5 of the best cruises in Ha Long Bay for your leisure journey in Vietnam

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5 of the best cruises in Ha Long Bay for your leisure journey in Vietnam

Sailing on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage, is one of the must-do activities when you are traveling to Vietnam. Vietnamese cruises are charming, boutique, and completely unique. Travelers can choose either a 2-day 1-night experience or a 3-day 2-night journey if their time is more flexible. Traversing the bay, you will be blessed with amazing landscape of epic limestone formations, lovely skyline and sunset, and untouched beaches. In this article, Saffron Travel is going to introduce to you 5 cruises that we love and have a chance to inspect / experience.

1. YLang Cruise – Heritage Line

Sailing: 3-day (2-night) in Lan Ha Bay / Ha Long Bay

Ylang is a new boutique and luxurious 5-star cruise sailing in the UNESCO World Heritage destinations of Ha Long Bay, joining its sister ship, Ginger.

The overnight cruise features 10 spacious suites in two meticulously decorated room categories (Signature Suite and Regency Suite), all with generous private balconies. Ylang marries art deco charm with delicate floral patterns, representing the seasons in Vietnam. It is one of the rare cruises to have a pool on the terrace deck offering 360-degree views of Ha Long Bay. The theme of the cruise is Wellness and Ylang also boasts a large spa with experienced therapists and yoga experts on board. Excursions allow you to bike and hike on Cat Ba Island and visit a local a fishing village.

The maiden voyage is on 17th August 2019 offering a unique three-day journey to the lesser visited region of Ha Long Bay. Sailing through this tranquil and stunning, surreal seascape really is a once in a life time experience.

2. Orchid Cruise

Sailing: 2-day (1-night) and 3-day (2-day) in Lan Ha Bay / Ha Long Bay

Orchid features 14 luxury cabins designed with very large windows opening out onto the sea. There are 4 types of cabin: Suite Cabin, Family Suite with connecting door, Premium Suite Cabin and Orchid Exclusive Suite. All cabins have a private balcony and modern amenities.

Orchid is also the first cruise operating a trip through Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay with several highlights and unique experiences in untouched areas of the Bay. The restaurant on board provides a good view to look out from inside dining room and is also a nice place for meeting travellers from around the world. Orchid can make your trip a trip of a life time with a BBQ on the beach. All you need to do is to enjoy the sun, the sea and finally the delicious dinner under the umbrella.

3. Dragon Legend Cruise

Sailing: 2-day (1-night) and 3-day (2-day) in Bai Tu Long Bay / Ha Long Bay

For travelers who are interested in exploring Bai Tu Long Bay instead of the main part of Ha Long Bay, Dragon Legend Cruise is a nice option to consider. The cruise features 24 luxury cabins decorated with the artworks inspired by Vietnamese culture such as: local ceramics, Red Dao brocade, copper lotus flowers, etc. The details are carefully crafted to together create a charming atmosphere. The design of the cabin and their attention to details are what impress us most. The food on Dragon Legend is also a plus, we have received highly positive feedback from our clients staying here. Travelers can choose either indoor dining or outdoor dining.

4. Paradise Luxury

Sailing: 2-day (1-night) and 3-day (2-day) in the main area of Ha Long Bay

The Paradise Luxury is considered one of the first cruises sailing in Ha Long Bay. The cruise marries the contemporary décor with the a touch of traditional Vietnamese detailing. Paradise Luxury features only 15 exquisitely designed cabins ranging from Deluxe, Deluxe with balcony, to Paradise Suite and Terrace Suite. From the reviews we have got, honeymooners or couples celebrating their anniversaries love the experience on paradise cruise. Due to its small size, the atmosphere is usually intimate. The spacious sundeck with sun beds offers spectacular views of the passing scenery, especially the sunsets.

5. Signature Cruise

Sailing: 2-day (1-night) and 3-day (2-day) in the main area of Ha Long Bay

If you are families looking for a family friendly cruise with top notch services, we highly recommend Signature Cruise. It features from 12 to 16 modern luxury cabins (depending on the cruise) with choices of connecting cabins for families. It is proud to be the last wooden cruise in Ha Long Bay (wooden hulled with steel core) and because of this, it gives you the feeling of staying on a true local Vietnamese designed cruise. While there are also structured activities for family to enjoy together, there are also entertaining areas which allow kids or teenagers to hang out, socialize and play games such as: a large movie room, open sundeck with a charming garden area.

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