Elite of The Seas Lan Ha Bay

9 reviews

Visiting: Tuan Chau Marina • Con Vit Islet • Thumb Islet • Ao Ech Area • Viet Hai Village • Dark & Bright Cave

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Elite Junior Suite
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  • 23m2 with Private Terrace
  • Full-Size Ocean View
  • Twin / Queen Bed
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  • 35m2 with Private Terrace
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Elite Senior Suite
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  • 25m2 with Private Terrace
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  • 29m2 with Private Terrace
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Elite Executive Suite
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Elite President Suite
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  • 60m2 with Private Terrace
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Overview

Designed in accordance with the quintessential ideas of contemporary, luxurious style, Elite of the Seas delivers a world-class standard of service and a unique cruising route through the natural wonders of both Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Drawing on the experiences of her sister – Stellar of the Seas, this beauty of a cruise liner stands out with exquisite interior design, a well-trained staff, a delicious and abundant menu and well-balanced itineraries, and is guaranteed to provide you nothing but the perfect conditions to truly enjoy the glorious Halong Bay and its environs.

Elite of the Seas has thirty-five elegant, spacious rooms and is full of top-notch 6-star comforts such as a fine dining restaurant, an outdoor & indoor bar, a wine and cigar cellar, a mini-golf course, a year-round swimming pool, a sauna, spa & massage room, a fitness room, a children’s playroom… you name it! Elite of the Seas is your perfect choice if you’re looking for a memorable experience in the jaw-dropping Halong Bay area. Hop on board and grab a drink!

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2021
  • Capacity99 persons
  • Length85 meters
  • Width14.2 meters
  • Height14 meters
  • Total Rooms35 rooms
  • Total Decks5 decks

Why Book Elite of The Seas Lan Ha Bay

  • A unique 6-star cruising route in Ha Long & Lan Ha Bay
  • All the cabins with a private balcony, shower & a bathtub
  • Best waiting lounge and private access for boarding
  • Extremely spacious cabins with panoramic ocean views
  • Luxurious open-air swimming pool with sun beds and deckchairs

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Marina - Halong Bay – Lagoon Natural Area (Lan Ha Bay)

09h00-09h15: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Start a 2,5-hour road trip via the 5B express way on high-end limousine or an MPV Kia Sedona (for guests using our transfer service)

12h00-12h30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, transfer by speedboat to the Elite of the Seas. Welcome aboard to our cruise. Freshen up and enjoy our welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew members. Learn safety instructions.

Set sail as lunch is served

12h30-17h00: Join us for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor or outdoor dining area. You can observe our chef present your food directly to your table.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of some islets such as Con Vit Islet, and Thumb Islet while we move to Ao Ech Area.

Drop anchor for kayaking to discover limestone islands, soak in the emerald water or just simply sunbathe at our Celestial Pool area or at your private balcony.

Heading toward the sleeping area.

Early evening: Watch the sun go down and enjoy a sunset party with a complimentary cocktails demonstration. It’s a perfect time to make new friends, share your travel story or just relax at the swimming pool, enjoy your time in our golf course, or do exercise in our fitness area.

18h00: Cooking demonstration will be organized at the restaurant area. Let’s try to make one of the best dishes of Vietnam – the fried/fresh spring rolls, with detailed instructions from our staff and guidance from our chef.

19h00: BBQ dinner is served with fresh food menu in our Cirrus Cloud restaurant.

After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar with a pool view, at the wine and cigar cellar, or take one of our onboard activities: board games, movies, and squid fishing… or relaxing with massage services.

Overnight on board

Day 2: Dark & Bright Cave - Hanoi

06h30: Join us on the sundeck for a Tai Chi session for early risers (if you’re one of us!). Tai Chi helps improving your cardiovascular system and your night-time sleep. You can also opt to do exercises in our gym.

07h00-7h45: Local light breakfast is served at Cirrus Cloud restaurant.

08h00: Immerse yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Dark & Bright Cave.

Take your option either exploring the cave by yourself on kayak or comfortably on local boat rowed by locals.

09h30: Check out of the room.

10h00: Vietnamese cuisine buffet is served at the Cirrus Cloud restaurant.

12h00: Disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell, back to Tuan Chau Marina by our speedboat.

Transferred by ultra-luxurious limousine or an MPV Kia Sedona to Hanoi (for guests using our transfer service)

15h00: Arrival back at your hotel

Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Marina - Halong bay – Lagoon natural area (Lan Ha Bay)

09h00-09h15: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Start a 2,5-hour road trip via the 5B express way on high-end limousine or an MPV Kia Sedona (for guests using our transfer service)

12h00-12h30: Arrive at Tuan Chau marina, transfer by speedboat to the Elite of the Seas. Welcome aboard to our cruise. Freshen up and enjoy our welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew members. Learn safety instructions.

