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Indochine Cruise Halong Bay
No.22 | Port 2, Tuan Chau Pier, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
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Indochine Cruise Halong Bay

No.22 | Port 2, Tuan Chau Pier, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
9.6Excellent - 123 reviews
Launched in 2019
43 Cabins
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island
Indochina Sails
Cruise-Lines: Indochine Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Boutique Shop
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Conference & Meeting
  • Elevator
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Massage
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Indochine Cruise?
  • An overnight cruise to Cat Ba Island with well-decorated by artful and vintage design

  • Delicious food including both Western, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisine

  • Immense sundeck for organizing various big events

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
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Junior Suite Most popular

Junior Suite

2 pax
32.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Indochine Suite Best Value

Indochine Suite

2 pax
42.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Executive Suite

Executive Suite

2 pax
54.0 m2
King
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Junior Family Connecting

Junior Family Connecting

3 pax
64.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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President Suite

President Suite

2 pax
80.0 m2
King
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • Kayak
  • Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • 1 Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner (2 Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner for 3 Days 2 Nights)
  • 1 International Breakfast (2 International Breakfast for 3 Days 2 Nights)
  • Conference Equipment (charter)
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
Price Excludes
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
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
  • Maxium 1 child under 12 year old can share bed with parents.
  • FOC for 1 child under 4 year old.
  • Child between 5 - 11 year old: 75% adult rate
  • From 12 year old: 100% adult rate
  • EXTRA MATTRESS POLICY / EXTRA BABYCOT POLICY: Applied for maximum 1 child sharing cabin with parents:
  • 3 days 2 nights cruise: 50 USD/ Bed
  • 2 days 1 night cruise: 25 USD/ Bed
  • All children under 5 years stay free of charge when sharing parents bedding.
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.
  • Maximum capacity of baby cot in a room is 1.

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Bright Cave
Day 2: Cat Ba Island - Trung Trang Cave - Hanoi
Last update 15:29 Thursday 21 Dec 2023

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Indochine Cruise

Indochine Cruise is the top luxury overnight cruise in Halong Bay, with a rich 30-year experience that brings you first-class service in an exquisite and classy Indochine ambiance.

This interesting route to Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island will provide travelers, honeymooners, and families with the most incredible 5-star experience.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Indochine Cruise has 4 decks with a variety of amenities that can contain up to 110 passengers onboard:

On the 1st deck, there is a Tonkin Restaurant with 12 Junior Suites or 6 Family Connecting cabins. Junior Suite has an area of 32m2 while the Family Connecting has a double atmosphere. 

The 2nd deck is where the spa, An Nam restaurant & main bar are located, while the remaining part is for the Junior Suite & 2 Executive Suites, which cover 54m2. 

The 3rd deck features a small plunge pool, the Cochinchine Lounge, and a gathering area of 8 Indochine Suite & 1 President Suite.

The 4rth deck (sun deck) is for sunbathing, enjoying the panoramic bay view, and Taichi Class.

Indochine Cruise Deck Plan

Indochine Cruise Deck Plan

Continue scrolling to discover the luxurious amenities awaiting you onboard Indochine Cruise, one of the finest 5-star cruises in Cat Ba Island.

Cochinchine Lounge

The 3rd lounge with a 350m2 area, is usually used as a conference room or you can enjoy live music beside the impressive bay view.

Colorful Cochinchine Lounge

Colorful Cochinchine Lounge

Tonkin Restaurant

Tonkin Restaurant is the main 1st-floor restaurant of the cruise with a 300m2 area, where you will be served your main courses. Moreover, the restaurant will be used for guests' welcome and safety rules guidance. 

Luxury Restaurant

Luxury Restaurant

An Nam Restaurant

AnNam Restaurant is a 150m sub-restaurant on the 2nd deck, mainly just an option to serve guests/groups of guests who require private restaurants or private events of about 40-45 pax (with an additional fee).

Spa

Located on the second deck, the Oriental Spa can contain 2 guests and offers gorgeous views while you relax with our spa services. The opening hours are from 8:00 to 21:00. 

Jacuzzi

There is a separate room with a 4-season pool inside situated on the 3rd floor. It provides thrilling relaxation for around 6 - 8 guests from 8:00 to 20:00.

