Experience taking a Lan Ha Bay cruise

By Ngoc Nguyen - June 5, 2024
Experience taking a Lan Ha Bay cruise

Lan Ha Bay cruise tour is of great interest to tourists. If the Ha Long Bay area is a traditional sightseeing route, Lan Ha Bay is a lesser-known place. With its wild and unique beauty, Lan Ha Bay is like a newly discovered gem, with brilliant beauty that captivates tourists. Tourists can not only take a tour to visit Lan Ha Bay during the day but can also participate in overnight tours on the cruise ship.

Cruises to visit Lan Ha Bay are invested later, in a better direction, focusing on customer experience. The cruise ships are not only modern and high-class but also have professional and thoughtful service, along with new exploration journeys that promise to be a classy vacation for tourists. Considered a dream vacation, Lan Ha Bay brings you many emotions and classy experiences on 5-star cruises.

With the super cool Lan Ha Bay cruise experience that we are about to reveal shortly, you will definitely have a memorable trip. Come explore with us now!

1. About Lan Ha Bay
2. Best time to visit Lan Ha Bay
3. Experience on a Lan Ha Bay cruise
4. What to do during the journey to explore Lan Ha Bay by cruise?
5. Lan Ha Bay cruise itinerary

1. About Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is an area consisting of more than 400 islands with an area of 7000 hectares located in the South of Ha Long Bay and East of Cat Ba Island. The bay belongs to Hai Phong Province and is also the border between Quang Ninh and Hai Phong provinces.

The islands on Lan Ha Bay are covered with green trees. On the islands, there are often small sandy beaches (up to 139 sandy beaches), and the water is very clear, making the natural scenery truly attractive.

Compared to Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay is a newer area, a new tourist attraction developed in recent years, promising to be one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam.

Lan Ha Bay Vietnam

2. Best Time to Visit Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay has a cool, fresh climate all year round. For that reason, according to our Lan Ha Bay cruise experience, any time you come here is reasonable.

If you love a vibrant, bustling atmosphere, then come to Lan Ha Bay between April and June every year. Because at this time, Lan Ha Bay is often more crowded with a fresh climate, beautiful sunny weather and little rain, blue sea, and rippling waves, suitable for participating in outdoor entertainment activities. If you want to find some quiet, private space, then come to the bay from September onwards. At this time, Lan Ha Bay is relatively deserted and suitable for rest and relaxation activities. 

3. Experience on a Lan Ha Bay cruise

3.1. Experience of taking a Lan Ha Bay cruise - Which pier is suitable to depart from?

Cat Ba Princess Cruise

Currently, two wharves are operating the route to Lan Ha Bay that you can choose from, which are Tuan Chau International Port and Got Ferry (Hai Phong).

According to the experience of taking a cruise in Lan Ha Bay that many visitors shared with us, if you depart from Tuan Chau International Port, you will take a speedboat to Ha Long Bay, then transfer to a cruise ship to go to Lan Ha Bay. The plus point of Tuan Chau Port is that the harbor area is spacious with modern facilities and the access road is also more traffic-free.

In addition, according to our Hai Phong travel experience, you can also go from Got Ferry Terminal to board a cruise to explore Lan Ha Bay. From Got Ferry, you will travel by canoe or tender boat for about 15 minutes before arriving at the cruise ship and starting your journey to explore the bay.

3.2. Best cruise ships to visit Lan Ha Bay today

3.2.1. Capella 5-star Cruise

capella lan ha bay cruise, cruise on lan ha bay

According to our Lan Ha Bay cruise experience, Capella is one of the best 5-star cruise lines operating the current bay exploration route that you can trust and choose. The company's cruise is designed in a bold Indochina style with a system of 30 spacious, airy rooms and high-class amenities, including a restaurant, swimming pool, spa, sunbathing area, and water slides. The amenities are harmoniously arranged throughout the 6 floors of the cruise so you will not feel suffocated when staying here.

All rooms on the Capella cruise ship are designed with private balconies surrounded by ceiling glass doors, giving you an ideal space for relaxation, sightseeing, and ensuring the necessary privacy. Quickly save the name Capella in your Travel Guidebook, my friend, the cruise is so good!

3.2.2. Stellar of the Sea Cruise

Stellar of the Sea, lan ha bay cruise

As one of the most luxurious and modern cruises today, the Stellar of the Sea cruise promises to bring you memorable experiences during your journey to explore Lan Ha Bay.

The space of the rooms here is extremely luxurious and modern with an impressively spacious area. In addition, the cruise is also fully equipped with luxurious amenities such as a swimming pool, golf course, wine cellar, children's play area, and a system of restaurants and bars meeting international standards.

