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Emperor Cruises Origin Nha Trang

Vietnam’s first ever all-inclusive cruises in Nha Trang bay

Emperor Cruises Origin Nha Trang

Experience  Every Moment!

Our cruise is inspired by the luxurious lifestyle of the last great ruler, Emperor Bao Dai. The boat itself is a trip down memory lane to the 1930s: rich in the HISTORY, DESIGN and HERITAGE of his life.

Emperor Cruises purpose is to ensure that you experience every moment with us by being treated as kings and queens, indulging in experiences such as music, fine arts, architecture, culture, fine cuisine, history, and outdoor activities where everything is included.

Our fleet includes two unique cruising experiences: the Nha Trang Discovery Cruises and the Sunset Cocktail and Dinner Cruises. We guarantee departure every day, regardless of the number of passengers.

Emperor Cruises is based in Nha Trang Bay with its beautiful white-sand beaches and pristine offshore islands, ideal for exploration and leisure.

We offer private party cruises and private charters for either leisure or business, upon request.


A leisurely 40-minute scenic drive along the stunning coastline takes guests from Cam Ranh International Airport to the heart of Nha Trang City. From there it takes around 15 minutes to drive from the city to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises Junk.



Our fleet includes two unique cruising experiences: the Nha Trang Discovery Cruises and the Sunset Cocktail and Dinner Cruises. We guarantee departure every day, regardless of the number of passengers.

The first luxury cruise operator to offer five-star experiential travel in Nha Trang Bay, the Emperor Cruises fleet is designed to be a sanctuary to ensure that every moment counts for the guests.

The benefit of a luxury cruise with Emperor Cruises is that, apart from being small ships with personalized service and outstanding facilities, on an all-inclusive basis often there is no bill to pay at the end whether on a two- or three-day cruise.

With Emperor Cruises, luxury doesn’t mean there won’t be adventure! Guests spend their time watching wildlife, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, kayaking, embracing Mother Nature, and passing the time with their fellow passengers and crew.

Your clients will be some of the privileged few who have discovered the huge difference that a small luxury ship with truly personalized service can make. Anything that is required, Emperor Cruises staff will make it happen.

Emperor Cruises has been designed as a traditional ship but using high-quality materials with an exquisite gold-plated motif, fine silk, velvet and other luxury items such as brass, crystal and gem stones. Works of art commissioned from well-known Vietnamese artists will adorn the walls.

This masterpiece will be a place for the most sophisticated travelers to enjoy Vietnamese culture, history and gourmet cuisine, and where royal glamour and heritage will combine to create the epitome of elegance. Each VIP customer will be treated like an emperor and experience the best of the best, in privacy, and with every detail attended to.

Everything is designed in accordance with the particular requirements and preferences of individual travelers in mind. The private butler and reception services will be available round the clock.

During the day there is a choice of activities or just relaxation; in the evening there is time to socialize, indulge at the spa or enjoy the ‘Movies Under the Stars’ shown on the sundeck. Guests can even go fishing for squid if the weather permits.

On our luxury cruise there are min 20 guests and maxi 30 guests on board. Such small, boutique ships means they can slip into more exotic, unique and remote places in the bay.

All cabins are en-suite with ocean views and with private balconies. Meals and drinks can be taken anytime, anywhere.

The mini-bar is filled with complimentary drinks, including spirits. Guests also enjoy unlimited spa treatments and tai chi in the morning.

Emperor Cruises provide daily luxury return transfers by Mercedes Benz limousine service to and from Cam Ranh airport or a pick-up and drop-off service from hotels and resorts in Nha Trang. Upon request, we can arrange private charter airplanes, helicopters or sea planes to Nha Trang Bay.

The boats are available for FITs, GITS, and Charters. We recommend this special experience for seasoned leisure travelers, luxury adventurers, honeymooners, families, and special interest travelers, nature lovers, active travelers and photographers, groups of friends, VIPs and celebrities.

Responsible cruising is all about attitude and the Emperor Cruises staff are passionately committed to social responsibility – through education and by reducing their carbon footprint.

