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Alova Cruise

17A Hang Dong str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi,Vietnam

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2 days 1 night
Rates in USD
$104
per pax
120
3 days 2 nights
Rates in USD
$195
per pax
225

Very good 4.0

Base on 1 reviews

Cruise junk was a bit old but good condition...

Joanne N., Philippines

Details

The timber junks of Alova Gold Cruise I & II were built in 2011, combining the aesthetics of classic beauty and the assurance of modern comfort. Limited to just 9 rooms, Alova Gold Cruise aims to provide for small groups and families, with the belief that the natural splendor of Ha Long bay is best experienced in an atmosphere of peace and privacy. The cruises are equipped with your ultimate comfort in mind with excellent room service, food and beverages. For your enjoyment the cruises are provided with entertaining and sunbathing areas, as well as unique onboard and offboard activites, including kayaking and squid fishing. Most importantly, the customer service administered with dedication by all crew and your assigned tour guide is guaranteed to have you satisfied.

 

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Cruise Programs
Adults Children(5-12) Infants(0-4)
Departure End date :
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

First Day

After personal pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter at 7:45, begins the the drive through the lush lands of the Red River Delta to Halong bay. At the halfway point there will be an opportunity for you to stretch your legs and enjoy refreshments. You will arrive at Ha Long bay harbour at 12:30 and shortly afterward you will board Alova Cruise and enjoy a speciall prepared welcome mocktail as you listen to the safety briefing. Check into your cabin and at 13:30 your first meal is served onboard, an exhibition on your plate of the finest cuisine Vietnam has to offer. At 15:30 the cruise will stop at Titop island, where you may swim at the pretty beach or climb the stairs to the mountain's peak, where you will be rewarded for your exertions with one of the most expansive views of Halong bay and one of the trip's best photo opportunities. Back on the boat at 18:00 there will be a cooking class so you can take home the best souvenir of all; Vietnamese cooking skills! By now you'll have worked up an appetite and dinner will be served at 19:30 in the dining area. Spend a romantic evening at the bar, or try something a little different with squid fishing with the staff. 
   
Second day

Wake up call is at 7:00, followed by a generous breakfast at 7:30. By 8:15 you will be visiting the amazing Sung Sot cave, walled with glittering rock and dripping with stalactites thousands of years in the making. At 9:30 back on the boat you will arrange your luggage and check out of your cabin before enjoying a fascinating demonstration by the chef on vegetable carving. Watch as some of the most mundane ingredients are deftly crafted into visual masterpieces. At 11:00 farewell the crew and 11:30 savor your last meal onboard as the last of the iconic islets slip back into the horizon. Disembark at the mainland around 12:30, and await your transfer back to Hanoi. 16:30 and you will be back in Hanoi and dropped off at your hotel. 

Please feel free to follow our provided itinerary at your preference


Please Note:
Arrival time back in Hanoi is estimated between 4:00pm & 5:00pm- if you have to catch a flight, bus or train later in the evening, contact Alova Cruise to assist you with your schedule and transportation choices

THINGS TO BRING

  • Passport with valid visa
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong for personal expenses
  • Sunblock or insect repellent
  • Sport shoes & swimming costume
  • Something warm to wear [From Dec till March]

 
NOTES

  • Itinerary is subject to change upon weather conditions
  • Neither doctor or chemist are available on Alova Gold Cruise
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service
  • Alova Cruises only accept cash payments onboard
  • Outside beverages have applicable corkage fee
  • Travel light, please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel 
  • Please review our policies and terms of service 


  Prices include
 
  Prices exclude
     
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets
  • Luxury cruise through Halong bay
  • All meals with traditional cuisines
  • Kayaking and insurance on board
  • Welcome drink
  • Cooking demonstration
 
  • Round trip shuttle bus (Pick up and drop off in Hoan Kiem District)
  • Beverages, tips, and personal expenses
  • 10% VAT and service charge
  • Other services not clearly mentioned
   
  Booking policy
 
The following policies are by Alova Cruise
 

Cancellation policy

Any change/amendment of existing booking will be considered as cancellation and a new booking will be made. Penalty will apply accordingly on each cancelled cabin or whole cruise.


