Travel Guide

How to choose the best Halong Bay cruises for your vacation

Last updated on
March 27, 2024

All of our cruise ships have the highest standards of safety and are maintained regularly. They also follow environmental regulations as well as our own principles of sustainable tourism and cruising. Aside from this, Bhaya ClassicThe Au Co, and Legend Halong are very different from one another! In order to choose the best Halong Bay cruise, you will need to decide what you are looking for in your experience.

Bhaya Classic is our original fleet that was first launched in 2007. It has just been renovated this past September interiorly and exteriorly, comprising of new floors, updated décor, new bedding and furniture, and a fresh paint job. Four of these ships are very large, consisting of 15-20 cabins, holding 30-60 guests. This cruise is a great way to meet new people and connect with other travelers and tourists during activities and the open seating dining area. On Bhaya Classic, authentic Vietnamese cuisine is combined with western cooking to satisfy everyone’s taste. The other three ships in this line are Bhaya Classic Premium. These ships are smaller which allows for larger cabins. In this line, there are 3-7 cabins that can hold 6-20 guests. Bhaya Classic and its premium line is our ‘’classic’’ cruise, taking passengers around Halong Bay and providing activities such as kayaking, swimming, squid fishing, morning tai chi, and a Vietnamese cooking class. Of course, there is always time for relaxing on the sundeck or enjoying a massage and spa.

The Au Co is our luxury cruise ship. There are two of these magnificent ships each having 32 cabins and holding up to 66 passengers. The Au Co provides five-star dining, putting an emphasis on the Five Element cuisine concept of Vietnam. Balancing and harmonizing the tastes of salty, sweet, spicy, sour and bitter is a big part of Vietnamese culinary art. The Au Co provides an open-air Jacuzzi along with its spa so you can relax in warm soothing water as the scenery goes by. Unique routing is also part of the Au Co experience. Providing a 3D2N tour, this ship is able to take its passengers to other parts of the bay. Cat Ba Island is a popular destination for passengers of the Au Co. Trekking or bike riding through the lush green island is a great activity for most ages, and visiting Viet Hai village and seeing how the local people live is fascinating. Other areas the Au Co can travel to are Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha bay. These are less visited and great destinations if you wish to be more secluded and further away from the other ships.

Legend Halong is the exclusive cruise, which allows you to build your own itinerary and cater to your own specific wishes and needs. There are four boats in the fleet; 1 cabin, 2 cabins, 3 cabins, and 4 cabins. This cruise is perfect for small groups of friends, couples, and families who wish to have a more private and intimate experience. With Legend Halong, you can visit Cat Ba Island, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay. If you wish to have a barbecue on the beach or dinner in a cave, you can make that happen. If you wish to relax all day in one spot or do constant exciting activities you can do that as well. You can also request the food you wish to have during your trip and you will be provided with a private butler to take care of all of your needs.

Each cruise fleet provides a unique and rich experience. Some questions you may want to consider are: Do I want to just spend time with my family or loved one? Do I want to meet new people? Do I want to discover other bays or stick to Halong Bay? What kind of food am I looking for? What activities do I wish to do? What will people of different ages in my family enjoy?

Choosing the best Halong Bay cruise may seem difficult, but each cruise has a lot to offer for most everyone’s needs. Whether you wish to relax on the sundeck with your loved one or have a family kayaking excursion, Bhaya Group will help you find the perfect cruise for you!