Our honest review about the Halong Bay cruise we have done. Including how many days to cruise Halong Ba and how to find the best overnight cruise in Halong Bay for you!
When looking for the best Halong Bay overnight cruises, we stumbled across BEST SELLER- 2 Day/1 Night Cruise with All-Inclusive in Halong by Halong Bay Cruise Hunters who have amazing reviews.
There are plenty of options and we are going to explain how you can find the best Halong Bay cruise for you. We have chosen a 2 day/1 night 5* cruise in Lan Ha Bay.
Read on and find out whether we think our overnight cruise in Halong Bay was worth it.
Let’s be honest: We loved our Halong Bay cruise. But we must say that we were also incredibly lucky. We did get one of the best rooms on the ship (nobody knew we were travel bloggers. It was either luck or kindness because we had borrowed our tour guide a pen). Our cabin was glorious with a spacious balcony and a private jacuzzi.
We liked most parts of our cruise:
The only thing we didn’t like was the bar. The music was too loud and drinks were too expensive. But we didn’t mind. We just hopped in our jacuzzi and spent the evening on our balcony.
We absolutely think a Halong Bay cruise is worth it. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a reason! Yes, we are geology nerds, but cruising through these limestone islets is just such a cool and unique experience.
Whether you go on a day cruise or an overnight cruise, Halong Bay Vietnam is absolutely worth a visit.
Disclaimer: We’re going to talk about the Lan Ha Bay tour because that’s the one we took. The other options are described here.
Our tour started with a pickup in Hanoi.
Once we arrived on the boat, we were served lunch. Afterwards, we could move into our room and the cruising started.
In the afternoon, we were brought to an islet where we could enjoy some beach time and swim in the sea.
The buffet-style dinner was the fanciest meal of the trip. Afterwards, there was the possibility to buy drinks at the bar. Drink prices were pretty high by Vietnamese standards.
The morning started with a light breakfast. After that, it was time for our favourite activity of the trip: Kayaking. We were given thorough directions and headed off to explore the limestone islets, caves, and cliffs on our own.
We were served a rich brunch before leaving the boat.
The transfer back was smooth again.
All meals on board were buffet style so there was something for everyone – from traditional Vietnamese cuisine to French fries. The vegetarian guests seemed to be happy as well.
The Halong Bay cruise reviews are amazing:
⭐ Rating: 5.0 / 5 (2474 reviews)
A must do in Vietnam
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. After being collected from our hotel in Hanoi we were taken to our transfer boat which then took us out to the main boat. There we were greeted by all the members of staff who were charming throughout! Our room was incredible and extremely comfortable, we also loved the views from the balcony. Everything was really well organised and punctual, and the food on board was great. In terms of activities, all of them were fun but we particularly loved the kayaking and swimming in Lan Ha Bay.
– Sophie (see more reviews)
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Personally, we think 2 days / 1 night is the sweet spot to cruise Halong Bay Vietnam. It’s amazing to see Halong Bay during sunset, at night and in the quiet morning hours.
Finding the best cruise in Halong Bay can seem like a challenge so let us break it down for you:
You have three basic route options for the best cruises in Halong Bay:
Concerning the best cruise ship for Halong Bay, you have again three options:
We personally chose a 5 star cruise in Lan Ha Bay as the best Halong Bay overnight cruise for us.
The peak season with cooler temperatures is from November to March. Off-season with higher temperatures and humidity is from April to October. In August and September, storms may lead to tour cancellations.
Yes! We thoroughly enjoyed our Halong Bay cruise. Personally, we think it’s well worth staying overnight in Halong Bay. We loved seeing the sunset, the sunrise, and Halong Bay at night.
We also enjoyed interspering our Vietnam backpacking trip with a more luxurious experience and a stay in a more luxurious room.
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