3.2.3. Le Theater Cruise

le theatre cruise, lan ha bay cruise

Le Theater Cruise is the perfect suggestion for those who love extreme luxury and splendor. Designed in a luxurious, sophisticated, and artistic style, Le Theater promises to bring you unforgettable experiences during your journey to discover the wild and beautiful Lan Ha Bay.

If you have the opportunity to stay at Le Theater, you will enjoy all the luxurious amenities including a restaurant system, bar, spa area with jacuzzi, sunbathing lounge, etc. In addition, the system of 21 luxuriously designed rooms with spacious and airy areas and private balconies promises to bring you exceptional moments of rest and relaxation.

3.2.4. Scarlet Pearl Cruise

Scarlet Pearl cruise, lan ha bay cruise

As one of the most luxurious 5-star cruises today, Scarlet Pearl promises to bring you moments of luxury right in the middle of the most beautiful bay in Hai Phong Port. From the first moment you set foot on the cruise, you will definitely be overwhelmed by the magnificent and sophisticated space here with a system of 23 rooms and amenities such as a restaurant, bar, massage room, jacuzzi, and gym.

3.2.5. Catamaran Cruise

Catamaran Cruise, lan ha bay cruise

Many of you have contributed your memories of cruising Lan Ha Bay with us and Catamaran is the perfect choice for those who pursue an upscale, classy lifestyle. The cruise space is designed in a Middle Eastern style with a modern yet cozy appearance. Indoor amenities such as a restaurant, bar, and sightseeing space are harmoniously designed to create a comfortable feeling for you throughout the journey.

More specifically, the Catamaran Cruise is also equipped with a water slide system, water motor, hammock net, and a series of other super interesting entertainment games. We firmly believe that your journey to explore Lan Ha Bay with Catamaran cruise will become even more marvelous.

4. What to do during the journey to explore Lan Ha Bay by cruise?

Kayak activities in Lan Ha Bay Vietnam

Based upon our observations on a Lan Ha Bay excursion, simply enjoying all the services and amenities on the boat is enough fun. However, if you want to have interesting experiences and be closer to nature, then kayaking to explore caves such as Light Cave, Dark Cave, and Luon Cave is a perfect suggestion. You can also sit on a bamboo boat rowed by local people to get inside the cave and admire the majestic natural scenery through the cave arch which is also an interesting experience.

In addition, you can also splash around in the clear blue sea water when stopping at famous beaches in Lan Ha Bay, such as Van Boi Beach, Ba Trai Dao Area, etc. These beaches are famous for their calm waves and smooth white sand. Taking pictures is guaranteed to be absolutely beautiful. If you want to better understand the simple lifestyle of local people, you can visit Cai Beo Fishing Village. This is the home of about 300 households engaged in fishing and cage fish farming.

5. Lan Ha Bay Cruise Itinerary

cai beo fishing village, lan ha bay cruise

An itinerary for a Lan Ha Bay cruise often combines leisure time with activities. An example of a 2-day, 1-night cruise schedule is as follows:

Day 1:

  • 9:00 AM: Leave Hanoi and travel to Lan Ha Bay
  • 12:00 PM: Reach the harbor to get on the boat.
  • 12:30 PM: Savor a delectable lunch while taking in views of Lan Ha Bay.
  • 2:00 PM: Visit a fishing village to discover more about the way of life there.
  • 4:00 PM: Go kayaking along the bay or explore a secret cave.
  • 6:00 PM: Head back to the ship for a cocktail reception as the sun sets.
  • 7:00 PM: Onboard dinner and leisure time to unwind or sign up for a cookery lesson
  • 9:00 PM: Squid fishing and stargazing

Day 2:

  • 6:30 AM: Tai Chi on the sundeck 
  • 7:00 AM: Onboard breakfast
  • 8:00 AM: See a pearl farm and discover how pearls are cultivated.
  • 10:00 AM: Disembark from the boat and return to Hanoi
  • 1:00 PM: Reach Hanoi and conclude your cruise


So we have shared the entire experience of taking a Lan Ha Bay cruise. Hopefully, with our super cool sharing, you will have a memorable trip. In addition, if you have time, you must definitely visit the "brother" of Lan Ha Bay, Bach Long Vy Island, which is equally wild and interesting.

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La mia famiglia composta da 2 adulti e 1 bambino vuole prenotare un viaggio di 5 giorni ad Hanoi, Ninh Binh e Baia di Lan Ha.

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