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Au Co Cruise

Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

From 140 USD/day
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For those who are seeking a first-class and sustainable cruise in Halong Bay with a unique route, state of the art design, advanced facilities and amenities, Au Co Cruise is one of your best choices.

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With a motto of providing tourists lifetime experience in Halong Bay, 2 luxurious Au Co Cruises feature 32 spacious cabins equipped with a private bathroom and a panoramic balcony. These cruises were built from inspiration of a well-known Vietnam legend. According to the legend, a long time ago, Lac Long Quan (Dragon Lord) fell in love with Au Co, a young fairy. Later on, this couple had 100 children, who are believed to be ancestors of Vietnam people.

With the idea taken from this legend, 2 Au Co Cruises were designed by a reputable French architects in harmonious combination between modern Asia design and French flair for elegance and style. Having dimensions of 56 meters long, 10.43 meters wide, and 3.2 meters deep, the Au Co were built gracefully and sophisticatedly in every detail. These cruises were launched in April 2012 and has set new standard for luxury cruises in Halong Bay.

The other outstanding feature of the Au Co is that they are operated under the concept of sustainable tourism. Au Co Cruise always tries to preserve the beauty of Halong Bay in particular and the Gulf of Tonkin in general for next generations and minimize negative impact on natural environment of the Bay. Besides offering high-end amenities and services for tourists have a lifetime experience on the Bay, the Au Co also provides a truly safe and sustainable cruise.


With regard to cabin types, 32 spacious rooms in Au Co Cruise with five options including deluxe cabins, grand deluxe cabins, executive cabins, Long Quan suites, Au Co suites can meet different tastes of passengers. In general, all types of cabin generally feature with:


  • Natural hardwood floors, handcrafted mosaic furniture
  • Coffee / tea maker and selection of teas and coffees
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning / heater
  • Complimentary drinking water daily
  • Smoke detector and fire extinguisher
  • Deluxe natural bathroom amenities
  • Well-appointed en-suite bathroom
  • Emergency lighting and generator
  • Large picture window
  • Safe box
  • Life jackets
  • Hair dryer
  • In-cabin refrigerator 
  • Bathrobes
  • In-house telephone



Deluxe cabins

The total number of deluxe cabins is 14 with 12 cabins at 20 square meters and 2 at 25 square meters. All of deluxe cabins are located in the main deck equipped with a double or twin beds and 2 lounge chairs with a coffee table. Especially, bathroom in deluxe cabin is finished in wooden and features with a separate glass-enclosed shower stall.


Grand deluxe cabins

Located on the upper deck, there are only two grand deluxe cabins in each vessel with the space of 20m2. Residing in this room, tourists will have a perfect view to admire the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay through a panoramic window. In addition, every grand deluxe cabin is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and handcrafted furniture.


Executive cabins

Being designed with modern style and traditional detailing, 12 executive cabins feature with modern interiors and chic furnishings such as hardwood floors and handcrafted bed and tables. Sightseeing in picturesque Halong Bay through floor-to-ceiling window and glass door of executive cabins may be the most wonderful and memorable experience of tourists when cruising with Halong Au Co Cruise.


Long Quan suites

Long Quan suites are named after a legendary farther of 100 children. These suites are very spacious with the total area of 36m2 located on the upper deck. With a generous private terrace and sumptuous indoor and outdoor living spaces, tourists will experience the most luxury services and amenities and have 360o view to admire the majestic and stunning beauty of the Bay of Descending Dragon. These two luxury rooms additional feature with flower & fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine/suite/stay, tea & coffee facilities, bathtub and standing shower, other special in-room amenities.


Au Co Suites

Along with Long Quan suites, Au Co suites are also named after a young and beautiful fairy in the legend as well as name of the cruise. Relaxing in Au Co suites, travelers have a very large space (40m2). Being known as the largest suites in the cruise, two Au Co suites has unparalleled view and very generous private terraces for sightseeing in Halong. These rooms offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy to have a wonderful experience in the Bay. Except from general services and amenities featured like other rooms onboard, two Au Co suites are additional equipped with flower & fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine/suite/stay, tea & coffee facilities, bathtub & coffee shower, and other special in-room amenities.



