Azalea Cruise 2 days / 1 night

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It promises to be a great alternative for travelers wishing to visit Ha Long Bay the different way.

To be launched on 5 November 2017, Azalea is the second cruise line that operates from Hai Phong and cruise a unique route to Ha Long Bay (besides Orchid cruise).  All cabins are spacious and come with open balcony and luxury bathroom amenities. The short travel time (just 2 hours from Hanoi and 30 minute from Hai Phong Airport) add to its other advantages.

  • Free letter for visa on arrival (stamp fee is not included).
  • Free kayaking.

Azalea cruise Ha Long Bay was officialy launched on 9th of November, 2017. This luxury cruise will meet any demands for a Ha Long bay cruise tour.

  • Azalea Cruise destinations: Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay -Lan Ha Bay.
  • Azalea Cruise duration: 2 days 1 night and 3 days 2 nights.
  • Start cruising from: Got Ferry Terminal –Hai Phong city.
  • Shuttle bus: Pick up/drop off at your hotels in Hanoi
  • Passenger cabins: Azalea Cruise has 20 cabins with full ocean view and private balcony.
  • Length/Width/Height: 56m/11m/11m.
  • Crew: 32 crew + staff.
  • Engine: 02 Engines – 550 CV YANMAR
  • Generator: 02 Generators – 120 KVA

Azalea Cruise Cabins

Azalea cruise has 20 cabins in total which all deluxe cabins on first floor, the suite and premium cabins are on the second floor. Please see the details below:

  • Azalea Exclusive Suite Cabin: 02 cabins on second floor, size 45sqm, king size bed, max people allowed 03.
  • Family Premium Deluxe Cabin with Balcony: 02 cabins on second floor, size 56sqm, max people allowed 04 adults + 02 children.
  • Premium Deluxe Cabin with Balcony: 06 cabins on second floor, size 28sqm, max people allowed 03 adults.
  • Family Deluxe Cabin with Balcony: 02 cabins on first floor, size 56sqm, max people allowed 04 adults + 02 children.
  • Deluxe Cabin With Balcony: 12 cabins on first floor, size 28sqm, max people allowed 03 adults.

ALL CABIN AMENITIES: Private balcony, Air – Conditioner, Wardrobe, Hair dryer, Bath Linen, En-Suite bathroom, Toillet, Mini bar, Music Entertainment, Table and chair, Complimentary mineral water, Safety Box, Lamp, Life jacket, Smoke detector and fire extinguisher, Emergency hammer, Slippers.


  • 09h10 – You will be collected from Hanoi Old Quarter to take the new highway to Got Ferry Terminal – Cat Hai Town, Haiphong City where we arrive at around 11h30. The passengers have a chance to experience on longest and newest bridge in South East Asia area. You can take special tea at Azalea Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.
  • 12h15 – Transfer by tender to the AZALEA CRUISE.
  • 12h30 – We welcome our guests onboard the AZALEA CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • 13h00 – AZALEA CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park
  • 15h00 – We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.
  • Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.
  • 17h00 – Azalea Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming
  • 17h45 – Returning AZALEA CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 19h30 – Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
  • 21h30 – Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
  • Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
  • 23h00 – End of Day One program
  • 06h15 – Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated.
  • 7h45 – You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay with its quieter
  • 9h30 – Azalea Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for checking out
  • 10h00 – Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 10h30 – Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!
  • 11h35 – We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. We bid farewell at GOT ferry, this is the end of the program.
  • 14h00 – Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip
Price & Inclusion

PRICE (per person)

From 1 May to 30 Sept. 2019

  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax Single Supplement
Deluxe Balcony 170 N/A N/A +108
Premium Deluxe Balcony 190 N/A N/A +128
Azalea Exclusive Suite 242 N/A N/A +180
Family Balcony N/A 210 175 N/A
Family Premium Balcony N/A 236 195 N/A
Price Includes
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Ha Long bay – Lan Ha Bay ( apply for 2 days 1 night) and Bai Tu Long Bay (apply for 3 days 2 nights)
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries: 2 day-1 night: 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast. 3 day-2 night: 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fishing, Squid fishing, Movies & Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Day boat, Exploring Sung Sot cave, Vung Vieng village, kayaking and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 day-2 night trip
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Excludes
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Haiphong – Hanoi: USD36 per person.
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty spa services and massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
Peak season surcharge
Surcharge USD40 pax on:     
  • Christmas Eve – 24th December, 2019
  • New Year’s Eve – 31th December, 2019
  • Lunar New Year – 4th February, 2019
Policy for children
  • Children from 5 to 12 years old: Stay with parent 75% charge of adult price (maximum 1 child per cabin).
  • Children under 5 years old: entitled at free of charge while stay with parent (maximum 1 child per cabin).
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Couple Traveller

