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Paradise Grand Cruise Halong Bay
Paradise Suite Hotel, Gate 3-4 Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Vietnam
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Paradise Grand Cruise Halong Bay

Paradise Suite Hotel, Gate 3-4 Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Vietnam
9.6Excellent - 33 reviews
Launched in 2022
39 Cabins
Cruise-Lines: Paradise Grand Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Live Music
  • Mini Cinema
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Butler Service
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Paradise Grand Cruise?
  • The most sophisticated design and highly spacious in Lan Ha Bay 

  • Menu advised the Michelin-starred chef

  • Most luxurious experience: 5-star speedboat, private waiting lounge, etc.

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Balcony

Deluxe Balcony

2 pax
28.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Executive Balcony

Executive Balcony

2 pax
28.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Grand Suite Balcony

Grand Suite Balcony

2 pax
35.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Captain 's View Terrace Suite

Captain 's View Terrace Suite

2 pax
35.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Luxury cabin/suite with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Complimentary regular tea & coffee onboard
  • Two bottle of water daily in cabin
  • Cooking demonstration, Tai Chi session
  • On board insurance, taxes & service charges
  • Entrance & sightseeing fees
Price Excludes
  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation from Hanoi - Halong & Halong - Hanoi
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & massage services
  • Beverages & tobacco
  • Tips & other expenses not mentioned
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!
Children Policy
  • < 5 year old = Free if sharing bed with parents
  • 5 - 12 year old = 75% charge if sharing bed with parents
  • > 12 year old = 100% charge if sharing bed with parents

Cruise Itineraries

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2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Viet Hai Village
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Dark and Bright Caves - Hanoi
Last update 09:23 Wednesday 06 Mar 2024

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Paradise Grand Cruise

Paradise Grand is the upgraded and bigger brother version of Elegance with 39 cabins, still keeping the graceful beauty, this is the only overnight cruise of Paradise Group to bring you to explore Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island.

The cruise is also regarded as the most opulent getaway for the wealthy since it has a Michelin-starred chef's floating restaurant and the only five-star speedboat in the bay, the Paradise Express, which ferries tourists from Tuan Chau to Cat Ba.

 

Facilities & Deck Plan

As soon as you set foot on the lower deck, you can easily see the reception counter, spa rooms next door, and 18 Grand Balcony (including 02 pairs of connecting). Each room is fully furnished in 28m2 with a private balcony, but no bathtub.

Paradise Grand Lower Deck

The main deck contains cabins that bring you an outstanding view of the bay from a private balcony or terrace. 17 Executive Balcony in the middle (including 04 pairs of connecting) in 28m2 only have walk-in showers, especially, 02 Grand Balcony Suite at the rear of the cruise, and 02 Captain View at the front of the cruise in 35m2 with bathtub and walk-in shower separated.

Paradise Grand Main Deck

The salon deck offers space for dining and entertainment: La Espacia Restaurant, Le Grand Piano Lounge, and the kitchen on the same floor which helps food to guests always hot and fresh. 

Paradise Grand Salon Deck

Climb the stairs in the hallway outside the Le Grand Piano lounge, and you'll reach the giant sundeck, where you can sunbathe on the loungers or take a dip in the spacious Jacuzzi pool while overlooking breathtaking views of the enchanting bay.

Paradise Grand Sundeck

One of the points that make Paradise Grand a highly recommended 5-star cruise on the Lan Ha Bay route is high-class amenities. Go ahead to see what you can expect on board. 

Le Terapia Spa

There are 6 spacious treatment rooms in the warm dark wood on the first deck which service from 7:00 to 23:00 with professional therapy.

Le Piano Lounge

Open from 6:30 - 7:00 for a light breakfast and from 10:00 - 22:00, the Piano Lounge next to the restaurant is where you can immerse yourself in the music melody, especially enjoying evening movie time while sipping on a variety of wines and inventive cocktails and watching the tranquil Lan Ha Bay promises a memorable night.

Piano Lounge Party Overnight in Lan Ha Bay

Dance to live music with your darling

La Espacia Restaurant

With accommodating up to 80 people, the restaurant on the third deck opens from 13:00 - 22:00, bringing royal beauty with dark sofa tables, high-quality wood materials, artistic oriental decorations, and full beverage amenities: bar, wine cabinet, and buffet counters. All create a classic and warm space to experience Eurasian cuisine with private butler service.

