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The Au Co Cruise

Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay (the cruise with 32 cabins)

Super 9.2 - Score from 72 traveler reviews

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3 days from us $490/person

How to book a cabin and Important Notes. Click here !

Please Note: Low season(Months:5,6,7,8,9) - High Season(Months: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4)

Rates in “High Season” are normally higher than “Low Season” ( Rates from some luxury cruises only).

How to book cabin(s): Check rates » Choose No.Rooms » Book it » Check Out (You might also book different cabins by choosing "No.Rooms" then "Book it" one by one » Check Out) » Book other services in next step » Send request » We check rates & availability » Make changes » You make deposit » Confirm.
Shuttle bus: You might also have to pay the shuttle bus fees if you book on some 5 stars cruises(rate from us $ 30/person for 2 ways: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi). Superior cruises & some Deluxe Cruises included.
@ Shuttle bus fee only included for the route: Hotel in Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hotel in Hanoi
Final payment: After make a deposit or your whole group(Please visit our payment page here). The rest money, you are going to pay us once we meet you at your hotel in Hanoi. We'll tell you more information about the trip, then give you travel ticket.
Or you can pay online before 1 to 15 days to save your time.
Pick up/Drop off: Our modern & safe shuttle buses pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi every morning around 07:45 am - 08:30 am, and drop you off at the same place around 04 pm - 05 pm on the final day of your trip.(another place? please request !) .
// All cruises in Halong Bay leave from the docks around 12:00 - 12:30 pm daily and arrive back at the docks around 11am: 11:30 am on the final day of the trip.
@ If you have flights at late afternoon after your halong bay tour, please inform us ASAP, so we can arrange a car directly to the airport for your group.
What to bring?: Passports, sunglasses,camera, sport shoes, essential luggage,jackets & sweaters(winter in months:11,12,1,2,3,4), some medicine for sea-sickness(optional).
@ You can leave your big suitcases at your hotel in Hanoi while on a cruise.
@ If you do not stay at your hotel in Hanoi again after the trip, please bring all luggage with you.
How far?: 170km from Hanoi to Halong Bay,  around 4 hours to go(included break time en route).
Cruise Tour:
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The Au Co Cruise Halong Bay is the first and only luxury cruise operator offering full cruise program & itinerary in a single trip through world-renowned Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island. The Au Co ship features the very latest safety standards and represents Vietnamese and Oriental culture at its best. Each of her 32 spaciously-designed private cabins boasts luxurious bathrooms and panoramic balconies.

The Au Co – for all travelers seeking a lifetime experience.

The Au Co Cruise Cabins

These are cruise cabins for The Au Co Cruise:
Cabin Cabin Size (m2) Bed Type Extra Bed
20
Queen Bed
NO

Cabin: Deluxe Double Cabin(Large window and Private Balcony)

Bed size: Queen Bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services
20
2 Single beds
NO

Cabin: Deluxe Twin Cabin(Large window and Private Balcony)

Bed size: 2 Single beds

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services
25
Queen Bed
NO

Cabin: Grand Deluxe Cabin (Large Window)

Bed size: Queen Bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services
40
King Size Bed
NO

Cabin: Long Quan Suite - Private Terrace

Bed size: King Size Bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services
40
King Size Bed
NO

Cabin: Au CO Suite - Private Terrace

Bed size: King Size Bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services
22
Queen Bed
NO

Cabin: Executive Double Private Balcony

Bed size: Queen Bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services
22
Queen Bed
NO

Cabin: Executive Twin Private Balcony

Bed size: Queen Bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini Bar
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower and fruit basket
  • Champagne
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Beauty mirror
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local wine
  • Ocean View
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Panoramic Window
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Sofa
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Shower and hot water
  • Wall Pan
  • Turndown services

The Au Co Cruise Facilities

General of The Au Co Cruise

  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Boutique Library
  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Conference and meeting facilities
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Rowing Boat
  • Theme Cruise
  • Newspagers and magazine
  • Gymnasium
  • Observatory
  • Sundeck
  • Restaurant

Services of The Au Co Cruise

  • Baby cot
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Turndown service and daily presents
  • IDD at the reception
  • Library
  • Boutique shop
  • Masssage and Spa

Activities on Board

  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Wooden Game
  • Dinner in Cave
  • Cooking classes
  • Movie nights
  • Cycling
  • Tours of caves
  • Tours of Fishing Floating village
  • BBQ Beach
  • Singing and Dancing
  • Taichi in the morning
  • Swimming
  • Dinner on the beach
  • Rocking and Climbing

Cruise Restaurant

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  • Vegetarian food
  • Western Food
  • Buffet lunch or dinner
  • Set menu
  • Soft drinks and Cocktails
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Vietnamese Food and Seafood
  • International breakfast
  • Morning buffet brunch

