The review for 2D1N Halong bay tour by Signature cruises – ship No.1.
Overall experience: very good
-Great transfer to and from Hanoi to Halong bay
(limo-bus). Kind and well mannered drivers
-upon arrival to the harbor, guests are waiting for
the transfer to the ship in air-conditioned room.
-Excellent staff abord the boat- helpful, thoughtful,
speaking decent english- especailly guide Sara is
really good at making you comfortable
-Jacuzzi style tub in every cabin
-Spacious cabins, great, huge and comfortable
-Every time you leave the ship for sightseeing,
bottled water is given to you by the crew
-Drink prices aboard are decent
Middle of the lane:
– food: lunch was tasty, dinner a little less. Brunch buffet was good. Food is a fusion of differnet cuisines. Don’t get me wrong, food was decent, I was never hungry and I ate all dishes. Food was served in timely fashion.
I think, that as a novelty, they are currently trying to implement served dinner insted of buffet.
Overall food improvement suggestions:
-dish styling should be modernised
-sea-bass at lunch was overcooked
-dinner: main course is in my opinion too
diverse. (I would rather see a well prepared fish
course for the main) + 3rd dinner dish (chicken
with sticky rice) should be reconsidered – it was
dry, sauce too salty and bland
– no swimming time is included in two day tour
– the time you spend getting from and to Hanoi is
quite long- in my opinion one day tour (better
said half a day tour) would be a vaste of money
(this is the fact for all tours not specific to
To sum up: decent value of product for the money paid, great staff, a lot of travelling for relatively little time spent in Halong bay (again – not the fault of Signature cruises)