Azalea Cruise Halong Bay
Very pleased to say that the whole cruise experience exceeded our expectations.
The transfer was on time and in a very comfortable 6 seater luxury mini van. The trip from Hanoi to the boat took 3 hours and included a comfort stop at a large roadside centre with western toilets, takeaway food and a small mini mart. The stop was a little too long at 30mins but we believe this may have been to delay our waiting time at the port.

On arrival at the port we were told they had to use a temporary wharf, which had no facilities. Passengers sheltered from the sun under a dirty tin shed devoid of chairs.

We transferred from the wharf to the main boat via a tender and once on board we soon forgot about the wharf! We were checked into our rooms quickly and served a delicious lunch.

The photos on the internet of the rooms are true to life. Rooms have beautiful floor to ceiling windows and a lovely private balcony. Even the bath tub has a wonderful view.

Food is a real feature of the tour starting with a large buffet style breakfast and then set menu service for lunch and dinner. My wife is vegetarian and really enjoyed her food and was well catered for. The only complaint was the volume of food – way too much.
The views as you cruise the area are stunning and the day trips are really special.

Day two you are transferred to a day boat that is comfortable but had no shade upstairs. The trip involved a 5km cycle ride to a local village and through a very pretty national park. This was followed by a short stop to Kayak and swim in a very picturesque bay. The kayaking was fun paddling around through the rock features but the water quality is not the best and we were disappointed to see how much rubbish was left behind by the tourists.
Overall a really good trip and the sunset cocktail hour and cooking demonstration was fun.



Couple Traveller

Hi I booked the 2 day 1 night on the azalea cruise. The ship was amazing so clean and looked after. My cabin was huge … deluxe but i think i was upgraded to the back cabin as was bigger. Not much time to spend in the cabin tho as always something to do. Food was 5 star and the service also 5 star. The cruise left from hai phong which was a great choice i made, as the limosine van trip is only 2 hours from hanoi, not 4 hours to ha long bay.
The orchid and azalea and a couple of other companies use the different nicer waterways to all the others in ha long bay. Check it out its worth the extra $$.
Also like thank the staff, Jayce the assistant cruise manager works hard and does a nice job looking after the guests. The bar staff… Martini a nice guy, the resturant and others i cannot remember all the names.
Thanks i had a nice time maybe next time 2 nights


Dan C

Couple Traveller

– good staff and excellent services.
– sceneric and beautiful landscape
– cabin is awesome
– food is nothing short of great


rachel l

Couple Traveller

Fantastic cruise. The ship, facilities and room was truly a luxurious experience. From the minute we stepped on board, we were greeted by the welcoming crew members and the wide range of food. We had enough time to enjoy the sun deck before nightfall came too.

They have a well-planned itinerary which included Kayaking, squid-fishing and cooking class.

There was supposed to be a Tai-Chi class in the early morning before breakfast but unfortunately, it did not happen and there was no explanation why.

However, other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and if Budget is not a big concern, we highly recommend cruising either 2D1N or 3D2N with this cruise to see Halong Bay.



Family Traveller

When arriving at the dock, we had to wait about 20-30 minutes before boarding the boat to take us to the cruise ship. Fans were on at first, but after 10 minutes the electricity seemed to go off and we were left feeling very hot and sweaty. The one night we stayed on board there was a thunderstorm, we weren’t sure what to do and as we were looking outside the boat seemed to be moving a fair amount – we felt a little worried as not had experience with this before and water was leaking in through the front foor. The reception desk we were told would be contactable 24/7, but on ringing numerous times we didn’t receive an answer. Luckily we are here to tell the story, so all is well. Probably a bit expensive for what you get, but appears competitive with other similar rooms/cruise ships.

We stayed in the room with the balcony with sunloungers – a very large room with a large bathroom and bathtub with jets. This was our honeymoon and therefore we were met by towel swans and flowers on our bed. Very comfortable stay apart from during the storm for a couple of hours. Cooking class was good, but seemed to be aimed more at children. Squid fishing was fun, but only a limited number of rods therefore we had to wait quite a while before we could get a go. Kayaking, beach time, floating village and bamboo boat were all fun. Staff all very welcoming and helpful and we received some free cocktails, thanks!

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