Peony Cruise Lan Ha Bay

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Visiting: Tuan Chau Marina • Viet Hai Village • Dark & Bright Cave • Gia Luan Harbor • Trung Trang Cave

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Overview

Boasting a perfect mixture of luxury services, strict safety standards and a fascinating travel itinerary, Peony Cruises are a marvelous choice if you’re hoping to experience the world-famous wonders of nature in Halong Bay, Vietnam.

With a unique route navigating around some of the most jaw-dropping limestone mountains of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, our 5-star cruises are guaranteed to provide you with unforgettable memories of the otherworldly Ha Long landscapes.

Inspired by the timeless beauty and cultural significance of the peony flower, Peony Cruises offer intricate design of the entire ship as well as spacious private cabins – each with panoramic views, a private balcony, a shower, and a bathtub. With the number of cabins limited to 18 and a stylish onboard restaurant serving gourmet meals mixing authentic Vietnamese cuisine with international standards, Peony Cruise is relaxation at its finest.

Other than the ship itself, during the trip you will also have a chance to enjoy a range of exciting activities – both offboard and onboard! Discover the hidden caves and fishing villages strewn across the area, and kayak or swim between karst limestone outcrops to isolated lagoons and grottos; take part in a cooking class of Vietnamese cuisine and join a Tai Chi class at sunrise!

A comfortable 2-hour limousine trip from the center of Hanoi, Peony Cruise is the perfect cruise you’ve been looking for!

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2018
  • Capacity50 persons
  • Length54 meters
  • Width11 meters
  • Height11 meters
  • Total Rooms20 rooms
  • Total Decks3 decks

Why Book Peony Cruise Lan Ha Bay

  • A unique cruise route through Ha Long & Lan Ha Bay
  • All cabins with a private balcony, a shower & a bathtub
  • Gourmet dining with authentic Vietnamese cuisine
  • Luxurious, spacious cabins with panoramic ocean views
  • Limited number of cabins to ensure relaxing atmosphere
  • Only 2,5 hours from Hanoi's Old Quarter

Itineraries

Day 1: Tuan Chau Port - Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay

08h20-09h00: Limousine D-car picks you up at your hotel in the old quarter or at 34 Hoa Ma Str, Hai Ba Trung Dist, Ha Noi, or Hanoi Opera House (If you book a shuttle bus from Hanoi – There is an additional charge for booking).

12h00: The crew members of Peony Cruise will welcome you at No.16, Tuan Chau Marina, Quang Ninh. Phone for receptionist at Peony Cruise lounge: +84 987671669 / +84 936905115

12h45: You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Peony Cruise.

Welcome fresh drinks, wet towels, and a special lunch of fresh food, and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. You will be enchanted when decadently dining on our luxury junk.

Life just doesn’t get better than this! We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay – A member of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays.

15h00: We will visit the Dark and Bright cave, famous for its pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights.

This is also the best time for tourists to enjoin bamboo boat or kayaking which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the limestone mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay.

Afterward, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities or enjoy mini pool with jacuzzi on Peony Cruise.

16h30: Return to Peony Cruise. It is an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.

17h30-18h30: Join the cooking demonstration and “happy hour” with buy one get 1 free.

19h30: Enjoy a romantic dinner at the restaurant on Peony Cruise.

21h00-22h00: Enjoy the nightlife of the bay from the top deck. Immerse yourself in music, enjoying a glass of cocktail from the bar, watching famous films, and relaxing on the cruise.

Otherwise, you can fish squid with the sailors or simply relax in the room and watch the bay from the balcony.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau Port

06h00: Start your day full of energy with a Tai-chi class on the deck and watch the sunrise.

06h45-07h15: A light breakfast is available at the restaurant with tea, coffee, traditional Pho or Bun Ca, and cakes (breakfast time can change due to the itinerary).

07h30-09h00: You will join the tour of Cat Ba World Biosphere by transshipment. It takes 30 minutes to transfer from Gia Luan to Trung Trang – one of the most impressive caves in Cat Ba island, Vietnam.

The limestone cave has thousands of stalactites in various shapes, offering geological values with a typical cave ecosystem.

9h30: Checking out of the room. Then the lunch in the restaurant is ready for you, pay the extra fee (if any) at the reception while traveling to the port.

Kindly needed pay for the costs in charge of the front desk (if any) while traveling to the port.

10h30-11h00: Disembark and move back to the port.

