Forgot password?

Essence Grand Cruise

Available Rooms


Essence Grand Room+ Tour

Max Guests:

The room price is calculated based on the 2-day, 1-night tour program which includes an overnight stay on the boat. Please refer to the Description tab for more details

5 star
Ha Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ( surprise cave)
Halong Bay
Lan Ha Bay
From 12:30 PM to 14:00 PM
From 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
1 nights

  • - Tour To Cát Ba - Halong-Lan Ha Bay


Essence Grand Cruise – a superlative, green, safe, and modern cruise in Ha Long Bay; harboring an avant-garde vision in sustainable tourism development.

Amidst the magnificent wonders of nature in Ha Long Bay, Essence Grand Cruise emerges as a pioneer, leading The Legacy Journeys along the national coast and extending further to maritime journeys around the world.


Overall information

Guest capacity: 160 people

Total suites: 55 suites

Tonnage: 328.25 tons

Length: 109.99 meters

Width: 18.68 meters

Guest decks: 07

Built: 2022

Cruise’s registry: Vietnam

Port location

Add: Tuan Chau Island, Halong bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

Distance to the nearest bank of ATM: 500 m

Distance to Noi Bai International Airport: 171km (2.5 driving hours)

Distance to Hanoi city centre: 150 km (2 driving hours)

Embarkation/disembarkation time

Embarkation time: 12h30

Disembarkation time: 10h45

Credit Cards Accepted

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Language Spoken

English, Vietnamese

Essence Grand Cruise's Itineraty

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay

08:00 – 08:30 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.

09:50 Comfort stop

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

11:30 – 11:45 Tuan Chau International Marina

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

12:30 Check-in

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 about the itinerary and safety policies.Lunch will be served in the Dining By The Bay restaurant.

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.

19:00 Dinner at restaurant
Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of Western and Vietnamese cuisine.

21:00 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.

*Some activities may incur an additional charge – see the exclusions.

Day 2: Halong – Luon cave – Hanoi

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 – 7:30 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. Then, you will join kayaking – an unskippable activity in Halong Bay.

09:30 – 10:30 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 returning to the port.

10:45 Get back to the Essence Grand Lounge

Cruise back to the Essence Grand Cruise port.

11:00 Start your trip back to Hanoi

Arrive back in Hanoi approximately 14:30 – 14:45.

End of your 2 days 1 night trip.

  1. Entrance fees,   sightseeing fee, kayaking, rowing boat
  2. English/ Vietnamese speaking guide onboard
  3. Luxury accommodation, shower
  4. Welcome drink
  5. Meals onboard: 02 lunches, 01 dinner and  01 breakfast
  6. Insurance on-board
  7. Fishing equipment
  1. Drinks
  2. Tips for tour guide and driver
  3. Personal expenses
  4. Air tickets and transportation from the airport
  5. Car transfer at Hanoi Old Quarter or Opera House.
  6. Other drinks and tobacco
  7. Other expenses not listed above

Policies of Essence Grand Cruise

From 12:30 PM to 14:00 PM
From 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details. All children are welcome. Infant 0-2 year(s) :Stay for free if using existing bedding - Baby cot/crib available upon request Children 3-4 year(s): Stay for free if using existing bedding. If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge. Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults: Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Cash, Visa
Not Allowed
Tourists are requested to submit their personal information at least 24 hours before the departure for the travel declaration to the port authority, including Full name, Birthday, and Address. The order of sightseeing places is subject to change. However, guests will visit all the places listed in the itinerary. The order of attractions may change but still ensure enough attractions according to the program. Unused services such as meals, sightseeing tours, transport, and activities listed in the agenda will not be refunded or exchanged. The duration of the tour is subject to change. The tour might end later or earlier than the agenda due to the wind direction and the tide. Guests can pay 100% before the tour or deposit 50% and pay 50% before checkout.

Amenities of Essence Grand Cruise


Guest Reviews (1 reviews)


Thuy Nguyen

Apr, 24, 2024

Superyatch offering luxury in a modern setting.


Amazing experience in this superyatch. Luxury in a modern setting. I don't think we could have spent a ha long bay cruise any better than this one. Free photos from professional photographers.

Check-In/Out Time -Essence Grand Cruise Schedule

Check-in time is from 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM. If you’re arriving on your own, please be at the latest at 11:45 AM at the pier to complete the boarding procedures before embarkation.

Check-out time is between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM depending on the schedule of each cruise. After checking out, Tourist will be served lunch on board before the cruise docks.

Meals on board the cruise?

There will be a total of 4 meals on board. All meals are delicious and easy to eat. The service staff is very attentive.

Lunch on the first day: Buffet lunch at the restaurant on the first floor. There are various dishes including rice, vegetables, meats, seafood, soup, sandwiches, mixed noodles, rice noodles, etc. There are many Vietnamese-style dishes that are easy to eat. Desserts include fruits and sweets.
Dinner on the first day: A la carte or set menu dinner. They will serve one course at a time, and the next course will be served when the table finishes the current course. There are a total of 6 courses according to the European-style menu.
Breakfast: Before visiting Sung Sot Cave and kayaking, there will be a light breakfast from 6:00 to 7:15 AM. There are bread, pastries, milk, tea, and coffee. You can have breakfast in the room or on the rooftop.
Main breakfast: At 9:30 AM, after check-in, there will be a buffet breakfast on the first floor with a variety of premium European-Asian buffet dishes.
Note: Food and menus may change depending on the season.

