At exactly today – Valentines Day of 2014, Hon and I got to experience one of the most special Valentine celebrations in the existence of our almost 15-year relationship. We were in a cruise, watching the Symphony of Lights and having sumptuous dinner in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.
Today, I only got to write this experience and share with you. And as I always say, you can only capture the moments in photos and experiences are things that you can keep as memories – beautiful and beyond comparable.
Errrrk! Enough for the sweet introduction just because it’s Valentines Day!
It was a cold afternoon of Valentines Day and we are already late for our schedule in Bauhinia Cruise. As we all know, Hong Kong is very particular about time and us, still practicing the famous Filipino time have almost cost us Php our 4,000.00 ($90). But fate is kind to us and we were able sneak in on the next sailing but with additional payment. We have to thank Bauhinia for that consideration, though.
We never had a dinner cruise before and cruising in the harbor of our favorite city in Asia is definitely a romantic way to celebrate Valentines Day. So sad that I have to slash the sweet introduction with these next pointers. We’re not bitter but this experience is more of a reality than a sweet scene in a romantic movie. Nevertheless, we were happy!
1. The cruise is just two (2) hours and I believe that it’s not enough to enjoy the view and dinner at the same time.
2. For some reason, I felt that the boat is running a bit faster. It made us feel a little dizzy, causing us not to enjoy the food.
3. Considering it’s Valentines, we are expecting some mellow and romantic music background. But it looks like a feast. Band is singing Macarena and such!
4. The cold weather did not permit us to stay at the viewing deck for a longer time.
5. Food is delicious, you can’t just simply concentrate watching the Symphony of Lights and enjoy what you’re eating simultaneously.
After that night, we realized that watching the Symphony of Lights is still best to do from the promenade of the Avenue of the Stars. It could have been more romantic and easy for us! Sometimes having less is more. Nevertheless, it’s one experience that we’ll never forget. And just like what other people say, it’s good to try once.
In all fairness to Bauhinia, their food is overflowing and delectable. Bauhinia Cruise Charges: Adult HKD 440 and Child HKD 280 (+ 10% Service Charge). Below are some of the photos we’ve taken. Some shots are blurry, sorry about that.
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Date Travel: February 14, 2014
Traveled as a couple
Note: The aim of this article is to solely share our personal experience with Bauhinia Cruise — nothing less/more.