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Amethyst Day Cruise Halong Bay
No 27B, Tuan Chau Harbor, Halong City, Vietnam
9.5Excellent - 21 reviews

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Amethyst Day Cruise Halong Bay

No 27B, Tuan Chau Harbor, Halong City, Vietnam
9.5Excellent - 21 reviews
Launched in 2023
Day Boat
Metal
Halong Bay
BestPrice Travel
Styles: Day Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Amethyst Day Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Jacuzzi
Why choose Amethyst Day Cruise?
  • The first Halong day cruise has a sundeck lounge and 4-season jacuzzi

  • All French balconies made of glass offering unobstructed views

  • Luxurious amenities and high-end lunch buffet

Cabin & Rates

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Day tour
Day tour
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Modern Accommodation & amenities
  • Air-conditioner, Tivi, Internet (Wifi) inside re
  • Welcome drink
  • English speaking guide
  • Kayaking/bamboo boating on Luon Cave
  • Tea parter: tea, fruits & cake in afternoon
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets in Halong Bay
Price Excludes
  • Transfer round trip from Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Drinks, tip & personal services
  • Visa, air tickets, hotels
  • All services not mentioned in tour
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!
Children Policy
  • Children under 04 years old: Free of charge (max 1 FOC/ booking)
  • Children 5 to 10 years old: Charge 75% rate of adult
  • Children from 11 years old and above: full charged as an adult

Cruise Itineraries

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Full Day
7.5 hours: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Morning

Welcome to our Amethyst Cruise! You will meet your shuttle bus (book in the next step with an additional fee) and driver at your hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter. The meeting time is around 7:00.

Upon arriving at Lot. 27 Tuan Chau Harbor, guests will check in and board the Amethyst Day Cruise for a journey to discover the World Heritage Halong Bay at 10:00.

After 30 minutes, enjoy a welcome drink as the cruise departs from Tuan Chau Harbor while passing through the legendary bay with thousands of limestone islands, such as Dog Rock, Duck Rock, and Thumb Rock.

Indulge in a huge buffet lunch featuring an array of dishes including seafood and traditional Vietnamese food.

Afternoon

In the early afternoon, explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. The cave is divided into two main chambers, with the first chamber being the larger of the two and containing various formations resembling animals, plants, and objects.

After 1 hour of cave visiting, move to Luon Cave for kayaking in about 30 minutes. You'll find a large, circular lake with crystal-clear water and breathtaking views of the surrounding limestone cliffs.

Then visit Titov Island, which features a beautiful sandy beach, clear blue water, and stunning panoramic views of Halong Bay. You can climb to the top of the island's hill for a breathtaking view or enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the beach.

Finally, return to the cruise and get ready for the Sunset Party, where Vietnamese tea, coffee, fresh fruits, and snacks will be served while guests relax on the sundeck or in the Jacuzzi. On the way back, the cruise will pass by the Hoa Cuong area, one of the most beautiful spots in the bay.

17:30 - 18:00: Arrive back at Tuan Chau port. End of the trip. Thank you for choosing Amethyst Day Cruise for your holiday in Vietnam. See you on your next journey!

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Last update 14:18 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Amethyst Day Cruise

Amethyst Cruise is a fine choice for 5-star day cruises with the classic Halong Bay route. The cruise is newly launched on August 2023 with full-equipped facilities and modern designs. The cruise is proud to be the first Halong Bay Day cruise that has a luxurious lounge on the sundeck.

For exciting activities onboard, travelers can explore the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a buffet lunch and take a dip in the outdoor 4-season Jacuzzi as well as a sunset party. Also, Amethyst Day Cruise offers a variety of activities that allow guests to experience the beauty of the bay, from cave visiting, kayaking, swimming, to climbing in a 7.5-hour itinerary.

Reviews

BestPrice's Reviews: 9.7/10

  • Inspection date: 18th August, 2023
  • Cruise: Amethyst
  • BestPrice Travel Inspectors: Ms. Mie, Ms. Thao Anh, & Ms. Giulia

 

Amethyst Cruise is a good choice for a 5-star day cruise in Halong Bay, suitable for tourists who don’t have much time to travel. As the cruise is newly launched, both the interior and exterior are new. We appreciate the staff and services, which is one of the cruise’s strong points. A long trip with a duration of up to 7.5 hours enables explorers to catch a glance at this wonderful heritage site.

 

Facilities & Amenities - 9.8/10

With a total of 3 decks, the cruise’s capacity is huge - about 100 people onboard. The 1st and 2nd decks are restaurants with classy designs of Eastern and Western style, and large glass windows provide vast Halong views for guests while they enjoy their meals.

The 2nd deck also has balconies to admire the bay, all balustrades are made of glass, which gives a better experience onboard. The sundeck is a wonderful place to unwind, having a Jacuzzi and delicate lounges.

Pros

  • Both the facilities and appearance are new. Full amenities onboard
  • Relaxing 4-season Jacuzzi and nice lounge on sundeck
  • Clean, modern toilets & coated bathrooms, toiletries are equipped fully
  • All-glass balustrades give a more enjoyable experience while viewing the scenery of the bay
  • Restaurants with large capacity: 1st deck - 60 guests, 2nd deck - 30 guests. The window’s glass is UV & sunlight-blocking

Cons

  • Should have more coated bathrooms for guests (There are 6 coated bathrooms and 4 toilets for male & female in both 2 desks; if the cruise have a large number of guests onboard, some will have to wait long to use)
  • Wifi onboard is not stable

 

Foods & Drinks - 9/10

The food concentrates on Vietnamese cuisine, with many tasty seafood dishes. The meal is quite good, while drinks (including a welcome drink and afternoon tea) are refreshing and tasty.

