Pick-up time: 11.00 – 11.30 am: Your clients will be transferred from their hotel or the airport to the Emperor Lounge for refreshments before boarding the cruise. Head out towards Mieu Island to visit the Whale Temple, where local people come to pay their respects, followed by a 30-minute walk across the island to see villagers going about their daily business selling or buying fish and vegetables at the bustling market, with the pungent smell of fish sauce (nuoc mam) filling the air, making fishing nets, etc. As the boat sets sail, lunch will be served while cruising around the beautiful islets of Hon Mieu, Hon Tam and Hon Mot, passing beaches and fishing villages, until finally reaching Hon Mun. Hon Mun, a proposed marine protected area, is home to a large variety of species including the Hawksbill Turtle. Here there will be time to snorkel, dive or take a glass-bottomed boat trip to admire the beautiful coral reefs and marine life. The rest of the afternoon is free for snorkeling or scuba diving, relaxing on the beach, trekking to the village in Dam Bay or returning to the boat to enjoy on board activities while the boat remains moored overnight in Dam Bay Lagoon. Guests can enjoy the sunset while sipping cocktails. When the sunset's red glow has faded, the lights of the fishing boats, strung out across the bay, appear like a string of glowing pearls. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Le Royal Restaurant. While the passengers sleep, the fishermen will be at work, catching the delicious seafood that will be served in the city's restaurants, including Le Royal Restaurant on Emperor Cruises, and and sold in the markets the following day. After-dinner drinks can be taken at the rooftop bar or the bar on the lower deck or guests can have a go at squid fishing or watch a movie before turning in for the night.
OVERNIGHT: Dam Bay Lagoon in Nha Trang Bay
ORVERNIGHT : NHA TRANG MEALS : 1LUNCH, 1DINNER
SECOND DAY: NEW VISTA OF A NEW DAY, CRUISE FROM NHA TRANG BAY TO NINH VAN BAY, ADVENTURE AT SEA, LIFE ON BOARD, KAYAKING, THE SUNSET (B, L,D)
Nha Trang Khanh Hoa region has a very low annual rainfall with 300 days of sunshine providing travelers with plenty of opportunities to make the most of the 507km2 bay, home to one of the world’s most spectacular beaches and bays.
By the time guests have finished their morning coffee, the fishermen will be back home asleep and the beach will be devoted to blissful relaxation. Passengers will enjoy the new day, and after a tai chi session on the sundeck at dawn, hot drinks and pastries are served. A buffet brunch is served while cruising to Ninh Van Bay, better known as Nha Phu Lagoon by the locals, which is a blissfully quiet bay to spend the night and guests can enjoy activities both on board and on the water. With a white-sand beach and towering mountains, Ninh Van Bay is probably the best place in Khanh Hoa to enjoy the sunset and to feel at one with mother nature in one of the Emperor's secret hideaways. Guests will enjoy a barbecue on the sundeck and in the evening the Panorama Bar is a great place to contemplate the moon and enjoy drinks under the moonlight with loved ones. Ninh Van Bay is the home to the An Lam and Six Senses luxury resorts where guests can continue their holiday in paradise after the cruise.
OVERNIGHT: Ninh Van Bay
ORVERNIGHT : NHA TRANG MEALS : 1BREAKFAST, 1LUNCH, 1DINNER
THIRD DAY: SUNRISE, CRUISING ALONG THE COASTLINE, PANORAMIC VIEWS OF NHA TRANG CITY, COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, THE MAGNIFICENT COASTLINE. (B)
At 8:30 am the ship starts cruising back to Nha Trang Port via Turtle Island, so named because the island looks like a turtle. The ship will cruise past a stretch of beach lined with tropical coconut trees for which Nha Trang is world famous.
Enjoy panoramic stunning view on Nha Trang’s Tran Phu Beach while cruising along the coast line, a 7km long stretch of golden sand fronting the scenic Nha Trang Bay and bordered by forested mountains. Shelving gently into the bay, Tran Phu Beach is fringed by a long park lined with mature palm trees, bonsai pine-trees, colourful flowers and a range of beachside facilities.
The Ca River, the Red Island, Hon Chong promontories, the big white Buddha at Long Son Pagoda and the hilltop Po Nagar Cham Towers provide a fascinating insight into Vietnam's history, all of which can be seen from on board Emperor Cruises.
Travelers will enjoy a wonderful panorama of Nha Trang City and its coastline as they return to dock. At 10:30 am Emperor Cruises arrives at the sea port where guests will be met and transferred to their hotel in Nha Trang or drive straight to Cam Ranh Airport for onward destinations.