“A great experience” - The staff was really nice, food was great. The cabin was clean but a little small. The cruise looks really classic.
“What a cruise!!” - It was wonderful, mostly I must say, because the landscape, but the Emeraude team also made their effort, they were really kind and concerned.
“Perfect amount of time and activity” - One of my favourite spots of a two week trip in south east Asia. The boat cruise was one night, two days spent cruising a long the bay which is one of the most beautiful spots in the world, rain or shine. We had a number of excursions which kept us busy, visiting a truly magnificent cave, high mountain with beautiful views, kayaking, pearl farm view and the food was great.
“Magnificent wedding cruise” - Everything was perfect, from the first to the last moment! Food was great all around! Captain and his team were super flexible to cater all our needs. I would give at least 6 stars if I could! Thank you emeraude team for this unforgettable day!
“Wonderful”- We just spent a perfect day and night on the boat. Baie the Halong is just wonderful and the boat is a great way to see one of the wonders of the world. The staff is super friendly and professional and the food is good.
“Beautiful Halong Bay” - We took the overnight cruise on Emeraude Cruise last November. The cabin was older, but clean. The food was buffet style with a nice variety, but average quality. Service was very good, with the crew polite and attentive.
“Delightful cruise” - So glad we did! Very friendly and attentive staff. Great buffet food. Our cabin room was clean and full of charm. The pearl farm visit was interesting. The walk up to the limestone caves was well worth it. The whole cruise around the Bay was very beautiful. Such majestic splendour!
“Overnight stay in Halong Bay” - Very nice 2-day cruise in Halong Bay. Ship was clean and nice. Crew was friendly and helpful. Life jackets on excursion boats were in poor repair. The food was good. Would recommend a tour of Halong Bay for everyone who travels to north Vietnam.
“A cruise in Halong bay is a must do activity in Vietnam, it really was beautiful.” - Embarking at midday you are greeted with canapés and a welcome drink as you make your way out of the harbour and into the bay. Our bags were already placed by our cabin ready for when we wanted to freshen up so we could enjoy the view. The food on board was great, with lots of choice and the staff very attentive.
“Couldn't be more fun!” - This was an excursion to remember! The crew and staff of the Emeraude were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. The food was delicious. Activities included a movie on deck while moored out in the bay at night, tai chi in the morning, a cooking class, canapés on deck, and boat rides over to the pearl farm, the mountain, and the cave. Kayaking was also an option. The scenery at Halong Bay is breathtaking! The rooms were clean and comfortable. This was just plain fun!
“Beautiful & Comfortable” - Emeraude is an old but beautiful cruise. I think it is important that you pick a big cruise - The overall services are much better. The staff is very friendly, and they take care of your needs quite well. I had requested for vegetarian food and got it in ample variety and quantity. Overall, quite an experience, and highly recommended.
“Over night cruise” - Excellent cruise with amazing scenery, staff were very helpful and friendly. The boat is what you would expect for an old girl and had a nice feel to it. The only downside was the food, the breakfast was cold and for evening meal you need to get there early as the food is not replenished when it runs low. But on the whole don't let this put you off from enjoying the experience.
“Amazing trip on Emeraude cruise” - The trip was so meaningful and unforgettable. I could enjoy spectacular view of Halong Bay - the UNESCO world heritage with thousands of island on the ocean. I don't know how to express my feeling when lying on the coach and looking at the stars in the sky with breezes from the sea. The French architecture and decoration together with the excellent services made me so comfortable and satisfied. I can't wait to take another trip on this cruise next time.
“Day and night experience, unforgettable.” - One of those trips I will never forget. The staff was excellent and the cruise breathtaking and so peaceful. I took this trip around winter this year and I am thinking about it now.
“Wonderful experience!” - It is such a vintage-style cruise, a little bit old but very clean and well designed. Service is good and staffs are nice. Their meals were delicious but there were not many kinds of food. I travelled 2 days 1 nights but actually just 1 day on the cruise as the check in time is 12 and the check out time is 10. There was not many things to do there, so it would be suitable for those who just want to relax and enjoy the sea.
“Romantic luxury getaway in one of the most beautiful places in Asia” -The Emeraude is a replica paddle ship that is beautifully made. Cabins are cosy and romantic. You meet at their Hanoi office and are transferred by private charter bus to the bay, stopping at the ubiquitous tourist shop on the way. Arriving at Halong, you will be invited to have tea at the Emeraude Cafe overlooking the bay while the feeder boat arrives to ferry you on board. The whole experience is well organised. Food on the Emeraude is superb. Definitely go with someone with whom you are romantically attached for the perfect experience.
“Amazing and romantic!” - The crew found out it was our honeymoon and as the cruise wasn't fully booked we were upgraded to a suite - which was gorgeous! Very clean, neat and tidy, plenty of space. The boat is beautiful and we had excellent weather so we were content to sit out on the deck taking photo's and just marvelling at the gorgeous scenery. If you are bored looking at this beautiful natural wonder then I don't know what help there is for you! A brilliant trip, we were very sad to leave!
“Overnight cruise” - Staff was great, excursions very well organised, really good guide, everything was running smooth and there was a great mixture between the activities and organised happenings and time to relax and just take photos from one of the decks. Food, all courses, was magnificient, great variety and good quality. We really enjoyed it.
“Halong Bay, Wow!” - My wife and I spent two weeks travelling through Cambodia and Vietnam ending our trip with a boat cruise on Halong Bay on the ship "Emeraude." Wow, what a great way to end a fantastic trip. The Emeraude is an old ship restored to its former glory with lots of beautiful wood accents.
“Very enjoyable and neat” - We were looking for something different to experience Ha Long Bay and found it! Transfer to and from boat was excellent. Food was excellent, rooms comfortable though very small. Service was amazing and staff friendly. Too bad there's only one big circuit for everyone in Ha Long. It gets crowded and polluted for visits.
“Excellent boat, lovely vegetarian cuisine customized for my requirements too!” - I found the French - feelof this boat most intriguing and the whole experience was quite serene and beautiful
“Formidable experience” - At first with enormous expectations about this experience and we only have to say thank you! the staff do great to attend all our requests. Even the boat do a great job and totally worth the experience from my point of view the absence of local touch could be improved. some vietnamese music in the dining area instead of the non personality kind of lounge music. Totally recommended!
“Great customer service” - A fantastic overnight cruise visiting all the sights possible in such a short time. Next time I would do the three day two night cruise. The caves were great and easy accessible to anyone. Food and service on board was great and plenty of activities to keep you busy.