Good cabin though I wished that they had shower curtains as the whole bathroom became messy after a shower. Good food but bad waiter as we could not tell him what we wanted due to the fact that he did not know English. Good scenery but debris floating in the bay spoils it all. There is therefore much to be improved on but nevertheless a good place to visit.
This was a lovely trip - mostly because of the scenery and the beauty of Halong Bay and the staff on the boat were very friendly and kind. The times we spent on the boat - enjoying the scenery, getting to know fellow travelers, etc were wonderful. The off the boat tours weren't great. The Cave and the swimming beach were so crowded with other tourists from other boats, it made the experience of those aspects not enjoyable. The cave was beautiful and quite spectacular, but way too many people being herded through at once. One the boat, the staff were wonderful, the food was decent. I do think one should not have to pay for water - or have free water at meals...this was a negative aspect. The room was really nice, but smelled like a toilet....so that was not great. I don't know if that is just part of being on the ship, or if that is avoidable and there is something wrong with the plumbing. All in all, a lovely trip despite crowds and smelly rooms.
An absolutely wonderful experience! Aside from the natural beauty of the area, the food on our trip with exceptional, our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and humble, and the cruise was as relaxing as possible.
It was a little foggy on our trip, but it is a beautiful area. The caves were a little congested, as expected since this is a prime tourist area, but it was well worth the visit.
Really enjoyed everything about this trip. The food was amazing and plentiful. All activities were great, enjoyed the kayaking, visiting the beach and going to the cave. All staff were very helpful and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area. Was a bit of a drive to Halong bay from Hanoi but worth it.