Top 3 Vietnam Cruise Experiences

by Duong Vuong
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When thinking about Vietnam, probably the first thing that comes to your mind are images of Halong Bay. Those peaceful and magnificent towering limestone islands, topped by rainforests and surrounded by emerald waters… you truly cannot come to Vietnam and miss that once in a lifetime experience.

But did you know that a Halong Bay cruise is not the only Vietnam cruise experience that you can have? Vietnam evenly offers cruise experiences in Nha Trang Bay and in Mekong river that you can include when visiting Vietnam. Here you will find all about the top 3 of Vietnam Cruise Experiences you can embark on.

1.Cruises in Halong Bay

When choosing a Vietnam cruise to Halong Bay, first, plan how much time you want to spend there depending on how long you are traveling to Vietnam and what type of tourism you prefer.

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cruising in Halong Bay

There are mainly 4 types of cruise tours in Halong Bay you can choose when you want to include a Vietnam cruise on your trip:

The Day trip cruises

Day trip cruises to Halong Bay can give you a little taste of navigating between forest and island. You will embark on a journey cruise, with stops on the Ti Top Island and a visit to the Surprising cave and will have lunch quietly cruising on the Bay, after what you can relax during the afternoon. It is enough if you don’t have much time but wouldn’t want to miss Halong Bay for anything when traveling to Vietnam.

The Overnight cruises

When choosing an overnight cruise to visit Halong Bay, you will have more time to relax and enjoy the impressive scenery in front of you. It includes incredible sunset and sunrise on the bay; and you will sleep on board to wake up then to a spectacular morning view from your boat, where you can then enjoy breakfast. Normally these trips can include a cooking or yoga class as well as a stop on an island with time for swimming.

Cruising for a few days

If you really want to experience Halong Bay for a few days practicing different activities, including sailing on a small boat to islands or remote areas of the bay and enjoy a long cruising experience you can then chose to stay 3 or 4 days around and visit the beautiful island of Cat Ba or La Han Bay

Some cruises offer the option of sleeping in Cat Ba island one night. It is a more off the beaten path itinerary and ideal to go with the family and kids.

The Luxury Cruise

For the ultimate luxury experience in terms of cruising Halong Bay, the Emperor cruises is an all-inclusive option, for an incredible experience. Embark on a 5-star cruise in Halong Bay, for a romantic getaway or a private family time enjoying our signature suites, the Heritage spa and a panorama bar and restaurant in an elegant decor with music, fine arts, architecture, culture, fine cuisine, history, and outdoor activities where everything is included.

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Room with a stunning view from the Bay

2.Mekong River Cruise Tours

The Mekong river richness lies in its importance as a significant transport channel for Vietnamese people as well as being a major trading center. There, Vietnamese establish every day their floating markets.

The Mekong river cruise sails through the waters of the mighty Delta of the Mekong between Southern Vietnam and Cambodia. To embark on a Mekong River cruise is an ideal way of experiencing the iconic sites drifting slowly down the river and watching life pass by on the waters of Cambodia and Vietnam. You can either chose to sail in Vietnam, or Cambodia or from Vietnam to Cambodia and vice versa.

You can choose a Vietnam cruise experience from the South, beginning in Ho Chi Minh and can continue to Chau Doc crossing the frontier until Phnom Penh, in Cambodia and keep cruising throughout Tonle Sap Lake until Siem Reap if you are going to Angkor Wat.

If you chose to see the heart of the Mekong River called Ben Tre, you will explore the area in motor boats or small sampan to be in the heart of the floating markets and see local trading vegetables and goods on the water.

That type of Vietnam cruise can include a tour of the land where you can choose to do activities such as countryside biking or treat yourself to a nice foot massage on board.

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Mekong fishing

Choosing a Mekong River cruise is really a standout experience that can only be truly lived with such a mode of transportation. You can choose to have a luxury Mekong river experience and watch in the front road from your comfortable cabin the real Mekong river everyday life.

3.Cruises in Nha Trang Bay

Among desert islands, white sand beaches and deep blue sea, the Nha Trang Bay, in central Vietnam has been named one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world. There are many reasons why choosing a Vietnam cruise to Nha Trang bay is a good idea. The main one is to have a once in a lifetime experience, embarking on our 5 star Emperor Cruises in Nha Trang Bay and enjoy a truly royal treatment.

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Nha Trang Emperor cruises boat

Imagine yourself comfortably watching a magnificent sunset on your boat, or enjoying a beautiful ride with our transparent sea kayak service in Nha Trang. All the best-personalized service and the excellence of a 5-star cruise, and in addition, all-inclusive.

Nha Trang is the latest trend in travel destinations for cruising in Vietnam, we have combined different themes and concepts such as adventure family fun in 4 days and 3 nights, wellness and spa escapes, romantic honeymoons of 5 days, or a Nha Trang golf experience in 7 days. All of this cruises can be combined with the seaside town and its long sandy beaches, many bars, and restaurants as well as a visit to the oceanographic museum, the Baio Dai Villas, the Po Ngar Cham Towers, or the local Dam market. You can then chose any aquatic activity you want, as in Nha Trang you can practice snorkeling, diving, kayaking or just spend time visiting offshore islands.

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Transparent kayak in Nha Trang

A Vietnam cruise is a truly unforgettable experience that you cannot miss. Take your time to plan the best Vietnam cruise by contacting Lux Travel DMC or Emperor Cruises and we will be happy to assist you to make your holiday to Vietnam the most unique escape ever.


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