The drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay was very slow due to poor road condition. How ever we had a nice room with a balcony. The room was clean but the shower in the bathroom just trickled due to low water pressure. We had 4 meals on board. Food was average but in sufficient amount.
The scenery around Halong Bay gave you the impression that you are in Quilin, China due to the similar mountain landscape. Kayaking in the bay was fun as the water was calm and we could touch the mountain and went into some caves too.
At night there was karaoke but this was too loud and the noise could be heard in the rooms.
Visited June 2013