Pelican Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf, Halong City, Vietnam
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Pelican Cruise - A New Cruising Art in Halong Bay.

Constituted by upholstered steel shell wooden, Pelican Cruise is a luxury cruise with 22 cabins and various high quality facilities. Cruising with Pelican, you will not only enjoy the journey on board but also have unique chances to join the bay’s interesting off-board activities such as kayaking or taking rowing boat around caves and beach, walking inside amazing caves and capturing great photos of your journey. With modern and advanced facilities, interesting activities, friendly crew, the cruise promises to bring you the most unforgettable and pleasure experiences.

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2012
Numer of Cabins: 22
Cruise Type: Metal Boat
Operated by: Pelican Halong

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Ocean View

17.0 m2
Double/Twin
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Suite Ocean View

17.0 m2
Double/Twin
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Royal Suite

30.0 m2
Double
Private Balcony
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Family Deluxe

34.0 m2
Double/Twin
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Price Includes

  • Welcome Drink
  • Entrance & Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins & Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • All meals on board
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board
  • Taxes and Service Charges

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Airfares, Car Private Transfers & Hotels
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Surcharge for Lunar New Year’s Eve

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • 01 (one) child maximum per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum 02 (two) adults.
  • Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parent’s room and using existing bedding.
  • 75% charge of adult price from 5 to 12 years old sharing parents’ room.
  • A child from 13 years old up will be considered adult.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
7:30 - 8:30: Our shuttle bus will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi center (book transfer in next step). Drive to Halong City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes

12:00 - 19:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau island, then take a break and welcome drink at Pelican Halong Cruise Lounge. After that, embark to the cruise. Welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas.

Visit Luon Cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people. Visit the beautiful Titop Island for swimming (if the weather permits). Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight. (Massage service is available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly).

Attend the Cooking class on sundeck to learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls, a traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (buy one drink - get one free). It's time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.

19:30 - 23:00: Dinner of deluxe Vietnamese BBQ with set menu.

Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Cruise, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pelican Cruise
  • Food On board
Day 2 Day 2: Halong - Hanoi
06:00 - 08:00: join the Tai Chi class on the sundeck to feel the fresh air and refresh your body to start a new day. After that the crew serve breakfast with coffee and tea in the dining room.

08:00 - 11:30: get on tender to visit the Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with amazing stalactites and stalagmites. Prepare your camera to capture great moments of your journey.

We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes.

Getting back to the Pelican Cruise, time to check out and settle the bill of services that you used on board (drinks, massage, etc.) at reception. Lunch is served while the cruise sails back to Tuan Chau port. You can relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.

Disembark and say goodbye to the crew.

12.00 - 17.00: Transfer back to Hanoi with a short stop of about 30 minutes for refreshment.

Arrive in Hanoi. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA
  • Sung Sot Cave

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily departure from Hanoi at 7:30 - 7:45 AM
  • Check-in: Depart from Hanoi: 8:30 AM Check in on board: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out: Check out the board: 11:00 AM Return Hanoi: 16:30 PM
  • Guide: English Speaking Guide

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Traditional or modern live music
  • Wedding ceremony

52 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Pelican Cruise

Very good

8.8

Based on 52 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    9
  • Food/Drink
    8.7
  • Cabin quality
    8.9
  • Staff quality
    9.2
  • Activity
    8.3
Score breakdown
9.6

Mr.Ronald Williams

Canada

20 February, 2017

our cabins were fabulous. Meals were excellent. Staff was most helpful. Our only, minor, complaint would be having a half hour stop, each way, on the trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back.

9.0

Ms.Kellie Jervis

Birmingham, United Kingdom

15 November, 2016

I wanted to say thank you for organising our trips we had a great time on both of them. My favourite was Mai Chau this is a beautiful place and wish i had more time there.

8.4

Mr.bonnet

SURESNES, France

29 October, 2016

kindness of all the staff; rooms and bathrooms are well equipped and large; good comfort; food on board is excellent; safety on board; and the weather was with us!

6.2

Mr.Michelle Ho

Other Country

9 October, 2016

Appreciate the quick reply to our queries.

Staff was friendly but not well trained enough. Unable to locate any staff when required assistance. Sales manager (person in charge) was not answering questions when we ask him. Night activities were not entertaining at all.

9.4

Ms.Patricia Leigh

Melbourne, Australia

28 September, 2016

Great service – excellent communication - everything exactly as we were told

9.0

Ms.Su - Lin

Australia

11 July, 2016

Pelican Cruise was great. I am glad I did the 2 night cruise and not 1 night. It was very well organised. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Ship was lovely and food was delicious

9.2

Ms.Sadie Smith

Newfield, United States

29 May, 2016

The staff and crew were very kind and helpful, particularly the manager Josep who was just a pleasure. We are also very grateful to Pelican Cruises for giving us an incredible upgrade- the private deck of the Royal Suite was one of the highlights of our trip.

The power in our cabin kept tripping and thus resulted in a very hot night sleep and 2 dead cell phones, which in turn prevented us from being able to capture any of our days experiences on camera. This did not by any means ruin our trip, but it was definitely a disappointment. Another critique I have… More

10.0

Ms. Sanastill

United States

13 May, 2016

Very relaxing and enjoyable, service was excellent.

9.4

Mr. Thomas Hester

United Kingdom

22 January, 2016

I would just like to thank the staff of the Pelican cruise. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. It was some of the best service I have ever received and they are a credit to the company

8.4

Mr. THAM CHEE WAI

Malaysia

24 October, 2015

Overall is good

Pick up Shutter is not comfortable to sit at behind seats. Not enough Leg Long & Hot

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FAQs

The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

Step 1: Check Rates

Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click 'Check Rates' button, you will see the accommodation prices.

Once you selected an accommodation, click 'Book It' button to continue.

Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at 'Trip saving for booking together' section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

Step 2: Book Extra Services

This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

Tips: Don't forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It's a smart way to get more savings.

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After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a 'Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

1. Check availability :

After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don't receive our response in one working day.

2. Deposit:

After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later - before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

Step 5: Come & Final Payment

The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who're going to stay in Hanoi, we're able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

On our website, you can flexible search tours of a Halong Bay Cruise or Mekong River Cruise by multiple search criteria.

Please enter search criteria as below:

- Destinations: enter name of Cruise Ship,

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- Departure Date: select your departure date (Important information to check availability and price)

- Travel Styles: leave EMPTY.

- Duration: select ALL

- Tour Type: leave EMPTY.

Then click to "Search Tours" button.

 

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Our Halong Bay tours are classified to 3 budget types: Luxury (high budget), Mid-range (medium budget), Cheap (low budget). You should enter search form as below:

- Destinations: enter Halong Bay.

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Then click to "Search Tours" button.

When your group adds members, the price for per person will be reduced correspondingly. Furthermore, when you book more services, we will offer extra discount for additional services. To save your budget, you should travel with other people and book as more services together as possible.
Activities you can take part in during within a Cruise program is: Movie Night, Board Games, visiting Floating village, go fishing, cooking class, kayaking or swimming, biking, climbing… It depends on each cruise and the length of Cruise program as 02 days or 03 days. Please see more details in cruise itineraries.
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