Orchid Cruise

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Leading the way in luxury cruises of Lan Ha Bay, Orchid Cruise is a modern pioneer in an ancient world. Eschewing the congestion of Halong Bay, Orchid Cruise has paved a path in Lan Ha Bay, offering luxurious transport through the jade waters, beneath the tree-topped peaks of Halong Bay’s southern neighbour.
Being the first company to offer this type of cruise in Lan Ha Bay, we have developed an unparalleled knowledge that sets us apart from other companies. Our staff know the bay better than anyone and are happy to point out features while providing you with a 5-star level of service.
Our cabins ooze chic and you will certainly get the royal feeling while sleeping in one. Burnished wood and marble décor is a standard of the Orchid Cruise, as is the perfect white of your large bed and bathtub.
The huge windows throughout this luxury cruise give you an amazing view of the beauty of Lan Ha Bay at all times, but you can see it best from the sundeck, our long and wide communal area offering fresh air and a panoramic view of the vertical cliffs.
Let Orchid Cruise be your guide through the incredible Lan Ha Bay.
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 Languages spoken


 Internet access

 Wi-Fi In Public Areas

 Things to do, ways to relax

 Fitness Center
 Hot Tub
 Water sports (non-motorized)
 Ticket services
 Private beach
 Watersport equipment rentals

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Coffee Shop
 Room Service
 BBQ facilities

 Services and conveniences

 Luggage Storage
 Safety Deposit Boxes
 Currency Exchange
 Gift/souvenir shop
 Daily housekeeping
 Convenience store

 For the kids

 Babysitting service
 Family room


 Check-in/out [express]
 Front desk [24-hour]
 Security [24-hour]
 Check-in [24-hour]

 Getting around

 Shuttle Service
 Airport transfer

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Blackout curtains
 Clothes rack
 Additional toilet
 Additional bathroom
 DVD/CD player
 Fire extinguisher
 Internet access – wireless
 Mini Bar
 Hair Dryer
 Laptop safe box
 Free welcome drink
 iPod docking station
 Wake-up service
 Private entrance
 On-demand movies

Cabin & Rates

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Orchid Exclusive Suite

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  45 m²
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Suite Balcony

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double
  •  36 m²
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Premium Suite Balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Double/twin
  •  36 m²
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Family Suite Balcony

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Family
  •  72 m²
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Family Premium Balcony

Room with balcony

  •  Ocean view
  •  Family
  •  27 m²
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Orchid Cruise 2 days 1 night

Orchid Cruise

09.10 After picking you up at your hotel lobby in Hanoi, our driver will drive you to Hai Phong City and the Orchid Cruise Lounge at Gor Pier, where a unique tea will be awaiting you.

12.15 Check into the cabins on board the Orchid Cruise as you take another welcome drink around your new luxury vessel. A fantastic lunch will be served as we cruise past the iconic limestone spires that run throughout Lan Ha and Halong bays.

15.00 Make full use of our luxurious amenities on the sail over to Ba Trai Dao beach. This is the perfect space to unwind on the sand or dive into the shimmering water. 

18.30 Once we are back on board the Orchid Cruise, we will head to the sundeck to catch one of Lan Ha Bay’s awe-inspiring sunsets. Stay here for the cooking demonstration from our chef, who will demystify some of the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine. Happy Hour will start when the sun sinks so head to the bar for the best deals on drinks.

You may book with the Cruise Manager if you decide on a relaxing massage.

19.30 The moon rises over Lan Ha Bay as we get started on a sumptuous dinner served in the magical atmosphere of our upscale restaurant.

21.30 After dinner, you have a few hours to relax before you might consider your bed. Board and card games are laid out for you, and you are very welcome to join the crew as they fish for squid in the moonlit bay.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Orchid Cruise

06.00 Head to the sundeck for a revitalising Tai Chi session in the new dawn of Halong Bay. Breakfast will be laid out in the dining room.

08.30 We start today with a kayak or sampan boat ride through the Dark and Light Caves ( Click Here for more detail), two corridors of water running through two tunnels that open up onto emerald lakes, reflecting the green tree-topped mountains enclosing them.

9.30 Check out of your cabin once we rejoin the Orchid Cruise.

10.00 Savour a full brunch in the dining room, after which there will be an informative Vietnamese tea ceremony where you can learn of this country’s proud history of the highly revered drink.

