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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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An overview of cheap 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.

The price for experience on a budget cruise overnight is cheap, only from 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

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 budget 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 which 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 of budget halong cruise

Enjoy Sunset view on Sundeck


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 of the tourists expect to enjoy an unforgettable swimming experience 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 budget 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 at 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 service on deck to relax your body and free your mind & soul.

Kayaking when doing budget Halong Bay Cruise

Kayaking in Halong Bay

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.

Cheap Halong Cruise Recommendation:


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 us 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)
  • Majestic: Deluxe Ocean Triple (3 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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Hello, I'd want to take a trip to Halong Bay with 2 friends from Hanoi. Can you suggest the most affordable tour that also includes transportation to and from the airport?


If you want itinerary more unique lets choose Renea or more activites with Phoenix Cruise.

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Hello, I'm looking for overnight cruises for the 13th of March with my fiancé. What are your suggestions? mid-range to luxurious: Thanks.


You can have a look at Orchid Cruise or Stellar of the Sea Cruise. 

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I'm here. I'm looking for a two-day, one-night trip aboard a junk boat. April 12th and 13th are the dates. It would nice to have a budget or a semi-budget options. What are your suggestions?


You can have a look at Swan cruise or Renea Cruise. That's quiet suitable cruise with a budget cruise

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Hello, my husband and I will be traveling to Vietnam in March. We had considered booking a hotel in Halong Bay and taking a day trip into the bay. Is there any suitable day cruise for old couples (we want less crowded cruises) and is there booking fee comes with the payment? thanks

@Ms Denise:

You can rent a private cruise, or join with La Muse Cruise. this cruise will go for Bai Tu Long Bay so less crowded than other cruise

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Hello. My family, consisting of my wife and I plus our two children, who are 11 and 14 years old, is looking for a two-day, one-night cruise. We have a budget of about $500 for the whole family, do you have any options?


Let's check Cozy and Orienal Sails, they are match with your budget.

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