Pelican Cruise (MilaLux) Halong Bay
Lot 32, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong City
9.3Excellent - 130 reviews

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Pelican Cruise (MilaLux) Halong Bay

Lot 32, Tuan Chau International Marina, Halong City
9.3Excellent - 130 reviews
Launched in 2012
22 Cabins
Pelican Halong
Cruise-Lines: Pelican Cruise (MilaLux)

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Spa & Massage
  • Tai Chi
  • Cooking Class
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Pelican Cruise (MilaLux)?
  • Wide view of the bay with huge windows and private balconies

  • Classic Halong Bay itinerary with family suites and kid-friendly activities

  • A wooden junk boat with high-quality services

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Deluxe Ocean View Best Value

Deluxe Ocean View

2 pax
18.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Suite Ocean View

Suite Ocean View

2 pax
18.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Royal Suite

Royal Suite

2 pax
30.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Family Deluxe

Family Deluxe

4 pax
36.0 m2
Double / Twin
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
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 Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

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 11 years old sharing parents’ room. Not Apply for Family Cabins
  • A child from 11 years old up will be considered adult.

Cruise Itineraries

2 days
3 days
Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Port - Luon Cave - Titop Island
Day 2: Sung Sot Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Last update 10:08 Thursday 28 Dec 2023

Important Notes:


About Pelican Cruise (MilaLux)

The MilaLux Cruise (formerly Pelican Cruise) is a popular 4-star cruise operating in Halong Bay since its launch in 2012. Its architectural design beautifully combines traditional Vietnamese and French elements, featuring an enjoyable stay for guests on a mid-range budget.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Pelican Cruise (MilaLux) has 3 decks that provide passengers with fully convenient facilities onboard.

The first deck has 12 Deluxe Ocean Suites large 18m2. Besides, the reception and spa areas are at the back of the cruise positioned perpendicular to the kitchen.

The upper deck is the space for 06 Suite Ocean View and 02 Royal Suites. The dining room from the front of the deck to the stern.

The sundeck contains a variety of comfortable sofas where you can relax and enjoy the sun.


Despite the mid-range positioning, the ship still applied full amenities for all onboard guests:

Restaurant & Bar

The restaurant on board the cruise ship can contain more than 40 people, placed at the upper deck, offers a delightful dining experience in a setting that combines classic elegance with a warm and inviting ambiance.

Spa & Massage

Located on the first deck, the ship's dedicated spa professionals are skilled in providing high-quality treatments that will melt away any tension and negative feelings.


Sundeck provides a serene and idyllic setting that captivates every guest's heart. From the tranquility of the night sky to the vibrant colors of a radiant sunrise, the sundeck promises unique and unforgettable moments that will leave guests with cherished memories of their voyage through Halong Bay.

Spa space with Halong Bay view

Spa space with Halong Bay view

Service & Activities

On the 2-day-1-night cruise, guests will embark on a planned itinerary exploring Tung Sau and Titop Island. The 3-day-2-night trip extends the journey to include a visit to Cua Van Village and Tien Ong Cave.

Kayak in Tung Sau Area

Embark on your adventure by visiting the captivating destination of Tung Sau, where you experience the thrill of kayaking for approximately an hour, allowing you to uncover the hidden treasures of the area.

Discover Titop Island

Have the opportunity to engage in various activities like taking a dip in the crystal-clear azure waters, or engaging in a bit of physical activity by hiking to the mountain's observation deck. From this vantage point, you can embrace the awe-inspiring magnificence of the heritage site as it unfolds before your eyes, offering breathtaking panoramic views.

Explore Cua Van Village

On the 3-day itinerary, Cua Van fishing village is nestled amidst majestic mountains and embraced by crystalline waters adorned with numerous limestone formations. To fully appreciate the remarkable natural surroundings, kayaks, and bamboo boats serve as excellent means of exploration.

Spend time in Tien Ong Cave

During your journey, you will up to 2 hours to explore Tien Ong Cave, which served as a dwelling for ancient Vietnamese inhabitants during the Early Neolithic era. Delve into the depths of this cave and witness firsthand the remnants of an ancient civilization, gaining insights into their way of life and the rich history that unfolded within these ancient walls.

