About Orchid Cruise
Orchid cruise, launched in November 2016, is the first specific cruise at Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Like charming orchid petals that fall into the bay, the cruise brings the charm of Lan Ha Bay along with the grace of orchids into an elegant world.
Right after getting on board, you will feel the enchanting scent of orchids at every corner of the cruise. The scent of elegance comes after that.
Aiming to bring an ultimate elegance from simplicity to all details in the boat and cabins, Orchid Cruise impresses tourists with the simple chic design of wooden furniture, black and white pictures.
If an orchid possesses a long-lasting bloom, Orchid Cruise preserves its elegant color and sweet fragrance from the past until now to attract tourists expecting an amazing trip.
Having 14 elite cabins on board with the lowest size from 36 sqm, this cruise promises the best experiences in Halong Bay.
- Enjoy the magnificent seascape of the bay since each cabin in Orchid Cruise has full ocean view and private balcony
- Choose from different room types that are designed for many specific group of travelers
- Enjoy advanced amenities with maximum comfort and satisfaction of clients
- Chance to cruise through the crystal clear waters
Things to Know
5 choices of room types:
- Suit with Balcony
- Family Suite with Balcony
- Premium Suite with Balcony
- Family Premium Suite with Balcony
- Orchid Exclusive Suite
5 things to love most about Orchid Cruise
- Exclusive departure port – approx. 2.5 hours from Hanoi
- Unique route
- Luxury decoration
- Cabins have balcony and bathtub
- Very spacious cabin (36-72 sqm)
Itinerary 1: Orchid Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Meet Orchid Limousine at your hotel lobby (near Hanoi Old Quarter and not consist of cabin price) from 9:00 to 9:30 am. Go along the newest highway that connects Hanoi and Hai Phong. Embark at Got pier and get on board the Orchid Cruise’s Lounge with the warm welcoming of hospitable staff.
Start your experience in Orchid Cruise with a special cup of tea, then passengers will be transferred to the main boat of Orchid Cruise by Orchid tender.
Check in onboard and then receive the cruise briefing plus with safety guidelines.
Lunch with exquisite Vietnamese and international cuisines will be served in an onboard luxury restaurant. While enjoying the meal, the Cruise will slowly pass some famous beautiful islets in Halong Bay namly Con Vit, Da Chong, and Gia Luan.
Stop your first day at Trung Trang Cave belonging to Cat Ba National Park. Here, you will have a chance to immerse and swim in the crystal clear waters of Tra Bau Area.
Come back to the Cruise to witness the breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. See by yourself the way Chefs cook dishes right on board or simply enjoy your happy hour at the Bar.
Have dinner at about 7:30 pm and then relax in your own room after a long but worthwhile day of exciting activities and freely enjoy the seascape of the Bay at night. If you are into something socialized, get on the top deck and try squid fishing, or simply watch a movie in the restaurant.
Early risers can spend time enjoying the spectacular view of Halong Bay in the early morning and practice Tai Chi. Have your breakfast and transfer to the Frog Pond area by canoes to go kayaking / swimming.
At 9:45 am, tourists will get back to Orchid Cruise to check out.
Have a 30-minute delightful brunch afterwards.
At about 11:35 am, the Cruise will return to Dinh Vu Port, and tourists will stop their cruise tour here. The Orchid mini bus will get you back to Hanoi. Day ends.
Itinerary 2: Orchid Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
Traveler pickup is offered at 9:00 am.Go along the newest highway that connects Hanoi and Hai Phong. Arrive at Dinh Vu Port and get on board the Orchid Cruise’s Lounge with the warm welcoming of hospitable staff. Have a special cup of tea, then Orchid tender will move you to the main boat of the cruise.
Check-in on the cruise and receive the briefing and safety guidelines. Then, have lunch in an on-board luxury restaurant that serves you both Vietnamese and international cuisines. While the cruise goes through the crystal-clear emerald water, you will enjoy beautiful scenery of the islets like Da Chong, Gia Luan and Con Vit.
Get on a bus on Cat Ba island where you will progress to Trung Trang cave, which is situated in the middle of Cat Ba National Park and Kim Giao Forest.
Come back to the Cruise to contemplate the amazing sundawn over the Gulf of Tonkin. See on- board cooking demonstration and immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere of the Cruise Bar.
Have dinner at approx. 7:30 pm. Then relax in your own room after a long but worthwhile day of exciting activities and freely enjoy the seascape of the Bay at night. If you are into something socialized, get on the top deck and try squid fishing, or simply watch a movie in the restaurant.
Wake up early to enjoy the splendid beauty of Halong Bay at sunrise and join in Tai Chi lesson on board. The Orchid Cruise goes to Bai Tu Long Bay, meanwhile, you will enjoy breakfast.
Next, you will move to a smaller boat to head to Viet Hai Fishing Village and get to know the daily life of local fishermen. Here, you can go swim and kayak. Lunch will be served at 12:00 am.
In the afternoon, admire the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of Bai Tu Long Bay. Spend time swimming and kayaking at the area of Ba Ham Lake.
At 3:30 pm, return to the main boat for relaxing and freely admiring the seascape.
At 7:30, you will be served dinner and then enjoy your free time on the cruise: sipping a drink, getting acquainted with new friends onboard, watching a movie, admiring the beauty of Halong Bay on sundeck or going squid fishing.
Be early risers to witness the fresh beauty of Halong Bay on the early morning and practice Tai Chi onboard.
After having breakfast, you will head to explore the Frog Pond (Ao Ech) area neary where you can kayak on your own to discover Lan Ha Bay’s hidden charm.
At 9:45 am, go back to Orchid Cruise for checking out. Enjoy a delightful brunch about 30 minutes afterwards. The Cruise will return to Dinh Vu Port at approx. 11:35 am, you will say goodbye to the cruise then. The Orchid mini bus will get you to Hanoi. End your trip here.
- Taxes and service fees
- Welcoming drink
- Cruise itinerary and program
- Entrance fee
- Sightseeing fee
- English speaking tour guide
- Luxury cabins and suites with A/C
- Luxury en-suite bathroom
- Meals on board
- Breakfast buffet
- Tai Chi lesson
- Cooking class
- Travel insurance
- Transfer bus from Hanoi to Dinh Vu Port and vice versa
- Flight tickets
- Hotel accommodation
- Visa to Vietnam
- Services and massage in Beauty Spa
- Cigarette and drinks
- Tax, gratuities and tips
- Other personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the program
- Surcharge for Christmas and New Year
- Check in / Check out on board: 12:10 pm / 11:35 am
- Return Hanoi: 2:30 pm
- The FOC rate for children 5 years of age is applied for 01 (one) child sharing a cabin with 02 (two) adults.
- Children between the ages of 5 and 11 will pay an extra fee of 75% of an adult
- Children at 12 or above is charged as an adult
- Schedules and programs subject to change without notice in advance
- Trip cancellation can happen due to bad weather in Halong Bay. In this case, alternative travel arrangements will be made based on requests or refund will be offered according to the cruise policy.