Halong Bay Cruise Recommendation
Picture of Duyen

Duyen's keen on travelling and exploring new places. By travelling, she get better at comfortable. It opens up the knowledge door for her as well.

Halong Bay Cruise Recommendation: A guide to Halong Bay

Are you going to travel to Vietnam and looking for a Halong Bay Cruise? Refer to the tips below for Halong Bay Cruise recommendation to get the best holiday.

Halong Bay is 165 km away from the East of Hanoi. Today it is a tourist hotspot in Vietnam with million travellers every year. Halong Bay is recognized as a World Natural Heritage. Not just once, but twice. All is thanks to its natural magnificent beauty and geographical and geomorphologic values.

The Best Halong Bay Cruise Recommendation

There are hundreds of tours to Halong Bay. But most are cruise tours to bring tourists an adventurous feeling. With a cruise boat, tourists can reach all the most beautiful corners in Halong Bay.

If you are on an organized tour, you should not worry about travel plans, accommodation, foods and activities. But if you are not, this article will bring you some Halong Bay cruise recommendation and steps to pick the best Halong Bay cruise.

Step 1: How long your cruise is?

Halong Bay Cruise Recommendation

Cruise in Halong Bay is organized by the trip days and nights such as 2 days-1 night, 3 days-2 nights or 4 days-3 nights. There is another option that is no overnight with a half day travelling from HanoiCat Ba island or Halong city to the Bay. There is also half day cruising. But it will be rushed and tiring for one-day travelling.

Overnight cruise is more common for tourists to relax and enjoy the scenery in the Bay. Staying longer means tourists have more time to explore more the remote areas and have more outdoor activities.

Step 2: Where to go?

Halong Bay

Halong Bay includes 3 separated bays: Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay andLan Ha Bay. These bays have similar structure of limestone cliffs, peacefulness, caves and beaches. Actually, tourists too often are fixated on Halong Bay. This can lead to over crowds, which can ruin your trip.

To avoid the crowd in Halong Bay. Let’s go for Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay are good choices as well. If you want to go further, Cat Ba is an option for exploring the lush forest, white sand beaches and hills. You may check Era Cruise. It’s one of the top recommend cruise to Lan Ha Bay.

Today it is easy to check the itineraries, Halong Bay cruise recommendation and feedbacks before deciding where you go. Do it if you want to have the best memories from a tour to Halong Bay.

Step 3: What’s included in a cruise tour?

IMG 1346287

As a common rule, the price should be included for all foods, activities (not including drinks). When you are checking for a tour itinerary, it is good to double check what’s included. Also don’t forget to check the daily activities to be sure that you are aware of what you have paid for.

Step 4: Check the status of cruise boats before booking

Lobby of overnight cruise Halong Bay

There are many types of boat styles, sizes and quality standards for cruising in Halong Bay. Before booking a cruise tour in Halong Bay, check some information of the boats in the list. Or at least some pictures and reviews of those through some Halong Bay cruise recommendation websites.

One thing should be checked is that since 2012, Vietnamese government had required all the boats in Halong Bay to be painted in white. So if your boats are in dark colors; it means something is wrong. And you should choose to cruise in other boats.

The maximum number of passengers on each boat is also very important. As with a huge number of people can affect a lot on your cruising experiences and safety.

Step 5: Get your budget ready for unexpected problems

Restaurant of overnight cruise

Cruising means you are not on inland. But in the sea. Everything can be solved easily when you are in an in-land hotel but not on a boat. So be careful to check the full package tours: What’s included, the quality of food, accommodation, transportation and activities.

This is necessary to avoid all problems as much as possible. It is good advice to prepare some extra budget for unexpected problems during your trips.

Step 6: Choose the reliable tour agency for your tours

IMG 1346288

Tourists travel to Vietnam can book tours through the hotels where they stay. But this option is not highly recommended among foreign tourists. It is also not a good idea to contact the cruise companies directly. Because the price is often higher than the price through an agency. The best idea is to choose a reliable tour agency Vietnam for booking.

So the question is how to define where a reliable tour agency is. To have more information on tours in Halong Bay and Halong Bay cruise recommendation, contact Origin Vietnam for the best support. Wishing you have a best overnight cruise trip in Halong Bay!

Special Deals

Book now and take advantage of our exclusive special deals for the Paradise Elegance Cruise! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the ultimate luxury and relaxation in paradise. Hurry and reserve your spot before these deals sail away! Call us today to book your unforgettable getaway.

BOOK YOUR memorable stay NOW

Halong Bay Private Tour 2 Days

Halong Bay is a wonder which should not miss once visiting Vietnam. How to visit and discover the majestic seascapes in the bay is the question from many tourist? Let think of a private cruise tour in Halong Bay to discover it as your flexible time and trip pacing.
Popular Choice

Halong Bay travel Guide & Sightseeing

All things you will need to know before arriving the amazing Halong Bay, Vietnam

Dinh Huong Islet

Dinh Huong Islet

Dinh Huong Islet is known as a tourist destination not to be missed by tourists on their journey to Halong Bay. It’s located in the

Read More »
Co To Island

Co To Island

Co To is an archipelago with about 50 islands located in the East of Quang Ninh province, including Big Co To, Small Co To, Thanh

Read More »

Titop Beach

Table of Contents “The Best Experience at Titop Beach!” Introduction Titop Beach is one of Halong Bay’s stunning beaches, you shouldn’t miss it. Situated on

Read More »
Kim Quy Cave

Kim Quy Cave

Kim Quy Cave is located on Nam Dam Islet, with 187m high peaks. In front is the Rocky Mountains, behind Soi Sim island. It’s a

Read More »
Thay Cave

Thay Cave

If the name of Ha Long Bay is familiar to domestic and foreign tourists, the name Bai Tu Long Bay sounds new. Together in the

Read More »

Our difference

Origin Vietnam Responsible travel for Sharing Benefit with Local Community.

A small thing we do on our tours can make a big difference, so everyone at Origin Vietnam Travel, we strive our best to minimize the impacts while giving maximum enjoyment from your traveling experience. Continue reading ..

Halong Bay Travel Blog


Blogspot & review. That you can get a new experience of travel stories and taste local cuisines. Especially Halong bay Cruise overnight experience from bloggers. It will take you into the steps of discovering hidden sites of Halong Bay!

NOT sure where to go next? We're here to inspire you

Customize Private Vietnam Tours & Travels tailor-made by our local specialists.
Start planning your authentic insider Vietnam holiday & trips now

Please login to access the full Agent Hub.

What’s in the Agent Hub

  • Webinars
  • Fam Trips
  • Industry News
  • Download Brochures
  • Useful Information
  • Promotions
  • Photo Gallery
  • Construction Reports
  • Operations Reports


Enter your email and password and start exploding Origin Travel features


Speak to a specialist on +8482 909 86 86 or fill in the form below, we will reply within 12 hours. Thank You!
Any specific requests or interests to customize your tour?


We keep your records confidential and do not sell them. Please provide accurate information to help us process your next tour faster, and we’ll offer unbeatable prices on our top tours.