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Emeraude Classic Cruise

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Emeraude Classic Cruise
Emeraude Classic Cruise

Emeraude Classic Cruises was launched on December 16, 2003, the first ever luxury cruise ship designed as a direct inspiration from the past. 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!

With inspiration from these historic steamers, Emeraude has been designed in the traditional of the grand steamers of past and its refined interior decor will bring you back to the old-world charm of the colonial era while maintaining modern standards of comfort and safety to make your cruises as enjoyable as possible. Lead by Captain Jacques Lefur and Cruise Manager Bertrand From, the 35 multilingual members crew is well trained in safety and service requirements.

Emeraude is a 55m length steamer boat features 3 decks, 39 full view cabins & suites, a 80-seat restaurant, 2 bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, entertainment completion.


Why choose Emeraude Classic Cruise
Set sail in style on the richly decorated and luxurious Emeraude cruise vessel featuring hardwood floors and colonial style brass fans
Experienced captains and professional staff make your stay comfortable and safe
Experience the natural beauty of Vietnam's Halong Bay on full amenities typical of a 5-star hotel
Watch the sun set on deck and partake of some delicious, homemade canapes
Indulge in both Vietnamese and European buffet meals on board the ship
Enjoy a rejuvenating massage or facial, full spa packages available
Superior cabin
Deluxe cabin
Captains suite
Emeraude suite
Paul Roque Suite
Bathroom
Bar
Restaurant
Sundeck
Dining area
Upper deck
Lower deck
Emeraude Boat
Entered Service 2003
Length 55 meters
Width 10 meters
Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz
Total Passengers 78
Total Decks 03
Cabins 39
Cabin average size Superior & Deluxe: 15m2
Suites: 16- 19.5m2
Star Rating 4 stars
Crews  
 
Accommodation
Each bespoke cabin exudes warmth and character with high standards of workmanship, distinguished style and impeccable service. With its polished wooden floors and brass fixtures and fittings the Emeraude’s rooms offer timeless elegance.

In-Room Amenities

Individual controlled air conditioner
Stocked minibar
In-house phone
Slippers
Wardrobe
Umbrella, rain gears at the reception
Separate glass standing shower cabin
Bathrobe
Electric saver outlet
Shower
Hot water
Hair dryer
Toilet
Life vest
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke Detector


Superior cabins
Emeraude's twin and double rooms each feature innerspring mattresses to ensure a comfortable night's 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.
Cabin size: 15 m2
Location: lower deck
Bedding: queen bed OR twin beds

Deluxe cabins
Emeraude's twin and double rooms each feature innerspring mattresses to ensure a comfortable night's 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.
Cabin size: 15 m2
Location: upper deck
Bedding: queen bed OR twin beds

The Captain's Suite 
Also housed on the sundeck and benefiting from the same stunning views is the Captain's Suite.
At nearly 17 square meters, the port-side suite is spacious and comfortable and lined with colonial-era bamboo matting. 
On the wall, antique maps will help you plot the vessel's path through the karsts and islands of Halong Bay
Cabin size: 17 m2
Location: upper deck
Bedding: queen bed OR twin beds


The Emeraude Suite 
At 19.5 square meters, 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 favorite with families.
Its cream and green color 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.
Location: upper deck
Cabin size: 19.50 m2
Bedding: King size bed

The Paul Roque Suite
Named after the original Emeraude's first owner, this was the vessel's suite.
At nearly 16-square meters, 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 bow's 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.
Location: upper deck
Cabin size: 16 m2
Bedding: King size bed
 
The Restaurant
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 cocktaidl 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.

Onboard Activities
• Swimming
• Kayaking
• Fishing
• Snorkeling
• Tai Chi
• Spa & Massage
• BBQ Dinner
• Cooking classes
• Movie nights
• Cycling
 
Emeraude Classic's Entertainment
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 Taichi (a kind of yoga) class on.

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.
The cafe serves a selection of Western food, including made-to-order 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 space for up to 70 diners. Beyond the Cafe’s culinary attractions, the new facility features complimentary wireless access, two Internet terminals and a souvenir boutique.
There’s also a sales desk in the café if you’d like to book passage on the Emeraude, or one of our new soft adventures.

Route map details
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Additional Information
Shuttle bus: Daily departure from Hanoi at 08:15 at 46 Le Thai To Street.
Check in time: 12:00
Check out time: 10:00
Guide on board: English speaking
Embarkation/ Disembarkation: Hoang Gia (Royal) Pier
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