How to Find the Best Halong Bay Family Cruises

Halong Bay, the internationally renowned World Heritage Site, is certainly a trip not to be missed by you and your family during your time in Vietnam.

Thanks to the extensive Halong Bay family cruise options available, you can be sure to find something to suit the specific needs and desires of each of your family members. All of the cruises outlined below have discounted policies for families cruising Halong with children, kids under 4 stay for free and from 4-12 qualify for a discounted children’s cruise ticket price (extra beds are usually available too, if you ask).

Direct transport options are on offer to and from Hanoi to Halong, all meals are included in the cruise price but any extra dietary requirements can be tailored for, and all of the cruises listed with us are guaranteed to meet our rigorous health and safety standards.

Whether you are planning to travel in a big family group, with children or elderly members, finding the best Halong Bay family cruise for your family doesn’t need to be a difficult task as long as you know your options.

Halong Bay Family Cruises Options on Halong Hub

Glory Legend Cruise Halong

Glory Legend Cruise Halong is a brilliant Halong Bay family cruise option. You and your family will have the choice to stay on board for either 2 or 3 days, which is the recommended cruise duration if you want to enjoy the journey without feeling rushed.

This Halong Bay family cruise offers tons of workshops and activities onboard- ceramics, tai chi, kayaking; so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Cabin sizes go up to 28sq meters (that’s cosy space for 4 adults and a child), so your family can choose to enjoy Halong in just each other’s company.

Enjoying the view on board the Glory Legend, one of the best Halong Bay family cruises
Enjoying the view on board the Glory Legend, one of the best Halong Bay family cruises

Aclass Legend Cruise Halong

For families looking for a more upmarket Halong Bay family cruise choice, Aclass Legend Cruise Halong offers top of the line service in the comfort of a modern, stylish cruise ship. The ambiance on board is closer to that of a five star hotel than a cruising vessel, and the buffet dinner and cocktails on board the top deck match the same calibre. Rest assured this cruise is very much family friendly, with connecting cabin options available so your family can cruise Halong together.

Connecting suite on Aclass Legend Cruise Halong
Connecting suites on Aclass Legend Cruise Halong

Pelican Cruise Halong

The Pelican Cruise Halong Bay offers a wonderful choice of amenities in a comfortable environment; a perfect Halong Bay family cruise option. All cabins are big enough to accommodate at least 2 adults and a child, but if your family is on the bigger side there are larger cabin sizes that you could book depending on your needs. At 36sq meters, the Family Deluxe Cabin is big enough for 4 adults and a child (and extra beds are usually available if you ask).

The rooms, much like the rest of the ship are tastefully decorated, and many cabins come with a private balcony. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s not one but two viewing decks, so you can make the most of the incredible beauty of the world famous Halong Bay.

Views of Halong Bay from Deluxe Cabin on Pelican Cruise
Wake up to panoramic views of Halong Bay

Signature Cruise Halong

The Signature Cruise Halong boasts one of the largest cruise ships of all the Halong Bay family cruise options, yet only accommodates 40 at a time meaning plenty of space for your whole family onboard. This cruise offers the widest range of cabin options, including our highly recommended ‘Elite Family Suite’ which can hold 4 adults and 2 children.

Activities wise, the highlight has got to be the squid fishing- a great chance to learn some traditional Vietnamese techniques, and have some fun. Be sure to check out the top deck too, it’s the best place for your family to get the full panoramic views of Halong Bay.

Deluxe Cabin onboard Signature Cruise Halong Bay
Elegantly decorated Deluxe room with private balcony

Orchid Cruise Halong

The Orchid Cruise Halong offers the largest and most spacious family cabin of all of our winning Halong Bay family cruises . ‘The Family Suite – Balcony’ comes in at 72sq meters, which we recommend is more than enough space for 4 adults and 1 child as is, with plenty of room for extra beds if your family needs it. It’s the perfect way to experience the Halong Bay adventure together.

View of Halong Bay from Deluxe Room onboard Orchid Cruise Halong
The interior of one of Orchid Cruise Halong’s tastefully decorated Deluxe Cabins


Glory Legend Aclass Legend Pelican Signature Orchid
Picture Enjoying Halong Bay on board the Glory Legend Cruise Halong Connecting suite on Aclass Legend Cruise Halong Views of Halong Bay from Deluxe Cabin on Pelican Cruise Deluxe Cabin onboard Signature Cruise Halong Bay View of Halong Bay from Deluxe Room onboard Orchid Cruise Halong
Room Name Family Deluxe Cabin Connecting Suite Cabin Family Deluxe Cabin Elite Family Suite Cabin Family Suite Cabin
Room Size 28m2 24m2 36m2 45m2 72m2
Deck Level 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st
Private Balcony No Yes Yes Yes Yes

To see full list of the best Family Cruises in Halong Bay on our website, click here.

Tips Before Your Halong Bay Family Cruises


  • Pack light! Your family will only be cruising Halong for a couple of days, so if you can, leave the majority of your luggage in Hanoi.
  • We recommend bringing a life vest for young kids, and they should wear it when they are on the top deck or anywhere near an opening to the water.
  • Bring your own insect repellent, mosquitos love the warm damp climate here.
  • Bottled water can be expensive on board, consider bringing your own.
  • Don’t forget your personal documents: passport, etc.


Special requirements and tastes can be catered for onboard, including:

  • Kid-friendly menus
  • Vegetarian options
  • Seafood-free options


  • May-October will be quite warm, so pack for summer.
  • October-May can see temperatures dropping quite a bit, so bring something warm to wear in the evening.

You can check out Halong Bay weather here.

Private Charters

Private Halong Bay family cruises are an extra special way for your family to experience this once in a lifetime tour. Private transport options are available to and from Hanoi also, inquire with us for more information.

2 thoughts on “How to Find the Best Halong Bay Family Cruises”

  1. Thank you for this guide! It will be especially helpful those who are planning to go on river cruises in Vietnam. I wish I was able to see this before my family and I embarked for our trip last summer. We wish we could have gone for a cruise similar to Orchid Cruise Halong. It seems cozy and perfect for our family size. Nevertheless, we got to enjoy our trip because Halong Bay was just that breathtaking. My little brother loved the food they offered on their menu. Next time, I’m planning to bring my family again for the holiday season.


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