We absolutely loved Glory Cruises! Our room was beautiful, the staff were very friendly and always helpful, and the whole boat was beautiful inside. The meals were amazing - 10 courses! Breakfast is very basic. The drink prices were standard with what we paid in other places in Vietnam. And the best part was the tour itself. We did the 2 night tour and were SO glad we did - I think people who only did 1 night really miss out. You arrive at lunch time on the first day and leave before lunch the next day so you don't really get a lot of time, hence why it's worth staying longer.
Our boat went to unique places away from all the other cruise ships, and so we got to really enjoy the serenity of the bay and see it without all the ships in the way. We did kayaking and got to see some endangered monkeys, and lots more! The tour guides were awesome - SO enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. They were also very flexible which was good.
NOTE: They have 2 boats (one is old and one is new) - request to be in the new one!
We really enjoyed our stay at the resort. Staff couldn't have been more helpful, the restaurant had nice well presented food.
If you are looking for a beach resort holiday I wouldn't choose this hotel until they have completed their expansion, once this has been done I can only imagine it will be the place to go.
French owned cruise ship up to 60 passengers. Ship is about 16 years old (as of April 2014) and has had cabins recently refurbished but cabin showers old style marine/yacht and should be modernised to at least mobile home standards.
Cabin layout tight and bed arrangements need to be reviewed as cluttered and tight.
Overall good time plenty of open and undercover areas. One night 2 day programme is short and 2 night programme needs revamping as you repeat 1 night voyage or need to transfer to another ship.
Staff pleasant and friendly especially if you are polite to them and attempt to speak Vietnamese.
Only real draw back is all drinks are very costly. Other cruises are said to be generally not as good.
The whole experience from start to finish was seamless, well organised and totally relaxing. Everything I was hoping for in a cruise ,scenery was spectacular . Loved the little private outside deck which other boats did not provide.
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Really enjoyable stay, hotel was on the front overlooking the bay, great pool, staff were friendly, room was nice. One tip - make sure you request a room at the front of he hotel overlooking the bay as the view is excellent, but only 50% of the rooms have this view.
Stuart from Glasgow, Scotland
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