After getting started from Hanoi Old Quarter Streets, then starts a 4hrs bus ride to get in Halong harbor. I checked  in a confortable boat with individual shower, wifi onboard (don't expect to watch streeming movies.. but fair enough to text your love ones). The food is pretty good, the staff cand there is a bar with happy hour. Many activities are included, time goes fast and I've never got bored. Having a coffee on the quiet halong bay the next morning was just fabulous. I only paid 20$ additional fees because I occupied a double room for myself, which is very cheap. Overall, I strongly recommend this tour, and I hope you will be lucky as me to travel with our guide