Top 10 best Lan Ha Bay cruise in 2024

When the famous Halong Bay starts to be touristy, Lan Ha Bay will be the perfect alternative. Lan Ha Bay, geologically, is Halong Bay’s extension, full of spectacular scenery for your most tranquil experience. If you’re seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure in Vietnam, Lan Ha Bay awaits with its multifaceted beauty ready to be unveiled. Let’s find out the top 10 best Lan Ha Bay cruise for your Vietnam tours 2024.

Lan Ha bay cruise
The spectacular scene of Lan Ha Bay

Is it worth taking a Lan Ha Bay cruise?

Located in the east of Cat Ba Island and the south of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay is considered as one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. Taking a cruise in Lan Ha Bay is a must-do experience for anyone visiting Vietnam:

  • Stunning scenery: Lan Ha Bay is dotted with thousands of emerald islands rising from the turquoise water, creating a breathtaking landscape.
  • Unique activities: Cruises offer a variety of activities such as kayaking, swimming, visiting floating villages, going squid fishing at night, attending a cooking class, or simply relaxing on the sundeck and soaking up the scenery.
  • Away from the crowd: there are a lot of hidden gems that are untouched by mass tourism in Lan Ha such as Nam Cat Island and Van Boi Beach, which offer you the chance to immerse yourself in nature.
Nam Cat island
Nam Cat Island

Top 10 best Lan Ha Bay cruise

1. Orchid Premium Cruise

The Orchid Premium Cruise is a luxurious way to experience Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam, and the lesser-known Lan Ha Bay. This luxury cruise has only five suites, each with a private balcony and jacuzzi, making it an intimate and exclusive experience. The staff provides excellent service and caters to guests every need.

Why Orchid Premium Cruise:

  • Accommodation in a luxurious suite with a private balcony and jacuzzi
  • All-inclusive meals featuring a fusion of Asian and European cuisine
  • Open bar with a wide selection of drinks
  • Activities such as kayaking, swimming in the secluded Titop Island, and visiting the Thien Cung Cave
  • A relaxing jacuzzi on the sundeck

>> Click here for more information about Orchid Premium Cruise.

Top deck Orchid Cruise
Enjoy the landscape of Lan Ha Bay up on the top deck of Orchid Cruise

2. Stellar Of The Sea Cruise

Voted as the finest luxury cruise for luxury tours in the area, Stellar of the Sea Cruise of the Seas promises a modern take on contemporary luxury for your vacation in Lan Ha Bay.

The cruise boasts 22 elegant and spacious rooms spread across the 1st and 2nd decks, all designed for maximum comfort. Passengers can indulge in fine dining at the Stellar of the Seas dining restaurant, which can seat up to 60 guests both indoors and outdoors, offering scenic views.

Here are some of the highlights of the Stellar of the Sea Cruise:

  • Luxurious and spacious rooms
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Panoramic bar with a wide selection of drinks, including a wine and cigar cellar
  • Mini golf course
  • Seasonal swimming pool
  • Beauty spa and massage services
  • Children’s playground

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Stellar of the Sea Cruise
Sundeck on Stellar of the Sea Cruise

3. Mon Chéri Cruise

Mon Chéri Cruise will take you on excursions in unique areas in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Therefore, you will have a chance to admire the majestic views of the limestone mountains and mysterious caves; take a dip in the emerald waters of Lan Ha Bay; and enjoy sports activities.

Why Mon Cheri Cruise:

  • 5-star cruise with luxury design 
  • All the rooms have a balcony with a sea view
  • Sauna, massage services, and gym are offered
  • There are 2 options for you: 2 nights on Mon Chéri cruise or 1 night on Mon Chéri cruise and 1 night in a hotel in Cat Ba
  • Serve special-meal requests
  • Dedicated and professional service staff
  • Private room service (upon request)

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Mon Chéri Cruise room
All the rooms of Mon Cheri Cruise have a balcony with a sea view

4. Heritage Line Ginger Cruise

The Heritage Line Ginger Cruise itself is designed with an Indochinese theme, featuring a blend of Vietnamese and French influences, reflecting the heritage of the area.

The cruise boasts a chic and intimate atmosphere with only 12 spacious suites. Passengers can choose from three suite categories: junior suite, signature suite, and regent suite. Each suite is designed for maximum comfort and natural light, promising a relaxing and luxurious stay.

Here are some of the highlights of the Heritage Line Ginger Cruise:

  • Uniquely themed suites that blend Vietnamese and French influences
  • Spacious and luxurious accommodations
  • Impeccable service
  • Onboard restaurant serving delicious meals
  • Sundeck with jacuzzi and lounge chairs
  • Kayaking tours to explore hidden coves
  • Visits to pristine beaches and caves

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Heritage Line Ginger Cruise
Heritage Line Ginger Cruise

5. Paradise Grand Cruise

The Paradise Grand Cruise caters to those seeking a high-end experience, featuring suite-only accommodations with private balconies and top-notch amenities when visiting Lan Ha Bay.

This cruise boasts a maximum capacity of 198 people, ensuring a more intimate and serene atmosphere compared to larger vessels. Passengers are transported from Tuan Chau to Cat Ba Island where they board the Paradise Grand.

Here are some of the highlights of the Paradise Grand Cruise:

  • Suite-only accommodation with private balconies for many suites
  • Fine dining restaurant featuring a Michelin-star chef’s menu
  • Bar with a wide selection of drinks
  • Large sundeck with a jacuzzi
  • Floating outdoor cinema, the first of its kind in the area
  • Kayaking and other activities
  • Impeccable service

>> Click here for more information about Paradise Grand Cruise

Paradise Grand Cruise
Sundeck on Paradise Grand Cruise

6. Capella Cruise

Capella Cruise is a relatively new player but has quickly gained a reputation for being a luxurious and intimate way to explore Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Launched in August 2020, the cruise boasts a beautiful design inspired by Indochinese culture and features 30 luxurious suites, all with balconies offering stunning views of the bay.

