As part of our 10 Days From the South to the North of Vietnam we got to experience the Flamingo Cruise in Ha Long Bay. It's a two day, one night cruise that circles the beautiful Ha Long Bay, located about a 4 hour drive from the city of Ha Noi. 

Our cruise was included in the of price of our entire Vietnam tour package but if you just wanted to go on the cruise itself, its an incredible deal, around $129 a person, including all food, accommodation and activities but not including drinks and alcohol. 

We had a magical time and it was one of my favorite parts of my entire tour of Vietnam. 

Flamingo Cruise Itinerary

  • DAY ONE

  • 12:15 Welcome to Majestic Cruise and enjoy welcome drink and get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
  • 12:30 Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in themagnificent Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
  • 14:30 Arrival in Van Gia floating fishing village, take rowing boat through the village to visiting around the floating fishing village.
  • 15:30 Continued exploration the bay.
  • 16:00 Visiting Ha Long Pearl Farm Village, and Swimming in the bay.
  • 17.30 Back Majestic Ha Long cruise and relax.
  • 18:00 Join a cooking class guided  by the Chef of the Majestic Ha Long Cruise. You'll have chance to learn Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll.
  • 19:30 BBQ Seafood Dinner, including the spring rolls that you just made!
  • 21:00 Evening entertainment: play games on the cruise: cards, chess,
    karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the cruise.
  • ​DAY TWO

  • 06:30 Early morning sun risers can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
  • 07:00 Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have
    breakfast.
  • 08:00 Arrive Sung Sot Cave (The Amazing Cave) and join guide to explore the cave.
  • 10:00 Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.
  • 11:00 Lunchtime!
  • 12:00 Arriving back at the Halong Bay harbor, say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise. 🙁

There were about 20 other guests on the cruise, the average age was around 40 to 50 years of age.

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Boat
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night boat exterior
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Front View

Flamingo Cruise Deck

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Deck
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night - Bedroom
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Bed

Flamingo Cruise view from bedroom

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Room View
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Bathroom

Flamingo Cruise Food

The food on the Flamingo Cruise was really stellar, from the cute presentation to the authentic tastes. I'm salivating just going over all of my food pix from this experience, I would go on this cruise again just for the food alone! We were absolutely stuffed, all meals were multiple courses - always ending with dessert. 

Lunch Set Menu Day #1

Halong Bay Seafood Soup

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Soup

Green Mango Salad with Prawn

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night meal 1 banana leaf

Traditional Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Spring Rolls

Fillet Basa Fish with Passion Fruit  Sauce

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Fish 2

Fresh Fruit with Caramel

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Fruit

Dinner Set Menu Day #1

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night - meal 1 bread
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Bento
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Starter
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Starter 2
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Squash Soup

Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Chicken Curry
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night - Dessert

Breakfast Buffet Day #2

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Breakfast Spread
Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Breakfast

Omelette Station

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night Omelette Station

Lunch Set Menu Day #2

Flamingo Cruise Review- Halong Bay Cruise 2 days 1 night - Beef Stew