Athena Cruise Reviews
Great time on this wonderful cruise. Crew and food was great. Friendly staff always waiting to help highly recommend this if you want to see Ha Long bay :) more »
This was a nice, ok cruise but far from the luxury that they advertise. Still glad I went, but would’ve probably liked to have tried a different company as this was not what I was expecting. They... more »
We searched and booked Athena Cruise to Bai Tu Long through "Halong bay Cruise Hunters" agent rank#1 on Tripadvisor and this trip is definitely recommended, We were taken to cruise harbor and returned by luxury limo via highway, no tired for me and my wife. Food at meals were fantastic and cave and water activities were included as discussed, we only paid for drinks on boat. This is a must do !
I did the overnight cruise with 2 other guests + myself. We opted for the pick up from our hotel and get got us early in the morning. It was about a 4 hour drive total with a pit stop halfway. The route there was ok as they had us on a larger 20 seater bus- but on the way back they put us on a small van - which was not what I paid for. Not only that, but the drivers were rude and made us sit in the very back of the bus when we were the only ones on board and there was open seating in front. This was the most upseting part about the trip, but it wasn't the cruiselines fault, it was who ever in their company is in charge of the transportation portion. So be sure to make a note of that if you are paying Athena Cruise for your transportation to and from your hotel. Cruise itself was nice, our tour guides were friendly and spoke great english. They feed you buffet lunches and dinners- and have a few group activities like going to the pearl farm and going on a boat ride. Sleeping accommodations are nice and spacious for being on a small boat. Don't expect the cruise ship to be like Carnival or Norwegian Cruise line. Wifi is poor, but enjoy your surroundings and don't be on your phone! Our room for three had one queen size bed and one pull in twin bed. The room didnt feel cramped at all. There are various room options, but since we got a 3 person room, we had to upgrade rooms but it also meant that we got a little balcony deck in our room.
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