Launched in 2018, Mon Cheri is the best-selling boat for tourists visiting Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. The ship is elegantly designed using metal and wood and has two 5-star plushy ships. With well-trained service staff, Mon Cheri offers visitors the best quality and professional services for an unforgettable experience on Lan Ha Bay.
Cabin and Suites
Mon Cheri Cruise gets two 5-star plush ships offering a total of 42 luxurious staterooms, divided into 18 cabins and 24 cabins respectively. The ship includes 5 different room classes on two decks. You can refer to it specifically below:
- Area: 35m2
- Maximum capacity: 2 adults + 1 (additional bed)
- Highlight facilities: Private balcony
Located on the first deck, with an area of about 35m2, the room has two single beds (1.2m x 2m) or double beds (2m x 2m). And two Ocean Suite Triple rooms suitable for the family or group of friends at the front of the ship. All rooms are equipped with a personal safe box, an in-house phone, a wardrobe, etc.
Luxury bathroom amenities are also sophisticated and posh with a standing shower, premium toiletries, life jackets, and other safety equipment. In particular, the bedroom has a private balcony with a comfortable space where you can admire the beautiful scenery of the bay at any time.
Ocean Suite with private balcony
- Area: 40m2
- Maximum capacity: 2 adults + 1 (additional bed)
- Highlight facilities: Private balcony, Jacuzzi
Located on the second deck, with a space of 40m2, the cabin is equipped with a double bed or two single beds. It also has a larger private balcony on a higher floor, so the view is also better. This is the ideal place for you to be one with nature, connected with a private bathroom overlooking the sea.
Comfort space in Elegance Suite
Mon Cheri Suite Terrace
- Area: 55m2
- Maximum capacity: 2 adults + 1 (additional bed)
- Highlight facilities: Private balcony, Bathtub, Massage chair
Perfectly arranged at the rear of the boat on the second deck, the cabin is furnished with classic elegant furnishings combined with wooden floors to bring a cozy look.
Especially the room has a large 14m2 sundeck, providing sunbeds that give you a panoramic view of the bay combined with a private bathroom. This luxury room is the optimal choice for couples looking for limitless passion.
Suite Terrace with panoramic view
President Suite Terrace
- Area: 90m2
- Maximum capacity: 2 adults + 1 (additional bed)
- Highlight facilities: Private sun terrace, Jacuzzi, Massage chair
Located at the bow on the second floor, not only equipped with exquisite furniture, but the room also features a king-size bed (2m x 2.2m). Floor-to-ceiling windows create an open view of the landscape outside. It also has a private sun terrace, bringing the best experience in harmony with nature for your whole trip.
President Suite with a 180-degree view
Ocean Suite Connecting
- Area: 70m2
- Maximum capacity: 4 adults + 2 (additional bed)
- Highlight facilities: Private balcony, Two bedrooms, Jacuzzi
The room is a utility with two bedrooms next to each other, equipped with one double bed and two single beds. Here, you will have space for young children to play or watch blockbuster movies on the flat-screen HD TV. This is an excellent choice for large families or groups of friends to spend meaningful moments together.
Warm and cohesive atmosphere in the room
Mon Cheri has a unique deck structure designed to optimize ship space and function rooms. This structure ensures that passengers experience the utmost comfort and convenience during their visit to the bay.
- On the first deck, there are 10 Ocean Suite rooms, including 2 Ocean Suite Connecting rooms for families, located on the front deck.
- On the second deck, there are 9 Elegance Suites, including 2 Elegance Connecting rooms near 1 President Terrace on the front deck and 2 Terrace Suites on the stern deck.
- The third deck has 1 Elegance Connecting cabin located near the large outdoor 4-season jacuzzi, restaurant with indoor bar, and a souvenir corner.
- The highest floor, the 4th floor, is designed to be wide and airy, making it a sundeck for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can relax, sunbathe, and enjoy drinks from the small bar. Behind the outdoor bar, there is a comfortable gym.
Moreover, with Mon Cheri's 24 cabins, there is no jacuzzi on the 3rd deck. Between the 3rd and 4th floors, there is a mezzanine floor designed as a separate space for the outdoor swimming pool. This floor has a staircase connecting the dining room.
