Everything was very organized. You will board a small boat to take you to the larger Legacy one. All very exciting! When you board, you are given your room key and then told lunch will soon be served. I had a Deluxe room on the upper deck, which I really liked. A/C worked great. Hot shower. Plumbing worked well.
It was a bit more expensive and as a solo traveler, probably didn't need to spend that much anyways. The Legacy was a great Plan B!!!!! And honestly, I would now tell you to consider it a Plan A after my experience there! I had dealt with quite a few operators of these cruises and did not get good feelings about any of them....that is until I met Maria, at Halong Bay Legends, one of the Legacy's authorized sellers. I will write another review for her at their TA site, but for now, let me just say, CONTACT DAVID TRAN at Easytours24h (he is selfless, genuine, and will work within your budget to give you the best experience you can afford, while not trying to make personal gains on the sale....I experienced this from her with something specific that happened and because of it, I trusted her when she told me that the Legacy would be a great choice for me, even though it was a new company that not many sales agents were recommending quite yet due to "newness"). Ok, more on David later in another review. I want to review the Legacy now. :)