Below is Incredible Asia Journeys’ list of Halong Bay family cruises; overnight boat trips around Halong Bay that specialise in providing a fun and engaging service for the whole family, from kids right up to elderly passengers. To this end, these cruises have specific features that are not commonplace on every ship, employed to promote an open and social atmosphere amongst families, while also providing privacy from the rest of the boat, meaning that your family can enjoy each other’s company in privacy. Activities on Halong Bay family cruises are geared towards different age groups and are also run in an open space, so you can keep an eye on your kids while also making sure that your parents or grandparents are happy and content.
With this in mind, the cruises listed below all contain connecting family rooms; two adjacent cabins that connect via an internal door between them, with a double bed in one cabin and two twin beds in the other. These are a great idea for small to medium-sized families looking to enjoy the beauty of the bay, as not only is there a more open and communal space for everyone to revel in each other’s company, but also the convenience of twin facilities across both cabins, especially the two bathrooms. Safety is also a key feature of these rooms, as the front door of the kids’ cabin can be locked, meaning that the door to the adult’s cabin is the only useable one to access the ship. Cruises with connecting family rooms in Halong Bay are an excellent way to savour precious moments in total safety.
Another excellent type of family cabin in Halong Bay is the triple room, perfect for two parents and a child or three siblings. These rooms are confined to one cabin, but have additional storage and floor space compared to the standard cabin, giving your little one more room to explore or your relatives more room to relax.
Family-oriented cruises in Halong Bay usually feature group activities that can be enjoyed with your loved ones. Below are just some of the typical activities found on these sorts of cruises:
Kayaking: This activity is fantastic for families as it means that parents and medically-trained staff can keep a watchful eye on the little ones, ensuring that they are safe and having fun in the open air and amongst the beautiful scenery.
Cave Visits: Exploring a cave is a great learning experience for children, as they get a grasp of the geology of Halong Bay while gazing upon the truly magical stalactite and stalagmite formations jutting out of the rock around them.
Beach Visits: Kids can enjoy the full freedom of the beach and its designated swimming area on many family cruises in Halong Bay, while parents can mind their activity from a reclined position on the golden sands
Cooking Demonstrations: A quintessential part of any Halong Bay family cruise; a cooking demonstration allows your kids to finally play with their food, all in an open space where adults and grandparents can have a go as well. Children tend to love this activity, as it can get very messy, while elderly passengers tend to love it for the calm and meditative process of preparing a spring roll.
Squid Fishing: As another exciting activity to entertain kids in the evening, squid fishing provides excellent family time on the small tender boat, where the whole family can huddle and dangle their rods into the water, waiting for a bite.
Mini-Golf and Swimming Pools: A few of the more luxury Halong Bay family cruises contain fantastic onboard activities for kids, parents and grandparents alike. Mini-golf is a prime example of this, where kids can experience some friendly competition, as is the swimming pool, where grandparents can have a relaxing soak in the glorious sunshine around Halong Bay.
22 cabins - Launched in 2017
20 cabins - Launched in 2017
17 cabins - Launched in 2012
15 cabins - Launched in 2009
11 cabins - Launched in 2017
18 cabins - Launched in 2018
25 cabins - Launched in 2019
18 cabins - Launched in 2017
18 cabins - Launched in 2017