Set sail as lunch is served

12h30-17h00: Join us for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor or outdoor dining area. You can observe our chef present your food directly to your table.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of some islets such as Con Vit Islet, and Thumb islet while we move to Ao Ech Area.

Drop anchor for kayaking to discover limestone islands, soak in the emerald water or just simply sunbathe at our Celestial Pool area or at your private balcony.

Heading toward the sleeping area.

Early evening: Watch the sun go down and enjoy a sunset party with a complimentary cocktails demonstration. It’s a perfect time to make new friends, share your travel story or just relax at the swimming pool, enjoy your time in our golf course, or do exercise in our fitness area.

18h00: Cooking demonstration will be organized at the restaurant area. Let’s try to make one of the best dishes of Vietnam – the fried/fresh spring rolls, with detailed instructions from our staff and guidance from our chef.

19h00: BBQ dinner is served with fresh food menu in our Cirrus Cloud restaurant.

After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar with a pool view, at the wine and cigar cellar, or take one of our onboard activities: board games, movies, and squid fishing… or relaxing with massage services.

Overnight on board

Day 2: Lan Ha bay – Viet Hai Village – Natural beach area

6h30: Join us for an early-bird Tai Chi session on the sundeck or do exercises in our gym.

07h30: Have light breakfast with a panorama view of the bay. After breakfast, enjoy your free time on the boat. You can enjoy spa therapies, play board games, watch TV, etc.

10h00-11h30: Vietnamese buffet is served in our Cirrus Cloud restaurant. Then you can go back to your cabin to pack a small bag for the trip to the Viet Hai village, which is located on Cat Ba island.

13h15: Transfer by the speedboat heading to Viet Hai Village.

Afternoon: Take a bicycle ride or go by car to enjoy gorgeous sceneries along village roads and go through rain forests. We also visit a local family’s house to see the daily life of local people. Back to the speedboat to continue cruising further in Lan Ha Bay.

15h00: Our speedboat will stop at a natural beach area for swimming. It’s the perfect time for you to take unique photos with the astounding scenery around you.

Early evening: Return to the Elite of the Seas, take your time to refresh, play a game at our golf course or relax with massage services as we cruise to our sleeping area. Dinner is served with a different menu.

After dinner reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, swimming pool, the wine and cigar cellar or enjoy the landscape of the bay at night. Relax with massage services. Take one of our onboard activities like squid fishing, watching movies in the restaurant.

Hot footbath with lemongrass and salt (optional)

Overnight on board

Day 3: Dark & Bright Cave - Hanoi

06h30: Join us on the sundeck for a Tai Chi session for early risers (if you’re one of us!). Tai Chi helps improving your cardiovascular system and your night-time sleep. You can also opt to do exercises in our gym.

07h00-7h45: Local light breakfast is served at Cirrus Cloud restaurant.

08h00: Immerse yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Dark & Bright Cave.

Take your option either exploring the cave by yourself on kayak or comfortably on local boat rowed by locals.

09h30: Check out of the room.

10h00: Vietnamese cuisine buffet is served at the Cirrus Cloud restaurant.

12h00: Disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell, back to Tuan Chau Marina by our speedboat.

Transferred by ultra-luxurious limousine or an MPV Kia Sedona to Hanoi (for guests using our transfer service)

15h00: Arrival back at your hotel

Experiences

Dining Accommodations Onboard Activities Offboard Excursions

Dine like a king as your cruise liner passes the natural wonders in the bays:

  • 5-star fine dining with our master chef serving gourmet food
  • Vietnamese dishes and international standards to choose from
  • Set menu lunch and BBQ dinner at the poolside
  • International buffet breakfast and delightful brunch
  • A panoramic bar with a wide selection of drinks on offer
  • An atmospheric wine cellar with vintage wines

Unwind in your luxury cabin and enjoy the stunning views outside:

  • Only 35 luxury cabins to ensure relaxing atmosphere on board
  • Ample space in all cabins, 28-60 square meters per cabin
  • A private balcony and panoramic ocean views in all cabins
  • Cabins designed and furnished with attention to detail
  • Each cabin with a private bathroom, a shower and a bathtub

Join some of our onboard activities to make your cruise truly unforgettable:

