Maya Cruise

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Beginning life in 2017, you can be sure of the most modern comforts aboard a luxury Maya Cruise ship. Meaning ‘Mother’ in Arabic, a Maya Cruise reflects the protection, love and peace offered by the maternal parent in Asian culture and throughout the world, ensuring your time on the bay is one with a close connection to our boat and our staff. 

The traditional Vietnamese décor with French architecture that gleams throughout a Maya Cruise enhances the feeling of luxury to which you are entitled, with dark burnished wood and sleek marble a consistent theme at the heart of our ship.

We have a top-of-the-range safety system on board the Maya Cruise for your comfort and security, as well as an audacious tour itinerary of the lesser-known attractions of Halong and Lan Ha Bay; sure to whet your appetite for adventure.

Gold-plated customer service is an integral part of our company ethos and our well-trained, English-speaking staff are always happy to help you in whatever you should need on or off board.

Join the 4-star Maya Cruise in Lan Ha Bay for a discovery of Northern Vietnam’s still-hidden gems.

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 Languages spoken


 Things to do, ways to relax

 Water sports (non-motorized)

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Breakfast Included
 Room service [24-hour]
 Room Service
 Coffee Shop
 BBQ facilities
 Complementary tea

 Services and conveniences

 Laundry Service
 Luggage Storage
 Smoking Area
 Safety Deposit Boxes
 Currency Exchange
 Dry cleaning
 Daily housekeeping

 For the kids

 Babysitting service
 Family room


 Check-in/out [express]

 Getting around

 Airport transfer

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Mini Bar
 Coffee/tea Maker
 Satellite/cable channels
 Hair Dryer
 Free bottled water
 In-room safe box
 Wake-up service
 Clothes rack
 DVD/CD player
 Free welcome drink
 Mosquito net

Cabin & Rates

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Ruby Triple

  •  Ocean view
  •  Triple
  •  20 m²
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Diamond Triple

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Triple
  •  25 m²
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Maya Sapphire

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  18 m²
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Maya Diamond

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  25 m²
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Maya Ruby

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  20 m²
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Maya Cruise 2 days 1 night

Maya Cruise

9.00 If requested, we will pick you up in Hanoi to transfer you to Hai Phong City.

12.00 The Maya Cruise awaits us in all of her majesty in Lan Ha Bay

12.15 Once you’ve checked in and are enjoying a welcome drink, the tour guide will give you a short itinerary briefing before you are free to explore you new surroundings.

12.40 Lunch will be served on board as we skim the largely untrodden waters of Lan Ha Bay, passing several of its more recognisable outcrops, such as Da Chong Islet and its old French lighthouse.

15.00 The Tra Bau area opens up in front of us. This is a peaceful haven of quiet waters ideal for swimming and kayaking.

17.30 Head to the bar upon returning to the Maya Cruise as Happy Hour has begun. Take your drink to the sundeck to watch the red glow of Lan Ha Bay’s sunset kiss the limestone karsts around us. Our chef will put on a cooking demonstration at the same time.

19.30 The intimate Maya Cruise dining room is the perfect spot for our delicious dinner tonight.

21.30 Absorb the tranquillity of Lan Ha Bay from the sundeck or relax in your cabin for the night. We have various other activities such as squid fishing or board games for you to try out with the crew if you feel like it.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Maya Cruise

06.00 The sundeck will be the place to be in the early morning to watch the sun rise behind the tree-topped mountains. We will hold a Tai Chi session here with guidance from our very own on board Tai Chi Sifu (teacher).

We start on a light breakfast as we pull up anchor and begin cruising. We stop at the Dark and Light caves, two disparate wet cave systems that open onto enclosed lagoons.

10.00 Brunch will be served once we re-board the Maya Cruise. We journey back to the mainland harbour past the last of Lan Ha Bay’s verdant seascape.

