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5 Sources for the Most Reliable Halong Bay Cruise Reviews

For would-be cruisers or first-timers, doing some researches on cruise lines, price range, and reliability is important to make the right decision. There is an array of sources that you can find helpful information including review sites, blogs, cruise websites, and local agency websites. Each source has its own perks and drawbacks that require you to research wisely.

5 Sources for the Most Reliable Halong Bay Cruise Reviews

1. TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
It is easy to find user reviews on TripAdvisor
Good for:
  • Verified reviews
  • Trusted source

Pros: 

  • It has a huge number of users who submit reviews based on their experiences.
  • The reviews consist of overall ratings, ratings for each criteria, and customers' comments about various aspects such as the cruise quality, services, and staff.

Cons:

  • Although the site is well-known, not all information posted is reliable because there are many fake reviews.
  • The website doesn't verify users.

2. Booking.com Reviews

Booking.com Reviews
Good for:
  • Verified customers
  • Real reviews

Pros:

  • The site verifies users to make sure that they had completed the trip before giving comments. Therefore, the information is relatively trusted.

Cons:

  • Not all cruises have been available on booking.com and reviewed yet so you may not be able to find reviews about your favorite cruises.
  • There is not a rating system so you can just receive the overall review about the cruise.

3. Blogs

Blogs
Photo: Screenshot from Findingalexx.com blog
Good for:
  • Real experience

If you're seeking cruise reviews based on ones’ real experiences, blog is the top priority.

Pros

  • Blog is a long article describing experiences about a person’s journey (often travel wanderlust). You’ll not only get information about the cruise, how to transfer, enjoy activities, the quality of services & facilities but also content the feeling of travelers.
  • This is one of the most detailed and helpful resources to dig deeper into a cruise.

Cons

  • Blog is only one’s review so you cannot get more others’ opinions.
  • You shouldn’t trust all blogs, especially ones that link to other affiliate websites because those blogs are often for commission.

4. Cruise operator websites

Cruise operator websites
Dragon Legend cruise on Bai Tu Long bay

Pros

  • You know fundamental information about the cruise, itinerary, services, and the operator.
  • You will have a quick adjustment about the cruise whether it is reliable or not.

Cons

  • Cruise websites normally do not post real reviews of travelers.

5. Local agency websites

Local agency websites
Screenshot from Halongbaytours.com

A lot of tourists search for information and book a cruise through local agencies, so this is also a potential channel to check out.

Pros

  • Local agencies have a deep understanding of the cruise industry.
  • They often review the really good cruises.
  • You can easily check the price and book the cruise on one site.

Cons

  • This is not a professional cruise review site since they provide their own opinions and reviews about the cruises (not user-submitted reviews). 
  • Local agencies may receive profit from posting good reviews about some cruises.

The bottom line

You cannot totally trust all review channels but they can still be a good way to get to know about the cruises and make a comparison.

See more: See our list of the top-rated cruises in Halong Bay

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Ina Klaric 4 months ago

hi, i am looking for the best cruise in Halong bay for our honeymoon next January. can you recommend one with excellent reviews and great food?

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Ms. Tan 4 months ago

Dear Ina Klaric,

If you are planning to spend your honeymoon in Halong bay, we recommend you Heriage Cruise Binh Chuan for the following reasons:

  • They can make special arrangements for your occasion upon request.

  • They received high customer reviews on Booking, HalongBayTours.com, and Google reviews.

  • They offer exquisite dining (what you'd only find in a 5-star restaurant).

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