Carina Cruise Halong Bay

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Overview

The cosy atmosphere of Carina Cruise Halong provides a more personalized service compared to most other cruises in Ha Long, but the generous size of the Carina Cruise ship means that you won’t feel cramped. It’s large enough for you to keep yourself to yourself but small enough to feel like you are travelling with a group of friends.

In fact, the size is this cruise’s greatest advantage: it means you can access other parts of the Bay which are less populated and less touristy, which other tours are not able to access. If you are looking to explore the road less travelled, Carina Cruise Halong has you covered.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2014
  • Capacity36 persons
  • Length28 meters
  • Width7 meters
  • Height2 meters
  • Total Cabins9 rooms
  • Total Decks3 decks

Why Book Carina Cruise Halong Bay

  • Part of well-known group cruises in Halong Bay
  • Good value mid-range cruise in Halong Bay
  • Personalized customer service
  • Classic intimate traditional junk with only 9 cabins
  • Cater for small groups, couples or individuals.
  • Premium cabins with balcony

Itineraries

2D1N 3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau marina - Halong bay – Surprising Cave – Titop Island

07.45 – 08.15 approx

  • Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
  • Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
  • Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 approx

  • Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.
  • Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
  • Set sail as lunch is served
  • Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

Afternoon

  • Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising.
  • Heading to Titop or Soi Sim island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here
  • Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening

  • Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
  • An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
  • After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…
Day 2: Luon Cave - Hanoi

06:30

  • For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

07:00 – 08:00

  • Local breakfast is served

08:00

  • Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn)
  • Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

09:00

  • Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

10:00

  • You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12:00

  • Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.
  • Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
  • Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau marina - Halong bay - Surprising Cave – Titop or Soi Sim Island

07.45 – 08.15 approx

  • Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
  • Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
  • Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 approx

  • Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.
  • Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
  • Set sail as lunch is served
  • Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

Afternoon

  • Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising.
  • Heading to Titop or Soi Sim island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here
  • Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening

  • Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
  • An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
  • After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…
Day 2: Maze Cave – Cua Van Floating Village – Pearl Farm

06:30

  • For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
  • Local breakfast served
  • Transfer to smaller boat to exploring Maze Cave, you will have chance to visit one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay and step up to the top of the mountain to get the amazing view of World Heritage.
  • Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Cửa Vạn floating Village.
  • Arrive Cửa Vạn Floating Village: Our guide will brief you information and the highlights about this fascinating floating village and its local community.
  • Take your option either exploring the village yourself on kayak or comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

12:00 approx

  • Lunch is served on board

Afternoon

  • Cruising to Visit the Peal Farm, you will have chance to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl from first step of growing to harvesting pearl in Halong Bay
  • Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax

Early evening

  • Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
  • An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
  • After dinner, reward yourself with a tasteful cocktail, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, squid fishing….
Day 3: Luon Cave - Hanoi

06:30

  • For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

07:00 – 08:00

  • Local breakfast is served

08:00

  • Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn)
  • Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

09:00

  • Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

10:00

  • You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12:00

  • Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.
  • Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
  • Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30.

What's Included

  • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on board (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts)
  • Complimentary 02 bottled mineral water inside the cabin
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Welcome drink
  • Tai Chi
  • Cookery demonstration
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Local rowing boat or kayaking
  • Fruits and local wine party
  • Internet wifi on dining room
  • Fishing equipment
  • English speaking guide
  • On board insurance and service charges

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Shuttle bus (round trip)

Experience

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.1 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.3 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.4 / 5
  • Food/Dining 3.9 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.6 / 5
  • Value for money 4.7 / 5

More than satisfied in a magical land.

Staff was helpful and kind always. food was good and beautifully served, We took the 2day one night trip on Halong Carina cruise and we were happily occupied with time for leisure, Try to catch the sunrise from the deck.

Lara L. Peters

United States

August 7, 2019

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 3, 2016

Great trip

I just got home after a great holiday. Among the things I did was a cruise in Halong Bay Vietnam on a boat called Carina Cruise. The travel agent in Hanoi promised me the trip of a life and it was. I don’t know how to say this right, it was brilliant. Great food, drinks, scenery, room, trips just everything. It was only for three days but they pack so much in and it wasn’t expensive, less than £200. I never new that Vietnam was such a great country. It is really scenic, everywhere I went was different. The cruise though was my favourite part. I could have spent a week doing this. Everyone on the boat was friendly. When they saw I was travelling alone they invited me to sit with them and were happy to talk to me. If you are thinking of a great holiday, try this it really is good.

