It is the perfect marriage of sophistication and seclusion that you will find on a 5-star luxury cruise of Lan Ha Bay. The quiet waterways in this largely unknown area offer a perfect alternative to the more active hub of Halong Bay to the north, and luxury cruises here blend seamlessly with the tranquility in the atmosphere.
In Lan Ha Bay, life is languid. Luxury cruises provide incredible amenities to ensure that your time on the bay is committed to memory. Onboard indulgence is the primary focus, with spacious suites of burnished wood fitted with widescreen televisions, A/C, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies running at the heart of these 5-star ships. Panoramic views from the sundeck are a given, as are elegant dining experiences with a quality indistinguishable from luxury hotels on land. Bathrooms carry an air of the sleekest grace, providing unparalleled views over the towering karst scenery of Lan Ha Bay from the comfort of your bathtub or Jacuzzi.
Luxury cruises of Lan Ha Bay have very uncluttered itineraries, centering more on your blissful enjoyment of one of Vietnam’s still-hidden gems. Excursions are exciting but brief, leaving more time for you to return to your cruise and delve back into the motif of opulence.
Staff on a Lan Ha Bay luxury cruise are very welcoming, always attentive to your needs and will do their absolute best to facilitate your idyllic drift through this heaven of mountains and reflective emerald waters. Staff often become friends rather than workers, but fully understand your need for privacy and will not disturb you if requested.
Below is a brief example of an itinerary from a luxury cruise in Lan Ha Bay:
After arriving on your luxurious home for the next 3 days, your luxury cruise drifts slowly into Lan Ha Bay, absorbing the world of dramatic forested mountains and playful waters lapping at their feet.
You can sip on your welcome drink before starting on a delicious seafood lunch, after which you can fully immerse yourself in the comfort of your homely cabin or the splendour of the sundeck bathed in light.
Later in the afternoon, you have the option of kayaking or taking a traditional sampan boat rowed by a local through the Dark and Bright Caves, two disparate cave systems of intense natural beauty.
After seeing the caves, we head back to the cruise, soaking up the atmosphere of Lan Ha Bay’s receding light on the sundeck with a cocktail. One of our wonderful chefs will demonstrate how to prepare Vietnamese spring rolls in an educational cooking demonstration, whetting your appetite for a decadent meal as night rolls in across the bay.
We have many options for evening entertainment, such as ballad music, social drinks at the bar or a selection of board games and movies. Take the evening at your own pace discovering the unblemished beauty of Lan Ha Bay reflecting the shimmering moonlight.
Wake up to a new dawn in Lan Ha Bay with our Tai Chi class on the sundeck, guaranteed to boost your energy levels ahead of your second day in paradise.
A full buffet breakfast will be served in the close presence of mountains, after which we climb into the day boat to head to Viet Hai Village, a beautiful commune set on the vast Cat Ba Island. We cycle along village paths, skimming the sides of rice paddies and crossing through amazing rainforest. (The option of an electric buggy at a small additional cost is available).
Heading back to the day boat, we have a fantastic barbecue lunch, during which you can relax in the midday charm of Lan Ha Bay.
Our next stop is the floating village of Van Boi, which we will visit by kayak, stopping by the beach for a few hours of relaxation on its nearby golden sands and drifting in its crystal waters.
Returning to the cruise, we freshen up for dinner - a romantically lit meal set before another gorgeous Lan Ha Bay Sunset.
Perhaps sit out on the sundeck afterwards to take in the peacefulness of Lan Ha Bay’s gentle soundtrack before retiring to your luxury cabin.
Join the last Tai Chi session on the sundeck as a pink sun rises above. Breakfast is another tasty buffet affair.
Check out of your cabins and board the bus back on Cat Ba Island. This will take us to our last stop, the Military Hospital Cave, used as a secret infirmary for injured soldiers during the American War.
After a quick ferry ride, a luxury bus will be waiting on the mainland to take us back to Hanoi.
For guests to Vietnam with a higher-end budget, looking to enjoy their time in Lan Ha Bay in the utmost class.
For guests who enjoy the extra touches and the 5-star attention to detail displayed by wonderful cruise staff.
For guests who enjoy the serene life, when unwinding in the Jacuzzi and sunbathing on the sundeck takes ultimate precedence.
Incredible Asia Journeys is proud to present the following luxury cruises of Lan Ha Bay.
25 cabins - Launched in 2018
18 cabins - Launched in 2018
25 cabins - Launched in 2019
23 cabins - Launched in 2019
27 cabins - Launched in 2019
24 cabins - Launched in 2019
18 cabins - Launched in 2017
18 cabins - Launched in 2017
12 cabins - Launched in 2018