Though Paradise Cruises only launched their first vessel in 2008, the foundations of the company were laid a few years ahead with the building of the bridge linking Tuan Chau Island to the main land and the ensuing possibility to bring passengers to a private pier, a service never yet proposed by cruise companies of Halong Bay.
The concept of the company came along, to offer a unique cruising experience in the World Heritage site, blending Vietnamese traditions and multi-faceted culture with the highest standards of hospitality worthy of world-class grand hotels and, thanks to visionary ideas and unequalled customer services, standing out among the four or five hundred boats sailing across the bay every day.
After four years of careful planning and cooperation with Vietnamese and Western architects, designers and consultants, Paradise Cruises launched their first boat, Paradise Luxury I, in November 2008, soon followed by Paradise Luxury II in March 2009.
The fleet expanded subsequently in 2010 and early 2011 with a new Paradise Luxury (III), a brand new generation of smaller, highly intimate and sparklingly elegant private boats, Paradise Privilege I and II, and two Paradise Explorer day boats.
In the meantime, in their constant effort to provide an ever-better quality of service and accommodate their guests in the utmost warmth and comfort, Paradise Cruises opened a luxurious Café & Lounge area a few meters away from their private marina.
A new addition to the Paradise Luxury Cruisers (IV) is to be completed by June 2011.
Paradise Cruises are furthermore currently using all their artistry to revolutionize the world of Five Star Cruising to launch in the next few months Paradise Peak, an utmost luxury vessel whose qualities go far beyond the most extravagant imaginations.
Your paradisiacal voyage across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam’s most fascinating wonder.
As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings.
Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water.
While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.
As the day breaks, you are invited to join a Tai Chi demonstration taking place on the top deck of the vessel. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on the main vessel before being transferred to our day-boat, Paradise Explorer, which will take you to Cat Ba Island. Dropping anchor at Viet Hai jetty, cycle or get a motorbike ride through the jungle to reach the village. Wander around the fields and houses, hike in the forest and immerse yourself in Cat Ba National Park lush vegetation.
Back on Paradise Explorer, lunch will be served as the boat starts sailing again. On the way, stop at Dark Cave & Light Cave area. Kayak, swim, or just enjoy the quiet and splendid setting.
Back on the main vessel, relax and enjoy the facilities at leisure. Bar open, spa, massage & beauty services available for bookings according to your will.
Dinner served onboard followed by movie night, board games or just enjoying a cocktail surrounded by limestone rocks majestically springing out from silent waters in the night.
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights.
Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am.
01st Aug - 30th Sep
01st Oct - 31st Dec
Cruise Itinerary and Program
Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
Luxury en-suite Bathroom
Full board meal : 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast for 02 days/ 1 night and 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast for 03 days/ 02 nights
Kayaking & Snorkel Equipment (subject to availability)
Meeting Facilities and Equipment (charter only)
Tai Chi Session
Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotel Accommodation
Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above
Transportation Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi:
Departure place in Hanoi: TBA by Paradise Cruise
Expected departure time in Hanoi : 08.00AM
Expected return time in Hanoi: 02.15PM
Price for adult: US$35/person/round trip
Price for child 5 - 12 years old: US$ 25/ person / round trip
Price for child below 5: FOC , limited to one child per booking only
Private car : US$ 190.00 - 220.00/ car/round trip ( max 16 seats)
The FOC rate for children under 5 years old is applicable for 1( one) child sharing a cabin with 2 ( two) adults.An extra charge of USD 25.00 per extra bed if required to set up in the cabin for 02 days/ 1 night program or USD 35.00 per extra bed for 03 days / 2 nights program. An extra charge of USD 10.00 per baby cot for 02 days / 1 night program or USD 15.00 per baby cot for 03 days / 02 nights program if required. This extra service is subject to Paradise Cruise availability.
The child rate for children from 5 to 12 years old is applicable for 1( one) child sharing cabon with 2( two) adults. In case the child occupies the sole cabin , the rate fo adult is applied.
Only 1 ( one) child under 5 years old travelling with two (2) adults is allowed for FOC per cabin
Caving/ Beach Dinner:
$45/pax ( buffet / Or western set / Or Vietnamese set)
$55/pax ( buffet / Or BBQ buffet / Or western set / Or Vietnamese set)
$70/pax ( buffet / Or BBQ buffet / Or Theme " Vietnamese market" / Or western set / Or Vietnamese set )
$85/pax ( buffet / Or BBQ buffet / Or customize Theme party / Or western set / Or Vietnamese set)
Superior Selection : USD 9.00/pax 02 hours unlimited soft drink , mineral water or sparkling water
Deluxe Selection : USD 17.00/pax 02 hours unlimited local beer , soft drinks , mineral water , sparkling water
VIP Selection : USD 29.50/pax 02 hours unlimited local beer , soft drinks , mineral water , sparkling water & HOUSE WINE
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