11h30–11h45: Arrive Tuan Chau Marina.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change without notice, in accordance with the weather and other operating conditions.

Day 1: Tuan Chau Port- Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

08h20-09h00: Limousine D-car picks you up at your hotel in the old quarter or at 34 Hoa Ma Str, Hai Ba Trung Dist, Ha Noi, or Hanoi Opera House (If you book a shuttle bus from Hanoi – There is an additional charge for booking).

12h00: The crew members of Peony Cruise will welcome you at No.16, Tuan Chau Marina, Quang Ninh. Phone for receptionist at Peony Cruise lounge: +84 987671669 / +84 936905115

12h45: You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Peony Cruise.

Welcome fresh drinks, wet towels, and a special lunch of fresh food, and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. You will be enchanted when decadently dining on our luxury junk.

Life just doesn’t get better than this! We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay – A member of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays.

15h00: We will visit the Dark and Bright cave, famous for its pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights.

This is also the best time for tourists to enjoin bamboo boat or kayaking which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the limestone mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay.

Afterward, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities or enjoy mini pool with jacuzzi on Peony Cruise.

16h30: Return to Peony Cruise. It is an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.

17h30-18h30: Join the cooking demonstration and “happy hour” with buy one get 1 free.

19h30: Enjoy a romantic dinner at the restaurant on Peony Cruise.

21h00-22h00: Enjoy the nightlife of the bay from the top deck. Immerse yourself in music, enjoying a glass of cocktail from the bar, watching famous films, and relaxing on the cruise.

Otherwise, you can fish squid with the sailors or simply relax in the room and watch the bay from the balcony.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai Village - Cat Ba Island

06h00: Start your day full of energy with a Tai-chi class on the deck and watch the sunrise.

06h45-7h15: Breakfast is served at the restaurant.

08h00-08h30: You will be transferred to the day tour cruise to visit the bay to go further than Lan Ha Bay. During cruising time, you can admire the beauty of the Bay with thousand islets.

10h30-11h00: You start the journey to discover Viet Hai village, a peaceful village with extremely beautiful scenery by bike or tram along the trails, through vast rice fields. You stop to rest and visit the old house made from straw, mud, bamboo … find out the lives of local people.

12h15–13h30: Return to the day tour cruise. You will be served lunch with a variety of dishes at the restaurant.

13h30: The cruise takes you to the pristine beach area, you are free to swim or participate in kayaking activities.

16h30: Return to Peony Cruise. You will be watching the sunset fall on Ha Long Bay, immersed in the soothing or vibrant music, sipping a cocktail.

19h30: Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on Peony Cruise.

21h00-22h00: Enjoy the nightlife of Ha Long Bay from the deck. Immerse yourself in music, enjoy a glass of cocktail from the bar and relax on the cruise.

Otherwise, you can fish squid with the sailors or simply relax in the room and watch Ha Long Bay from the balcony.

Overnight on Peony Cruise.

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau Port

06h00: Start your day full of energy with a Tai-chi class on the deck and watch the sunrise.

06h45-07h15: A light breakfast is available at the restaurant with tea, coffee, traditional Pho, or Bun Ca and cakes (breakfast time can change due to the itinerary).

07h30-09h00: You will join the tour of Cat Ba World Biosphere by transshipment. It takes 30 minutes to transfer from Gia Luan to Trung Trang – one of the most impressive caves in Cat Ba island, Vietnam.

The limestone cave has thousands of stalactites in various shapes, offering geological values with a typical cave ecosystem.

9h30: Checking out of the room. Then the lunch in the restaurant is ready for you, pay the extra fee (if any) at the reception while traveling to the port.

Kindly needed pay for the costs in charge of the front desk (if any) while traveling to the port.

10h30-11h00: Disembark and move back to the port.

11h30-11h45: Arrive Tuan Chau Marina.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change without notice, in accordance with the weather and other operating conditions.

