The L’Azalée Experience allows guests to do everything or nothing. Our activity-packed itineraries include everything from Tai Chi and cooking demonstrations to kayaking and learning how precious pearls are cultured. Or simply relax and watch the breath-taking scenery go by.

On-board activities


Tai Chi is known as an exercise which enhances health, releases stress and relaxes the mind and body. Taking part in short Tai Chi exercises on your L’Azalée Cruise’s sundeck while surrounded by Halong’s limestone karsts and fresh air is a special way to start a new day.


With instructions from trained and attentive tour guides on how to paddle and remain in a safe area, you can take your kayak and explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, visiting caves, hidden lagoons and floating villages along the way.


The ideal way to get a closer look at part of Halong’s culture. Guests will observe the lives of locals on a floating pearl farm village while contemplating the sparkling beauty of the pearls. During the visit, guests will learn the process of using pearls to make high-end jewelry, and see the initial step in this process first-hand, all while surrounded by stunning limestone karsts and the bay’s calm water.


A fun and useful way to learn about Vietnamese culture is by cooking Vietnamese cuisine. Join in the L’Azalée Cruise cooking class with your friends and savor dishes you make with your own hands. The class will also teach you how to decorate a dish with vegetables in order to create a beautiful presentation.

Off-board activities


Hotel or airport pick-up and return to Hanoi or Hai Phong can be arranged through us. For Hanoi to Halong Bay, allow three-and-a-half hours one-way, and 90 minutes for Hai Phong to Halong Bay one-way.

You can also choose to take off from Hanoi in a seaplane operated by Hai Au Aviation and take in the sweeping views of the bay en route


L’Azalée’s marina-based lounge is exclusively reserved for guests of our cruises. The lounge is designed to provide comfort and convenience both before and after your cruise adventure, offering speedy check-in and check-out along with complimentary welcome drinks and free WiFi.