11.35 Leave the Maya Cruise and join the bus back to Hanoi, where we anticipate arriving at around 14.30. All the staff at Maya Cruise would like to thank you for joining us for Lan Ha Bay Deluxe Cruise. We would love to have your company again on a future cruise!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Maya Cruise 3 days 2 nights

Maya Cruise

09.00 We will collect you from your Hanoi hotel and drive you to the pier at Hai Phong.

12.00 We transfer to the Maya Cruise by a tender boat over the Cai Trap Canal. 

12.15 Checking into your new cabin, our captain will provide you with a welcome drink and a brief introduction about the itinerary.

12.40 The ancient French-built lighthouse on Da Chong islet will be one of our first views of Lan Ha Bay as we glide over the tranquil waters and have lunch on board.

15.00 We head to the Tra Bau area, a quiet sanctuary in Lan Ha Bay where you can kayak and swim in crystal waters.

17.30 Happy Hour is on at the bar as our Sunset Party gets underway on the top deck. There will be a cooking demonstration from one of our chefs, showing you how to create a Vietnamese classic.

19.30 Dinner is a mix of local food and mainland ingredients, set in the beautiful intimacy of the Maya Cruise dining room. 

21.30 Enjoy Lan Ha Bay at night by relaxing on the top deck, watching a movie in the restaurant or playing board games with the crew.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Maya Cruise

6.00 Rise early for Tai Chi on the sundeck, a wonderful chance to see the new dawn of Lan Ha Bay. Hot beverages and pastries will be served downstairs afterwards.

8.30 Once we have boarded our nimble day boat, we will head to Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island. We will cycle through echoing rainforests and along stretching rice fields, stopping at a local village to relax and visiting one of the traditional bamboo and straw houses here. (An electric car service is also available for a small, additional free).  

13.00 Heading back to the day boat, we get started on a wonderful lunch as we head back out into Lan Ha Bay. We begin cruising to Ba Trai Dao, an island with fantastic quiet beaches and the views of many karst pillars around it. We will have the afternoon on a beach here, enjoying swimming and kayaking in the water or finding a shaded spot to read on the white sands.

16.00 After we return to the Maya Cruise, there will be another mouth-watering cooking demonstration from our chef, who will show you a different aspect of Vietnamese food culture. Happy Hour is back on, signaling the start of the Sunset Party.

19.30 Our magnificent staff of chefs provide you with a final romantic dinner before the night fully rolls in. 

21.30 Perhaps tonight you would prefer to socialise at the bar or relax in your cabin. We will have squid fishing available for anyone wanting to try a new experience.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Maya Cruise

06.00 Your last chance to see the gorgeous pink light of sunrise will be on the sundeck with a complimentary Tai Chi session.

After a light breakfast, we climb into our kayaks and explore the area around the Dark and Light Caves, two contrasting wet cave systems with enclosed lakes around them.

10.00 We re-board the Maya Cruise for the final time and fill up on a delicious brunch on the way back to the harbour.

11.35 Disembarking the Maya Cruise at the harbour, we wave goodbye to the crew and board the bus back to Hanoi, where we will arrive at about 14.30.

The Maya Cruise would like to thank you kindly for choosing us as your tour operator in your Lan Ha Bay 3 day 2 night cruise. We sincerely hope to see you again soon.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: Please note that, because of fluctuating weather conditions, the cruise itinerary and program can be subject to change without prior notice.

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Reviews (18)



United Kingdom

"Loved Everything in Maya Cruise"

Maya Cruise

Amazing interior to this boat with some very comfortable cabins – me and my wife both had completely uninterrupted sleeps. We started cruising at 12:30 and almost immediately had a delicious 4-course lunch. There was some free time after this for us to explore the boat, then we went out kayaking, which was lovely. We had a cooking demonstration during happy hour where we made spring rolls. They cooked these up later to serve at the starter for our dinner, which already had 2 starters as well as 4 other courses – it’s safe to say that we did not go hungry! Absolutely delicious as well, all of itWe decided to make use of the sunrise and get up early, which was a really good decision.  We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and then went to a cave on a local rowing boat, which was really interesting. We had one more brunch on the way back to the bay.It was a very quick trip but I have to say, I had such a good time. I think I will come back maybe next year to try the 3 day version, which I can only imagine is better. Thanks Maya!




