In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude offered unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for visitors to what was then French Indochina. Today, the Emeraude offers regular cruise service on board a luxurious replica steamer with 3 decks and 39 cabins thoughtfully designed to evoke the nostalgic charm of colonial Indochina.
Each of the Emeraude's cabins exudes warmth and character with high standards of workmanship, distinguished style and impeccable service. With its polished wooden floors and brass fixtures and fittings, the Emeraude's charming rooms offer timeless elegance. All cabins have a picture window. Balconies and sitting areas are located outside each cabin on the walkway. Each cabin has a private bathroom stocked with toiletries. Hair dryers are available at the reception.
The Emeraude's restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialties. While taking in breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the delicious flavors of the local cuisine. From the sun deck, passengers can treat themselves to a soothing massage while sipping a refreshing cocktail and gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay.The Emeraude's swimming deck offers passengers the opportunity to swim in the cool waters of the bay surrounded by the majestic scenery. At dawn, as the sun rises, passengers can participate in T'ai Chi class while taking in the calming silence of the bay. Cooking classes are also available on board.