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Top 10 Best Cruises in Lan Ha Bay Recommended for 2024

Lan Ha Bay now becomes a trendy cruise destination

About Lan Ha Bay

Geographically and aesthetically, you can find no difference between Halong and Bai Tu Long Bay. However, Lan Ha has become a trending cruise destination for its diversity of brand-new cruises and the chances to visit Cat Ba Island.

Lan Ha Halong Bai Tu Long


400 km2


1,553 km2


158 km2

Departure from

Tuan Chau Port

Halong International Cruise Port


Halong International Cruise Port


Dark & Bright Cave

Ba Trai Dao

Viet Hai Village


Titop Island

Sung Sot Cave

Pearl Farm


Vung Vieng Village

Cong Dam Area

Thien Canh Son Cave

Lan Ha Bay

Admire scenic beauty of Lan Ha Bay

Cruise Itinerary & Map

The most popular Lan Ha cruise lengths vary from 1 to 3 days, with outdoor activities like cave visiting, kayaking, bamboo boating, cycling, etc.

Lan Ha Bay Cruise Map

Places to visit on different cruise itineraries

Itinerary Highlight Attractions

1 day

(6 - 8 hours)

Dark & Bright Caves

2 days 1 night

(24 hours)

Route 1: Tra Bau Area - Trung Trang Cave

Route 2: Ao Ech Area - Dark & Bright Caves

3 days 2 nights 

(48 hours)

Viet Hai Village - Ba Trai Dao Beach 

(adds on the 2D1N attractions)

Places to Visit

Lan Ha Bay is well known for its pristine caves, turquoise beaches, scenic floating villages, and diverse ecosystems. Embarking on a cruise, you shouldn’t miss out on the following attractions:

Dark and Bright Cave

As a top kayaking destination for many Lan Ha cruises, Dark and Bright Cave is an idyllic water cave that blends serene waters with jaw-dropping limestones. Here, you can opt for a bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

Have fun with kayaking

Join kayaking to admire beautiful water cave

Viet Hai Village

Usually on a 3-day cruise tour, you have the opportunity to visit Viet Hai - a fishing village on Cat Ba Island. It’s a perfect place to get an insight into local life, cycle along countryside roads, sit back, and relax with a fish food massage.

Ba Trai Dao Beach

The top favorite attraction for a beach getaway is Ba Trai Dao, where its three fairy-like beaches merge into a pretty bow-shaped beach. Join swimming or kayaking activities to admire the turquoise water and crystal white sands.

Top Selling Lan Ha Cruises 2024

Over the years, Lan Ha Bay 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
Mon Cheri 5* US $175 Best-selling 5-star cruise
Orchid Classic 5* US $186 Best luxurious junk
Scarlet Pearl 5* US $170 First-class with catamaran
Peony Cruise 4.5* US $153 Top favorite in Lan Ha
Sena Cruises 4* US $144 Best mid-range cruise
Heritage Binh Chuan 5* US $199 Artfully royal theme
Capella Cruise 5* US $218 Endless entertainment
La Casta 5* US $156 Reasonable price
Elite of the Seas 5* US $353 First 6-star yacht
Paradise Grand 5* US $170 Professional service

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

Overall, choosing Lan Ha Bay is a perfect alternative to the classic Halong Bay route. To book a cruise, please opt for one of our top recommendations and send us an email with your request, and our travel adviser will assist you with booking.


Lan Ha Bay current is a new trend of 2024 in Halong Bay because of its beauty and quiet. Cruises in this area focus on luxurious services, relaxing, and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

You can have some refer best cruises for 2024 as below:

Let's book a great one and enjoy your wonderful trip.

There are 3 main reasons you should do a cruise in Lan Ha Bay:

  1. Less touristy: Lan Ha Bay now is a trendy cruising destination in Halong Bay. There are not many cruises in the bay so you will feel peaceful when doing a cruise here.
  2. Focus on safety & luxury services: Most cruise in the area is 4* to 5* and all of them focus on providing luxury services so you don't need to worry about services and facilities quality.
  3. Can include a visit to Cat Ba Island.

Based on the 3 main reasons above I believe you can feel confident to book a Lan Ha Bay cruise now.

Most of the cruises are 4 and 5-star options. However they also provide many different price ranges based on services, facilities, and prices included. Normally the prices are 140 USD - 250 USD per person for a 2 days 1 night cruise and 280 USD - 500 USD for 3 days 2 nights cruise.

Here's the price of 6 best seller cruises in Lan Ha Bay 2024 (price is per person, in USD):

Cruise 2 days 1 night 3 days 2 nights
Mon Cheri US $175 US $337
Scarlet Pearl US $183 US $357
Peony US $158 US $274
Orchid Classic US $183 US $375
Capella US $187 US $355
Sena US $148 US $246

You can go directly to our website, choose your preferred one then put your travel date, and the number of persons, and click "check rate". You will see the final price for your trip.

Lan Ha Bay has become a new trendy place for doing a cruise when traveling to Halong Bay recently. Because of its beauty, nature, and adventure, many new cruises opened.

Compare with Bai Tu Long we please take note few point below:

  1. Lan Ha Bay offers more options for the boat from 3 to 5 stars.
  2. Cruises in Lan Ha Bay are newer and more focused on luxurious services, and facilities than Bai Tu Long Cruise.
  3. Have a chance to include a visit to Cat Ba Island when cruising in Lan Ha.

So based on your preference, you can decide on either Bai Tu Long or Lan Ba Bay.

Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay both located in the Halong Bay complex area. You can have a look at both below:

  • Location: Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay is right next to each other. Halong Bay belongs to Halong city, Quang Ninh province and Lan Ha Bay belongs to Hai Phong City.
  • Landscapes: The scenery of both are beautiful but there are some differences that Halong bay has more famous tourist attractions like Titop Island, Surprising Cave but you will find it pretty crowded here. For Lan Ha bay, this is a less touristy area than Halong bay, the scenery and the places are tranquil. It is more suitable for a relaxing trip and enjoys time at the bay.

Base on your preference you can decide to book a Halong cruise or Lan Ha cruise and enjoy your wonderful holiday.

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Looking for a 3 day cruise to lan ha bay on 09/04/24. Looking for restaurants that caters for gluten free and nice pool. Which cruise would you recommend.


Any boat can cater the gluten-free, we can recommend you Paradise Grand, Mon Cheri, Orchid.

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Where is the best spot to have a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay?

@Cindy Chimonides:

You can climb to top of Titop island.

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Need a triple room, as we’re travelling with our 13 year old child. We want to do a comprehensive tour of the Bay; which tour would you recommend - prefer Vegetarian food onboard


Most the boat can catering the vegetarian food but you can choose Mon Cheri because they are focusing on food and services.

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We are a group of 5 looking for a 3-day cruise to Lan Ha. Most prefer a 5-star cruise with a Twin cabin and a Triple cabin. Travel from Jan 18th to 20th. Hope you can find good options for me.

@Dan Herman:

We have option with Mon Cheri or Stellar of the Seas, please check offer via email.

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Hi, can you recommend me some small cruise ships to Lan Ha for 3 days? We want a peaceful trip with not too many guests on board. Thank you.

@Georgie G:

You can consider the Nostalgia with 10 cabins or Orchid Premium 5 cabins.

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