11.35 Once we have reached the harbour, you will receive a friendly goodbye from the crew and board the shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.

14.00 We will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi in the early-to-mid afternoon. Thank you very much for coming to explore Lan Ha Bay 2 day 1 night with Orchid Cruise, we sincerely hope to be your luxury tour provider in the future!

Orchid Cruise - The Best Halong Bay Cruise will surely be your best choice for your holdiay to Vietnam.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Orchid Cruise 3 days 2 nights

Orchid Cruise

09.10 Our driver will collect you from your central Hanoi hotel and drive you along the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. A special tea will be waiting for you in the Orchid Cruise Lounge.

12.15 We are welcomed on board with another welcome drink as we check into our cabins and begin cruising past the first of Lan Ha Bay’s fantastic limestone giants.

12.40 The image of Da Chong islet and its ancient French lighthouse looms ahead as we have a sumptuous lunch. 

15.00 Our first stop is Ba Trai Dao beach. Try kayaking or swimming in its perfect waters or opt to relax on its gorgeous sands. 

18.00 We will try a dark purple liquor called ‘Ba Kich’, popular in Quang Ninh Province where Lan Ha Bay is located.

18.30 Upon returning to the Orchid Cruise, we will gaze at the magnificent Lan Ha Bay sunset atop the sundeck. Our chef will give us an informative cooking class where you will learn how to make special Vietnamese dishes. It will be a happy hour when nighttime descends so make sure you head to the bar.

The option of a massage service is available; you must book directly with the Cruise Manager if you would like to indulge in one.

19.30 A beautiful dinner is laid out in the dining room as the moon rises over Halong Bay.

21.30 Evening on board is your time, so maybe you would like to play card and board games or try some squid fishing with the crew before retiring to your cabin.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Orchid Cruise

06.00 Tai Chi will be an energising start to the day if you feel like joining our early morning session on the upper deck. A light breakfast of pastries and hot beverages is served in the dining room as we begin sailing for the second day.

08.30 We climb into a nimble day boat that takes us to Cat Ba Island and its village of Viet Hai. Here we will do a cycling tour around the rice paddies of Viet Hai, also heading through rainforests and stopping at village houses along the way.

An electric buggy service is also available (with an additional cost).

13.30 We return to the day boat at midday and enjoy lunch on board. Our next stop is Ba Ham, a completely enclosed lake with a magical atmosphere. We can kayak and swim around here in the early afternoon.

16.00 Back on board the Orchid Cruise, another traditional cooking class will give you more of an insight into Vietnamese cuisine. 

19.30 Another wonderful dinner is served in the dining room as night descends on Lan Ha Bay.

21.30 The evening is yours again to do as you wish. Perhaps relax with a book in your room or spend time soaking in the soundtrack of Lan Ha Bay on the sundeck. 

The option of a massage service is available; you must book directly with the cruise manager if you would like to indulge in one.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Orchid Cruise

06.00 Another Tai Chi session will be held on the sundeck for anyone looking to start the day with a boost of energy. A light breakfast downstairs will be followed by a short kayaking expedition to the Dark and Light Caves, two interesting but completely disparate wet cave systems. 

9.30 We return to the Orchid Cruise and check out of our cabins.

10.00 Brunch will be served on board in the dining room.

10.30 We have a fun Vietnamese tea ceremony on board which will show you all of the interesting facets of Vietnamese tea culture as well as giving you the opportunity to try several different varieties.

11.35 We sail back to the dock past the last of Lan Ha Bay’s rocky outcrops. Upon disembarking, board your bus back to Hanoi.

14.00 The end of your trip will be at your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Orchid Cruises would like to extend our gratitude to you for choosing Lan Ha Bay Overnight Cruise. We sincerely hope that we get to serve you again.

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 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating Summary

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"Seeing Lan Ha Bay through the New Route from Orchid!"

