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Athena Luxury Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Halong International Cruise Port, No 09 Halong Street, Bai Chay, Halong City
9.4Excellent - 96 reviews

Athena Luxury Cruise 2 Days 1 Night

Halong International Cruise Port, No 09 Halong Street, Bai Chay, Halong City
9.4Excellent - 96 reviews
Launched in 2016
21 Cabins
Athena Cruise
Cruise-Lines: Athena Luxury Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Conference & Meeting
  • Spa & Massage
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Private Balcony
  • Wooden Games
Why choose Athena Luxury Cruise?
  • Top luxury cruise for families in Halong Bay with excellent service

  • Large cabins with private balconies in all rooms

  • Wide sundeck with alfresco bar and coffee lounge

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Executive Suite

Executive Suite

2 pax
25.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Elegant Suite

Elegant Suite

2 pax
28.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Terrace Suite

Terrace Suite

2 pax
30.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Family Triple Suite

Family Triple Suite

3 pax
30.0 m2
Double & Single
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Luxury en-suite cabin
  • Welcome drink upon arrival.
  • Tea, Coffee & Fruits in the room.
  • Full board meals: welcome lunch buffet, set menu dinner, light breakfast and a brunch buffet.
  • Free usage of the outdoor swimming pool in Sundeck (Athena Cruises)
  • Halong Bay Tour Ticket.
  • Various activities: morning Tai Chi class, cave visiting by rowing boat, squid fishing, swimming and kayaking.
  • English and Vietnamese-speaking tour guide onboard.
  • Onboard insurance and service charges.
Price Excludes
  • Airfares, land transfers from and to Ha Long Bay
  • Spa & Massage treatment services.
  • Beverages, Tips & Personal expenses
  • Other services not clearly mentioned.
  • V.A.T tax
  • Surcharge for entrance fee (follow the government’s law)
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!
Children Policy
  • Children under 5 years old sharing the full price cabin with adults: Free of charge (Limited to 1 child/1 cabin), from 2nd children: charged 50% adult (without extra bed)
  • From 5 to under 11 years old: 01 Child stays in the double/twin cabin with 2 adults: charged 75% adult.
  • From 11 years old: Children from 11 years old will be charged as adults. Two children below 11 years stay in a private cabin are charged at 100% of the full cabin rate.
  • Charged 100% for the third person using an extra bed

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island
Day 2: Halong Bay - Luon Cave - Hanoi
Last update 10:01 Tuesday 20 Feb 2024

Important Notes:

  • Please kindly provide us your passport information at least 01 week before the cruise date.
  • If you have any specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, non-seafood, etc.), feel free to let us know so we can serve your demands with the best.

About Athena Luxury Cruise

Athena Luxury belongs to the Athena cruise line and is one of the best 5-star cruises in Halong Bay. This has a neoclassical and luxurious design.

The ship can accommodate up to nearly 50 passengers. Every room has a private balcony and 1st-class amenities. Cruising overnight with Athena Luxury, you will enjoy excellent service and engaging activities, which are the best choices for families. 

Facilities & Deck Plan

The Athena Luxury consists of 3 decks covered with white paint, bringing neoclassical and modern beauty. 

The 1st deck includes the reception area, a kitchen 10 Executive Suites (25m2), and 02 Family Triple Suites with a larger size (30m2).

The 2nd deck offers a dining room & bar, 06 Elegant Suites, 01 Family Connecting Suite, and 02 Terrace Suites at the rear - the only cabins with a large private sun terrace. 

Deck Plan 1

Deck Plan 1 & 2

The sundeck has relaxing spa & sauna rooms, an outdoor bar, and a sunbathing area with many facilities and decorations for relaxing: sun loungers, a projector, fresh plants,...

Deck Plan 3

Deck Plan 3

The cruise provides passengers with 1st-class services as well as convenient facilities with up-to-date equipment and high-tech systems.

Coffee Lounge & Outdoor Bar

This cruise has an indoor coffee lounge and an open sky bar on the 3rd floor, bringing an airy and spacious place for relaxation while you enjoy the mesmerizing seascape of Halong Bay. 

Relax in the Coffe Lounge

Broad Coffee Lounge to Relax


The restaurant is located at the front of the 2nd deck. It was designed in a semi-classical style with an open kitchen and a projector. The wooden chairs are upholstered and leather, bringing great comfort to up to 45 people. 

High-end restaurant and Bar

Elegant Restaurant on board

Spa & Sauna

The 3rd deck boasts several double and single spa treatment rooms and a high-class dry sauna, which give guests a uniquely exhilarating experience. 

