Azalea Cruise Lan Ha Bay

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Lan Ha Bay Cruises

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Premium Deluxe Family Room with Balcony
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  • Size: 56 m2
  • View: Half Size Ocean View

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Azalea Exclusive Suite with Terrace
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  • Size: 45 m2
  • View: Full-Size Ocean View

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Premium Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Size: 28 m2
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Overview

The newest of the Halong Bay cruise range and operational from November 2017, Azalea Cruise Halong is worth the wait. This cruise offers 5 different cabin options, over two floors.

Cabins come with private balconies, complimentary fruit baskets, and extra bed options are available if your party requires it. The Azalea Exclusive Suite Cabin offers unmatched luxury with a private terrace, sun chair and complimentary cocktails.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2017
  • Capacity40 persons
  • Length89 meters
  • Width11 meters
  • Height11 meters
  • Total Cabins20 rooms
  • Total Decks3 decks

Why Book Azalea Cruise Lan Ha Bay

  • Leading pioneer in cruising Lan Ha Bay
  • All the cabins with private balcony class
  • Exclusive departure port - only 2.5 hours from Hanoi
  • Extremely spacious cabins with panoramic ocean view
  • Best waiting lounge and private access for boarding

Itineraries

3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay

9:00-9:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel (in or near Hanoi Old Quarter and not included in cabin price) by Azalea Limousine DCar 9 seats. Follow the newest highway connecting Hanoi and Hai Phong. Upon arrival at Dinh Vu Port , passengers will be welcomed by hospitable staff at Azalea Cruise’s lounge.

12:15

  • After enjoying a special cup of tea, transfer by tender to the AZALEA CRUISE.

12:30

  • We welcome our guests onboard the AZALEA CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

13:00

  • AZALEA CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park.

14:15

  • We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave. Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.

17:00

  • Azalea Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming.

17:45

  • Returning AZALEA CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.

19:30

  • Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

21:30

  • Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

23:00

  • End of Day One program.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay

6:00

  • The day starts early onboard AZALEA CRUISE with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape, then continue our journey.

8:30

  • Transfer to day boat for visit Viet Hai village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).
  • Back to day boat for visiting Lan Ha Bay. Lunch served on day boat.

13:30

  • Visiting Lan Ha Bay, taking a free breeze at area with the path less visited. You will use your imagination to name any beautiful islands in Lan Ha Bay or get the interesting introduction of our professional tour guide on Azalea Day Boat.

15:00

  • Return to AZALEA CRUISE. Enjoying swimming at the untouched area. Then, you will join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. Watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.

19:30

  • Deluxe Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting.

21:30

  • Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

23:00

  • End of Day Two program.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

6:00

  • Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.

7:45

  • You enjoy on your own to kayak at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay.

9:30

  • Azalea Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out.

10:00

  • Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch.

10:30

  • Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!
  • We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. We bid farewell at GOT ferry, this is the end of the program.

14:00

  • Back to your drop-off point in Old Quarter Center. End of the trip.

What's Included

  • VAT
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts)
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin

What's Excluded

  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s day & Lunar New Year’s day
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Experience

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 9 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.3 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.1 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.6 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.2 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.9 / 5
  • Value for money 4.2 / 5

Well worth the time, travel and money

I’ll bet this is the best cruise in Halong Bay! What makes it special is the staff and the modern facilities that come with it. We were welcomed with much enthusiasm and were taken care of with amazing hospitality. When I booked I said we are visiting on our honeymoon and they surprised us by upgrading our room. We really appreciated the gesture as we did not expect Azalea to go over and beyond for our celebration. The room was huge and the bath had a Jacuzzi which made it more romantic. Absolutely great value for money when compared to all the other cruises on offer.

Guilia Gallo

Italy

December 20, 2019

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on December 3, 2019

Great bang for our hard-earned buck

The boat was fabulous and the staff provided exceptional service. They spoke good English too. The view from our windows (we occupied 3 rooms) changed every time we looked out and took our breath away. The dishes were soooo good and we specially loved the fresh seafood. The happy hour before and after dinner was a bonus with some punchy cocktails! We’re glad we booked the 3-day/2-night package. Guests who only stayed overnight wished they could have stayed longer.

Connie Sullivan

United States

October 25, 2019

Group

3 Days 2 Nights on October 10, 2019

A world-class cruise in a magical place

My wife and I stayed in the suite room with sun deck and floor to ceiling windows. I chose the upgraded cabin as it was our honeymoon. I believe I made the right choice. Everything about the ship is fabulous and the staff was professional, to say the least. We loved every minute of the cruise including the itinerary. The places we visited were surreal, almost magical. We highly recommend Azalea.

Lucie Dubois

Belgium

October 9, 2019

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on September 20, 2019

Best cruise I’ve had in my life

This was certainly the best cruise we’ve ever had as a couple. The ship looks fantastic and the rooms are exactly as shown in the photos. The staff always made sure all our needs were met and service quality is superb. They also serve a variety of food for all the meals.”

Rebecca Brennan

United States

September 19, 2019

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on September 4, 2019

Amazing experience beyond compare

We are used to big cruise ships. What we had in Halong was a relatively small one with a capacity of around 50 guests. It was stylish though and the cabins were spacious. We even had a connecting room with our kids. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. But what we liked most was the incredible scenery. There’s nothing like Halong Bay. It looked like a land frozen back in time. So surreal, so amazing. Definitely worth the time and travel.

Tommy Murray

Canada

September 5, 2019

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on August 22, 2019

A unique family getaway

The views from the ship were stunning. The ship itself was elegant and finely decorated. Our cabin was squeaky clean and the staff was very accommodating. We also had a very funny English speaking guide who knew the attractions very well. The kids were very fond of him. Overall, it was a fantastic experience for our family.

Faith Middleton

United Kingdom

June 27, 2019

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on June 12, 2019

Everything was absolutely fantastic

The cruise was awesome. From the time we arrived till we left the manager and his staff treated us as if we’re VIPs! We highly recommend the 3-day/2-night option as it allowed us to relax and take in all the activities and the enchanting views in Halong Bay. The food was to die for! We never expected Vietnamese food to be so good. Much thanks to Azalea for a wonderful experience!”

Dominic Piquet

Australia

April 4, 2019

Group

3 Days 2 Nights on March 23, 2019

3 exceptional days!

The room is very clean, bathroom great with a breathtaking view of the bay from the bath. The manager Mr Hugo and his entire team can not do enough for us. The quality of the meals and cocktails is really at the rendezvous and the activities are tops! In short, I pleasantly spent 3 amazing days on Azalea Cruises!

Aaren M

Canada

October 14, 2018

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on October 9, 2018

The top class

Beautiful cruise with a beautiful cabin, bath with sea view, perfect service, fabulous food. Unforgettable 3 days & 2 nights in Ha Long Bay. Everything is at the top !!!!

Lynn C

United Kingdom

August 21, 2018

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on August 16, 2018