Greyline Cruise Halong Bay

Mid-Range Cruises, HALONG BAY

Gray Line Halong is brand new to Halong but not new to the world. We are proud to be the first oceanic overnight cruise along the 103 years history of Gray Line Worldwide.
Spread over 3 decks, the Gray Line Halong Cruise has luxury cabins offering boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall,huge windows, sea-view bathrooms, and private balcony. The VIP Suites are featured by private sunbath areas with restricted access and more comfy facilities and services

Cruise Overview:

  • About Greyline – Halong Bay:

    Gray Line Halong is a brand new cruise in Halong Bay but not new to the world: Welcome onboard. Recently brought to Vietnam, Gray Line Halong is proud to be the first oceanic overnight cruise along the 103-year history of Gray Line Worldwide. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm settings of HalongBay's exceptional natural beauty.

    Gray Line Halong is passionate about sophistication: Spreading over 3 decks, it has 14 luxury cabins offering boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall, all rooms and bathrooms having sea-view, private sundeck and private balcony. Gourmets must be quick to reserve outdoor dining tables if you want to combine the scenic atmosphere with your delectable cuisine. 2 distinctive bars (1 outdoors, 1 indoors) are ready to ease your mind by special cocktails or gear-up youngsters’ adrenaline by rock music. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy lingering in the sunshine and discovering the splendid beauty of Halong bay with a 360° view, thus promising unforgettable and thoroughly relaxing moments. See cruise description in details.

    Gray Line Halong is your home while you are in Halong Bay: Good service is the key focused by a professional, friendly and dedicated team. On Gray Line Halong cruise, we commit to offer you a set of luxury services on board controlled by the quality management of Gray Line Vietnam. All crew are well-trained under the standards of Gray Line in 6 months. Our chefs and bartenders come from famous training center and are experienced enough to cater both Asian and Western styled F&B in other 4 and 5-star restaurants. The Sales & Reservation teams in Hanoi always have a good mind of customer service, caring your trip and are flexible to solve any special requests. "Know-how" and "Well-Done" are our internal motto to guarantee memorable cruises. Our crews are enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and memorable.

  • Transportation: The shuttle Bus service, 20 USD per person, daily departs at 7:45-8:15 am from Hanoi Old Quarter with compliment bottle of water on bus. Private Car service On request.
  • Check-in/Check-out: Check in time: 12:00 - 12:30 noon. Check out of room time: 09:30 am. Disembark time: 12:30 am
  • Restaurant:

    The restaurant serves all the classics as well as modern dishes in a relaxing and intimate setting. We also serve authentic Halong regional cuisine to give passengers a taste of locals. If you haven't tried it before, we hope you will feel adventurous with us!

    Enjoy an aperitif before tucking in or relax and unwind after dinner in our lounge bar over cocktails and an extensive wine list.

    Feel free to explore our menus - we will, of course, do our best to accommodate any special dinner requests.

    They are passionate about continually pushing ourselves to create the most enjoyable and unique experience possible. From searching out rare and unique cocktails, to pushing an ever-changing colorful, creative menu, we stand out amongst the norm and predictable. A wide selection of the best vintages from around the world will complement fine beverages and creative Asian-inspired flavors.

    The restaurant and the indoor bar are located on the 2nd deck.

    The outdoor bar is on the Sun deck.

    Open Time:

    -Breakfast.

    A light breakfast with tea/coffee/pastries is served from 6.30 AM to 7.30 AM.

    A full buffet brunch is available from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

    -Lunch.

    Set menu 1.15 PM - 2.30 PM

    -Dinner.

    A-la-carte 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM with diversified menus feasting your taste.

    Bars: Open 24 hours.

    Note: Open time is subject to change without prior notice.

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  • Room Amenities:

    Gray Line Halong cabin is your eyes over Halong

    Bay. Our rooms featured large sea-view bathroom and private balcony will ensure intimate privacy and comfort for you to enjoy cruising. The traditions and the modern blend harmoniously in distinctive handcrafted woodwork and boutique décor, which allows you to relax in style and makes the most of your Halong retreat.

    Total number of Cabins: 14.

    Capacity of Passengers: 28.

