Cruise overview

Hon Gai, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
8.4/10
Editor Rating

“ Victory Star Cruise has built a reputation as the largest wooden junk on Bai Tu Long Bay. During the voyage, tourists are able to soak up pristine sceneries and enjoy plenty of amenities onboard. Moreover, the ship also has fine spa and beauty services as well as facilities for disabled guests.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ The views from the balcony in all cabins are gorgeous.
+ Activities are nicely organized and punctual.
+ Tour guide is extremely generous, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Cons

- The food could have been better and should stick to local Vietnamese food.
- Passengers have to pay for every single small bottle of water.
- The cruise sails to a few attractions on Bai Tu Long Bay.

Bottom Line

Victory Star Cruise is a wonderful traditional boat with attentive services.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2009
No Of Cabins: 32
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Thien Canh Son Cave, Vung Vieng Fishing Village

9.0/10

Itinerary & activities

Victory Star cruise itinerary gives an emphasis on personalized cruising that adventurers can spend days discovering less-visited parts of Bai Tu Long Bay such as the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave and Vung Vieng fishing village. Tourists will also have a chance to transfer by a sampan rowed by local people and join many other interesting activities.

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Movie nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Karaoke
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing

8.5/10

Cruise quality

The cruise boasts ancient junk design thus it looks a bit old. However, its interior is still well-equipped with a range of modern facilities.

8.3/10

Service & facilities

Victory Star Cruise provides guests a handful of good services and facilities. To be found on the boat are 32 beautifully-designed en-suite cabins, elegant restaurant & bar, and massage services (upon request). What’s more, guests booking Victory Star Cruise are also offered free transfer round trip Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
8.7/10

Cabin quality

32 cabins onboard follow the classic style and include stunning woodwork. Every unit is fully-appointed with an en-suite bathroom, a minibar, cabin service, and luxurious in-room amenities. Significantly, there is a balcony with a seating area in each room that guests can relax and watch beautiful bay views.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Suite with Sea View2 adults, 1 Children26 sqm
King Double Room2 adults, 1 Children30 sqm
8.0/10

Food & Drink

The cruise restaurant is spacious and mostly serves Western food and Vietnamese specialties. After dinner, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and other beverages in the bar.

7.9/10

Value for money

Deluxe double or twin room with balcony costs from US$301, junior suite with balcony costs from US$413, and president suite costs from US$526.

Access for people with disabilities?

Wheelchairs are accessible.

Family-friendly?

There are baby safety gates, board games, and babysitting/ child services for children.

Last updated: January 29, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.Does the cruise have any age restriction?

No, there is no age restriction for the cruise check-in.

2.Can I arrange a crib in the room for my child?

Yes, children aged 0 - 3 years old can use the crib for free if requested while children aged above 3 must pay additional fees.

3.What spa services does the cruise offer?

The cruise offers a range of spa services including massage, manicure & pedicure, foot bath, and wellness packages.

4.Is WIFI available onboard?

Yes, free WIFI is only available in public areas.

5.Can disabled guests get on Victory Star Cruise?

Yes, the cruise provides a lowered sink and raised toilet for guests with disabilities.