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Address: No 29/106 Chua Lang Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 4 6651 7887
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Description: Darian Culbert is an authorized booking agency of all cruises in Halong...
Darian Culbert is an authorized booking agency of all cruises in Halong Bay. Booking with us is always cheaper, quicker and double guaranteed because you can check your booking status with Darian Culbert and the cruise directly.
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A very reassuring service

I was really impressed with Darian's service. He answered all my initial questions about a vast number of different cruises, number of days, itineraries, costs, .... very promptly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Wedmore, United Kingdom
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Wedmore, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I was really impressed with Darian's service. He answered all my initial questions about a vast number of different cruises, number of days, itineraries, costs, .... very promptly and hence I was very reassured to book with him. Right up to the day of departure he sent updates on weather, time of luxury minibus departure (and it was luxury !!),... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Darian was very responsive, provided clear instructions, accommodation was exactly as expected, loved our cabin.

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Herts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Darian was very helpful in helping us find a cruise for Halong Bay. He was quick to respond to emails and very supportive. He even sent us email updates before the cruise when there was the threat of a typhoon coming into Halong Bay. Unfortunately, the cruise we took, Pelican Cruise, was disappointing in terms of service. It was a... More 

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Hove, UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My requirements for a Halong Bay cruise were quite specific given that we were travelling with 2 small children, aged 9 & 6. Darian provided lots of helpful advice to assist in our selection and was always very prompt in replying to email questions and queries. The resulting cruise that we booked based on his recommendations (Paloma Private Cruise) was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We just recently returned from our trip to halong bay which we enjoyed immensely! We booked the trip quite some time in advance but were almost late as our travel fell on a busy period - almost everything was booked out but Darian managed to find us a spot on Paloma cruise boat. Also all our additional requests (transportation in... More 

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melbourne
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16 reviews 16 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

From the moment I contacted Darian Culbert, his professionalism and efficiency were unmatched. He responded immediately and accurately to all emails and his information was concise and appropriate. Best of all, he followed through and if there were any changes, he respnded and made adjustments which worked flawlessly. The Aphrodite Cruise was excellent - food great, Balcony room lovely, service... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

In March 2015 we took a one day trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay. The drive was long, mainly due to the traffic in Hanoi, and the stop at the (usual) shop along the way. We had booked through Darian Culbert who uses Phoenix Cruiser. We had a great lunch on the boat and were taken on a row boat,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Darian service is so helpful and clear even though i booked the cruise on very last minute but he still can manage me into all the things i need including the arrangement of my private transport etc.and a balcony rooms on last minute..great job man!!! Well recommended for everyone who wants to enjoy the Halong Bay Cruise. The cruise it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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66 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took a day tour to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi. The guide was good; the bamboo boat ride was funny. We took many photos around. The lunch was nice. But, it took 4 hours from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi centre. This was real exhausted. We returned to Hanoi at around 8:15pm. But, this was in fact the common... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was researching for Halong Bay cruise on the internet, and checked Tripadvisor for reviews, and found Darian Culbert. Base on recommendations and other people's experiences, and also the very competitive pricing that Darian Culbert Day Cruises gave, I then decided to try him out. And from then, the communication via email was simple and straight forward. It was really... More 

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