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Emperor Cruises

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With a totally different concept in Halong Bay, we are a true luxury innovator in cruising.

All 8 cabins are en-suites with private balconies, panoramic ocean views and a personal butler service. The Emperor Cruises fleet is designed to be a sanctuary that ensures each and every moment counts for guests in Ha Long Bay – a must-see on the travel itinerary of all visitors to Vietnam.

Inspired by the lavish lifestyle of Emperor Bao Dai, the last Emperor of Vietnam, this masterpiece is designed to reflect the style of the 1930s, and be a haven for the most sophisticated travelers to enjoy Vietnamese culture, history and gourmet cuisine. The cruise is where royal glamour and heritage will combine to create the epitome of elegance and aristocracy. Each guest will be treated like an emperor and experience the best of the best, in privacy, and with every tiny detail attended to.

Emperor Cruises (www.emperorcruiseshalong.com) has been built as a traditional ship using the highest quality materials, and finished with exquisite gold-plated motifs, fine silk, velvet and other luxury accoutrements such as brass, crystal and gem stones. Works of art commissioned from well-known Vietnamese artists adorn the walls, and everything is designed in accordance with the specific requirements and preferences of the individual traveler in mind. The private butler and reception services will be available around the clock.

Food fit for an Emperor –  Emperor Cruises Halong has crafted a culinary treat for the most discerning of palettes at the Can Chanh Palace Royal Restaurant, and promises that every guest’s dining experience will exceed expectations. The cuisine is always freshly prepared using the best local ingredients, with an emphasis on seafood. Each overnight trip includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with every meal on board, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by the acclaimed sommeliers. Barbecues and private dinners on the beach or at secluded caves are also available. Guests can choose to dine in their suites, on the sundecks, or anywhere that takes their fancy.

With Emperor Cruises, luxury doesn’t mean that there won’t be adventure! Guests spend their time spotting local wildlife, snorkeling, boating, kayaking, embracing Mother Nature, and passing the time with their fellow passengers and crew. Emperor Cruises provides daily luxury return transfers by Mercedes Benz limousine to and from Hanoi. Upon request, The Emperor Cruises team can arrange private charter airplanes, helicopters or sea-planes to Halong Bay.

Our cruises operate in Bai Tu Long Bay on a daily basis for the day cruise, with sheduled one or 2 night programs such as ‘Emperor Discovery’, ‘Emperor Experience’ and ‘Emperor Hideaway’. Whether you choose the day trip or overnight option, we ensure your experiences are exclusive, all inclusive, intimate, memorable and safe. Party booze cruises and private charters for leisure and professionals are available upon request.” Said Kevin Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Emperor Cruises.

The boats are available for FITs, GITS, and Charters. We recommend this special experience for repeat travelers to Ha Long Bay who are seeking something different, exotic and out of the ordinary. Our cruising experiences are highly recommended for seasoned leisure travelers, luxury adventurers, honeymooners, families, special interest travelers, fine arts lovers, nature lovers, active travelers, photographers, groups of friends, VIP’s and celebrities.

Emperor Cruises has announced the launch of a sophisticated new booking website, which will go live on 15th June 2016 (www.emperorcruiseshalong.com )

About Emperor Cruises Halong Bay

Emperor Cruises promises an extraordinary all-inclusive experience. The newly built, custom-designed traditional junk cruise features three decks that house an open restaurant, two lounge bars and clubs, a small library, internet café, two Jacuzzis, saunas, two massage rooms, a kids’ club and a gymnasium to service the 8 luxurious en-suite cabins with ocean views and private balconies.

Why Emperor Cruises

The first luxury cruise operator to offer five-star experiential travel in Nha Trang  []

Extraordinary Value

Emperor Cruises offers enormous value in luxury travel. Emperor Cruises refines the luxury travel experience []

Responsible Cruising

Responsible cruising is all about attitude and the Emperor Cruises staff are passionately []

Our Core Values In Brief

Experience every moment – With our slogan we promise a memorable experience and our staff are committed to []


The All-inclusive Emperor Cruises Experience []

Our Luxury Services

Luxury Cruises: Take a top 5-star hotel, include gourmet food, superb wine, drinks and personal service []

Five-star Luxury Fleet

Emperor Cruises is positioning itself as a five-star cruising experience with butler service on a traditional Vietnamese ship []


Our guests’ safety is our priority! All boats features the following safety amenities to ensure the safest possible cruise []

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Happy Customers

"I went on the Emperor Cruise and stayed in the Hue room. It was by far the most luxurious boat in the bay. The staff treated me like royalty and the interior design of the boat is very authentic and fit for an emperor. I especially liked the old working gramophone in one of the rooms. I was served with dishes that the emperor used to eat and the art work in the boat is really something spectacular! They have a spa and a fitness room on-board and we did Tai Chi early morning too. Apart from the lovely boat and staff service, Ha Long Bay itself was far more mesmerizing than the pictures I had seen before I went."

