Signature Cruise Halong Bay
Halong International Cruise Port, No 09 Halong Street, Bai Chay, Halong City
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Signature Cruise Halong Bay

Halong International Cruise Port, No 09 Halong Street, Bai Chay, Halong City
9.4Excellent - 207 reviews
Launched in 2013
12 Cabins
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
Signature Cruises

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Massage
  • Tai Chi
  • Private Balcony
  • Wooden Games
  • Restaurant
Why choose Signature Cruise?
  • Traditional wooden junk boat

  • Cruising through the off-the-beaten-track Bai Tu Long Bay

  • Broad cabins with private balconies and jacuzzi

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite

2 pax
25.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Senior Suite Best Seller

Senior Suite

2 pax
28.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Exclusive Family Suite

Exclusive Family Suite

3 pax
32.0 m2
Double & Single
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Elite Family Suite

Elite Family Suite

4 pax
45.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Luxury en-suite cabin
  • Welcome drink upon arrival.
  • Tea, Coffee & Fruits in the room.
  • Full board meals: welcome lunch buffet, set menu dinner, light breakfast and a brunch buffet.
  • Free usage of the outdoor swimming pool in Sundeck (Athena Cruises)
  • Halong Bay Tour Ticket.
  • Various activities: morning Tai Chi class, cave visiting by rowing boat, squid fishing, swimming and kayaking.
  • English and Vietnamese-speaking tour guide onboard.
  • Onboard insurance and service charges.
Price Excludes
  • Airfares, land transfers from and to Ha Long Bay
  • Spa & Massage treatment services.
  • Beverages, Tips & Personal expenses
  • Other services not clearly mentioned.
  • V.A.T tax
  • Surcharge for entrance fee (follow the government’s law)
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: FOC
  • From 16 to 30 days prior to check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 6 to 15 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 6 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • 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 under 5 years old sharing the full price cabin with adults: Free of charge (Limited to 1 child/1 cabin), from 2nd children: charged 50% adult (without extra bed)
  • From 5 to under 11 years old: 01 Child stays in the double/twin cabin with 2 adults: charged 75% adult.
  • From 11 years old: Children from 11 years old will be charged as adults. Two children below 11 years stay in a private cabin are charged at 100% of the full cabin rate.
  • Charged 100% for the third person using an extra bed

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Day 2: Thien Canh Son Cave - Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi
Last update 11:29 Wednesday 29 Nov 2023

Important Notes:


About Signature Cruise

Signature Cruise is a 4-star wooden junk boat from the Athena Group. First launched in 2013, this cruise offers modern amenities and Renaissance-style designs. Customers can expect high-quality service and personalized assistance with the Signature and join an overnight tour of Halong Bay's stunning landscapes around Bai Tu Long Bay.

All 12 cabins on the Signature junk boat are decorated in a vintage Western style with full amenities such as a jacuzzi bathtub, personal safebox, hand-crafted wooden furniture, and air conditioning. Additionally, all rooms are set up with complimentary water, tea, coffee, and fresh fruit.

Facilities & Deck Plan

This small junk boat is one of the bay's best wooden cruises in the Bai Tu Long; therefore, the amenities and services are relatively comfortable.


Located on the third floor, the restaurant is fully equipped with hardwood tables, 40 seats, and indoor-outdoor dining places for the best dining time.


Located in between the restaurant and the kitchen. This is the place to serve a wide range of international and Vietnamese beverages and unique cocktails at your request. 

Rooftop sundeck

There are 130m2 of sun loungers and umbrella-shaded spaces. This delightful garden area is available to you at any time of day or night and is the ideal spot to relax and sunbathe while watching the beauties of Bai Tu Long.

Signature Cruise Deck Plan

Signature Deck Plan

Service & Activities

Starting at Halong International Harbour, 09 Bai Chay in Halong Bay, the junk boat will transport you to Bai Tu Long Bay, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, and Thien Canh Son Cave in a 2-day-1-night itinerary.

If you want to explore more, you should join the 3-day-2-night tour that sails through Cong Dam Area on day 2 and other locations around Bai Tu Long.

