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Overview

From the Apricot line, our company is proud to introduce the Apricot Premium Cruise, a meld of the ancient and the modern; culminating in a beautiful Halong Bay Deluxe Cruise. Three types of tastefully decorated cabin provide you with a bed in paradise, as the Apricot Premium Cruise shows you the best of both Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay through its unique 3-day itinerary. A large sundeck presents plenty of space for outdoor absorption of the bay, regularly voted one of the world’s unmissable experiences. 

Your free choice is at the heart of everything we do on the Apricot Premium Cruise. We give you the options of how to spend your holiday, from small evening activities right down to your accommodation on the second night of our full tour. From all around the Apricot Premium Cruise, Halong Bay becomes yours for a short time, so lap up its beauty on board with us.

 Languages spoken

 English
 Vietnamese

 Internet access

 Things to do, ways to relax

 Fishing
 Kayaking
 rowing

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Restaurants
 Complimentary Mineral Water

 Services and conveniences

 Gift/souvenir shop

 For the kids

 Access

 Security [24-hour]

 Getting around

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Non Smoking Rooms
 Telephone
 Hair Dryer
 Clothes rack
 Fire extinguisher
 Bathroom Amenities
 Lamp

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

07:45 - 08:30: Head out on the tour bus with the rest of the passengers once it arrives at your lobby. Our destination is Halong Bay, 3.5 – 4 hours to the east.

12:30: You will be welcomed onto the Apricot Premium Cruise with a smile from the staff and a welcome drink.

13:00: Our journey starts with a delicious lunch, served in style in the dining room.

14:30: After some relaxing cruising, we arrive at the Surprising Cave, one of the more famous of Halong Bay’s caves. The guide will show us some of the mesmerising geological features within.

16:00: We head to Titop Island after this, a beautiful speck in the middle of the blue sea, with sands for relaxing and a viewing platform offering incredible vistas from the top of the island’s peak.

17:00: The boat will be hosting a sunset party with free wine and fruit once we return, so make the most of this while watching the sunset behind the limestone hills.

19:00: Dinner is served after this. You will be able to enjoy squid fishing, drinks at the bar or quiet relaxation in your cabin.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 2: Halong Bay Cruising - Hanoi (B, L)

06:30: We begin the day anew on the sundeck, as a tai chi session introduces us to the health benefits of this ancient martial art.

07:00: The Apricot Premium Cruise begins sailing once again, with a breakfast served in its dining room to accompany this.

08:00: We head out on kayaks to a quiet area of water, where we can enjoy the serenity afforded by the tall, streaked mountains on all sides of us.

09:30: A cooking demonstration will be led by one of our talented chefs upon our return to the boat.

11:00: Get the last of your photos and take an early lunch as Tuan Chau harbour pulls into sight. We will disembark the Apricot Premium Cruise here and take the bus back to Hanoi.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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

07:45 - 08:30: Once our driver has arrived at your hotel lobby in Hanoi, we can head eastwards across the Red River Delta to Halong Bay.

12:00 – 12:30: Finding the Apricot Premium Cruise waiting for us at Tuan Chau harbour, we board and enjoy the welcome drink presented by the staff.

13:00: Lunch will be laid out for us in the dining room as we begin our cruising through the emerald sea in front of us.

14:30: The Surprising Cave is where we start our excursions. We will take a guided tour of this impressive cavern, learning of the folk legends attached to the rocks here.

16:00: Depending on the season of our sailing, we will have two different options for our next activity:

- In the summer, we head to Titop Island and explore the dragon fang-shaped islet on its beach, in its water or atop its magnificent peak, where a viewing platform provides incredible vistas of the bay.

- In the winter, we take an informative trip to Tung Sau pearl farm, where we learn of one of the bay’s most high-value trades.

17:00: A sunset party back aboard the Apricot Premium Cruise will usher us in style to our overnight anchorage point. Free wine and fruits will be laid out as we watch the sun dip behind the limestone mountains.

