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Discovery Halong Bay with Emeraude Classic Cruise

In brief:
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Tour Code: HBC6
Be transported back to the old times, charm and luxury of Indochina's Emeraude Classic Cruises, with all the comforts and personal service you could possibly wish for. Sail the mysterious Halong Bay in a deluxe 55 meters vessel that has been designed in the tradition of Le Tonkin.

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 replica steamer with 38 cabins meticulously designed to evoke the nostalgic charm of colonial Indochina.

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

08:00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong Bay through scenic countryside areas.

Check-in between 11h 30 - 12h 00 at the Emeraude Cafe in Halong City

Enjoy a refreshing “Welcome Cocktail” upon check-in on the sun deck

Cruise commences and the lavish buffet lunch served at the restaurant

Visit by Tender to see the Sung Sot Caves (Cave of Surprises) weather permitting

Option of Kayaking or Swimming near Hang Trong anchorage

Vietnamese cuisine demonstration at the sun deck

Complimentary canapés at the sun deck bar

Scrumptious International Buffet Dinner served at the restaurant

Evening Movie show at the sun deck

Accommodation on board
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Tai Chi exercise at the sun deck and continuation of cruise

Breakfast Buffet served in the restaurant

Check-out on board and disembarkation at Emeraude Café, Halong City at 09h30 am. Driving back to Hanoi City.
Meals: Breakfast
Cabin Grade
Jan - Apr & Oct - Dec 2010 May - Sep 2010
Deluxe Cabin
295 190
Emotion Suites 368 235 305 200
President 588 345 490 285
Child from 6 - 11 112 112
Child under 6 FOC FOC
Inclusions of the trip
  • One welcome cocktail
  • Bus transfer: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Accommodation on board Tax and service charges
  • Excursion entrance fees
  • Three meals
  • Onboard insurance
Exclusions of the trip
  • All airfares
  • Visa arrangements
  • Kayak, massage
  • Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips) and all services non-clearly


Each bespoke cabin exudes warmth and character with high standards of workmanship, distinguished style and impeccable service. With its polished wooden floors and brass fixtures and fittings the Emeraude’s rooms offer timeless elegance. Superior room at lower desk Deluxe rooms at upper desk Suite room located at the front of the ship
In-Room Amenities
  • Individual controlled air conditioner
  • Stocked minibar
  • In-house phone
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Umbrella, rain gears at the reception
  • Separate glass standing shower cabin
  • Bathrobe
  • Electric saver outlet
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Life vest
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector

The restaurant

The Emeraude’s restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialities. While enjoying breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the simple and honest flavours of traditional fare. From the 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 deck complement the atmospheric silence of the bay.

Emeraude Classic's Cafe

Located in Bai Chay at the Royal Park Resort, the café connects to the Emeraude's private pier, providing, convenient transitional space for guests to embark on the luxury overnight cruise. The cafe serves a selection of Western food, including freshly made sandwiches, panini and pizza. Along with an extensive variety of teas, coffees and fresh juices, the café has an excellent wine list, sourced from around the world.
A cozy interior and outdoor terrace provides room for up to 70 diners. The café also offers complimentary wireless access for guests and sells a variety of Emeraude souvenirs

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