I am having trouble though to find a cruise starting and finishing on Cat Ba Island (I would line to stay on the island afterwards and visit the national park).
Also, I will travel on my own. I would like to join a group but I do not want to go on one of the party boats. Also, I am not looking for a very luxurious boat where you have to dress up for dinner.
Can anyone recommend a cruise starting on Cat Ba Island that you can join as a solo backpacker?
I researched Cat Ba Ventures what seems to be a good company. They offer 2 day/ 1 night where you can join a group but only private cruises for 3 day/2 nights... so I would be glad for any alternatives!