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2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

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2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

Just wondering,if anyone has been on a 'standard' budget cruise which was great value.What junk,what company and who to book through??I am so confused.kinda liking a 3 day with one night in bungalow on Monkey island for $109 through Vietlong.We want to save money BUT do not want a horror experience.HELP PLEASE

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1. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

It will not be a horror experience but you get what you pay for! Beside cruises of Vietlong, you can find the Imperial which is similar! Better but also budget options are the Dragon's Pearl and Oriental Sails!

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2. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

One more choices is the Phoenix cruiser too!

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3. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

The Ha Long Dragon Cruise offers 3 days cruising throughout Ha Long Bay to Cat Ba island with a stop at Monkey Island, cycling to Viet Hai village in Cat Ba island, kayaking and more.

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5. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

Hey easy paul...which company and boat??

THANK YOU everyone

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We booked our cruise through our hotel in Vietnam and went on the Cristina Junk. We did one night, two days and I thought it was excellent value for money!

The cabins were really clean and modern with great showers (make sure you get in there first as there is limited hot water) and the food on board was tasty and there was lots of it!!

Drinks were slighly more expensive than normal but a few drinks and karaoke in the evening was great fun. The only uncomfortable part of the trip was the bus to Halong Bay but there was a comfort stop on the way.

My hotel sold the tickets at $65 pp but I managed to get them down to $55 - this was around the 19th December last year. I think people that complain about the trip at this price seriously have issues - we would have expected a lot less for our money.

It was an an amazing experience, one we will never forget!

Joanne

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7. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

Thank you very much for the review, Joanne!

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9. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

Poseidon Sail is a good opt, too, She offers 2 nights on boat or 1 night on boat, 1 night in Catba Island

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10. Re: 2 day or 3 day Budget Cruise

Dragon Pearl cruise is good option too.

cheers