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Hera Cruise 2 days 1 night kayaking Cua Van Fishing visit Luon Cave Ha Long

Hera Cruise 2 days 1 night kayaking Cua Van Fishing visit Luon Cave Ha Long
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Duration:
2 days
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Hera Cruise 2 days 1 night kayaking Cua Van Fishing Ha Long. Hera Cruise Halong designed to feature spacious and appointed luxury suites, you can simply revel in sublime comfort as the World Heritage passes you by. The sea is always in view framed by an expansive picture window or the doors to your balcony. Fine cotton linens, a fluffy duvet and queen-sized down and feather with decorative floral motifs embroidered encourage the indulgence. The special silk reading lamps are imported to satisfy the legitimate private needs while boast the gentle look…
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Heading to Floating houses and fish farms (L, D) 7h45 : Driver and tour guide pick you at Hanoi Hotel in Old Quater to Halong bay 12.30 – 12.45 pm: On arrival at the pier of Tuan Chau Island, you will meet the Hera Cruise crew, and you will be privately driven by our tender boat to our well-designed and well-equipped Hera Cruise. A welcome drink is waiting for you on the third deck, in our charming panoramic restaurant. You will be given a short speech introducing the vessel’s facilities and services, as well as safety instructions. After the check in, take time for yourself. Enjoy the view while the cruise heads straight to the South, and makes its way along Cat Ba National Park, away from other tourist Junks. 13.15 pm : Lunch will be at the panoramic restaurant on the third deck. 15.45 pm: The cruise will reach the village of Cua Van. Get an insight of the local life, strolling aboard a sampan boat, around a typical Halong bay fishing village. Cua Van is a stand out example of community-based and sustainable tourism in Halong bay. The excursion includes a visit to the school, to a fish farm and to the local fishing museum. There is an option of 1 hour kayaking around Cua Van Fishing village instead of the sampan stroll. 16.45 pm: Back onboard the Hera Cruise vessel, you will have time to relax, enjoy the spa and massage service and/or the Happy Hour at the bar. The cruise will now head to the moorage area, near Coconut Beach Island. 19.15 pm: A scrumptious dinner will be served in the Fine Dining room. The main courses will be prepared before your eyes. You are also given the possibility to have dinner served on your private balcony. 20.45 pm till late: Squid fishing, Board games, and stories, tales and legends at the Top Deck Bar. Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L) 06.30 am: Begin the day mastering energy flows during a Tai Chi session, while the sun rises. 07.00 am: Breakfast buffet will be served at the restaurant. 08.00 am: Your local guide will take you to explore the most beautiful Luon cave in Halong Bay with amazing stalagmite & stalactite formations. While onboard you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services. 09.00 am: Back on the Hera Cruise, it will be time to get prepared for the check out. The cruise will head back to Tuan Chau pier. 09.30 am: Check out time. 10.00 am: Brunch will be served. Do not miss an opportunity for last minute photos. 11.30 am: Transfer by van back to Hanoi. The trip ends at your hotel at 16h00.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Heading to Floating houses and fish farms (L, D) 7h45 : Driver and tour guide pick you at Hanoi Hotel in Old Quater to Halong bay 12.30 – 12.45 pm: On arrival at the pier of Tuan Chau Island, you will meet the Hera Cruise crew, and you will be privately driven by our tender boat to our well-designed and well-equipped Hera Cruise. A welcome drink is waiting for you on the third deck, in our charming panoramic restaurant. You will be given a short speech introducing the vessel’s facilities and services, as well as safety instructions. After the check in, take time for yourself. Enjoy the view while the cruise heads straight to the South, and makes its way along Cat Ba National Park, away from other tourist Junks. 13.15 pm : Lunch will be at the panoramic restaurant on the third deck. 15.45 pm: The cruise will reach the village of Cua Van. Get an insight of the local life, strolling aboard a sampan boat, around a typical Halong bay fishing village. Cua Van is a stand out example of community-based and sustainable tourism in Halong bay. The excursion includes a visit to the school, to a fish farm and to the local fishing museum. There is an option of 1 hour kayaking around Cua Van Fishing village instead of the sampan stroll. 16.45 pm: Back onboard the Hera Cruise vessel, you will have time to relax, enjoy the spa and massage service and/or the Happy Hour at the bar. The cruise will now head to the moorage area, near Coconut Beach Island. 19.15 pm: A scrumptious dinner will be served in the Fine Dining room. The main courses will be prepared before your eyes. You are also given the possibility to have dinner served on your private balcony. 20.45 pm till late: Squid fishing, Board games, and stories, tales and legends at the Top Deck Bar. Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L) 06.30 am: Begin the day mastering energy flows during a Tai Chi session, while the sun rises. 07.00 am: Breakfast buffet will be served at the restaurant. 08.00 am: Your local guide will take you to explore the most beautiful Luon cave in Halong Bay with amazing stalagmite & stalactite formations. While onboard you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services. 09.00 am: Back on the Hera Cruise, it will be time to get prepared for the check out. The cruise will head back to Tuan Chau pier. 09.30 am: Check out time. 10.00 am: Brunch will be served. Do not miss an opportunity for last minute photos. 11.30 am: Transfer by van back to Hanoi. The trip ends at your hotel at 16h00.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55929P357
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private room with en-suite bathroom on Hera Cruise Cruise
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • All meal on board: 2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfasts
  • Cooking demonstration, Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board
  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Hotels locating at Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Hanoi, Hanoi
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All is quoted by USD
  • For any help, kindly contact us
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private room with en-suite bathroom on Hera Cruise Cruise
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • All meal on board: 2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfasts
  • Cooking demonstration, Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board
  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses
Departure details
  • Location Name: Hotels locating at Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Hanoi, Hanoi
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All is quoted by USD
  • For any help, kindly contact us
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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May P
Hong Kong, China23 contributions
Qualifier: I debated whether or not to give it 5 stars or 4.5 stars because it was amazing BUT it could do with some fine tuning to bring it up to 5 stars for my review and a truly 5* cruise. TA doesn’t let me give it 4.5 stars so I could only choose 4 or 5 stars and the experience is closer to 5 stars than 4 stars (especially after discussing with friends their experiences of other cruises they went on)!

General review: I spent weeks agonising whether or not to book Hera cruises because it looks beautiful but being quite new had few reviews and it is a lot pricier than the other cruise options and slightly pricier than the other luxury cruises. My suggestion - if you want luxury, if this is for a special occasion or if you are willing to pay for a new boat, bigger rooms, cleaner facilities and fewer people to share the boat with then don’t hesitate and just book! It’s been a week since the cruise and my boyfriend and I are still thinking about the cruise and how beautiful the experience was. We wish we stayed 2 nights!

Rooms: beautiful design and craftsmanship. My boyfriend is an architect and he was impressed. We picked the Sun room - only the Sun room and the Moon room have the private balcony space with comfortable lounge chairs and a table where you can enjoy the view in private. These room are at the front of the boat and it means you can enjoy the view from every angle of the boat, including the front (the other rooms only have a side view). It’s pricier than the other rooms but the private deck/ balcony space is worth it because the view is beautiful and if it’s for a special occasion you can be outside in private.

Staff: the staff are wonderfully attentive and responsive. I booked on hotels.com and got an immediate welcome email from Jean. Jean responded to all my questions straight away and even the night before she emailed to let me know the driver would pick us up (and we hadn’t been forgotten since I’d booked it months ago). On the cruise, Kenny, Michael and Tom Cruise were amazing hosts! Extremely attentive, fun to talk with and so obliging to all our questions and requests! During our trip in Hanoi we would meet so many other hosts and my boyfriend would often say he missed Kenny! They deliver 5* service and the cruise would not be as wonderful without them!

Itinerary: note that on day 1 and day 2, you only actually get 1 hour excursion on Halong Bay (and off the cruise ship) each. I was a bit surprised by this but from what I understand it’s the same with all other cruise ships. This means you’re spending 90% of your time on the cruise. Which made me even more thankful that I had booked to stay with Hera cruises!!!! Our room and our ship was so beautiful and there were only 10 other guests that it felt so peaceful and nice to spend most of the time in our rooms or on our private balcony.

Food: delicious and well prepared! Clean and had good variety! Chef though young, was very good.

What needs improving: the “spa”. This is where it loses half a star and because this is optional it doesn’t take away from the amazing experience if you choose not to do it - and until it gets massively improved I wouldn’t do it. It was a luxury cruise so I expected a luxury spa experience. But I’m also used to more ratchet massages and spas and that’s also fine if the massage is good. Here, the massage was far below average and I was left feeling cold and wanting it to end ASAP. Firstly little to no effort is made to make a spa/ massage room (it’s a small room with two lounge chairs and two massage tables) and so resulting in zero ambiance. Their speaker quality is rubbish so I could hear harsh crackling in the overly loud ‘spa’ music that was playing. They have two massage tables but only one masseuse (and bear in mind most people are on this kind of cruise are couples). The masseuse speaks almost no English so I gave up communicating a lot of things. When she asked if ‘ok?’ I would say ‘no and [explanation]’ and she would say ‘ok thank you’ - clearly not even understanding that ‘no’ means ‘not ok’. I don’t know what oil they use but it has a strange after smell and residue and it never fully absorbs into the skin. I use body oils instead of body creams during the winter so I’m used to having it on my body but I needed to get this off my skin immediately after the massage. The massage was bad but throughout it I was cold because she forgot to cover me up properly or didn’t do it properly. And then I became so cold and uncomfortable when she used a properly dripping wet and cold towel on me to wipe off the oil when the massage was over. I told her to stop because it’s too cold and she told me to wait (I’m wet and cold) whilst she gets a sopping wet hot towel instead. The entire experience struck me as very inexperienced or unprofessional. This area needs serious improvement.

Overall: the experience would have been perfect but for the spa experience. So I would definitely recommend booking to stay with Hera cruises. Halong Bay is beautiful and it’s even more magical enjoying it from a beautiful cruise! It was the perfect way for my boyfriend and I to celebrate our anniversary - it couldn’t have been made more special in Hanoi!

My tip: book it (and choose the Sun or the Moon room) but skip the spa that’s offered (you have to pay extra for it too) when you arrive!

Written 8 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Roshanne S
Roshanne S
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Selling Cruises that Don't Exist
We booked directly on the Oasis Cruise website where we were prompted to pick a date and put down a $90 deposit for
Steve H
Steve H
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A lovely way to end our holiday in Vietnam
The boat was a pleasant place to be for two nights, our room was nice. The staff were very helpful and attentive. W
677allenm
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Beautiful trip
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Hwee Woon L
Hwee Woon L
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Excellent tour guide
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ManpreetG
ManpreetG
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Lovely cruise
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dp1980
dp1980
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Great tour, highlights the key sites
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Biggest mistake
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Amazing vacation in a Brandner cruise!
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nzeman
nzeman
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Friendly efficient, comfortable and on time Couldn’t ask for more Did two mandatory comfort stops on the way where
JulioSTrips
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A unique experience, Top Luxury
It is difficult to get more comfort in any boat. What an amazing Crew, services, food, views. Everything is perfect
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Sisters bonding tour
We join the tours with my sister for the overnight cruise. They fetch us in the hotel and brought us to the cruise.
744darrells
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The flight and Pilot was great
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lynnm609
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Spectacular
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