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Doris Cruise

Departure Port: Lot 35, Tuan Chau Pier, Halong, Quang Ninh - Show on map
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Built: 2022
25 Cabins
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Lan Ha Bay
Full board included
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 35sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed or 2 Beds
Extra beds available:
  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
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Senior Suite
Senior Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 35sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed or 2 Beds
Extra beds available:
  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
Executive Suite
Executive Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 45sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed
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  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
Honeymoon Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Room with balcony
  • Size: 60sqm
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed
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  • Rollaway bed
  • Crib
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)

About Doris Cruise

A new choice for a 5-star cruising experience in Halong Bay! Launched in June 2022, Doris Cruise brings 25 modern cabins with all private balconies and an ocean-view bathtub included. Especially, full-sized glass windows are provided in every cabin to make sure a private space with the best view all the time. Cabins are situated on the three first decks and vary in type for couples, singles, or families.
 
Meals are served in a set menu or buffets in a 350sqm dining area on the 3rd deck where you can both savor sumptuous meals and watch the stunning scenery. Moreover, travelers cannot refuse a bunch of drinks from the sky bar on the spacious sundeck during sunset or late at night.
 
Doris Cruise has an outdoor jacuzzi pool open all year round on the second deck where you and your friends or family can take a dip and relax. Besides, the well-planned itinerary offers a memorable trip to Lan Ha Bay with the most outstanding points such as Ba Trai Dao (Three Peach Beach), Tra Bau, Sang - Toi (Dark - Bright) Cave, Viet Hai Village, etc.
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  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

4 things that we love most about Doris Cruise

  • Outdoor jacuzzi pool
  • All cabins with private balconies
  • 350-sqm restaurant with Vietnamese and Western cuisine
  • Experienced and dedicated crew team

Cruise itinerary

  • 2 Days/1 Night
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau - Lan Ha Bay
Morning

Get picked up by our limousine and start a 2.5-hour car trip to Tuan Chau Pier. The tender boat transfers you from the pier to Doris Cruises. Check-in onboard.

Afternoon

Lunch is served in the dining area on the 3rd deck while you admire the fascinating rocky island. Visit Tra Bau or Ba Trai Dao Area for kayaking or swimming. After that, go back to Doris Cruise to join Sunset party. You can choose to watch the cooking class on the top deck or order drinks at Happy Hours at 18:30.

Evening

Dinner is served. Then, you have free time to play games, fish squid, or book a massage service on board. Overnight onboard.

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Tuan Chau - Hanoi
Morning

Wake up for dawn or join Taichi session at 6:15 am. A light breakfast is ready in the restaurant before you visit Dark-Bright Cave. You can choose to kayak or take a sampan boat rowed by a local to visit the cave and a tranquil lagoon. Back to the cruise for freshening up. Check out the cabin and head up to the dining area for a hearty brunch on the way back to the harbor. Disembark at around 11:30. Shuttle bus picks you up to back to Hanoi.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau - Lan Ha Bay
Morning

Get picked up by our limousine and start a 2.5-hour car trip to Tuan Chau Pier. The tender boat transfers you from the pier to Doris Cruise. Check-in onboard. 

Afternoon

Lunch is served in the dining area on the 3rd deck while you admire the fascinating rocky island. Visit Tra Bau or Ba Trai Dao Area for kayaking or swimming. After that, go back to Doris Cruise to join Sunset party. You can choose to watch the cooking class on the top deck or order drinks at Happy Hours at 18:30.

Evening

Dinner is served. Then, you have free time to play games, fish squid, or book a massage service on board. Overnight onboard.

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai Village
Morning

You may want to try Taichi session on the top deck and breathe the fresh air in the early morning. Have breakfast before the day boat picks you up to proceed to farther parts of Lan Ha Bay. Visit Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island. Cycling or electric car is available upon your choice. Here you can watch the rustic roads and explore the local life on Cat Ba island. Back to the day boat for lunch.

Afternoon

Kayak at Tai Keo cave area. Then, move to Ba Trai Dao beach for sunbathing and swimming. Back to Doris Cruise at around 16:30. Join Sunset party and free time until dinner.

