Excellent Choice: Peony Cruise + Hanoi Pearl Hotel 3 Days
Lot 34 | Tuan Chau Port, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
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Excellent Choice: Peony Cruise + Hanoi Pearl Hotel 3 Days

Lot 34 | Tuan Chau Port, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
9.6Excellent - 188 reviews
Launched in 2018
20 Cabins
Cruise-Lines: Peony Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Live Music
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Private Balcony
  • Wooden Games
Why choose Peony Cruise?
  • Bestseller 4-star cruise in Lan Ha Bay 2023

  • 20 luxury cabins with private balconies & bathtub

  • High-quality service as a luxury cruise

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
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Deluxe Top Favorite


2 pax
26.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Premium Deluxe

Premium Deluxe

2 pax
26.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • 1 Night at Hanoi Pearl Hotel + 1 Night at Peony Cruise
  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi by sharing limousine bus
  • Hanoi Airport pick up
  • Welcome Drink
  • Entrance & Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins & Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • All meals on board
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board
  • Taxes and Service Charges
Price Excludes
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • 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
  • 01 (one) child maximum per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum 02 (two) adults.
  • Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parent’s room and using existing bedding.
  • 75% charge of adult price from 5 to 12 years old sharing parents’ room.
  • A child from 13 years old up will be considered adult.

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
Cruise + Hotel
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong - Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Trung Trang Cave - Hanoi
Last update 18:16 Monday 27 Nov 2023

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 Peony Cruise

Peony Cruise is a top-selling family cruise in Lan Ha Bay that showcases Vietnam's natural beauty. It combines classic European refinement with rustic Vietnamese charm. With expert services and an experienced crew, Peony promises an unforgettable trip for all passengers.

Facilities & Deck Plan

The 03 decks give passengers the best experience with Peony.

  • The first deck concentrates all 12 Deluxe Suites: Deluxe and Family Deluxe. The front of the boat is the crew's cockpit, and the stern is the reception area.
  • The second deck consists of 06 Premium Deluxe Suites in the middle and 02 Exclusive Suites at the ship's rear. The first half of this family cruise is a large dining area, including a luxury restaurant and a comfortable dining area. 
  • The sundeck brings the most comfortable feeling to the seascape as well as receives the most stunning sunshine.

Peony Deck Plan

Peony Deck Plan


Highlight Properties

  • Restaurant: The cruise offers an exquisite dining experience in a luxurious restaurant. The restaurant is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with the most enthralling gastronomic experience onboard. The menu has been carefully crafted to offer a wide range of delicacies to suit all palates. While dining at the restaurant, guests can also enjoy traditional music performances, immersing them in the cultural allure of the cruise.
  • Wellness & Spa: The cruise features a well-equipped premium spa and massage facility to provide guests with an excellent beauty treatment. The spa offers a range of beauty treatments, including facials, body scrubs, and massages, administered by experienced therapists. Guests can also indulge in relaxing activities, such as yoga and meditation, to rejuvenate their minds and bodies.
  • Sundeck: The sundeck is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun while enjoying panoramic views of the ocean. The sun loungers are lined up around the bathing area, providing guests with comfortable seating arrangements to unwind. Guests can also sip on refreshing cocktails and taste the sweetness of peace as they bask in the sun.

Luxury restaurant onboard

Luxury restaurant onboard


Service & Activities

After arriving at Tuan Chau Terminal, Halong, you will be transferred to the cruise by a tender boat. Peony then sets the 2-day-1-night sail towards the gorgeous Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island in the afternoon for some swimming and kayaking in the Frog Pond area.

The journey concludes with a visit to the Dark and Bright Caves on the second day, followed by a shuttle bus ride to Hanoi. Passengers on the 3-day-2-night will have extra time to explore the Viet Hai fishing hamlet and get a fantastic experience there.


Paddle around Frog Pond in a kayak to get your new challenge. The lush vegetation surrounding the bay provides an idyllic backdrop for your adventure. You can admire the towering karst formations from the water, and if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of the exotic wildlife that calls the area home.