Built using sustainable building materials, the structure of the cruise ship is designed to maximize natural light and air flow to reduce the need for air-conditioning.

Emperor Cruises operates sustainably, employs local people and supports a project to protect marine life in Nha Trang Bay.
Emperor Cruises has its own private island and beach surrounded by greenery and jungle, and guests will enjoy the pristine beach at this stunning and very private location in Dam Bay.

Our aim is to create a better bay for people to live in and a better place for travelers to visit. We save fresh water. We use solar power to heat all the water throughout the boat and organic waste is transferred to be recycled into biogas.
With our responsible policies we aim to keep the bay clean.


The Emperor and His Empire

The lat Emperor Bao Dai had royal villas in Do Son, Vung Tau, Buon Me Thuot and Da Lat as well as palaces in Nha Trang and the Lak Lake region (Dak Lak). In particular, he enjoyed cruising leisurely, sea fishing off Nha Trang and freshwater fishing in Lak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Central Highlands.

As inspiration, we have named the six suites after the locations related to the opulent lifestyle of Emperor Bao Dai and his empire. And for each suite, including the King and Queen suites, features interesting stories from his life.

All 8 suites will be decorated in warm colors with leather headboards, plush sofas or chairs and drapes, new lighting features, window coverings,  fancy carpeting, modern works of art, stylish bed cushions, and throw pillows inspired by original designs dating from the 1930s.

Emperor Cruises are all-suite cruises with cabins measuring around 38 square metres, large enough to be able to add an extra bed. All the suites are spacious with their own private balcony affording spectacular ocean views.

The bathrooms are uniquely designed and fit for royalty with a tub or a walk-in shower. The ocean can be viewed from any corner of the bathroom.

A spacious sitting area provides room to stretch out and watch television, read a book or simply enjoy the sunset or awake each morning to see new vistas.

Accommodation includes:

– Welcome bottle of champagne
– Ocean view from private balcony
– Queen- or king-sized bed or twin-bed configuration with luxurious and-embroidered duvets and pillows.
– Butler service
– Mini-bar replenished daily with complimentary soft drinks, beer and bottled water
– Walk-in closet
– Luxurious toiletries
– Luxurious bathroom amenities
– Plush bathrobes and slippers
– Hair dryer
– Private safe
– Smart TV and complimentary movies-on-demand
– Free 24-hour room service

Exquisite Cuisine:

Excellent cuisine is one of our core values on board. Menus change daily and a multitude of dishes are offered during the cruise program.

Guests are free to dine whenever, wherever and with whomever they choose.

Room service:

Knowing that guests sometimes prefer to dine in the comfort of their suites, we offer room service around the clock. Room service offers a delectable choice of appetizers, main courses and desserts along with breads, sandwiches, burgers, soups and salad 24 hours a day.

Personal service:

Our staff have been highly trained to attend to guests’ every need and desire and they take great pride in providing a personal service that really sets them apart. Their goal is to provide exemplary personal service day and night, ensuring that guests’ wishes are satisfied completely.

Butler service is included. It is the ultimate prerequisite for individualized attention. Highly trained and profoundly committed to fulfilling guests wishes, butlers are the ultimate indulgence, usually reserved for the privileged few.

What exactly does the butler do? The list is considerable. Indeed, it’s almost impossible to list completely because the requirements of each guest are different. Whatever is needed, the butler is available around the clock.

Among their many duties, the butler welcomes guests on board, helps them to check in and shows them the amenities, packs and unpacks luggage, presses clothing, books excursions, arranges activities, books afternoon tea, provides a requested movie or music, books the spa service, makes dinner reservations, or serves dinner in the suite, can arrange a cocktail party, and assist with disembarkation.

Emperor Cruises is positioning itself as a five-star cruising experience with butler service on a traditional Vietnamese ship where royal glamour, history and heritage provide the right blend of service, luxury, unique travel experience and quiet efficiency.

