Time of year: Late October 2016

Purpose of trip: As part of our round the world trip, we were determined to see Halong Bay. In reality, that is best done by an overnight junk cruise.

p1010751Why we chose this place: Halong Bay is unlike anything else, with thousands of limestone mountains rising from the sea. This provides a stunning backdrop and a chance to view the unique lifestyles of the fishermen and their families who spend their entire life on the sea.

We chose the Dragon Legend II (operated by Indochine Junk), because it had great Tripadvisor reviews and it’s a large (therefore sociable) and luxurious (which we felt we needed at this stage in our trip) boat.

How long we stayed: We organised an extended trip with Indochine Junk which included an airport pickup, a night in the lovely Hanoi Pearl hotel, transport down to Halong and…

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Halong Bay Cruise and Hotel Blog - Paradise Vietnam

The Paradise Peak took the world heritage site by storm when it first set sail. Several years on, Paradise Cruises‘ latest masterpiece is every bit as spectacular, and it still remains at the pinnacle of the best Halong Bay cruises. Here’s what makes the Peak so unique-

Tremendous Cabins

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– Each cabin is 38-42 square meters, making them some of the most spacious and lavish in all of Halong Bay.

– All bathrooms are beautifully designed, fitted with a fabulous bathtub in which to relax, and a power shower.

– Wide balconies and/or intimate private dining rooms means that you can enjoy the Bay from the privacy of your own cabin just as much as you can from the fabulous top deck.

Fabulous Cuisine


– Paradise Cruises executive chef has designed a menu of only the very best dishes, both from Vietnam and beyond. Sample the best of Western and…

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