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.
2 day/1 night
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00, 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.
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 fishing village before coming back the cruise ship for kayaking or swimming.
Another awaiting activity is Vietnamese fresh spring roll cooking class on the sundeck at 18:00.
Take you free time for refreshment and bathing before enjoy another menu of Vietnamese and European delicacies for dinner buffet. 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.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi
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 around the majestic Ha Long Bay. Packing up for the way back to Halong. Disembark at Emeraude Café at 10:00 for the drive back to Hanoi.
Mary B : Amazing views of Halong Bay, delicious food, thrilling activities, helpful staff. The cruise organized a lot of activities for tourists to enjoy Halong Bay (kayaking, swimming, climbing, squid fishing, cooking class, cave visiting).
Bruce G : Halong Bay has the stunning beauty. This place is certainly worth a visit. This cruise met my expectations with appointed cabin, nice staff, and good food. Food was already included in the price but drinks were expensive. However, this is a luxury cruise, so it’s really worth your money.
– Food was in good quality
– Helpful and friendly staff :
– Good cabin
– Very well-organized activities: Swimming and kayaking were really wonderful. Surprising Cave visit was interesting. Cooking class and watching an old movie – Indochine were very much appreciated. These experiences are something that we should do again.
Mason : An excellent cruise. Halong Bay is really worth a trip!!!!