Launched in 2003
The Emeraude Cruise is utterly unique in both its design and backstory. It is a revival of an old French paddle steamer; a picture of the original was found on a faded postcard by Mr Merlin, who, after many years of research, found the original owner and managed to recreate it with a keen eye to detail. The current Emeraude Cruise is a modernised version, plying the waters of Halong Bay in a style befitting the luxury of the original passengers on board.
The current Emeraude Cruise has been expanded to a limit of 80 passengers, with all rooms fitted with the most modern amenities available. We have some of the best navigational and safety systems which sit alongside wonderful vintage décor designed in the old style. Our itinerary takes you to the most interesting parts of Halong Bay.
The uniqueness of the Emeraude Cruise shines through in Halong Bay. Experience Halong Bay with your family, partner, and friends.
12.00 – 12.30 Take a seat at the Emeraude Café in Halong City and enjoy a drink while we wait for the Emeraude Cruise.
12.30 – 12.45 Boarding the Emeraude Cruise, we will check into the cabins and begin our sailing through Halong Bay
12.45 – 14.00 Head to the dining room for a scenic lunch as the captain navigates the gigantic limestone maze.
14.00 – 16.00 The Surprising Cave will be our first stop. This is a grotto full of differently shaped rock formations that are said to be the form of animals in local legends.
16.00 – 16.30 Hot French crêpes await us back on the Emeraude Cruise.
16.30 – 17.30 We can either go kayaking afterwards or learn about the production of precious jewels at Halong Bay’s Tung Sau Pearl Farm. (There is a small fee for kayaking)
17.30 – 19.00 Return to the Emeraude Cruise to catch sight of a beautiful sunset from the top deck while our chef hosts a cooking demonstration.
19.00 – 21.00 Indulge in a fantastic dinner before you take your choice of evening activities. There will be a movie night on offer as well as the possibility for squid fishing before you retire to your comfortable cabin.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
6.00 – 8.00 Tai Chi will accompany this morning’s breakfast, hopefully along with a brilliant sunrise behind the karst landscape.
7.45 – 8.30 At Titop Island, we can relax or swim at the beach, as well as climb to the mountain peak at the centre of the island to find the sight of a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
9.00 – 9.30 Check out of the cabin and take the last of your pictures once we rejoin the Emeraude Cruise
9.00 – 10.30 Enjoy a delicious filling brunch on the sail back at Tuan Chau Harbour
11.00 – 11.30 Say goodbye to the crew as you step off the Emeraude Cruise and await further transportation in the Emeraude Café. End of your Halong Bay 2 day 1 night with Emeraude Cruise.
Everyone at the Emeraude Cruise would like to extend our thanks to you. We hope to see you onboard again soon!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
12.00 – 12.30 The Emeraude Café will welcome us at Tuan Chau Marina.
12.30 – 12.45 We embark on the Emeraude Cruise into the limestone labyrinth of Halong Bay.
12.45 – 14.00 A delectable lunch is the first of many meals to be served in our high-class restaurant.
14.00 – 16.00 We have a guided tour of Hang Sung Sot (The Surprising Cave), where we will look into the history of its interesting rock formations and their roles in local legends.
16.00 – 16.30 We return to the Emeraude Cruise to the sight and smell of French crêpes on the top deck.
16.30 – 17.30 We choose between a visit to Halong Bay’s only pearl farm and the open waterways around it, which can be utilised for kayaking. (A small fee will apply for kayaking)
17.30 – 19.00 Happy Hour and snacks will prepare us for our cooking demonstration, which will in turn whet our appetites for dinner.
19.00 – 21.00 A romantically lit dinner in the restaurant is followed by an evening at your leisure. Perhaps try squid fishing with the crew, join us for a movie night or retire to your cabin early for the best night’s sleep in the tranquil bay.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
6.00 – 8.00 Enjoy light refreshments and a kick of energy upstairs on the sundeck. Here we will be holding a Tai Chi session for you to start the day off right.
7.45 – 8.30 A full breakfast will be served before we board the day boat and head out to the more inaccessible areas of Halong Bay.
9.00 – 9.30 We skim the waters of the wet Luon Cave, looking out for glistening stalactites before we reach an outdoor lagoon surrounded by streaked limestone cliffs.
9.30 – 11.30 We pass more of Halong Bay’s famous caves on the way to another one, Ho Dong Tien, meaning Fairy Lake Cave for the local folklore encompassing the nymphs of Fairy Lake.
11.30 – 13.00 Lunch will be served on board the day boat.
14.00 – 14.45 We visit one of Halong Bay’s oldest caves in the form of Me Cung, checking out the various sites of evidence pointing towards ancient inhabitation.
16.00 – 16.30 We rejoin the Emeraude Cruise and enjoy more French crêpes on the sundeck.
16.30 – 17.30 Relax aboard the cruise. Make use of our gorgeous sundeck and your own private balcony.
18.00 – 18.30 Happy hour coincides with another cooking demonstration.
19.00 – 21.00 Another wonderful dinner is served as the moon shines brightly above Halong Bay.
20.00 – 22.00 Settle into the evening with our many onboard activities, or recline on the sundeck, in your cabin or on your private balcony.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6.00 – 8.00 It will be your final chance for refreshments and Tai Chi up on the sundeck, so try and join if you can.
7.45 – 8.30 Our last excursion for today is to Titop Island, where we will have an hour to explore.
9.00 – 9.30 Return to the Emeraude Cruise and check out of your cabin.
9.00 – 10.30 We have a final brunch on the cruise back to the harbour.
11.00 – 11.30 We disembark the Emeraude Cruise and wave goodbye to the crew as we do so. Your Halong Bay 3 day cruise with Emeraude Cruise ends.
Emeraude Cruise would like to thank you again for choosing to cruise with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Bus pick-up time: 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Check-in: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM; Check-out: 09:00 AM
Return Hanoi by bus: 16:00 PM
Shuttle bus pick-up point: Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter or 12 Ly Dao Thanh Str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi.
Shuttle bus drop-off point: Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter or 12 Ly Dao Thanh Str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi.
• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.
• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.
• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.
• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.
Cancellation by Customer
• More than 33 days prior to check-in ( departure date): Free of charge
• From 33 to 15 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 10% of total rates
• From 14 to 8 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 20% of total rates
• From 7 to 4 days prior to check-in ( departure date): 50% of total rates
• Less than96 hours prior to check-in ( departure date): 100% of total rates.
• No-Show: 100% of total rates
*** Cancellation notice from the customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.
Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather
If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation.
• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund.
• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1-night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!
Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off the board.
• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually, the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.
My boyfriend and I decided to book this 4,5 stars Emeraude Cruise instead of those with 3 stars and It’s worth our time spending 24hours on the ship. The food was excellent, especially all the traditional Vietnamese food and the staffs also are very friendly and helpful, they support us all the time. Highly recommend this ship for you guys.