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Emeraude Cruise

Departure Port: Tuan Chau Island, Halong - Show on map
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Built: 2003
34 Cabins
Steel Boat
Halong Bay
Full board included
8.9
Very good Based on 52 reviews
The ship is a bit aged and needs renovation. The crew is friendly and hospitable. Nice scenery.
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  • Size: 15.0 m2
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed or 2 Beds
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
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  • Size: 15.0 m2
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed or 2 Beds
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)
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Emeraude Suite
  • Size: 19.5 m2
  • Max Adults: 2
  • Bed options: Double Bed
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Max children: 1 (up to 12 years of age)

About Emeraude Cruise

Launched in 2003, Emeraude Cruise is the first yacht designed as a direct inspiration from the ancient cruising activity. Lying inside the establishment of Emeraude Cruise is an interesting story of its French owner, Eric Merlin who accidentally discovered the existence of a magnificent fleet of four single-wheeled paddle steamers, namely Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis, which operated in Halong and other regions of Vietnam from 1906 to 1945 from a black and white postcard he bought in France.

Unique in history, Emeraude Cruise has also made its own legend through its operation: the able hand of its captain, the luxury room and suites, the story about Halong that is told via its itinerary. A trip with Emeraude Cruise will not only spark light on the natural beauty, but also the past century of culture heritage of Vietnam.

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3 things that we love most about Emeraude Cruise

  • Large sized cruise with 34 cabins
  • French architecture and interior decoration
  • National and international award winner

Cruise itinerary

  • 2 Days/1 Night
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Morning

Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi, then get on the car for a 3-hours trip to Halong (transfer not included in price). The trip is a great opportunity for you to sightseeing the wildlife of Vietnam with lush green forest and grandiose carbon mountains on road sides. Arrive at the harbor to check in at Emeraude Café by noon.

Afternoon

Start embarking right after welcome drink and safety instruction. While you are contemplating the breathtaking scenery of Halong, the Vietnamese and International Buffet Lunch is ready.

Heading toward the first destination of the day by 15:00, which is Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. The cave is the most beautiful and primitive cave in Halong, which possesses majestic formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The trip continues to a pearl farm or kayaking (additional charge) before coming back the cruise ship.

Enjoy Vietnamese cooking class and some complimentary nibbles on the sundeck.

Evening

Take you free time for refreshment and bathing before enjoy another menu of Vietnamese and European delicacies for dinner. The rest time of the night is flexible for you to either integrate in social activities like board games with friends or exotic squid fishing with our tour guide.

  • Meals included: L,D
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Morning

The day starts very early for the morning coffee and Taichi class on the sundeck. After that, the buffet breakfast is ready to re-charge all of your energy for another inspiring trip to Titop Beach and around the majestic Ha Long Bay. Packing up for the way back to Halong. Disembark at Emeraude Café at 11:00 for the drive back to Hanoi.

  • Meals included: B,L
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Morning

Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi, then get on the car for a 3-hours trip to Halong (transfer not included in price). The trip is a great opportunity for you to sightseeing the wildlife of Vietnam with lush green forest and grandiose carbon mountains on road sides. Arrive at the harbor to check in at Emeraude Café by noon.

Afternoon
Start embarking right after welcome drink and safety instruction. While you are contemplating the breathtaking scenery of Halong, the Vietnamese and International Buffet Lunch is ready.
 
Heading toward the first destination of the day by 15:00, which is Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. The cave is the most beautiful and primitive cave in Halong, which possesses majestic formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The trip continues to a pearl farm or kayaking (additional charge) before coming back the cruise ship.
 
Enjoy Vietnamese cooking class and some complimentary nibbles on the sundeck.
Evening
Take you free time for refreshment and bathing before enjoy another menu of Vietnamese and European delicacies for dinner. The rest time of the night is flexible for you to either integrate in social activities like board games with friends or exotic squid fishing with our tour guide.
  • Meals included: L,D
Day 2: Trong Cave - Maze Cave - Halong Bay
Morning

When you get up to watch the sun rises on the sea, complimentary café gourmand is ready on the Sundeck. Tai Chi class is another indispensible activity of the early morning. After enjoying energizing breakfast, transfer to fishing boat and cruise through Halong Bay to less traveled Halong Bay. On the way, stop at Trong Cave Area for kayaking.

Afternoon

Enjoy lunch on the day boat. Then, visit Me Cung (Maze) Cave - the most ancient cave in Halong Bay. Back to Emeraude Cruise at 16:00. Rejoin the activities on board.

Evening

Another delicious set of Vietnamese & European dinner then enjoy the night with exotic squid fishing or movie showing “King Kong: Skull Island” (partially filmed in Halong Bay)

  • Meals included: B,L,D
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Morning

Get up early take the last pieces of Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi. The complimentary café gourmand and Tai Chi class are again your best friend for the early morning. Start another inspiring trip to Titop Beach for swimming and climbing up to the top of the island to get 360-degree view of the bay. Packing up for the way back to Halong. Brunch is served before you disembark at Emeraude Café at 11:00 for the drive back to Hanoi.