Emperor Cruises really is the epitome of luxury but in an understated way. They are locally acclaimed for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service ensuring their outstanding reputation.

We are an award-winning specialist cruise operator, a market leader in providing luxury travel services, and have been established in this extraordinary part of the world since early 1990, in world-famous Halong Bay.

Acclaimed as the first luxury cruise company in Vietnam, we now bring our cruising expertise to Nha Trang Bay to ensure a once-in-a-life time cruising experience.

Emperor Cruises is proud of their highly motivated and well-trained staff, who provide attentive, personalized and warm service. We have an experienced Western director on board to ensure our guests enjoy every single moment.

Emperor Cruises has a fleet of vessels that combine classic beauty with modern comfort. Measuring 58m (190ft) in length, this newly built, custom-designed traditional imperial vessel features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, a massage room plus 8 luxurious sleeping en-suite cabins.

Distinctive features:

  • Luxury boutique cruise ship with maximum capacity of 24 guests
  • All-suite accommodation, all with private balconies
  • Gourmet Emperor Restaurant
  • Butler service
  • Spa service
  • Wireless internet access throughout the ship
  • Interactive flat screen smart television in each suite with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand.

Emperor Cruises offers enormous value in luxury travel. Emperor Cruises refines the luxury travel experience, while redefining all-inclusive value. With all the generous savings and world-class bespoke and unique amenities now included, luxury cruising has never been so affordable and so gratifying.

Top ten reasons to book Emperor Cruises

  1. Be among the first guests on Vietnam’s first ever all-inclusive cruises
  2. Free ground transfers between airport and ship in a Mercedes Benz
  3. Free unlimited spa, activities and exploration
  4. A true, all-inclusive luxury experience, free beverages including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffee and tea served throughout the ship
  5. Guests can dine whenever and wherever they choose
  6. A newly built luxury cruise fleet, with all the latest safety features
  7. All-suite cruises with private balcony
  8. 24-hour room service option
  9. Pre-paid gratuities
  10. Butler service for a worry-free holiday

Experience every moment – With our slogan we promise a memorable experience and our staff are committed to ensuring that your clients enjoy every single moment on board, from the CEO through to the butler and limo driver. Emperor Cruises “Five-star Experience” represents our core value – delivering the highest standards of excellence from start to finish.

Cruising Expertise – You benefit from the expertise of the first luxury cruise operator in world-famous Halong Bay with over 20 years’ experience in the cruise industry. Emperor Cruises handle all aspects of our on-board operation— nautical, hospitality, activities and culinary. On our luxury cruises there are only 16 passengers on board. Such small and boutique boats means they can slip into less visited and remotes places in the bay.

Royal Butler Service – Every detail is taken into consideration. “No request is too large, no detail too small” is the credo of the Emperor Cruises staff, who go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for our discerning guests.

Uniquely designed luxurious ships – Emperor Cruises’ one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed boutique cruise ships are each a work of art and as inspiring as the destinations they visit.

Culinary experience – Emperor Cruises has crafted a culinary treat for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guests’ dining experience exceeds their expectations at the Emperor Restaurant. The cuisine is always freshly prepared, using the best local ingredients, with an emphasis on seafood. Each overnight trip includes a brunch breakfast, lunch and dinner. With every meal on board, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. Barbecues and private dinners on the beach are available upon request.

Unique cruise itineraries with fun activities – We design cruise itineraries to show the best Nha Trang Bay has to offer. Explore Hon Mieu Island on foot, as well as Hon Mot and Hon Mun, and dock at the Dam Bay lagoon for an overnight. The following day, cruise around the largest island in the southern part of the bay, Hon Tre, on the way back to the mainland and Nha Trang. Guests can choose between kayaking, basket boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and trekking or can do absolutely nothing, just relaxing and enjoying the special facilities on board.

Truly all-inclusive cruising experience – Emperor Cruises is the first truly all-inclusive Vietnamese cruise, perfectly planned to create the ultimate, stress-free, luxury cruise experience in Nha Trang Bay. We create the memories to last a lifetime.

nce in Halong Bay. We create the memories to last a lifetime.

