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This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Halong for at least part of your stay – see Special Check-in Instructions for more details. This 4-star cruise ship has 37 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and a nightclub.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or 2 coffee shops/cafés, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 37 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Emeraude Classic Cruises offers a full-service spa, a nightclub, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is VND 20.000 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for VND 850000 per person roundtrip. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only cruise ship include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library.


  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel 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).

Hotel 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.

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


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Emeraude Classic Cruises offers 37 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • 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.

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

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


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 embarkation. After a Vietnamese buffet lunch, cruise on Halong Bay toward Sung Sot Grotto for guided shore excursion. At 4 PM, cruise to Pearl farm for kayaking or swimming. Reboard for evening activities, dinner, and overnight aboard the ship.
2nd Day: After Tai Chi and refreshments, head to Ho Dong Tien Area (April-October) for swimming and kayaking or Luon Cave (November-March) for a bamboo boat ride. Breakfast is served while cruising Bai Tu Long Bay through Ba Hai and Hang Ma islands. After check-out, the boat returns to Emeraude Café for disembarkation by 11:15 AM. Shuttle van services transport guests to Hanoi.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • 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


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.

Hotel 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. 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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