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HA LONG BAY CRUISE ON EMERAUDE CLASSIC

( 2 DAYS/ 01NIGHT - Code: EMR01 - Daily Departure )

Your cruise through Halong Bay wends among otherworldly karst formations and opens up views of one stupendous seascape after another. Be sure to key on the following attractions, as well. Changeable conditions and tides can affect the route, visibility and anchorage, but the following spots should be visible from the sun deck.

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L, D)

12:00 - 12:15 Register/Check-in at Emeraude Café 
12:15 - 12:20  Embarkation
12:20 - 12:25 Captain Raises Anchor
12:25 - 14:30 Cruising Halong Bay
12:45 - 14:00 Vietnamese & International Buffet Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Free & Easy
15:00 - 16:30 Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Grotto and Floating Village
16:30 - 17:00 Crepe Station on Sundeck
17:00 - 18:00 Kayaks* or Swims
18:00 - 18:30 Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll Cooking Class (Sundeck)
18:30 - 19:30 Complimentary Canapes on Sundeck
19:30 - 21:00 Vietnamese & European dinner buffet served
21:00 - 22:00 Bills Settlement (Optional)
20:00 - 22:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal)
20:30 - 23:00 Silver Screen "Indochine" . Accommodation on board

Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

06:00 - 07:00: Complimentary cafe gourmand served on the Sundeck
06:30 - 07:00: Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on Sundeck
07:00 - 08:00 Leave Luggage/Bags Outside Cabins
07:30 - 09:30 Cruising Halong Bay
07:00 - 08:30 Energizing breakfast served
08:30 - 09:00 Check-Out
09:30 - 10:00 Disembarkation
10:00 - 10:15 Drop Off Point: Emeraude Café

Price in US dollar/ person

Cabin class

Location

Numbers Double/Twin Single room
Standard Cabin Main deck 4 135 190

Superior Cabin

Main deck

8 150

225

Deluxe Cabin

Upper deck

22 190

269

Suite Emeraude

Sun deck

3 250

399

Inclued:

• Welcome Cocktail

• Entrance fee for Halong Bay

• Air-conditioned en-suite cabin

• Tax and service charges

• Buffet lunch, dinner and breakfast

• Insurance onboard

Excluded:

• All airfares, transfers & hotels

• Transfer: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi

• Visa arrangement

• Kayak and Spa services

• Beverages

• All services not mentioned in the inclusions list

*Notice:

• Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.

• Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number for all passengers.

• Surcharge of 30% will be added for cruises on December 24 & 31 and Lunar New Year Eve.

• No additional charge for one child under 6 sharing the same bed, limited to one child per booking only

. • US$ 75.00 net for one child from 6 to 12 sharing cabin with parents on extra mattress, limited to one child per booking.

• Child above 12 years old must occupy a sole cabin and pay adult rate.

• A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose travelling documents are attached to parent's passport must travel with the parent.

• All major Credit cards are accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.

* Transfer on your request:

+ Shutle bus: Hanoi - Halong: 35$/ per/ return

+ Private Transfer: Contact with us for your group please ( available pick up from Noi Bai airport to Halong )!

The Route

Your cruise through Halong Bay wends among otherworldly karst formations and opens up views of one stupendous seascape after another. Be sure to key on the following attractions, as well. Changeable conditions and tides can affect the route, visibility and anchorage, but the following spots should be visible from the sun deck.

Sung Sot Grotto 

Early French tourists who wandered among the 10,000 square meters of this cavern dubbed this space "Grotte des Surprises", or Surprise Cave. Sung Sot more than lives up to its name on Bon Ho Island, situated right at the heart of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage area.

From the wharf, 50 steep stone steps lead up to the entrance, but the view is worth the effort.  The grotto features thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Paths, lights and signposts guide you through two caves which continue to offer yet more twists, turns and, yes, surprises throughout.

Cua Van and Vung Vieng Floating Villages

Seven hundred people live at Cua Van in a calm bay surrounded by limestone karsts.  Most, not surprisingly, earn their living by fishing and spend almost their entire existence living on the water.

The following day you will also pass Vung Vieng Floating Village.  Sixteen hundred people live on Halong Bay itself in similar communities.

Hang Trong Anchorage

The Emeraude anchors at Hang Trong. Hang Trong , or Drum Cave, refers to a nearby cave that earned its name as a result of the sound made as the wind blows through its stalagmites and stalactites.

The waters here are quiet for swimming and there is lots to explore by kayak.

Depending on conditions there are as many as five potential anchorage spots. Though Hang Trong is the most used, conditions may mean the vessel's captain opts for another site.

Titov Island

Titov Island was named after an illustrious visitor, Gherman Stepanovich Titov, who visited the spot on November 22, 1962 alongside President Ho Chi Minh. The Soviet astronaut was the second person to orbit the earth. Titov himself returned some 35 years later on June 27, 1997.

The island is noted for a beautiful crescent-shaped beach that's popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. You may also hike 420 steps up to a pavilion at the summit for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.

Soi Sim Island

On its return to Bai Chay Wharf, the Emeraude cruises past Soi Sim -- one of the few soil-based islands among the bay’s countless limestone karsts.

Soi Sim is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Two stunning beaches offer visitors ideal waters for boating and swimming; while inland, ancient trees are home to a diverse bird population including Black Kites, herons, egrets, terns and gulls.

Practicalities

Emeraude Shuttle

Most travelers journey to Emeraude Pier with their tour group. But independent travelers can elect to take the Emeraude Shuttle.

Two 16-seat Mercedes Sprinter mini buses make daily departures from Hanoi and Halong City. The eastbound bus to Halong leaves from the Emeraude's sales office at 46 Le Thai To every morning at 8.30am.  The westbound bus leaves Emeraude Pier for the return trip to Hanoi at 9.30am. The three-hour each-way trip costs $30 return.

Emeraude Cafe

From shuttle to cruiser, we anticipate virtually direct boarding but, for those arriving independently, the Emeraude Cafe offers a comfortable place to spend time until embarkation.

Shop for souvenirs or enjoy a drink or snack. The Café serves a wide selection of international food including freshly made sandwiches, panini and pizzas.  In addition, there are teas, coffees, fresh juices and a wide ranging wine list.

The Emeraude Cafe also provides complimentary WIFI access.

Emeraude Pier & Embarkation

After boarding via Emeraude Pier, park your luggage in your cabin and head to the sundeck for a refreshing welcome cocktail.

A buffet lunch is served as the vessel casts off and heads out onto the magical waters and into the unrivalled scenery of Halong Bay.

Pastime

While aboard the Emeraude, be as active or as indolent as you please.

Go caving at Sung Sot Grotto. Take in the bay from its entrance before heading into the darkness and its natural wonders.

Experience the jade-green waters. At the overnight anchorage, take a swim from the dock, dive from our decks or launch a kayak for a nearby islet.

Drink a cold beverage. Prepare for sunset with a drink in one hand and a camera in the other. 

Whet your appetite. Learn a few tricks of the trade from our Vietnamese chefs at a cooking demonstration.

Behold the silver screen. After dark, gather topside for a viewing of "Indochine," projected on deck with surround sound and surround scenery. An unparalleled movie experience.

Squid anyone? Try your hand at squid fishing with the Emeraudecrew.

Tai Chi, Halong style. To enjoy the ultimate serenity in the ultimate location, meet our tai chi instructor on the sun deck at dawn with complimentary tea and coffee. 

All Hands on Deck. Foot and shoulder massages in the sunshine or go below deck for body wraps and scrubs - without losing that Halong Bay View

 
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