Paradise Luxury Cruises (strongly recommended - Discovering Ha Long Bay)

A traditional wooden junk designed for a personalized experience, the Paradise Luxury is the perfect blend of chic, modern styling and traditional Vietnamese detailing. The warm, wooden interior exudes classic charm without skimping on comfort. The sophisticated dining room, perfect for intimate dining, offers tailored menu options, an unlimited a la carte menu, and the free flow of selected drinks. The spacious sundeck with sun beds and comfortable lounge areas guarantees spectacular views of the karst limestone formations and emerald waters of Halong Bay. And with a world-class day spa on board, this ship redefines luxury cruising in Halong Bay.

FACILITIES:
• 04 decks per boat 
• 15 cabins 
• Reception 
• Dining room 
• Balconies & Lounge 
• Sundeck 
• Spa: massage rooms 
• Souvenir boutique 
• Tender boat

FLEET   LAUNCH  
   
• Number of vessels: 02 • Paradise Luxury I: November 2008
• Outfit: Traditional Vietnamese wooden Junk   (renovated October 2017)
• Capacity: 15 cabins per vessel (Total: 30 occupants) • Paradise Luxury II: March 2009
      (renovated October 2017)
       


CABIN CATEGORIES:

DELUXE CABIN WITH WINDOW:
Deluxe Cabin

• Number of room: 4
• Size: 16.5 m2
• Cabin location: 1st deck

• Bed : Flexible Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Occupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Window with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


DELUXE CABIN WITH BALCONY:
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
 

• Number of room: 7
• Cabin location: 2nd deck (upper deck)

• Size: 18.2 m2
• Bed: Flexible Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Occupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private balcony with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


PARADISE SUITE WITH WINDOW:
Paradise Suite
 

• Number of room: 2
• Cabin location: 1st deck
• Size: 19.2 m2
• Bed: Flexible Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Occupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private balcony with Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child


TERRACE SUITE:
Terrace Suite
 

• Number of room: 2
• Cabin location: 2nd deck (upper deck)
• Size: 23 m2
• Bed: Flexible Double/Twin
• Extra bed: Yes
• Maximum Occupants: 2 adults + 1 child
• Private forward-facing terrace with lounge chairs, Ocean View, Extra Single Bed available for 1 Child.


CABIN AMENITIES

  • Air-conditioner 
  • En-suite bathroom 
  • Hair-dryer 
  • Toilet 
  • Complimentary toiletries 
  • Cabinet 
  • Personal safety box 
  • Complimentary mineral water 
  • Slippers 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Life jacket 
  • Fire extinguishers


SERVICES
• Cruises: Seat-in coach 2 days & 1 night / 3 days & 2 nights, charters  
• Excursions: Caves, islands, grottoes 
• Activities: Squid fishing, movie nights, cooking class, kayaking, Tai Chi sessions 
• Well-being: Massages, beauty treatments 
• Dining: Local & international delicacies, set menus, a la carte menu


 

2-DAY 1-NIGHT ITINERARY ABOARD PARADISE LUXURY HALONG BAY
 
 

 

DAY ONE

11.30

Check-in at Paradise Suites Hotel - Tuan Chau Island
After arriving at Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island, you will be transferred to Paradise Elegance.

12:30

Embark on Paradise Luxury
Once you have been transferred to Paradise Elegance, you will be checked-in and given a short briefing about your cruise while sipping your welcome drink at Le Marin Restaurant.

13:00

Lunch at the Restaurant
Lunch will be served in Le Marin Restaurant while Paradise Elegance cruises toward Halong Bay. You will pass the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, and Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves.

14:45

Visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*
Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and prac ticing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious after noon tea.

16:15

Visit to Sung Sot Cave
Your second stop of the day is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay after visiting the cave. Alternatively, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering at Le Parfum Spa* or an afternoon tea in Le Piano Bar.

18:00

Cooking Demonstration and Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails*
At sunset, Paradise Elegance will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. Watch a cooking demonstration on the L’Odyssée Sundeck while enjoying Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* at the bar.

19:30

Dinner at the Restaurant
Savour a delicious dinner at Le Marin Restaurant, or choose a special spot anywhere else on board to dine. After dinner, indulge in drinks* and live music at Le Piano Bar, squid fishing, a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or movies in your cabin.
(Please note that live music is not available on Mondays.)


DAY TWO

06:30

Tai Chi on  Sundeck
Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on L’Odyssée Sundeck, followed by a light breakfast in Le Piano Bar.

07:30

Visit to Titov Island
You will visit popular Titov Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay.

08:30

Breakfast Buffet at the Restaurant
Back on board, a buffet breakfast will be served as we once again cruise past Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet before your bill settlement, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island.

10:30

Disembark at the Tuan Chau Marina
After disembarking from Paradise Elegance, a light lunch at the Paradise Suites Hotel is served for guests booked on the Paradise shuttle bus.

12:00

Return to Hanoi.


Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.
*Additional charges


INCLUDES:
+ Welcome Cocktail
+ Cruise Itinerary and Program
+ Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
+ In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
+ Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
+ Round trip shuttle bus (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi)
+ Luxury en-suite Bathroom
+ 1 Asian Lunch and Dinner Buffet
+ 1 International Breakfast Buffet
+ Snorkel Equipment (subject to availability)
+ Meeting Facilities and Equipment (charter only)
+ Tai Chi Session
+ Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

EXCLUDES:
+ Kayaking @ USD15 per person
+ Beauty Spa Services and Massage
+ Beverages and Tobacco
+ Tips and other Personal Expenses
+ All other services not clearly mentioned above

3-DAY 2-NIGHT ITINERARY ABOARD PARADISE LUXURY HALONG BAY
 
 

 

DAY ONE
11.30 Check-in at Paradise Lounge – Tuan Chau Island
Your first stop on arrival at Tuan Chau Island is the Paradise check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi.
12:30 Embark on Paradise Luxury
After your transfer to Paradise Luxury, you will be checked-in, then taken to the restaurant, where you will
be briefed about your cruise while enjoying your welcome drink.
13:00 Lunch at the restaurant
As the Paradise Luxury makes its way to Halong Bay, you will have time to savor your delicious lunch while enjoying the stunning views – your first introduction to this majestic landscape.
14:00 Cruising Halong Bay or enjoy a Spa Treatment*
After lunch, you will have time to be enchanted by the stunning landscape of Halong Bay. If the first stop isn’t for you, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering and indulgence at Le Parfum Spa*.
14:30 Visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*.
Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is
also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.
16:00 Visit to Sung Sot Cave
Your second stop of the day is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you will be surprised by the breath-taking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave. This is the largest cave in Halong Bay, and the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years have taken on fascinating shapes. Alternatively, stay on board and sample the selection of delicacies available at afternoon tea in the restaurant.
17:45 Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* at Le Piano Bar and Cooking Demonstration
Paradise Luxury will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun sets over the karst landscape. Foodies can partake in Vietnamese cooking demonstration before dinner, and guaranteed to whet the appetite.
19:30 Royal Bao Dai Dinner
Dress like kings and queens for the Royal Bao Dai dinner at the restaurant. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax with a drink* or two, go squid fishing, book in for a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or watch a movie in the restaurant.

DAY TWO
06:30 Tai Chi on L'Odyssée Sundeck
Welcome your second day on board Paradise Luxury with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises, followed by a light breakfast in the restaurant.
07:45 Breakfast at the restaurant
Continental breakfast will be served in the restaurant.
08:30 Transfer to the Paradise Explorer tender to go deeper into the Bay
Don’t forget to bring along all your necessary items, like cameras and sunscreen to make sure you experience the best of Halong Bay on your excursions.
09:00 Visit to Titov Island
Hike to the top of Titov Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters, or sip from a coconut in the shade. If you choose to stay on board, book in for a pamper session in the Le Parfum Spa*.
10:30 Cruise to Trong Cave
After visiting the must-see Titov Island, your next stop will be Trong Cave, in Bo Hon Island. Inside the cave, all visitors will be surprised by so many stalacties hung down from the ceiling. This is also an ideal destination
for those who would like to kayak.
12:00 Lunch in the restaurant
After your morning excursions, re-energise yourself with a fresh and delicious lunch in the restaurant.
14:00 Take a trip to Cua Van Floating Village
The largest of five remaining floating fishing villages in the Bay, you will visit Cua Van Floating Village by bamboo boats rowed by locals, or you can opt to kayak*. Wave to friendly locals as they go about their daily lives, which have remained largely unchanged for centuries.
15:30 Return to Paradise Luxury
17:45 Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* and Cooking Demonstration
Paradise Luxury will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun sets over the karst landscape. Foodies can partake in Vietnamese cooking demonstration before dinner, and try a pre-dinner cocktail* or two.
19:30 Dinner time
Savour your last dinner in the restaurant, choose to eat in your cabin or on the sundeck - it’s completely up to you. After dinner, if you haven’t tried squid fishing, this is your last chance. Or you may just want to wind down with a movie in the restaurant.

DAY THREE
06:30 Tai Chi on Sundeck
Begin your last day in Halong Bay with a calming Tai Chi session on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast, coffee and pastries. Spoil yourself and book in for one last spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa*. Relax in your cabin or on the sundeck, watching Halong Bay drift past.
08:00 Breakfast in the restaurant
Prepare for the day ahead with a freshly prepared and healthy breakfast. Bill settlement and check-out.
10:30 Disembark at the Tuan Chau Marina
After disembarking from the Paradise Luxury, guests who are returning to Hanoi on the Paradise shuttle bus will be served a light lunch.
12:00 Return to Hanoi.

Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.
*Additional charges

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Price of 2 day/1 night trip: Per person in US$ in group of 

From Jan. to Apr. 2018 & Oct. to Dec. 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Deluxe with window 344 224 219 214
Deluxe with Balcony 368 237 232 227
Suite Terrace 461 292 287 282
 
From May to Sept. 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Deluxe with window 321 210 205 200
Deluxe with Balcony 344 224 219 214
Suite Terrace 438 278 273 268
 
Price of 3 day/2 nights trip: Per person in US$ in
group of 
From Jan. to Apr. 2018 & Oct. to Dec. 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Deluxe with window 620 394 389 384
Deluxe with Balcony 667 421 416 411
Suite Terrace 853 531 526 521
 
From May to Sept. 2018
Cabin Category 1 person 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Deluxe with window 573 366 361 356
Deluxe with Balcony 620 394 389 384
Suite Terrace 807 503 498 493


NOTE: PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE US$55 PER PERSON PER NIGHT FOR CHECKING-IN FROM 20th TO 31st DECEMBER, 2018