Luxury Starlight Cruise Halong Bay

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Starlight Cruise Halong Bay, Vietnam is a truly remarkable ship as she offers the luxury of more spaces than any other cruise ship on Halong Bay as well as features elegantly 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.

Cruise Overview:

  • About Luxury Starlight Cruise Halong Bay :

    Starlight's elegant-appointed public areas include a restaurant, two lounges, a library, a gift shop, a spa and a wine cellar. The expansive Sun deck is haven for relaxation; where passengers can mingle into unforgettable Halong Bay scenery on comfortable longer chairs while enjoying a cool drink served from the Uranus Bar.

    On Starlight Cruise, they know that 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's unprecedented warmth, care and consideration affording you pleasure from the first day on board to the end of your memorable holiday.

    The inspiration behind Starlight Cruise is directed derived from the love to the sky and the sea of the ship owner, Mr. Hai Phong - who has been recognized for providing the finest wooden cruise ships on Halong Bay over the years. This cruise lover decided to build the ship with one purpose in mind: to provide the most luxurious and immersed experience in World Heritage's Halong Bay. With a design that combines elegance with local artifacts and regional touches, Starlight Cruise offer an unparalleled setting for your exotic odyssey.

    The priority in design our ship on Halong Bay has always been to maximize the enjoyment, convenience and comfort for the guests. The ship's exquisitely decorated 32 spacious staterooms feature all the amenities of a fine hotel, with a large bed, a cosy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe slippers, hair dryer and in-house television.

    Starlight's elegant-appointed public areas include a Restaurant, two lounges, library, gift shop, spa and wine cellar. The expansive Sun deck is haven for relaxation, where passengers can mingle and observe the unforgettable Halong Bay scenery from comfortable longer chair enjoy a cool drink from the Uranus Bar.

    Starlight Cruise is truly remarkable ship as she offers the luxury of more space than any other cruise ship in Halong and features exquisitely decorated cabins and public areas. At Starlight Cruise we know that great service is more than just fulfilling your travel needs/ It's the genuine smile that greats you each day and the security of your expertise. It's the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration afford you from the first day aboard to the holiday's end.

  • The FACT SHEET:

    UNIQUE SELLING POINTS.

    Enhanced safety: Currently the only ship that is double-shelled (double sides, double bottoms) .

    Wine Cellar stocked with various types of international wines.

    On-board mini golf course.

    Wide and free Front Deck for viewing & photo shooting (not blocked by anchor system) .

    Any time dinner: Clients choose when & where.

    Professional performing stage for indoor events.

    All Rooms are equipped with Private in-room double Jacuzzi.

    Largest room size among cruises of similar standard (22 m2 for Deluxe & Executive, 50 m2 for Suites) .

    FACTS & FIGURES.

    Total Length: 58 m.

    Total Width: 10.72 m.

    Depth: 3.15 m.

    Engine: YANMAR 330 hp.

    Generator: 03 DENYO (150 KVA, 60 KVA, 45 KVA) .

    Crew: 46.

    Number of cabins: 32.

    PORT LOCATION.

    Address: may be private dock, may be Tuan Chau.

    Distance to nearest Bank or ATM: 1km.

    Distance to nearest hospital: 4 km.

    Distance to Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai):160 km or 3.5 drive hours.

    Distance to Hanoi City:165 km or 3.5 drive hours.

    Distance to Hai phong Airport (Cat Bi): 75 km or 1.5 drive hours.

    CABINS AMENITIES

    Individually controlled air-conditioning.

    TV with plugged-in USB.

    Stocked mini-bar/snack.

    In-house phone.

    Slippers.

    Life vests.

    Safety box.

    Wardrobe.

    Fire extinguisher / Smoke detector.

    Bathroom.

    Private Jacuzzi.

    Stand shower.

    Bath robe.

    Bathroom amenities.

    Toilet.

    Hair dryer.

    Electric shaver outlet.

    TRANSPORTATION

    The shuttle Bus service, 30 USD/person/rounded trip Hanoi -Halong - Hanoi, daily departs at 7.30 – 8.00 am from Hanoi with compliment bottle of water on bus. Private Car service On request. Drop off time: 4:30 at Old Quarter Hanoi. Please email us for more detail.

