7 necessary things to bring when taking Halong Bay cruise

After booking a Halong Bay cruise successfully, it is time to answer the next question: what to bring when taking Halong bay cruise? Although it is not the most important problem, the good preparation will make your vacation perfect. The following is a list of necessary things that you need to bring during your Halong Bay tour.

Small backpack

The best thing for tourists to bring is a small backpack. Instead of the huge luggage that takes up a lot of time to look for and get the things you need, a small backpack will help you to find your things quickly and run to the deck outside of your yacht to admire the breathtaking scenery. In addition, with the helpful function of the small backpack, you can bring along your camera or some bottles of water when discovering many magnificent limestone caves at Halong Bay.

Personal documents

Whenever traveling to the foreign country, you must always bring your passport for any cases. It is the only thing that can demonstrate who you are and where you come from. Even having a lot of things in your backpack, you have to make a place to put your passport because If you do not have your passport, you may not be allowed to get on your cruise ship.


It depends on your personal demands. However, you should bring 2 clothes for a 2-day trip, or 3 to 4 pairs for a 3-day trip and 1 set of pajamas for sleeping at night. You will be provided many extra unique activities such as swimming or kayaking on the amazing Halong Bay cruises, so you should also bring your swimming suit. The weather is also a factor impacting on your choice of clothes. If you travel to Halong Bay from November to March, you should wear thick and warm clothes. From May to September is the suitable period for swimming under the blue sky, so you also can bring some skirts, shorts or sleeveless T-shirts.


Apart from high-heels and luxurious shoes, when you are traveling and exploring, you should bring and wear something comfortable and active.

It is easy to find a pair of flip flops in markets of Hanoi or Halong Bay for just 1 to 2 USD. Sandals and flip flops are perfect for you to walk around the yacht. Besides, a pair of sport shoes is suitable for visiting the limestone caves of Halong Bay.

Water and snack

You should bring some bottles of water along because the drinking water provided on your board is limited or there are some cruises that do not serve water in some cases. It often happens with the cheap cruises provided by the untrustworthy travel agents.

It is not ideal to spend your money on board because everything is extremely overpriced. Therefore, you can buy something that you need such as water or snacks at the convenience stores (Vinmart or Circle K) with the low and fixed price.

Toiletries and medical supplies

Toothpaste and Vitamin

After the whole day of playing and exploring, it is time to take a shower and prepare for a great night. However, some cruises do not provide toothpaste or shampoo. A few cruises supply toiletries with the unknown brand names.

If you have ever stayed in a typical hotel of Vietnam, you would see a small green toothpaste which has weird smell and taste. Therefore, you should bring your own toiletries for your vacation. If you get the seasick, allergic or respiratory disease but still want to enjoy the magnificent beauty of Halong Bay, make sure that medical supplies are definitely put in your backpack. You cannot go to a hospital easily while in the middle of the sea. It would spend much time getting back to the port. It would ruin your whole trip just because you forgot to prepare a few pills at the hotel.

Electronic devices

Cameras cannot be left at home if you want to capture the stunning scenery and enjoy the moments with your family and friends. You should bring a light camera with some extra batteries.

Charge all batteries of your camera in order that you will not have to worry while taking the great pictures of caves and beaches in Halong Bay. Do not miss a good moment because your own camera is out of battery. You can also bring your laptop or smartphone because many cruises have the WIFI connection. You can easily contact with your friends, family or relatives and live stream your adventure to them.

Your Halong Bay Cruises will be perfect when you have the good preparation. If you want to get more information aboutHalong Bay tours, feel free to contact us via our website. Share it if it is useful to you. Have a great trip!