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Emeraude Classic Cruises

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  • 1. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 1 of 25 Emeraude Classic Cruises Since 1910
  • 2. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 2 of 25 The Ship The Emeraude is a high quality custom-designed boat that sails the bay of Halong. This 74-passenger cruise ship features the latest safety equipment, quality amenities, facilities and services never seen before in the Bay. Featuring a choice of four stateroom categories, wine and dine options, the biggest open terrace on the top deck, day spa services and facilities and on-shore excursions options.
  • 3. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 3 of 25 The History In 1910 a paddle steamer called the Emeraude was offering unforgettable cruises in Halong Bay for visitor 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.
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  • 5. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 5 of 25 The Destination Three hours drive from Hanoi, Halong Bay is one of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering an area of 1,500km over which are scattered thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald waters of The Gulf of Bac Bo. The majestic beauty of the bay and its islands is only fully appreciated while meandering among the islands, fjords and inlets.
  • 6. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 6 of 25 The Ship Year in Operation: December 2003 Built by Song Cam Shipyard Stateroom: 34 Luxury Cabins + 03 Suites Tonnage: 700 tonnes Length: 56m, Beam: 10m, Draft: 2.6m Anchor chain length: 100m x 2 pieces Anchor weight: 660 kg Top Speed: 10 nautical knots Engine: 2*540HP (Caterpillar) Fuel Capacity: 30 m3 Fuel Consumption for 2 Main Engine: 36l per hour Generator: 460KVA Fuel Consumption: 25l per hour Equipments: GPS, Radar, VHF, Watertight Door, Echo-sounder, oil-water separator, magnetic compass, 1 Rescue Boat, 2 Tenders, 4 life-ralfs, Fire extinguishers The Deck Plan Top Deck Upper Deck Main Deck
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  • 8. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 8 of 25 The Staterooms 22 Deluxe (Upper Deck) 8 Superior (Main Deck Forward) 4 Standard (Main Deck Aft) Room Size: Between 12-14m2
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  • 10. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 10 of 25 3 Suites (1 Upper Deck and 2 Top Deck) Room Size: Between 25 - 34m2 The Paul Roque Suite
  • 11. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 11 of 25 The Captain’s Suite
  • 12. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 12 of 25 The Suite Emeraude
  • 13. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 13 of 25 The Life Onboard
  • 14. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 14 of 25 The Experience Every day, the Emeraude journeys through one of the world’s most dazzling natural wonders and into the sepia realm of a dream. Named for a cruising vessel that plied these waters between 1906 and 1937, the Emeraude aspires to the magnificence of the bay itself. Its air-conditioned cabins, en suite bathrooms, award-winning cuisine and spacious deck space set the stage for the voyage of a lifetime.
  • 15. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 15 of 25 Dining & Cuisine Dining on the Emeraude reflects the ambitions and aspirations of the vessel itself.  Vietnamese ingredients, enhanced by European culinary traditions, create a culinary experience without peer on Halong Bay. Quality, good taste and elegance define every buffet in our classic wood-panelled dining room.
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  • 17. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 17 of 25 Excursions Your cruise through Halong Bay wends among otherworldly karst formations and opens up views of one stupendous seascape after another. Be sure to key on the following attractions, as well. Changeable conditions and tides can affect the route, visibility and anchorage, but the following spots should be visible from the sun deck.
  • 18. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 18 of 25 Sung Sot Grotto Early French tourists who wandered among the 10,000 square meters of this cavern dubbed this space “Grotte des Surprises”, or Surprise Cave. Sung Sot more than lives up to its name on Bon Ho Island, situated right at the heart of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage area. From the wharf, 50 steep stone steps lead up to the entrance, but the view is worth the effort.  The grotto features thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Paths, lights and signposts guide you through two caves which continue to offer yet more twists, turns and, yes, surprises throughout.
  • 19. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 19 of 25 Soi Sim Island On its return to Bai Chay Wharf, the Emeraude cruises past Soi Sim - one of the few soil-based islands among the bay’s countless limestone karsts. Soi Sim is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Two stunning beaches offer visitors ideal waters for boating and swimming; while inland, ancient trees are home to a diverse bird population including Black Kites, herons, egrets, terns and gulls.
  • 20. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 20 of 25 Floating Villages Seven hundred people live at Cua Van in a calm bay surrounded by limestone karsts.  Most, not surprisingly, earn their living by fishing and spend almost their entire existence living on the water. The following day you will also pass Vung Vieng Floating Village.  Sixteen hundred people live on Halong Bay itself in similar communities.
  • 21. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 21 of 25 Onboard Amenities Each bespoke stateroom exudes warmth and character with high standards of workmanship, distinguished style and impeccable service. With its polished wooden floors and brass fixtures and fittings the Emeraude’s rooms offer timeless elegance. All staterooms have two way air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms with private shower.
  • 22. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 22 of 25 Service Friendly service with a smile to ensure a memorable stay.
  • 23. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 23 of 25 He has served with a number of worldwide companies over many years, including Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts and Hilton International. Michael is committed to driving service values and standards of excellence in international environments. More recently, he had been with Six Senses Resorts and Spas at both property and corporate levels, as well as running a cruise ship for Abercrombie and Kent on the Yangtze River in China. Meet the Chief Purser Michael Dunbar is a UK National whose extensive hospitality management career has been based mainly in Asia. He has held key Operational and Human Resources roles in many countries that include Thailand, China, Taiwan, Russia and Vietnam. These roles were in both city and resort properties, often during exciting phases of pre opening and rebranding.
  • 24. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 24 of 25 Itinerary DAY 1 12:00 - 12:15 Check-in at Emeraude Café  12:15 - 12:20  Embarkation 12:20 - 12:25 Captain Raises Anchor 12:25 - 14:30 Cruising Halong Bay 12:45 - 14:00 Vietnamese & International Buffet Lunch 14:00 - 15:00 Free & Easy 15:00 - 16:30 Guided Shore Excursion to Sung Sot Grotto and Floating Village 16:30 - 17:00 Crepe Station on Sundeck 17:00 - 18:00 Kayaking or Swimming 18:00 - 18:30 Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll Cooking Class (Sundeck) 18:30 - 19:30 Complimentary Canapes on Sundeck 19:30 - 21:00 Vietnamese & European dinner buffet served (Dress Code: Smart) 21:00 - 22:00 Bills Settlement (Optional) 20:00 - 22:00 Squid Fishing (Seasonal) 20:30 - 23:00 Silver Screen “Indochine” DAY 2 06:30 - 07:00: Learn ancient art of Tai Chi on Sundeck 07:00 - 08:00 Leave Luggage/Bags Outside Cabins 07:30 - 09:30 Cruising Halong Bay 07:00 - 08:30 Energizing breakfast served 08:30 - 09:00 Check-Out 09:30 - 10:00 Disembarkation 10:00 - 10:15 Drop Off Point: Emeraude Café
  • 25. Copyright 2013 Emeraude Classic CruisesPage 25 of 25 46 Le Thai To Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Tel: (84-4) 3935 1888 Fax: (84-4) 3825 5342 Hotline: (84) 9 0623 7899 E-mail: sales@emeraude-cruises.com Website: www.emeraude-cruises.com

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