One of the great natural wonders of the world, Halong Bay is a 1500 square kilometer piece of beauty. Amazing limestone formations shoot straight out of the clear blue waters, forming a scene so beautiful and dreamlike you almost have to pinch yourself to remind you that this is real. There is no better way to explore this UNESCO site than on the Emeraude.
What is the Emeraude? It is a replica of an early 20th century steam ship. The boat is quite atmospheric and contains all the charm and character of the colonial era. The ship was founded by a pair of brothers from France who were looking for some luck and fortune in Vietnam. After some business endeavors and escapades (including being captured by pirates), the brothers decided to build the Emeraude as well as other ships to tour Halong Bay. The rest as they say is history.
The ship’s also got some comfortable rooms. There are over 30 of them, all of which are luxurious and cozy. In addition, the Emeraude ship also includes a café, a restaurant, a foot massage service and tai chi sessions on the sundeck in the morning.
You’ll certainly be exploring Halong Bay in style while onboard the Emeraude. Words can’t explain Halong Bay. You have to see it for yourself. Experience both the natural site and the boat with our Emeraude Experience.
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