    Combination: 2 connecting VIP Cabins can be combined with 1 Deluxe Balcony Cabin to accommodate 6 adults + 3 children.

  • Services and Facilities: Reception (English and Vietnamese Speaking), 24-hour security, Themed Parties on request, Car Rental Service with Driver, Kayaking & Fishing equipment, Fully-furnished cabins..
  • On – Board Activities:

    1. Halong Kayaking Trip.

    Halong Bay is the extraordinary place for arranging kayaking trip. Going on a kayaking trip is the excellent way not only to enjoy the outstanding beauty of nature which includes spectacular featuring thousands of limestone islands and rocks rising from tranquil turquoise and water, but also to explore the hidden caves and untouched beaches and all other challenges as well.



    2. Visiting Fishing Village.

    One of highlights of Halong trips and attract a huge number of visitors is coming to Vung Vieng fishing Village where local people have been living in floating houses and their main income is still by fishing. Reaching the village, you will have chance to learn about their daily life with simple scenes by visiting the Floating schools, watching local house with decorators which is typical for Vietnamese Fishing Village, experiencing the real Fishing Village locals' life by rowing boat or discover halong in your own way by kayaking. There are also a bundle of local souvenirs for selling pearl.



    3. Rock climbing to maximum your challenges.

    With many limestone karsts rising from the sea, Lan Ha Bay is one of the majestic climbing areas of the world. You can climb on Moody's Beach or Butterfly Valley in the West of Cat Ba islands under instructions. Moreover , you will have half day of kayaking or swimming.



    4. Snorkeling and scuba diving.

    Snorkelling and scuba diving in Halong is such an excellent choice because of spacious underwater world with diversified marine creatures inside. Just put on scuba glasses, diving fins, scuba cylinder, and then jump into the water, a wonderful ocean world would instantly be opening in font of tourists' eyes. Millions of splendid coral such as mushroom, leather or stag-horn and colorful fishes would extremely surprise anyone. Gray Line Halong Cruise offers all equipment for your best exploration under the Halong water.



    5. Squid fishing.

    Gray Line Halong Cruise has an escort tender boat which will make your squid fishing trip easier. Squid fishing is such an exciting activity at night. After dinner, tourists will be taken by tender boat to the squid fishing area which is driven by our experienced crew. You will be instructed some fishing techniques for catch squids. After the night, our crew and you will cook the "results" and enjoy together. Surely, squid fishing will make your night interesting and full of laugh.



    6. Sunbathing and sport activities.

    Having sunbath at sun-deck or on softy sand beaches both is extremely exciting. The sand beach is also an ideal place for energetic sport activities such as: beach volleyball or football on Sung Sot beach.



    7. Tai Chi Demonstration.

    On cruises, a Tai Chi class can create very special moments, for example, shortly after sunrise with fresh air and mild temperatures on the sun deck.



    8. Joining Gray Line cooking class.

    Vietnamese cuisine is one of Asia's most delicious foods and maybe in some way you have been already enjoy some. However, joining Gray Line cooking class, you will have opportunities to enjoy Vietnamese dishes in such your own unique way. You will learn how to prepare materials for cooking and learn step by step how to process a typical Vietnamese dish - nem cuon (so call spring rolls). And then, you will enjoy the delicious that was cooked by yourself. If you are a fan of Vietnamese food you should definitely take a cooking class.

CATCH A GLIMPSE OF HALONG BAY.

DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong bay – Greyline Cruise. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

7:45 - 08:00: Shuttle bus pick up at hotel.

12:15: Embarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier, Tuan Chau island, Halong city. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line private lounge.

12:30: Transfer by tender to Grayline Halong Cruise - welcome drink. Cruise briefing and check in cabins for tourists.

13:00: Enjoy set lunch while cruising to Vung Vieng floating fishing village.

15:00: Arrive in Vung Vieng - the most beautiful fishing village in Halong bay. You will take the rowing boat trip and pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Luxury kayaks are available for people who want to discover the village by themselves.

16:15: Back to the cruise and continue cruising to Drum cave.

16:45 - 17:30: Enjoy swimming around the cruise ( weather condition ), relax on the sun deck for fantastic views and sunset photo opportunities.