Safety Instruction

Our guests’ safety is our priority! All boats features the following safety amenities to ensure the safest possible cruise in Nha Trang Bay:

– Safety instruction given by the Experiences Director upon boarding
– Life jackets in all cabins and public areas
– Life buoys / Life rafts
– Tender
– Leakage alarm system
– COM system
– Radar
– Fire safety system
– Dead bolt in rooms
– Sprinkler in room
– Smoke alarm in room
– Audible smoke alarms
– 24-hour security staff
– Regular safety inspections
– Break glass emergency phone
– Smoke extractors in corridors
– Video camera at entrance
– Video surveillance in hallways
– Doors can be forced open
– Emergency lighting at emergency exits
– Complies with Htl Safety Act 1990
– Loudspeaker system
– Exterior video surveillance
– Emergency electric generator
– Visual alarm for common areas
– Smoke alarm in public areas
– Emergency plan in cabin
– Compliance to national safety regulations

Cabin Amenities

– Individually adjustable air conditioning
– En-suite bathrooms
– Hair dryer
– Phone (linked with Reception)
– Complimentary toiletries
– Slippers
– Bath linen
– Personal safe
– Complimentary mineral water
– Wardrobe
– Life jackets
– Fire Extinguisher
– Emergency Hammers

Emperor Suites

– Number of cabins: 8
– Cabin Location: 1st deck
– Average room size: 27.3m²
– Bed Type: Double
– Maximum number of people allowed: 2 adults + 1 child under 12 years old (extra bed)
– Additional amenities & services: 80cm LCD screen, DVD player, Mini-bar, Jacuzzi bathtub, Bathrobes


– 24-hour reception
– 24-hour security
– Spa services
– 24-hour bar and room service
– Newspapers and magazines
– Souvenir boutique
– Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

Activities on Board
– Tai chi demonstration
– Cookery demonstration
– Tea and coffee demonstration, teaching the Vietnamese traditional art of making and drinking tea and coffee
– Local specialty tasting
– Kayaking
– Boating
– Walking
– Hiking
– Beach activities
– Visits
– Exploration
– Swimming
– Snorkeling and scuba diving,
– Squid fishing
– Movie nights
– Library

What our customers talk about us


Mesmerizing sceneries in a magnificent cruiseship in Halong Bay! – 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!

Rasmus Engkebølle

Rasmus Engkebølle

Roskilde, Denmark

Excellence and Serenity – My husband and I enjoyed a 2 night cruise with Emperor Cruises in Halong Bay. The staff was absolutely delightful and attentive to your every need. The dining was plentiful and very good. On our excursions ashore, our guide was knowledgeable, helpful and prepared for everyhting-lunch, weather, and whatever was needed for safety and comfort. We loved the whole experience and would highly recommend it when visiting the area. A tip-the 2 night option offered the best opportunity to really enjoy the area.
All 10 cabins are en-suites with private balconies, panoramic ocean views and a personal butler service. The Emperor Cruises fleet is designed to be a sanctuary that ensures each and every moment counts for guests in Ha Long Bay – a must-see on the travel itinerary of all visitors to Vietnam.



New York City, New York

Perfect from start to finish, go for Royal Suite – Beautiful ship with a wonderful staff. Only 8 rooms make the trip very special. We booked the royal suite, ‘King Room’. This very oversized room with outdoor space in front of the ship. The bed sleeps amazing, jacuzzi is a unique experience. Our butler Son was the best. Very knowledgeable and so friendly! He did everything to make it special. We celebrated our anniversary one night. The effort the team went through was brilliant. Bouquet of fresh roses, a big cake and beautiful speech from the manager, Quang. Ann, Abby and bartender Jack were great and attentive and so was our tourguide Wind. If you are celebrating an anniversary or want to propose, do it here. e also liked the itinerary of the 2 night, 3 day as that gives you an unique view of the bay on a smaller boat.



New York City, New York

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