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Cristina Diamond Cruise

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Starting: Hanoi
Destinations: Hanoi
Itinerary: 2 Days/1 Night & 3 Days/2 Nights

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The light and dark wood running throughout the Cristina Diamond Cruise creates a beautiful, traditional feel for your time in one of the most beautiful places in the world. UNESCO World Heritage site Halong Bay comes alive on a Cristina Diamond Cruise Halong Bay, where a marriage of 4-star facilities and service creates the most exceptional ambience for you to discover the wonders of Halong Bay, with its towering limestone spires piercing the emerald green waters.

The 16 Deluxe Cabins of the Cristina Diamond Cruise Halong Bay are warm and accommodating, furnished with everything necessary for you to unwind in a Halong Bay Overnight Cruise. Comfortable beds are set beside wall-to-wall windows so that you never have to be without a spectacular view while on board. Our communal areas are open and very welcoming of all of our guests. Take a spot on one of the sundeck loungers and soak up the rays and the view, or head to the bar to socialise with other passengers after a day of excursions on the bay.

The Cristina Diamond Cruise welcomes you to our home in beautiful Halong Bay; we will do everything necessary to make it feel like yours as well.

Best things we love:

  • Range of energetic activities
  • Family room
  • Budget price

Your Itinerary

2D1N Itinerary:

Day 1: Hon Gai Harbor – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng – Ban Chan – Cong Do

08.00 – 08.30: Wait in your hotel lobby for our tour guide and driver, who will pick you up in the shuttle bus to transfer you across the Red River Delta to Bai Tu Long Bay.

12.00: Arriving at the harbour in Hai Phong City, you will meet and board the Cristina Diamond Cruise as it sits majestically in the bay. A welcome drink will greet you upon boarding.

13.00: Get started on the wonderful buffet lunch spread out in the dining room. The first of Bai Tu Long Bay’s incredible limestone karsts glides past the window outside.

14.30 – 17.00: We learn of the fishing and pearl cultivation businesses of Vung Vieng Fishing Village, taking a kayak or bamboo boat around its waters. Following this, we sail towards the Ban Chan beach area, a secluded beach pressed against the sea by the gigantic limestone mountains behind it.

17.30: Join the Sunset Party back on board the Cristina Diamond Cruise, sharing your experiences of the day’s events with new and old friends.

18.45: We have an extravagant 8-course meal of small dishes, giving you a chance to taste royal cuisine that past kings and queens of Vietnam would have lavishly enjoyed.

21.00: After dinner, we have a wealth of activities with which you can entertain yourself. We have board games, card games and the opportunity to try squid fishing for the first time. The bar is open, but of course, you are welcome to retire to your cabin whenever you feel.

 Day 2: Cristina Diamond Cruise – Thien Canh Son – Hanoi

07.00: The new day will greet you as the sunlight seeps through the gaps in Bai Tu Long Bay’s forested mountains. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the new morning aura.

08.00: The amazing interior of Thien Canh Son Cave provides many opportunities for exploration, as does the expansive viewing platform reachable by a stone staircase.

10.00: Back on board the Cristina Diamond Cruise, our chef will put on a cooking show, displaying the various techniques needed to prepare and cook Vietnamese spring rolls.

11.00: Relish a beautiful Vietnamese brunch as we begin sailing past the myriad tree-topped outcrops until we reach Hon Gai Harbour.

12.00: We will disembark the Cristina Diamond Cruise at Hon Gai harbour to a fond farewell from the staff. Board the shuttle bus and enjoy the views on the way back to Hanoi, where we will drop you off at your hotel at around 16.00. End of Cristina Diamond Cruise 2 day 1 night itinerary.

Cristina Diamond Cruises is very thankful for your booking, we trust you had an amazing time in Bai Tu Long Bay and we sincerely hope that we get the privilege of serving you again in the future.


3D2N Itinerary:

Day 1: Hon Gai Harbor – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng – Ban Chan – Cong Do

08.00: Our driver and tour guide will come to your hotel lobby in Hanoi with the shuttle bus to transfer you to Halong City.