Distance from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Halong?

The distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay is 180km, and it usually takes about 4 hours to reach Tuan Chau Port in Halong Bay. Along the way, travelers can rest at K52 or Km 77 rest stops in Hai Duong province.

Do I need to provide documents when booking a Lan Ha Bay cruise?

When booking an overnight cruise to Lan Ha Bay, please provide a valid Passport/ID Card/Resident Card at least 3 days before departure for port clearance procedures.

Can I travel from Van Don Airport to Tuan Chau Halong, and is there a cruise shuttle service?

The travel time from Van Don Airport to Tuan Chau Halong is approximately 60 – 90 minutes. If you book the shuttle service with, there will be an additional charge starting from 500,000 VND. Please provide your name, phone number, flight number, and arrival time. If your cruise departs from Got Pier, please arrange for transportation to Got Pier before the scheduled departure time.

Is there a hotel pickup service in Hanoi?

For all-inclusive cruises, there will be a hotel pickup service in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. If you’re staying outside the Old Quarter, please be at the designated meeting points 30 minutes before the scheduled pickup time, such as the Hanoi Opera House or other agreed-upon locations.

Can I travel from Noi Bai Airport to Tuan Chau Halong?

If your flight arrives at Noi Bai and check out before 7:30 AM, you can take a taxi to the Old Quarter to board the cruise. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer service with

Is there a pickup service at Hanoi Train Station?

If you arrive at Hanoi Train Station before 7:30 AM, there will be a pickup service at Le Duan – Hanoi Train Station (Hang Co Station).

Will the cruise provide transportation to Noi Bai Airport?

Tourist will return to Hanoi around 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM and will be dropped off at hotels in the Old Quarter. The journey from Hanoi to the airport takes about 35 minutes (without traffic). The cruise does not provide transportation to the airport, but you can book a private transfer with Please schedule your flights accordingly to avoid missing or wasting time.

Can I bring food and alcohol on board-Ha Long- Lan Ha Bay cruise?

Unfortunately, no. Bringing outside food and alcohol will incur a fee ranging from 500,000 to 900,000 VND, depending on the cruise’s regulations. There is a bar on board offering a variety of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, for guests to enjoy.

What are the luggage regulations on Hạ Long- Lan Ha Bay cruise?

There are no strict luggage regulations on Lan Ha Bay cruises, but it’s advisable to leave excess luggage at the hotel. Due to the tender transfer from the pier to the cruise, guests should pack essential items for convenience during boarding and disembarkation.

How can I confirm my Ha Long- Lan Ha Bay cruise booking?

Upon booking with, you will receive an automatic confirmation email with complete details. Additionally, our customer service team will contact you to confirm and send a stamped confirmation via email or other convenient messaging apps.

Does Lan Ha Bay cruise provide vegetarian or dietary restriction meals?

Lan Ha Bay cruises can accommodate vegetarian and dietary restrictions. Please inform us 24 hours before departure, and our restaurant team will prepare accordingly. Due to the cruise’s mobility, food ingredients are prepared in advance and brought on board the next morning based on the number of guests.

Are there any additional charges during the cruise?

All expenses are included in the package. Please refer to the section “Excluded” for expenses not covered in the tour, which guests are responsible for paying according to their usage.

Is the cruise itinerary subject to change?

The itinerary remains unchanged unless affected by natural disasters or foggy conditions. If scheduled maintenance and inspection require the cruise you booked to be replaced, we will transfer you to a cruise of equivalent service standards, reschedule your trip, or provide a refund.

Can I smoke on the cruise?

For the comfort of all guests, smoking is not allowed inside the cabins. However, smoking is permitted on the balcony or designated smoking areas. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly in the designated containers and ashtrays.

Will I incur a fee for changing departure dates?

There is no fee for changes made at least 3 days in advance. Changes made 1 day in advance will incur a 35% fee.

What is the cancellation policy for the cruise?

Please refer to each Halong Bay cruise’s specific cancellation policy below this FAQ section. Thank you for your interest in services.

Can I park my car at Tuan Chau Port?

When traveling to Tuan Chau Port independently, our shuttle service team will contact you to guide you on parking arrangements, and fees will be paid directly to the parking lot as per your request.

Can I receive a refund for postponed or changed services?

You will receive a refund via bank transfer upon agreement between the consultant and the client regarding the policy.

Can I receive a refund for postponed or changed services?

You will receive a refund via bank transfer upon agreement between the consultant and the client regarding the policy.

Can I request specific bed types or room locations on the cruise?

Please specify your preferences in the booking form, and our consultants will advise and confirm accordingly. However, please note that all requests are subject to availability, and we will confirm with you upon boarding.

Is there a medical service on board the cruise?

While there is no medical department on board, first aid kits are available, and crew members are trained in first aid. The cruise is managed and supported by the port’s medical department.


Essence Grand Cruise Sung Sot Cave ( surprise cave), Ha Long Bay

Your overall Rating of this property

Booking Number

Pin Code

Title of your review

Your review

What sort of Trip was this?

  • Business
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Solo