Orchid Cruise

Big big thank you to Orchid for this wonderful new cruise! I have been to Halong Bay many times before but had never heard about Lan Ha Bay until recently. I was told by a few different people that it was less touristy than Halong Bay, which had become noticeably worse every time I went. So this time, me and my family booked the 2 days 1 night with Orchid, going on their new route from Hai Phong Harbour.I was very impressed with the cruise manager, Thomas, as well as all of his crew that saw to our needs and treated us with respect in a friendly and personable way. The cabin was very comfortable and all of the meals were extraordinary.Though Lan Ha Bay looks exactly like Halong Bay, I have never tired of the views and will likely head back a few more times at least! I was so glad that I went with Orchid into Lan Ha Bay, they showed us the caves and helped us with kayaking and a cooking lesson.Huge thanks to the crew and a big congratulations to Orchid Cruise. It is nice to see a new cruise getting everything so right and having a truly incredible staff that seem very close and connected already! Thanks and well done!




"Loved Everything about it!"

Orchid Cruise

We booked this tour through our hotel in Hanoi and was not let down at a single part of the whole experience. Mr Thomas ran a very tight ship. Everything was organised to perfection, which is certainly not our usual experience in Vietnam!We had a very big cabin with a gorgeous balcony where we ended up spending a lot of time. The rest of the room was air conditioned, had huge beds, a rain shower with free-standing tub abd cane with free fruit, tea coffee and water. The only thing they could have done with is some stuff for the bath, like salts and bombs, so bring your own if you want to chill out completely :) Dinner was a set menu with many courses, and I loved all of them! Breakfast and lunch were buffet options and the chef did a great job in giving us a bunch of different foods. One of the people we were with was a vegetarian, so they made her completely different food for dinner, rather than just taking the meat out – it was very impressive!As for the destination, we thought Lan Ha Bay was incredible, and a lot less busy than Halong Bay, which you can see just by looking across the dividing line. We went kayaking and swimming, both of which we liked, but the best thing we did was stay up at night and watch the stars; we figured we wouldn’t get much of a chance to do this again as we were staying in cities for most of our trip. We got up early to take in the sunrise, which is definitely worth it once you realise that this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.The only constructive piece of criticism is that the cocktails need quite a bit of improving. Other than that, we had a really really great time with Orchid and want to give a shout out to Mr. T and Mr. Thomas, along with all of the friendly crew, for a wonderful time in the bay, thanks guys!



"One tiny accident, but otherwise a fantastic cruise"

Orchid Cruise

Me and my husband took the Orchid Suite which was outstanding. The bay outside was a great peacefulness that really has to be experienced. We had kayaking as soon as we arrived and it was very fun, and not too long.We came back to have drinks on the sundeck, which was really magical at sunset! We got the dinner menu early in advance on day 2 so that we could mention if we didn’t like anything. The appetizer didn’t really appeal to us, so we told our waitress that we were opting to skip. Apparently skipping isn’t an option here! They replaced the appetizer with a duck dish that was out of this world, followed by the delicious set menu the rest of the time – I don’t think they ever let you go hungry at Orchid!We got up early for tai chi, which was definitely worth it. We headed out on the day boat, which was MUCH bigger than I expected. We toured around the village on bikes and it’s here that I had the aforementioned accident. We went through a fairly dark tunnel where I hit a bump and crashed into some rocks. I needed four stitches in my leg, which I got at the hospital of the village we were going to – very lucky! The doctor was great and Alice from Orchid was just lovely, she took the role of translator and comforter very well, and she continued to check on me afterwards; you could feel that her concern was genuine! We toured the village and had a beautiful lunch, after which some of the passengers went kayaking. Which I decided to skip so as not to get my newly stitched leg wet.The last day was another great breakfast and a short cave visit which you do on a bamboo boat. 


Jenny T

"Big Recommendations for Orchid"

Orchid Cruise

There was a lot of cruises to choose from before we booked with Orchid, but we had heard good things and wanted to experience it for ourselves. We had about 2 hours to drive to Halong Bay and had a comfortable bus to do it in. The waiting lounge is maybe a bit cramped, which means it gets very hot. The power went out while we were there, but by that time it was time to get on the cruise.Thomas, our tour leader, was really great. He was so attentive to our needs and nothing was too much of a problem for him. We mentioned that our shower curtain was broken and the crew quickly fixed it. It seems like the whole crew is friendly and helpful too! Me and my mom thought that it was a very luxurious trip and worth the price that we paid. Our cabin was very comfortable and we had a beautiful balcony outside. It was a lovely time sailing between the rocks in the bay; I just wish we’d booked the longer cruise rather than the short one. The food was fantastic and artistically prepared by the head chef. The transfer back to Hanoi was very simple and comfortable.Definitely recommend!


