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

Halong International Cruise Port – No 9 Halong, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh City
9.3Excellent - 56 reviews
Launched in 2012
32 Cabins
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
Oriental Sails
Cruise-Lines: Starlight Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Spa & Massage
  • Tai Chi
  • Cooking Class
  • Mini Golf
  • Wooden Games
Why choose Starlight Cruise?
  • Unique cruising route

  • Mini-golf course on top deck

  • Interesting activities

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin Most Recommended

Deluxe Cabin

2 pax
22.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Executive Cabin

Executive Cabin

2 pax
22.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Suite Balcony

Suite Balcony

2 pax
50.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Entrance fees, taxes and service charge
  • 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
  • 01 Cooking class
  • Snacks in happy hour
  • Meals on-board
  • Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration
Price Excludes
  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Private dinner (in cabin, on sundeck, in wine cellar, etc.) with service charge of 10$/pax)
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 5 years old: F.O.C.(Baby cot on request: Free).
  • Child 5 - 11 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same cabin with 2 adults

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong International Cruise Port - Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island
Day 2: Luon Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Last update 15:02 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Starlight Cruise

Experience the enchantment of Halong Bay with Starlight Cruise, a 4-star vessel from Oriental Sails Company since 2012. Inspired by a deep love for the sky and sea, owner Mr. Hai Phong created this mid-range cruise, offering 32 elegant cabins with deluxe amenities.

Indulge in spacious bedrooms, boat restaurants, stylish bars, plus leisure options like a jacuzzi, massages, and even a mini-golf course. A beacon of light for local fishermen at night, the modern design of Starlight Cruise extends to cabins, restaurants, sundecks, bars, and a gym, promising cherished memories for your Halong Bay journey.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Deck 1 and Deck 2 concentrates on 2 kinds of Suites and Cabins on Starlight Cruise including 12 Deluxe Cabins and spa rooms on the first floor and 18 Executive Cabins on the second floor.

Deck 3 just offers 2 Balcony Suites at the rear of the cruise. Another half of the front cruise is the area of restaurant, mini bar, wine cellar, and library.

The sundeck is the most unwinding place on the cruise where you can sightsee the whole of Halong Bay and admire the beauty of nature while enjoying some special drinks at the outdoor bar. 

Starlight Deck 1

Starlight Deck 1

Starlight Deck 2

Starlight Deck 2

Starlight Deck 3

Starlight Deck 3

Starlight Sundeck

Starlight Sundeck

By choosing Starlight Cruise, guests will experience high-class and wonderful services such as:

Mini golf course

The cruise owns a 4-hole mini golf course with a large area on the terrace of up to 350m2. This mini golf course allows you to comfortably relax with friends while playing golf.

Restaurant and bar

Equipped with mid-range leather furniture, and has spacious space, so you can enjoy delicious drinks right on the cruise.

Spa

After a day of sightseeing, you can relax with spa services on the cruise.

Gift counter

Coming to Starlight's gift counter, visitors will be able to choose many unique gifts about Ha Long Bay such as Hon Trong Mai, wind chimes, models, shirts, and other products from sea shells.

Green Golf On Sundeck

Mini golf course on sundeck

Service & Activities

Starting your voyage on Starlight Cruise at Hon Gai Port, you will sail through Halong Bay while tasting your first lunch. In the 2-day itinerary, the Starlight Cruise brings you to travel to Vung Vieng Village, Cong Do Area, and Thien Canh Son Cave. The 3-day itinerary has the same route on day 1 and day 3. Expanding more on day 2, you can pad a kayak around Tra San, and Vung Ha Island.

You will depart from Ha Long International Port, starting the journey to discover Sung Sot Cave, Ti Top Island, and Luon Cave. During the journey, Starlight Cruise will take you to experience exciting activities such as:

Kayaking/ Swimming

Kayak is one of the most interesting experiences together with taking a bamboo boat to freely explore the cave system. Guests will be provided with life jackets and diving goggles to swim in a calm sea, immerse themselves in the cool water, and admire the surrounding scenery.

Explore Sung Sot Cave

On the journey to discover Halong Bay, you can admire the unique beauty of Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves.

Explore Ti Top Island

Guests can trek to the top of the mountain in Ti Top Island to see Ha Long Bay from above or swim while the cruise stops at the island.

Join Cooking class

In the afternoon, you will watch the sunset while participating in a cooking class to learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes on the rooftop of the cruise.

In addition, staying on the Starlight cruise, you can also experience many high-class services such as 24-hour housekeeping, birthday party celebrations, honeymoon room decoration, and in-room breakfast.

Guests Interested In Kayaking

Enjoy kayaking in Lan Ha Bay

Food & Drink

Starlight Cruise serves 4 meals for a 2-day-1-night itinerary and 7 meals for a 3-day-2-night itinerary. To be more details, the 2-day program gets 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.

In comparison, the 3-day program offers 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners. Most dishes on Starlight are seafood and other signature fusion. Moreover, Starlight also provides special diets like vegan food, anti-lacto-egg food, or other allergic diets at your request. 