Jonny Williams

United Kingdom

September 30, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on September 16, 2017

Overall just nice

At the end of the day we had an experience for a lifetime and Halong Bay and Lon bay or whatever was really truly a World Heritage Site for the ages. One thing to note on the Halong Carina cruise is that all drinks including soft drinks (water and orange juice at breakfast) are not included and that you may have a large drinks bill if you do not bring your own water.

Serena Macintosh

Australia

September 21, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on September 12, 2016

Greatest experience in Vietnam that I had!

We had a wonderful time on the Halong Carina Cruise. Since we were on our honeymoon we got upgraded to a wonderful suite with a balcony at the front. However, even if there were no huge balcony we would have enjoyed ourselves a lot, since the upper deck offered plenty of space to rest and relax. The excursions were awesome. We went to Surprise Cave which was marvelous and then enjoyed the beautiful little island with the beach. Halong bay scenery was just breath-taking and magnificent. The downside of Halong bay is: it is always crowded; people are turning this place into a touristic business kind of thing. However, the boat is really beautiful and worth a trip. The staff, food and the ambiance were all excellent!!!

Marlien Harberts

Netherlands

August 31, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 16, 2016

Special Carina Cruise Halong

Very happy. Swim time the kayaks and it was special to feel. Views breathless. Very friendly staff and how the guide Tom was so nice. So much Vietnam history. Have to tell take the cruise to breathtaking away.

Ton Tan

Vietnam

August 28, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 11, 2016

We didn’t know what to think if we should go to halong. definite

Staff was killer and I basically devoured everything that was put in front of me. Nice that there was vietnam food and american food because sometimes you can get sick of one thing. The chefs were saying they catch everything fresh and cook it right up there on the Halong carina cruise and that’s pretty cool. During our tour we visited the floating village with the pearls and some cool houses floating there. We chose to kayak and explored the surroundings. We also visited some pretty crazy caves and a lake hidden inside one of the islands. We were also able to swim in the evening and try out night fishing with the boat’s crew. Never expected it to be so fun and interesting I guess really pretty too to look at.

Bret Henderson

United States

August 25, 2016

Single

3 Days 2 Nights on August 8, 2016

Phenomenal!

I took my wife and her parents to Vietnam. Our travel agency recommended the Carina cruise halong. We are so glad they did because we had an extremely happy time. The crew went out their ways to bring us excellent service. Halong was extraordinary beautiful with striking grottos, limestone elongated islands and hidden white sand beaches. The cruise manager did a great job. We have never been looked after so well. They were caring, considerate, knowledgeable, helpful and exceeded all our needs. Their attention to details was exceptional. The cruise halong itself, the facilities and the food was world class. Overall, our experience was more than we could have expected. We will definitely be recommending Halong Carina cruise to all our friends.

Ben Heiner

Germany

August 21, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 19, 2016

Loved it!

Just got back from a relaxing cruise of Halong Bay. I had low expectations of the cruise due to hearing lots of negative feedback. Rooms are a bit small (as you would expect) but as you are only there 1 or 2 nights it does not matter. And actually the rooms are very nice, with comfortable beds and let’s say interesting decoration! The bathroom is surprisingly nice and the usual hotel amenities are actually provided. The highlight is the staff, they are really lovely. They cannot do enough for you. They are always pleasant and helpful – right from the moment you check in at the Halong Carina Cruise. Food and ambience is spectacular. All in all it was a fantastic trip. Highly recommend!

Bruno Chapelle

Canada

August 20, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 30, 2016

Great tour, should not to be missed if visiting Vietnam

We had a great time touring Vietnam on board the Halong Carina Cruise. The food was delicious and plenteous. We were very impressed by the freshness of the food and how delicious the seafood was. Rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. We are very thankful for the lovely maid who worked extremely hard and had our room spotless every day. The itinerary gave us enough time to see the different sights but still enjoy it at our own pace. But the best part about it was the staff! The manager went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Tip – book a private transfer. Much quicker and no long side visits to tourist traps!!!We would definitely recommend Carina Cruise Halong. Their customer service is outstanding!!!

