HALONG BAY - PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION
getting along as a visitor
Food & Beverages
- Our delicious meals combine a perfect balance of Halong Bay specialty fresh seafood and traditional
Vietnamese dishes. Western cuisine is also served. If you are allergic with seafood or have any
dietary request, please inform us in advance.
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available to purchase throughout the day and evening. We
also provide complimentary 02 bottles of water that are placed in your cabin; additional bottles are
available for purchase.
Our cabins are equipped with private western style bathrooms, hot water, air-conditioning
Money and Currency Exchange
Currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong (d, or VND)
All international currency, with the exception of US dollars, must be changed into the local currency,
the Vietnamese dong.
It is a good idea to bring newer dated currency that has no rips, marks, folds, or holes
Check the current exchange rates at http://www.xe.net/ucc/
Credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only) are accepted but may incur surcharges.
Tipping is a personal matter, and passengers are encouraged to tip an amount they find appropriate. For
your convenience we�ve included a tipping guide below for your travels in Vietnam.
Meals (restaurants): The average amount is 1USD
Guides & drivers: As a general guide on private tours, please allow 5USD to 10USD per day per
traveller for each of your local guide and 3USD to 6USD per day per traveller for each of your local driver.
Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality,
your group size and the length of your trip.
Bellboy: it�s up to you; the average amount is 1USD to 2USD per bag or luggage.
Chambermaid: again it�s up to you; the average amount is 1USD per day.
- Tipping 5USD per person, per service, to people such as a boat captain or a helpful bellman is appropriate
Emergency services and care for major medical illnesses may be limited
Prevention of injury is always the best policy
Your guide and the Cruise Manager will advise you in the case of urgent medical need during your tour
Please click on the following link for the average weather report in the area before your trip
You also can have a look at a local Vietnamese forecast on http://www.nchmf.gov.vn. Click on English/ Select
Northeastern/ Select Quang Ninh.