In 2017 the Paradise Group expanded their fleet of five, to include two new especially crafted cruise ships known as Paradise Elegance.
The concept of Elegance is such that the focus is very much on the on-board experience, and while they present a slightly less intimate feel than Paradise’s other boats, they do offer a wider range of features and amenities, and all with Paradise’s signature 5-star service.
With 31 cabins and suites, at 25 square meters, these are the largest, most lavishly designed and spacious steel boats in Halong Bay. Each cabin comes equipped with either a balcony or terrace, perfect for those wishing to relax in the comfort of their own private outdoor space, and a separate dressing room for that added space. Guests can enjoy Halong Bay as much from their private cabins as they can from the various shared spaces.
There is also a spa, dining room, sun deck and two bars, which are all spread over five decks. Offering a range of treatments, L’Évasion Spa is found on the main deck away from the buzz of the rest of the boat. Le Marin Restaurant and Le Piano Bar, both of which offer live entertainment, are located on the salon deck. Flexible dining is available so guests can choose when and where they dine, a particularly important point when one can so easily lose track of time! On the stylish open-air bar and sundeck, L’Odyssée Bar and the sunbathing areas offer wrap-around views of the bay and ample space to soak up the sunshine.
Allowing visitors to explore Halong Bay more deeply is a primary objective of the new cruise ships. Where other vessels stay anchored during excursions, the Paradise Elegance cruise ships will continue sailing around the bay and those visiting the attractions will go by tender boats. Guests that don’t join the activities will be able to cruise through different parts of the bay instead.