Evening

A brand new dinner is served. Then, relax in the cabin or socialize with new passengers onboard. Overnight onboard.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Tuan Chau - Hanoi
Morning Wake up for dawn or join Taichi session at 6:15 am. A light breakfast is ready in the restaurant before you visit Dark-Bright Cave. You can choose to kayak or take a sampan boat rowed by a local to visit the cave and a tranquil lagoon. Back to the cruise for freshening up. Check out the cabin and head up to the dining area for a hearty brunch on the way back to the harbor. Disembark at around 11:30. Shuttle bus picks you up to back to Hanoi.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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Important Notes

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Trip cancellation due to bad weather in Halong Bay:
  • The cancellation decision is made by Management Board of Halong Bay on the day of the trip in case of bad weather conditions. In such case, we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer refund in accordance with the cruise policy.
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Cruise inclusions & options

Price exclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Flight ticket, limousine round trip; hotel
  • Visa fee
  • Tax
  • Drinks in minibar & restaurant
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • All services and items are not mentioned
Price inclusions
  • English speaking guide on cruise
  • Entrance fees, sightseeing fee and Insurance on-board
  • Luxury accommodation with private balcony, bathtub (internet; K+)
  • Welcome drink, bottle of water (2 bottles/guest)
  • 4 meals onboard: 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 brunch
  • Afternoon tea (fresh fruits, tea, snack,...)
  • Cooking class + Sunrise Taichi Class
  • Jacuzzi, kayaking, fishing equiment,...
  • Free cake for birthday or decor for honeymoon, anniversary,...
Cruising Policy
  • Check in on board: 12:00 PM
  • Check out:  11:30 AM
  • Return Hanoi: 3:00 PM
  • The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults. Only 1 (one) child under 4 years old traveling with two (2) adults is allowed for FOC per cabin.
  • Children from 4 - 7 will pay an extra 50% of adult rate. 
  • Children from 8 - 11 will pay an extra 75% of adult rate. 
  • Children aged 12 and above must pay full fare as an adult.
  • Peak season surcharge: Surcharge of $30 per adult and $15 per child per night applies for travel date on 24th December, 31st December, and Lunar New Year (28, 29, 30, 31/01/2025).
  • Public holiday surcharge: Surcharge $20 per adult per night applies for Holidays from 29 April to 2 May.
  • On the second day you will travel on a day boat and do not have access to the mother boat and your cabin until later in the afternoon (for 3 days/2 nights itinerary)
  • Wifi is available on board but it is unstable sometime due to weak signal points across the mountainous bay
Booking Policy
  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: free of charge 
  • From 30 to 11 days prior to check-in: 15% of total rates 
  • From 10 to 7 days prior to check in: 30% of total rates. 
  • Less than 7 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates. 
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.
  • Cancellation notice must be in written form and sent to us via email.

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Asked by Holly Joseph 1 week, 1 day ago

Hi there. We are interest in booking this cruise but need to be back in Hanoi for a bus at 3pm the following day. Do you know what time we would arrive in Hanoi after checking out? Thanks, Holly

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Answered by Annie 1 week ago

Dear Holly, I am sorry that Doris Cruise's bus will return to Hanoi Old Quarter quite late thus we suggest you consider some other similar cruises returning to Hanoi Old Quarter at around 2:30 - 3:00pm such as: Genesis Luxury Regal Cruise, Orchid Trendy Cruise, Peony Cruise, La Casta Regal Cruise, Rosy Cruise. I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)

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Asked by Eve Sinclair 1 week, 2 days ago

Hello, My family and I are looking to book this cruise in July, we will be coming from Hanoi would we be able to get a transfer to Halong Bay for the cruise. We would only need this 1 way as we are going to Catba Island after, do you offer transport there after the cruise as well? Thank you, Eve.

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Answered by Annie 1 week, 1 day ago

Dear Eve Sinclair, Doris cruise can drop you off at Gia Luan Pier in Cat Ba after the tour. Should you need further information, feel free to contact us. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)

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Asked by Jon 1 month ago

Are you able to arrange a transport for Sapa - halong bay 2d1n cruise - Hanoi? How much would it cost?

