Ancora Cruise

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Vietnam’s number 1 destination awaits your arrival by the Ancora Cruise. Free yourself from the chaos of the city by escaping to the lesser-explored area of Bai Tu Long Bay; a sister bay of Halong Bay but one with a freedom to roam and attractions that aren’t overloaded with tourists.

The Neoclassical style of the Ancora Cruise is one of its greatest assets. The white and cream décor bespeaks the highest opulence and puts the Ancora Cruise up with the best luxury cruises of Bai Tu Long Bay. Whether you find yourself in your cabin, on the sundeck or in the dining room, you will find 5-star amenities here to facilitate your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

We have a balanced itinerary that measures excursions into the bay with quality time spent on the boat, meaning you will get the ideal mix of activities and relaxation. Of course, this tour is yours and you are free to do as you wish; the appeal of spending all day on our luxury liner is definitely a strong one.

Choose the lavish Ancora Cruise when coming to Bai Tu Long Bay, your gateway to paradise.

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 Languages spoken


 Things to do, ways to relax

 Fitness Center
 Hot Tub
 Ticket services

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Room service [24-hour]
 BBQ facilities

 Services and conveniences

 Luggage Storage
 Smoking Area
 Safety Deposit Boxes
 Daily housekeeping

 For the kids

 Babysitting service
 Family room


 Check-in/out [express]
 Front desk [24-hour]
 Security [24-hour]

 Getting around

 Car park [on-site]
 Shuttle Service
 Airport transfer

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Coffee/tea Maker
 Seating Area
 Hair Dryer
 Free bottled water
 Alarm clock
 In-room safe box
 Ironing facilities
 Wake-up service
 Private entrance
 Wooden/parqueted flooring
 High chair
 Cleaning products
 Clothes rack
 Wi-Fi [free]
 Free welcome drink

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Balcony

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  31 m²
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Elegance Suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  49 m²
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Executive Balcony

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  31 m²
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Premium Suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  49 m²
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Junior suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  57 m²
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Ancora Cruise 2 days 1 night

Ancora Cruise

07.30 If you booked the Ancora shuttle service, you can enjoy the convenience of our driver coming to collect you from your hotel and driving you straight to Tuan Chau Harbour.

12.00 At Tuan Chau Harbour, we collect our welcome drinks and take them aboard the Ancora Cruise.

13.15 The tree-topped karst islands skim by outside the window as we begin our cruise with an accompanying lunch.

15.45 Climb onto a sampan boat or into a kayak and take a ride around Vung Vieng Fishing Village, one of the few floating villages left in this part of the world.

16.45 Happy hour starts back on board the Ancora Cruise, so take the chance to enjoy your drinks on the sundeck.

18.15 We will host a cooking demonstration before dinner on the sundeck, which will hopefully be the location of a magnificent sunset as well.

19.15 Dinner in the restaurant will be a romantic affair as the moon shimmers on the waters outside the windows.

21.00 After dinner activities include squid fishing or board and card games with the crew. Of course, you can return to the cabin or the bar at any time that you want.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Ancora Cruise

06.15 Rise early if you can for Tai Chi, a wonderful way to start the day with a boost of energy in the morning light of Bai Tu Long Bay.

07.00 Breakfast will be serve either outside or inside depending on weather conditions.

07.30 We head over to Thien Canh Son for our final stop. Here we will find many ancient rock formations as well as a staircase that leads from the cave to an outside viewing platform.

09.30 Once we have re-boarded the Ancora Cruise, we will begin heading back to Tuan Chau Harbour, serving a delicious brunch on the way.

10.00 The Ancora Cruise pulls into the harbour and we will step off to friendly waves from our staff. Your Bai Tu Long Cruise 2 day 1 night ends. 

The staff of the Ancora Cruise would like to thank you for your time. We hope that you will return to us soon!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Ancora Cruise 3 days 2 nights

Ancora Cruise

07.30 Those booked onto the Ancora shuttle bus will be picked up from their hotel lobby in Hanoi’s Old Quarter district.

12.00 The Ancora Lounge awaits at Tuan Chau Harbour. We will board the Ancora Cruise 3 day 2 night from here while enjoying a welcome drink.