Vietnamese cooking class

After the sunset party, participate in a cooking class and learn how to make fresh spring rolls. Let’s combine the fish sauce with aromatic herbs and other ingredients for a delicious culinary experience.

Spa and massage

There are 9 main spa packages, from body relaxation, stone massage, back-neck-foot-shoulder massages, body scrub, and facial treatment.

The skilled masseuses at our spa offer a range of rejuvenating treatments that incorporate traditional Vietnamese techniques. Prices for our services range from US $25 to $45, depending on the duration of the treatment, which can vary from 30 to 60 minutes.

Sightseeing on a bamboo boat

Sightseeing on a bamboo boat

Food & Drink

Pelican Cruise (MilaLux) brings the exclusive menu, carefully crafted by the ship's top-notch chefs, showcases the finest local ingredients, ensuring that guests are treated to a culinary experience that is both memorable and satisfying.

The usual serving time starts from 7:00 for breakfast, 10:00 for brunch, 11:30 for lunch, and around 19:30 for dinner.

  • The 2-day-1-night includes 04 meals: 01 buffet lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast, and 01 buffet brunch
  • The 3-day-2-night offers 07 meals: 02 buffet/ set menu lunches, 02 set menu dinners, 02 breakfasts (including 01 light breakfast), and 01 buffet brunch

Note: If you have any specific dietary requirements, kindly inform us in advance, as our dedicated crew is committed to accommodating your needs and personalizing your dining experience accordingly. Moreover, we also have a vegetarian menu for vegetarian guests.

Complimentary drink set up

Complimentary drink set up

Complimentary provision of two bottles of mineral water per day is included during your cruise. However, any additional beverages not included in the cruise price will be charged separately, according to the prices listed on the bar menu.

Alcohol drinks

Our menu offers a selection of cocktails priced at approximately US $8.5 per drink. We also provide a range of wines, with prices ranging from approximately US $7 to $12 per glass. Our wine selection includes options such as whisky, bourbon, martini, and more.

Non-alcohol drinks

If you have a preference for non-alcoholic beverages, we have a diverse selection to choose from. You can indulge in a range of refreshing options including fresh fruit juice, smoothies, coffee, tea, water, and other soft drinks. 

These delightful beverages are available at prices that typically range from around US $2.5 to $4 per glass, allowing you to quench your thirst and enjoy a variety of flavors during your cruise experience.


Departing from Hanoi

For guests departing from Hanoi, the bus will conveniently pick you up from your hotel located in the Hanoi Old Quarter, ensuring a hassle-free start to your journey. The collection time typically falls between 8:00 and 8:30. From there, you will enjoy a comfortable shuttle bus ride that will transport you to Tuan Chau Port in Halong City.

Departing from Tuan Chau Port

If you have arranged your transportation and plan to depart from Tuan Chau Port, it is essential to arrive at the designated waiting station, Lot 32 - Tuan Chau International Port, by around 11:30. This will ensure that you are in the right place to board the Indochina Sails, the designated vessel for your cruise experience.

By approximately 12:00, all guests will then be smoothly transferred from the waiting station to the Pelican Cruise (MilaLux) via a tender, ensuring a seamless embarkation process and allowing you to begin your memorable journey through Halong Bay without any delays.


The Pelican (MilaLux) has achieved a lot of positive reviews, with more than 320 ‘excellent’ reviews from travelers since its launch in 2012. Most of the cruise's high ratings come from these sections: Cleanliness (9.8/10), Location (9.0/10), Services (9.0/10), Room comfort, and quality (9.7/10). With its highlight services and facilities, most guest estimates the Pelican (MilaLux) Cruise is well worth the price.


Cruise: 9.3/10

(+) Pros 

  • One of the most secure tours in Halong Bay is the Pelican (MilaLux), which has sonars and radars throughout.


