There are a hundred types of the cruise in Halong Bay. It is difficult for the first-time cruiser to compare the differences and the similarities among Halong cruises. From the cabin,cuisine, activities and others, we will bring you a clear and simple view to compare.

Note: The estimated number of cruises is as following: Small Cruise from 6 – 16 cabins l Big Cruise from 20 – 32 cabins and even more)


Depending on the business purpose, each company will design and provide various types of cabin.

There is 3 popular cabin styles in Halong bay:

3 Star Cruise :  small cruises of 5 – 13 Cabins small room sizes ( 15m/ Cabin ) in simple decoration

4 Star Cruise : The limited number of cabins (From 10 – 20 cabins) provides larger room size ( 20m/Cabin ) in order to give customer more comfortable space.

5 Star cuise : a large number of cabins (from 20 to 32 cabins) are suitable for luxurious vacation tours, large room sizes ( up to 28m/ cabin )  with modern equipment.

Athena 5 Star Cruise

Athena 5 Star Cruise



The dining and cuisine areunique and not much different on the Halong Bay Cruises.

Most of Halong cruise companies are still following the traditional menu included Vietnamese cuisine, A la carte menu, BBQ food and seafood.

However, the choices of menu are different in each cruise.


3 and 4 Star cruises : Served by bus from 30 – 35 seats to ensure the necessary comfort for you.

5 Star cruises : Served by luxurious Limousine bus that serve only 9-15 persons to ensure the most comfortable for customers

Felix Limousine Pick Up

Felix Limousine Pick Up



In Halong bay, most of activities of the cruises are the same:Kayaking, Cooking Class,Taichi,Swimming, Squid Fishing, Watching Movie, Singing Karaoke.

Beside that the outdoor activities are also focused, that the excursion is the keyto the trip. With outdoor activities, thepassengers will have more time to discover the wild sceneries and local people’s life on the bay.

Kayaking in Halong

Kayaking in Halong



3 Star cruises : The small cruise, of course, will carry fewer passengers ( 20 – 25 persons ). Suitable for those who limit budget but the service quality is moderate, not too luxurious

4 Star Cruises : the most easily chosen cruise (30-35 persons) . It is the advantage for passengers to enjoy all of the activities without Queuing and waiting, which delivers to them more privacy than a bigger cruise. At the same time, the service to each individual will be more detailed and careful.  

5 Star Cruises : The bigger cruise will carry more customers (45-50 Persons). If you do not mind the crowd and would like to make more new friends, this is an ideal option for cruising in Halong Bay. You will never get bored since there are lots of people who always welcome to talk and share the stories with you. Excellent service quality, taking care of you in the best way, can satisfy the most demanding customers

*Enjoy Halong Bay Tour with Us 

Halong Bay 2 Days 1 Night with Apricot 3 Star Cruise
Halong Bay 2 Days 1 Night with Apricot Premium 4 Star Cruise
Halong Bay 2 Days 1 Night with Athena 5 Star Cruise

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