Dora Cruise 3 days 2 nights
Hanoi, Tuan Chau Harbor, Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao islets, Viet Hai village, Dark and Bright Cave, Halong Bay, Hanoi
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Being one of the luxurious products of Rosa Cruises Company with more than 20 years of experience in tourism, Dora Cruise is developed with a strong desire to bring perfect 5-star services to all passengers. With Dora Cruise, you take a chance to discover a new route from Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay – the southern part of Halong Bay and the most attractive bay in Cat Ba Island.
Dora Cruise offers you 22 luxury cabins which all have ceiling-to-floor windows and private balconies. That brings a great feeling of enjoying the bay from your private space. With the combination of classic and modern in its design, this newest cruise in Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay takes you on a memorable journey of discovery to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most Halong Bay Luxury Cruises, book and feels it now.
Luxury Transfer by bus or van
Dora Cruise’s services are all luxurious, starting from pick-up services. We use Limousine van and bus to pick up all passengers at your hotels. To avoid the influence of a long drive, we will transfer on the highway to reach Halong Bay from Hanoi Old Quarter. A shorter and comfortable drive will bring a better experience to your trip.
Dining Room & Bar
With Dora Cruise, the cuisine is not only simple foods in an art form, but it is also an expression of Vietnamese culture. All meals on Dora Cruise are prepared by our talented chefs with delicious Asian and European dishes. The restaurant is spacious with 160 sqm in large, which brings you comfortable feelings for a romantic dinner. In addition, our bar is always ready to serve you a variety of beers, wine and other types of drinks.
Hanoi – Tuan Chau Harbor – Lan Ha Bay
08.00 – 08.45: Pick-up service
Dora Cruise provides pick-up services by Limousine Bus from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay. It takes us around 2.5 hours to drive on the expressway.
At 10.30, we will make a stop on the way for the restroom or you can have breakfast if you have not had enough time for it this morning. The short break lasts 20 – 30 minutes.
11.30 – 12.00: Check-in at Tuan Chau Marina
After we reach Tuan Chau Harbor, our tour guide will buy the tickets and complete the process to check-in and then get on Dora Cruise.
12.00 – 12.30: Welcome Drink
After your arrival at Dora Cruise, our staff all welcome you with some drinks and wet tissues. On behalf of Dora Cruise, our cruise manager will send you the brief itinerary for 3 days 2 nights on cruise and also some important instructions on safety onboard.
Take the keys from reception and check-in your cabins.
Have lunch in the dining room. We will serve you a set menu of Vietnamese foods and vegetarian food while you are admiring the views of Halong Bay over the windows.
Continue to sail through the famous islands and islets of Halong Bay like Con Vit Islet and Thumb Islet on the way we move to the Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island area.
Heading straight to Ba Trai Dao Beach (Three Peaches Beach), you will have a chance to immerse into the warm water of Lan Ha Bay. It’s time for swimming and kayaking for further discovery of the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
17.30: Sunset Party
Return Dora Cruise for participating sunset party on the top deck. Fruits, cakes, and wine will be served. You can order for some other drinks to enjoy while admiring the sun goes down gradually behind the islands and islets of Lan Ha Bay.
18.00 – 18.15: Cooking Demonstration
In the restaurant or on the top deck, our talented chef will guide you to make spring roll – a traditional Vietnamese dish. Enjoy your handmade dishes.
Enjoy dinner with a set menu of special Vietnamese foods at the restaurant area while you enjoy the beauty of the bay at night.
After that, it is your time for relaxing on the sundeck or in your private cabins. You also can go squid fishing, and join some interesting games with other passengers on board.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Lan Ha Bay - Cycling to Viet Hai Village – Van Boi Beach – Sunset Party
06.30: Tai Chi Session
Early wake-up is recommended because it is a chance for you to enjoy the sunrise over Lan Ha Bay. Join Tai Chi Exercises with other passengers to start your day and enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the peaceful morning.
A light breakfast will be served in the dining room while Dora Cruise is still sailing further for the stunning view of the heritage site of the world.