Below here are some of the exciting activities that you should try during the time in this tour:

  • Kayaking & Rowing boat: Explore the Vung Vieng fishing village and Cong Dam area (3d2n tour) hidden lagoons by a kayak or a bamboo boat.
  • Fishing village discovery: Find out and experience the fisher life and their cultures by witnessing their daily life.
  • Squid fishing: Enjoy your night by trying squid fishing, the favorite activity on the bay (only worth practicing during summertime - squid season)
  • Cooking demonstration: Learn how to make spring rolls - a famous traditional Vietnamese cuisine and chat with other visitors on the boat
  • Happy Hour (Buy 01 Get 01): At the sunset party, you have a chance to taste cocktails, cookies, and wines or join Happy Hour to entertain yourself and behold the mesmerizing sunset over Bai Tu Long Bay 

Have fun with Rowing boat trip

 Rowing boat to Vung Vieng Fishing village

Food & Drink

Depending on your voyage, the on-board restaurant is always ready to give you a variety of tasty and nutritious meals:

  • The 2-day-1-night offers 04 meals: 1 seafood lunch, 1 dinner, 1 light breakfast, and 1 brunch.
  • The 3-day-2-night serves 07 meals: 2 seafood lunches, 2 dinners, 1 breakfast, and 1 brunch.

On the Signature, travelers may enjoy Western fusion cuisine and traditional Vietnamese dishes, especially seafood specialties. Please let the cruise manager know if you follow a specific diet, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or lactose-free. On request, the master chef will provide appropriate meals.

The cruise’s bar is always fully stocked with a wide range of international and Vietnamese alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. Based on the menu, you can relax with some cocktails and mocktails at the bar and lounge.

Enjoy tasty drinks in the Bar

Enjoy tasty drinks in the Bar

In addition, water, tea, coffee, and a basket of fresh fruit will be provided in each room. On the other hand, passengers staying in the Exclusive Family Suite and Elite Family Suite have wine included in their tour packages.


Signature provides guests with limousine buses with full amenities such as leather seats, air conditioning, and lights to make your journey comfortable.

From Hanoi

The limousine bus will pick you up around 8:00 - 8:30 at Hanoi Old Quarter. You will meet your tour guide there and then transfer to Halong Bay in 2.5 hours.

From Halong International Harbor

If you move to the pier from Hanoi by yourself, please arrive at the waiting lounge before 11.00. Afterward, you will check-in and travel to the main boat by tender.

Shuttle Limousine for Transfer

Signature Limousine pick up in Hanoi


BestPrice's Overall Rating: 9.1/10

  • Inspection date: November 2022
  • Cruise: Signature Cruise
  • BestPrice Travel's inspector: Huan Nguyen & Dung Nguyen

During the two days of inspection on the Signature Junk boat, Signature shows off its outstanding aspects: design, high-class service, and professional staff. However, this cruise still needs to improve the itinerary and beverage side. It also needs to be renovated since it was built long ago.

Facilities & Amenities: 8.5/10


  • The highlight of this cruise is Renaissance's state-of-the-art design, which is unique and outstanding from other cruises.
  • Have a vast 120 m2 sundeck with beautiful decorations.
  • All 12 cabins are equipped with ensuite Jacuzzi and private terrace
  • Big cabin size for a small boat, ranging from 19.5 - 45 m2.

Facilities on board


  • Small ship space, narrow corridor
  • The rooms at the stern of the ship are prone to the smell of the engine when standing on the balcony.
  • Old cruise, some facilities need to be newly changed as they were rusty.


Foods and Drinks: 9.0/10


  • Delightful dishes are prepared in European and Vietnamese styles, focusing on local seafood. 
  • Various cocktails, beverages, and nibbles are in the sundeck area after dinner.


  • Foods are average for 5-star standard, nothing special.
  • The cost of drinks is a bit high compared to the common ground.


Itineraries and Activities: 9.2/10


  • Selected routes to the Thien Canh Son cave, the Cong Dam region, and the Vung Vieng fishing village on Bai Tu Long Bay, which is less touristy and more peaceful.
  • Excellent experience with a local rowing boat in Vung Vieng, where you can learn about the fisherman lifestyle.
  • Amusing Happy Hour: enjoy the sunset, chat, or make friends while drinking tasty cocktails.
  • Various activities are offered onboard to complement the voyage: squid fishing, night movie, and board game,...

Various amusing activities


  • Many 2d1n activities are arranged too seamlessly, causing a sense of haste. Not suitable for families with young children.


