Emperor Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

4.8 / 5 14 reviews

Cabins & Suites

Signature Suite
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  • Full Size Ocean View
  • 38 m2
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower, Bathtub, Jacuzzi
  • With Balcony
  • 2 Twins/Double

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State Suite
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  • Full Size Ocean View
  • 43 m2
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower, Bathtub, Jacuzzi
  • With Balcony
  • 2 Twins/Double

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Royal Suite
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  • Full Size Ocean View
  • 60 m2
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower, Bathtub, Jacuzzi
  • With Balcony
  • 2 Doubles

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Emperor Cruise offers a completely new concept tour of Halong Bay, and has redefined the meaning of the word “lavish”. The cruise has been designed to be reminiscent of the high-flying 1930s, and particularly of the luxurious life of the Emperor Bao Dai.

The glamorous cruise ship is adorned with gold leaf, plush velvet, delicate silks, and sparkling gemstones; calling this a ‘luxury’ cruise doesn’t even begin to cover it. This boutique cruise has just 8 private cabins, each one equipped with its own balcony and large windows offering sweeping views of the passing scenery.

Guests may also avail of the private butler service offered on board. The dining experience is one the crew claims to be “fit for an emperor”, with daily offerings that cater to both local and international tastes. Each meal is prepared with the freshest local ingredients, with an emphasis placed on seafood.

The work of famous Vietnamese artists hang on the walls, the wine chosen by skilled sommeliers, and the private butler is ready and waiting around the clock. The lavish life onboard the Emperor Cruise is much more than just a Halong tour, it is a lesson in history, a dive into aristocratic culture; it’s an experience of a lifetime.

Why Book Emperor Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Luxury cruise with fine dining service
  • Unique cruise routing to Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Small boutique style with an intimate feel
  • All-inclusive cruising experience in package
  • Extremely spacious cabin (43sqm-72 sqm)
  • All the cabins with private balcony & patio.
Facts & Figures
Launch Year 2017
Cruise Length 58 meters
No. Cabins 8 cabins
Cruise Star 5 Star
Cruise Height 10 meters
No. Decks 3 Decks
Cruise Capacity 16 people
Cruise Width 11 meters


8.30: Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price). 

There will be a 30-minute stop en route for refreshments.

11.30: You arrive at our Emperor Cruises dock around noon and our team will welcome you in our lounge before boarding. Our Experiences Manager will assist you with boarding to start cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay through 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.

12.30: 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.

14.00: 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. 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.

15.00: 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. Choose from kayaking, just relaxing or taking afternoon tea and watching the sky color change as the sunset.

17.00: Enjoy wine tasting, 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 board as you experience the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.

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

Verified Reviews

Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 14 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness
    4.9 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard
    4.9 / 5
  • Staff Performance
    4.8 / 5
  • Food/Dining
    4.6 / 5
  • Service Quality
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5

The best cruise
November 07, 2018

The most luxurious and amazing this cruise is. The crew was amazing. Just my dream! How exciting could I possibly be while completely enjoy the complimentary services as they've offered on board: free flow at dining, free massage after excursions... I have been also surprised since any of my personal request was fulfilled immediately. Professional !! Everything was just perfect. Totally satisfied.

Best one
October 22, 2018

It was a great first and last trip. All staff are friendly and do their best to provide the best service. The best trip on my own. The cruise looked amazing with classic royal style. There are a couple of masterpiece paintings on wall which impressed me so much. Our trip was more special because Ann, the best guide, was there. Do not hesitate to make reservations here. It will be the best trip.

October 17, 2018

Excellent experience on the boat. The crew provides careful attention. While it is more expensive than other boats I think it is worthwhile to enjoy this marvel of Bahia with this type of service. The room was dreamy. They made an improvement on what we had hired. We celebrated my wife's birthday and had the cake detail and offer a celebration. We took advantage of everything they offered, the kayak, a short cooking class, and the visits. The food was good, and they have been in every detail at all times. The staff speaks English and there is no difficulty in understanding it. I highly recommend them.

Fantastic cruise
September 30, 2018

It was a very nice, unforgettable tour. Apart from the wonderful atmosphere of the ship and the nice food also because all staff were very friendly, easy going and attentive and we had a lot of fun on our different trips. What we really liked was the number of fellow travelers (maximum 12) which has led to the informal and nice conversation with the fellow travelers. Absolutely worth a visit are 2 nights. So all praise to all staff and especially to Jasmine with which we had a very nice and nice conversation.

Gorgeous Scenery
August 25, 2018

Anyone thinking of booking a cruise in Halong Bay should seriously consider Emperor Cruises. I have no idea if all the boats in the bay are to the same standard but Emperor was amazing. Sumptuous comfortable cabins, great food, wonderful service and polite efficient staff. As for the bay, well that his the same for everyone and it’s unbelievably beautiful. There is some problems with pollution, I guess some people will always throw rubbish. But I am told it is being addressed. All in all, a fantastic experience.

Many thanks for such a memorable trip
August 16, 2018

So, I'd like to thank the crew, staff and everyone who helped with my recent Halong Bay cruise. This was a special time for me with many great memories. The scenery is so special and takes your breath. The boats are very good in condition and decorations. Everyone seemed professional and safety was important, that was obvious. This was one of the best things I have done.

Wow! What a trip
July 08, 2018

As a single woman, travelling alone is always a stressful business. I am happy to say that everyone in Vietnam made it less so. It really was a care free time for me. The best part was the cruise that I booked with Emperor Cruises Halong Bay. It was so much fun and the other people on the trip made me very welcome. Meals are taken in a beautiful dining room with shared tables so I was made to feel really good as everyone included me in their conversations. The accommodation was terrific, food great and the trips out from the boat were interesting and scenic. This was a great start to what turned out to be an amazing holiday.

Amazing value
June 23, 2018

The staff was so friendly from the pick up to the end. English speaking, accommodative and helpful in making our experience at Halong bay a memorable one. The cruise ship was outstanding, with exclusive destinations and breathtaking views. Once in a lifetime experience! The food was amazing, the massages are a must! We would definitely do this cruise line more than once!

Perfect trip
June 20, 2018

We highly recommend your stay in Halong Bay aboard the Emperor. We stayed 2 nights aboard the Emperor. Everything is perfect ... beautiful landscapes that we discover throughout the crossing that is the bridge, the room, the living room ... even in his bathtub. The boat is spacious, it has 8 beautiful spacious rooms, a friendly crew, professional care for all, listening, good chef on board, a menu card to choose from ... On the time on board several activities are offered, Vovinam exercise, massages , cooking class, ... at no extra cost to pay ... I highly recommend this company, everything is perfect !

Memorable experience
June 18, 2018

We’ve had the most amazing time in the cruise. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Jasmine engaged in small talks with us which was good. Chris (Experience Manager) made sure all our needs were met. Tuyen (Vice Cruise Director) was awesome in showing us the live corals and other sea life around Bai Tu Long Bay during our kayaking. The other staff (whose names I cannot remember) deserve commendation because they cared about our safety. They were helpful in making sure we had our lifejackets and rain coats on and that we don’t slip going in and out of the boat.

The facilities were excellent as they were always clean and well maintained. Most important is the food - absolute heaven are the seafood dishes especially the grilled lobster and abalone soup!

The experience we had was truly memorable.