The Auco Cruise (Best Price Guarantee)

The Auco Cruise (Best Price Guarantee)

The Au Co creates a new concept of security and higher the quality of fleet activities on the bay. Visitting BAI TU LONG BAY & HA LONG BAY & LAN HA BAY

Lifetime Experience in the Gulf of Tonkin
Launched in 2012, The Au Co is the only cruise operator in Halong Bay offering continuous three-day cruise in a single trip through the Gulf of Tonkin, covering world-renowned Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay. In addition to bringing the guests to the most remote parts of the area to provide them with an exclusive itinerary, The Au Co features state of the art design in safety and luxury. The fleet is composed of 2 luxurious ships, boasting 32 spacious private cabins each with fully equipped bathrooms and panoramic balconies.
 
The Au Co – for all travelers seeking a lifetime experience.  
THE SHIP
The Au Co ship is setting new standards of safety and luxury in the Gulf of Tonkin and setting herself apart from other Halong Bay Cruises. Her impressive external steel structure belies the innovative and luxurious Oriental design to be found within.

In the Gulf of Tonkin, we’ve found the ‘location, location, location’. But aboard The Au Co itself, we’ve created 'space, space, and more space' .
 
The ship is a remarkable 55.29m in length and 10.43m in width. Each of our 32 spacious cabins has its own private balcony or terrace – allowing unparalleled private views of the surrounding seascape. On the upper decks, our elegant restaurant and open-air bars are designed along principles of Feng Shui (or in Vietnamese ‘Phong Thuy’) to heighten our passengers’ sense of connection with the wonderful environment of the surrounding Gulf of Tonkin, as well as giving them a taste of the Orient and Vietnamese culture.
 
Through our innovative use of space, design features, and luxurious attention to detail, we aim to give our passengers a truly unique cruise experience.

No of vessels 02
Length 56m
Width 10.43 m
Depth 3.20m
Crew 45
Passenger cabins 32 all with French balcony, floor-to-celling sliding glass doors
Passenger berths 66
Build 2011
Launch Mar 2012



The Au Co strives to provide minimum impact on the local invironment and will operate under the concept of sustainable tourism. It's the owners' major goal and commitment to support local communities and conserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations.
 
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Other onboard services and facilities include:
Reception
Safe box in cabin
Pillow menu
Boutique Library
Doctor on call and first-aid kits
24-hour security
Baby sitter
Conference & meeting facilities
Tender for sightseeing
Car rental service with driver
Theme party on request
Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing equipment
Gift Shop
Sound proof system, noise reduction measures
Jacuzzi and Spa room
Portable DVD
DVD and CD selections
Board Games

ONBOARD SAFETY


The boat itself was designed by the Industrial Ship Designing Institute and is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly. It is the only steel boat in Halong Bay built to meet seafaring standards. It is designed to be balanced even with a 23-degree list. The Vietnamese Marine Authorities certify all materials and equipment used in the construction of the boat construction from the steel, electrical cables and generators. Every vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment:  VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system  System and Fire Extinguishers. The Au Co boats have double the safety coefficient required by the authorities.
 
All The Au Co vessels operate under professional daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. Each vessel maintenance schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and an annual dry-docking to ensure all aspects of seaworthiness and accommodation are in good condition.
 
All The Au Co vessels are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification, including total Crew and Passenger capacity.
 
Safety on board
 
The Au Co places the highest priority on the safety and security of our vessels and all Passengers, Crew and Crew members onboard.
 
All The Au Co vessels are commanded by a Captain, and manned by a professional Deck Crew and Crew members. All Crew and Crew members have training certificates or recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authorities.
 
Our Cruise Managers conduct a safety briefing prior to departure, which includes onboard procedures and clear instructions in case of emergency.
 
All The Au Co Crew are trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. Refresher training and live drills are conducted every month.
Experience the stunning sceneries of all three of the beautiful bays in the Gulf of Tonkin and explore the amazing islands on board The Au Co.
 
Join our guide on a kayaking excursion in the hidden lagoons or visit a peaceful area in Bai Tu Long Bay on a traditional rowing boat. While aboard, discover The Au Co’s dedicated service, signature 5-star gourmet menu, re-energize with Tai Chi, unwind on the sundeck or pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi or with a Traditional Vietnamese massage.

DAY 1:   HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)


The first day of your cruise provides an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away.
 
Depart from Tuan Chau, meet the on board team and receive a safety briefing. Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards to Lan Ha Bay area. Enjoy your time at Ban Chan Beach for swimming in the emerald waters and other recreational activities on the beach.

Back to The Au Co to join a Cooking demonstration then enjoy Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free”: Beer, House wine (by the glass), Soft drinks, Long drinks, Cocktails...
Savour our signature 5-star gourmet dinner with an elegant combination of Vietnamese traditional flavour and an international touch. After that, you could relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or enjoy squid fishing from the main deck with crew members.
 
The boat will anchor for the night in a peaceful location.
 
DAY 2:  BAI TU LONG BAY (B/L/D)


Start the day with Tai Chi - physical movements designed for relaxation, balance and health - on the sundeck of the boat while enjoying the panorama.
 
After breakfast, take a short guided tour to visit Thien Canh Son Cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.

Then, come back to the boat and take a tour of the Captain's Bridge and the Engine Room. After that, savour a delicious lunch in the Halong Restaurant while the ship cruises towards a secluded beach for kayaking and swimming and free water activities.
 
Back to The Au Co to enjoy an extended Happy Hour for two hours (buy one get one for free). Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
The day ends with a drink at Lan Ha bar or you are welcome to join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.

Last but not least for the day, join our kitchen staff for a fun fruit carving sessions.
 
DAY 3:  BAI TU LONG BAY (B)

 
Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 isles and islets of different shapes and sizes, creating a truly breath-taking seascape. Halong Bay is also attractive for beautiful beaches on the small islands. Awake early and join the Tai Chi session on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Halong Bay.
 
After breakfast on board, visit the Vung Vieng by rowing traditional bamboo boats for about an hour. Then, go back and prepare for check out: your bags should be put in the corridor. You can also join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony. Finally, the ship disembarks in Tuan Chau and return to Hanoi by shuttle bus/private car.
Best Rates Guarantee of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Cabin Type Valid from From May to Sept. 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple       Cabin Location
Deluxe 565 390 449 N/A N/A N/A Maindeck 
Grand Deluxe 588 405 N/A N/A Request Request Maindeck forward
Excutive 603 415 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck 
Long Quan Suite 838 575 675 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite
       950$                  650$               745$                                                                                             Triple Upper deck after


Best Rates Guarantee of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Cabin Type Valid from From Jan to April & From Oct to Dec. 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple       Cabin Location
Deluxe 615 415 449 N/A N/A N/A Maindeck 
Grand Deluxe 635 440 N/A N/A Request Request Maindeck forward
Excutive 675 465 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck 
Long Quan Suite 1,115 675 675 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite
       1,138$               775$               775$                                                                                             Triple Upper deck after


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