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10 Best Halong Bay Luxury Cruises for 5-Star & Most Luxurious in 2024

Most of the luxury cruises in Halong Bay are modern steel vessels provided with up-to-date facilities, exceptional services, and a range of entertainment onboard. These cruises usually offer 10 - 55 spacious cabins featuring impressive designs as well as deluxe amenities.

Luxury Standards

Facility standard

On a 5-star cruise, the facilities are of high quality that fit the international requirements. 

  • Standard facilities: pool, spa room, gym, library, wine cellar, lounge.
  • High-end yacht: Even more options like elevators, sauna room, cigar & poker club, kids club, golf courses, etc.

Dive In And Relax In The Pool

Huge swimming pool on Elite of the Sea Cruise


Cabins & Suites

  • Average room size: 30m2 - 50m2
  • Amenities: Private balcony, bathtub, jacuzzi, luxury interiors

Aside from the standard amenities, the highest-class cabins on board may have sofas, huge sun terraces, TVs,  jacuzzi bathtubs, private living rooms & dining areas, etc.

Opulent president suite on Mon Cheri luxury cruise

Opulent president suite on luxury Scarlet Pearl Cruise 


Food & Beverages

The cuisine has been always a highlight of luxury cruises. Usually, for a 5-star culinary experience, guests are served both Asian and Western foods during the trip. Also, a fine-dining dinner is a must for this standard.

Besides, some top high-end cruises in Halong offer special meals:

  • Canapé
  • Royal dinner
  • Performance dining
  • Michelin menu


Service standard

The crew of a top-notch cruise is professionally trained. While 24/7 duty English-speaking guides and staff are guaranteed, many 5-star cruises leave their own service marks by offering something special, such as:

  • Private butler
  • Kid Corner
  • Private wine cellar
  • All-inclusive cruise
Luxury Cruise Types

Each luxury cruise in Halong Bay offers some difference in service, design style or activities. Here are suggestion to help you to choose your best.


Here are some cruises that offer other special services to bring even greater satisfaction to the passengers.

  • Butler service: Paradise Elegance, Emperor.
  • Kid’s Corner: Indochine Premium, Catherine, Essenge Grand.
  • Poker room: Catherine, Capella, Essenge Grand.
  • Sauna: Athena Royal, Paradise Peak, Catherine, Sea Stars, Emperor, etc.
  • Golf course: Elite of the Seas, Catherine, Sea Stars, Mon Cheri, Capella, etc.
  • Elevator: Ambassador, Catherine, Capella, Indochine Premium, Essence, etc.

Chilling out in Himalayan Sauna

Spacious sauna room on Catherine Cruise


Cruise location

Most high-end cruises travel to Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island as it’s a trendy destination. On the other hand, luxury cruises to Bai Tu Long are rare.

You can take a look at the most recommended cruise for each route and book your preferred trip:

  • Classic Halong Bay: Paradise Elegance, Athena Luxury, Catherine, Essence, Hermes.
  • Lan Ha Bay: Scarlet Pearl, Indochine Premium, Elite of the Seas.
  • Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island: Mon Cheri, Heritage Binh Chuan, Capella, Orchid Classic, Stellar of the Seas.
  • Bai Tu Long Bay: Dragon Legend.


Boat’s size

Luxury cruises have a wide range of sizes. It can be from a 5-cabin ship to a 55-cabin superyacht. Depending on your needs and interests, you have various options to choose from.

Boat size Details


Small boutique

  • 5 - 10 cabins

Traditional and classic style

More private, exclusive service

Best for Couples, Honeymooners



  • 11 - 25 cabins

Contemporary design

More service for many guests

Best for Families, Couples, Groups of friends



  • Over 25 cabins

Follow International yacht-style

Various spacious entertainment areas

Best for Big groups, Families

Top 10 Most Luxurious Cruises

Here are the most luxurious cruises in Halong Bay based on service, facility and price (the price doesn’t include transfer service) for your reference.

*Price from per pax/ night

Cruise Price Highlight
Heritage Line Ylang Cruise US $372 Belong to the most experienced luxury cruise line in Southeast Asia
Sea Stars US $319 Brand-new cruise with a unique VIP lounge
Orchid Premium US $292 Only 5 cabins for a high-end cruise
Emperor US $282 All-inclusive cruising experience
Elite of the Seas US $269 The first superyacht in Lan Ha Bay
Catherine US $261 Eco-friendly boat with modern machinery systems
Stellar of the Seas US $245 Dedicated 5-star Cat Ba Island cruise
Essence Grand US $215 The newest 6-star yacht in Halong Bay
Capella US $207 The only ship that owns a waterslide
Heritage Binh Chuan US $199 Boutique junk focuses on traditional value


Based on different ranges of prices, services, and facilities, here are the best recommendations for Halong Bay luxury cruises for 2024.

