Stellar of the Seas Cruise Lan Ha Bay

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Visiting: Tuan Chau Marina • Con Vit Islet • Thumb Islet • Gia Luan Harbor • Viet Hai Village

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Junior Suites With Private Balcony
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  • 28m2 with Private Balcony
  • Full-Size Ocean View
  • Twin / Queen Bed
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Executive Suites With Private Sun Terrace
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  • 32m2 with Private Terrace
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  • 60m2 with Private Terrace
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Overview

Stellar of the Seas offers a unique experience aboard an oriental-style boat. Our crew will provide first-class service throughout your journey to make sure your vacation is nothing short of unforgettable. Embark on a journey through the glorious Halong Bay as well as its less visited, quiet neighbor – Lan Ha Bay!

The cruise liner contains twenty-two spacious luxury cabins with private bathrooms, a large sundeck, an elegant dining room, a lounge bar, a beauty spa and a massage parlor. Enjoy all these comforts while jaw-dropping limestone mountains move past the ship’s panoramic windows!

Make sure you also try your hand at kayaking in the blue waters of the bays, and choose from among our range of exciting onboard and offboard activities. Board a cruise with Stellar of the Seas and dive headfirst into fun with us!

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2018
  • Capacity62 persons
  • Length65 meters
  • Width15 meters
  • Height13 meters
  • Total Rooms22 rooms
  • Total Decks4 decks

Why Book Stellar of the Seas Cruise Lan Ha Bay

  • A 5-star cruise with a unique route in Ha Long & Lan Ha Bay
  • All cabins with panoramic views and private balconies
  • A BBQ dinner by the outdoor pool
  • A luxury cruise liner with elegant contemporary design
  • Delightful 5-star dining, also including Halal options
  • A mini-golf course with gear for guests

Itineraries

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

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

Start a 2,5-hour road journey via 5B highway on an ultra-luxurious limousine or MPV Kia Sedona (for the guests use our transfer service)

11h45-12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, transferred by speedboat to Stellar of the Seas. Welcome aboard our cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, and crew on our cruise and join the briefing and learn safety instructions.

Set sail as lunch is served

12h30: Join us for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor or outdoor dining area.

Check-in your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

Continue cruising through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, and Gia Luan Harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area.

Discover the lagoon natural area belonging to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for Kayaking or swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air).

Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening: Summit on the sundeck for watching the sunset, and enjoy the Sunset party with complimentary cocktails demonstration. It’s the ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset or just relax in the seasonal swimming pool, or enjoy your time in our golf course or do the exercise at fitness area.

18h00: Join us for a short class of cooking demonstration. Our chef will guide you on how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Here you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese

19h00: BBQ dinner is served with fresh food menu outside of the swimming pool area.

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

Overnight on board

Day 2: Sang Toi (Dark & Bright) Cave - Hanoi

06h30: Join us on the sundeck for an early-riser Tai Chi session. Tai Chi helps to focus the mind and improves the condition of your body, so join us and charge your batteries for the new day!

7h00-7h45: Local light breakfast is served.

08h00: Mingling 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 comfort on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals to explore the cave.

09h30: Check out of your room.

10h00: Vietnamese cuisine is served.

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

Transfer to ultra-luxurious limousine or MPV Kia Sedona returned to Hanoi (for the guests use our transfer service)

Arrival back at your hotel at approximately 15:00

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 journey via 5B highway on an ultra-luxurious limousine or MPV Kia Sedona (for the guests use our transfer service)

11h45-12h00: Arriving at Tuan Chau Marina, transferred by speedboat to Stellar of the Seas. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, and crew in the cruise briefing, and safety instructions. 

Set sail as lunch is served

12h30: Join us for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor or outdoor dining area. 

Check-in your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind

Continue cruising through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, and Gia Luan Harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. 

Discover the lagoon natural area belonging to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for Kayaking or swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air).

Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening: Summit on the sundeck for watching the sunset, and enjoy the Sunset party with complimentary cocktails demonstration. It’s the ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset or just relax in the seasonal swimming pool, or enjoy your time in our golf course or do the exercise at fitness area.

18h00: Join us for a short class of cooking demonstration. Our chef will guide you on how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Here you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese 

19h00: BBQ dinner is served with fresh food menu outside of the swimming pool area. 

