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Lot 34 | Tuan Chau Port, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.6Excellent - 225 reviews
Launched in 2018
20 Cabins
Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island
Peony Cruise
Cruise-Lines: Peony Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Peony Cruise?
  • Bestseller 4-star junk cruise in Lan Ha Bay 2023/24

  • 20 deluxe cabins with private balconies & bathtub

  • High-quality service as a luxury cruise

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
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 17:04 Monday 08 Jan 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 Peony Cruise

Peony Cruise managed by Big Bay Group is a top-selling 4-star cruise in Lan Ha Bay that combines classic European refinement with rustic Vietnamese junk. With an experienced crew of over 20 years, Peony promises an unforgettable trip for all passengers.

Facilities & Deck Plan

There are 02 Peony junks with 20 cabins and 03 decks per boat, giving passengers the best experience onboard.

The first deck has 12 Deluxe Balcony of 26m2 each (including 02 Family Deluxe with connecting door). The front of this deck is the crew's cockpit, and the stern is the reception area.

On the second deck, you can find 01 large dining room at the bow, 06 Premium Deluxe (including 02 Family Premium Deluxe with connecting door) in the middle, and 02 Exclusive Suites (45m2) with a 180° private terrace view at the rear.

The sundeck brings the most comfortable feeling to the seascape with an open bar, sun loungers, and a swimming pool.

Peony Deck Plan

Peony Deck Plan

Swimming Pool

Decorated with a wooden villa-style border, the sundeck pool is divided into 2 separate bathing areas: the larger is rectangle-shaped and deeper, while the smaller is rounded and shallow suitable for small kids.

Guests can also sip on refreshing cocktails ordered at the bar (from 7:00 to 23:00) and taste the beauty of the bay at the sun loungers and sofas nearby.

Colorful Outdoor Jacuzzi

2 layouts of the spacious pool on the sundeck


The restaurant has state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate around 55 guests with the most enthralling gastronomic experience onboard. While dining at the restaurant, guests can enjoy traditional music performances and immerse themselves in an ambiance of elegance, coziness, and modernity.

Luxury restaurant onboard

Elegant restaurant onboard

Spa Room

The wellness corner has 02 comfy massage tables and warm decor to give the most exhilarating treatments after the energetic day excursion.

Peony Cruise Spa Room

Spa room with deluxe services

Service & Activities

The itinerary set the 2-day-1-night sail towards the secluded part of Tra Bau, Lan Ha Bay on the 1st day and Trung Trang Cave on the 2nd day.

Passengers who opt for the 3-day-2-night itinerary will have extra time to explore the Viet Hai Village and pristine beach on Cat Ba Island.

Kayak in Tra Bau

On the Day 1 afternoon, paddle around Tra Bau on a kayak to get your new challenge. You will have around 2 hours to admire the towering karst formations from the water and catch a glimpse of a floating village.

Kayak Among Emerald Beach

An idyllic backdrop for your kayaking

Discover Viet Hai Village

You will have a chance to visit a fishing village on the Day 2 morning of the 3D2N cruise. Viet Hai boasts a beautiful cycling route and scenic countryside (the electric cart option is available). Also, you can call on some local houses and enjoy a fish massage.

Swim in Lan Ha Bay

After Viet Hai visit, dive into the refreshing water and experience the sensation of weightlessness as you float amidst the hidden beach in Lan Ha. The cool water is perfect for a refreshing dip after a long day of exploration.

Swimming In A Secluded Part

Immerse in a pristine beach on 2-night cruise

Visit Trung Trang Cave

As one of the largest caves in the Cat Ba Archipelago, Trung Trang is not only for sightseeing but also for history learning. On the final day of the Peony Cruise itinerary, you will have a chance to explore its unique structure and tropical greenery.

Spa & Massage

  • Price: From US $21/ service
  • Duration: 30 - 75 minutes/ session

Like other cruises managed by Big Bay Group, Peony offers a range of beauty treatments, including facials - skincare - massage, body therapy, foot reflexology, nail manicures, and, pedicures.

Drink Menu On Peony Cruise

NOTE: The rate could be adjustable, you should refer to the up-to-date price on the cruise.

Besides, passengers can join sunset parties, cooking classes, night squid fishing (seasonal), honeymoon setup, special events, and other services onboard.

