Emeraude Classic Cruise Halong Bay

Emeraude Cruises launched this Emeraude on 16 Dec 2003, the first ever luxury cruise ship designed as a direct inspiration from the past and built in Vietnam. Holiday-makers on Emeraude will cruise around scenic, memorable and beautiful Halong Bay.

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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.  


About Emeraude Cruise


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. 


Restaurant and Bars

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 t’ai chi class on the deck complement the atmospheric silence of the bay.



ITINERARY: Emeraude Classic Cruise Halong Bay 2Days/1Night


Day 1: Halong Arrival - Overnight Cruise (Lunch/Dinner)

08.00: Pickup by private car at your hotel about 8.30. Spend 3 hour sight-seeing country Vietnam on the way to Halong city. Arrive at Emeraude Pier just before 12.00 AM.

12.00 - 13.00 welcome by Emeraude staff and board shuttle boat for chord transfer (approximately 20 minutes) to the Emeraude. Welcome cocktail and check in on board the Emeraude.

13.00 -18.00 The Emeraude Cruise through Halong Bay passing by some of the most scenic locations including Yen Ngua, Con Coc Mountains and a floating village. A Vietnamese buffet lunch is served between 13.00 and 14.30 in the Emeraude restaurant. There is an optional guided visit to Sungsot Grotto (Grotto Surprises), weather and tide permitting. Option of afternoon tea with pasties on the sundeck or in the restaurant and an aperitif before dinner.

18.30 Arrival at Titop Island for overnight on board.

19.00 - 21.00 A Vietnamese buffet dinner is served in the Emeraude dining room. Accommodation and overnight on board the Titop Island, Halong Bay


Day 2: Emeraude Classic Cruise Halong Bay - Departure   (Breakfast)

07.00     The Emeraude sets sail once again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for Halong Public Port.

07.00 - 09.00 A European buffet breakfast is served in the Emeraude restaurant

08.30 - 09.30    Check out of cabin.

09.30 - 10.00   Transfer by shuttle boat back to Emeraude Pier. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. End trip.


Services Available on board: Massage, two bars, light entertainment, guided excursion to Sungsot grotto, Tai Chi class, free use of snorkeling equipment



  • The cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change with or without prior notice.
  • The following details are required at least one week prior to cruise for advance registration: full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and dates permitted to stay in Vietnam.
  • A valid passport is required upon check in on board
  • Insurance is not included. Clients are recommended to take their own insurance before departure.
  • Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.


Cost in USD per person



High Season
1 Jan – 30 Apr 2010 & 1 Oct – 30 Dec 2010

Low Season
 1 May – 30 Sep 2010




















Deduct 15 USD per person for group of above 4 people



  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entrance fee to Halong Bay
  • Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin
  • Tax and service charges
  • Vietnamese buffet lunch and dinner and European breakfast buffet
  • Two way transfers between Hanoi and Halong by private car.
  • Foreign management and multilingual crew an service staff



  • All airfares and transfers
  • Visa  arrangements
  • Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips)


As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.