Ambassador Cruise


The Ambassador Experience is an experience par excellence. Step aboard this sumptuous floating Ambassador Cruise as it glides through the world’s most magnificent seascape, with Michelin star dining, jazz band entertainment, your own private butler, and the most generous cabins found anywhere in Halong Bay. The 46-cabin cruise ship enjoys two capacious sundecks with wrap-around views, an outdoor Jacuzzi from which to gaze at evening sunsets, and an onboard spa from renowned Vietnamese wellness group Kaia.

As you glide through this magnificent seascape, The Ambassador Journey will unfold before your eyes. Allow us to lead you through our handcrafted experiences and discover a wealth of culture hidden amongst the limestone karsts. Uncover Cua Van floating village, where the fisherman families lead a serene and unencumbered life. Delve into mythical caves, explore pearl farms, and climb to island peaks to marvel at the sheer majesty of the bay from above.

Vietnam’s Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: An unmissable and world-famous destination. Ambassador Cruise is the only ship in the bay to offer everything that will ensure an outstanding and unforgettable experience. Welcome aboard the grandest ship in Halong Bay!

Please note that itineraries are subject to change without prior notice, depending on cruising conditions. While Wi-Fi is accessible in the restaurant and Piano Lounge areas, intermittent interruptions in internet connectivity may occur due to the geographical conditions of the bay. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

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Ambassador Cruise

Starts
Surprise Cave
Destinations
+ 2
Ends
Halong Bay
Surprise Cave → Ti Top Island → Luon Cave → Halong Bay

Highlights

  • The grandest ship in Halong Bay with selection of onboard entertainment, premium facilities, and elegant cabin design.
  • Innovative Michelin star dining comes as standard with over 40 dishes crafted by world-famous celebrity chef John Burton-Race.
  • Find your corner and craft your experience.
  • Evening entertainment not found anywhere else with a Brazilian jazz duo to set the night alight in the elegant piano bar.
  • The first on Halong Bay to feature an elevator system catering to people with disabilities and the elderly.
  • Sunrise Tai Chi classes, cooking lessons, kayaking excursions and squid fishing inlucuded in the cruise package.
Age range
under 87 year olds
Star
5 Stars

Itinerary

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2 Days 1 Night

  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  1. Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay.

    Discover the secrets of Halong Bay onboard Ambassador Cruises: a sleek modern boat that defines sophistication. On your 2-day, 1-night cruise, you’ll experience exceptional service, sumptuous food, and beautiful cabins that rival this stunning World Heritage site.
    Embark on a journey from Hanoi's Old Quarter to Halong City, where the Ambassador Cruise awaits your arrival in a mere 2.5 hours. Transportation to and from Halong City can be arranged upon request, with an additional surcharge.
    10:00 – 12:00: Check in at Ambassador's Lounge (1st Floor, Terminal - Halong International Cruise Port, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City) and enjoy hot tea or coffee served here.
    12:00 – 12:30: You will be transferred to Ambassador Cruise and a short welcoming briefing will be held at the Piano Lounge or at the restaurant.
    12:45 – 14:00: Savor the buffet lunch whilst enjoying the majestic views of the World Natural Wonder, Halong Bay’s limestone islets.
    14:30 – 15:30: Your first excursion is a visit to Luon Cave – one of the most unique caves in Halong Bay featuring the self-contained lake inside a closed arch-shaped mountain, where you can experience sitting on a bamboo boat rowed by a local or Kayaking (you can choose one of these two free activities).
    16:00 – 17:00: Explore Titov Island – a splendid destination encompassing a crescent moon-shaped beach, where you can indulge in the turquoise water and climb to the top of the Island beholding the breathtaking 360o view of the Bay.
    15:45 – 16:30: Those who are not participating in any excursions can stay onboard and enjoy a selection of homemade pastries and sweets at the Piano Lounge. You can also opt for an afternoon of pampering at Atelier de Beauté Spa (at your own expense) or immerse yourself in the outdoor Jacuzzi pool.
    17:30 – 18:30: At sundown, Ambassador Cruise will anchor overnight. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy cooking class or Happy Hour (at your own expense) Canapes at the Piano Lounge or on the Sundecks, and live music (except Monday) at the Piano Lounge before dinner.
    19:00: Savor premium dinner featuring Chef’s special menu at the luxurious restaurant.
    (Dress code: formal/semi-formal/smart casual)
    20:30 – 23:00: After dinner, indulge in drinks (at your own expense) and live music at the Piano Lounge (except Monday), squid fishing, a spa treatment at Atelier de Beauté Spa (at your own expense), or movies at your cabin.

  2. Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi.

    06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with a Taichi session on the sundeck or at the Piano Lounge (depending on weather conditions).
    07:00 – 07:30: Enjoy a light breakfast with coffee, tea, and freshly baked pastries at the Piano Lounge.
    07:30 – 08:30: Explore Sung Sot Cave - the largest and most magnificent cave in the bay featuring marvelous and mysterious thousand-year-old stalactites in a variety of unique forms.
    08:30 – 09:30: Full breakfast is served at the restaurant.
    09:30 – 09:45: Bill settlement and check-out at the reception at the first deck.
    10:15 – 10:30: Disembark at Halong International Cruise Port. Meet your driver for a transfer back to Hanoi or another destination if transportation arrangements have been made.

