• 12.00 – 12.30  Arrive at Jo Pub – Paradise Suites Hotel, Tuan Chau Island for check in registration and transfer to La Vela Cruise
    12.45 Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instruction and cabin check-ins. Your fabulous Halong excursion commences
    13.15 – 14.30 Enjoy the set menu lunch onboard while the cruise sails passing by magnificent sceneries of the World Heritage Site
    15.00 – 16.00 Explore Sung Sot Cave – Hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the biggest and most marvelous cave in Halong Bay.
    16.30 – 17.30 Back to the vessel and continue sailing. Enjoy your relaxing time aboard, among the magnificence of the Heritage Site. A wide range of fine wine or spirits are served in the open-air bar on the sundeck.
    18.00 Participate in La Vela cooking class under the attentive instruction of our top chef, to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.
    17.00 – 19.00 Enjoy Happy Hours: Buy One, Take One Free
    19.30 Time for dinner and evening entertainments: bar, spa, squid fishing and overnight on the cruise.


    6.30 Wake up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise on the Bay. Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck
    7.00 – 7.30 Coffee & tea with homemade cookies & biscuits will be served onboard
    7.30 – 8.30 Visit Titop Island. You can take part in an array of exciting activities: swimming and climbing to the top for breathtaking view of the bay
    8.30 Enjoy buffet breakfast while the cruise pass by other beautiful parts of the Bay.
    9.30  Check out and settle the bills
    11.00 Back to the Tourist Wharf
    11.30 – 12.30 Set lunch served at 1958 Restaurant on Tuan Chau Island (Applied ONLY for guests booking shuttle bus of La Vela Cruises)
    12.45 Shuttle bus pick up and back to Hanoi

Our La Vela Classic was modeled on the early Art Deco Indochinese design popular in the early 20th Century. After recent renovation, Paradise is proud to present a brand new concept to La Vela Classic with a fusion design, combining modern interior with typical décor of Vietnamese northern uplands. For example, the cabin walls covered with brocade of ethnic people from Sapa bring a very authentic touch to the interior design of the boat. 24 expertly crafted cabins, including Deluxe rooms and Suite, are arranged over two decks, leaving the upper deck for the elegant dining room, above which is the stylishly furnished sundeck.

La Vela Classic offers an optimum cruising route that takes you to the main highlights and most scenic parts of Halong Bay.

Kayaking and swimming is a focal point, and we hunt out the most beautiful areas for an unforgettable dip in the emerald green waters and splendid kayaking routes to make your own way through the Bay.

Offering afternoon cooking classes, guests will have a chance to learn more about Vietnamese culinary art and self prepare some signature Vietnamese dishes right on the cruise sundeck under the instruction of our expert chefs.

A wide range of exciting onboard activities are also included: early morning Tai Chi, kite – flying for children, squid fishing, spa services & beauty treatment.

Providing the utmost in safety is a primary concern, and the cruise ship is fitted with modern navigation and safety apparatus, while the cabins have fire extinguishers, alarm systems and life jackets.

Cabin Type Price (USD/person) Single Supplement
Deluxe room – Sea view on the 1st floor 159 50
Premium room – Ocean view on 2nd floor 169 70


  • Welcome drink, juice, tea and coffee in the morning.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English/French speaking guide onboard
  • Luxury cabin with Air-conditioner, private bathroom, hot water, shower, standing cabin.
  • All meals mentioned above (01 lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast and brunch )
  • Insurance onboard.
  • Tax and service charges


  • Hotels, airport transfer
  • Optional requested services: such as massages, beauty services, music performances, diving, Barbeques and other specific wishes can be made on prior request only
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • All service non-clearly mentioned in the inclusions list
  • Shuttle bus/2pax/2way (Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi)
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the La Vela Classic cruise and had a very good experience on this boat.
It’s not a very new cruise. The cabin is quite small but has very comfortable bed. Restaurant is big with very good meals, we really enjoyed the dinner with Vietnamese foods ( thanks to Chef).
Staffs are very good.
Would like to recommend to all the people.

