On May 17, some forty passengers packed black tie and evening dress for the 10th Annual Wine & Dine Cruise Classic. Of more than 200 hundred pictures taken over the two-day gala, we think these six best tell the story.
Passengers jumped for joy when they heard the all aboard whistle at the Emeraude Pier.
The Emeraude steered a course through the magnificent limestone karsts of Halong Bay, meeting junks here and there upon the water. Said one man looking out from the sun-deck of the luxuriously appointed Emeraude: "Hmm...everything else is junk."
The bay's jade green waters beckoned in the late afternoon, and the passengers complied.
The sun complied, too, setting in picture-perfect fashion behind one of the bay's great studs.
And then, at last, it was time to dress to the nines, in black tie and evening dress...
...for dinner in a candle-lit grotto in one of the bay's most fanstatic caves.