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Top 8 Halong Bay Cruises receiving the best reviews

Top 8 Halong Bay Cruises receiving the best reviews

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    1. Paradise Cruise - Best rated Halong Bay cruise on Tripadvisor

    a. Rating point on big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 5 stars 8.9/10 9.1/10
    • Price: From US$ 408/2 days 1 night

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages

    Paradise Cruise has received over 2,300 reviews from tourists who have stayed on this cruise and 92% of them rated 5 stars.

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    The first plus point of Paradise Cruise that most guests agree is hospitality with the professionalism of the staff. According to the reviews of the prior tourists, most of the staff on the cruise are quite young, beautiful and full of energy. They take care of all the guests on the cruise carefully, especially tourists who travel with the elderly and children are really satisfied with Paradise Cruise’s special services. Also, the staffs always maintain a good attitude and serve the requirements of the guests quickly. 

    Because Paradise Cruise is the luxury cruise so it is not a big surprise when the facilities on the cruise are highly appreciated. Each room is so clean, well-decorated and spacious with en-suite shower & bath, balconies. Also, the food on the cruise receives positive reviews with a variety of dishes, fresh and delicious seafood. In addition, the guests review greatly about the interesting extra activities of the cruise. There are a lot of activities such as cooking class, drinking class, fishing during the sunrise, live music, etc which are mainstreamed into the cruise itinerary to create a great experience. 

    • Disadvantages

    There are some things that the guests dissatisfied with Paradise Cruise services. Sometimes, some guests complain about the booking process, misleading information that causes inconvenience for during the trip. Paradise Cruise also receives some bad reviews about the sudden change of itinerary and the low wifi connection.

    c. Contact information

    • Hanoi Office:

    -  Address: Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Hanoi Tower, No. 49, Hai Ba Trung Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

    - Phone: (+84) 243 941 6666 or (+84) 906 099 606

    • Halong Bay Office:

    - Address: Gate 3,4, Tuan Chau Habor, Tuan Chau Island, Halong Province

    - Phone: (+84) 203 221 3265

    2. Aphrodite Cruise - Best rated cruise in Halong Bay on Booking.com

    a. Rating point on big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 5 stars 9.2/10 9.4/10
    • Price: From US$ 330/2 adults/2 days 1 night

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages: 

    Aphrodite Cruise has received nearly 500 reviews from prior guests on website Booking.com in which 80% of tourists rate over 9 points for the cruise.

    The staff of Aphrodite Cruise is rated 9.7 on Booking.com. A lot of guests leave the compliments for the hospitality, professionalism and good attitude of the staff. All staffs are friendly, caring and always ready to help with a big smile. They also know the way to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere on the cruise. The facilities are rated 9.3 by the guests. All rooms and suites offer the en-suite bathroom with hot shower facilities, toiletries, and spa baths.

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    The food on Aphrodite Cruise also receives great reviews from the tourists, especially, the cruise offers the special menu for those who are children, the elderly, vegetarian or have allergies to seafood. In addition, the prior guests are really satisfied with the diversity of extra activities that the cruise offer such as canoeing, squid fishing, kayak, taichi, hiking, swimming, etc. This cruise is highly recommended for couples with a rating point of 9.7 from the previous couples.

    • Disadvantages:

    Some tourists complain about the extra fees when taking part in some activities on the cruise. The check-in process is sometimes chaotic when there are many guests. The wifi connection is low and the drinks are quite expensive.  

    c. Contact information

    • Address: Floor 20, VIT Tower, No. 519, Kim Ma Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Phone: (+84) 936 401 819
    • Email: sales@aphroditecruises.com  
    • Website: www.aphroditecruises.com

    3. Signature Halong Cruise - Best rated cruise in Halong Bay on Agoda

    a. Rating point on big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 4.5 stars 9.2/10 9.3/10
    •  Price: From US$ 489/2 adults/2 days 1 night

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages: 

    Signature Cruise has received over 200 reviews on Agoda in which 82,5% of prior tourists rate over 9 points for this cruise and 93% of tourists said that they will recommend this cruise for others.

