Cruise overview

Tuan Chau Marina, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
Editor Rating

“ Pelican Cruise is one of the most rewarded ships amongst a plethora of mid-ranged cruise ships in Halong Bay. Apart from spacious cabins & suites, the cruise’s most exciting additions are advanced facilities and world-class services. This 4-star cruise takes tourists to discover important landmarks of Halong Bay.”

Editor Reviews


The food is great, well-prepared and the chefs handle guests’ allergy very well. Staff are friendly, accommodating, and speak fluent English.


The cruise, especially the rooms are a little bit run down. WIFI is limited. The program is stressful, there is less time to relax on the boat. Halong Bay is full of tourists and lack of exclusive experience.

Bottom Line

Pelican cruise offers sumptuous food and impeccable services at an affordable price.


Outfit: Metal
Launched: 2012
No Of Cabins: 28
Pick Up Time: 8:00 Am
Drop Off Time: 15:30 Pm
Operating Area: Ha Long Bay
Available Tours: 2d1n, 3d2n


Itinerary & activities

The cruise ship takes you on an enthralling journey, sailing through the serene waters of Halong Bay and its top attractions such as Incense Burner, Coconut Tree Island, Tung Sau area, Titop Beach and Luon Bo area. You will also join a lot of interesting onboard and off-board activities like cooking class, kayaking, swimming and visit the fishing village.

Pelican 2 day 1 night cruise map

  • Cooking class
  • Happy hour
  • Pub crawls
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Fishing
  • Tai chi
  • Swimming
  • Squid fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Bar crawl
  • Visit fishing village


Cruise quality

Pelican is one of the safest cruises in Halong Bay which is fully equipped with sonars and radars. With this notable feature, passengers can totally place their trust in.


Service & facilities

If you’re interested in top-notch facilities and highly attentive services while cruising, look no further than Pelican Halong Cruise. To truly make you feel like royalty, Pelican cruise offers pickup service by Halong Pelican minivan. There is a Pelican cruise’s restaurant for sumptuous delights and spa for the ultimate in relaxation.

  • Shuttle service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service

Cabin quality

Pelican cruise hosts 28 cabins. All cabins have a large window and a private balcony to admire the best panoramic sea views. The interior is fitted with wooden floor, hand-made furniture, well-equipped bathroom, and contemporary amenities.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Royal Suite with Terrace2 adults, 1 Children30 sqm
Suite Ocean View2 adults, 1 Children18 sqm
Family Deluxe Ocean View Cabin4 adults, 1 Children36 sqm
Family Suite Ocean View Cabin4 adults, 1 Children36 sqm

Food & drink

The cruise restaurant offers excellent Vietnamese and European cuisines, and grill/ BBQ. During preparing time, guests can walk on the soft sandy beach or have a sunbath. Regarding drink offerings, the sundeck is the best place to enjoy drinks, admire bay’s view and sunbathing.

Pelican restaurant 

Seafood BBQ on board.


Value for money

Deluxe cabin from US$270 and family deluxe from US$540. Price includes all board-meal, free kayaking and free 45 minutes back and shoulder massage.

Access for people with disabilities?

Wheelchairs accessible


- Children under 5 stay free of charge if sharing a room with parents.

- There are not many services and facilities for children.

Last updated: October 08, 2019

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$135per person
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  • Full day
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Frequently asked questions

1.Can I smoke onboard?

Yes, you can. Pelican cruise has a smoking area for guests.

2.Do family cabins have an extra bed for a group of 4 adults?

The family cabins are actually connecting cabin so it can host up to 5 adults and the extra person has to pay a surcharge.

3.Does Pelican Halong cruise provide a shuttle bus service? Is it free?

Yes, the cruise provides a shuttle bus but with an additional charge (US$25/adult and US$15/child/round trip).

4.What activities are included in the journey?

Pelican cruise offers a lot of activities such as cooking class, water sports, evening entertainment, fishing, and cycling.

5.Does Pelican cruise sail to Lan Ha Bay?

Pelican cruise operates in Halong Bay only with excursions to the most important parts of the bay.