Experiences

Dining Accommodations Onboard Activities Offboard Excursions

Dig into Asia’s culinary wonders against the spectacular backdrop of Ha Long’s limestone mountains:

  • Authentic Vietnamese cuisine mixed with international fare
  • Welcome drink on arrival and buffet lunch shortly afterwards
  • Elegant candle-lit dinner with a set menu of delightful dishes
  • Light breakfast served in the morning, followed by brunch
  • All meals served in a restaurant with panoramic views of the bays

Enjoy the comforts of your luxury cabin as you breeze past age-old beauty of the bay:

  • Only 18 luxury cabins on the ship to make sure the ship doesn’t feel crowded
  • Plenty of space in all cabins, between 36 and 72 square metres
  • All cabins with a twin/double bed, a private balcony and panoramic ocean views
  • Fully furnished and decorated with exotic wood and marble
  • Each cabin has a private bathroom with a shower and a bathtub

Join our exciting onboard activities (unless you’d rather just lounge around in a deckchair):

  • Vietnamese cooking class, run by a top-class chef
  • Herbal oil treatment and deep tissue massage at our luxury spa
  • Watching wonderful sunsets over the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Catching some squid at night & having it served by our chef the next day!
  • Musical entertainment and movies
  • An invigorating Tai Chi class at sunrise
  • A traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony

Take part in one of our offboard excursions and dive in at the deep end of fun with us:

  • Depart and return from the Tuan Chau International Marina Station,
  • Kayak or row a boat through the impressive Dark and Bright Cave
  • Hike or bike across Cat Ba Island and discover Viet Hai village
  • Swim in the blue waters of the Ao Ech Area surrounded by limestone and tropical forests
  • Join one of our famous beach BBQs for a party to remember!

Booking Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy Inclusion & Exclusion

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Applied to Peony Cruise Lan Ha Bay

The later changes or downward adjustments to the number of guests of the reservation will be

considered late cancellation and the charged fee will be applied below. Upward adjustment will be confirmed based on the actual situation of availability.

  • From 1 to 6 cabins

Up to 20 days before your cruise date: Free of charged

15 -19 days before your cruise date: 50% of total price 

7 – 14 days before your cruise date: 70% of total price

 Less than 7 days: Full of charged 

  • Up to 6 cabins

Up to 50 days before your cruise date: Free of charged

35 -50 days before your cruise date: 20% of total price 

20 -34 days before your cruise date: 50% of total price

10 – 19 days before your cruise date: 70% of total price

Less than 10 days: Full of charged

  • Charter

Up to 100 days before your cruise date: Free of charged

65 – 99 days before your cruise date: 50% of total price 

45 – 64 days before your cruise date: 70% of total price

35 – 44 days before your cruise date: 90% of total price

Less than 35 days: Full of charged

*** In case of bad weather, the charged fee will be applied as follows:

All cruise in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay which want to stop for overnight on the Bay must be licensed to manage the Bay.

In the days of bad weather (rainstorms, high winds, big waves, etc.), the Bay management board will consider about give license or not to the overnight cruise on the bay, that ensure the safety of tourists.

In such a case, we will apply the following policies:

  1. If you arrive at the harbor and have a lunch, then back to Hanoi, we will charged only lunch service + the transfer (if yes)
  2. If you arrive at the harbor and have a lunch, visit Halong bay within 5 hours, then back to Hanoi, we will charged only daily cruise trip, entrance fee, lunch and the transfer (if yes)
  3. If you arrive at the harbor and have a lunch, visit Halong – Lan Ha bay, overnight on cruise. The next day have breakfast and sightseeing, have lunch, then back to Hanoi, we will charged for 2 days 1 night price for cruise trip + the transfer (if yes)
  4. If you arrive at the harbor and have a lunch, visit Halong – Lan Ha bay, overnight on cruise. The next day have breakfast and sightseeing, have lunch, visit the bay within 5 hours, then back to Hanoi, we will charged for 2 days 1 night price and 5 hours on daily cruise trip, lunch, entrance fee + the transfer (if yes)

Note:

The Bay Management Board often gives a notice to cancel the overnight sleep permit very late, causing you to fall into the situation when you are on a tour, only to know that the tour is canceled, in such situations, we would like to ask for your understanding about it.

The rainy season from August to October in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay often has very unusual weather conditions, so overnight cruises on the bay are often canceled unexpectedly, and often with an advance very late notice

In all cases, please contact our staff, we will always do our best to ensure your satisfaction.

What's Included

  • One or two nights aboard Peony Cruise
  • Welcome drink, wet towel
  • Room with air conditioning and private balcony
  • Four-season Mini Pool, Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Sightseeing tickets in the program
  • Guides on board
  • 7 meals on the program: 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners, 02 Breakfasts, 01 Brunch
  • Kayaking, Night squid fishing
  • The visit to Trung Trang Cave
  • Service fees and travel insurance

What's Excluded

  • Shuttle Service to the Ferry Terminal
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and other services not mentioned in the “Inclusion” section

FAQs

Are drinks included in the price?

