Victory Star Cruise Halong Bay
Halong International Cruise Port, No 09 Halong Road, Bai Chay, Halong City, Vietnam
9.0Excellent - 46 reviews

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Victory Star Cruise Halong Bay

Halong International Cruise Port, No 09 Halong Road, Bai Chay, Halong City, Vietnam
9.0Excellent - 46 reviews
Launched in 2009
32 Cabins
Bai Tho Junks
Cruise-Lines: Victory Star Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Spa & Massage
  • Private Balcony
  • Wooden Games
  • Restaurant
Why choose Victory Star Cruise?
  • The first junk boats in Halong Bay powered by biodiesel.

  • Traditional Vietnamese design while having high standards of construction.

  • Offer various kinds of service: bar, spa & massage, events, etc.

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Deluxe Balcony Best Value

Deluxe Balcony

2 pax
22.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
The Suite

The Suite

2 pax
28.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
President Suite

President Suite

2 pax
34.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • VAT
  • Complementary welcome drink
  • Complementary Sunset Cocktail party
  • Complementary 01 mineral water per person per night (in room)
  • Morning Tai Chi lesson
  • Cooking class
  • Halong Bay Cruise Itinerary
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • In-house English or Vietnamese-speaking tour guide
  • The cabins with A/C and en-suite bathroom
  • 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner + 1 Light Breakfast + International Brunch Buffet | 01 bữa trưa, 01 bữa tối, 01 bữa sáng
  • nhẹ và buffet quốc tế
  • Tea/coffee for breakfast
  • Sharing bamboo boat or kayaking in Luon cave
  • Insurance and service charges
Price Excludes
  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Spa and Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not mentioned 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
  • Child from 01-under 5 years old: sharing cabin with parents without bed will be free of charge, discount 50% for shuttle bus services
  • Child from 05-under 12 years old: sharing cabin with parents without bed will be charge as above, discount 50% for shuttle bus services,
  • 2 children under 12 years old sharing 01 cabin will be discount 25%/ cabin
  • 12 years old and up: charge as adult rate.
  • In case the parent's room has 02 children under 5 years old sharing the same bed with their parents, the second child will be charged 75% of the price of 1 adult.

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luon Cave - Titop Island
Day 2: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Hanoi
Last update 16:13 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

Important Notes:


About Victory Star Cruise

Victory Star Cruises, managed by Bai Tho Junk Group, is a 5-star metal-framed junk boat built in 2009. This 32-cabin ship perfectly combines the traditional Vietnamese style and high-standard facilities, suitable for couples and groups of friends. Also, the attentive and friendly cruise staff always ensures you are happy with every second you spend in Halong.

Cabin & Suites

Victory Star presents 32 cabins (max capacity: 66 people), which are all designed with luxury interiors and full amenities, and topped up with high-quality services for the best overnight experience. Almost all cabins on the cruise have a private balcony with a lovely bay view. 

Deluxe Balcony

  • Area: 22m2 (double/twin), 24m2 (triple)
  • Number of cabins: 26 (double/twin), 02 (triple)
  • Highlight Facilities: Private balcony (except triple cabin)

Located on the first & second decks of the cruise, the cabin is designed with modern amenities and has a private balcony. Facilities of this cabin include a standing bathroom, hairdryer, safety box,...This is the only cabin that provides triple and connecting rooms, the best choice for families with kids or big groups.

Deluxe Cabin with Balcony

Traditional Styled Deluxe Cabin 

The Suite

  • Area: 28m2
  • Number of cabins: 03
  • Highlight Facilities: Private balcony, Hot tub

These cabins are located on the second floor of the cruise with king/twin beds and modern amenities. You can also ask for an additional bed. It is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy a comfortable space for two.

Junior Suite

The Suite with a Gorgeous Halong Bay view

Presidential Suite

  • Area: 34m2
  • Number of cabins: 01
  • Highlight Facilities: Private balcony, Hot tub, Minibar

There is only one President Suite located on the 2nd floor of the boat. It is the most luxurious cabin on the cruise and guarantees the best service. The cabin has up-to-date furniture, a bathtub, a flat-screen TV with satellite, and a minibar,... for staying overnight.

