Phoenix cruiser

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It is the fiery yellow of the mythical Phoenix as it spreads its wings that inspired the golden sails of the Phoenix Cruise. Soaring through Halong Bay with a similar grace, the Phoenix Cruise provides a safe and comfortable passage through this UNESCO World Heritage-listed area. We have 14 cabins designed with a high attention to detail and our restaurant is able to cater up to 40 diners with a beautiful selection of locally sourced seafood. A bar and open sundeck complete the Phoenix Cruise, which is run by our team of experienced and very hospitable staff. Join Phoenix Cruise for a trip to this fairy tale land. This Halong Budget Cruise will be a good choice for backpackers, solo travellers or those who want to have interesting experiences with a small budget.
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 Things to do, ways to relax


 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 BBQ facilities
 Complimentary bottle of water

 Services and conveniences

 Safety Deposit Boxes
 Individual controller air-conditioning

 For the kids

 Family room


 Front desk [24-hour]

 Getting around

 Shuttle Service

 Available in all rooms

 Mini Bar
 Blackout curtains
 Wake-up service
 Beauty mirror

Cabin & Rates

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  •  Sea view
  •  Double/twin
  •  14 m²
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Phoenix cruiser 2 days 1 night

Phoenix cruiser

07.45 - 08.20: Wait in your hotel lobby for the arrival of our shuttle bus, your transit vehicle to Tuan Chau Marina in Halong City.

12.10 - 12.30: You will be presented with a welcome drink upon boarding your Halong Bay junk boat, the Phoenix Cruise.

13.00: Take in the views of Halong Bay’s famous islands, such as the Dog Head and the Incense Burner as you relish a lovely lunch in our open-view restaurant.

14.15 -14.30: We will explore the magic of the Luon Cave by kayaking through its watery corridor and emerging in a jade lake enclosed by limestone rock walls. Afterwards, we go to Titop Island and enjoy the fantastic view from its peak. Alternatively, we can relax on its sands or swim serenely in its waters. 

17.00: Return to the Phoenix Cruise for hot beverages and fruit as the red sun descends behind the forested mountains, creating waving shadows with its trees.

19.00: The classy restaurant is the location for a wonderful dinner, in which you can indulge, before settling into the evening. We have squid fishing as well as drinks at the bar and board games with the crew available.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Phoenix cruiser

07.00 - 07.45: Enjoy a light breakfast as the sun rises on another beautiful day in Halong Bay.

08.00 - 10.15: We check out Halong Bay’s largest cave, the ‘Surprising Cave, named for the unexpected wonders found inside. We begin cruising back to Tuan Chau harbour along the last of the bay's incredible seascape.

10.30: Watch our chef display the techniques for rolling fresh Vietnamese spring rolls before you have a go yourself. A full brunch is served in the restaurant afterwards.

11.30: We will wave goodbye to the crew and head back to Hanoi on the shuttle bus, expecting to arrive in the late afternoon. 

Thank you for choosing the Phoenix Cruise! We hope you enjoyed your 2 day 1 night cruise with us and we would be thrilled to have your service again.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Phoenix cruiser 3 days 2 nights

Phoenix cruiser

07.45 - 08.15: Our shuttle bus will arrive at your hotel to take you from Hanoi to Halong Bay. It will take about 3.5 hours as we drive along the Red River Delta.

12.00 - 12.30: The Phoenix Cruise awaits at Tuan Chau Harbour. Check into your cabin with a delicious welcome drink in hand.

13.00: We begin sailing around some famous Halong Bay islands such as Dog Head and Incense Burner Islands, as well as the spectacular Ba Hang Floating Village, while your local seafood lunch is served in the restaurant.

14.30: We will gear up and get into our kayaks for a one-hour paddle around the Luon Cave area. We will head to Titop island afterwards, featuring one of the most famous Halong Bay beaches with water for swimming and a hike up to the peak available.

17.00: Hot beverages and fruits are available on the sundeck when we return to the Phoenix Cruise. 

19.00: Enjoy the beautiful dinner in our classy restaurant as the sun descends on another day in Halong Bay. In the evening, perhaps you would like to relax with a few drinks or try some squid fishing before retiring to your cabin.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Phoenix cruiser

07.00 - 07.45: Sip on a coffee or tea as you survey the magical landscape all around you from the top deck.

08.30 – 11.30: We board the Phoenix day cruiser and set off for Fairy Lake, stopping at the dramatic Drum cave for kayaking.

12.00: We will have a fresh lunch on the day boat.

13.15: Next, we head to a pearl farm, one of the most educational things to do in Halong Bay, where we will learn about the whole process of pearl production.

16.30: We get back on board the Phoenix cruise, where you can enjoy fresh fruits and cocktails before dinner.

19.00: Have another delicious dinner and relax for the evening. We have board games and squid fishing available again tonight.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Phoenix cruiser

07.00 - 07.45: Soak up the new light on the final morning of your Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights cruise.

08.00 - 10.00: Sửng Sốt Cave (the Surprising Cave) will be our final stop, after which we will begin cruising back to Tuan Chau harbour, passing more famous islands and Halong Bay junk cruises on the way. 

10.20: Our talented chef will give a special demonstration on the art of spring roll-making, which you will be able to try yourself afterwards.

10.45: Have a final, early lunch on the Phoenix Cruise before we arrive back at the harbour.