No. Drinks, tips and other personal expenses are not included in our Halong Bay cruise price, so you’ll need to cover these costs separately.

Can I request a vegetarian meal on the cruise?

Of course, provided we have the ingredients you require. Let us know in advance and we will do our best.

Can I smoke in my cabin?

No, you can’t. All our cabins are strictly non-smoking, thanks for your understanding!

Can we check in onto the cruise after 1 p.m.?

Our check-in time is at 11.30 a.m. We can arrange an extra boat to transfer you to the cruise if you are late, but you will need to cover the extra cost for the private transfer.

Can we request to have meals at the sundeck instead of at the restaurant?

Sure, just let us know in advance as space for meals at the sundeck is limited.

Can you pick me up from my hotel in Hanoi?

Yes, we can! We’re ready to pick you up from any hotel in or near Hanoi Old Quarter with our comfortable 9-seater limousine. The service is not included in your cabin price, so please get in touch with us to find out the current price for the transfer, from Hanoi or from elsewhere.

Catching squid sounds like an exciting thing to do! Is it difficult and do I need to prepare for it?

No, you don’t! All you need to do is to show up – we’ll have everything ready for you, including all the fishing equipment you’ll need to catch some juicy squid!

Do I need to pay any extra fees when I visit caves with you?

No, you don’t. All cave entrance fees are included in the cruise price, so you don’t need to remember to take your change when you join us for one of our off-board excursions

Do we have to pay for meals on this cruise?

The meals, except drinks, are included in the price. You only need to pay for the drinks or any extra food you may want to order.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, we do. We strive to satisfy all special dietary needs our guests might have – vegetarian and vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free, food allergies or religious restrictions. Just kindly let us know in advance what your requirements are.

Does the staff speak English or should I learn Vietnamese?

All our staff members speak English, so you’ll have no problem communicating with us during your time on board our cruise. However, we will appreciate any Vietnamese that you can use in conversations with us!

Does this cruise provide vehicles for people with disabilities?

Yes, full support for people with disabilities is available upon request.

Is there a life jacket on the boat?

Yes, we have life jackets for all guests on board and our staff is trained in emergency procedures.

We just got married! Does this cruise arrange anything special for newly-weds on a honeymoon?

Yes, we can make your honeymoon special with appropriate decorations and gifts. Oh, and congratulations!

What should I bring with me on board?

Definitely start with your passport! Please also remember to bring some sunblock, sunglasses and a hat, a swimming suit and some insect repellent. If you’re travelling in winter, then don’t forget to pack some warm clothes (you’ll find them very useful when you join our Tai Chi class at sunrise).

Reviews

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 38 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.6 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.5 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.4 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.4 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.7 / 5
  • Value for money 4.5 / 5

Amazing trip!

Our trip was unbelievable! The scenery, food, and service were all top-notch. Definitely recommend for anyone who needs a luxurious and relaxing vacation.

Alexander Brimming

United Kingdom

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

October 17, 2022

A super great time on the Peony cruise

The Peony cruise was really great! The staff made sure our family trip was perfect, we had an amazing time and the kids did too! The only thing i would suggest is bringing more swimming clothes as there’s plenty of chances to dive in the water or take a jacuzzi on the boat.

Erik Andersen

Norway

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

September 8, 2022

The best cruise ever

The cruise was one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken! The scenery was simply breathtaking and we enjoyed taking a Tai Chi class in the morning. Plus, we got to make some traditional Vietnamese food and then try it! We opted for the transfer service from Hanoi, it was really easy and we got dropped off and escorted to the checkin lounge. This was really smooth and took the headache out of travelling with a big group.

Joshua Haroldson

United Kingdom

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

August 22, 2022

Wonderful trip for couples.

We recently took the Peony tour and it was fantastic! We were able to do loads of activities in the day and relax and make some new friends at night. Really good for a couple like us who want to meet other travelers on our backpacking trip.

Amy Watson

United States

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

July 29, 2022

Amazing trip! Bucket list destination

Our Peony Cruise was simply amazing! We loved being able to explore the caves and the scenery was breathtaking. The staff were so helpful and helped us choose some great wines for a candlelight dinner with my wife.