High-class President Suite

Elegance Presidental Suite

Facilities & Deck Plan

Victoria Star Cruises offers modern and high-class comforts such as spacious restaurants, bars, spas, and beautiful sundeck areas, allowing passengers to enjoy every traveling moment, especially for families.


Set on the third floor, with a panoramic bay view and traditional decoration, this spacious restaurant is where you can experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine. In particular, guests can relax and sing karaoke in the restaurant's area after dinner.


Located in the restaurant, you can enjoy a variety of spirits, beers, and cocktails here.


The 4th-floor area of the cruise has a spacious place equipped with many sun loungers, potted plants, and set tables for watching the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay, a perfect place to take photos. 

Massage & Spa

Guests can relax after a long day with a professional wellness & spa treatment on the 3rd floor.


On the cruise, the staff will introduce unique souvenirs for visitors, including paper fans, Ha Long Bay printed shirts, wind chimes, and pearl products...

Victory Star 32 Cabins Deck Plan

Victory Star's deck plan

Service & Activities

The cruise departs from Ha Long International Port to start the journey and discover the world's natural heritage. The 2d1n tour will take you to famous attractions of Halong Bay: Luon Cave, Titop Island, and Sung Sot Cave. With the 3d2n itinerary, you will have an extra overnight to explore Drum Cave or Trinh Nu Beach and Pearl Farm.

In addition, this junk boat also provides various activities that can amuse their customers. Here are some of the exciting experiences:

  • Join a cooking class to make traditional Vietnamese dishes under the restaurant's chef's guidance. Besides, visitors also learn how to prune fruit and decorate attractive dishes.
  • Admire the beautiful romantic sunset of Halong Bay while enjoying the drinks with the Sunset Cocktail party, buy 1 get 1 free.
  • Experience squid fishing in the evening and test your patience.
  • Singing karaoke in the restaurant after dinner is a great way to relax.
  • Take a bamboo boat or kayak to explore the beautiful scenery of Luon Cave.
  • Do a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck in the morning. If you have a back problem, this session may help you.

Rowing boat trip to Luon Cave

Rowing boat trip to Luon Cave

Food & Drink

The meals on this junk boat focus on authentic Northern Vietnamese cuisine, also known as the journey of Tonkin’s traditional food from the first day to the last. The service can include a buffet or set menu. You can also request private meals. The restaurant can alternate the menu for special guests like pregnant moms and vegetarians,...

  • The 2-day-1-night includes: 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, and 1 brunch.
  • The 3-day-2-night includes: 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 brunch.

Breakfast is usually served from 07.00 to 8.00 daily, 12.00 - 13.00 daily for lunch, and 19.30 - 20.00 daily for dinner. 

The friendly staff will give all travelers greeting drinks after being transferred to the ship. Each cabin will also receive two mineral water bottles and fresh fruits. Other beverages and food orders will be charged individually. Various drinks are also served in the bar, from colorful soft drinks to cocktails, wine, etc.

Sunset cocktail party

Delicious foods and drinks at Sunset Party


For travelers who book the transfer service, you will use a modern shuttle bus or limousine to travel. The transportation is equipped with various facilities such as air conditioning, soft leather seats, wifi on board, and USB capability to charge phones and devices.

From Hanoi:

Around 08.00 - 08.30, a shuttle bus will come and pick you up from your hotel, then travel to Halong Bay. You can request private transfers via our hotline, telephone, and email.

From the cruise port:

You must arrive at Halong International Port before 12.00 to get on board on time. Then you will be transferred to the cruise by tender boat. 

Limousine transfer service

Modern Limousine car transfer


BestPrice Travel's Overall Rating: 9.0/10

After a thorough inspection, Victory Star shows its service as the best aspect, which is outstanding and satisfies many guests who left many good reviews. With its many cabins and deluxe service, this junk boat seems to be the best suite for senior couples and groups. However, Victory Star Cruises still needs to improve its food & beverage aspect to be suitable for its 5-star standard.

Facilities & Amenities - BestPrice’s Rating: 9.4/10


  • The first cruise in Halong Bay powered by biodiesel, also known as “green diesel”
  • The cabins are recently renovated so the facilities are very modern.
  • Classic Traditional Vietnamese design with a unique layout.

First cruise using Biodiesel in Halong Bay

The first cruise in Halong Using Biodiesel


  • The junk boat is built more than 10 years so it doesn’t feel new.
  • The bathroom space in Deluxe Balcony is a bit narrow.


