Intro

Talking about Vietnam tourism is talking about Halong Bay, one of the World Heritage site and the most popular attraction of Vietnam.

Before comming to the choosing the luxury cruise part, I would love to give you some notes, that travelers offen ask me & my co-workers.

Note 1: Should you choose the luxury cruise?

  • Less-Traveled Itineraries: Smaller ships, including those in the luxury category, are able to visit places their bigger counterparts can’t or don’t
  • Luxury Accommodations: Here’s something to love about luxury ships: Most offer all-suite accommodations with ocean views (no inside cabins!), and a majority of staterooms have a balcony.
  • Pre- and Post-Cruise Pampering: Luxury lines also tend to have robust pre- and post-cruise land packages so you can make the most of your vacation experience
  • Free Beverages: 
  • Fine Dining: Many renowned chefs have teamed with luxury lines to develop memorable dining experiences.

Note 2: Is it worth visiting Halong Bay?

You see these pics and you will know how many times we (AZ Localers) have to answer!

Halong Bay Luxury Cruise

The thing is “These same question has been lasting for more than 8 Years! when Nokia was the biggest phone company, where Barack Obama came to Vietnam, eating Bun Cha & Drink Hanoi Beer!!

Here is the answer!

Halong Bay

The same still lasts for long! Hope that it lasts Forever!

Notes 3: Halong Bay is not Only Halong Bay?

I mean, there are 3 main Bays

  • Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay!
  • Halong Bay is the most popular and is ranked as the world heritage and It’s Touristic & Populated
  • Bai Tu Long Bay in the same province (Quang Ninh), similar, non touristic, more quite, less internet.

But, not many people know this

Lan Ha Bay is similar to Bai Tu Long Bay, but in another Province (Hai Phong)

The thing is many people visited Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long bay, posting their pictures on social media but do not know that these are another Bay!

Another thing is that you should be aware of these bay, because it would be helpful to choose the right one! Luxury Cruise in each bay is different!

Let’s come to see the top Luxury Cruise in Halong Bay (in General – Including 3 bay)

Halong Bay Luxury Cruises

1. Magaret Cruise

  • Operated from late 2018 -> It is new
  • 25 Cabins: -> It is big ( Bigger is better, Like Hotel on the land)
  • Smallest Cabin: 21sqm
  • Itinerary: 1 days/ 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 5 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01 (No care)
  • From: $165/Person

Magaret Cruise

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2. Orchid Cruise

  • Operated from 2016
  • 14 Cabins: -> It is big ( Bigger is better, Like Hotel on the land)
  • Smallest Size Board: 36Sqm
  • Itinerary: 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 5 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01 (No care)
  • From: $175/Person (Cabin is bigger so Price will be higher)

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Orchid Cruise

Orchild Cruise is a familiar name in the luxury Halong Bay cruise line with the starting price at 180 US$ per person. Orchid Cruise provides great tours to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay alike.

All cabins of 5 types in this cruise have the full ocean view and private so you can enjoy the magnificent landscape of Halong Bay. The service on board is no jokes with beauty spa services, theme party on request, pick up services by Limousine car, luxury bar and restaurant, gym room, and many more, making it like a hotel on the water surface.

3. Bhaya Cruises

  • Operated from 2007 (one of the first Luxury cruise, staff have more experience)
  • 15 to 20 Cabins
  • Smallest Size Board: 12Sqm
  • Itinerary: 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 5 Star
  • Number of vessel: 03
  • From: $135/Person

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Bhaya Cruises

This is also quite a good choice with reasonable price and good service (from 135 US$ per person). The special thing about this cruise is it offers tours to Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay as well. Very few cruise operators expand their itineraries to the latter bay, but it is a really good choice at peak season when Halong Bay is too crowded.

4. Dysnaty Cruise

  • Operated from 2019 (the last cruise can be running, now it is not allowed to have more because of polution)
  • 22 Cabins
  • Smallest Size Board: 32Sqm
  • Itinerary: 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 5 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01
  • From: $150/Person

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Dysnaty Cruise

different from Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay & Halong Bay just have several Luxury cruise,

Let’s see

Bai Tu Long & Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruises

1. Paloma Cruise

  • Operated from 2010
  • 20 Cabins
  • Smallest Size Board: 16Sqm
  • Itinerary: 1 day/ 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 4 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01
  • From: $130/Person

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paloma cruise

2. Athena

  • Operated from 2016 (Quite new)
  • 21 Cabins
  • Smallest Size Board: 30Sqm
  • Itinerary: 1 day/ 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 4 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01
  • From: $155/Person

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Athena

3. Moncheri

  • Operated from 2017 (Quite new)
  • 43 Cabins
  • Smallest Size Board: 30Sqm
  • Itinerary: 1 day/ 2 days/ 3 days/
  • Star: 5 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01
  • From: $165/Person

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Moncheri

With the starting price of 175 US$ per pax, Mon Cheri Cruise is one of the newest luxurious cruises in Halong Bay which also operate in Lan Ha Bay. This 5-star cruise hosts 18 stylish, comfortable cabins designed in classic European and Vietnamese style, so this cruise is like a blend of the West and the East.

4. Stellar Cruise

  • Operated from 2017 (Quite new)
  • 22 Cabins
  • Smallest Size Board: 30Sqm
  • Itinerary:  2 days/ 3 days/ 4 /
  • Star: 5 Star
  • Number of vessel: 01
  • From: $180/Person

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Stellar Cruise

Let’s come again, my favorite part

The Tips to choose the luxury cruise in Halong Bay

Be aware of the destination you are going to Visit

As I mentioned above, each destination has its own avantages, not only do you pay for the luxury cruise, you also pay for time there, so make sure you get what you pay for!

All almost luxury cruises have the similar services (5 star)

The cost for a cruise would be several million USD, the cruise owners would love to have the money back, so they will make sure that the services will be good as much as possible because they do not want to get 1 star-review!

If you would love to have advice on the cruise! Please let me Know!

I am sure for 1000% we are able to bring you the best experience ever! We have connect up with all the cruise in Vietnam at the good price!

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