Cruise overview

Cat Hai Port, Cat Ba, Hai Phong, Cat Ba, Vietnam View on map
8.9/10
Editor Rating

“ Perla Dawn Sails impresses cruisers who seek a modern ship blended with a traditional Vietnamese touch. Passengers will particularly keen on high-quality accommodations with brilliant views from the balcony and state-of-the-art amenities. The boat sails to Lan Ha Bay with a lot of fun-filled activities.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Perla Dawn Sails is immaculate and well-furnished.
+ Cabins are clean, lovely, and very comfortable with large bedding.
+ The crew shows great professionalism and friendliness.

Cons

- Transfer from the bus to the boat is chaotic.
- Drinks are not included and quite expensive compared to the average price in the mainland.
- Seafood doesn’t smell fresh and the menu is mostly Vietnamese food.

Bottom Line

An activity-packed itinerary and exquisite staterooms on Perla Dawn Sails bring the ultimate in comfort for passengers.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2018
No Of Cabins: 18
Pick Up Time: 9:00 – 9:30 Am
Drop Off Time: 14:30 – 15:00 Pm
Operating Area: Lan Ha Bay
Available Tours: 1d, 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Dark & Bright Cave, Viet Hai Village, Ba Ham Lake, Ba Trai Dao Area, Tra Bau Area

9.2/10

Itinerary & activities

Take multiple-day excursions to explore the quieter and poetic Lan Ha Bay. Tourists have a chance to get on a bamboo boat to discover Dark & Bright cave and swim under the clear waters. Then, guests will join a trekking and biking trip to Viet Hai village, swim & kayak in Ba Ham Lake or Ba Trai Dao beach, and visit a fishing farm in the Tra Bau area.

  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Evening entertainment
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing

9.1/10

Cruise quality

Perla Dawn Sails is brand-new and gains a reputation for a great combination between Vietnamese culture and modern comfort. The interior is tastefully-appointed with many wooden furnishings and luxurious facilities.

8.7/10

Service & facilities

Featuring a number of decent amenities like a restaurant & bar, a shared lounge, and roomy cabins with a balcony, Perla Dawn Sails is a good option for leisure travelers and families. Besides, the property also offers attentive services, a 24-hour front desk, and various evening entertainment programs.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
9.1/10

Cabin quality

18 well-appointed cabins on board are the best place to rest. In each room, guests are provided with a beautiful balcony & a large working area, a proper bathroom with bathtub, and many other updated in-room equipment.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Junior Suite Triple with Balcony3 adults, 1 Children29 sqm
8.5/10

Food & Drink

A continental breakfast is offered at the accommodation. Meanwhile, the cruising dining area provides plenty of choices of local seafood and Vietnamese specialties. After meals, passengers can head to the boutique bar for a sip of drinks and snacks.

More interestingly, guests will also have an opportunity to savor a sumptuous dinner on the floating farm.

8.5/10

Value for money

Junior suite double or twin with balcony costs from US$465 and junior suite triple with balcony is priced from US$697.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly?

Family rooms are available. Children under 2 years old can use a crib free of charge when requested.

Last updated: February 12, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.Is the balcony available in all rooms?

Yes, all staterooms onboard have a private balcony and a sitting area.

2.Does the cruise offer spa services?

Yes, Perla Dawn Sails offers a variety of luxury massage therapy and other health treatments.

3.How long does it take to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay?

The driving time by a Limousine van on the highway from Hanoi to Halong Bay is only 1.5 – 2 hours.

4.How can I make a booking?

Tourists who want to book the cruise can fill necessary information at the link: https://perladawnsails.com/booking/.

5.How much luggage can I bring on the boat?

Each passenger is often recommended to carry only 1 luggage onboard.