Phoenix Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights
No 27, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.1Excellent - 101 reviews

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Phoenix Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights

No 27, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.1Excellent - 101 reviews
Launched in 2013
14 Cabins
Phoenix Cruiser
Cruise-Lines: Phoenix Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Cooking Class
  • Wooden Games
  • Restaurant
Why choose Phoenix Cruise?
  • Elegant Vietnamese traditional-style junk boat

  • Budget cruise with nice service

  • All cabins have large sea-view windows

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

2 pax
14.2 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Triple Cabin

Triple Cabin

3 pax
18.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • Spring rolls making demonstration on boat
  • Drinking water in cabin (2 bottles)
  • Meals as indicated
Price Excludes
  • Transfer Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi by shuttle bus - (book in next step).
  • Airfares
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & 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
  • Children under 4 years old will be free of charge(maximum of one)
  • Children between 4 and 9 years old:
  • Sharing bed with adult will be charged 50% adult price
  • Sharing cabin with adult will be charged 70% adult price
  • Children over 9 years old pay adult price
  • Two children under 9 years old sharing a cabin will be charged 75% full cabin rate

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luon Cave - Titop Island
Day 2: Bright Cave - Ba Trai Dao Area - Pearl Farm
Day 3: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Hanoi
Last update 14:10 Wednesday 31 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 Phoenix Cruise

A cutting-edge new generation of vessels with both-up encompassing quality and elegant standards is being offered by the Halong Phoenix Cruise. The junk boat offers tourists excellent services to see Halong Bay at a reasonable cost. While keeping traditional Vietnamese Junk design, this budget boat is outfitted to international standards, striking the ideal mix between contemporary conveniences and a nostalgic atmosphere. 

Facilities & Deck Plan

The Phoenix budget Cruise has two main decks for accommodation and a sundeck.

Decks 1 and 2 include all the cabins to make the most comfortable space for guests. The restaurant is located on the front half of the second deck. 

Sundeck: A perfect place for the guests to relax and witness the beauty of Halong Bay.

This budget boat offers guests new facilities to explore and experience exciting activities onboard comfortably:


Located at the junk boat's bow and has a check-in/check-out space, it can accommodate 36 passengers. Customers will receive excellent service along with romantic bayside dining options that include traditional Vietnamese cuisine.


There are bars in the dining room and the sundeck, so every thirst is quenched. All preferences are catered for with a large wine list. 


Located on the rooftop, this cruiser prepares many comfortable chairs and sunbathing areas for you. You can enjoy the stunning Halong Bay on the sundeck with a tasty cocktail on hand while sightseeing at sunset.

Overview of the Restaurant and Bar

Overview of the Restaurant and Bar

Service & Activities

You will meet and embark on Phoenix Budget Cruise at Tuan Chau Harbor to visit Halong Bay during the 2-day itinerary. You will admire the magnificent bay through the beauty of Luon Cave, Titop Island, and Sung Sot Cave. If you want to get more challenges and interesting attractions, you should participate in the 3-day itinerary that will allow you to discover Fairy Lake, Drum Cave, and Pearl Farm on day 2.

Here are some notable activities that you could try on this cruise.

  • Cave exploration: Phoenix Junk boat sails through some magnificent caves, such as Luon Cave and Sung Sot Cave, where you can explore the secret of Halong Bay.
  • Kayaking: Trying kayaking under the professional coach’s instruction to discover Luon Cave.
  • Cooking class: The cooking demonstration will be set up on the last day of the cruise. You will have a chance to learn and make Vietnamese traditional cuisine. 
  • Sunset Happy Hour: You can sightsee the sunset while tasting some drinks at the Happy Hour Party on the sundeck. 
  • Night fishing: One of the most exciting activities you can join at night on the itinerary. 

Majestic view in Sung Sot Cave

Majestic view in Sung Sot Cave

Food & Drink

Phoenix Cruiser serves you 4 meals on the 2d1n cruise and 7 meals on the 3d2n cruise.  

  • 2d1n schedule: 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 brunch.
  • 3d2n schedule: 02 breakfast, 02 lunch, 02 dinner, 01 brunch.

Besides, you can get your drinks at bars every time during your voyage because it opens 24 hours. 

