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Scarlet Pearl Cruise Halong Bay
No 41 | Tuan Chau International Harbour, Halong City
9.4Excellent - 166 reviews

Scarlet Pearl Cruise Halong Bay

No 41 | Tuan Chau International Harbour, Halong City
9.4Excellent - 166 reviews
Launched in 2019
23 Cabins
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
Scarlet Pearl Cruise
Cruise-Lines: Scarlet Pearl Cruise
  • Catamaran
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini Cinema
  • Spa & Massage
  • Library
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Scarlet Pearl Cruise?
  • Best luxury ship for eco-tourism and unique itinerary in Lan Ha Bay

  • Extensive President Suite up to 150m2 with private terrace and outdoor jacuzzi

  • The only 5-star using Catamaran on Day 2 excursion

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Silver Pearl Best Seller

Silver Pearl

2 pax
28.0 m2
King / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Golden Pearl Best Value

Golden Pearl

2 pax
40.0 m2
King / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Onyx Pearl

Onyx Pearl

2 pax
60.0 m2
King / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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President Suite

President Suite

2 pax
150.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Silver Triple

Silver Triple

3 pax
28.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Family Connecting

Family Connecting

4 pax
56.0 m2
King / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, ( 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, ( 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast) for 3 days 2 nights
  • Kayaking, Cocktail class, Yoga exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fish fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Excludes
  • Limousine bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other sevices NOT clearly mentioned above
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 from 07 - 11: Stay with parent 75% adult rate. Extra bed : 93% adult rate
  • Children from 04 - 06: Stay with parent 50% adult rate. Extra bed : 75% adult rate
  • Children under 04: Stay with parent FOC
  • Only one (01) child under 4 years old sharing room with two (02) adults is allowed for FOC per cabin

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Light Cave - Ao Ech Area
Day 2: Catamaran Exploration - Tuan Chau Cruise Port - Hanoi
Last update 09:43 Wednesday 17 Jul 2024

About Scarlet Pearl Cruise

Featuring the first class of a 5-star cruise, Scarlet Pearl is the only Halong cruise using a luxury catamaran and focusing on sustainable tourism through energy-saving technology.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Scarlet Pearl has 4 decks which are designed to get smaller from the main to the top floor, making the yacht the most classy ship in the bay.

The basement is the largest deck (~ 900m2) containing the kitchen and Akoya Spa.

The first deck is where you can find the reception area and 12 Silver Pearl (28m2) including 02 Family Connecting that are suitable for families.

The second deck is exclusively reserved for cabins, which consist of four Golden Pearl, two Onyx Pearl, one President Suite (ranging from 60m2 to 150m2), and four Silver Pearl cabins. While all three cabin types on this deck feature a bathtub, the President Suite boasts a private terrace and an outdoor jacuzzi, catering to affluent travelers.

The third & top decks are designed for entertainment, from restaurant, bar bistro, sky bar, library, and movie room, to outdoor jacuzzi.

Scarlet Pearl Deck Plan

Let’s take a closer look at the highlight facilities aboard one of the most luxurious cruises in Halong Bay.

Akoya Spa

Located in the basement, Akoya Spa always welcomes you with the ultimate spa exhilaration. There are 02 massage tables and 01 wooden bathtub in a cozy dark atmosphere.

Unwind in warm massage room

Unwind in a warm massage room

Tahiti Restaurant

Tahiti Restaurant has high-class wooden furniture and full-size glass windows, which make passengers feel amazing while savoring. With a max capacity of up to 100 people, the restaurant is not only spacious but also well-equipped with a Singapore spotlight system and a piano lounge.

Bar Bistro

Next to the restaurant, the Bar Bistro is not only a wine cellar with around 50 different wines but also an old-fashioned jewel where you can feast your eye on a 180-degree bay view.

Outdoor Jacuzzi

At the back of the top deck is the 4-season jacuzzi in a round shape of approximately 9m2, which is suitable for only 2 adults to wind down together. 

You can let your hair down on the sun loungers and sip a cocktail. If you are a social media big fan, taking some gorgeous photos is not a bad idea!

Wide range view to Lan Ha Bay

Soak up the majestic Lan Ha Bay view from sundeck jacuzzi

Library & Movie Room

Set location behind the sky bar, the library and the movie corner is a favorite place for couples and families with kids. Fully equipped with comfy leather sofas and a projector screen, this lounge gives private space to enjoy tranquil moments.

