Launched in 2018
Being one of the newest Halong Bay Cruises, the Halong Bay President Cruise leads the way in ultra-luxury cruising in Halong Bay. This Halong Bay 5-star vessel offers access to the UNESCO World Heritage site as a pioneer of cruising in the region. The sophistication and elegance of the bay’s natural surroundings are very much matched on board with a piano lounge, spa, restaurant, Jacuzzi pool, bar, two sundecks and fabulously appointed cabins adding up to a cruise worthy of its 'President' title.
Along with this, guests will be provided with a private butler, who will be at your beck and call throughout your time on board. President Cruise operates luxury 3-day and 2-day tours of Halong Bay, allowing you to see the world wonder in your own time-frame and style.
08:45 – 09:15: Be ready in your hotel lobby in Hanoi. The limousine bus will pick you up before we head out along the scenic expressway to Halong city.
11:30: We arrive at Tuan Chau Harbour in Halong city and relax after the drive. We will board the splendid President Cruise to start your luxury Halong Bay tour. Meet your personal butler and enjoy your welcome drink in the elegant Piano Lounge.
13:00 - 14:15: Soak up the gorgeous views of the bay outside the windows as your lunch is served. Take this in the fabulous dining room or anywhere else you prefer on board.
14:30: Our first stop of the tour is to Sung Sot Cave. Walk with the guide around this outstanding limestone cavern, noting the beautiful rock formations that have been formed over millennia.
15:30: Relax back aboard the President Cruise before we arrive at Titop Island. This gorgeous island at the heart of the bay offers opportunities for sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the sea or climbing the rock staircase to the lookout point at the peak.
17:30: Head back to the cruise and make yourself at home on the sundeck, where a cooking demonstration and happy hour at the bar* will provide entertainment in front of a vivid red sunset.
19:15: Your second meal of the tour is served in the dining room. Again, you may instead take this wherever you like on board.
20:30: Enjoy your time after dinner in whatever manner suits you. There will be a relaxed squid fishing expedition on offer as well as a live jazz band in the lounge. Alternatively, you may want to make use of the spa* for a soothing massage before bed.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
06:30: There will be a tai chi session held up on the sundeck for those early rising passengers. Follow the lead of our professional teacher as they show you the breathing techniques and movements necessary for this ancient martial art.
07:00: Enjoy a light breakfast downstairs of hot beverages and pastries.
07:40: We sail once again and drop anchor beside Luon Cave. Climb into the kayaks* and explore this ancient wet cave at your leisure.
09:00: We return to the President Cruise for the final time before a delicious and filling brunch is served on board. Our route back to the harbour is lined with incredible limestone towers, so make use of this time to grab the last of your photos.
11:00: Upon reaching Tuan Chau Harbour, disembark and wave goodbye to the crew and your butler. The luxury limousine van will take us back to Hanoi and drop you off at your central hotel in the mid-afternoon.
President Cruise thanks you kindly for joining us on this Halong Bay 2 day cruise. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels through Vietnam!
*Incurs an extra charge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
08:45 – 09:15: The tour begins at your hotel, where the limousine van will collect you and take you through the Red River Delta on the expressway.
11:30: The bus pulls up at the harbour and we are greeted with the sight of the majestic ship in the bay. After checking in, we board and you can meet your personal butler, who will provide you with a drink in the Piano Lounge and formally welcome you to President Cruise's luxury Halong Bay tour.
13:00 - 14:15: We begin our cruising into the limestone world ahead of us, enjoying a fabulous lunch service while watching the spiraling mountains of Halong Bay glide by.
14:30: We stop first at Sung Sot Cave, Halong's largest limestone cavern. The stalactites and stalagmites found here tell the history of the cave, which our guide will explain on a mesmerising walk through.
15:30: Take some time to relax back aboard the President Cruise as we approach our second destination: Titop Island. This famous landmark has a curved beach and a panoramic viewpoint atop its rocky peak.
17:30: Halong Bay enters its golden hour as we return to the ship. Take a spot on the sundeck to enjoy happy hour* and a cooking demonstration led by our chef, all with the stunning backdrop of Halong’s famous sunset.
19:15: Enjoy a dinner service of local delicacies and western fusion food. You can take this anywhere on board to maximise your privacy and enjoyment of the glistening bay at night.
20:30: The rest of the evening is yours to spend as you please. We will host a small squid fishing expedition or you could head to the Piano Lounge to enjoy drinks and a live jazz band in a sophisticated setting.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
06:30: Any early risers can head to the sundeck and try a spot of tai chi in the morning sunlight. Our professional teacher will be leading a beginners’ class up here.
