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We have carefully selected a range of different junk boats to use on Halong Bay. Details of our favourites are given below.
Ginger Junk provides a traditional experience of life in the bay, without compromising on comfort, service and privacy. Ginger’s 8 standard rooms are all traditionally designed with private bathrooms and a choice between double and twin rooms. The 2 deluxe rooms each have their own private balcony, the perfect spot from which to enjoy this stunning landscape.
Number of passengers: 20
Details of the cabins:
10 rooms overall, consisting of 8 standard and 2 deluxe.
Ginger has the option of 2 cruises – 2 days, 1 night and 3 days, 2 nights. Both remain in Halong Bay.
Launched in 2009, Paradise is one of the newest luxury junks cruising in Halong Bay. The well appointed cabins are spacious and all have private balconies. The emphasis is very much on luxury, with a range of beauty and massage options on board. Evening entertainment ranges from movie nights to night fishing, as well as providing morning tai chi classes and complementary kayak and snorkelling equipment.
Number of passengers: 34
Details of the cabins:
Paradise I: 6 Superior (16.2m²), 9 Deluxe (18.2m²) & 2 Suites (19.2m²)
Paradise II: 6 Superior (16.2m²), 7 Deluxe (18.2m²), 4 Suites (23m²)
For a more intimate experience of Halong Bay, we can also offer 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom junk boats, Princess and Prince I. The accommodation is comfortable and traditional, the service outstanding, and the food divine. Princess and Prince I take a less travelled route away from other junks and have access to areas other boats do not. They also moor in private and secluded bays. These boats are ideal for families of four or honeymooners.
2 options – 2 day, 1 night and 3 day, 2 nights.
Note: Unless your party has chartered the whole boat, you will normally join with other travellers for this section of the tour. This includes a shared transfer between Hanoi and Halong Bay.