Get an overview of this hotelExplore Vietnam's spectacular Halong Bay on an Emeraude Classic Cruises

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Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Laundry facilities
Multilingual staff

Sail amid the islands and mountains

Emeraude Classic Cruises offers overnight cruises on one of the world's most beautiful bays: Halong Bay, with views of otherworldly karst formations and stupendous seascape, is dotted with thousands of limestone islands. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is about 170 km (105 mi) from Hanoi.

Food, drink, and entertainment

Full board Vietnamese and international buffet meals are served in the boat's dining room. The bars offer a selection of French, Australian, and Chilean wine, as well as spirits, beers, and cocktails. Relaxing body massages can be enjoyed at the spa (surcharge).

Bay-view balconies

Emeraude Classic Cruises offers air-conditioned cabins and suites, all with bay-view balconies. Beds are layered with premium linens. Decor includes colonial-style brass fans and hardwood floors. Bottled water is complimentary. Private bathrooms come with showers, toiletries and other amenities typical of an upscale hotel room.

Property Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Emeraude Classic Cruises are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Not included

  • Childcare

Property Amenities

Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is dotted with thousands of islands and islets. Towering limestone pillars sculpted by nature create a magical seascape that is unique in all the world. Emeraude itineraries and activities include guided tours of Sung Sot Grotto and a floating fishing village, a stop at Titov Island, with its popular beach; cooking demonstrations; squid fishing (seasonal); and complimentary Tai Chi on the sundeck. Spa services are available for a surcharge. WiFi is free in public areas. Guests are offered a free buffet breakfast, and after dark, guests can gather topside for a viewing of the movie Indochine, featuring scenes filmed on Halong Bay.

Before boarding, guests can relax in the Emeraude Café, located in Bai Chay, the gateway to Halong Bay. The café offers a wide selection of international foods, along with free wireless Internet access.

Please note: Halong Bay is approximately 170 km (105 miles) from Hanoi. Transportation to Halong Bay takes about three to four hours. Emeraude Classic Cruises can assist with transfers from your hotel or from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. For details, please contact Emeraude using the contact information received after booking via this Web site.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2003 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Nightclub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 37 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Complimentary buffet breakfast and reception available daily.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Kayaking on site 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Property Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at noon

Check-in time ends at 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Guests must contact this cruise ship 3 days in advance to arrange transportation from Hanoi- Old Quarter or at Hanoi Opera House, which is 4 hours away by car. A roundtrip daily transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long departs between 7:45 AM and 8 AM, at USD 40 per passenger. Following the cruise, a van will transport guests back to Hanoi. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
This cruise ship's itinerary includes the following: 1st Day: Arrive at Emeraude Café on Ha Long Bay by noon for registration. Embarkation is 12:30 – 12:45 PM. After a Vietnamese buffet lunch, cruise on Halong Bay toward Sung Sot Grotto for guided shore excursion. At 4:30 PM, cruise to Pearl farm for a visit or enjoy kayaking (Winter program), or Ti Top Island for swimming or hiking (Summer Program). Reboard for evening activities, dinner (smart dress code), and overnight aboard the ship. 2nd Day: Morning refreshments served 6-8 AM. Guests can practice Tai Chi from 6:30-7 AM, then head to Ti Top Island (Winter Program) for swimming or hiking, or visit Pearl Farm or enjoy kayaking (Summer Program). Cabin check-out is 9-9:30 AM. Brunch is served while cruising through Halong Bay and its islets. The boat returns to Emeraude Café for disembarkation and luggage claim by 11AM. Shuttle van services transport guests to Hanoi.

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No elevators
No pets or service animals allowed
Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: VND 850000 per person (roundtrip)
  • Valet parking fee: VND 20.000 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • Emeraude Classic
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises Halong
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises Hotel
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises Hotel Halong
  • Emeraude Cruises
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises Boat Halong
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises Boat

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Emeraude Classic Cruises is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

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