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Mon Cheri Cruise Halong Bay
Lot 34 | Tuan Chau Port, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.6Excellent - 206 reviews

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Mon Cheri Cruise Halong Bay

Lot 34 | Tuan Chau Port, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.6Excellent - 206 reviews
Launched in 2018
18 Cabins
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island
Big Bay Group
Cruise-Lines: Mon Cheri Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Mini Golf
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Mon Cheri Cruise?
  • Best-seller luxurious cruise in Lan Ha Bay 2023/24

  • Spacious outdoor jacuzzi pool 15m2 and mini golf on the sundeck

  • The first Halong Bay cruise serves authentic Halal food with a Halal certificate

Cabin & Rates

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Ocean Suite Balcony Best Value

Ocean Suite Balcony

2 pax
35.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Elegance Suite Balcony

Elegance Suite Balcony

2 pax
40.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Elegance Family Balcony

Elegance Family Balcony

4 pax
70.0 m2
Double & Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Mon Chéri Suite Terrace

Mon Chéri Suite Terrace

2 pax
55.0 m2
Double
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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President Suite Terrace

President Suite Terrace

2 pax
90.0 m2
Double
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Ocean Suite Triple

Ocean Suite Triple

3 pax
35.0 m2
Double & Single
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Ocean Suite Connnecting

Ocean Suite Connnecting

5 pax
70.0 m2
Double & Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Luxury cabin with air conditioner
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, and two bottles of mineral water in each cabin
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (02 lunches, 01dinner, 01 breakfast)
  • Activities: kayaking, cooking class, Tai Chi exercise, swimming (if weather permits), squid fishing, movies, music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
Price Excludes
  • Shuttle service to Ferry terminal
  • Tipping and gratitude
  • Visa arrangements
  • Beauty spa and massage services
  • Other beverages, and personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly
  • mentioned
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
  • Children below 5 years old: FOC ( sharing bed ). From 02 children under 5 years old: 75% of adult's rate ( sharing bed )
  • Children from 5 to under 11 years old: charge 75% of adult rate ( sharing bed )
  • 2 Children under 11 stay in a serapate room will pay double room, 1 child stay in a serapate room will pay 100% adult rate
  • Children from 11 years old; same as adult rate

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Cruise + Hotel
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau
Day 2: Cat Ba Island - Trung Trang Cave - Halong Bay
Last update 10:28 Thursday 21 Dec 2023

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Mon Cheri Cruise

Launched in 2018, Mon Cheri is the best-selling luxury cruise for tourists visiting Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. This ship is elegantly designed in metal and wood, representing a perfect blend of luxury exterior and boutique interior.

Facilities & Deck Plan

There are 2 vessels designed in an ocean color palette with different deck plans and capacities.

Mon Cheri 1 (18 cabins)

Most Family Cabins are located on Mon 1 - perfect for those who travel with kids as children can make new friends and play together.

On the first deck, you can find the reception lounge and 10 Ocean Suites (including 2 pairs of family-connecting). Each room has an area of 35m2 with a small balcony.

The second deck boasts a restaurant, 05 Elegance Suites, 01 Elegance Balcony, and 02 Mon Cheri Terrace Suites with a larger space from 45m2 to 55m2.

All suite rooms are located at the stern, separated from other standards for larger balconies, widest bay view, and quieter with more privacy.

The top deck is the sundeck area with a jacuzzi pool, gym, and sun loungers for you to relax and witness the pretty bay.

Mon Cheri 1 Deckplan

Mon Cheri 2 (24 cabins)

Like Mon 1, the first two decks of Mon 2 have most of the staterooms. As the only President Suite is on the 2nd deck and located right at the prow, it is not only the largest but also has the best 180-degree view.

On the third deck is 01 Elegance Family Connecting, a restaurant, and an outdoor jacuzzi pool at the stern. If traveling with kids, booking the family cabin here is a wonderful choice as it is like having a shortcut to all of the most important services & facilities on board.

The sundeck, including every relaxing activity, is the ideal place for anyone who seeks to chill out on board. This is where you can find the panoramic bar, keep fit at the gym, exhilarate at the spa, tan on the sun loungers, or play golf.

Mon Cheri 2 Deckplan

To find out more about high-class amenities onboard, keep scrolling and see what to expect for your overnight stay on one of the most luxurious cruises in Lan Ha Bay.

