Halong Bay Cruises Review
We spent a night on Ha Long Bay on the Emotion Cruise and had a wonderful time. We booked our tour at TUN Travel (hotels-in-vietnam.com). They are very fast to reply and confirm.
They picked us up in a very comfortable 16 seater van and the journey was around 3.5 hours. On the way to This city we had chance to enjoy the journey through the rich farms of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Our driver was prompt and very polite. He dropped us at one Handicraft shop in Hai Duong for shopping and refresh about 30 minutes.
Upon arrival in Ha Long, you're welcome by a guide in Ha Long Tourist Wharf and waiting for the transfer to Ha Long Emotion Boat by tender.
Launched in July 2008, the Emotion is the largest one in Ha Long Bay features 28 air conditioned cabins, with private bathrooms and facilities. Connecting cabins are also available for family or small group.
Our room was nice, clean and comfortable, big enough for 2. The guide and staffs on boat were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful as could be. The food was well served and I can say it's delicious!
There were about 50 people on board coming from different countries. We had the chance to swim as well as kayak around a lovely lagoon. The kayaking was really fun. Unfortunately, we did not get to do the night fishing. Just relaxed on sundeck, enjoyed the silence and fresh air of the bay.
Woke up at 6:00 AM, I went up to practice Tai Chi with our instructor during the sunrise on Sundeck. It was really fun but helpful. After breakfast, we took a small boat rowed by local villagers to visit their floating fishing village, a peaceful village included local houses, fish farms, schools and chatted with friendly fisher men. We then cruised back to Ha Long pier for lunch before return to Hanoi.
The Emotion Cruise was excellent. Its price is reasonable and worth every cent! Hightly recommend you! If you're looking for memorable Ha Long Bay cruise, take this one as at the end of the trip, you will bring back a memorable trip and more friends, just like we did. Well done, Emotion Cruise!