Emeraude Cruise

Emeraude Cruise



Emeraude Cruises launched the Emeraude on December 16, 2003, the first ever luxury cruise ship designed as a direct inspiration from the past in Vietnam. Holiday-makers on Emeraude will cruise around scenic, memorable and beautiful Halong Bay.  French owner, Eric Merlin, accidentally discovered the existence of a magnificent fleet of four single-wheeled paddle steamers-Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis, operating in Halong and other parts of Vietnam from 1906 to 1945 from a black and white postcard he bought in France!


12.00 - 13.00: Upon arrival at the port, a warm welcome by Emeraude staff and then board the shuttle boat for a short transfer (approximately 5 minutes) to the Emeraude. Welcome cocktail and check in on board the Emeraude.

13.00 - 18.30 The Emeraude cruises through Halong Bay passing by some of the most scenic locations including Yen Ngua, Con Coc Mountains and a floating village. A Vietnamese cuisine demonstrantion at the sun deck 13.00 and 14.30

Buffet lunch in restaurant.

There is an optional guided visit to Sungsot Grotto (Grotto of Surprises), weather and tide permitting. Option of afternoon tea with pastries on the sundeck or in the restaurant and an aperitif before dinner.

18.30: Arrive at Hang Luon lake for overnight on board.

19.00 - 21.00: International buffet dinner is served in the restaurant

Movie on the sundeck or in the restaurant. Accommodation and overnight on board the Emeraude at Hang Luon lake, Halong Bay. 


06.00: Tai Chi Class.


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


07.00 – 09.00: European buffet breakfast is served in the Emeraude restaurant.


08.30 - 09.45: Check out of cabin.

09.45 - 10.00: Transfer by shuttle boat back to Halong Public Port. End of Services 


(Twin/ Double: 2 beds or 1 big bed for 2 adults; Single Traveler: 1 big bed for 1 adult only)



High Season: 1 Dec, 2014 to 30 Apr, 2015 & 1 Oct, 2015 to 31 Dec, 2015

Summer Promotion: 1 May, 2015 – 30 Sep, 2015

Superior Cabin

Twin/ Double

 325 (6,825,000VND)

 265 (5,565,000VND)

Single traveler

 285 (5,985,000VND)

 230 (4,830,000VND)

Deluxe Cabin

Twin/ Double

 345 (7,245,000VND)

 280 (5,880,000VND)

Single traveler

 295 (6,195,000VND)

 240 (5,040,000VND)

Suite Cabin

Twin/ Double

 550 (11,550,000VND)

 445 (9,345,000VND)

Single traveler

 500 (10,500,000VND)

 410 (8,610,000VND)


- Prices are in American dollars; per cabin, based on twin/double or single cabin accommodation on board the  Junk.

- This is a join in coach or private car and departs daily from Hanoi.  

- See  Booking Conditions  for more details.


TRANSPORTATION (Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi)

 . A/C Shuttle Bus : US$ 50 (1,050,000VND)  per adult and US$ 30 (630,000VND) per child between 5 – 10 years old.

·          Private Car (4seats)                      : US$ 155 (3,255,000VND) per car

·          Private Van (16seats)                   : US$ 175 (3,675,000VND) per van



          For child under 6 years old in parent’s room and using existing bedding (maximum 01 child per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults.)

          For child between 6 – 11 years old: US$ 85 (1,785,000VND) per child (sharing a cabin with maximum of 2 adults, limiting to one child per cabin only)


SURCHARGE: Addition charge of 25% on

          Christmas 24th Dec, 2012

          New Year 31st Dec, 2012

          Lunar New Year  2013



  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entrance fee to Halong Bay
  • Tender boat.
  • Bus transfer: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Cruise through Halong Bay
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin
  • Tax and service charges
  • Sightseeing tickets
  • Three meals
  • Foreign management and multilingual crew and service staff



  • All airfares and transfers
  • Visa arrangements
  • Kayak, massage
  • Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips) and all services non-clearly
  • Private car in USD



Please note your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking:


          Full Name as on passports

          Date of Birth

          Passport Number


          Vietnamese Visa dates

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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. 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.

Emeraude Cruise - CABINS



On the Emeraude, buoyed by one of the worlds most beautiful bays, little things matter. Colonial style brass fans. Hardwood floors. Beadboard walls. And the most comfortable beds on the bay. In every cabin, the rich decor evokes another age, when craftsmanship mattered more than the bottom line.

But make no mistake: The Emeraude makes concessions to the modern era, with air conditioning, electricity and other amenities typical of an upscale hotel room. No need to bring your own hair dryer. Weve got that. Umbrellas, slippers, bathrobes. Weve imagined all the contingencies so youll be fully prepared to enjoy your cruise. 

Emeraude Cruise - THE EMERAUDE SUITE


At 19.5 square metres, the luxurious Emeraude Suite is roomy enough for a queen-sized bed, as well as a large sofa and space to entertain, which makes it a favourite with families.

Its cream and green colour scheme adds warmth and nostalgia to the wooden fixtures and flooring.  A sundeck location on the starboard side and ample windows deliver wide views across the bay.

Outside, an adjacent sitting area is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or relax and marvel at the passing scenery. 



Named after the original Emeraudes first owner, this was the vessels suite.

At nearly 16-square metres, it is the smallest of the three but has a trump card.  The popularity of the Paul Roque Suite remains unrivalled due to a private deck. The deck features both sun loungers and chairs for uninterrupted relaxation.

Its situation on the bows upper deck adds to a feeling of unhurried, truly tranquil travel.

Inside, comfortable chairs, a rug and checked wall coverings add to the "golden age" feel.

Wide windows ensure fabulous views.



Emeraudes twin and double rooms each feature innerspring mattresses to ensure a comfortable nights sleep.

Each room is equipped with all the necessary amenities, from air conditioning to hot showers.

Ultimately, the greatest attraction remains outside your cabin door. Each room opens directly onto the deck.

Superior rooms are located on lower deck with deluxe rooms on the upper deck. 



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 Tai chi class on the deck complement the atmospheric silence of the bay.




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.

Opened in late 2007, Emeraude Cafe is an ideal jumping off point for your adventure on Halong Bay. Grab a bite while you wait for embarkation. Check your email. Surf the Net. Browse our souvenirs. And anticipate the voyage that’s about to begin.