    The Signature Cruise’s services have a high rating point of 9,6. Many guests review that the staffs are so friendly and professional. They carefully listen to the requirements of tourists and adapt as soon as possible. Also, the accompanied services such as pick up and pick off from Hanoi to Halong Bay and extra activities like Tai Chi lessons, nightly squid fishing, watching movies on the cruise, board games are well-organized and included in the ticket price. In addition, the food is appreciated by the diversity of dishes and great taste. Moreover, the private dining options and special menus for vegetarians, children, the elderly or those having personal health problems receive positive feedbacks.

    Besides, the room comfort and quality, as well as the cleanness, are much appreciated with the high rating point of 9.4. Signature Cruise is just 4 years old which is quite new in comparison with other cruises. The decorations and amenities in the room are rated relatively good value for money.

    • Disadvantages:

    Sometimes, some guests complain about the lack of connection and information when they book the cruise, which makes the cruise not offer exactly what they require. Also, the cashless card and internet are not available on the cruise. 

    c. Contact information

    • Hanoi Office:

    - Address: No. 110, Tue Tinh Street, Nguyen Du Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

    - Phone: (+84) 243 935 1268 or (+84) 945 205 335

    • Halong Bay Office:

    - Address: No. 6, Le Thanh Ton Street, Hon Gai District, Halong City

    - Phone: (+84) 944 205 335 

    4. Rosa Cruise - Best budget Halong Bay cruise

     a. Rating point on big booking websites 

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 5 stars 8.6/10 8.6/10
    •  Price: From US$ 216/2 adults/2 days 1 night

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages:

    Rosa Cruise has received totally over 1,500 reviews from prior guests on three big websites Tripadvisor, Booking.com, and Agoda in which 85% of tourists on Tripadvisor rate 5 stars, over 50% of tourists on Booking.com rate 9 points and 94% of prior guests on Agoda said that they will recommend Rosa Cruise for others. 

    The room quality and comfort are highly appreciated. Tourists review that the room facilities are basic but really clean and comfy, especially those having little children are extremely satisfied with the family room of the cruise. The itinerary also receives positive feedback from the guests. The combination of visiting destinations and participating in extra activities is well-organized, which helps the tourists explore the beauty of Halong Bay and relax at the same time. 

    The food served on the cruise also receives a lot of compliments from the guests, especially for the vegan menu with diverse and tasty food. Many tourists share that the food on Rosa cruise is better than their expectations in comparison with the ticket price. In addition, the shuttle bus service from Hanoi to Halong Bay and the professionalism of the staff on the cruise are much appreciated.

    • Disadvantages:

    Some tourists have problems with the booking process, canceling and payment due to the misunderstanding in communication with the cruise. Some people complain about the facilities in the room like air conditions, wifi or a hot shower. Also, there are some unreasonable points in the itinerary that make tourists uncomfortable. Some tourists review that Rosa Cruise is a bit old in comparison with other cruises.

    c. Contact information

    • Hanoi Office:

    - Address: No. 23, Hang Voi Street, Ly Thai To Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

    - Phone: (+84) 243 719 1666

    • Halong Bay Office:

    - Address: No. 36 Anh Dao Street, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province

    - Phone: (+84) 936 585 881 

    5. Bhaya Cruise - The only brand having 2 cruises on this list

    a. Bhaya Halong Bay Cruise - Best mid-range Halong Bay cruise

    •  Rating point on big booking websites 

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 5 stars 8.7/10 9.1/10
    • Price: From US$ 481/2 adults/2 days 1 night
    • Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages:

    Bhaya Cruise has received over 2000 reviews from three big websites Tripadvisor, Booking.com, and  Agoda in which 93% of tourists rate 5 stars on Tripadvisor, 65% of tourists rate 9 points on Booking.com and 91% of tourists on Agoda said that they will recommend Bhaya Cruise for others. 

    The staffs of Bhaya Cruise have a lot of positive feedbacks. They are friendly, professional and informative, especially, they always keep asking and taking care of the guests on the cruise to make sure that the trip was like the guests’ expectations. Many tourists leave the compliments about the amenities of Bhaya Cruise. The cabin is beautifully designed, clean, comfortable and full of facilities with large windows and en-suite bathrooms. 

