Luxury cruise operator Paradise Vietnam has launched a cruise ship in Lan Ha Bay, situated just south of famed Halong Bay.
Paradise Vietnam unveiled the first of two Paradise Grand vessels for overnight cruises on January 25, 2020, with the second vessel poised to set sail this April.
Measuring 70m long and 13.5m across the beam, the five-deck steel craft caters for up to 80 passengers and houses 39 cabins with separate walk-in closets, ensuite bathrooms and private balconies.
Paradise Grand features a spa with four treatment cabins, a piano lounge, a sun deck, an outdoor movie theatre and adjacent sky bar.
Highlights on the new cruise’s one- and two-night itineraries include kayaking in Lan Ha Bay, trekking and cycling in Cat Ba National Park on Cat Ba Island, a cooking class, Vietnamese wine tasting, as well as sunrise tai chi and yoga onboard.
Passengers check-in at Paradise Vietnam’s lounge on Tuan Chau Island before departing for Cat Ba Island on the high-speed ferry, Paradise Express.
Paradise Grand offers 39 cabins, ranging from 28m2 to 35m2, across four cabin types – Grand Balcony, Executive Grand Balcony, Grand Balcony Suite and Captain’s View Grand Suite. Families and larger groups have the option of connecting Grand Balcony and Executive Grand Balcony cabins on the vessel’s first and second floors.
The Paradise Grand ships are available for private charters, targeting wedding ceremonies, birthday parties, corporate events and other special occasions.
Paradise Grand is priced from US$425 per cabin for two, with the Captain’s View Grand Suite priced from US$575 for two.