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We cruised with Columbus on the Santa Maria in April 2012, expectations were exceeded in all respects. All fellow cruisers from around the world agreed. We recommend the 3 day 2 night, as the full day fishing & lunch on the beach is a very...More
This was by far one of the most enjoyable and luxurious trips i have ever been on. I think people have lost their ability to trust their gut feeling and rely too heavily on the internet and know when something might turn out good, i...More
Booked a cruise based on advice from friends who had taken a cruise a few years ago. When we went to the office to make the final cash payment (should have set off an alarm bell that they would not take a credit card like...More
We booked a cruise on the Santa Maria cruiser after meticulous research and a recommendation from a friend. Unfortunately this still was not enough to prevent being scammed. After having booked well in advance and paid a deposit, we arrived at the Columbus Cruise office...More
Date of experience: May 2012
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redriver2010, General Manager at Columbus Cruise Company, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2012
We would like to thank you for your feedback following your tour with Columbus Cruise. We are very sorry for your unfortunate experience.
First of all, it was really unfortunate for you and our company that your cruise with Santa Maria was forced...More
we went with columbus cruise on the santa maria boat as recommended by our hotel. We had an amazing time, it was one of the highlights of our trip in vietnam. The boat crews were wonderful and polite, although there was some communication barrier. nevertheless,...More
We had planned to book a smaller ship but decided to go with the recommendation of Tom at Hanoi Moment Hotel and booked on the brand new Santa Maria Cruise Ship. Great idea. We talked to other people and they described their ships as too...More
The service on the boat was terrific as staff were all very accommodating. However the tour did not follow the listed itinerary. E.g. it stated that we will be visiting the floating village - we didn't; nor did we go squid fishing. Another let down...More
The tour guides with Columbus Adventures are among some of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met. They all went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time, and that we understood everything that was going on....More
I tried to book a Halong Bay cruise with this company. At first they were slow to respond. Then I sent my credit card information to the company and they stopped responding completely. I ended up cancelling my credit card and going to with a...More
We had a terrific time with Columbus Cruise Company. They picked us up from our hotel on the morning and we traveled to Halong Bay from Hanoi. I was worried, initially, when we went to the Amazing Cave that we would be stuck around hundreds...More