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Au Co, Halong Bay

Cruise Ships in Vietnam : Au Co

The Au Co offers arguably the most comfortable experience on Halong Bay, heading out further than most other boats to explore the Gulf of Tonkin and the quieter bays of Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long. With a host of facilities and activities on offer, guests can stay connected to the modern world whilst still immersing themselves in the surrounding scenery of this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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At over 55 meters in length, the Au Co offers plenty of space, with each area designed along Feng Shui principles and decorated in a traditional Vietnamese style as a way of connecting guests to their environment. Each day of your cruise will bring something different as your boat travels between the impressive karst islands that plunge dramatically into the bay, affording numerous shifting vistas of this truly unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can choose to enjoy the scenery whilst relaxing on the sun deck, soaking in the Jacuzzi or exploring your surroundings in a kayak. 

Au Co focuses on sustainable tourism to protect the local environment and communities, and you will visit local villages and natural sites without impacting on the way of life in the region, allowing you and future generations to learn about the fascinating cultures found here. 


The 32 tastefully decorated cabins all have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and sliding glass doors leading to private balconies. Categories include Deluxe cabins on the main deck and Grand Deluxe cabins and Executive cabins on the upper deck; all offering between 20 and 25 square meters of living space, as well as 36 square meter Long Quan Suites on the upper deck and 40 square meter Au Co Suites at the aft of the boat for unparalleled views.


  • Fine dining restaurant serving fresh local dishes
  • Semi-covered terrace bar serving drinks, cocktails and snacks
  • Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony


  • Halong Bay — 2 nights departing from and returning to Tuan Chau, exploring Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island and Bai Tu Long Bay.

Where this boat lacks in traditional junk character, it makes up for it with its modern amenities. For those looking to spend longer in Halong Bay, it’s one of very few boats that operates a designated two-night itinerary and serves as a comfortable base from which to enjoy your surroundings.


  • T'ai chi
  • Squid fishing
  • Ship tour
  • Fruit carving sessions
  • Cultural talks
  • Cooking demonstrations


  • Open-air Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Car rental service for venturing ashore
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Board games
  • DVDs
  • Baby sitting service
  • Library