Sarah Doherty - Australia
Here is an overview of our trip – we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Paloma boat and would highly recommend it to all our friends!
My husband and I went on the Paloma Cruise boat for the 2 day and 1 night tour of Halong Bay. Right from the start our experience was wonderful!
I found and booked the tour over the internet. E-mail questions and correspondence were answered swiftly, I was able to pay my deposit and final payment over the internet which was convenient.
The guide and bus picked us up on time from our Hanoi hotel. Our guide Star was so friendly and knowledgeable and the trip to the boat from Hanoi (although long!) was smooth and faultless and the mini-bus was comfortable enough (you can’t help the bumpy roads!)
Once on the boat we were surprised at the quality of the cabin rooms – so clean and comfortable with air-conditioning and the bathrooms were spacious – everything we need and hoped for. The staff on board were also very accommodating.
The food was amazing! The quality and variety was great, but way too much – we could even nearly finish it all!
The activities that were arranged for us to do were enough without being rushed, we certainly had time to sit on deck and enjoy the sunset, go for a swim, cooking class, relax, Amazing Cave was fantastic to see also. We actually wished that we had more time. We would definitely book the 3 day/2 night with you again if we ever come back, but as a starter and for what we were able to fit into our tour the 2 day/1 night was certainly wonderful.
Thank you for making it so easy and enjoyable from start to finish!