Cruise overview

N22, Port 2, Tuan Chau Wharf, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
9.0/10
Editor Rating

“ Indochina Sails is a fleet of 4 brand-name traditional junks and sister of luxurious vessels belonging to Huong Hai Group, a leading tourism company. With first-class service and modern facilities, the cruise is well-suited couples, expats, families, and groups of friends, especially those who wish to have a luxury Halong Bay cruise vacation in style.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ The vessels are incredible, having been restored to retain its old characters.
+ Cabins have a beautiful layout, very clean and well-appointed.
+ Both set-menu meals and buffets are wonderful with full of seafood.

Cons

- Water bottles are not allowed to bring to the destinations as a disguise for buying water on-site.
- The day boat is quite dilapidated and disappointing.
- The visit to the cave isn’t interesting and Titop Island is extremely crowded.

Bottom Line

Indochina Sails fleet is a good experience for family and those looking for a more mature cruise around Halong Bay.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2007 & 2008
No Of Cabins: A Total Of 60 Cabins On 4 Cruises (15 Cabins Per Boat)
Pick Up Time: 7:30 – 7:45 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:30 – 17:00 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Halong Bay, Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, Titop Island, Cua Van Fishing Village

9.0/10

Itinerary & activities

Indochina Sails fleet remains the first choice for many tourists with extensive first-hand knowledge about Halong Bay. Guests will learn the growing and harvesting process of pearls in the Pearl Farm and visit the floating village of Cua Van with long-lasting history. This is a great chance to do kayaking into the surrounding area of the village. The cruises also enable passengers to see the spectacular seascapes of Luon cave and Sung Sot cave. Onboard evening entertainment is equally enjoyable with an assortment of activities and board games.

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Library
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing

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Cruise quality

The high-quality vessels follow Classic Eastern style with wooden interiors made from aromatic wood. This helps to increase the cruise duration and cozy atmosphere. Charming outlook asides, Indochina fleet attracts tourists with a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and impeccable services. However, the cruises need some improvements as the most recent renovation was in 2012.

9.0/10

Service & facilities

With over 20 years guiding guests to Halong Bay area, Indochina Sails cruises won’t make passengers disappointed with world-class hospitality and unparalleled services & facilities. For instance, the sundeck is equipped with comfortable lounge chairs for relaxation while the Sunset Bar features a large selection of cocktails. There is also a massage room that provides traditional Vietnamese massages.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • VIP room facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
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Cabin quality

Indochina Sails cruises accommodate various room types from superior and deluxe to suite rooms (on Indochina Sails 3 only). The rooms are a bit small in size but come with necessary equipment, comfort bedding, and marble en-suite bathroom to cater to all domestic needs. Ornamental items are notable ceramics from Bat Trang pottery village. More significantly, the suite room has a separate tub/ Jacuzzi. 

Room TypeMaximumSize
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Ocean View2 adults, 1 Children15 sqm
Suite with Balcony2 adults, 1 Children22 sqm
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Food & drink

The 40-guest restaurant offers meals in types of Vietnamese and international cuisines complete with a wide choice of fresh local seafood. The cruise bar is another worth-trying experience with an abundance of aperitifs, cocktails, beers, spirits, and wines sourced from over the world.

8.8/10

Value for money

Superior double or twin room with ocean view is priced from US$360 while the suite with balcony costs from US$410. 3 board-meals are included and the non-refundable.

Access for people with disabilities?

Wheelchair accessible

Family-friendly?

- The cruise ships have full options for entertainment and family services such as baby safety gates, indoor play area, books, music for kids, board games, babysitting, and child services.

- Children aged 12 and above are considered adults.

Last updated: November 17, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.What if I have food allergies?

Guests with any special dietary requirements such as vegan food, food allergies, and food preference must inform the cruise at least 01 week prior to the cruise departure day.

2.What time will we get back Hanoi after the 2d1n journey?

The drop-off time is around 4:30 – 5:00 pm.

3.How much does the shuttle bus cost?

Shuttle bus transfer costs US$30/pax/round trip.

4.Does superior cabin have a private balcony?

No, it doesn’t. Private balcony is available in the suite cabin, the best cabin on Indochina Sails.

5.Do I need to pay extra for kayaking during the trip?

No, you don’t. Kayaking fee is included in the total price.