07:00 – 08:30: Breakfast will be a light affair of hot beverages and pastries while the gorgeous bay stands still outside.
08:45: After breakfast, we will board the luxury day boat with just a few fellow passengers. We head immediately to Soi Sim Beach and relax on its golden sands.
10:15: We make the short trip to Tung Sau pearl farm after this and kayak* in the beautiful surrounds here. This is a great chance to get up close to the bay and discover its magical beauty at close quarters.
12:00: Savour your quiet lunch on board the day boat in incredible surrounds.
14:00: Our final excursion of the day is a look around Cua Van fishing village. This is a floating residential area where some of the bay’s remarkable inhabitants live. See how the locals operate and work in the bay on a sampan boat tour around the village's floating rafts.
15:30: We return to the President Cruise and continue our luxury Halong Bay tour through the latter half of the afternoon.
17:45: Enjoy another beautiful sunset along with the accompanying cooking class and happy hour at the bar*.
19:15: Your second dinner service will be held in the romantic dining room, unless you would prefer to eat it elsewhere. Your personal butler will be happy to oblige you, whatever your decision.
21:00: Spend another enchanting night however you like. Relax with some board games, a soak in the Jacuzzi pool or a trip to the spa* before retiring to your cabin for another blissful sleep.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
06:30: Today is your final chance to enjoy the tai chi session on the sundeck, so make use of this glorious way to start the day.
07:00: Breakfast will be served once more in the dining room below as we set sail once again.
09:00: Soak up the last few hours on board the boat as we slowly cruise back to the harbour. A delicious brunch will fill us up for the drive back to Hanoi.
11:00: We reach Tuan Chau Harbour and disembark the President Cruise. Board the bus waiting for us and head back to Hanoi along the expressway. We arrive at your hotel in the mid-afternoon.
It was an honour to serve you on board the President Cruise for your Halong Bay 3 day cruise. We sincerely hope to see you again in this picturesque corner of Vietnam!
*Incurs an extra charge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Bus pick-up time: 08:45 AM - 09.15 AM
Check-in: 11:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Check-out: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Return Hanoi by bus: 02.30 PM – 03.30 PM
Shuttle bus pick-up & drop-off point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.
• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.
• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.
• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.
Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather
If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation.
• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund.
• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1 night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!
Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off board.
Cancellation by Customer
• More than 33 days prior to check-in ( departure date): Free of charge
• From 33 to 15 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 10% of total rates
• From 14 to 8 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 20% of total rates
• From 7 to 4 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 50% of total rates
• Less than96 hours prior to check-in ( departure date): 100% of total rates.
• No-Show: 100% of total rates
*** Cancellation notice from customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.
• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.
Booked 3 days 2 nights trip to Halong Bay via my hotel, price included transfer in luxury van from hotel to the bay. Room was super comfortable, with bathtub and private balcony. Crew was friendly and helpful. Food was tasty with many choices from buffet lunch to a la carte dinner. Got a surprised cake from staffs for my birthday. Activities were all good and well-arranged. Highly recommend President Cruise everyone.
It was my first time on a cruise trip and everything was perfect. I booked directly 3 days trip with President Cruise for my parents and I. The booking was easy and smooth, our consultant provided many information and the best deal for our booking. The pick-up from hotel was good and comfortable by a limousine car. Our cabin was cozy, nice and with great view to the Bay. We were upgraded to Treasury Suite and it was comfortable. All meals during 3 days were delicious, we are all vegetarian and the chef did his best to accommodate us. I can’t recommend enough this trip for anyone looking for a great escape from Hanoi. This is a must-do if you are having vacations in Vietnam.
We booked this 1 night cruise in Halong Bay with our hotel. Thank you the young lady at receptionist who helped me to book this cruise, we are definitely happy with this trip. The ship – President Cruise is amazing, clean and very large. There are enough space for everyone on board to enjoy the sunbathing, Jacuzzi or take photos. We were picked up by a Limousine car, the ride is comfortable and the car was also new. Our room was great, it has private balcony to enjoy the beautiful view of Halong Bay. The meals were also good, I had a great vegetarian meal. Staffs were also nice, good English skill and provided awesome service. Honestly, there is nothing to complain about our tour. Highly recommend President Cruise if you are looking for a luxurious cruise in Halong Bay.