  1. Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay.

    Please note that the 3-day, 2-night program offers a delightful blend of experiences, with the Ambassador Cruise hosting the first two days and the Ambassador Signature Cruise taking over for the last two days.
    Embark on a journey from Hanoi's Old Quarter to Halong City, where the Ambassador Cruises await your arrival in a mere 2.5 hours. Transportation to and from Halong City can be arranged upon request, with an additional surcharge.
    10:00 – 12:00: Check in at Ambassador's Lounge (1st Floor, Terminal - Halong International Cruise Port, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City) and enjoy hot tea or coffee served here.
    12:00 – 12:30: You will be transferred to Ambassador Cruise and a short welcoming briefing will be held at the Piano Lounge or at the restaurant.
    12:45 – 14:00: Savor the buffet lunch whilst enjoying the majestic views of the World Natural Wonder, Halong Bay’s limestone islets.
    14:30 – 15:30: Your first excursion is a visit to Luon Cave – one of the most unique caves in Halong Bay featuring the self-contained lake inside a closed arch-shaped mountain, where you can experience sitting on a bamboo boat rowed by a local or Kayaking (you can choose one of these two free activities).
    16:00 – 17:00: Explore Titov Island – a splendid destination encompassing a crescent moon-shaped beach, where you can indulge in the turquoise water and climb to the top of the Island beholding the breathtaking 360o view of the Bay.
    15:45 – 16:30: Those who are not participating in any excursions can stay onboard and enjoy a selection of home- made pastries and sweets at the Piano Lounge. You can also opt for an afternoon of pampering at Atelier de Beauté Spa (at your own expense) or immerse yourself in the outdoor Jacuzzi pool.
    17:30 – 18:30: At sundown, Ambassador Cruise will anchor overnight. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy cooking class or Happy Hour (at your own expense) and Canapes at the Piano Lounge or on the Sundecks, and live music (except Monday) at the Piano Lounge before dinner.
    19:00: Savor premium dinner featuring Chef’s special menu at the luxurious restaurant.
    (Dress code: formal/semi formal/smart casual)
    20:30 – 23:00: After dinner, indulge in drinks (at your own expense) and live music at the Piano Lounge (except Monday), squid fishing, a spa treatment at Atelier de Beauté Spa (at your own expense), or movies at your cabin.

  2. Day 2: Explore Halong City - Lan Ha Bay.

    06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with a Taichi session on the Sundeck or at the Piano Lounge (depends on weather conditions).
    07:00 – 07:30: Enjoy light breakfast with coffee, tea, and freshly baked pastries at the Piano Lounge.
    07:30 – 08:20: Explore Sung Sot Cave – the largest and most magnificent cave in the bay featuring marvelous and mysterious thousand-year-old stalactites in a variety of unique forms.
    08:30 – 09:30: Full breakfast is served at the restaurant.
    09:30 – 09:45: Bill settlement and check-out at the reception at the first deck (as you will be transferred to another Ambassador Cruise to explore Lan Ha Bay later).
    10:15 – 10:30: Disembark at the Halong International Cruise Port.
    10:30 – 11:30: Visit Quang Ninh Museum - one of the iconic landmarks of Quang Ninh, which offers a captivating journey into the rich tapestry of the Province’s history, culture, and natural beauty. A short visit will take you to the highlights of the museum, including the biggest whale skeleton in Vietnam and archaeological artifacts spanning from prehistoric times to the modern era. Additionally, you will explore stories about famous historical sites in Quang Ninh such as Dong Pagoda (Yen Tu) and Ha Long Bay.
    11:30 – 11:50: Back to Ambassador's Lounge for Ambassador Signature Cruise check-in.
    11:50 – 12:30: You will be transferred to Ambassador Signature Cruise (in Gia Luan Pier) by speedboat.
    12:30 – 12:45: A short welcoming briefing will be held at the Piano Lounge or at the restaurant.
    12:45 – 14:00: Savor a delicious lunch whilst enjoying the majestic views of Lan Ha Bay’s islands and islets.
    15:00 – 16:30: Your first excursion is Viet Hai Fishing Village - a primitive and tranquil location with precious traditional cultural values. You will have a chance to explore features of the locals’ daily life, visit fish lakes, bee houses, ancient houses, or experience fish foot massage.
    15:30 – 17:00: For those who are not participating in the excursion, we will serve home-made cakes at the Piano Lounge. Guests can also stay onboard and opt for an afternoon of pampering at Spa (at your own expense) or relaxing on the Sundeck whilst admiring the magnificent scenery of Lan Ha Bay.
    16:30 – 17:30: Experience the thrilling water slide on board and immerse yourself in the emerald sea.
    17:30 – 18:30: At sundown, Ambassador Signature Cruise will anchor overnight. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy cooking class or Happy Hour (at your own expense) and Canapes at the Piano Lounge or on the Sundeck (depends on weather conditions).
    19:00: Savor a premium Michelin-standard dinner at the restaurant.
    (Dress code: formal/semi formal/smart casual)
    21:00 – 23:00: After dinner, indulge in drinks* and enjoy live music at the Piano Lounge (except Monday), squid fishing, a spa treatment (at your own expense), or movies at your cabin.