Mini Golf

Only a few 5-star boats provide this deluxe service. Ideally situated on the top deck, the mini golf course offers a luxury playground with a spectacular 360-degree bay view. It’s a mini size but still large enough for a small golf competition. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy tee time with your family and friends!

Luxury Mini Golf On Board

Impressive golf course for top-notch experience

Restaurant

The luxury dining area has a capacity of up to 55 guests on Mon 1 and 70 guests on Mon 2. The restaurants are impressively large with all tables staying right next to the glass ground-level window so everyone can enjoy meals while admiring the stunning views of the bay without worrying about seat location.

High Class Restaurant

Spacious dining room with wooden interior decor

Infinity jacuzzi pool

Located at the rear on the third deck, the 4-season pool with an integrated jacuzzi is a perfect place for guests to wind down. This pool is one of the biggest in the bay (15m2) and is the only one designed with 2 stainless artificial waterfalls - super gorgeous for Instagrammable photos and videos.

For anyone who is not a fan of water, you still can have a lavish check-in time with luxury sofas settled right next to the pool. Just imagine how fancy you are on Instagram, sitting by an infinity pool and having a sip of a tropical cocktail.

Luxury Infinite Pool

Magnificent sunset view from the top deck jacuzzi pool

Service & Activities

During the 2-day-1-night itinerary, visitors will follow a schedule with the routes to explore Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau - Trung Trang Cave. The 3-day-2-night trip will add the trip to Viet Hai Village in Cat Ba Island. 

Regardless of which tour you choose, you will surely have an unforgettable adventure with many interesting activities and professional services on this overnight cruise.

Kayak in Tra Bau

Kayaking around the serene area of Tra Bau will be a unique experience in the afternoon on Day 1. You’ll have around 1 hour to paddle in the gorgeous limestone mountains and islands.

Kayaking around Tra Bau Area

Kayaking in Tra Bau - a secluded part of Lan Ha Bay

Discover Trung Trang Cave

The last day of the itinerary will allow you to visit Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island. Here, you can listen to the legends and myths of the caves and immerse yourself in natural biodiversity.

Cycling in Viet Hai Village

For those who book a 3-day-2-night tour, it’s amazing to cycle off the beaten path on Day 2. The scenic biking route in Viet Hai Village is diverse from coastal mountains to tropical greenery.

Cycle Through Beautiful Route In Viet Hai

Cycle through beautiful route in Viet Hai Village

Spa and massage

  • Price: US $24 - 48/ service
  • Duration: 30 - 75 minutes/ session

To enjoy the fullest relaxation onboard, you are always welcome to professional treatments ranging from body therapy, foot reflexology, and facial skincare to nail manicures and pedicures.

You can order private massage treatments in your cabin to enjoy the endless exhilaration.

Mon Cheri Spa Menu

NOTE: The rate could be adjustable, you should refer to the up-to-date price on the cruise.

Additionally, Mon Cheri Cruise offers a sunset party, squid fishing onboard, and other attentive services such as laundry, room cleaning, honeymoon setup, special events, and in-room breakfast.

Food & Drink

You will fully enjoy lavish meals on board with a wide range of cuisine from European to Asian for each meal. The usual time for breakfast is 6:45 - 7:15, 13:00 for lunch, and 19:30 for dinner.

NOTE: If the number of guests is below 30, lunch and dinner will be set menu; otherwise, it’ll be buffets.

Set Lunch Menu & Vegan Options

Set lunch menu for 2-day-1-night itinerary

Halal food

As the only boat that has owned a Halal certificate for years, Mon Cheri is the best choice for Islamic tourists. This boat provides a special Halal menu for guests on request without any surcharge.

First Halong Bay Cruise with Halal Certificate

The first and only Halong Bay Cruise with a Halal Certificate

In addition, as a cruise that can satisfy culinary special orders most in Halong, Mon Cheri also can serve special requests like:

  • Vegetarian
  • Indian food
  • Charter BBQ Dinner
  • Kosher
  • Kids’ menu 

NOTE: Please notice at least 2 days before your trip for special food orders.

Drinks

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

  • Alcohol: From US $38/ bottle & US $8/ shot
  • Soft drink: From US $1.5/ item
  • Cocktail: From US $9/ glass

There is a wide range of house wines, premium wines, champagne, rose wines, and various choices of a single shot. You can choose local beer or cocktails that could be tailor-made for your preference.

