Era Cruises offer the ultimate cruise experience aboard their luxury ship. The sophisticated and elegant surroundings of our vessel offer numerous venues to relax, rejuvenate and thrive as you drink in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage vistas of Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. Era Cruise is luxurious brand-new steel cruise which ensures the aesthetic make over and safety for clients. Equipped by the best interior in the world with enthusiastic well-trained crew, Era cruise promises to bring you incredible services and truly memorable experience in Ha Long bay. Era Restaurant provides our clients a uniquely personal style of dining. With 45 seats, our upscale restaurant serves exceptional menus including a diversity of seasonal À la carte dishes, BBQ and buffet.
09:00 – 09:30: Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong around 11h30.
12:00: You will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Era Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.
13:15: A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. Dining on a luxury junk with ﬁne food and drinks doesn't come much better than this. We set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.
15:00: When lunch is about to finish, it is just nice that the Cruise complete its entry through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounding of a lot extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Guests can start their journey to explore Ba Trai Dao beach or Tra Bau area, doing the kayak to immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay and/or enjoy swimming.
17:00: Back to main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight
17:30 – 18:30: Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free).
18:00: Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process.
19:15: Relish special Signature Dinner in restaurant.
20:45 - 12:00: Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range of wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Bay. Order a Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid ﬁshing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a star ﬁlled sky
If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:
Did a lot of research on the different cruise options in Halong Bay and finally chose Era Cruise - totally no regrets! 1. Fast response (even on weekends). Other cruise website had poor or templatised response. Era Cruise had a human touch to the experience. Quick engagement, good response time and very to the point. Other cruise ships have a lot to learn from them. 2. Had one of the newest cruise ships - launched in 2017 and it shows in the rooms. Cleanlines and bed comfort was top notch (could use better pillows though ... minor grouse) 3. Has one of the larger cruise ship rooms size - 500 sq feet (larger than hotel rooms on land). Some of the rooms had private balconies, you could walk in your birthday suite ... just beware of passing ships 4. Good safety + new equipment. Quite impressed with the safety guidelines and safety vest. Even when they dock for guest to swim in the sea, they always had crew monitoring the people in the water. 5. Day boat - thank goodness for air-conditioned areas in the day boat (we went during summer). Day boat facilities - restroom, seats - were very clean and comfortable. It was so clean we slept on the floor after a heavy lunch 6. Food was good (some dishes was pretty good - sweet sour clams, pork ribs, oysters) but can do with a bit more varieties in the meals 7. Crew was very accommodative and friendly. 8. Cinema room was a nice touch, could do with more varieties of movies.
Unlike most people we made our own way to the port from Hai Phong, of which cannot comment on the transport. You’re taken on a transport boat at first which is quite hot and cramped - probably not the best for small kids, however it’s worth the wait. Once you board the boat you are briefed by the Manager who in our case was called Thành and was extremely professional (remembering our names every time we spoke) as well as treated his staff very well which is always nice to see. Every other staff was extremely happy and helpful which added to our own experience. The room was amazing, we got upgraded to a King suite as it was a birthday celebration and there was one free. Hands down one of the best rooms we stayed in. Beautiful bathroom with a bath looking into the bay. We really enjoyed the itinerary but you’re also reminded you are under no pressure to follow it. The kayaking was amazing as well as the swimming into the bay - once again the staff treatment was amazing as they also enjoyed a swim as well as take photos of us while in the bay. There are also a few extras which is fun to take part in - making of our own spring rolls was a good laugh! Dinner and lunch are to a very high standard so expect to loosen to a few notches after you eat. We were also treated to a lovely cake due to the birthday celebration, another couple also during dinner as it was their honeymoon. The only negative to the whole experience is the fact that the water is not free onboard and expensive. While you’re given one small bottle while kayaking we found we went a bit thirsty on the trip. Remember to bring yourself a few big bottles ahead of time as they only supply small ones. Upon checking out once again Thành was a super hero and helped arrange onwards transport! Legend.
Small newly built boat . Friendly staff. Good sized rooms . Though limited option on food - it was good . Enjoyed the terrace room . Evening and morning views were awesome - sit with a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy the view . Same View from Bedrooms also . We fully enjoyed the trip.