Service & Activities

Join Athena Cruise, the 2d1n tour takes you through Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island - Luon Cave. If you want to explore further, you should experience the 3d2n tour that visits Tung Sau Area & Me Cung Cave on the 2nd day.

For every traveler, it would be an unforgettable adventure with amusing offboard onboard activities.

Visit Sung Sot Cave

In the afternoon of the 1st day, you will have an astounding experience in Sung Sot Cave. This is the biggest and most well-known cave in Halong Bay with wonderful views.

Explore Titop Island

After the cave tour, enjoy a relaxing time on Titop Island with a stunning beach. You may try many fun activities here: sunbathing, swimming, or hiking to the mountaintop for a breathtaking view of Halong Bay.

Travel to Titop Island

Pretty Titop Island

Kayaking/Rowing boat 

Paddling a kayak or bamboo boat while discovering Tung Sau on the 2nd day and Luon Cave on the last day will be a memorable experience. Don’t miss this chance to explore the magnificent geology of the bay.

Spa & Massage

  • Price: From US $30/ service
  • Duration: 30 - 75 minutes/ session

With a powerful ingredient for overall wellness,  this luxury cruise offers a variety of facial, body, and foot treatments, combined with a dry sauna so you will receive a deep sense of calm and relaxation.

Spa Menu

The Spa Menu

NOTE: The price could be changed in the future.

Other than that, this cruise has many fun activities for families, couples, and friend groups, such as cooking class, squid fishing, movie night, Tai Chi, etc. Events, birthday parties/anniversaries are also open for request.

Food & Drink

The onboard restaurant is always willing to serve you diverse meals such as Western fusion food, Vietnamese traditional dishes, and fresh seafood with natural ingredients. 

The usual time for breakfast is 7:00, 12:45 for lunch, and 19:00 for dinner.

Suppose you have special diets like vegetarian or gluten-free, lactose-free, etc. Athena’s master chef will provide you with suitable food on request. 

Well-prepared dish

Well-prepared Seafood


Each room will be fully prepared with complimentary water, tea, coffee, and a basket of fresh fruits (extra wine bottle for the Terrace Suite). 

Beverages in the bar and lounge must be extra-paid based on the menu, including wine, juice, tea, coffee, cocktails, and alcohol-free mocktails. 

  • Alcohol drinks: From US $7/ glass and US S32/ bottle
  • Non-alcohol drinks: From US $2/ item 

Drink Menu

The Drink Menu

NOTE: The drink menu is object to change.


You can book a limousine bus, shuttle bus, or private car (extra fee) to travel to Halong Port. These cars are fully equipped with air conditioning, soft leather seats, free drinks, and USB charges.

From Hanoi

For those who book the transfer service, the pick-up location is at 14 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, or door-to-door at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter from 8:00 - 8:30.

From Halong International Port

For passengers who choose to move to the harbor by themselves. Please arrive at 09 Ha Long Road, Bai Chay, Halong City, Quang Ninh before 11.30 to check-in. 

Waiting Lounge

The Waiting Lounge in Halong International Harbour


BestPrice's Reviews: 9.3/10

  • Inspection date: November 2023
  • Cruise: Athena Luxury 1
  • BestPrice Travel inspector: Huan Nguyen & Dung Nguyen

After a 2-day and 1-night experience, this high-class cruise shows how it is one of the best luxury Halong Bay cruises. The service from the crew is top-notch and the staff is well-trained.

Facilities & Amenities: 9.4/10

The ship's interior is decorated with classic brown wood, giving it a warm and familiar ambiance. Most of the facilities are modern and maintained very well, except for some amenities in the bathroom.


  • One of the rare cruises with a sauna room on board.
  • Spacious sundeck with many sun loungers, set tables, sofas,...
  • Exquisite and cohesive design with luxurious wooden interiors combined with leather.
  • A bar on the 2nd deck, a coffee lounge, and an outdoor bar on the 3rd deck give the guests more choices.


  • Unoptimized cabin layout, there is a table right in front of the bed, making it harder to move inside.
  • Except for the Suite Terrace cabin, other rooms have small terraces.

Panoramic Bay view on sundeck

Broad sundeck with outdoor bar


Food & Beverage: 9.1/10

The food on this cruise is diverse, ranging from European to Asian. The ingredients are fresh and the seasoning is flavorful. However, the meals are standard and there are no highlight dishes.


  • The dining establishment offers a wide selection of exquisite Vietnamese delicacies.
  • Each morning, guests may choose to enjoy a breakfast buffet in their rooms. 
  • Fresh seafood and natural ingredients.


  • The food stops at a level of fullness with a good taste, not too outstanding.
  • The drink price is still high for its quality.