Highlight Services & Facilities
The 5-star cruise on the bay offers new, classy, and comfortable services and facilities on board. In addition to the high-class bedroom cabin system, there are many other deluxe amenities for overnight stays, such as:
- Outdoor swimming pool: This 4-season pool always has warm, carefully renewed water, with towels and usage instructions provided. At night, color-changing lights make the pool more interesting and attractive for photos and videos.
- Gym: The gym area is connected to the outdoor bar, with a direct view of the Bay. It's beautiful and airy, providing an interesting new experience. The gym has full equipment, including 1 treadmill, 1 bicycle, and exercise mats. The modern equipment is kept clean.
- Massage/spa room: If you need to relax, you can visit the massage/spa room on the boat for professional care treatments.
- Sundeck (sunbathing terrace): The top deck has a 360-degree view and is equipped with a spacious jacuzzi and many lounge chairs for relaxing, taking photos, or watching the sunrise and sunset on the bay.
- Outdoor bar on the sundeck: The bar offers a variety of alcohol and drinks, many interesting board games, good music, and professional bartenders.
- Restaurant: Located on the 3rd floor, the restaurant is fully equipped with wooden tables, leather chairs, a food area, and a bar to serve guests during meals most comfortably. However, the tables are arranged a bit too close to each other, which can make the space feel a bit cramped.
Additionally, the cruise offers attentive services such as massage/spa, laundry, room cleaning, honeymoon room decoration, and in-room breakfast.
Posh Jacuzzi pool on the sundeck
Food & Drinks
You will fully enjoy your meals on board with diverse European and Asian cuisine, especially luxury Mon Cheri is the first and only cruise that has a Halal certificate in the bay:
- The 2-day-1-night includes 04 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 buffet breakfast, and 01 buffet brunch
- The 3-day-2-night offer 07 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu lunch, 02 set menu dinner, 02 buffet breakfast, and 01 buffet brunch
Set lunch menu for 2 days 1 night itinerary
Besides, many travelers choose Mon Cheri for their family trip which is an expert in serving the Kids' menu and other special requests:
- Kosher food of the Jewish
- Halal food
Yummy vegan food
Mon Cheri is the first Halong Bay Cruise with Halal Certificate
About drinks, two bottles of mineral water per day will be provided complementarily. Extra drinks outside the tour price, such as mineral water, beer, cocktails, coffee, soft drinks, Gin/ Rum/ Vodka/ Tequila, Whiskey, and various kinds of wine will be charged separately according to the price listed on the menu of the bar.
Highlight Activities & Cruising Map
Departing from Tuan Chau Marina, embark on a journey to discover the natural wonders of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island. This area, located south of Ha Long Bay, boasts breathtaking landscapes and an abundance of wildlife.
During the 2-day, 1-night tour, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the bay's and island's most notable attractions, including Trung Trang Cave and Bright Dark Cave. These stunning caves will leave you in awe of the unique rock formations and the colorful stalactites and stalagmites that adorn their interiors.
For those seeking a more immersive experience, the 3-day, 2-night tour offers a deeper glimpse into the local culture of Viet Hai Village. This remote village, nestled in the heart of Cat Ba Island, provides a glimpse into the traditional way of life in Vietnam. Here, visitors can witness the daily routines of the locals and learn about their customs and traditions.
Mon Cheri cruise map
Regardless of which tour you choose, you are sure to have an unforgettable adventure exploring the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island with a lot of interesting activities on this overnight cruise:
- Swimming: The boat will anchor in a calm water area, and safety equipment will be provided for you to swim freely in the middle of the sea. Feel the cool water on your skin and the gentle waves carrying you away from all your worries. You can also take the opportunity to snorkel and admire the colorful marine life beneath the surface.
- Sunset party: Enjoy snacks with the Happy Hours program at this time. Watch the sun slowly sink into the horizon, painting the sky with shades of red, orange, and purple. Sip a refreshing cocktail or a cold beer, and socialize with other guests on the deck of the boat. Take some memorable photos of the stunning scenery and the joyful atmosphere.
