Recognized as a New 7 Wonder of the World, Halong Bay contains the mythical mysteries that are waiting for you to explore. Halong Bay is an ideal destination for leisure and adventure travelers with interesting experiences. You shouldn’t miss experience “Taking a cruise around Halong Bay”, enjoy the hidden beauty in every scene, explore life of local in fishing villages and enjoy romantic nights on the bay.
Choosing the best cruisers that will help you get the best experience on your trip. We have listed a few recommended 5 star quality cruisers below:
Au Co Cruises www.aucocruises.com
The Au Co Company has two ships, each with 32 spacious cabins, private balconies and well-equipped bathrooms. Launched in 2012, Au Co offers 2-night/3-day cruises through the Gulf of Tonkin, covering Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.
The cruise company has set new standards in terms of state-of-the-art design in safety and luxury with a restaurant and bar, spa, cookery demonstrations, and early morning Tai Chi.
Aphrodite Cruises www.aphroditecruises.com
Named after the goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite Cruises is a 5-star cruise ship with golden sails, polished woodwork, refined traditional decor and just 17 cabins. Choose from day trips, overnights or 2-night cruises that take you deep into the bay and enjoy the views of the bay through the panoramic windows or from your private terrace.
Guests can dine in the formal restaurant, where a fusion of seafood, local cuisine and classic dishes are served with a contemporary twist, or dine on deck in a more informal setting.
Emeraude Classic Cruise www.emeraude-cruises.com
Named after a vessel that cruised the scenic bay between 1906 and 1937, the Emeraude was the first luxury boat to cruise Halong Bay in 2003. Its 37 air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathrooms, award-winning cuisine and spacious deck space set the stage for the voyage of a lifetime. Massages, facials and body scrubs have now been added to the already luxurious on-board package.
Emperor Cruises www.halongemperorcruises.com
Launched in 2017 with a totally different concept in Halong Bay, Emperor Cruises are a true luxury innovator in cruising. With a service-oriented team, they offer five-star experiential travel on an exclusively designed boat with just eight suites, on an all-inclusive basis with ultra-personalized service. Inspired by the lavish lifestyle of Emperor Bao Dai, the last Emperor of Vietnam, this masterpiece is designed to reflect the style of the 1930s. On-board facilities include restaurant, lounge, bar, spa, fitness centre, library, and kids’ club.
Paradise Luxury Cruise www.paradisecruises.vn
The four boats, Paradise Luxury I, II, III and IV, were built according to traditional Vietnamese design and each has 17 luxurious cabins and suites. There is a smart restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck,with impressive five-star service. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and discover the splendid beauty of the bay. Paradise offer 1- and 2-night cruises and have an on-board spa.
Indochina Sails www.indochinasails.com
Backed by over ten years’ experience hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, Indochina Sails has set a new standard for luxury cruising. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, their fleet of four wooden junks, one with 14 cabins, two with 15 cabins and one with 23 cabins, is designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities.
Bhaya Cruises www.bhayacruises.com
Combining oriental style with contemporary luxury, these boats are recreated from original designs and offer impeccable service. The Bhaya Classic boats, each with between 15 and 20 cabins, standout as providing cruises at affordable prices, and the Bhaya Classic Premium boats, with between three and seven cabins, deliver a boutique experience. There is a stylish restaurant with fine dining and an array of on-board activities, including a spa. The program ranges from day trips to 2-night/3-day cruises.
Valentine Cruises www.indochinasails.com
Perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience, the Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of larger boats, but with only five cabins in total, four deluxe cabins and one suite. The even smaller Valentine Premium has just two cabins, perfect for family groups, two couples or a honeymoon. All of the bathrooms feature showers and bathtub with jacuzzi.
Orchid Cruise www.orchidcruises.com
One of the newest five-star cruises from Dinh Vu Sea Port, Hai Phong with the highest level of facilities including a restaurant and spa. There are 16 cabins, including family suites, with large panoramic windows, and all the cabins have their own private balconies. It organizes 1-night/2-day cruises and 2-night cruises into Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.
Jasmine Cruise www.jasminecruises.com
Jasmine Cruises feature three traditional-style junks, fitted out in the 1930s Indochine style, the epitome of elegance. The Jasmine has 22 cabins, the Violet six cabins and the Ginger 10 cabins. All offer 1-night and 2-night cruises and feature restaurant and spa and plenty of activities
Signature Cruise www.signaturehalongcruise.com
The Signature Cruise boat is a luxurious boutique experience with just 12 cabins, each with its own jacuzzi. The top-deck restaurant has panoramic views and a terrace for outdoor dining. A full range of features include a spa, tai chi classes and cookery lessons.
Thanks for sharing, its really hard to define a luxury when it comes to cruising in short time (2 or 3 days), however, i liked your picks. Keep sharing