Era Cruises

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After launching late last year (2017), Era Cruise became the second cruise to depart on a daily basis from Dinh Vu pier, Hai Phong, through Lan Ha Bay and into world-renowned Halong Bay.

18 cabins and suites onboard provide customers with luxury accommodation and the promise of travel with style, which is an ideal choice for families, couples and friends. Our state-of-the-art liner glides effortlessly between the towering limestone karsts, hidden beaches and mysterious caves of the bays.

You are never far from the magic of the bays from the private sun terrace featured in all of our large cabins. Should you feel the need to leave your cabin, you have a spacious 74 square metres in which to roam, the biggest of its kind in Halong Bay. Era Cruise also offers rooms for families travelling with young kids, so it's easier for your family to enjoy your vacation in Halong Bay.

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 Languages spoken


 Internet access

 Wi-Fi In Public Areas

 Things to do, ways to relax

 Fitness Center
 Water sports (non-motorized)
 Ticket services
 Watersport equipment rentals

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Breakfast Included
 Room service [24-hour]
 Free instant coffee
 Complementary tea

 Services and conveniences

 Safety Deposit Boxes
 Luggage Storage
 Smoke-free property

 For the kids

 Babysitting service
 Family room


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

 Getting around

 Airport transfer

 Available in all rooms

 Mini Bar
 Satellite/cable channels
 Seating Area
 Free bottled water
 In-room safe box
 Fire extinguisher
 Free welcome drink
 On-demand movies

Cabin & Rates

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Terrace Suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  46 m²
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King Terrace Suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  52 m²
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Garden Sea Family

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Family
  •  55 m²
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Era Suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  74 m²
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Era Cruises 2 days 1 night

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09.00 – 09.30: Wait for the driver at your hotel lobby. We will pick you up in the morning and take you about 2 – 2.5 hours east to Hai Phong City.

12.00: Take your welcome drink upon the Era Cruise as you check out your new surroundings. Explore the views from the huge windows and watch jutting limestone rocks glide silently by from the sundeck.

13.15: As we pass an ancient French lighthouse on Da Chong Islet, a luxurious seafood lunch will be served in the restaurant

15.00: Ba Trai Dao beach is the first of our stops; a curved, isolated beach pressed up to the sea by forested limestone cliffs behind it. We will have plenty of time for relaxing, swimming and playing.

17.00: It will be ‘buy one get one free’ on drinks at the bar as we re-board the Era Cruise.

18.00: Our team of chefs will show you the ancient techniques used in the preparation of a Vietnamese classic: fresh spring rolls.

19.15: The Signature Dinner will be a marvel of culinary excellence, served in a beautiful setting as the sun sinks outside.

20.45 - 00.00: The evening is yours to do as you wish. We have an onboard spa service as well as a bar with everything you should need. Our cinema room comes with the option of several movies and you can borrow some squid fishing equipment if you want to try a new experience. 

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

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06.30: A light breakfast of pastries and hot beverages will be served along with our Tai Chi session on the top deck, a wonderful way to start another glorious day in Lan Ha Bay. 

07.30 - 09.15: We will take a local rowing boat through two caves of extraordinary natural beauty. The Dark & Bright caves are two opposite systems with a perfectly balanced harmony. 

09.30: Check out of your luxury cabin as we begin meandering back to the mainland. Join us in the dining room for a final brunch before you disembark the Era Cruise at the harbour and wave a fond farewell to the crew. We board the luxury shuttle bus and arrive in Hanoi at about 14.30.

 15.00: Your Lan Ha Bay Luxury 2 day 1 night with Era Cruise ends.

Era Cruise - One of the best cruises in Halong Bay would like to extend our gratitude for selecting us as your Lan Ha Bay provider. We trust that you enjoyed the magical bay and we hope to see you back here again!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Era Cruises 3 days 2 nights

Era Cruises

09.00 – 09.30: Your driver  will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong, arriving at around 11.30am.

12.00: Your luxurious craft, the Era Cruise, waits for you in the bay. We will reach it by our tender boat and you will be given a complimentary welcome drink upon boarding. You are free to go and explore your cabin after the initial safety briefing by the captain. Check out the views from your big window or see what other facilities we have on board the Era Cruise.

13.15: Head to the restaurant for your first meal; a sublime, luxury lunch of local seafood. As you’re eating, we depart for Lan Ha Bay, passing Da Chong islet en route and its ancient French lighthouse.

15.00: As we enter Lan Ha Bay, we head towards Ba Trai Dao beach; a beautiful white sand beach featuring crystal clear waters, perfect for kayaking and swimming.

17.00: We head back to the Era Cruise in time for happy hour, where passengers will get buy one get one free on selected drinks. 

18.00: Our highly trained chefs will show you traditional Vietnamese cooking methods and the techniques necessary to prepare local dishes.

19.15: Enjoy the carefully prepared Signature Dinner in the restaurant.