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Answered by Annie 1 month ago

Dear Jon, I am sorry that we do not offer the transfer Sapa - Halong thus please kindly arrange it on our own. We will send you the pier address and the check in time accordingly. Please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)

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Asked by Mia 1 month, 1 week ago

Where is the pick up shuttle service?

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Answered by Mary 1 month, 1 week ago

Dear Mia, You can book the transfer service in the next step after selecting the room. The pick up location is your hotel within Hanoi Old Quarter. Should you need further information, feel free to contact us. Regards, Mary

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Asked by castor 2 months ago

We are 3 adult group. if we book, will you provide 2 rooms or a room with 3 single beds

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Answered by Bonnie 2 months ago

Dear Castor, A cabin is normally for 2 guests and if you are 3, you can choose either 1 cabin with an extra bed or 2 separate cabins. The option with extra bed costs less than 2 cabins because the 3rd person will need to pay for a single cabin if taking a separate one. Should you need further assistance, please feel free to ask. Best regards, Bonnie (Ms.)

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Asked by Ciara Nevin 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi I am wondering if we can pay for transfers from Hanoi for one way only, as we are planning to travel to ninh binh after our cruise

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Answered by Bonnie 2 months, 1 week ago

Dear Ciara Nevin, You can surely book oneway shuttle bus Hanoi to Halong instead of round trip. It costs 15 USD/oneway/per person. Should you need more information, don't hesitate to contact us. Regards, Bonnie (Ms.)

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Asked by Coral-Mai Gifford 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi we are looking at booking the two day 1 night cruise on the 15th June as a final trip on our 2 week Vietnam travels. Before this we will either be staying in Ninh Ninh or Hanoi depending on what’s easier. I’d pick up available from Ninh Ninh and drop off available at the Hanoi airport? Thank you Coral & Louis

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Answered by Annie 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Dear Coral-Mai Gifford, We do offer transfer Ninh Binh - Halong - Noi Bai Airport. From Ninh Binh, you can consider a shuttle bus at US$ 19/person/way. After the cruise trip ends, you can take the bus back to Hanoi and then we arrange a connecting car to the airport. You can also take a private car from Halong Bay straight to Hanoi airport. Please let us know if you have further concerns. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)
 

 

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Asked by Roxanne Dobish 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I would like more information on the shuttle service from Hanoi. Does the shuttle take us to the Tuan Chan Pier?

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Answered by Mary 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Dear Roxanne Dobish, Thank you for contacting us. For Doris Cruise, the shutle bus service costs US$30/person for round trip Hanoi - Tuan Chau Pier - Hanoi. The bus will pick you up at your hotel or our office in the Hanoi Old Quarter area and drop you off there. The pick up time is between 8:15 - 8:45 am. The drop off time is between 2:00- 2:30 pm. Should you have further concern, we are more than glad to assist. Regards, Mary.

