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The Au Co Halong Cruise

The Au Co Halong Cruise

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Luxury cruises
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Named after Au Co who is honored as the mother of the Vietnamese, the vessel owing impressive external steel structure offers 32 sumptuous cabins featuring private French balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which allows unparalleled views of Ha Long Bay. Guests will savor Vietnamese as well as international dishes in a fine restaurant located on terrace deck with the design based on Feng Shui principles. Onboard facilities also include an open-air Jacuzzi and spa, bar for guest to unwind after a day discovering the bay. With new set standards for safety and luxury, Au Co brings you a truly unique taste of the Orient and Vietnamese culture.
The Au Co ship is setting new standards of safety and luxury in the Gulf of Tonkin and setting herself apart from other Halong Bay Cruises. Her impressive external steel structure belies the innovative and luxurious Oriental design to be found within.

Check-Out: 10:30 AM

Check-In (Earliest): 12:30 PM

Non-smoking Cabin/Deck: Yes

Passenger Cabins: 32 cabins, all with French balcony, floor-to-celling sliding glass doors

Decks: 4 decks (Sun Deck for sunbathing and relaxing; Terrace Deck for Restaurant, Bar and Corridors; Upper Deck; Main Deck)

Cabin Types: 5 Types:
- Deluxe Cabins: 14 on Main Deck (12 cabin at 20 square meters; 2 cabin at 25 square meters with a choice of double or twin sharing beds, and two lounge chairs with a coffee table)
- Grand Deluxe Cabins: 2 on Upper Deck, offer passengers stunning views of Halong Bay through their panoramic windows. Each at 20 square meters with en-suite bathroom and handcrafted furniture
- Executive Cabins: 12 on Upper Deck, each at 20 square meters each offer extensive views of the seascape during your cruise thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors.
- Long Quan Suites: 2 on Upper Deck, 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 meters. 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.
- Au Co Suites: 2 on Upper Deck, 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 meters.

Crew: 45

Restaurant: Yes

Bar: Yes

Services and Facilities:
Reception
Safe box in cabin
Boutique Library
Doctor on call and first-aid kits
24-hour security
Baby sitter
Conference & meeting facilities
Tender for sightseeing
Car rental service with driver
Theme party on request
Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing equipment
Gift Shop
Sound proof system, noise reduction measures 
Jacuzzi and Spa room
Portable DVD
DVD and CD selections
Board Games
Complimentary wifi
 
Cabin Voltage: 220

Launch: April 2012

Cruise Highlights & Activities:

Cruise Highlights & Activities:
There is no better way to experience the most stunning scenery of one of the most beautiful bays recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO than aboard The Au Co, the most refined vessel in the Gulf of Tonkin. From Halong Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, the 3 day/ 2 night voyage offers countless opportunities to explore the most exotic and magnificent destinations and glimpse into the daily life of local people.
Join The Au Co cruise for the experience of a lifetime in the Gulf of Tonkin!
 
Cruise Highlights:
-          Exceptional 3 day cruise to 3 bays and 1 Island (National Park of Cat Ba Island, Ha  Long Bay, Bai Tu long Bay, Lan Ha Bay)
-          Biking on Cat Ba Island or walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island
-          Accommodation in luxurious cabin with private balcony, fully furnished bathroom and two-way air-conditioning
-          Visit a peaceful Bai Tu Long Bay area by rowing boat
-          Swim or Kayak from secluded white-sand beaches
-          Explore the most impressive grotto in Ha Long Bay
-          Savor our chef selection of Vietnamese and international dishes
-          Explore the bay with a kayak or relax in the complimentary Jacuzzi
-          Discount of 20% on all SPA services if booked before arrival
 
Experience the stunning sceneries of all three of the beautiful bays in the Gulf of Tonkin and explore the amazing island of Cat Ba on board The Au Co.
 
Enjoy an invigorating bike ride in the rainforest of the National Park on Cat Ba Island, join our guide on a kayaking excursion in the hidden lagoons of Lan Ha Bay or visit a peaceful area in Bai Tu Long Bay on a traditional rowing boat. While aboard, discover The Au Co’s signature five elements cuisine, re-energize with Tai Chi, unwind on the sundeck or pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi or with a Traditional Vietnamese massage. 
Day 1: Halong Bay And Bai Tu Long Bay (Meals: L,D)
You will be picked up at 8:00 am for your private transfer to Halong City. This takes roughly 3 hours. You may stop en route to admire the local scenery. Arrive at the port around 11:30am and board the ship.
12.30:  Check in at the cruise center.
12.45:  Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the onboard team and receive the safety briefing.
13.30:  You are introduced about the 05 elements cuisine and have lunch on board while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards the Vung Ha area.
15.30:   Visit the Vung Ha Beach for swimming and water activities.
17.30:   Take part in the cooking demonstration.
18.00:   Enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15:   Savour our 05 elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water  while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.
20.30:   Relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay And Cat Ba Island (Meals: B,L,D)
07.00:   Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay while the ship begins slowly cruising.
07.30:   Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09.00:   Visit Vung Vieng floating village by traditional bamboo boat.
11.15:   Take a tour at the Captain’s Bridge and the Engine Room
12.00:   Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island. 
13.45:  Join a guided biking or hiking excursion through the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit The Au Co organic farm in Viet Hai Village. Another option is to use the electric trolley service available (at a bit of extra cost).
16.30:   Kayak & swim in the Viet Hai Lagoon.
17.00:   Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15:   Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
20.30:   End the day with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
21.00:   Join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving sessions.
Day 3: Halong Bay (Meals: B)
06.30:  Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Halong Bay.
07.00:   Take your time over breakfast.
07.45:   Visit the famous Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
09.00:   Prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.45:   Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony then check-out.
10.45:   Disembark in Tuan Chau and leave for Hanoi.
15.00:   Return to Hanoi. End of service.

Package Prices ($) (From 01/01 To 30/04)

Tour packageDouble CabinSingle Cabin 
Deluxe$990$743Book a pack
Grand Deluxe$1,045$784Book a pack
Executive$1,078$809Book a pack
Long Quan Suite$1,584$1,188Book a pack
Au Co Suite$1,782$1,337Book a pack

Package Prices (Summer Promotion) ($) (From 01/05 To 30/09)

Tour packageDouble CabinSingle Cabin 
Deluxe$891$668Book a pack
Grand Deluxe$941$706Book a pack
Executive$970$728Book a pack
Long Quan Suite$1,426$1,069Book a pack
Au Co Suite$1,604$1,203Book a pack

Package Prices ($) (From 01/10 To 31/12)

Tour packageDouble CabinSingle Cabin 
DeluxeBook a pack
Grand DeluxeBook a pack
ExecutiveBook a pack
Long Quan SuiteBook a pack
Au Co SuiteBook a pack

What's included

  • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • Bike ride on Cat Ba Island.
  • Visit to Vung Vieng by rowing boat.
  • Visit to Sung Sot Cave.
  • Regular tea, coffee and drinking water during the cruise.
  • Kayaking equipment.
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.

What's excluded

  • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay (please refer the transfer cost item) 
  • Visa arrangements.
  • Beauty spa services.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list.
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