Launched in March 2012, The Au Co Cruises, the two unique new vessels dedicated to the Mother of Vietnamese Civilization, one of the first luxury operator to offer 3 days 2 nights cruise in the Gulf of Tonkin. It plans to set new standards in terms of luxury and present a journey guaranteeing its guests an experience of lifetime.
“The Au Co Cruise to provide minimum impact on the local environment and will operate under the concept of sustainable tourism. It’s the owner’ major goal and commitment to support local communities and conserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations” , said Mr. Tran Thanh Nam,CEO of the group.
The Au Co Cruise combine state-of-the-art safety standards and innovative oriental design,providing luxury and dedication in every detail. Each ship has 32 spacious cabins of minimum 20 – 40 square meters each. It also boasts private balconies and well-equipped bathrooms. The numerous activities en route,the culinary experiences,and the atmosphere will please both the active traveler and those just seeking pure relaxation. Whether you enjoy the stunning scenery, a wellness treatment,or a glass of wine from the Chef’s exclusive selection,the trip promises to be an unforgettable one.
Why choose Au Co Cruises
• A unique route: the three day two night cruise is the first of its kind, offering passengers the opportunity to explore three bays, including Halong Bay, and Cat Ba Island, discovering each of these exciting destinations through a variety of excursions and activities.
• State of the art design: the ship herself not only features the latest safety features but is also designed throughout to give a sense of space and luxury, enhancing the cruise experience .
• A cultural experience: from the decoration of the ship, to the quality of our dining service, through to the range of activities available, The Au Co is designed to allow passengers to get a true sense of Vietnam and experience a taste of the Orient.
• A responsible cruise: the company aims to preserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations by minimising the impact on the local environment, operating under the concept of sustainable tourism, and supporting local communities.
Deluxe cabin Grand Deluxe cabin Executive cabin Lac Long Quan Suite Au Co Suite Bathroom Restaurant Sundeck Jacuzzi Spa room Sundeck Bar on top deck Restaurant Cooking class
|Number of vessels||02|
|Electricity||220 V, 50 Hz|
|Cabin size|| Deluxe: 20-25m2,|
|Star Rating||5 star|
Services & Facilities
• Boutique Library
• 24-hour security
• Conference &facilities
• Cars rental service with driver
• Kayaking,Snorkeling,Swimming,Biking and fishing equipment
• Cigar bar
• Safetybox in cabin
• Doctor on call
• Baby sitter
• Tender for sightseeing
• Theme party on request
• Rowing boat
• Jacuzzi &Spa room
Accommodation of Au Co Cruises
Deluxe (14 cabins – Bedding: Queen size bed or Twin beds with private balcony)
There are 14 Deluxe Cabin located on the Main Deck of The Au Co. 12 Deluxe Cabins at 20 square metres and 02 Deluxe Cabins at 25 square metres each are furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds, and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. The bathroom, finished in wooden, features a separate glass-enclosed shower stall.
Grand Deluxe (02 cabins – Bedding: Queen size bed, with big window)
Located on the Upper Deck, our two Grand Deluxe Cabins offer passengers stunning views of Halong Bay through their panoramic windows. Each cabin is 20 square metres, including an en-suite bathroom and handcrafted furniture. As with all our cabins and suites, the sense of space and luxury is enhanced by the elegant décor and minimal style.
Excutive Cabins (12 cabins – Bedding: Queen size bed or Twin beds with private balcony)
Located on the Upper Deck, The Au Co executive cabins at 20 square metrers each offer extensive views of the seascape during your cruise thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. Their chic interiors and contemporary furnishings, including hardwood floors, handcrafted bed and tables, give a harmonious balance between modern design and traditional detailing.
Long Quan Suites (02 cabins – Bedding: Queen size bed with private balcony)
Named after the legendary father of the Vietnamese people, Lac Long Quan, and commanding a great position and views from the bow of the ship, the Long Quan Suites are very generous 36 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the Upper Deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining sumptuous indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.
Auco Suites (02 cabins – Bedding: Queen size bed with private balcony)
Named after the legendary mother of the Vietnamese people, Au Co, it is only fitting that the largest suites on the boat are named after her. Occupying an unrivalled position at the art of the boat with unparalleled views, both of the Au Co Suites are an extremely generous 40 square metres on the Upper Deck. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.
Cabin Amenities (all cabins)
• Well-appointed en-suite bathroom
• In-house telephone
• Natural hardwood floors, handcrafted mosaic furniture
• Hair dryer
• In-cabin refrigerator
• Coffee/ tea maker
• Individually controlled air-conditioning/ heater
• Complimentary drinking water throughout the trip onboard
• Deluxe bathroom amenities
The elegant and luxurious The Au Co Restaurant has been carefully arranged according to the generating principle of Wu Xing, with the dining room featuring both wood and metal elements. On arrival, guests will notice that the interior elements of the wooden furniture and polished wooden floor help air flow, harmonizing the natural light and wind with the surrounding landscape and mountains, giving guests the feeling of being immersed in nature, satisfying the senses of sight and taste.
Meanwhile, metal elements in the dining room are minimized by reducing kitchen and other electrical appliances in the room, which would just distract from the meal. According to the principle that water nourishes wood, the sight of the Gulf’s water and the sound of soft music are simply used to create a calm, gentle atmosphere, which should stimulate guests’ appetites.
The terrace deck of The Au Co Cruise features an open-air bar; again designed with the Feng Shui principle of Yang – Movement – Flexibility, as a counterpoint to the Yin – neutral – Earth element. The spacious bar, named as Lan Ha Bar, with its light rattan furniture are the perfect place to relax and while away your day accompanied by a range of food, beverages, and snacks. Alternatively, Lan Ha Bar is the place to meet after a busy day of activities for a pre-dinner cocktail as the sun sets over the Gulf of Tonkin.
Lan Ha Bar stocks a full complement of aperitifs, wines, cocktails, drinks and snacks, and serves visitors until late at night.
If guests are seeking more privacy and comfort each cabin has its own in-cabin refrigerator, which we can stock with your choice of beverages.
For complete stress relief, why not pamper yourself with a therapeutic massage either in the tranquility of the Spa room or in the open-air Spa area – drifting off into bliss as the cruise drifts along.
After an exciting day of adventurous activities and excursions what better way to relax and unwind than in The Au Co’s open-air Jacuzzi. Feel any aches or pains simply drift away as you sip a cocktail while taking in the fantastic views of the seascape as you voyage at sunset. Reserve the open-air Jacuzzi together with our on-board spa services.
• Shuttle Bus Service: Daily departure at 08:00- 08:30 am at 47 Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi
• Check in time: 12.00 – 12:30
• Check out time: 10:30
• Guide on board: English, French, Italian speaking
• Embarkation/ Disembarkation: Tuan Chau Marina
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