Cancellation upon cruise date

Charter

GIT (>=5cabin)

FIT (<5 cabin)

7-15 days before departure

Loss of deposit

Loss of deposit

0%

2-5 days before departure

100%

100%

Loss of deposit

Less than 2 day before departure

100%

100%

100%


Children Policy

  • Free of Charge for 01 child below the age of 5 years old traveling with parents limiting to one child per cabin only.
  • 01 Child from 5 to 9 years old sharing cabin with two adults is charged at 50% based on adult rates, limiting to one child per cabin sharing bed with parents only.
  • 01 Child from the age of 9 should pay as an adult.
  • 02 children from 5 to 9 occupying 01 cabin are charged at 150% of adult's rates.


Shuttle bus:
Daily departure at customer's hotel around 7.30 am - 8.00 am

Check-in :
12.00 PM

Check-out :
11.00 AM

Guide:
English Speaking Guide

First Day

After personal pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter at 7:45, begins the the drive through the lush lands of the Red River Delta to Halong bay. At the halfway point there will be an opportunity for you to stretch your legs and enjoy refreshments. You will arrive at Ha Long bay harbour at 12:30 and shortly afterward you will board Alova Cruise and enjoy a speciall prepared welcome mocktail as you listen to the safety briefing. Check into your cabin and at 13:30 your first meal is served onboard, an exhibition on your plate of the finest cuisine Vietnam has to offer. At 15:30 the cruise will stop at Titop island, where you may swim at the pretty beach or climb the stairs to the mountain's peak, where you will be rewarded for your exertions with one of the most expansive views of Halong bay and one of the trip's best photo opportunities. Back on the boat at 18:00 there will be a cooking class so you can take home the best souvenir of all; Vietnamese cooking skills! By now you'll have worked up an appetite and dinner will be served at 19:30 in the dining area. Spend a romantic evening at the bar, or try something a little different with squid fishing with the staff. 

Second day


After your wake up call at 7:00 prepare a backpack for a full day's kayaking (should include something warm and dry to wear, trousers, swimming costume, sun cream, sunglasses, money, camera). In the morning you will eat breakfast on Alova Cruise, wander the vast and awe-inspiring caverns of Sung Sot Cave, and at 9:15 a transfer will take you to the area for today's kayaking adventures. Steer your kayak across the silky green waters of the bay, your paddle silently cutting into the cool wet flesh beneath the ocean's surface, propelling yourself past towering mountains strewn like pebbles. At 12:00 after visiting a local fishing village you will be fed a BBQ lunch before being guided around one of Halong bay's famous pearl farms. At 16:00 its back to Alova cruise for a cooking class at 18:00 and at 19:30 your evening meal features the most delicious Vietnamese cuisine. The remainder of the evening is spent at your leisure.  

Third day


Wake up call is at 7:00, followed by a generous breakfast at 7:30. At 9:30 you will arrange your luggage and check out of your cabin before enjoying a fascinating demonstration by the chef on vegetable carving. Watch as some of the most mundane ingredients are deftly crafted into visual masterpieces. At 11:00 farewell the crew and 11:30 savor your last meal onboard as the last of the iconic islets slip back into the horizon. Disembark at the mainland around 12:30, and await your transfer back to Hanoi. 16:30 and you will be back in Hanoi and dropped off at your hotel. 

Please Note:

Arrival time back in Hanoi is estimated between 4:00pm & 5:00pm – if you have to catch a flight, bus or train later in the evening, make sure to contact Alova Cruises to assist you with your schedule and transportation choices. 

THINGS TO BRING

  • Passport with valid visa
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong for personal expenses
  • Sunblock or insect repellent
  • Sport shoes & swimming costume
  • Something warm to wear [From Dec till March]


 
NOTES

  • Itinerary is subject to change upon weather conditions
  • Neither doctor or chemist are available on Alova Gold Cruise
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service
  • Alova Cruises only accept cash payments onboard
  • Outside beverages have applicable corkage fee
  • Travel light, please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel 
  • Please review our policies and terms of service 


  Prices include
 
  Prices exclude
     
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets
  • Luxury cruise through Halong bay
  • All meals with traditional cuisines
  • Kayaking and insurance on board
  • Welcome drink
  • Cooking demonstration
 
  • Round trip shuttle bus (Pick up and drop off in Hoan Kiem District)
  • Beverages, tips, and personal expenses
  • 10% VAT and service charge
  • Other services not clearly mentioned
   
  Booking policy
 
The following policies are by Alova Cruise
 

Cancellation policy

Any change/amendment of existing booking will be considered as cancellation and a new booking will be made. Penalty will apply accordingly on each cancelled cabin or whole cruise.