08.30: Viet Hai Village
Our tender will take you to the daily boat to visit Viet Hai Village. Here you can cycle around to enjoy the natural scenery along the roads of Viet Hai Village. If you do not want to ride a bike, electric cars are available. This is a great chance for you to meet and interact with the locals to see their daily life and the products that they make from the ingredients of nature.
10.00: Turn back to the dayboat
Back to the dayboat to move further into Lan Ha Bay.
12.00: Have lunch on the day cruise
14.30: Van Boi Beach
Arrive at Van Boi Beach where you can swim or do kayaking. You also can see the fishing farm and the floating village of Cat Ba Island Area.
16.00: Return Dora Cruise
Back to the big boat in the late afternoon. You can take your time relaxing on the sundeck or book massage services to refresh your body after one day of interesting activities.
19.00: Have dinner at the restaurant. Stay the 2nd night on Dora Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lan Ha Bay – Visit Dark and Bright Cave – Halong Bay – Hanoi
06.30: Tai Chi Exercises
Doing some Tai Chi exercises on the sundeck while enjoying the breathtaking views of Lan Ha Bay will refresh your day and help you to get more energy.
The stunning view of sunrise over Lan Ha Bay on a sunny day is truly worth an early wake-up.
07.00 – 7.45: Have a light breakfast and enjoy a cup of tea for your wonderful morning on Dora Cruise
08.15 – 08.30: Visit Dark and Bright Caves
Our tender (transfer boat) is ready to take you to the small floating farm at Dark and Bright Caves area. From there, you will get on the bamboo boat (sampan boat) to reach the Bright Cave. The bamboo boat will be rowed by the locals. It’s time for you to see more about the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay. If you are lucky, you can see monkeys on the mountains surrounding the Bright Cave area.
09.30: Back to Dora Cruise
The transfer boat will take you back to the big boat. Prepare to pack your luggage and check-out the cabin. After that, we will sail back to the Halong Bay area.
10.00 – 10.30: Have a buffet brunch on the cruise before arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor.
It’s time to say goodbye to our crews to return Tuan Chau Harbor. We hope that you have a remarkable trip for 3 days 2 nights on Dora Cruise.
Our Limousine Bus will drive you back to Hanoi. Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter Area at around 15.00 – 15.30.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Bus pick-up time: 08:45 AM - 09.15 AM
Check-in: 11:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Check-out: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Return Hanoi by bus: 02.30 PM – 03.30 PM
Shuttle bus pick-up & drop-off point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
• 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.
Cancellation by Customer
• More than 33 days prior to check-in ( departure date): Free of charge
• From 33 to 15 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 10% of total rates
• From 14 to 8 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 20% of total rates
• From 7 to 4 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 50% of total rates
• Less than96 hours prior to check-in ( departure date): 100% of total rates.
• No-Show: 100% of total rates
*** Cancellation notice from the customer must be sent to us via email. The refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.
• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually, the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.
- Welcome Drink.
- Cruise Itinerary and Program.
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees.
- In-house English-speaking Tour Guide.
- Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C.
- Luxury en-suite Bathroom.
- Meals on board during the cruise program.
- Breakfast Buffet.
- Tai Chi Session.
- Cooking Class.
- Transfer from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Marina
- Harbor and back (transfer time
- approximately 2.5 hours).
- Airfares, and Hotel Accommodation.
- Visa to Vietnam.
- Beauty Spa Services and Massage.
- Tax, tips, and other Personal Expenses.
- All other services not clearly mentioned above.
- Surcharge for New Year, Christmas.
"Amazing cruise itinerary hosted by Teddy and Tom"
We booked to 2-night stay on Dora cruise. Recommended by my friends who had just come back from their vacation in Vietnam. We were provided with delicious food and great services during the whole trip. The cabins were spacious, clean, and nice as well. There was a big bathroom with a bathtub that we liked most. We could watch the views of the bay while we enjoyed the bathtub. The host's Tom and Teddy organized our trip so well to help us have enough time for relaxing onboard. Highly recommend Dora Cruise!