Pros

  • Types of food are various, consisting of Vietnamese traditional cuisine, Asian & European food, as well as vegetarian food for vegans.
  • Seafood comprises a high proportion of buffet lunch, seafood is fresh and delicious

Cons

  • Dishes are limited; should offer more dishes for buffet lunch

 

Activities - 9.8/10

The cruise provides diverse activities for guests that are suitable for both seniors and young people, from exploring dry caves, kayaking, swimming, climbing, etc. For relaxation lovers, you can just stay on the cruise and chill on the sundeck.

Pros

  • Long time onboard - up to 7.5 hours
  • Variety of fun activities for travelers, especially kayaking through Luon Cave and climbing to the peak of Titov Island for a panoramic view of Halong

Cons

  • Sung Sot Cave will be explored first before the buffet lunch, so guests may feel tired after the cave tour

 

Services - 10/10

Though the cruise is new, the services on board are exceptional. The staff team of Amethyst is kind, friendly, and professional.

Pros

  • The staff is knowledgeable, tourists are introduced to the destination before visiting
  • Attentive to guests if they need any help, as well as always paying attention to safety onboard if children move to a dangerous area

Cons

  • Both of the crew and services are excellent, we have no complaints about this.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 19 customer's reviews

9.5
Excellent
Traveler rating
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  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Cabin quality 9.5
  • Staff quality 9.5
  • Enter/act 9.5
9.4
Excellent - Quincy A
United States United States
16/05/2024
Luxury cruise!

It was an absolutely incredible day trip. Our tour leader has done an excellent job of ensuring that everyone on board is comfortable. He was knowledgeable, discussed the history, and provided additional information about each site we visited, which made the entire tour more interesting.
The buffet… More

9.8
Excellent - Yee Wo
Hong Kong Hong Kong
19/04/2024
Value the money

Enjoyed this experience! The entire crew was outstanding and took excellent care of us.
We left the dock around 10 a.m. and had a very pleasant day filled with activity and relaxation. Lunch was wonderful, and I loved the hot tub and bar on the boat. My favorite part was the kayaking cave adventure.… More

9.4
Excellent - Ms.Joyce S
United States United States
13/04/2024
Fantastic Value, Outstanding Guide, Magnificent Views!

The ferry, in my opinion, is really lovely. It has three levels, including a roof, and offers breathtaking views. I would especially like to thank our friendly and gregarious guide Y for showing us around the sights; the ferry is really steady. He also described the distinctive qualities of the sights… More

9.5
Excellent - Thomas L
Bulgaria Bulgaria
29/03/2024
Halong Bay Day Trip

The ships are fantastic and give off a luxurious experience, and the cuisine was delicious. Staff were all nice, especially Mr. Nhu Y, and the lady guide, whose name I forget. Both were extremely interesting. I would suggest this cruise and program to anybody visiting Vietnam.

9.4
Excellent - Jack E
Singapore Singapore
19/03/2024
Highly recommended

The cruise was incredible. It was a wonderful trip to Halong Bay with my hubby. Rosie, the tour guide, was kind and spoke English well enough to explain and convey. The cruise is really clean and excellent. Recommend. Food is good. The view is amazing. Lovely.

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Questions & Answers (10)

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26/04/2024

Hi, do you do pick up from Ninh Binh/Tam Coc? If yes, do you have availability on 28th April?

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26/04/2024
@Kam:

Yes we can offer pick up from Tam Coc.

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12/04/2024

We are interested in the Day cruise of 65 USD. Does this include buffet lunch?

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12/04/2024

Hi! Our cruise price has included the buffet lunch, pls don't worry abt that.

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04/03/2024

We are planning to stay back at halong for the night. Is it possible to take all our luggage from hanoi with us and keep it at your office till evening ?

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04/03/2024

Hi! In that case, we suggest you should leave your luggage at the receptionist of your hotel in Hanoi. Amethyst isn't an overnight cruise, it's a day cruise and you can return to Hanoi in the afternoon. Also, Amethyst office is in Hanoi.

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01/02/2024

Hi - My wife and I are planning for a day trip cruise on March 23, since we will be staying in L7 WEST LAKE HANOI BY LOTTE, is it possible for you to pick us up from our hotel? Thanks.

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01/02/2024

No it too far, you should transfer to Hanoi Old quarter for meeting point

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22/12/2023

WE WILL BE TRAVELLING TO HANOI IN EARLY APRIL, 3 PASSENGERS, IS IT BETTER TO TRAVEL TO FROM HANOI AIRPORT TO HALONG BAY TO STAY 1 NIGHT OR U CAN PICK US AT HANOI OLD QUARTER? MAY I HAVE THE QUOTATION? MAY I KNOW , THE CRUISE CAN TAKE HOW MANY PASSENGERS?

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23/12/2023
@IRENE:

You can stay in Halong for 1 night then next day for cruise so you don't need to leave Hanoi Early. The cruise capacity max 99 passengers. Current rate for day cruise without transfer is 62 USD/pax.

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