# Azalea Cruise: One of the Newest Cruises in Halong Bay

Azalea Cruise: One of the Newest Cruises in Halong Bay

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Overview

  • Departure: Daily
  • Cruise line: Azalea Cruise Halong
  • 24 cabins
  • Year of build: 2017

Activities & Entertainment

  • Taichi exercise
  • Kayaking
  • Squid-fishing
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Spa treatment
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming

Room Types

Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Size: 28 sqm
  • Max adults: 2 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 1st deck
Family Deluxe Cabin

Family Deluxe Cabin

Room with balcony, Connecting room
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Size: 56 sqm
  • Max adults: 4 adults + 2 children
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 1st deck
Premium Deluxe Cabin

Premium Deluxe Cabin

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Size: 28 sqm
  • Max adults: 2 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 2nd deck
Family Premium Deluxe Cabin

Family Premium Deluxe Cabin

Room with balcony, Connecting room
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Size: 56 sqm
  • Max adults: 4 adults + 2 children
  • Bed options: double/twin
  • Location: 2nd deck
Azalea Exclusive Suite

Azalea Exclusive Suite

Room with balcony
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Size: 45 sqm
  • Max adults: 2 adults + 1 child
  • Bed options: double
  • Location: 2nd deck

Amenities & Facilities

  • Deluxe cabins/suites with balcony
  • Well-equipped facilities
  • Cooking class
  • First-class spa
  • Jacuzzi and hot tub
  • Room service
  • Restaurant and bar
Day 1
Hanoi - Hai Phong - Ba Trai Dao Island - Halong Bay

09:00: The transferring bus of Azalea Cruise Halong will pick you up at your hotel, then leave Hanoi for Hai Phong and reach the targeted destination at around 11:30.

12:00: The tender boat will transfer tourists from Dinh Vu Harbour to Azalea Cruise, which is waiting at the quay side. Along the way, you can see Cai Trap Canal, one of the most important inland waterways in Hai Phong.

12:15: Some welcome drinks will be served on board, while the cruise team will give you a brief introduction as well as some safety regulations onboard. The cruise is processing to Halong Bay.

12:40: Azalea Cruise Halong will pass Da Chong Islet, where an over-100-year-old lighthouse is situated. Tourists have lunch on board before the afternoon excursions.

After lunch time, tourists will continue the journey by visiting Con Vit and Gia Luan Islets, two impressive limestone islets on the route from Cat Bat Island to Halong Bay.

15:00: Ba Trai Dao Island is the nextstop in the journey of Azalea Cruise Halong. The name of Ba Trai Dao Island comes from its unique shape, which is like three huge limestone peaches rising from the emerald water of Halong Bay. In this area, you can relax by going kayaking or immersing your body in the cool and clear water of Halong Bay.

17:30: Tourists return to Azalea Cruise to relax and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Halong Bay at sunset.

On the deck of Azalea Cruise, there is a cooking demonstration instructed by the chef, in which you can learn to cook some Vietnamese dishes. Alternatively, you can opt for enjoying massage and spa treatment on the cruise. There is a Happy Hour deal on board in the evening.

19:30: A luxurious dinner is served on board with the local specialties of Halong Bay. After a long day of excursion, a dinner in the romantic setting will help you to recharge your battery.

21:30: You will have some choices to enjoy a night in Halong Bay. You can sip a cup of drink at the bar, go squid-fishing on the deck, watch a movie in the restaurant or experience spa treatment.

23:00: Enjoy a good night sleep in the deluxe cabin of Azalea Cruise.

Day 2
Halong Bay - Dark and Light Cave - Hai Phong - Hanoi

06:00: Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the view of the sunrise in Halong Bay. After doing Taichi exercise on the sundeck, you will have a light breakfast to begin a new day.

From Azalea Cruise Halong, you will be transferred to a tender boat. The destination of the second day is Dark and Light Cave, where you can sail a kayak to explore the interior of the cave.

09:30: After the visit to Dark and Light Cave, tourists return to the board to check-out.

10:00: An onboard brunch will be served when the cruise is back to the harbour.

11:35: Azalea Cruise Halong disembarks in the south of Halong Bay at a quayside.

12:10: The transfer boat will take tourists to Dinh Vu Harbour.

14:00: Return to Hanoi.