  • A cooking class of the Vietnamese cuisine with our chef
  • Massages and aromatherapy in our relaxing spa
  • A mini-golf course, fully-equipped for your convenience
  • Sunset & sunrise-spotting over the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Squid fishing after dusk, with your trophies served to you the next morning
  • A poolside party, musical entertainment and movie-watching
  • A sunrise class of the ancient martial art of Tai Chi, for early birds
  • A traditional Vietnamese tea-making ceremony

Take a trip off the board and experience the awe-inspiring nature around you:

  • Depart and return by speedboat from Tuan Chau Marina.
  • Sail through the majestic Con Vit IsletThumb Islet, and Gia Luan Harbor.
  • Cycle down quaint country roads around the Viet Hai fishing village and see the daily life of local people.
  • Kayaking between towers of limestone to the Dark and Bright Cave grotto.
  • Swim between karst limestone outcrops to isolated lagoons and caves in the Ao Ech Area.
  • Join a beach party, make new acquaintances and enjoy the views

Booking Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy Inclusion & Exclusion

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Applied to Elite of The Seas Lan Ha Bay

Later changes or downward adjustments to the number of guests of the reservation will be considered a late cancellation and a fee will be applied as below. An upward adjustment will be confirmed and charged based on the situation of actual availability.

  1. From 1 to 6 cabins
  • Up to 20 days before your cruise date: Free of charge
  • 15 -19 days before your cruise date: 50% of the total price
  • 7 – 14 days before your cruise date: 70% of the total price
  •  Less than 7 days: Full charge
  1. Up to 6 cabins
  • Up to 50 days before your cruise date: Free of charge
  • 35 -50 days before your cruise date: 25% of the total price
  • 20 -34 days before your cruise date: 50% of the total price
  • 10 – 19 days before your cruise date: 70% of the total price
  • Less than 10 days: Full charge
  1. Charter
  • Up to 70 days before your cruise date: Free of charge
  • 50 – 69 days before your cruise date: 25% of the total price
  • 30 – 49 days before your cruise date: 50% of the total price
  •  20 – 29 days before your cruise date: 75% of the total price
  • Less than 20 days: Full charge

Refunds due to bad weather will be issued based on the length of the tour already completed.

 *** In case of bad weather, the fee will be applied as follows:

All cruises in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay which want to stop overnight in the Bay must be licensed to manage the Bay and provide safe service.

In the days of bad weather (rainstorms, high winds, big waves, etc.), the Bay management board will consider giving a license or not to the overnight cruise provider to ensure the safety of tourists.

In such a case, we will apply the following policies:

  1. If you arrive at the harbor and have lunch, then go back to Hanoi, we will charge only lunch service + the transfer (if taken).
  2. If you arrive at the harbor and have lunch, visit Halong bay within 5 hours, then go back to Hanoi, we will charge only for the daily cruise trip, entrance fee, lunch and the transfer (if taken).
  3. If you arrive at the harbor and have lunch, visit areas in the bay, stay overnight on a cruise, the next day, have breakfast and go sightseeing, have lunch, then go back to Hanoi, we will charge for the 2 days 1 night price for cruise trip + the transfer (if taken).
  4. If you arrive at the harbor and have a lunch, visit areas in the bay, stay overnight on a cruise, the next day have breakfast and go sightseeing, have lunch, visit the bay within 5 hours, then go back to Hanoi, we will charge for the 2 days 1 night price and 5 hours on a daily cruise trip, lunch, entrance fee + the transfer (if taken).

Note:

The Bay Management Board often gives notice to cancel the overnight sleep permit, possibly while you are on the tour. In such situations, we would like to ask for your understanding about it.

The rainy season from August to October in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay often has very unusual weather conditions, so overnight cruises in the bay can be canceled unexpectedly, and often with very late notice.

In all cases, please contact our staff, we will always do our best to ensure your satisfaction.

What's Included

  • Fully equipped luxury en-suite cabin with multi A/C, marble bathroom, and finest bathroom amenities
  • All meals on board: 01 set western lunch, 01 fine dining BBQ dinner, 01 light breakfast and 01 Vietnamese menu brunch
  • Tender/speedboat transfer
  • Welcome drink
  • Live music
  • 24-hour room service with no extra charges
  • 24-hour food orders with no extra charges
  • Refilling bottled fresh water with no limit
  • All rooms with a private balcony, a full ocean view
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Cocktail break complimentary
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Tai Chi, board games, gym, swimming pool and library
  • Outdoor water activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing.
  • Internet wi-fi in the cabin, Satellite – HD LED TV
  • Fishing and golf equipment
  • English speaking guide
  • On-board insurance

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Transfer service: sharing a minivan limousine (maximum 7 guests) 20$US/per person for 1 way and sharing an MPV Sedona (maximum 5 guests) 25$US/per person for 1 way
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

FAQs

Are drinks included in the price?

