Great experience! – review of seasun cruise, halong bay, vietnam – tripadvisor electricity dance moms song

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I didn’t want to do a tour but so glad I did. Got picked up from Hanoi by our tour guide Mr Handsome, great sense of humour and good english. We rode the bus to Ha Long City Marina then onto the boat. Had a great lunch then off to look at Surprising Cave. Was very busy with tourists but still enjoyed the cave. We then went to Ti Top Island to climb to the top and look at the sunset and a view of all the boats in the bay. Back to our boat for drinks and dinner. The food was amazing and was plenty to go around. Drinks reasonably priced. We did the 2 night option so after the Pearl farm visit the next day we got on a boat and travelled through Lan Ha Bay to Monkey Island and then to Cat Ba Island where we checked la gas prices in to a lovely hotel for our second night.

The government changed the laws a couple days prior to our tour meaning the included kayaking couldn’t happen in Ha Long bay but we got to do it on the gas near me second day… I didn’t want to do a tour but so glad I did. Got picked up from Hanoi by our tour guide Mr Handsome, great sense of humour and good english. We rode the bus to Ha Long City Marina then onto the boat. Had a great lunch then off to look at Surprising Cave. Was very busy with tourists but still enjoyed the cave. We then went to Ti Top Island to climb to the top and look at the sunset and a view of all the boats in the bay. Back to our boat for drinks and dinner. The food was amazing and was plenty to go around. Drinks reasonably priced. We did the 2 night option so after the Pearl farm visit the next day we got on a boat and travelled through Lan Ha Bay to Monkey Island and then to Cat Ba Island where we checked in to a lovely hotel for our second night. It has been a great tour and nice to get away from the big cities to a slower paced environment, all food included was fabulous and Mr Handsome always kept us up to date with the itinerary so we knew what was happening and where we were going next. The government changed the laws a couple days prior to our tour meaning the included kayaking couldn’t happen in Ha Long bay but we got to do it on the second day instead. The boat was clean enough for 3 star standard. More Show less

I’ve booked a 2D1N halong bay cruise for 3 via agoda with Seasun …. The fascinating Halong Bay and the most amazing Sung Sot Caves were worth every agony a gas is compressed at a constant pressure of it took to get there . From Hanoi to Halong Bay ( and reverse )takes about 4 hours each way ….You get a English speaking guide as well as a mental driver ( on the return journey in our case ) whom spoke on his mobile for 3 hours on an extremely busy and dangerous road . I’ve officially complained about him too . Once you get to Halong Bay after what feels like an eternity you board on a 2 star looking boat electricity history pdf . We had a triple room with a bathroom and it was clean enough. Even though we’ve written on the booking form and was asked a million times again what vegetarian and no Pork food meant ??? We were finally served lunch . You sit with your fellow travellers and share plates … There’s plenty over dinner but not as much on lunch . When we asked for more we were told no !! Food included however drinks has to be paid for . They actually really bad to the boats coming to sell you drinks from nearby floating villages . You have to pay corkage if you opt to buy from those tiny boats . Hanoi beer on cruise was $2 a bottle . We had a few . But the soft drinks cost pretty much the same . So bring your own water . Although there was a free small bottle of water each in the room… The staff seemed to be all over the place . Trying to help but with not enough English there was a lot of time wasted and Lily ( our guide )as much as she tried very hard , she bored everyone to death by repeating every sentence about ten times … There was a German couple on our table who were very unhappy and unsatisfied with the whole tour and service m gasol nba …. We enjoyed it very much as it’s once in a lifetime sort of thing ( I plan to return but not with Seasun )… if I were to choose again if definitely go for a better boat and pay a bit more . Dragon seemed very nice …. In total you spend less than 24 hours on the boat so don’t expect a full 2 day .. on day 1 you arrive around 12.30 , have lunch , move on to the amazing Sung Sot Caves ( which is not promoted enough in my opinion), it was the highlight of this trip … one of the new seven wonders of the world … Kayaking for 40 mins which also was fun but you are in your own don’t expect a guide here . You can opt out if you don’t feel like it . My sister waited for us at the mini floating harbour as she was scared and held all our belongings which was a super bonus as we got wet a little … Then back to the 76 gas card payment big boat for welcome drinks , dinner and karaoke … Dinner was delicious and plenty . If you’re vegetarian or don’t like seafood advise them beforehand…. One of the best things was to watch the sky and the other boats lights once it got dark … This is a reason enough to stay onboard and not do a day trip ….You’ll miss out on the best parts … next morning a trip to the pearl Farm where we watched how pearls are made and I was lucky enough to have a go … Sadly we didn’t go to the fishing / floating village which we were very much looking forward to… nor there was a Thai Chi class in the morning as promised . I woke at 6.30 am to watch electricity 101 episode 1 other people in nearby boats … pure Bliss … There was a lot of rubbish in the water though , heartbreaking….Ruining this natural beauty …. Then Lily left in the morning with the 3 day group and handsome took over . Far from it . He calls himself that . Rude chap . He called some of the fellow passengers ugly at their back . To me that was ugly … He doesn’t mind swearing or letting the driver talk on his mobile for 3 hours on the return road trip from halong bay to Hanoi . Not only handsome distracted the driver but when was told by the drivers irresponsible behaviour , he said it was the only way to get rid of his stress !!!! Seriously a pregnant lady would’ve miscarried on that bumpy, scary road journey … 4 hours !!! If I could afford I’d have taken a seaplane. You check out of the cabins by 9.30 am . Just before the pearl gas house gang Farm trip . After lunch around 12.30 you are finished and ready to go back to Hanoi . We waited about an hour at the halong bay harbour for the return shuttle. All in all I’d most definitely come back to Halong Bay and the Sung Sot Caves but would not recommend or choose Seasun cruise again …. And also for any cruise you choose I suggest you travel light . There’s a few times you get transferred to a small boat for some places . And the boat and the room itself not that big … A swimsuit, towel , light long sleeve top / trousers , hat , sun cream is all you need . It wasn’t warm enough for us to swim but even if it was I still wouldn’t because of the rubbish in the water . Happy holidays

We chose 3 days 2 nights trip with Seasun Cruise. The bus takes 3-4 hours from Hanoi so if time allows I would definitely recommend the 3 days option. We had wonderful time, one night on the boat in Ha Long Bay and the second night in bungallow on a private island in Lan Ha Bay. Beside sitting on the boat and enjoying the scenery we had plenty of different activities sure you can find a few that suits you. Surprising Cave (for us it was not that surprising natural gas in spanish as we have already visited caves in Phong Nha) Kayaking on the calm waters around the limestone cliffs Squid fishing (I was a bit sceptic and I am not a big fan of fishing but the guys who tried it actually got a few squid and they enjoyed it 🙂 Pearl Farm tour with quick demo Monkey Island with a few monkeys and short hike/climb to the peak with fun viewpoint Private island with beach, volleyball and kayaks or just chill The whole trip was well organized, we were on six different boats between activities never had to wait more than ten gas 4 less minutes for the new transfer. The cabin and the bungallow were clean and comfortable (hot water, electricity all the time and WiFi sometimes) Weather. It is not something you or the company could control. We had some rain and wind on the first day the next two were cloudy but ok. Be prepared with warm clothes and rain coat and swimsuit 🙂