Day 1
Hanoi - Hai Phong - Ba Trai Dao Island - Halong Bay

09:00: Passengers will be picked up at the hotel in Hanoi. The transfering bus will depart from Hanoi and arrive at Dinh Vu Harbour in Hai Phong at around 11:30.

12:00: From Dinh Vu Port in Hai Phong, tourists will be transferred in a tender boat to Azalea Cruise Halong. Along the way, you can see Cai Trap Canal, one of the most important inland waterways in Hai Phong.

12:15: Tourists will be welcomed on Azalea Cruise with some drinks. While you are sipping your drink and Azalea Cruise is moving towards Halong Bay, the cruise team will give you a brief introduction as well as some safety regulations onboard.

12:40: Azalea Cruise Halong will pass Da Chong Islest, where an over-100-year-old lighthouse is situated. Tourists have lunch on board before the afternoon excursions.

After lunch time, tourists will continue the journey by visiting Con Vit and Gia Luan Islets, two impressive limestone islets on the route from Cat Bat Island to Halong Bay.

15:00: The nextstop in the journey of Azalea Cruise Halong is Ba Trai Dao Island. The name of Ba Trai Dao Island comes from its unique shape, which is like three huge limestone peaches rising from the emerald water of Halong Bay. In this area, you can relax by going kayaking or immersing your body in the cool and clear water of Halong Bay.

17:30: When returning to the board, before dinner, you will have a chance to contemplate the appealing sunset in Halong Bay.

On the deck of Azalea Cruise, there is a cooking demonstration instructed by the chef, in which you can learn to cook some Vietnamese dishes. Alternatively, you can opt for enjoying massage and spa treatment on the cruise. There is a Happy Hour deal on board in the evening.

19:30: A luxurious dinner is served on board with the local specialties of Halong Bay. After a long day of excursion, a dinner in the romantic setting will help you to recharge your battery.

21:30: There are some choices for you to enjoy the first night in Halong Bay. You can sip a cup of drink at the bar, go squid-fishing on the deck, watch a movie in the restaurant or experience spa treatment.

Day 2
Halong Bay - Viet Hai Fishing Village - Ba Ham Lake - Halong Bay

06:00: Start your second day by getting up early, enjoying the sunrise and doing Taichi exercise on the sundeck. A light breakfast will be served on board before you start to move on your excursion.

08:30: Tourists are transferred to a tender boat to continue the exploration.

The first destination of the second day is Viet Hai Fishing Village, which is at the edge of Cat Ba National Park. In this village, you can ride a bike along the curving paths under the shadow of the trees to admire the pristine and charming beauty of a coastal village. There you will get to know more about the culture as well as the daily life of the locals. After visiting Viet Hai Fishing Village, you will return to the tender boat to have lunch.

13:30: Ba Ham Lake in Bai Tu Long Bay is the nextstop. There tourists can hire a kayak to get into the interior and admire the unspoilt nature of this area.

16:00: Passengers return to Azalea Cruise. The cooking class is held on the sundeck for tourists to learn to cook some Vietnamese dishes. At the same time, tourists can enjoy the sparkling sunset in the sea. Happy Hour deals are held on the cruise in the evening.

19:30: The second dinner in Halong Bay will be served with the local specialties. After a long day of excursion, a dinner in the romantic setting will help you to recharge your battery.

21:30: You will have some choices to enjoy a night in Halong Bay. You can sip a cup of drink at the bar, go squid-fishing on the deck, watch a movie in the restaurant or experience spa treatment.

Day 3
Halong Bay - Dark and Light Cave - Hai Phong - Hanoi

06:00: If you get up early, you can have an opportunity to catch the view of the sunrise in Halong Bay. After doing Taichi exercise on the sundeck, you will have a light breakfast to begin a new day.

From Azalea Cruise Halong, you will be transferred to a tender boat. The destination of the second day is Dark and Light Cave, where you can sail a kayak to explore the interior of the cave.

09:30: After the visit to Dark and Light Cave, tourists return to the board to check-out.

10:00: An onboard brunch will be served when the cruise is back to the harbour.

11:35: Azalea Cruise Halong disembarks in the south of Halong Bay at a quayside.

12:10: The transfer boat will take tourists to Dinh Vu Harbour.

14:00: Return to Hanoi.

Important Notes

  • Changes in terms of itineraries might be made without any prior notice due to some inevitable reasons.
  • Some services and activities require additional charges such as spa treatment, beverage and tobacco.
  • Wifi is available on board but the connection might be unstable due to the geography of Halong Bay.

