Emperor Cruises to launch third boutique cruise in Cat Ba Archipelago at ITB Berlin

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HANOI, February 26, 2018 — A new artful cruise offers the chance to cruise the Gulf of Tonkin in Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay, three bays in one unique itinerary in the Gulf of Tonkin. The transfer by limo through the 5B highway cuts down to only 1.5 hours from Hanoi to Cat Ba Archipelago. (Cat Ba, Hai Phong, 27 Feb 2018) After the successful operations in both Nha Trang and Bai Tu Long Bay, Emperor Cruises will launch its third boutique cruise in the Cat Ba Archipelago, Hai Phong, Vietnam in March 2019. This new product offers the chance to cruise the Gulf of Tonkin (Lan Ha Bay- Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay) in a five-star all-inclusive cruise with butlers and a limousine, characteristic of the whole Emperor Cruises line.

The Cat Ba Archipelago is an exotic destination with pristine beaches, secluded lagoons, coves, tropical forests, and lakes allow holidaymakers to discover the best places for swimming, kayaking, and biking and many hideaways in the Gulf of Tonkin. Emperor Cruises offers an exclusive experience, letting passengers become immersed in Vietnamese culture. This 3-deck cruise ship is composed of 24 suites ranging from 38 to 70m2., featuring royal decoration with wooden floors, marble bathrooms, and private balconies.

The passenger gets to try Vietnamese gourmet cuisine based on the finest local ingredients and served at the Can Chanh Palace Royal Restaurant, while the Panorama Restaurant and & Lounge Bar offers tea, coffee, and beverages on the sundeck. Guests can choose to do absolutely nothing, just relax on the outdoor top deck by its plunge pool and private cabanas.

What’s more is the decoration carefully selected by the artistry Mr. Pham Ha, Emperor Cruises Co-founder, an art collector of the most prestigious Vietnamese work of art. Some of the original paintings in the cruise are from one of the most famous Vietnamese artists; Pham Luc who has been referred as the Picasso of Vietnam. Guests can experience as they step into the cruise ship, the paintings and antique collection displayed on the walls of the lobby and hallways, hand picked by Mr. Pham Ha. This is the first artful cruise operator in Vietnam to bring art auction on board. Emperor Cruises is a lifestyle, boutique and regal cruise with a story to tell that lets you cruise artfully on a boutique junk fit for royalty.

The elegant Hanoi Bar 1945 is perfect for sipping a relaxing cocktail or trying traditionally prepared coffees such as egg coffee, café sua da, and café den. The Bao Dai Library is the cultural and intellectual heart of the boat and is well stocked providing an appropriate setting for reading and relaxation. Children are catered at the Kids’ Club, supervised by our professional team.

During the cruise, travellers can reveal the stunning beauty of Lan Ha Bay, including the fishing village of Lan Ha Bay. They can also indulge in water sports such as kayaking, squid fishing, and snorkelling. Other options include spotting local wildlife or joining activities organized by the crew. Moreover, The Heritage Spa pampers guests with incredible massages and treatments based on essential oils. A dry sauna and modern fitness center with the most stunning views are also available.

Built with passion, our artful Emperor Cruises is dedicated to enjoying travel, cruising, food, wine, hospitality, music, and art that represent our vibrant Vietnamese heritage, nature, and cuisine. This is what helps to create memories for the most sophisticated travellers,” says Pham Ha, Co-Founder of Emperor Cruises.

Inspired by the lavish lifestyle of Emperor Bao Dai, the last Emperor of Vietnam, this masterpiece is designed to reflect the style of the 1930s, and be a haven for the most sophisticated travellers to enjoy Vietnamese culture, history, and gourmet cuisine. The cruise is where glamour and heritage combine to create the epitome of elegance. Each guest will be treated like an emperor and experience the best of the best, with privacy, and with every tiny detail attended to.

With Emperor Cruises, luxury doesn’t mean that there won’t be an adventure! Guests can spend their time spotting local wildlife, snorkelling, embracing Mother Nature, and enjoying their time with their fellow passengers and crew. Emperor Cruises provides daily luxury return transfers by limousine to and from Hanoi to Cat Ba Archipelago and upon request, The Emperor Cruises team can arrange private charter airplanes, helicopters or sea-planes.

Our cruises operate from Got Harbord in Hai Phong, on a daily basis for the day cruise, with scheduled one or 2-night programs such as the ‘Emperor Discovery,’ ‘Emperor Experience’ or ‘Emperor Hideaway.’ Whether you choose the day trip or overnight option, we ensure that your experiences are exclusive, memorable, safe and all-inclusive. In addition, 3 to 4 nights Party cruises and private charters for leisure and professionals are available upon request.” Add Pham Ha.

The boutique cruise ships are available for FITs, GITS, and Charters. We recommend this unique experience for repeating travellers who are seeking something different, exotic and out of the ordinary. Our cruising experiences come highly recommended for seasoned leisure travellers, luxury adventurers, honeymooners, families, fine arts connaisseurs, nature lovers, active travellers, photographers, groups of friends, VIP’s and celebrities.”

About Emperor Cruises

Emperor Cruises is the first luxury cruise operator offering five-star experiential travel in Nha Trang Bay Vietnam.  

The Emperor Cruises Nha Trang (www.emperorcruises.com): This fleet includes a junk cruise boat with a capacity of 40 passengers for day cruises around Nha Trang Bay, as well as sunset cocktail and dinner cruises on the bay.

The Emperor Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay: Halong Bay is one of the New Wonders of the World and tourists flock to sail its karst-dotted waters. However, a few miles away there’s another bay – just as beautiful but minus the crowds. There junk is composed by 8 en-suite cabins with a private balcony, ocean views, a butler service and a limousine. Cruising artfully, Emperor Cruises aims to bring a truly all-inclusive cruising experience, enjoying every single moment on board, where passengers are treated like kings and queens with exquisite cuisine, 24-hour room service and an interesting itinerary featuring many fun activities. Moreover, they can choose to dine whenever and wherever they wish. There are unlimited free massage and sauna services, food and beverages, and no bill to pay at the end.

Coming soon The Emperor Cruises Cat Ba Archipelago: The 48-guest, Emperor Cruises Cat Ba is a custom, architecturally designed luxury river and ocean cruise ship with unique itineraries in Cat Ba Archipelago, Hai Phong in the Gulf of Tonkin. Its amenities include a spa, outdoor pool and 24 suites with large windows offering unparalleled river and ocean views. A new cruise offers the chance to cruise in the Gulf of Tonkin (Lan Ha Bay- Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay). The Emperor Cruises Cat Ba is the first five-star all-inclusive service including butlers and a limousine.