Service & Activities

The 2-day-1-night trip will sail through Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, with a highlight to visit Dark & Bright Cave. The 3-day-2-night itinerary will give you the chance to explore the Catamaran luxury sailing boat program to explore Cat Ba Island - Viet Hai Village - Ba Trai Dao on the second day.

For the best 5-star overnight cruise experience, Scarlet Pearl always strives to uniquely customize many exciting activities onboard and offboard.

Kayak/Bamboo Boat at Dark & Bright Cave

In the afternoon on the first day, you will have around 1.5 hours to explore the enchanting water cave by kayaking (paddling by yourself) or bamboo boat (rowing by the locals).

Please note that you can only explore Bright Cave for safety purposes.

Paddle turquoise water on kayak at Dark & Bright Cave

If you are an active traveler, don't miss out on kayaking

Swim in Ao Ech Area

From 16:30 to 17:30 on Day 1, you can join some water activities and soak in the emerald water at Ao Ech, the overnight mooring point in Lan Ha Bay. You will be provided with life vests and a giant float for endless joys.

Luxury Catamaran

Scarlet Pearl is the one and only Halong Bay cruise that uses a catamaran boat for full Day 2 of the 3d2n itinerary, instead of a smaller boat. For those who join the 2d1n itinerary, you still have an opportunity to join a 30-minute catamaran on the morning of Day 2.

Challenging discovery on catamaran

High-class catamaran for day excursion

With a capacity of 8 - 10 passengers, the catamaran sailing boat has a maximum speed of 60km/h without gasoline smell and noise. It is pretty perfect for sightseeing, sunbathing, and exploring the hidden spots on the lap of luxury. On the interior, there is also a dining area to serve lunch for a 3-day excursion.


  • 1-hour catamaran sunset party is available upon request, with a surcharge including fresh fruits and drinks (need at least 8 people to start the trip).
  • Please contact the cruise manager if you want to charter a private boat.

Happy Sunset Party catamaran trip

Let's taste the best moments of the sunset hour

Visiting Viet Hai Village

For the 3-day-2-night cruise only, you can discover the beautiful cycling route in Viet Hai Village, learn about local life, and immerse yourself in a fish foot massage.

Spa & Massage

  • Price range: US $20 - 52/ session
  • Time: 30 - 120 minutes/ session

Akoya Spa uses special pearl powder in its products for foot, head, back, shoulder, and body massage, to facial and skin care. You can opt for traditional treatments such as herbal and oil massage.

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

Beyond this, you can enjoy reading, watching movies, squid fishing, cooking class, and other services like in-room services, anniversaries, honeymoons, and birthday setups on Scarlet Pearl.

Food & Drink

To give the best taste aboard, the talented chefs on Scarlet Pearl create a great fusion of Vietnamese and international cuisine. The serving time is usually 6:30 - 7:30 for breakfast, 9:30 for brunch, 13:00 for lunch, and 19:00 for dinner.

For every special request, the cruise manager will ask person to person and take notes carefully for the kitchen.

Diverse menu and elegant culinary

Enjoy various choices for buffet and set menu meals onboard

Vegetarian food

Scarlet Pearl is happy to offer vegetarians 2 set menu which includes appetizers, a main course, and dessert with fresh vegetables and dedicated seasoning tastes that bring you a wonderful experience on board without any surcharge.


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 $45/ bottle & US $8/ shot
  • Soft drink: From US $1.5/ item
  • Cocktail: From US $9/ glass

We offer an extensive selection of beverages to cater to your taste preferences. Our menu includes a diverse range of options, such as house wines, premium wines, champagne, red wines, and a variety of spirits for your enjoyment.

Price list of the drink menu at reasonable prices

You have the opportunity to savor a variety of refreshing beverages, including fresh fruit juices, smoothies, mocktails, sparkling water, Vietnamese and Western coffee, tea, as well as other soft drinks.

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


You can book a transfer service (excluded from the cruise price) by a shuttle bus well-equipped with air conditioning, charging ports, water bottles, etc.

From Hanoi Old Quarter

The daily pick-up is available from your address around the old quarter from 8:00 - 8:30. Please take note with your travel consultants in advance.

From Tuan Chau Port

If you move to Halong Bay from Hanoi by yourself, please arrive at No 41, Tuan Chau International Harbour, before 11:30 to complete the check-in process.

