Vietnam luxury cruises that offer world-class services

With famous tourism destinations like Nha Trang, Ha Long and Phu Quoc easing Covid-19 restrictions and resuming tourism activities, these are six recommendations for a luxury cruise vacation. Article by Lan Huong

The five-star Indochine Cruise takes visitors to explore the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay in the northern Quang Ninh Province and Lan Ha Bay in Hai Phong City, just south of Ha Long.
Visitors can admire the world-famous bay with its thousands of limestone karsts rising from emerald waters, kayak to explore natural caves, enjoy a five-star dinner at sea, or witness squid fishing at night.
The cruise resumed, welcoming fully vaccinated tourists, in October. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
Its 43 stylish cabins in four options range from a 32-square-meter junior suite cabin to the 80-square-meter presidential suite. The vessel also has two restaurants, a lounge, Jacuzzi plunge pool, a spa, and a sky bar.
A tour package for two days and one night costs from VND2.59 million ($115). Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan Cat Ba has an Indochinese-style vessel inspired by Binh Chuan, a ship owned by Bach Thai Buoi, a famous businessman known as the ‘king of cruise ships’ in the 20th century. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
75 meters long and 13 meters wide, the vessel is divided into three floors and 20 suites. All cabins have a private balcony and allow tourists to lie on the bed, directly look down at the bay. It has two restaurants and indoor and outdoor lounges.
A tour package for two days and one night costs from VND3.25 million ($143.36). Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
Paradise Cruise is one of the most well-known cruise operators in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay and has been acclaimed by international travel magazines.
Quang Ninh authorities plan to open Tuan Chau International Tourist Area and Yen Tu tourist site next month to domestic tourists.
The province hopes to receive two million visitors in the fourth quarter. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
The premium suite, the most luxurious cabin in cruise vessel Paradise Peak.
The cruise will take visitors to Sung Sot cave, kayaking to a pearl farm, to the top of Titop island, Viet Hai fishing village, and Lan Ha Bay to watch the sunset.
A two-day-one-night package costs from VND1.99 million ($87.28). Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
Ambassador is a six-star vessel in Ha Long Bay. The 13-meter-tall vessel, which is painted white, has 46 cabins of 30-90 square meters, each with a sunbathing balcony.
It also has an outdoor swimming pool and a glass bridge at the bow. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
There are three cruise options, including one night’s stay in a hotel. Prices start at VND3.49 million ($153.30), and include a seafood party. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
Emperor Cruises in Nha Trang Bay in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa was inspired by luxury lifestyle of King Bao Dai, the last ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last ruling royal family. Its design is redolent of the 1930s.
Khanh Hoa authorities have reopened intra-provincial tourism, allowing tourist facilities and restaurants to serve visitors from within the province. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
Catamaran Sarita Phu Quoc is the first sail catamaran in Phu Quoc Island, and has a French-influenced design.
It has four cabins, a lounge area and a galley, and is suitable for a trip with family or friends.
Phu Quoc resumed tourism activities in early October and plans to welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists under a trial vaccine passport program from next month. Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong
The cruise takes visitors to the southern island of Phu Quoc and serves a seafood lunch. Visitors can also swim, kayak, dive to see coral reefs, and visit Dam Islet.
A tour package costs from VND2.35 million ($103.72). Photo Courtesy of Lan Huong

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