Halong Bay Cruise | Brand New 5 – Star Cruises in 2018 – 2019

The new year brings a plenty of fresh opportunities for dreamy 5 – star cruise holiday in Halong Bay such as greater itinerary, more luxury cabins, more interesting experience during cruising… Let’s take a look at the list below to see which Halong Bay cruise resonates with you!

You want to experience 5-star services? You wish to have a memorable trip in Halong Bay on a luxury cruise ship? Check out the list of brand new 5 – star cruises in town in 2018 – 2019 below to find your answer:

1. Azalea Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: They don’t provide free transfer service but it’s easy for you to request round trip transfer with limousine: only $36/pax. Or else, you can wait and check it out when we have some good deal for you which offer free round-trip luxury shuttle bus here.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: To serve customers better, they provide 2 boats with 20 cabins per boat. The feature we love about this luxury Halong Bay cruise line is that it offers full ocean view and private balcony for all of its cabins. In details, there are: 12 Deluxe Cabin, 02 Family Deluxe, 06 Premium Deluxe Cabin, 02 Family Premium Deluxe Cabin and 02 Azalea Exclusive Suite Cabin (with King Size beds, Jacuzzi, private terrace and sun chair as a plus).

Eager to become the best Halong Bay cruise, Azalea provides convenient amenities such as air – conditioner, wifi, wardrobe, hair dryer, bath linen, en-suite bathroom, toilet, music entertainment, smoke detector and fire extinguisher, slippers, bathtub, satellite TV, shower, telephone, life jacket, fruits basket, safety box. So, you will never find yourself deprived and desperate!
Besides, there are spa and mini bar on board as well so that customer can have chill time and relax whole body and mind. Azalea Cruise always wants to make customers feel truly comfortable while staying on boat.

Destinations:

Activities:
Taking Azalea Cruise, you will be ensured to experience so many interesting things, one after the other, that you never ever tried before such as: discovering amazing grotto and island, kayaking, cooking lesson with Vietnamese traditional dishes, oriental Tai Chi class in early morning, tea ceremony, squid fishing…

Children’s policy: Azalea Cruise also provides Children’s policy to ensure that their customer take all the benefits on cruising. The policy is as below:

  • Children below 5 years old is F.O.C sharing room with parents.
  • Children from 5 to 12 staying on separate bed: charge 75% adult price, sharing room with parents.
  • Children over 12 years old are considered to be adult.

Special Features:
Azalea Halong Bay cruise is in Orchid Group network which owns many other cruises such as: Orchid, Peony, Pelican, Glory Legend… That’s the reason why they have earned lots of experience in service and they know how to enjoy Halong Bay in the best way. Moreover, since Azalea cruise is the first line which offers accommodation with an itinerary cruising the untouched area of Lan Ha Bay, they have a stable high rank in many travel forums.

They offer a variety of cabins for different types of customers. Cabins for family have 2 rooms connected by a door which is suitable for parents and kids. Exclusive Suite cabins have round bed and private terrace which are ideal for couples to enjoy their sweet moments together.

Despite the high price, Azalea Halong Bay Cruise sometimes offer promotion program for customers such as Last minute deal, Early bird deal or free round trip which is updated frequently. You can check it out to make a reasonable plan.

If you’re interested in Azalea Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

2. Mon Chéri Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: Mon Chéri Halong Bay cruise offers round trip transfer with Limousine DCAR (7 seats) for you which costs only $35/pax. For any reason that you want to go by private car, you can also request at cruise office for the service.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: Mon Chéri has only 1 boat with 18 suite cabins with ocean view and private balcony on it. There are: 04 Ocean Suite, 02 Family Suit, 02 pairs of Family Suite Connecting Door, 05 Elegance Suite, 02 Mon Chéri Suite (with King size bed, Jacuzzi, extra bed) and 01 President Suite (70 square meters big with King size bed, Jacuzzi, extra bed and wine)

Activities: To be a Halong Bay luxury cruise, Mon Chéri not only needs to offer luxury and modern amenities but also provide an interesting activities list that would absolutely satisfy you and your “traveling” demand. The special feature we should mention here is visiting Military Hospital Cave in Cat Ba, where the history of significance of Vietnam during the resistance war against America is saved up to date.
(show photo gallery: cave exploration, kayaking, bamboo boat ride, swimming, spa massage, cooking class, squid fishing, Tai Chi)

Children’s policy: Mon Chéri Cruise provides Children’s policy which is better than the other cruises. You can check the information as below:

  • One child under 5 years old is free of charge when using the existing bed and sharing meals with parents. Limited one child per booking for these conditions.
  • If there are more than 2 children under 5 years old booked per cabin, each extra child will be charged 50% of the adult price.
  • Children from 5 until 11 years old are charged 50% of the adult price as per cruise policy, using existing bedding, but with separate meals.
  • Children from 12 years old upwards will be charged adult prices.

Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by cruise management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately.

Special features:

Mon Chéri Cruise is the first boat in Halong Bay to have a separated kitchen for Halal foods which are cooked by foreign chefs with well equipped Halal Cooking Certification. Moreover, unlike other classic Halong Bay tours, if you choose Mon Chéri cruise, you can save transfer time which lasts only 2.5 hours instead of 3.5 hours. This is a perfect choice for family who have young kids.

Mon Chéri offers large cabins which are 35 square meters large. This is good for you to request extra bed and save more budget if you travel with a group. They also offer a variety of cabin types for different types of customers.

Mon Chéri always update promotion programs for early bird or even free round trip with luxury limousine in some special occasion. You can check it out here.

If you’re interested in Mon Chéri Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

3. Stellar of the Seas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay
Port location: Tuan Chau Marina
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: Stellar of the Seas offers 2 kinds of transfer with different fees: limousine minivan $30 pax/2 ways or $40 pax/2 ways for MPV Sedona. You can arrange pickup location in advance. Or else, you can wait and check it out when we have some good deals for you which offer free round-trip luxury shuttle bus here.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: Stellar of the Seas cruise has 4 types of cabin which are: Junior Suite, Senior Suite, Executive Suites and President Suite. What are the pros and cons of its cabin facilities and features? Let’s check it out:

PROS

  • Panoramic view.
  • Elegantly finished timber floor.
  • Have balcony & seating area for all types of room. Especially, Executive suites and President Suite have large terrace & sun lounge.
  • Multi Air conditioning with 100% Fresh Air intake deliver to guests better dust – free cabin.
  • Satellite TV, Wifi can entertain kids for some free time.
  • The swimming pool can be a good choice to kill the time, kid – friendly
  • Children playground suitable for families with kids
  • Wine and cigars cellar, mini golf courses facilities which are suitable for group activities.
  • Executive Suites with a luxurious bathroom, that transitions seamlessly into a bedroom will be perfect choices for couples romance.

CONS

  • The triple room is not available.
  • The room is decent size compared to other 5* star cruise in Lan Ha Bay.

Activities:
As the other cruises, they offer onboard activities for you such as cooking class, squid fishing, kayaking, cave exploration, playing golf, Taichi class…

Children’s policy:

  • A child under 4 years old sharing the same cabin with parents for free.
  • A child from 4 to 7 years old sharing the same cabin with parents be charged at 50% of adult rate.
  • A child from 7 to under 12 years old sharing the same cabin with parents be charged at 75% of adult rate.
  • Children over 12 years old are charged at full adult rate.

If you’re interested in Stellar of the Seas Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

4. La Regina Legend Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: They offer free round-trip Hanoi – Hai Phong with 9-seat limousine with luxury interior for you. You can also request at cruise office for private car or helicopter service if you want.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.

Boat Information: With the name as “Queen of the Bays”, La Regina Legend boat has elegant design and modern devices & furniture. There are 3 types of cabin that “the Queen” offers you: 22 Princess Suite (including 2 connecting suites), 04 Queen Triple Suite and 01 Queen Regent Suite (135 square meters with 01 round king size bed, private butler service, in-suite spa service, in-suite private dining setup, special turndown service with fresh flowers & chocolate, bottle of sparkling wine/suite/stay). Staying on La Regina Legend Boat will make you feel much more fancy, for sure!

Activities:
Besides the typical activities which the other cruises also provide (such as Taichi, cooking demonstration with traditional dishes, swimming, kayaking, visiting floating villages…), La Regina Legend also helps you experience fruit carving which is one-of-a-kind activity. Moreover, if you want to have exclusive luxury yachting experience on Halong Bay, you can request at Vietyacht Marina Club.

Children’s policy: Here is children’s policy of La Regina Legend Cruise. Check it out carefully before booking:

  • 1st child under 4 years old occupying the same room with parents and utilizing existing bedding is complementary to a maximum of one concerning accommodation and breakfast.
  • Child from 4 – under 7 years old sharing the same room with parents will be charged 50% of adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.
  • Child from 7 – under than 12 years old sharing the same room parents will be charged 75% of adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.
  • Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old per room. Or maximum 3 adults per room, extra charge is applied as per contract including extra bed and breakfast.
  • Baby cot for infant is free of charge.
  • The extra bed arrangement is subject to availability for all above child price included extra bed.

