port of call
Port of Call

Halong Bay Port Of Call 2019, 2020, 2021, 2024, and 2025

Last updated on
December 18, 2023

Are you currently on a sea adventure to explore the world? If so, why not take advantage of your spare time to discover the legendary Halong Bay? This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece sculpted by Mother Nature, waiting to be explored by you.

Our team has extensive experience in serving passengers from renowned cruise lines such as Silversea Cruises and Windstar Cruises. As the pioneer company to offer overnight Halong Bay cruises and the largest operator in the Bay, Bhaya Group is honored to be your host.

Our Signature Cruises

Bhaya Group offers two cruise lines with distinctive features and styles to match your needs.

Bhaya Legend Cruise

The exclusive itinerary with charter and sharing services set Bhaya Legend Cruise apart from any other cruises in Halong Bay, making it the best choice for your excursion in this World Heritage Site.

With a capacity of 2 to 10 passengers, the junk and the whole crew are reserved especially for you. This allows maximum flexibility in your cruise schedule and eliminates any waiting time there might be in between. A private butler to guarantee guests the utmost comfort and a stress-free vacation.

As a boutique-style vessel, inspired by traditional Vietnamese junk, Bhaya Legend Cruise was made of natural materials like local wood, bamboo, and ceramics. The interior design with elegant oriental carvings and handmade decor details delivers a hint of mystic Oriental charm.

For an overnight stay, you can book your cruise directly via our official website at

For day-cruise or special requests, please contact us via email at

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Bhaya Classic Cruise

The junk is made in a classic style with a touch of quintessential Vietnamese spirit while incorporating modern facilities for passenger comfort.

Each boat features 15 to 20 cabins which are the ideal size to accommodate a group of passengers but at the same time secure privacy and personal space.

Bhaya Classic Cruise provides you with two options of 2 2-day 1 1-night and 3-day 2-night cruise which takes you to discover the hidden limestones and traditional floating village etc.

Please note that Bhaya Classic Cruise runs a fixed schedule that starts at around 12:30 a.m. Therefore, you might need to consider the disembark time from your ocean cruise ship. Our staff will assist you in matching the schedule and reducing wait time if there is any.

For the overnight stay, you can book your cruise directly via our official website at

For day-cruise or special requests, please contact us via email at

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The Au Co Cruise

The Au Co Cruise brought an exclusive continuous three-day journey encompassing the breadth of the world-renowned Halong Bay, as well as less-crowded destinations of the neighboring Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and beyond.

Unlike more common three-day two-night cruises which use transfer boats, guests will remain on the same Au Co for the entire trip to have the best Halong Bay experience.

With a capacity of 32 cabins, the Au Co is a powerhouse that can carry a large group of passengers who would like to discover the inner beauty of Halong Bay.

Graceful and sophisticated in every detail, The Au Co Cruise promises to offer our passengers a true sense of Vietnamese culture and beyond. This is reflected in every subtle detail of interior design, the decoration, onboard activities, the delicate menu, and the exclusive destinations designed on the route.

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Your Permit to Enter the Mainland

All foreigners are required to attain visas to enter the mainland of Vietnam. However, if you are a passport holder of one of these countries, you will only need to get the Certificate of Visa Exemption. There are 02 ways to legally enter Vietnam mainland:

(1): If you directly apply for the permit, please contact Bhaya Cruises so we can advise you on the steps to complete the documents upon your arrival at Halong Bay.

(2): If you apply via your cruise bringing you to Halong Bay, it will be less complicated as you might have all the documents needed in your hands.

We highly recommend working closely with your cruise operator if you plan to visit Halong Bay.

Your Registration Status

When leaving a cruise ship, it’s necessary to register with local authorities for permission to stay in Halong Bay.

A: If you are already registered, get prepared to embark Bhaya Cruise,

If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry! The Bhaya team will assist you with the necessary paperwork. All you need to do is provide us with your information, including your passport number and cruise ship details. We will go over the specifics with you once you book your cruise with us.