Jacuzzi Plunge Pool

Jacuzzi Plunge Pool

Gallery

Located on the third deck, there is a small corner on the third deck that displays unique Vietnamese-styled items for exhibition only. This boutique has many sorts of vintage things such as luxurious round velvet cushions, classic cutlery sets, night lamps, etc.

Elevator

The elevator from the 1st to the 3rd deck differentiates from other cruises, bringing you convenience whilst staying onboard.

Service & Activities

On the 2-day-1-night cruise, guests will embark on a planned itinerary to discover Lan Ha Bay, including the exploration of Dark & Bright Cave and Trung Trang Cave. The 3-day-2-night trip extends the journey to include a visit to Viet Hai Village and Ba Trai Dao Beach. 

Whichever tour you opt for, we ensure that you will have a remarkable journey filled with captivating activities and top-notch services aboard this exceptional 5-star overnight cruise.

Explore Dark & Bright Cave

Kayaking or enjoying a bamboo boat ride guided by local rowers will be the highlight activity on the first day. Interacting with the ferrymen to capture stories about the cave is a fascination to your experience.

Sampan Rowing Boat

Sampan Rowing Boat to Dark & Bright Cave

Discover Trung Trang Cave

On the final day of the itinerary, you will have the opportunity to explore Trung Trang Cave located on Cat Ba Island. Delve into the captivating legends and myths while immersing yourself in the rich natural biodiversity.

Swim at Ba Trai Dao

On the 3-day itinerary, guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Ba Trai Dao in Lan Ha Bay. Life vests are provided, allowing for a safe and leisurely swim in the calm sea.

Cycling in Viet Hai Village

Besides Ba Trai Dao swimming, the 3-day-2-night cruise also has an exciting off-the-beaten-path cycling adventure awaits on Day 2. Explore the diverse and scenic biking route in Viet Hai Village, passing through coastal mountains and lush tropical greenery.

Visit the village by bike

Visit Viet Hai village by bike

Spa and massage

The professional masseuses with age-old techniques are perfected by Vietnamese people. You will have a chance to experience a soothing massage and hot stone body treatment with 5-star standards ranging from US $30 - $55 for 30 to 90 minutes each service.

Food & Drink

Indochine Cruise promises a delightful dining experience where you can indulge in sumptuous meals. The menu offers a diverse selection of European and Asian cuisine, ensuring a variety of flavors for each meal. 

The usual serving time is 6:00 - 6:30 for breakfast, 9:15 - 10:15 for brunch, 12:00 - 13:00 for lunch, and around 19:30 for dinner.

Note:

  • The time for breakfast on day 2 of the 3-day-2-night option is start from 7:00 - 8:15. 
  • If you have any special dietary, please let us know since the crew team always customizes to meet your demands.

Indian Cuisine

To boost the guests' cuisine experiences, Indochine Cruise recently established a special section for real Indian meals in addition to the main international buffet menu. Travelers can now enjoy various traditional Indian delicacies prepared with the finest ingredients and authentic recipes.

For groups of 6 or more Indian guests, you should note your nationality at least 5 days in advance to enjoy the best culinary experience. For charter groups, there will be an Indian chef onboard to provide even more authentic Indian meals.

Delicious Lunch On The Indochine Cruise

Delicious Lunch On The Indochine Cruise

About the beverage, two bottles of mineral water per day will be provided complementarily. Extra drinks excluded from the cruise price will be charged separately according to the price listed on the bar menu.

Alcohol drinks

The cocktails are around US $5.5 while the wine is around US $6.5 to 7.5 for each glass. We have a variety of wines from whisky, bourbon, martini, etc. 

Non-alcohol drinks

Only from US $2 to US $5.5, you can enjoy a glass of fresh fruit juice, smoothies, coffee, tea, water, and other soft drinks on Indochine Cruise.

Transportation

Departing from Hanoi

The bus will conveniently collect you from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 and 8:30. You will then be comfortably transported to Tuan Chau Port in Halong City by a 9-16 seat limousine.

Transfer To Halong By Luxury Shuttle Bus

Transfer To Halong By Luxury Shuttle Bus

Departing from Tuan Chau Port

If you are arranging your own transportation, it is important to arrive at the designated waiting station (No. 22, Block 2, Tuan Chau International Port) for Indochina Sails around 11:30

By approximately 12:00, all guests will be transferred to the Indochine Cruise via tender for a seamless embarkation process.

