No of vessels 02
Width 10.43 m
Passenger cabins 32 all with French balcony, floor-to-celling sliding glass doors
Passenger berths 66
Launch April 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. The Au Co aims to offer tours of Halong Bay which there is no negative impact on the environment that surrounds us.
Cabins and Suites
We have different kind of cabins for every possible taste. We wish you to cruise Halong Bay in the comfort that suits you best.
There are 14 Deluxe Cabin located on the main deck of The Au Co. 12 Deluxe Cabins at 20 square meters and 02 Deluxe Cabins at 25 square meters 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 Cabins
Enjoy a luxury cruise in Halong Bay in one of our Grand Deluxe cabin!
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 meters, 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.
Savor a unique tour of Halong Bay by boat in our Executive cabins.
Located on the upper deck, The Au Co executive cabins at 20 square meters 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
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.
With an harmonious balance between the amazing view, the luxury and the traditional style, relaxing in our Long Quan Suite makes the best out of your Halong Bay cruise.
Au Co Suites
Au Co is the most spacious suite out of all on Halong Bay boats.
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 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.
Well-appointed en-suite bathroom
Natural hardwood floors, handcrafted mosaic furniture
Coffee / tea maker
Individually controlled air-conditioning / heater
Complimentary drinking water throughout the trip onboard
Deluxe bathroom amenities
Restaurant and Bar
Uniquely located on the spacious terrace deck of The Au Co, and designed along Feng Shui principles, our restaurant and bar offer the perfect spaces for guests to connect with their surroundings while savoring an incredible array of fresh dishes or simply relaxing with a drink.
While designed in very different styles, both the restaurant and the bar have been created to ensure the ultimate in comfort, luxury and style. We want you to have an unforgettable cruise in Vietnam.
Services and Facilities
We also provide other onboard services and facilities to improve your Halong Bay cruise experience which include:
Safe box in cabin
Doctor on call and first-aid kits
Conference & meeting facilities
Tender for sightseeing
Car rental service with driver
Theme party on request
Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing equipment
Sound proof system, noise reduction measures
Jacuzzi and Spa room
DVD and CD selections
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, which will insure you cruising Halong Bay in a completely safe environment. 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
For all of our Vietnam cruises,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.