I arranged this luxury cruise in Halong Bay via one local agency. The President Cruise was beyond my expectations, they really provided 5 stars service during our tour. Firstly, I want to say thank you to all staffs on board. They were very friendly and took good care of our family. Their English skill is also good, we were explained well about all destinations and activities during the trip. Food was tasty, they accommodated all our member’s requests, and we enjoyed all the meals. The itinerary was arranged properly and took us to visit some incredible caves, which were simply breathtaking to see from inside/ Thank you so much President Cruise for what they did for our family. We had a really good time in Halong Bay. I only wish we booked a 3 days 2 nights cruise instead of 2 days. However, it was enough to be called perfect.
My girlfriend and I booked this President Cruise via our hotel and was told this is a 5 stars cruise. It was a bit doubtful at the first stage, but we really had a good time during this 2 days 1 night cruise. We left our hotel early morning, got picked up by a luxury car. After approximately 3 hours, we arrived at the harbor and greeted the big and impressive President Cruise. And so it began our amazing cruise trip. We firstly started with a buffet of sea food, Asian dishes and vegetarian dishes. Then we went excursions to explore the cave, had fun on the beach and went back on board. I had a nice afternoon tea, enjoyed the Jacuzzi and the massage. In general, this trip was the highlight part of my trip to Vietnam. Food was outstanding, room was luxurious, activities were fun and the breathtaking view from our balcony was amazing. I wish we booked a longer trip, to enjoy more Halong Bay. Good job President Cruise and all crew members!
Our group of 4 visited Halong Bay by President Cruise last week. It was a wonderful experience and it is unforgettable. The ship is nice, seems new and shiny. The staffs were friendly and accommodating, they would be there any time for you. They provided exceptional customer service and always have a smile on their face. Food on board was superb, I loved the steak. All meals on board were delicious, I ate a lot during this trip. President Cruise will surely be recommended to all my friends and family back home. First choice to explore the magnificent Halong Bay.
This President Cruise is absolutely awesome! We enjoyed every moment of our 2 nights cruise in Halong Bay. Big thumbs up to the staffs on board because they made a big part of this trip. All members were very attentive, helpful and lovely. They care about every single and smallest detail. They always make sure we are satisfied, happy and enjoyed our time here. All the excursions were wonderful, we had a lot of fun in Halong Bay, especially with the kayaking part. We also visited a fishing village and saw the local Vietnamese life, which was incredible. The food was great, there were many choices and the chef did his job very well. If you guys are thinking about doing an overnight cruise, whether 1 or 2 night, go for President Cruise. You won’t be disappointed at all, this is truly the best cruise in Halong Bay.
We are a couple and booked this 2 days 1 night trip to Halong Bay through our hotel. The price is indeed pricy but it was worth the money. President Cruise impressed me from the very first look, it is shiny, now and the tender boat is very comfortable. Our room was spacious and well-decorated. All activities are fun, it was a bit rushed but its fine for me. Food on board was plentiful, you would never feel hungry during your trip with them. All services and staffs were amazing, they provided the best customer services. It was sad that there wasn’t live music on board, it could be so much fun with that! However, this is one of the most perfect trip of our vacations in Vietnam. Thank you so much President Cruise, we will come back in the near future.
My family took this Halong Bay Cruise for 1 night and it was totally amazing. President Cruise is a beautiful ship, the biggest and newest cruise in Halong Bay. Program is well-organized with various activities that suite all ages. Facilities on the ship and in the room are great, we felt comfortable during the whole trip. All rooms have balcony so you can enjoy a morning tea during sunrise from you room. I liked best the Jacuzzi pool with outstanding view to the bay. Crew members were lovely and delivered excellent customer service. The food is the most favorite part of my parents, which included 5 stars a la carte meal. Overall, the impressive staffs and amazing ship made our family’s Halong Bay Cruise trip more enjoyable and a marvelous experience. I would recommend my friends to join President Cruise when they visit Vietnam.
My boyfriend and I joined the 2 days 1 night cruise to Halong Bay with President Cruise. I am still now very excited when remembering this trip. It was a totally worth experience of our trip in Vietnam. As from the outside, President Cruise seems to be one of the biggest boats around. Entering the boat, everything was really really great. Our room was well-equipped, spacious with private balcony on second floor. I was able to have a morning tea and enjoyed the wonderful view of Halong Bay from my cabin. President Cruise offered us several interesting activities like kayaking, caves, swimming, etc. The most highlight part was the food, the menu was various with many choices and chef did very good job to deliver Vietnamese flavors in there. All staffs were funny, lovely and helpful. I would highly recommend taking this cruise for your 1 night trip to Halong Bay. And if you have more time and money, do the 3 days cruise! You won’t regret it!