Emeraude Classic Cruise

Location: Tuan Chau Halong
Old world charm resurfaced on the calm water of Halong Bay, Vietnam with the launch of a magnificent five star vessel Emeraude modeled in the tradition of the grand old single wheeled paddle steamer of the colonial era. One of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay covers an area of 1,500 km² over which are scattered thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.


Emeraude Classic Cruises offers guests a value-packed, premium experience in Halong Bay starting with the ship itself. Limited to just 80 passengers, the ship is modeled after a turn-of-the-century paddle steamer and evokes a time when travel was synonymous with style and leisure. From our vintage décor paired with state-of-the-art navigational and safety systems to our freshly-made crêpes on the Sundeck and elegant seafood BBQs – everything about the Emeraude is designed to make your Halong Bay cruise the safest, most stylish and memorable cruise experience possible.
The Emeraude was famously the setting for an episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" where the acclaimed host noted the ship had "all the modern conveniences, all the charms of the past".

A classic journey for the always magnificent Halong Bay: Emeraude Classic Cruises bring you cave and beach excursions, a visit to pearl farm with the opportunity to kayak and more on-board activities. Explore Halong Bay in style with your family on this luxe vintage vessel!


Tai Chi
Rise with the sun for an early morning Tai Chi session on the Sundeck surrounded by the tranquil backdrop of Halong Bay

Cooking Demonstration
Learn how to recreate the flavors of Vietnam with our hands-on mini-cooking class

Spa & Beauty
Relax and rejuvenate by ranging from soothing hot stone massages and foot reflexology to blissful manicures and pedicures.

Squid Fishing

Experience the thrill of hooking squid, a favorite with our younger guests

Movie Night
See if you can identify the scenes shot in Halong Bay in our after-dinner showing of “Kong: Skull Island”

Halong Bay is famed for its many breathtaking caves and grottoes including the 10,000 sqm Surprise Cave and the scenic Luon Cave which opens up to a stunning mountain lake.
Sung Sot GrottoEarly French tourists who wandered among the 10,000 square meters of this cavern dubbed this space “Grotte des Surprises”, or Surprise Cave. The grotto features thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Paths, lights and signposts guide you through two caves which continue to offer yet more twists, turns and, yes, surprises throughout.

Pearl Farm
See how freshwater pearls are cultivated, including seeding the pearls and nurturing them for years to produce stunning jewelry-quality South Sea and Tahitian black pearls.

Titov Island

Soak up the sun on this island’s pretty sand beach or hike up 400 steps to the very top for sweeping views over the bay.

See the islands up close from the unique perspective of a kayak over Halong Bay’s calm, clear waters.


The ship has been undergoing imprtant maintenace works in order to ensure the safety 7 confort of all passengers and crew. The new cabin configuration of the ship from 5 July 2008 with 37 cabins
Cabin type Max adults


  • Size: 12 sqm
  • Queen Size
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Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

  • Size: 12 sqm
  • Queen Size
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Paul Roque Suite

Paul Roque Suite

  • Size: 20 sqm
  • King Size
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Emeraude Suite

Emeraude Suite

  • Size: 22 sqm
  • Queen Size
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Captain Suite

Captain Suite

  • Size: 18 sqm
  • Queen Size
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Tour Itinerary

Emeraude Classic Cruise 2 days

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi
Emeraude Classic Cruise 2 days to See the highlights of Halong Bay on this classic itinerary featuring cave and beach excursions, visit to a floating pearl farm...
From US $135 Duration: 2 days 1 nights
    • Cabin aboard the Emeraude
    • Welcome cocktail drinks & cold towels upon check in
    • Full meals on board
    • All activities (excluding kayaking fee; spa & beauty)
    • Tourist tickets and government taxes
    • Full 2 days 1 night itinerary on the Emeraude Classic Cruise
    • Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
    • Kayaking fee; Spa & beauty (optional)
    • Roundtrip shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
    • Timings and activities in the above itinerary should be viewed as suggested only. Emeraude Classic Cruises reserves the right to alter the ship’s course, itinerary, activity and shore excursions without prior notice, depending on various factors including operational / weather / tidal conditions, local authority restrictions, etc.
    • Meals may be served as set menus when there are fewer guests.
    • Price in US$ is for reference only, as the actual price will be based on the exchange rate from VND to USD on payment date.
    • Surcharge for holiday is applied (For more details please contact our Sales staff)

Cruise brief

    • Launched : 2003
    • Cabins     : 37
    • Capacity  : 80 Passengers
    • Lenght     : 78 m
    • Width      : 17 m

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