"Dora cruise 3 days 2 nights"
Dora cruise provided us great and high standard services. Joining an overnight cruise was the best way to spend your time in the magnificent Halong Bay. I was amazed at the limestone islands and islets rising from the sea. The crews were very supportive, must mention to Tom and Teddy. They shared with me the hotspot from their mobile internet, so I could surf the internet. The cooking lesson was well organized. Tom presented us to make delicious Vietnamese food. I recommended you to join squid fishing, too. I tried and luckily caught some. Thank Tom so much!
"Good cruise in Halong Bay"
My partner and I had an awesome trip with Dora Cruise. We stayed in an incredible room with a balcony. The buffet meals provided a lot of kinds of food, so we had many to choose from. Our tour guide Tom and our cruise manager were great fun and entertaining. We loved activities onboard: kayaking, jumping off the boat, and swimming. The cruise team took care of us really well. Wish we could have joined the boat for 3 days 2 nights instead, but we hadn’t had enough time for a long cruise itinerary.
Sham Shui PoHongKong
"Dora Cruise is 5 stars - Tom and Teddy are 10Stars!!"
We really loved our 2-day trip to Halong Bay with Dora Cruise. To be honest, we enjoyed the cruise, the activities, and the atmosphere in Halong Bay so much. We wished we had booked 3 days itinerary instead. The cruise provided us generous meals and drinks. The tour itinerary was fun and informative. Our cabin was on the first floor and had its private balcony and so clean. The tour guide, the cruise manager, and other staff made us never forget the trip to Vietnam.
"Absolutely wonderful Cruise"
That is what I can say about the Dora cruise. We booked Dora cruise 2 days 1 night and it exceeded our expectation. The cabin was very large and beautiful. There was a separate bathroom with both a shower and a bathtub. We stayed at a triple cabin with a private balcony for 3. We did enjoy incredible food. The dishes were unique and were presented by the cruise manager and the chef. The staff helped us much, especially Tom who was our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and gave us a lot of local historical information. We also felt the happy energy from the cruise director Tom who made us laugh a lot. Recommend Dora Cruise to everyone. If I have a chance to come back, I will go with Dora Cruise again.
"Highly recommended Dora cruise"
My girlfriend and I spent 2 days 1 night on Dora Cruise. The staff made us surprised at their kindness and helpfulness. Our tour guide, Frank was so amazing and helpful all the time. And need to mention to Teddy, the boat manager, who was the outstanding of the cruise. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the cruise very much. Just one thing was that the weather was not so nice on that day. It was all gloomy and rainy, but the cruise couldn’t do anything better.
"GREAT cruise in Halong"
Dora cruise brought us an excellent experience. We booked to stay 2 days 1 night on this beautiful cruise. We had plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views of the bay. Our tour guide’s name was Frank who was so supportive and helpful from the moments picking us up from Hanoi to the time on the cruise. Teddy, the cruise manager was so funny. The food was fresh and delicious. The cabin was nice and comfortable. Would recommend!
"Must do in Vietnam"
My partner and I and our 9-month baby joined the tour with Dora Cruise. We joined an amazing cruise with professional crews. Joined kayaking activity, bamboo boat row to visit the cave, squid fishing, and many other activities onboard. Everything was awesome.
"Great Dora Cruise"
We booked Rosa Cruise and were upgraded to Dora Cruise in the last minutes. Many other people were upgraded, too. I think it was because Dora Cruise was a new one. But this cruise itself was wonderful. I loved this upgrade. The cabin was actually the same as what you could see from the pictures. The staff on the boat was so great and made everything smooth. We took beautiful photos of Halong Bay. Drinks on board were a bit expensive but could understand.
"Fantastic trip with Dora Cruise"
Back from the trip with Dora Cruise, we just regretted that we would not have booked for 3 days 2 nights. Now we want to stay longer. Although the weather was not good, adding to that, the staff was so fantastic, the food was good and the cabin was nice. A perfect choice!
We had joined Dora Cruise and stayed at the VIP cabin with the 360-degree views of Halong Bay. The restaurant was spacious and had enough space for each group. The chef served us delicious meals. Frank and Teddy did their job so well, couldn’t do better. I would like to recommend 3 days 2 nights itinerary instead of 1-night trip only. Only 2 days was not enough to enjoy the cruise and the spectacular view of Halong Bay. I am sure that you will not regret joining Dora Cruise to explore Halong Bay.
