Pelican Cruise Halong Bay

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Family Deluxe (3 pax)
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Family Deluxe (3 pax)
  • 34m2
  • Full-Size Ocean View
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  • 30m2
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Overview

Discover the fabulous scenic beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a Halong Pelican Cruise. It offers the finest amenities and luxury cabins for all its guests. This new cruise company presents a new generation of vessels with unmatched quality and safety, assured. The two day cruise weaves among the impressive limestone karst islands, for which the bay is famous, to Cho Da, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Hoa Cuong stopping off en route to visit the Sung Sot Cave. Also known as the Surprise Cave, it certainly offers surprises and will enthral you. You also visit either Ti Top Beach or Soi Sim Beach for a cooling swim. By adding a third day you’ll have more leisure time and an overnight anchorage at either Ho Dong Tien or the bay by Luon Cave is taken. Onboard the Pelican Cruise Halong, two covered decks offer impressive cabins all with large windows and private balconies affording unparallelled views of nature’s majesty as you glide through the bay. They are tastefully decorated to a very high standard. The third deck of Pelican Cruise Halong is an open deck with comfy sun loungers and a great bar. The quality of food on Halong Pelican Cruise is of the same standard as a 5-star hotel.
Launched Year
2014
Capacity
44
Total Rooms
22
Length
47
Width
1
Height
5
Total Decks
3

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Restaurant is located in the dining room with very comfortable facilities, the easy way to get breeze

Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I smoke in my cabin?

No, you can’t. All our cabins are strictly non-smoking, thanks for your understanding!

Can kids do kayaking and other activities on the cruise?

Yes, our professionally certified staff will be delighted to provide instruction and guidance for your kids so they can safely enjoy all the activities we offer!

Is a baby cot available?

Yes, we can supply a baby cot for your room at no charge just make us aware at the time of your booking and we can offer a number of services to make your trip with your kids perfect and hassle-free!

Are drinks included in the price?

No. Drinks, tips and other personal expenses are not included in our Halong Bay cruise price, so you’ll need to cover these costs separately.

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 25 of 26

Olivia McGinley
United Kingdom

Great ship, good food, excellent staff

My wife came up with this entire cruise idea, and boy am I glad she did! The boat is if not the most, one of the most fabulous we've seen in Halong. It's new, luxurious and the staff was really friendly and helpful, special shoutout to Mr. Le. Our cabin was lovely, super clean, with a big bathroom. From the activities, we enjoyed kayaking, the cooking class, and squid fishing. The food was delicious and plenty. Overall, we were happy to have chosen this cruise and we certainly recommend Pelican.

3 Days 2 Nights
Couple
12/12/2019
Charles Finkbeiner
Australia

Nothing short of spectacular!

Halong Bay is simply stunning, I can’t find the right words to describe such a beautiful place. It’s like a slice of paradise. It’s a huge must and with Pelican Cruise you will enjoy it. I wasn’t paid to write this review. I’m just blown away by the quality of service from the moment I inquired via email to the time I was chauffered to the airport. The food on board and my room was pure perfection.”

2 Days 1 Night
Single
11/22/2019
Quincy Laurent
France

Excellent staff, exceptional service

I took an overnight cruise with good friends. My first impression is about the staff. They are very professional and always had service in mind. The boat is opulent in style. The amenities and decorations are great. We enjoyed the food too even though most of it is unfamiliar to us. No disappointment at all.

2 Days 1 Night
Group
11/19/2019
Joel Haley
New Zealand

A spectacular cruise to remember

The most memorable overnight stay I've spent in Vietnam! The sunrise and sunset were glorious and one of a kind. No one should really miss out on a cruise in Halong Bay. The best part for me was being able to enjoy the views right from the comfort of my cabin with its huge balcony. The meals served onboard were so delicious, mostly a mix of Vietnamese and Western cuisine.

2 Days 1 Night
Single
10/16/2019
Lisa Ambrose
Brazil

Great staff & good food in a magical place!

Wonderful experience on a luxurious boat with nice and professional staff. Everything was perfect and we could not have asked for more. The staff was very hospitable, they took care of us and our 11-month daughter Therese. Food was superb in terms of quality and quantity. Highly recommended indeed!”

3 Days 2 Nights
Family
10/04/2019
Kathryn Newport
United States

Would definitely go again!