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Asked by Aayush Gupta 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, I am planning to book a 2 day 1night cruise. I have the following questions. 1) What are the various pick up and drop off options from Hanoi? 2) Do you have a drop off option to the Hanoi airport as well, can I have pick up from hotel in Hanoi and drop off at Hanoi airport? 3) Since I am a vegetarian, will I have vegetarian options for all the meals?
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Answered by Annie 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Aayush Gupta, Thank you for your email. My name is Annie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. Please kindly find my answers to your questions below: (1) We offer shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi at US$ 30/person or private sedan car at US$ 165/round trip. (2) If you need to be dropped off at the airport, we have the following options: (a) Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi & connecting car to the airport: US$ 80 for 2 persons => You can reach the airport at around 15:30 - 16:00. (b) Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong & private car to the airport: US$ 130 for 2 persons => You can reach the airport at around 14:30 - 15:00. (c) Private car Hanoi - Halong - Noi Bai airport: US$ 185 for 2 persons => You can reach the airport at around 14:30 - 15:00. (3) Yes, the cruise will surely prepare vegetarian meals for you. Please kindly not worry about that. May I know your travel date in order for me to check the availability accordingly? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)
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Asked by Gabriel 3 months, 3 weeks ago
hi, we were considering staying for 3 days/ 2 nights and would like to have a good picture overlooking the islands. According to Google, there are three good spots for this, titop island, Bai Tho Mountain, Cat Ba island, however, i could not see this in the itinerary. can I confirm we have an overlooking view of the bay included in the itinerary?
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Answered by Annie 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Gabriel, Thank you for your email. My name is Annie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. I am sorry that Doris Cruise does not visit either of these destinations. You can consider Hermes Cruise which is at a similar cost and visits Ti Top Island: https://www.halongbaytours.com/cruise/hermes-cruise.html If it works for you, may I know your group size and travel date in order for me to check the availability? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Annie
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Asked by Gemma 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, I can see bathtubs, but do the rooms have showers (executive suite)? Thanks, G
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Answered by Cindy 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Gemma, Thank you for your email! We are so happy to hear from you! Yes, all the rooms of Doris Cruise have showers at the opposite side of the bathtub. You can see the photo attached. Please share with me more information about your trip plan for me to better assist. Best regards, Cindy
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Asked by Bea Lanka 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi there, we are looking at exploring Ha Long City the morning before the cruise? What time would we need to be at the dock? Thank you.
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Answered by Annie 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Bea Lanka, Thank you for your email. My name is Annie from Halong Bay Tours department and I am very glad to assist you with your trip. For Doris Cruise, you will need to present at the cruise pier in Tuan Chau Marina at around 12:00 - 12:15. May I know your group size and travel date in order for me to check the availability accordingly? I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if you have any other inquiries. Best regards, Annie (Ms.)
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Asked by Wei Hu 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, Is it possible to arrange for transportation from Hanoi, but go to Tam Coc (Ninh Binh) after the cruise? How long do the trips take and how much would it cost? Thank you!
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Wei, Thank you very much for contacting us! As per your request, we can arrange the following transfers for you: (1) Hanoi - Halong: shuttle bus USD 15/ person. The trip takes 2.5 - 3 hours. (2) Halong - Ninh Binh: limousine bus USD 22/ person. The trip takes around 3 hours. Please let us know if you want to book this! We look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by grace 3 months, 3 weeks ago
hi, we want to book a 3D2N trip with you. However, on the last day, is it possible to drop us off at Cat Ba Island before the cruise head back to the port? Because our hotel will be on Cat Ba Island.
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Grace, Thank you for contacting us! We are very happy to hear from you! As per your request, on the last day, the cruise can drop you off at Gia Luan Harbour and from there, you may take a cab to Cat Ba Island. It takes around 15 minutes to get from Gia Luan Harbour to Cat Ba Island. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Vinay 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi! Can you please confirm if the prices shown ($330 for 2) includes pickup and drop back to Hanoi from Old Quarter Area? Thanks!
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Vinay, Thank you for your question! We are very happy to hear from you! Please be advised that the price rates shown on our website do not include transfer yet. And for Doris Cruise, the shuttle bus round trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi is $30/ person. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Harmeet 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, (1) we are staying at Hanoi Calista Hotel. Will you provide a pick-up and drop off from our Hotel on 8 November, and if so how much will it cost? (2) Does this cruise go to the main areas in Halong Bay?
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Harmeet, Thank you for your questions! We are very happy to hear from you! (1) Yes, we can surely provide pick-up and drop-off from your hotel, so kindly no worries! The shuttle bus round trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi is USD 30/ person. (2) Please be advised that Doris Cruise visits Lan Ha Bay, which is more peaceful and relaxing. If you would like a cruise focusing on Halong Bay, please let us know! We look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Janneth Jimenex 3 months, 3 weeks ago
hi there, we're planning to go join the cruise in December 23rd, what's the weather like? is it too cold to go swimming? What type of clothing should we bring? thank you!
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Janneth, Thank you for contacting us! We are very happy to hear from you! Please be advised that the weather on your planned dates can be cold and dry, thus you should bring warm clothes. It may not be preferable for swimming; however, you can still join other activities, so kindly no worries! We look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Aditi Dey 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi! I am trying to book a 3D2N trip for Sep. Can you please tell me: (1) what is the expected weather? do we need rain/wind cheaters?; (2) which caves are included? I think a village visit is included? - please give details. Thank you.
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Aditi, Thank you for contacting us! I would like to answer your questions below: (1) The weather in September is enjoyable to visit Halong Bay. The average temperature is 27°C, humidity is 75%, and rainy days are 15 days; (2) Doris Cruise visits Dark & Bright Caves and Viet Hai Village; the activities such as bamboo boating, biking, and electric car are included in the price, so kindly no worries! We look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by ANI 3 months, 3 weeks ago
(1) Do you provide hotel pick up from Fraser Residence Hanoi? (2) Is it okay to travel with baby under 1 years old? Thank you