Service: 9.8/10


  • Highly adaptable to your every desire, 24/7 service.
  • Professional crew members, always ready to help. 
  • Friendly guide and broad knowledge of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. 


  • There is no service like a spa or massage.


Signature Cruise on Tripadvisor

Being known as one of the best junk boats in Halong Bay among travelers, Signature Cruise on Tripadvisor has achieved a lot of positive reviews - the reputation travel rank website in the world. To be more detailed, there are 1,320 reviews, including 1,109 'excellent' reviews and 160 'very good' reviews, as of March 30th.

In general, all feel satisfied with the experience on the Signature cruise. Most praise is about the great staff, knowledgeable guide, and fabulous cabin. The negative reviews are mainly about the rush schedule for the 2d1n itinerary, or the cruise didn't bring enough value for its price since the boat is too old.

However, most of the cruise's recent customers always post their reviews on booking.com. So if you want to stay updated, you should check Signature Cruise on Booking.com.


Signature Cruise tour includes all exciting activities like cooking class, sightseeing fees, and all your meals on cruise.

Yes. Senior Suite and Royal Suite have private balconies. Moreover, Exclusive Family and Elite Family Suites have private terraces for whom travel with their families.

No. You need to pay a surcharge for any beverages you drink.

Yes. You can order an extra bed. The additional price is based on your suite type.

You will be picked up at 9:00 - 9:30 and dropped off around 17:00 in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 205 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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  • Cruise quality 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.5
  • Staff quality 9.7
  • Enter/act 9.1
Excellent - Mathias Brain
Excellent! I want to come back!

Excellent experience. Very good attention from the company and especially from Anna. Always concerned about our well-being, quick communication by email and WhatsApp. Easy payment method. The Signature cruise was incredible, I highly recommend doing it and hopefully the 2 night one.

Excellent - Alasdair M
A great choice for Bai Tu Long cruise

Halong Bay is always at the top of my bucket list. Thus Oct we decided to visit it on Signature Cruise. Despite being a little bit old, the facilities were in good condition. Our Senior Suite was cozy and clean. The tour was peaceful since Bai Tu Long is less-visited. All good.
The 2-day tour was too short, though. I wish it was longer.

Excellent - Carmen H
A tour in Halong Bay

Amazing work from BestPrice Travel, our family had a wonderful time on board!!
The tour was organized very well, with fun activities and tasty food!!

A pic of the bay
Amazing dinner
Excellent - Elif Rangel

Amazing team! They were professional and polite, taking fantastic care of us. Morning, the tour guide/person in charge is always smiling, nice, and hilarious.
I also made a request for vegetarian food, and the restaurant staff prepared a customized menu for me. The room is huge, clean, and comfy, as… More

Excellent - Mr.Jo D
Excellent service from Janet

We went on a 2 days trip on Signature Cruise, which was fantastic. Janet Tran was our travel assistant. She was very professional and arranged everything for us, including the 2-way transfer. She was always ready to help us.
Overall, the tour was great, Bai Tu Long is a great choice if you want to avoid the crowd.

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Questions & Answers (36)

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We're a couple who want to book a cabin on the 2nd floor of the ship. Do you have any cabin like that on Jan 3 & 4? Hope you can reply soon.

@Patrick R:

Yes we have the Senior one available, please process booking online.

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Hi, after researching, I think this cruise is the best for us. We're a group of 5, traveling to Halong Bay on Dec 14 & 15. Is the Elite family cabin available on that day? And an extra bed setup is okay, right?

@Fahad L:

Yes it is available but it will be a bit tight if staying 5 peole, you should take 1 Exclusive and 1 Senior it will be better.

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Hi, can you help us with the transfer service? We will travel from Hai Phong and need to book a private car for 4 people. How much is it?

@Darcey H:

Price would be 62 USD/16 seats car/way for 4 people. Thank you

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I'm interested in booking the 3D2N Bai Tu Long cruise with Signature Cruise from 25 - 27 Nov with the Junior Suite. can I check the availability of this?

@Ammar H:

The room till now is still available. Our travel consultant will contact through email for more detail of price and itinerary

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The transfer is not included in the price, right? Then how much is it for a shuttle bus for 2 people?

@Priya A:

For a limousine bus price will be 20 USD/person/way to pick up guest from Hanoi to Halong

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