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Apricot Cruise

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  •  Ocean view
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  •  25 m²
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Overview

On the deck of the Apricot Cruise, Halong Bay becomes accessible to all. We are one of the best budget cruises in Halong Bay, providing passengers with safety, professionalism and an outstanding boat on which to experience it all. You can find your personal comfort on the sundeck, in the open restaurant or from one of the 13 cabins on board, where you can make your home throughout the 2 or 3 days you will be spending with us in Halong Bay.

We are proud to set ourselves apart from the cut-and-paste tours too common nowadays in Halong Bay. Our unique itinerary takes us to both Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, which is one of the quieter alternatives with a host of inhabited islands for us to continue our search of paradise. On the second day of our 3-day itinerary, you have the choice of relaxing on the secluded Monkey Island or Lan Ha Bay’s main island, Cat Ba, where activities and beauty abound.

Enjoy the individuality of a voyage with the Apricot Cruise.

 Languages spoken

 English
 Vietnamese

 Internet access

 Free Wi-Fi In All Rooms
 Wi-Fi In Public Areas

 Things to do, ways to relax

 Boating
 Massage
 Fishing
 Private beach

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Bar

 Services and conveniences

 Laundry Service
 Dry cleaning
 Daily housekeeping

 For the kids

 Family room

 Access

 Getting around

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Non Smoking Rooms
 Toiletries
 Shower
 Hair Dryer
 Bathtub
 Free bottled water
 Slippers
 Towels
 Linens
 Mirror

 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruising (L, D)

07:45 - 08:30: The driver and tour guide will arrive at your hotel lobby in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Board the bus for a scenic drive eastwards to Halong Bay.

12:30: We welcome you aboard the Apricot Cruise at Tuan Chau harbour, handing you a welcome drink as you meet the crew.

13:00: A tasty lunch is served as we begin our cruising around the bay.

14:30: We drop anchor first outside the beautiful Surprising Cave, which you will explore with our knowledgeable guide.

16:00: After this, we cruise to Titop Island, where we are spoiled for choice between the options to relax on the beach, swim in the sea or climb to the top of the island for a panoramic view.

17:00: We return to the boat and enjoy a sunset party as we head to quieter surrounds for the night. Free wine and fruits will be available as we observe the magical spectacle of sunset ahead.

19:00: We have a delightful dinner before an evening at your leisure. Our onboard facilities such as the bar and sundeck are always open, or you could try squid fishing off the back of the ship.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

06:30: The day begins with a tai chi session in the new morning light of Halong Bay.

07:00: The boat weighs anchor while breakfast is served downstairs.

08:00: We head over to a quiet area for kayaking and enjoying the verdant scene on all sides.

09:30: Once more aboard the Apricot Cruise, we relax for the rest of the morning, learning some special skills from our chef in the cooking demonstration before lunch.

11:00: We have a delicious lunch as we approach the harbour. Upon arrival, we disembark the Apricot Cruise and board the bus returning to Hanoi.

The 2-day, 1-night tour in Halong Bay ends at your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to have the same pleasure again soon!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruising (L, D)

07:45 - 08:30: Our driver will arrive at your hotel, where you will meet them in the lobby and board the bus to Halong Bay.

12:30: You will be able to board the Apricot Cruise shortly after we arrive at Tuan Chau harbour.

13:00: Enjoy a delicious lunch as we set sail into the verdant bay in front of us.

14:30: We head first to Sung Sot Cave, where we find a whole world of glistening stalactites and stalagmites awaiting discovery.

16:00: Our next stop is the island of Titop, famous for its beautiful beach and adjacent waters. Passengers can also hike to the top of the island for a great view of the bay.

17:00: We return to the Apricot Cruise in time for the sunset party, where free wine and fruit will accompany our sailing to our quiet overnight area.

19:00: After a delicious dinner in the majestic dining room, an evening of relaxing activities will follow. We will have board games and squid fishing available.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 2: Halong Bay Further Cruising (B, L, D)

Option 1: Halong Bay Further Cruising  - Overnight onboard in Halong Bay

06:00: We will host a tai chi session on the sundeck for any early risers.

07:00: Breakfast is served in the dining room as we prepare for another day in the bay. 

08:20: Board the day boat and head deeper into Halong Bay.

09:30: We take a quick visit to Dong Tien Lake, a glistening and enclosed body of water.

10:00: This is followed by kayaking and swimming around the Trong Cave, another of Halong Bay’s impressive natural caverns.

12:45: Lunch on the day boat will precede an afternoon of relaxed cruising

14:30: Our final stop for the day will be Tung Sau pearl farm, where we can learn about how pearls are collected and refined right here in Halong Bay.

16:20: We return to the Apricot Cruise and spend the rest of the afternoon lounging on the sundeck. Another sunset party will be held before dinner.

19:00: Dinner is another beautiful affair, after which we have evening activities available again. Perhaps this time, some drinks at the bar or a night of karaoke might tickle your interest.

Option 2: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cat Ba Island

06:00: Begin the new day with a revitalising tai chi session in the new morning light. This will take place on the top deck before we begin cruising.

07:00: A full breakfast downstairs will help us prepare for the day ahead. We board the Apricot day boat after this to explore some of the wonders of neighbouring Lan Ha Bay to the south.

09:00: We take a guided kayaking tour of a beautiful wet cave as we enter Lan Ha Bay, reveling in the close-up sights of beautiful limestone geology.  

12:00: We continue deeper into Lan Ha Bay, enjoying lunch on the way.

