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Oriental Sails Halong Bay
Halong International Cruise Port – No 9 Halong, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh City
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Oriental Sails Halong Bay

Halong International Cruise Port – No 9 Halong, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh City
9.2Excellent - 135 reviews
Launched in 2009
18 Cabins
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
Oriental Sails
Styles: Budget Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Oriental Sails

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Live Music
  • Restaurant
Why choose Oriental Sails?
  • Triple room (3 single beds) available

  • Wooden boat with traditional style

  • Spacious restaurant with beautiful view

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin

2 pax
12.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation on board (twin/ double basis)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tai Chi exercise
  • Entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, fresh fruit
  • Complimentary: a bottle water/ person in bus and in room
Price Excludes
  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi by Shuttle bus (book in next step)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as drinks from the Bar,
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Barbecue on beach
  • The children under 6 years old have to pay compulsory service charge and insurance: 5 USD/kid
  • Surcharge for Christmas 24/12, New Year 31/12, Lunar New Year’s Eve
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
  • Child under 6 years old: F.O.C.(Baby cot on request: Free).
  • Child 6 - 11 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same cabin with 2 adults
  • The children under 6 years old have to pay compulsory service charge and insurance:
  • 5 USD/kid/2 days trip
  • 10 USD/kid/3 days trip

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island
Day 2: Luon Cave - Halong International Port - Hanoi
Last update 15:36 Tuesday 28 Nov 2023

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Oriental Sails

A part of the esteemed Oriental Sails Group, Oriental Sails Halong Bay is a distinguished 3-star wooden vessel, originating from 2009. Showcasing an embodiment of traditional Vietnamese aesthetics, our budget-friendly boats boast opulent interiors and comprehensive amenities, complemented by impeccable services.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Oriental Sails have three cruises with the same decorations and facilities arrangement. All Oriental Budget Sails have three decks: lower, upper, and sundeck. Most cabins are concentrated here on the lower deck and include a kitchen area. The other cabins, bar and restaurant are arranged on the upper floor. The sundeck or the rooftop is the most favourite space of Oriental budget cruise where guests can sunbathe, sightsee, or just enjoy tasty cocktails among stunning Halong Bay. 

  • Restaurant and Bar: Freshly caught, flavorful local seafood and other delicacies are served at the Oriental Sails restaurant. The restaurant's atmosphere, welcoming staff, quiet water, X-breeze, and breathtaking views of the area's many islands all contribute to a wonderful dining experience.
  • Sundeck: Located on the rooftop with the opening space for guests to enjoy the nature of Halong. You can taste some drinks onboard while sightseeing the sunset with your fellows from Oriental’s sundeck view. 

Golden Bar with friendly cruise's bartender

Golden Bar with friendly cruise's bartender

Service & Activities

Your attraction will be changed according to your program. Day 1 and Day 2 (2-day program)/Day 3(3-day program), the Halong Budget Cruise sails from Halong International Port to discover Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave and Titop Island. Besides, you will have a chance to explore Trinh Nu Cave, Pearl Farm, and Soi Sim on the second day of the 3-day-2-night itinerary. 

  • Exploring caves: Explore the stunning in-mountain caves and find the hidden secret of Halong Bay.
  • Kayaking:  Pad a kayak or a bamboo boat with a local guide through peaceful lagoons.

Oriental Sails Cruise Caving

 

  • Joining Tai chi lesson: Welcome fresh dawn on the bay with healthy Taichi exercise on this budget cruise.
  • Swimming: Swim in the middle of nowhere in the warm fresh waters.
  • Climbing on islands: Climb stiff rocks rising out of breathtaking Halong Bay.
  • Sunbathing: Sunbathe on the pampered deck of this junk boat cruise.

Oriental Sails Cruise Kayaking

Food & Drink

Oriental Sails provide Vietnam seafood dishes in meals during the voyage. 

In a 2-day schedule, you can enjoy 3 meals onboard: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner. On the other hand, the 3-day schedule supports you with 6 meals. The time to taste meals is 7-8 o’clock for breakfast, 13-14 o’clock for lunch, and 19-20 o’clock for dinner. 

Moreover, you can enjoy all beverages on the junk boat cruise every time you want with a surcharge based on the bar menu. Each cabin is served 2 bottled water per day and complimentary drinks on your first day when you check in Oriental Sails. 

Special Cuisine

Special Cuisine with colorful attraction

Transportation

Oriental Sails offers Shuttle bus service. The bus departs daily at 8:00 - 8:30 from Hanoi center. The average bus ride duration is 3.5 hours per way, including a rest at the stop-over. Then you will be brought to the port’s location at Halong International Cruise Port – No 9 Halong, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh City.

A private car is also ordered upon your request. If you transfer to Halong Bay on your own, please meet your guide and embark on Orientals Budget Cruise before noon.

Reviews

BestPrice’s Reviews

Cruise: 8.5/10

(+) Pros 

  • This wooden trash is embellished with several wooden pieces in a traditional manner. 
  • Visitors may still find plenty of contemporary amenities and comfortable quarters aboard the ship.

(-) Cons

  • The ship needs extensive repairs. The façade and interior are both outdated and exhibit regular indications of wear and tear.