    CHECKIN / CHECKOUT

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    Check in time: 1:00 pm. Disembark time: 11:00 am.

    ACTIVITIES ON BOARD

    Kayaking.

    Rowing basket boat.

    Caving.

    Swimming.

    Cooking lesson.

    Taichi.

    Mini Golf.

    SERVICES AND FACILITIES

    Reception.

    Library.

    Board games.

    Room Service 24/24 hours.

    Massage: Traditional foot and body massage.

    24-hour security.

    Doctor on call.

    Dial up internet connection.

    Luggage storage facility.

    Boutique.

    Conference & meeting facilities.

  • Where to Cruise:
    Ha Long Bay
    Heavenly Castles on Earth
    Halong Bay is the jewel in the crown of Vietnam’s travel destinations. One hundred and seventy kilometers from Hanoi, in north-eastern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. The bay is a magical blend of land and sea with thousands of limestone islands and islets in a myriad of shapes and sizes.
    The shapes are as varied as the sizes and many of the islands have been given names, derived from their shapes, such as Voi Island (Elephant), Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock), Qua Chuong Island (Bell) and Mai Nha Island (Roof); incredibly 989 of the islands have been given names. Numerous islands contain caves and grottos, some hidden away for millions of years, but now accessible to explore and marvel at their immensity and spectacular displays of stalactites and stalagmites.

    Titop Island
    On November 22, 1962, this tiny island had the honor of receiving a visit from cosmonaut Ghermann Titop, a hero of the former Soviet Union, accompanied by President Ho Chi Minh. To mark the significance of their visit, Uncle Ho named it Ti Top Island. The island is a very popular stopover for visitors cruising Halong Bay.
    The beach on the island takes the shape of a half-moon crescent encompassing half of the island. A bit small though it might be, it wins kudos for its quiet and airy atmosphere, its clean white sand and clear waters, as well as its alluring landscape. The beach is ideal for swimming nearly year round, as even in winter the water temperature is still a pleasant 65-70 degrees F.
    However, perhaps the island’s real attraction is the pagoda-styled lookout point its peak. After climbing the 427 stone steps winding up the mountain one is treated to a most incredible 360 degree view of Halong Bay. For those who tire out before reaching the summit there is a spacious lookout point half way up as well.

    Sung Sot Cave
    Situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area, Sung Sot or “Surprise Cave” is on Bo Hon Island, and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps. One is surrounded by trees and foliage on the journey up as the shimmering bay below offers an ever more panoramic vista to admire.
    The cave is partitioned into two chambers; the first being similar to a wide theatre hall, with many stalactites hanging from the high ceiling. A narrow passage leads to the second chamber, where a flow of natural light bathes the surfaces. The light is filtering in from above, through a large opening creating a natural skylight, this opening also serves as the exit from the grotto. The chamber is so immense it could contain thousands of people at one time.
    At the deepest point of this chamber a "royal garden" appears with a clear pond and a fascinating landscape of small mountains. Many birds and plants (benjamin figs, cycads and centenary banyan trees) can be seen here. On some days groups of monkeys straying in from the dense vegetation of the island might appear, in search of fruit.
    The grotto covers some 10,000 m2. There are thousands of stalactites and stalagmites along the 500-meter paved passage. Light posts line the passage and illuminate the amazing scenery. Spotlights of varied colours are placed in such a way to be unobtrusive and add to the enchantment of the grotto.
    The 30-meter high roof of the grotto, the walls and innumerable cracks and crevices are evidence of millions of years of spectacular natural creation. Close to the exit a mammoth formation stretches from floor to ceiling, tapering at the centre to form a concave pillar that appears to be keeping the ceiling in place. Walking through the cave ones imagination can run wild conjuring up all kinds of fantastic creatures and fanciful creations.
    And of course, as always here in Vietnam, there are legends! One such involves a rock which seems to form the shape of a horse and a long sword. As the legend goes, Thanh Giong (Saint Giong) helped the people of the area to chase away evil spirits and demons. After this feat, Saint Giong flew to heaven, leaving a stone horse and sword behind to guarantee the demons did not dare to return.

