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Halong Bay Cruise – Vietnam

We took a punt and booked online.  Unfortunately our first choice boat based on Tripadvisor was fully booked and we ended up on the 3-star Golden Lotus Classic cruise.  I think this is an overly generous rating – it was a 2-star at most IMO – and I’m not that fussy. Cost was $US220 including … Continue reading

Vietnam – travel cost summary

Back in February when I was arranging our holiday to Vietnam, I wrote of The cost of an organised tour vs Independent Travel. The holiday has now been completed and we are home, while we were away I kept track as much as possible on what we spent. All accommodation included a cooked breakfast, free wifi … Continue reading

Visiting Hoi An (part 2)

Click here for part 1  Blurb repeated from previous entry so skip to the photos if you read the first one 😉 When we did our Royal Carribean cruise back in July, for the second cruise we had two stops in Vietnam. One of these was Hoi An which is situated on Vietnam’s central coast.  Mum and … Continue reading

The cost of an Organised Tour vs Independent Travel (Vietnam)

We decided to book a trip from Easter through 1 May to take in the public holidays here in Australia.  Success – leave approved from 14th April to 1 May inclusive! Where to then?  Robert’s had a hankering for Vietnam and I thought, why not?!  Its cheap and the food is great.  Its well geared … Continue reading

Visiting Hoi An (part 1)

When we did our Royal Carribean cruise back in July, for the second cruise we had two stops in Vietnam. One of these was Hoi An which is situated on Vietnam’s central coast.  Mum and I had previously visited Vietnam back in 2004 and Hoi An was one of our favourite stops.  Not so much for … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean – Hong Kong to Vietnam – Cruise Compass – day 5

Finally the last Cruise Compass for our cruise back in July from Hong Kong with stops in Vietnam. Click these links for days one, two, three & four If you missed the Cruise Compasses for the Taiwan cruise, they are here – days one, two, three, four & five.

Royal Caribbean – Hong Kong to Vietnam – Cruise Compass – day 4

Finally posting the last couple of days worth of cruise compasses to complete the set for our HK to Vietnam cruise back in July. Click these links for days one, two & three If you missed the Cruise Compasses for the Taiwan cruise, they are here – days one, two, three, four & five.

Royal Caribbean – Hong Kong to Vietnam – Cruise Compass – day 3

Day 3 was in Nha Trang, we did an organised bus half day excursion.  Due to most passengers going ashore, there wasn’t much planned for on the ship for entertainment compared with the previous sea day. If you missed the Cruise Compasses for the Taiwan cruise, they are here – days one, two, three, four & five.

Royal Caribbean – Hong Kong to Vietnam – Cruise Compass – day 2

Day 2 was a sea day so there were plenty of activities planned.  I’m pretty sure we spent most of the day on the balcony enjoying the downtime with the occassional meal break – hey, we were on a cruise!  😉   If you missed the Cruise Compasses for the Taiwan cruise, they are here … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean – Hong Kong to Vietnam – Cruise Compass – day 1

Once we got off our 5 day cruise to Taiwan, we immediately got back onboard for a 5 night cruise to Vietnam.  When I say “got back onboard” which isn’t technically correct, Mum never even got off the ship.  Back-to-back cruisers simply go to guest services for new keycards if changing staterooms. We vacated our … Continue reading

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