Wine Price Range On Mon Cheri

You can enjoy a glass of fresh fruit juices, smoothies, sparkling water, Vietnamese & Western coffee, tea, and other soft drinks.

Drink Menu At Reasonable Price

NOTE: The rate could be adjustable, you should refer to the up-to-date price on the cruise.

Transportation

For those who book transportation from or to Hanoi, this service is excluded from the cruise price, with various options ranging from shuttle bus to private car. 

Departing from Hanoi

The bus will pick you up at approximately 8:00 - 8:30 from either No. 16 Thi Sach Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, or from your hotel within the Hanoi Old Quarter.

Departing from Tuan Chau Port

If you are making your way, it is necessary to arrive at Lounge 34, Tuan Chau Marina, between 11:30 and 12:00.

Spacious Waiting Room, Tuan Chau Port

Spacious waiting room, Tuan Chau Port

Reviews

BestPrice's Reviews: 9.7/10

  • Inspection date: 11th & 12th, November, 2022
  • BestPrice Travel Inspector: Ms. Kally

After a 2-day-1-night inspection trip, I highly recommend Mon Cheri Cruise to anyone who seeks a 5-star cruise experience with an affordable price tag. The ship offers a perfect balance of classic elegance and modern amenities, making it an excellent choice for both families and couples.

 

Facilities & Amenities: 9.5/10

The cruise line frequently updates its 5-star quality by offering fully equipped amenities and well-appointed cabins. My Ocean Suite Balcony is tastefully decorated with modern designs. The cabin size of 35m2 is quite large for the two of us. However, it might be a bit tight if there is an extra bed.

Pros

  • Super fancy 4-season Jacuzzi on top deck which is much bigger than on the image - a must for Insta
  • Large cabin with smart design create a comfortable atmosphere, no empty feelings
  • Spacious sundeck including colorful mini golf with panoramic view - what a chill tee time
  • Elegant decor mixed artistic breath with beautiful paintings and sophisticated details

Cons

  • No bathtub in the Ocean Suite Balcony it feels quite cold and spacious for a normal en-suite bathroom with a shower only
  • Poor soundproofing for the gym, too early morning practice may disturb the guests next door 

Poetic Dining For Couples

The ship's design might block the view from the restaurant

 

Foods & Drinks: 9.5/10

As a meat-allergic person, I find Mon Cheri a pleasing cruise with vegan dishes and attentive chefs. Overall, the cruise focuses on various culinary options emphasizing Asian cuisine. However, the food is generally good, not a highlight point.

Pros

  • Western and Indian cuisine is the standout, with fresh dishes and great fusion
  • Some must-try dishes include seafood and vegan dishes

Cons

  • Breakfast options are limited, and they may not suit everyone's taste

Tasty Vegan Dishes

Yummy vegetarian food

 

Activities: 9.8/10

At the time of inspection, I took a kayak at Dark & Bright Cave, a pretty but touristic water cave suitable for nature lovers. Currently, the itinerary has changed to Trung Trang Cave perfect for historical and geographic enthusiasts. Overall, there are a variety of activities that cater to different interests and ages.

Pros

  • Kayaking through the stunning limestone formations is a highlight of the excursion
  • Discovering Viet Hai Village and Ba Trai Dao is highly recommended by 3D2N cruisers
  • The cooking class with the humorous chef is an enjoyable and engaging experience

Cons

  • What a loss for removing Dark & Bright Cave from the itinerary as it’s the most interesting location for kayaking

Kayaking In Lan Ha Bay

Paddle the serene water on a kayak in Lan Ha Bay

 

Services: 10/10

I met friendly and attentive crews who gave excellent services from the welcome onboard to farewell goodbye. Everything went above and beyond to make passengers feel comfortable and happy.

Pros

  • Knowledgeable and informative staff, providing insights into the local culture, history, and geography
  • Pleasant crews who are always ready to assist guests with any needs or requests
  • Proactive in addressing guests' needs and preferences, ensuring a memorable personalized experience

Cons

  • None that we can think of - the service is satisfying!!

 

Mon Cheri on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 1,092
  • Excellent: 1,000/ 1,092 reviews

After analyzing several reviews on Tripadvisor, we found that most users were impressed with well-maintained amenities and excellent staff service. Some guests have noted minor issues with the crowds onboard, rushed itineraries, and touristy attractions.

