Au Co Cruise Halong Bay
The Au Co is leading luxury cruise line in Halong Bay, designed to ensure the highest level of luxury and absolute safety for visitors. This is not only the largest cruise on Ha Long Bay, but also the longest and most unique journey, running 3 days journeys encompassing the breadth of the world-renowned Halong Bay, as well as less crowded destinations of the neighbouring Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.
Au Co Cruises feature 32 cabins with private balcony, very spacious and extremely comfortable for guests to enjoy the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay from private rooms.
Au Co Suite
Wake up in Au Co suite, fill your lungs with fresh air and enjoy the magnificent scenery from the terraces on the upper deck. Located on the bow of the ship and relishing stunning views of the bay, the Au Co suite offers you the utmost in luxury and privacy. Spaciously designed and comfortably furnished, the suite comes with a queen-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing tub. The suite is the ideal place to relax, and decorated in elegant tones and contemporary artwork you will feel right at home.
Long Quan Suite
Located on the aft of the ship, Long Quan is our most spacious and luxurious suite, measuring a palatial 40 square metres. Designed exclusively for your plenary comfort and privacy, Long Quan's balconies are the pinnacle of relaxation aboard the Au Co and the optimum location to immerse yourself in the scenic views of Halong Bay. Each room, which stylishly blends Vietnamese and Western design, will feel like a home away from home, coming equipped with a queen-sized bed and all of the necessary amenities. The bathroom offers a separate shower or a single basin.
Our 12 Executive cabins, measuring a spacious 20 square metres, and located on the upper deck prove to be a fantastic choice . Indulging in the breathtaking scenery, the floor-to-ceiling windows, glass doors and private balconies allow passengers to fully appreciate the magnificent scenery during the cruise. The chic interiors and contemporary furnishings, with hardwood floors and handcrafted furniture, strike a harmonious balance between modern design and traditional detailing. Connecting rooms are available for families with children.
Grand Deluxe Cabin
Located on the upper deck, our 2 Grand Deluxe Cabins offer passengers stunning views of Halong Bay through their panoramic windows. Each cabin is 20 square meters, including an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and handcrafted furniture. As with all of our cabins and suites, the sense of space and luxury is enhanced by the elegant décor and minimal style. With views stretching over Halong Bay, these rooms are the perfect choice for the discerning traveller.
Measuring a generous 20 square metres, our 12 Deluxe cabins are located on the main deck, enjoying beautiful views over the water. Promising a relaxing environment, the cabins come with a choice of queen-sized or twin beds and connecting rooms are available for families with children. Elegantly decorated in traditional Vietnamese style, each cabin has a private balcony with wooden table and chairs perfect for you to sit and take in the view. Bathrooms are both practical and attractive with a bath tub and glass doors. The delux cabin will definately make a great accommodation for your Halong Bay trip.
Dining aboard The Au Co Luxury Cruise is emotional journey of gastronomy and Vietnamese culture. You will dine while passing poetic landscapes and enjoying fabulous dishes prepared by our professional team of chefs.
Au Co signature dishes are designed to intrigue your palate, which are both healthy and delicious using locally caught seafood and vegetables grown in Viet Hai village on Cat Ba Island. Cruising with The Au Co, different serving styles excite you every day and memorable Vietnamese spirit redefines your best immersive dining experience.
Awaken your senses with The Au Co Cuisine!
Ethnic Costume Show
Cruising with The Au Co is not only a relaxing vacation to the incomparable scenery of Halong Bay but also a voyage of indigenous culture discovery. Everything has a local connection, from the shore excursion that brings you a local floating village to traditional musical performance during dinner.
In the center of all that is an ethnic costume fashion show onboard. Vietnam is home to 54 different ethnic groups which is the richest and most complex ethnic makeup in the whole of Southeast Asia. The custom of the most famous tribes will be selected for the show, giving you a glimpse of Vietnam cultural diversity.
Continue your fabulous day with an exciting activity onboard. At around 5.30 pm to 6.00 pm, we will hold a “Masterchef Competition” where you have a fun time before dinner. Back to the ship after your outdoor excursions, take a shower and get ready to join us for Masterchef Competition.
