This is one of our remarkable experience here in Vietnam cruising with the luxurious boat in halong bay. staffs are so wonderful and great. specia thanos to chris may kababayan who attended our needs especially we have 2 children with us. more power to Emperor cruise and keep up tue good work!”
This cruise is not cheap, but the service and quality of the experience was top notch. We pretty much had the boat to ourselves for out 3 day, 2 night cruise. Chris and Tony were excellent and provided outstanding service. They really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience. The wine selection was great and the food was varied and delicious. Ha Long Bay is one of the most magical places in the world and Emperor Cruises ensured we had a great time.”
I chose to book the cruise in order to celebrate my 25th b-day as I wanted to make it special. I was going with my spouse and stayed in Delat Signature State Suite room, opting for 2days-1night version (now I wished I had taken 3days-2nights cause its well worth it!)
Firstly, round hand of applause to all cruise ship staff and John – the main manager. Each and everyone made us feel special, our smallest demands or wishes were executed asap and with maximum amount of consideration.
Wherever we went, the staff members followed to offer us any kind of drinks or to fulfill any other wish of ours.
We were in total only 4 guests on the ship on first day and 6 guests on second day, so basically there were more staff members than guests. As the ship is large you have a feeling your are alone on it, so it is quite exclusive and can’t even compare with any other cruise ship in Halong Bay.
The amenities of the ship are exactly as in the pictures – our room was very large, with stunning view & huge private balconny (see in pics) & dream bathroom.
I was so amazed by the view outside that could not believe that it is real! Especially waking up with a sunrise and seeing all limestones just couple of meteres from our bed!
All included activities were so interestings and some of the best we had while in Vietnam – kayaking in sunrise in the Bay with a private guide, tours to caves and to fishermen village, cooking classes & tea ceramony.
Loved the sail in bamboo boat as we were the only ones in that village – no other tourists, so we catched the real local feeling.
Food was all we could wish for – each meal was very tasty and high quality. Sadly my stomach was too small to try out all of it!
Inclusive massages were really good and I am happy I took it!
The best part was my b-day surprise – in the evening while having dinner, the staff gathered, switched off lights and started to sing “happy b-day” with flowers, cake & greetings. I was so surprises and happy!
In addition – there was a live music in the dinner & the musicians even played Latvian song for my b-day (Im from Latvia)!
I have stayed in many 5 star resorts, and I have to be honest – almost none of it has reched this level of service! The staff really knows how to make you feel as a queen and king!
Indeed it was an unforgettable b-day and unfogettable 2 days in Halong bay (def highlight of our 2 weeks trip in Vietnam)!
Do not hesistate to book a trip on this cruise, especially if you wish to celebrate any special event – its worth every single dollar!
P.S. For more pics of ship done by me can be seen on my insta @libeliga”
If you’re wondering whether to splurge on Emperor Cruises and whether to stay 2 nights instead of one, the answer is YES to both. The cruise is magnificent, and one of the best travel experiences we have ever had. The staff is attentive to every detail and the ship is stunning. Special thanks to Jasmine, our butler, who was superlative. Masseuse When (don’t know spelling) was excellent. The ship’s manager was extremely responsive and a pleasure to deal with. As soon as we arrived, we realized we had done the right thing by booking two nights on the ship. It is the perfect place to exhale.”