Lifestyle Balcony

Located outside La Espacia restaurant and daily opens from 14:00 - 22:00, tables and chairs are arranged for you to find the perfect camera angle overlooking the clear green water and islets with delicious drinks.

Cielo Sky Bar

If you want to relish some tasty drinks among the stunning Lan Ha Bay, Cielo Sky Bar is the best choice for the sunset party and Happy Hour with the broadest selection of signature wines and cocktails.

Jacuzzi Pool

High-built on the sundeck, the jacuzzi comfortably 5 - 6 adults and is an ideal place to take in all the bay beauty in the eyes and refresh the body. The time to turn on the jacuzzi system is in the morning and afternoon.

Spacious Outdoor Swimming Pool

The grand sundeck offers space for a sky bar and pool

Sundeck

With its 450m2, which fits up to 120 people, this sundeck is the foremost choice for hosting monumental outdoor events such as BBQ parties, birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, reunions, team-building activities, and gala dinners.

Opening hours are daily from 14:00 - 22:00 for a sunset party, cooking class, Happy Hour, and your free time to fully admire the majestic scenery of Lan Ha Bay.

Service & Activities

On the 2-day-1-night cruise, travelers will discover natural beauty in Lan Ha Bay following the route Ha Long Bay - Viet Hai village - Dark & Bright Cave from 1st Oct 2023. For the 3-day-2-night add Frog Pond on the first day. The 2D1N itinerary change makes the Paradise Grand cruise one of the few ships in Lan Ha Bay taking guests to visit Viet Hai village and Dark & Bright Cave.

In any route you choose, you are sure to have unimaginable adventures with a lot of interesting and professional services on this 5-star overnight cruise.

Explore Viet Hai Village

In the peaceful Viet Hai fishing village, you can experience the atmosphere and sightseeing by cycling, taking an electric car, or simply walking to the next spot around the town. Whichever duration you choose, you can visit this rustic village on Day 1 or Day 2 following the itinerary.

Uncover Dark & Bright Cave

The last day of the journey is an opportunity to see the magical wet stalactites inside Bright Cave, also home to bats, by kayak or on a bamboo boat rowed by locals. Before that, you will relax your soul in the middle of a peaceful lake surrounded by small islands on the way to the cave. Whether you are lucky enough, you can find monkeys, storks, and marine ecosystems on these small islands.

Play float at Frog Pond

If you are set on a 3-day itinerary, pristine Frog Pond is an ideal spot to indulge in the green water of Lan Ha Bay by jumping on float, swimming, or kayaking. You will be given a life vest,  so feel free to stir around the calm sea.

Sunset Party

To fully enjoy the sun goes down moment, 16:30 - 17:30 is time for a tea break and Happy Hour (17:30 - 18:30): Buy 01 Get 01 Free at the Cielo Sky Bar or Piano Lounge (depending on the weather). There is a menu of snacks, beer, smoothies, and juices to sip and have fun with friends.

Happy Hour Menu On Paradise Grand

Try some cocktails and drinks at Happy Hour

Vietnamese cooking class 

Joining a specific cooking class hosted by a chef is a valuable opportunity to add Vietnamese fried spring rolls to your cooking list. You will roll a unique filling recipe into rice paper and dine with fish sauce. 

Evening cinema

After dinner, it's time to relax your digestive system with blockbuster movie time at the Piano Lounge and bond with family and friends. 

Night squid fishing 

Don't miss the lucky squid fishing challenge at the outside reception. Following the crew's instructions, you will learn how to attract squid and use a fishing rod. The chef can even cook the squid you just caught, considered the best in Northern Vietnam.

Note: The squid season is usually from July to August every year. 

Tai Chi Class 

Release your body amidst the fresh air of the bay at 6:00 - 6:30 early in the morning. This Tai Chi class on the sundeck promises to help you erase the fatigue from the previous day and renew your energy for exploration activities.