12.00: Board the Cristina Diamond Cruise with a welcome drink as the tour guide provides the itinerary briefing.

13.00: A delicious buffet lunch will be served in the dining room as the first of Halong Bay’s magnificent limestone karst scenery passes by the windows.

14.30 – 17.00: We cruise over to Vung Vieng Fishing Village and nearby pearl farm, where we will take a traditional bamboo boat to discover the lives of locals and their pearl cultivation businesses. After this, we will head to Ban Chan beach for relaxing on its isolated sands and swimming in its calm waters.

17.30: We re-board the Cristina Diamond Cruise and settle into the Sunset Party on the sundeck.

18.45: Our luxurious 8-course meal was once the food of royals and you can sample these regal dishes on board.

21.00: We have many activities for the evening time on board. The sundeck is a great place to listen to Halong Bay’s ambient soundtrack, otherwise you could have some drinks at the bar or play board games, card games, or go squid fishing with the crew.

Day 2: Cong Do – Cap La – Thay Cave – Vung Ha Area

06.30: Great the new dawn with a Tai Chi class on the top deck.

07.00: Tea, coffee and breakfast foods will be available in the dining room.

08.30: We will board the day boat and start sailing to the beautiful Cap La Area of Bai Tu Long Bay.

09.30: Our guide will point out the many interesting rock features and formations of Thay Cave, one of the many beautiful caves in Bai Tu Long Bay.

10.15: We will head over to the wonderful Vung Ha Area and its towering tree-topped mountains that shield a sandy beach against the sea.

12.30 – 15.00: A barbecue lunch will be served aboard the day boat, after which we have the early afternoon to relax, swim and kayak around Vung Ha.

15.00: We return to the Cristina Diamond Cruise for you to spend the second part of your afternoon relaxing on the sundeck or in any of our other guest rooms.

19.30: Another delectable dinner is served when the sun goes down behind the limestone pillars.

21.00: We have many activities for the evening time on board. The sundeck is a great place to listen to Halong Bay’s ambient soundtrack, otherwise you could have some drinks at the bar or play board games, card games, or go squid fishing with the crew.

Day 3: Cristina Diamond Cruise – Thien Canh Son – Hanoi

06.00: Rise early to experience the special feeling of a new day in Bai Tu Long Bay.

07.00: Enjoy your breakfast in the dining room as we set sail for our first stop.

08.00: Thien Canh Son Cave translates to ‘mountainous landscape in Heaven’ and you can see why it is called this when we visit its amazing interior.

10.00: Join the chef’s cooking demonstration to show you the traditional way to make Vietnamese spring rolls.

11.00: A Vietnamese brunch will fill you up on the cruise back to the mainland.

12.00: We get back to Hon Gai Harbour where you will disembark from the Cristina Diamond Cruise. Wave goodbye to your crew as you get on the shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi, where your tour will end at around 16.00.

Thank you for choosing the Cristina Diamond Cruise as your tour operator in magical Bai Tu Long Bay. We hope to see you again!

Payment & Cancellation

Cruise Policy:

Bus pick-up time: 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM

Return Hanoi by bus: 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Shuttle bus pick-up point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House

Shuttle bus drop-off point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House

Check-in: 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Check-out: 9:00 AM

Booking Policy:

• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.

• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.

• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.

• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.

Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather

If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation.

• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund.

• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.

• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1 night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.

• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!

Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off board.


  •   Welcome drinks
  •   Deluxe cruise cabin
  •   Complimentary a bottle of water/ person in room
  •   Cruise itinerary in Bai Tu Long Bay
  •   In-house English speaking guide
  •   Meals on board
  •   Kayaking, Tai Chi session, cooking demonstration
  •   Entrance and sightseeing fees


  •   Airfares
  •   Gratuities, other personal expenses
  •   Drinks, all other services not clearly mentioned
  •   Christmas: 23rd, 24th December; New Year’s Eve: 31st December
  •   Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by bus or private car/van (book in next step)

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