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    Budget cruises: Our May top picks

    Amanda Cruise Free Kayaking 1353

    Amanda Cruise NEW

    9.7 Excellent | 16 reviews
    FROM $110
    25 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2022
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    Swan Cruise Free Kayaking 264

    Swan Cruise

    9.7 Excellent | 141 reviews
    FROM $139
    18 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2018
    Free shuttle bus and kayaking - only $149/person
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    Renea Cruise Free Kayaking 1034

    Renea Cruise

    9.6 Excellent | 13 reviews
    FROM $125
    11 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2015
    Special Deal 2024 - Only $130pp inc transfer
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    Mila Cruise Free Kayaking 2052

    Mila Cruise

    9.4 Excellent | 178 reviews
    FROM $130
    22 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2014
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    Signature Cruise Free Shutte Bus 701

    Signature Cruise

    9.4 Excellent | 282 reviews
    FROM $145
    12 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2013
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    Mila Lux Cruise Free Kayaking 12

    Mila Lux Cruise

    FROM $140
    20 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2013
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    Phoenix Cruise Free Kayaking 49

    Phoenix Cruise

    9.0 Excellent | 107 reviews
    FROM $125
    14 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2009
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    Le Journey Luxury Cruise Free Kayaking 12
    18 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2022
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    Hera Classic Boutique Cruise Free Kayaking 927

    Hera Classic Boutique Cruise

    9.5 Excellent | 10 reviews
    FROM $110
    19 Cabins - Wooden boat - Built 2017
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    Oriental Sails + Free Kayaking + Shutte Bus 162

    Oriental Sails

    8.9 Very good | 82 reviews
    FROM $125
    18 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2014
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    Victory Cruise Free Kayaking 1010

    Victory Cruise

    9.5 Excellent | 11 reviews
    FROM $110
    21 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2007
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    Halong Party Cruise Free Shutte Bus 81

    Halong Party Cruise

    8.4 Very good | 8 reviews
    FROM $103
    11 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2012
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    La Regina Classic 1 Free Kayaking 16

    La Regina Classic 1 NEW

    9.7 Excellent | 6 reviews
    FROM $130
    22 Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2022
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    Treasure Junk Free Kayaking 701

    Treasure Junk

    FROM $120
    14 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2017
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    Syrena Cruise Free Kayaking 821

    Syrena Cruise

    9.2 Excellent | 87 reviews
    FROM $110
    17 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2010
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    Aclass Legend Cruise + Free Kayaking + Shutte Bus 25

    Aclass Legend Cruise

    9.3 Excellent | 92 reviews
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    14 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2014
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    Annam Junk Free Kayaking 225

    Annam Junk

    8.4 Very good | 25 reviews
    FROM $123
    7 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2005
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    Carina Cruise + Free Kayaking + Shutte Bus 63

    Carina Cruise

    9.5 Excellent | 9 reviews
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    9 Cabins - Wooden Boat - Built 2014
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    La Regina Classic 2 + Free Kayaking + Shutte Bus 1
    N/A Cabins - Steel Boat - Built 2022
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    FAQs

    Is there a spa on budget cruises?

    Most 3-star cruises do not have a spa.

    What time do these cruises depart? What time does the tour end?

    All cruises depart at around 12:00 - 12:30 pm and come back to the harbor at around 11:00 - 11:30 am the final day.

    Is there a menu for kids on a budget line?

    If you require special food for kids you can always inform your tour operator or travel agent in advance. All cruises will try there best to support your request.

    Is it possible to put an extra bed in the cabin on 3-star cruises?

    Most budget cruise cabins have limited size and it's quite hard to place an extra bed inside these cabins. However there are triple cabins available which are better alternative.

    Are there family rooms on 3 star cruise?

    Yes. Swan and Phoenix Cruises have triple cabins and Mila cruise has connecting cabins that are suitable for families of 3 to 4.

    More About Budget Cruises

    Halong Bay has quite a good number of budget cruise lines. Cruising Halong Bay without any hassle about paying extra, with cruises costing as little as $70 per day per person. Some travelers are left wondering forever how they can see so much with so little.

    Cruises listed on our website are carefully selected because we never wish to compromise quality and safety for money. We know that there are many more options but those on our site has passed detailed review before being presented here for you: rest assured that they are all good options to take.

    Among the cruise trips in budget line are Amanda Cruise, Renea Cruise and Phoenix Cruise. While the first is known for being budget friendly, the second is especially suited for those who want to see Bai Tu Long Bay, the more secluded area of Halong Bay. If your budget is short, please contact us for last minute deal which we always have ready for you!

    Most superior cruises in Halong Bay are wooden and have a traditional design. The total number of cabins varies from 14 to 18 cabins, however, the cabin area is usually smaller than that in deluxe 4-star and luxury 5-star cruises.

    Facilities & services

    Designed with a budget-minded concept, Halong Bay less expensive cruises often come in small and medium sizes. Therefore, most cabins are compact and just around 14-15m2. Besides, not all cabins have private balconies. The higher-class rooms are usually bigger and have a private balcony and bathtub while the standard ones only have big windows overlooking the sea and a standing shower in the bathroom.

    Restaurants and bars are also available on these 3-star cruises. However do not expect large buffet and 5 course meal.

    Although there is no swimming pool, spa, gym, or other modern entertainment facilities, that is a chance for you to get back to nature, enjoy the fresh and peaceful atmosphere, and spend time with your loved ones.

    Itinerary & program

    Do not worry about not being able to enjoy much Halong Bay beauty at a low cost! Budget cruises in Halong Bay provide travelers with a bunch of activities such as climbing, swimming, kayaking, and visiting caves. However, if you are seeking a more quiet and pristine hideaway, Bai Tu Long Bay could be a choice.

    If you are not into off-board excursions, chilling on the sundeck and waiting for the sun to set is highly recommended. You could join a cooking demonstration to know more about Vietnamese tradition and cuisine. The following day, you may not want to miss the stunning dawn in the bay, so morning Taichi session after that will give you an interesting experience.

    Price range & suggestions

    Halong Bay superior cruises offer an economical price. The price range is around US$100-150 per person for a 2 day 1 night trip. Travelers even can get a better deal during the low season (May to September) or special promotions from travel agents such as early birds or last-minute deals

    Superior cruise

    Cabins

    Highlights

    Itinerary

    Mila

    22

    - Asian & contemporary style

    - Restaurant & bar

    - Spa

    - Cooking demonstration

    - Royal Suites with balcony

    - Family connecting cabins

    Halong Bay: Tung Sau, Titop Island, Sung Sot Cave

    Swan

    18

    - Restaurant & bar

    - Bar on top

    - Cooking demonstration

    - Suite balcony cabins with jacuzzi tub

    - Triple cabins

    Bai Tu Long Bay: Thien Canh Son cave, Cong Do, Cap La

    Oriental Sails

    18

    - Restaurant & bar

    - Happy Hour

    Halong Bay: Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island, Luon Cave

    Phoenix

    14

    - Traditional Vietnamese concept

    - Restaurant & bar

    - Cooking demonstration

    - Triple cabins

    Halong Bay: Luon Cave, Titop Island, Sung Sot Cave

    Amanda

    25

    - Traditional Vietnamese concept

    - Restaurant & bar

    - Cooking demonstration

    - Sunset party

    Halong Bay: Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island, Luon Cave

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