duration, port, and areas based on your preference.

You can choose a day trip, two days 1-night, three days 2 nights, or a custom itinerary with duration. Based on the cruising area, you can choose a cruise in Halong Bay central, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, or Cat Ba Island. With cruise port, you can choose cruises from Halong International cruise port, Tuan Chau harbor, Hon Gai pier, or Got port.


Yes, the Halong Bay cruise is worth trying. Halong is definitely a place you should not miss when traveling to Vietnam because of its unique beauty. You will get a memorable experience that combines relaxing and exciting activities: kayaking, boat rowing, cave exploring, rock climbing, etc. while cruising in Halong bay.

You can find more reasons at Is Halong Bay Worth It?

Halong bay cruise price is based on departure, availability, duration, cruise style, and services. Normally the price is between $60 - $90/ person for a day trip and $110 - $200/person for an overnight cruise. To get the exact price, please enter our website for a day cruise or overnight cruise, choose your favorite one, then click to choose your date, and the number of people continues to click to check the rate you will see the final price.

Yes, you should book your Halong Bay cruise before arriving in Vietnam. There are 3 main reasons below:

  • You can get early bird deals which can save a lot.
  • More time research to find the best Halong cruise
  • Find the best agent who offers the best price and best support.

All cruises in Halong Bay must have permission from the Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay. Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm...), the Management Board has the authority to cancel all cruises on a certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.

In those cases, the following policies will be applied for Cruise:  

  • If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.  
  • If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund the whole remaining amount  
  • If the trip is cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used, and refund the remaining amount.

Important Notes:  

  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often on short notice of time. Therefore your understanding of these situations is highly appreciated  
  • The period from May to July is considered storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be canceled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please contact our consultants directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

=> Read more What should you do if Halong Bay Cruise is canceled

It is not easy to find the best cruise Halong Bay among over 100 cruises. Below are 4 small tips for you:

  • Decide Itinerary & travel route: Halong Bay (main area), Lan Ha Bay (new trend), Cat Ba Island, or Bai Tu Long Bay (off the beaten track).
  • Estimate your budget: There are different types of cruise from budget, mid-range to luxury, so let's check how much you want to spend.
  • Check which cruise fits with your needs: for family with kids, vegetarian, Halal food (Mon Cheri Cruise)...
  • Choose the best agent to book

You can read detail at 3 steps for choosing the best Halong bay cruise

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What cruises have designated smoking area

@Heather Carmody:

The cruise has private balcony you can smoke in that area.


Hi , i would like to book ha long cruise and tried to contact by phone but no one answer. Please provide your correct number if i want to contact direct by phone. Thanks

@truc le:

The phone on our website still work please try again.


Hey, my friend and I are going to Halong Bay and we want to book a one night two days cruise for the 21st of may. We are kind of on a budget and already arrived in Halong. Do you have any recommendations without transfer?


Yes we have Renea Cruise available for tomorrow with a special last-minute rate that will be sent to your email. Please check.


Hello, I would like to know the best value room for a family of 4 on a 4-5 star cruise along Halong Bay with some fun activities for teenagers - 9th of Jan 2023. Thank you in advance. Regards Kylie


Can you please kindly advise more information of how many day for cruise and child’s date of birth for our exactly quotation


Looking for a departure for a couple for 1 night from Hanoi and return to Hanoi. We stay 1 night in Halong bay on 14th night. Do you have something available?


Móst the cruises are sold our in the weekend due to peak season tourist of Vietnamese. We now have options with Indochine, Renea, and Dragon Legend. Please check your email for more detail.