Edith C

"Lovely Cruise with a Great Crew!"

Orchid Cruise

We’d heard lots of positive things about Orchid Cruise before heading out to Vietnam, so much so that I’d booked with them 9 months in advance! I did have a slight issue when booking as I didn’t feel comfortable paying the full amount into an account under an individual’s name, rather than a company name. This was sorted pretty quickly though and other than this, the rest of the time on the Orchid was fantastic. Everything was a real 5-star experience from start to finish. The bus that picked us up was very comfortable and had easily enough space for everyone coming on the cruise. We were greeted by the warm smiles of the crew and shown to our connecting room, with the connecting door hidden in the wardrobe, which was cool.We stayed for 3 days and did the cycling and kayaking. There is a lot of space for everyone because of the small amount of cabins on the cruise. The food was very good but I have to say that we had some slightly better on our Caribbean cruise before. The service of the whole crew was amazing and special thanks go to Alex for his friendly smiles, great conversation and wonderful hospitality throughout. 




"Halong Bay in 2 Days, 1 Night"

Orchid Cruise

We had a lady called Nora who eased us through the booking process and made everything very simple. We had a few questions but she answered all of them efficiently and effectively. The journey to Lan Ha Bay was about 2 hours, which we did in a very comfortable van. We waited in the waiting lounge before boarding the small boat, which took us out to the big boat. The whole crew welcomed us on board and showed us to our room. We had a great buffet lunch followed by a trip outside to do the kayaking and swimming. Happy Hour was on when we got back, and then we had a cooking class and dinner. Dinner was a very nice affair and was served to us very professionallyWe didn’t attend the tai chi class but did head to breakfast, which was a great spread of lots of different types of Western and Asian foods. We had a nice trip through the cave and ferry back to the harbour. There is a great sundeck on the boat which is perfect for watching Lan Ha Bay go by. There’s a gym and a massage place on board, just for luxury aesthetic I think. Our room was beautiful and had all the amenities of a luxury hotel on land. Lovely crew on board, special thanks to Marvin!


Brenton D

"Third Time’s the Charm!"

Orchid Cruise

A great cruise by a great company. We stayed for one night with Orchid, booking comfortable rooms seeing as we were with my elderly parents. I’ve been to Halong Bay twice prior to this and both experiences were perfectly average and I was even mildly electrocuted on one of them. We struck it lucky with Orchid Cruise though, which was essentially just a floating luxury hotel. We got the Exclusive Suites at the back, which were out of this world. So, so, so amazing. There were 8 gigantic windows that gave us views of the beautiful outside, not to mention the air conditioner, bathtub, shower, comfortable bed and various furnishings around like tables and chairs. The balcony really topped things off with their deckchairs. This room was the most expensive of the ship but it was SO worth it!The food was very delicious and the staff were unbelievable. Adam, Ana and Jenny really made this trip special for us, along with all of the other members of staff who work tirelessly to make your trip special! They were extremely kind and very respectful to both me and my parents. We left the cruise disappointed because it was the end, but so grateful for the time we had there! The only constructive feedback I could give is to maybe provide the staff with lighter clothes for the summer, they looked sweltering!



"Stellar couple of days in the bay"

Orchid Cruise

Just returned to Hanoi from our trip to Halong Bay with Orchid Cruise and I was blown out of the water by their service. They are excellent choices if you want to enjoy more quiet and beautiful area in Halong Bay. We booked this one because we had heard that it is a bit more quiet than the other cruises. I have actually been on 3 Halong Bay cruises and I did indeed find that it was more quiet. This gives time for the crew to look after each guest as an individual, making it a very personable and friendly experience Mr. Thomas and his team were fantastic throughout, thank you all! The cruise is very new so it’s hard to find any faults with it. The cabins are fantastic and spacious, and they have an onboard spa and gym too. We had a very nice room on the second floor with a great view from the balcony and windows.We had great food the whole time and really looked forward to meals! None of them disappointed. We also had great cocktails, two of them at Happy Hour! We thought the beer was a little pricey though.The cooking demonstration, kayaking, sunrise tai chi and visits to cave were run superbly. Management seems to be Orchid’s specialty as everything was so, so smooth.We had an amazing time overall and cannot wait to return!




