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.
Sundeck and Bar
From the 350m2 open upper 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.
Located in Bai Chay at the Royal Park Resort, the café connects to the Emeraude's private pier, providing, 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 also offers complimentary wireless access for guests and sells a variety of Emeraude souvenir.
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.
The majestic beauty of the bay and its islands is only fully appreciated while meandering among the islands, fjords and islets. The original Emeraude was one of the flotillas owned by the Roque family who left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of fame and fortune. The fleet cruised along Indochina waterways and Halong Bay in the olden days. The original Emeraude sank in the Bay in 1937. Using advanced techniques, French architects painstakingly modeled the new vessel from old photos and drawings found at the Paris' Maritime Museum. Passengers can now relax, seek total comfort in the luxurious cabins or enjoy the beautiful sea breeze on the sun deck and enjoy the splendor and serenity of nature.
The Emeraude operates daily a two day, one night cruise. For lunch and dinner, passengers get to enjoy delicious freshly caught seafood and Vietnamese specialties. In the morning, an American style breakfast is served onboard the colonial vessel. For passengers who want more than just cruising around, the Emeraude also offer afternoon tea, traditional body massages and sunrise Tai Chi classes. The trip is completely flexible offering we variety of options for all.
Designed with 38 Luxurious Cabins and one Suite, the 55 meter vessel is equipped with modern standards of comfort and safety. With inspiration from historic steamers, Emeraude was designed with the grandeur of yesteryear - refined interior décor, a 80-seat restaurant, bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, complete with entertainment features and a boutique shop for souvenir collectors. It also has a 350m2 open upper deck lounge bar for holay-makers to relax, sip their favorite champagne totally engulfed in the beautiful scenic Halong Bay.
The junk cruise was amazing!!!! Halong bay is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Thanks again for all your help. If I have friends coming to Vietnam and I will make sure to refer them to your wonderful company.
Thank you so much for organising the Emeraude cruise for us. We had a wonderful time and would love to visit Hanoi again. You gave us fantastic service and made it so easy for us. Thank you so much!
Thank you for your very good, interesting and mostly, well organized tour in Halong Bay. The cruise was much better than we ever expected! If we can arrange our time, we will come back to your country next time and it is our hope that you can arrange us an interesting trip.
Halong Bay is very beautiful, only one in the world. Our boat, Emeraude, which you recommended us, was excellent. The time mentioned in the itinerary was precise, so we could get the chance to enjoy unique beauty of Halong Bay. We were impressed by all what boat staff served. Seafood was extremely delicious and worth tasting. We were sure that all serving staff on the boat were very professional.
Cruising Halong Bay on the Emeraude Junk was really a highlight of my trip in Vietnam. The facilities were outstanding. The food was the best food that I had in Vietnam. The staff were very friendly and always there to accommodate. The rooms were quaint and the bathrooms very modern and everything was extremely clean.
Ambiance: Calm & Relaxing Cabins & Facilities: Excellent Food & Beverage: Superb. Captain and crew: Very nice, friendly, polite. Tour Guide: Infomative, friendly, funny. Service Quality: Excellent. Exellent experience, beautiful, scenery, food and staff all wonderfull. Had a great time.
We had a very good Halong Bay Trip and we will recommend this to our friends and family.
I am so happy because I and my sister could have wonderful experience and unforgettable memories during that trip. In future, I love to get back on Emeraude Junks again. I and my family will still live in Saigon for years so I will have opportunity to back to Vinh Ha Long. Thank you for your excellent service and see you again!!
A quick e-mail to say thank you for arranging us on the beautiful Emeraude Junk in Halong Bay. Your advice was invaluable and the options you recommended made for a fantastic holiday. We will never forget.
I want to thank you for making sure that we had an amazing cruise. The suite on the Emeraude was very great. The food was excellent. You did an outstanding job and far exceeded our expectations.Thank you for all of your hard work and impeccable organization in making sure that everything ran smoothly.