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Emperor Experience 2 Days - The Best Halong Bay Luxury Cruise
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Emperor Experience 2 Days

Bai Tu Long Bay

Emperor Experience 2 Days

Be a King for a night. Experience our Emperor Cruise & discover Bai Tu Long in a two-day program

Indulge yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Vietnam by embarking on our Emperor Cruises and cruising around Bai Tu Long Bay, an alternative to the more touristy and crowded parts of Ha Long Bay. 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 underwater, service excellence, attention to detail, elegance, sophistication and, of course, safety guaranteed. Our team ensures you enjoy every single moment with Emperor Cruises style, an experience to remember.

Notes: Schedules subject to change because of bad weather without prior notice


  • 2 days/ 1 night cruise itinerary in Single/ Double or Twin cabin with air conditioning, private balcony, private jacuzi, full ocean view.
  • 1 Breakfast / 1 Brunch/ 1 Dinner/ 1 Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks anytime: Tea, coffee, house wines, spirits, local beers, fruit juices, soft drinks, cocktails, mock tails.
  • Fruits, snack & nuts
  • Free Spa treatment services, massage & sauna
  • English speaking Butler service (Royal suite room)
  • Kayak, Cooking demonstration, afternoon tea, Vovinam session, Fun club for kids & library
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English- speaking guides at disposal during cruise


  • Land transfer by shuttle bus or by private car according to chosen option with driver between Hanoi and Halong
  • Personal expenses extras
  • Any service not mentioned clearly in inclusion

What to Bring & Wear

  1. Sunglasses, Hats, Sunscreen Protection, Insect Repellent
  2. Comfortable Clothing & Swimwear, Warm clothes (In winter)
  3. Cameras, GoPro or other photo/video devices, valid Passport
  4. Sports shoes for climbing, trekking and walking
  5. Personal Medical Supplies

Please find enclosed in your arrival package some practical travel information and some handy tips. Feel free to browse through it so that you can better prepare for what we hope will be a truly memorable experience.

2 Day
  • Departure
    Halong Bay, Quang Ninh
  • Dress Code
    Sunglasses, Sun Block, Wide Brim Hat, Insect Repellent, Swimsuit


09.00 Departure by shuttle luxury bus for Halong approximately 2.5 hours away. Journey there through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, observe everyday life of Vietnamese villagers as they work the rice fields, take pigs to the market on bicycles and plough the fields with their water buffaloes.

Stop on the way for refreshment (not for shoppings).

11.45  Check-in at Emperor Lounge – Hon Gai dock

Upon arrival at Emperor Cruises, our team will welcome you at Emperor check-in lounge with welcome drink by fresh fruit juice (Free). You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi.

12.30 Embark on Emperor Cruises

Our Experiences Manager will assist you with boarding to start cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay. You will be briefed about your cruise in 5minutes.

Check in to your cabin as we set sail from Hon Gai dock to cruise among the many beautiful islets (scenes from the film ‘Indochine’ were filmed here). Bai Tu Long Bay has a wild beauty and the panoramas from the boat are unforgettable.

13.00 Lunch in the restaurant

A set menu lunch will be served at our Can Chanh Restaurant on the main deck. Savor delicious Vietnamese food while admiring the grace of the bay.

15.30 Cruise Halong Bay or enjoy a Spa Treatment

After lunch, you will explore the area of Thien Canh Son cave. You can revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long bay from up high, as well as the glorious long white-sand beach of Hon Co Island.

If the first stop isn’t for you, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering and indulgence at the Heritage Spa for Free  (All inclusive package).

17.00 Kayak

This place is also an ideal destination for kayaking (Free). If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea, relaxing or taking afternoon tea and watching the sky color change as the sun sets.

18.15 Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails and Cooking Demonstration

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. This is also the perfect time for you to enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun sets over the karst landscape (Free & Unlimited).