13.15 Relax into life on the boat as we serve you lunch, cruising past rows of forested mountains as we do so.

15.45 Vung Vieng Fishing Village awaits our arrival. We will kayak or take a sampan boat rowed by a village local around their ancient home, learning of life in these calm surrounds.

16.45 We will return to the Ancora Cruise and unwind at the spa or on the sundeck before dinner. Happy Hour will begin upon our return.

18.15 The sundeck will be the perfect place to watch the sunset as well as an informative cooking demonstration.

19.15 Enjoy a gorgeous dinner in the restaurant as we watch the moon’s light sparkle on the water.

21.00 We have the opportunity for squid fishing at the back of the boat tonight, but of course you can return to your room or head to the bar until bedtime.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Ancora Cruise

06.15 Enjoy fresh air and the sight of a magnificent sunrise on the top deck as we hold a Tai Chi session.

08.00 Gather your energy for the day with a filling breakfast in the dining room.

09.00 Cong Dam is known for its isolated beaches and clear waters surrounded by tree-topped karst rocks. We will stop here for the morning for relaxing and kayaking.

12.00 Return to the day boat at midday for lunch. We will cruise around afterwards, discovering more beaches that offer further chances for kayaking.

15.30 Re-boarding the Ancora Cruise, we relax for the remainder of the afternoon in the cabin or on the sundeck.

18.15 Happy Hour coincides with another cooking demonstration, all before the majestic beauty of a Bai Tu Long Bay sunset.

19.15 Sit down in the dining room for a luxurious dinner.

21.00 Head back to the bar or stay in your cabin for the evening. You can socialise with our friendly staff, all of whom are more than happy to chat with guests.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ancora Cruise

06.15 Tea and coffee will accompany another gorgeous sunrise along with the last of our two Tai Chi sessions.

07.00 We will endeavour to have breakfast outside, but we will have it in the dining room if the weather doesn’t comply.

07.30 Thien Canh Son is your final stop on the Ancora Cruise. We will enter this cave of many local legends and see the rock formations that feature in them.

09.30 Returning once more to the Ancora Cruise, we will check out and settle any bills.

10.00 On the way back to the harbour we tuck into a wonderful brunch. Once we have passed the last of the limestone giants we will climb off the Ancora Cruise and wave goodbye to the staff. Your Bai Tu Long Bay 3 days 2 nights trip with Ancora Cruise ends.

Thanks for joining this tour of Bai Tu Long Bay with the Ancora Cruise. Our staff were delighted to have you on board and will be equally delighted by your presence in the future.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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Reviews (5)




"Luxurious Ancora Cruise"

Ancora Cruise

We narrowed our final choices of cruise down to 6 fantastic looking ones, then just picked at random. We came out with the Ancora and it’s fair to say we got very, very lucky!It’s a very new cruise so everything was very modern and very clean. I went with my two teenaged boys and we found the whole trip to be sensational.The crew and captains are of the highest caliber. The Ancora is especially lucky to have a man like Harry as the tour guide – he was fantastic with EVERYONE (seriously, everyone) and by the time we pulled back into the harbour at the end, he had made about 25 more friends – everyone loved him! Big praise to all of the other crew as well for their hard work and friendly conversation!The food was just perfect and came with some amazing presentation. It defied what I thought was possible to do on a boat and it impressed my sons no end. It was also plentiful and delicious, so absolutely no complaints there!Bai Tu Long Bay appears to be the route less travelled, as there were fewer boats around us the whole time we were cruising. You can tell that the Ancora is one of the most beautiful ships in the bay, so it felt like a real pleasure to be on it.There’s just one improvement I would make to the itinerary, and it’s about giving us more time in the bay. We didn’t manage to go swimming or get onto a beach, which was a little disappointing. We almost went to one small beach but the weather was bad and the crowds were growing, so we decided to skip it. Apparently the 3 day itinerary does that so we will have to try that next!We all loved this trip in the end thanks to Harry and the crew and the perfect service we received. Thank you all! 


Alina C

"Incredible Ancora Cruise – What a Crew!"

