Essence Grand Cruise

Tuan Chau Harbor, Halong, Quang Ninh Show map
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Essence Grand Cruise
Essence Grand Cruise
Essence Grand Cruise
Essence Grand Cruise
Essence Grand Cruise
Essence Grand Cruise
Essence Grand Cruise
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Outdoor swimming pool
Ultra luxury
Triple room
Kid-friendly
Elevator
Free kayaking
Spa
Karaoke
Halong Bay route
  • Ultra-luxury cruise newly launched in Halong Bay
  • Varied room types with large area and high-end amenities
  • Unique itinerary: Cua Van Floating Fishing Village, Surprise Cave
  • The largest outdoor saltwater pool on the bay
  • A great variety of facilities: poker club, kid’s club, wine & cigar lounge, karaoke room, spa & treatment, 3D golf Simulator, function rooms, etc.

Cruise information

Year:
2023
Cabin:
55
Material:
Steel
Itinerary:
Halong Bay - Cua Van Fishing Village - Surprise Cave
Operator:
Viet Thuan Group

Rooms & rates

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Rooms:
Room 1
Adult(s)
DONE
Child Policies
Child Policies
Child Age Cruise Fares
0-4 Years old Free
05-11 Years old 75% Adult fares
12 Years old and up Full Adult fares
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Package Type
Accommodation Type

Ocean Suite

Size: 30 m2 Bed options: Double Bed, 2 beds
Max:
Max adults: 2
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Ocean Suite Triple

Size: 43 m2 Bed options: 3 bed, 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed
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Max adults: 3
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Ocean Balcony Suite

Size: 45 m2 Bed options: Double Bed, 2 beds
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Max adults: 2
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Veranda Suite

Size: 45 m2 Bed options: Double Bed, 2 beds
Max:
Max adults: 2
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Executive Suite

Size: 45 m2 Bed options: Double Bed, 2 beds
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Max adults: 2
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Essence Suite

Size: 80 m2 Bed options: Double Bed
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Max adults: 2
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Oceania Suite

Size: 95 m2 Bed options: Double Bed
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Max adults: 2
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Owner's Suite

Size: 150 m2 Bed options: Double Bed, 2 beds
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Max adults: 2
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About Essence Grand Cruise

Scheduled to be launched in November 2023, Essence Grand is the biggest and most luxurious cruise in Halong Bay. With modern techniques and systems, premium interior, and especially heart-warming and professional service, the cruise brings a top-quality natural getaway with second-to-none experiences.

Debut trip on 03 November, 2023

Pros

+ Spacious and well-furnished cabins

+ Many options for onboard activities with modern facilities

+ Excellent service from staff

+ Unique itinerary: Cua Van Fishing Village is the highlight

Cons

- Not all cabins have a private balcony

Bottom Line

Essence Grand Cruise - The exceptional 5-star floating hotel that surpasses adventurers' expectations in Halong Bay!

Itinerary & activities

Essence Grand tender boat

The cruise offers 2 day and 3 day itineraries with a bunch of activities. 2-day guests will discover Surprise Cave - the most beautiful and biggest cave and visit Cua Van Village - the most ancient floating fishing village in Halong Bay. The 3-day gives you a chance to access the most pristine part - Bai Tu Long Bay. Here you will visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village and Thien Canh Son Cave.

Onboard activities are varied for you to choose from such as massage, squid fishing, poker club, singing karaoke, swimming in the outdoor pool, playing golf, etc.

Cruise quality

With the latest technologies, Essence Grand Cruise’s design guarantees the highest safety for all passengers. Additionally, the steel boat was constructed with high-quality materials, fuel, paint, and a sustainable interior to save resources as well as reduce the affections on the environment and marine life.

Cabin quality

Cabins are located from the 1st to the 4th deck of the vessel. There are up to 8 cabin categories that accommodate solo travelers, couples, triples, groups of 4, or families with kids. Depending on the type, cabins have a floor-to-ceiling window or balcony. However, all cabins ensure you find the most convenience and comfort with its amenities. The Owner Suite is the most luxurious cabin with an extra large area (150m2) and a private terrace (200m2).

Service & facilities

Essence Grand Waiting Lounge

No need to look far for a place with all-in-one service like Essence Grand. Visitors not only stay in the premium cabin, savor Vietnamese and International quintessences but also experience the top-of-the-range facilities namely the largest 4-season saltwater swimming pool in Halong Bay, Voyage Wine & Cigar Lounges with opulent beverages, a 3D Golf Simulator, a spa center with jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms, and more. In addition, there is a kid’s club where your little ones can have fun moments with safe toys and games.