Nha Trang, Vietnam

"We booked the Emperor cruises from our friends recommendation and enjoyed it so far. This cruise was perfect, both relaxing and at the same tine exploring the area. The boat was nice and clean, very good food, kind and helpful staff, great activities. We really liked especially the kayaking at the first day. Our tour guide was super nice and outstanding with great vibes and energy, very good English so we learnt a lot from the trip. Highly recommended!!!"

Julieta L,

"We did 2 days 1 nights on Emperor Cruises Ha Long in mid of May 2017 and we 99,99% satisfied with our trip. The pick up was good, with limousine car and experienced driver. The 3.5hr trip from Hanoi is long, but nice classical music and new magazines on the car make you relaxing. The boat is a masterpiece in deed with spacious and cozy suite cabin- 43 m2 with full facilities like a 5 star hotel on the Bay. My room have full ocean view, private balcony and bathtub. And its perfect when we enjoyed our a la carte dinner on the balcony, completely private, excellent food, great house wine and attentive butler. The itinerary are well arranged enough for us to enjoy kayaking, caving, bamboo boating and messaging on boat. We really love the art tour on board with many beautiful paintings of a Vietnamese artist. Just a pity -0,001% that the time of 2d1n is too short to discover more about Ha Long and the Emperor Cruises itself. Will recommend my friends about this cruises."

Hanoi, Vietnam

“My wife and I found Emperor cruise by chance when looking for a destination for our honeymoon. We were a little bit disappointed when we saw the boat from the outside because we were expecting something a little more traditional. However, when we went inside the boat... wow, we knew we made the right choice. Especially when we were upgraded to the best room in the cabin named: The king cabin, the staff told us it was a gift for our honeymoon. The decoration inside the cabin was spectacular, roses, swans made from towels and complementary wine. We were a little overwhelmed at that moment. The whole trip we felt like the staff were our personal helpers. We had a great time relaxing on a bamboo boat that took us to a fishing village and explored some caves in the bay with a really great english speaking tour guide. The food was a mixture of Asian and western and we had the choice of an a la carte menu or a buffet. The main problem we had was the the King cabin was so great we didn't want too leave. However, we are glad we did because we had such a great time. We hope to return again soon and take the speed boat trip as we didn't have enough time to do it all.”

Dean T,

“We have justed experienced 01 night on Emperor Cruises Ha Long. The service is excellent, especially Thomas and Chuong who are professional but warm &friendly. They are our butler who introduce us our rooms and leaded us to the cave, did the kayak and visited fishing villages. My room is Nha Trang suite, 43 m2 with beautiful ocean view and large private balcony on the upper deck. It is professionally set up with welome complimentary sparkling wine and seasonal fruits. But I love the bathroom the most as I could relax on the bathtub with jacuzzy, sipping some wine and view the bay. The set lunch on the sundeck and the a la carte dinner were all high lights as it was so fantastic. We did enjoy every moment with Emperor Cruises.”

New Orleans, Louisiana

“Right from our first communication with Kevin, first via email and then when he kindly came to our Hanoi hotel to give us our itinerary and answer any questions we might have, we knew this would be a special trip. We were picked up in a luxury van, cold water, scented towels were provided. A lovely drive, albeit a little long, to Halong Bay, with a timely bathroom stop along the way. We arrived at the pier and were immediately warmly greeted by Tommy and Truong, they escorted us to the boat and took care of our luggage. Our King and Queen suites were fabulous. We enjoyed the first of many incredible meals, we were treated to lovely massages, lots of sightseeing tours, excellent drinks, lovely food and we were incredibly well cared for by the staff. Our special thanks to Truong, who we adored. The lovely young girls who served us and accompanied us on our day trips, especially our lovely trainee who spoke to our son and daughter in law in flawless Chinese. On one of our side trips, an American little boy, not with our group, fell and cut his leg. Truong and Lan, with no hesitation, administered first aid to the little fellow, admirably and with little fanfare. All in all, a marvellous holiday! A second special thank you to Kevin, who suggested we do a Vespa tour of Hanoi, we did and it was the most fun thing to do, lovely young men, a great lunch and lovely views of Hanoi."

St. John's, Canada
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