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

Hot footbath with lemongrass and salt (optional)

Overnight on board

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

6h30: Join us for a Tai Chi session for the early risers on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands or you can choose to get lean with a stationary bike or treadmill at our fitness area located by the golf course.

07h30: Joining light breakfast in a panorama view of the world heritage site. After breakfast, enjoy your time relaxing in an amazing view of Lan Ha bay while the boat continues cruising further for sightseeing.

11h30: Lunch is served before getting on the speedboat to explore some unique areas where the main boat cannot go through.

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

Afternoon: Take a bicycle ride 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: Arrive at a natural beach area for swimming, guest will pass through fish farm at the typical Lan Ha bay floating village.

Early evening: Back to Stellar of the Seas, take time to refresh or play some short game in our golf course or relax with massage services as we cruise to the sleeping area. Dinner is served with a different menu.

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

Hot footbath with lemongrass and salt (optional)

Overnight on board

Day 3: Sang Toi (Dark & Bright) Cave - Hanoi

06h30: Join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck for early riser. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the new day.

07h00-7h45: Local light breakfast is served

08h00: Mingling 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 comfort on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals to explore the cave.

09h30: Check-out the room

10h00: Vietnamese cuisine is served.

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

Transferred by ultra-luxurious limousine or MPV Kia Sedona return to Hanoi (for the guest use our transfer service)

Arrival back at your hotel at approximately 15:00

Experiences

Dining Accommodations Onboard Activities Offboard Excursions

Enjoy fine dining as you cruise through the magnificent landscapes of the bay:

  • Gourmet food served by our top-class master chef
  • Authentic Vietnamese dishes mixed with international fare
  • Set menu lunch and BBQ dinner at the poolside
  • International buffet breakfast and delightful brunch
  • A panoramic bar with a range of drinks on offer
  • An atmospheric wine cellar with vintage wines

Take in the spectacular views as you relish the comforts of your luxury cabins:

  • Only 22 luxury cabins to make sure the ship doesn’t feel crowded
  • Plenty of space in all cabins, 28-60 square meters per cabin
  • A private balcony and full-size ocean views in all cabins
  • Luxurious decor, designed and furnished with attention to detail
  • Each cabin with a private bathroom, a shower and a bathtub

Join in the fun with our range of onboard activities, or simply lounge in a deckchair:

  • A Vietnamese cooking class with expert advice from our chef
  • A spa with a range of massages and aromatherapies to choose from
  • A mini-golf course, with all the equipment at your disposal
  • Majestic sunsets and sunrises over the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Squid fishing after dusk, with your trophies served to you next morning
  • A poolside party – musical entertainment and movies
  • An invigorating sunrise class of Tai Chi, if you’re an early bird!
  • A traditional Vietnamese tea-making ceremony

Venture off the board for a hands-on experience of the stunning nature in the bay:

  • 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.
  • Swimming in the blue waters of the least-visited areas of the bay
  • Beach BBQ parties to make new acquaintances and enjoy the views

Booking Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy Inclusion & Exclusion

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Applied to Stellar of the Seas Cruise 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

  • Full 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 swimming pool dinner, 1 Alacrate dinner, 02 light breakfast, 1 set menu lunch and 01
  • Vietnamese menu brunch
  • Tender/speedboat transfer
  • Welcome drink
  • Live Music
  • 24-hour room service with no extra charges
  • 24-hour food ordered with no extra charges
  • Refilled bottled fresh water with no limit
  • All rooms with a private balcony, full ocean view
  • Cookery demonstration
  • Cocktail break complimentary
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Taichi, games, gym, swimming pool and library
  • Beach activities such as kayaking, bamboo boating, caving, squid fishing
  • Internet wifi in the cabin, Satellite – HD LED Tivi
  • Fishing and golf equipment
  • English speaking guide
  • On board insurance and service charges

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Transfer service: sharing Limousine minivan (maximum 7 guests) 20$US/ per person/ 1 way. Sharing MPV Sedona (maximum 5 guests) 25$US/ per person/ 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 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.

Can I smoke in my cabin?

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

Can we check in onto the cruise after 1 p.m.?

Our check-in time is at 11.30 a.m. We can arrange an extra boat to transfer you to the cruise if you are late, but you will need to cover the extra cost for the private transfer.

Can we request to have meals at the sundeck instead of at the restaurant?

Sure, just let us know in advance as space for meals at the sundeck is limited.

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

Do we have to pay for meals on this cruise?

