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THE 10 BEST Cat Ba Cruises 2023

Remaining the largest island in the Halong Bay complex, Cat Ba Island draws tourists' attention to its magnificent nature. Go for our most favourable Cat Ba Cruises with professional services and interesting activities in Cat Ba Island.
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3 days 2 nights
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An overview of Cat Ba Island Cruises

As the biggest island in the Gulf of Tonkin, located on the way from Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island is one of the most popular attraction in the Bay with the marvelous Trung Trang Cave, Nation Park with the complicate ecosystem, tranquil Viet Hai fishing village, beautiful beaches and a long coastal line which are suitable for many joyful activities such as swimming, walking, and biking.

Floating Village which Cat Ba Island Cruise visit

Floating Village which Cat Ba Island Cruise visit


All Cat Ba cruises here are the luxury junk boat with itinerary traveling across Halong to Lan Ha, pass by Cat Ba Island for sightseeing and biking. These cruises are all big steel boats with about 20 modern cabins like 5-star hotel rooms which are at least 25m2 large, have impressive designs and full amenities. The prices of Cat Ba Island Cruises are varied due to the boat standard, the length of tours, and cruise brands' reputation. However, as all cruises here are luxury, the prices among these are different no so much. The obvious difference is in the price between the 2d1n and 3d1n tours.  '

A Cat Ba Island Cruise - Peony Cruise

A Cat Ba Island Cruise - Peony Cruise

For the best 2d1n itinerary of Cat Ba cruise, you should book Mon Cheri, Indochine, Ginger, Stellar of the Sea. On the other hand, some cruises only have Cat Ba in their 3d2n itineraries such as Sena, Orchid, Heritage which allows you to spend more time exploring and enjoying.


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 are 4, 5 stars of luxury facilities and services.
  • Chance to visit Lan Ha Bay: Don't miss out on the hidden gem for primitive beauty and less touristy.

There are different price ranges from 4-star to 5-star options. For the most part, a 1-night cruise costs around US $145 - 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 2023.

(Price per pax)

Cruise 2 days 1 night 3 days 2 nights
Orchid Trendy US $166 US $326
Mon Cheri US $175 US $337
Calypso US $150 US $300
Stellar of the Seas US $225 US $442
Peony US $149 US $300


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 luxury cruises to explore. Here are the most deluxe cruises that suit every need.

  • Halong Catamaran: A 5-star day cruise offering waterslide and catamaran to Lan Ha Bay
  • Heritage-line Ylang: The first-class boutique cruise with only 10 cabins
  • Stellar of the Seas: A brand-new cruise fully facilitated with pool, spa, mini golf, wine cellar, etc.
  • Indochine: The luxury ship with traditional Indochinese decoration

There are many options for a low-budget cruise overnight on Cat Ba Island.

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: Orchid Trendy, Mon Cheri, and Stellar of the Seas.

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Hello, I'm looking for a 2d1n cruise for 8 people (4 adults and 4 kids). We want to include Sung sot, Thien Cung and Titop caves, kayaking the caves and bike rides around Cat ba Island if possible. Which cruise is best for us? We plan to visit the bay next month


I have some recommendation for you for this route but will not have bicyle ride around the island. You can have a look at ambassador cruise or paradise luxury cruise for this trip. Thank you

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Hi we are hoping to be in Vietnam in April. My husband and I would like to do a 2 night stay on a cruise to cat ba island . I have read it is less touristy than Halong Bay . Is a 2 night stay more preferred to a one night cruise . Prefer one without kids clubs . Would like a small boat . We are starting our long winter trip soon so haven’t time to research Vietnam


You can have look at the Ylang Cruise (10 cabins) that provides only 2 nights program and go in deep to Cat Ba Island. You can plan for March or April, good time to travel to Halong.

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Hello. We are looking for two nights in Halong bay and Cat Ba in a cruise. The nights of the 23rd and 24th of November from Hanoi for two people. Could you please give me a price and let me know what the price includes?


We have many option for cruise included Cat Ba on 23 Nov, please share your preferred cruise class or budget to suggest a suitable one. 

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May I know if day tour for Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island available? If it is available, may I know the price please?


We have option with Halong Catamaran, you can have look with cost 82 USD/person.

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I like to have a 4 hour cruise till cat ba with pick up from airport and return from cat ba to hanoi after 3 days, do you have any option?


We have no bus from Hanoi Airport to Cat Ba, you can transfer to Hanoi Old Quarter (tourist bus) or My Dinh bus station (local bus) to catch the bus. The 4 hours cruise we have option from budget to luxury and start in Morning or afternoon. I do recommend you transfer to My Dinh to catch local bus first then next day cruise in the Monring. Please give me the date and number of person to check available for you.

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