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Pelican Luxury Cruises

Very Good 4/5 Score from 13 reviews

Pelican Cruise

Houseboat | 44 bedrooms | sleeps 50

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Pelican Luxury Cruises - A new cruising art in Halong Bay

Offering a 5-stars cruise experience in Halong Bay, our 3-boats fleet will take you for an unforgettable discovery, offering the best program for visiting and enjoying the bay's natural wonders. Pelican 1 will operate since early 2012, while Pelican 2 and 3 will be launched later in 2012 and 2013.

With three similar boats providing 22 double cabins, ranging from 16m2 to wider suites, our fleet's outstanding settings will be yours for the whole length of your stay on board, and our friendly and well trained crew will answer each of your requests to make your stay on board a warm experience. Our restaurant is opened to serve you from breakfast to lunch and dinner, in a mix of Western and Vietnamese fine cooking, while the wide upper sundeck allows you to contemplate sunset while sipping an aperitif. State-of-the art security conditions are our guaranty for an unforgettable journey.


Private bathroom with hot water, hair-dryer, and all 5-stars amenities

Individually controlled air-conditioning

Mini bar

Mosquito net

Complimentary drinking water

State-of-the-art security devices, including in-room oxygen tubs

Size Sleeps up to 50, 44 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sung Sot Cave, Dau Go Cave, Titop Beach, Soi Sim B
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Noi Bai International Airport Station 175 km, Nearest railway: Hanoi Railways Station, Hanoi Capital, Vietnam 180 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 44 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms of which 22 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (22), Double beds (22), Cots (8), Dining seats for 44, Lounge seats for 44
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The North Vietnam region

Northern Vietnam? it's full of culture. Historically, and to this day, it has been significantly poorer than the southern part of the country. Cultural and political differences remain strong - the language is pronounced differently in some ways, and there's definitely a more authoritarian feel in the cities.

The largest city in northern Vietnam is the capital of Hanoi, and it's the only attractive one. But there are numerous other sites, such as Ha Long Bay, the mountain resort of Sapa, and the historical battlefield of Dien Bien Phu.


Cao Bang

Dong Hoi



Lao Cai

Lang Son

Ninh Binh


Lai Chau

Hoa Binh

Other destinations:

Bac Ha - hilltribe markets near the Chinese border

Co To Island

Cuc Phuong National Park

Dien Bien Phu - site of the French defeat in 1954

Dong Dang - on the border with China

Ha Long Bay - a world-famous natural wonder

Sapa - popular site for visiting indigenous tribes

Tam Coc - Ha Long Bay-like karst scenery along the river

Bac Giang - Pristine natural forest with ecotourism stays and visits

Halong Bay

"Ha Long" means "Bay of Descending Dragons" (Chinese: ???; Xiàlóngw?n), though prior to the 19th century this name was not recorded in any document or archive. When mentioning the present-day Quang Ninh Sea or Ha Long Bay, old historical books often referred to them by the names of An Bang, Luc Thuy or Van Don. Not until the late 19th century did the name of Ha Long Bay appear on a French Marine Map. The Hai Phong News, a French newspaper of the time, had an article, Dragon appears on Ha Long Bay, reporting the following story: In 1898 a sub-lieutenant named Lagredin, captaining the Avalanse reported seeing a huge sea snake on Ha Long Bay. This was also witnessed by many of the crews. Thus emerged the European image of the Asian dragon. Whether this appearance of a strange animal looking like a dragon resulted the name of Ha Long Bay is not known.

The Ha Long Bay archipelago is made up of 1969 islands, both settled and uninhabited. These can be accessed from various ports, though in the special case of Cat Ba you can also arrive either by car, motorbike or bus (via Haiphong) or combined bus/boat (from Hanoi via Halong City).

This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists and it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure.

Visitors might want to allow a few days to explore this magical bay as its attractions are extremely numerous.

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2 Jun 2014


"the beautiful environment saved the terrible cruise experience"

The Halong Bay cruise was breathtaking, however it was ruined by a low standard cruise line. However we have not experienced other cruise lines on Halong Bay and what we experienced mighty be the a… More

18 Apr 2014


"Absolutely Magical trip"

We absolutely loved our 1 night stay on Pelican 2. Our room was lovely and bigger than we were expecting. All rooms had ensuites and large windows to ensure that you don't miss the stunning scene… More

18 Apr 2014


"Great trip"

We went on the 2 day 1 night tour, booked through a hotel travel desk in Hanoi. Due to the transfer time between Halong and Hanoi I would definitely advise against a day trip. Pelican picked us up i… More

22 Mar 2014


"Entre l'enchantement et la perplexité"

La baie d'Ha Long est un site incontournable à visiter. Sur le bateau, nous y avons retrouvé des chambres spacieuses, des repas succulents et un personnel courtois. Toutefois, le rythme infern… More

21 Feb 2014



I studied a large number of cruises. It is very confusing as most companies have several boats and they differ in size and lay out yet have the same company name! The prices and routes differ too. Yo… More

7 Jan 2014



The Pelican cruise was the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. The Bay, itself, is wonderful, but it was made even better with a great boat - Pelican 3, which is a charming, lovely new boat. The rooms a… More

8 Dec 2013


"Excellent cruise, friendly staff, good food!!"

We actually looked at many Halong Bay cruises before finally deciding that we wanted to spend our 2d1n on the Pelican. Overall it seems to be the best choice without busting the bank. Spacious room, g… More

20 Sep 2013


"Do 2N/3D it is worth it"

After much research we booked through who are a division of Asia Eyes Travel in Hanoi for Pelican 2N 3D cruise and transfers. Paid a deposit through Onepay secure payment and … More

20 Sep 2013


"Incroyablement Déçus"

Surpris des commentaires positifs de cette croisière heureusement abrégées par un typhon pour notre part. Seul argument positif: cabine spacieuse et magnifique avec ses larges baies vitrées. Pour … More

19 Jul 2013


"Luxury Cruise in a beautiful place"

First off all, Halong Bay is busy! So don't expect to be the only ones out there. The Boat is really very good, clean, well finished and worth the money. I think most have a similar route, and it… More

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Calendar last updated:01 Jul 2014

Based in Vietnam

Languages spoken
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  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
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