Kay Prieto

Philippines

August 14, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 23, 2016

Perfect way to enjoy your holiday in this majestic Bay.

We had the most memorable time on this cruise and highly recommend Carina. The booking process with their sales team was excellent. The customer service of Halong Carina cruise went above and beyond any standards. It took 4 hours to go from our hotel in Hanoi to Halong bay and another 4 hours again to go back Hanoi. So please consider the 3D2N cruise instead of the one-night cruise, since you won’t have that much time as you calculate. Our embarkation went smoothly with flowers and drinks. Our cabin was beautiful, delightful, fresh and with AC and our own private balcony located. If you can afford the price, I highly recommend you book the terrace suite. The food was delicious and they also made special veggies dishes for those who were vegetarians. The wine price was reasonable. The staff were excellent and accommodative. Though not all of them could speak English well but they tried their best to help us. Halong bay was just majestic and the excursions were amazing brought us lots of photo opportunities. Once again highly recommend Halong Carina cruise!

Eira Soro

Finland

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 1, 2016

Tom Cruise.

Booked a cruise with the Carina Cruise Halong Bay and there’s absolutely no regrets here. I usually don’t leave reviews but had to give Tom Cruise a shout out for the high-level service and personable hospitality.

Alejandra Ford

Mexico

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 28, 2017

Thanks again Carina!

Service was fantastic, was really appreciated by my spouse. English was very good. The food and accommodation were also excellent. We were also very lucky – we were the only ones to take the 3-day 2-nights tour, so when everyone else was being transported back to the mainland, we remained on Carina cruise Halong as the only passengers. The crew then told us that since we are the only ones, we can do whatever we want – and we did! They took us everywehere we wanted, and when we asked to just stay in place and swim, we did just that. No forced sightseeing. I can honestly recommend this company!

Nancy Towerstaff

United Kingdom

August 8, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 26, 2016

Seafood lovers dream ship!

Ha Long part of the bay is stellar! Do not dare skip out on the extra day on the Carina cruise Halong, it’s almost like they keep some special surprises for you if you stick around longer. This is my second time in Halong Bay and I have to admit I wasn’t absolutely blown away the first time but this one takes the cake!

Alison Witt

Australia

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on August 1, 2016

Ideal for couples.

We were lucky to take the Carina cruise Halong bay on a good and calm weather. The ship’s crew were all nice and accomodating. The whole cruise was great. I would recommend it to every couple who are looking for a romantic experience in their life

Xing Ming X

China

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 15, 2016

Ask for Minh!

Minh was a rockstar for our Halong bay tour! Thank you so much Carina cruise! Learned a ton about Vietnamese history, couldn’t have had a better experience!

Lisa Schlively

New Zealand

August 7, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 21, 2016

An amazing experience with a great tour on a beautiful boat!

As anyone who has researched this trip knows there are dozens of companies operating in Halong Bay although I’m not sure how many cruise ships there are doing these excursions but I would highly recommend Carina cruise Halong. We chose the one night which departs from Tuan Chau Island and returns to it the next day at 10.30. In my point of view that’s about all the time you need to soak up the atmosphere of the Bay. The Halong Carina operation is extremely professional and efficient – definitely one of the top cruises in the Bay. Food on board was amazing, delicious and beautifully presented. Activities on board – aside the various stops and excursions – included cooking demonstration, cocktails, night squid fishing, spa/massage services (not included in price of cruise), movie and early morning Tai Chi class. Well, like in any cruise, you don’t have to do any of this or go to the various caves if you don’t want to. Just go for the photo opportunity and the food. But all of them were extremely well organised and enjoyable. Halong is super majestic it is something you definitely need to see. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole journey with lots of smile. We had good fun and enjoyed their hospitality pretty much.To summarise: An amazing experience with a great tour on a beautiful boat.

Tien Shen

Singapore

August 2, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 12, 2016

Really glad we chose to cruise Halong Bay

Pretty ideal trip when you just do a day and a night. There are a ton of different sites to see and it seems like the longer you stay the more relaxing it is but we were pressed for time as we had been travelling Vietnam for awhile and this was one of our middle stops on our itinerary. Kayaking and cave exploring were nice little excursions and the food service and food itself was impressive. Everyone on Halong Carina cruise was so sweet and easy to get a long with! Unforgettable.

Mallory Johnson

South Africa

July 3, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on June 18, 2016