You can enjoy an exciting swimming activity in the emerald water of Lan Ha Bay with the cruise’s safety equipment. Dive into the refreshing water and experience the sensation of weightlessness as you float amidst the stunning natural scenery. The cool water is perfect for a refreshing dip after a long day of exploration, and you may even spot some colorful fish swimming around you.

Sunset Party

Enjoy your drink while sightseeing as the sun goes down. Breathe the fresh air among the seascape on the sundeck. Watch the sky transform into a spectrum of colors as the sun sets behind the towering karst formations. Savor the moment and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings, with the gentle lapping of the waves and the sea breeze caressing your skin.

Squid Fishing

Try night squid fishing after dinner, which gives you an unforgettable experience. Venture out into the calm waters of Lan Ha Bay and experience the tranquility of the night. The guide will teach you how to bait the fishing hooks and help you catch these elusive creatures. You'll feel the excitement of the struggle as you reel in your catch, and you can take it back to the chef to prepare it for your meal.

Cooking Demonstration

Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese food with Peony’s master chef. The chef will take you through each step of the cooking process, from selecting the freshest ingredients to mastering the techniques used to create mouth-watering dishes. You'll get to taste the delicious results and take home the recipes to impress your friends and family.

Cooking Demonstration onboard

Cooking Demonstration onboard

Food & Drink

Let's relax and enjoy the thrilling ambiance while taking in the breathtaking sights of Halong Bay. You may sample the finest intricate Vietnamese cuisine and delicious European delicacies professional chefs make. Peony is always happy to cater to all special dietary diets, including Kosher, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and kid-friendly menus.

The Peony menu is carefully planned to fulfill the needs of even the most discerning passengers.

  • 2-day-1-night: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 breakfast, 01 brunch
  • 3-day-2-night: 02 buffet lunch, 02 set menu dinner, 02 breakfast, 01 brunch

Cha muc - A delicious Squid dish

Cha muc - A delicious Squid dish

Regarding drinks, Peony provides each suite with 02 bottled water per day and fresh fruit. If you want to enjoy more wine, cocktails, or beer at the bar, you need to pay a surcharge price based on the menu.


As one of the luxurious yachts in Big Bay Group, Peony offers limousine transfers for all guests on request. 

From Hanoi

The pick-up location is in Hanoi or door-to-door at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. You will go on the shuttle bus at around 8.00.

From Tuan Chau Terminal

If you want to get from Hanoi by yourself, please meet your tour guide at Tuan Chau Terminal - No 34 before 12:00 to get the safety guidelines and meet your team fellows. 

Luxury bus of Peony

Luxury bus of Peony


Peony Cruise on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 761
  • Excellent: 689/761 reviews

Peony Cruise is a luxury cruise that sails around the stunning Halong Bay. This cruise has received glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, making it a popular choice for travelers looking to explore the beauty of Halong Bay in comfort and style. Many travelers have praised the cruise for its excellent service and luxurious amenities.

Some travelers described their experience on the Peony Cruise as "outstanding from start to finish." They were impressed with the attentive and friendly staff, who went above and beyond to ensure that their needs were met.

Peony Cruise On TripAdvisor Review

Peony Cruise On TripAdvisor Review

On the contrary, some reviewers have complained about the quality of food served on board the Peony Cruise, finding it bland and tasteless, or the portion sizes too small. Others have noted that the boat can feel crowded during mealtimes and activities like kayaking or visiting caves.

Overall, the Peony Cruise has received high praise on TripAdvisor for its exceptional service, luxurious amenities, and unforgettable experiences. Travelers looking to explore the beauty of Halong Bay in comfort and style should consider this cruise as a top choice.


BestPrice's Reviews

Facilities & Amenities: 9.7/10


  • Spacious, clean, and well-designed cabins with comfortable beds and ample storage space
  • Well-maintained public areas with beautiful views of the bay
  • The cruise could benefit from more amenities, such as a pool or hot tub.
  • The Wi-Fi on board was spotty and unreliable.

