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Departure: Daily from Hanoi
from $243/person

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The Au Co launched in Apr 2012 - The biggest cruise on the bay is a remarkable 55.29m in length and 10.43m in width. Each of our 32 spacious cabins has its own private balcony or terrace – allowing unparalleled private views of the surrounding seascape.

On the upper decks, our elegant restaurant and open-air bars are designed along principles of "Feng Shui" to heighten our passengers’ sense of connection with the wonderful environment of the surrounding Gulf of Tonkin, as well as giving them a taste of the Orient and Vietnamese culture. Through our innovative use of space, design features, and luxurious attention to detail, we aim to give our passengers a truly unique cruise experience.

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Cruise category: The Au Co
Address: Unit 507, International Centre, 17 Ngo Quyen St., 200000 Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 982 661 133

Price range: $485 - $2238

User rate:

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  • Launch Year
    2012
  • No. of Decks
    4 decks
  • Cruise Length
    56m
  • Cruise Star
    The Au Co
  • No. of Cabins
    32 cabins
  • Cruise Width
    10.4m
  • Cruise Capacity
    66 people
  • Cruise Height
    3.2m

CRUISE RATE

RATE: Cruise Rate is quoted in US Dollar per CABIN

2 DAYS PROGRAM
1 May 2020- 30 September 2020
(Summer Promotion)
1 January 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
& 1 October 2020 - 31 December 2020
CRUISE RATE Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin
DELUXE 485 365 530
399
DELUXE 3 PAX , GRAND DELUXE 3 PAX 666 740
GRAND DELUXE 485 365 530 399
EXECUTIVE 522 392 573 430
EXECUTIVE 3 PAX 737 806
LONG QUAN SUITE 759 561 835 621
LONG QUAN SUITE (3 pax) 1060 1152
AU CO SUITE 845 629 930 693
AU CO SUITE (3 pax) N/A 1290
Transfer Services (2 days 1 nights) Price per person
Shuttle Bus Service: Hanoi (Hotel) - Halong - Hanoi (Hotel) 34
Private transfer: Hanoi (Hotel) - Halong - Hanoi (Hotel) 65
Private transfer: Hanoi (Hotel) - Halong - Hanoi (Airport) 75
Above Price Includes:Excludes:
  • Welcome drink
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabin
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayak & Bicycle
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
  • Onboard insurance, tax, and service charge
  • Airfares, transfer to and from Halong Bay
  • Beverages, spa, and personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list
3 DAYS PROGRAM
1 May 2020- 30 September 2020
(Summer Promotion)
1 January 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
& 1 October 2020 - 31 December 2020
CRUISE RATE Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin
DELUXE 675 633 945
449
DELUXE 3 PAX , GRAND DELUXE 3 PAX 1165 1281
GRAND DELUXE 675 638 1022 770
EXECUTIVE 918 690 945 713
EXECUTIVE 3 PAX 1238 1404
LONG QUAN SUITE 1332 1006 1490 1109
LONG QUAN SUITE (3 pax) 1821 1672
AU CO SUITE 1507 1122 1642 1248
AU CO SUITE (3 pax) N/A 2238
Transfer Services (3 days 2 nights) Price per person
Shuttle Bus Service: Hanoi (Hotel) - Halong - Hanoi (Hotel) 34
Private transfer: Hanoi (Hotel) - Halong - Hanoi (Hotel) 75
Private transfer: Hanoi (Hotel) - Halong - Hanoi (Airport) 85
Above Price Includes:Excludes:
  • Welcome drink
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabin
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayak & Bicycle
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • Onboard insurance, tax, and service charge
  • Airfares, transfer to and from Halong Bay
  • Beverages, spa, and personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list

Children Policy:
- From 12 years old is considered as an adult
- Only one child under 6 years old stays free of charge when using existing bed
- Child rate applies from 6-11 years old:
+ Maximum one child from 6-11 years old is allowed to share existing bedding with adults. Child pays US$ 95 per person per night.
+ Two children below 12 years old stay in a separate cabin and pay 75% of a cabin rate (double occupancy sharing).

2 DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1: HANOI – LAN HA BAY (L/D)

Leave Hanoi at 9:00 AM if you take the private transfer or from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM if you take the shuttle bus and arrive in Tuan Chau Marina around 12:00 PM (transportation service on your request).