19:00: The dining room will be the spot for the first of two fantastic dinners on the tour. After this, you can spend the evening at your own leisure, enjoying squid fishing, social drinks or relaxing in your cabin.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 2: Halong Bay Cruising - Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)

Option 1: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Overnight in Cat Ba Island

06:00: The new day starts with a fantastic tai chi session, held on the sundeck.

07:00: We continue with breakfast and a transfer to the Apricot Premium day boat, which will begin its sailing to Lan Ha Bay.

09:00: Upon arriving at the bay, we head out in kayaks around a beautiful wet cave, returning to the day boat afterwards to enjoy our relaxed cruising.

12:00: A delicious lunch will bring an end to the tranquil morning and herald the afternoon.

13:00: We arrive at Monkey Island, one of the wonderful inhabited islands of the Cat Ba archipelago. Depending on your choice of accommodation for the second night, you will either:

• Enjoy the rest of the day on Monkey Island, engaging in sporting activities on the beach, swimming in the sea or taking a trek through the jungle. Dinner will be served in your private bungalow.

Or

• Re-board the Apricot Premium day boat and head to Cat Ba town on the archipelago’s main island. On Cat Ba Island, you can find a wealth of activities in and around the town. Dinner will be served in your hotel’s restaurant.

Option 2: Halong Bay Cruising - Overnight onboard

06:00: Tai chi on the sundeck will get us off to a great start today.

07:00: The dining room will host a delicious breakfast, after which you can grab your essentials and head out on the Apricot Premium day boat.

09:30: Our first stop this morning is to Dong Tien Lake, where we can admire the beauty of a shimmering body of water and the lush beauty stretching up around it.

10:00: We spend the rest of the morning kayaking and swimming around Trong Cave.

12:45: We take lunch on the day boat after this, followed by more languid cruising around Halong Bay.

14:30: Tung Sau pearl farm will be our last stop. Here we will have a brief tour of how locals gather and refine pearls from the abundant ocean around them.

16:20: Back aboard the Apricot Premium Cruise, we enjoy the sunset party with a new set of passengers and ease into another tranquil evening with a cooking demonstration.

19:00: Take dinner in the dining room once again. The evening is yours afterwards, so enjoy it with social drinks and karaoke if you are not inclined to head to bed early.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Day 3: Cat Ba Island - Back to Hanoi (B, L)

Option 1: Cat Ba Island - Back to the boat - Hanoi

07:00: Savour the breakfast at your accommodation before the day boat returns. Board the boat and head back with the other passengers to the Apricot Premium Cruise.


Option 2: Halong Bay Cruising - Hanoi

06:00: Return to the sundeck for more sunrise tai chi with our onboard tai chi teacher.

07:00: The dining room hosts another splendid breakfast to ready us for the day ahead.

08:00: We take the morning at a leisurely pace, soaking up the bay’s gorgeous atmosphere from the sundeck. A cooking demonstration will be held here before lunch.

11:00: Lunch is served during our return to the harbour.

11:30 - 12:00: Once disembarked from the Apricot Premium Cruise at the mainland, we will head back to Hanoi on the comfortable bus. 

Thank you so much for joining the Apricot Premium Cruise for 2 luxury cruise night inHalong Bay. We hope that you find similar beauty on the rest of your trip around Vietnam!

Incredible Asia Journeys - The leading travel operator in Vietnam is happy to arrange the trip for your group.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Apricot Premium Cruise

General Information

Bus pick-up time: 08.00 - 08.30 AM

Check-in: 12:00 PM

Check-out: 10:30 AM

Return Hanoi by bus: 3:30 PM

Booking Policy

• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.

• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.

• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.

• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.

Cancellation by Customer

More than 31 days prior to check-in (departure date): Free of charge

From 31 to 16 days prior to check-in (departure date): 10% of total rates

From 15 to 8 days prior to check-in (departure date): 20% of total rates

From 7 to 4 days prior to check-in (departure date): 50% of total rates

Less than 4 days prior to check-in (departure date): 100% of total rates.

No-Show: 100% of total rates

*** Cancellation notice from customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.

Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather
If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation. 
When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund. 
When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1 night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!
Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off board.
Important Notes: 
PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.

