The Au Co Cruise 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. The ship is a remarkable 55.29 meters in length and 10.43 meters in width. Each of the spacious cabins have their own private balcony or terrace allowing unparalleled private views of the surrounding seascape. On the upper decks, the elegant restaurant and open-air bars are designed along principles of Feng Shui (or in Vietnamese ‘Phong Thuy’) to heighten 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.
Located on the main deck, the Au Co Deluxe Cabins, at 20 square meters, are furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds, and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. They also feature a MP3 speakers for the in-cabin entertainment. The bathroom, finished in wooden and mosaic, features a vanity counter and a separate glass-enclosed shower stall, with the picture window offering magnificent views of the passing scenery.
Commanding fantastic views from the Au Co’s bow, the two Grande Deluxe Cabins are perfect for family groups or those craving more space. Each cabin is 25 square meters and can easily accommodate a third bed. As with all the cabins and suites, the sense of space and luxury is enhanced by the elegant décor and minimal style.
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 meters. 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.
Located on the upper deck, the Au Co Executive Cabins at 20 square meters offer extensive views of the seascape during the 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
Named after the legendary mother of the Vietnamese people, Au Co, it's only fitting that the largest suites on the boat are named after her. Occupying an unrivaled position at the aft of the boat with unparalleled views, both of the Au Co Suites are an extremely generous 40 square meters. 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.
The elegant and luxurious 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.
For complete stress relief, why not pamper 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 guests sip a cocktail while taking in the fantastic views of the seascape as guests voyage at sunset.