  • Meals included: B,L
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Important Notes

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Trip cancellation due to bad weather in Halong Bay:
  • The cancellation decision is made by Management Board of Halong Bay on the day of the trip in case of bad weather conditions. In such case, we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer refund in accordance with the cruise policy.
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Cruise inclusions & options

Price Inclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Shore and bay excursion
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing spots on the bay
  • Three meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast) per itinerary
  • Onboard insurance
Price Exclusions
  • Transfer service Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Kayak
  • Spa services
  • Beverages and items excluded in rates inclusion.
  • Holiday surcharges: $45/person on December 24-25; December 31st
Cruise Policy
  • Check in: 12:15pm
  • Check out: 10:30am
  • Arrival in Hanoi: 16:00pm
  • Free of charge for children under 4 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults (No extra Mattress)
  • The Child Rate for children from 4 to 11 years old: 75% Adult rate (No extra Mattress)
  • Children older than 12 years old will pay full adult rate
  • Peak season surcharge : Surcharge $50/adult and $25/child for Gala dinners applies for cruise tours on Christmas 24/12 and New Year 31/12/2024.
  • Shuttle bus : $25/adult and $25/child under 12 round trip. Pick up point: at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House.
Booking Policy
  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: free of charge 
  • From 30 to 11 days prior to check-in: 15% of total rates 
  • From 10 to 7 days prior to check in: 30% of total rates. 
  • Less than 7 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates. 
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.
  • Cancellation notice must be in written form and send to us via email. Refund will be processed between 5-7 business days.

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Asked by Nupur Jain 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi, Are the activities like Kayaking and Cave visits included in this ?
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Dear Nupur Jain, Thank you for your question. Please be noticed that cave visit is included in the program yet kayaking is not. There will be a small charge for kayaking and you can pay onboard upon usage. Should you need further information, please feel free to ask. Regards, Mary (Ms.)
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Asked by Chris Dowd 2 months, 3 weeks ago
How do you travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay if no transfer from you? Do you serve chicken or pork? Is the water filtered? Thanks!
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Dear Chris Dowd, Thank you for contacting us! Please be advised that if you do not book the transfer with us, you need to take a private car or local bus from Hanoi to Halong bay. Yes, the cruise does serve chicken and pork. You can let us know the food you cannot eat to ask the boat to avoid them when preparing meals for you For the question "Is the water filtered?", are you asking about the water on the boat? If yes, please note that it is fresh water and is taken from Halong city thus kindly no worries. I hope my info would help and should you would like to book the cruise with us, kindly do let me know your exact travel date to check the availability. Best regards, Cindy (Ms.)
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52 Customer reviews for Emeraude Cruise

8.9
Very good
Based on 52 reviews
Score breakdown
Cruise quality
8.8
Food/Drink
8.9
Cabin quality
8.8
Staff quality
9.3
Entertainment
8.9
Traveler rating
  • Outstanding: 4
  • Excellent: 22
  • Very good: 25
  • Good: 1
Traveler type
  • Family with children: 5
  • Groups of friends: 3
  • Mature couples: 26
  • Solo travellers: 3
  • Young couples: 15
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Yasar
India
18-07-2020
Mature couples
Very good

The ship is a bit aged and needs renovation. The crew is friendly and hospitable. Nice scenery.

Cruise quality
8
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
8
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Laura
New Zealand
07-06-2020
Mature couples
Excellent

The bay view is gorgeous. We chose a balcony room and it is highly recommended. We spent lots of time watching the bay and enjoyed the cruise rather than the outside activities. However, it is definitely worth it. The crew was very nice, too.

Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
8
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Nikolas
Germany
12-03-2020
Young couples
Excellent

- Amazing restored old ship.

- Very warm and attentive staff.

More Vietnamese traditional dishes!
Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Patricia
US
07-03-2020
Young couples
Outstanding

Halong bay was magnificent. We did a 2 day/1 night cruise and things went smoothly. We were taken care of by helpful and friendly staff. The food was brilliant. The tour to Sung Sot cave, Titop island and kayaking was exciting. The cabin was small, but everything we need was provided. We will come back for the longer stay next time.

Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Lord
Australia
03-03-2020
Mature couples
Excellent

The service was great. The staff was friendly. The room was nice. The food was delicious. A good relaxing trip overall!

Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9
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Robert
UK
27-02-2020
Mature couples
Excellent

We travel with a big group on Emeraude Cruise for one night. Everything was well organized. Our rooms were small but cozy and comfortable. The staff was dedicated and friendly. The scenery was superb! Drinks were pricey but can understand that. A good experience!

Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
10
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Remy
UK
24-02-2020
Family with children
Excellent

The cabin was fully equipped. The bed was very comfortable. We had a very nice sleep. The staff was friendly and polite. There was a happy hour thus the cost of the drinks was okay. We wish we stayed longer to explore the bay more. Would recommend this trip!

Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
8
Entertainment
10
Cabin quality
10
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Edwin
UK
19-02-2020
Groups of friends
Excellent

- Nice ship, clean cabin, comfy bed.

- Kayaking was excellent

The drink cost was quite high. Too crowded on the excursions. Staying on the boat or more nights would be better.
Cruise quality
9
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
10
Entertainment
8
Cabin quality
10
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Julie
UK
16-02-2020
Young couples
Very good

A recommendable experience. A nice stay on Halong Bay. The views were breathtaking. Many activities onboard and offboard were organized. Staff was always helpful to make sure we enjoy the trip. The food was served in buffet style and the taste was good.

The cabin was a bit small, but tidy and clean. Pricey drinks.
Cruise quality
8
Staff quality
9
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
9
Cabin quality
9
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Alex
Australia
15-02-2020
Mature couples
Excellent

Emeraude was a historic boat and we are happy that we have experienced a unique one instead of all other modern boats on Halong Bay. The service was perfect. Everyone was friendly and they were always attentive to details. The program was well planned and we truly liked our day trip on the second day. Thank you!

Cruise quality
10
Staff quality
10
Food/Drink
9
Entertainment
10
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