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Vietnam | A Ha Long Bay Day Cruise

“Please don’t call it a junk! It doesn’t sound good. We call it a cruise ship!” our Vietnamese guide with a British accent, Duc, politely corrected me as I got accustomed to call those large wooden ships cruising Ha Long Bay as “junks” similar to what they call it in Hong Kong. From Halong Plaza Hotel, we were headed to the port for a Ha Long Bay day in this UNESCO Heritage site in the province of Quang Ninh, Vietnam. It is popularly known for its thousands limestone karst picturesquely dispersed on a bay off Ha Long City.

Our lunch on board the cruise ship
Our lunch on board the cruise ship

Seafood Lunch

Soon, we were on our way going back to the city after the lagoon tour and it was time for our lunch. We were served with plates full of seafood, from prawns, crabs and some spring rolls in the mix. We enjoyed eating with our bare hands. Past 1pm, by the time we finished all our food we were already back in the city shores. Our Ha Long Bay day cruise took only at least 4 hours. We rode back to Hanoi after.

The group having a fun conversation on the cruise
The group having a fun conversation on the cruise
Group photo at Driftwood Island
Group photo at Driftwood Island

Our familiarization tour of Hanoi was sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air. Cebu Pacific Air flies from Manila to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam thrice weekly every Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday, leaving Manila at 10:20PM and arriving in Hanoi at 12:30am. Return flights will leave Hanoi for Manila at 1am every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and arrive in Manila at 5:15am.

For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020–888 or (032) 230–8888. The latest seat sales and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

All photos on this post are taken with a Nikon D7100. Check out Nikon.ph for more details.

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