Dora Cruise

US $145 / pax

Start sailing since early 2020, Dora is a luxury cruise providing overnight experiences in Halong and Lan Ha Bay. With a unique itinerary and excellent facilities, Dora Cruise is an ideal choice to explore the beauty of the bay at utmost comfort. 

Dora cruising Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay
Dora cruising Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay



Deck plan
Dora Cruise Deck Plan

Dora Cruise is built with 4 floors, included 22 suite cabins for overnight stay. Each cabin is designed to have a full private balcony and jacuzzi bathtub. These cabins are featured with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and Western standard bed to ensure a comfortable stay. The cabin’s sizes are also quite large on average (30–50 m2).

Besides 2 floors for rooms, you could also find extra facilities for relaxing such as Spa or Gym on the 3rd floor. Last but not least, up on the sundeck of Dora Cruise, there’ll be a four season pool with open view to Halong Bay. It would be a perfect place for relaxing after long day of traveling. 




Food setting on the cruise
Food setting on the cruise

Dining on Dora Cruise will focus on what Halong Bay is famous for – Seafood. The menu is a harmoniously mixture of seafood, Vietnamese specialties and Western dishes, enough to satisfy and fill up your stomach. There’ll be buffet style for breakfast and 2 lunches together with an a la carte menu for dinner.

Special request like Halal food, vegetarian or so could also be catered if you inform the cruise in advance. 


Travel routes and activities


Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay
Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay

Dora Cruise, like other luxurious cruises, will start from Halong Bay and sailing through Lan Ha Bay. It’ll cover some major sights of the area like Trung Trang Cave, Dark and Bright Cave or Tra Bau area. 

The cruise offer 2 choices of schedules: 2 days or 3 days. With 3 days, you’ll going extra by stopping by peaceful Viet Hai Village in Cat Ba Island and spend more time to relax on Ba Trai Dao Beach.

There’ll be lots of activities during your time on board: Kayaking, swimming, cooking class or Tai Chi practice. 



Highlight Facilities
US $145 / 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
Triple Cabin
3 pax
30.0 m2
All board - meals included
Executive Suite
2 pax
45.0 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

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  1. Soraya Nguyen

    I am very sorry that I have to give Dora Cruise 3 star rating even though my family of 11 of us really enjoyed our time on your cruise ship for 3 days 2 nights.

    We experienced a very bad situation that the sales representative Ms Ly Nguyen who booked for us 3 family connected rooms and one junior suite. It ended up she put my daughter and my 2 grandkids into a smaller room since they ran out of those rooms. She waited until the last minute to alert us the shortage of rooms right before we boarded the ship.
    Then she promised to us that she would switch that room to the proper bigger room the next day but she did not deliver it.

    We had to talk to the ship manager regarding this situation and then they promised that they will reimburse the difference. We would receive the reimbursement within 2-3 days.

    I love to give Bruce ( the leader ) our appreciation since he took a very good care of us and our server who gave us his full attention and best service.

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