Rating Summary

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Reviews

9.5

Jin

China

"Perfect Halong Bay cruise"

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I had a very great time within 2 day 1 night with Apricot cruise. Rooms were nice and bathroom was clean. We had a pleasant stay on board and activities organized were perfect. Food was excellent and there were many good selections at every meal. Kayaking was fun but the kayaks could do with a clean- my shorts stank after sitting in the black stale water that pools inside the kayaks. I'm the evening this boat turned into a bit of a party boat. We were still suffering jet lag so went to bed early... luckily we were tired enough to sleep through the loud noise and shaking floor boards. This possibility should be more clearly advertised, as there were a mix of ages on the boat, and not everyone wants a party atmosphere. Ben, our host worked hard to incorporate a lot into our one night stay which meant there wasn't much 'down time' but lots of fun. Halong bay was beautiful. Just a shame about the amount of rubbish in the water... the local authorities need to take action on this before it ruins the natural beauty of the place. Overall we had a good stay. Apricot cruises seems to be slightly better than some of the other cruises, but they are pretty similar. All a bit run down, and could do with better attention to detail.

10

Huei

"Excellent 2 day 1 night Halong Bay excursion"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We’ve just came back from a 2 day 1 night Halong Bay cruise and felt very happy. It was an incredible value for money. Halong Bay was amazing and caves were stunning. It was one of the largest caves I have ever visited. It was dry when we went, which is odd for caves but I guess normal for areas with rainy and dry seasons. We also "hiked" up Ti Top Island and kayaked morning. The food was amazing and plentiful. I am vegan and the meals all included meat of some sort. I informed one of the waiters of this and they made vegan dishes for me throughout the cruise. In general, the trip was a nice mix of relaxation and exploration. I look forward for my next trip with this Apricot Cruise. Our guide was very polite and friendly also.

10

Kenneth

United Kingdom

"Most excellent cruise in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We were glad that we contacted Dannie, who is the tour guide and assisted us in the tour arrangement. More importantly, this is for real deal. Heard so many advice from people about fake websites and unscrupulous operators, so I was very cautious when booking. They are so many operators for Halong Bay Cruise, ranging from basic cruise to premium 5 stars cruise. Apricot is rated as 3 stars but it as good as what you pay for. Stayed 2 days 1 night on the boat. Room was ok, food was ok as well. All in, all guests have been very happy with Apricot Cruise and Dannie. The tour pick us up from the hotel and send us back after the cruise. So it was all ok. While the cruise operator has been excellent, we cannot leave without commenting on the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay itself. It’s beautiful with the rare rock formation. Strongly recommended for tourists visiting Hanoi.

10

Rita

France

"Great option for Halong Bay trip"

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We had an enjoyable tour in Halong Bay with Apricot cruise. The cruise was clean and our deluxe room was comfortable. Staffs were friendly, especially our guide who was very kind and knowledgeable. He took care of us really well. We enjoyed all the activities and kayaking was my favorite one. But I think it would be better if transport bus could be upgraded to a bigger one since seats were quite small with tight leg room. Overall, our stay on Apricot cruise was nice and we would come back again.

10

Ching

China

"Wonderful one night cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

Our family spent 2 days 1 nigh on boat and we had a great experience with Apricot cruise. Halong Bay's beauty took our breaths away day and night. We booked the trip with a travel agency in Hanoi. The price is included transfer to Halong Bay, cabin stay, meals and boat. On the cruise we met many lovely people from all over the world and we made friends really quick. The cabins were clean with wonderful view to the Bay. We loved the beautiful scenery and the exciting visiting caves. Food was delicious and itinerary was well organized. Thumbs up for our guide Ben for being so helpful. I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone who is interested in visiting Halong Bay.