11.20: Board the shuttle bus to Hanoi from Halong Bay where we will arrive at about 17.00. Thanks for choosing Phoenix Cruise as your carrier on your Halong Bay 3 day cruise, we hope to welcome you again!

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating Summary

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Reviews (5)


Jo S


"Memorable, Magical, Mystical Halong Bay"

Phoenix cruiser

We opted for the full 3 day package in Halong Bay to get the best feel for the surrounding beauty. We had all the comforts taking care of, including air-con, wifi, a full bar and a crazy amount of food, with lots of seafood on offer. The activities were super – we did some kayaking, some hiking, some caving and a lot of sitting back and chilling as we cruised around the water. All of the staff were very warm and inviting, including our excellent guide ‘Springy’, who had a great sense of humour and a lot of knowledge to pass on. It was an efficient service all round, beginning and ending in Hanoi with our shuttle pick up and drop off. I would recommend the Phoenix Cruise to absolutely everyone of all backgrounds, genders and ages – it’s a great time to be had! Unfortunately I had the same sort of experience about rubbish in the bay, which I feel is mainly caused by tourists. 


Brittany W

"Take me Back!"

Phoenix cruiser

This was the absolute highlight of our Vietnam trip, period! We took one night on the boat and it was a near-perfect experience. The food was just amazing, so much choice and consistently high quality. There were lots of activities like the squid fishing and the cooking class, but by far the most fun part for me was the kayaking. There’s barely a single spot on the Phoenix Cruise where you don’t get a sweet view of the bay, but we spent a lot of time on the sundeck and in our cabin to watch the mountains go past. Just one thing I would mention is that the shower goes cold if a lot of people use theirs all at once. Our tour guide was called Loc and he was terrific. I would return within a second.



"Cruising Halong Bay for 3 days and 2 nights"

Phoenix cruiser

Fantastic accommodation to have out on the water – I got two really good nights’ sleep, which I definitely wasn’t expecting! It seemed that we went a different path to many of the other boats in the water, as our passage was very peaceful. This was a very new boat at the time of visiting, so there are still a few kinks to sort out – the main one being trying to stick to the itinerary. Our guide Dan really smoothed us over with his charm and positive outlook on things, so we didn’t sweat the small stuff in the end. The day boat was a great experience as it was just us and two other couples who came along for the ride. We had a whole day of pretty loose kayaking, relaxing and swimming etc., but it was very fun.The staff were all brilliant but I have to give a special commendation to both Dan and Hien Nguyen from the online booking department, both of whom were brilliant in their roles.


Collin Z

"Phoenix Cruiser - Excellent Cruise"

Phoenix cruiser

Me and my family went for the 3 day, 2 night option of the Phoenix Cruise and we were very impressed! We went there over New Year’s Eve and it was a really good time.We went to an island on the first day, followed by a cave and some kayaking. We got back to the boat and had a beautiful dinner and some celebrations for NYE. On January 1st, we boarded the day boat to check out some pearl farming, swimming and more kayaking. This was a very relaxed day and something that we were very eager for before leaving  - it did not disappoint! We had dinner and did some squid fishing before our tour guide organised some farewell drinks for us.The tour guide himself was exceptional. His name was Hai and he really made the cruise come alive for us. He has excellent humour, energy and a lot of knowledge about the whole country. We had a buffet breakfast and spent our final moments of the cruise on the sundeck.Along the way, we dealt with professionals such as the aforementioned Hai, Minh Phuong (one of the booking agents who helped us enormously before we were even in the country), and the cruise director, Tang, who looked after us very well while we were on the boat.After going on the 3 day tour, I’d heavily encourage you to do the same. I feel like it was the perfect amount of time to spend in the bay, not too long but it still gives you a good feeling for the area and the unique atmosphere around it. Definitely go with the Phoenix Cruise as well, it’s magical.



United States

"Brilliant Overall Trip"

Phoenix cruiser

We had a very nice time aboard the Phoenix Cruise. We were taken from our hotels to Halong Bay, stopping en route at a souvenir stand that we could have done without, but I guess both businesses make money from it.Our tour guide was called Thang (or ‘Mr. Winner’) and he was very charming and very passionate about his job. The boat was very clean and I enjoyed the fact that there were a small amount of rooms on the boat, as it made it feel more personal. Our room was a bit small but we weren’t there a lot in the end so it barely made a difference.The food was great, and they effortlessly accommodated for my vegetarian diet. The staff were really great as well. Of the activities, I think getting to the top of Ti Top Island was the best as you get an awesome picture of the bay from there. The kayaking and the caving were also very good fun.A great tour overall, but the bay did feel a little crowded. I heard that this isn’t so much the case on the 3 day trips, but I didn’t have the time to do one of these.


  •   En-suite cabin with A/C and hot water
  •   Welcome drinks
  •   Sightseeing & entrance fees
  •   Cruise itinerary in Halong Bay
  •   Complimentary 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  •   Full board meals
  •   Coffee and tea for breakfast
  •   Kayak or sampan boat trip
  •   Kayaking, cooking demonstration
  •   In-house Vietnamese and English speaking guide
  •   Onboard insurance


  •   Airfares
  •   Shuttle bus or private car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (book in the next step)
  •   Beverages, tips and other personal expenses
  •   All other services NOT clearly mentioned above
  •   Surcharge on 24 and 31 December
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