Top 9 Mid-range Cruises in Halong Bay 2023

For those in search of economical options, the following list of 4 star Halong Bay cruises gives you the greatest choices for amazing experiences on board.
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Overview of Halong Bay Mid-range Cruises

Finding a cruise with great services at a reasonable price? Well, it’s not that hard to find the one that can satisfy you. The answer is right in BestPrice Travel's list of the best 4-star cruises in Halong Bay.

Halong Bay Mid Range Cruise

What are the differences between Halong Bay 4-star mid-range cruise and a 5-star luxury cruise? The 3 biggest criteria are the size, the price, and the facilities.

  • Cruise ship size: Most of the 4-star cruises are smaller than the 5-star ones. Only a few mid-range boats have 4 decks and have more than 20 cabins, there are usually 2 - 3 decks in this type of cruise and the number of cabins is just about 15 on average.
  • Cabin area: As the size of ships is not so big, there are not many cruises that can provide standard cabins at more than 20m2. They are still very comfortable as all the necessary amenities and facilities that you need are available.
  • Facilities & amenities: There are also a restaurant, a bar, a spa, and a large sundeck on almost 4-star cruises. A few cruise ships offer an outdoor jacuzzi, a mini golf, or a library so that you can enjoy your trip conveniently and joyfully.


Cruise Route & Itinerary

The itineraries for you to choose from when traveling with a 4-star Halong Bay cruise are diverse. There are 3 main destinations following the full-day, 2d1n, and 3d2n routes in the bay.

Halong Bay Mid Range Cruise Destination

  • Lan Ha Bay: The top trending travel route with most of the new cruise ships which focus on relaxation and high-class experience. The most popular itinerary visits Dark & Bright Cave, Ba Trai Dao Islet, and Viet Hai Village.
  • Halong Bay: The second most popular on the classic itinerary which allows you to enjoy typical activities like cave visiting, kayaking, and bamboo boat rowing at Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, and Ti Top Island.
  • Bai Tu Long Bay: The top favorite itinerary for those who prefer less touristy areas and relaxing vacations. Let's enjoy a cruise trip to Thien Canh Son Cave, Vung Vieng Village, and Cong Do - Cong Dam.


Halong Bay 4-star Cruise Price 2023

From US $129/ 2 days, BestPrice Travel offers the best budget on high-quality 4-star cruises in Halong Bay. Please refer to our top mid-range overnight cruises 2023 and choose the best one for you. 

Cruise ship

Price from (per pax) Why choose?

Sena Cruises

US $144 Best mid-range cruise

Dragon Pearl Junk

US $155 Unique route to Bai Tu Long

Paradise Sails

US $130 Best traditional junk boat

Pelican Cruise

US $149 Best family cruise
Calypso Cruise

US $141

Only boat with outdoor pool

Amanda Cruise

US $129 Best budget choice

Indochina Sails

US $160 Best services
Starlight Cruise

US $156

High-end amenities onboard


How to Choose A Mid-range Cruise?

Normally, the newer the boat, the more modern it is. Most of the 4-star cruises in Halong Bay were launched in the last decade, they are wooden boats with classic designs, narrow corridors, and small cabins. On the other hand, some cruises were launched in 2015 or newer with bigger steel boats, stylish designs, larger cabins, and modern facilities.

The price for 1 night on these new cruises is a little higher than the old ones, but with all the best experience they can bring to you, these boats are absolutely worth it. Some typical cruise names that can be mentioned are Sena Cruise, Calypso Cruise, and Starlight Cruise and you can book one of them with the cost starting from US $141/ pax.

To plan for a remarkable time in Halong Bay with a deluxe cruise experience at a reasonable price, you should check our top list for mid-range cruises in Halong above and choose your perfect one. For further information, please send us a request and listen to the advice from our consultant.


A mid-range cruise provides you with all convenient facilities and services such as

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All meals on board
  • Entrance and activities fees in the schedule
  • Fulfillment cabins


There are a lot of excellent 4-star cruises in Halong Bay, such as

  • Best-seller: Peony Cruise
  • Best valued: Sena Cruise
  • Best choice for budget: Dragon Pearl Junk.

Calypso is a mid-range cruise that offer a swimming pool.

Yes. Most 4-star cruises on BestPrice Travel support a family suite and a connecting suite.

Most mid-range cruises have spacious cabins, such as

  • Calypso cruise's cabin (20m2)
  • Sena cruise's cabin (25m2-50m2)
  • Peony Cruise's cabin (25m2-50m2)
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Hi, I'm looking for a cruise. Would like a 3-day, 2-night cruise to leave on Monday, November 13. I want something medium to upper class would be good or whatever would be right below the luxury. Can you help me?


Yes for that we do recommend you the Rosy, Peony, Sena... that offer mid range price but still good services and ncie room.

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Hello. We are interested in 4-star cruises from Oct 31 to Nov 2. Can you help with possible options that have an outdoor pool and private balcony? Some that we had an interest in are already booked. Thank you.


We have available with Orchid Trendy, Rosy Cruise, La Casta Cruise, may i know your budget so it is better for us to find a good one.

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Hi, we are two couples and did have a look at Cozy Bay cruise and Paradise Sails cruise and they look pretty appealing. Could you please confirm if these cruises are available for 27 and 28th November? Could you also please give us a few options available for these dates for a couple of budget cruises just so we can do a comparison and browse through them.


Till now the cruise still available on your travel date so but Paradise Sails is a 4 star cruise so the price will be more expensive than Cozy Bay Cruise. If you are looking for another budget cruise there will be Oriental Sails available

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Do any of these cruises cater for a person with limited mobility. Wheelchair not required but difficulty with stairs and steps

@Chris Hall:

All the mid range cruise can support with person limited mobility. You can note for him to stay at first floor so that he don't have to climb stair

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Hello I am planning a trip to Vietnam for my honeymoon and would like to take a cruise in Halong Bay. It would be on June 1st for either a full day or 2 night 1 day cruise. Our flight leaves on the 3rd at 2am and we would like to spend some time in Hanoi before we leave, so I'm not sure if it would be better to take a full day cruise and enjoy more time in Hanoi or a 2 day 1 night cruise and spend the afternoon only in Hanoi. As for the cruise I would like one that goes to Halong Bay where we can see Sung Sot Cave or Thien Cung Cave as well as Trong Mai islet and Din Houng islet. As for the activities I would to go swimming and kayaking, visit a floating village or Titop island and do Tai Chi in the morning if we take an overnight cruise. Is there any cruises that offer this and how much would it cost? Thank you


Hi Rachael ,

If you have enough time i think 2 days 1night  cruise is more suitable and not too rush.

May I know more detail about time you arrive Hanoi on 1 Jun?

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