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ani, Thank you for contacting us! (1) As the shuttle bus only picks up and drops off tourists at hotels within the Hanoi Old Quarter and Fraser Residence Hanoi is outside this area, you will have to get to our office (address: 72 Hang Trong) to be picked up. The shuttle bus round trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi is USD 30/ person. (2) And yes, you can surely travel with your baby as there is no strict requirement regarding infant ages. However, we recommend the minimum age for infants to be comfortable is 6 months old. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Stijn Spenkelink 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear reader, The days prior to when we want to do this cruise we will not be staying in Hanoi, is it possible to join in Halong bay? After the cruise we do need to go to Hanoi, is it possible to book a one-way tranfer instead of two-way?
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Stijn, Thank you for contacting us! We are very happy to hear from you! Yes, if you are already in Halong, you can directly get to the cruise pier at 11:30 AM to join the cruise. And we can surely arrange a one-way transfer after the cruise for you, so kindly no worries. The shuttle bus Halong - Hanoi one way is USD 15/ person. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Kelly Ong 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi there, Would like to know if it's possible to get hotel pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter via shuttle and after the cruise, transfer to Cat Bi International Airport via private car for 2 pax. How much would the total cost be? Thank you!
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Kelly, Thank you for contacting us! We are very happy to hear from you! Yes, we can arrange you the transfer as follows: (1) Hanoi - Halong: shuttle bus - USD 30 for 2 persons; (2) Halong - Cat Bi Airport: private car - USD 40/ car for 2 persons. Please let me know if you want to book this. We look forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Mel 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Do you indian vegeterian food on board?
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Answered by Cindy 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mel, Thank you for your email! We are so happy to hear from you! Please be advised the cruise can cater to normal vegetarian food so I hope it is fine with you. Best regards, Cindy
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Asked by Tal 3 months, 3 weeks ago
hello, is it possible to get picked up from Ninh Binh and return to Hanoi Airport after the cruise?
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Tal, Thank you for contacting us! We are very happy to hear from you! As per your request, we suggest you the following transfer options: (1) Ninh Binh - Halong: limousine bus USD 22/ person OR private car USD 95 for 2 persons; (2) Halong - Hanoi Airport: private car USD 110 for 2 persons. Please let us know which option you choose and should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Oscar Wong 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, if i dont want to do Kayaking. Is there any sampan service on your cruise?
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Dear Oscar, Thank you for your question and we are very happy to hear from you! Yes, bamboo boat riding is available as an alternative to kayaking when you visit Dark & Bright Cave. Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Dan 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, In the Executive rooms, is the dividing wall on the balcony a mirror or is it clear / looks through into the next room? Also can I smoke on the balcony of the room? Thanks
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Dear Dan, Thank you very much for contacting us and we are so happy to hear from you! Please note that the dividing wall of the balcony is not a mirror. And Yes, you can smoke in the balcony area of your room. Please let me know if you have any further questions! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Dan 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, In the Executive rooms, is the dividing wall on the balcony a mirror or is it clear / looks through into the next room? Also can I smoke on the balcony of the room? Thanks
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Dan, Thank you very much for contacting us and we are so happy to hear from you! Please note that the dividing wall of the balcony is not a mirror. And Yes, you can smoke in the balcony area of your room. May I also know your trip dates and how many people will travel so we can check availability for you? We look forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Liu 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, I have some questions: (1) When checking in, should the remaining payment be paid in US dollars or Vietnamese Dong? Can I pay by credit card? (2) Do you need to tip during the tour? If so, should you pay in US dollars or Vietnamese Dong? (3) What documents will you give us for check-in after the order is completed? Best!
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Answered by Melissa 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Liu Yen Ting, Thank you for your questions. Please find answers to your questions as follows: (1) You can pay the balance in USD or VND, card payment is subject to 3% fee; (2) Tip is not included in the price. You can tip in USD or VND; (3) Once you pay successfully, we will send you a cruise voucher for confirmation. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us! Melissa
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Asked by Ridam Jain 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, Please confirm whether the senior citizens i.e 60+ age group can opt for this cruise or not
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ridam, Thank you for your question and we are so happy to hear from you! We confirm that there is no age limit and every age group is welcome on cruises, so please no worries. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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Asked by Alesia 3 months, 3 weeks ago
We have quite a tight schedule and wanted to know the time frame for the latest time we would expect to be back at Hanoi using the shuttle service after the one-night cruise.
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Answered by Helen 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Alesia, Thank you for your email. Regarding your concern, you will be dropped off in Hanoi Old Quater at around 2:30 pm. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me Best regards, Helen
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Asked by vivek mishra 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Do you have a pick up from airport
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Answered by Nelly 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Vivek Mishra, Thank you very much for contacting us. We do have airport transfer service based on your group size. May we have the number of guests and if you need oneway or round trip airport transfers? We look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Nelly (Ms.)
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Asked by Amanda Yip 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Do you have yoga classes on board?
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Answered by Helen 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Amanda, Thank you for your email. Regarding your question, Doris Cruise has a Taichi session at 6:15 am instead of a yoga class. If you have any questions, please let me know anytime. Best regards Helen
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Asked by Yvonne Chan 3 months, 3 weeks ago
How much is 2 way transfer from hanoi ?
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Answered by Halongbaytours Team 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Yvonne Chan, Thank you for your question! From Hanoi to Doris Crusie, the 2-way shuttle bus costs 30$ per person; a private sedan car costs $165 per car for 2 adults and 1 child; and a private MPV costs $180 per car for 4 adults. Should you have other concerns, feel free to contact us. Regards, Halongbaytours Team
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Asked by LIU YENTING 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm from Taiwan, I have some question, (1) We expect to have three 28-inch suitcases. Can we bring them on board? (2) Can I bring my own mineral water or beer on board? (3) My friend is Vietnamese. When registering, besides the Taiwanese who need to prepare a passport, do Vietnamese also need it? Thanks!
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Answered by Melissa 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Liu Yen Ting, Thank you for contacting us and Please find answers to your questions as follows: (1) You can bring your suite case on board; (2) You can bring some water for your own consumption inside the cabin. Other drinks are subject to corkage fee; (3) All passengers are required to register on board. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us! Melissa