Food & Drink

On Peony Cruise, you may sample the finest intricate Vietnamese cuisine and delicious European delicacies professional chefs make. The usual time for breakfast is 6:45 - 7:15, 9:30 for brunch, 13:00 for lunch, and 19:30 for dinner.

Carefully crafted to offer various delicacies to suit all palates, the chef is always happy to cater to all special requests, such as:

  • Vegetarian
  • Indian
  • Charter BBQ Dinner
  • Charter Family

Fruit Basket On Peony

Desert station of tropical fruits

Regarding drinks, Peony provides each suite with 02 bottled water per day as complimentary. If you want to taste more beverages, you need to pay a surcharge price based on the menu.

  • Wine: From US $37/ bottle & US $8/ shot
  • Cocktail: From US $9/ glass
  • Non-alcohol: From US $1.5/ item

There is a diversity of house wines, premium wines, champagne, rose wines, sweet wines, local beers, and single shots of mixed drinks and cocktails that could be tailor-made. 

For the fan of alcohol-free drinks, a range of fresh juices, smoothies, mocktails, soft drinks, coffees and teas is available.

Drink Menu On Peony Cruise

NOTE: The rate could be adjustable, you should refer to the up-to-date price on the cruise.


The transfer between Hanoi and the cruise port is upon request for all passengers. With an additional fee from US $25/ pax/ way, there are different options for a shared shuttle bus or a private car.

From Hanoi

The meeting will be around the Hanoi Opera House, No.16 Thi Sach Street, or door-to-door at your hotel in the Old Quarter. The pick-up time by shuttle bus is around 8:00 - 8:30.

From Tuan Chau Terminal

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

Peony Cruise Waiting Lounge By Big Bay Group

The waiting lounge of Big Bay Group at Tuan Chau Port


BestPrice's Reviews: 9.7/10

  • Inspection date: 16th & 17th, December, 2023
  • BestPrice Travel Inspector: Ms. Nhung

On my recent 2-day cruise inspection, I had an enjoyable time with a popular Lan Ha Bay itinerary and exceptional customer service on Peony Cruise. Despite launching 5 years ago, this wooden junk annually upgrades its facilities and services so that everything is in good maintenance and spotless. 

I strongly recommend Peony for families with kids and couples on a mid-range budget.

Facilities & Amenities: 9.6/10

With an adequate number of cabins, each of the 20 staterooms gives a comfortable space for a private balcony and bathtub that very few 4-star cruises can accommodate.

Nevertheless, my Premium Deluxe Balcony is quite narrow (26m2) and has the same features as the Deluxe Balcony. The only difference is that it is on the higher deck and more expensive.


  • Spacious swimming pool with 2 separate areas, more privacy and safer for small kids
  • All cabins are equipped with a delicate turquoise theme, private balcony, and bathtub
  • Stylish traditional junk model and well-maintained public areas


  • Limited number of family connecting cabins (only 2 for each suite)
  • Few differences between a Deluxe Balcony and a Premium Deluxe Balcony

Kid Friendly Mini Pool On Peony

Kid-friendly mini pool on top deck


Foods & Drinks: 9.6/10

For those who have food allergies, Peony Cruise is somewhere you can trust to have a pleasant culinary experience. The F&B manager is a delight who particularly considers dietary requirements. Otherwise, Vietnamese food is full of praise for its tasty flavors.


  • Fresh, delicious, and varied types of buffet dishes, especially Vietnamese food
  • Diverse options for special dietary requests and charter menus


  • Limited options for snacks or light meals throughout the day
  • The higher price of premium wines and signature cocktails than other mid-range cruises


Activities: 9.7/10

On the top favorite of the Lan Ha Bay itinerary, I find the Peony Cruise program interesting with different kinds of outdoor activities. As an active person, I’m interested in hiking to Trung Trang Cave (more than 100 steps) and bending down while walking inside.


  • Energetic and well-organized itinerary, such as kayaking, hiking, and cave-visiting
  • Eye-catching biking route and valuable insight into fishing culture at Viet Hai Village on the 3-day itinerary


  • Few entertaining activities due to the lack of facilities onboard

Take a Hike at Trung Trang Cave

Diverse outdoor activities for all types of traveler


Service: 10/10

I can’t praise Lee - the cruise manager, Ken - his assistant, and his team enough. Thanks to professional services and a thoughtful crew, I always receive quick support on time. 


