Emperor Cruises crowns triple bay sailings with new Cat Ba itinerary

Already operating in Vietnam’s Nha Trang and Bai Tu Long Bay, Emperor Cruises will launch a third boutique cruise in the Cat Ba Archipelago, Hai Phong at ITB Berlin.

This new product offers the chance to cruise the Gulf of Tonkin (Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay) in an all-inclusive cruise, complete with butler service and on-request limousine transfer, which Emperor Cruises says takes the 5B highway from Hanoi to cut down the journey to just 1.5 hours.

One of the company’s boats in Halong Bay

The Cat Ba Archipelago boasts pristine beaches, secluded lagoons, coves, tropical forests and lakes, allowing holidaymakers to swim, kayak and bike to experience the Gulf of Tonkin.

The itinerary also includes the fishing village of Lan Ha Bay, and water sports such as kayaking, squid fishing, snorkeling and wildlife spotting.

On the three-deck ship, suites range from 38 to 70m2, while F&B options include Can Chanh Palace Royal Restaurant for Vietnamese gourmet cuisine, Panorama Restaurant & Lounge Bar on the sundeck for tea, coffee and beverages, as well as the Hanoi Bar 1945, serving up cocktails and a selection of coffees such as egg coffee, café sua da and café den.

The ship also features an outdoor deck complete with plunge pool and private cabanas, the Bao Dai Library for reading and relaxation, The Heritage Spa offering massages and essential oil treatments, a dry sauna, fitness centre and Kids’ Club.

Apart from daily limousine transfers between Hanoi to Cat Ba Archipelago upon request, the Emperor Cruises team can also arrange for private charter airplanes, helicopters or seaplanes.

“Our cruises operate from Got Harbor in Hai Phong on a daily basis for the day cruise, with scheduled one- or two-night programmes such as the Emperor Discovery, Emperor Experience or Emperor Hideaway. In addition, three- to four-night party cruises and private charters for leisure and professionals are available upon request,” said Pham Ha, co-founder of Emperor Cruises.

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