    Cua Van
    The fishermen and fishing families of Halong Bay live on small floating houses anchored in sheltered coves at the bases of tall mountainous islands, thus deriving some natural protection from Mother Nature’s wrath in typhoon season. There are several fishing villages in the bay, the largest being Cua Van with about 130 floating houses and a population of about 600 people.
    Cua Van is unique as it is the only village with a primary school and a clinic (floating, of course). The village is home to generations of fishing families and many of the residents never leave, but grow up and grow old in this tiny unique world they are born into.
    The children learn to swim before they can walk and they row little bamboo-basket watercraft on their own, and amazingly deftly, when only about 5 or 6 years old. Cua Van is at the top of any list of places to see when cruising Halong Bay, those who are lucky enough to visit are captivated by this extraordinary little community and its distinctive way of life.

    Three Peaches
    Three peaches is one of the most beautiful beach in Halong bay. It is 22 km from south north of Bãi Cháy Tourist Wharf. There are three mountains inside the imposing limestone and beaches area. With the height of over 20 m and in the shape of peaches, seen from afar, this three islands have a natural and charming beauty.
    The island connects to a legend of a love between a young fairy who was fall in love with a poor fisherman. One day, she stole three peaches from Heaven for him in order to help him to have an eternal life if he ate these peaches. Then, they can together forever. The King of the Heavens discovered the robbery and turned the peaches into three stone islands and forced the young fairy had to return.
    Nowadays, Three Peaches belong to Lan Ha bay, it's still a pristine area and still not many people visiting. You can go swimming, kayaking or sunbathing on the nice beach or have free style to relax on beaches.

HALONG BAY 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT WITH LUXURY STARLIGHT CRUISE.

DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay –Luxury Starlight Cruise.Meals = Lunch, Dinner.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

08.00: Leave Hanoi for Halong City.

12.00 – 12:30: Embark Starlight Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

13.15: Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations.

15.00: Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave (also called Amazing Cave).

16.20: Sunset time. You are free to choose one of the below options:

- Option 1: Visit Titop Island, swim and photo hunt.

- Option 2: Get your hand on some kayaking to explore hidden parts of the bay.

- Option 3: Stay onboard and relax.

18.00: Enjoy happy hours with free finger food and various drinks on discounts. Try mini-golf on the top deck or take part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef.

19.00 – 21.00: Dinner is served. Private dinner is available on request.

21.00: Join squid fishing with the crew, sing karaoke or just laze around or relax in your cabin. .

23:00: Overnight on Starlight Luxury Cruise.

DAY 2: Luxury Starlight Cruise - Halong bay - Hanoi. Meals = Brunch.

06.30: Welcome a new day with amazing dawn on the Legendary Gulf of Tonkin.

Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sun deck.

07.00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.

07.45: Arrive at Cua Van (Van Gia) Fishing Village, take rowing boat through the village to touch local life.

09.30: Check out your cabin. Continue exploring Halong Bay’s 2000 islets while cruising back to the harbor.

10.30: Have lunch.

12:00: Disembark. Cruise ends.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

Note:

Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.

Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.

Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.

We suggest a small, lightweight day-pack for cameras, extra film, bottled water, swimming gear, insect repellents, original passports, credit card and cash.

HALONG BAY 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT WITH LUXURY STARLIGHT CRUISE.

DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay –Luxury Starlight Cruise.Meals = Lunch, Dinner.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

08.00: Leave Hanoi for Halong City.

12.00 – 12:30: Embark Starlight Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

13.15: Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations.

15.00: Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave (also called Amazing Cave).

16.20: Sunset time. You are free to choose one of the below options:

- Option 1: Visit Titop Island, swim and photo hunt.

- Option 2: Get your hand on some kayaking to explore hidden parts of the bay.

- Option 3: Stay onboard and relax.

18.00: Enjoy happy hours with free finger food and various drinks on discounts. Try mini-golf on the top deck or take part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef.

19.00 – 21.00: Dinner is served. Private dinner is available on request.

21.00: Join squid fishing with the crew, sing karaoke or just laze around or relax in your cabin. .

23:00: Overnight on Starlight Luxury Cruise.

DAY 2: Lan Ha Bay & Halong Pear Farm – Full-day kayaking & relaxing - Luxury Starlight Cruise.Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

06.30: Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.

07.00: Be ready for a huge buffet breakfast.

8:00: Transfer to a day boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay.

