I realise there are hundreds of forum messages about the various Halong Bay cruises, but they've just added to our confusion really!
To give some background, we're three 26 year old girls wanting to do a 3day/2night cruise in Halong Bay. We don't have the money to go luxury. Everyone warns you off the budget cruises, so we're thinking mid-range. However, we're worried the boat will be quite boring. The last thing we want is one of those cheap, booze cruise types, but then at the same time, we don't want to be stuck on a boat with just families. Are there any mid-range boats out there for young people, where the focus isn't all about getting as drunk as possible, but there's a fun atmosphere in the evenings. Any recommendations from like minded people who've done a cruise would be much appreciated!