Special Features:
FACILITY: They offer gym club, 2 big Jacuzzi in Spa area for guests enhancement experiences, conference and meeting facilities suitable for MICE, cinema, wine & cellar room, first cruise with karaoke room offering for groups…
They also offer 2 separate restaurants: LA CORONA RESTAURANT – BAR on the second floor and the other La Magia restaurants so they can flexibly arrange private events on requests.
ROOM LAYOUT: The cruise offers triple room with 3 single beds whereas most of the cruises are only available for double and single bed or even extra bed set up, which is a plus point.
Queen Regent Suite Size is as spacious as private charter with more facilities. Guest can enjoy the utmost privacy with personal butler, private dining set up, 360 view of Halong Bay with 3 different sides balcony helping guests to enhance the experience.
If you’re interested in La Regina Legend Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

5. Perla Dawn Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: They don’t provide free transfer service but it’s easy for you to request round trip transfer with limousine: only $35/pax. Or else, you can wait and check it out when we have some good deal for you which offer free round-trip luxury shuttle bus here.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: There are 5 types of cabin that you can pick (all of them provide private balcony and sea-view windows and have luxury natural hardwood floors and furnitures): 02 Grand DBL & TWN Suite (spacious balcony with sun beds), 06 Senior DBL & TWN Suite, 06 Junior DBL & TWN Suite, 04 Junior Triple Suite and 04 Junior Connecting Suite.

Activities: As the other cruise, they offer activities list, both onboard and offboard for you such as cooking class, squid fishing, kayaking, Tai Chi, cave excursion, swimming, squid fishing… which totally paint you an interesting memory.

Children’s policy: Perla Dawn Cruise has a different children’s policy. Let’s take a look:

  • Children under 5 years old sharing the full price cabin with adults: Free of charge (Free Baby Cot – Subject to the availability) – Limited to 1 child / 1 cabin.
  • Children from 5 to 7 years old sharing the double/ twin cabin with 1 adult or sharing the triple cabin with 2 adults are charged 50% of adult price.
  • Children from 8 to 11 years old sharing the double/ twin cabin with 1 adult or sharing the triple cabin with 2 adults are charged 75% of adult price.
  • Two children stay in a separated double / twin cabin are charged 75% adult / each.
  • 01 child from 5 to 7 years old stays in a separated single cabin is charged 50% of a full price single cabin.
  • 01 child from 8 to 11 years old stays in a separated single cabin is charged 75% of a full price single cabin.
  • Children from 12 years old will be charged as adults
  • For private/ charter cruises: Children from 5 years old will be charged as adults.

Special Features:

  • Lan Ha Bay Cruising Loop offers the transfer time less than 1 hour. You can save transfer time which lasts only 2.5 hours instead of 3.5 hours. This is perfect choice for family who have young kids.
  • The cruise has embedded with classic Indochina style which is very charming yet traditional.
  • The cruise offers the dinner on the top deck with the traditional music performance

If you’re interested in Perla Dawn Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

6. Era Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: They offer free Limousine DCAR (7 seats) transfer service for you.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: Jacuzzi bathtub is furnished in each private cabin is a stand out feature that will help you having chill time right in your room. Besides, Era cruise also has mini cinema for you to kill the time.

Activities:
They provide both onboard and offboard activities to help you experience an amazing holiday on cruising.

Children’s policy: Era Halong Bay Cruise also provides Children’s policy to ensure that their customer take all the benefits on cruising. The policy is as below:

  • FOC for one child below 5 years old sharing bed with two adults. Limited one child per cabin only.
  • Children from 5 to below 12 years old sharing a cabin with two adults on one bed are charged at 50% of adult rate. Limited to one child per cabin only.
  • Two children below 12 years old sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of the full cabin rate. Child from 12 years old and above must occupy a separate cabin and pay the full cabin rate.

Special features:

  • Facilities :
    • Lift to all floor – Era Cruise is the only cruise offers lift on the bay.
    • They have 2 outdoor bars and mini cinema. Hence, you can have some drinks with family or your friends or watch some interesting movie to kill time.
    • They also offer Gym and Spa on boat so you can have chill time and keep fit when you’re on holiday.
  • 24 hours first aid room.
  • Large rooms are at least 40 square meters with private balcony and sun chairs.
  • Ensuite bathroom including Jacuzzi bathtub, shower and heated toilet seat and bidet.

If you’re interested in Era Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

7. Ginger Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: Ginger Halong Bay Cruise offers 2 kinds of transfer with different fees: private car $140 pax/2 ways or $45 pax/2 ways for sharing bus. Or else, you can wait and check it out when we have some good deal for you which offer free round-trip luxury shuttle bus here.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: The 3-deck cruise is home to 12 spacious, natural light-flooded suites only divided into 3 categories including Junior suite, Signature suite and Regent suite. Each room is equipped with a wide range of amenities namely air-conditioner, mini bar, balcony with sun chairs, LCD screen and sofa lounge. Library lounge, restaurant with Live Cooking, bar and spa are also available onboard.