20.45 - 00.00: Take the night at your own pace. You will find something that suits you between our well-stocked bar, onboard spa service, cinema room with many movies or equipment for squid fishing. Alternatively, head to the upper deck to watch Halong Bay under a star-filled sky.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

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06.30: Anyone waking up early enough is welcome to join our Tai Chi session on the upper deck. This ancient martial art is very good for general wellbeing inside and outside of the body.

08.00: Gorge yourself on our fantastic breakfast buffet, complete with pastries, fried food, cereal and an array of hot and cold drinks.

09.00: After breakfast, we head to Viet Hai Village via our smaller day boat. See the village the local way by cycling through rainforests and around the rice paddies, taking in the gorgeous scenery along the way. We will rest afterwards in the village, giving you the chance to see the local way of life in these parts. (We also have an electric car service available at an extra cost).

12.00: We return to the day boat for another luxury lunch and set sail for Ba Ham Lake, a secluded body of water enclosed on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs; the perfect spot for a bit of swimming or kayaking (weather permitting).

16.00: We get back to the Era Cruise after another day of explorations. Freshen up for dinner or relax at the bar with another buy one get one free offer on selected drinks. Look out for a brilliant sunset from the sundeck.

18.00: There will be another cooking demonstration; this time our amazing team of chefs will be showing you how to make an Asian classic: Vietnamese spring rolls. This will whet your appetite for another mouth-watering Signature Dinner in the restaurant.

20.45 – 00.00: Feel free to do as you please after dinner. There will be a movie night in the cinema room or the option of board games on the deck. As always, our bar is a great social area for people looking to make new friends and talk about the events of the day.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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06.30: Rise early if you can to another Tai Chi session to give you energy for the day ahead. A light breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee is to be served downstairs shortly afterwards. 

07.30 - 09.15: The Dark & Bright Cave is your final stop with the Era Cruise. A local rowing boat will take you through the two caves; one full of light, one a mysterious and very long cave which is pitch-black without a torch.

09.30: We head back to the Era Cruise and you will check-out of your cabin on the way back to the mainland. A final brunch will be your last activity on board before you wave goodbye to your crew. We head back to the wharf where your shuttle bus will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi, arriving in the capital at about midday.

The Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay 2 night cruise with Era Cruise concludes here, Thank you so much for choosing us and we hope to see you again in the future!

Incredible Asia Journeys Travel would like to thank you for choosing us for your travel agency in Vietnam.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating Summary

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Reviews (13)


Paul G

"Amazing Value for Money"

Era Cruises

It may seem a little expensive, but I guarantee all that hard-earned money is going on one of the best services in Vietnam. It started when the minibus picked us up and all of us got individual captain’s chairs, as opposed to rows of seats, which was very comfortable!The cruise is basically new and the facilities reflect this perfectly. Our room was absolutely massive and the tub in the en-suite bathroom was very well appreciated!The staff are so nice, they really look after you, and the manager, Ms. Jenny, was just lovely, helping us with a smile whenever we needed even the slightest bit of help.The food was phenomenal, only beaten perhaps by the presentation, which was out of this world and really defied what I thought was possible on a boat.I had a great time making spring rolls the next morning, right after a tai chi session which I attended as a total novice but was taught in a very patient manner by the tai chi teacher.The excursions were also a lot of fun; they were exactly like we had seen and read about in the brochure before booking.I was incredibly happy with the whole experience and I will most certainly be back for a second cruise at some point in the future. Thank you Era Cruises and your beautiful staff!



"Era Cruise - One of the Best"

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I’m a huge fan of Era Cruises after the tour that we just had around Lan Ha Bay. We took the longest possible option of 3D2N but would happily have extended if we could have. It was great value for money in the end – costs include the excursions into the bay, all the activities on the boat and the food we well.The staff were very helpful (Jimmy in particular), especially during meal times when they discovered that me and my husband only eat halal food. They didn’t have any halal meat on board, but they made us lots of different dishes that we could eat instead. That was very thoughtful of them and the chefs are very talented people if they can cook with this kind of diversity. The drinks and spa treatments are involved in the price, but I believe that that is pretty standard procedure for most companiesYou get wifi on the luxury bus, which was a very comfortable experience. They had wifi on the boat but it was very spotty, so we gave up in the end and just decided to stay disconnected, which was probably for the best considering all of the beautiful nature around.We were welcomed so warmly on board and had lunch immediately. I really enjoyed that meal and made the absolute most of all of the breakfast buffets after that! Lan Ha Bay is quieter than Halong so we ended up staying in some very quiet areas.We had the King Terrace room and it was incredible – wall-length windows, Jacuzzi, sunbeds on our own private terrace – the complete package! We had a lot of fun on the activities, which were excellently run. I can’t swim but I felt comfortable enough to kayak, as you are provided with life jackets and the staff really look after you if you voice your small concern. For the 3 days, the staff took excellent care of us and were so warm and welcoming too. We got to know a few of them and were amazed when they remembered our (hard to pronounce for Vietnamese people) names after the first few hours of the cruise.Do yourself a favour, pay a little bit extra and get the luxury of the Era Cruise. Everything is outstanding here and you won’t regret it for a second.




