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About Arcady Cruise
Welcome aboard Arcady Cruise is the first deluxe boutique one-cabin junk on Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay. Our intimate vessel is designed with sophistication and luxury for our valued guests. From the moment you step aboard to the time you disembark, you will be surrounded by luxurious handcrafted woodwork and pampered in luxury. With a schedule of special activities lasting 8 hours, you will be invited to visit Cat Ba National Park, Hospital Cave, swim in the sea, kayaking and cooking classes, etc. You will experience an unforgettable romantic trip of a lifetime! We look forward to welcoming you on the Arcady Cruise!
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7:00 – 7:30: Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to Got Ferry station.
9:30: Welcome on board of Arcady Cruise. Start the journey to the sea and join a cooking class to make "Nem" (The Vietnamese fresh spring roll, also called summer rolls).
11:00: Transfer to Hospital Cave, start to explore the cave known as a secret bomb-proof hospital and safe house for the VC leaders. The hospital was built inside a cave, high up on one of the many karst caves which dominates the island.
12:45: Enjoy the typical local lunch served with fresh seafood and Vietnamese cuisines while leisurely cruising to the faraway islands of Halong Bay. After lunch, you will join the kayaking or bamboo boat in the heart of the bay. Let's go swimming in the crystal water. Then you will be enjoyed a tea break with cookies, tropical fruits, tea, coffee and watch the sunset on the deck.
17:30: Disembark in Got Pier, get back to the bus for transfer to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 19:30.
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Wong wrote a review Jul 2020
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
We group of 4 have booked tour for 5 stars cruise and when we’re on the way to the pickup point , they called us and said that our 5 stars boat had problem and could not be used that day . They’ve moved us to another 2 stars cruise and with the worst facilities and F&B supplies . 1st of all , There’s no alcohol drinks at all there’s no bartender at the bar for the whole trip. 2nd , the food was really bad in terms of quality and quantity for the buffet. Even though the staffs on boat were hospitality and professional , the facilities and other things were so bad. All the guests on the boat all felt like they were fooled . Totally disappointed , i’ve written a review on their facebook fanpage but they soon hided it and turned off review function.
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CarlisleLori wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada66 contributions17 helpful votes
We enjoyed our day out with Arcady Cruise. it seems that all the boats do a very similar tour and the only difference would be the standard of the boat and meal. This was fine for our budget as we didn't require luxury and were more interested in the views than what was on the boat. Our guide was good and handled everything with ease. I would use this company again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Arcadycruise, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Arcady Cruise
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear Carlisle Lori, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are very happy to hear that you had a good experience in our tour. We would love to see you again soon in the future. We wish you all the best! Best regards, Arcady Cruise Team
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Hamish wrote a review Jan 2020
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We spent Christmas day on Ha Long Bay with Arcady Cruise and had a great time. I would highly recommend the express transport option offered by Arcady Cruise (having also done the National route), it doubled the time spent on Ha Long Bay and made the day a lot more comfortable. The cruise on the bay was fantastic, the boat was very well kept and organised. Our tour guide, Hiep, was brilliant, one of the best I've experienced. Hiep was full of enthusiasm and ensured the day ran smoothly from start to finish. Hiep's knowledge of the local area along with Vietnamese and regional history was fantastic and his highly proficient english language skills made it all very easy to take in. The team at Arcady Cruise were able to cater to everyone's dietary requirements without issue while still ensuring everyone was well fed. We had the opportunity to kayak, bamboo boat and swim in Ha Long Bay, as well as visiting a formerly secret arm hospital cave, located on an island in the bay. Hiep also hosting a delicious cooking class onboard the boat. Overall, I would very highly recommend Arcady Cruise on Ha Long Bay to any tourist looking to have a relaxing, picturesque and interesting day in Vietnam! Thanks Hiep and your team! :)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Arcadycruise, Guest Relations Manager at Arcady Cruise
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Dear hamish95nz, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. It is our pleasure to bring you such a good experience. Our feedback gives us more motivations to keep up with our work and always strive for excellent services. We hope to see you again soon in many other beautiful places of Vietnam. We wish you all the best! Best regards, Arcady Cruise Team
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HHV wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions16 helpful votes
We were a family of 7 on this group day cruise. Pick up was prompt. We had a stop along the way at a very modern rest stop area (for restroom, food, stretch). The stop at Hospital Cave was extremely eye-opening. Ha Long Bay in December had mist, which made if more magical. We canoed and had a swimming stop. The water was clean. The water was a little cold for Texans, but that did not stop people from jumping in to swim. Some of the young people on the ship started an impromptu dance party, and the staff was very accommodating by providing them with music from a sound system. The scenery is absolutely stunning. I highly recommend a day cruise as a perfect balance of tour experience and budget, and I highly recommend Arcady's itinerary.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Arcadycruise, Guest Relations Manager at Arcady Cruise
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Dear HHV, Thank you so much for your very kind opinion! We are so glad to hear that you and your group had a great time with us. It is our pleasure to bring such enjoyable and memorable experiences to guests. Your feedback inspires us a lot to keep up with our work. We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon in our beautiful country! Best regards, Arcady Cruise Team
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RossOntario wrote a review Dec 2019
Ontario, Canada1,208 contributions126 helpful votes
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I was looking for tour that would take us to an area that has less tourists. The hotel staff recommended Lan Ha Bay by Arcady Cruise. We had a small group of 20. Our guide Kong picked us up on time. The coach ride to the cruise was not that long while Kong telling history and culture of Vietnam. We boarded a fairly new and clean cruise boat. We were served welcome drinks. I was surprised that the food was plentiful and delicious. There were even oysters. The scenery enroute to Lan Ha Bay was surreal and tranquil. There weren't too many other cruise boats. And actually, there were no other boat where we stopped for swimming. We had a good time kayaking. We were the only group there. After all the physical activities, they taught us how to make summer roll( Vietnamese spring rolls) to fed our hungry tummy. At the end of the tour ,they took us to visit the Hospital cave. It was a chilling reminders of the war time. We thoroughly enjoyed the Lan Ha Bay tour with Arcady Cruise.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Arcadycruise, Guest Relations Manager at Arcady Cruise
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Dear Ross Ontario, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and had a good time with us. We think that Kong is glad to hear that from you as well. Your feedback gives us a lot of motivations to keep up with our good work and strive for excellence. We hope to see you again in many other beautiful places of Vietnam. We wish you all the best and Happy New Year. Best regards, Arcady Cruise Team
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