Visited June 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all heard about how Halong Bay is a must-see when travelling to Vietnam. And there are a lot of cruise companies that take travellers on tour packages around Halong Bay. Well, I got recommended to La Vela by some backpackers I made friends with at Hanoi. After a lot of researching on the web, myself and two other friends booked a cruise with La Vela for a 2 day 1 night cruise trip in June. Without any experience with any other Halong Bay tour cruises, I think it’d be tough to be La Vela. Here’s why:

1) The staff was amazing. All of the staff that we interacted with were young (early 20s to mid 30s, I’d say), friendly, funny, informative, and accommodating. Everyone was super welcoming and willing to help. Anything from helping us with our luggage, to providing information about itinerary/activities, to making sure meals are prepared according to our dietary restrictions (my friend is allergic to coriander, which is pretty much everywhere in Vietnamese cuisine), they couldn’t have been more on point. Jackie Ngo Tat Thanh, the tour manager, really went out of his to make our tour the best possible. He gave out free drinks just for our group during our first meal and that left a great impression (he probably noticed that we were the youngest tour group on the cruise and felt we could use a drink to kick back on). Even at the end of our cruise trip, he helped book our stay at Sapa for the next day since we were having trouble looking for a place to stay! Great service. Also, Teddy, another member of the cruise staff, was really funny and great at getting all those aboard the cruise to take part in the activities for kayaking, hiking, and cooking class.

2) The cruise ship itself is beautiful. It seemed brand spanking new and the room, bathroom, restaurant, top deck, were very well maintained. Everything was in tip top condition. Everything was clean and tidy. It was great to be able to relax and enjoy a drink at the top deck during the evening at the end of the day’s activities and then enjoy quality sleep in our clean comfy room. When we passed by other cruises during our trip, no other ships looked to be on the same level as La Vela. Not even close.

3) The activities are awesome. Although 2 days 1 night isn’t a long tour for Halong Bay, La Vela managed to incorporate kayaking, cave exploring, beach time, and cooking class without rushing us through each activities or interfering with the rest and relaxation on the cruise ship. The tours and activities were very well planned and organized.

The cruise is definitely worth it. It isn’t the “go to” option for travellers on a tight budget. But you’ll get more than what you pay. All the excitement for the activities and sight seeing, plus great service from a great team of staff, and the best quality in rest & relaxation for a trip to Halong Bay.

Visited June 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were fantastic as was the food. The rooms were large and spacious and the cocktails flowed in happy hour. Very happy!

Visited July 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stay in LA VELA Cruise at 29 – 20 Jun 2016.
and we enjoy this Cruise, so big and comfort,
and we celebrate my guest birthday in there with all cruise crew and all guest.
Thank you for the service.

Visited June 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was on La Vela Premium on 8th of July, the cruise so beautiful, the Cruise Manager is Teddy, he’s very kind, he give me very good care, the staff are friendly, alway smile when they serving food or drink. My room have small balcony but the room very nice with the kind of setup so professional. Ilove it, i realy want to come back on next summer. Thank Teddy, see you soon.

Visited July 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night on the boat with a group of 20 of us and couldn’t be happier with the service and facilities. The staff were the most beautiful friendly people.
I highly recommend this cruise to anyone looking at exploring Halong bay.

Visited July 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxing, wide and varied activities for everyone. The food was excellent well presented and plentiful

Visited June 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this expeirence was outsanding. The scenery in Halong Bay is simply stunning and not to be missed in its own right and the experience with La Vela crusies made it even more memorable. The activities were well organised and just the right pace and duartion for a young family. A climb up the 400 or so steps to the panoramic views of Titop island follwed by a cooling swim, kayaking and then happy hour and a cooking class. Explore the caves at Sung Sot early the next morning prior to breakfast. The food on the ship was excellent and you won’t leave hungry. The ship itself was less than 12 months old and very clean and modern, relative to other ships we saw in the area. Cabins were of a good size and well appointed. The thing that made this experience even more special was the crew led by Teddy who were extremely friendly and the perfect hosts. Special thanks to the rest of the team Nam, Linh, Long and Phuong.

Visited July 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff went above and beyond expectations to make sure that all of our needs where met. This is a very busy tourist location so do not expect quiet beaches or silent kayaking. Pay a few dollars more request the higher end ship and you will enjoy your trip more. We went on the 2 night 3 day trip.

Visited July 2016
tripadvisor-rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was so great, people and view…The pictures on the website are actually what you will find on this boat! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The room is much nicer and roomier than many large cruise lines! The bed was super comfortable and we enjoyed our own private patio to lounge and enjoy the weather. Loved this trip- would book a longer trip next time! We booked the 1 night, 2 day package.
Moreover, I appreciate Ms Minh assistant manager – so enthusiastic and dynamic girl with extensive knowledge about Halong Bay, I will definitely introduce your cruise to my relatives and friends. See you soon.

Visited June 2016




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