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Orchid Trendy Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
Lot 32, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 
9.3Excellent - 59 reviews

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Orchid Trendy Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights

Lot 32, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 
9.3Excellent - 59 reviews
Launched in 2017
20 Cabins
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island
Cruise-Lines: Orchid Trendy Cruise
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Private Balcony
  • Wooden Games
Why choose Orchid Trendy Cruise?
  • An interesting route to the famous attractions of Lan Ha Bay

  • Large 4-season swimming pool in 15m2

  • Exceptional services and attentive staff

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Suite Best Seller

Deluxe Suite

2 pax
28.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Premium Deluxe

Premium Deluxe

2 pax
28.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Exclusive Suite

Exclusive Suite

2 pax
45.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Family Deluxe

Family Deluxe

4 pax
56.0 m2
Double & Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Premium Family Deluxe

Premium Family Deluxe

4 pax
56.0 m2
Double & Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Air-conditioned luxury cabin
  • Welcome cocktail, cold handkerchief, a basket of fresh fruit, fresh flowers, two bottles of mineral water in each cabin
  • English speaking guide on boat
  • All meals aboard mentioned in the itineraries (02 lunches, 01 dinners, 01 breakfast)
  • Kayaking, Cooking classes, Tai Chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (weather permitting), Fishfishing, Cinema, Squid fishing, Musical entertainment
  • Entrance fees
  • VAT.
Price Excludes
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Airline tickets, private car transfers and hotels
  • Massage services
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • All other services not mentioned clearly above
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

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
  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults on mattress.
  • Children from 05 - 11: Stay with parent 75% adult rate. Not Apply for Family Terrace Suite & Family Premium Terrace Suite
  • Children under 05: Stay with parent FOC
  • Only one (01) child under 4 years old sharing room with two (02) adults is allowed for FOC per cabin

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Trung Trang Cave - Tra Bau Area
Day 2: Cat Ba Island - Viet Hai Village - Ba Trai Dao
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Ao Ech Area - Hanoi
Last update 09:49 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024
  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Please provide us with your passport details at least 01 week before the date of the cruise.
  • If you have a specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, without seafood, etc.), do not hesitate to let us know so that we can best meet your requests.

About Orchid Trendy Cruise

Launched by the Pelican Group and known as Azalea Cruise, Orchid Trendy is a new name but a much better-upgraded version of a top-trend boat before 2020 which offers a distinct cruising experience through Lan Ha Bay. It is promised that the cruise will bring tourists an unforgettable holiday with a 5-star experience at reasonable prices.

 

Facilities & Deck Plan

Orchid Trendy has 02 main decks, one basement, and a sundeck as the public area.

The first deck: All 12 deluxe cabins and connecting rooms are arranged next to the reception and spa. Each cabin overlooks the bay with private balconies.

The second deck: 06 premium deluxe cabins, including 04 of them, can be connected to create 02 family cabins with separate bathrooms. The remaining 02 exclusive cabins are on the back of the vessel; a restaurant and swimming pool area are on the front with easy access.

The sundeck: The relaxing luxurious space is used mainly for sunbathing and letting your hair down, but on special occasions, the deck can be redecorated to host events on request.

Orchid Trendy Deck Plans

Orchid Trendy Deck Plans

Sundeck

Extremely large and airy with a magnificent panoramic view of Lan Ha Bay - an ideal place to sunbathe without worrying about running out of sunbeds, practice Tai Chi in the early morning, and gather to enjoy onboard services.

Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi

It can be a big pool or jacuzzi based on guests' request with warm water - a more relaxed choice for tourists who want a safer swimming experience or only need to soak in the water.

Restaurant

Featuring Indochina-themed decorations and a view of the pool, the boat has approved and praised chefs who will serve travelers scrumptious Vietnamese meals.

Bar

A small bar is located on the sundeck to serve basic drinks and cocktails, mostly for chilling in the late afternoon and at night.

Unique table set in restaurant

Unique table set in Orchid restaurant

Service & Activities

On the 2-day-1-night, you will follow the route throughout Lan Ha Bay: Gia Luan - Trung Trang Cave - Tra Bau. The next day will start with heading to the Ao Ech area for more activities before returning to the quayside in the South of the bay, where visitors disembark.

Taking the 3-day-2-night, you will have more time on the second day to visit and explore Viet Hai Village with interesting excursions like biking and swimming before continuing the mentioned itinerary.

Kayaking

Orchid Trendy allows tourists to try kayaking in the less touristic Ao Ech area on the 2nd day of the 2d1n itinerary or the 3rd day of the 3d2n itinerary.

Kayaking on Lan Ha Bay

Kayaking in Ao Ech area, Lan Ha Bay

Cycling

Only applied for a 3d2n itinerary with the 2nd day visiting Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba island - a chance to practice and the best way to enjoy light breezes and a fantastic view of Cat Ba.

Food & Drink

All meals on board are included, including welcome drinks, water in each cabin, and fresh fruit baskets. The cruise offers a culinary experience with a delicious Vietnamese taste and the freshest local ingredients, especially seafood.

