Cruise overview

Gate 31 Tuan Chau Habour Halong bay, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.6/10
Editor Rating

“ When it set sail earlier this year, Doris cruise is a brand-new 5-star cruise that is designed with the luxury in mind. The ship includes abundant amenities and a stylish interior. Seasoned travelers love the adventure found on Doris cruise as it sails to both popular and smaller destinations on Lan Ha Bay.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ The boat is pretty luxurious and furnished to a very high standard.
+ Cabin rooms and shared areas dedicate a great viewpoint to the incredible surroundings.
+ Dining options are plentiful and delicious.

Cons

- The tender boat transferring from the harbor to Doris Cruise and vice versa is chaotic, quite slow, and uncomfortable.
- Onboard activities are poor and short while music in the restaurant is too loud.

Bottom Line

Doris cruise brings tremendous value to travelers with a fun-filling atmosphere, well-researched itinerary and age-appropriate activities.

About

Type: Metal
Pick Up Time: 8:30 Am
Drop Off Time: 15:00 – 15:15 Pm
Operating Area: Lan Ha Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Ba Trai Dao Islet, Viet Hai Village, Van Boi Beach Area, Dark & Bright Cave

9.8/10

Itinerary & activities

Depart from Tuan Chau Wharf, Doris cruise is known for its varied island itinerary. Passengers who select 2d1n or 3d2n voyage can participate in a variety of exciting activities like doing kayaking through beautiful spots of Ba Trai Dao Islet and swimming or just sunbathing on the beach. Culturally immersive experiences are also provided during the journey to Viet Hai village with a bicycle ride along the roads and a visit to a local family’s house. Other marvelous destinations are Van Boi beach area and Dark & Bright cave where you will explore by a local bamboo boat.

  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Beach
  • Entertainment staff
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Karaoke
  • Billiards
  • Fishing

9.6/10

Cruise quality

The property looks very new and high quality as shown in the pictures. It follows the contemporary style with wooden flooring, expansive windows, and newly updated equipment.

9.6/10

Service & facilities

Doris cruise accommodates a top-end vacation with modern comforts and top-of-the-range amenities of larger ships including a fine restaurant & bar, a sports club, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium. Additionally, spa services and nightly entertainment expertly fill the leisure time of guests.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
9.5/10

Cabin quality

Catering to all kinds of cruisers, staterooms are fitted with comfy bedding, a private bathroom which is fully-furnished with necessary facilities, and a well-sized balcony with ocean view. Moreover, complimentary WIFI, Satellite – HD LED TV as well as drinking water contribute to a convenient stay.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Triple Suite Sea View With Private Balcony3 adults, 1 Children35 sqm
Family Suite Connecting Room Sea View with Private Balcony4 adults, 1 Children60 sqm
Executive Suite Sea View with Terrace2 adults, 1 Children45 sqm
Honeymoon Suite Sea View Room With Terrace2 adults, 1 Children45 sqm
9.7/10

Food & Drink

The dining area specializes in not only fresh seafood and Vietnamese cuisines but also vegetarian set menu. In addition to this, there is a big BBQ dinner on the deck.

Apart from the bar with lots of choices for great refreshment drinks, the sunset party is a good opportunity to enjoy cocktails and socialize with other people.

9.2/10

Value for money

Junior suite sea view with private balcony costs from US$266, executive suite sea view with terrace costs from US$331, and family suite connecting room sea view with private balcony costs from US$532

Access for people with disabilities?

Yes, the entire unit located on the ground floor and wheelchairs accessible.

Family-friendly?

Family rooms are available and most activities are suitable for children.

Children aged above 12 years old are considered adults.

Last updated: December 4, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Does Doris cruise offer free transfer?

No, it doesn’t. Transfer service by limousine from Hanoi’s Old Quarter to Halong Bay and vice versa costs an additional charge.

2.What are included in the price?

The price includes luxury accommodation, board-meals, entrance and sightseeing fee, kayaking, bamboo rowing boat, insurance and other board games.

3.Do all cabins have a private balcony?

No, executive suite and honeymoon suite sea have private terrace while the remaining cabins have a private balcony.

4.Does the cruise go to Sung Sot cave?

No, it doesn’t. Sung Sot cave is on Halong Bay while the cruise takes visitors to Lan Ha Bay and it will visit Dark & Bright cave instead of Sung Sot cave.

5.Can you tell me about the sailing route and activities during the trip?

Doris cruise sails from Tuan Chau Harbor to Lan Ha Bay through a number of attractions such as Ba Trai Dao Islet, Dark & Bright cave, and Viet Hai fishing village. At these destinations, you can enjoy kayaking, swimming, cave visiting, fishing, and games onboard.