"The Perfect example of “Omotenashi”"

Maya Cruise

We are a Japanese couple who joined the cruise with Maya. As soon as we stepped in the bus, we had great hospitality with lots of attention for us. It felt like "omotenashi" from Japan. This is the highest level of Japanese hospitality with total dedication to the guests. We  felt this on the Maya Cruise. It was a fantastic service by the crew.We had a very clean room, with some nice food and great activities in the bay. We loved the kayaking and the cave. Everything was organised very well by Nga san, thank you very much! (^o^)Definitely recommend this cruise!!!


Gina H

"What a Wedding Anniversary Aboard the Maya Cruise!"

Maya Cruise

Incredible cabins, food, staff and views – it really can’t have gone any better!As a massive added bonus, we met a lot of lovely different people on the cruise, who came from all over the world.We were welcomed with the most delicious food for lunch on the first day, and it was followed up by a multi-course dinner which was presented to us like we were kings. So good! The quality continues into the next day with a fantastic breakfast and brunch.There were many activities on the boat to keep us entertained, or you can just relax if you don’t feel like it. The squid fishing was great, as was the kayaking and the cooking class. We forced ourselves to wake up early and went to experience the sunrise tai chi at 6,15am on the sundeck. One of the crew members, Nga, was leading the session; all the passengers were a bit unbalanced and tired, but Nga looked very elegant! The whole crew were brilliant with us. Really good people to talk to and they are always there if you need anything. They made the place feel like our home for one night.I definitely recommend the Maya and would encourage people to take the 3 day option, rather than the 2 we did. Another day can only be an improvement on what is an incredible cruise!




"A Great Experience Assured!"

Maya Cruise

Definitely one for the bucket list – A cruise around Halong Bay with Maya. This cruise really had everything - privacy, luxury, and an eager customer service. It’s a luxury service for a price cheaper than a lot of mid-range cruises around the world. It’s new, clean and has quality cabins, bathrooms and communal areas.We had a great time with the kayaking and the cooking class, which were engaging and very fun. We met a lot of new friends through the passengers and the staff, learning about new cultures and having a good time with people from all over the world – I will never forget that! Much love to the organisers and crew of the Maya Cruie, who put together and implemented the perfect itinerary, with absolutely outstanding food (and so much of it as well – we were completely full after the fancy dinner and the breakfast buffet).Another shout out to Dave, our tour guide! What a dude – so inviting and inclusive of everyone, with a big smile and a lot of knowledge about the bay and Vietnam overall. He was clearly passionate about making sure we had a good time; I thought his attitude was terrific. You won’t regret it if you book it right now. Thank you Maya for everything, I will be back for the 3 days soon!


Bach N

"5 Star Everything - Maya Cruise"

Maya Cruise

My friends recently returned home from Vietnam and recommended the Maya Cruise to me, which goes around the lesser known area of Lan Ha Bay. My mother contacted the booking team and we were off and running – great service from here on out. From booking to drop-off, everyone involved with Maya was fantastic, and had a really positive attitude even when a few small problems arose.There are lots of activities to do in the bay, as well as many meals to round off your days of adventure. The food is really something special – props to the kitchen staff. Really nice and luxurious cabins and a cute en suite. Truly 5 star everything – you won’t miss any of the beauty if you go with Maya!


  •   Accommodation with en-suite cabin with A/C, hot
  •   water
  •   02 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  •   Flower & fruits in cabin
  •   Welcome drinks with warm/cold tissues
  •   Entrance & sightseeing fees
  •   Full board meals: 2days - 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 morning snack, 01 brunch/ 3 days - 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 01 morning snack, 02 brunches.
  •   English speaking guide on cruise
  •   Cooking demonstration, Tai Chi session, Kayaking
  •   Fishing equipment
  •   On board insurance


  •   Airfares, Visa Arrangement
  •   Hanoi – Hai Phong – Hanoi transfer shuttle bus or private car/van
  •   Beauty spa and massage services
  •   Other drinks NOT mentioned above
  •   Tips and other personal expenses
  •   Surcharge for peak season: $30/person for stay on 24 / 31 December 2018
Price from
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  • Customizable by local experts
  • 24/7 customer support
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