Spa and massage

To make your cruise trip an unforgettable relaxation, you are always welcome to professional treatments from Vietnamese, Balinese, and Paradise Fusion, each body part (foot, upper body, head, neck, shoulder, anti-aging face) to hot stone massage. Each session ranges from 30 to 90 minutes. 

Exhilarating Luxury Wellness Treatment

Enjoy the fullest relaxation at Le Terapia Spa

Additionally, Paradise Grand Cruise offers caring services such as laundry, room cleaning, honeymoon setup, wake-up calls, special events, and in-room dinners.

Food & Drink

Onboarding Paradise Grand Cruise is well-known for its menu with quality Michelin. The fusion menu with a wide range of Eurasian dishes for buffet meals, and European fine dining for dinner.  

The serving time for each meal is as usual: breakfast is 6:30 - 7:00, 8:30 for brunch, lunch at 13:00 and dinner is at 19:15. 

  • The 2-day-1-night includes 04 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 Western Set dinner, 01 light breakfast with pastries and drinks (tea, coffee, juice/milk), and 01 buffet brunch 
  • The 3-day-2-night offers 07 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 buffet dinner, 01 sumptuous buffet breakfast, 01 buffet/set lunch in Viet Hai village’s restaurant, 01 Western Set dinner, 01 light breakfast with pastries and drinks (tea, coffee, juice/milk), 01 buffet brunch

Superb Dining Experience With Michelin Starred Menu

Flavorful Western dish for fine dining

Besides, Paradise Grand shows their professional hospitality with its menu of Vegetarian, Indian, and Vietnamese.

Note: If you have any special dietary, please let us know before the trip since the crew team will customize your needs.

For the beverage, two complimentary bottles of mineral water per day will be provided and there is a drink counter in the buffet and light breakfasts for free like juice, milk, tea, and coffee, other drinks on the menu are excluded and payment when you check out.

Alcohol drinks

House wines, signature wines, and wine by the glass from around the US $7 - US $ 38. Premium wine and other wines from France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, USA cost from US $38.5 to US $9.5.

Other wines, cocktails, and mocktails in a shot from US $4 - US $19 and from US $53 - US $365 in a bottle.

Menu of alcoholic beverage

Various choices for wine option

Non-alcohol drinks

Just from US $1.5 to US $5, you can enjoy a glass of smoothies, beers, juices, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, or coffee.

Non-alcohol drinks

Soft drinks and beverages menu

Transportation

The private Paradise 9-seat limousine is equipped with exclusive facilities, large seats, charging ports, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, water bottles, and lighting to ensure a resting space at ease before the cruise excursion.

Departing from Hanoi

The pick-up time is approximately 8:00 - 8:30 from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in the cruise office at 52 Le Dai Hanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Then transport to Tuan Chau Port in Halong City.

Departing from Tuan Chau Port

If you go to the ship's lobby by yourself, please be at the Paradise Trend Lounge of Paradise Suites Hotel, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong opening check-in counter from 11:00 - 11:45 then move to the electric car to board the cruise by the Paradise Express.

Check In At Paradise Suites Hotel Lounge

Check-in at Paradise Suites Hotel, Halong City

Special offering for back way to Hanoi

Paradise offers modern transportation and lunch included at the Hanoi Lounge, Paradise Suites Hotel. Upon your arrival at the port around 10:15 - 10:30, the private electric car will take you to the restaurant for a set menu lunch and just wind down your free time until Paradise limousine picks up you around 11:30 back to Hanoi.

Brunch Menu For Paradise Shuttle Bus Service

Brunch menu for those who book Paradise transfer service

Amazing Paradise Express 

To reach the cruise ship anchored at the border of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, you will take the Paradise Express speedboat for about 15 minutes. Visitors can catch up on the first sights of the lush islets on the bay without being buffeted by waves, thanks to the roomy 180 seats.

Reviews

BestPrice’s Reviews

  • Inspection date: 21st & 22nd, June, 2023
  • Cruise: Paradise Grand - Paradise Vietnam
  • BestPrice Travel inspector: Ms. Lyn (Linh Pham)

Join us on the 2d1n cruise review on Paradise Grand

After experiencing Inspector 2-day-1-night, BestPrice Travel highly recommends Paradise Grand to those looking for world-class service on a cruise and fusion cuisine at mid-range prices. The ship offers new amenities with elegant style and private butler service, promising a unique journey for families and couples.