Cruise Policies

CHILDREN POLICIES

  • From 0 – 4 years old: Free of charge
  • From 5 – 9 years old: 75% of adult rates if using existing bed in the room
  • Over 9 years older: 100% as a dult rates

CANCELLATION POLICIES

Cancellations only become effective once our sales office receives notification of cancellation IN WRITING to our email: kim.bookingonline@gmail.com

For individual guests or group of guests with number of person lower than 6:

  • If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 3 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of total will be charged
  • If cancelled before 1 days or No – Show, the total of reservation will be full charged

For group of guest with number of person larger than 6:

  • If cancelled up to 10 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 5 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of total will be charged
  • Later or No – Show, the total of reservation will be full charged

For group of guest whose charters the boat

  • If cancelled up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 15 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of total will be charged
  • Later or No – Show, the total of reservation will be full charged

NOTES FOR PASSENGERS

  • Please note that the price is not included transfer service by bus. It is available and costs us $ 30 to us $ 45 per person. Passenger needs to inform us to use this service 1 day before departure.
  • Surcharge 25% for Merry Christmas, New Year's Eve and Chinese Lunar Year
  • Registration is required. Guest must contact with us 1 day before to supply passport’s information as: full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry… otherwise, guest will get introduction about the method to check in, policies…. we will not responsible for any extra charge in case of late, missing. All of above cases are considered as no-show (not arrival).
  • Please note that the time may be changed depending on the policies of Halong bay management or weather permission. We will inform you before getting on the cruise.
  • For using the transfer service only: Daily shuttle bus departs from Hanoi Old Quarter at 8.00 – 8.30am, arriving Halong Bay at 12.00 – 12.30pm)
Cruise Tour:

A Lifetime Experience in The Gulf of Tonkin

  • Experience the most stunning sceneries of all three beautiful bays of The Gulf of Tonkin on board The Au Co.
  • Swim in the emerald water and white sandy beaches
  • Discover Bai Tu Long Bay by traditional rowing bow
  • While aboard, discover The Au Co’s signature 5 elements cuisine, re-energize with tai chi, unwind on the sundeck or just pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi or with a Vietnamese massage.
  • Enjoy great & fantastic Vietnamese Cuisine and Western food
  • Enjoy Massage service
  • Biking on Cat Ba Island to discover the local life & Jungle
  • Fishing on the sea

Day 1: Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay (Lunch/Dinner)

08.00 Scenic three hours drive from Hanoi to Halong bay.
12.30 Embark The Au Co and start cruising leisurely towards Vung Vieng in Bai Tu Long.
13.00 Introduction to the 5 elements cuisine. Lunch on board
16.00 Guided kayaking or swimming in Vung Ha area
17.30 Learn about the role of tea in Vietnamese culture with a tea ceremony
18.00 Enjoy Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free” from 18:00 to 19:00: Beer, House wine (by the glass), Soft drinks, Long drinks, Cocktails
19.15 Our first 5 elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water is served while
the boat is anchored for the night.
21.00 Enjoy a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing at the reception

Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Halong Bay (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

06.30 Earlier risers start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay as the boats starts cruising quietly
07.00 Breakfast on board while The Au Co cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay
09.00 Visit floating village by traditional rowing boat (1 hour tour)
12.15 The Au Co cruises towards Dark and Bright Cave while lunch is served in Halong restaurant
15.00 Guided kayaking or swimming in the Dark & Bright Cave
17.00 Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free” from 17:00 to 18:00
17.30 Cooking demonstration
18.45 Visit the Bridge and Engine Room
19.15 Seafood BBQ dinner is available at the restaurant while the boat is at anchorage
21.00 Enjoy a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing at the reception

Day 3: Halong Bay and Hanoi (Breakfast)

06.30 Earlier risers start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay as the boats starts cruising quietly in Halong Bay
07.00 Light breakfast
07.45 Guided tour of Sung Sot cave: a beautiful cave with many photo opportunities. Note there are about 715 steps to climb (optional)
09.00 Farewell Brunch and check-out
10.45 Disembark in Tuan Chau and take shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.

Included:

Welcome fruit, entrance fees and sightseeing fees
Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin
02 Lunches, 02 Dinners & 02 Breakfasts & 1 Brunch
Visiting Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat
Swimming at Vung Ha beach
Exploring Sung Sot cave
Regular tea, coffee, and drinking water during the cruise
Kayaking equipment
Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges

Excluded:

Airfares
Transfer(Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi) by shuttle bus or car - Please book the service after click "Check out"
Visa arrangements
Beauty spa services
Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned

Notes: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.

9.2
Based on 72 reviews

Score breakdown

Cruise quality
9.8
Food/Drink
9.3
Cabin quality
8.7
Staff quality
9.1
Entertainment
9.3

Traveler rating

Excellent:47
Very good:20
Good:4
Average:1
Poor:0
Terrible:0

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