Pick-up Points

When you disembark the cruise ship, Bhaya Cruise will pick you up at four different locations.

Van Hai Port is located in Bai Chay Ward of Halong City, just a 4-minute drive from Bai Chay Bridge and directly across from Wyndham Legend Halong.

Cai Lan Port is located on Highway 18, Halong City, and it’s expanding to become one of Vietnam’s largest ports.

Vinashin Port is located in No.6A, Le Thanh Tong Street, Hon Gai Ward, Halong City

Halong International Cruise Port is located at No.9 Halong Road, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City

Transfer Options

Bhaya Group offers both roadway and waterway pickup options at two ports.

By road

To reach the Bhaya Cruise Centre, our shuttle bus will pick you up from the entrance of Van Hai Port and take around 30 minutes. The distance is the same between Cai Lan Port and Hon Gai International Port. If you’re arriving at Vinashin Port, which is located further to the east, it will take around 19.5 km to reach the Bhaya Cruise Centre.

Please be aware that there is an extra charge for the shuttle bus service.

If any of the passengers are interested in visiting Hanoi and have the time, we can provide a shuttle bus or a private car for their convenience. Please note that the transfer may or may not be included, depending on how the cruise was booked.

By waterway 

If weather and location permit, we’ll sail to your cruise ship dock. Otherwise, our tender boat will take you to Bhaya Group Cruise Center.

*Note: Transfer by waterway is free of charge but it is possible for only guests departing from Vinashin Port.

Port/Transfer Option

Roadway (Chargeable)

Waterway (Free of Charge)

Cai Lan Port


Van Hai Port



Vinashin Port



Halong International Cruise Port



List of Cruises visiting in Halong Bay in 2019:

Cruise LineShipDateArrive-Depart
Hapag Lloydms Europa 230-Dec-1813:30-18:00
SilverseaSilver Shadow1-Jan-1914:00-24:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation3-Jan-1907:00-20:00
SilverseaSilver Shadow7-Jan-1908:00-24:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation31-Jan-1907:00-20:00
SilverseaSilver Shadow8-Jan-1900:00-13:00
Holland Americams Westerdam11-Jan-1906:00-19:00
AIDA CruisesAIDAvita21-Jan-1908:00-20:00
Holland Americams Westerdam29-Jan-1907:00-24:00
Windstar CruisesStar Legend29-Jan-1908:00-24:00
Holland Americams Westerdam30-Jan-1900:00-17:00
Windstar CruisesStar Legend30-Jan-1900:00-13:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation31-Jan-1907:00-20:00
SilverseaSilver Shadow3-Feb-1907:00-18:00
Windstar CruisesStar Legend11-Feb-1900:00-13:00
Dream CruisesWorld Dream13-Feb-1910:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium22-Feb-1908:30-17:30
Hapag Lloydms Europa26-Feb-1914:00 – —
SeabournSeabourn Ovation28-Feb-1907:00-20:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation4-Mar-1908:00-20:00
AIDA CruisesAIDAvita4-Mar-1908:00-20:00
SilverseaSilver Shadow5-Mar-1912:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium12-Mar-1912:00-22:00
Hapag Lloydms Europa30-Mar-1913:00-18:00
Norwegian CruisesNorwegian Jewel15-Apr-1909:00-20:00
Viking CruisesViking Orion17-Apr-19
Royal CaribbeanVoyager of the Seas5-Sep-1907:00-18:00
Princess CruisesSun Princess28-Sep-1907:00-18:00
Azamara CruisesAzamara Quest18-Oct-19
Princess CruisesDiamond Princess22-Oct-19
SilverseaSilver Muse7-Nov-1908:00-14:00
Holland Americams Westerdam11-Nov-1908:00-23:00
SilverseaSilver Spirit18-Dec-1914:00-20:00
Holland Americams Westerdam5-Dec-1908:00-23:00
SilverseaSilver Spirit18-Dec-1914:00-20:00
Holland Americams Westerdam23-Dec-1908:00-23:00
Mein SchiffMein Schiff 623-Dec-1907:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium31-Dec-1912:00-22:00