To serve tourists in the most perfect way, Au Co Cruise in Halong provides onboard services involving:


  • Reception
  • Safe box at reception and in cabin
  • IDD at the reception
  • Observatory
  • Boutique library
  • Doctor on call and first-aid kits
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby sitter
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Spa room & Jacuzzi
  • DVD and CD selections
  • Board games
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Beauty & Massage service
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Car rental service with driver
  • Theme party on request
  • Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • Gift shop
  • Sound proof system
  • Noise reduction measures
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Gymnasium
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Rowing boat
  • Cabin service
  • Laundry service


Bar & restaurant

Stylish bar & restaurant of the Au Co are situated in generous terrace deck and designed in fengshui principles. Sitting on this bar or restaurant, tourists can both savor gourmet dishes and drinks in a comfortable and luxurious style and admire surrounding landscapes. In general, dining room & bar will serve tourist 3 meals each day including breakfast at 7.00 - 8.30 am, lunch during 1.00 - 2.30 pm, and dinner from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. The restaurant has seating capacity up to 70 passengers plus outside seats along corridors and in the open bar. Besides, delicious food, tourists can choose a wide range of drink in divers drink list such as teas, coffees, fresh juices, mock tails, cocktails, spirits, and wine list sourced from around the world.



 Except from gourmet cuisine and drinks, tourists should not ignore spa service when cruising with the Au Co. Pampering you in a therapeutic massage in a tranquil spa room; passengers can completely relieve stress from daily life and work.


Open-air Jacuzzi

Open-air Jacuzzi defines a new world-class of Au Co Cruise, one of the most luxury cruises in Halong Bay. After an exciting day with adventurous activities and excursions, tourists can totally relax in open-air Jacuzzi and sip a cocktail while still can admire the stunning seascapes.


Activities and Recreation

Travelling in Halong Bay with the Au Co, tourists can participate in many adventurous and interesting activities such as:


  • Vietnamese Tea Ceremony
  • Early morning Tai Chi
  • Afternoon cooking lesson with traditional dishes
  • Kayaking in hidden lagoons
  • Swimming and sunbathing in tranquil pristine sandy beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Discovering amazing grottoes and islands
  • Biking and excursion tours with guide on Cat Ba Island
  • Visiting floating fish villages
  • Fishing with local communities
  • Shopping for souvenirs
  • Tai Chi


Besides, there are many exceptional events will be held like fashion show, beach party, theme cruise, dinner in cave, art performance, corporate party, company retreat, meeting and conference, wedding ceremony, wedding anniversary, honeymoon, birthday celebration.


Day Cruises

In spite of having a limited time frame, tourists will visit the most well-known seascapes of Halong Bay such as Sung Sot Cave and Dark and Bright Cave but still have time to relax on sun deck and savor gourmet lunch with five element concept cuisines. In addition, tourists also can participate in many activities such as kayaking through karst mountains or swimming in fresh emerald water. The price for Halong Bay full-day cruise aboard Au Co Cruise is from US$199/pax.


3 days 2 nights itinerary

In the first day, after check in onboard, tourists will be introduced a safety briefing. Later on, while cruising leisurely towards to Vung Ha area, a five elements cuisine with lunch will be served. On Vung Ha beach, tourists can join in many water activities. Returning back to the Au Co, there are also many exciting programs and activities are also waiting passengers such as cooking demonstration, squid fishing (in the evening), Happy Hour (buy one get one free) with a variety of choices like beer, house wine, soft drinks, long drinks, cocktails. A dinner with five elements signature dinner of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water will be served.

In the second day, after practicing Tai Chi for balance, relaxation and health and having breakfast, tourists will discover famous sightseeing spots of Halong Bay such as Vung Vieng village, Captain's Bridge, Engine Room, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island, and Viet Hai Lagoon. In these seascapes, tourists can take part in many adventurous activities such as rowing traditional bamboo boats (about 1 hour), biking or hiking in the national park of Cat Ba Island and try using electric cart service, visiting Au Co Organic Farm, kayaking and swimming in Viet Hai Lagoon, etc. When returning onboard, tourists also can attend in Happy Hour, barbeque buffet, squid fishing, and a fun fruit carving sessions with the Au Co's kitchen staff.

