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The Au Co Cruise Halong Bay 3 Days 2 Night (Top 10)


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. In the Gulf of Tonkin, we’ve found the ‘location, location, location’. But aboard The Au Co itself, we’ve created 'space, space, and more space' . 

The ship 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 (or in Vietnamese‘Phong Thuy’).

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.

No of vessels 02
Length 56m
Width 10.43 m
Depth 3.20m
Crew 45
Passenger cabins 32 all with French balcony, floor-to-celling sliding glass doors
Passenger berths 66
Build 2011
Launch Mar 2012

The Au Co strives to provide minimum impact on the local invironment and will operate under the concept of sustainable tourism. It's the owners' major goal and commitment to support local communities and conserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations.
Other onboard services and facilities include:
Safe box in cabin
Pillow menu
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


The boat itself was designed by the Industrial Ship Designing Institute and is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly. It is the only steel boat in Halong Bay built to meet seafaring standards. It is designed to be balanced even with a 23-degree list. The Vietnamese Marine Authorities certify all materials and equipment used in the construction of the boat construction from the steel, electrical cables and generators. Every vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment:  VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system  System and Fire Extinguishers. The Au Co boats have double the safety coefficient required by the authorities. 
All The Au Co vessels operate under professional daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. Each vessel maintenance schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and an annual dry-docking to ensure all aspects of seaworthiness and accommodation are in good condition. 
All The Au Co vessels are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification, including total Crew and Passenger capacity.
Safety on board
The Au Co places the highest priority on the safety and security of our vessels and all Passengers, Crew and Crew members onboard.
All The Au Co vessels are commanded by a Captain, and manned by a professional Deck Crew and Crew members. All Crew and Crew members have training certificates or recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authorities.
Our Cruise Managers conduct a safety briefing prior to departure, which includes onboard procedures and clear instructions in case of emergency.
All The Au Co Crew are trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. Refresher training and live drills are conducted every month.

Day 1: Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay

The first day of your cruise is an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and its southern sister; Lan Ha Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away, as we pass famous spots like Thien Cung and Me Cung caves, plus Soi Sim and Titov islands. Also located in the Gulf of Tonkin, to the south of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and the Ho Ba Ham islets offer tranquility and nature at its best, and a guided kayaking tour or a refreshing swim in the Bay’s emerald waters are two of the best ways to enjoy them.

Day 2: Cat Ba Island and Bai Tu Long Bay

Cat Ba Island is famous for its national park, with more than half the island designated. This island, far and away the largest in the Gulf of Tonkin, is covered by a dense rainforest home to numerous indigenous species of flora and fauna. The secluded village of Viet Hai, situated in the middle of this pristine environment, is easily accessible thanks to a short walk or cycling trip and is where we are developing an organic farm which you can visit

Bai Tu Long Bay, located a little further east of Halong Bay, is the most remote area of your voyage. The exceptional scale and variety of the geological rock formations in this area are sure to make this a future destination for cruising in the Gulf of Tonkin. A relaxing rowing boat tour through the floating village of Cong Dam and its geological area will definitely be a delightful moment for you to remember.

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 isles and islets of different shapes and sizes, creating a truly breathtaking seascape. At its heart is the highest concentration of limestone rocks in the area and caves and grottoes abound. One of the most beautiful is the Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. Exceptional because of its size and the shapes which have been created by millions of years of erosion, the Surprise Cave is not to be missed.


Round trip transfer by shuttle bus Hanoi- Halong Hanoi


Three day two night cruise through Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, and Bai Tu Long Bay
Accommodation in luxury en-suite cabin
Two buffet lunches, two set-dinners and two breakfasts
Excursions in Cat Ba Island, National Park and Viet Hai Village
Visit to Sung Sot Grotto and Cong Dam fishing Village 
Swimming, cooking demonstration & Tai chi class
Kayak and snorkel equipment rental
Iced water and tea throughout the cruise
A bottle of house wine/ cabin/ stay
A bottle of champagne/suite/stay
24 hours in cabin snack menu
Entrance and sightseeing fee
Onboard insurance, tax and service charges

Private transfers to and from Ha Long Bay is USD150/4 seat car or USD170/7 seat car, inclusive of all tolls.
Transfers, hotel, visa arrangement
Beverages, spa, Jacuzzi, massage, souvenirs, laundry, tip and personal expenses
Other sightseeing places and any services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions 
Children policy

Each cabin can accommodate maximum of 2 adults + 1 child below 12 years old. Free of charge for child below 6, and USD250 surcharge for child from 06 – 12 years old. Child stays on mattress only. 
Surcharge at 15% on Christmas (December 23rd & 24th) and New Year eve (30th and 31st December)


orb_promosaletag-1Best Rates Guarantee of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Cabin Type Valid from March to September 2012
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple Cabin Location
Deluxe 685 465 415 N/A N/A N/A Main deck
Grand Deluxe 715 492 N/A N/A Request Request Main deck forward
Excutive 750 505 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 1,035 695 620 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,162$ Single 775$ Double 675$ Triple                Upper deck after

Cabin Type Valid from From Oct. to Dec. 2012 
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple Cabin Location
Deluxe 760 520 462 N/A N/A N/A Main deck
Grand Deluxe 795 550 N/A N/A Request Request Main deck forward
Excutive 825 570 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 1,115 775 675 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,285$ Single 879$ Double 745$ Triple                  Upper deck after

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