    The food on Bhaya cruise is much appreciated by the tourists. The cruise also offers a special menu for vegetarians and children. Especially, the tea, coffee, and seasonal juice are included in the ticket price. In addition, the tourists are really satisfied with the diversity of extra activities the cruise offers. 

    • Disadvantages:

    Some guests complain that the bar on the cruise close too early at about 9 pm while this is the time to enjoy the beautiful night of Halong Bay with a cup of a cocktail. There are some negative feedbacks about the shuttle service from Hanoi to Halong Bay. 

    b. Au Co Day Cruise - Best day cruise in Halong Bay

    • Rating point on big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 5 stars 9.3/10 9.2/10
    • Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages:

    Au Co Day Cruise has received over 1,100 reviews from the prior tourist on 3 big websites Tripadvisor, Booking.com, and  Agoda, in which 87% of guests rate 5 stars on Tripadvisor, 71% of tourists rate 9 points on Booking.com and 91% of tourists on Agoda said that they will recommend Emperor Cruise for others.

    Many tourists gave Ao Co Cruise a lot of compliments about the well-organized itinerary. The day cruise just lasts for 12 hours but the tourists can both visit the beautiful destinations in Halong Bay and have private relaxing time on the sundeck. The room facilities are highly appreciated with the luxury cabin having a fully furnished bathroom, private balcony, and two-way air-conditioning. Also, the rooms are so clean and comfortable.

    The staffs on the cruise receive the positive reviews that they are so professional, friendly and take care of all the requirements of the guests. The cruise ticket includes the lunch onboard which is appreciated for the diversity of the menu and delicious dishes. The special menu for the vegetarian and those having allergies or dietary requirements is well-served. 

    • Disadvantages:

    Some tourists complain that the day tour ends quite late at 9 p.m but the dinner is not included in the ticket price. Sometimes, the tourists are confusing when booking because some Au Co Cruise is managed by Bhaya Cruise now. In some cases, the shuttle service from Halong Bay to Hanoi is not on time. Au Co Cruise does not offer many extra activities but because of the limited time, this can be accepted.

    c. Contact information

    • Hanoi Office:

    - Address: No. 47, Phan Chau Trinh Street, Phan Chau Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

    - Phone: (+84) 243 944 6777 or (+84) 993 344 6542

    • Halong Bay Office:

    - Address: No. 8-10, Tuan Chau International Harbor, Tuan Chau Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province

    - Phone: (+84) 203 221 3265

    6. Emperor Cruise - Best luxury Halong Bay cruise 

    a. Rating point on big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 5 stars 9.3/10 9.7/10
    • Price: From US$ 850/2 adults/2 days 1 night

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages:

    Emperor Cruise has received over 200 reviews from the prior tourist on 3 big websites Tripadvisor, Booking.com, and  Agoda, in which 96% of guests rate 5 stars on Tripadvisor, 92% of tourists rate 9 points on Booking.com and 100% of tourists on Agoda said that they will recommend Emperor Cruise for others. 

    Emperor Cruise is highly appreciated for the luxury amenities by the guests. All room is decorated with the wooden interior which creates the elegant and royal feeling. Also, each room has large windows with a great view of Halong Bay, an old-fashioned bathroom with a tub or walk-in shower and a spacious balcony to watch the sunset. The staffs also receive positive feedbacks that they are well-trained and professional. Moreover, they customize the requirements and interests of each tourist and provide personal services. Many guests leave the compliment that the staffs create a comfortable atmosphere on the cruise by holding many activities to connect all the guests.

    The food on the cruise is change daily to create a novel feeling. The dishes include both local speciality food and international food. The tourist also reviews positively about the itinerary which is well-organized with a lot extra activities. The tourists can both explore the beauty of Halong Bay and enjoy the relaxing time on the cruise. 

