Velar of The Sea Cruise

US $135 / pax

Velar of the Sea is a luxury cruise with neo-classic designs, spacious suites, and a unique and less touristy itinerary through Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. 




Velar of the sea cruise's cabin
Velar of the Sea has spacious suite cabins

Launched at the end of April 2024, Velar of the Sea offers 29 spacious suite cabins spread over 5 decks. These suite sizes are the biggest compared to others in Halong (48 m2 to 90 m2), all with a full-frame balcony to the bay and beautifully decorated in Neo-Classic style. 

Apart from rooming, the cruise featured various other facilities to complete your stay, from a bay-view spa to a huge fitness centre with modern cardio machines. Up on the top deck, you’ll find a magnificent viewpoint with a 360-degree view of Halong Bay. Make sure you don’t miss any magic moments in the area. On top of that, Velar of the Sea comes with an outdoor jacuzzi that can’t be missed if you’d like to leisurely dip in and enjoy the view. 




Velar Restaurant on board
Velar Restaurant on board

Dining in the Velar of the Sea would be a signature point of the cruise. Meals on board are inspired by the Yin-Yang principle, with perfect balances of Vietnamese, Asian, and Western cuisine. All the ingredients are well selected throughout Vietnam to ensure quality and freshness. 

The restaurant on board will be on the 3rd deck, with a capacity up to 55 guests. It’s also equipped with two spacious terraces, giving you a chance to enjoy your meals while enjoying the view. It will serve a special a la carte menu for dinner and a wide selection buffet for lunch or breakfast.


Travel routes and activities


Velar of the Sea Cruise will start from Halong Bay, sail towards Lan Ha Bay, and then back. There’re 2 options for you to choose from: 2 days, 1 night, or 3 days, 2 nights. It’ll cover notable attractions along the way, including the Tra Bau area, Ba Trai Dao Beach, Dark Light Cave, and Viet Hai Village. 

Along with sightseeing, there’re also plenty of activities to do: kayaking, swimming, cooking classes, or Tai Chi practices. 


Highlight Facilities
US $135 / pax
Why book with us ?

Why choose Velar of The Sea Cruise?

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
Velar Senior
2 pax
42.0 m2
All board - meals included
Velar Executive
2 pax
55.0 m2
All board - meals included
Velar Premier
2 pax
90.0 m2
All board - meals included
Triple Cabin
3 pax
55.0 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 Marina - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay (L,D)

11:30 Be at No. 26 Tuan Chau Marina. Check in at Velar of the Sea cruise Lounge. 

12:00 Boarding the cruise. Check in your cabin and listen to safety guide, present by the cruise captain.

13:15 Have a delicious buffet lunch at Velar Restaurant. The cruise start sailing toward the bay, passing by magnificent limestones and islets. 

15:00 Anchor in Tra Bau area, a quiet area surround by mountainous. Perfect time to join some swimming and kayaking. 

17:30 Back to Velar of The Sea cruise. Attend happy hours from the outdoor bar, enjoy the sunset in Halong Bay. 

18:00 Cooking demonstration. 

19:15 Enjoy delicious dinner on board. 


Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Dark and Bright Cave - Tuan Chau Marina (B,L)

06:00 Start at new day in Halong Bay by watching sunrise. Join in a Tai Chi class. 

07:00 Buffet breakfast will be served. 

08:00 Transfer to Dark and Bright Cave. Kayaking or taking sampan boat to explore hidden corner of this beautiful cave. 

09:30 Come back to Velar of The Sea Cruise. Check out the cabin.

10:00 Have a light brunch while the cruise slowly return to the dock. 

11:30 Back to the port. Say goodbye to the crew. Tour end. 

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

12:00 Present at Tuan Chau Marina to check in the cruise. You’ll be transfer by a small tender to where the cruise anchor. Get your room and have lunch with Velar of the Sea start it journey. 


After leisurely enjoy the view from your beautiful cabin, arrive at Tra Bau area. It’s a calm and quiet pristine lagoon, perfect place to explore the surrounding by kayaking or swimming. 

Come back to Velar of The Sea later for Sunset party and Cooking Demonstration. 


Enjoy Special Dinner on the deck. 

Join night activities and get to bed. 

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


Start your new day with a Tai Chi class and join the buffet breakfast. We then will transfer to small tender boat to explore the further part of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay. 

Arrive in Viet Hai village, a small village located deep within Cat Ba National Park. Start biking through a lush green road, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and stunning scenery of the village and its surrounding. (If you’re not prefer to bike, you could take a electric car instead).


Back to the day boat. Have lunch. 

After lunch, we’ll visit Ba Trai Dao, a special beach which only reveal few hours per day. Leisurely relaxing on this pristine beach. 

Return to Velar of the Sea later that afternoon.


Dinner time. 

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Dark and Bright Cave - Tuan Chau Marina (B,L)


Wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee. 

After buffet breakfast, starting visiting Dark and Bright Cave by kayaking. 

10:00 Return to the cruise, check out and have brunch. 

11:30 Back to the port. End of the itinerary. 

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. Richard B

    Great service and super nice crew. We told them that we are vegetarian and they accomodated an entire vegetrian menu throughout the trip for us.

  2. Lucas MT

    Excellent Cruise! Great to be one of the very first guest of it. Delicious food, excellent room and friendly staff. Go for it!

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