A luxurious vessel operating on a unique route around Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, the 5* Orchid Cruise is one of our favourite options for an off the beaten path cruise. Just a 1hr 30 minute drive from Hanoi city centre (instead of the 4 hours to other ships), the boats offer an accessible option to those looking for luxury and who may be short on time. You can also enjoy a chance to sail away from the crowds and enjoy the tranquillity of the bay.
All cabins feature a private balcony to soak in the stunning views of the emerald waters and jutting limestone karts and are lavishly furnished throughout with air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV and large en-suite bathrooms.
Relax on the large sun terrace or enjoy a workout in the fitness centre with views over the bay. The main deck features the restaurant and bar serving delicious Vietnamese cuisine, which is fully inclusive in your stay onboard.
Activities on-board include Tai Chi at sunrise (if you can wake early enough!), boat excursions to hidden caves and grottoes, kayaking around the limestone peaks, cooking lessons, squid fishing and swimming at remote beaches.