Our Head Chef will be the host for this “show”, he will guide you to make the most famous and tasty Vietnamese dish - “Nem” (Spring roll). Started as a cooking demonstration, the Chef introduces ingredients needed and how to choose the best one. Then he walks you through each step to roll a spring roll with the perfect shape. Learning cooking with us, you not only know how to make the dish but also learn more about the local culture. Gastronomy has become an ambassador for Vietnamese culture in which spring roll is one of the signature culinary specialties. When our chef finishes with his part, it’s your turn to cook the spring roll yourself. It is much more fun in a competition what we call a
Put on an apron and a chef hat, you are ready to get into the tournament to find the Masterchef. This is an exciting elimination tournament. There are two contestants in each round. The winners will go to the next round. It keeps going until we have the final winner. The “Masterchef” will be awarded a small gift and a certificate at dinner time the same day.
Masterchef Competition promises to be a great start for your evening with a lot of fun and laughs. It’s lovely to try your hands with gentle rice papers and various grinded gradients, you would find out how skillful you are and remember this moment as a memorable time during your trip. Taste hot and crispy deep-fried Nem you made by yourself, wow, it is likely the most delicious food you have ever tried.
Captain Bridge & Engine Room Tour
This is a special tour offered by the Captain. On the tour, you will get access to the Captain's Bridge. This is a room from which captain commands the ship. It is designed to allow a near 360-degree view of the ship. Unlike its older counterparts, The Au Co is a modern ship which uses a plethora of electronic gadgets to navigate and operate the ship. Continuing the tour, guests will visit the engine room; the most import place on the whole ship besides the bridge. The engine room is situated near the base of the ship, covering the entire area of one end. The Au Co cruise is powered by two Japanese Yanmar engines and two generators. The combined output of the ship's generators is well above the actual power requirement to accommodate maintenance or the loss of one generator. The engine room is the workplace of our experienced marine engineers. This tour offers guests a chance to see backstage of The Au Co and understand how we ensure a safe and comfortable trip.
People are familiar with Japanese or Chinese tea ceremonies but Vietnam also has a distinctive tea culture of its own. The tea we use and the way we drink it are much different with what you see in other countries. The Vietnamese have a preference for tea with a strong taste. The most popular kinds of tea are green tea and dried tea. Each kind has its own unique taste. The quality of the final cup of tea depends on both the quality of the tea itself and how it is prepared. Joining our Vietnamese tea ceremony on board The Au Co, our Tea Master will share tips to choose high quality tea and the steps to making the perfect cup.
Fruit Carving Lesson
In the evening come and witness the traditional art of fruit carving in our special demonstration. You will see firsthand how the beautiful presentations on your buffet table are created. Join us as fruit and vegetables, including carrots and pumpkins, are transformed into roses, carnations and much more. Our chef will explain and demonstrate each step to make the carving, before you get a chance to try it yourself. Create beautiful flowers and birds from normal vegetables. There will be a little competition for guests joining the fruit carving. The winner will get a surprise gift from our chef. This is a great way to spend your evening with your family or a group of friends.
Taichi Class On Sundeck
Rejuvenate yourself in preparation for a busy day of exploration with a Tai Chi class on board The Au Co Cruise. While Tai Chi originated in China, the lessons introduced on board are basic and have been simplified so that everyone can follow. Our Tai Chi trainer will guide you through each part of the lesson. Tai Chi exercise is a gentle way to release stress and fatigue. This particular martial art can also improve strength and flexibility. Fresh air from the bay combined with soothing traditional Vietnamese music will help you to achieve total relaxation.
Cinema On The Sea
Experience movie night on board The Au Co Cruise with Cinema by the Sea. An outdoor space will be set up for a mini cinema. Our crew selects both recent blockbusters and movies about Vietnam to show. All movies are updated regularly and have English subtitles. If squid fishing or fruit carving don't take your fancy, watching a movie at the bar can be the perfect way to unwind. Enjoy some captivating cinema while sipping a cocktail under the night sky in Halong Bay.
- 24-hour Security
- Boutique Library
- Conference & meeting facilities
- Doctor on call
- Newspapers and magazines
- Rowing boat
- Safety box at reception
- Tender for sightseeing
- Baby cot
- Beauty Services and Massage
- Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
- Fresh flower
- IDD at the reception
- Laundry service