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“Halong bay cruise ”

Oriental Sails - Day Cruise
Ranked #28 of 139 Tours in Halong Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Backed by over 4 years experience hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, Oriental Sails Co. Ltd has set a new standard for deluxe cruising with the Oriental Sails & the Calypso Cruiser. Being one of the leading companies to offer overnight cruises on the bay, we are now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travelers. Our fleet of 3 wooden boats are designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. What better way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site than onboard an Oriental Sails.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We recently went on this trip and had such a good time!

Our tour guide (Hà) was so informative and lovely that she really made a difference to our enjoyment. (thank you again!)

The food on the boat was absolutely delicious and all the staff made the effort to meet our requests.

Drinks on the boat are a little expensive (for Vietnam!) although we managed to have some beers and cocktails for well under £30 for 2 for 2 days!

The pollution was noticeable but we would recommend doing the trip as the views are stunning, and the kayaking is worth the trip!

Thank Nicole B
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Oriental Sails C, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Oriental Sails - Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Hi Nicole B,

Thank you very much for sharing with us your recent experience with us. It always encourages us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what we strive for every day.
We were very pleased to read that you had an overall excellent tour with us and particularly value our junk boat. Your kind words on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and rest assured that it will be passed on to the whole team. This will certainly motivate them to keep up the good work.
About environmental problems, we are always happy to be a part of environment protection programs in Halong bay.

Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Yours sincerely,

Oriental Sails team

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

We were 8 people staying over night in April. There was another couple and a family staying there- they all were lovely and we had a great time.I think the views would be similar with other cruises, as we saw quite a few boats around. The best thing about the cruise was the food- during over 2 weeks in Vietnam nothing could beat Oriental Sails kitchen! I would recommend this cruise as have nothing to complain about. We were picked up from our hotel and then dropped off back on the next day. Coach journey- no problems, stopped for a comfort break. The guide (I think his name was Jackie) was very helpful and looked after everyone, seemed interested in our lives, wanted to see photos... Thai chi in the morning, karaoke in the evening, lovely food in between, squid fishing at night... Happy hour on cocktails... Would definitely use them again!

Thank Jurgita123
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Oriental Sails C, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Oriental Sails - Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Hi Jurgita123,

I am wondering how should I start to write a response to your fantastic review about our Oriental Sails and our team.
We thank you very much for sharing with us your recent experience on the Oriental Sails Cruise. Your feedback and scores must be one of the biggest rewards for our team who work hard daily to make sure you are happy and enjoy our service.
On behalf of the Oriental Sails Company, I would thank you for everything you did for us as making us being a popular brand name in Vietnam. Please stay in touch.

Wishing you all the best!

The Oriental Sails Team

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The views from the boat were amazing, it's totally recommended to stay overnight, as you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the middle of the bay and it's something magic. The boat was in quite nice condition, even though we found some bugs coming out if the bathroom. The food served was tasty, but drinks are not included. Not even water. The sailors and captain were always there to help, and the guide, was also really helpful.
The only thing with this tour is that it goes under a really strict schedule, and I didnt really like the way we were directed to follow the guide. He was imperative, and not that friendly as I expected from the reviews. He did really try to make us enjoy, but It wasn't as pleasant as I thought it would be.

1  Thank Núria T
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

What's not to love? Sailing along the serene waters of Halong Bay the most created a mystical, ethereal wonderful backdrop to enjoy the delicious meals, comfortable beds and interesting side trip to the fishing village and pearl farm. Three star - not luxurious but certainly clean and comfortable. It's a small boat- a big family or group of 3 small families will fill the boat.... Great experience for the kids too! The smaller boat gave them more freedom - thoroughly enjoyed this trip

Thank Overseasamerican
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Oriental Sails C, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Oriental Sails - Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Xin chào Overseasamerican,

It is terrific to hear that you did enjoy the trip in Halong Bay. No one can deny that Halong Bay is amazing that can blow up your mind and make you feel completely relaxing. Our job is to bring you delicious meals, joyful activities, knowledgeable and helpful tour guide, etc. to make the trip more brilliant.
Your lovely review is the best gift for our team who are always try our best to care about your trip. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again.
Thanks a million for everything you wrote about us.

Yours sincerely,

Oriental Sails Team

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had so much fun on our Overnight Cruise of Halong Bay and saw a lot. At night the other boats around us increased the atmosphere of our trip. The cabins were very nice, the crew were fantastic and the food was great. On our table we had myself who has coeliac disease, another person with coeliac disease plus lactose intolerance and a vegan. We were all catered for admirably and had ample amounts of delicious food.

1  Thank Susan L
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Oriental Sails C, Guest Relations Manager at Oriental Sails - Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Xin chào Sue L,

We thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy day to point your satisfaction out on your recent trip to Halong Bay. While we, Oriental Sails Company strive hard to exceed the expectations of our guests and it is always a delight to receive such positive comments.

Your comment will be shared with the entire team (the tour guide, the crew, etc.) and we are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our travel services.

Thanks a million for sharing your great experience, Oriental Sails team hope to see you again.

Yours sincerely,

Oriental Sails team

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