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UniCharm Cruise
52 reviews
With more than 20 years experience in organizing trips to Halong Bay, but still in the crowd of 500 cruises, the team realized that they need to get off the classic Halong route. Travellers who go with UniCharm will be introduced to a different area of Halong Bay with far less boat traffic. Their new sailing route will be great for travellers with a passion for discovery.

What Guests Say

4.9
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482 reviews

We booked the Unicharm cruise. Tiger our tour guide was fantastic, the best tour guide we have ever had.
The ship was a nice size, not too big catering for about 40 tourists. The ship sailed to areas in Ha...

Niall

I really appreciated the communication prior to the cruise. Dem was punctual and attentive to our schedules. The activities on the boat were great!! I love kayaking and we kayaked for quite a distance. The cooki...

Jacqueline

Great team. Lots of time to enjoy the activities. Delicious food. Plenty of space in the rooms.

Hats

We had a very nice trip to halong bay including just enough activities, combined with the right amount of time for relaxation and lunch. Nice and diverse buffet lunch and friendly and helpful staff.

Eleni

The tour operator texted us the night before the cruise to confirm our hotel. They then picked us up from our hotel in a bus and was slightly late as they had gone to the wrong hotel despite earlier confirmation...

Faith and Darren

Great trip with varied itinerary. Food was really nice and plentiful. They catered for vegetarians very well. Slightly chaotic with the return journey back to Hanoi but that is to be expected.

Tom

Good experience and nice guide. Everything was well organised and according to plan. Lang Ha bay not crowded at all. Food was Ok considering we were on a boat but more fish and less pork would have been nice.

Emilio

Fabulous cruise, not too touristy and a good mix of activities and free time. The crew and guide were great!

Hannah

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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