Halong Bay is a must destination for travelers who visit Hanoi, Vietnam. How to choose the best cruise in Halong Bay for your group is not an easy question even for the travelers with good experience.
Below we would like to show you the best cruises in Halong Bay in 2022 and 2023 which is good value for money so you can choose for your group when you are traveling to Halong Bay. There are some of them and you will need to choose the most suitable cruise for your group depending on different conditions.
To choose the most suitable cruise in Halong Bay for your group you will need to answer some basic questions as below:
The price of Halong Bay Cruise varies from $120 to $200 per person per night for the cruise from 3 stars to 5 stars. So please see how much you can spend on your trip to Halong Bay. The budget for your trip is important so you can decide to take the budget cruise, Deluxe cruise or luxury cruise.
Many travelers may like a wooden boat instead of a steel boat but others may like the steel boat. To answer this question you can decide the boat style you will take on your trip. The wooden boat seems boutique and authentic and most of them are not too big while the steel boats are safer, bigger and they are the modern cruises.
If you travel with your family members ( with kids or elderly) then you may like some cruises with the large room for 3 people or more. You may like the triple room or the connecting rooms so you can choose some cruises which have the connecting rooms or the big room for 3 or more people.
If you are a couple and you may like to travel in the small boat with more privacy and not too noisy cruise.
If you travel with friends then you may like a cruise with more activities for young people like kayaking, swimming, karaoke.
There are some parts of Halong Bay where the cruises take the route.
If you choose the cruises in Halong Bay it will be the popular destinations. There are some nice caves. However, that is the popular places so it is crowded there and a bit polluted.
Bai Tu Long Bay is not popular like Halong Bay so it is quieter and less polluted.
Lan Ha Bay will be less crowed among them so if you choose the cruises in Lan Ha Bay it will be quiet and not polluted but you will agree that the itinerary can be a bit boring as you can not do hiking in the cave-like Halong Bay.
So please choose the best cruise for your group depending on your group condition because there is no best cruise for everyone. However, the cruises we listed below are the recommended cruises in Halong Bay which have good feedback from travelers and with good value for money.
20 cabins - Launched in 2020
25 cabins - Launched in 2018
22 cabins - Launched in 2018
17 cabins - Launched in 2018
22 cabins - Launched in 2017
20 cabins - Launched in 2017
17 cabins - Launched in 2012
18 cabins - Launched in 2018
25 cabins - Launched in 2019