19.30 Royal Bao Dai Dinner

Dress like kings and queens for the Royal Bao Dai dinner at the restaurant. Enjoy our a la carte course menu for dinner on board as you experience the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.

The rest of the evening is free for you to relax with a drink (Free) or two, go squid fishing, book in for a spa treatment at Heritage Spa (Free) or watch a movie in the Hanoi 1945 bar.

Overnight on board Emperor Cruises of 8 cabins.


Distances and journey time:

Hanoi- Halong (165 km): 2,5 hrs



06.30  Vovinam on Sundeck Welcome your second day on board Emperor Cruise with a Vovinam session on the sundeck as the sun rises, followed by a light breakfast in the restaurant. 07.45 Visit to Vung Vieng Village, Pearl farm Vung Vieng fishing village, the famous pearl-growing village, to view the fishing tanks of the local people. Proceed to Vung Vieng floating village to board bamboo boats so the locals can row you around their village and oyster pearl farming plots. Your next excursion is a visit to Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. If you choose to stay on board, book in for a pamper session in the Heritage Spa (Free). 09.30 Brunch at the restaurant Back on board, you can opt for your brunch to be served in the restaurant or your cabin while cruising back to the mainland. No bill to pay at the end. Check-out and return to Hon Gai dock. 11.15  Disembark at Hon Gai Dock After disembarking from Emperor Cruises, you will be served a soft drink at Emperor Cruises Lounge before the drive back to Hanoi. 12.00  Return to Hanoi. 14.30  Arrive Hanoi.


Distances and journey time:

Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. 


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Tour Review

Value For Money
  • Huong Do, Director of Sales and Marketing
    April 26, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Board our Emperor Cruises Nha Trang to explore the numerous islands, some inhabited and many dotted with idyllic fishing villages. Swim and enjoy privacy in some of the secluded bays in the area. Designed for leisure and private charter cruises, we offer private day cruises, sunset cocktails and dinner cruises, as well as party cruises for both private leisure charters and business charters. Emperor Cruises is fully licensed and insured to carry 40 passengers and is ideal for any kind of celebration, corporate entertainment or promotion. We can arrange for special interest cruising experiences such as wedding photography, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, photography tours, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. A full day all-inclusive package can be booked at the tour desk or Emperor Cruises office in Nha Trang or through our website, with guaranteed departure every day regardless of the number of passenegers. Call me around the clock for booking or support at (+84) 982 514 186

  • Kevin Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Emperor Cruises
    April 26, 2016 at 8:03 am

    We are continuously innovating new products that will help promote Nha Trang. We are delighted to introduce the new kayak services in Nha Trang Bay and the private beach in Bai Cau, enhancing our customer’s experiences in Nha Trang. Our transparent German kayaks allow you to paddle in remote areas, enjoy the coral and the underwater world of the sea bed. This new service on a day cruise makes your day out memorable by embarking on a journey rich in history, culture and romance on board. Our team ensure you have the ultimate, authentic, memorable and totally safe experience in one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world

  • John Pham
    July 4, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Art Meets Luxury in the Natural Wonder of Bai Tu Long, Vietnam

    From the moment you enter the stately wooden doors of Emperor Cruises Halong, you instantly realize this is not your normal touristy Vietnamese cruise. You are cruising artfully among creations from one of the most famous artists in the country, Pham Luc. He was an official military artist and his work bridges two centuries while depicting war and peace throughout Vietnamese history.

    Walking into the crisp minimalistic design, you are met by the lacquer works of an old, Hanoian street, the national Vietnamese lotus flower in still life, and an oil on canvas artwork about Tet—the traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year. The paintings welcome you onto the sophisticated cruise, and combined with the beat of the welcome drums and sound of the gong, high-end travelers are treated to a truly royal experience.