  3. Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay - Tuan Chau Marina - Hanoi.

    06:00 – 06:30: Start your day with a Taichi session on the sundeck or at the Piano Lounge (depending on weather conditions).
    06:30 – 07:00: Enjoy a light breakfast with coffee, tea, and freshly baked pastries at the Piano Lounge.
    07:00 – 08:00: Explore Dark and Light Cave - a frog-jaw-shaped cave featuring marvelous sparkling stalactites in various shapes and sizes on the arch-shaped ceiling. This cave leads to a peaceful lake surrounded by limestone mountain cliffs. Kayaking and sitting on a bamboo boat rowed by locals are the best options for tourists to admire the cave's interior (you can choose one of these two free activities).
    08:30 – 09:30: Full breakfast is served at the restaurant.
    09:30 – 09:45: Bill settlement and check-out at the reception at the first deck.
    10:15 – 10:30: After disembarking from Ambassador Signature Cruise, you will be transferred to Halong International Cruise Port by speedboat. Meet your driver for a transfer back to Hanoi or another destination if transportation arrangements have been made.

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Cabins

  • Full Side Ocean View
  • 30m2
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  • 42m2
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  • 1 King Size Bed
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  • Included Halong kayaking for 3 Days 2 Nights program
  • Included VAT Tax & Booking fee

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      Private car (roundtrip Hanoi - Halong) ( 2 Days )

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    Price Includes

    • Free Shuttle Bus Hanoi- Halong Bay - Hanoi.
    • Welcome drink & snack.
    • In house English speaking tour guide.
    • Luxury cabin with A/C.
    • Full meals onboard: 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast for 2 days/1 night. And 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts for 3 days/2 nights.
    • Two bottles of water in cabin daily.
    • Canapes.
    • Tai Chi session.
    • Cooking demonstration.
    • Bamboo boat rowing or Kayaking (for a 3 day/ 2 night cruise package).
    • Sightseeing tickets.
    • Onboard insurance, tax, and service charges

    Price Excludes

    • Private transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi.
    • Visa arrangements.
    • Kayak (in 2-day/1-night program, surcharge at 20 USD/ kayak).
    • Beverages.
    • Massage, spa treatments.
    • Tips and other personal expenses.
    • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions.

    Policies

    Deposit & Payment:
    - A deposit of 30% of the tour price per person by credit card or bank transfer plus bank charges is required upon confirmation of your booking (if this amount is less than US$ 500, the full payment will be applied).
    - The balance will be paid 15 days prior to the check in date, or you can pay us upon arrival in cash or credit card when we meet in Hanoi.
    - Deposit or full payment could be settled via our secured online payment system (SSL).

    Refund & Cancellation:
    • Cancellation will be charged as follow:
    - From 1-3 cabins:
    + 3 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
    + Less than 3 days prior to the arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    + No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    - From 4-6 cabins:
    + More than 14 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
    + From 14 to 7 days prior to the arrival: 50% of the total rate charged.
    + Less than 7 days prior to the arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    + No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    - From 7 cabins or more:
    + More than 45 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
    + More than 45 to 31 days prior to the arrival: 25% of the total rate charged.
    + From 30 to 21 days prior to the arrival: 50% of the total rate charged.
    + From 20 to 10 days prior to the arrival: 75% of the total rate charged.
    + Less than 10 days prior to the arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    + No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    • Cancellation charges apply for each cancelled number of confirmed cabins
    • Cancellation must be sent to and confirmed by Vietnam Travel's cruise specialist in writing (by email or fax).

    Child Policy (to be confirmed upon reservation and subject to availability):
    - Child 5-12 years old: US$ 65 for 01 Child from 5-12 years old is charged (sharing bed with parents) for 2 days/ 1 night program.
    - Child 5-12 years old: US$ 150 for 01 Child from 5-12 years old is charged (sharing bed with parents) for 3 days/ 2 nights program.
    - US$ 25 is a surcharge if an extra bed is required for FOC child in 2 days/1 night program.
    - US$ 35 is a surcharge if an extra bed is required for FOC child in 3 days/2 nights program.
    - Only 01 child under 5 years old and 01 child under 12 years old are allowed to share cabin with parents.
    - FOC sharing parent's bed is applied to only 01 child under 6 years old.
    - Extra bed for 01 child 5 - 12 years old: 40% of the double room charge will be applied.
    - Single cabin rate is applied for child if occupy 01 cabin.
    - FOC baby cot for infant (subject to availability).

    Other Policies:
    - Check-in time starts at 11:30 AM. Check-out by 10:30 AM.
    - Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
    - Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by the port authority.
    - A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification/ passport are required upon check-in.
    - Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
    - Extra bed is subject to availability for adult only at 50% charge of DBL/TWN cabin rate.

    Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.

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