  • The 2-day-1-night includes 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner, and 01 tea ceremony
  • The 3-day-2-night includes 02 breakfast, 01 lunch, 02 dinner, and 01 tea ceremony

Great culinary on Orchid Trendy

Enjoy great cuisine with Orchid Trendy

Except for boiled water, tea, coffee, juice, and milk in the buffet breakfast (may be changed due to each day's menu), other beverages will be ordered and served upon request and charged separately at the end of your trip.

Phoenix cocktail at Orchid Trendy's bar

Phoenix cocktail at Orchid Trendy's bar

Transportation

To travel with Orchid Trendy, every tourist must depart from Hanoi soon enough to arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor on time. Usually, you can choose to book the transfer with BestPrice or get to the port on your own. However, it is recommended that to avoid scams and have the best transfer experience, you should book with us to enjoy a 5-star shuttle service.

By BestPrice Travel’s luxury shuttle bus

The transfer transport will pick you up in the Hanoi Old Quarter at around 8.00 - 8.30 and take the highway to get to Tuan Chau Harbor before 11.30. After having check-in procedures, passengers will transfer to the cruise by speedboat.

Orchid luxury limousine from Hanoi

Orchid luxury limousine from Hanoi

On your own

Passengers who travel by themselves from Hanoi will need to show up at Tuan Chau Harbor before 11.30 for check-in procedures before transferring to the cruise at 12.00.

Orchid Cruises' waiting lounge at Tuan Chau Harbor

Waiting lounge at Lot. 26, Tuan Chau Harbor

Reviews

BestPrice's Reviews: 9/10

  • Inspection date: 19 & 20th, November, 2022
  • Cruise: Orchid Trendy 1
  • BestPrice Travel inspector: Minh Dao & Nhung Dang

After a 2d1n inspection trip, it is quite easy to see that Orchid Trendy is one of the best options for anyone who seeks a luxury cruise at affordable prices. Known as Azalea Cruise - a hot boat cruising through Lan Ha Bay before COVID, Orchid Trendy at present seems to be an almost perfect upgrade version of the glory Azalea in the past. It still keeps the elegance of the old boat but is also mixed up with some “trendy” factors as its new name.

 

Facilities & Amenities: 8.7/10

The boat is equipped fully as a 5-star accommodation standard with deluxe full amenities cabins, a swimming pool, and a gym. However, as a small boat, there are still some disadvantages.

Pros

  • Big outdoor swimming pool (also can be a jacuzzi) with warm water - a totally new facility to keep up with the trend of “boat-with-pool” on all 5-star cruises in the bay.
  • Smart design cabins make good use of cabin space (especially for Deluxe Suite and Premium Deluxe cabins) with no door to divide bedrooms and bathrooms, the blind rollers are used instead with the same effect as doors but take up less space.
  • Elegant decor with orchid paintings in every room - an impressive way of branding.
  • Extremely large sundeck with an alfresco bar, stunning panoramic view for the early morning Tai Chi class, and more than enough space for sunbathing.

Pros of highlight facilities

Cons

  • The water in the swimming pool does not warm enough on cold windy days.
  • Small cabins with narrow private balconies make it hard to move around there, even for thin people.
  • Tiny en-suite bathroom for Deluxe Suite and Premium Deluxe cabins with hard-using vintage showers.
  • French balcony in the restaurant prevents dinners from enjoying a full stunning view of Lan Ha Bay.

Facilities & Amenities cons

 

Foods & Drinks: 8/10

In fact, culinary is not a highlight of Orchid Trendy as there’s almost nothing impressive about the taste of foods and drinks here.

Pros

  • Asian cuisine strongly affects on-board foods in every meal - a good choice for anyone who is a fan of Asian food and wants to experience local Vietnamese taste.
  • Interesting performance in the middle of dinners with mysterious pineapple lanterns and traditional music, all performed by cruise staff
  • Must-try foods: Stir-fried Vegetables with Prawns, Deep-fried Crab Spring Rolls, and Vietnamese Coffee

Signature Vietnamese food

Cons

  • Western food is a strong weakness of the cruise, with fewer options and nothing special.
  • Compared with buffet lunches and delicate set menu dinners, breakfast is too simple with only a few options for food and drinks.
  • Except for Vietnamese Coffee, there’s nothing impressive with drinks on Orchid Trendy, especially cocktails at the sundeck bar.

Few options of Western dishes

 

Activities: 9/10

In general, Orchid Trendy’s itinerary is quite interesting with many activities that suit both elders and youngsters.

Pros

  • Swimming thrillingly with no beach but enjoying the clean and clear water right in the middle of the ocean (Tra Bau area).
  • Enjoyable Tai-chi class on the sundeck in the early morning with sunrise and cool breeze - many tourists skip this class to sleep late but it’s really good for health, especially for anyone who has pains in the shoulders and belly.
  • Joyful cooking class with the humorous cruise manager who directly instructs guests to make authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls - an exciting connecting people class from a wonderful instructor.

BestPrice's reviews on activities

Cons

  • Guests are not notified about the squid season for night squid fishing which causes a strong disappointment for anyone who joins this activity in summer when there’s almost no squid to fish.
  • Trung Trang Cave (on Cat Ba island) is taken out of the itinerary which makes the itinerary less interesting to anyone who expects to explore Cat Ba with a 2d1n cruise.