"Great 5-star Luxury on a Quiet Route"

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We were picked up in a VIP shuttle bus and taken to the bay. It only took about 2 hours compared to the 3 or 4 that it takes to get to Halong Bay. The waiting lounge is far from a 5 star experience, but that’s not a problem. After entering our cabin, we began to call it an apartment afterwards because of the ridiculous proportions of the place. It was absolutely enormous and could fit all the modern luxuries inside it, like a Jacuzzi bath, TV, desk and sun loungers on the terrace. Outside the room, the boat seemed equally well-furnished with a cinema, sundeck, gym, spa and bar. Quite a lot of stuff considering the amount of time you spend on the boat.Lunch and dinner were consistently excellent and the staff were very nice in serving it to us the whole time.I read a lot of reviews about overcrowding in Halong Bay, but that definitely didn’t seem to be the case here. We barely met any other boats’ passengers while out on excursions and there was very little plastic floating about in the water, which we’d also read was a problem in Halong Bay. The activities in general were good but didn’t blow me away like the boat did. I think Lan Ha Bay takes a hit in the quality department when it comes to excursions, in order to have more space and freedom for cruising around the bay. We thought this was a pretty decent trade-off ad we had a very good time in the end.




"Great Tour in Lan Ha Bay - Era Cruise"

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A very well-run tour from the start to end. I’d certainly suggest the 3D2N tour as there is a lot to see in Lan Ha Bay.The pick-up was bang on time and we were well-looked after from that point on. We did have one pretty sticky walk from the car to the waiting lounge in the heat, but that was unavoidable.Thanh was a fantastic tour manager and his crew were so friendly throughout (thank you to everyone!). Food was especially tasty and plentiful. We finished our water-based activities on the first day and a magnificent thunderstorm kicked up afterwards, which we watched from our cabin in awe.There was just three of us on the day boat so we were spoiled by the crew. We had a guide called David for this day and he was brilliant. He showed us the village and jungle via some cycling and then we jumped into kayaks and went around the bay. We had absolutely amazing food for lunch as well.There was a cave tour on the last day but it was just okay. There were some strange attractions at the place where you board the boats – many fish floating around dirty cages – not all that pleasant to see. We also tried the squid fishing but not much was going on, so everyone headed back to the bar upstairs.Huge windows and private terraces make the rooms pretty special. Very nice sundeck and bar as well.There is a lot of plastic being used on the ship, so it would be good to see some attempted reduction, considering what’s going on in the world at the moment and the current state of Halong Bay. My only other minor complaint is that the driver dropped me off about 200m from my hotel when he couldn’t find it, meaning I had to walk with my luggage to find it myself. Not a great end, but a phenomenal trip overall. Thanks Era!


Siew kheng C


"Beautiful Cruise around Lan Ha Bay!"

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We received many, many recommendations for a cruise in Halong Bay. We also received a few for Lan Ha Bay and were told it was identical to Halong Bay but for the levels of tourists there being significantly lower. Once we settled on that, we saw the modern rooms of the Era Cruise and decided to go for that one. From that point on, it was a completely stress-free experience. The whole thing could not have felt more 5-star. We were welcomed on board and shown to our rooms, which were plenty large and comfortable enough for our family. We also had great food that even our kids enjoyed. If there was anything that they didn’t enjoy, or anything that didn’t comply with my dietary requirements, the crew would swap it immediately for something else.The weather was amazing the whole time, so the kayaking, swimming and caving were all a lot of fun! We’re very glad to have chosen Lan Ha over Halong Bay, it certainly seemed that we were enjoying a lot more space than we would have otherwise had. Our cruise manager was called Thanh – he was fantastic! Him and his entire crew are such a close-knit group and it was great to see them taking their work professionally but also taking the time to chat with customers.This was our first cruise as a family and it more than matched our expectations. We are very happy with how it went and are recommending Era to everyone. Thank you!


  •   Sightseeing fees, entrance fees
  •   Accommodation on Luxury Lan Ha Bay Cruise
  •   Luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin with standing shower and private Jacuzzi bathtub, fruit set-up
  •   Lan Ha Bay Cruise itinerary and program
  •   Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  •   In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  •   Meals as itinerary: 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 morning snack, 01 brunch ( 2 day 1 night cruise) And 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 01 morning snack, 02 brunches ( 3 day 2 night itinerary)
  •   Activities as the program: Tai Chi session, bamboo boat, cooking demonstration, night squid fishing
  •   Garden-Sea Family Suite & the Era Suite with a bottle of wine


  •   Round trip transfer by bus or private van/car (Please book in the next step)
  •   Visa arrangement/Airfare
  •   Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  •   Beverages, Tips and Other Personal Expenses
  •   Kayaking is available for $10/person
  •   All other services not clearly mentioned above
  •   New Year and Christmas Surcharge
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