Facilities & Amenities - 9.4/10

We can find basic 5-star amenities right on the cruise with a panoramic sundeck, Jacuzzi, spa services, high-quality wood materials, and the Eurasian decoration style. However, because the cruise ship has many cabins, the area of each room may be smaller than other rooms on the Lan Ha Bay route, especially the top-class one.

Pros

  • Providing express boats that are considered to have the most ample space on the bay
  • A large jacuzzi on a high platform is the highlighted equipment on a classy 5-star ship.
  • Paradise promotes luxury with private space in its facilities: Design restaurant groups of small tables with 2 outer rows and 1 long table row for large groups in the middle, separated by partitions displaying ceramic flowers, and the Piano lounge also equips partitions. 
  • The cabins are excellently soundproofed, and each room is spacious enough for a comfortable stay. 
  • Captain Terrace Suite divides the cubby and bathtub area, and two sinks in the bathroom so you and your teammates have private space when living.
  • An ideal sundeck for a comprehensive view toward the bay and taking deep breaths in early morning Tai Chi class 

Cons

  • The size of Captain Terrace is smaller than other top-class cabins on 5-star cruise ships, and the bathtub inside does not have a Jacuzzi system.
  • Unfortunately, the limousine that took us to Ha Long Bay could not use the charger, but the limousine back to Hanoi was better.

Luminous Lounge with Wooden Furniture

High-end facilities at Le Grand Piano Lounge

Foods & Drinks - 9.2/10

This brand is famous for meals prepared by Michelin chefs, focusing on Eurasian fusion menus that try to harmonize the tastes of many diners.

Pros

  • The main menu will be flexible depending on the tourist season (more Asian or Western dishes). However, each buffet meal is always filled with hot food counters (Asian and Western dishes - soup, pasta), salad bars, drinks, and dessert counters.
  • The food in the buffet stays warm for a long time for guests who dine late.
  • The big group can order a private menu before taking the trip. 
  • The fine-dining European set dinner is full and impressively decorated.
  • Must-try food: Stir-fried vegetarian vermicelli, Stir-fried clams with mixed vegetables, Fillet of Australian beef served with grilled vegetables and cabernet sauvignon essence.

Cons

  • Less choice if compared with buffet on other cruises the same route.
  • Some main Western dishes like Lobster and crème Brulee are a bit salty or sweets for the majority taste.

Fine Dining Western Set Menu For 2 Days 1 Night

Western menu for dinner on the 1-night cruise

Activities - 9.8/10

Try to create a variety of activities suitable for different ages to bring visitors closer to most of the bay's highlights. From kayaking, bamboo boat rides, and playing on inflatables to Vietnamese cooking classes, welcoming visitors to the beauty of the World Heritage Site.

Pros

  • Kayaking is a must-try when exploring Dark-Bright cave 
  • Each activity is announced on time and clearly from the reception desk
  • Staff prepare safety carefully for those who take part in playing on the float. 
  • New 2-day-1-night route to Viet Hai village and Dark & Bright cave, creating a difference compared to other popular tourist itineraries on Lan Ha Bay and limiting the impact of the weather like participating in water activities at the Frog Pond before.

Cons

  • The sunset party time on the old itinerary was too early, and there were few options on the Happy Hour drink list. Up to now, the timetable and itinerary are more rational.

Fun Water Based Activity In Lan Ha Bay

Endless fun on giant float and water activities

Service - 9.8/10

Great service from the beginning to the end with a welcome dance and happy smile at the end of the trip. 

Pros

  • The cruise manager and staff are very attentive and knowledgeable and always assist us with any issue and quickly solve customer problems right on the cruise 
  • Ready to join guests in activities 

Cons

  • Nothing touches our thoughts, we are satisfied with the service

 

Paradise Grand on TripAdvisor

  • Number of reviews: 98
  • Excellent: 96/98 reviews

Renovating at the beginning of 2023, the staff rebuilt the Paradise Grand cruise Tripadvisor channel, so that the number of reviews is less than other cruises of Paradise Group. However, after analyzing, we found that several users were very pleased with the superb staff, thoughtful private butler, vegetarian meals, tidy rooms, and security. 

