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Welcome to Emeraude Classic Cruises in Halong Bay Vietnam!

Emeraude Classic Cruises is proud the first Luxury Cruises Ship introduced in Halong Bay with 38 cabins ensuites including 4 VIP Suite Cabins upper desk getting panorama view. Emeraude Classic Cruises offering 2Days/1Night Packagge & 3Days/2Nights Package including mountain climbing & hiking treks! Come & see by your own eyes!

Welcome onboard!

Old world charm resurfaced on the calm water of Halong Bay, Vietnam with the launch of a magnificent five star vessel Emeraude modeled in the tradition of the grand old single wheeled paddle steamer of the colonial era. One of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay covers an area of 1,500 km² over which are scattered thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Bac Bo.

The majestic beauty of the bay and its islands is only fully appreciated while meandering among the islands, fjords and islets. The original Emeraude was one of the flotillas owned by the Roque family who left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of fame and fortune. The fleet cruised along Indochina waterways and Halong Bay in the olden days. The original Emeraude sank in the Bay in 1937. Using advanced techniques, French architects painstakingly modeled the new vessel from old photos and drawings found at the Paris' Maritime Museum. Passengers can now relax, seek total comfort in the luxurious cabins or enjoy the beautiful sea breeze on the sun deck and enjoy the splendor and serenity of nature.

The Emeraude operates daily a two days, one night cruise. For lunch and dinner, passengers get to enjoy delicious freshly caught seafood and Vietnamese specialties. In the morning, an American style breakfast is served onboard the colonial vessel. For passengers who want more than just cruising around, the Emeraude also offer afternoon tea, traditional body massages and sunrise Tai Chi classes. The trip is completely flexible offering wide variety of options for all.

The History of Emeraude Cruise

In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude was offering unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for visitors to what was then French Indochina. The Emeraude was part of a flotilla owned by the Roque family who had left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of adventure and fortune. Over a period of more than 50 years they found both. After several ups and downs including successful trading and timber businesses, near bankruptcy and being taken hostage by pirates, the Roque brothers built Emeraude, Perle, Saphir, Rubis and Onyx to ferry passengers and freight along the waterways of Indochina and cruise on magnificent Halong Bay.Today the Emeraude offers a regular cruise service on board a luxurious replicasteamer with 39 cabins meticulously designed to evoke the nostalgic charm of colonial Indochina.

EMERAUDE HISTORY & SERVICES

French owner, Eric Merlin, accidentally discovered the existence of a magnificent fleet of four single-wheeled paddle steamers - Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis, operating in Halong & Vietnam from 1906 to 1945 from a black and white postcard he bought in France! With inspiration from these historic steamers, Emeraude has been designed in the traditional of the grand steamers of yesteryear and its refined interior decor will bring you back to the old-world charm of the colonial era while maintaining modern standards of comfort and safety to make your cruises as enjoyable as possible. Lead by Captain Jody Atterton and General Manager, Kai Schroeter, the 35 multilingual members crew is well trained in safety and service requirements.

Emeraude is a 55m length steamer boat features 3 decks, 38 full view cabins & 1 suite, a 80-seat restaurant, 2 bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, entertainment completion.

From the 350m2 open upper sun deck, passengers can enjoy a soothing foot massage while sipping a refreshing cocktail and gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay. The Emeraude’s huge paddle wheel opens to reveal a swimming deck offering passengers the opportunity to swim in the calm waters of the bay surrounded by the majestic scenery. At dawn, that most magical time as the sun rises, the soft and graceful movements of a Tai chi class on.

The Emeraude’s restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialties. While enjoying breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the simple and honest flavors

Cabins & Suites

On the Emeraude, buoyed by one of the world's most beautiful bays, little things matter. Colonial style brass fans. Hardwood floors. Beadboard walls. And the most comfortable beds on the bay. In every cabin, the rich decor evokes another age, when craftsmanship mattered more than the bottom line.

But make no mistake: The Emeraude makes concessions to the modern era, with air conditioning, electricity and other amenities typical of an upscale hotel room. No need to bring your own hair dryer. We've got that. Umbrellas, slippers, bathrobes. We've imagined all the contingencies so you'll be fully prepared to enjoy your cruise.

Captain Suites

 

 

 

Emeraude Suites

 

 

 

Paul Roque Suite

 

 

 

Deluxe & Superior

 

Services and Facilities

Designed with 38 Luxurious Cabins and one Suite, the 55 meter vessel is equipped with modern standards of comfort and safety. With inspiration from historic steamers, Emeraude was designed with the grandeur of yesteryear - refined interior décor, a 80-seat restaurant, bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, complete with entertainment features and a boutique shop for souvenir collectors. It also has a 350m2 open upper deck lounge bar for holiday-makers to relax, sip their favorite champagne totally engulfed in the beautiful scenic Halong Bay. Ha Long Bay or Bay of the Descending Dragons is the UNESCO heritage site surrounded by crystal clear water hence the perfect spot for eco-tourism. Build with Eco friendly water and waste treatment systems, Emeraude received special permission from the Halong Tourism Authority to cruise within protected, natural reserves and gulfs of Halong Bay.