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Asked by Puva 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, We are coming from Vinpearl resort at Ha Long Bay. Is there transporation provided? We do not need to go to Hanoi.
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Answered by Halongbaytours Team 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Puva, Thank you for your email. For transportation, we only provide transfer from/to Hanoi center. Therefore, please take a taxi from your hotel in Halong City to get to the port for more convenience. Doris Cruise is located at Lot 35, Tuan Chau Pier, Halong, Quang Ninh. It takes you around 20 minutes by car to get there. If you need further information, feel free to contact us. Regards, Halongbaytours Team
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Asked by Le Ha Tran 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, for 3 days and 2 nights is there only 4 meals included in this price? Does this senior suite come with a private balcony?
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Answered by Quan 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Ha, Thank you for your email. As for the 3 days and 2 nights trip, there are 7 meals included (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 brunch and 2 dinners). The senior suite will come with a private balcony. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards, Quan.
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Asked by Bryan Oglesby 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I am looking to book a Doris Cruise 2 Days/1 Night in early April. My question is regarding the limousine service. Being round trip, is the return to Hanoi scheduled right after disembark, or can the time be chosen for later in the day? My partner and I are planning an additional outing after the Doris Cruise, and to return to Hanoi that evening. Maybe there is a one way pricing plan to choose from.
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Answered by Quan 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Bryan, Thank you for your email and question. Our scheduled shuttle will pick up guests from the cruise right after the trip. If you require a specific pick up time, we can help you book other local buses, or a private car to return to Hanoi. One way transfer can also be arranged and costs 15-20$/guest depending on the cruise you book. Best regards, Quan.
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Asked by Kristy Huang 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, I see that for the optional transportation, shuttle bus round trip from Hanoi is $30/ person and Private MPV round trip from Hanoi $180/car. Is it possible to mix and match? I'd like to be picked up by shuttle bus from Hanoi, but on the way back, I'd like a car directly to Cat Bi International Airport. We're a group of 4 adults. What option should I select when booking?
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Answered by Quan 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Kristy, Thank you for your email. You are welcome to mix and match your way through us. Please consider this option: One way shuttle bus will be 15 USD and Private car from Ha Long to Cat Bi International Airport will be 55 USD for a SUV (with a maximum of 4 adults). Looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Quan.
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Asked by natalie saouma 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi team Can i have my luggage with me on the cruise
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Dear Natalie Saouma, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, you can bring your luggage on the cruise. However, you should leave the big suitcase at your hotel if possible so that you don't need to carry much and have more space in the cabin onboard. For any other information needed, feel free to get back to us. Regards, Halongbaytours Team
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Asked by Robert 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Sir ,Is Doris Cruise 2 Days/1 Night tours’s price is included pick up and drop off from Hanoi hotel? Thank you.
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Answered by Melissa 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Robert, Thank you for your email. The cost for transfer is 30 USD/guest/round trip and is not included in the room rate. If you have any other questions please let me know any time! Melissa
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Asked by Bruno 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi! Do you have happy hour (2x1 drinks)?
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Dear Bruno, Thank you for your question. Doris Cruise has Happy Hour with drink promotion Buy 1 Get 1 free at 18:30 pm. Should you have other concerns, do not hesitate to get back to us. Regards, Halongbaytours Team
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Asked by Rena Atkinson 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello, Is the squid fishing extra? How much do the cocktails/drink usually cost? Does the boat to the lagoon also cost extra? Thank you, Rena
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Answered by Phoebe 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Rena, I am happy to assist with your question. Squid fishing is included in the itinerary and there is no extra charge. Each cruise has their own drink list. Kindly advise us of the cruise you would like to book so that we can send you the drink list later. If you mean kayaking, it's already added in our price, and you don't have to pay extra money for this activity. Hope the information is helpful! Thanks, and best regards. Phoebe
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Asked by Koon 3 months, 3 weeks ago
How much will round-trip limousine transport from Hanoi be?
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Answered by Phoebe 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Koon, It's 30US$ per person for round trip transfer if you choose Doris Cruise. If you go for another ship, there might be a difference in price. Kindly check again once you have booked with us via our website https://www.halongbaytours.com/. Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us then . Best regards. Phoebe
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Asked by Nazri 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, is smoking allowed on the cruise ship?
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Dear Nazri, Thank you for your email! Smoking is not allowed in cabins and indoor and covered areas. You can smoke in designated areas such as the open areas on upper decks. Should you need further information, feel free to get back to us. Regards, Halongbaytours Team
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Asked by K 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, can I make arrangement for the shuttle from Ha Long Bay straight to the Hanoi airport instead of Hanoi downtown?
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Dear K, Yes, we do provide a private car to take you from Tuan Chau go straight to Noi Bai airport with extra surcharge Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us then Best regards. Phoebe
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Asked by Japneet 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Do all rooms have jacuzzi?
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Dear Japneet, Thank you for contacting us. The rooms on Doris cruise do not have a private jacuzzi but only an ocean-view bathtub. There is a shared outdoor jacuzzi pool at the bow of the cruise on the second deck for all passengers. If you have further concerns, feel free to contact us. Regards, Halongbaytours Team
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Asked by Elizabeth 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, what are the conditions of receiving a refund due to bad weather? Are we able to receive a full refund if the cruise is cancelled due to the weather ? Planning on attending during august. Thanks
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Answered by Lily 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for contacting us and we are so happy to hear from you! Cancellations due to extreme weather are rare, so please no worries. And if there is a case, please kindly find our cancellation policy due to bad weather as follows: (1) If the tour is canceled in advance with prior notice, a full refund will be made; (2) If the tour is canceled midway through, you will be charged for service already used (such as a shortened cruise trip, or breakfast, or shuttle bus, whichever applies in specific cases). Should you have any other inquiries, please feel free to contact us! Best regards, Lily
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116 Customer reviews for Doris Cruise

