Au Co Cruises


Experience Vietnam from a seafarer’s perspective with Au Co Cruises. The Au Co Cruises‘ two luxurious ships regularly embark on a romantic three day journey through the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha with a visit to Cat Ba Island.


Make yourself comfortable and enjoy: The small luxury cruisers offer only thirty two elegantly designed cabins equipped with generously large en-suite bathrooms and a balcony boasting a magnificent ambience above the glittering sea.


The exquisite read more » cuisine is furthermore seasoned with a view of the rugged rock formations, undulating coastline and infinite ocean. Gliding past countless of nature’s miracles, sample the Vietnamese cuisine in all its vast diversity.


In harmony with nature, lean back and relish the Au Co Cruises’ fascination with individuality. The design unites straight-lined elegance with comfortable timber furniture. Soft music creates an easy-going and cosy flair.


Two spots quickly become the guests’ favourites: The fully equipped spa with its professional and supremely relaxing treatments as well as the wonderful terrace commanding a sweeping view of the ship’s surroundings.


Later, why not sip a fruit cocktail mixed to perfection at the bar, while resting your eyes on a stirring sunset that bathes the Gulf of Tonkin in colours of gold, red, orange, purple and blue.


The Au Co Cruise is just the right choice for all those travellers in search of a wonderfully relaxing and scenic tour along Vietnam’s scenic coastline. Simply spectacular!



The Au Co Cruises’ three day itinerary includes the following highlights:


On day one, you cast off to plot your course through the famed and famously beautiful Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. It is a day to be out on the deck with the camera at hand – the scenery is breathtaking!


Take a kayak along Vung Ha and discover hidden bays and beaches. Back on board the Au Co Cruises’ ship, participate in a traditional tea ceremony or try your hand fishing for squid. The anchor dropped in a quiet spot, turn in for the night accompanied by the murmur of the sea.


Active early birds may want to start day two with a panoramic Tai Chi lesson. It is just the right thing to get your appetite up for the delicious breakfast. A few cups of coffee and a good meal later, a rowing boat takes you across to the charming fishing village Vung Vieng.


Later in the day, you will be visiting the Dark & Hell Cave before turning towards the wonderful Lan Ha Bay. Tonight, the ship’s dedicated chefs have prepared fresh seafood specialities for you.


On day three you visit one of Ha Long Bay’s most intriguing caves, the wonderful Sung Sot Cave. And then, of course, there is all the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay that surrounds you: let your imagination soar and interpret all the bizarre rock formations rising out of the blue! « show less


Au Co Cruises offers its distinguished guests five different cabin categories to choose from: something to please every taste. Do you prefer straight-lined elegance or a touch of colour that lends the read more » cabin warmth and brightness?


No matter your choice, you will find that the design is highly individual and in harmony with nature. Precious timber flooring and hand-made furniture set the tone.


The fourteen Deluxe Cabins are located on the main deck. The two Grand Deluxe Cabins occupy the upper deck, just like the twelve highly comfortable Executive Cabins.


A well-stocked mini bar with a fridge provides refreshments on a hot day. But then, of course, you may prefer the fragrant aroma of a fresh coffee prepared with the facilities of your room.


The individually regulated air-conditioning takes the edge out of the tropical heat. The bathroom is equipped with a separate, glassed shower cabin and quality toiletries.


The cabins are furnished with either a double bed or two single beds. The Grand Deluxe Cabins’ and the Executive Cabins’ most striking feature might well be the large panorama window commanding a magnificent view and flooding the interior with natural light.


Last but not least, there are the suites: Certainly the finest the Au Co Cruises have to offer, the two Long Quan Suites and the two Au Co Suites sport supreme comforts and a breathtaking view.


Take a leisurely soak in your private bathtub or cool off with a quick shower. Prepare yourself a steaming cup of tea and help yourself to a refreshing little something from the fruit basket. Later, maybe a glass of champagne?


Named in honour of the legendary farther of the Vietnamese people, Lac Long Quan, the Long Quan Suites are perfectly located in the ship’s prow boasting a superb view. They are generous 36 square metres large with an extravagant terrace.


The only units to rival the Long Quan Suite are the Au Co Suites located in the stern and named after the Vietnamese people’s mythical mother.


Facing backwards, the view is no less spectacular. And, of course, only finest luxuries and comforts can be expected in the generously large (forty square metres) Au Co Suites.


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Embark on a cruise that plots its course through dazzling beauty, past bizarre formations and historic sites. Explore the cultural wealth of Ha Long Bay aboard one of the Au Co Cruises’ elegant ships.


The read more » onboard spa adds the finishing touch to a blissful experience! A holiday for body, mind and soul! Rebalance yourself and allow caring hands to apply a therapeutic massage.


Afterwards, how about a leisurely soak in the open-air whirlpool complete with a view? Sip a cocktail, the sun on your face and the ocean breeze in your hair and rest your eyes on the scenic surroundings.


Amidst such natural splendour, it is only natural to take good care of your body. Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson: It is a revitalising activity that keeps you on your toes, addresses every part of the body and provides valuable self-defence essentials.


Moreover, the region is just perfect for water sports. Divers will be thrilled by the diversity of the dive spots. Alternatively, take a sea kayak out onto the water and paddle past soaring rock formations and imposing archways.


Every now and again, you will spot the local ocean wildlife – both above and beneath the waves. Take a splash at one of the hidden lagoons or lonely beaches. A mask and a snorkel allow you take a glimpse at the beauty underneath.


And then, of course, there is the legendary and delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Drop the spoon and pick up the pan: The Au Co Cruises invite you to join a cooking class with one of the ship’s master chefs, who will reveal some of the Far East’s cooking secrets!


Whenever you set your foot on solid ground you enjoy the chance to observe the life of the local population. Life depends just as much on the water as it does on the land. Visit the floating villages and watch the fishermen pull in their catch.


No matter which activity peaks your interest... Reside in fine style, treat your eyes to supreme natural beauty and make the best of an unforgettable holiday with Au Co Cruises! « show less