Food & Drinks - BestPrice’s Rating: 8.3/10 


  • Focus on authentic Vietnamese cuisine with different flavors.


  • Course meals don’t vary in style.
  • Foods are too average for a 5-star cruise and have no unique dishes.
  • Drink prices are higher than local standards.


Activities & Itinerary - BestPrice’s review: 8.5/10


  • Travel to the most well-known attractions in Halong Bay.
  • Refreshing Tai Chi session with breathtaking sunrise in the cool breeze, a fantastic way to exercise.
  • Amusing cooking class with a hilarious instructor.

Vietnamese cooking Demonstration

Have fun in the cooking class


  • Crowded and touristy route in Halong Bay.
  • The itinerary of the 2 days trip is a bit packed.


Service - BestPrice’s Rating: 9.8/10 


  • Professionally trained staff, friendly and helpful.
  • Provide excellent service that can satisfy all kinds of customers: souvenirs, spa, private meal,...


  • The massage service is not very special.


You will be picked up at 8.00 and dropped off around 15.00 - 16.00 at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

The Victory Star Cruise price includes welcome drink, complimentary water in your cabin, and pre-dinner cocktail. Additional drinks must be charged.

Almost cabins on Victory Star Cruise (except Deluxe Triple) have private balcony. Meanwhile, only Junior Suite and President Cruise have hot tub.

Extra beds and single supplements are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Yes. Both 1-night and 2-night itineraries include swimming activity in the less touristy part of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 44 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9
  • Food/Drink 9
  • Cabin quality 8.9
  • Staff quality 9.3
  • Enter/act 8.9
Excellent - Lillie W
Belgium Belgium
Pleasant tour

Special thanks to Andre for making our trip memorable. The cabin has a pretty small balcony but I can still enjoy the scenery.
The crew team is nice, the meals are also good.

Excellent - Lisa J.
Netherlands Netherlands
Excellent service

The staff on board is very competent and nice to our family. They even prepare a cake for my birthday and I really appreciate that.
For the schedule, the 3-day tour is better as we had the 2nd day visit the lesser known area, so there were fewer tourists.

Excellent - Jorja C
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
experienced staff, breathtaking views

Victory Star Cruise is a real must for all nature and boat lovers. Their professional and experienced crew will welcome you warmly and ensure you have a memorable stay. You will be dazzled by the breathtaking views of Halong Bay from the boat's spacious deck. In addition, the onboard spa will offer you a moment of ultimate relaxation.

Excellent - Denise H
Slovakia Slovakia
Pretty nice

My family had a great time in Halong Bay thanks to Hera from BestPrice Travel. She arranged everything for us so this trip was very relaxing!

Excellent - Alex M
Australia Australia

This is a total change of scenery!!
Victory Star staff is very professional and smiling! (Antony on top)
Magnificent landscapes and top activities throughout the tour!
Definitely should not be missed!!

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Questions & Answers (22)

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We'll travel to Halong Bay on April 18 & 19th and I need 3 cabins for our group. Do you have enough room on this cruise for us?

@Ned Shelton:

Hi! I think we can handle that. How many people in your group? The price for 3 cabins (6 people total) at present for your travel date is USD 918 (2d1n trip). Pls check your email for more information from our travel consultant.

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Hi, can you help me with booking our trip to Halong? We're an old couple (both over 70 years old) so we need a cabin on the lower deck and good soundproof. Hope you can help.

@Lucy Carroll:

We will book the cabin far from the engine for you. When is your travel date?

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Hi, how much is the private car from Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong for 5 people? As our luggage is pretty big, we need a car with lots of free space.

@Kyran Harris:

Hi! For your group, the price for returned car is from $250. Please give us more detail about your group, especially the departure date and pick-up point, our travel consultant will give you a detailed quotation.

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Hi does cruise return in time to get transfer to airport at 16:00 departure following day. Thanks

@Paul Kerswell:

If it is a domestic flight with private transfer you can get flight at 16:00

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Hello, I'm interested in booking a three-day/2 night cruise on November 28 and 29. We have 2 adults and 3 children (above 8). What will be the best cabin choice for us?

@Aleeza S:

We have a Deluxe Balcony cabin and can arrange next door, 3 child share in same cabin is it ok for you?

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