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Top 10 Cat Ba Island Cruises 2024

About Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Halong Bay, with 367 islets spanning an area of 262.41 km2. Cat Ba is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse ecosystems, where you can fully immerse yourself in a relaxing seascape and soft adventure.

Most Cat Ba cruises are 4 - 5-star ships offering 10 - 43 cabins that are at least 25 m2 large. Newly launched between 2017 and 2022, the ships are equipped with full amenities, such as spa & fitness center, jacuzzi pool, private balcony, mini golf, boutique shop, and live kitchen.

Cat Ba Island

Stunning bird's-eye view of Cat Ba Archipelago

Cruise Itinerary & Map

Cat Ba Island cruises offer the most popular durations, ranging from 1 to 3 days. Uniquely, Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise organizes a 4-day-3-night itinerary, allowing passengers to deeply explore the island.

You can join a variety of outdoor activities, including cave visits, kayaking, bamboo boating, cycling, hiking, and more.

Map Cat Ba Cruise

Different cruise routes in Cat Ba Island

Itinerary Highlight Attractions

2 days 1 night

(24 hours)

Route 1: Trung Trang Cave - Tra Bau

Route 2: Viet Hai Village - Dark & Bright Caves

Route 3: Dark & Bright Caves - Ao Ech

3 days 2 nights 

(48 hours)

Route 1: Viet Hai Village - Ba Trai Dao Beach

Route 2: Viet Hai Village - Cat Ba National Park

(adds on the 2D1N attractions)

Places to Visit

Cat Ba Island is renowned for its unspoiled caves, picturesque floating villages, and rich ecosystems. When embarking on a cruise, there are several must-visit attractions you should take advantage of.

Trung Trang Cave

Trung Trang Cave is a remarkable natural wonder in Cat Ba National Park. With its impressive stalactites, stalagmites, and unique rock formations, the cave offers a mesmerizing underground experience. Visitors can explore its spacious chambers and marvel at the breathtaking greenery.

Trung Trang cave

Explore the biosystem and cavern in Trung Trang

Ao Ech Area

Ao Ech Area is a captivating coastal region known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life. It offers a perfect setting for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque seaside destination.

Kayaking in Ao Ech

Kayak in calm water of Ao Ech

Viet Hai Village

During a typical 3-day cruise tour, you'll have the chance to visit Viet Hai Village, a charming fishing community on the island. This idyllic destination offers a glimpse into local life, where you can cycle along scenic countryside roads and indulge in a relaxing fish food massage.

Cycle in Viet Hai Village, Cat Ba Island

Admire the rustic charm of cycling route

Top Selling Cat Ba Cruises 2024

In the past few years, Cat Ba has become a top cruising destination for luxury overnight boats. Here are our best-selling cruises in 2024 based on customer feedback and expert choices.

Cruise Price Why choose
Heritage Binh Chuan 5* US $202 Best luxury boutique cruise
Nostalgia Cruise 5* US $168 Artistic Vietnamese royal theme
Paradise Grand 5* US $170 Michelin-starred chef menu
La Regina Legend 5* US $175 The luxurious wooden junk
Indochine Cruise 5* US $169 The largest Cat Ba Island cruise
Heritage Line Ylang 5* US $571 Best high end (3d2n cruise only)
Stellar of the Seas 5* US $307 Best luxury yacht in Cat Ba
Aspira Cruises 5* US $171 Romantic heart-shaped jacuzzi
Le Theatre 5* US $172 Stylish design, new facilities
Calypso Cruise 4* US $142 Best value for mid range

NOTE: All price quotes reference 1 person sharing in a double/ twin cabin. The exact price is based on availability and the season.

Opting for Cat Ba offers an excellent alternative to the Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long route. For cruise bookings, select one of our top recommendations and send us an email with your request.

Our dedicated travel adviser will be delighted to assist you in securing your reservation and ensuring a memorable experience.