10

Lisa

Thailand

"Halong Bay cruise with Apricot"

Apricot Premium Cruise

I had a wonderful trip with mum on board Apricot Cruise. Halong Bay is beautiful and choosing Apricot Cruise was not a disappointment. We were blessed to have Danny as our tour guide. My 70 year-old mother had knee problems, and needed help to walk up and down stairs. Danny was so kind to help support my mum throughout the whole time exploring the Sung Sot Cave, which had many steps. He was a great communicator and friendly too! The room was as expected and the meals were good. There was always a variety of food to choose from and of course a bar to get whatever you wanted to drink (with additional charge). We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day 1 night cruise with Apricot. If you are looking for an affordable way to enjoy Halong Bay, Apricot would be a good choice. Thank you so much for everything Apricot team!

10

Terry

United Kingdom

"Halong Bay overnight with luxury cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My girlfriend and I booked the tour to Halong Bay few months ago with 2 day 1 night on Apricot cruise. I felt very happy that I chose this tour. Halong Bay is so beautiful and outstanding. The cabin we had was nice and had an en-suite bathroom, which we didn’t expect before. The staff was helpful and attentive. The food included was excellent and plentiful. We went to the most beautiful cave in Halong – Amazing cave then went hiking and swimming at Ti Top Island. It was really nice view from the mountain. Also visited a pearl farm, did some kayaking in the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay. If we had more time it would have been nice to have longer on the kayak. Overall we are very pleased and feel we got good value for money. That makes me happy! So if you go to ha long bay I highly recommend for you the Apricot cruise!

10

Terry

United Kingdom

"Halong Bay overnight with luxury cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My girlfriend and I booked the tour to Halong Bay few months ago with 2 day 1 night on Apricot cruise. I felt very happy that I chose this tour. Halong Bay is so beautiful and outstanding. The cabin we had was nice and had an en-suite bathroom, which we didn’t expect before. The staff was helpful and attentive. The food included was excellent and plentiful. We went to the most beautiful cave in Halong – Amazing cave then went hiking and swimming at Ti Top Island. It was really nice view from the mountain. Also visited a pearl farm, did some kayaking in the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay. If we had more time it would have been nice to have longer on the kayak. Overall we are very pleased and feel we got good value for money. That makes me happy! So if you go to ha long bay I highly recommend for you the Apricot cruise!

10

Meredith

"Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

This was one of the best trips I've taken in Vietnam so far. It was great spending time on the beaches, hiking, and my favorite part of the trip was swimming in the cave. We spent one night on the boat, and one night in the bungalows on Cat Ba Island (definitely recommend this itinerary to enjoy more). We had ideal weather for outdoor activities, and I have to give a shout out to Peter our tour guide. We had a big group, and he easily accommodated all of us and made sure everyone had a great time! It was even one our friend's birthday and he arranged for cake, flowers, and wine. I would definitely recommend Apricot cruise to others!

10

Edward

United Kingdom

"Excellent tour of Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We booked the 2 day 1 night cruise and this is more than enough! Any longer would be too long! This cruise is fabulous and the activities included were great. On the first day we arrived we chilled on the top deck taking in all the beautiful views, we visited a cave & Titop island to watch the most incredible sunset from the top - it’s quite a hike but worth it when you get to the top! We then returned to the ship & had a lovely dinner consisting of a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes including fresh squid, shrimp & different fish. There was also pork ribs, chicken, rice & veg. All tasted amazing & was good to try so many different things. It was really lovely to sit on the top deck afterwards and enjoy happy hour whilst floating by the other cruisers in the night! Such a perfect evening! The following day was an early start for kayaking & feeding the monkeys which was amazing to see! When we returned to the ship we also had a cooking class in how to make the little food decorations for plates & made spring rolls which was fun! Our guide Ben was amazing - very informative and very funny! Definitely try and check the weather before you book the cruise because when the sun is shining it makes it so much more enjoyable! Crew kindly upgraded our room for honeymoon. Pleasant stay, especially considering it's a room on a boat. Bathroom is typical Vietnamese style with shower over toilet/wet room.

10

Lee

South Korea

"2 day 1 night trip"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who is considering to visit Halong Bay. We went for the 2 day 1 night cruise and it was fantastic value for money. Our tour guide was kind, funny, friendly and also a good dancer. Our cabin was nicer than I expected. Food was really good and Halong Bay was stunning. What I definitely change is the music while we are eating, it was good but quite boring for the good environment that we had all together. We will remember watching fork lighting from our cabin bed, surrounded by limestone rocks on the water in the beauty of Halong Bay. Thank you Apricot Cruise for an amazing Halong Bay trip!

