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Halong Bay, Vietnam Luxury Cruises

Halong Bay is located in the north of Vietnam, around 100 miles east of the city of Hanoi. The bay is well-known for the thousands of tiny islets situated just offshore, which create an enchanting and captivating environment, often regarded as being amongst one of the greatest wonders of the world. This magical bay boasts breath taking natural beauty and a fascinating local culture, creating a particularly memorable holiday destination that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its remarkable landscape and mystical ambience. The name Halong translates to English as Bay of Descending Dragons, an apt named for a location that looks like something taken straight from the pages of a story book.

Sightseeing in Halong Bay

One of the easiest and most exciting ways to explore the many islets and beautiful locations situated around Halong Bay is by boat. Boat trips from Halong Bay allow guests to discover the stunning beaches, unspoilt landscapes and hidden coves found on many of these wonderful and exquisite islets. Day cruises and overnight cruises are available from the bay, voyaging to many of the most remarkable and beautiful parts of this unique archipelago. The cruises on offer often also incorporate enjoyable activities, aside from going ashore at a variety of the small islands in the bay, such as kayaking and cocktail parties. Alternatively, visitors who do not wish to set sail across the bay can stay on the mainland and gamble in the Ha Long Bay Casino. Some of the most popular islands and islets in the bay include:

Cat Ba

Cat Ba is the largest island in Halong Bay and is half-covered by a verdant national park. This incredible island is home to the extremely rare and endangered primate known as Cat Ba langur or golden-headed langur. Other native wildlife includes the oriental giant squirrel and civet cats. The island also features a collection of splendid caves and beaches, access to the nearby Monkey Island and a US naval fort built in 1942.

Bo Hon Island

Bo Hon Island is famous for its deep caves and caverns, which are surrounded in local legend and myth. The Hung Sung Sot Cave contains many interconnected chambers and an array magnificent stalactites.

Quan Lan

Quan Lan is a incredibly scenic island with a sparse population of permanant inhabitants. The island is accessible by boat from Halong Bay and features a range of beautiful beaches along its coastline.

Shopping in Halong Bay

The local Halong Market is well known for its fresh seafood and edible produce, whereas the nearby Mong Cai Market offers item such as fabrics, clothes and electronics at affordable prices. The night market in Bai Chay town is one of the best places in the region to pick up gifts and souvenirs, including traditional hats, chopsticks and ceramics.

Eating out in Halong Bay

Several Vietnamese specialities are available in eateries around Halong Bay, where tourists can pick up local cuisine including seafood dishes such as Tu Hai and rice-based meals such as Gat Gu.

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1 Hong Kong to Singapore
16 January 2021 - 10 nights

Hong Kong | Halong Bay | Halong Bay | Chan May | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £4219pp
Cruise Only £4219pp
2 Singapore to Hongkong
26 January 2021 - 14 nights

Singapore | Ko Kut | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Chan May | Chan May | Halong Bay | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise £5079pp
Cruise Only £5079pp
3 Shanghai to Singapore
23 February 2021 - 17 nights

Shanghai | Shanghai | Hong Kong | Halong Bay | Halong Bay | Chan May | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £4699pp
Cruise Only Call
4 Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand
28 February 2021 - 14 nights

Hong Kong | Halong Bay | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville | Ko Kood, Thailand | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Singapore more

Fly Cruise Call
Cruise Only Call
5 Hong Kong to Hong Kong
09 March 2021 - 12 nights

Hong Kong | Halong Bay | Chan May | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Kota Kinabalu | Puerto Princesa | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise £6069pp
Cruise Only £5199pp
6 Tokyo to Singapore
02 November 2021 - 30 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu | Osaka | Osaka | Kochi, Japan | Miyazaki, Japan | Nagasaki | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa (Naha) | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Taipei (Keelung) | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Halong Bay | Chan May | Chan May | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Sihanoukville | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Ko Samui | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £14719pp
Cruise Only £13779pp
7 World Cruise - Roundtrip San Francisco
05 January 2022 - 120 nights

San Francisco, California | Honolulu | Honolulu | Kahului | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Fakarava | Moorea | Papeete, Tahiti | Papeete, Tahiti | Raiatea | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Apia | Suva | Lautoka | Port Vila | Auckland | Auckland | Bay Of Islands | Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | Napier | Wellington | Akaroa | Dunedin | Burnie | Melbourne | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Sihanoukville | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Nha Trang | Chan May | Chan May | Halong Bay | Halong Bay | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Nagasaki | Naze (Oshima Island), Japan | Okinawa (Naha) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Tokyo | Tokyo | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver | Vancouver | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California more

Fly Cruise £52919pp
Cruise Only £49879pp
8 Bangkok to Tokyo
18 February 2022 - 18 nights

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Nha Trang | Chan May | Halong Bay | Halong Bay | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Kagoshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise £9799pp
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9 Singapore to Hongkong
15 March 2022 - 16 nights

Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Sihanoukville | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Nha Trang | Chan May | Chan May | Halong Bay | Halong Bay | Hong Kong | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise £8819pp
Cruise Only £7989pp
10 Tokyo to Singapore
20 March 2022 - 18 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu | Osaka | Osaka | Okinawa (Naha) | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Taipei (Keelung) | Kaohsiung | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Halong Bay | Chan May | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Singapore more

Fly Cruise £10499pp
Cruise Only £9079pp
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