Emperor Cruises Halong Bay

Vinashin Harbor,  Halong City, Vietnam
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Emperor Cruises Halong – Luxury marries adventure

The Emperor Cruise was inspired by the lavish lifestyle of Emperor Bao Dai, Vietnam's last, in the 1930s and each suite features interesting stories of his life. There are 8 en-suite cabins with private balcony, ocean view, butler service and specially, limousine for King and Queen suites. Aim to bring a truly all-inclusive cruising experience, for every moment, customers are treated like kings and queens with exquisite cuisine, 24-hour room service, interesting itinerary feeaturing many fun activities. Moreover, you can choose to dine whenever and wherever. There are unlimited free massage and sauna, beverages; and no bill to pay at the end.



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Cruise Overview

Numer of Cabins: 8
Cruise Type: Steel core, wooden cover
Operated by: Emperor Cruise

Cabin & Rates

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Signature Suite (Do Son/Lak Lake)

48.0 m2
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State Suite (Hue/ Vung Tau/ Da Lat/ Nha Trang)

53.0 m2
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Royal Suite (King/Queen)

70.0 m2
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Price Includes

  • Welcome drink
  • Tender/speedboat transfer
  • Experience Director on board
  • Tour guide service for unlimited exploration
  • 24-hour room service with no additional charges.
  • Full board
  • 2D1N Cruise: 01 set lunch, 01 a la carte dinner, 01 breakfast,1 Brunch and lunch box.
  • 3D2N Cruise: 02 set lunches, 01 a la carte & 01 BBQ dinner, 02 breakfasts, 01 brunch & lunch box.
  • 15 minutes foot massage
  • 01 mineral water during the meals
  • Cookery & Tea/ Cocktail demonstration
  • Music, cinema, bars & art gallery Complimentary
  • Use of sauna & gym
  • Vovinam
  • All inclusive activities such as squid fishing, bamboo boat, snorkeling, swimming, cave discovery, visiting fishing village
  • Fun club for kids & library
  • Free upgrade to higher room category
  • All rooms with private balcony & ocean view
  • High speed wifi
  • Butler service
  • All sightseeing tickets

Price Excludes

  • Transfer round trip Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Visa and passport arrangement services
  • Air fares to and from Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) or Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong)
  • Accommodation pre- and post-cruise
  • Personal expenses
  • All other services not mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • FOC for 01 child under 6 years old sharing bed with parents.
  • Only 01 child under 6 years is allowed to share bed with parents. The second child is applied as child 5-11 years old.
  • The maximum number of children from 6 to under 12 sharing cabin with parent: 02 children.
  • FOC baby cot for infant (subject to availability)

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Village – Cong Do (Sleeping Area)
8:00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong. There will be a 30-minute stop en route for refreshment. (book transfer in next step)

Arrive at Vinashin Harbor around noon, meet crew and staff members before boarding Emperor Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and start cruising into Bai Tu Long Bay through beautiful karst islands and islets. An a la carte lunch will be served at Royal Restaurant on the main deck. Savor delicious Vietnamese food while admiring the grace of the bay.

In the afternoon, visit Vung Vieng Village, the famous pearl-growing village, to view the fishing tanks of the local people. You have time to observe the process of feeding pearl as well as learning a little about the life of the local people. Proceed to Vung Vieng floating village to board bamboo boats so the locals can row you around their village and oyster pearl farming plots. Return to the boat by speedboat. The cruise continues to Cong Do (sleeping area). Relax on board and take afternoon tea while watching sun set. Enjoy wine tasting, attend chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (making spring rolls).

Enjoy a la carte 5-course menu for dinner. Evening activities: enjoy Movie Night, Board Games or Massage & Spa services or go squid fishing. Overnight on board Emperor Cruises.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Emperor Cruises Halong
  • Private balcony
Day 2 Day 2: Cong Do – Thien Canh Son Cave – Halong – Hanoi
Wake up to the gentle lapping of the water. Take part in tai chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises over Bai Tu Long Bay. Breakfast is served on board. After breakfast, explore Thien Canh Son Cave (also known as Co Cave - Grass Cave) as well as the glorious long white-sand beach of Hon Co Island. Afterward, relax on the beach, go swimming in the crystal clear water and explore the cave. Return to the cruise by speedboat. Arrange the luggage and check out. Enjoy brunch on board while cruising back to the mainland. On arrival at the harbor, driver and vehicle are awaiting to take you to Hanoi (or to the airport for your onward journey). Tour ends at drop off point.
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA
  • Thien Canh Son

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.


  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Gymnasium
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Check-in: 12:00 AM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Guide: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Movie nights
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Wedding ceremony
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Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

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When your group adds members, the price for per person will be reduced correspondingly. Furthermore, when you book more services, we will offer extra discount for additional services. To save your budget, you should travel with other people and book as more services together as possible.
Activities you can take part in during within a Cruise program is: Movie Night, Board Games, visiting Floating village, go fishing, cooking class, kayaking or swimming, biking, climbing… It depends on each cruise and the length of Cruise program as 02 days or 03 days. Please see more details in cruise itineraries.