My fiance and I did a 3-day, 2-night cruise in Halong Bay. Pelican surpassed our expectations in every way! The ship was fabulous, the service was excellent, and they made everything so stress-free, from our hotel pick up in Hanoi, to the check-in, cabin assignment, and itinerary. The food was superb; an international buffet breakfast, then 5-course Vietnamese dishes for lunch and dinner. We're so pleased and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

3 Days 2 Nights
Couple
09/25/2019
Corinne Girard
France

Two thumbs up for an amazing experience

Can’t say enough good things about the cruise, definitely exceptional value for money. The facilities are world-class, the food served was yumlicious! The sights were spectacular and the activities were fantastic. Our guide was very informative and provided a lot of insight to Vietnamese history, culture and lifestyle.”

2 Days 1 Night
Group
09/18/2019
William Hogue
Canada

Memorable cruise for our family

Our family just returned from a 3-day cruise in Halong Bay courtesy of Pelican. Excellent accommodation with large windows and a beautiful balcony overlooking the magnificent views. For a moment the kids were in awe of the landscape because we live in the city. The staff was awesome and went beyond expectations to please their guests. They really made our trip unforgettable as the activities both on and off-board were exciting. Highly recommend indeed.

3 Days 2 Nights
Family
08/21/2019
Joseph Salerno
United States

A very memorable trip

The cruise was intimate in the sense that you build relationship with the other guests on board. The trips from our boat to the tourist spots were all very good, well organized and our guide was really knowledgeable about the sites that we visited.

2 Days 1 Night
Single
08/20/2019
Nate McKenzie
Australia

Fantastic trip to Halong Bay

We hiked, sunbathed, and kayaked our way around Halong Bay on a 2-day overnight cruise. It was perfect for travelers like us who want to combine adventure with relaxation. Pelican took care of all our needs including transportation, spacious cabins, meals, and lots of fun-filled activities. We especially enjoyed our visit to Sung Sot Cave and Tuan Chau Island.

3 Days 2 Nights
Group
07/23/2019
Aiden Lim
Singapore

Best cruise in Asia!

I had a wonderful experience with Pelican Cruise, from the initial queries I had to the booking, their reply and service were quick. The boat they booked us on was large and luxurious. The cabins were spacious and clean, with well-appointed decor. The food onboard was excellent and the staff could not have been more caring. Overall a fantastic trip!

2 Days 1 Night
Single
06/30/2019
Sophia Mendez
Philippines

Such a wonderful experience

We went on two-day/one-night cruise. Our room was really lovely, we even had a private balcony, which was amazing because we get to appreciate the beauty of Halong Bay. Our guide was very friendly and they organized different activities like swimming, kayaking, biking, cooking lessons, etc., so we were never bored. Will highly recommend to everyone!

2 Days 1 Night
Couple
05/27/2019
Jennifer Turner
United States

A cruise not to be missed!

We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights, which we believe is the best way to really enjoy and explore Halong Bay. Staying for 3 days gave us an exhilarating excursion to Tuan Chau Island, bike around an ethnic village and kayak to a beach for swimming. Our boat was very neat and had an elegant vibe to it. The bathrooms and bedrooms are very luxurious. Would definitely recommend.

3 Days 2 Nights
Group
04/15/2019
Marilu Vallejo
Spain

A much needed romantic getaway for us

My husband and I absolutely loved the cruise. The boat was lovely, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We enjoyed all the activities, both and off the boat. The views were enchanting and we'd highly recommend the cruise to anyone considering it!

2 Days 1 Night
Couple
03/09/2019
Jackie D
United Kingdom

Real good experience !

It was an amazing experience ! Every person on board was extremely friendly and helpful. Real good cook. Amazing view and nature experience in a private bay!

3 Days 2 Nights
Couple
11/08/2018
Kevin Watlake
Ireland

All aboard the Pelican!

It’s a long long way to Halong bay to here! What a really great holiday. The Vietnamese are so friendly, they struggled a bit with our accents but everywhere we went we were treated magnificently. We had a cruise on the Pelican Halong Bay. There are hundreds of boats to choose from but I don’t hesitate in recomending this. Great staff, food, drinks, accomodation and activities. Vietnam was a lot more beautiful than I had expected and this was the best of the best. Great job Pelican.

3 Days 2 Nights
Couple
09/10/2017
Leo Caddy
Finland

Just Magnificent!

