Dora Cruise

US $140 / pax

Dora Cruise, set to debut in early 2020, is a high-end vessel that will offer unique itineraries to discover the hidden beauty of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Dora Cruise’s cabins, which include 22 suites, each have a full private balcony and a jacuzzi, ensuring that guests maintain their privacy while on the boat. Besides taking in the amazing view and scenery of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, you also have the chance to attend many interesting activities such as kayaking, swimming, etc. With a high standard of service, a modern and comfy room style, and a unique itinerary, let and Dora Cruise send you on one of the most memorable journeys of your lifetime.


Deck jacuzzi pool


Cruise Feature

Dora cruises feature 22 cabins. Each cabin is equipped with a full private balcony and jacuzzi.  Additionally, all cabins are designed with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet to ensure a comfortable stay. The room size is also quite large on average (30–50 m2), making sure you will have enough space to accommodate all your luggage. 

Besides en-suite cabins, Dora Cruise is also equipped with other facilities such as Spa, Gym, Sky Bar, Four Season Pool and more,….

Deck plan

Dora Cruise Route

Dora Cruise, like other luxurious cruises, chose Lan Ha Bay as their main route. Lan Ha Bay is known for its beautiful limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters, which make it an ideal setting for kayaking, swimming, and other water activities. Overall, it’s an excellent choice for those looking for a relaxing vacation.

bamboo boat activities



Highlight Facilities
US $140 / pax
Why book with us ?

Why choose Dora Cruise?

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
Junior Cabin
2 pax
27.0 m2
All board - meals included
Senior Balcony
2 pax
35 m2
All board - meals included
Junior Triple
3 pax
30.0 m2
All board - meals included
Honeymoon with Terrace
2 pax
48.0 m2
All board - meals included

Inclusion & Policy

Price Inclusions
  • Full amenities Cabin with A/C
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Overnight Cruise
  • All meals on board. ( 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, ( 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast) for 3 days 2 nights
  • Kayaking, Cocktail class, Yoga exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fish fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Exclusion
  • Transfer from Hanoi – Halong Bay  – Hanoi (Could be booked at the next step)
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services NOT clearly mentioned above
Cancellation Policy

1. Cancel by customer

  • More than 5 days prior to arrival: complimentary.
  • 5 to 3 days before to arrival: 50% of the total rate.
  • Less than 3 days before to arrival: full rate.
  • No-show: 100 percent of total rate.
    *Refund will be issued within 7 business days

2. Cancellation due to inclement weather:
– In the event of inclement weather, the Management Board of Halong Bay will determine the morning of departure whether a cancellation is necessary. If such a cancellation is necessary, we will provide alternative travel arrangements or a full refund in accordance with the cruise policy.

Children Policy
  • Child from 0 – 4 Years old: free of charge. Sharing the same bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 11 years old: 75% charge. Sharing the same bed with parents
  •  Child above 12 years old: 100% charge. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same cabin as parents

*Please check rate to see detailed charge for each cruise


Day 1: Tuan Chau Pier - Lan Ha Bay (L,D)

11:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina and check in Dora Cruise. The cruise captain will go through all of the safety and itinerary instructions with you.

13:00: Great Vietnam seafood (vegetarian available) is served while cruising start the journey through magnificent Halong Bay. 

15:00 Explore the natural lagoon area of Lan Ha Bay. The cruise will drop anchor at Ba Trai Dao or Tra Bau area for swimming, kayaking and more.

17.30: Return to Dora Cruise for Sunset party on board.

18:00 – 18:15: Learn how to cook some traditional Vietnamese food with Dora Cruise’s Chef through Cooking Class

19:00: Dinner time. 

21:00: Evening entertainments include playing cards, chess, listening to music, squid fishing, etc. 

Overnight on board. 

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Tuan Chau Pier (B,L)

07.00: Welcome the morning by delicious breakfast and the amazing beauty of the bay. 

7h30-7h45: Explore hidden caves of Halong Bay through bamboo boat with local people.

09.30:  Back to Dora Cruise. Checking out. 

10:00:  A light but delicious brunch will be served. 

11:30: Back to Tuan Chau Marina. Say goodbye to the cruise staff and heading for the next destination. 

Day 1: Tuan Chau Marina - Lan Ha Bay (L,D)


Arrive Tuan Chau and get ready for cruise checking in. Welcome to Dora Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink before meeting the captain and crew for a brief overview of the voyage and safety guidelines.


After lunch, we’ll heading to Ba Trai Dao Beach and Tra Bau area for water activities such as kayaking, swimming or simply relaxing on the beach.On our way, revealing lots of Halong/Lan Ha Bay beautiful sightseeings such as: Thumb Islet, Duck Islet, etc. 

