Halong Bay is Vietnam’s prime tourist attraction, this UNESCO World Heritage listed bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising out of emerald waters of Tonkin Gulf. The best way to explore the stunning rock formations and the calm waters of Halong is to aboard a luxury Vietnamese junk (traditional wooden boat). As there are so many luxury cruises to choose, though they all have similar cruising itineraries, we’ve picked out to introduce the best six luxury cruises for your upcoming trip to Halong Bay, and these are ideal cruises for Vietnam luxury vacations and honeymoon ideas.


Bhaya Legend Private Cruise


A lovely fleet of small wooden junk, ranging from one to three cabins each. Bhaya Legend Private Cruise offers deluxe boutique and private cruising experiences in Halong Bay, ideal for a charter by couples, family or small groups. The small size of their boats allow them to cruise to different areas of Halong, Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha Bays, as well as be very flexible with your cruising programs. The fleet is recommended for those who want to charter a small junk for a leisure travel, longer cruising excursions in the bays, and for kayaking trips. Meals are personally served, best with Vietnamese traditional foods.


Cabin on Bhaya Legend Private Cruise, Halong Bay


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Violet Cruise


Built in 2009, Violet is among the nicest wooden boats offering luxury cruise services in Halong Bay. Features only six cabins categorized into 2 Junior Suites on the main deck, and 4 Imperial Suites on the upper deck. Each cabin boasts up to 36m2 (388ft2) and 38m2 (409ft2), with large windows and 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony. Regardless to small number of cabins it has, passengers always find on Violet all the amenities they would expect in a larger vessel, including a gym and sauna, a spa with unrivaled views, a restaurant and a lounge, and a comfortable rooftop sundeck. Their restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine, specializing in fresh seafood, and the bar has a wild range of beverages.


Dragon Cabin, Violet Cruise


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Jasmine Cruise


Constructed as a traditional Vietnamese wooden junk in 2007 with interiors of polished dark wood-cladding, Jasmine Cruise has 23 retro Indochine style cabins including two double bed junior suites measuring 24m2 (258ft2) with a Jacuzzi and outside balcony. The cruise is one of the most luxurious boats, and their experienced crews do their utmost to showcase Halong Bay’s stunning views. With 55m (5500ft) in length and 11m (1100ft) in width, Jasmine offers its passengers plenty of space yet still provides an intimate and personal experience. Meals on Jasmine are buffet style with a mix of Vietnamese and Western dishes, their drink menu offers a wide range of wine.


Junior Suite, Jasmine Cruise


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Paradise Luxury Cruises


Paradise Luxury Cruise is the name of 4 wooden luxury boats belonging to a bigger fleet of Paradise Cruise, which also owns the Paradise Peak, Paradise Elegance and Paradise Explorers. They are among the most luxurious cruises available in Halong Bay. Featuring 17 cabins per boat, categorized into Deluxe, Deluxe Balcony, Suites, and Terrace Suites. Terrace Suites, located on the 2nd deck, are featuring 23m2 (258ft2) and a private forward-facing terrace with lounge chairs. Meals are served with royal banquets, get dressed in robes fit for a king and a queen and feel like a true loyalty. Its restaurant serves local and international delicacies, buffet, set menus and barbecues.


Terrace Suite, Paradise Luxury Cruise


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Paradise Peak


Launched in 2012 as a traditional Vietnamese wooden junk with eight elegant suites, Paradise Peak quickly got its reputation as the top luxurious Halong Bay cruise. Its passengers enjoy excellent customer service and great cruising experience. The Premium Suites measures 42m2 (452ft2) each, boasting wide windows in cabin and bathroom, private front terrace and private bathroom balcony. Meals are both local and international delicacies with unlimited A-la-Carte menu, buffet and plated styles. Complimentary free flow of house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee, in-cabin mineral water.


Premium Suite, Paradise Peak


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Hera Cruise


Just joined the luxury cruise team as a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat, Hera Cruise features eleven spacious polished wood-cladding luxury cabins with large windows.  Their Heaven and Earth Suites at the forward and the aft on the upper deck measuring 50m2 (538ft2) each, Ocean cabins at mid-ship on the same deck (35m2/ 377ft2) are also boasting a private chef and butler service with private balcony. Plated meals and buffet breakfast with Vietnamese food, dining experiences on Hera is splendid with live piano and themed music.


Earth Suite, Hera Cruise


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Every of our Vietnam tours include Halong Bay and other highlights of Vietnam, consider combining Laos and Cambodia on luxury tailor-made travel with Incense Travel. Contact us to begin customizing your own itinerary.



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