Tasty Set menu for dinner

Tasty Set menu for dinner


Guests who book the transfer service will use the company shuttle bus. The bus is new with modern facilities. You can also contact us for a private transfer.

From Hanoi

The bus will come and pick you up at 8:00 - 8:30 around Hanoi Old Quarter, then transfer to Halong Bay in 2.5 hours.

By yourself

If you want to move to Halong Bay by yourself, travel to the Tuan Chau Marina before 11:45 to meet your guide and embark on the Phoenix Budget Cruise. 


BestPrice's Overall: 9.0/10

As for 2023, Phoenix Cruiser is still doing a great job as a budget junk boat that offers good service to its customers. However, the facilities and amenities on this vessel still need to be updated to meet its guests ' needs. Here are some throughout reviews from our inspector for Phoenix Cruise:

Cabin: 8.9/10


  • Every room is cozy with a wonderful sea view.
  • The bathroom is always kept clean with fulfillment.


  • The size of each room is small and doesn't have any balcony.

Minimalism and Elegant design

Small cabin on board

Facilities and Services: 9.1/10


  • Provide essential services like bar, restaurant, and sundeck for the guest
  • The guide is nice and willing to provide a lot of information.


  • Just a budget boat. There are no special facilities.


Food and Beverage: 9.2/10


  • Delicious food that can cater to people with different dietary (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.)


  • Although the dishes are okay, the decoration is not attractive


Itineraries and Activities: 9.0/10


  • A lot of interesting activities around Halong Bay. 
  • Interspersed with outdoor activities are historical and cultural attractions.


  • The schedule is so hectic that guests have less time to relax.
  • Crowded attractions

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 99 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.1
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.1
  • Staff quality 9.3
  • Enter/act 9
Excellent - Farina
Thanks Mia

Mia Nguyen from Bestprice Travel did an amazing job organizing this tour for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations, boat, atmosphere, etc.

Excellent - Marcel D
Trustworthy tour agent

I highly recommend BestPrice Travel! Special thanks to Rosie Nguyen. She was the one who arranged the to Halong Bay for me. Easy to contact and able to change the booking follow our interest, and keep track of everything.
Our tour was well managed. We had such an amazing trip thanks to her.

Excellent - Marcell
Amazing cruise

This is one of the best trips we've had. We're on a budget during the tour. Thankfully we found this cruise. The price was very reasonable for its service. Everything was great: activities, staff, food,... Maybe the cabin was not too big but we didn't stay in the rooms much.

Excellent - Ted B
A good cruise to choose from

As we don't have much budget, we decided to book this cruise. At first, we were pretty worried that the service was not good but it turned out so much better. The food was tasty, comfy cabin, and very attentive staff. The boat may be old but still in good condition.
If you want a cheap cruise with good service. This one is a great option.

Excellent - Antonia Hebert
3 days trip in Halong Bay

We've just finished our trip to Halong Bay and it was amazing. The food was delicious, the activities were fun. I liked the trip to Luon Cave.
It was memorable, thanks to the staff on board.

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Questions & Answers (25)

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Hi, I would like to book the Phoenix Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights. I will be in Haiphong the night before the trip. Is it possible to organise a shuttle bus or transport pick-up the morning of the cruise, from Haiphong?


We only have private transfer from Hai Phong, there is no shuttle. 

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Hi, on the 2nd day of the 3-day itinerary, we'll use a day boat, right? Do we need to bring our luggage along or leave it on the main boat?

@Rohan V:

Yes, you will board the day boat for the second day's tour, just leave your luggage on the main boat as we will come back and spend the night when the tour is over.

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Does this cruise provide pickup service from Hanoi? I need a pickup for my family of 5 people on December 2 at the Hanoi Pearl Hotel. Can you arrange it for me?

@Kiran West:

Yes we can pick you up with cost 25 USD/person.

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Hi, is the triple cabin available on Dec 3? My family of 3 is planning to travel to Halong Bay for 3 days and wants to book a budget cruise for our trip.

@Abi Park:

Yes we have available on 3 Dec for 2 people and you can easy process online at our website.

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Do we have buffet on board or it will be set menu? And does this cruise have a vegetarian menu?

@Marnie Guerra:

They will serve buffet on board and if you need vegetarian food you should noted with the cruise before get on cruise

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