Cruise overview

Got Pier, Cat Hai, Hai Phong, Vietnam View on map
9.1/10
Editor Rating

“ Inherited a long tradition of being the most luxurious cruise line in Halong Bay, Orchid cruise has continued to escalate the standard of “5-star” luxury by striving for perfection. This is the best choice for families and groups with large cabins and abundant amenities. Meanwhile, adventurous travelers can satisfy their wanderlust with exotic voyages to a lot of pristine beaches, unknown lagoon, fishing villages, and islands on Lan Ha Bay.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

The ship is stunning and luxurious. Cabins are surprisingly gigantic and offer wonderful sea views directly from your bed. The trip to Cat Ba Island showcases amazing sceneries. The restaurant serves great food in quality and quantity. Decent services are offered by great staff.

Cons

The cost of red wine bottles are exorbitant ($150/ 2 bottles) and other drink offerings are not really special. There are limited food options in the lunch buffet. Cooking demonstration is too short and most activities are lack of guidance, especially kayaking. The itinerary feels too rushed and some attractions are spoiled by rubbishes. There aren’t a playground and many facilities for children.

Bottom Line

Orchid Cruise is unquestionably one of the most desirable cruise ships for upper-class travelers with high-quality amenities and interesting activities.

About

Launched: 2016
Fleet: 03 Ships (Latest One Was Finished In Late 2018)
Cabins: 14 Cabins/Boats With Private Balcony
Operating Areas: Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island

9.6/10

Itinerary & activities

Orchid cruise brings the charm of Lan Ha Bay to the world’s most discerning travelers. Take a rest in the bay and admire wonderful landscapes of Da Chong Islet, Trung Trang cave, Tra Bau area, Viet Hai village, and Ao Ech area. Fun-filled excursions, spectacular views, and a range of water activities await you onboard and offshore.

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2 Day 1 Night Itinerary (Orchid Cruises)

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Beach
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sunbathing
  • Squid fishing
  • Tai chi
  • Discovering grottoes and islands
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Bicycle trip

9.5/10

Cruise quality

Orchid cruise differentiates itself by carrying the ultimate elegance from the simplicity. The best demonstrations for this come from the simply chic design of wooden furniture, fine black and white pictures, delicate details and neat, spacious cabins. The property is made of steel with wooden floors and outfitted with high-quality facilities.

9.0/10

Service & facilities

Orchid cruise emphasizes on professional service and world-class hospitality. Apart from interesting activities and top attractions, cruisers sailing with Orchid Cruise can relax with a range of outstanding amenities. With a limited number of cabins, the cruise prioritizes generous public space for socializing and dedicated venues such as fitness, spa, and dining.

Orchid Spa Onboard (Menu Spa-02-024.jpg)

  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
9.4/10

Cabin quality

Orchid cruise is home to a limited number of 14 luxurious and well-furnished cabins. All accommodations are spacious (from 36sqm to 72sqm) and feature stunning décor of exotic wood, marble, and modern furniture. Guests can admire a full ocean view and airy fresh atmosphere from a private balcony.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Orchid Exclusive Suite2 adults, 1 Children45 sqm
Premium Suite with Private Balcony2 adults, 1 Children36 sqm
Family Suite with Private Balcony4 adults, 1 Children72 sqm
8.9/10

Food & drink

The dining room offers great dishes and wonderful views from inside. You’ll find it very comfortable and easy to get a breeze. Buffet and a la carte menu comprise American, Vietnamese, Asian dishes and grill/ BBQ. This is also an ideal place for meeting, MICE, conference and Karaoke. Additionally, the sunset party on the sundeck opens up a good chance to enjoy cocktails and socialize with other guests.

Orchid Restaurant

8.4/10

Value for money

Suite cabin with balcony from US$395 and a family suite with balcony from US$812.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities to support disabled people.

Family-friendly?

- Non-smoking family rooms are available. 

- Children under 5 years old are free of charge, sharing the cabin and existing bed with 2 adults.

Last updated: October 04, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.I found the itinerary quite rushed, could the cruise lengthen the visiting time?

Cruise itinerary is well-designed to cover the best parts of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay at an appropriate time so just enjoy the trip and don’t worry about the time.

2.I didn’t see Titop island in the cruise itinerary, does Orchid cruise sail to TiTop Island?

Orchid cruise operates the sailing route in Lan Ha Bay and does not include Titop Island which is in Halong Bay.

3.Can anyone tell me what time the ship disembarks? Could I catch my flight to Hue at 8 pm on the same day?

Visitors will disembark at 11:45 am and you’ll be in Hanoi at around 14:00 pm, there is still plenty of time for preparing and catching your next flight.

4.What kinds of services cost extra?

Price excludes transfer from Got ferry port and back, beauty spa services and massage and beverages & tobacco.

5.Does Orchid cruise accept credit cards?

Yes, all cruises offer POS machines and you can pay by credit cards with a surcharge of 3% service tax fees.