choosing the right cruise in halong bay, vietnam

edited July 2014 in - Vietnam
i have just been to halong bay and i think it is helpful to share my experience, there are so many travel agents just in any corners of the hanoi city offering halong day tours with different prices, i buy my tour with an agent called touching indochina ( ) and i am satisfied for them, however, here is my tips on choosing a right halong cruise

What are the most famous cruises in Halong Bay?
Paradise cruises, Emeraude classic cruises, Bhaya cruises, Emotion cruises, Oriental sails.

Here are some Tips on how to choose the best and suitable Cruises for your Halong Cruising? The
cheapest Cruises are the option with low services and the safety.
Always ask what’s included in the price and if safety equipment is
included the on the ticket or whether provided. In the low season from
May to September, the prices can be 20 – 25% lower than the high

cruises are often full of Tourist’s and you can’t expect much about the
quality of food and services. Mid-range cruises are better in terms of
cabins, food and or offered services. They can also easily adapt your
special requests. The luxury cruises offer excellent dishes and
additional services such as wifi, or massage services.

the weather before you go. If storms and rain are forecast, don’t go
because the cruises can be cancelled at short notice by the Authority
of  Halong  Bay. The best time to visit Halong bay is from April or

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