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Itinerary

FIRST DAY
 7.00 Pick up guest from hotel in Hanoi by Limousine. Travel to Ha Long bay.
12.00 Upon arrival at Emperor Cruises, located at Vinashin dock, our team will welcome you in our lounge before boarding.
12.30 Our Experiences Manager will assist you with boarding to start cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Check in to your cabin as we set sail from Vinashin dock to cruise among the many beautiful islets (scenes from the film ‘Indochine’ were filmed here).

 13.00 An a la carte lunch will be served at our Royal Restaurant on the main deck. Savor delicious Vietnamese food while admiring the grace of the bay.

 15.30 Visit Vung Vieng fishing 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.

 16.30 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.

 16.35 The cruise continues from the Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do (sleeping area), where you will enjoy the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax, indulge yourself and savor the peaceful atmosphere which can only be found out here among the islands.

 17.20 Choose from kayaking, just relaxing or taking afternoon tea and watching the sky color change as the sun sets.

 18.15 Attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (making spring rolls) in a truly stunning setting.

 19.00 Enjoy our a la carte 5-course menu for dinner on

 21.00 Evening activities: enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage and Spa services or even go squid fishing. Overnight on board Emperor Cruises.

SECOND DAY

6.30-7.45 Before enjoying breakfast have cookies and tea and then try the tai chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises over Bai Tu Long Bay

7.45-8.45 Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave (Grass Cave, also known as Thien Canh Son).

9.15 Arrange the luggage and check out.

9.30-10.30 Enjoy brunch on board while cruising back to the mainland.

11.15 Arrive back at Emperor Cruises dock, Halong City for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi 

12.00 Limousine take guest from Ha Long city back to Hanoi city. Drop off guest at hotel as request.

Overview

Venture off-the-beaten track, go kayaking and visit floating fish farms and villages to experience the daily life of the locals. There is plenty of time for nature lovers to discover many secluded beaches, lagoons, coves and caves. Cruising, it is all about you and the experience. We ensure that your cruising experience is comfortable and special, with excellent food, friendly staff, an interesting cruise itinerary with many activities on board, on the water and under water, service excellence, attention to detail, elegance, sophistication and, of course, safety guaranteed.

Highlights
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Dinner included
  • Lunch included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Simply Amazing

The manager of the cruise was fantastic and knowledgeable about the area. He, along with his crew, provided amazing service. The food, massages, activities and drinks were all simply perfect. I wish I could fault something to make this review seem more realistic but there...More

Thank smithmb89
JOHN P, Owner at Emperor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear smithmb89 Good morning from the natural wonder of Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam! It is our pleasure for us that you chose Emperor Cruises Ha Long to spend your vacation in Vietnam. I would like to take a moment to thank you for your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
The best cruise we've been in

Best service, best food , comfortable , nice environment , clean room , filled with luxuries, food and drink .More

Thank UdiYe
JOHN P, Owner at Emperor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

dear UdiYe Good morning from the natural wonder of Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam! It is our pleasure for us that you chose Emperor Cruises Ha Long to spend your vacation in Vietnam. I would like to take a moment to thank you for your...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Amazing Experience!

My husband and I took our 3 kids (ages 22, 20, 14) on a 10 day trip throughout Vietnam. Wanted to experience Halong Bay. Based on reviews and hotel recommendation, we chose Emperor and couldn't have been happier. Did the 1 night trip. Everything about...More

Thank medinasportsfan
JOHN P, Owner at Emperor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear edinasportsfan Good morning from the natural wonder of Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam! It is our pleasure for us that you chose Emperor Cruises Ha Long to spend your family vacation. I would like to take a moment to thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Trust me, use Emperor. I’m picky!!

This cruise was the best. If you want a real treat and a sublime cruise, choose these guys. From the moment we arrived in the lounge waiting for our tender to the moment we left we were treated to the best food, sights and most...More

5  Thank TrudieUdell
JOHN P, Owner at Emperor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear TrudieUdell Good morning from the natural wonder of Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam! It is our pleasure for us that you chose Emperor Cruises Ha Long to spend your vacation with your family. I would like to take a moment to thank you for...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Exceptional Cruise

An amazing way to see the bay and the area. Food and service were outstanding. Tour of fishing village was a highlight as you get to see native people in their habitat. Tour guide Chung and Jasmine (our butler) made the experience very memorable.

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