Charm and luxury of Indochina's, the Emeraude Classic Cruises on Halong Bay allows us to go back to the old times. The Cruise provides all the comforts and personal service we could possibly wish for. The vessel made of metal has been designed in the tradition of Le Tonkin is about 55 meter long and being the largest cruise on the bay at the moment.
History of the Emeraude
In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude offered unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for French visitors. The Emeraude was part of a flotilla belong to the Roque family who had left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of adventure and fortune.
Over a period of more than 50 years they found both. 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.
Today, the Emeraude offers a regular cruise service on board a luxurious replica steamer with 38 cabins meticulously designed to evoke the nostalgic charm of colonial Indochina.
Accommodation on the Emeraude Cruise
Each Emeraude Cruise’s cabin exudes warmth and character with high standards of workmanship, distinguished style and impeccable service. The cabin has polished wooden floors and brass fixtures and fittings the Emeraude’s rooms offer timeless elegance.
Location of rooms on the Emeraude Cruise
Superior room at lower desk
Deluxe rooms at upper desk
Suite room located at the front of the ship
In Room Amenities of the Emeraude Cruise
Individual controlled air conditioner
Umbrella, rain gears at the reception
Separate glass standing shower cabin
Electric saver outlet
The restaurant on Emeraude Cruise
The Emeraude’s restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialties.
While enjoying breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the simple and honest flavors of traditional fare.
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.
Emeraude Classic's Cafe
Situated in Bai Chay at the Royal Park Resort, the Emeraude café connects to the Emeraude's private pier, providing, and convenient transitional space for guests to embark on the luxury overnight cruise.
The cafe serves a selection of Western food, including freshly made sandwiches, panini and pizza. Along with an extensive variety of teas, coffees and fresh juices, the café has an excellent wine list, sourced from around the world.
A cozy interior and outdoor terrace provides room for up to 70 diners. The café on Emeraude also offers complimentary wireless access for guests and sells a variety of Emeraude souvenirs.