Elegant waiting lounge at Halong International Cruise Port

Check-in at Scarlet Pearl waiting lounge


BestPrice's Reviews: 9.7/10

  • Inspection date: 26th & 27th, September 2023
  • BestPrice Travel Inspector: Ms. Janet Tran & Ms. Nhung Dang

For those who fancy a luxurious and state-of-the-art cruise, I will look with favor on Scarlet Pearl Cruise for a reasonable price. My 2-day-1-night cruise tour highlights a 30-minute catamaran boat which is unique among the list of 5-star cruises in Halong Bay. This yacht makes an excellent choice for affluent travelers, newlyweds, and anniversary couples.


Facilities & Amenities - 9.5/10

With fully furnished 5-star amenities, Scarlet Pearl always adapts to change and renovates its quality to meet the needs of the discerning. Being a loafer, I'd like to chill out at the library and movie room (formally the fitness room). Nevertheless, there are some limitations on the outdoor jacuzzi and bistro bar aboard.


  • Well-organized dining room with elegant table sets and enchanting carnation flowers in a scarlet theme
  • Flexible and upgraded amenities to adapt to customer needs, such as a new library and movie room
  • High-class Akoya Spa in a mellow atmosphere where you can ease up on exhilarating massages
  • Strong Wi-Fi connection at the restaurant and your cabin

NOTE: If you’re interested, the Wi-Fi password of Scarlet Pearl Room is 123@abcd and the Restaurant is 456@abcd.


  • Small public jacuzzi which is big enough for only two adults
  • Limited range of wines and narrow space at Bistro Bar

Savor romantic dinner with your lover

Nice decor of scarlet theme onboard


Cabins - 9.5/10

Each stateroom on Scarlet Pearl is exquisitely furnished with high-tech electric systems and elegant Japanese style. However, I find my Silver Pearl narrow due to the large King-sized bed, which only fits two friends or a couple.


  • Delicate aromatherapy in every corner of the suite, from the night tables to the bathroom
  • Smart lighting control system to adjust brightness, color temperature and save energy
  • All cabins are provided with great soundproofing and a private balcony
  • Top-notch VIP room equipped with fancy fixtures, spacious private terrace, outdoor jacuzzi, and in-room services
  • Eco-friendly bathroom accessories without plastic bathroom amenities

NOTE: Toothbrushes, combs, and razors are not set up for environmental purposes. In case you need to, please kindly contact the crew onboard.


  • Silver Pearl has no bathtub and limited space (only 28m2), which is more restrictive than other suites
  • Obstructed balcony view from a few cabins due to the ships’ structure

Smart light and aircondition control

Smart in-room control system


Food & Drinks - 9.7/10

Focus on cross-cultural cuisine between the East and West, the decent food and beverages are the cruise highlight of Scarlet Pearl. Thanks to the savory taste and inspiring decoration, every meal takes me on an amazing culinary journey.


  • A wide range of Western salads and delicious Vietnamese dishes for the buffet menu
  • Outstanding main course for the set menu: the seabass features Vietnamese seafood, while the beef steak is well designed for Western foodies
  • Responsive kitchen service that is willing to serve new dishes in 10 minutes if there is any problem with your food


  • Limited buffet dishes which lead to the repetitiveness of the lunch and brunch menu

Scarlet Pearl set menu dinner

5-course set menu for dinner (adjustable to seasonal changes or availability)


Activities & Itinerary - 9.7/10

Scarlet Pearl Cruise frequently sets up many seasonal events and special occasions onboard. At the time of my inspection, the Vietnamese mid-autumn background was a favorite corner for many foreign passengers.

More than this, the 3-day trip gives a once-in-a-lifetime experience to visit Viet Hai Village, Ba Trai Dao on a Catamaran excursion. Meanwhile, the 2-day tour needs to organize one more attraction for sightseeing lovers and first-time travelers.


  • Diverse activities onboard: spa, 4-season jacuzzi, bar, library, movie, Tai Chi, cooking class, squid fishing, etc.
  • Various options between kayak and bamboo boat to explore Dark & Bright Cave - a favorite spot in Lan Ha Bay
  • Lovely biking route to the rustic countryside in Viet Hai Village
  • The only Halong Bay cruise offers a Catamaran experience, not only on Day 2 but also at Sunset Party (upon request with a surcharge)


  • Lack of visit attractions on 2-day 1-night itinerary (only visit Dark & Bright Cave)

Memorable times on Scarlet Pearl Catamaran

Beautiful bay view from the Catamaran


Services - 10/10

There is nothing to complain about the cruise services. From the driver to the crew team, all are hospitable and go beyond expectations.


