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Check off your hit-list with a Halong Bay cruise. Unwind on luxe boats with stunning karst views, caves & kayaking.

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We had a fabulous time with Sunlight Cruises. The thing that made ours special was the "boutique" nature of the boat - only 5 cabins so it was a small and intimate experience. Our guide Tam was a lovely guy - I really enjoyed getting to know him :)
We had a wonderful time with UniCharm. Our host Hieu was so fun and a fantastic coordinator. Our biggest regret was not booking a longer cruise. The boat was so nice and the food was delicious. I really enjoyed all of the excursions as well! Thank you Hieu!
Kat Kelly

Helpful Questions

How do you book a Halong Bay cruise?

You can book your Halong Bay cruise here - just select the date and number of guests you have, and book your cruise :)

What types of accommodation are available on Halong Bay cruises?

You can find a wide range of accommodation from budget 3-star accommodation to luxury 5-star cruise boats (more like floating hotels!) in Halong Bay. Halong Bay cruises provide a range of accommodation options, from cozy cabins to luxurious suites. Cabins are equipped with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and amenities like air conditioning and hot water. Some cruises even offer private balconies for guests to enjoy the stunning views.

If you're looking for more backpacker options with the same beautiful scenery, we would recommend heading to Cat Ba which has similar cruises but more budget and adventurous!

What is the best time to go on a Halong Bay cruise?
  • March to May are the best months to visit as these months are cool and not too crowded. But there is fog!
  • Avoid summer months from June to Aug as it gets excessively hot, with rainy season in Aug.
  • To avoid the crowds, avoid Oct to Dec which is peak season. However if you don't mind crowds, the weather is best during this time.
  • Avoid local hols like 30 April and 1 May.

Are meals included in a Halong Bay cruise?

Yes, Halong Bay cruises typically include meals as part of the package. The meals typically consist of delicious Vietnamese cuisine, featuring fresh seafood, local delicacies, and a variety of international dishes. They're all able to offer vegetarian meals as well on request.

Most cruises also offer cooking classes where guests can learn to prepare traditional Vietnamese meals.

Are English-speaking guides available on Halong Bay cruises?

Yes, English-speaking guides are available on most Halong Bay cruises. These knowledgeable guides provide valuable information about the attractions, cultural significance, and history of Halong Bay.

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