Brian Parker

United States

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

July 12, 2022

Good trip

We just returned from our Halong bay trip and it was amazing! The views were stunning and we enjoyed kayaking and paddling around in the water. Though my kids and I can’t swim, the staff gave us life jackets and we were fine!

Anna Williams

United States

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

June 17, 2022

Peony cruise ( Rianna )

The Peony cruise was absolutely amazing! My husband wanted to treat me to something unique and I couldn’t ask for more. We were able to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world from the balcony of our suite. The staff was incredibly accommodating, particularly the transfer from the airport which was effortless. We had an unforgettable time.

Rianna Lee

United States

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

June 8, 2022

Excellent service

We had a wonderful time on our cruise! The scenery was stunning and we loved being able to explore the caves and islands. The staff were so friendly and helpful. All in all, we had a really unique holiday experience.

Seán Ó Coistealbha

Ireland

Travelled as Friends

3 Days 2 Nights

May 10, 2022

A great, great trip!

Peony Cruise is the best! It wasn’t my first time in Halong Bay, so I could clearly see what a fantastic job they do on this luxury ship. You really feel welcome with them, from the very moment you arrive. I had a great time participating in all the on-board activities – I found myself to be a decent cook and to my great surprise, not so bad at Tai Chi at all!Definitely worth your time and money, by all means book with Peony Cruises!

Phil Walsh

Ireland

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

February 4, 2020

Just wonderful!

If you’re looking for a professional cruising company, then let me tell you that Peony Cruises certainly deliver! Everything they do during your stay with them & all the services are carefully arranged so that you can have a wonderful time (we really appreciated this after so many poor-quality experiences when travelling around Asia). Peony Cruise is just awesome, we all had a great, great time with them. Oh, and don’t miss out on all the off-board activities with them, they were very good too!

Bjørn Kristiansen

Norway

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

February 1, 2020

Wonderful bay & wonderful cruise!

Everything about Peony Cruises is excellent! The service and the smiling staff, the delicious food they serve, my deluxe room – oh, and there’s also that bay you can see when you look out of the your (panoramic) window! I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything else. If you haven’t been to Ha Long yet, then Peony Cruises is the way to do it!

Chrissy Amber

Australia

Travelled as Single

3 Days 2 Nights

January 18, 2020

A fantastic way to see THE BAY

Hey Peony Cruise, thanks so much for one of the highlights of our Vietnam trip! We will certainly always remember this as a truly wonderful cruise, with wonderful service. We tried all the activities available for us, both on-board and off-board, and they were all great and professionally organized. Thanks for everything and a big recommendation from a crazy traveller couple from Poland!

Paweł and Andżela Surmiak

Poland

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

January 14, 2020

A blissful cruise in Ha Long

Just a few words to say that my trip with Peony Cruises exceeded my expectations – by some distance! I found the whole experience thoroughly relaxing and can recommend it to anyone.My only regret is that I hadn’t booked the 3-day option (opted for just 2 days instead). Will have to go back one day, I guess!

Richard Ball

United Kingdom

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

January 13, 2020

3 days and 2 nights in heaven!

We went to Halong Bay with Peony Cruises and we couldn’t be happier about it! The bay is really worth all the hype, even though it does get a little crowded. Still, it’s one of those places you have to see in your life, no doubt about it.As for the ship, Peony is just wonderful! It looks really luxurious, the food is amazing and the staff treat you with a lot of kindness. And as for our room – we treated ourselves with an exclusive suite for this trip – it’s absolutely wonderful! A marvelous experience!

Gabriella and Javier Reyes

Spain

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

January 9, 2020

Spectacular

A well-organized cruising experience, with all the boxes ticked to the perfection. We were really pleased how everything about Peony Cruise is so hassle-free and enjoyable, so your role out there is basically just to sip that drink and watch that amazing sunset, from your own balcony of course. Would go with the same company if I could go there again. Peony Cruises, you rock!!!

Bill and Wendy Dexter

United States

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

December 30, 2019

Perfect bonding trip for our family

The trip with Peony Cruises was amazing, excellent accommodation and gorgeous surroundings. The staff was very helpful and the food was a treat in itself! Our family had a wonderful time thanks to the well thought out itinerary. Will highly recommend Peony Cruise. We just wished we had spent 2 nights instead of just one.

