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I don't want overcrowded booze cruises or posh boats full of old people! Something in the middle.

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    I think they are all about the same, and they each have a day, two days/1night or 3days/2nights option.
    I would recommend 3days..so you can really get to see Ha Long Bay properly, and then also experience Can Ba Island which is one of the biggest islands in Ha Long Bay.
    I went with a company whose boats were labelled FantaSea (though I booked through Vietnamonline.com.au)
    http://www.fantasea-adventures.com/
    We had some younger people, some older people, and families. I am 28, and not a party animal and I thought that our particular group was a nice mix. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Catharina Stam via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Be careful. Lots of scams on these cruises. Double check your paperwork to be sure you get what you paid for. Tour companies will charge you what they think they can get away with, and many misrepresent the amenities you will get on board. And everyone on your boat will have paid wildly different prices for the same thing. Is beautiful, but proceed with caution. about 6 years ago

    Answered by TravelEater via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    We made a cruise on the Bhaya Classic and it was a great cruise for the price we paid. The Bhaya Classic 4 is not a big boat, so it's still rather cosy. Very good food, nice cabin. And it cost 180$ for 2 days, transport from Hanoi incl. about 5 years ago

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    The good ones for Halong Bay Cruises are Bhaya, Paradise Cruise, Au Co, Indochina Sails.. http://www.customvietnamtravel.com/vietnam-tours/halong-bay-cruises/best-cruise-in-halong-bay.html over 4 years ago

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    No matter who you book with you all seem to end up on the same boat / tour. I would advise to be VERY careful with your money on these boats, Do not leave anything valuable in your supposedly locked room. We had a sum of money stolen by the crew of the boat and neither the hostel we booked through nor the tour company were willing to help us get it back. I can't remember the name of the company we booked through sorry about 4 years ago

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    The Kangaroo Cafe in Hanoi runs its own tours to Halong Bay & Sapa etc, and unlike most other tour companies in Hanoi, they own their own very safe boat for the Halong Bay tours, which is a huge bonus. Highly recommend them. The owner is an Australian guy who's passionate about not only giving tourists the best tours & deals, but about keeping them (you) safe and giving you value for money. Scroll through their website for tour info ...... www.kangaroocafe.com about 4 years ago

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    Regarding the above answer by Glenys McIntosh DO NOT TAKE THE KANGAROO CAFE TOUR. I am not sure if Glenys is actually the owner of Kangaroo advertising his own business under an alias but whether or not that is the case I recently took Kangaroo Cafe tour to Halong Bay and the owner Max was really rude and unhelpful to all of the customers. I repeat DO NOT TAKE THE KANGAROO CAFE TOUR. It has many good references on Tripadvisor but I am confident after leaving a negative reference that the owner is somehow paying off the Tripadvisor staff or finding some loophole to delete accurate and negative references. 15 days ago

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