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2D1N Luxury Cruise (5-Star) | Halong & Lan Ha Bay **Outdoor Jacuzzi, Stunning Balcony Rooms

By Doris Cruise

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You're here for the best of both worlds - an adventure with nature and a luxurious experience. Doris Cruise boasts a beautiful, modern interior for you to lounge in.


2 days 1 night
Group trip (50 travellers per group)
Experience both luxury and adventure on Doris Cruise. Each room is fitted with a spa bathtub and private balcony. You will sail to destinations at Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba area, swimming & kayaking at Ba Trai Dao Islet and explore the Dark & Bright Cave (Hang Sang & Toi). You'll also enjoy Vietnamese delicacies, barbeque seafood buffet and learn how to make local spring rolls on board.
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What's included

From US$ 180 4,183,563 VND per person
  • Limo Transfer from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Marina Harbour and back via Expressway
  • Welcome Drink
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins with A/C
  • Meals on board
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Cooking class
  • Passenger insurance
  • Kayak
  • Beauty, Spa Services
  • Other beverages
  • Christmas (24th Dec) & New Year (31st Dec) and Lunar New Year surcharge: USD 30
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Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.


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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay
Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay

Today you will cruise through the islets in Halong Bay, discover natural lagoons in Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches Island)

Accommodation: Doris Cruise - Junior Suite/ Triple Suite

  • 08:30 – 9:00: The driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau harbour.
  • 12:00 – 12:30: Transferred by speedboat to Doris Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink, meet the captain, crew to get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in to your cabin.
  • 13:00: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian set menu lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet (Duck Islet), Thumb islet and Gia Luan Harbour. Discover lagoon natural area that belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Go for a dip or simply sunbathe on the deck. Kayak and swim at Ba Trai Dao Islet
  • 17:30 Watch the sunset while enjoying fruits, cake and wine.
  • 18:00 – 18:15: Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Doris Halong Cruise. You have the chance to practice making Vietnamese traditional dishes such as local spring roll.
  • 19:00: Time for dinner. Enjoy BBQ seafood and local cuisine on the cruise.
  • 21:00: Spend time for evening entertainment: card games, chess, listen to music or even squid fishing. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi
Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Today you will kayak through the calm emerald waters to Dark & Bright Cave (Hang Sang & Toi)

  • 06:30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
  • 07:00 – 7:45: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
  • 08:00: Sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Dark & Bright Cave (Hang Sang & Toi) - Take your option either explore the cave yourself on a kayak or on a local bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
  • 09:30: Return to Doris Cruise and check-out from the private cabin.
  • 10:00: Early buffet lunch on the cruise
  • 11:30: Return to Tuan Chau Harbor
  • 13:00: Driver will drop you off at Hanoi

Meet your guide

Doris Cruise

Doris Cruise – a truly fabulous 5-star cruise to discover the new route from Halong to Lan Ha Bay. Travellers highly recommend their overnight cruise as the staffs provide impeccable customer service and a good variety of food. You don't want to miss waking up to panoramic views at the bay too.
1 year experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 44 helpful reviews
14 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Amazing cruise! We loved our time on Doris Cruise! We spent two nights, three days on the boat and were very happy we did. The two night itinerary gives you an opportunity to bike in Cat Ba island which was a lot of fun! It wasn't warm enough in January to go swimming, but this would have been really fun if were able to. The food was food - very large spread with a mix of Vietnamese and western food. Only drawback with this is that I would have preferred more local food. However, it is a minor detail. My fiance has a nut allergy and they were amazing accommodating it. The staff was incredible! Manager Bruce went out of his way to make sure our stay was special, even giving us a special "congratulations" gift. The staff, specifically Hero, was amazing with helping us navigate our allergies and giving us tips for our stay in Vietnam. We also loved spending the day biking around Cat Ba island, drinking snake wine, and hearing stories from our amazing tour guide Tom (Tom Cruise haha). The time was filled with so many wonderful memories! Finally the facilities were wonderful. The rooms were big and the private balconies were a major highlight. Everything was brand new! I also really enjoyed the massage service. Overall, would recommend highly as a Halong Bay Cruise!!
13 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
What an experience in the middle of lovely bay and surroundings. Truly u enjoy the time with yourself and friends away from the busy life. Outstanding services and safety across the cruise , food, cleanliness, u get what u need and as outlined in the package. Most importantly the cruise team, very cooperative and ready to serve before u ask.
Richard Wynne
09 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Absolutely great 2 day 1 night cruise. What an amazing way to cruise Halong bay. Our junior suite was beautiful, lovely big comfortable bed, big bathtub with a window to see the bay. We done some kayaking which was great fun, and we really enjoyed the cooking class. The food onboard was delicious, and plenty of it! They really went out if their way to cater for my vegetarian wife. Would like to give our waiter Hiro (not sure how to spell it) a special mention as he was brilliant, his service was excellent and was really nice to chat to. Would definitely recommend.
Alan R
08 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
This was a major highlight of our trip to Vietnam. The staff was excellent! The trip and view was amazing!! The food was surprisingly great as well! If your looking for a cruise that will not disappoint then Doris is who you should book with. The cruise manager Bruce and guide Ming were excellent and deserve a lot of credit for making the cruise the experience it was.
06 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Fantastic Experience. We took a two day one night trip with Doris Cruise. The reception, briefing by Justin and the coordination by Bruce Panda of the complete visit was fantastic. Our room was excuisite, the view out of this world and the food selection delicious. The activities planned by the cruise were off the beaten track and enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending the cruise

Doris Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 11) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Doris Cruise pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Insect repellent
Light jacket/sweater (for the evenings)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Shorts & T-shirts
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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