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“We just had the most perfect three day/two night cruise on the Starlight and are delighted we chose this trip. The staff were wonderful, the food was exquisite, the accommodation was clean and spacious and the activities were well planned and well managed. We are absolutely delighted! ”
This five-star cruise features 32 spacious cabins with at least 22m2/each and becomes the most enjoyable way for those who wish to explore Halong Bay in grand style. With Starlight, cruising on the World Heritage Site is more than just a touring experience that we offer - it's a passion that we are delighted to share with you.
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay (L/D)
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.
13:00 – 15:30 Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay.
15:30 – 16:30 Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay
16:30 – 17:00 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: Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
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.
What to take:
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, extra film, bottled water, swimming gear, insect repellents, original passports, credit card and cash.
Cancellation by Customer
Cancellation policy due to bad Weather
All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
In those cases, following policies will be applied: