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Aphrodite Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf, Halong City, Vietnam
9.4 Excellent Based on 57 reviews

Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2015
Number of cabin: 17
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat
Destination: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island
Operated by: Aphrodite Cruises

Aphrodite Cruise - The finest luxury boutique.

Aphrodite Cruise is one of the most luxurious ships in Halong Bay. It's a combination between the quintessential definition of traditional shipbuilding and modern western comfort. Each cabin is fully equipped with contemporary amenities and sophisticated traditional oriental style decorations. Stepping on board, guests will be pleased with the many interesting leisure activities, and the glorious splendor the Bay has to offer. Appear out of a fairy tale scene, this is where the cliffs stretch vertically out of the pure blue ocean. Rowing boat or kayaking here will bring the most astonishing and unforgettable memories to you and your travel partners.

Cabin & Rates

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Luxury

17.0 m2
Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Luxury Balcony

17.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Family Suite

22.0 m2
Double + 2 Single
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Terrace Suite

20.0 m2
Double
Private Balcony
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Price Includes

  • Welcome drink
  • Cruise itinerary and program
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • In-house English-speaking tour guide
  • Luxurious cabins and suites with A/C and en-suite bathrooms
  • Luxury Vietnamese and international lunch and dinner (Set Menu)
  • Vietnamese and international breakfast
  • Sampan boat trip
  • Tai Chi session
  • Conference equipment (Charter only)
  • Insurance, taxes and service charges.

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 10 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 10 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, 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 with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Free of charge for child below the age of 5 years old traveling with parents limiting to one child traveling with two adults. Part A can not guarantee the availability of a cot.
  • Child from 5 to 12 year’s old sharing cabin with two adults on mattress is charged at child rate, limiting to one child per cabin only.
  • Two children below 12 sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of full cabin rate
  • Child from the age of 13 must solely occupy a cabin and pay full cabin rate

Cruise Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services & Facilities

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily Departure 7:45 - 8:15 AM from Hanoi
  • Check-in: Depart from Hanoi: 8:30 AM Check in on board: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out: Check out the board: 11:00 AM Return Hanoi: 04:00 PM
  • Guide: English, French, Russian, Vietnamese

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Traditional or modern live music
  • Wedding ceremony

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.5

Based on 57 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    9.5
  • Food/Drink
    9.5
  • Cabin quality
    9.5
  • Staff quality
    9.8
  • Activity
    9
9.4

Mr.Binh Phan

Houston, United States

10 January, 2018

"friendly and helpful"

Hello Hien Kim,
Our trip were excellent. The driver pick us up from the hotel were on time. He were very friendly and very helpful.
Once we on board, everything is just beyond exceptional. The room were clean and very nice. The food were excellent. The service, we would give it a 10+ Everyone were super… More

Once the cruise is done, a different van/driver pick us up and take us back to the Hanoi. He didn't speak a single word to us the entire trip (we do speak Vietnamese). Once we getting close to our hotel, he tell us to gather our stuff and get ready to get off. He drop us off 2 block away from our hotel.… More

10.0

Mr.Martin Hinz

Zürich, Switzerland

19 December, 2017

"Great Staff"

staff was great!!! Very concerned to make the clients as comfortable as possible

9.8

Mr.Christophe Capoulade

Beijing, China

7 December, 2017

"Great Cruise!"

Our trip and the whole experience was great, both from your side and during the cruise. (Apart from the sleepy driver on the way from Hanoi to Halong, all the rest was perfect.)
A big thank you to you, and if you have the means of passing that message to the Aphrodite staff, also a huge thank you to… More

9.6

Mr.Richard Hall

Bath, United Kingdom

23 November, 2017

"Not Luxurious but great cruise"

In fact we aimed for a much more luxurious cruise ; but there was no place left so we have booked on Aphrodite. We felt that it was good there was no place left on the other one! I would definitely recommend this boat to everyone. Why? Here are my reasons:
The crew consisted of very young people; all… More

10.0

Mr.Robert Jones

Seymour, Australia

29 June, 2017

"Excellent!!"

we had lovely time with everything excellent.

8.6

Ms.Linh Trinh

Hoboken, United States

10 May, 2017

Thanks again for all of your help!

10.0

Ms. Claire Bodge

Australia

8 November, 2016

Fantastic. Great hosts and wonderful food. The only downside is that there are so many activities that we didn’t spend as long on the boat as we would have liked. Having said that, the excursions are optional.

9.4

Ms. Patricia Thomas

United Kingdom

3 November, 2016

Great trip!

8.8

Mr.Nick Ngaw

Other Country

1 November, 2016

I had a wonderful time at Halong Bay and I enjoyed myself very much.

8.8

Mr.Nick Ngaw

Other Country

31 October, 2016

I had a wonderful time at Halong Bay and I enjoyed myself very much.

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FAQs

The distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 170 km. Shuttle Bus takes you around 3.5 hours, included haft-hour for break time from Hanoi to Halong Bay. If you go by private car, it takes around 3 hours.
Activities you can take part in during within a Cruise program is: Movie Night, Board Games, visiting Floating village, go fishing, cooking class, kayaking or swimming, biking, climbing… It depends on each cruise and the length of Cruise program as 02 days or 03 days. Please see more details in cruise itineraries.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.
Halong Bay is a very suitable place for honeymoon, wedding anniversary or birthday vacation. Depend on your budget, you can join a sharing cruise or take a private cruise. But all our cruise partners have activities to celebrate for your special occasions such as decorating your bed with rose petals in a heart shape, giving chocolate or birthday cake...

The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

Step 1: Check Rates

Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click 'Check Rates' button, you will see the accommodation prices.

Once you selected an accommodation, click 'Book Nov' button to continue.

Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at 'Trip saving for booking together' section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

Step 2: Book Extra Services

This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

Tips: Don't forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It's a smart way to get more savings.

Step 3: Submit Booking

Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a 'Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

1. Check availability :

After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don't receive our response in one working day.

2. Deposit:

After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later - before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

Step 5: Final Payment

The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who're going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.