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About 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 travelers to enjoy Vietnamese culture, history and gourmet cuisine. The cruise is where royal glamour and heritage will combine to create the epitome of elegance and aristocracy. Each guest will be treated like an emperor and experience the best of the best, in privacy, and with every tiny detail attended to.
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Pham H wrote a review Mar 2020
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We booked 1 night stay and enjoyed every single moment. The lounge at Halong international cruise port was luxurious. The bay was beautiful. The ship is seven star and like an art museum. The gorgeous view from floor to ceiling window is amazing. With kids we explored, discovered, immersed in local culture and relaxed. Wish we book more nights. We will come back and recommend this unqiue cruise to all travelers to Halong Bay.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from JOHN P, Chủ sở hữu at Emperor Cruises
Responded Mar 23, 2020
Dear Theluxers I want to take a moment to thank you for your kind remarks in the review and wonderful photos you may have to share with us. Your praise of our service and its people is most gratifying. It is unusual for someone to take the time to express his satisfaction with a product or service. It’s people like you who make our special effort worthwhile. We are eager to continue to deliver and further enhance the service excellence you value. Cruising is all about you and luxury is now more personal and experiential. Our efforts to ensure that our experiences are authentic, unique, intimate, memorable and safe. I am pleased that you like your cruising experiences as much you do. When our company creates memories touching hearts, we really believed that they give you many years of enjoyment. I am wondering who next comes to your mind that would benefit from our cruising experiences. I do appreciate your recommendations to your clients, friends, business associate, travel agents, tours operators, acquaintance or family members who wish to travel to Vietnam Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back. I am proud to know I’ve been of service on our masterpiece in the nature. If you need anything do not hesitate to contact me or our team. Cordially yours
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Floyd Wisner wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our cruies on the Emperor was an absolute highlight of our recent trip to SE Asia. We ahd the King suite which was magnificant. We only wished we had booked a longer stay. Special thankjs to Sun, Winn and Hannah who were especially thoughtful and attentive!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Chin L wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia361 contributions44 helpful votes
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We had a 3 days 2 nights Bai Tu Long bay itinerary in mid January. I don’t particularly like the interior design of the ship, but have to admit that the huge number of the displayed paintings makes the ship feel like an art gallery. We stayed in the Queen suite, which was spacious with a private deck and floor-to-ceiling windows. The decks of the King and Queen suites are next to each other; therefore, I often met my neighbours when going out to my deck. I did not feel as if I had a lot of privacy, but my neighbours were considerate, so there wasn’t any problem. The only negative point is that the drainage system was bad. In the shower, the water did not drain very well. There was also strong sewage smell in the bathroom and they couldn’t get rid of it. This made the jacuzzi bath very unattractive. I actually avoided using the bathroom. The food was sumptuous. Rest assured that you will never be left hungry on this cruise. I like the Kayaking activity and the stop at the Teacher (Thay) Cave. The Thien Canh Son Cave was a bit over crowded. There were many other boats docked at the same area over night as well; therefore, don’t expect a secluded stay. I most special things about this cruise was the staff and the service that they provided. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The weather was quite bad (cold and rainy) during our trip. Therefore; the warm drinks and towels that they handed out after we came back from each activity provided so much comfort. They even provided water and raincoat during the activity. My friend was not confident kayaking and a staff actually rowed on the same boat with her to give her reassurance. During the meals my water glasses were never left emptied (to me this is one of the signs of good hospitality). In summary, I would recommend the Emperor Cruise due to their excellent hospitality.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Maribel V wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our Vietnam experience become more special and unforgettable because of Halong Bay scenery's and Emperor Cruise team services. We really had a great experience with Emperor team spearheaded by Mr. Chris who speaks really good English and deliver his duty very well during our time on this boat. Thanks to the entire staff for giving us the best experiences aboard. Our only suggestion is to add more English speaking staff since this is a 5* cruise ship to achieve excellent service reviews. So far this is the most unforgettable part of our vacation in Vietnam. We will surely recommend this ship.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rasmus Engkebølle wrote a review Feb 2020
Roskilde, Denmark2 contributions1 helpful vote
Cruising with Emperor Cruise in Halong makes our vacation more special and memorable in this wonderful country! We have been to different international cruise-ship, but this one is quiet unique and authentic since the concept of this boat featured Vietnam’s history and culture with very detailed paintings in each corner aboard. Aside from its stunning boat, the team on this boat are excellent specially Chris who speaks fluent English amongst them all. Emperor boat also offered variety of activities inside and outside excursions but of course its you can choose between joining or stay on the main ship to relax. Food is perfect and quantity is too much! This ship is truly a 5* for us! Just add more English speaking staff for better communication aboard! En fantastisk oplevelse nogensinde. Min kæreste og jeg er super glad for denne tur.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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