- Cooking class: Join the cooking show with the chef in the afternoon after the sunset party. Learn how to cook some of the most delicious Vietnamese dishes such as pho, banh mi, or fresh spring rolls. The chef will share with you some of the secrets of Vietnamese cuisines, such as the use of aromatic herbs, fresh vegetables, and the balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors.
- Kayaking: You can participate in kayaking and freely weave into the cave to explore the beauty of limestone mountains and the clear blue sea in the bay. Paddle your way through the hidden lagoons, tunnels, and cliffs, and discover the natural wonders of Halong Bay. You can also try stand-up paddleboarding, which is an excellent workout for your core muscles and balance.
Kayaking in Dark & Bright Cave, Lan Ha Bay
- Visit Bright & Dark Cave: You will be transported by a basket boat driven by the fishing villagers to visit Bright & Dark Cave. Discover the mysterious world of the caves, where stalactites and stalagmites form fantastic shapes and colors.
- Discover Trung Trang Cave: Listen to the stories of the local people about the legends and myths surrounding the caves, and how they have been used for shelter, worship, and defense.
- Squid fishing: After dinner, you can relax or join the night squid fishing at the stern of the boat. Experience the thrill of catching your own squid using a fishing rod and bait. The crew will show you how to attract the squids with light and sound, and how to handle them safely. You can even ask the chef to cook your squids for a late-night snack.
Other entertaining activities such as watching movies, singing karaoke, and taking pictures are also available onboard. You can choose to spend your free time as you like, whether it is reading a book, playing games, or chatting with new friends.
Transport from Hanoi
The 9-seat Luxurious D-Car is equipped with high-end facilities, including large seats, a massage system, charging ports, a DVD player, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, water bottles, and lighting. All of these amenities provide a fulfilling experience from the beginning to the end of your trip.
- Departing from Hanoi: The bus will pick you up at approximately 9:00 AM from either No. 16 Thi Sach Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, or from your hotel within the Hanoi Old Quarter. You will then be transported to Tuan Chau Port in Halong City.
- Departing from Tuan Chau Port: If you are making your own way to the cruise, it is necessary to arrive at Lounge 16, Tuan Chau International Marina Station before 12:00 PM. From there, you will be transferred by tender boat to the cruise.
Spacious waiting room, Tuan Chau Port
Mon Cheri on TripAdvisor
- Number of reviews: 710
- Excellent: 639/710 reviews
After analyzing several reviews on Tripadvisor, we found that most users were impressed with the Mon Cheri Cruise's luxurious amenities, excellent staff service, and stunning views of Halong Bay.
Some users mentioned that the ship was well-maintained, and the cabins were spacious and comfortable. They also praised the food quality and variety served on board.
Another user highlighted the excellent service provided by the staff, who were always ready to assist and make the trip comfortable and enjoyable. They also appreciated the knowledgeable tour guides who provided insightful information about the surrounding area.
Mon Cheri Cruise reviews on TripAdvisor
Some guests have noted minor issues with communication and scheduling. To be more detailed, some people have complaints about the cruise being crowded, the itinerary being rushed, and the activities being touristy. But overall the cruise is highly recommended.
Based on these reviews, the Mon Cheri Cruise on TripAdvisor appears to be a top choice for those looking for a luxurious and memorable cruise experience in Halong Bay.
- Inspection date: 11th & 12th, November, 2022
- Cruise: Mon Cheri - Big Bay Group
- BestPrice Travel inspector: Linh DK
After a 2-day-1-night inspection trip, BestPrice Travel highly recommends Mon Cheri Cruise to anyone who seeks a luxurious 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 - BestPrice's Rating: 9.7/10
Mon Cheri Cruise is fully equipped with 5-star amenities, including well-appointed cabins, a spacious sundeck, and a Jacuzzi. The cabins are tastefully decorated with modern designs and offer breathtaking views of the bay. The sundeck is perfect for soaking up the sun while enjoying the stunning views of Halong Bay. However, as a smaller boat, some cabins may feel a bit tight.
