Essence Grand Cruise 3 Days


Pick up
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.

Check inYou 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 Cruise.

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)




05:30 – 06:00: Amazing sunrise time

Wake up early and contemplate the sun rising over Halong Bay.

06:00 – 06:30: 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

Have a light breakfast at the restaurant on Essence Grand Cruise.

08:30: Transfer to day boat

You will be picked up at the cruise and start your trip from Titop Island by day boat.

10:30 – 11:30: Transfer to Lan Ha Bay

Transfer to Lan Ha Bay which is formed by the archipelago Cat Ba Island. Stop at the Dark and Bright Caves area for kayaking.

11:30: Lunchtime

A variety of food will be served while Essence Grand Cruise is cruising to Ba Trai Dao Beach.

13:30: Return to Halong Bay

Return to Halong Bay to continue an exploration journey in the afternoon.

14:45 – 15:25: Visit Pearl Farm Exhibition Center and Museum

On Essence Grand Cruise 3 days 2 nights, visit and experience the pearl farming process at the Pearl Farm Exhibition Center and Museum. This is an opportunity to meet and connect with the local people and learn about their culture and the community.

15:30 – 15:45: Back to Essence Grand Cruise

Return by transfer boat to our Essence Grand Superyacht for relaxation and entertainment.

17:30 – 18:30: Sunset & Happy Hour time

Enjoy drinks and a cooking class when the sun shines on the lake between the majestic limestone peaks and emerald-green coves at our Lighthouse Sky Bar.

19:00: Dinner at Restaurant

Delicious dinner with a variety of Western and Vietnamese food.

21:00: After-dinner activities

After dinner, you can relax in your room, treat yourself at La Spa, go squid fishing, or spend time with your fellow guests at our poker club, cigar club, karaoke club, Sky bar, or Pool bar.

Have a good night onboard.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on the Essence Grand Cruise.


05:30 – 06:00: Amazing sunrise time

Wake up early and contemplate the sun rising over Halong Bay.

06:00 – 06:30: 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. (this is not mandatory; you can choose to stay in bed).

06:30 – 07:30: Light Breakfast

Have a light breakfast at our 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 northeastern part of Bo Hon Island.

09:00 – 10:30: Room check-out and savor a brunch buffet

Check out at our Reception Desk on the first floor. Enjoy your last meal on board with a generous brunch buffer while cruising back to the port.

10:45: Farewell & Disembark

Come back to the harbor and farewell to the cruise crew. If you don’t have much time to travel, please refer to Essence Grand Cruise 2 days 1 night for a better experience!

11:00: Return to Hanoi

When you return to land, our team will meet you and organize transportation back to Hanoi.

Arrive back in Hanoi at approximately 14:30 – 14:45. End of your 3-day 2-night trip.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

  •  Fully equipped luxury en-suite guestroom with chilled water central air-con and marble bathroom
  •  All meals onboard (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  •  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  
  •  Transportation: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  •  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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