Highlight Facilities And Services


Foods & Drinks: 9.8/10

  • Fresh, delicious, and varied food
  • Option for vegetarian or special dietary needs meals
  • Small portion sizes
  • Limited options for snacks or light meals throughout the day

A Family Enjoys Cocktails Together


Activities: 9.6/10

  • Fun and well-organized activities, such as kayaking and visiting caves
  • Enjoyable cooking classes and Tai Chi sessions are offered onboard
  • Limited activities or entertainment options available, especially during the evenings

Interesting Activities


Service: 9.6/10

  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Attention to detail and personal touches throughout the cruise
  • Communication with the staff could be improved, with some language barriers confusing or delays

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 186 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.3
  • Cabin quality 9.6
  • Staff quality 9.7
  • Enter/act 9.4
Excellent - Olivia Perez
Hannah - a wonderful and professional travel agent

Last week, my best friend and I went on a two-day, one-night excursion to Peony No.1. The scenery was beautiful, the service was excellent, and the staff was extremely eager and polite.
I have to express my heartfelt gratitude to Hannah from BestPrice Travel for constantly smiling and cheerfully leading us. She made me joyful and made my trip more enjoyable.

Excellent - Elodie
Honeymoon goal

Amazing adventure! Everything about our 3D/2N honeymoon was fantastic. Every member of the staff was courteous and professional. The food was delicious. The activities were well-organized and free of tension.
Elvis, the manager, is both helpful and amusing. Maya was our main waiter, and she was fantastic.… More

Excellent - Ana Miñano
Perfection in Vietnam

My family and I chose BestPrice Travel at random for our vacation to Vietnam, and the service was just fantastic. Hang Moon our consultant was the finest!
Her contact before and during the trip was excellent, and I had no doubt that if we had any problems (which we didn't), she would have been there… More

Excellent - Ms.Ollie Brogan
It was fantastic

The cruise, ship, crew, and cuisine were all excellent. The weather was ideal for us, and the scenery was breathtaking.
Thank you so much for all of your assistance; we definitely appreciate it.

Excellent - Mr.Larry Jacinth
Great time on 2 day cruise

The Peony Cruise in HaLong Bay was gorgeous. A very kind director, Ken, played the flute for us ;))

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Questions & Answers (91)

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We spend the nght on January 11th in Ha Long. Is there a way to border the ship in Ha Long, If not, how long is the ride ( duration and price ?) from Ha Long to Hanoi?

@Angelo RUGGERI:

I am not sure I understand your question clearly, if you want to flight to Halong you can flight to Van Don International airport. And riding duration between hanoi - Halong is 2.5 hours, cost for bus is 20 USD /person/way.

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considering a 3day 2 night Halong pay cruise with peony cruise vessel on the 29th June. do all peony vessels have a pool and jacuzzi? There seem to be 2 similar boats on various websites one with a pool and one without. please advise regards Peter


Peony has public jacuzzi pool on top deck, in-room only private bathtub no jacuzzi.

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Hi there! We are a family of 4 (2 adults+9 years old+1 year old) and are travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam on the evening of 20 Nov. Trying to reach you out if u can provide support in booking the best-priced itinerary for Hanoi transfer --> Ninh Binh(Tam con, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Mua Cave and view point)--> Ninh Binh overnight stay --> transfer to port for Peony 3D 2N cruise and cruise booking. Many thanks!


We offer transfer in bus or private car, i think you have small child should use private car for more comfortable. When is your arrival time on 20 Nov, it takes about 3 hours from Hanoi airport to NInh Binh, if too late you should stay in Hanoi and transfer to NB next day.

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Can you get picked up from Cat Ba for these cruises?

@Donna Markowski:

Yes we can pick up at Gia Luan Pier Cat Ba will small surcharge.

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I would like to know, in a 2 days, one night cruise, in Peony, if we can request service of transportation/transfer from the Hotel in Hanoi to Halong Bay and, in the return trip, from Halong Bay to the airport? And the price for this service? Best regards Mafalda Martins

@Mafalda Martins:

On the booking process you can choose 1 way Hanoi to Halong by bus then 1 way Halong to Hanoi airprot by car because we have no bus to airport.

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