Ha Long bay is truly magnificent. We had heard about the beauty of Halong bay for so long and finally we decided to travel to Vietnam. We did a 2 Days 1 Night tour on Halong Pelican cruise. It was an extremely wonderful Halong cruise experience that we could ever have. We had a beautiful cabin with private balcony so that we could enjoy beautiful view whenever we were inside the cabin.  Regarding to the service, we have to say that it was very professional and better than what we thought it could be. Additionally the food was excellent.  You can also pay for the spa service there with reasonable price. We chose body massage for two and had an enjoyable time. It was such a big stress release and discharge after the massage.  We could see that other passengers had good time as well that made the cruise more remarkable.   The trip was worth the money and we will definitely go back Halong Bay again and stay longer.

3 Days 2 Nights
Family
05/01/2017
Bob Harrison
United Kingdom

Halong Bay Cruise

This really is a great way to spend a few days. Halong Hub really took care of us. The guides were pleasant and polite and gave us loads of information. The Pelican cruise Halong is fabulous, the food was amazing and Halong Bay certainly didn't disappoint. The Sung Sot cave blew me away, so big and so beautiful. I also really enjoyed the kayaking.

2 Days 1 Night
Single
04/25/2017
Sarah Tyrrell
Ireland

The Beauty of Halong Bay

A group of eight of us went up to Halong Bay for a cruise and had a total blast. We are all teachers in Ho Chi Minh City and took the opportunity to fly up to Hanoi for a few days, then take in a boat trip. Halong Bay is incredibly beautiful, better than I had even imagined. The color of the water was amazing and the islands impressive. There were 5 nationalities in our group and we all thought it the most beautiful place we have seen.

3 Days 2 Nights
Family
04/20/2017
Adam Johnson
Hungary

Would Not Miss This Opportunity!

Any trip to Vietnam will be a trip of your lifetime, but for our family the highlight of entire two week vacation was in the time on the Halong Pelican cruise. The trip to the bay from Hanoi was long, but after traveled overnight and it was well worth it to see the glorious bay in the early morning. The cruise staff were extremely friendly and took us immediately once we arrived. Food and drinks were a little expensive (especially by Vietnam standards) but no where nearly as expensive as on American cruises. There are different tours that can do while on the boats, but the Halong Pelican cruise was for us the most fun. This is a new cruising company, so the boats very beautiful. The boats are small and intimate, each one only has 22 cabins, you don't have to share your vacation time with thousands of annoying strangers. The interior of the boat is nice, but in all honesty, once you book a cruise you will be spending your whole time on the sundeck enjoying the Vietnamese sunshine instead! Sometimes we had a few problems communicating with the cruise because they don't all speak English well. But there is always one person around that can speak it, so was never a lack of translating services when necessary.

3 Days 2 Nights
Family
04/17/2017
Lucas Bronson
Belgium

We were impressed

We did a 2 day/1 night cruise. Right from our very first steps on the cruise we got a very good impression. Our eyes were wide open when we first saw our cabin. It was extremely luxurious and out of expectation with a private balcony to enjoy Halong Bay scenery. The food on board was surprisingly tasty; we had not eaten such delicious food ever since we arrived in Vietnam. We also enjoyed interesting activities such as kayaking, Spring Roll classes English was not too great but understandable and they supported us with all their best. Overall we had a great experience on the Halong Pelican cruise. Would love to recommend this luxury cruise to all our friends.

2 Days 1 Night
Single
04/12/2017
Gabriel Thirion
France

Don't miss!

Definitely Worth the Time and Money, I didn't have many expectations when I booked the Halong Pelican cruise. I'd never seen the Bay before and assumed it would be overcrowded, touristy and dirty like other places I've traveled to in Asia. But Halong Bay was a delightful surprise.The setting itself gives you a feeling of tranquility and contentment, and the staff on the Halong Pelican cruise only helped with this sense of peace and restfulness. They greeted my family and me very respectfully when we boarded the boat. Then we went to our room (big size for a cruise ship) and took a nap. Later in the day we went to the sundeck and learned tai chi from a very knowledgeable instructor. It helped us that he was one of the best English speakers aboard! After exercising we had dinner in the main dining room with the other cruise guests who came from all over the world. The food was great and all the guests talked together about where they were from and what they were doing. It was a neat bonding experience. Our luxury cruise ended too quickly and I was sad to leave the beautiful Halong Bay behind. I would recommend this Pelican cruises line to anyone wanting to get off their feet for a bit, enjoy some luxurious living, and see the beauty that the bays of Vietnam have to offer. Definitely book the Pelican cruise Halong again!

2 Days 1 Night
Single
04/10/2017
Richard Melford
United Kingdom

Thank You Pelican!

A big thank you to Halong Hub and all the crew onboard the Pelican cruise Halong. What a trip! The food and service was excellent, the bay was incredible and the excursions well thought out and well delivered. They collected us from our hotel bang on time, and dropped us off at the end of a very memorable three days.

3 Days 2 Nights
Family
04/10/2017
Yao Chao
China

Just do it!

Pelican cruise Halong was an extremely enjoyable cruise. All members of staff were very friendly, helpful and productive. Food was amazing and organization of activities and visits to caves and coves smoothly maneuvered.     Even though the luxury cruise was priced a bit more than other boat trips and kinda expensive but this is one of a life-time experience that I have ever had.     Highly recommend

2 Days 1 Night
Single
08/12/2016
Annelies Eilders
Netherlands

Great experience. Top quality boat.

We have visited Vietnam recently and the high light of our trip was the cruise we did in Halong Bay with Pelican halong cruise. It was very well organized the pick-up and drop off from Hanoi to the Wharf and vice versa. When we arrived at the bay we were given a warm welcome by the pelican cruises staff and the refreshments were very hospitable and sufficiently. We had a comfortable room with beautiful views. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and caring. Special thanks to the cruise management team for organizing this memorable trip and made our stay in halong memorable. We highly recommend pelican ships, their services and the food. Thank you pelican cruises and wishing you all the best.

2 Days 1 Night
Single
08/03/2016
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 26 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.3 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.2 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.5 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.2 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.9 / 5
  • Value for money 4.6 / 5

Great ship, good food, excellent staff

Olivia McGinley

United Kingdom

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

December 12, 2019

Nothing short of spectacular!

Charles Finkbeiner

Australia

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

November 22, 2019

Excellent staff, exceptional service

Quincy Laurent

France

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

November 19, 2019

A spectacular cruise to remember

Joel Haley

New Zealand

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

October 16, 2019

Great staff & good food in a magical place!

Lisa Ambrose

Brazil

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

October 4, 2019

Would definitely go again!

Kathryn Newport

United States

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

September 25, 2019

Two thumbs up for an amazing experience

Corinne Girard

France

Travelled as Group

2 Days 1 Night

September 18, 2019

Memorable cruise for our family

William Hogue

Canada

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

August 21, 2019

A very memorable trip

Joseph Salerno

United States

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

August 20, 2019

Fantastic trip to Halong Bay

Nate McKenzie

Australia

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

July 23, 2019

Best cruise in Asia!

Aiden Lim

Singapore

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

June 30, 2019

Such a wonderful experience

Sophia Mendez

Philippines

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

May 27, 2019

A cruise not to be missed!

Jennifer Turner

United States

Travelled as Group

3 Days 2 Nights

April 15, 2019

A much needed romantic getaway for us

Marilu Vallejo

Spain

Travelled as Couple

2 Days 1 Night

March 9, 2019

Real good experience !

Jackie D

United Kingdom

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

November 8, 2018

All aboard the Pelican!

Kevin Watlake

Ireland

Travelled as Couple

3 Days 2 Nights

September 10, 2017

Just Magnificent!

Leo Caddy

Finland

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

May 1, 2017

Halong Bay Cruise

Bob Harrison

United Kingdom

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

April 25, 2017

The Beauty of Halong Bay

Sarah Tyrrell

Ireland

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

April 20, 2017

Would Not Miss This Opportunity!

Adam Johnson

Hungary

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

April 17, 2017

We were impressed

Lucas Bronson

Belgium

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

April 12, 2017

Don’t miss!

Gabriel Thirion

France

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

April 10, 2017

Thank You Pelican!

Richard Melford

United Kingdom

Travelled as Family

3 Days 2 Nights

April 10, 2017

Just do it!

Yao Chao

China

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

August 12, 2016

Great experience. Top quality boat.

Annelies Eilders

Netherlands

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

August 3, 2016

Highlight of our Vietnam holiday

Tonny Jensen

Denmark

Travelled as Single

2 Days 1 Night

July 27, 2016