Looks like the sun is setting on this magical suite - Regent Suite
A shade of charm and magic

Activities: As the other 5 star Halong Bay cruises, Ginger Cruise has so many interesting activities to keep you busy and paint your memory a wonder holiday ever, such as: cooking class, squid fishing, kayaking, cave exploration, Taichi class…

Children’s policy: The children’s policy of Ginger Cruise is as below:

  • Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
  • Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % of adult’s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
  • Child over 12 years old: 100% of adult’s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed).

Special Features:
Ginger Cruise boat only offers 12 Suites (37 – 50 square meters) with spacious private balconies, pool on terrace deck and large spa. The room separates the bedroom and living room to enhance the guest’s privacy. Comfortable in-room lounge assists different areas to indulge yourself. Every room offers bathtub with stunning view and spacious walk-in showers. Especially, the Regent Suites bathroom delivers expansive space, an elaborate Jacuzzi with stunning view.
Besides, cycling on Cat Ba included for program 2 days 1 night would enhance your experience.
If you’re interested in Ginger Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

8. Huong Hai Legend Cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cruise Area: Lan Ha Bay
Port location: Got Ferry (Hai Phong City)
Tour program(s): 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights
Transportation: They don’t provide free transfer service but it’s easy for you to request for shuttle bus: only $25/pax. You can arrange pick up location in advance. Or else, you can wait and check it out when we have some good deal for you which offer free round-trip luxury shuttle bus here.
Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese. There is always English speaking tour guide on boat to help you out at anytime.
Boat Information: Jacuzzi is equipped in every cabin and there is a Club with Live music in the boat’s basement are 2 big stand-out points about Huong Hai cruise. They offer 4 types of cabin which are: 02 Triple Legend, 23 Legend Suite, 01 President Legend (extinguished features with 153 square meters big, private terrace; spacious living room and privileges: private dinner set up, butler service, free flow beverages, massage 1 hour) and 01 Family Suite (with 2 private toilets)

Activities:
To be a Halong Bay luxury cruise, Huong Hai Legend offers an Off-the-beaten-track program:

  • Cooking demonstration: How to make “Ca Thinh” as a local fisherman instead of spring roll as other cruises along with traditional wine tasting.
  • Experience the morning life in the bay by Vovinam session.
  • Visit National Cat Ba National Park & a cave.
  • 03 days 2 nights program: Day 2 instead of transferring to day boat which the quality may be inferior to original cruise, our guests will be transferred by speedboad which is in good shape & faster in terms of speed. Enjoy the bicycle trip along with trekking to the forest & authentic local meal in the fisherman homestay. The rest of the time will be spent for swimming & sunbathing.
  • For the 3 days 2 nights, the cooking demonstration will be replaced on the final day by traditional tea tasting.
  • Besides, you also have a chance to take Vietnamese martial art lesson. Sounds so interesting!

Children’s policy: Children’s policy is different from the other boat, so please check children’s policy carefully before you plan to book. Below is children policy:

  • Baby Cot is free of charge and according to availability.
  • Children under 5 years old will be free of charge (maximum is 1 child per cabin, sharing room with parent).
  • Children from 5 to under 11 years old (maximum is 1 child per cabin): Sharing room with parent will be charged 75% of the adult tour price.
  • Two children under 11 sharing a full cabin are charged at 75% respectively of full cabin rate.
  • From 11 and above will be charged as adult (100% tour price).

Special Features:

  • The Tailor-made cruise for MICE & Top Fine Dining Experience with 2 restaurants: The Fish Net Restaurant (on the 1st deck, 180 square meters big, with a stage of 8.8 square meters, provide capacity for 80 guests) and Dragon Legend (on the 3rd deck,120 square meters big, provide capacity for 40 guests).

Hence, it’s easy to organize guests group with different nationality or organize the MICE events.

  • The best nightlife in Halong Bay with:
    • Navy Club – Live music every night: in the basement, 175 square meters big with stage of 12.5 square meters.
    • Sky Bar: A Large Outdoor Jacuzzi in the center pool party, 415 square meters.
  • Onboard spa
  • Library
  • M.I.C.E facilities :
    • Conference and meeting
    • Gala Dinner
    • Themed activity/ Pool Party
    • Team Building
    • Wedding/Anniversary/Honeymoon/Birthday
    • Themed retreat
  • Sundeck :432 square meters big with different types of relaxation.

If you’re interested in Huong Hai Legend Cruise, you can check out for more information here.

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