Cruise overview

Tuan Chau wharf, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
8.9/10
Editor Rating

“ Managed by Swan Cruises, Sena cruise is as exquisite as its sister ships but distinguishes itself with culturally-enriching itineraries and a traditional style combined with all modern comforts. This boutique ship offers many exciting activities and vibrant evening entertainment.”

Editor Reviews

Pros

+ Cruise programs are well-organized, especially the transfer.
+ Sena cruise is exceptional with spacious rooms and awesome amenities.
+ The itinerary is efficient with many joyful activities.

Cons

- Most of the staff onboard cannot speak English fluently.
- Some private balconies are affected by noise and exhaust fumes.

Bottom Line

Sena cruise attracts travelers who like top-notch accommodations and large-ship facilities.

About

Type: Wooden
Launched: 2019
No Of Cabins: 16
Pick Up Time: 8:00 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:00 Pm
Operating Area: Lan Ha Bay
Available Tours: 1d, 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Dark & Bright Cave, Cai Beo Fishing Village, Trung Trang Cave, Viet Hai Fishing Village (Optional)

9.1/10

Itinerary & activities

Sena cruise’ shore experiences are varied with different sailing options. Tourists will have plenty of ways to fill their thirst for adventure as the ship cruises to Dark & Bright cave that houses magnificent karst formations and ideal spots for kayaking. Passengers are also able to see Cai Beo fishing village and Trung Trang cave, two iconic attractions on Cat Ba Island. In addition, if the weather permits, guests can take a short trip to Viet Hai fishing village.

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Movie nights
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Cycling
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing

9.0/10

Cruise quality

Sena cruise is newly built and comfortable. High-quality traditional wood is mainly used inside the ship. Guests can take their leisure time to soak up the luxurious and relaxing environment with oriental decoration and top-of-the-range facilities.

8.8/10

Service & facilities

Featuring a variety of superior services and amenities, Sena cruise is a real entertainment hub at sea. The boat provides luxury staterooms with a terrace/ private balcony, an upscale bar & restaurant, an elegant spa, and a spacious sundeck with lounge chairs.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Car hire
  • Safety deposit box
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
9.2/10

Cabin quality

There are a total of 8 spacious cabins on this ship. The cabin interior has a modern setting that is painted in white and fitted with a lot of state-of-the-art room equipment. All cabins feature a large balcony with a seating area while the Sena terrace suite cabin includes a VIP terrace.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Executive Double or Twin Room with Private Balcony2 adults, 0 Children25 sqm
Sena Terrace Suite Double or Twin Room2 adults, 0 Children40 sqm
Balcony Executive Connecting4 adults, 0 Children50 sqm
Sena Terrace Suite Triple3 adults, 0 Children40 sqm
Balcony Deluxe Connecting4 adults, 0 Children50 sqm
8.5/10

Food & Drink

Sena cruise has two beautiful restaurants namely Twilight and Moonlight restaurants that are tastefully-furnished with wooden furniture and a cozy setting. Guests are treated to a sumptuous buffet or an American breakfast. Meanwhile, lunch and dinner usually come in Vietnamese style. After meals, head to Twilight & Moonlight bars to savor some great drinks and relax with melodious music.

8.6/10

Value for money

Deluxe double or twin room with private balcony costs from US$329, executive double or twin room with private balcony costs from US$355, and sena terrace suite triple is priced from US$577.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled guests.

Family-friendly?

Family rooms are available.

Children under 5 years old sharing the existing bed with their parents can use the cabin for free while children aged 5 to 8 are charged 50% and children aged 9 – 11 are charged 75% of the adult’s rate.

Last updated: February 11, 2020

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Frequently asked questions

1.Is the cruise safe for pregnant women?

Yes, all cruises are safe for female travelers with pregnancy. However, pregnant women over 36 weeks should not get on the ship for safety reasons.

2.Does Sena cruise offer the airport transfer service?

Yes, airport pick-up and drop-off services are available at an additional charge.

3.Can I smoke inside the room?

No, all rooms on Sena cruise are smoke-free so smoking is prohibited inside the cabin.

4.Are spa services available on the cruise?

Yes, spa and massage services like a full-body massage, foot massage, back massage, and spa lounge are available in the Sena spa.

5.How many people can the family room accommodate?

The balcony deluxe connecting cabins have a capacity for 4 adults and 1 child.