Starlight Cruise

Launched in April 2013, elegant ship Starlight combines all the benefits of a picturesque cruise, with the wonder and excitement of a mythical location, rich in heritage and tradition.
Destinations: Halong Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay - the outstanding voyage
Departure date: Flexible Travel Dates
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With an area of 600 m2 per deck (57.5m x 10.5 m, 4 decks), Starlight has more space than many of the cruise ships on Halong Bay. With 30 luxury Cruise cabins and 2 suites, Starlight has all the amenities of a fine hotel—2 restaurants and bars serving fine cuisine and drinks, and a wine cellar stocked with a variety of international wines. There is also a massage parlour, recreation area and a spacious sundeck.

The Starlight Cruise has 32 luxury cabins:

Deluxe Cabins:

Each of the 12 spacious deluxe cabin on Starlight Cruise, wood-paneled cabins has been luxuriously designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. The beautifully presented furnishings in each 22 sq.m cabin are influenced by traditional Vietnamese culture and comprise a collection of authentic, handmade art from different regions throughout VietnamAll the rooms onboard Starlight Cruise have been tastefully designed with shiny wooden floor and ornaments and furnished for the utmost comfort throughout the cruise.

Executive Cabins:

Located on second deck of our cruise, Executive cabin offers the view from the window inside cabin to get the view of the bay’s landscapes. With 18 cabins total, we bring travelers the best view of the natural landscapes with the area of 22 square meters for setting your exotic throughout the bay.The cabin features all the amenities as a luxury hotel with a large bed, a cozy sitting area with many other amenities. The cabin offers a mattress for family maximum 3 people.

Terrace Suites:

It is great to get the feelings of calm and luxury in Suite cabin with balcony. Situated on third deck and also the largest cabin on cruise, Suite cabin with 55 square meters offer a very comfortable bed and cabin with furniture of a large bathroom equipped with Jacuzzi plus a large window for having the oceanic views while you are relaxing.

 

Room Features

Non smoking rooms | Air conditioning

Free Toiletries | Desk Slippers | Hair dryer | Bath Towels

Ensuite Bathroom | Private Toilet | Complimentary mineral water

Magazines | Life jacket |Fire Extinguisher | Emergency Hammer

Wine bottle | Fresh fruit

 

Services

Luxurious Cabins

Central Air-Conditioning

En-suite Bathroom

Private Balconies

Dining Room and Bar

Conference Equipment

Cruise Program

Entertainment

Spa – Jacuzzi

Day 1: Hanoi - Cruise Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay

08:00: 08:30: Leave Hanoi for Halong City. Check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The Oriental Sails Lounge in Hong Gai Tourist Wharf.

12:30 – 13:00 : Embark Starlight Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

13:15 – 16:00: Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay.

16:00 – 17:00: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the most beautiful cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

17:00 – 17:30: Return to Starlight Cruise, cruising to Cong Do Area, enjoy the sunset and relaxing with Jacuzzi.

17:30 – 19:00: 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.

21:00 – 22:00: Join squid fishing with the crew, sing karaoke or just laze around, relax in your cabin. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

 

Day 2: Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi

06:30 – 7:00 Welcome a new day with amazing dawn on the Legendary Gulf of Tonkin. Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.

07:00 – 08:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Vung Vieng fishing village.

08:00 – 09:00 You are free to choose one of the below options:

Option 1: Fishing village visit

Those are interested in local daily life: 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.

Option 2: Beach and kayaking

For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.

09:00 – 09:30 Return to Starlight Cruise for freshening up and checking out your cabin. Starlight Cruise weighs the anchor to continue roaming around the picturesque route toward Hon Gai harbor.

09:30 – 12:00: Have early lunch.

