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Paradise Luxury Cruises

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Paradise Luxury Cruises

Boathouse | 17 bedrooms | sleeps 34

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Though Paradise Luxury 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.

Size Sleeps up to 34, 17 bedrooms
Nearest beach To Be Advised
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport Station 175 km, Nearest railway: Hanoi Railways Station, Hanoi Capital, Vietnam 180 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 17 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms of which 17 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (16), Double beds (9), Cots (5), Dining seats for 34, Lounge seats for 34
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The North Vietnam region

Northern Vietnam? it's full of culture. Historically, and to this day, it has been significantly poorer than the southern part of the country. Cultural and political differences remain strong - the language is pronounced differently in some ways, and there's definitely a more authoritarian feel in the cities.

The largest city in northern Vietnam is the capital of Hanoi, and it's the only attractive one. But there are numerous other sites, such as Ha Long Bay, the mountain resort of Sapa, and the historical battlefield of Dien Bien Phu.

Cities:

Cao Bang

Dong Hoi

Haiphong

Hanoi

Lao Cai

Lang Son

Ninh Binh

Vinh

Lai Chau

Hoa Binh

Other destinations:

Bac Ha - hilltribe markets near the Chinese border

Co To Island

Cuc Phuong National Park

Dien Bien Phu - site of the French defeat in 1954

Dong Dang - on the border with China

Ha Long Bay - a world-famous natural wonder

Sapa - popular site for visiting indigenous tribes

Tam Coc - Ha Long Bay-like karst scenery along the river

Bac Giang - Pristine natural forest with ecotourism stays and visits

Halong Bay

"Ha Long" means "Bay of Descending Dragons" (Chinese: ???; Xiàlóngw?n), though prior to the 19th century this name was not recorded in any document or archive. When mentioning the present-day Quang Ninh Sea or Ha Long Bay, old historical books often referred to them by the names of An Bang, Luc Thuy or Van Don. Not until the late 19th century did the name of Ha Long Bay appear on a French Marine Map. The Hai Phong News, a French newspaper of the time, had an article, Dragon appears on Ha Long Bay, reporting the following story: In 1898 a sub-lieutenant named Lagredin, captaining the Avalanse reported seeing a huge sea snake on Ha Long Bay. This was also witnessed by many of the crews. Thus emerged the European image of the Asian dragon. Whether this appearance of a strange animal looking like a dragon resulted the name of Ha Long Bay is not known.

The Ha Long Bay archipelago is made up of 1969 islands, both settled and uninhabited. These can be accessed from various ports, though in the special case of Cat Ba you can also arrive either by car, motorbike or bus (via Haiphong) or combined bus/boat (from Hanoi via Halong City).

This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists and it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure.

Visitors might want to allow a few days to explore this magical bay as its attractions are extremely numerous.

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Review 1-10 of 19

20 Jul 2014

5/5

"Un paraíso auténtico"

Pasamos dos espectaculares días dentro de un circuito por Vietnam por nuestra Luna de Miel. Es un hotel de 5 estrellas flotante, la habitación aprovechada al milímetro y no falta de detalle alguno.… More

12 Jun 2014

3/5

"Very nice, but not worth the money"

We booked Paradise Luxury on the recommendation of our hotel. It was EXTREMELY expensive compared to anything else we had done in Vietnam but we thought it was worth it for good food, great sights, an… More

31 May 2014

5/5

"Fantastic 2 night cruise. What a party!!"

We hired the whole vessel for my sisters 50th birthday (32 of us) and we were not disappointed. The rooms were lovely, crew were excellent, food great and they did everything they could to make our tr… More

13 May 2014

5/5

"Splurge for the Best on Halong Bay - Paradise Privilege"

Splurge for the best! And that means the privacy of Paradise Privilege (one of their smaller 3 cabin boats) and a 3 night (or more trip) AND ask for an off the beaten path route. They are amazing. Bea… More

23 Apr 2014

4/5

"A slice of Paradise..."

From the moment you board the Paradise Luxury 1 boat you have a sense of a unique and special experience....until you look across the water and see countless other cruise boats doing the same thing! … More

10 Apr 2014

5/5

"Very nice"

We had a great time on Luxury 1 with Jimmy and his staff. I am a vegetarian and they made me special meals and really looked after us. The boat is showing its age but the room was fine with a small pr… More

22 Mar 2014

3/5

"Good for cruising in a VIP way"

You want to cruise in a VIP way? Then go ahead and book one of the suites in this boat. You want to live a thorough experience of a natural wonder called "Halong Bay"?. Then this boat is not… More

16 Mar 2014

4/5

"The nicest of the boats we saw on Halong Bay."

The boat was everything we had hoped it would be, very comfortable with good food. We had booked a two night stay as we had been advised that we would get away from other boats to more remote parts o… More

8 Mar 2014

5/5

"Excellent all round"

We booked the two day, one night cruise and we were not disappointed. After a four hour transfer from Hanoi to Halong, we were greeted by the friendly check-in staff for Paradise Cruises. We were ushe… More

25 Feb 2014

5/5

"Terrific choice"

There are a lot of boats on the water at Halong Bay. Many of them look very dodgy. Not so the Paradise fleet. Our boat was terrific.The boat was very comfortable, well-appointed, clean and in good con… More

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Based in Vietnam

Languages spoken
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