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Halong Bay Overnight Junk Boat Cruise aboard Azalea

Surrounded by limestone peaks, hidden beaches and floating fishing villages, Halong Bay is one of the world's most stunning locations and an overnight voyage onboard the luxurious 5-Star Azalea is an incredible way of experiencing it.

Believing that “5-star” has various shapes, Azalea Cruises offers an upgraded level of premium cruising around Halong Bay, making for an unforgettable couple of days.

After transferring from Hanoi - the Azalea's Cat Ba embarkation point can be reached in just 1.5 hours from Hanoi rather than the usual 4-hour transfer required by other vessels - get ready for a scenery overload.

Take in the Karsts, explore the inlets, paddle in a kayak, try your hand in an onboard cooking class and more - the choice is yours.

In the evening, grab a cocktail (not included) and take in a spectacular sunset and delicious meal before relaxing underneath the stars on the top deck.

Throughout the trip, you will be looked after by the dedicated and attentive crew, making for an incredible experience.

Itinerary (subject to change):

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

  • 11.45: Check-in at the Azalea Cruise Lounge
  • 12.00: Board the vessel
  • 12.15: Enjoy a welcome drink, receive a safety briefing and then set sail!
  • 13.10: Boat proceeds to Cho Da and Ga Choi which belong to Ba Hang village – a wonderful local fishing village and the location of the movie “Kong: Skull Island”
  • 14.15: Take a bamboo boat or kayak for a paddle - This is one of best area in Ha Long Bay for kayaking or bamboo boat because of its peaceful and incredible setting.
  • 15.30: Cruise to Titop island and enjoy the beach or hike up to its peak to take in the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay
  • 17.00: Join the onboard cooking class
  • 17.30: Happy hour at the bar and free time
  • 19.30: BBQ Dinner is served on board
  • 21.30: Enjoy the bay at night from the top deck. Try your hand at night squid fishing, grab a drink at the bar, watch a movie in the restaurant.
  • 23.00: Overnight on board - End of Day One
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Halong to Hanoi

  • 6.30: Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck? Upon completing breakfast the journey continues
  • 8.00: Visit Sung Sot cave which is located in the center of Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites
  • 10.00: Brunch is served on board
  • 10.30: Cabin check out
  • 11.00: Cruise Manager says goodbye and transfer to the Waiting Lounge on land. Tour ends.

The Azalea

One of the first 5 star cruises to travel around Halong Bay, enjoy luxurious and well-furnished cabins, each with a private balcony and panoramic views. The vessel has limited but good-sized cabins and offers guests a relaxing atmosphere in style along with gourmet dining.

Experience Includes

  • An unforgettable 2-Day/1-Night cruise exploring Halong Bay
  • Sail on Azalea, a stylish, 5-star, modernised traditional junk boat
  • Visit hidden lagoons and hard-to-reach islets by kayak
  • English-speaking guide/staff onboard
  • Accommodation in an air-conditioned deluxe cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • All meals on board (one light breakfast, two lunches and one dinner)
  • Welcome drink, cold towel, fresh flower, fresh fruit basket and two bottles of water per cabin
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Return shared 1.5 hour transfers from Hanoi in air-conditioned vehicle

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Additional drinks/snacks not specified - these can be purchased on board
  • Personal expenses


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Your hotel in Hanoi.

Start times

Around 9.00am - hotel pick-up times can vary. Precise time will be advised when you reconfirm locally.


2 Days - the tour returns to Hanoi at about 2.00pm on Day 2.

Additional information

The Azalea's Cat Ba embarkation point can be reached in just 1.5 hours from Hanoi rather than the usual 4-hour transfer required by other vessels.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Please note, the price for a Superior Cabin is a price per person but based on 2 people sharing a Twin/Double. This rate is only valid for muiltiples of two people. Solo passengers are welcome onboard however they must pay the Single Passenger Rate. If there are three passengers, two people can book the Twin/Double Rate and one person must book a Single Passenger Rate.
    • Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions.
    • Children aged 2 and under travel FREE.
    • Drinks onboard are not included.
    • Please note that credit card payments are not available on the boat.