For those who are in search of unique experiences, please consider 3 reasons why you should choose Cat Ba Island over Halong Bay.

  • Off-the-beaten path: Trung Trang Cave, Viet Hai Village, and Cat Ba National Park are the secluded parts where you can go cycling or trekking.
  • Best cruise quality: Most cruises in Cat Ba Island have 4-5 stars of luxury facilities and services.
  • Chance to visit Lan Ha Bay: Don't miss out on the hidden gem for its primitive beauty and less touristy nature.

There are different price ranges, from 4-star to 5-star options. For the most part, a 1-night cruise costs around US $140 - 280/pax, and a 2-night cruise costs about US $330 - 500/pax.

Let's take a look at our best recommendations for Cat Ba Island cruises in 2024.

(Price per pax)

Cruise 2 days 1 night 3 days 2 nights
Nostalgia Cruise US $198 US $356
Heritage Binh Chuan US $202 US $425
Paradise Grand US $170 US $371
La Regina Legend US $175 US $308
Indochine Cruise US $166 US $322

For further details, you can check rates and availability on our website. Scroll down to the "Cabin & Rates" section, and choose the Duration and Start Date. Remember to type a number of persons, then click "Check Rates". You will see the final price for your trip.

Luckily, Cat Ba Island is an ideal destination for 5-star cruises to explore. Here are the most luxurious cruises that suit every need:

  • Heritage-line Ylang (from US $571/pax): The first-class boutique cruise with only 10 cabins
  • Stellar of the Seas (from US $307/pax): A brand-new cruise fully facilitated with pool, spa, mini golf, wine cellar, etc.
  • Heritage Binh Chuan (from US $202/pax): The luxury ship with artful decoration and professional services

There are many options for a low-budget cruise overnight on Cat Ba Island. Please refer to our recommendations for best value.

For a better price, please contact us for great advice from our consultants.

Most overnight cruises in Cat Ba are 5-star, so you will have many options with a jacuzzi pool on board. Following are the top cruises offering the largest jacuzzi: Calypso, La Regina Legend, Stellar of the Seas, Heritage Line YLang, and Le Theatre.

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Hello, can you please provide me with offers for a 3 days /2nights cruise starting July 5th for 2 persons? Is a pickup from Cat Ba possible? Thank you.


Hi! AsCat Ba cruises don't start from Cat Ba island, so there's no picking up from Cat Ba. As Cat Ba island is a part of cruise itinerary, we suggest you don't have to get there on your own, just try the cruise only as the island is included.

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Can you suggest a Cat Ba cruise with US $130/ pax for a family with 4 people ( 2 adults plus 2 kids aged both 8)? Travel in January or April will be better (we are considering in terms of weather, don't want too cold). Thanks for your advice.


We have the Sena which about 145 USD/person and Apr is better weather.

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Hi there, I'm interested in finding a three-day itinerary that includes Hanoi and Cat Ba Island. We're looking for 4-star accommodations from February 15th to February 18th. We are a group of four people and would like to have two separate rooms.


Two deluxe cabins on the Calypso Cruise are available on the 15th for 3d2n. Our travel consultant will get in touch with you for detailed information. 

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Hi there, I'm currently searching for a Cat Ba Island cruise for either a 2-day or 3-day trip starting on Jan 18th. I'm specifically interested in booking a room with a double bed and a balcony. Are there any current best offers or deals available that you can recommend?


Hi Paradise Grand Cruise is running a Flash Sale: 35% OFF and the Deluxe Balcony is available on 18th Jan 

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Hi there, I'm looking to book a 3-day/2-night cruise in Cat Ba Island with my girlfiend. We would like to visit from January 2nd to 5th. Alternatively, if it's more suitable, we can consider departing on January 3th. I would appreciate it if you could provide me with details about the available boats and their pricing. Thank you in advance!


We have the cruise offer pick up or visit Cat Ba, not overnight here, is it ok for you? Also may I know your budget.

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