Mon Cheri Cruise offers 18 stylish cabins alongside the elegant restaurant and bars, fitness facilities and spa service. The cruise provides 5-star standard services with professional staff to guarantee that can satisfy even the most demanding guests. In addition, we absolutely serve the Western and Asian cuisines, and Mon Cheri Cruises is the first cruise in Halong bay having a separated kitchen for Halal foods which are cooked by foreign Chefs with well equipped Halal Cooking Certification. Moreover, unlike the classic Halong bay tour, Mon Cheri Cruise departs from Hai Phong city, which is approximately 1.5 hours driving from Hanoi, thus the transferring time from Hanoi to the harbor is considerably reduced.
Hanoi (Old Street Quarter)
9.00 am (first day)
Around 2.30 pm (last day)
1 breakfast + 1 brunch, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:
9:00 – 9:30
You are picked up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and proceed by highway directly to the pier in Hai Phong city for the cruise (with the surcharge if required).
We arrive at the office in the pier where you will be welcomed by our crew.
Embark Mon Chéri Cruises. You will be served a welcome drink and provided with a cold towel. This will be followed by a cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking in to your cabin. We will set sail and you will have lunch in Mon Cheri’s luxury restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
We arrive at Light and Dark Cave, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people. Then return to Mon Chéri Cruises, followed by swimming near the ship.
Return to Mon Chéri Cruises, where you can admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy a complimentary sunset party.
Then take part in cooking demonstration to learn about our Vietnamese cuisine.
You can also enjoy the massage service which is available onboard. (Please book directly with the Cruise Manager on the boat)
A great dining experience awaits you.
After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic ballad music, enjoy drinks from the bar try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie or relax in your room.
Overnight on board.
It is perfect to prepare for your energetic day in the early morning to admire the marvelous sunrise while attending the Tai Chi class on the top deck.
Buffet breakfast is served.
Start to go sightseeing.
After about 15 minutes moving by bus, you will have 20 to 30 minutes involved in biking activity through Cat Ba National Park (optional).
Bus is available for those do not want to join or cannot be capable to join this activity.
Visit Cannon Fort.
After biking through Cat Ba National Park, the car will transfer you to Cannon Fort, the historical and military sites since Second Indochina War. It is on the top of Cat Ba Island where you can freely throw your panoramic view to the whole bay without any obstacle.
Return to the boat, where a Vietnamese local lunch is served on the day boat.
Kayaking to explore Van Boi Bay and visiting the local people who live in the floating village, followed by swimming at a pristine beach and kayaking.
Back on board Mon Chéri Cruises. You are free to take a shower before enjoying the sunset party with a new group of guests.
Another great dining experience awaits you.
20:45 – 00:00
After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with lovely music, enjoy drinks from the bar, try your luck again at squid fishing, watch a movie or retire to your room.
Overnight on the boat.
Wake up early to start your perfect day with Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise on the top deck. Enjoying a cup of coffee and tea is ideal choice.
7:00 – 8:30
Buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant.
Visit Cat ba island. You are taken by bus to visit the most beautiful stalagmite and stalactite cave, located in Cat Ba National Park.
Return the boat and check out the cabin. Then have brunch in restaurant while the boat sails back to pier. We settle the bill at the end of trip.
Disembark the boat and return to port.
Get on the D-car transfer and return to Hanoi (with the surcharge if required).
Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip
When planning our trip to Vietnam we knew we wanted to do a cruise in Ha Long Bay but it was so overwhelming to pick which tour company. I can assure you that if you pick Mon Cheri you will be 100% satisfied!
We got picked up from our hotel in a luxurious Limo/Van & driven 2.5 hours (with a scheduled stop 1/2 way through for snacks & toilets) to Ha Phong City port. The process was very easy and sounded much better than some of the other tour companies that leave out of Ha Long which is a couple hours farther.
The ship was very big & the rooms were much larger than I expected with a nice little balcony & big bathroom.
I highly recommend booking the 2 night, 3 day cruise as the 2nd day activities are much more secluded & unique than the first day. The 2nd day was the highlight of my trip, we biked around Cat Ba Island & boarded a beautiful day boat to see the fishing villages. It was so relaxing & beautiful and the best meal we had in Vietnam. Don’t miss out on this part!
Lastly the crew was AMAZING they were all so so sweet. Thank you to Thuy, Bill, Tim & all the others for a great experience!
This cruise was a real highlight of our trip to Vietnam. The staff were so friendly – nothing is too much trouble! Food was also delicious and the itinerary is jam packed and runs like clockwork. All activities were included in the price (including a full day tour to cat ba island) which was a major bonus. Rooms are a great size, clean and have all amenities you need. Having a private balcony to watch the islands go past is also lovely. Would recommend this cruise without a doubt!!