Top 10 Cheap Cruises in Halong Bay 2023

Now you can enjoy your time in Halong Bay without financial worries. Here are the top recommendations of Halong Bay cheap cruise providing full experiences at a very reasonable price.
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  • Overview of Budget Cruises in Halong Bay

  • Cheap Halong Cruise Recommendations 2023

Overview of Budget Cruises in Halong Bay

Most of the budget cruises in Halong are wooden boats of small size. Despite their modest scale, these cruises are equipped with 3-star facilities with cozy cabins (from 12m2) including double or twin beds, a private bathroom, and an air-conditioner; besides, there is also a small restaurant for having all meals during the trip and a quite large comfortable sundeck for sunbathing.

  • Price: The price for experience on a budget cruise overnight is cheap, only US$ 120/person which is very reasonable if you are traveling on a budget, with a deluxe cabin, all meals, and sightseeing tickets (according to the itinerary) are included in the price.

Swan Cruise - 3* Cruise in Halong Bay

Swan Cruise - 3* Cruise in Halong Bay

  • Itinerary: The itineraries of these cheap cruises are varied. You can choose to travel to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, or Bai Tu Long Bay. However, Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay is the most popular travel route for cheap cruises which will take you following an off-the-beaten-track path to visit Thien Canh Son Cave, Vung Vieng village, and Cong Do area.

On the other hand, for first-time travelers, as to have a general view of Halong Bay, you should choose to book a cruise that has the classic itinerary to explore some most well-known attractions in Halong such as Sung Sot Cave, Me Cung Cave, Titop (Titov) Island, and Cua Van fishing village.

In addition, based on your preference, you can also choose to travel with a budget Halong Bay 2d1n cruise or a 3d2n cruise to explore more in the bay.

Enjoy Sunset view on Sundeck

Enjoy the sunset view on sundeck

  • Activity: Besides the sightseeing, during the trip with a cheap Halong Bay cruise, you can also join some other interesting activities such as kayaking, night fishing, cooking class, and Tai Chi class which keep you a little bit busy during the trip and cannot be bored. Most tourists expect to enjoy an unforgettable swimming experience in Halong Bay.

Kayaking when doing budget Halong Bay Cruise

Fun kayaking in Halong Bay

However, according to the government law to preserve the natural ecosystem in Halong and its brother bays, there are only a few places that allow swimming in these areas. Therefore, you should choose to book a cheap cruise that includes the Ba Trai Dao beach or Titop island in its activities so that you can swim, or sometimes, the swimming area is in the middle of the bay that was not mentioned in the itinerary, you should ask your travel consultant if swimming is included in the itinerary. In addition, you can also spend some time on spa & massage services on deck to relax your body and free your mind & soul.


Cheap Halong Cruise Recommendations 2023

Cruise ship Why book? Price from (per pax)
Swan Best service for cheap cruise US $137
Phoenix Most beautiful cabin on a budget US $126
Renea Most recommended 3-star cruise US $144
Oriental Sails Most experienced budget cruise US $131
Glory Legend Most popular option US $128
Cozy Bay Cheapest 3-star cruise US $125
Aclass Stellar Interesting cruise route US $150

Understand the worry about the travel budget of many tourists, BestPrice Travel created a list of the best Halong Bay budget cruises to help our guests on choosing the cheapest boats with perfect services.


Providing the best services and high-quality standards, we have selectively hand-picked the cheapest cruises list, along with the best value product. The most worth-trying options include:

Let's share your budget, we will recommend you the best cruise.

Based on the price range and service quality, BestPrice Travel offers the best deals on Halong Bay budget cruises including:

  • Swan - Most favorite 3-star cruise on TripAdvisor
  • Renea - The best junk boat in Bai Tu Long
  • Phoenix - The cheapest but most active cruise

Please refer to the Top 10 Budget Cruises in Halong Bay.

The rate of a 3-star cruise in Halong can be changed due to season, availability, and cabin type. You should contact us to get the exact price for your travel date. 

Following is the price range of a budget cruise, excluding shuttle bus transfer.

(Price in USD)

Budget day cruise $58 - $79/ person
Budget 2 days 1 night $102 - $143/ person
Budget 3 days 2 nights $220 - $290/ person


Yes, you can find many suite options for a family vacation at BestPrice Travel.

  • Glory Legend: Family Deluxe (4 adults)
  • Renea: Deluxe Triple (3 adults) & Family Connecting (5 adults)

If you have any specific requests, feel free to drop us a line.

For backpackers, we have a selection of cruises that offer active programs and reasonable prices on a full-day or 2-day itinerary. You can refer to one of the following options:

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Can you suggest an affordable cruise that includes a visit to Sung Sot Cave? We are a group of three adults and would like to stay in one cabin. Our arrival in Hanoi can be on either December 22nd or December 29th, 2023, depending on the availability of the cruise. Thank you in advance!


You can have a look at Cozy Bay Cruise is very suitable with your choice but there is no cabin for 3 person. If you want an cabin with 3 person you should up to Sena Cruise for terrace cabin

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Hello. If I want to book your overnight and budget cruise on 23rd November, 3 Adults, 2D1N what will the price range be?


The price is from 128 USD/person to 137 USD/person not include transfer for a budget cruise go in Halong for 2 days 1 night

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As a group of 6 consisting of 3 students and 3 adults, we're looking for the most affordable option for a cruise from Hanoi to Halong Bay on Oct 13. Please provide us with pricing information and help us select the cheapest choice that meets our needs.


You can have a look at Cozy cruise will be very suitable with your choice

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What promotional offers are currently available for budget cruises on Halong Bay?


Right now summer promotion is available for all cruise on Halong Bay so you can go at this time

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Hello! We're interested in booking a tour from your company, but we have a question. In the itinerary of your "Vietnam Marvelous Budget Adventure 10 days" tour, there were some days where there was no early check-in, so where are we supposed to store our luggage? And is this tour private? Were a group of 5 people, and we were hoping if this specific tour was private.


On this tour is the price for join in tour so that it cheaper . In the Hotel they will have luggage room for you to store the luggage. If you want to have early check-in, you will have to pay some surcharge

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