8 things you should not do on a Ha Long Bay Cruise
While there are many Things to do on a Ha Long Bay cruise articles out there, what about things you shouldn’t do? We’ve got you covered.
Ignore the safety talk
Once you have boarded the vessel, you will be given a welcome drink and your cabin key. You will also be given a briefing by your Lily Cruise Manager about safety and security on board. Please listen carefully to the information – for the sake of your safety and that of your travel companions.
Let your kids run wild
Lily Cruises are balustrades that do not allow your children to run freely. Climbing the balustrades is also unsafe. There other activities, for example, visiting caves, swimming or being rowed where you will need to closely supervise your children for their safety.
Smoke and do drugs
Smoking is not allowed in most areas of the boat as a courtesy to other guests, including in your cabin, the restaurant and other closed areas. Smoking is allowed on the sundeck. Opium and opium preparations is prohibited in Vietnam. Transportation, sale, possession and use of opium will be severely punished.
Turn off the tap
Water on board your ship is three times more expensive than water on shore, so make sure you turn off your taps and stop any drips.
Miss out on internet access
The internet signal emanates from land, so as you cruise deeper into Ha Long Bay, the limestone islets and islands will hamper the signal, make it very weak. The best time to access the internet is when the cruise is near the Pier. On board, the strongest signal can be found in the restaurant or sundeck. If you use a 3G/4G SIM, the sundeck will is the spot for the best internet signal.
Eat only in the restaurant
With buffet meals available on board, why limit yourself to just the restaurant? Grab your plate of food and try the balcony or the sundeck. You’ll get a clearer view of stunning Lan Ha Bay, and have a meal to remember.
Miss a sunrise or sunset
Sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset orange and pink over the limestone islands after your day’s activities is a highlight of your trip. Welcoming the sun and a new day with a Tai Chi sessions is just as beautiful and not to be missed.
Forget the cooking demonstration
Learn how to cook seafood spring rolls – and get to taste test them after the demonstration. Seafood spring rolls are a specialty in Ha Long Bay, a popular Vietnamese dish, and are easy to make at home.