Food & Drink

Onboard fine dining restaurant

Gourmets will be amazed by the Asian - European cuisine onboard. Located on the 5th floor, the Dining on the Bay restaurant is the perfect place for sumptuous meals and breathtaking views. Plenty of finest beverages are served in 2 bars, 1 indoor bar and 1 bar by the pool. 

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Frequently asked questions

How many rooms does the cruise have?

There are a total of 55 cabins on Essence Grand.

Does the cruise serve a kid's menu?

Yes. Kid’s menu is available upon request.

Are all services such as spa, karaoke,...included in the price?

No. Please check the exclusions below:

  • Transportation: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Additional beverages not listed in the cruise price
  • La Spa (spa and massage)
  • Karaoke, cigar lounge, use of conference facilities, 3D golf simulator
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • VAT tax & service charge
  • Peak season surcharge
Is there a triple room?

Yes. The cruise has Ocean Triple Rooms with ocean-view windows on the 1st deck.

Can I stay on board if I cannot visit the cave?

Sure. All activities are optional and you can stay onboard to relax and experience other facilities onboard.

Things to know

Check-in

12:15 to 12:30.

Check-out

9:30 to 10:30 depending on each cruise's schedule.

Cruise Policy

Child Policy:

  • Children under 5 years old: Free of charge (FOC) when sharing a cabin with 2 adults.
  • Only 1 child under 5 years old per cabin is allowed for FOC.
  • Children aged 5-11: 75% of the adult rate will be charged.
  • Children aged 12 and above: Must pay the full adult fare.

Peak Season Surcharge:

Surcharge $50/adult for the following holidays:

  • Christmas 2023 (December 24, 2023)
  • New Year’s Eve 2023 (December 31, 2023)
  • Lunar New Year (9,10,11,12 February 2024)
  • Liberation Day (30 April, 2024)
  • Labor Day (1 May, 2024)
  • National Day (31 August – 2 September, 2024)
  • Christmas Eve 2024 (24 December, 2024)
  • New Year's Eve 2024 (31 December, 2024)

Shuttle Bus (Round Trip): (If it is not included in the cruise package)

  • Shuttle bus from Hanoi to Cruise Port: $40/person (adults and children).
  • Pick-up points: Hanoi Old Quarter area.
Price Inclusions
  • Luxury cabin with air-con and en-suite bathroom
  • All meals onboard as mentioned in the program
  • Speedboat transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily in-room fresh water
  • Canapé during the Happy Hour
  • Tai chi, gym, four-seasons and salt-water swimming pool, table soccer, kid’s club
  • Activities: cave visiting, squid fishing, kayaking
  • Wifi, satellite - HD LED TV onboard
  • English and Vietnamese-speaking guides
  • Onboard insurance
  • VAT & service charge
Price Exclusions
  • Transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Beverages
  • Spa (spa and massage)
  • Karaoke, cigar and wine lounge, conference facilities, 3D golf simulator
  • Tips
  • Personal travel/health insurance 
  • Other personal expenses
  • VAT & service charge
  • Peak season surcharge
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
Cancellation policy due to bad weather

Maps and Itineraries

Tuan Chau Harbor, Halong, Quang Ninh

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Stephanie 4 months ago
Highly recommended

The trip with Essence Grand was faultless. The vessel is new and modern. We love our cabin with a lovely balcony and super clean bathroom. The scenery of Halong Bay was unbeatable. You should notice that the excursions will be crowded but we were satisfied with the view. The food onboard was great and lots of it. The staff was caring and always made sure we felt comfortable. Can't recommend it enough.

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Lauren Storer 4 months, 1 week ago
Highly recommended

A variety of activities and a nice balance with break time to experience onboard facilities. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. Excellent meals with lots of options. Brunch was not as good as lunch and dinner but the food was overall good.

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Susan Ryan 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended

The trip was well organized from start to finish. The room was the same as the picture and the view from the balcony was fantastic. The staff was hospitable and helpful. A shout out to Mr. K and Christina for excellent service. Would recommend Essence Grand to our friends!
 

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Benjamin 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Highly recommended

We had a nice time. Halong Bay is crowded but engaging. The trip to Surprise Cave was incredible. Kayaking on the bay (through the cave) was a must-try. The food was amazing and plentiful. The staff was superb. Thank you very much!

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Jacqueline 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Satisfied

My family booked the cruise for 2 nights. Essence Cruise was top-notch. The interiors are new and super clean. All the modern facilities made our trip more enjoyable. The staff was young and attentive. The guide Mr. K went out of his way to accommodate our needs. The bay was captivating with beautiful spots. The activities on day 2 were one of the highlights. There were fewer boats and the beach was amazing. The cons is the quality of the boat on day 2. It was old and did not match the quality of Essence Grand vessel.
 