Paradise Grand Cruise Review On TripAdvisor

Customers usually vote 5 stars for services and activities

Up to now, there have not been any negative reviews about this cruise on Tripadvisor except for low internet signal quality, but this is unavoidable when traveling on the bay.

Based on these reviews, Paradise Grand Cruise on TripAdvisor appears to be the finest for those looking for a lavish brand new cruise experience in Halong Bay.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 31 customer's reviews

9.6
Excellent
Traveler rating
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  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.5
  • Cabin quality 9.6
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.5
9.4
Excellent - Alvin Y
Singapore Singapore
18/05/2024
It was like staying at a floating hotel

First and foremost, the boat was really stunning. It was elegant and well-maintained. The cabins were a special pleasure. I booked the Captain Grand View Cabin, and the views were spectacular. The room was really big and well-furnished.
The staff was exceptional. They were pleasant, professional, and… More

9.4
Excellent - Alex C
Philippines Philippines
06/05/2024
Incredible experience with fantastic staff, food, and views

The cruise is amazing, and the staff is extremely professional, friendly, polite, and attentive.
The food was excellent. So was the cleanliness. Special thanks to Haley, who was extremely helpful and kind to organize our trip from A to Z!
Overall, highly recommended.

9.5
Excellent - Paisley G
United States United States
05/04/2024
It was fantastic!

It was a fantastic experience, and I strongly suggest it! It went much beyond my expectations! Extremely pleasant personnel, spotless surroundings, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking views!

9.4
Excellent - Amy M
United Kingdom United Kingdom
27/03/2024
Absolutely wonderful!!!

This cruise was simply great! The email contact was highly professional, kind, and customer service-focused. Check-in and check-out at the Paradise Suites Hotel, as well as the transition to the cruise, went extremely smoothly. The cruise personnel were also fantastic! It seemed very warm and welcoming;… More

9.7
Excellent - Charlie
United States United States
22/03/2024
First-class Lan Ha Bay cruise

We have just returned from a fantastic three-day, two-night trip on the Paradise Grand at Lan Ha Bay. The organization was great from beginning to end. The boat was immaculate, the personnel was really helpful and couldn't do enough to make sure you had a great time, the cuisine was excellent, and the excursions were very well planned. I would really suggest this cruise.

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Questions & Answers (5)

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01/05/2024

We plan to take the cruise on July 26 or July 27. At what time does the cruise leave and at what time does it return? Does the cruise leave every day from Hanoi? We are vegetarians, please let me know the food choices you provide, we do not eat fish / meat / eggs. Thank you

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02/05/2024
@Mala Sampat:

The cruise depart everyday from Halong but can addon the transfer from / to Hanoi. Boat leaving pier between Noon and arrive next day about 10:00 - 10:30 AM.

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05/03/2024

Do u guys provide kayaking and water sports activities included ?

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05/03/2024

Hi! Usually all Paradise Cruises don't include kayaking fee in the cruise price.

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12/01/2024

Hello, we will be on this cruise in about a week. ( So excited!) I’m wondering if there is a dress code? Could you please suggest wardrobe ideas for ladies besides swimwear? Also, for early morning and evenings what type of jacket do we need? Thank you in advance for your help. Jody

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12/01/2024
@Jody Guler:

Hi! There's no exact dress code, but you can try these most popular options for your trip: formal/semi formal/smart casual clothes. About the jacket: it must be waterproof and good for prevent cold wind when you stay outside.

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19/05/2023

Please notify me of the available balcony room from the 2nd deck and above for me and my fiance. We have a Halong trip on 25 April 2024. I want to prepare a romantic anniversary for my fiance. Do Paradise Grand offer space or some ideas for me?

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19/05/2023
@Philip Jerico Sy:

Yes they can decorate the room and organize for you private dinner

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13/11/2022

we have 4 Adult want to cruise 2 days 1 night on 05/12 (check in 5.12.2022) pls quote us your best price & terms . Thank you

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13/11/2022
@JENNIE:

Sorry Paradise Gand had been delay opening time until 2023.

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