Cancellation upon cruise date

Charter

GIT (>=5cabin)

FIT (<5 cabin)

7-15 days before departure

Loss of deposit

Loss of deposit

0%

2-5 days before departure

100%

100%

Loss of deposit

Less than 2 day before departure

100%

100%

100%


Children Policy

  • Free of Charge for 01 child below the age of 5 years old traveling with parents limiting to one child per cabin only.
  • 01 Child from 5 to 9 years old sharing cabin with two adults is charged at 50% based on adult rates, limiting to one child per cabin sharing bed with parents only.
  • 01 Child from the age of 9 should pay as an adult.
  • 02 children from 5 to 9 occupying 01 cabin are charged at 150% of adult's rates.


Shuttle bus:
Daily departure at customer's hotel around 7.30 am to 8.00 am

Check-in :
12.00 PM

Check-out :
11.00 AM

Guide:
English Speaking Guide

 
 

Alova Cruise is comprised of 9 decadent cabins adaptable to guests’ requests: Available are 2 triple rooms, 2 double rooms and 5 twin, single or double rooms. All cabins are fully furnished with air-conditioner, private en suite bathroom, downy soft bed and side lamp, as well as basic amenities and safety facilities. Moreover, each cabin is designed with a panoramic window to make sure you don’t miss a second of Ha Long bay’s awe-inspiring natural beauty as you relax and recline in privacy.

Cabin Facilities:

  • Hot water
  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • In-house Telephone
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Mini bar
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Slippers
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Safety box
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror


Deluxe Double/ Twin Cabin


Cabin size: 15.0 m2
Bed size: Double or Twin bed
Designed to meet domestic and international standards, these cabins are characterized by wooden décor and fitted with large windows to unfold before you a panoramic view of the bay. The bedrooms are adorned with intricate patterning, and the overall beauty and aesthetic of the room is sure to accommodate for your rest and rejuvenation


Deluxe Triple Cabin


Cabin size: 18.0 m2
Bed size: Double and Twin
Designed to meet domestic and international standards, these cabins are characterized by wooden décor and fitted with large windows to unfold before you a panoramic view of the bay. The bedrooms are adorned with intricate patterning, and the overall beauty and aesthetic of the room is sure to accommodate for your rest and rejuvenation


Located on the 2nd deck of the boat are the restaurant and bar. While enjoying the elegant ambience of the restaurant, guests will be served a selection of delectable dishes, all meticulously prepared and decorated by the cruise chef. Instituting the concept ‘Comfort & Food’, the restaurant strives to pair traditional Vietnamese cuisine with European styled flavors to delight the palate of every nationality.



At the boat’s bar can be found a selection of local and international beverages, both alcholic and otherwise. Quaint and full of character, the bar will present you with your favourite drink and a view of the beautiful scenery.


With Alova Cruise, through activities such as swimming, scuba-diving, kayaking and squid-fishing you can receive an insight into the wild beauty of Halong Bay, both above and below the surface. These activities, both fun and invigorating, are among the highlights of Alova Cruise. Additionally Alova Cruise offers an exclusive cooking class onboard, and even rock-climbing is available for those with adventure at heart, and willing to conquer the challenge faced by the near-vertical limestone mountains strewn throughout the bay.


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Joanne N.

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Cruise junk was a bit old but good condition
Reviewed 25-07-2013 10:59:08
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The cruise was good, had a great time with cruise mates, junk is a bit old but good condition. Good services. No complain there, but the area where all the junks moor at night is a giant sewer, saw all the junks disposed the sewage the whole time we were there. Stayed in the lower room and smelt the sewage the whole time, instead, we spent most of time on the upper floor/deck to avoid it. Another thing that bothers me is the captain uses his feet to sail the ship the whole trip, and talks over the mobile phone most of the time (makes me wonder if that is really the Vietnamese way).
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