Return to Dora Cruise, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the Bay in the Sunset Party and learn how to be a Vietnamese Chef with cooking class.


Time for Dinner and other night activities. 

Day 2: Viet Hai Village - Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)


Welcome the morning with great breakfast. Then we’ll transfer to a day cruise to explore the rural part of Halong Bay. 

Get to Cat Ba Island and heading to Viet Hai Village. Start exploring the village by bicycle and stop at a local house to see the daily life of local fisherman. 

Get back to the Day Cruise for lunch. 

Get to a private lagoon for kayaking and swimming. Leisurely relaxing on the beach and enjoy the peaceful atmostphere of Lan Ha Bay. 

Return to Dora Cruise later that day for Sunset Party and cooking class.


Dinner time with seafood and Vietnamese specialty. 

Overnight on board. 

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Tuan Chau Pier


Filling up your energy by our breakfast. Then we’ll heading to Dark and Night Cave. Explore the area by bamboo boat, rowing by local people. 

Get back to Dora Cruise and do the check out. Having lunch while the cruise slowly back to the Pier.

Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Say goodbye to the staff and continue with your travel plan. 

Important Notes:


1. Could we get picked up and drop off at the airport?

No, the bus only picks up & drops off at Hanoi Old quarter. 

However, we’re also provide a separated service to transfer from Old Quarter to the Airport. Please kindly note in the booking so that our agent could advise accordingly.

2. Is there vegetarian food available ?

Yes. All of the cruises are now offer vegetarian options for travelers.

Besides, others food such as Halal, non-gluten,.. or any special requirement are also available. Please kindly inform us by email or “note section” once you process the booking in the next step. We’ll ensure your dining experience on board will be memorable.

3. Does the cruise price included transfer from Hanoi or Hai Phong or Ninh Binh?

No it’s not. We have mentioned clearly what’s included in “Price Inclusion” section above. However, we do provide transfer service between cruises and Hanoi/Hai Phong/Ninh Binh. It’s all could be booked in the next step. If your wish destination is not show up, kindly note down on the Booking Notes for our travel expert to advise accordingly.

4. If I plan to book a flight right after the cruise, what time should I book ?


The cruise would be back to the port at 11:30. It then take 3 hours to get back to Hanoi airport & 45 mins to get to Hai Phong airport. As a results, we strongly suggest:

  • Flight from Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong City): After 2pm
  • Flight from Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi City): After 5pm
5. What should I pack for the cruise ?

When packing for Cruise, the most important items to bring are comfortable clothing, swimwear, and sunscreen. If you travel during winter months (November to Feb), you may also need to pack a light jacket or sweater to keep warm during cooler evenings.

 Typically, each cruise provides 1 – 2 bottles of water for free every day, and you will not be allowed to bring your own drinks. So, if you want to stay hydrated, bring some money (the drinks on board are a little pricy)

It is also recommended that you bring a camera or smartphone with enough of storage capacity for photos and videos in order to make the most of your trip. Prepare some waterproof protection for them, as you will be doing a lot of water-based activities.

Finally, remember to bring any medications or toiletries you might need while away from home.

Customer Reviews

24 reviews for Dora Cruise

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  1. Kickflip029

    The kayaking was a good thing to do. There was good food. Both trips on the bus were clean and on time. Also, don’t bring too much stuff; the rooms have everything you need. Lee, the tour guide also speaks English well and can answer our questions. The cruise was big and well-kept.

  2. Kate H

    The cruise was beautiful, the staff was nice and helpful, and the food was good as well. The view of Halong Bay was an amazing part of the trip. We took their limo bus to get there, which wasn’t very comfy but was fine. Alex and Lee, our tour guides, were very friendly and helpful.

  3. Katie

    We only had a few days to spend in Vietnam during our trip to Southeast Asia, so our family took a short trip to Ha Long Bay with Dora Cruise. Lee, our tour guide, was good, nice, and cared about everyone. I want to go back…! Love to recommend to others.

  4. Peter R

    It was nice and laid-back. Bobby was a wonderful leader. He was friendly and helpful, and we felt very at ease. Happy tp come back again.

  5. Louis L

    The journey was very enjoyable. The bus was nice to ride. Everything went smoothly. Dung Lee, who was our tour guide, was one of the best: You speak English well and have a great sense of humor. You are also very helpful.

  6. Mimi H

    Le was a nice person who helped people get from Hanoi to Tuan Cháu. The driver gives water and creates a nice environment.

  7. Sam C

    The staff is friendly, providing excellent service, and the room is clean. Boo and the cruise manager were all very helpful, with their smiles always shine. 

  8. Mansi K

    Lee, our tour guide, was so kind and helpful. The trip as a whole was great, and I was very happy with the service.

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