18:30: Cooking demonstration will be on the sundeck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.

19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, in magic atmosphere in Ha long Bay, Luxury buffet BBQ dinner ( available for group 10 pax + ) is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.

21:00: Evening activities include: Watching film at approximately 21.00; Board and card games are available; Join the squid fishing on boat with our crew. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.

22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave, the quietest sleeping area permitted by Halong governmental office. End of the program of Day 1.

DAY 2: Visit Sung Sot cave ( Surprising cave) – Halong Bay – Hanoi. Meals = Brunch.

06:30: Tai Chi class on the Sundeck.

07:30: Have breakfast include Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.

08:30: Visit Amazing cave ( Hang Sung Sot ) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.

09:30 - 10:30: Check out time. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room to enjoy the bay scenery during the trip back the pier. Brunch served on board.

10:00: Farewell Buffet brunch and hope to serve tourist soon again.

11:30: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line private lounge before land transfer to Hanoi. End of services.

15:45: Arrive in Hanoi. End of services.

DISCOVER THE EXOTIC THREE BAYS OF TONKIN GULF.

DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong bay – Greyline Cruise. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

7:45 - 08:00: Shuttle bus pick up at hotel.

12:15: Embarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier, Tuan Chau island, Halong city. Enjoy complimentary drink at Gray Line private lounge.

12:30: Transfer by tender to Grayline Halong Cruise - welcome drink. Cruise briefing and check in cabins for tourists.

13:00: Enjoy set lunch while cruising to Vung Vieng floating fishing village.

15:00: Arrive in Vung Vieng - the most beautiful fishing village in Halong bay. You will take the rowing boat trip and pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Luxury kayaks are available for people who want to discover the village by themselves.

16:15: Back to the cruise and continue cruising to Drum cave.

16:45 - 17:30: Enjoy swimming around the cruise ( weather condition ), relax on the sun deck for fantastic views and sunset photo opportunities.

18:30: Cooking demonstration will be on the sundeck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.

19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, in magic atmosphere in Ha long Bay, Luxury buffet BBQ dinner ( available for group 10 pax + ) is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.

21:00: Evening activities include: Watching film at approximately 21.00; Board and card games are available; Join the squid fishing on boat with our crew. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.

22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave, the quietest sleeping area permitted by Halong governmental office. End of the program of Day 1.

DAY 2: Halong bay – Lan Ha bay - Greyline Cruise. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

06:30: Greeting dawn on the Bay, join the Tai Chi class, if the weather condition allows or upon guest’s request.

07:30: Light breakfast with menu of: Bread, pastries, bacon, ham, egg, juice, tea or coffee, sausage…

08:30: Transfer to Gray Line day boat - Depart for Lan Ha bay, a small and peaceful bay. Sailing straight to Viet Hai village, a small village on the mountain, far away from center belongs to Cat Ba island, Hai Phong. You will be overwhelmed by the fantastic beauty of Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches where you can come to swim, go kayaking...

10:00: Arrive at Viet Hai pier - take bicycle trip through untouched forests and wildlife (4km) to village that locates on a small valley of mountain with great landscape among rice field, buffalos, famers.

10:30 - 12:00: Trekking in the core of Cat ba National forest to Bat cave. tourists can enjoy village scenery, then trekking back the village(800m/1way).

12:30: Enjoy village scenery, trekking in the core of Cat Ba National Forest to Bat cave, then trekking back the village (800m/ 1 way). Enjoy lunch with local seafood.

14:30 - 17:30: Visit Dark Cave by kayaking and swimming near the boat in new fresh environment with special feeling among wide blue sea water.

16:00: Cruise back to our overnight anchorage near Drum Cave.

18:00: Relax and enjoy sunset on the Sundeck. Cooking class will be showed.

19:00: Dinner is served with a variety of Halong seafood.

20:00: Take part in a huge number of evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room, board and card games, squid fishing, karaoke singing on Star bar with various languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French...

22:00: Overnight anchorage near Drum cave area. End of the program of Day 2.

DAY 3: Visit Sung Sot cave ( Surprising cave) – Halong Bay – Hanoi. Meals = Brunch.