No. Drinks, tips and other personal expenses are not included in our Halong Bay cruise price, so you’ll need to cover these costs separately.

Are there any activities for kids on the cruise

We do have a number of family-friendly activities that kids can participate in if they are accompanied by an adult such as watching movies, swimming, and beach sports.

Can I smoke in my cabin?

No, you can’t. All our cabins are strictly non-smoking, thanks for your understanding!

Can I request a vegetarian meal on the cruise?

Of course, provided we have the ingredients you require. Let us know in advance and we will do our best.

What should I bring with me on board?

Definitely start with your passport! Please also remember to bring some sunblock, sunglasses and a hat, a swimming suit and some insect repellent. If you’re travelling in winter, then don’t forget to pack some warm clothes (you’ll find them very useful when you join our Tai Chi class at sunrise).

Is there a life jacket on the boat?

Yes, we have life jackets for all guests on board and our staff is trained in emergency procedures.

Does the staff speak English or should I learn Vietnamese?

All our staff members speak English, so you’ll have no problem communicating with us during your time on board our cruise. However, we will appreciate any Vietnamese that you can use in conversations with us!

Do I need to pay any extra fees when I visit caves with you?

No, you don’t. All cave entrance fees are included in the cruise price, so you don’t need to remember to take your change when you join us for one of our off-board excursions

Reviews

Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 9 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 5.0 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 5.0 / 5
  • Staff Performance 5.0 / 5
  • Food/Dining 5.0 / 5
  • Service Quality 5.0 / 5
  • Value for money 5.0 / 5

Good trip

Comfortable rooms and excellent service. Of course the views were stunning. Halong hubs price wasn’t the cheapest we could find but their boats were way better than others we saw in the bay. Some of them looked ancient compared.

Jean Baudrillard

United States

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

October 17, 2022

Fantastic trip, excellent service

I would recommend this cruise. We didn’t know if a resort would be better but I’m glad we chose this cruise. It’s a really unique way to explore a famous part of Vietnam. The activities were top-notch, as was the service.

Michael Foucault

United States

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

October 7, 2022

Unforgettable experience & Great staff

If you’re someone who loves nature like me, you’l be impressed with this tour. This cruise takes you through the most beautiful and serene landscapes i’ve seen in Vietnam. I got loads of photos of wildlife on the rocks, and fishermen going about their day as we sped by. The rooms were comfortable. The staff helped us have a good time and even taught us a few Vietnamese card games. Thanks to Cara and the staff!

Jack Derrida

United Kingdom

Travelled as Friends

2 Days 1 Night

September 19, 2022

What a great cruise & friendly crew

The swimming pool on the top deck is beautiful and makes you feel like you’re on a luxury vacation in a fancy resort or something. The staff were all so friendly and helpful, and the food was fine. I wasn’t expecting a full wine list from a small cruise ship in Vietnam!

Jean Sartre

France

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

September 18, 2022

An excellent cruise you must try!

The level of luxury and comfort that Elite Of The Seas provides its guests was exceptional. The rooms are spacious and come with a private balcony, which was a perfect spot to take in the view of Lan Ha Bay and enjoy room service.

Emmanuel Levinas

United States

Travelled as Single

3 Days 2 Nights

September 9, 2022

Amazing 3 days 2nights cruise to Halong Bay

As a woman, I was really impressed with the care of the staff. They courteously helped me jump onboard the floating fishing villages, rowboat, and even a kayak! It was an adventurous cruise, but I let the kids do most of the activities. I enjoyed the balcony in my room the most!

Sarah John

United Kingdom

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

September 1, 2022

Thanks Phuong

Thanks to Phuong for making it an easy and enjoyable experience overall.

Magnus Östergren

Norway

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

August 16, 2022

Fantastic trip, my family really love this cruise

I had an amazing time on the Elite cruise! The pool was gorgeous and perfect for soaking up some sun and reading books while the kids were swimming. Unfortunately, my husband was a little sick from food in Hanoi, but fresh juice in the morning and the fresh air sorted him out pretty quickly.

Anna Bridges

United Kingdom

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

August 13, 2022

Amazing cruise and staff, highly recommended

The swimming pool on the top deck of Elite Of The Seas is definitely the star of the show! It’s spacious and luxurious, with plenty of sun beds and deckchairs for relaxing in. The staff brought food and drinks to the pool and we had a bit of a party. The food from the restaurants were particulary delicious.

Julia Kristeva

United States

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

August 4, 2022