Starlight Cruise Halong Bay

Vinashin Harbor, Halong City, Vietnam
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Starlight Cruise - Queen of the Bay

The Halong Starlight Cruise is proud to be one of the new luxury cruises on Halong Bay. The cruise provides 32 cabins with five stars standard facilities that include large and comfort bedrooms, luxury restaurant, stylish bar and offers many other leisure amenities such as dry sauna, jacuzzi, body massages, beauty treatments and specially a mini golf course. Taking a nice rest in the bay of Wonders, relaxing on the crystal blue ocean and charming white sand beaches, you will soon forget all the pressure and enjoy your journey to its fullness.

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2012
Numer of Cabins: 32
Cruise Type: Metal Boat
Operated by: Oriental Sails

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin

22.0 m2
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Executive Cabin

22.0 m2
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Suite Balcony

50.0 m2
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Price Includes

  • Entrance fees, taxes and service charge
  • Bamboo Rowing Boat trip in Luon Cave
  • English speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower, mini bar
  • Exclusive cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome drink
  • 01 Cooking class
  • Snacks in happy hour
  • Meals on-board
  • Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Private dinner (in cabin, on sundeck, in wine cellar, etc.) with service charge of 10$/pax)

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 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 5 years old: F.O.C.(Baby cot on request: Free).
  • Child 5 - 11 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same cabin with 2 adults

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Village - Cong Do Area
08:00 – 08:30: Pick up at hotel from Hanoi, transfer to Halong Bay City by shuttle bus or private car (book transfer in next step).

12:00: Arrive at harbor in Halong, transfer by tender boat. Embark Starlight Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin. Then, have lunch while cruising into the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay.

In the afternoon, take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village - one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.

Return to Starlight Cruise, cruise to Cong Do Area and set anchor. Enjoy the sunset, relax with Jacuzzi, try mini-golf on the top deck or take part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef. Happy hour with finger food is served.

19:00 – 21:00: Dinner is served. Private dinner is available on request.

After dinner, spend free time to relax in your cabin, join squid fishing with the crew, sing karaoke or just laze around.

Overnight on board in the Cong Do Area.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Starlight Cruise
Day 2 Day 2: Bai Tu Long - Thien Canh Son Cave - Halong - Hanoi
Start a new day with amazing dawn on the legendary Gulf of Tonkin. Refresh your body and soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck. Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while continue cruising in the magical bay.

In the morning, explore the wild and mysterious Thien Canh Son Cave.

Return to Starlight Cruise, freshen up and check out your cabin. Enjoy brunch while cruising toward Hon Gai harbor.

On arrival, disembark. Drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 16:00, drop off at hotel. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • 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.


  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Boutique shop
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily departure, pick up available at Clients’ hotels in the Old Quarter
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Guide: English speaking guide

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Dinner in Cave
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Wooden games

Activities on Request

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

26 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Starlight Cruise



Based on 26 reviews

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Ms.Sara Klucking

Vientiane, Laos

17 April, 2017

Thanks Mario! The cruise is going great. I appreciate your recommendation and assistance.




11 December, 2016

Contratamos un tour por la Bahía de Halong por 3 días y 2 noches. Pagamos un porcentaje por adelantado y el resto 1 día antes del zarpe directamente a la agente en nuestro hotel. Recomiendo 100% esta agencia. Cumplió cabalmente con lo prometido. Destaco la excelente atención de la agente, Nora… More


Mr.Haytham Alzeini


9 October, 2016

The rest of the is absolutely stunning. We enjoyed out trip very much. We would recommend you to our friends in case any of them ask about Vietnam.

Although they asked if anyone is vegetarian, they did not expect halal food requirement. I must say, they tried their best to provide alternatives. But it would be better if they were prepared for such requirement.


Ms.Mai Iwamoto

Tokyo, Japan

28 June, 2016

The highlight of this tour was the service of staffs on the cruise. They were very nice, friendly and dependable, especially the managers of each day.

Some staff need more skill for English. In addition, the room and facility looked old a little bit although they supposed to be new one in cruises of the bay.


Mr.Kenneth Aguilar Rojas

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

4 April, 2016

Food was great, cabin very comfortable, overall a great experience

Second day activities were a little in a rush, not a lot of time to leave cabin after getting back from Fishing Village


Ms.Taraly Scott

Oceanside, United States

8 April, 2015

Overall, everything was 10+ on rating. The only thing I would recommend attention on is the beds need replaced and the exterior of the boat needs a little paint. But honestly the service and meals made up for everything, they were perfect!!! We had the best experience, words cannot express the fun we… More


Ms.Lori Hintermeister

Elora Ontario, Canada

10 February, 2015

If we were to rate our Starlight Cruise all categories would be scored 10. It was absolutely super. Our trip ran smoothly from our pick up at the hotel to our fabulous cruise. The staff were very accommodating on the cruise and provided us with excellent vegetarian meals as requested.


Mr.Sean Boileau

Toronto, Canada

10 February, 2015

We enjoyed the cruise very much - everyone went out of their way to provide outstanding service!


Mr.Iain Welsh

Singapore, Singapore

26 December, 2014

Very well planned cruise

Only issue was not enough hot water for Jacuzzi or even bath. Also the room A/C did not heat.


Ms.Sandra Sinke

Rostock, Germany

19 November, 2014

we had a really nice and pleasant stay at the starlight cruise

nothing to complain beside the guide of the second day was a bit unfriendly.

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