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As our Mekong Gay River Cruise ends, our Hanoi and Ha Long Bay extension begins! Here’s a visual guide to the spacious and refined Au Co cruise ship we’ll enjoy for 3 days and 2 nights.

The Sun Deck

With sweeping views galore, the Sun Deck is the perfect spot to see it all! Lounge on the vessel’s tip-top terrace, take in the sensational scenery, and get that epic selfie – this bay is beyond photogenic.

Terrace Extras

While on deck, be sure to check out the bar, which serves up fruity libations paired with friendly salutations. Go for a dip in the jacuzzi (book ahead), or take an early morning tai chi class to start the day off zen. In the evenings, you can even try your hand at squid fishing.


Our Ha Long Bay Gay Cruise on Au Co features a 5-star dining experience. Authentic Vietnamese is served alongside Western dishes to appease all preferences. The bar is completely stocked for our wine or cocktail whims. And we’ll even get to enjoy cooking demos and a full Vietnamese BBQ on the terrace.


Kick-back in a private Deluxe cabin, featuring one queen or two twin beds. Highlights include plush pillows, lux linens, spacious bathrooms and — most importantly — private French verandas.

Looking to kick it up a notch? Upgrade to an Executive Cabin for upper deck placement and those sweet, sweet views.

The Finer Things

Relax with an afternoon tea and a new book in the onboard library. Or indulge in a holistic massage in the spa. For movie buffs, join us on deck for evening screenings under the stars.

Bonus Stay: Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi

Located in the heart of Hanoi, the sophisticated French-style facade stands out from the surrounding cityscape. The classy, yet colourful lobby, the La Fee Verte Bar, and l’Opera’s dual restaurants offer a perfect respite after disembarking from the ship.

The rooms are chic, plush, and artfully decorated. Make sure to check out the pool and outdoor terrace for a lovely view of bustling Hanoi.

Vietnam awaits! Give us a call to book your spot on our 2025 Mekong Gay River Cruise AND the incredible Hanoi & Ha Long Bay Gay Cruise extension.

(All images courtesy of Au Co, Bhaya Group, and MGallery Hotel de l’Opera)

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