Limited activities

 

Service: 100/10

The service on Orchid Trendy is exceptional with an outstanding crew from cruise manager to normal staff. There is nothing to complain about the way this cruise delivers services to its customers. Everyone here is super nice, careful, and enthusiastic. There is no tour guide like other boats, but most of the employees here, especially the manager, are very knowledgeable when it comes to information about Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island.

In addition, the cruise crew cares about their guests. On the day the BestPrice Travel team inspected Orchid Trendy, this boat welcomed a couple on their honeymoon trip, and the cruise staff organized a surprise ceremony in the dinner to celebrate the newly-wed - what a touched, cared, and emotional activity that no one on the boat that night can forget.

 

Orchid Trendy on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 688
  • Excellent: 600/688 reviews

Compared to other cruise boats on the bay, Orchid Trendy seems to have fewer reviews. However, as the boat was renovated by Azalea Cruise, tourists should research more about this boat by its old name for more objective opinions.

Generally, Orchid Trendy on TripAdvisor is highly recommended for excellent services, with many compliments on the cruise staff and the food.

Orchid Trendy Tripadvisor Review

In contrast, there are still some complaints about the cruise, mostly about its facilities which are mixed between old and new ones, bad Wi-Fi, no Telephone in cabins, and boring activities.

However, as all terrible reviews are available only in the last year, from around July to October of 2022, it seems like most of the bad factors were fixed at the end of 2022 and the cruise has received excellent reviews continuously up until now (March 2023).

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 57 customer's reviews

9.3
Excellent
Traveler rating
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  • 8
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.3
  • Staff quality 9.4
  • Enter/act 9.2
9.5
Excellent - Ms.Ariela R
Australia Australia
04/06/2024
3d2n cruise in Ha Long Bay

Haley was extremely helpful in organising this trip. We took the three day, two night cruise, and it was well worth it to stay for two nights to fully experience everything. The food was superb.

9.6
Excellent - Donovan M
Australia Australia
24/05/2024
A smooth and hassle-free journey to Halong Bay

Jane provided excellent service, staying in touch regarding transfers to and from Halong Bay. The journey from Hanoi to Halong, and then to Ninh Binh, was seamless. I would highly recommend Jane and Best Price Travel.

Orchid Trendy
9.2
Excellent - Mr.Emilien Dugrand
Singapore Singapore
07/05/2024
Ha Long Bay - 3D 2N - Orchid Trendy Cruise

Our trip to Halong Bay was absolutely fantastic, and we owe a special thanks to Janet. Every aspect of the journey was flawlessly organized, from the seamless transit between Ninh Binh, Hanoi airport, and Ha Long Bay to the unforgettable cruise experience itself. Janet's unwavering support and guidance… More

9.2
Excellent - Ms.Aine Gell
Ireland Ireland
01/05/2024

I booked a Ha Long Bay cruise through Best Price Travel and they handled it wonderfully. My Uyen was extremely helpful when we needed to rearrange our day and responded quickly to any updates. Thank you My Uyen

8.8
Very good - Ms.Jennifer Melen
Philippines Philippines
15/04/2024

We had an incredible experience thanks to the exceptional hospitality and care provided by Ms. My Uyen. From the initial organization process in Australia to the conclusion of our Halong Bay trip and even beyond, she ensured that every detail was taken care of. The pricing offered by Best Price Travel… More

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Questions & Answers (17)

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08/07/2024

Hi, I am interested to book the 2D1N Orchid Trendy cruise in 24 Sep 24. Our flight arrive Cat Bi airport at 1015. Do you think we can get to the marina port on time for boarding? Or should we fly day before? I’m travelling with 2 kids, aged 13 & 11. Does deluxe cabin able to fit 3 beds? I preferred 1 double/2 single beds or 3 singles.

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09/07/2024
@Rita:

Yes if you take private car you can get pier on time.

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11/05/2024

Hey may I ask if we can be dropped off at catba island after the cruise ends ??

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13/05/2024
@Kuhan Raj:

Hi! Unfortunately, we can't do that. The cruise has fixed itinerary.

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07/04/2024

Hi, Can a 2 year old go on kayaks with a parent? And also any other water activity with a parent?

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08/04/2024

Hi! No, as there's no life jacket can fit with 2 years old kids, it's too dangerous to take children at that age to kayak. There's a pool on board, you can bring along safety equipment for your baby and enjoy the pool together. 

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25/03/2024

I am looking to book the Orchid Trendy boat for 28 October 2024. Please could you let me know if I can add transport on at a later date if needed? We are travelling with some friends who have booked through the UK so we may be able to combine with them.

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25/03/2024
@Gill Chalk:

Yes you can add the transfer later close to your travel date.

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04/02/2024

Does your 1 night 2 day cruise stop at the dark and bright caves. It’s not clearly stated in the itinerary Thanks

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05/02/2024
@Nicole H:

Hi! The itinerary for cruise is changed few times per year. At present, Orchid Trendy itinerary isn't included Dark & Bright caves.

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