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Designed to combine the signature luxury travel lifestyle of the Boutique Hospitality Industry and the unparalleled freedom of a yachting vacation, the Essence Yachts will offer authentic experiences for guests onboard this architecturally-bespoke ship cruising the Gulf of Tonkin.
The cruise was newly launched in the spring of 2023. Cruising is all about destinations, experiences, and memories. Our ambition is inspiring: to provide a spectacular experience based on elements of exclusivity, comfort, elegance, and style. Just like such top chain of boutique hotels, Essence Yachts aims to fly the flag for our luxury hospitality brand at sea.
The five-deck steel craft is designed with over 50 elegant guestrooms and suites, making it the largest overnight ship to grace Halong Bay’s waters. But what makes it unique is a stunning selection of cutting-edge facilities on board.
5 things What travelers love about Essence Grand SuperYacht
- Style: Modern  
- Feature 56 elegant guest rooms and suites  
- Spacious and airy room space, up from 35 sqm
- Unique itineraries to visit Lan Ha Bay in 2-day trip and Bai Tu Long Bay in 3-day tour  
- Travel by high-class Limousine or Shuttle bus (Depending on the needs of guests)  

An extensive selection of cutting-edge facilities onboard, including a salt water infinity pool, a golf simulator impact screen, a gym and yoga studio, a conference room, a wine & cigar lounge, a mini library and reading area; a kids’ club, etc.
08:15 – 08:45 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 (about 20 minutes)
11:30 – 11:45 Welcome 
Arrive at the Halong International harbor (Sun Harbor) – Halong City. You will be warmly welcomed at our Essence Grand Superyacht waiting lounge by our staff
12:00 – 12:15 Embark – Cruise briefing – Check-in Essence Grand Superyacht 
Once on board our Essence Grand Superyacht, enjoy a welcome drink at Cloud Nine restaurant during the cruise briefing. Check-in to your luxury spacious suite
13:00 Lunch 
Lunch will be served at Cloud Nine restaurant while our Essence Grand Superyacht cruises among thousands of islands and islets of stunning Halong Bay
14:30 – 15:15 Luon cave – Kayaking or Bamboo boat ride  
Visit Luon Cave, a hidden lagoon ideal for kayaking. This is one of the must-do activities in the bay. Or if you prefer you can paddle leisurely around the lagoon in a bamboo boat. A chance to see the incredible karst formations of the bay close-up
15:30 – 16:30 Titop island – Climbing or Swimming 
Your next stop is Titop island with its famous crescent moon-shaped beach and tranquil beautiful blue waters. Viewing Halong Bay from the peak of Titop island is another not-to-be missed activity. Climb the 400 steep steps to see the scale and majesty of Halong Bay from a height of 100 meters
14:30 – 17:30 If you prefer to stay on board, and for after the excursion, you can simply relax in your comfy suite or take part in the various onboard services and activities: La Spa (spa and massage), swimming pool, pool bar, cigar club, poker, 3D golf simulator, billiards and table soccer, library, and for children there is a kid’s club 
17:30 Sunset & Happy Hour time
Halong Bay has been rated as one of the most beautiful sunset spots in Asia. You can enjoy the best moments of the day at our Lighthouse Sky Bar as the sun hits the water between the dramatic limestone peaks and emerald-green coves, enjoying cocktails and a cooking demonstration  
19:00 Dinner 
Tantalize your taste buds with a selection of Western and Vietnamese cuisine. 
After dinner, chill out in your suite; pamper yourself at La Spa; try some squid fishing; or spend time with your fellow companions at our poker club, cigar club, karaoke club, Sky bar or the Pool bar
Overnight at Essence Grand Superyacht
***some activities may incur an additional charge – see the exclusions
05:30 – 06:00 Amazing sunrise time
Watch the sun rise over Halong Bay
06:15 Tai Chi on Sundeck. 
Start the day on our Essence Grand Superyacht with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck or a work-out in the gym; or you may just want to sleep in
06:45 Light Breakfast 
A light breakfast will be served at Cloud Nine restaurant
07:30 – 08:15 Excursion to Sung Sot Cave
Our speed boat will transport you to Sung Sot Cave – the biggest and most stunning cave in Halong Bay
09:00 Room check-out
After visiting the cave, return to our Essence Grand Superyacht to pack your luggage and check-out 
09:30 Brunch
Cruise back through the bay to Ha Long harbor over a delicious morning brunch 
10:45 Farewell & Disembark 
Goodbyes and transfer back to the harbor 
11:00 Arrive at the harbor & return to Hanoi
Once back on land, our staff will meet you and arrange your transportation back to Hanoi 
11:30 Start your trip back to Hanoi. 
Arrive back in Hanoi approximately 14:30-14:45
Inclusions & Exclusions
  •  - Fully equipped luxury en-suite guestroom with chilled water central air-con and marble bathroom
  •  - 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  
  • - Round trip luxury transporation: Hanoi - Halong
  •  - 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.

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