List of Cruises visiting Halong Bay in 2020:

Cruise LineShipDateArrive-Depart
SeabournSeabourn Ovation2-Jan-2007:00-20:00
AIDA CruisesAIDAvita4-Jan-2008:00-20:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation6-Jan-2008:00-21:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium7-Jan-2007:00-13:00
SilverseaSilver Spirit15-Jan-2014:00-20:00
Norwegian CruisesNorwegian Jade22-Jan-2009:00-20:00
Princess CruisesDiamond Princess28-Jan-2008:00-18:00
Holland Americams Westerdam29-Jan-2007:00-23:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation30-Jan-2007:00-20:00
Norwegian CruisesNorwegian Jade1-Feb-2006:00-17:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony11-Feb-2013:00-18:00
AIDA CruisesAIDAvita15-Feb-2008:00-20:00
Norwegian CruisesNorwegian Jade15-Feb-2009:00-20:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony17-Feb-2007:00-14:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium18-Feb-2007:00-13:00
SilverseaSilver Spirit18-Feb-2008:00-13:00
SeabournSeabourn Ovation27-Feb-2007:00-20:00
Mein SchiffMein Schiff 69-Mar-2007:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium10-Mar-2012:00-22:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony13-Mar-2013:00-19:00
Oceania CruisesOceania Nautica15-Mar-2011:00-19:00
Regent Seven Seas CruisesSeven Seas Voyager20-Mar-2007:00-17:00
Cruise & Maritime VoyagesCMV Columbus25-Mar-2007:00-23:00
CunardQueen Elizabeth29-Mar-20
Hapag Lloydms Europa21-Apr-2012:00-18:00
Viking CruisesViking Orion27-Apr-20
Hapag Lloydms Europa19-May-2008:00-14:00
Oceania CruisesOceania Insignia20-May-2011:00-18:00
Viking CruisesViking Orion1-Oct-20
Princess CruisesDiamond Princess8-Oct-2010:00-20:00
Viking CruisesViking Orion16-Oct-20
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Eclipse21-Oct-2007:00-13:00
Celebrity Millennium25-Nov-2007:00-13:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony19-Dec-2013:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium23-Dec-2007:00-13:00

List of Cruises visiting Halong Bay in 2021:

Cruise LineShipDateArrive-Depart
Hapag Lloydms Europa1-Jan-2113:00-18:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium13-Jan-2113:00-22:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony7-Feb-2113:00-20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Millennium10-Feb-2113:00-22:00
Regent Seven Seas CruisesSeven Seas Explorer11-Mar-2107:00-16:00
Phoenix ReisenAmadea27-Mar-2107:00-20:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Serenity31-Mar-2118:00-22:00
Viking CruisesViking Orion10-Apr-21

List of Cruises visiting Halong Bay in 2024:

Cruise line Arrival time
Viking Orion
29 Oct 2022 – N/A
Viking Orion
30 Oct 2022 – N/A
Oceania Regatta
09 Nov 2022 – 07:00
Silver Shadow
12 Nov 2022 – 08:00
Mein Schiff 5
12 Dec 2022 – 07:00
Celebrity Solstice
13 Dec 2022 – 07:00
Seabourn Encore
06 Jan 2023 – 07:00
Seabourn Encore
10 Jan 2023 – 08:00
Norwegian Sun
19 Jan 2023 – 10:00
Silver Spirit
21 Jan 2023 – 08:00
Seabourn Encore
03 Feb 2023 – 07:00
Silver Shadow
20 Feb 2023 – 08:00
Silver Spirit
23 Feb 2023 – 14:00
Silver Spirit
28 Feb 2023 – 08:00
Seabourn Encore
03 Mar 2023 – 07:00
Mein Schiff 5
06 Mar 2023 – 07:00
Seabourn Encore
07 Mar 2023 – 08:00
Ms Europa 2
08 Mar 2023 – 07:00
Norwegian Sun
09 Mar 2023 – 10:00
Seven Seas Mariner
19 Mar 2023 – 07:00
Mein Schiff 5
26 Mar 2023 – 07:00
27 Mar 2023 – 07:00
Ms Europa 2
14 Apr 2023 – 07:00
Mein Schiff 5
29 Apr 2023 – 08:00
Oceania Insignia
30 May 2023 – 09:00
Viking Orion
26 Oct 2023 – N/A
Viking Orion
27 Oct 2023 – N/A
Silver Muse
27 Oct 2023 – 08:00
Celebrity Solstice
13 Nov 2023 – 10:00
Oceania Regatta
14 Nov 2023 – 07:00
Celebrity Solstice
18 Nov 2023 – 07:00
Silver Whisper
19 Nov 2023 – 07:00
Celebrity Solstice
07 Dec 2023 – 10:00
Celebrity Solstice
12 Dec 2023 – 07:00
Norwegian Sun
24 Dec 2023 – 06:00
Celebrity Solstice
31 Dec 2023 – 10:00
02 Jan 2024 – 09:00
ms Westerdam
04 Jan 2024 – 08:00
Celebrity Solstice
05 Jan 2024 – 07:00
Celebrity Solstice
24 Jan 2024 – 10:00
Celebrity Solstice
29 Jan 2024 – 07:00
ms Westerdam
01 Feb 2024 – 08:00
Celebrity Solstice
17 Feb 2024 – 10:00
Celebrity Solstice
22 Feb 2024 – 07:00
Oceania Riviera
22 Feb 2024 – 13:00
Seabourn Encore
29 Feb 2024 – 07:00
Seabourn Encore
04 Mar 2024 – 08:00
Silver Moon
11 Mar 2024 – 14:00
Celebrity Solstice
12 Mar 2024 – 10:00
Celebrity Solstice
17 Mar 2024 – 07:00

List of Cruises visiting Halong Bay in 2025:

Cruise line ShipDateArrival-Departure
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice4-Jan-2507:00 – 14:00
Seabourn CruisesSeabourn Encore17-Jan-2507:00 – 19:00
Silversea CruisesSilver Whisper19-Jan-2507:00 – 19:00
AIDA Cruises
AIDAstella21-Jan-2509:00 – 20:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice22-Jan-2513:00 – 19:00
Silversea CruisesSilver Whisper23-Jan-2508:00 – 13:00
Oceania CruisesOceania Riviera23-Jan-2512:00 – 19:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice27-Jan-2507:00 – 14:00
Silversea CruisesSilver Dawn29-Jan-2508:00 – 13:00
Crystal CruisesCrystal Symphony30-Jan-25
Silversea CruisesSilver Whisper3-Feb-2508:00 – 13:00
Seabourn CruisesSeabourn Encore14-Feb-2507:00 – 19:00
Holland Americams Noordam14-Feb-2508:00 – 21:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice15-Feb-2513:00 – 19:00
Hapag-Lloyd Cruisesms Europa 2​16-Feb-2507:00 – 18:00
Seabourn CruisesSeabourn Encore18-Feb-2508:00 – 21:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice20-Feb-2507:00 – 14:00
Silversea CruisesSilver Whisper7-Mar-2507:00 – 18:00
Silversea CruisesSilver Nova8-Mar-2508:00 – 18:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice12-Mar-2508:00 – 19:00
Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Solstice17-Mar-2507:00 – 14:00
TUI CruisesMein Schiff 623-Mar-2507:00 – 20:00
Regent Seven Seas CruisesSeven Seas Mariner25-Apr-2507:00 – 21:00
TUI CruisesMein Schiff 626-Apr-2508:00 – 22:00
Viking Ocean (Viking Cruises)Viking Orion28-Apr-25
Azamara CruisesAzamara Pursuit27-May- 25
Oceania CruisesOceania Regatta5-Jun-2507:00 – 16:00


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