10

Mark

United States

"Super comfortable 3 day 2 night cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We had a fantastic time on board with Apricot cruise. The hotel pick up was on time like we have been told before and we had fun on the bus to the harbor. The cruise was fantastic, room was clean and of a good size, fantastic bar and sundeck which provided a great space to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Food was excellent, especially if you are vegetarian. Just let them know in advance. All the activities were well organized and fun. They even let us play our own music at the sunset party, and let us dance all night on the roof for my friend’s birthday in the middle of a lightning storm which was just amazing. Tai our guide was superb. He spoke perfect English and was so helpful not only on the cruise but also in recommending other things around the Hanoi area. We had a great time and I would thoroughly recommend using apricot cruises!

10

Wang

HongKong

"Apricot 2 night cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My friends and I went on the cruise for 2 days 1 night in Halong Bay and it was a very nice trip. It exceeded all of our expectations and it was truly a highlight of our trip to Vietnam and Asia. We had a beautiful room on second deck with a small balcony and plenty of windows perfect to enjoy the view of this Heritage site. The food was delicious and activities were great. It was tight but allowed us to see many places and take part in many exciting activities. The whole team on board was friendly and helpful. Our tour guide made us feel so welcome and made sure our trip was memorable. We booked only one day before departure date so we had a fair price. One thing I would like to warn: drinks are not included and quite expensive, you will be charged at the end of the trip. I would definitely recommend this cruise.

10

Alexia

Belgium

"Halong Bay Cruise trip"

Apricot Premium Cruise

Myself and a group of friends were looking for a mid-priced clean and efficient 1 night cruise where we could experience the beauty of Ha Long Bay as well as the opportunity to have a bit of a celebration (it was my birthday). We were put off by the 'party' cruises. Apricot completely delivered all we were looking for and more. The boat was beautifully clean and well presented, and comfortable. The food was exceptional (and they went out of their way to make amazing vegan and vegetarian foods for those of us with special diets). The itinerary was well thought through and fun, and the staff made sure we celebrated in style. The boat was big enough that we could party on deck without disturbing the families on board as this was definitely suitable for all ages. Particular mention to Tai our guide who had a wealth of information and from the moment we were picked up from our hotel in Hanoi made everyone feel welcome and part of the group as well as inviting us to ask questions about the Vietnamese way of life and culture. Thanks Apricot for making my birthday so special!!

10

Maria

Australia

"Amazing experience in Halong Bay with Apricot cruise"

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I went on a 2 day 1 night cruise in Halong Bay with tour booked with Apricot. Halong Bay itself is amazing, with thousands of small islands and scenic view. However, now there are a lot of tourists which might be off-putting to some people. The cruise itself was very professionally operated, the boat was comfortable, offered a really comprehensive tour of Halong Bay with lots of exciting activities thrown in. Food was also great on both quality and quantity despite we were being in the middle of the sea. The crew and all the staff involved from start to finish were just fantastic. They took care of us all the time and we had a brilliant sunset party, which carried on despite the storm! Tai our guide was the real highlight though. He made sure we all had a great time and that everyone on the boat interacted and had fun. Overall I couldn't speak highly enough of the professionalism and care provided by Apricot Cruise.

10

Akuroranpa

Indonesia

"A 2 day 1 night cruise on Apricot cruise"

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My girlfriend and I visited Halong Bay last month and it was such an excellent trip thanks to Apricot cruise. Our guide and his team really made our trip. They were so friendly and helpful, always taking care of us. Our room was located at the back of the boat with windows surrounded the room, which means we could wake up with look to the island and ocean view. The food on board was fantastic, some dishes were really a piece of art. The activities planned were awesome, we really enjoyed it. But be prepared of the amount of people and boats in Halong Bay. We were told before but still amazed at the number of boats there. Apricot cruise made our trip perfect with hotel pick up and drop off in Hanoi and showed us the beautiful Halong Bay over 2 days. I can’t thank you guys enough!

