We just ended our cruise trip in with Orchid cruises in ha long bay. It’s a 3 h car ride to our next destination so I thought this is a good time to write about our experience with the cruise.
I probably went through many websites for hours before booking the cruise. Orchid cruise was one of my top choices for following reasons; •Amazing reviews, a new ship compared to other ships in the area and it only has about 15 rooms
•The tour includes ha long bay, bai tu long bay and lan ha bay. Most cruises only do ha long bay and don’t go further. •Comfortable spacious room with this amazing bath tub. The room was bigger than most hotel rooms! You get private balcony and amazing views throughout
Our experience with the cruise did not disappoint. Ha long bay archipelago is stunning at every turn. The ship took off at hai pong pier and cruises in a less travelled pathway with very few other ships so the whole tour was very calm and relaxing
The itinerary : would have been perfect if some of the activities were optional. So you will have time to do things you actually enjoy. I would have loved to stay on the beach for longer or do More Kayaking or swimming. I would have preferred not to do the village visit. But some guests did enjoy this.
Food : Was a let down except the second night dinner for which we got Vietnamese fusion food. We wish they did this more rather than trying to make western cuisine and toning down taste for tourists. .
Price : of course this is a luxury cruise but I found the price to be reasonable for what they have to offer. While on the cruise beverages aren’t free, so carry some VND with you. You don’t want to pay by card as that applies a surcharge
We did 3days and 2 night tour. And I highly recommend choosing this over the 2day 1 night tour. In our second day we were transferred to a smaller boat to go explore Lan ha bay while main cruise went back to drop off passengers. To me time we spent at Lan ha bay and the views we got were the most memorable! .
Finally, Will I recommend this cruise?
Yes! The room it self is worth it as you can see in the photo!
Await my next post!
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