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Paradise Doubles Down in Halong Bay

Paradise Prestige charts new course into more secluded territory with two-night cruises

HALONG BAY, Vietnam (September 10, 2017) — One of Vietnam’s leading providers of luxury hospitality services is responding to the demand for more multi-night cruise experiences in Halong Bay by fashioning a new product line out of its existing fleet.

Paradise Vietnam will take two of its four Paradise Luxury vessels and, following some significant renovations, rebrand them as Paradise Prestige.

The reimagined wooden junks will start cruising on October 1st as the most sophisticated ships ever designed for the purpose of spending more than one night among the towering outcrops of Halong Bay.

“Guests are demanding more than one night cruising in Halong Bay and Gulf of Tonkin, as they expect a longer time exploring and relaxing on the bay,” said Nguyen Cao Son, Paradise Vietnam’s Chief Operating Officer. “Paradise Prestige alleviates that problem, and does so in a really impressive way.”

The launch of Paradise Prestige will mark a dive into the all-inclusive concept for Paradise Vietnam, which is already a popular concept among high-end resorts and river cruise companies.

Benefits will include free-flow food and drinks including a la carte meals and sparkling wine, one 50-minute spa treatment per person per night and business lounge access at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

“As an innovative company, we’re always looking for ways to improve and refresh and set new standards,” said Cao Son. “That was the philosophy that guided us into positioning Paradise Prestige as the only choice for travelers who want luxury and two nights on Halong Bay.

Indeed, as opposed to one big boat, Paradise Prestige will dispatch two smaller vessels, each with 15 cabins, into the karst-studded seascape.

“We’ve done our homework, and our takeaway is that peace and quiet are a high priority to the two-night cruiser,” said Cao Son. “At no time will Prestige passengers be disturbed. We want Halong Bay to do all the talking.”

Paradise Prestige will do what one-night cruises cannot: sail away from the crowds and into a more secluded territory, further away, thereby creating another layer of exclusivity to the experience.

The creation of Paradise Prestige signifies the second major move made by Paradise’s cruise division this year. In July, the company made a splash by rolling out the second of its Paradise Elegance class, which at 61 meters long and 13 meters wide with 31 cabins are the biggest overnight cruising vessels to ever set sail in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Paradise Vietnam also owns and operates Paradise Peak, a boutique, eight-suite ship tailor-made for families or small groups; the 156-room Paradise Suites and Paradise Trend hotels, the first and only boutique luxury hotels in Halong Bay; and six restaurants, including two in Hanoi that consistently rank on TripAdvisor among the top 10 dining venues in Vietnam’s capital, 3 in Ho Chi Minh city and 1 in Hoi An.

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