12:00: Disembark. Cruise ends. then take drive back to Hanoi

16:30 Arrive Hanoi

Tour Information

Type of Cabin

 

From 01 Oct 2016 to 30 Apr 2017

Peak Season

From 01 May 2017 to 30 Sep 2017

Summer Promotion

Rate for 1 person

(Double/Twin Shared)

Single Supplement

Rate for 1 person

(Double/Twin Shared)

Single Supplement

Deluxe

(12 cabins)

US$ 210 US$ 265 US$ 190 US$ 245

Executive

(18 cabins)

US$ 230 US$ 285 US$ 210 US$ 265

Suite

(2 cabins)

US$ 250 US$ 315 US$ 220 US$ 285

 

SERVICE INCLUSIONS:

  • Shuttle bus transfer (Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi) US$ 20/pax/way
  • Entrance fees, Taxes and Service Charge
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower, mini bar
  • Exclusive Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Vietnamese Seafood Lunch and Dinner, International Brunch Buffet
  • Kayaking
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board
  • All tax & bank fee

SERVICE EXCLUSIONS:

  • Snorkel Equipment (subject to availability)
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Halong luxury cruise

08:00: 08:30: Leave Hanoi for Halong City. Check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The Oriental Sails Lounge in Hong Gai Tourist Wharf.

12:30 – 13:00 : Embark Starlight Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

13:15 – 16:00: Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay.

16:00 – 17:00: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the most beautiful cave in Bai Tu Long Bay

17:00 – 17:30: Return to Starlight Cruise, Cruising to Cong Do Area, enjoy the sunset and relaxing with Jacuzzi.

17:30 – 19:00: 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.

21:00 – 22:00: Join squid fishing with the crew, sing karaoke or just laze around, relax in your cabin. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area.

 

Day 2: Discovery Every Corner of Lan Ha Bay – Full-day kayaking & relaxing

06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi on sundeck.

07:00 – 08:00 Have breakfast at sunrise

08:30 – 10:30 Picked up by day boat and cruise forward Lan Ha Bay.

10:30 – 12:00 Kayaking at Dark and Light Cave.

12:00- 13:00 Have lunch.

13:00 – 15:00 Cruise to Three Peaches Beach, relaxing, kayaking and swimming

15:00 – 17:30 Return to mother boat and overnight at Cong Do Area

 

Day 3: More Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi

06:30 – 7:00 Welcome a new day with amazing dawn on the Legendary Gulf of Tonkin. Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.

07:00 – 08:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Vung Vieng fishing village.

08:00 – 09:00 You are free to choose one of the below options:

Option 1: Fishing village visit

Those are interested in local daily life: 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.

Option 2: Beach and kayaking

For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.

09:00 – 09:30 Return to Starlight Cruise for freshening up and checking out your cabin. Starlight Cruise weighs the anchor to continue roaming around the picturesque route toward Hon Gai harbor.

09:30 – 12:00: Have early lunch.

12:00: Disembark. Cruise ends. then take drive back to Hanoi

16:30 Arrive Hanoi

Tour Information

Type of Cabin

 

From 01 Oct 2016 to 30 Apr 2017

Peak Season

From 01 May 2017 to 30 Sep 2017

Summer Promotion

Rate for 1 person

(Double/Twin Shared)

Single Supplement

Rate for 1 person

(Double/Twin Shared)

Single Supplement

Deluxe

(12 cabins)

US$ 350 US$ 500 US$ 320 US$ 470

Executive

(18 cabins)

US$ 390 US$ 540 US$ 360 US$ 510

Suite

(2 cabins)

US$ 430 US$ 600 US$ 400 US$ 570

SERVICE INCLUSIONS:

  • Shuttle bus transfer (Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi) US$ 20/pax/way
  • Entrance fees, Taxes and Service Charge
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower, mini bar
  • Exclusive Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Vietnamese Seafood Lunch and Dinner, International Brunch Buffet
  • Kayaking
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board
  • All tax & bank fee

SERVICE EXCLUSIONS:

  • Snorkel Equipment (subject to availability)
  • Compulsory surcharge for Rock-Climbing US$ 100/pax
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Children from 01 to 05 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Ages of children are counted based on year of birth.

*** Opposite rooms, side-by-side rooms, extra mattresses (maximum 01 mattress/ 01 room) are available on request. 

ATTENTION:

  • What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash
  • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
  • Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration
  • Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure
  • The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
  • Promotion might be applied, inclusions and exclusions might be changed – you will be informed of changes upon booking.
  • For safety reasons, these below passengers are not highly recommended to do overnight cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay:

- Person with disability: physical or sensory

- Person who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…

- Person who is older than 80 

- Person who is overweight (>120kg)

NOTES:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Wifi is available onboard for free of charge in the terrace deck. However, interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.
  • For safety reasons, it is not recommended for the following visitors to cruise overnight in Halong Bay: any person with a disability: physical or sensory, or who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy and so forth.