10

Layla

NewZealand

"Great Halong Bay 1 night cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My friends and I booked this trip through our hostel. We didn't really know what to expect since it was our first experience in Vietnam, but I enjoyed it. It was a perfect tour from the first second of our trip: the enthusiastic tour guide, helpful driver, the room we stayed was beyond our expectation, clean and gracious, food on board was more than enough. And luckily, the weather was so perfect for our 2 days. I would like to send a big thank to our tour guide who was hilarious, always with a warm smile and a funny joke to everything. From the moment he introduced himself, I knew this trip was to be a pleasure to have. Thank you Apricot cruise team for making my trip so perfect.

10

Ellie

Ireland

"Amazing cruise in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My husband and I spent our honeymoon trip with this Apricot Cruise. Definitely was an enjoyable time. The cruise was not a luxury one but it was good though. Rooms were nice and comfortable for what you paid. Food was plenty and tasty. Staffs were professional and helpful, especially our tour guide David who was knowledgeable about Halong Bay and his country and always making fun for everyone. Our 3 day 2 night trip was included Halong Bay great view, explore Surprising cave, swim at Ti Top beach, kayak, climb into caves and a simple cooking class. Sipping cocktails on sundeck while enjoying fabulous sunset on the bay late afternoon was unforgettable. If you are lucky, you can meet monkeys on limestone mountains. It will be great when you bring bananas for them! Very well planned cruise and company! Thank you Apricot, I hope I could see you again soon.

10

Samuel

"Halong 2 day cruise trip"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We took the Apricot cruise for our trip through one travel agency in the Old Quarter. It was a fantastic trip and Alex our tour guide was extremely friendly and helpful. Alex told us lots of information about Vietnam on our journey which was very interesting. Bus pick up and drop off were on time and comfortable, with a few minutes stop on the way for toilet break. The cruise was in good condition, not as luxury as displayed but very comfy and clean. Our room was very nice and beautiful with amazing ocean view. At the boat you will have lunch and set up in our room. We went on caves tour, kayak (even saw some monkeys on the Islands) and beach at Ti Top Island plus climbing up the 400 steps to the panorama view point, definitely worth the effort. Along the way Tai made sure everything was fine and provided us interesting information about the different places and some historical key points. Back on the boat, we had a great dinner with loads of different dishes. There was so much of it and it all tasted amazing. Definitely a great memory, especially due to our guide's jokes and sympathetic attitude. I would definitely recommend you to go with Apricot cruise.

10

Jenny

United Kingdom

"Best tour company in Halong Bay!"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My sister and I booked a 3 day 2 night tour through our hotel. At first we were not sure if it was going to be okay as we read many reviews previously, but now we must say this trip is great. The first day we were picked up at our hotel, then transfer to the harbor and to the big boat. The room was pretty comfy with a small balcony. All activities go on a tight schedule, so be aware of that. There is kayaking, going to the Surprise Cave, going to an island to swim and see the views from the top, and at night karaoke, drinks, or/and fishing squid (fly fishing). In the early morning there is Tai Chi session. All the crew members were awesome. Food was really good on boat. The only so-so thing was the transfer to the little boat, and new guide for the second day. He wouldn't give much info about places and it was all a bit confusing. We got to go to Monkey Island and see some monkeys, swim, see the farm fishing floating villages and we went to Cat Ba Island where we stayed in a very good 3 star hotel overlooking the bay. Food again was pretty good. Then back at the little boat, peaceful transfer back to the big boat. The cruise finish with a cooking demonstration and lunch on the harbor. Overall pretty great experience and compared to what others told us, ours was the best one! So I would recommend Apricot to others!

10

Alex

Australia

"2 night cruise around Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My wife and I went for the 3 day 2 night tour in Halong Bay with Apricot cruise and we really enjoyed it. We went to Dau go cave which was really amazing and spent some time on Ti Top Island with a nice beach as part of the activities. Food was good but I would advise to inform them in advance if you have any dietary preference. They served so much food (every meal) that we could not finish it. Spending the night on Halong Bay was indeed an amazing experience. Although the ship is a bit old, the cabins are really clean and comfortable. My tour guide David was an absolute dream - very sweet and funny and really cares about his customers. Very good Apricot cruise, keep up your good work!