- A big Jacuzzi with warm water, which is a must-have facility for a luxurious cruise experience
- Smartly designed cabins that make good use of the space, creating a comfortable and cozy atmosphere
- Spacious sundeck with a panoramic view, perfect for enjoying Tai Chi classes in the early morning
- Elegant decor with beautiful paintings and attention to detail
- Some of the smaller cabins may feel a bit cramped
- Limited space in some cabins, especially the en-suite bathroom
- The restaurant's design with French balconies can block the views of the stunning Halong Bay
Foods & Drinks - BestPrice's Rating: 9.2/10
Mon Cheri Cruise offers an array of culinary options emphasizing Asian cuisine. While the food is generally good, it may not be the highlight of the cruise.
- Western and Indian cuisine is the standout, with fresh, flavorful dishes that reflect the culture and cuisine.
- Some must-try dishes include seafood and vegan dishes.
- Breakfast options are limited, and they may not suit everyone's taste.
Activities - BestPrice's Rating: 9.8/10
Mon Cheri Cruise offers a variety of activities that cater to different interests and ages. From kayaking and swimming to cooking classes and cave exploration, there is something for everyone on this cruise.
- Kayaking through the stunning caves and limestone formations of Halong Bay is a highlight of the itinerary.
- Discovering Viet Hai Village in the 3- day program is the highlight of the cruise itinerary
- The cooking class with the humorous chef is an enjoyable and engaging experience.
- Tai Chi classes on the sundeck are a great way to start the day.
- Guests are not notified about the squid season for night squid fishing, which can lead to disappointment.
- Some of the activities may be limited by the weather or the itinerary.
Service - BestPrice's Rating: 10/10
The service on Mon Cheri Cruise is excellent, with a friendly, attentive crew that goes above and beyond to make guests feel comfortable and happy.
- The staff is knowledgeable and informative, providing insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region.
- The crew is attentive and always ready to assist guests with any needs or requests.
- The staff is proactive in addressing guests' needs and preferences, ensuring a memorable and personalized experience.
- None that we can think of - the service is satisfying.
I highly recommend Best Price Travel, especially Minah, who organized our trip to Halong Bay. She was incredibly prompt and knowledgeable in addressing all of our questions. As we were traveling with young children, we had numerous inquiries, and Minah was always there to provide quick and competent responses.
Visiting Halong Bay is an essential experience that should not be missed. It had been on our list of desired destinations for some time, and we were pleasantly surprised by the cool weather, which hovered around 25 degrees Celsius. Sitting outside our cruise cabin and taking in the breathtaking views… More Visiting Halong Bay is an essential experience that should not be missed. It had been on our list of desired destinations for some time, and we were pleasantly surprised by the cool weather, which hovered around 25 degrees Celsius. Sitting outside our cruise cabin and taking in the breathtaking views while sipping on our favorite drink was an unforgettable experience.
Our travel assistant, Hera, from Best Price Travel, did an outstanding job of tailoring our trip to meet our needs. From the moment we arrived, starting with the airport pick-up, one-night hotel stay, Halong Bay pick-up, and final airport transfer, everything was executed flawlessly. Hera was always checking in with us to ensure that everything was going smoothly, and we felt incredibly well taken care of. We are grateful for Hera's assistance and care throughout the trip. Less
Hera was my consultant. She was friendly, professional and enthusiastic. Mon Cheri Cruise served us with great accommodation and good service. Highly recommended cruise on Halong Bay
What an amazing cruise! I'm absolutely satisfied with Mon Cheri, crew, manager, and staff, food, itinerary, everything! I love immersing myself in the outdoor jacuzzi. It's clean, private, and lightning. Food is great also, I am into pumpkin soup, shrimp salad. Cooking class is funny also. I created… More What an amazing cruise! I'm absolutely satisfied with Mon Cheri, crew, manager, and staff, food, itinerary, everything! I love immersing myself in the outdoor jacuzzi. It's clean, private, and lightning. Food is great also, I am into pumpkin soup, shrimp salad. Cooking class is funny also. I created so pretty rolls like you guys see. Kayaking on Lan Ha Bay is so good. I pad 2 rounds around Dark and Bright Caves. Mr.Lee, cruise manager and our guide is helpful and knowledgeable. Good guy! Less
My Uyen, the agent who assisted us with booking our 2-day 1-night cruise in Halong Bay, made the process seamless and hassle-free. We were able to easily make our payment online without any issues.