8.30 – 16.00: Have the whole day relaxing and kayaking around Lan Ha Bay. Drop by Halong Pearl Farm on the way back to the Starlight.

Contemplate romantic sunset. Enjoy dinner, partying, fishing or just lazing.

23:00: Overnight on Starlight Luxury Cruise.

DAY 3: Luxury Starlight Cruise - Halong bay - Hanoi. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

06.30: 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: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.

07.45: Arrive at Cua Van (Van Gia) Fishing Village, take rowing boat through the village to touch local life.

09.30: Check out your cabin. Continue exploring Halong Bay’s 2000 islets while cruising back to the harbor.

10.30: Have lunch.

12:00: Disembark. Cruise ends.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

Note:

Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.

Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.

Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.

We suggest a small, lightweight day pack for cameras, extra film, bottled water, swimming gear, insect repellents, original passports, credit card and cash.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Entrance fees, taxes and service charge.
  • Kayak fee.
  • Rowing boat trip at Cua Van (Van Gia) Fishing Village.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower, mini bar.
  • Exclusive cruise through Halong Bay.
  • Welcome drink.
  • Meals on-board.
  • Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration.
  • Insurance on-board.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotel Accommodation.
  • Visa Arrangements.
  • Shuttle mini bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi ( $30 USD/ pax).
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin).
  • Kayaking ( $20 USD – based on twin-share kayak).
  • Gala Dinner: USD 55/pax ( Special Occasion: Christmas – 24/12, New Year’s Eve – 31/12).
  • Beverages and tobacco.
  • Tips and other personal expense.
  • Private dinner (in cabin, on sun deck, in wine cellar, etc.) with service charge of 10$/pax
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Luxury Starlight Cruise Room Types

The Deluxe Cabin.

Located on the first deck.

Big window with sea view.

Cabin size:

Bed size: Double bed or twin bed.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, Hair-dryer, Jacuzzi, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, TV & DVD Player, Wardrobe.

The Executive Cabin .

Located on the second deck

Large window with sea view

Cabin size: 22.0 m2

Bed size: Twin/ Double

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, Hair-dryer, Jacuzzi, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, TV & DVD Player, Wardrobe.

The Suite Balcony .

Located on the third deck.

Private balcony with sea view.

Cabin size: 50.0 m2

Bed size: Twin/ Double

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, Hair-dryer, Jacuzzi, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, TV & DVD Player, Wardrobe.

LUXURY PELICAN CRUISE RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Room per Program.

Room Types 2 Days/1 Night 3 Day/2 Nights
Deluxe Single 445 830
Executive Single 515 965
Suite Balcony Single 655 1245
Deluxe TW/DL 585 1125
Executive TW/DL 665 1265
Suite Balcony TW/DL 815 1550

Transfer Cost:

  • Rounded Private 4 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 130 USD
  • Rounded Private 7 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 160 USD
  • Departure place in Hanoi: Your Hotel in Hanoi (old quarter)
  • Expected departure time in Hanoi : 07:45 AM – 08:00 AM.
  • Expected return time in Hanoi : 16:00PM
  • Shuttle bus: Is not inclusive in the rate, 30 USD/person/rounded trip.

Children policy:

  • Children under 6 years old: are FOC, sharing room with parent.
  • Baby cot on request: : Free
  • 01 Child under 11 years old: are charged 75% of the adult rate, sharing beds with parents. No extra bed added.
  • Children from 11 and over: are charged at the adult rate.
  • Extra bed: is available with additional charge at 20$ / 1night, 50$ for 2 night cruise. (upon your request)
  • The children under 6 years old have to pay compulsory service charge and insurance: 5 USD/kid/2 day trip, 10 USD/kid/3 day trip

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by the cruise itself: No cancellation fee applied
  • 21 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 20 – 14 days prior to check - in date : 50 % of each cancelled room.
  • 14 – 07 days prior to check - in date :70 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 07 days prior to check - in date and No Show : 100% of total room charge.

Cancellation policy due to bad Weather:

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:
  • - If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.
    - If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount. - If the trip are cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used and refund the remain amount.

  • Important Notes:
  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often in short notice of time. Therefore your understandings in these situations are highly appreciated.
  • The period from May to July is considered as storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be cancelled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please contact our consultants directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!