In the last day, tourists will warm up their body also by practicing Tai Chi. The highlighted program in this day is that travelers can participate in a guided tour of Sung Sot Cave. Similar to the previous day, tourists will be severed with a delicious breakfast and Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before disembarking in Tuan Chau and return to Hanoi. From US$414/pax, tourists can have a wonderful trip to discover Halong Bay in three days and two nights.


The price of tours mentioned above includes and excludes:




Welcome Drink

Beverages, Tips

Cruise Itinerary and Program

Government taxes

Entrance and Sightseeing Fees

Personal expenses

All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner, BR= Brunch)

Air Ticket, transportation & hotel


Visa fee

Cooking Show

Kayak rental

Tai Chi Session





Check-in/ Check-out

Normally, the check-in and check-out time in turn are 1.00 pm and 10.30 am. Nonetheless, when you make a booking, please remember to ask staffs for exact information.



If tourists have to make a cancellation for any personal reason, please take a look at below table to understand terms will be applied:


Cancellation conditions

Less than 5 cabins

5 to 10 cabins

On confirmation



16 – 30 days prior to your cruise     

30 % of each cancelled cabin     

50% of each cancelled cabin     

07 - 15 days prior to your cruise

50% of total charge

70% of total charge

< 07 days prior to your cruise

100% of total charge

100% of total charge

Children & Extra beds

For children under 5 years old, they can freely share cabin with their parents (maximum 1 child). In case of one extra child in the age of 6 - 11 sharing cabin with parents with the existing bed arrangement will be charged at $100/child/night. Two children under 12 years old staying in a separate cabin will be cost at 75% adult price. And for those older than 12 will be charged as adult's rate.


Cards accepted

Guests can make a payment by cash, bank transfer, or credit card like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express (without surcharge). Please be reminded that credit card details are required to guarantee your booking. Au Co Cruise will charge your credit card at the time of booking.


How safe is your boat?

Au Co Cruise always places the highest priority on the safety and security of all tourists and crews onboard. All staffs of Au Co including captain, deck crew, and crew member have been well trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. In fact, all of these crew received a training certificate or a recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authorities. They are also be retrained monthly.

Besides a professional and well trained staffs, the Au Co has been operated under daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. All of these cruises are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification involving total crew and passenger capacity.


What should I need to bring onboard?

For your own convenience, you should bring some necessary things along with you such as original passports, swim suite, sun glasses, hat, and camera, insect repellent, suitable footwear for adventurous activities in Halong (climbing, kayaking, and biking).


Apart from normal itinerary, the Au Co also offers some special packages on big discount including family summer package, romantic package with free massage, and Halong Bay last minute cruises.


Halong Bay last minute cruises

For those make a booking in last minutes, Au Co Cruise provides these tourists a special package with 3 days - 2 nights itinerary exploring Halong Bay - the world heritage site and experiencing luxury services at a very attractive price. These guests will get a discount up to 15% (from $374). In details, this special price is applicable to bookings made within 7 days prior check-in date. In addition, tourists will get 20% off for on board spa service if booking at least 7 days prior to cruise date.


Romantic package with free massage

With the price from $414, tourists will have a romantic trip in Halong Bay with their sweetheart. If you are finding a surprising and romantic present for your sweetie, this package is one of your best choices you should consider. Besides having exceptional itinerary in 3 days - 2 nights, Halong Au Co Cruise will provide tourists some special things involving free 1 hour massage service, free upgrade to upper deck if available at last minute, a one-tier love cake, a bouquet of flowers, 2 glasses of wine during dinner.


Family summer package free for kids

With the price from $4114, your family will have an amazing voyage in Halong Bay on Au Co Cruise in 3 days and 2 nights. The special things in this package are free charge for two kids below 12 years old, free babysitting services, available dinner menu for kids, free upgrade to upper deck cabin upon availability. In addition, your children will have a great chance to enrich their knowledge in terms of nature, people, culture, and so on.

Please read below information to know about included and excluded things in these packages:


- Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
- Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
- 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
- Bike ride on Cat Ba Island
- Visit to Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat.
- Visit to Sung Sot Cave
- Regular tea, coffee and drinking water during the cruise.
- Kayaking equipment.
- Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.


- Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay.
- Visa arrangements.
- Beauty spa services.
- Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
- All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list.

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