Indochina Sails Waiting Station

Indochina Sails Waiting Station

Reviews

BestPrice's Reviews: 9.5/10

  • Inspection date: 17 & 18th, December 2022
  • Cruise: Indochine Cruise
  • BestPrice Travel inspector: Tra My & Thao Anh

After experiencing travel 2D1N on this overnight cruise, Indochine seems to be an ideal choice for foreign travelers who love classic and vintage Eastern style. Though the cruise launched in 2019, both the interior and exterior of the cruise are still maintained new, clean, and modern, bringing an elite breath when staying for guests are on board.

 

Facilities & Amenities: 9.2/10

Featuring 5-star accommodation standards, the cruise provides guests with a luxurious and comfortable overnight experience. Guests can also experience other high-quality amenities such as a bar, spa, jacuzzi, and gym. Nonetheless, nothing is perfect, Indochine still has some disadvantages.

Pros

  • Spacious and airy sundeck with many private spaces for couples/groups. All furniture such as sunbeds and sofa sets were kept clean.
  • Nice restaurants and lounges are equipped with comfortable table sets. Gentle yellow lights were used on the cruise (both inside each cabin).
  • With a reasonable price of about US $25,5, spa & massage is a perfect choice to relax (The price details are on the catalog in each cabin. You have to ask the cruise manager for booking).
  • The bartender is available at the bar even at midnight (You will have to ask the cruise to arrange this).

Facilities & Amenities Review

Cons

  • The WIFI on board is not stable.
  • The plunge pool room doesn’t have lights, so at night this area is quite dark.

 

Foods & Drinks: 9.5/10

One of the most outstanding points that many guests, including the BestPrice team, are satisfied with about this cruise is the food. All dishes served on the Indochine Cruise are delicious and well-presented. However, there are still a few points worth noting about the meals.

Pros

  • The food on board was tasty with fusion dishes, which are a harmonious combination of Western and Vietnamese food.
  • The recently added Indian section in the buffet brings a more special experience.
  • Buffet meals include a huge selection for guests. All dishes are kept warm in the chafing dishes.
  • The pastry in the light breakfast was nice. It was soft and not too sweet.
  • Must-try foods: Grilled Black Angus Ribeye Steak served with Vegetables, Crab and Asparagus Soup, and Roasted Creamy Pumpkin Soup.

Foods & Drinks Reviews

Cons

  • No free drinks are served during your meal, but it is the same as many other Halong cruises.
  • The number of Western dishes is fewer than Vietnamese dishes in the brunch buffet. 

 

Activities: 8.8/10

Having a 2-day trip on the Indochine cruise, you will be taken to the most well-known attractions of Lan Ha Bay and have a chance to experience some wonderful activities.

Pros

  • Explore Dark & Bright Cave by kayak: Using a kayak to go through this famous wet cave will be an unforgettable adventure for those who love aquatic activities.
  • Exciting cooking demonstration on board: The experienced chef of the cruise will teach the guests how to make a perfect Spring Roll - a delicious and easy-to-make Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Discover Trung Trang Cave: The cruise will take you to Cat Ba Island to visit one of the most beautiful dry caves of Halong. 

Activities Review

Cons

  • The Cat Ba island route to Dark & Bright Cave and Trung Trang Cave is quite popular compared to other Cat Ba cruise itineraries.
  • All the activities such as swimming and kayaking being repeated, maybe it can be less eager for your trip

 

Service: 10/10

The services on the Indochine Cruise are incredibly excellent. The cruise staff team is friendly, polite, and helpful, always willing to help guests with any requests or problems.

All of the guests who join the cruise tour on the Indochine can feel the hospitality right from when they come to the cruise: Every guest is helped to get on/get off the cruise, and when the tender approaches the cruise, guests will receive a warm welcome by happy crew members. After that, they will be instructed carefully about safety equipment by the cruise manager before the trip and enjoy a whole incredible journey with polite and kindness.

 

Indochine Cruise on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 55
  • Excellent: 48/55 reviews

Though the reviews about the Indochine Cruise on Tripadvisor are fewer than other Halong Bay cruises, there is no review below that is very good. Therefore, the Indochine cruise is highly recommended since the boat features high-quality & well-maintained facilities, excellent world-class services, and delicious food.

Moreover, the Indochine Cruise was also rewarded the Traveller's Choice in 2023 on Tripadvisor.