06:30: Tai Chi class on the Sundeck.

07:30: Have breakfast include Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.

08:30: Visit Amazing cave ( Hang Sung Sot ) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.

09:30 - 10:30: Check out time. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room to enjoy the bay scenery during the trip back the pier. Brunch served on board.

10:00: Farewell Buffet brunch and hope to serve tourist soon again.

11:30: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line private lounge before land transfer to Hanoi. End of services.

15:45: Arrive in Hanoi. End of services.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Private cabin with en-suite bathroom on Gray Line cruise.
  • Private boat for Day 2 applied for 3 day cruise.
  • English Speaking Guide on board.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • All meal on board.
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • Kayaking.
  • Cycling.
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief.
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily.
  • Daily fresh fruit in rooms daily.
  • Tax.
  • Service charge.
  • Insurance on board.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Private car (upon request).
  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi).
  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses).
  • Snorkelling/ diving (upon your request) ).
  • Meeting package (upon your request) ).
  • Wedding package (upon your request) ).
  • Accommodation in Viet Hai village (upon your request).

Greyline Room Types

Deluxe Room

The deluxe rooms with large sea-view windows are 15m2 and located in the first deck. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults (no extra bed)..

Room amenities: Air-conditioning adjustable individually, Hair-Dryer, Bath linen, Complimentary toiletries, Satellite TV set, Toilet, Complimentary mineral water, Slippers, Fire Extinguisher,, Emergency Hammers, Wardrobe, Marble Bathrooms with sea view, Life jackets.

The Deluxe Balcony.

Cabin size: 25.0 m2.

The deluxe balcony rooms are 18m2 and located in the second deck with private balcony. Bed types include twins or double rooms. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed.

Room amenities: Air-conditioning adjustable individually, Hair-Dryer, Bath linen, Complimentary toiletries, Satellite TV set, Toilet, Complimentary mineral water, Slippers, Fire Extinguisher,, Emergency Hammers, Wardrobe, Marble Bathrooms with sea view, Life jackets.

The Suite.

The VIP, Suite rooms are 20m2 and located in the second deck with connecting door, Jacuzzi bathtub and private terrace of 10m2 with panorama view. Each cabin has the capacity of 2 adults and 1 child with extra bed..

Room amenities: Air-conditioning adjustable individually, Hair-Dryer, Bath linen, Complimentary toiletries, Satellite TV set, Toilet, Complimentary mineral water, Slippers, Fire Extinguisher,, Emergency Hammers, Wardrobe, Marble Bathrooms with sea view, Life jackets.

GREYLINE CRUISE RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Room per Program.

Room Types 2 Days/1 Night 3 Day/2 Nights
Deluxe Single 250 450
Deluxe Twin/Double 315 535
Deluxe Balcony Single 270 499
Deluxe Balcony Twin/Double 340 590
The Suite Single 315 580
The Suite Twin/Double 395 680

Transfer Cost:

  • Rounded Private 4 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 130 USD
  • Rounded Private 7 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 160 USD
  • Departure place in Hanoi: Your Hotel in Hanoi (old quarter)
  • Expected departure time in Hanoi : 07:45 AM – 08:00 AM.
  • Expected return time in Hanoi : 16:00PM
  • Shuttle bus: Is 20 USD/person for rounded trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi.

Children policy:

  • Children under 6 years old: are FOC, sharing room with parent. Limited to one child per cabin.
  • Children from 6 to 11 years old: are charged 50% of the adult rate, sharing room with parents..
  • Children from 6 to 11 years old: are charged 75% of the adult rate, extra bed requested and stay in the room with parents..
  • Children from 11 and over: are charged at the adult rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by the cruise itself: No cancellation fee applied
  • 07 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 03 – 06 days prior to check - in date : 30 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 03 days prior to check - in date : 100% of total room charge.

Cancellation policy due to bad Weather:

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:
  • - If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.
    - If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount. - If the trip are cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used and refund the remain amount.

  • Important Notes:
  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often in short notice of time. Therefore your understandings in these situations are highly appreciated.
  • The period from May to July is considered as storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be cancelled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please contact our consultants directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

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