Mon Cheri cruise – a new rising star in the tourism industry of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Being one of the latest 5-star cruises in Ha Long Bay, I was really excited to have a vacation there. And here is my 3-day experience on Mon Cheri cruise, Ha Long Bay.
First day: Arrived at Ha Long Bay Mon Cheri cruise
I was told that Mon Cheri cruise is one of the most luxurious 5- star yachts of Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay, which are the symbols of the natural beauty in Vietnam. When I booked the 3 days and 2 nights tour on Mon Cheri cruise, I was also told that I would have the most memorable experience in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
So I chose the 3 days 2 nights tour because I had plenty of time to spare. I was picked up at my hotel in Hanoi at about 09:15 AM, instead of 08:00 AM like most other cruises, which gave me plenty of time to get myself and my family ready. The ride was pretty short, we arrived at the office in the pier at about 12:00 PM, and embarked on the Mon Cheri cruise half an hour after that.
A picture of Mon Cheri cruise that I was introduced
My first impression about the Mon Cheri cruise in Ha Long Bay was the perfect blend of the sophistication between the classic European form and the rustic essence of Vietnamese styling decoration. I took a short visit around the cruise, and I noticed that Mon Cheri cruise had a deluxe restaurant, 18 spacious cabins with private balcony and a lot more. Already I had loved the cruise.
We received some welcome drinks, listened to the safety instructions, then checking in our room. Then, we had a delicious lunch. There we had another surprising fact, that the Mon Cheri cruise is first and the only cruise in Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay to provide Halal food with Halal kitchen and Halal cerficiate issued by Halal Vietnam Association. The best thing I liked about the restaurant was that they had some delicious special food diet such as kosher, halal, vegetarian, gluten-free diet...
The absolutely stunning sundeck on Mon Cheri cruise where we had our drinks
In the afternoon, we visited the Light and Dark Cave, where I went for some kayaking which was interesting, and I swam too because the ocean of the Ha Long Bay was so refreshing and beautiful. The cooking class after that was also something I enjoyed (I learned to make spring rolls, the product didn’t come out well but I had a great time).
Kayaking in Light and Dark cave was a pretty exciting experience
At night, we stayed at the Family Suite Balcony, which was designed for families. It had a double bed and 1 single bed. The room was spacious, elegantly decorated and equipped with every necessary stuff you can find, from an air conditioner, complimentary toiletries, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, hair-dryer, bathrobe,... We certainly had some comfortable nights of sleep there.
Our cozy and spacious cabin on Mon Cheri cruise
Second day: Visiting Lan Ha Bay on Mon Cheri cruise
We continued on our journey on the second day by the tai chi class and the buffet breakfast – which was quite enjoyable. Then, we had our first activity of the day, biking in Cat Ba National Park. That was a stunning area with tons of plants, really recreated the beauty of nature and had the most refreshing air I’ve ever breathed. Then we arrived at the Cannon Fort, which was the historical and military sites since the Second Indochina War. The place was located on the top of Cat Ba Island, so I could freely throw my panoramic view to the whole bay without any obstacle.
The restaurant on the Mon Cheri Cruise had stunning dishes
In the afternoon we visited Van Boi Bay, a not so popular place in the schedules of most Ha Long Bay cruises, but it was stunning. I got to visit the local people who live in a floating village, their life and custom were so exciting. My family enjoyed swimming at a pristine beach and kayaking. We really had a great time and relaxed so much.
We certainly had a great time kayaking in Ha Long Bay
Throughout the first 2 days in Ha Long Bay with Mon Cheri cruise, we were served by the professional service and well-trained staff team, and we certainly had great moments during the journey. If you are wondering whether to choose Mon Cheri cruise or not, I recommend this special experience for you if you are seeking something different, exotic and out of the ordinary in the world heritage.
Last day: Leaving Mon Cheri cruise, Ha Long Bay
On the last day, we didn’t have much to do because we left the cruise at noon. But we still spent the morning to visit the peaceful and breathtaking Cat Ba Island. Not just enjoyed the magnificent view there, but we also used the bus to visit the most beautiful stalagmite and stalactite cave on the island. That was a memorable experience.
With our spare time, we got to sightsee the majestic view of Ha Long Bay
All in all, I certainly had three of the most unforgettable days in my life with Mon Cheri cruise. Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay were absolutely beautiful, stunning and peaceful, while the services of the cruise were hospitable and pleasant to enjoy. If I have another chance to come to Ha Long Bay, I will definitely choose Mon Cheri cruise again.
Where to book Ha Long Bay Mon Cheri Cruise?
If you’re excited about going on a trip on Ha Long Bay Mon Cheri cruise, as well as a chance to visit the wonderful Lan Ha Bay, you can check for more detailed information, the policy, the inclusions as well as exclusions of the cruise. I booked via Vietland Journey and they had helped me a lot with the information and other things, which was really convenient, so I think you should choose Vietland Journey as well.
Choose Mon Cheri cruise if you want to have an astonishing vacation in Ha Long Bay
Are you ready to have the most exciting adventure in Ha Long Bay with Mon Cheri cruise like us? I highly recommend you to choose the 3 days schedule instead of 2 because your journey will be so much more exciting