Starlight Cruise is the latest member of reputable cruise Halong Bay crew own by Oriental Sails Company. Mr. Hai Phong and his partner Mr. Bui Chi decided to realize their dream of a super luxury cruise, which features their bold ideas about a premier cruise on Halong Bay.
After a long time in ship building workshop, finally, in July 2013 the spiritual son of the two cruise lovers – Starlight Cruise Halong was launched into service and from that day, international and Vietnamese travelers had another choice for luxury experience on Halong Bay. Over the time of development, Starlight Cruise is a popular luxury brand name for any looking for a sumptuous odyssey.
Our priority in design our cruise on Halong Bay has always been to maximize the enjoyment, convenience and comfort for our guests. The ship’s exquisitely decorated 32 spacious staterooms feature all the amenities of a fine hotel, with a large bed, a cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe slippers, hairdryer and in-house television.
Starlight Cruise is truly a remarkable Halong luxury cruise ship as she has many superior and luxury features that a cruise on Halong Bay is able to offer. She is the symbol of an elegant but unique cruise among Halong Bay luxury cruises with new bold ideas to realize a world class standard accommodation on the water of Halong Bay.
Starlight luxury cruise ensures more spaces than any other cruise ship on Halong Bay as well as features chic decorated cabins and public areas. The ship’s 32 spacious staterooms feature all the high-end amenities of a five-star hotel of international standard.
The Halong luxury cruise is proud of the elegant-appointed public areas include a restaurant, two lounges, a library, a gift shop, a spa and a wine cellar. The expansive Sundeck is a haven for relaxation; where passengers mingle into unforgettable Halong Bay scenery on comfortable longer chairs while enjoying a cool drink served from the Uranus Bar. The concept of Starlight Cruise is distinguished from others with the definition of ultimate luxury. We believe that “luxury” should and must be built from every single aspect of a cruise trip, from modern facilities, professional and delightful hospitality onboard, exquisite cuisine, delicate dinning services, exciting excursions and entertaining, etc. Among which, caring, helpful and friendly staffs are the ambassadors of the luxury.
On Starlight Cruise, great service is more than just fulfilling your travel needs. It’s the genuine smile that greets you each day and the security of your expertise. It is unprecedented warmth, care and consideration affording your pleasure from the first day on board to the end of your memorable holiday on the Halong Bay luxury cruise.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – 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.
13:15 – 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: 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.
– Entrance fees, taxes and service charge
– Kayaking or 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
– Cooking class 1time/trip
– Snacks in happy hour
– Meals on-board
– Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration
– Insurance on-board
– Transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by shuttle bus
– Personal expenses
– Private dinner (in cabin, on sundeck, in wine cellar, etc.) with service charge of 10$/pax
Note: It is an additional $60 (USD)/ night for single room on the boat.