“Clean and modern boat. Pristine side of Halong Bay. Excellent service.”

I'm so glad that my husband and I selected Swan Cruise's 2 day / 1 night Halong Bay cruise along Bai Tu Long Bay. We had an excellent tour guide, Jenny. Bai Tu Long Bay's scenery was absolutely stunning and gorgeous. Even though it was raining and misty the entire time, the views were beautiful and picture perfect.

What made Swan Cruises terrific:
-The boat was clean and modern compared to some of the other boats I saw in Halong Bay. Swan Cruises is considered mid-upper tier amongst all Halong Bay cruises.
-You cruise Bai Tu Long Bay, east of Halong Bay. Halong Bay is known for being polluted and filled with loud backpacker party boats that party until the wee hours of the morning. Bai Tu Long Bay on the other hand is more pristine and quieter because there are only a few boating companies licensed to cruise there, and tends to attract more families and couples as opposed to partiers.
-We had an amazing tour guide Jenny who spoke very good English. Service by Jenny and the boat staff were excellent. -Food was very good! You have 8 - 10 course courses for every meal with generous portions.
-The activities on the cruise were on point: kayaking through caves and coves, going on a hike and exploring a cave, swimming, cooking demonstrations, and night squid fishing.
-There were only 10 people on our cruise so you got more personalized attention and more space on the boat. I saw other cruises that jammed 30+ people on 1 boat.

If you are looking for a more social party boat atmosphere, then Swan Cruise may not be the best option for you. However if you are looking for a quieter, boutique feel where you get personalized attention and have more space on the boat and upper decks, Swan Cruise is perfect for you.

Christine Cruz- United States

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