10

Jack

United States

"Wonderful cruise to stay for 2 nights in Halong"

Apricot Premium Cruise

I've visited Halong bay a few times with different friends coming to visit me in Vietnam and used 4 different boats on the bay. After finding Apricot cruise I will never use another boat. What a beautiful experience and a wonderful company. Our room was lovely and we had a balcony also. Our shower was over the toilet which made it a little messy in the bathroom. A few extra towels would have been great. The food was wonderful and they catered to our seafood allergy requirement. There are no words to describe the crew and how friendly and caring they are - never mind the exceptional service they offer every single day. David was our guide the first day and he was very helpful and friendly. The trip was very well organized, and we were informed of what was going on throughout. We had a complimentary drink in the evening both nights. We did a two night cruise around the bay and we highly recommend it as opposed to only one night. Apricot cruise made our trip to Halong Bay even more magical being surrounded by such lovely people.

10

Shawn

Canada

"Great Halong Bay 1 night trip"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We decided to choose Apricot Cruise after researching many reviews and feedback on Trip advisor about same standard and quality of 3 stars boat. We booked the deluxe sea view room on 2nd floor, and the room is very clean, not really big and luxury, but we understand that because we juts paid for 3 stars boat, cannot expect luxury and most beautiful like 4,5 stars cruise. The view to Halong Bay was amazing, we really enjoyed seeing it from our window. Food was average - but plenty of it, they serve 11-12 dishes per meal so you won't go hungry at all. A free drink both nights was also given. We had read reviews about David but sadly we never got to meet famous Dave. The two guides we had over the two days were good. There are much higher end boats doing the Halong bay trip but if you want to pay less and still have a clean and comfortable trip use Apricot cruises. We highly recommend this cruise for another customer because its worth for money and all of service you used. We will comeback in the near future!

10

Flynn

United States

"Amazing 2 day tour in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My family and I went on 2 day tour in Halong Bay with Apricot cruise and it was awesome. Halong Bay is beautiful and amazing. The scenery was magnificent, like all the photos I saw on the internet. However, there were so many plastic bottles and rubbish in the water, especially this is a UNESCO Heritage site. Weather was not supporting that day but it did not spoil the view. It was a group tour and we met a lot of nice, interesting people from different countries. Our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable, fun, and approachable, and looked after everyone all of the time. Food on the boat was of high quality and there was plenty of choice. Twin cabin was small but ample, clean and en suite. My favorite part of this trip was the squid fishing and my mom enjoyed the cooking class and tai chi session. This is my best experience in Vietnam. I would highly recommend going on this tour.

10

Fabian

Spain

"Great way to see Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

I was told not to visit Halong Bay since it’s overcrowded now, but I’m glad that I didn’t. It was a nice trip giving a break from the busy streets of Hanoi. Halong Bay was outstanding and beautiful, providing the peaceful and quite atmosphere. I was recommended by my friend to take this Apricot cruise. The boat is nice, room was clean and comfortable. The food was superb and staffs’ hospitality was lovely. All staff takes great pride in their jobs and in their country which was great to experience. We enjoyed the kayaking, fishing, swimming and cooking class very much. The trip was so fun and memorable. I will definitely recommend!

10

Vanessa

Sweden

"Perfect 3 day cruise in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We travelled to Halong Bay for 3 day cruising last month. It was a great trip overall. We got picked up by a shuttle bus from Hanoi and took the 3 hour drive to Halong. The bus was full and traffic was so slow, make sure you have yourself entertained during the trip. We stopped half way for toilet and have some coffee. We had such a nice tour guide who made all the trip so much fun and made sure we all came to the deck for a wonderful sunset party! We danced between the Halong bay mountains and did tai chi in the morning! Meals were filling with a large variety available. Ship was fantastic and rooms were spotless. Staffs were lovely and helpful. Our tour guide was utterly hilarious, full of life, enthusiasm and a desire to make sure everyone had a good time. She really stood out, the best tour guide I've had anywhere in the world! I would definitely travel with Apricot cruise again if I return to Halong Bay. It is such an amazing part of the world with so much to see.

