Oriental Sails Cruise Halong Bay
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Oriental Sails Halong Bay

Vinashin Harbor, Halong City, Vietnam
8.7 Very good Based on 52 reviews

Oriental Sails - Cruise for a true oriental experience

Oriental Sails presents two cruises with 8 and 16 deluxe cabins, which are all designed with luxury interior, full amenities and equipped with high quality services. Cruising with Oriental Sails, you will not only enjoy the journey on board but also have unique chance to join the bay’s interesting activities such as kayaking, squid fishing, or visiting floating villages. Everyday, your morning will start with a Tai Chi lesson that will provide you a calm and free mind, together with a healthy and energetic body to start a good new day. Let’s join us on Oriental Sails for a true oriental cruising experience in Halong Bay.

Launched in: 2009
Number of cabin: 18
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat

Why choose Oriental Sails?

Let's explore Halong Bay with Oriental Sails that provides three cruises: 8, 11 and 18 cabins. Those 2-day and 3-day cruises into the legendary Halong Bay and a part of Bai Tu Long Bay brings you various activities that will provide a truly unique experience. It’s all terrific!

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin

12.0 m2
Double/Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Triple Deluxe

15.0 m2
Single
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Price Includes

  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tai Chi exercise
  • Internet on boat (Table computer with 3G connection)
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, fresh fruit
  • Complimentary: a bottle water/ person in bus and in room

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 8 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 8 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Child under 6 years old: F.O.C.(Baby cot on request: Free).
  • Child 6 - 11 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same cabin with 2 adults
  • The children under 6 years old have to pay compulsory service charge and insurance:
  • 5 USD/kid/2 day trip
  • 10 USD/kid/3 day trip

Cruise Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay
Day 2: Bai Tu Long - Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services & Facilities

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: daily departure at 8:00-8:30 am from Hanoi
  • Check-in: 12.00 PM
  • Check-out: 11.00 AM
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide

Activities on Board

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Traditional or modern live music

Customer Reviews

Very good

8.7

Based on 52 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    8.7
  • Food/Drink
    9
  • Cabin quality
    8.6
  • Staff quality
    9
  • Activity
    8.3
10.0

Ms.Christine Dittaro

Canada

10 January, 2018

"Very well organized"

My daughter and I were very pleased with your cruise. We spend two nights on your boat and there was enough activities to fill the days with enough down time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The staff, bus transportation and cruise was very well organized.

9.8

Mr. John Swioklo

Australia

21 December, 2017

"Everything was fantastic"

Just what we had expected
Would have been nicer not to have so many boats at the same anchor points at night eg have more mooring locations to separate the boats

9.6

Mr.Chris Kidd

sydney, Australia

22 November, 2017

"Excellent & Well done"

it was excellent, very well done.
You were great to deal with, provided a great service

10.0

Ms. Georgina Lowerson

Seymour, Australia

18 October, 2017

"Fantastic trip!"

Mum and I had a fantastic trip on the calypso cruiser. Everything was 10 out of 10. Can't say a bad word about the trip. Also thanks for meeting us at our hotel before we went. Very impressed with the service.

8.0

Ms. Julie Yarascavitch

Sydney, Australia

22 June, 2017

"Amazing food & nicely decorated"

There was always lots of amazing food that was very nicely decorated. The ship was very clean and appeared well maintained.

Besides Karoake and kayaking there really were no other activities. The tour leaders and staff were nice but there wasn't any official introductions to the crew. It would be nice to know their names and roles as well. I would recommend on arriving to the boat to have a safety briefing and introductions… More

8.1

Mr.Brandon Ho Jun En

Singapore

9 May, 2017

Service and food was great. Many thanks to our guide, Jackie. He, the Captain and the crew's energy and dedication were the highlight of our experience.

I feel that that there could have been more activities planned within the duration as there were some pockets of time with nothing much to be engaged in. Also, prior to the cruise, I did request that my payment would be in USD and I would like to receive my change in USD as well. However, the staff… More

9.8

Ms.Zoe Mayling

Verwood, United Kingdom

22 April, 2017

Thank you for a fabulous trip!! We really enjoyed it and the staff were great :)

8.6

Mr.John Stanley

Phoenix, United States

3 February, 2017

The trip was wonderful. Thanks for your help

10.0

Ms.Emma Louise Cowen

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

27 October, 2016

: An excellent way to spend a relaxing time on the cruise, especially the kayaking and caves. It was also peaceful to visit the Fishing village and seeing how the locals live. Also I was extremely suprised at how they really took cqare of the vegetarians like myself and they really went out of their way to cater for them. I felt I was treat like the queen.

9.0

Ms.Maya Arguelles

N/A, Philippines

24 October, 2016

Everything is very good, the staff especially the tour guide Jackie is very helpful and makes you feel at home.

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FAQs

Normally, the distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 170 km. Shuttle Bus takes you around 3.5 hours, included haft-hour for break time from Hanoi to Halong Bay. If you go by private car, it takes around 3 hours.

On the other hand, there is another route which only takes you about 2.5 hours for travelling to Halong Bay. You can hire a car or buy a ticket of a VIP bus to travel from Hanoi city centre to Halong Bay through the new Hanoi - Hai Phong highway, which shortens the distance between Hanoi - Halong to about more than 150km.

However, there will be a fee for the new highway which is about 6.5 USD/turn/car and that is the reason why the price for transportation through this new route is a little bit higher than the old one.

Activities you can take part in during within a Cruise program is: Movie Night, Board Games, visiting Floating village, go fishing, cooking class, kayaking or swimming, biking, climbing… It depends on each cruise and the length of Cruise program as 02 days or 03 days. Please see more details in cruise itineraries.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.
Halong Bay is a very suitable place for honeymoon, wedding anniversary or birthday vacation. Depend on your budget, you can join a sharing cruise or take a private cruise. But all our cruise partners have activities to celebrate for your special occasions such as decorating your bed with rose petals in a heart shape, giving chocolate or birthday cake...

The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

Step 1: Check Rates

Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click 'Check Rates' button, you will see the accommodation prices.

Once you selected an accommodation, click 'Book Nov' button to continue.

Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at 'Trip saving for booking together' section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

Step 2: Book Extra Services

This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

Tips: Don't forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It's a smart way to get more savings.

Step 3: Submit Booking

Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a 'Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

1. Check availability :

After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don't receive our response in one working day.

2. Deposit:

After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later - before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

Step 5: Final Payment

The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who're going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.