No Adventure on Paradise.
Trip Start Feb 13, 2011
8Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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We are all shell shocked with the thought that the cruise may not happen so we have a few drinks with lunch and discuss all the possibilities and wait for further news which takes several hours
The news is not good there will be no sailing today and we can not stay on-board the boat whilst it is docked so we will provided with Hotel rooms in Halong Bay or provided with transport back to Hanoi. This takes another 2 hours to arrange whilst we have a few more drinks, ring travel agents re refunds etc and eventually we are offloaded. Our driver turns up out of the blue to take us to our Hotel for the night, Royal Lotus Halong, that only opened in Jan 2011. Rooms are only so so, but we make our way to dinner where we shared a table with four Canadians and a couple of bottles of Lindermans Cab Sav and commiserated on not enjoying the sights of Halong Bay that we all longed to see.
We hope that if you heard the news that you were worried for us. Just goes to show that despite the best of planning, some days just get stuffed up.
But in the end we are better off than those this morning.