The Flavor

Dining on the Emeraude reflects the ambitions and aspirations of the vessel itself.

Vietnamese ingredients, enhanced by European culinary traditions, create a culinary experience without peer on Halong Bay.

Quality, good taste and elegance define every buffet in our classic wood-panelled dining room.

Lunch

After you board the Emeraude, the lunch buffet is quickly served. Look out for classics like chicken cordon bleu alongside pork tenderloin and a range of salads and lighter options. Fresh spring rolls offer a local flavour alongside freshly caught seafood.

Dinner

In the evening, dining is a stylish affair. The buffet includes rump steak and fresh Halong Bay steamed prawns. The selection includes shellfish, salads, soups and rice dishes. For dessert, choices vary from a range of cakes to old favorites like bread and butter pudding. There is also an array of tropical fruit.

Breakfast

Wake early to enjoy sunrise and it won't be long before aromas from the kitchen find you. Bacon, chipolatas, scrambled eggs and cold cuts await. A chef cooks omelettes to your specifications. A rice congee or "chao" adds local flavor while croissants and pastry add a European touch. Italian Lavazza coffee is served.

Drinks

Throughout your cruise, bars in the dining room and on the sundeck ensure satisfaction for every thirst. A lengthy wine list caters to all tastes. Cocktails beg to be drunk on the deck at sunset as canapés are served. For beer drinkers there is a range of international and local brews. Alternatively enjoy a coffee served hot or iced depending on the climate. A pot of green tea adds an additional authentic touch. Relax, we'll bring it to your table.

Emeraude Classic Cruise on Halong Bay

2Days/1Night on Emeraude Classic Luxury Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi-Emeraude Cruises Halong (Lunch, Dinner)

We depart from the capital at 8 :10am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away by Shuttle bus. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Halong Bay 12:00pm

12:15: Welcome by Emeraude staff and embark with the shuttle boat for short transfer (approximately 5 minutes) to the Emeraude. Welcome cocktail and check-in on board the Emeraude

13.00-16.00: Cruise on the Emeraude on Halong Bay passing by some of the most scenic locations including Yen Ngua, Con Coc mountains and a floating village. Vietnamese buffet lunch is served in the Emeraude restaurant from 13.00-14.30. Followed by an excursion to Sungsot Grotto (Grotto of Surprises) with optional guide to the grotto. En-route, enjoy the view from the sun deck, or relax for professional massage (this optional service is not include in our quote). Continue cruising on Halong bay.

16.00-18.30: Anchor near Trinh Nu & Hang Trong caves. Swimming, Kayaking if weather permitted (Kayaking is optional, so not included in our service)

19.00-21.00: Vietnamese buffet dinner is served in the Emeraude dinning room. The Emeraude anchored between breathtaking Trinh Nu and Hang Trong Cave.

Accommodation and overnight on Emeraude Cruise.

23.00 End of program for day one

Day 2: More Cruise Halong Bay on Emeraude – Hanoi (Brunch)

Early moring-07.00: Attend in a Tai chi course to relax yourself in the early morning of Orient or wake up early to see Sunrise.

07.00-09.00: The Emeraude sail once again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for Halong city, it is your time to take breakfast with European buffet breakfast at the Emeraude restaurant.

09.00-09.30: Check out of cabin.

09.30-10.00: Transfer by shuttle boat to Emeraude Pier. Pick-up by our car. Drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at
2.00pm. The Trip ends at your hotel or transfer to airport (Upon request!).

Peak season surcharge:

  • + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:

  • Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
  • Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
  • Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)

Trip Included:

  • Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with seaview window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
  • Meals on Board: 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
  • English Speaking Guide on Board
  • Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
  • Insurance on Board
  • Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
  • Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
  • Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
  • All taxes & services charge

Optional services:

  • Shuttle bus round transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (US$34/ person)
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$ 115/Car
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$138/Car
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$135/Van
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$158/Van

Trip Excluded:

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Kayaking: on request

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Emeraude Cruise in Halong Bay

3Days/2Nights on Emeraude Classic Luxury Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Emeraude Cruise(Lunch, Dinner)

We depart from the capital at 8 :10am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away by Shuttle bus. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Halong Bay 12:00pm

12:15: Welcome by Emeraude staff and embark with the shuttle boat for short transfer (approximately 5 minutes) to the Emeraude. Welcome cocktail and check-in on board the Emeraude

13.00-16.00: Cruise on the Emeraude on Halong Bay passing by some of the most scenic locations including Yen Ngua, Con Coc mountains and a floating village. Vietnamese buffet lunch is served in the Emeraude restaurant from 13.00-14.30. Followed by an excursion to Sungsot Grotto (Grotto of Surprises) with optional guide to the grotto. En-route, enjoy the view from the sun deck, or relax for professional massage (this optional service is not include in our quote). Continue cruising on Halong bay.