10

Odyssey

United Kingdom

"Excellent 1 night trip in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

My Friend and I booked this cruise for one night. There are so much boats and tours that you never know, but this one was definitely worth the money! I love the friendly tour guide. His name is David, he is so friendly and guided us very detail on our trip. Not like the others tour while I was visiting Ha Long Bay. I saw the other tour guide just let his customer have a look and say “yes, this is Surprise Cave, please enjoy”. But David is very nice, he talked too much, he told us a lot of traditional stories from Vietnam. Despite his English was not excellent but he knows how to make a story to make a trip more wonderful. Kayaking around the bay was amazing! Was wonderful to move through the small gaps between the islands. Thoroughly recommend that. We enjoyed visiting the caves, doing a spring roll making activity and pearl farm visit as well.

10

Alan

United States

"Halong Bay 2 day 1 night cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

Ha Long Bay is a stunning place. It was wonderful to be on a cruise and therefore see the bay in the day, night, sunset and sunrise. I've been to Halong Bay countless times with different group of friends, had chatted and met different tour guides in different cruise. But David here, is the best Tour Guide ever. Aside from being friendly which almost all tour guides are he's also very thoughtful to his guest that you can literally feel at home talking with him. Having him as our tour guide feels like I've known him for a long time. This was medium traditional boat, spectacularly designed by wood. We enjoyed it very much. We had ultimate fun with Kayaking and visiting the caves, explore the Hidden Gem islands raised from the beautiful water of the Bay. Lunch and dinner was served with fresh of sea food and Vietnamese tasty ever! Cabins were very nice with own balcony. I would highly recommend this cruise to all my friends.

10

Eric

Australia

"Best cruise in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

We went on the 2Day 1Night tour of Halong Bay and despite the weather not being great (and therefore, the views not being the best possible at such a location), it was still the best cruise/tour we took during our trip to Vietnam. We had an amazing time due to the staff. They were very friendly and gave us a truly priceless experience. David in particular was very knowledgeable, funny and went out of his way to help you (even assisting us in planning the rest of our trip and translating Vietnamese webpages). Also, the food was amazing and they provided so many courses at each meal! I've never been so intimidated by delicious food. They even threw a Christmas party for us and I had a great time getting to know them. David was particularly mindful and inclusive of the children on tour, ensuring he took time out of his schedule to play with them. Of all the tours of Halong Bay I would definitely recommend Apricot Cruises because the staff are the best!!

10

Marcus

Germany

"1 night luxury cruise in Halong Bay"

Apricot Premium Cruise

I booked the cruises for my family in the journey to Ha Long Bay 2day 1night last month. We got really interesting experiences: reasonable price, friendly staff, yummy foods, interesting schedule with Surprising Cave, swimming on Titop Island and kayaking amount gigantic limestone mountains... Ha Long Bay was amzing - twice recognized by UNESCO as World Nature Heritage. Our guide was great. He was nice and caring with all people in the group. There was just 2 things which made me disappointed: the way from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay was bad with holes, being fixed, traffic jams... and some places on the bay were dirty with rubbish around....

10

Daniela

NewZealand

"Halong Bay overnight cruise"

Apricot Premium Cruise

Our family did the 2 day 1 night for Halong Bay on Apricot cruise and it was awesome. It was a package tour with activities like visiting Ti Top Island, the magical caves and kayaking. The food was amazing with many choices from western to traditional Vietnamese cuisine. The accommodation was also great. We booked the family connecting room, it was huge and fit for 4 of us. The highlight of the trip was their customer service. Staffs were very professional and helpful, they took care of us really well. It’s definitely worth for money. I wish we had booked 3 days to enjoy more. We would come back next time and stay longer. Halong Bay is so beautiful, our trip became more interesting thanks to Apricot 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
  •   VAT

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