Special Cuisine Served On Board

Special Cuisine Served On Board

Reviews

BestPrice’s Reviews: 9.3/10

Cruise: 9.2/10

(+) Pros 

  • The Starlight Cruise is intended for individuals who value security, comfort, and elegance. 
  • The ship has a conventional design and has two shells. 
  • It includes spacious public areas with cutting-edge facilities so that visitors may have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

(-) Cons

  • Overall, the boat had a worn-out appearance.

 

Cabin: 9.3/10

(+) Pros

  • Visitors are drawn to Starlight Cabins' 32-roomy spaces because they meet top-notch standards. 
  • Each room on the deck has a tasteful décor and a fantastic view of the water. 
  • Each unit also comes with opulent in-room amenities and spa-like bathroom amenities.

 

Facilities and Services: 9.3/10

(+) Pros

  • Numerous 4-star amenities and attentive services are available here. 
  • The ship restaurant and lounge serve delicious meals and refreshing beverages. 
  • The large sundeck, however, is ideal for sunbathing and watching the sunset. 
  • In addition to a library, gift store, and wine cellar, Starlight Cruise offers a sauna and steam room.
  • Business travelers are welcome to use the business center and play some mini golf.

(-) Cons

  • The dining room's air conditioning wasn't on. 
  • The rigid frame felt a little excessive for a premium trip.

 

Food and Beverage: 9.5/10

(+) Pros

  • There are both indoor and outdoor dining spaces in the boat restaurant. 
  • Every hour of the day, delicious Vietnamese and Western dishes as well as BBQ are offered. 
  • The bar & lounge area offers complimentary beverages and small food in the meantime.

(-) Cons

  • The amount of food provided is enough but the taste is not too special.

 

Itineraries and Activities: 9.3/10

(+) Pros

  • Take daily excursions on the Starlight cruise to discover Bai Tu Long Bay's hidden beauty. 
  • Travelers can opt to kayak or use a bamboo boat to explore the area around the fishing town of Vung Vieng. 
  • The ferry then makes its way to Tra San and Vung Ha Island where kayakers may enjoy stunning marine views. 
  • The last attraction is the less frequented and clean Thien Canh Son cave.

(-) Cons

  • Schedule a lot of activities continually with no downtime

FAQs

Starlight cruise's price is in inclusive package: Luxury cabin, welcome drink, English speaking tour guide, all entrance tickets, activities: kayaking, cooking class, Tai-chi session. All meals on boards, insurance on boards, snacks at sunset party. 

Yes, it is included. 

Yes, you can. The extra bed fee price is changed depending on the type of cabin. Please select the type of room and check the rate

Starlight cruise serves a buffet for meals. 

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 54 customer's reviews

9.3
Excellent
Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.4
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.4
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.1
8.2
Very good - Ms.Zasha F
United States United States
29/05/2024
An absolute must-try!

Overall, a fantastic experience. The cabin is adequate in size and equipped with all necessary amenities. The food is delicious, and the restaurant is well-managed. The only drawback I can mention is that the wifi unstable and weak.

9.3
Excellent - Robert S
Venezuela Venezuela
28/03/2024
Best Halong Bay Cruise

The greatest boat cruise in Halong Bay. The suite accommodations are fantastic! 100% recommended. The guide was really lovely, the boat was quite relaxing, and the service was wonderful.

9.7
Excellent - Michelle C
South Africa South Africa
13/03/2024
It was a nice trip!

Thank you for a fantastic trip. From pick-up from the hotel on time until arriving at Halong Bay check-in at 12 p.m., the entire program ran smoothly. Mr. Tommy is a fantastic guide and supportive buddy. His positive attitude makes the vacation 100 times more memorable and valuable. Three cheers for the team! Great! Looking forward to our buddies having a good time with your company.

9.3
Excellent - William R
Poland Poland
19/02/2024
Best Halong Bay Cruise

The best boat cruise is in Halong Bay. The suite accommodations are fantastic! 100% recommended. The guide was really lovely, the boat was quite relaxing, and the service was wonderful.

9.3
Excellent - Agata B
Australia Australia
29/01/2024
High Recommend

Despite its age, the cruise ship's food was superior to that of other ships, and it was well-maintained. Despite the windy conditions and the erratic schedule, the activity content was excellent. Unfortunately, I was unable to practice Tai Chi in the morning owing to the incorrect timing. It would have… More

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Questions & Answers (2)

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07/12/2023

Hello, I am looking at booking a cruise for 31/3/2024 for 2 nights. I am after 1 double room and 1 twin room. When trying to check prices I am unable to choose two different rooms. Do I have to book them separately as well?

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07/12/2023

For same room category but different in Double/ Twin you can book in the same time, but if 2 differents cabin type, can not do it in the same time.

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10/08/2023

Hello. Are snorkeling gear included in your services? Can we also expect a coral viewing experience? Additionally, will there be food offered on the boat after 8.30 PM? We're bringing along 3 children, with 2 of them being 4 years old. I'm inquiring about these details to explore potential backup plans.

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10/08/2023
@Sena:

The gear is not include in our servies, and coral viewing you should go to Nha Trang, Phu Quoc is better

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