"Twice with Orchid, Twice a Fantastic Time"

Orchid Cruise

We did the single night cruise last year and regretted not doing the 2 nighter. So, we came back to do just that this time round, and were so glad we did.These are the reasons why I’m recommending Orchid to my friends:- The boats are relatively small and there is very little chance of overcrowding - Incredible food - The staff are incredibly friendly and do their jobs very well - The activities are very well-organised, I even thought they had been improved since last year- The cabins are fantastic, we got the ones at the back with a massive bath and shower - Our kids really enjoyed itIt’s certainly not the cheapest cruise, but you are paying for luxury and that is exactly what you receive.There has also been a big improvement in Halong Bay since last year. I noticed much less rubbish than before, which suggests that the government is doing something about it. Great tour yet again with Orchid. Thank you guys, I’ll probably be back!


Amanda M

"Such a Special Cruise…"

Orchid Cruise

Orchid Cruise made this one of the best things we did in Vietnam. The staff were out of this world! In particular, Thomas, the manager, was exceptional; so well organised and always happy to chat to guests. Harry had incredible English and was so polite with all of the guests, he had a sixth sense for their needs and could sort them out instantaneously.We had dinner in private in our room, considering it was our wedding anniversary, and the whole experience was just stunning. They gave us some complimentary wine and candles and lay rose petals across the bed; really can’t ask for much more than that!We had the executive suite room, which was beautifully decorated and very decadent. We had a big balcony, spa and a large round bed in the centre. There were so many windows that we essentially had a 180 degree panorama of Halong Bay. Obviously, this room was a little dearer than some others, but it was definitely worth it.The food was incredible the whole time we were there. There was a fantastic mix of both Vietnamese and Western food, and there was so much of it too. We had a very smooth arrival and departure in the luxury van from our hotel in Hanoi.It was raining during our time on the island on the second day, so we opted to stay on the boat instead. We spent the whole day eating and relaxing and we would be happy to do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much to Thomas and the wonderful crew, you’ve earned a recommendation from us!



United Kingdom

"A Brilliant 2 Nights Spent in Halong Bay"

Orchid Cruise

Me and my family of 4, including 7 and 11 year old boys, headed out into Halong Bay on the Orchid Cruise, which was recommended to us by a work colleague and most certainly did not disappoint! Everything was surprisingly professional and everything ran on time. We got the luxury bus from our hotel, with all of the modern amenities: leather seats, air con, wifi etc.We had booked the family room, which is essentially just two cabins connected with an open door. Because of this, we had two gorgeous bathrooms and huge windows in both so that we could look at the scenery while taking a bath! The boys loved the room, seeing as they could stay together and away from their annoying parents, but we were only just around the corner, so supervision wasn’t a problem! There was a small amount of cabins on the boat, so we weren’t overcrowded at any point.During the 3 days, we took trips to caves, out on kayaks and to a village on Cat Ba Island. All were great, but we skipped some minor activities in preference of relaxing on the boat, which wasn’t a problem. We had a good chance to meet other guests and learn something new at the cooking class, which our boys really liked.I can’t speak any higher of the food, the presentation and taste were both simply outstanding! They tell you the contents of dinner in the morning, so you have plenty of time to tell them if you require any changes. I knew that my boys wouldn’t eat some of the fancier foods, so those courses were replaced with spaghetti and tomato sauce, which they wolfed down gleefully. Our lunch menu on the second day was heavily focused on seafood, which none of us are huge fans of, but the staff cooked us something completely different for each course, which is a remarkable level of service.Speaking of service, the professionalism from the staff was incredible! They work so hard for the pleasure of the passengers and manage to remain so friendly and smiley the whole time. I was very, very impressed by all of them.I highly recommend Orchid Cruise to anyone reading, it was simply unbelievable in every way.


  •   Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long
  •   Luxury cabin with A/C
  •   All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries, ( 01 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast, 01 brunch) for 2 days 1 night, ( 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, 01 brunch) for 3 days 2 nights
  •   Sightseeing entrance fees
  •   Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, TV satellite
  •   Day boat for exploring Viet Hai village, kayaking, swimming and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 days/2nights package
  •   Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
  •   In-house English speaking tour guide on boat


  •   Airfare, visa arrangements
  •   Beauty spa services and massage
  •   Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  •   All other services not clearly mentioned above
  •   Luxury mini van Hanoi- Haiphong- Hanoi
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