12:30: Arrive at Bhaya Cruise Center, located within the Tuan Chau International Marina. Relax in the private lounge that is exclusively accessible to The Au Co’s passengers with amuse-bouche and lemon tea.
12:45: Board The Au Co and visit the cabin before heading to the Halong Restaurant for a safety briefing as well as to meet the Cruise Manager and the crew while enjoying a fresh welcome drink.
13:00: The journey begins with a Vietnamese fusion lunch while The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay.
15:30: Get the first look of Cat Ba Island. Choose a bicycle and pedal to Viet Hai Village – a small village nestled in the heart of Cat Ba National Park with Bhaya Cruises’ in-house tour guides. While there, tour a Vietnamese ancient house and learn
about “Viet Hai Community Farm” & “Save the Langurs”, two of Bhaya Cruises’ corporate social responsibilities projects.
17:30: Back to the vessel to enjoy Happy Hour deals with complimentary snacks at Lan Ha Open Bar with buying one get one free on a vast selection of drinks.
18:00: Participate in a MasterChef “Halong Bay Edition” Competition and fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck (or in the restaurant, depending on the weather). Try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese dishes, with the winner of the competition awarded surprising gifts. Make sure to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay while The Au Co anchors for the night.
19:30: Savor the beautiful set-menu dinner in the restaurant while admiring the Vietnamese cultural dances.
21:00: The evening is at leisure to watch a film at Moonlight Open Cinema, sip cocktails on the sundeck or play board games at the reception area.

DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – HALONG BAY – HANOI (B)

06:15: Rejuvenate the body and spirit with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson as the sun rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site. Complimentary coffee and tea are served in the restaurant at this time for who might need a pick-me-up.
07:00: Start the day with a hearty breakfast buffet in the restaurant.
08:00: Sight-see around Cua Van Floating Village well-known for its location in the heart of Halong Bay, by kayak or traditional rowing boat. The area is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine
09:00: Return to The Au Co as the vessel cruising leisurely back to Harbor.
09:30: Join a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony and learn about the culture.
10:30: Disembark at Tuan Chau International Marina.

3 DAYS PROGRAM

DAY 1: HANOI – LAN HA BAY (L/D)

Leave Hanoi at 9:00 AM if you take the private transfer or from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM if you take the shuttle bus and arrive in Tuan Chau Marina around 12:00 PM (transportation service on your request).

12:30 Arrive at Bhaya Cruise Center, located within the Tuan Chau International Marina. Relax in the private lounge that is exclusively accessible to The Au Co’s passengers with amuse-bouche and lemon tea.
12:45 Board The Au Co and visit the cabin before heading to the Halong Restaurant for a safety briefing as well as to meet the Cruise Manager and the crew while enjoying a fresh welcome drink.
13:00 The journey begins with a Vietnamese fusion lunch while The Au Co cruises towards the southwest of Halong Bay.
15:30 Take a dip in the green emerald water in Ba Ham Lake. When kayaking around the area, find yourself a tranquil stretch of white sandy beach which is perfect for sunbathing. *If the weather does not allow, the cruise will turn to Ang Du Area
17:30 Participate in a MasterChef “Halong Bay Edition” Competition and fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck (or in the restaurant, depending on the weather). Try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese dishes, with the winner of the competition awarded surprising gifts. Make sure to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay while The Au Co anchors for the night.
18:00 Enjoy Happy Hour deals with complimentary snacks at Lan Ha Open Bar with buying one get one free on a vast selection of drinks.
19:30 Savor the beautiful set-menu dinner in the restaurant while admiring the Vietnamese cultural dances.
21:00 The evening is at leisure to watch a film at Moonlight Open Cinema, sip cocktails on the sundeck or play board games at the reception area.

DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

06:15 Rejuvenate the body and spirit with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson as the sun rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site. Complimentary coffee and tea are served in the restaurant at this time for who might need a pick-me-up.
07:00 Start the day with a hearty breakfast buffet in the restaurant as The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay.
09:00 Enjoy swimming at the beautiful beach in Lan Ha Bay named Ba Trai Dao Beach. The area is easily recognized by its three rounded peaks of equal height, said to resemble peaches when viewed from afar. The sea floor does not drop off quickly here, making it ideal for swimming.
10:30 Return to The Au Co for some time at leisure to relax or try the jacuzzi and onboard spa or join the Bridge and Engine room tour to discover the boat.
12:15 Lunch is served in Halong Restaurant while The Au Co passes beautiful karst towers of Lan Ha Bay to reach Cat Ba Island.
14:30 Arrive in Cat Ba Island. Choose a bicycle and pedal to Viet Hai Village – a small village nestled in the heart of Cat Ba National Park with Bhaya Cruises’ in-house tour guides. While there, tour a Vietnamese ancient house and learn about “Viet
Hai Community Farm” & “Save the Langurs”, two of Bhaya Cruises’ corporate social responsibilities projects.
17:00 Return to The Au Co for some time at leisure to relax.
17:30 Enjoy Happy Hour deals with complimentary snacks at Lan Ha Open Bar with buying one get one free on a vast selection of drinks.
19:30 Join in the signature Barbecue Party to enjoy exquisite fusion cuisine onboard.
21:00 Relax in your cabin, chat with new friends at the Lan Ha Bar or join a fruit-carving session with the kitchen staffs in the restaurant.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B)

06:15 Take advantage of a second chance to start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee.
07:00 A full breakfast buffet is served in Ha Long restaurant.
08:00 Sight-see around Cua Van Floating Village well-known for its location in the heart of Halong Bay, by kayak or traditional rowing boat. The area is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
09:00 Back to the vessel to return to harbor.
09:30 Join a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony while The Au Co cruises back to the port.
10:30 Disembark from The Au Co at Tuan Chau International Marina.

CABINS

The first thing that strikes you about each of our 32 luxury Cabins and Suites is the sense of space, the abundance of light and the level of refinement in the elegant interiors.

Large floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors in the cabins and cabin bathrooms allow natural light to flood in and offer panoramic views of the Gulf of Tonkin. Most cabins and suites provide additional space and comfort in the form of your own private balcony - the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the fresh air, day or night.

Each of the cabins and suites is tastefully appointed with timber floors, handcrafted wooden mosaic furniture and elegant interiors. Each cabin features individual climate-control thermostats, telephone, in-cabin refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, safe box, and hair dryer. Meanwhile the luxurious bathrooms are extremely well appointed with deluxe bathroom amenities.

14 Deluxe Cabins
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There are 14 Deluxe Cabin located on the main deck of The Au Co. 12 Deluxe Cabins at 20 square metres and 02 Deluxe  Cabins at 25 square metres each are furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds, and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. The bathroom, furnished in wooden, features a separate glass-enclosed shower stall.

2 Grand Deluxe Cabins
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Located on the upper deck, our two Grand Deluxe Cabins offer passengers stunning views of Halong Bay through their panoramic windows. Each cabin is 20 square metres, including an en-suite bathroom and handcrafted furniture. As with all our cabins and suites, the sense of space and luxury is enhanced by the elegant décor and minimal style.

12 Executive Cabins
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Located on the upper deck, The Au Co executive cabins at 20 square metrers each offer extensive views of the seascape during your cruise thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. Their chic interiors and contemporary furnishings, including hardwood floors, handcrafted bed and tables, give a harmonious balance between modern design and traditional detailing.

2 Long Quan Suites
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Named after the legendary father of the Vietnamese people, Lac Long Quan, and commanding a great position and views from the bow of the ship, the Long Quan Suites are very generous 36 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining sumptuous indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.

2 Au Co Suites
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Named after the legendary mother of the Vietnamese people, Au Co, it is only fitting that the largest suites on the boat are named after her. Occupying an unrivalled position at the aft of the boat with unparalleled views, both of the Au Co Suites are an extremely generous 40 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.