  • Friendly and helpful staff, handsome and gentle waiters are on every corner
  • Attention to detail and personal touches throughout the cruise

Welcoming Staff

Welcoming staff on Peony Cruises


Peony Cruise on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 1,328 
  • Excellent: 1,229/1,328 reviews

Up to now, Peony Cruise on TripAdvisor has ranked #24 of 583 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hanoi. 

Many travelers have praised the cruise for its crew members, beautiful boat, and Halong Bay seascape. On the contrary, some reviewers have complained about the quality of food and cancellation policy.

Peony Cruise Reviews On Tripadvisor

Popular mentions of cruise reviews on TripAdvisor

All in all, Peony is still a favorable choice for those who wish to come back to Halong Bay. It has become a rising star of 4-star cruises in Lan Ha Bay at a reasonable price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 223 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Cabin quality 9.6
  • Staff quality 9.7
  • Enter/act 9.4
Excellent - Ms.Abhijit
India India
Zoe is the finest!

I recommend taking this cruise! We are a family with three children. When traveling to distant countries with small kids, it might be difficult to find meals. We were really pleased with Zoe who always made sure to have various options for my children, which made things easier because they can be very… More

Peony Cruise Pool
Night Fishing
Excellent - Mr.Kamil P
Poland Poland
Everything was flawless

Hello, we stayed at the Peony Cruise and the Hanoi Perl Hotel for one night each. I must say that I was very impressed with the level of organization because they picked us up from the airport and dropped us off at the correct hotel, which was next to Ha Long. When we returned, every step was perfectly… More

Halong Pretty
Joyful Onboard
Night Fall
Excellent - Stephanie W
United States United States
Smooth, effortless, and memorable!

Halong Bay is breathtaking and a must-see destination! The Peony Cruise was fantastic, with immaculate facilities and exceptional service! Anna at Best Price Travel provided phenomenal service throughout the trip, and she was in constant contact to ensure everything went smoothly! Thank you for making our trip so memorable, Anna!

Excellent - Achini S
Australia Australia
Greatest Tour and Best Travel are top agent

My favorite experience throughout the trip was the overnight cruise in Halong Bay. I purchased my tour online several months in advance, and the Best Travel agent contacted me over WhatsApp for confirmation. Anna was incredibly trustworthy and organized an end-to-end tour for us, being very accommodating… More

Excellent - Carol L
Spain Spain
Wonderful experience!

We had an outstanding experience with this company. My Uyen, our consultant, ensured that the entire process ran smoothly and was enjoyable. She was always responsive and very helpful. Our cruise exceeded our expectations with excellent activities, accommodations, food, and service. We wholeheartedly recommend booking your trips through them. We could not be more pleased with our experience.

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Questions & Answers (107)

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My flight arrives at 7:45 on the 1st of june to hanoi , Would i be able to make it to the port on time that same ? And how much will transport be ?


Hi! It's quite risky. If your flight arrives on time, you can finish immigration procedure soon and start to depart for Halong at around 9 am, so maybe you can make it. The private car is from $90 and may change due to the number of people and type of cars. 

On the other hand, as to sercure your trip, we suggest you should enjoy Hanoi on your arrival date then get to Halong on the next day so you can arrive the port on time, worry-free.

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Hi we have two children age 8. Are there kid sized bikes they can ride on the bike trip? Also if’s it possible to arrange a transfer from Ninh Binh Instead of Hanoi? Thanks

@Stacy Crowell:

Hi Stacy,

There are a few small bikes for kids and upon availabilities. We can arrange the transfer to NInh Binh instead of Hanoi.

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For a 1 night 2 days cruise in the Lan Ha bay on the Peony, what is the itinerary? Can you pick us up in the hotel in Hanoi? Can you bring us back to the airport for a flight to Danaang? At what time?

@Isabelle RACAMIER:

You can add the transfer in the booking step also flight after ending trip should be later than 5PM.

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Hi We arrive by cruise ship at the international terminal...can you please give me directions to Tuan Chau Port?


It is not too far, you can easy take the taxi to go there.

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Hi, we are 2 adults and 1 child. Would we be able to all stay in the deluxe cabin with balcony on the Peony cruise?


Sure, the cabin is big enough. But if your kid is big, we suggest you should book an extra bed in this cabin so your family will be more comfortable. 

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