Nguyen Vinh Thuy, the Emperor Bao Dai, was the last Emperor of the last imperial dynasty (the Nguyen) of Vietnam. He came to the throne in 1932 but his efforts at reform were frustrated by the French authorities. In 1945, the communist revolution forced his abdication. He later returned as “Chief of State” of Vietnam until his Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem ousted him in 1955. He lived in exile in France until his death in 1997.
The concept of Emperor Cruises was inspired by the opulent lifestyle of Emperor Bao Dai, who has a great story to tell. The King Suite is at the heart of the Emperor Cruises, the most spacious and elegant suite, located on the upper deck providing wonderful views of the bay.
Its luxurious interiors onboard was inspired by one of the Emperor’s original villas, decorated in a classical style with the flourish of Indochina. Elegant lamps, old telephones, colonial armoires, antiques and beautiful hand-made artworks all work together to produce a sumptuous and stately atmosphere – one fit for an Emperor, a grand artist or a royal family member.
On passing through the large entrance you will find a bar area, a table with the powerful King’s seal in the living room and a separate bedroom with a double bed, and en-suite bathroom with large pedestal sink, jacuzzi and separate standing shower.
The King Suite offers the best views from its private balcony and sundeck. The bedroom features huge windows, a magnificent king-sized bed and hand-painted wooden floors. The large living room has original-style wooden floors, a fireplace and bookcases.
One of the two largest suites on Emperor Cruises at 60 m2, with styles that blend traditional French classical architecture and Vietnamese flair, your stay will be enhanced with luxury amenities including WiFi, LED TV with DVD, iPad and iPod as well as butler services.