Mon Cheri Cruise reviews on TripAdvisor

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FAQs

Mon Cheri's package included: Welcome drink, speed boat transfer, all meals onboard, luxury cabin with AC, complimentary bottled water in the cabin, entrance and sightseeing fees, English speaking tour guide, all activities in itineraries: kayaking, Taichi, cooking demonstration,...

The shuttle bus will pick you up at 8:00 - 8:30 and drop you off at 14:30 - 15:00 at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Yes, all cabins on Mon Cheri are equipped with en-suite bathroom. Bathtubs is only available on cabins of higher floor (from Elegance Suite).

Yes, you should inform us before the starting date so you will be served Halal (without surcharge) during meals.

You can join kayaking in Tra Bau and soft hiking in Trung Trang Cave on the 2D1N itinerary. Add to this, the 3D2N gives an extra day to visit Viet Hai Village and a pristine beach in Lan Ha.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 204 customer's reviews

9.6
Excellent
Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.7
  • Food/Drink 9.5
  • Cabin quality 9.6
  • Staff quality 9.7
  • Enter/act 9.5
8.0
Very good - Emma A
Hong Kong Hong Kong
14/05/2024
So-so

Everyone says that taking a cruise across Ha Long Bay is a must-do when visiting Vietnam, but we thought that it fell a little short. The natural grandeur of the geological structures was spectacular, but the sea was filthy, and we frequently noticed garbage floating past.
We took a day trip to Cat… More

9.1
Excellent - Nicole S
Australia Australia
07/05/2024
Fantastic experience

Thank you to Uyen from Best Price Travel for her assistance in planning our trip! We had a wonderful time. The Mon Cheri II was a luxurious two-night cruise with excellent food!

10.0
Excellent - Yuhsin L
Japan Japan
04/05/2024
The best travel agent ever!

I had an excellent experience with Best Travel, particularly with my agent Anna.
She assisted us twice, allowing me and my family to enjoy a smooth trip. Because we had to deal with flight delays and itinerary changes due to a car accident prior to this trip.
I am so glad I booked through Best Travel and Anna, rather than just any online agency!

Poetic Halong Bay
Mon Cheri Pool
Pretty Sunset
9.2
Excellent - Mr.Peter
Poland Poland
24/04/2024
Wonderful journey Halong Bay

Wonderful accommodations, views, and service. We had a great time eating on board. An added bonus was the bay kayaking.
All of the crew members were incredibly polite and helpful. Our waiter, Jimmy, was really helpful and had vegetarian options for us. The tour guide, Jasmine, was friendly, considerate, and careful.
Would strongly suggest a restful evening spent out of the city.

9.5
Excellent - Hanna S
Germany Germany
16/04/2024
The greatest cruise booking

Ms. Mia Nguyen was really helpful to us the entire time we were booking our tour through Best Price Travel. She was available at all times, responded quickly, and was present before, during, and after the trip.
Thank you so much to Ms. Mia for the wonderful experience in booking the tour and for her exceptional service!

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Questions & Answers (108)

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16/05/2024

Hi, I was looking at Mon cheri cruise 2 days 1 night (Tuan Chau Port, Halong City, Quang Ninh). Just wanted to confirm whether fares include bus ride from Hanoi opera house? on June 17th for 2 people Also, we would be coming directly from airport, so we will be having our luggage. Hope that is fine!

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17/05/2024
@Alisa:

Hi! The price isn't included transfer fee from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Also, we has transfer services from airport to Halong by private car, you can consider 4-seat private car option which cost from $90.

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09/05/2024

Can you book longer cruises thank you very much

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09/05/2024
@Joseph Livingston:

Longest one is 2 nights, you can extend stay with same plan.

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22/04/2024

In mon Cheri cruise, ocean suite twin beds, do the twin beds face the window or are they parallel to the window

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22/04/2024
@Gary lutz:

It depend on available but we can take note take the cabin that offer bed face to window for you.

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08/04/2024

Hi, just wondering if the package price includes bikes for cycling through Viet Hai Village or an additional rental fees is required?

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08/04/2024

Hi! As long as the cycling at Viet Hai Village is in the cruise itinerary, the price is always included.

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29/03/2024

Hi, We plan to book 2 days 1 night cruise trip on April 23, 2024. We will be at Wyndham Legend Halong hotel the night of 22. Is it possible to drop us at Hanoi airport the next day? Thank you.

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30/03/2024

Hi! Yes, we can arrange a car takes you to the airport next day. Please check your email for more details and quotation from our consultant.

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