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- PT. PELNIMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewOct 21, 2013
Pelni is the state shipping line of Indonesia, and if you're making a long haul from island to island (ie- not just going from Bali to the Gilis, for which you'd take a fast boat), and don't want to fly, Pelni is likely your best option. There are a range of classes, from economy (sleeping on the open deck amidst roughly a thousand other people -- not recommended) to 2nd and 1st class cabins (2 or 4 beds per cabin), which includes meals, though you should likely bring your own booze if you wish to drink, as there's none sold onboard. It may not be the most polished cruising experience in the world, but it's plenty comfortable, and is a great way to meet people and see a bit of the sweep of Indonesia, as you cruise thru lesser ports and islands on the way to your destination. Timing information online is not always current, so it's best to ask in person at a Pelni office.Recommended for