 

Cabin: 8.9/10

(+) Pros

  • The ship's 18 medium-sized staterooms each have a nice hardwood interior. 
  • Families and small expedition groups will benefit most from the ground-floor location of the majority of the flats. 
  • On the twin or double bed with plush bedding, travelers may unwind after a long day and make use of a number of high-quality in-room amenities.

(-) Cons

  • The exhaust of the bathroom is a bit poor and the wifi cannot be caught in the room.

 

Facilities and Services: 8.7/10

(+) Pros

  • With simple facilities and respectable services, the lodging guarantees a peaceful stay. 
  • It features a dining room and bar, a sundeck where people may relax and host parties, as well as a shared sitting space. 
  • The business center and conference spaces on the ship are also available to business passengers.

(-) Cons

  • Staff speaks English not well enough.

 

Food and Beverage: 9.3/10

(+) Pros

  • In an attractive atmosphere, visitors are exposed to some of the best local seafood, Vietnamese cuisine, and worldwide delicacies during their dining experience.

(-) Cons

  • There aren't any alternatives for beverages during the meal, though.
  • Instead of only fruits, they should offered traditional Vietnamese desserts like che.

 

Itineraries and Activities: 8.9/10

(+) Pros

  • The cruise first docks in the fishing town of Vung Vieng, where visitors may explore in a kayak or a bamboo boat. 
  • The next stop is Tra San, a great location for kayaking and bird viewing. 
  • Last but not least, visitors will find Thien Canh Son cave, the most well-known cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

(-) Cons

  • There was no time to truly unwind since the timetable was so hurried.

FAQs

Hanoi Old Quarter is the constant meeting point. If you want to be picked up or dropped off at the airport, we can support you by booking a private car at an adorable price for you.

You just need to bring your passport and confirmation from BestPrice to check-in.

Swimming is not allow in Bai Tu Long Bay. However, you can enjoy other interesting activities such as kayaking around villages, discovering wonderful caves, or trying Vietnamese cooking class....

A cabin can contain 2 adults and 1 child below the age of 6. If you want to have a great time with your family in a bigger room, you should choose Oriental Sails II which contains one room with three different beds accommodating up to three passengers and be suitable for a family.

No, You need to pay a surcharge for beverages on the cruise.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 133 customer's reviews

9.2
Excellent
Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.2
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.1
  • Staff quality 9.3
  • Enter/act 9
8.1
Very good - Kerrie Sh
19/02/2024
Two-day one-night cruise

We had a terrific experience on the oriental sails. The accommodations, which overlooked the sea, were very clean and comfortable. They took care of the vegetarians by providing the best vegetarian food available. Tery, our guide, was highly informed and guaranteed everyone's comfort on the boat. He… More

8.2
Very good - Liane F
29/01/2024
Very wonderful

My wife and I stayed for one night and two days. The cabin was spacious. Good-sized shower/toilet room. The food was fantastic. Excellent service as well. The travels were well-timed. Drinks were more pricey than what we were used to spending.

8.0
Very good - Willow
11/01/2024
Fun but not very remarkable

The cruise does not follow the same schedule as the program. The second day, we returned to the boat around 3:30 p.m. with nothing else to do. We are the only boat without a kayak at the three beaches, so we cannot go there (it is too cold for swimming), and we only kayaked for less than an hour in the morning. So disappointed!

9.7
Excellent - Kim H
03/01/2024
Majestic Trip to Halong Bay

The two-day, one-night Halong Bay cruise was incredible. I like all of the cuisine offered on board. The Chef on Oriental Sail is great in my opinion. The crew on board is kind. Although the ship is a little ancient, we found it rather pleasant. The two excursions included in the package tour are fantastic.… More

9.0
Excellent - Asami
29/12/2023
Halong's Old Lady

This one is suitable if saving money is your primary goal; it is an aging boat with minimal room. The meal was nice, but it was a set menu with limited quantities. The personnel was kind, but it appeared that their primary goal was to sell you liquor.

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Questions & Answers (5)

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06/09/2023

Hi, I'm very interested to book for my family of 5, we have 3 kids age 14, 11 and 9. Is there any room for 5 on 2nd Apr 2024? Any chance you are able to give us free private transfer one way from Hanoi to Halong Port? This would then mean the cruise is within our budget.

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06/09/2023
@Marina Roseph:

The room on Oriental Sail is quiet small so that if you will need 2 cabin. If you want a bigger room or connect room, you should change to Sena Cruise but the price would be more expensive. For private transfer, you can book for 16 seats van with the same price you book for bus transfer

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19/05/2023

Hello! Is it possible to meet the cruise directly at the Ha Long International Cruise Port instead of at Hanoi? And if yes, what time is it?

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20/05/2023
@Edison Koh:

Yes you can. The time for check in start from 11:00 am so you should ready at the port at that time

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26/11/2022

What are the drink prices on board. Water, coffee. Softdrinks and beers, please

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28/11/2022
@Kevin Brownridge:

Water is available 1 bottle free in room. Soft drink and local bear is about 3-5 USD/lon, cocktail is about 7 USD. Wine depend on type.

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19/11/2022

Is it possible to take a suitcase (25 kg) on board or do I need to leave it in the hotel?

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19/11/2022
@Anna Otto:

You should leave it at hotel cause it too hard to move around.

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12/09/2022

Does Oriental Sails Cruise have a restaurant on board?

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12/09/2022
@Ms Monica:

Yes of course.

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