"Luxurious cruise in Halong Bay"
The Dora Cruise was so good. The boat was new and seemed to be newly renovated. The cabin we stayed on the first floor was spacious and nice. Each cabin had its own private balcony. The cruise manager was awesome. His name was Teddy. He was amazing to serve us well. We had awesome 2 days onboard with loads of interesting activities like swimming, kayaking, and watching the magnificent views of the bay. We really the bathtub, too.
"Escape the bustling city to Halong Bay"
As a must-do part of a Vietnam tour, we booked 3 days 2 nights with Dora Cruise. Oh my God! What a wonderful cruise! We stayed in the VIP suite. The suite was sensational and stunning. We enjoyed our wonderful time in the cabin. The balcony was spacious and offered a great view of the bay. If the weather was better, we would enjoy it more. By the way, the cruise brought us an unforgettable experience. The food for all meals was really great, accompanying with that the staff was so brilliant. Teddy was a great host. He was so enthusiastic and fun on the way he made all guests enjoy the tour. We wanted to mention to the one who played flute during dinner, thank you for a beautiful performance. I will not hesitate to recommend Dora Cruise to anyone. It is a fabulous, luxurious and fantastic way to discover Halong Bay.
"A cruise to experience Halong Bay"
We had wonderful moments from start to finish. Be picked up by Dien (called Tom) in the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi. He was so happy and friendly. He also informed us of useful information about Hanoi and Halong Bay during the transfer on the expressway. The check-in process was so fast. We didn’t need to wait for long. We approached a real luxurious cruise and stayed on a luxurious suite on the second floor. We also enjoyed delicious vegetarian meals. The activities onboard and outdoors were fun and well planned to the maximum our enjoyment. Thanks, Daniel and Sarah for hosting us so well. I will definitely back when I visit Hanoi next time. Thank all cruise team.
"Amazing Trip with Dora"
Dien and Tom – two great persons made our fantastic trip to Halong Bay. Kayaking activity was fun, and we liked it much. We enjoyed a real 5-star cruise with wonderful services. Hope to come back soon.
"Excellent cruise on the Halong Bay"
Your trip to Vietnam will not be perfect if you have not joined the cruise tour. It is a must-do. It was actually 5-star services with Dora Cruise. We did loads of activities. Most of the staff were helpful and professional. We also watched a magic show by Daniel. The chef also noted our diet to provide us vegetarian meals during our stay on the cruise. Truly what I expected for the cruise trip.
"Excellent stay in Halong Bay"
We really liked Dora Cruise. The cruise’s facilities were good and new. Thank you Tom Nguyen and Sara for welcoming us and helping us much. Halong itself was so beautiful and enjoyable. Thanks so much for a great trip to our vacation.
"Great cruise trip with Dora Cruise"
We did book 2 days 1-night itinerary with Dora Cruise and had a great experience. The staff was sociable and helpful, especially Tom our tour guide. The boat was nice and equipped well. We felt so convenient during the time onboard. Choosing a cruise was a great way to discover Halong Bay. Highly recommend Dora Cruise for anyone.
"So interesting and relaxing cruise"
My girlfriend and I had a great holiday with Dora cruise. The cabin we stayed in was nice and clean and offered a nice view of Halong Bay. The double bed was covered with roses for our anniversary. The bathroom was large with a big standing shower that from there we could see the bay. The drinks and food on the cruise were fine. And the staff was so accommodating and paid their attention to guests’ requirements. They asked and confirmed guests’ diet and allergy each meal. The cruise itinerary was more funny and interesting under the guide of Dien and Tho – knowledgeable and informative tour guides.
"A memorable trip on Dora Cruise"
We had a terrific cruise trip on Dora Cruise. This was a very beautiful cruise with modern facilities, also Gym and spa services, and a fun itinerary. One thing to note was that the staff was so enthusiastic and friendly. A remarkable trip on Dora Cruise that we cannot forget.