  • Scarlet Pearl (from US $170/pax): The first yacht using Catamaran on the 2nd day
  • Mon Cheri (from US $175/pax): The only 5-star cruise with Halal food
  • Ambassador (from US $185/pax): Best 5-star cruise in Bai Tu Long
  • Orchid Classic (from US $186/pax): Best value traditional junk cruise
  • Nostalgia Cruise (from US $198/pax): Best cruise with Vietnamese royal theme

Besides, you can find nearly 30 luxury cruises that cover all your needs with high-quality services & luxurious facilities, especially Paradise Elegance - Best for services onboard; Essence Grand - Newest 5-star cruise; Jade Sails - Best day cruise.

For more options, you can refer to the selective list above by using our filters based on your interests.

There are nearly 30 luxury cruises in Halong Bay with a wide range of prices. Please see the following rates (do not include shuttle bus transfer) for your reference.

  • Day cruise: US $80 - $120/pax
  • 2 days 1 night: US $175 - $220/pax
  • 3 days 2 nights: US $350 - $440/pax
  • Most luxurious 1-night: US $350 - $500/pax
  • Most luxurious 2-night: US $700 - $1,000/pax

For those in search of a top-notch experience onboard, here come the most luxurious cruises for all your needs.

  • Elite of the Seas (from US $343/pax): First 6-star cruise yacht with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Sea Stars (from US $319/pax): Brand new 5-star cruise offering optimal wellness care and relaxation
  • Paradise Peak (from US $284/pax): The most luxurious wooden junk with 8 high-end cabins and butler services
  • Emperor (from US $278/pax): All-inclusive for food, drinks, spa, activities, and services onboard
  • Catherine (from US $278/pax): Most high-end, with the biggest President Suite covering an area of 200m2

So based on your preference, please see our website or contact us!

Absolutely YES. Many cruises offer a kid club, water slide, pool float and family connecting room. You can refer to one of the following:

  • Kid's club & Game room: Essence Grand
  • Water slide: Capella
  • Pool float: Paradise Grand, Capella
  • Swimming pool: Ambassador, Catherine, Sea Stars, Essence Grand

So depending on how old is your kid, you can choose the best one for your family.

There are some brand new luxury cruises offering a big 4-season swimming pool with an infinity view.

The must-try list includes Catherine, Sea Stars, Essence Grand, Hermes, Capella, and Heritage Binh Chuan.

Let's contact us for further details about the pool's amenities and size.

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Hi We are a group of 9 friends travelling. Would need 5 rooms. All over 50. All into fitness and wondering which cruise ships have saunas and gyms. We are wanting to cruise 1 night 2 days and in September 16th 2024 Can you give options. Thankyou


Some new boat can accomodate your requirement, please have look at Essence Grand, Indochine Premium, Catherine...

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Hello! I am looking to go on a 3 day 2 night cruise with 2 adults and 2 children (2 and 4 years old) on the 16th of April. What do you have to offer and what is the price? Do you have baby cot for in the room? We would want a bit more luxury 3N2D with pool on board and room with a balcony.


Hi! Most of our 5-star luxury cruises have services fit with your requests. At present, we suggest you choose Essence Grand Cruise or similar as your travel date is near, most of our cruises are sold out, but this cruise is the newest and fanciest boat in the Bay right now.

Abt the price: Executive Suite (double bed + baby cot): 1158 USD/ cabin/ 2 adults + 2 infants Luxury bus round trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi: 45 USD/ pax/ round trip (Free of charge for the infants sharing bed with parents)"

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Hi we were interested in booking the Presidential suite and a second attached bedroom for Dec 28th and we have a question. If our flight arrives in Hanoi at 9 in the morning. What is the fastest way to get to the cruise ship? Is it possible to make it before the ship departs?


It a bit late for transfer to the cruise and depart same day. I highly recommend you change cruise date to 29 Dec.

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Hi I would like to book a luxury cruise the presidential suite for Saturday night. Please make it a jacuzzi under 20 cabin boat 1 night with pick up and drop off included from Hanoi?


The President room on Hermes Cruise with a Jacuzzi on the cabin's private terrace is available on Saturday night. The 2-day-1-night is $712/cabin including roundway transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi. 

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When selecting a cruise, my top priorities are having a jacuzzi pool, enjoying good food, and engaging in entertaining activities onboard. I would greatly appreciate your recommendations for an ideal cruise available from December 18th to 20th. Our group consists of six friends. Thank you for your assistance and support.


We have now available on Paradise Elegance cruise, please check offer via email.

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