Here are some of the highlights of Capella Cruise:

  • Capella Cruise offers luxurious suites with balconies, some of the largest in the bay.
  • Attentive service ensures an unforgettable experience.
  • Enjoy a pool, jacuzzi, gym, restaurant, bar, kayaking, cooking classes, and more.
  • Choose your adventure from 2-day to 3-day itineraries.

>> Click here for more information about Capella Cruise

Kayaking in Lan Ha bay
Taking part in kayaking activity with Capella Cruise

7. Scarlet Pearl Cruise

The Scarlet Pearl Cruise, a luxurious 5-star cruise, is known for its sophisticated design, beautiful interior, and an impressive selection of high-end amenities. It’s designed to provide an intimate and exclusive experience, with only 23 cabins spread out on the vessel.

Here are some of the highlights of the Scarlet Pearl Cruise:

  • The cruise boasts 23 well-furnished suites, each with air conditioning, a private bathroom, and stunning views of the bay. Some suites even feature a private balcony or jacuzzi.
  • Sustainable practices and reducing its environmental impact. This includes using eco-friendly materials, minimizing waste, and supporting local communities.
  • Kayaking, swimming, visiting caves, and participating in cooking classes.
  • The cruise also features a sundeck, a Jacuzzi, and a spa, perfect for relaxation and pampering.

>> Click here for more information about Scarlet Pearl Cruise

Scarlet Pearl Cruise
Scarlet Pearl Cruise

8. Le Theatre Cruise

Le Theatre Cruise is a perfect choice for travelers seeking a luxurious and modern cruise experience in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam. Their fleet of contemporary ships boasts a stylish design aesthetic, ensuring a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere throughout your voyage.

Here are some of the highlights of the Le Theatre Cruise:

  • Spacious cabins with large windows, creating a bright and airy feel while providing stunning views of the bay.
  • A variety of cruise packages, ranging from 2 days and 1 night to 3 days and 2 nights
  • Explore hidden lagoons and caves by kayak, participate in cooking classes to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, or simply soak up the sun on the sundeck
  • Attentive and professional crew at Le Theatre Cruise is dedicated to providing exceptional service throughout your voyage

>> Click here for more information about Le Theatre Cruise

Cooking class on Le Theatre Cruise
Cooking class on Le Theatre Cruise

9. Era Cruise

Launched in late December 2017, Era Cruise features 18 cabins and suites, making it a great choice for classic travelers who seek relaxation with a touch of adventure. Passengers can choose from a variety of itineraries, including 2-day/1-night and 1-day cruises.

Here are some of the highlights of Era Cruise:

  • Spacious and luxurious cabins and suites: All cabins feature private sun terraces, offering stunning views of the bay. The Era Suite is the largest suite among all cruises in Halong Bay, with a generous area of 74sqm.
  • High-end amenities: The cruise boasts a fitness center, a sun deck, a restaurant serving Vietnamese and international cuisine, and a bar.

>> Click here for more information about Era Cruise

Luxurious restaurant on Era Cruise
Luxurious restaurant on Era Cruise

10. Heritage Line Binh Chuan

The Heritage Line Binh Chuan is a luxurious boutique cruise ship that sails through Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. Launched in October 2019, it boasts a unique Vietnamese vibe and offers an intimate cruise experience with only 20 cabins on board.

Here are some of the highlights of Heritage Line Binh Chuan:

  • 20 luxurious cabins with balconies for stunning views.
  • Intimate experience with only 20 cabins, perfect for personalized service.
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture through design, activities & performances.
  • Enjoy a pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, sundeck, kayaking & cooking classes.

>> Click here for more information about Heritage Line Binh Chuan

Swimming pool on Heritage Line Binh Chuan Cruise
Swimming pool on Heritage Line Binh Chuan Cruise

How to choose the best Lan Ha Bay cruise?

Picking the perfect Lan Ha Bay cruise can feel overwhelming with so many choices! Here are some key tips to navigate the options and have an amazing trip.

  • Think about your budget: Luxury cruises cost more, but mid-range and budget options are available too.
  • Decide on a boat type: Steel or wooden boats are the two main choices.
  • Pick your trip length: Day cruises, 1-night cruises, and 3-day cruises are all offered.
  • Read the itinerary carefully: Each cruise has a different schedule and explores different destinations. Make sure it matches what you want to do.
  • Consider the amenities: Think about who you’re traveling with and what features you would all enjoy (like a jacuzzi for couples or connecting rooms for families).
  • Check the food: See if the menu suits your tastes, especially if you have dietary restrictions.
  • Confirm transport: Ensure your cruise includes getting to Lan Ha Bay from Hanoi, or be prepared for extra fees.


When is the best time to visit Lan Ha Bay?

The best time to visit Lan Ha Bay is from November to March due to the beautiful weather, blue water, and no storms. It is a good time for sightseeing and swimming on these pristine beaches. Also, you can expect colorful coral under the clear blue water on the Van Boi and Van Ha beaches.

How to get to Lan Ha Bay?

To get to Lan Ha Bay from Cat Ba Island, you can buy a ticket at Beo Seaport, and then take a boat trip to visit the bay. Or if you are in Halong Bay, you can also combine traveling from Halong Bay with visiting Lan Ha Bay attractions.

All those Lan Ha Bay Cruises above have 2 options: a 2-day, 1 or 3-day, 2-night itinerary. To get more information about the cruise facilities or available dates, do not hesitate to contact us now. Then, be ready for the Halong Bay Cruise 2024.

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