Cruise overview

No.18 Tuan Chau International Marina, Tuan Chau, Ha Long, Quang Ninh, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
Editor Rating

“ Being opened for years, Emeraude Classic boasts a classic design and provides an easy-going vibe and a bit of luxury. While you’re on board this cruise, you can indulge in a variety of comfortable accommodations, entertainment, quality food, and outdoor facilities. The ship also has a brunch of itineraries with exotic activities on Halong Bay.”

Editor Reviews


+ The Paul Roque room is outstanding with a private deck area at the front of the boat.
+ Rooftop bar and buffet lunch/dinner comprise a lot of choices for refreshments and Western food.
+ Shore excursions are very well-planned with fun-filled activities.


- It should have a bit more background information about the destinations.
- Halong Bay is getting polluted with rubbish and tourists.
- The cooking demonstration could have been more involved rather than being prepared for everything in advance.

Bottom Line

Emeraude Classic Cruise includes multiple top-of-the-range features of larger ships to bring a thoroughly relaxing cruising experience.


Type: Metal
Launched: 2003
No Of Cabins: 37
Pick Up Time: 8:30 Am
Drop Off Time: 16:00 Pm
Operating Area: Halong Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Sung Sot Cave, Fairy Lake Cave, Drum Cave, Me Cung Cave, Titop Island


Itinerary & activities

Activity-minded travelers will be more inclined to embark on this cruise. Emeraude Classic Cruise offers a 2-day and 3-day journey to the legendary Halong Bay. Uniquely, 2d1n trips have extraordinary activities including scenic flight and 1-way flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Halong Bay. The ship not only takes its visitors to Surprise cave, Fairy Lake cave, Drum cave, Titop Island, and Me Cung cave but also provides various activities such as kayaking, swimming, hiking and scenic seaplane flight with water take-off.

  • Beach
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Squash
  • Diving
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Cave visiting


Cruise quality

Emeraude Classic Cruise impresses guests from the first sight with vintage décor and original style design. Accommodating up to 80 passengers, the property comprises a solid steel hull for a smooth run and is frequently refurbished with style and leisure amenities.


Service & facilities

When it comes to convenient services, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, spa services, shuttle transfer, and shopping. In addition, the boat also has plenty of relaxing options such as a bar & restaurant, a coffee shop, BBQ facilities, a sundeck, and a spa.

  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • VIP room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service

Cabin quality

The Emeraude tries to balance leisure and experience by offering 37 elegant and enjoyable cabins. Highlights of those compact staterooms are wooden flooring, exquisitely mosaicked bathroom, and luxurious furnishings provided in a nostalgic ambiance.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Superior Double or Twin Room2 adults, 0 Children14 sqm
Suite Double2 adults, 0 Children25 sqm

Food & Drink

The cruise restaurant serves guests with excellent buffet with Asian and international cuisines and seafood BBQ.


Value for money

Superior double or twin room costs from US$236, deluxe double or twin room costs from US$249, and suite double costs from US$288.

Access for people with disabilities?

There are no facilities for disabled people.


Children of all ages are welcome and there are many family-friendly activities.

Last updated: December 20, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.How much does it cost for the transfer?

Transfer service round trip by shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong costs 910.000 VND/ per adult.

2.Can we charter the cruise?

Yes, you can. Emeraude Classic Cruise can be chartered for a maximum of 80 guests.

3.Is WIFI available in rooms?

Yes, it is. The cruise offers complimentary WIFI in the cabins.

4.What are off-board activities?

During the journey, passengers will join various activities namely cave visiting, kayaking, hiking, and visiting the pearl farm.

5.What are activities on the cruise?

There are a couple of activities you can do onboard including tai chi, cooking class, squid fishing, spa & massage, and movie night.