Erin Roseby

Australia

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

December 5, 2019

Well worth our hard-earned money

Everything about Peony Cruises is amazing! Our guides spoke fluent English and had a good sense of humor. The rest of the staff were very accommodating and arranged everything we needed without any issue. It was very reassuring because they always had smiles on their faces. We did lots of activities, we had delicious food, and we had great time exchanging pleasantries with the other guests. The boat was incredibly clean and the views from our massive windows were jaw-dropping!

Earl Quinn

United Kingdom

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

November 23, 2019

Hope to be back soon!

Kudos to the staff of Peony Cruises for always making sure all our needs were attended to. They were very friendly and spoke good English. The entire ship, from the bow to the stern, was very clean. The food was really good, especially the Vietnamese dishes. And of course, our private cabin was awesome, gave us the best views of Halong Bay, even while taking a bath!

Jamie O'Connor

United Kingdom

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

November 18, 2019

We had a blast and we’ll be back soon!

It was a one-of-a-kind adventure that exceeded all our expectations. My fiancé and I did the 2-day / 1-night cruise and we had so much fun! I guess we’ll book a longer stay next time. Yup, we’ll be back and maybe next time it would be for our honeymoon!”

Brandon Smith

New Zealand

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

October 21, 2019

The highlight of our trip in Vietnam

Our room was huge and perfect for relaxing while enjoying the glorious views of Halong Bay. The boat was not anywhere near the ‘junk’ boats they often talk about. It’s huge and luxurious! All the meals served seemed like they were prepared by a pro chef. No kidding! The cycling and kayaking were fun so I highly recommend them. The staff was commendable too and perhaps they’re the friendliest people we had the pleasure to meet in Vietnam.”

Karen Whitman

Canada

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

October 17, 2019

Great way to unwind amidst the beauty of nature

I had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Peony Cruises. Mr. Hong and his staff were very hospitable and provided exceptional service. They were extremely attentive and made my stay truly special. I boarded boat #1 and it was very clean, elegant, with first-rate facilities. The views blew me away; now I know why Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s top tourist attractions.

Kerby Castaneda

Philippines

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

October 8, 2019

The perfect cruise for my 34th birthday!

We went for the 2 days – 1 night cruise for my 34th birthday. The ship is new and our room was luxurious with a private balcony that gave us magnificent views of the landscape. One thing that’s really commendable is how they were generous with the food. We were always full and had to chill on the roof deck! A huge shout out to the friendly crew who made our trip really memorable and even went the extra mile to give me a birthday cake!

Christine Orozco

United States

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

September 25, 2019

A very pleasant trip, highly recommended

Wonderful experience. It was so a lot of fun. The cruise was really smooth – comfortable room, excellent service, great food. The trips were very well organized so we got to tour the attractions when there were fewer visitors(early morning cave tour). We really loved the kayaking part and sleeping in the middle of Halong Bay was a truly unique experience. Everything was just perfect.

Jeanne Olson

United States

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

September 5, 2019

Wonderful stay, couldn’t be happier!

Lovely clean boat, spacious and comfortable rooms, staff was very friendly and courteous, the food is out of this world, boat sails to the less touristy parts of Halong Bay, and the included activities were loads of fun. We couldn’t ask for more!”

Liam Wilson

Canada

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

August 19, 2019

We had a blast! Hope to be back again soon

The food was absolutely amazing and freshly cooked for each meal. There were lots of fun-filled activities including swimming, kayaking, fishing, cooking class, sightseeing, etc. The amenities were superb. A special shout out to Dinh who went out of his way to make sure it was the best experience possible.”

Paula Sanchez

Spain

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

August 11, 2019

Crusing like royalty

Thanks to Mr. Hong and his crew for being so accommodating. Their attention to detail is amazing. They went above and beyond to make my stay really enjoyable. You won’t have much trouble if you take a cruise with them. Everything was great, I was traveling like royalty!

Saleha Lubis

Malaysia

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

July 27, 2019

A cruise in Mother Nature’s masterpiece

A luxury van picked us up from our hotel in Hanoi for a trip to the ferry terminal. A short transfer to the fabulous ship and we went straight to the restaurant to meet the staff and get a rundown of the itinerary. Our room was beautiful with a super comfy bed and a large bathroom. The first day of swimming and kayaking was great. Day two was a good group trip to Cat Ba Island. On day three we had an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck then we visited some impressive caves. Overall, my wife and I enjoyed a lot and we were able to appreciate one of Mother Nature’s masterpieces – Halong Bay.