The meals, except drinks, are included in the price. You only need to pay for the drinks or any extra food you may want to order.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, we do. We strive to satisfy all special dietary needs our guests might have – vegetarian and vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free, food allergies or religious restrictions. Just kindly let us know in advance what your requirements are.

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!

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).

Reviews

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.8 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.0 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.2 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.0 / 5
  • Service Quality 5.0 / 5
  • Value for money 5.0 / 5

AMAZING

What an experience. We stayed on the boat for one night but wished we had stayed for the two nights. The whole experience from start to finish was superb. The cabins were a very good standard and a good size more than we expected with nice balcony.The food and the staff were of high quality. In the evening, we were enjoying BBQ by the pool with relaxation. We were very sorry to leave the cruise.

Casey T

Australia

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

November 6, 2018

Beautiful and well organized

Two-day-one-night cruise on Ha Long bay. Busy, but not stressful schedule. Cabins are fine (AC, minibar, safe) and own balcony’s great. Staff is attentive and very nice and the food’s amazing. Recommended.

Rudy T

Canada

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

November 1, 2018

Worth every dollar!

Comforts of a top hotel on water. Highlight was the amazing fresh tasty food and views. Service outstanding and you felt safe as you noticed there was safety equipment everywhere, which not sure if smaller cheaper operators have that. Furthermore, you will be thrilled out to see on board the mini golf courses, beautiful swimming pool and luxury bar… Extremely nice and convenient.

Ryan T

United States

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

November 1, 2018

Great way to relax

Although there are many boats in the bay, we didn’t feel at all crowded and, in fact, it was lovely at night to see the twinkling of the other boats moored up. We did all the usual excursions, including the visit to the tunnel where we were rowed round by a local lady. We found this fascinating and were full of questions to ask about the way of life of these people during the information session on the boat in the evening. We had booked a Junior Suite Cabin with a balcony. we enjoyed sitting on the balcony but found the room a bit shabby with a torn curtain. The food was OK and a bit of a problem for me as I don’t like sea food. However, they very kindly brought me alternative dishes at all the meals. All in all all, despite the cloudy weather, it was a very relaxing experience which we wouldn’t have missed.

Rene T

Singapore

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

October 31, 2018

Lovely way to experience Halong Bay

We did the 1 night cruise which we felt was just right. The cruise is lovely. The crew were attentive and the food was of a good standard. We found the cabin more comfortable to sit in than sleep in, and from there and the public areas we had great views of Halong Bay. Kayaking through a cave was also a great experience. After the chaos of Hanoi, it was a lovely way to chill-out.

Nicholas R

New Zealand

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

October 30, 2018

Wonderful experience

This is a life time must & what better way to do it than on the Stellar Of The Sea. It was a perfect experience, incredible staff, food & beautiful room with a good sized balcony. Really busy with activities, cooking, walking, swimming, etc..one night was perfect for us. WELL worth it, thank you!

Austin W

Singapore

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

October 29, 2018

Really good time on board

The boat trip was excellent. The staff could not do enough for us and we felt right at home. The rooms were lovely, and we had our own little balcony, which was very nice. The food was good, the setting was amazing but the trips were a little disappointing. No their fault, just with more tourists, the effects are seen. However still had an amazing time and will never forget it.

Sam F

United States

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

October 22, 2018

Leisure and pleasure

Everything on this cruise was excellent!We stayed for two nights and we had a wonderful time.We did not swim but we did kayaking for the first time: very amusing!

Jesse H

Canada

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

October 15, 2018

Great

We had a great time, the crew and the boat is worth its claimed 5 star. It’s great value for the price. This standard is perfect to enjoy the beauty of Ha long bay. We recommend 100%.

Adam L

Canada

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

October 14, 2018

Had a great time, definitely recommend 2 nights!

We enjoyed our 2 nights cruise on the Stellar of the Seas boat. It was clean, the room with private balcony was great. The bathroom and shower were very impressive! We could not fault the food, the staff were lovely & the day trips were well organized & a lot of fun. Everyone on our boat had a wonderful time & of course, Halong Bay itself is stunning! Very relaxing couple of nights on the boat. We recommend the 2 nights cruise. With the expressway, It’s a 2 hour drive from Hanoi to Halong city where you board the boat, so staying 2 nights makes it more worthwhile.

Bailey C

New Zealand

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

October 8, 2018