Had a wonder experience with Seasun cruise last week. It was really eyeopener trip. The tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. However, most of us on board kind of expected more from the cruise based on how much we were paying. Only found out that our rooms were the only rooms that was not given towels at the end of the trip and there wasn't WIFI.
Enjoyed the cruise; decent value for money. Shopped around and booked for $95pp through hotel. Mr Handsome was hilarious as advertised and despite changing weather conditions, he kept the tour going with energy. We did the 2 day one night tour but wish we had time for the 3 day instead. On the way back, Tan helped us coordinate a special detour to Ninh Binh, going over and above to ensure our experience was positive. Much respect and thanks to our tour guides for their positive spirit.
From pick up to drop off our guide Tu was brilliant, yes it's 4 hours there and back on the coach from Hanoi but you see so much on the drive. The food on the boat was excellent and so much of it - we did the 2 night cruise with one night on the boat and the other at a hotel on Cat Ba island - what a fantastic trip - thank you Tu and all your team a great job!!!
Can't praise the crew and our tour guide Tu enough. Such a well organised and fun trip. From picking us up at our hostel, to the phenomenal food, great service, exciting activities and overall great vibe. The rooms were lovely, fitted with a/c and private bathroom.
Loved our stay!
We stayed on the boat one night and then the ocean view bungalow on stilts one night then back to Hanoi. They was lovely accom and so was the views at Halong bay and cat ba"
Only bad points were they gave us warm drinks that we paid for the bartender doesn't stock them cold, very odd. Included in this trip we were promised wine and fruit in our itinerary, another group also had free beer within a certain hour, we did not. The staff other than the tour guide Aren't very friendly either!
You are given water one bottle pax on the van from the hotel to the bay then not asked again, you have to pay 20000VD for a warm small one.
Squid fishing was useless.
Sun loungers are all broken up stairs and rotten wood falling to pieces!
We had a few Korean on the boat and that was it really other than us two English couples so not any atmosphere either.
I would do the Halong bay night again for the view but other than that I wouldn't do it again, we paid 180$US PP over priced to be honest.
(The pearl farm was lovely though we did buy for family)