Essence Grand Cruise 2 Days


Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Lunch + Dinner)


Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the Old
Quarter or at our cruise waiting lounge (if you have
booked the shuttle with us). The journey time to
Halong Bay takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Comfort stop
A short break on route for refreshments (15 minutes).

11:30 – 11:45
Tuan Chau International Cruise Port
You will be presented at Tuan Chau International Port
(Navigation: here), where Essence Grand Cruise staff
will welcome and assist with check-in procedures.

You will check in at the Reception, on the first floor.

13:00 – 14:30
Enjoy the welcome drinks and have lunch
Enjoy our welcome drink and be introduced to the
itinerary and safety policies.
Lunch will be served in the Dining By The Bay

15:30 – 16:30
Explore the Sung Sot Cave
The transfer boat and the Essence Grand Cruise staff
team will take you to the Sung Sot Cave, one of the
most beautiful caves in Halong Bay, discovered by a
group of French explorers in 1901.

*For the guests who do not get involved in experience activities:
You can enjoy our services on the cruise including spa &
massage, 4-season pool, cigar & lounge, kid clubs, etc.

17:30 – 18:30
Sunset and Happy Hour time
Enjoy the best moments of the day as the sun hits the
water between the dramatic limestone peaks and
emerald-green coves, choose and savour Canapé and
your favourite drink offerings at the Sky bar.

Dinner at restaurant
Tantalize your taste buds with a selection of Western
and Vietnamese cuisine.

After dinner
After dinner, chill out in your suite; pamper yourself at
the spa; experience squid fishing back of the boat on
the first floor; or spend time with your fellow
companions at our cigar and wine lounge, karaoke
club, sky bar or the pool bar.
Overnight on the Essence Grand Halong Bay Cruise.

Overnight at Essence Grand Cruise – Superyacht
Ocean Suite Triple – 45m2 (3 Single bed)
Ocean Suite – 35m2 (Double/Twin cabin)
Veranda Suite balcony – 45m2 (Double/Twin bed)
Executive suite balcony -45m2 (Double or 2 bed)
Essence suite balcony – 80m2 (Double or 2 bed)
Oceania Suite balcony – 95m2 (Double bed)
The Owner Suite Balcony – 150m2 (2 double bed or 4 beds)



Day 2: Halong Bay – Luon Cave – Hanoi  (Br + Lunch)


05:30 – 06:00
Amazing sunrise time
Enjoy the magnificent sunrise across Heritage Bay,
immerse yourself in the sound of waves and be
ready for a chill and fresh day.

06:00 – 6:30
Meditation on Sundeck
Start your new day full of energy with meditation
exercises that help balance and regenerate energy
or fitness exercises at the gym on the cruise ship.

06:30 – 07:30
Light breakfast
A light breakfast will be served in the restaurant.

07:30 – 08:30
Visit the Luon cave by a bamboo boat
Our speed boat will transport you to Luon Cave – the
best destination for visiting by rowing bamboo boat,
located on the north-eastern part of Bo Hon Island.

Check out and Enjoy a brunch buffet
Check out at our Reception Desk on the first floor.
Enjoy the brunch buffet on the cruise while
continuing the journey back to the port.

Get back to the Essence Grand Lounge
Cruise back to the Essence Grand Cruise port.

Start your trip back to Hanoi
Arrive back in Hanoi approximately 14:30 – 14:45.
End of your 2 days 1 night trip.

  •  Fully equipped luxury en-suite guestroom with chilled water central air-con and marble bathroom
  •  Transportation by Limousine 9 seats : Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  •  All meals onboard (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  •  Tender/speedboat transfers
  •  Welcome drink 
  •  Daily refilled bottled fresh water 
  •  Cocktails and cooking demonstration 
  •  Entrance and sightseeing fees
  •  Tai chi, gym, four seasons and salt water swimming pool, poker, billiards, table soccer, kid’s club and use of the library
  •  Activities: kayaking, bamboo rowing boat, cave visits, squid fishing
  •  Wifi, satellite – HD LED TV onboard
  •  English and Vietnamese speaking guides
  •  Onboard insurance  


  •  Beverages
  •  La Spa (spa and massage)
  •  Karaoke, cigar lounge, use of conference facilities, 3D golf simulator
  •  Tips and other personal expenses
  •  VAT tax & service charge
  •   Personal travel/health insurance
  •  All other services not clearly mentioned above
NB: Surcharges will be applied during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve periods and over the Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year
  •   Wifi connection: at times due to the remote location the signal may be weak. We hope for your kind understanding as the cruise is far from the mainland
  •   Advance registration is required. Please provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date. A valid passport is required upon check-in, otherwise boarding may be denied by the port authority
  •   The above is an outline itinerary and specific timing and more detail will be given by the tour guide during the trip
  •   Please note itineraries in the Ha Long Bay region are subject to change without prior notice depending on weather conditions, tidal levels, and local authority regulations 
  •   All meals are included on board. Please advise If you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies when you book or at least 24 hours before departure
  •   Valid passport
  •   Camera
  •   Sunglasses, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, insect repellent
  •   Any personal medication (if applicable)

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