Ha long bay !October 2, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C
We received an email to say the cruise we had initially booked had been cancelled due to engine problems so we were being upgraded to their 5 star sister cruise !! This also meant a shorter transfer 2 hours on brand new road rather thn 4 and a half on bumpy roads and a later wake up call .
After sleeping the whole way to the bay we got on a small tender before being transferred to our big cruise ship . As soon as we got to the boat we had a welcome drink and safety briefing where we met a couple from Carlow who we then stuck with for the rest of our trip and even had the room beside us .We couldn’t believe it when we go into our room and saw the balcony and jacuzzi tub in the bathroom !! After having lunch in the dinning room we went kayaking in a secluded part of the bay , it was so quiet when we went around one of the small islands it was only me and Aishling , we kayaked right up beside one of the island where there was hundreds of bright purple crabs crawling around , so many it looked like the whole island was moving !!
We then attempted to get back to the tender, turns out neither of us can steer very well .
Then we headed to another quiet spot to go swimming the water was so clean and clear compared to the part of ha long bay I was in before .
We then went back to the boat for a shower and go ready for dinner . I don’t remember how many courses we were fed but it was a lot !!
After dinner we decided to really milk the fact we were on such a fancy cruise and brought our cocktails back to our room and got in the jacuzzi !!
Once we got into bed we both fell straight asleep knowing it was an early start the next day
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