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10 Best Halong Bay Luxury Cruises for 5-Star & 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.

Services

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

 

Standard

  • 11 - 25 cabins

Contemporary design

More service for many guests

Best for Families, Couples, Groups of friends

 

Superyacht

  • 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

FAQs

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

  • Most recommended: Scarlet Pearl - The first modern yacht using Catamaran on the second day
  • Bestseller: Mon Cheri - The only 5-star cruise with Halal food
  • Best value: Orchid Classic - The most favorite cruise offering first-class services

Besides, you can find more than 30 luxury cruises that cover all your needs with high-quality services & luxurious facilities, especially Paradise Elegance - Best for services onboard; Nostalgia Cruise - 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.

For those in search of a 5-star experience onboard, here come the most luxurious cruises for all your needs.

  • Most high-end: Emperor - Only 8 cabins. All-inclusive for food, drinks, spa, activities, and services onboard.
  • Luxury boutique: Heritage Binh Chuan - Unique for art gallery, floating library, artisanal products, and Royal Dinner in Vietnamese King & Queen's costumes
  • First-class facilities: Capella - Best for onboard activities: cigar/poker club, wine cellar, mini golf, water slide, pool, karaoke, spa & fitness, etc.
  • First 6-star cruise: Elite of the Seas - The newly launched yacht is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Butler serviceParadise Peak - Only 8 cabins with private butler service and charter program

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

There are over 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.

(price in USD)

Luxury day cruise $80 - $120/ person
Luxury 2 days 1 night $175 - $220/ person
Luxury 3 days 2 nights $350 - $440/ person
The most luxurious 1-night $350 - $500/ person
The most luxurious 2-night $700 - $1,000/ person

 

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

  • Kid's Club: Sealife Legend, Emperor, Elite of the Seas
  • Water slide: Capella, Halong Catamaran
  • Floating pool: Sena

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

Most luxury cruises in Halong Bay offer a small pool (around 15m2) or a 4-season outdoor jacuzzi onboard.

The must-try list includes Scarlet Pearl, Mon Cheri, Hermes, Capella, Heritage Binh Chuan, and Stellar of the Sea.

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

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Questions & Answers (209)

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22/12/2023

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?

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22/12/2023
@Jamaica:

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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21/12/2023

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?

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22/12/2023
@Daniel:

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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14/12/2023

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.

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16/12/2023
@Arabella:

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

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13/12/2023

Could you suggest a high-end cruise option that is ideal for a honeymoon or romantic escape? We are planning to travel in March 2023, specifically from March 7th to March 14th.

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13/12/2023

You can refer to Scarlet Pearl Cruise, which provides a private romantic event on the catamaran. 

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07/12/2023

I am in search of a 3-day cruise to Lan Ha, starting on January 3rd. Our group consists of 4 adults, so we would require a connecting cabin. If you have any luxurious cruises available that meet these requirements, kindly send the details to my email. Thank you.

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07/12/2023
@Alejandro:

We have cabins on Essence Grand and Catherine, please check email for the offer.

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