SERVICES

Dining

Dining aboard The Au Co is an experience not to be missed. You will dine while passing poetic landscapes and enjoying fabulous dishes prepared by our professional team of chefs. They have designed a menu which is both healthy and delicious using local ingredients, including locally caught seafood and vegetables grown in Viet Hai village on Cat Ba Island (you will have a chance to visit The Au Co Green Farm on the second day of your cruise) and also designed to awaken all five senses. The Au Co menu is rich and diverse, from a lunch buffet featuring fresh seafood, through a full range of aperitifs, cocktails, drinks, and snacks to a luxury dinner set menu with specialities from all three regions of Vietnam, as well as international dishes.

Wellness
Cruising aboard The Au Co you are likely to experience a sense of calm and well-being. But to make sure we have also added spa and jacuzzi facilities, for those simply seeking relaxation, or those wishing to unwind after a day packed with adventurous activities.   

Spa
For complete stress relief, why not pamper yourself with a therapeutic massage either in the tranquility of the Spa room or in the open-air Spa area – drifting off into bliss as the cruise drifts along.

Jacuzzi

After an exciting day of adventurous activities and cultural excursions what better way to relax and unwind than in The Au Co’s open-air Jacuzzi. Feel any aches and pains drift away as you sip a cocktail while taking in the fantastic views of the seascape as you voyage at sunset.

Activities
The Gulf of Tonkin is the perfect place to experience a wide range of activities, from biking to kayaking, from swimming to squid fishing. Whichever you choose you will do so surrounded by some of the most dramatic and exciting scenery, heightening your sense of adventure.

Kayaking
This is not only a healthy sporting activity but also one of the best and easiest ways to explore the magnificent caves, lagoons and World Heritage sights of Halong Bay; as well as the more unspoilt, neighbouring bays of Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long. Famous for its thousands of islands and islets spread throughout the wide bays, our small kayaks for 1-2 (and even 3) people are not only easy to control and great exercise but also offer a fresh and interesting perspective on the delightful scenery surrounding you.

Biking on Cat Ba Island
Taking a leisurely bike ride through the scenic landscape of Cat Ba National Park is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful island. Cat Ba is the largest island in the Gulf of Tonkin. Indeed, the Lonely Planet described Cat Ba as being ‘rugged, craggy and jungle-clad, it is straight out of Jurassic Park’.
Swimming and snorkelling
‘Really nice and refreshing’ is how passengers often describe wallowing in the placid waters of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Indeed, this is an experience not to be missed. Whether you choose to swim or snorkel, The Au Co staff are always on hand to ensure your safety and make sure you have an enjoyable time in the cool, dark waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Squid fishing
Sleepless in Halong? We have the cure! As night falls, The Au Co’s staff will hand out fishing rods and guide you in this interesting pastime, which could easily occupy an entire evening. Be patient, focus, and soon, with a flick of the wrist, you can celebrate your very first catch! And of course, your ‘reward’ is to see the fruits of your labour turned into one of many inspired dishes by The Au Co’s team of chefs.

Frequently Asked Questions

CRUISE POLICY

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).

Cancellation & Refund:
• Cancellation will be charged as follow:
- From 1-3 cabins:
+ 7 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
+ Less then 7 days prior to the arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
+ No-Show: Will be charged in full.
- From 4-6 cabins:
+ More than 21 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
+ From 20 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 7-10 cabins:
+ More than 45 days prior to the arrival: No charge.
+ From 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 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):
- Only 01 child under 13 years old is allowed to share cabin with parents, details as below:
+ FOC for 01 child under 5 years old, or
+ Surcharge US$ 105 for 01 child from 5-12 years old (sharing bed with parents).
- In case of Extra bed/ Mattress is required, the following surcharge will be applied accordingly/ US$ 25 for 2D/1N program & US$ 35 for 3D/2N Program.
- FOC baby cot for infant.

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.
- Promotion or Early Bird comes with tight booking conditions and they will be notified separately by Vietnam Travel.

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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+3 # Bert Hogue 2018-09-22 05:37
I see cruise rates quoted from May 1 - Sept 30th, and from October 1 - Dec 30th 2018. We are interested I a cruise in early January 2019 - are cruises available then?
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Quoting Bert Hogue:
I see cruise rates quoted from May 1 - Sept 30th, and from October 1 - Dec 30th 2018. We are interested I a cruise in early January 2019 - are cruises available then?
Hello Bert, i'm pleased to inform you that the Au Co is available in early January 2019! Kindly find our best offers and details in your email.
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