Phoenix Cruise Halong Bay
No 27, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Vietnam
9.1Excellent - 97 reviews

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Phoenix Cruise Halong Bay

No 27, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Vietnam
9.1Excellent - 97 reviews
Launched in 2013
14 Cabins
Halong Bay - Luon Cave - Titop Island - Surprising Cave
Phoenix Cruiser

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

Cabin 1
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Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

2 pax
14.2 m2
  • 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 15 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 14 to 8 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • From 7 to 4 days prior to check-in: 75% of total rates
  • Less than 72 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
  • 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: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Hanoi
Last update 15:09 Tuesday 04 Apr 2023

Important Notes:


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. 

Cabin & Suites

Deluxe Cabin

  • Cabin size: 12m2 (Double/Twin) - 15m2 (Triple)
  • Capacity: 2 - 3 pax
  • Highlight facilities: Large Seaview window

The Deluxe cabins support passengers in 3 types of rooms based on the kind of beds: a double queen bed cabin, twin beds (90 cm x 200 cm) cabin, and triple beds (90 cm x 200 cm) cabin. All cabins are equipped with modern facilities and an ensuite bathroom for a comfortable overnight trip.

Deluxe Cabin for Budget Travelers

Deluxe Cabin for Budget Travelers

Facilities & Deck Plan

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


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 guest to relax and witness the beauty of Halong Bay.
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 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 rating: 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 guest's meet. 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 too hectic that guests have less time to relax.
  • Crowded attractions


A lot of interesting activities for you to join such as kayaking on island, sightseeing caves, cooking class or squid fishing.

Yes. Both kayaks and bamboo boat are included in price.

Yes. You can choose a deluxe triple cabin or a deluxe connecting cabin for your family.

Yes. A light buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner are all served on board.

You should prepare your passport and an enthusiastic spirit before checking in Phoenix Cruise.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 95 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 8.9
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.

Excellent - Antonio T
A nice journey

Good cruise. Nice staff on board. The food was good. The cabin was pretty small. Overall I was satisfied with this trip. For a budget cruise, it was fantastic.

Halong Bay 1
Excellent - Herman G

We booked this cruise through BestPrice Travel and were satisfied with the service. The boat is older than it looks in the photos but not too different. There were like 10-14 cabins on board so it was pretty peaceful. The food was high quality with a lot of fish and seafood. The one-night trip was well… More

Excellent - Mischa
Have a good time

Everything was amazing, the service and the staff were all good. The weather was so nice on the day I traveled so I was able to take many pictures. The cabin was small but I didn't expect it to be big so no problem.
Highly recommend!

Excellent - Renshu Lee
Great journey to Halong Bay

The tour guide was great and attentive, he helped me learn a lot about Halong Bay's history.
The food is delicious. There was plenty of food in every meal!
It did not rain for two days during our trip, which was a great experience.
The scenery was beautiful, and I even saw monkeys while kayaking!
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Questions & Answers (23)

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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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Hi there! I want to book this cruise for 3 pax in mid-October 2023. Is the triple cabin available around that time? Thank.

@Brad Scott:

Triple cabin still available on October but you have to make quick decision as this is our peak season and the cruise can fully book very quick

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Can I go kayaking in the pearl farm on the second day?

@Billy K:

You cannot go kayaking in the pearl farm, that's just a place to visit on the itinerary

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