    • Disadvantages:

    Some tourists complain about the low wifi connection and the delay of shuttle service from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Sometimes, the guests have to wait for a quite long time for boarding. 

    c. Contact information

    • Hanoi Office:

    - Address: No. 3, Alley 65 Van Bao Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

    - Phone: (+84) 243 927 3475

    • Halong Bay Office:

    - Address: No. 2, San Ho I Street, Coral Bay Villas, Hung Thang District, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh Province

    • Nha Trang Office: 

    - Address: No. 74 To Hieu street, Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa Province

    - Phone: (+84) 583 887 782

    7. Emeraude Classic Cruise - Best old-fashioned Halong Bay cruise

    a. Rating point on the big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor Agoda.com Booking.com
    Rating point 4 stars 8.4/10 8.7/10

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages:

    Au Co Day Cruise has received over 500 reviews from the prior tourist on 3 big websites Tripadvisor, Booking.com, and  Agoda, in which 55% of guests rate 5 stars on Tripadvisor, 60% of tourists rate 9 points on Booking.com and 90% of tourists on Agoda said that they will recommend Emperor Cruise for others.

    Emeraude Classic Cruise is much appreciated about its old-fashioned design. The cruise is modeled after a turn-of-the-century paddle steamer and the interior is designed following vintage style, which brings to the guests the stylish and ancient feelings. Staffs on the cruise also receive the positive feedback for their professionalism and hospitality.

    The shuttle service from Hanoi to Halong Bay also has many compliments from the prior guests that the shuttle bus is spacious and comfortable. The tourists also review that the itinerary is well-organized and the food is at the top quality.

    • Disadvantages:

    Some tourists complain that some facilities on the cruise do not operate well. Some tourist leave the negative feedback that they have to pay extra fees from some activities and requirements. 

    c. Contact information

    • Hanoi Office:

    - Address: 11th Floor, Viet Bank Building, No. 70-72, Ba Trieu Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

    - Phone: (+84) 906 237 899

    • Halong Bay Office:

    - Address: No. T17 Villa, Tuan Chau Island, Halong Province

    - Phone: (+84) 906 237 899

    8. L'amour Junk - Best private cruise in Halong Bay

    a. Rating point on big booking websites

    Sources Tripadvisor
    Rating point 5 stars

    b. Advantages and disadvantages from the reviews of prior guests

    • Advantages:

    L’amour Junk is one of the first deluxe one-cabin junk in Halong Bay, managed by Indochina Junk which has received over 5,000 reviews on Tripadvisor with 87% of reviewers rate 5 stars. L’amour Junk is also much appreciated by the prior guests. 

    Many tourists leave the positive feedback about the tailor-made tour on L’amour Junk. The guests are given the maximum of privacy during their trip. The staff on the cruise are reviewed that they are really professional, caring and friendly but they are just on call when you need and leave to provide a private space for the guests. The cruise just has one cabin so it is highly recommended for the romantic honeymoon. The couple can use all space on the cruise for their one purpose and decide the itinerary they want to visit. 

    The chief and the food on the cruise also have many compliments from the guests. The food is customized by the personal taste and dietary requirements of the guests. The guests also can go fishing for their own meals. Also, the tourists are really satisfied with the amenities of the cruise. The cabin has a large view window and the outside dining area offers a great space to observe the beauty of Halong Bay. The shuttle service from Hanoi to Halong Bay is also much appreciated with luxury and comfortable shuttle buses.

    • Disadvantages:

    L’amour Junk is quite hard to book on arrival because the ticket is usually sold-out before a few weeks so remember to book in advance. Some tourists also complain about the low wifi connection on the cruise. 

    c. Contact information

    • Address: No. 58, Au Trieu Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
    • Phone: (+84) 24 3926 4085 or (+84) 964 34 33 22
    • Email: info@indochina-junk.com 
    • Website: www.indochina-junk.com/

    In conclusion, the above is the list of Top 8 Halong Bay cruise which is sorted by the reviews of the prior guests. On this list, we try to find out the best cruise following the different aspects and price levels. We hope that this list will be useful for you to choose the most suitable cruise for your Halong Bay trip among hundreds of cruises. Also, these cruises are the best-seller cruises in Halong Bay so remember to book in advance to make sure you can travel by these cruises. In addition, you should hunt for the special deals on the booking websites or bargain the price when booking through the travel agencies to get the good price. Have a nice trip!

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