    Throughout the boat are a great variety of art styles such as lacquers, oil on canvas, rice sacks, paper, and old fashioned architecture dating back to the 1930s. The rustic wooden elements create an elegant atmosphere in ancient Indochine style. You can discover the richness of Vietnamese art, culture and history through these creations because it flows in the chicest way possible.
    Emperor Cruises Halong

    The entire art collection aboard has been handpicked by the passionate art lover, Pham Ha, who is the architect of this unique floating museum at sea, Emperor Art Cruise is the primary focus, with local artists asked to make their mark on the cruise fleet with a distinguished style that will captivate you with its authenticity. Not limited to visual art, Emperor Cruises often invites others famous artists such as violinists, pianists and musicians from across Vietnam. They come to get some inspiration and put on live performances for guests in the Hanoi Bar 1945. With 8 suites fitted with a private balcony overlooking the Bai Tu Long Bay, it breaks the mold of the usual ‘all-inclusive’ Vietnamese vibe with its cool yet comfortable atmosphere.

    Back to the Can Chanh Palace, a stylish restaurant in the heart of the Emperor Cruises with a painting of the Emperor Bao Dai by Pham Luc, recreates the royal atmosphere of the former Can Chan Palace, where Emperor Bao Dai was used to conduct royal parties, receive VIP guests and ambassadors and host official ceremonies.

    Make sure to have your camera ready as you can capture picture perfect memories to take back home. Attend the Vovinam Class (Vietnamese martial arts), learn about the art of drinking tea and coffee as well as enjoying cooking class demonstration and fine wine tasting. The Hanoi Bar 1945 plays ‘L’Indochine’ – the first classical movie filmed in the former capital Hue and Halong Bay in early 1990, with Catherine Deneuve. The Heritage Spa offers a rich selection of therapeutic relaxation, and it is all included and unlimited, just book with your butler.
    Emperor Cruises Halong

    The experience of visiting Ha Long Bay is unforgettable, and we are sure it will remain in your fondest memories for many years to come. You will enjoy meeting Vietnamese people and tasting their delicious food, you will have fresh air all day and night, especially if you wake up early in the morning and watch the sun rise on the deck as it welcomes in a new day. Be sure not to miss visiting Ha Long Bay during your lifetime. Browse some images and videos of this stunning and marvelous place, and imagine being here yourself, experiencing the beauty of Vietnam and its kind people.

    Post cruise, there are plenty of other attractions in the region. Besides exploring Ha Long Bay itself, you can visit the Royal Park in Halong City, a Water Music Show, an aquarium performance by dolphins, sea lions, crocodiles, and much more.

    This unique cruise is only a couple of hours Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi, or 60 minutes from Cat Bi Airport, Hai Phong City. Strategically located at the base of Hon Gai in Bai Tu Long Bay, the opportunities for relaxation, adventure, art, and indulgence are seemingly endless.

  • Zanik from the UAE
    September 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    “I have no words to describe how amazing our experience was at Halong Bay with Emperor Cruises. This cruise company is proper luxury with a 7* standard. They made our experience on the majestic Halong Bay truly mesmerising!

    The cruise ship itself is like a floating Vietnamese palace, with such a royal set up that really resembles what Vietnamese Royalty must live like. Their timings were so perfect, punctual and the activities planned out in the day were incredibly fun.

    We loved every minute of it from the out of this world food served, the tea ceremony, kayaking, squid fishing, spring roll making, visiting the local caves and fishing villages and just simply relaxing in the private (spectacular) rooms and private deck.

    Thank you for the best experience ever! We will never forget this! It’s the best thing we’ve ever done – even beating our experience in the Maldives (which takes a lot to beat)!

    I would recommend 300%”


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Value For Money

Valid until 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
Price per cabin in USD on twin share basis
Emperor Crusies
Ha Long
Single Supplement
Signature suite
(43m2 included private balcony 5m2)
Main deck



State suite
(50m2 included private balcony 7m2)
Main deck & Upper deck


Royal suite
(72m2 included private balcony 10m2)
Upper deck


Extra adult with extra bedN/A


Child 5-11 years oldN/A


Child < 5 years oldFree of Charge Free of Charge