9.6
Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Score breakdown
Cruise quality
9.5
Food/Drink
9.4
Cabin quality
9.7
Staff quality
9.9
Entertainment
9.5
Traveler rating
  • Outstanding: 26
  • Excellent: 82
  • Very good: 6
  • Good: 1
  • Average: 1
Traveler type
  • Family with children: 16
  • Groups of friends: 18
  • Mature couples: 35
  • Solo travellers: 6
  • Young couples: 41
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Indah Puspita
Indonesia
13-06-2024
Groups of friends
Excellent
The staff worked very well. A big clap to Jessica for making our trip so special. Forget your time with squid fishing and swimming. The jacuzzi pool is very refreshing.
Poor wifi connection.
Cruise quality
9.5
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9.5
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Zoe King
Canada
11-06-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
The rooms are fully equipped. Helpful and friendly staff in every aspect. Nice and clean room, big bathroom with a sea view. Excellent customer service. Local food is great, must try it when coming to Vietnam.
All activities have been pre-planned. This meant we had to chase them so hard that we didn't have time to rest onsite. Smelling constantly from the engine.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
9.5
Food/Drink
9.5
Entertainment
8.5
Cabin quality
9
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Kavya Iyer
India
09-06-2024
Family with children
Very good
The local cuisine is outstanding. The staff was dedicated. Cleanliness standards in cabins and public spaces have been strictly adhered to. Online payment was gladly accepted for all transactions on the boat.
Not very well-maintained facilities (shower broken, couldn't turn on sleeping lamp). Staff were not fluent in English, tried very hard to understand them. The activity was a bit boring. The boat should go to remote areas. Nearby locations are crowded and noisy. No activities for children. The food was also not specifically for children. Families with kids should consider this carefully.
Cruise quality
8
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
8.5
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Sarah Martin
France
08-06-2024
Young couples
Excellent
The trip was very comfortable. We enjoyed interesting excursions and learned a lot about this area. Jessica is the lovely hostess we met. She took care of us very well. It would be great to see her again on the next trip.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Leo Thomas
UK
07-06-2024
Mature couples
Excellent