13:00: Dropping anchor at Monkey Island, we discover a beautiful beach and resort backed by pristine mountains and jungle. Take the time to enjoy the magical nature around before you either:

Check into the Monkey Island resort and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening here, with a dinner served in your private bungalow facing onto the sea.

Or

Return to the Apricot day boat and head to Cat Ba Island, where we will drop you off at a hotel here. Enjoy the many beautiful attractions of Cat Ba for the rest of the afternoon and evening time, with a dinner served in the hotel’s restaurant.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B. L)

Option 1: Halong Bay - Back to Hanoi

06:00: We start our final day in Halong Bay with some more tai chi atop the sundeck.

07:00: A delicious breakfast sets us cruising again.

08:00: We arrive at a quiet area with mountains all around and take our kayaks out onto the water.

Option 2: Cat Ba Island - Back to the boat - Hanoi

07:00: Enjoy a relaxing island breakfast in your bungalow or hotel. The day boat will collect both sets of passengers from Monkey and Cat Ba islands and return them to the Apricot Cruise.

08:00: Once we have re-boarded the boat, we have the entire morning in which to relax, with a cooking class before lunch showing us the correct technique to prepare delicious spring rolls.

11:00: An early lunch will be served as we cruise back to the mainland harbour.

11:30 - 12:00: At Tuan Chau harbour, we wave goodbye to the Apricot Cruise and return to Hanoi via the awaiting shuttle bus. We will arrive in the capital at about 16:30 or 17:00

This concludes your time with Halong Bay 3 days Cruise. It was an honour to have you on board and we hope that you can return with us at some point in the future!


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating Summary

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Reviews

10

Maiken L

"Memorable trip"

Apricot Cruise

I and my friends had a great overnight cruise in ha long bay with apricot cruise. It was very worth what we paid. Nice cruise and service was excellent. Food was good. Thanks to all staff on cruise and especially our amazing guide.

10

ES19900

"Just WOWWW"

Apricot Cruise

It was a great experience being hosted by Apricot cruise team. Our tour guide did impress me so much. He is really good at English so nothing would be the barrier between us. Just need to relax in our comfortable room, enjoy the stunning view and all the other things have well arranged by Apricot cruise.

10

ioanac7795

Romania

"Halong bay cruise"

Apricot Cruise

Really enjoyed the Halong trip arranged by Apricot cruise. Our budget for this trip is not very good so when booked this affordable cruise I did not expect too much but the cabin crew of Apricot cruise did take me far from our expectation. Cozy room, great food, a lot of interesting activities. That’s all I need for my trip!

10

randomBart

"Ha Long Bay one night stay"

Apricot Cruise

I would highly recommend this Apricot cruise. Everything was well prepared from the punctual pick up by a shuttle bus right at our hotel in Hanoi. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to make us enjoyable.

10

Wongpun

Malaysia

"Great one night in halong bay"

Apricot Cruise

The service quality of Apricot Cruise made us write down some words voluntarily. All teams did provide us an excellent and professional service. The arrangement of all activities was just perfect and punctual. There was plenty of food and they were all tasty and designed beautifully. This boat looks not so monumentally but it’s cozy, fully-equipped and I like it. We got a comfortable room with a private balcony where my friend and I could sit and drink our welcome wine. I loved the atmosphere that it brought. At night, we played card games, other people sang karaoke and others went squid fishing.

10

Siewbong

"Great cruise with Apricot Halong bay"

Apricot Cruise

At first, I found it so hard to choose which cruise to go on cause there so many options. Finally, we decided to take apricot cruise and it was the best decision ever. We had a wonderful time here. The staff was professional and super attentive. They would always around you to make sure everything is ok and just in case you need anything. Food was great and the activities were so much fun. Our tour guide did a fabulous job. He showed us everything around with your firing heart.

10

sriharsha4143

India

"Ha long bay the best part"

Apricot Cruise

We had a perfect trip to Halong Bay with Apricot cruise. Especially, I have to say thanks to our handsome tour guide. He is funny and helpful. This cruise is very cozy, suitable for a small group. Our rooms were clean and basically fully-equipped. We did enjoy a lot of interesting activities. Thank you so much for making our trip memorable!

10

yingdion2

Singapore

"Amazing Halong Bay cruise"

Apricot Cruise

Thank God! I and my 3 other friends had a perfect 2 day 1 night trip in Halong Bay. We loved it so much. All staff onboard was very friendly and attentive, just feel like they would be always available for you. Our guide Bobby was great. He is very informative and never lacks humor. Food was abundant, delicious and served professionally. I will absolutely come back Halong Bay with Apricot cruise if I have a chance.

10

Shon2489

Australia

"Great cruise in Halong Bay"

Apricot Cruise

Highly recommend this Apricot cruise for the trip to Halong bay. First impression was great thanks to the super nice and friendly staff. Our cabin was clean, comfortable. They serve abundantly of food. We freely choose to participate in a lot of interesting activities or just simply relax. Amazing scenery! Amazing cruise!

Inclusions

  •   English-speaking guide
  •   Return shuttle bus between Hanoi and Halong Bay
  •   Mineral water on the bus
  •   Entrance & sightseeing fees
  •   Welcome drink
  •   Full furnished cabin with A/C & hot shower
  •   All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Kayaking
  •   Board games and fishing equipment
  •   Cooking & tai chi classes

Exclusions

  •   Beverages
  •   Personal expenses
  •   All services & items not mentioned in the itinerary

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