Grand Pioneers Cruise

US $210 / pax

Grand Pioneers Cruise is the biggest yacht in Halong Bay. It’s also considered to be the most luxurious cruise in the area at the moment.

Grand Pioneer Cruise
Grand Pioneer Cruise




Just recently opened since November 2024, Grand Pioneers Cruise brings to you 55 suite cabins with a maximum capacity of up to 160 passengers. Spread over 110 m long of the cruise, these suite sizes range from 30 m2 to 150 m2. They’re all designed in modern styles, with modest facilities and ocean views in all room types.

Grand Pioneers Cruise also offers plenty of entertainment and relaxing functions, including:

  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Bars
  • Karaoke room
  • Spa & Wellness
  • 3D golf course
  • Fitness Centre
  • Helicopter pad



Located on the 5th deck of the Grand Pioneers, “Dining by the Bay” restaurant will bring you an exceptional dining experience during your cruise. All the meals are well catered to Michelin standards, with a buffet for breakfast and lunch and a special outdoor BBQ for dinner.

Dining by the Bay also comes with a 360-degree view of the bay; make sure you won’t miss any moments, even during your dining.


Travel routes and activities


Grand Pioneers Cruise set sail on the most original route of Halong Bay. It’ll take you through the stunning Sung Sot Cave, kayaking in Luon Cave, and reaching the viewpoint of Ti Top Island. With a 3-day itinerary, you also have the chance to see Lan Ha Bay, a quiet yet magnificent “neighbor” of Halong Bay.

  • On-board activities: cooking class, Tai Chi practices, sunset party.
  • Outdoor activities: kayaking, swimming, and bycling
Highlight Facilities
US $210 / pax
Why book with us ?

Why choose Grand Pioneers Cruise?

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
Ocean Suite
2 pax
30.0 m2
All board - meals included
Ocean Suite Triple
3 pax
43.0 m2
All board - meals included
Ocean Balcony Suite
2 pax
45.0 m2
All board - meals included
Veranda Suite
2 pax
45.0 m2
All board - meals included
Executive Suite
2 pax
45.0 m2
All board - meals included
Essence Suite
2 pax
80.0 m2
All board - meals included
Oceania Suite
2 pax
95.0 m2
All board - meals included
Owner Suite
2 pax
150.0 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: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave (L,D)

Check in
Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the Grand Pioneers Cruise.

Welcome drinks and lunch
Get a warm welcome from the staff and captain. Check in on the cruise and come back to the restaurant for a luxurious buffet lunch.

Sung Sot Cave
First stop at Sung Sot, the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Explore the millions-year-old stalagtites and stalagmine inside it.

Sunset Party
Back to Grand Pioneers. Relaxing on the deck while enjoying the sunset over the bay.

Dinner Time

Free time
Free time to relax and join in various activities on board.

Day 2: Luon Cave - Tuan Chau Marina (B,L)

Try waking up early to experience the magical sunrise in the bay.

Meditation session
Ease your mind with meditation exercises. Immerse yourself in the calmness of nature and Halong Bay.

Have a buffet breakfast.

Luon Cave
Visit Luon Cave by kayaking. Sailing through the tiny entrance to get to a private and beautiful lagoon.

Check out & Brunch
Check out your suites. Have brunch

Tuan Chau Marina
Back to Tuan Chau Marina. Farewell, Grand Pioneers Cruise. Tour end.

Day 1: Tuan Chau - Sung Sot Cave (L,D)

12:00 Check in at Tuan Chau Marina, then transfer to the Grand Pioneers Cruise. Boarding and check-in on the cruise.

Explore Sung Sot Cave, the most stunning cave in Halong Bay. Otherwise, you could spend time relaxing on the cruise and attending entertainment activities.
Come back to Grand Pioneers Cruise and join in the sunset party.

Dinner and freetime.

Day 2: TiTop Island - Trinh Nu Cave - Trong Cave (B,L,D)


Wake up for meditation class. Have breakfast.
Transfer to a dayboat and head for Ti Top Island. Spend time swimming or climbing. View Halong Bay from the top of the island.
Visit Trinh Nu Cave and Trong Cave, then go back to Grand Pioneer to have lunch.

Visit the Pearl Farm factory. Learn about the pearl-making process and buy some souvenirs.
Back to the cruise

Dinner time

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Trung Trang Cave - Tuan Chau Marina (B,L)


Breakfast time, then visit Luon Cave. Spend time kayaking in the area.
Come back to the cruise later on, check out the cabin, and have lunch.

11:30: Back to Tuan Chau Marina. Tour end. 

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. Sophiana W

    Wonderful trip! Reallly great experience, great food and activities! Special thanks to our polite and caring butler Minh!

  2. Muller T

    Lovely cruise, brilliant and helpful staff. Great rooms, delicious food. Beautiful views. Really enjoyed the kayaking! No complaints!

  3. Richard M

    Excellent cruise. The most luxurious I ever seen in Vietnam! Highly Recommend

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