16.00-18.30: Anchor near Trinh Nu & Hang Trong caves. Swimming, Kayaking if weather permitted (Kayaking is optional, so not included in our service)

19.00-21.00: Vietnamese buffet dinner is served in the Emeraude dinning room. The Emeraude anchored between breathtaking Trinh Nu and Hang Trong Cave.

Accommodation and overnight on Halong Bay Emeraude Classic Cruise.

23.00 End of program for day one

DAY 2 (Option 1)

Nature Walk, Cultural Immersion on Lien Minh Village

06:00 - 07:00 Complimentary cafe gourmand served on the Sundeck

06:30 - 07:00 Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on sundeck

07:00 - 08:00 Energizing breakfast served

08:00 - 08:15 Depart The Emeraude Cruises, Ha Long Bay

08:15 - 10:30 Cruise through Ha Long Bay to less traveled Lan Ha Bay

10:30 - 11:00 Coastline transfer into the small farming village of Lien Minh

11:00 - 11:45 VIP Lunch

11:45 – 14:15 Nature Walk, Cooking Class, Village Experience

14:30 – 17:15 Cruise through Lan Ha Bay to rejoin The Emeraude Cruises

17:30 – 18:30 Freshen up and share the day's adventure

18:30 - 19:00 Cocktails on the Sundeck

20:30 – 23:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal)

19:00 - 21:00 Gourmet VN seafood & European dinner buffet served

DAY 2 (Option 2)

Rock Climbing, Cruising, Kayaking on Moody Island

06:00 - 07:00 Complimentary cafe gourmand served on the sundeck

06:30 - 07:00 Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on sundeck

07:00 - 08:00 Energizing breakfast served

08:00 - 08:15 Depart The Emeraude Cruises, Ha Long Bay

08:15 – 10:15 Cruise through Ha Long Bay to less traveled Lan Ha Bay

10:15 – 11:30 Visit beaches, Archways and Kayaking

11:45 – 12:30 VIP Lunch and transfer to Moody’s Beach

12:30 – 15:15 Rock Climb on Moody’s Beach (option kayaking)

15:20 – 17:15 Cruise through Lan Ha Bay to rejoin The Emeraude Cruises

17:30 – 18:30 Freshen up and share the day's adventure

18:30 – 19:00 Cocktails on the Sundeck

20:30 – 23:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal)

19:00 – 21:00 Gourmet VN seafood & European dinner buffet served

Day 3: More Cruise Halong Bay on Emeraude – Hanoi (Brunch)

Early moring-07.00: Attend in a Tai chi course to relax yourself in the early morning of Orient or wake up early to see Sunrise.

07.00-09.00: The Emeraude sail once again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for Halong city, it is your time to take breakfast with European buffet breakfast at the Emeraude restaurant.

09.00-09.30: Check out of cabin.

09.30-10.00: Transfer by shuttle boat to Emeraude Pier. Pick-up by our car. Drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at 2.00pm. The Trip ends at your hotel or transfer to airport (Upon request!).

Peak season surcharge:

+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:

  • Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
  • Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
  • Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)

Trip Included:

  • Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with sea view window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
  • Meals on Board: 1 Breakfast +2 Lunches + 2 Dinners + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
  • English Speaking Guide on Board
  • Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
  • Insurance on Board
  • Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
  • Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
  • Rock Climbing equipments
  • Kayaking activity to explore tunnel caves.
  • Fishing equipments
  • Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
  • All taxes & services charge

Optional services:

  • Shuttle bus round transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (US$34/ person)
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$ 139/Car
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi) US$164/Car
  • Private car 4-7 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$158/Van
  • Private mini van 16 seats (Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi Airport) US$185/Van

Trip Excluded:

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Remarks: There are 2 options for second day. Please advise your preferred option when making Reservation.

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  • Your currency: United States ($)
  • Validity until 30th Sept 2015 Price per cabin

1 night

Room(s) type Standard Superior Deluxe Suites
Single US$ 210 US$ 246 US$ 282 US$ 392
Double US$ 292 US$ 344 US$ 395 US$ 550
Twin US$ 292 US$ 344 US$ 395 US$ 550
Charter (Max 76 pp) Request!

2 nights

Room(s) type Standard Superior Deluxe Suites
Single Request!
Double Request!
Twin Request!
Charter (Max 76 pp) Request!