Indochine's Review On TripAdvisor

 

FAQs

It includes guided excursions, cooking class, squid fishing, Tai Chi session, kayaking (2-nights only), and complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments)

Yes, kayaking is included in the cruise price

Single supplement fee will be charged depending on the type of room. Please check availability for information and price details

Please bring your passport with you to do the check-in procedure 

Indochine cruise offers a welcome drink and 2 daily bottles of water. Other beverages will be charged

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 121 customer's reviews

9.6
Excellent
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  • Cruise quality 9.7
  • Food/Drink 9.5
  • Cabin quality 9.7
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.5
9.3
Excellent - Felicity Myers
Netherlands Netherlands
21/05/2024
Stunning place

Cruising through the stunning islands of Ha Long Bay was an absolutely amazing experience. It is truly worth it to explore this unique place through a cruise. The breathtaking scenery and tranquil surroundings make it an unforgettable journey.

9.0
Excellent - Mr.Shawn
Ukraine Ukraine
20/04/2024

The food provided during the cruise was excellent, delivering a delightful culinary experience. However, we found the cooking class to be less serious than we had anticipated. Nevertheless, everything else was enjoyable and met our expectations. The staff members were friendly and accommodating, contributing… More

9.2
Excellent - Mr.Dimitri Allaert
Belgium Belgium
13/04/2024
Great experience with My Uyen from Best Price Travel.

My Uyen, a dedicated representative from Best Price Travel, provided invaluable assistance with our spontaneous decision to embark on a 2-day, 1-night cruise. She presented us with numerous options, allowing us to choose the one that resonated with our preferences the most. Uyen's responsiveness and… More

9.8
Excellent - Angela Mays
Canada Canada
01/04/2024

I had an absolutely amazing experience with Indochina cruise! I wholeheartedly recommend them to others. Our trip with them was truly a trip of a lifetime. Every single detail was meticulously planned and executed. The food surpassed all expectations, with each dish reflecting the incredible effort… More

9.4
Excellent - Bernadeta Vuks
Germany Germany
17/03/2024
Beautiful experience!

The scenery in Halong Bay was absolutely stunning, and we had an amazing experience, particularly during our kayaking adventure. Mia Nguyen, our travel consultant, provided exceptional assistance with our booking. She efficiently arranged our transportation and was always prompt in responding to our inquiries. Her helpfulness contributed greatly to our overall satisfaction with the trip.

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24/04/2024

We have booked this cruise yesterday for next week. We booked the shuttle from Hanoi and back to Hanoi. However, is it possible to have the shuttle back to Ninh Binh (but still starting the trip from Hanoi). If so, what is the price?

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24/04/2024
@Tuur Van Daele:

Yes we can change the bus transfer to Ninh Binh after ending trip without extra fees.

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19/04/2024

I am interested in 2D1N HaLong Bay cruise. I will be arriving to Hanoi/HaLong international cruise port. 1) How do I get to Tuan Chau port from HaLong International Cruise Ship port? 2) How long does it take to travel to Tuan Chau port from Halong International cruise port? 3) will I be able to return back to international port by 2pm on Day 2? 4) is children under 2 years old allowed to join cruise?

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19/04/2024
@Teresa H:

When you arrive international port you can take taxi to Tuan Chau. On day 2 cruise end about 10:30 - 11:00 so you have enough time to back cruise before 2PM. Yes child allow to join cruise too.

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31/08/2023

Hi, I would like to check on more details on our Halong Bay tour 2 days 1 night on 2nd Oct for Indochine Cruise. Any promotional rate if book earlier? Does the price include to/from hotel transfers? Which hotel will we stay in Hanoi?

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31/08/2023
@Adalee:

On October till now there is no promotion yet . The price just include cabin price and not transfer from Hanoi - Halong. Bus price will about 35 USD/person/roundtrip. You can stay in some good hotel in Hanoi like Metropole Hotel Hanoi

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26/06/2023

Hello. If we book a president suite, will it have a special menu for us? or just like the other type of suite? And one more thing, do they serve the meal in the room depending on the requirements?

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26/06/2023
@Jeji:

Yes the cruise can serve for you if you book that cabin

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23/05/2023

Can we bring drinks from the land on board? If so, is there a surcharge?

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23/05/2023
@Kate:

There will be surcharge if you want to bring drink on board

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