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Halong Ginger

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Ginger is a spectacular luxury ship which cruises the Lan Ha Bay area of the Halong Bay archipelago in Northern Vietnam. This ship is the first of its kind to cruise in this much quieter and far less touristy area.

At a Glance

  • 12 suites, all with private balconies

  • Traditional junk boat for one night cruises on Lan Ha Bay, a less touristy alternative to Ha Long Bay

  • During your stay on board activities include kayaking, swimming, squid fishing, cooking demonstrations, tai chi and cycling.

  • Elegant restaurant and bar on board serving delicious local cuisine and fresh fish

  • Children are welcome and interconnecting cabins are available

Cruise, Culture

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Halong Ginger or take a look at our itineraries to Halong Bay


Halong Ginger is a pioneering new cruise ship, breaking out of the densely touristed Halong Bay to open up tour routes around the equally beautiful Lan Ha Bay area of the Halong Archipelago, just a few kilometers south of Halong Bay. Here you will see significantly fewer commercial boats, and will be invited to gain a deeper insight into the local way of life.
With a classic Indochinese design and a length of 57 meters, Halong Ginger is both incredibly spacious and timelessly elegant. Halong Ginger has 12 suites, all with balconies, split over two decks. The Junior Suites are located on the bottom deck and have a light and airy contemporary design. Two of these Junior Suites also interconnect, making them the perfect option for families. On the middle deck are the Signature Suites with delicate silk embroidery on the walls and mosaic tiled walls. White Crane and Blue Phoenix are the two Regent Suites boasting a vast amount of space, antique furniture, gold leaf accents and a jacuzzi, perfect for soaking up the passing views.
Whilst cruising, you can expect the highest standards of food and beverage with a fantastic daily brunch, 4-course lunch and 5-course dinner. Meals can be taken in your cabin, al-fresco on the terrace, or in the stylish restaurant and bar as you enjoy a practically 360-degree view of the bay through its floor to ceiling glass windows.
The library lounge is the perfect place for a chat on the comfortable sofas as you examine the antiques and artifacts, or otherwise the sun deck and blue tiled pool surrounded by cabanas is great for relaxing and catching some rays.
Onboard activities include exploring the local island life on bikes and on foot, cooking demonstrations onboard, Tai Chi classes on the sundeck and morning kayaking through the limestone karst scenery. Whilst for most people one night tends to be enough, we can extend itineraries to two nights, so you can prolong your time enjoying the luxury and privacy of Halong Ginger as you meander through the 1969 limestone islands of Lan Ha Bay.


The spacious suites each have a comfortable seating area, private balcony and unique handmade decoration and furnishings. The Junior Suites are hand inked with images of local scenery and silver leaf details on the ceiling. The Signature suites are perfect for honeymooners with the mosaicked bathroom and delicate floral embroidery on the silk wall hangings creating a romantic and dreamy atmosphere. And from the Regent Suite you can enjoy unparalleled vistas over Lan Ha Bay from the comfort of your jacuzzi.


Children are welcome on board but there are no specific facilities for them, however inter-connecting cabins are available for families. The service on board is very personalized and the crew will do their utmost to make sure your stay as a family is as enjoyable as possible. Children will love the excitement of sleeping on board and having the ocean and all its adventures right on the doorstep.


Facilities on Halong Ginger include a light and airy restaurant and bar with live cooking in the central open kitchen. Guests are invited to socialize at the stylish adjacent bar, or to simply relax in the library lounge on one of the comfortable sofas. A small boutique in the reception lounge is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir, otherwise guests might choose to indulge in a treatment from the Lady Ginger Spa on the upper deck with relaxing views out to sea. Finally the terrace deck is a popular location for guests to congregate, taking advantage of the cool blue-tiled pool or inviting cabanas.


Activities on board include morning Tai Chi, a live cooking workshop, spa treatments, cycling on Cat Ba island, swimming and kayaking and an outdoor cinema. Squid fishing with the crew and visits to local villages are also a wonderful local experience.

Even on rainy days, with Wi-Fi on board and in-room entertainment systems it is easy to pass the time.

Location & Directions

Halong Bay, Vietnam

170 kilometers from Hanoi, in northeastern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Lan Ha Bay is a less heavily trafficked area to the south of Halong Bay, near Cat Ba Island.

When to go

The best time of year to visit Halong Bay is during the spring or autumn. Because the bay is situated in the northern part of the country, it can get colder in the winter. The rainy season here is at its peak in July to September. July is the hottest month, January the coolest. The dry season runs from November to April.

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