The Au Co

Location: Hanoi, Halong Bay & Northern Vietnam | Vietnam

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

A two-night cruise on board the luxurious Au Co is a particularly special way of seeing the already special Halong Bay – as the only seafaring cruise, you’ll travel out into the Gulf of Tonkin and explore the other beautiful nearby bays and, on the second morning of your journey, beat the tourists to see Halong Bay at its most serene.
Perfect forAn exclusive experience, enjoying one of Vietnam’s most spectacular sights.
In the knowFor something a little different to do in the evening, partake in a little squid fishing from the Au Co’s deck – and if you’re lucky enough to catch something, the ship’s chefs will rustle up your catch of the day into something delicious.

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Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The stunning Halong Bay and the Gulf of Tonkin.

Rooms on the Au Co

The floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies of the 32 cabins and suites on board Au Co mean you’re never too far from the views of calm waters and rugged, jungle-topped rock formations that sail by outside. More akin to a hotel than a cruise boat, the rooms are bright and contemporary, dressed in white fabrics and furnished in dark wood.

Food & drink

Housed in an elegant, feng shui-inspired dining room, the Au Co restaurant focuses on healthy and tasty dishes to make the most of the best local produce, from freshly caught seafood to the vegetables grown in the local Viet Hai village.


Relax with a drink in the open-air Jacuzzi on the ship’s main deck or indulge in a massage in the soothing spa, or to the sounds of the sea in the open-air treatment area.

Activities on the Au Co

There’s more than enough to keep you occupied during your cruise on Au Co – kayak the emerald waters between the towering karsts of Halong Bay, swim and sunbathe at one of the bay’s pristine beaches, tour one of the floating villages on a traditional bamboo boat or bike around the jungle-covered island of Cat Ba. If you prefer to stay on-board, pick up some culinary tips with a cookery class, practice tai chi on the ship’s deck or take part in a traditional tea ceremony,

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