  • Attentive cruise manager who asks person to person about personal dietary and notes carefully before your meals
  • Proactive and flexible care to assist with any requests and to address unexpected problems
  • Well-educated staff who have a good understanding of local culture and geography
  • Good listener who thoughtfully pays attention to passengers’ feedback


  • We vote 5 stars!! Nothing to find fault with Scarlet Pearl services.


Scarlet Pearl on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 243
  • Excellent: 224/243 reviews

The majority of travelers are satisfied with the cruise's quality, the food, the room amenities, the catamaran, and, in particular, the enthusiastic attitude of the crew and the helpfulness of the cruise manager - Chris.

On the other hand, a few guests had issues with the slow services and high-priced beverages on board. All of those negative feedbacks dates back to the recovery time after COVID-19.

Scarlet Pearl On Tripadvisor Reviews

But overall, the cruise has been upgraded much better and becomes a favorable choice when tourists come back. They don’t hesitate to 10/10 recommend Scarlet Pearl on TripAdvisor for its genuine quality.


No, the bus only picks up & drops off at Hanoi Old quarter, so if you arrive to Hanoi airport you should book a private transfer directly to the cruise pier.

Yes, single supplement fee is charged depending on the type of room. Please select room to have more information.

- For 2 days 1 night: Scarlet Pearl served set menu for the first day and buffet for the second day.

- For 3 days 2 nights: Scarlet Pearl served buffet for breakfast on the second day and brunch on the last day, others are served set menu

Check-in counter of Scarlet Pearl Cruise - No.03 on the 1st floor at Halong International Port (Sun Harbor), Hotline: +84 352 616 689

To check in on the cruise, please bring your passport along to you.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 164 customer's reviews

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  • Cruise quality 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.3
  • Cabin quality 9.3
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.3
Excellent - Kyle N
United States United States
5/5 trip!

I had a fantastic time! Really well-organized, with stunning views, excellent food and service, and a lot of fun. My Uyen, our travel adviser, was very responsive and gave excellent service.

Excellent - Isabella S
Peru Peru
Scarlet Pearl overnight cruise

The cruise was gorgeous, and the service was excellent! Everybody was extremely helpful and welcoming. The meal was fantastic, and we met some wonderful persons. It really made the event one of a kind! We had a great experience.

Excellent - Ms.Federica S
Italy Italy
I believe everything was perfect!

We enjoyed the cuisine, and the service was really pleasant!
The ship is in excellent shape, and our suite was quite clean and comfy.

Excellent - Michael G
United States United States
An incredible excursion and travel support!

Five out of five. I can not recommend Zoe enough. She was attentive and helpful in answering all of our inquiries, as well as arranging transportation to and from our vacation and remaining on call throughout. We nicknamed her our personal Hanoi helpline.

lovely bay
Excellent - Christine J
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Luxury cruise around extraordinary world destinations

I took a three-day, two-night trip around Lan Ha Bay. Despite the overcrowding, the trip was reasonably priced and luxurious. I believe this is an excellent travel agent to work with because it is efficiently and effectively managed from beginning to end. The staff took pride in their ship and were… More

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Questions & Answers (128)

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Looking at a 1 night cruise in October and just wondering how accessible it is. My wife has limited mobility and has a wheelchair. Will also have me to help. Can walk some

@Jarred Hook:

The staff of cruise can do some support for your wife.

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Can I book more than 2 nights , as it does not give you that option

@Robert Walters:

This boat only operate 2 nights (maximum), if you stay longer program will repeat.

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Can you pick up/drop off at Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel in Hanoi? Is it included in the price?


We can pick up & drop of at Peridot Grand but transfer price is optional, you can add it at the booking step.

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Hi, I am booking a tour for 1st week of July… are the weather conditions suitable for that time of the month for this cruise. I hope I am not looking at a cancellation.


yes this time the weather is hot and suitable for water activities.

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Do you accommodate for vegans?

@Phillip Roman:

Yes we do offer vegan food on Scarlet Pearl.

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