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There are plenty of 1-day trip cruises you can select from your hotel/book online. They promise you a lot of things such as GREAT SERVICES, NEW BOAT, POPULAR BRAND, GOOD SERVICE – LOW PRICE, THE BEST CHOICE…however, if you really pay attention to the details you will discover the fact that

  • Popular wooden boat hosts maximum 46 people in a very modest area of 50 square meters, and nothing on sundeck except for a few shabby chairs and fade painted floor. You are also disappointed with the lunch with some popular dishes where you have everywhere in Vietnam such as fried spring rolls, French fries, Tofu or even pale salad…If your group with 4 people, you cannot have a private table, you will be asked to sit down with other people to have enough 6 people in a small and lack of room for hands and legs.
  • Summer time in Vietnam is a really nice topic to think about. They do not have air conditioner in the restaurant except some ceiling fans which help you to feel the wind, not to be cool. If you are lucky, the sea wind will help if the windows are open. That means you will suffer from the heat from more than 40 people in a modest area. You can imagine how hard to enjoy the trip.
  • The worst part maybe the transport from Hanoi – Halong and Return. You will spend 3 hours and a half on the bumpy road, and half an hour in the resting stop (It is a must, because everyone needs to go toilet and stretch your legs for a while). There are more and more big buses with 34 seats, 24 seats…used to serve customer. They are all produced by Hyundai, Toyota, Thaco…however, the space between the seats are always a big problem. They cannot fit Vietnamese people even westerners with lager size even everything works on bus.
  • The last thing is the tour guide. He plays a very important role in the trip, 60% of success of the trip. If you and him cannot understand each other because of his English, your trip is over. To have a friendly guide who know a lot of information about Vietnam to teach you is a difficult thing to have. He should be polite, thoughtful and be a good leader to solve troubles during the trip.

We list hereby the solutions for your trip to reduce the risks during the trip to help you to enjoy the well worth unforgettable experience in Halong Bay. That is why you need to pay a little more.

OTHER DAY BOATS TO VISIT HALONG BAY

ADMIRAL HALONG CRUISES

County Bus (hosting 20 – 22 passengers)

Space between 2 rows of chairs: Asian style

Thaco/Samco Bus (hosting maximum 27 passengers)

Space between 2 rows of chairs: Asian style = Long pick up/drop off

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Ford Transit Luxury President 2016

Color: White and light yellow

Total seats: 16

Hosting maximum 10 passengers with driver and tour guide

Space between 2 rows of chairs: European style

Quick pick up/drop off

Admiral Cruises -  Transport

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Tour guide:

Wearing casual clothes

Average English and skills

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Tour guide:

Wearing uniform with tie

Well - trained with good English, good communications & skills

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- No air conditioning in the restaurant

- Poor setup item, not great staff, poor drink list, low quality facilities

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- With air conditioning Well-arranged restaurant

- Friendly staff, drink list with many drink options

- High quality facilities

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- No Cruise Supervisor who controls F & B

- Usually hosting 40 – 45 passengers

- Sharing eating table: 6 people/table. Food: poor and basic

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- Cruise Manager taking care of guests

- Hosting 29 passengers, group from 4 above is served private table, food: well decorated and high quality

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- Poor setup on sundeck

- Not enough chairs to sit

- No roof to protect guests from rains and sunray

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Nice setup on sundeck With chairs and sofa under the roof for beautiful photos

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No Afternoon Tea with pastry 

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With Afternoon Tea with pastry with happy ending

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- Kayaking without dry bag to store camera, money…

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Dry bag is provided free to keep camera, money…

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