Ancora Cruise

We knew that we were expecting something nice from the price we paid, but we did not realise how absolutely heavenly it would be. It was SUCH a beautiful journey and I really wish we booked the extra day to enjoy it for longer. CREW – I have to mention the hardworking lads and lasses that really made this cruise special for us. Right from the get go, they were incredibly welcoming and always willing to help, right up until the end. They were so friendly and enjoyed having conversations with guests, and we enjoyed it too! We met some great young minds on that cruise, many of whom can speak multiple languages. Harry was the service manager and he was next level. We loved hanging out with him and we really do miss him quite a lot! He’s got a great attitude and is a real treasure of the Ancora cruise.ACCOMMODATION – The rooms looked exactly like the pictures, but you can’t get a feel for the beautiful atmosphere that comes when you check in for the first time. We had coffee on the small balcony in the morning, which was truly magical. Every amenity we could want was in there somewhere – awesome furniture including great bed, well-stocked bathroom, mini-fridge, hairdryer etc. We also had a Jacuzzi but didn’t find the time to use it!ITINERARY – Very well balanced schedule that appealed to everyone on board through various activities. Kayaking, cave exploring, squid fishing, tai chi, island visit, floating village: everything was great and the scenery was such a beautiful backdrop.FOOD – The food was outstanding the whole way through. We thought that it couldn’t stay such a high quality after the first lunch buffet, but then the dinner was even BETTER. We were in total awe of the chefs! The bar is very well-stocked. There was a rainstorm while we were there and we decided to dance around in it, which actually felt amazing. Harry brought us some towels afterwards.I have many little stories like that but you have to go and experience it for yourself! It was truly fantastic and one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. Thank you to Harry, the crew and the whole of the Ancora Cruise company. You guys are incredible.


Kristie N

"Paradise on the Ancora Cruise"

Ancora Cruise

Our family of 7 went to Halong Bay and selected the Ancora because it seemed the be one of the newest and most modern. This was the case on the pictures and proved to be more than we could have hoped for once we stepped on.We had some beautiful cabins between us and were even upgraded further by the booking staff. All of the cabins were very spacious and looked like something out of a movie. The luxury here is different class, with staff welcoming you onto the boat after every excursion with a drink and wet towel.Of all the staff, we have to mention Mr. Nghia, who was a very smart man with great organisational skills and a friendly smile. It’s not easy to manage a family of 7 and keep everyone happy, but the staff managed it with aplomb. Special mention for Mai Giang, Lam, and all of the other staff members who put smiles on our faces every time we saw them.With all the food they have on offer, even the pickiest eaters of our family were satisfied by the food, which was delicious and plentiful, with some crazy talented presentation. Great activities and wonderful guiding while off the boat. I can’t thank the Ancora staff enough for what they did for us; we will be back to thank them in person one day!


Jinseo P

United States

"On the Ancora Cruise through Halong Bay"

Ancora Cruise

This is a very new cruise and everything on board feels like it! All the amenities are in top conditions and the décor is not worn even slightly. The crew are unbelievably welcoming and will stop at nothing to make it feel like you’re in paradise. We felt like we were before we even left the harbour. Our tour guide was excellent and very funny, with lots of knowledge about Halong Bay and Vietnam in general. The food was phenomenal, the activities were fun and the scenery was gorgeous. I know this cruise is a little pricier than the other ones, but for the vast stepping up of the service, food and accommodation it’s most certainly worth it in my opinion.




"Lovely Time on the Ancora Cruise"

Ancora Cruise

We felt like absolute royalty on the Ancora Cruise! It was a fantastic service from start to finish. The food was unbelievable – like 5 star dining but absolute mountains of it! The cabin and bathroom were top quality, better than most rooms we’ve ever stayed in on land, and with such a view out the windows! The itinerary was well balanced; we didn’t want to fill our time in the bay just doing activities, but we also didn’t want to do nothing either. Amazing staff all round and River, Vodka, Lei, the Tai Chi girl and Flower all get a special commendation from us for their fantastic work! They really made the cruise special for us. 100% worth all the money we paid for the cruise and we would be happy to do the same again in the future. Hopefully we will and all the old faces will still be there!


  •   English speaking tour guide
  •   Welcome dinks
  •   Accommodation in a twin share or double cabin
  •   All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner, BR= Brunch)
  •   Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  •   Cruise Itinerary and Program
  •   Kayaking
  •   Ensurance on board


  •   Vietnam Visa
  •   Airfares
  •   Hotel Accommodation
  •   Tips and other Personal Expenses
  •   All other services not clearly mentioned above
  •   Hanoi - Halong Bay – Hanoi Transfer ( book in next step)
Price from
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