So, I’ll give my recommendations like a Vietnamese coffee order. Would I recommend Bhaya cruises? That’s a strong, condensed milk filled YES. Their boats are truly among the best in the bay, and I can’t imagine a better company to tie your line to out here. Would I recommend the Au Co boat option for a young family? That’s a medium brewed yes. The boat was definitely luxury, our room couldn’t have been more perfect for our family, and there was plenty of room for the kids to run around. So why the medium brew? The clientele that we had on our Au Co cruise was a very nice group of older people. It was basically like having 30 grandparents around which was really welcoming and warm for us and the kids, but we were the youngest group on the boat by about a generation, with off boat activities that matched the general age of the population on board. Also, the boat’s normal itinerary is 3 days and 2 nights, which, with an 18–month-old in our crew felt daunting to achieve, whereas maintaining him on a 2 day/1 night aquatic adventure felt way more manageable. But for even slightly older families, with kids out of diapers that won’t try to fling themselves overboard, the Au Co is perfectly set up with interconnecting rooms, off-board activities and food options that’ll make everyone happy. And I think no matter the type of boat, you’ll find the baby boomers in a large percentage of the rooms, because I’m pretty sure that’s what you do when you’re retired, you just enjoy life through a variety of cruises away from children you no longer support. I mean I can’t blame them, can you?! So if I had to do it again, I’d either wait until the kids were at a slightly less suicidal age and book the Au Co again, or I’d book one of Bhaya’s private Legend boats which has 2-3 rooms, choose the itinerary ourselves and have a little less worry that we’re bothering anyone with our rambunctious bunch. And I’d try to recruit some friends of ours to come with us so we could make it a real party. But that’s what’s so nice about Bhaya, you have options of price, type and boat size, all while being confident that you’re with a real company that knows what they’re doing, not a random captain that’s going to take you to a floating village and accidentally leave you there.