[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]aradise Hotels and Cruises has tied the knot with La Vela Cruises, signalling a dive into 4-star waters for Halong Bay’s no. 1 cruise provider. From Apr 1, La Vela’s itinerary will match that of Paradise Cruises, with stops at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ most scenic stops, and onboard amenities such as spa treatments.

Inside one of Le Vela Cruises’ cabins

Other special features include jacuzzis in the highest room categories and connectable rooms, which are considered “a rarity on cruise ships,” said Edgar C. Cayanan, Paradise Hotels and Cruises’ general manager. “For that reason alone, we think La Vela will be a very attractive option for families.”

For more information, visit www.lavelacruisehalong.com.