Louise Chastain

France

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

June 22, 2019

Absolutely amazing!

Our cruise was everything we hoped for – and more! The boat, the staff, the food, and our room were fantastic. The number of guests was limited so it was really an intimate cruise where we get to know people from other countries. Thank you Peony – we had a great time!”

Emily Stewart

New Zealand

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

May 17, 2019

Two thumbs up, we had a blast!

We love the activities especially the cooking class that made us learn more about Vietnamese cuisine and culture in general. The timing of each activity is excellent, enough for us to have fun and relax at the same time while getting to know some new friends. We love our room as it’s tastefully designed with our beds next to the window where we can just lay down and watch the fleeting scenery. Thanks to the staff who took care of all our needs and served some scrumptious dishes! Will definitely recommend Peony cruise to friends.

Max Truscott

Australia

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

April 26, 2019

Exceptional and great value for money

We’ve just arrived from a 3-day stay in a deluxe room of Peony Cruise. Everything was perfect, from the moment we arrived for check-in to the time we were escorted to our transfer for our trip back to our hotel in Hanoi. Luxurious cabins with panoramic views allowed us to take in the beauty of Halong Bay, whether lying on the bed, in the bath or lazing on our private deck. Food was to die for and the staff was very accommodating. We enjoyed the activities especially the day trip to Cat Ba Village, kayaking and swimming in a secluded beach.

Irene Granger

United States

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

March 25, 2019

Well worth doing

Characterful boat, excellent cabin with balcony and the food was first rate. The crew was attentive, cheerful and professional throughout. A memorable experience during our Vietnam holiday.

Jackie C

New Zealand

Travelled as Single

3 Days 2 Nights

November 1, 2018

Amazing scenery

We stayed on the boat for one night but wished we had stayed for the two nights ( there are two options available ). The cabin was very clean and we had a large double bed. The bathroom was big and very clean. The staff was amazing but the food average. There were extra activities during the trip. Don’t miss the morning swim. The view of the bay just amazing , especially the sunset!

Aaren M

Australia

Travelled as Family

2 Days 1 Night

October 30, 2018

FANTASTIC

What a fantastic time we had. The best part of our trip to Vietnam. The junk is fabulous and the staff great. Would love to do it all again. Thank you !

Bob T

Australia

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

October 26, 2018

Unique cruise

Peony Cruise was recommended and booked by Ha Long Hub, a good choice! We opted for a premium on the higher deck, definitely worth the additional cost. Crew very attentive and food better than expected. Do an 2 nights trip if you can, for the night-time atmosphere when moored up and see dawn twice in Halong Bay, great stuff.

Tony C

United States

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

October 26, 2018

Perfect

The boat was beautiful, our cabin spacious with a comfort bath and balcony. The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was varied and delicious. 
We booked for two nights, three days and were glad to have the opportunity to travel deeper into the bay. 
I had been warned about pollution but was pleasantly surprised to see the bay cleaner than most areas we visited. At the floating village I noticed that people would fish any rubbish from the water in order to keep the area clean. 
Although the drive was long, it was great for us all to be out of the bustle and close confines of Hanoi for a couple of nights.

Maddox J

Canada

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

October 21, 2018

Better to stay 2 nights

The boat was really charming with a lovely period feel. Upper and lower decks outside gave a sense of space so you didn’t feel you were on top of other guests. Food was excellent and again tables were well spaced out. The activities were well organised and the staff were friendly and efficient. Cabin had a good sized balcony and shower with hot water that didn’t run out! We had booked a one night trip and the only regret was didn’t do two.

Alex B

Canada

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

October 18, 2018

Outstanding

The overnight trip was exceptional. The bay was beautiful, we enjoyed seeing a sunset a cross the bay. Waking up to beautiful scenery and visiting a floating fishing village. The staff were some of the friendliest people we met, who were proud of their work and of the bay. The food was some of the nicest we have had on this trip.

Richard B

Singapore

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

October 17, 2018

Lovely cruise!

The boat is gorgeous, with very comfortable and relatively spacious rooms. the food fantastic, and the staff were incredibly attentive. There is clearly a lot of pride on this boat. There is a lot to do on the cruise as well, including sightseeing of a floating village, cave visit, and a nice dip in Halong Bay on a warm day. Definitely a highlight of our whole trip to Asia.

Silver T

India

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

October 12, 2018