Apricot Cruise is one of the best 3-star cruise ships in Halong Bay with 11 fully equipped cabins. You will have the most valuable experience on your trip to Halong Bay on this ship. The cruise features a traditional wooden design and impressive Asian décor, impressing the first-time visitors on the deck.
Apricot Cruise has the harmony between classic elegance and modern amenities with a cozy bar, excellent restaurant, spacious and airy sun terrace. In addition, the professional and experienced staff will serve enthusiastically for all visitors, providing the most enjoyable and memorable holiday with the Apricot Cruise.
You have the opportunity to stay in a yacht cabin with a working desk, private bathroom, soft bedding, sea view, wardrobe, free water, and necessary toiletries. Guests are offered a free daily buffet breakfast. Tourists in Apricot Cruise can participate in many exciting activities around Halong Bay.
Apricot Cruise will bring you 2 days 1 night with great things of the bay including its amazing mountains and mysterious caves.
Here is your detailed itinerary.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
8:00 - 8:30: Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi, then our driver will take you to Halong City through the green fields in the Red River Delta.
10:30: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break and visit a local souvenir shop.
12:30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina Harbor, tourists will get on Apricot Cruise, enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the cruise briefing, after that, you can check in your beautiful cabin.
13:30: You can have lunch while cruising
Admiring through the fairyland of Halong Bay, passing by many fantastic islets in various shapes such as Stone Dog Islet, Incense Burner Islet, Fight Cocks, Swan Islet and Duck Islet.
Stone Dog Islet has the image of a large dog in a sitting position with his back to the sea. From Dau Go cave to the rocky roundabout, look on the slope of about 8 m high, visitors will see the “rocky dog” watching for millions of years watch for the safe trip of the tourists.
Incense Burner Islet has a great appearance and can easily be associated with the image of the giant incense burner on four slender but solid stones.
Fight Cocks is shaped like two giant chickens (a rooster and a hen) with a height of about 10m stretching their wings together on the vast sea.
Swan Islet and Duck Islet look like a lost charm and impressive Swan and a small duck, fluttering on the waves.
14:15: It’s time for tourists to explore the most beautiful cave - Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) in Halong Bay.
Sung Sot Cave is the longest and most beautiful dry cave of Halong Bay. The path is also very friendly and easy to go.
Our tour guide will take you inside the massive cave with many interesting stalagmites and stalactites in unusual shapes like an elephant, flower, statue, and more.
Sung Sot Cave is divided into three compartments with different characteristics and history.
Our tour guide will help visitors understand the values of the cave. After about 45 minutes visiting, you will go back Apricot Cruise.
15:45: Now, you can enjoy kayaking and go to the beach for swimming in the crystal clean water.
You can row the kayak by yourself to go sightseeing and explore the landscape and the sea.
Each kayak has two people rowing to visit the fishing village, watch the work of fishing village fishers on the beach or admire the limestone islands at close range.
Windsurfing the kayak near the foot of the rocky mountain to have the new feeling in the middle of the sea. When the kayak wanders through unnamed islands, you can see the beauty of the coral reefs, the small flocks of fish swimming across the ocean.
Or you can relax on Apricot Cruise to enjoy the scenery of Halong Bay on the boat so that visitors feel entirely immersed in the unique natural space.
Sitting on the deck sipping a glass of cold juice find yourself small in front of the majestic natural scenery.
17:30: We bring you the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with wine and fresh fruits. You can talk and play with other guests on the boat in an exciting space.
18:30: Your dinner is served in the cruise’s restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine style. You can have many delicious local meals.
20:00: Let’s party on!
You can join many activities such as singing Karaoke, go fishing or playing exciting games. After that, you will come back to your cabin to have a good sleep on the comfortable cruise room.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
07:00: After a good night, tourists can wake up early in the morning to drink a cup of tea or coffee, watch the sunrise peacefully.
You can also see the majestic scenery with the limestone mountains rising from the water like glass in the space of incredible silence. Then, your breakfast will be served while we start our cruise to a local Pearl Farm area.
08:30: Tourists will visit the local Pearl Farm.
At this place, visitors have witnessed the process of forming a precious pearl, from the cultivation until harvesting. Tourists will be meticulously introduced each step of production.
Not only that, but there is also a museum to present images of the process of pearl production. Then go to the display area of products and jewelry made of pearls. Tourists can explore and choose for themselves the beautiful gems with high quality.
09:30: It’s time for you to check out your cabin and relax on the cruise while sailing on the bay.
10:00: You can join our cooking class demonstration. Our professional chef will teach you how to make Vietnamese specialty, Spring rolls on the cruise. You can keep the recipe to make it at home for your beloved family.
10:45: Your lunch is served on the boat or at a local restaurant depend on our scheduled time. You have a chance to enjoy the last scene of Halong Bay on Apricot Cruise.
11:45: Tourists will disembark at the harbor in Halong City. After that, you will take our shuttle bus to return Hanoi.
17:00: You can arrive back to your hotel or home in Hanoi. We want to say thank you for choosing our service on Apricot Cruise and hope to see you again soon on your next trip.
Other trips by Apricot Cruises for your referece:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather
Cabin size (m2)
Family Connecting balcony - 2nd floor
1 double bed + 2 single beds
Family Connecting 1st floor
1 double bed + 2 single beds
Family Suite triple 2nd floor - Ocean View
1 double + 1 single bed
Deluxe Triple 1st floor
3 single beds
Double/twin bed 2nd floor - Ocean View
Double/twin bed Ocean View 2nd floor
Double/twin bed at 1st floor
English speaking guide
Shuttle bus (round trip)
Mineral water on bus
Entrance fee & sightseeing fees
Full furnished cabin with A/C & hot shower
All meals on boat
Exciting games & fishing equipment
Cooking class & Tai Chi demonstration
Free for under 4 year-old children sharing with their parent
Charge 50% for the child from 4 to 8 year-old sharing with their parent
Charge 75% for the child from 8 to 11 year-old sharing with their parent
Full charge for the child over 12 year-old
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