Cabin: 9.3/10

(+) Pros

  • 28 accommodations, each has a sizable window and a separate balcony from the other cabins so you can enjoy the greatest sea views. 
  • The interior features a wooden floor, handcrafted furnishings, a bathroom that is well-equipped, and modern conveniences.


Facilities and Services: 9.3/10

(+) Pros

  • Pickup service by Halong Pelican minivan to genuinely make you feel like royalty. 
  • A restaurant with delectable treats and a spa for the ultimate relaxation.


Food and Beverage: 9.6/10

(+) Pros

  • Excellent Vietnamese and European cuisines, as well as grill/BBQ, are served at the cruise's restaurant. 
  • The sundeck is the ideal location to sip beverages, take in views of the bay, and sunbathe when it comes to beverage selections.


Itineraries and Activities: 9.2/10

(+) Pros

  • Major attractions like Incense Burner, Coconut Tree Island, Tung Sau region, Titop Beach, and Luon Bo area.
  • A variety of exciting on- and off-board activities, including a cooking lesson, kayaking, swimming, and a trip to a fishing hamlet.


A lot of activities on cruise are included in price such as all meals on cruise, English tour guide, welcome drink, tai-chi class,

Yes. All cabins on the cruise include a private balcony.

Yes, you can enjoy kayaking at Tung Sau pearl farm, Cua Van village, and swimming in crystal water at Titop Island. 

Yes. Pelican Cruise serves buffet breakfast, delicious lunch or light lunch and set menu dinner.

To check in on the cruise, please bring your passport and an excited spirit.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 128 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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  • 27
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.4
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.3
  • Staff quality 9.5
  • Enter/act 9
Excellent - Ms. Barbara

The experience was truly amazing! I highly recommend it. Opting for the 3-day, 2-night cruise is a great choice as it allows for a more relaxed and immersive experience. With the extended duration, you won't feel rushed to complete all the excursions and activities, giving you ample time to fully appreciate… More

Excellent - Elsworth

The experience was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it. If possible, I suggest opting for the 3-day, 2-night cruise as it allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the surroundings without feeling rushed to complete all the excursions. This extended duration provides ample time to soak in the… More

Excellent - Madaline

We had an amazing cruise experience with Captain Thomas at the helm. The food surpassed our expectations and left us in awe. The only minor inconvenience was the limited availability of Wi-Fi, restricted to the restaurant area. However, the crew went the extra mile to accommodate our request for a private… More

Excellent - Mr.Abhiram A
A must do!

Our time in the idyllic location was absolutely fantastic. The itinerary was meticulously planned, allowing us to partake in numerous activities within the span of 2 days. The food served was of high quality, although there was a slight drawback of limited variety for vegetarians. Nevertheless, based on our experience, we would unquestionably embark on this journey again in the future.

Excellent - Mr.Mikkel Eikeri
Excellent service and experience

We had an absolutely fantastic 2-day, 1-night cruise in HaLong Bay with Pelican Cruises. Our entire trip was booked through Best Price Travels, with the invaluable assistance of their Consultant, Ms. My Uyen. Initially, the cruise we had chosen was fully booked, but My Uyen quickly arranged an alternative… More

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Titop Island
Sunset Moments
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Questions & Answers (16)

Ask a Question

Hi Do you offer halal meals If not, would seafood be avaialable?

@Mohammed Abbas:

This boat do not offer Halal but offer vegetarian food.

1 Reply

What are the differences between the Deluxe Ocean View and Suite Ocean View in the Pelican cruise?


Mainly different is location, others like room size, design mostly similar.

1 Reply

Besides the cruise amenities, which things we should bring for a family 2 days 1 night journey?


You can bring some swimsuites and on the cruise already have everything

1 Reply

Could we book two Suite Ocean View cabins on the second floor, adjacent to each other, on July 12th?

@Mettian Le:

Yes the cruise can setup for you with that request

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Is the Family Deluxe room has space for four people, comprised of two connected cabins? How many beds are included in the deluxe family package?

@Hemmy J:

The Family cabin is connecting and can set up 2 double beds or 1 double + 2 single bed.

1 Reply
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