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Linda 5 months ago
Highly recommended

Such a trip of a lifetime. Essence Grand is the biggest and newest cruise in Halong Bay. The facilities are premium. Our Veranda Suite is spotless and comfortable. Highly recommended!
 

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Timothy 5 months ago
Highly recommended

Everything was great. The pick up and check in on board were smooth. The ship itself was brand new, huge, and first-class. The lunch and dinner were exceptional. The heated pool was a plus. The staff was friendly and helpful!

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Phong 5 months, 1 week ago
Highly recommended

I was on the cruise when they were on debut, and the overall experience was great with good food, spacious, and clean cabins.

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Lan Nguyen 5 months, 1 week ago
Highly recommended

I've been on a few boats in Halong Bay, but this is the most beautiful boat I've experienced.

Likes:

- Beautiful cruise, spacious and clean cabin

- Delicious food

Dislikes:

- Excessive food

- Weak Wi-Fi in some areas

Original (Vietnamese):

Tôi đã từng đi một vài tàu ở Hạ long nhưng đây là còn tàu đẹp nhất mà tôi trải nghiệm.

Thích:

-  Tàu đẹp, phòng rộng, thoáng, sạch sẽ

- Đồ ăn ngon

Không thích:

- Đồ ăn quá dư thừa

- wifi yếu ở 1 số khu vực

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Jason C 1 week, 2 days ago

Can you provide more information on the itinerary for 3 day/2night cruise and the price for transfer to/from Hanoi?

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Mary 1 week, 2 days ago

@Jason C, For the 3 day 2 night program, you will join more excursions. On Day 1, you explore Sung Sot cave. On Day 2, you will get on a smaller boat in the morning to join excursions in the quieter area. There, you will kayak at Dark-Bright Cave area, swim at Ba Trai Dao Beach, and visit a pearl far. You return to the main vessel in the afternoon. On Day 3, you will visit Luon Cave by sampan boat.

The transfer costs US$40/person/round trip. Should you need more information, feel free to contact us.

Regards,

Mary

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Alisa Borodina 1 month ago

Hi! Is it possible to have a transfer from Hai Phong (airport) to Halong bay? And what are the prices?

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Hazel 1 month ago

Dear Alisa Borodina, Thank you so much for contacting us. Have you booked a cruise with us already? If yes, we do offer transfer from Hai Phong (airport) to Halong bay by private car (4 seats): 45$ one-way. If not yet, which type of cruise you are interested in (budget, mid-range or luxury)? We have many different cruises with different costs so it is helpful to know your budget range? I look forward to hearing back from you so I can send you our best offer. If you have any other questions please let me know any time! Best regards, Hazel

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Paul Langdon 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Hi - if we book 3 day/nights what activities are there to do please? I see you go to caves and kayak - is it the same both days?

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Hazel 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Dear Paul, Thank you for contacting us. For 3 days 2 nights with Essence Grand Cruise we have sent you the itinerary via mail for more details. Hope this helps. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions. Sincerely, Hazel
 

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Joyce Tsai 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Hello, how is the rate calculated for the owner's suite that can accommodate 4? Is it different to the rate for 2? Thanks.

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Visithalongbay Team 4 months, 2 weeks ago

@Joyce Tsai, The rate for 2 is different from the rate for 4. Please provide us with your travel date so we can send you the quote. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards, 

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Joseph MNcDermott 5 months ago

I would like to confirm that the owners suite has two bedrooms?

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Visithalongbay Team 5 months ago

@Joseph, Yes The Owner Suite has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 4 persons. Regards,

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Fauchille Alban 5 months, 1 week ago

Hi, vey limited information/review on Essence Grand Cruise. Well noted on the only possibility to do 2D/1N cruise for now. Travelling with our 2 kids (8y and 11y old), we'll have to book 2 cabins or 1 is feasible with extra bed (example: triple room with 1 extra bed). Thanks

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Visithalongbay Team 5 months, 1 week ago

@Fauchille, A triple room with an extra bed is suitable for your family. Other types of cabins are also possible with an extra bed in case one of your kids shares the bed with parents. Regards,

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Chris Goodman 5 months, 1 week ago

Is the 3D2N itinerary available for this cruise?

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Ms. Tan 5 months, 1 week ago

Dear Chris,

Unfortunately, the 3-day, 2-night itinerary is not available until January next year. If your travel date is on or after January 2024, you can book a 3D2N trip.

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