This trip we got to stay overnight on board Oriental Sails at Halong Bay on our 2nd to 3rd day, and only on the 4th day did we know actually there was a typhoon warning and the seas are going to be very rough. But praise Jesus, the typhoon never came and we got to enjoy a night out at the sea!
Though on board there's no TV or wifi access, we had activities like learning how to made fried spring rolls, and even learn taichi in the morning. Pretty calming and therapeutic to just sit in the room and look out to the sea too! We also got to visit two islands; one where we climbed up and got into a cave (which was a pretty amazing experience and sight!), and another where we went on shore to play by the beach in the 9 degrees temperature. Definitely not boring at all as I first thought it to be! :)