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    Emeraude Cruise in Halong (vietnam)


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    Localisation : hanoi
    Registration date : 2011-01-21

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    Post by dennis1988 on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:03 am

    Emeraude Cruise

    In 1910 a paddle steamercalled the Emeraude was offering unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for visitors to what was then French Indochina.

    The Emeraude was part of a flotilla owned by the Roque family who had left Bordeaux in 1858 in search of adventure and fortune. Over a period of more than 50 years they found both. After several ups and downs including successful trading and timber businesses, near bankruptcy and being taken hostage by pirates, the Roque brothers built Emeraude, Perle, Saphir, Rubis and Onyx to ferry passengers and freight along the waterways of Indochina and cruise on magnificent Halong Bay.Today the Emeraude offers a regular cruise service on board a luxurious replicasteamer with 39 cabins meticulously designed to evoke the nostalgic charm of colonial Indochina.

    French owner, Eric Merlin, accidentally discovered the existence of a magnificent fleet of four single-wheeled paddle steamers - Emeraude, Perle, Saphir and Rubis, operating in Halong & Vietnam from 1906 to 1945 from a black and white postcard he bought in France! With inspiration from these historic steamers, Emeraude has been designed in the traditional of the grand steamers of yesteryear and its refined interior decor will bring you back to the old-world charm of the colonial era while maintaining modern standards of comfort and safety to make your cruises as enjoyable as possible. Lead by Captain Jody Atterton and General Manager, Kai Schroeter, the 35 multilingual members crew is well trained in safety and service requirements.

    Emeraude is a 55m length steamer boat features 3 decks, 38 full view cabins & 1 suite, a 80-seat restaurant, 2 bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, entertainment completion. From the 350m2 open upper sun deck, passengers can enjoy a soothing foot massage while sipping a refreshing cocktail and gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay. The Emeraude’s huge paddle wheel opens to reveal a swimming deck offering passengers the opportunity to swim in the calm waters of the bay surrounded by the majestic scenery. At dawn, that most magical time as the sun rises, the soft and graceful movements of a Tai chi class on.

    The Emeraude’s restaurant offers delicious, freshly caught local seafood and other specialties. While enjoying breathtaking views of the bay, passengers can enjoy the simple and honest flavors.

    Emeraude Cruise in Halong bay 2 days / 1night

    Day 1 : Hanoi - Halong

    * We depart from the capital at 8 :30 am for Ha Long Bay approximately three hours away.
    * En route we have a short stop at the Sao Dao center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay.Board Emeradue Cruise. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail upon boarding the Emeraude around noon.
    * After checking in, have lunch at the restaurant. Cruise among hundreds of islets to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit the Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprise). Swim from the vessel's stern deck at the Hang Trong anchorage, whet your appetite with an onboard cooking demonstration.
    * After sunset, enjoy dinner at the restaurant, before retiring to your cabin for a good night sleep

    Day 2 Halong - Hanoi

    * Wake up the next morning at sunrise, practice Tai Chi on the sundeck, feel the early morning salt water scent; bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains.
    * After an energising western breakfast, check out at around 09:30 am, savouring a most memorable trip to Halong onboard historical Emeraude.
    * Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi.

    Services available:

    + Kayaking service, Guided excursion to Sung sot grotto
    + Professional massage
    + Two Bars, Souvenir shop, Light Entertainment

    Rules for kid:

    + Child from 5-12 years old: 50% charge
    + Child under 5 year old free of charge, if sharing a cabin with maximum of 02 adutls and only 1 child maximum per booking.

    Peak season surcharge:
    + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.
    Price include

    * Round trip transfer from Hanoi by private car / van / bus
    * Accommodation in luxury AC en-suite 10m2 cabin with twin/double basic.
    * Welcome cocktail on Arrival, Vietnamese buffet lunch and dinner on first day.
    * European breakfast buffet in the next day.
    * Entrance fees to Halong Bay.
    * Free use of swimming equipment, Tai Chi Class
    * Service charge & government taxes

    Price exclude

    * International Airfares.
    * International departure tax
    * Meals not indicated
    * Airport transfer $ USD 30 for car, $ 35 for a van
    * Visas and visa arrangement
    * Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
    * Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
    * Tips and gratuities

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