|Tour code: HL04: HALONG EMERAUDE CRUISE
|UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay
Emeraude Cruises launched this Emeraude on December 16 2003, the first ever luxury cruise ship designed as a direct inspiration from the past and built in Vietnam. Holiday-makers on Emeraude will cruise around scenic, memorable and beautiful Halong Bay.
EMERAUDE HISTORY & SERVICES:
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& 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 yesteryear 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 Jody Atterton and General Manager, Kai Schroeter, 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.
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.
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 flavors of traditional fare.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halongbay - Emeraude Cruise (L/D)
08.30-13.00: Pickup by private car at your hotel about 8.30. Spend 3 hour sight seeing country Vietnam on the way to Halong city. Welcome by Emeraude staff and embark with the shuttle boat for short transfer (approximately 5 minutes) to the Emeraude. Welcome cocktail and check-in on board the Emeraude. After checking in, have lunch at the restaurant.
13.00-16.00: Cruise among hundreds of islets to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay, Surprise (Sung Sot) cave and its remote floating fishing villages.
16.00 onward: Kayak or swim from the vessel's stern deck. At the Hang Trong anchorage, whet your appetite with an onboard cooking demonstration. After sunset, enjoy dinner at the restaurant, before retiring to your cabin for a good night sleep or join the crew and learn squid fishing. Accommodation and overnight on board.
Day 2: Emeraude Cruise - Halongbay - Hanoi (B)
Early moring-07.00: Attend in a Tai chi course to relax yourself in the early morning of Orient or wake up early to see Sunrise.
07.00-09.00: The Emeraude sail once again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for Halong city, it is your time to take breakfast at the Emeraude restaurant.
09.00-10.00: Check out of cabin. Transfer by shuttle boat to Emeraude Pier. Pick-up by our car and transfer back Hanoi.
Note: We can arrange
additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not
match your expectations.
Size of Group
Prices net per person in US$, and may change depending on high or low
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- RATE IS VALID UNTIL DEC 31, 2007
- Our cost are Net including Tax and Service charge.
- Baby under 2: No charge. Child from 2-12: only 1 child allowed with extra bed added: 75USD/child.
- Single supplement is a must for odd group for the single room.
- Private car or van with driver, gasoline.
- English/French speaking driver on Cruise
- Entrance fee to Halong Bay.
- Accommodation twin/double cabin
- Welcome cocktail on Arrival.
- Vietnamese buffet lunch and dinner on first day.
- European breakfast buffet in the next day.
- Free use of swimming equipment, Tai Chi Class.
- Private Emeraude boat.
- Private guide on route: Hanoi - Halong.
- Drinks, tips, extras and other services not mentioned in the tour above.
Surcharge for peak season:
Special day surcharge on 24 Dec, 31 Dec 2007 and Lunar New Year's Eve : 25% surcharge of total cost.
- Kayaking service,
- Guided excursion to Sung sot grotto
- Professional massage
- Two Bars, Souvenir shop, Light Entertainment.
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