About Cruise

As one of the most luxurious cruises in the gateway of Halong and Lan Ha Bays, Azalea Cruise will offer tourists an off-the-beaten-path journey in the most convenient conditions. Each wonderful stop in the route from Lan Ha Bay to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island will become much more attractive when you participate in the excursions arranged by Azalea Cruise. This cruise is the clearest confirmation that people and nature can live in harmony, and tourists can absolutely enjoy the high-class convenience while exploring the pristine seascapes.

Equipped with a system of necessary functional area on a 5-star cruise, Halong Azalea Cruise have  not only met the international standard but also retained the nostalgic ambiance. During this cruise, tourists can have a chance to relax in the well-appointed suites, enjoy culinary taste in luxurious restaurants, experience elegant spa treatment and join in a variety of exciting activities. Only on Halong Azalea Cruise can tourists experience such memorable experiences.

Azalea Cruise Halong will take tourists to visit well-known stopovers in the area of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay. Dark and Light Cave, Ba Trai Dao Island, Viet Hai Fishing Village and Ba Ham Lake are all the seascapes that should not be missed in Halong and Lan Ha Bay. The excursions will allow tourists to know more about stunning nature and long-live culture there, where tourists can feel the breath of modern life in the nostalgic ambiance.

Can all the factors including deluxe facilities, well-trained cruise team, splendid nature and wonderful experience on Azalea Cruise Halong persuade you? Halong is an ideal destination for you to escape from the bustling life, and Azalea Cruise is an ideal selection for you to enjoy an exclusive discovery.

5 things that we love most about Azalea Cruise

  • Modern vessel and deluxe facilities
  • Spacious and well-appointed cabin with balcony
  • A system of restaurant, bar, spa and jacuzzi
  • Kayaking, swimming and squid-fishing included
  • Well-trained and professional cruise team

Cruise Inclusions & Options

Price inclusions
  • Transportation service from Hanoi
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Onboard English speaking tour guide
  • Kayaking, swimming, squid-fishing
  • Taichi session
  • Cooking class
  • Welcome drinks
  • Two bottles of water in each cabin everyday
  • Well-equipped cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • All meals on board included in the itineraries
Price exclusions
  • Fight ticket and transportation from airport
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Spa treatment
  • Beverages and tobacco
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and others not mentioned in the Inclusions
Booking policy
  • More than 30 days prior check-in: no charge
  • From 14 days to 29 days prior check-in: 10% charge
  • From 7 days to 13 days prior check-in: 20% charge
  • From 3 to 6 days prior check-in: 30% charge
  • From 1 to 2 days prior check-in: 50% charge
  • No show: 100% charge
Cruise Policy
  • A 25%-charge deposit is required to confirm your booking.
  • Due to the unexpected conditions, the cruise might be cancelled, postponed or shortened without any prior notice.
  • In case of cancellation or shortening, based on the service delivered, passengers will receive an equivalent refund.
  • No refund would be made for unused services such as accommodation, meals, tender boat and sightseeing.
  • Travel insurance should be purchased before departure.
  • All the personal information of tourists is used for the cruise only.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Halong Bay?

The weather of Halong Bay is typical for the weather in North Vietnam with four distinct seasons. According to the experience of many tourists, the best time to visit Halong Bay is autumn and spring, which is from October to April. The weather during these months is quite favorable for your excursions.

Are the specific meals for vegetarians available on the cruise?

A menu with various selections is offered at the restaurant, which also includes meals for tourists who are on special diet such as kids, vegetarians and vegans. Please inform the cruise manager about your special requirement so that the cruise team can make the best preparation for your meals.

I travel in a family with kids, can I book a connecting cabin?

The connecting rooms for large groups are available in Deluxe Cabin and Premium Deluxe Cabin. You should inform the travel consultant to check the availability of these rooms first. Besides, Family Deluxe Cabin or Family Premium Deluxe Cabin are also the suggestions for you.

Does the price of Azalea Cruise Halong include kayaking?

One thing that makes tourists satisfied with Azalea Cruise is that kayaking is included in the total rates, so tourists can enjoy this exciting activity without any extra fees.

What time does the transferring car pick me up at the hotel?

The pick-up time of the shuttle bus is from 9:00 to 09:30 AM so that tourists have enough time to have breakfast and move to the pick-up place. The shuttle bus will wait for you in Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer you to Hai Phong.

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