With a distance of approximately 178 km between Hanoi and Halong Bay Jetty; our car took approximately 4 hours 30 minutes to reach the destination. This is due to the road conditions and strictl adherence of our careful and courteous driver to the speed limit and and to criss crossing motorcycles and pedestrians along the way. The high speed train construction (between Hanoi and Halong Bay) had since stopped.
However, we were very happy to board our Emotion Ship; facilities on board is equivalent to a 5-star hotel and our rooms were en-suite and fully equipped, cosy, air-conditioned; much to our satisfaction. We opted to stay on board overnite and were glad that we did.
Welcome to "Halong Bay" (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)