Carina Cruise Halong Bay

4.8 / 5 17 reviews

Cabins & Suites

Deluxe Room
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  • Full Size Ocean View
  • 15 m2
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower, Bathtub
  • No Balcony
  • Double/Twin

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Deluxe Premium Room
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  • Full Size Ocean View
  • 16 m2
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower, Bathtub
  • With Balcony
  • Double/Twin

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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.

Why Book Carina Cruise Halong Bay
  • Part of well-known group cruises in Halong Bay
  • Classic intimate traditional junk with only 9 cabins
  • Good value mid-range cruise in Halong Bay
  • Cater for small groups, couples or individuals.
  • Personalized customer service
  • Premium cabins with balcony
Facts & Figures
Launch Year 2014
Cruise Length 28 meters
No. Cabins 9 cabins
Cruise Star 3.5 Star
Cruise Height 2 meters
No. Decks 3 Decks
Cruise Capacity 36 people
Cruise Width 7 meters


07:40-08:15: Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price). 

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.

12.00PM – 12.30PM: 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 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…

Verified Reviews

Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness
    4.7 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard
    4.8 / 5
  • Staff Performance
    4.9 / 5
  • Food/Dining
    4.8 / 5
  • Service Quality
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5

More than satisfied in a magical land.
August 07, 2019

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.

Great trip
September 30, 2017

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.

Overall just nice
September 21, 2016

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.

Greatest experience in Vietnam that I had!
August 31, 2016

"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!!!"

Special Carina Cruise Halong
August 28, 2016

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.

We didn't know what to think if we should go to halong. definite
August 25, 2016

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.

August 21, 2016

"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."

Loved it!
August 20, 2016

"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!"

Great tour, should not to be missed if visiting Vietnam
August 14, 2016

"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!!!"

Perfect way to enjoy your holiday in this majestic Bay.
August 14, 2016

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!