Outstanding service, Brian in particular was excellent staff. Well-maintained facilities onboard. Enjoy your stay on your own!

Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9.5
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Megan Taylor
US
05-06-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Wonderful experience, we can say that. The staff couldn't have done any better for us. Their kindness and professionalism were recognized. Even during meals, they paid attention to the dietary needs of each guest. And everyone was satisfied. Brian is such an excellent staff member. He went above and beyond to serve us best. Thank you very much.
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Francesco Conti
Italy
04-06-2024
Young couples
Excellent
We especially like the Jacuzzi on hot days. We love the staff for their kindness. I still remember Jessica with her warm smile. Will come back to meet them.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
9.5
Cabin quality
10
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James Lewis
US
03-06-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Clean and big Jacuzzi. Modern furniture. Comfortable room. Nice staff. Thanks a lot for once in a lifetime experience.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Klaudia Wojcik
Poland
01-06-2024
Mature couples
Excellent
Wonderful staff, well-organized tour, amazing food, modern facilities. We don’t want to leave it. Recommend you book this boat for a 2-night stay.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9.5
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9.5
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Kim Soo-jin
South Korea
30-05-2024
Young couples
Outstanding
We had a comfortable holiday with Doris. Everything was planned well so we did not worry about it. We went on excursions with not-too-crowded spots. Perfect for leisure time. Kevin provided excellent service. He always kept us safe and comfy. The extra service was provided if you needed it. Let’s enjoy the holiday with Doris cruise!
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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