Itineraries & Activities: 9.0/10

Overall, the travel route of Athena Luxury is standard with various activities in 3 famous attractions of Halong Bay: Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island, and Luon Cave. You should choose the 3d2n itinerary to explore further and less-visited areas of the bay.


  • Well-planned schedule with 3 attractions for 2 days, which is loose and not too packed.
  • Fantastic trip to Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful and widest caves in Halong Bay.
  • Conquer Titop Peak will give you a great and satisfied feeling.


  • You need to pay an extra fee if you want to travel on a bamboo boat to Luon Cave.

Amusing cooking class

Amusing cooking class


Services: 9.4/10

The crew on board is very professional and attentive. They are always ready to help every guest. However, some staff don’t speak English well enough.


  • Friendly and professionally-trained staff, attentive, helpful, and dedicated to their job.
  • Very quick and flexible with any requests and unexpected problems.
  • Themed parties, ceremonies,... always open for request.


  • Only the bar staff and cruise manager and some others speak good English.


Athena Luxury on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 2098
  • Excellent: 1999/2098

This cruise has many reviews from its customers compared to others. The travelers loved Athena Cruise on TripAdvisor in every aspect, from the staff, activities, and food,... Which is outstanding with the number of reviews the cruise has.

Some guests complained that their belongings were not taken care of well enough, and some expect the staff to speak better English. All in all, with 98% positive reviews, this cruise keeps on improving and satisfies a large number of travelers.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 94 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
  • 88
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.4
  • Food/Drink 9.3
  • Cabin quality 9.3
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.3
Excellent - Vanessa Pineda
Argentina Argentina
We had a good time

We stayed on the Athena for one night. We boarded the ship at noon, and the service staff who greeted us at the door were smiling and made us feel nice. Our ship manager this time was Hannah. Her beautiful appearance and professional and careful explanation made me feel at ease.

Thank you to all the staff of the Athena for allowing us to have a wonderful experience in Halong Bay.

Excellent - RATNAYAKE
Japan Japan

Minh Phuong was extremely fast handling any inquiry and her response was extremely fast. Also, she coordinated and organized a birthday surprise for my wife and made her extremely happy. Would ask again for her assistance again next year.

Excellent - Mr.Akhil
Japan Japan
Invaluable service

This cruise was our very first time using BestPrice service. Thanks to the invaluable assistance of Janet, she made my trip with my wife for her birthday went smoothly without any hassle.

Excellent - Hugh Nielsen
Belgium Belgium
I highly recommend this cruise!!!!

A wonderful memory. Great experience that included hiking, cooking class, Tai Chi at dawn, an excellent buffet, and a top performance by Hannah as the manager.
She made our stay pleasant.... she even managed to make people from very different parts of the world laugh at the same time.
A high point of our trip to Vietnam!
Thanks to the cruise and Hannah

Very good - Charles M
United States United States
Check the weather forecast

Our experience was probably influenced by the bad weather, with low clouds and insistent drizzle (we travel at the end of March), which did not allow/suggest doing the kayak tour, and which also caused the Tai Chi in the morning to be canceled.

Other than that, the cruise was nice. Pretty ship, with wonderful service, and comfy cabin. Beautiful cave, and the landscape is also beautiful.

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Questions & Answers (35)

Ask a Question

Hello, Is the kayaking in Luon Cave service included in the price?

@James Reed:

Yes of course

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Our group has 3 adults and 2 kids (4 years old & 9 years old), we plan to travel on May 10 & 11. Can you check if you have a connecting cabin for us?

@Lilly S:

Hi! Athena Luxury doesn't have any connecting cabin. We can help you to book a Family Triple Suite cabin with 1 double + 1 single bed.

Or else, in case you need a connecting cabin, you should consider below options:

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Hi, how much is the 2-way shuttle bus Halong - Hanoi for 2 people? We haven't had a transfer yet so can you book it for us?


Yes cost 40 USD/person you can add in the booking step.

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We'll travel to Halong on January 18 and we want to book this cruise. Travel for 3 days, 2 pax. Do you have any room left for that day?

@Karol S:

Executive Suite is available on 18 Jan for 03 days and 2 nights. Our travel consultant will assist you in processing this booking. 

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We decided to travel to Halong Bay around February (2 pax). So we need a Twin cabin and a 2-way transfer. How much is it?


Hi Thomas Ramos, 

The price for 2d1n from $352/cabin and 3d2n from $642/cabin (not including the Tet holiday surcharge will be from 8th Feb to 14th Feb) 

Limousine service round way Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi costs $60/pax 

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